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Paladin Tristan is a member of the Brotherhood of Steel in 2277.


Tristan was involved with the original expedition that found the Pentagon ruins with Elder Lyons. He has trained Sarah Lyons since she was young and he has a professional relationship with her. Tristan is loyal to Lyons and follows his direction and ideals of the Brotherhood's future closely. Tristan is wise and has a serious nature.[1]

Tristan has climbed through the ranks of the Brotherhood of Steel and attained the status of a paladin. He acts as an operation specialist, planning many of the offensives in defeating the Enclave in the Capital Wasteland. Tristan is responsible for the daily operations of the Citadel and he helps assist Paladin Gunny with training new members. He is often found wandering the Citadel's main control room area, which is the old bay for Liberty Prime.

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

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This character is essential. Essential characters cannot be killed.
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This character starts quests.
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This character is involved in quests.


Effects of player's actions

He is the acting field commander of the Brotherhood forces in light of Sarah Lyons being unable to fight after the events at the purifier, and is in charge of all Brotherhood operations involving the Lone Wanderer and Liberty Prime, the first mission in the main Broken Steel questline.


Apparel Weapon Other items On death
Brotherhood power armor Plasma rifle

Notable quotes


Paladin Tristan appears only in the Fallout 3 add-on Broken Steel.


  • PCPC Xbox 360Xbox 360 When you first encounter him in the Rockland car tunnel, he will sometimes be unarmed and in the "fist-fight" stance. Pickpocketing will reveal that he is carrying a plasma rifle and simply has no ammunition. He will find some ammunition by himself after Liberty Prime kills the first Enclave soldiers, but you can also reverse-pickpocket him some microfusion cells while in the tunnel which will make him fully operational after loading the next screen. [verified]
  • PCPC Xbox 360Xbox 360 If Tristan suffers a crippled leg during the assault on the communications station, he will spend the rest of the game crippled never bothering to heal it.[verified]