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Church (Fallout 3)

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Doc Church
Doc Church.jpg
Biography and appearance
RaceHuman, African American
GenderMale
AffiliationMegaton
Paradise Falls (formerly)
RoleDoctor
LocationMegaton
Dialogue FileChurch's dialogue (Fallout 3)
Gameplay
QuestsThe Replicated Man
Leo's Drug Habit
Statistics
AlignmentGood
SPECIALStrength: 4
Perception: 6
Endurance: 4
Charisma: 6
Intelligence: 7
Agility: 5
Luck: 4
Derived StatsHit Points: 65
Fatigue: 50
Critical chance: 4
Melee damage: 2
Unarmed damage: 1.1
Poison resistance: 15
Radiation resistance: 6
Tag SkillsDoctor:
Barter: 31
Medicine: 33
Science: 33
Level1
Technical
Base ID00000a6eRef ID00003b56
ActorGregory Gorton
 
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I'm the town doc. If it's cut, I sew it up. If it's infected, I cut it off.

— Doc Church, Fallout 3.

Church is the residential town doctor of Megaton in Fallout 3.

Background[edit | edit source]

Born in 2223, Doc Church used to be a medic at Paradise Falls until he moved to Megaton. At that point, the town had been without a doctor for years. It may be a "rat infested hellhole," but it's the least hellish place in which he has lived.[1] He is always professional even if he is overworked, under appreciated, and quite bitter because of it.[2] Part of his professionalism is his adherence to doctor-patient confidentiality, although he will share patient information with other doctors if he thinks they can do some good.[3][4][5]

As Megaton's only doctor, he has got a lot on his plate and does not appreciate people bothering him without good cause.[6] This includes when a holotape concerning an escaped android got into Doc Church's hands; he just passed it off as a hoax, but still knows that Horace Pinkerton is the only man in the wasteland who could have done something like that.[7][8][9]

Daily schedule[edit | edit source]

Doc Church can be found at the Megaton clinic at any given time during the day.

Interactions with the player character[edit | edit source]

Interactions overview[edit | edit source]

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This character is a doctor.
Barter.png
This character is a merchant. Caps: 200-300
Sells: drugs
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This character is involved in quests.

Quests[edit | edit source]

Inventory[edit | edit source]

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Icon armored vault suit.png
Apparel
Wasteland doctor fatigues
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Weapon
Knife
Icon briefcase.png
Carried items
-
Icon male severed head.png
Drops on death
empty

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Regardless of Lone Wanderer's health when initiating dialogue with him, he continues to make remarks that you are in good health and should not bother him. Even coming in with deadly radiation poisoning will still have him remark about how you look fine. Verified

Notable quotes[edit | edit source]

  • "I'm the town doc. If it's cut, I sew it up. If it's infected, I cut it off."
  • "Look at you! You're fine! Don't come in here wasting my time with your hypochondria. I've got actual patients to see to." (The Lone Wanderer asking for medical care when not being hurt.)
  • "Oh, you do not. Just suck it up, you big baby." (The Lone Wanderer asking for medical care when not being hurt.)
  • "I can take care of it for you, for a price. That'll be 50 caps. Maybe the dent in your pocketbook will keep you away from that crap." (The Lone Wanderer asking for an addiction removal.)
  • "Well, this might go better for you if you hadn't blown your money on Jet, don't you think?" (The Lone Wanderer not having the money for the addiction removal.)
  • "Great. Another junkie... In case you haven't noticed, this is a clinic, not a candy store. And I've got work to do."
  • "This won't hurt a bit. Nah, just kidding. It will probably hurt a lot. Hold still."
  • "Feel better? You should, that was the good stuff. Need anything else?"
  • "Boy/Girl, you're glowin' like a goddamn reactor core. You need help?"
  • "What the hell are you standin' there bleedin' on my floor for? If you need help, then ask for it, dammit!"
  • "You came in here on your own power, so you must not be busted up too bad."
  • "For Christ's sake, you don't look sick and you sure as hell don't look dead, so why are you bothering me?"
  • "Boy/Girl... are you botherin' me? 'Cause I think we talked about what happens when you bother me."
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Appearances[edit | edit source]

Doc Church appears only in Fallout 3.

References

  1. The Lone Wanderer: "What can you tell me about Megaton?"
    Church: "I have to say, of all the rat infested hellholes that I've lived in, this one is the least hellish."
    (Church's dialogue (Fallout 3)
  2. Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition p.69: "Doc Church
    The town's overworked and underappreciatedQuoted verbatim, error appeared in the original sourceIcon sic.png doctor, he can be cranky and bitter, but he's always professional. Before Doc came to the town a few years ago, Megaton was without a doctor for a very long time. Before he settled, Doc stayed alive by trading his services to Raiders and Slavers. Now 54, he refuses to talk about his youth."
    (Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition Wasteland Census)
  3. The Lone Wanderer: "What do you know about the people here?"
    Church: "A doctor doesn't talk about his patients. At least not to strangers, he doesn't."
    (Church's dialogue (Fallout 3)
  4. The Lone Wanderer: "You can trust me. I'm a doctor myself."
    Church: "All right, I suppose someone with medical training has to have at least a bit of compassion. And maybe you can talk some sense into the boy. Leo Stahl... that boy got hisself a problem with Jet. I've caught him in here two to three times tryin' to steal what I keep around for anesthetic. Not even his own family knows it. He goes up to the water treatment plant at night to get high... I dunno... I can't reach him. Maybe you can."
    (Church's dialogue (Fallout 3))
  5. The Lone Wanderer: "I'm only trying to help, Doc."
    Church: "All right look, I'm only tellin' you this because you seem like an okay sort and I'm hopin' maybe you can talk some sense into the boy. Leo Stahl... that boy got hisself a problem with Jet. I've caught him in here two to three times tryin' to steal what I keep around for anesthetic. Not even his own family knows it. He goes up to the water treatment plant at night to get high... I dunno... I can't reach him. Maybe you can."
    (Church's dialogue (Fallout 3))
  6. Church: "I'm Doc Church and I run this clinic. Now, before you go askin' me for help, you'd better know the rules. Rule one: don't bother me. If you do bother me, you better be damn near dead. I'm busy enough takin' care of people I actually like. Follow my rule, I'll keep you patched up, I'll keep getting' paid, and we'll get along just fine."
    (Church's dialogue (Fallout 3)
  7. The Lone Wanderer: "What do you know about this android from the Commonwealth?"
    Church: "Thought that hoax was long in the grave. Here take this holotape and hear it for yourself. That was just some bored prankster. Forget about it."
    (Church's dialogue (Fallout 3)
  8. The Lone Wanderer: "Ever do any facial surgery? Maybe on someone from the Commonwealth?"
    Church: "Damn stupid idea. That reminds me of this old hoax. Here, take a listen to this crusty holotape and see for yourself."
    (Church's dialogue (Fallout 3)
  9. The Lone Wanderer: "I found this holotape. What do you know about facial reconstruction?"
    Church: "If you are lookin' to change your face, I'd try Pinkerton at Rivet City. That boy's got no sense of ethics. And you're a fool if you try it."
    (Church's dialogue (Fallout 3)