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Truth is, I come from a long, long line of doctors... but growing up, it never stuck. Lost interest in school, couldn't make the grades. The Army felt like a place where I could make a difference, so I enlisted right out of high school.

Solomon Hardy is an initiate and medic in the Brotherhood of Steel, as well as a potential lite ally and vendor in Appalachia. He was unlockable upon reaching rank 50 of Season 3: The Scribe of Avalon, and a plan for him was released with the Night of the Moth update.


Solomon is originally from Detroit,[1] coming from a long line of doctors, including both of his parents. Though he was interested in continuing that tradition, he struggled in school. Accordingly, he joined the United States Army after graduating high school as he felt that it offered the opportunity to make a difference.[2] From Detroit, the Army helped him travel all over and experience new places.

By the time the bombs dropped, Solomon had resumed his education and was in his final year of medical school, far from home, though he never was able to get a medical degree. He traveled from place to place after the war, until he finally crossed paths with Paladin Rahmani's First Expeditionary Force. Seeing the opportunity to continue to help others and having formed a close relationship with Rahmani herself, Solomon eagerly joined the cause as a medic. Though he strongly agrees with Rahmani's leadership style,[3] he is uncomfortable with the overbearing leadership style of the California chapter of the Brotherhood of Steel.[4]

Before joining the Brotherhood, Hardy was teaching Erika Hewsen all he knew about medicine. After he was recruited, he recommended Hewsen to them, leading to her recruitment as an initiate.[5][6]

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

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This character cannot be killed.
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This character is a C.A.M.P. ally. Their associated workshop object is Solomon's medic station.
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This character is a doctor.
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This character is a vendor.
  • Accepts Bottle cap
  • Sells:
    medical supplies


Apparel Weapon Other items
Brotherhood lab coat Combat rifle
15% chance of either:
Frag grenade
Molotov cocktail
15% chance:


  • Solomon can remove mutations while healing the player character's radiation damage as long as the Starched Genes perk is not equipped.
  • Solomon obtained his name through his parents running a chapel in their hospital, although the second choice was "Ichabod".[7]

Notable quotes


Solomon Hardy appears only in Fallout 76, introduced in the Steel Dawn update.

Behind the scenes

Quest designer Carl McKevitt contributed to Solomon's writing.[8]



  1. Vault Dweller: "Where are you from?"
    Solomon Hardy: "My family goes back generations in Detroit, but my path has led me all over. I can thank the Army for that one. When the bombs hit, I was about a year from getting my M.D. at a university well away from home. I traveled all around after that. Before bumping into Paladin Rahmani's group, that is."
    (Solomon Hardy's dialogue)
  2. Vault Dweller: "You said you used to be in the Army?"
    Solomon Hardy: "Truth is, I come from a long, long line of doctors... but growing up, it never stuck. Lost interest in school, couldn't make the grades. The Army felt like a place where I could make a difference, so I enlisted right out of high school."
    (Solomon Hardy's dialogue)
  3. Vault Dweller: "Paladin Rahmani."
    Solomon Hardy: "Leila, er... Paladin Rahmani is a force to be reckoned with. She thinks from her gut, and let's her heart guide her. Now, my medical experience could tell you that the brain is the preferred organ for decision making, but... Well, she manages... Most of the time."
    (Solomon Hardy's dialogue)
  4. Vault Dweller: "Things are run differently in California? How so?"
    Solomon Hardy: "Now, I only know what I've read. Initiates like me have never actually been a part of the California Brotherhood. We were picked up along the way. But, from what I gather, there's a lot more talk about hoarding technology than helping folk. How did that holotape put it... "Help protect people from themselves?" Something like that. I can appreciate where they're coming from, but my obligations are to help people by, well... helping people."
    (Solomon Hardy's dialogue)
  5. Vault Dweller: "How did you even become a Brotherhood Initiate?"
    Hewsen: "Me? Good question. I mean, I was, um, helping Dr. Hardy when Dr. Hardy got recruited. And I... I guess he recommended me. I'm good at medical things! Really! Well, I think I am, I mean, we saved a lot of people back then, and... Just forget I said any of that. I don't know. Really, I'm... I'm just trying my best."
    (Erika Hewsen's dialogue)
  6. Vault Dweller: "Who's Dr. Hardy?"
    Hewsen: "Another Initiate, and a great doctor. He taught me almost everything I know. I think he's been looking for a place to stay recently, to get some time away from the Fort. I mean- Not that he doesn't like it here or anything! Everyone needs some alone time! Right' I... I should just stop talking."
    (Erika Hewsen's dialogue)
  7. Vault Dweller: ""Solomon" is quite the name."
    Solomon Hardy: "Heh, tell me about it. My parents helped run the chapel at their hospital. The runner-up for my name was Ichabod, so... I think I got off pretty lucky with Solomon. I like it, though. Makes me feel wise. Maybe a little wiser than I actually am."
    (Solomon Hardy's dialogue)
  8. BGS_Carl (Carl McKevitt) on Bethesda Game Studios' official Discord