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Caleb McCaffery

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Caleb McCaffery
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Biography and appearance
RaceHuman, Caucasian
GenderMale
AffiliationThe Garrets (formerly)
RoleBounty hunter
LocationNew Vegas Strip outside Gomorrah
Dialogue FileCaleb McCaffery's dialogue
Gameplay
QuestsDebt Collector (Hat's Entertainment)
Statistics
AlignmentNeutral
SPECIALStrength: 5
Perception: 6
Endurance: 6
Charisma: 5
Intelligence: 5
Agility: 7
Luck: 5
Derived StatsDT: 6
Tag SkillsGuns
Speech
Level16
Technical
Base ID0010c67fRef ID0010d8ea
ActorAlex Mendoza *
 
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Heh, so the Garrets sent you to track me down? What a joke.

Caleb McCaffery is a bounty hunter living near New Vegas in Fallout: New Vegas.

Background[edit | edit source]

McCaffery formerly worked at the Atomic Wrangler for the Garrets' and is implied to have been their debt collector prior to their hiring of the Courier - the fact that they had to hire the Courier in the first place suggests he did a poor job. He quit but before quitting stole a large sum of caps, leading the Garrets to send the Courier to deal with him.[1]

Personality[edit | edit source]

Caleb is incredibly arrogant and condescending, deriding the Courier as beneath his notice.[2] This is apparently how he treats nearly everyone, as he's made a reputation as being a pig.[3] McCaffery always refers to the courier as kid (despite their actual age) showing just how little he cares about them. When he gets called out on this, he makes a veiled threat and essentially accuses the Courier of being rude themselves.[4] Caleb also only got into bounty hunting because of his love of the fight (and possibly of killing), which speaks to kind of person he really is, and a Speech check is required to deal with him in any way other than violently.[5]

Interactions with the player character[edit | edit source]

Interactions overview[edit | edit source]

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This character is involved in quests.

Quests[edit | edit source]

Effects of the player's actions[edit | edit source]

  • If the player kills Caesar, Caleb will say "All hail the slayer of Caesar!"

Inventory[edit | edit source]

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Apparel
Bounty hunter duster
Caleb McCaffery's hat
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Weapon
Caravan shotgun
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Carried items
Atomic Wrangler Room Key
Bottle caps
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Drops on death
empty

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The Courier can ask him for tips on bounty hunting if talked to before the Debt Collector quest. He will give the advice "Be quiet, be quick, and don't get dead." If you ask him for advice again he tells you he isn't a "career counselor."[6][7]
  • After choosing the speech option and letting him live he will go back to the Wrangler and shoot up the place. He will very likely be killed by the guards and you can loot his body.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Caleb McCaffery appears only in Fallout: New Vegas.

Bugs[edit | edit source]

  • PlayStation 3Icon ps3.png If you request Caleb's hat and then kill him without equipping the hat it will become permanently embedded in your inventory unable to remove as it is a quest item and cannot be given to the Garrets because they are quite happy he's dead. This presents no issues as the hat carries no weight.
  • His body will never disappear when killed.

References

  1. The Courier: "<Lie and give 600 caps> I collected all of the debts."
    Francine Garret: "That son of a bitch, McCaffery, stole a ton of caps and ran off to Vegas. I guess the fact that we farmed out his usual work to you pissed him off. No one steals from the Garret Twins! If you can kill that bastard and bring back as much as you can, you'll be paid very well."
    (Francine Garret's dialogue)
  2. The Courier: "So you're a bounty hunter?"
    Caleb McCaffery: "Bingo. Now if you're done asking stupid questions, I have more important things to do."
    (Caleb McCaffery's dialogue)
  3. The Courier: "Interested in working for the Garrets?"
    Beatrix Russell: "<Lie and give 600 caps> I collected all of the debts."
    (Beatrix Russell's dialogue)
  4. The Courier: "I'm not a kid, old man."
    Caleb McCaffery: "You've got a mouth on you, kid. If I weren't busy working for the Garrets, I might give you a few lessons in common courtesy. Get lost."
    (Caleb McCaffery's dialogue)
  5. The Courier: "All I need is your hat, and you're a free man. I'll tell Francine you're dead."
    Caleb McCaffery: "[SUCCEEDED] Well, that sounds like a bit of a bargain. I get to walk free with the Garrets thinking I'm dead. Sure, you can have my hat. I can always buy another with the caps I've got left. It would have been more fun fighting it out, though. See you later, kid."
    (Caleb McCaffery's dialogue)
  6. The Courier: "Any bounty hunting tips for me?"
    Caleb McCaffery: "Be quick and quiet, and don't get dead."
    (Caleb McCaffery's dialogue)
  7. The Courier: "Any bounty hunting tips for me?"
    Caleb McCaffery: "Do I look like a career counselor, kid? Get lost."
    (Caleb McCaffery's dialogue)