Well, that could be Violet, or it could be someone else entirely. I'll take your word for it, but I can't give you a full reward.Major Dhatri

Violet's mangled head is a quest item in Fallout: New Vegas.


It is the head of the Fiend leader Violet. It is part of the quest Three-Card Bounty where the Courier must kill her and take her head back to Major Dhatri at Camp McCarran. If the head is damaged in any way, for example, by killing her via headshot, Dhatri can't determine the identity with certainty and will offer fewer caps as a reward.

She can be killed and her head taken at any time during the game. Due to its status as a quest item, it cannot be removed from the Pip-Boy inventory by any other means, aside from console commands.


Violet can be found in her trailer compound, just south of the Poseidon gas station. She is protected by many Fiend guard dogs, while she shoots from inside or atop her fort.


  • Killing her with a headshot or by any means that damages her head reduces the price of her bounty to 50 caps and it becomes Violet's mangled head in the inventory.
  • 250 caps for an intact head.
  • NCR Fame.

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  • If the Animal Friend perk is active, her dogs will not be hostile.
  • With the Bloody Mess perk, it is possible that even when using V.A.T.S., her head will explode or be damaged, decreasing the reward.
  • If she is killed and her head taken prior to accepting the quest Three-Card Bounty, she can respawn, allowing a second head to be obtained. Should two or more heads be obtained, they cannot both be turned in for a bounty, extra heads can only be removed with console command (player.removeitem f81be X to remove intact heads, or player.removeitem 104173 X to remove mangled heads. Replace "X" with the number of heads to remove).

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