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Dawes (Fallout: New Vegas)

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Biography and appearance
RaceHuman, African American
AffiliationPowder Gangers
RoleDoor guard
LocationNCR Correctional Facility
Dialogue FileDawes' dialogue
QuestsMy Kind of Town
SPECIALStrength: 5
Perception: 6
Endurance: 5
Charisma: 3
Intelligence: 3
Agility: 5
Luck: 4
Derived StatsHit Points: 55
Tag SkillsExplosives: 36
Melee Weapons: 36
Guns: 36
Editor IDNCRCFDawes
Base ID0008f13aRef ID000d6f51
Editor FactionsNCRCFPowderGangerFaction
ActorAri Rubin

Dawes is a Powder Ganger who guards the NCR Correctional Facility entrance in Fallout: New Vegas.


A glorified gate guard, Dawes was allegedly the leader of a major Hub gang, all the way back in New California. Regardless of his status, he was caught and sent to the Mojave correctional facility as part of a work-release program. Not that it had much effect on him: Dawes was part of the crew that organized the NCRCF uprising and got rid of their corrections officers using explosives meant for clearing boulders off the railway line.

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

This character provides miscellaneous services.
  • Dawes will allow the player to enter the NCRCF in return for 100 caps or for free after completing Run Goodsprings Run.
  • Dawes is considered an "officer" of the faction and will see through the player's disguise, going hostile. Killing him will result in a reputation drop, but won't turn the gangers hostile unless the drop puts the player at Vilified status.
  • Finally, the key to the visitor's center can be stolen from him with relative ease. The player can enter Hidden status by hugging the visitor's center door.


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Powder Gang guard armor
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.357 Magnum revolver
Brass knuckles
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Carried items
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Drops on death

Notable quotes

  • "I know all the guys I did time with around here and you ain't one of them. Can't fool me with that Powder Ganger getup."
  • "Okay, I know I wasn't serving time with no girl, or I'd have heard about it. You come to play with the Powder Gangers?"
  • "Look at you, walking in here like you're one of us. Don't you know this is Powder Ganger territory?"
  • "Hey there, girlie. You here to party with the Powder Gangers?"
  • "Did you see me take out that NCR trooper? Right through his eye!"
  • "[What is this place?] This? This is - or was - the big house. The New California Republic Correctional Facility. Not much "correcting" went on here, just slave labor."
  • "[Can I go in?] Well, I don't know. Depends on if you can make it worth my time. A hundred caps sounds right to me. Yeah, all right. Figure you could help us out the way you helped out Cobb's crew over in Goodsprings."
  • "[Here's the caps.] All right, you can go on in. Can't guarantee your safety, though. Just saying."
  • "[What did you do to end up in here?] Me? I ran with the toughest gang in the Hub. You've heard of the Hub, right? It's, uh, west of here, I think, back in California."
  • "[If you're free, why are you sticking around?] We've got the biggest, baddest fort in the wasteland. There's water and power, and if we need grub, we just go out and steal it."
  • "[What exactly is a Powder Ganger?] That's us. We got sent here to fix the rails and make some new ones, and for that we got to use dynamite."
  • "[Who's in charge of the prison now?] Not sure who's gonna take over with Eddie dead."
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Dawes appears only in Fallout: New Vegas.