Come on. Let's see if they've got anything to drink in this dump.

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


Vargas was born in 2247. The sergeant of Lyons' Pride, Vargas is a 30 year old, no-nonsense, professional type. He is Sarah's second-in-command; she relies on him for his experience and advice, and he supports and mentors her. There is a very close but mostly unspoken friendship between them.

He has no relation to Nathaniel Vargas or Manya Vargas of Megaton.[1]

Daily scheduleEdit

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 will usually be killed. Even if he does survive, he will disappear from the game.

Interactions with the player characterEdit

Interactions overviewEdit

Perk nociception regulator
This character is essential. Essential characters cannot be killed.
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This character drops an ear when killed (Contract Killer).
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This character is involved in quests.

* Only until the end of Following in His Footsteps.



If Galaxy News Radio part of the main quest is skipped and the Lone Wanderer proceeds directly to Rivet City to talk to Dr. Li, and subsequently continues the rest of the main quest, Paladin Vargas will be marked essential during Take it Back!.


Paladin Vargas appears only in Fallout 3.


PCIcon pc Xbox 360Icon xbox360 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]

  • PCIcon pc 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.



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