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Shh. Not too loud. I don't really want people to know that we're doin' business.

Smiling Jack is a non-hostile raider merchant who runs his general shop in the Evergreen Mills bazaar in the Capital Wasteland in 2277.


A master trader and barterer, Jack is a jovial sort, and not just because he has set up shop next to the raider strip club. He mends the raiders' equipment, which keeps him busy and unable to continue modifications on his pride and joy: The Terrible Shotgun.

Despite being a raider, Smiling Jack is not aggressive to the player character (unless provoked). This is because as a trader, he does not care who buys or sells from his store, so long as the caps are there. He holds no loyalty to the raiders he lives with, as he does not turn aggressive even if the player character kills them in his sight. Still, he urges the player character not to let them see him trading with an outsider, likely fearing that the raiders would turn on him if they were caught.

Daily schedule

He stays at Evergreen Mills bazaar running a general shop.

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

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This character is a merchant. Sells: ammunition, weapons
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This character can repair items. Repair cap: 49
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This character drops a finger upon death (Lawbringer).


Apparel Weapon Other items On death
Roving trader outfit The Terrible Shotgun Smiling Jack vendor key


One can find the Barter Bobblehead in the back room of his shop, on a shelf behind a workbench.


Smiling Jack appears only in Fallout 3.

Behind the scenes

Smiling Jack is a reference to Smiling Jack from Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines, a game developed by former Fallout developers Tim Cain and Jason Anderson. Besides sharing the same name and both having a jovial disposition, Smiling Jack warns the player character in Vampire to 'watch out for shotguns' as they are more volatile to vampires than most guns.


Playstation 3Playstation 3 Xbox 360Xbox 360 Sometimes, it will be impossible to loot Smiling Jack after killing him. [verified]