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. 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.

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 could be killed. 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.
Icon severed ear
This character drops an ear when killed (Contract Killer).
Perk empathy synthesizer
This character is involved in quests.

* Only until the end of Following in His Footsteps.




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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