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Paladin Vargas is a Brotherhood of Steel soldier and operative in the elite Lyons' Pride squad in 2277.


Vargas is a no-nonsense, professional type. He is Lyons' second-in-command. She relies on him for his experience and he serves as a mentor.[Non-canon 1]

Daily schedule

He is initially encountered patrolling the lobby of the Galaxy News Radio building. After completing the Following in His Footsteps quest he can be seen patrolling the Citadel. When traveling across the bridge during the quest Take it Back!, Vargas could be killed. If he does survive, he will disappear from the game.

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

* Only until the end of Following in His Footsteps.




Paladin Vargas appears only in Fallout 3.


PCPC Xbox 360Xbox 360 If you kill Vargas at any point in the game before starting Take it Back!, Liberty Prime will stay immobile, preventing the player from continuing the questline. [verified]

  • PCPC This issue can be fixed on PC versions using the console command player.placeatme 0001d44e 1 to respawn Paladin Vargas and proceed with the quest.
  • PCPC Xbox 360Xbox 360 This can be bypassed by turning Liberty Prime hostile by attacking Sarah Lyons, luring him to the first photon barrier using cover, and resetting his hostility with a stealth boy, afterwards Prime will continue as normal.




  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition p.90: "Paladin Vargas
    The sergeant of Lyon's Pride, Vargas is 30, and a no-nonsense, professional type. He is Sarah's right hand man; she relies on him for his experience and advice, and he supports her and mentors her. There is a very close but mostly unspoken friendship between them. He is no relation to Nathaniel Vargas of Megaton."
    (Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition Wasteland Census)