寂寞流浪者于2253年出生于蒙大拿州，从小他就被父亲遗弃，由母亲独自抚养长大。在她去世后，他决定离开家乡，寻找他的父亲。在他的内心里，他仍然没有准备好与生父的会面——他迷茫于应该说些什么，做些什么，父亲对他来说仿佛是一位神秘的陌生人。于是他决定做一件简单的事情，狠狠地抽他的脸并问他为什么离开。他背上了父亲留给他的唯一两件物品——吉他和一把手枪，从蒙大拿一路辗转到犹他州，又从锡安峡谷沿着商路来到繁华的莫哈维。终于，他厌倦了毫无意义的追寻，并只希望寻找一个体面的安身之所。He also mentions working in a coal mine at the age of 15.
Interactions with the player character
|This character is essential. Essential characters cannot be killed.|
|This character is a temporary companion.|
|This character is a permanent companion. They grant the no perk.|
|This character is a doctor.|
|This character is a merchant.||Caps: no|
|This character can repair items.||Repair cap: no|
|This character can modify weapons.||
|This character rents beds.||Cost: no caps.|
|This character starts quests.||
|This character is involved in quests.||
Effects of player's actions
After recruiting him for the Aces, he can be seen at 10 PM and plays the songs "Streets of New Reno," "Home on the Wastes," or "New Vegas Valley".
|服装||武器||其他 物品||死 亡|
|Mysterious Magnum||Acoustic guitar
Vegas gate key *
* Added to his inventory after giving Tommy Torini's business card to the drifter in Talent Pool.
- The Lonesome Drifter's father is implied to be the Mysterious Stranger, as the Drifter might mention how his mother describes her husband as "mysterious" and a "stranger".
- In Honest Hearts, Follows-Chalk tells the Courier that he is interested in civilization because when he was a young boy, "a tall man with a moustache and guitar" came by his tribe and told Follows-Chalk that he would go from place to place as a singer. In response to that dialogue, the Courier can note "I think I know that guy. Small world." Or if the Courier has completed Talent Pool they will, instead, say "I know that guy, I got him a job."
- If the Courier has the Lady Killer perk, he can ask if the Lonesome Drifter is 17, implying the Courier impregnated a woman in Montana around 18 years ago. This happens regardless of age slider position even if it would make the courier certainly look too young to have sired children that long ago.
- If the Courier fails the barter check during the quest Talent Pool, the Mysterious Magnum can no longer be obtained without killing the Lonesome Drifter.
- If a fire ant from the nearby location of El Dorado Dry Lake follows the Courier to where the Lonesome Drifter resides, the ant will not attack him, and he will simply run in the opposite direction until the ant dies.
- The Mysterious Stranger has no qualms about murdering the Lonesome Drifter.
- Has platform::PC Has platform::Playstation 3 Has platform::Xbox 360 If the player kills or is caught stealing from him, they will lose reputation from the Strip, even if the Lonesome Drifter hasn't yet been recruited in the quest Talent Pool. [已核实]
- Has platform::Playstation 3 Has platform::Xbox 360 Sometimes when it's his time to perform on stage, he will play his guitar and the music will play as normal, but he won't leave his seat. [已核实]
- Has platform::Playstation 3 After completing Talent Pool, if you kill The Lonesome Drifter, the cycle in which The Aces Theater runs on will be broken. Whoever performs onstage next will do so constantly, meaning nobody else will EVER perform except them. [已核实]
- Has platform::PC Has platform::Playstation 3 Sometimes he will start running randomly in the El Dorado Dry Lake. [已核实]
- Courier: "Your father abandoned you?" Lonesome Drifter's dialogue: "That he did. Never did know why. Ma always said he was a real mysterious feller, even when he was with her. Like he was a stranger sometimes."