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Ted Strayer. You can chill with me if you want, dude.

Ted Strayer is a Rivet City resident in the year 2277.


Ted was born in 2258. He is a 19-year-old who has spent most of his life wandering the wasteland. He is new to Rivet City and is staying in the common room until he figures out where he's going next. Ted rarely plans beyond the moment. It is easy to pique his interest, but difficult to hold it.

Daily schedule

He can be found in the Capitol Preservation Society in the afternoon. Furthermore, he regularly frequents The Muddy Rudder bar and the common room between 4 and 6 AM, along with wandering around the flight deck from noon to 2 PM.

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

Perk nociception regulator
This character is essential. Essential characters cannot be killed.
Icon severed ear
This character drops an ear when killed (Contract Killer).
Icon severed finger
This character drops a finger when killed (Lawbringer).
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This character can be enslaved with the Mesmetron.
This character is a temporary companion.
This character is a permanent companion.
This character is a doctor.
This character is a merchant. Caps: -
Sells: -
This character can repair items. Repair cap: -
Deep Sleep
This character rents beds. Cost: - caps.
This character starts quests.


Perk empathy synthesizer
This character is involved in quests.


You Gotta Shoot 'Em in the Head: Ted is one of Crowley's targets and has Ted Strayer's special key.

Effects of player's actions

If the suicidal Mister Lopez is convinced not to kill himself, Lopez will teach Ted how to read.



  • Sometimes the Lone Wanderer may hear a conversation between Strayer and Father Clifford. Clifford tries to convince Strayer to believe in God, but he responds that there is "No way in hell."
  • The Lone Wanderer may also see Ted attempting to converse with James Hargrave, but be called an asshole in return, and mentions that his mother told him that Ted is a good for nothing.
  • Ted Strayer, like other non-essential non-player characters, can occasionally die for no apparent reason. This may be due to him falling off of the flight deck and standing partially submerged in the water for a long period of time, subsequently drowning or dying from a fatal dose of radiation.
  • Ted was born the same year as the Lone Wanderer.


Ted Strayer appears only in Fallout 3.


  • PCIcon pc Ted has, at times, been spotted wandering the wastes, particularly following the road between Alexandria Arms and the Arlington Library heading Eastward. [verified]
  • Xbox 360Icon xbox360 Ted's clothing may occasionally disappear. [verified]
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