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They call me Surge. As in surgeon, but I'm no doctor.

Surge, short for "Surgeon,"[1] is a member of the raiders residing in the Crater.


Surge was trained to shoot from a young age "as soon as [she] could hold a pistol straight" by her father and became an expert marksman with surgical precision, earning her nickname. Her father was no pushover either, once killing three yao guai with only a pistol. However, even that could not prevent his death from heart failure. After he died, Surge wandered the Appalachian Trail and met Lev as he fought super mutants, joining him and ending up at the Crater.[2]

Like Lev, she dislikes Meg Groberg's open-arms policy of allowing all sorts of mutants to join the raiders, believing that it will end up getting them killed one day. She derogatorily views Lucky Lou as a "walking corpse" and Gail a "green-skinned monster" and thinks both of them are unnatural freaks.

According to Meg, Surge never respected her as a leader. She also dislikes Johnny Weston and his propensity for cheating at cards. However, she is fond of Molly and her drinks.[3]

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

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This character is involved in quests.

From Russia With Lev



Apparel Weapon Other items On death
Raider scavenger
Patrolman sunglasses
Plasma sniper rifle Lev's hideout key
Stimpak x1


Surge appears in Fallout 76, introduced in the Wastelanders update.

Behind the scenes

A cut note known as Surge's letter reveals that her real name is Maxi, and that she lived in a bunker growing up. Her father disapproved of her romantic pursuits with boys like Hank and Wade.



  1. Vault Dweller: "What's your name?"
    Surge: "They call me Surge. As in surgeon, but I'm no doctor. I can put a round in a molerat's buck teeth at a thousand meters though."
    (Surge's dialogue)
  2. Vault Dweller: "How did you end up here?"
    Surge: "After my Da died, I walked the Appalachian trail. Figured why not. Spotted Lev in a firefight with some super mutants through my scope. Thought to myself 'now that’s a man I need to know better.'"
    (Surge's dialogue)
  3. Bless y'all's hearts