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Timebomb is a badly injured man in Red's clinic in Big Town in 2277.


Currently laid out in a coma in the operating room of Red's clinic, Timebomb was severely wounded during the last super mutant attack, when Red and Shorty were kidnapped. He is known as Timebomb due to his mood swings; he has prolonged periods of calm before instigating big disturbances.[1]

Timebomb, like every other inhabitant of Big Town, came from Little Lamplight. If the player character speaks to Bittercup, she will say she had a relationship with Timebomb. If Timebomb is spoken to about this, he will have no recollection of it, implying she may have "had a relationship" with him while he was unconscious and alludes to Bittercup's fascination with death.

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

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This character is involved in quests.
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This character drops an ear upon death (Contract Killer).

Effects of player's actions

  • With a high enough Medicine skill (40), it is possible to either revive or kill Timebomb.
  • With a Medicine skill lower than 40, the only options presented are to "leave him alone" or "put him out of his misery."
  • If healed, after the "Big Trouble in Big Town" quest is completed and the super mutant attack defeated, Timebomb will give the Lucky 8-ball as a reward upon speaking to him.


Apparel Weapon Other items On death
Wasteland settler outfit .32 pistol

Notable quotes


Timebomb appears only in Fallout 3.


Playstation 3Playstation 3 Despite being in a coma, he will talk and clap his hands when lying unconscious on the gurney.[verified]