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Wait? You're not gonna hit me? Yell at me? Not even berate me a little bit?”— Gob, Fallout 3.
Gob is a ghoul bartender who works at Moriarty's Saloon in Megaton in Fallout 3..
Gob used to live in Underworld with his adoptive mother, Carol, in Carol's Place. He went out into the wasteland to find fortune and was caught by slavers, later being sold to Colin Moriarty. Whom quickly put him to work, as his peon bartender and janitor. Gob has been working to repay his debt for fifteen years, as Moriarty also charges Gob for rent and food. Treated as a second class citizen, Gob is always anxious and looking over his shoulder. He maintains a friendly composure, if only to avoid more beatings. On a lighter note, Gob will likely be one of the most friendly people the Lone Wanderer meets in their travels.
Gob spends most of his time serving drinks and talking with the patrons in Moriarty's saloon. At night, he'll eventually go to sleep in the rentable room, sometimes resting for a few hours and then starting up the saloon in the early morning hours. During his working hours, he'll be cleaning glasses, communicating with people ("What, you never seen a ghoul before?") and tidying up the place with a dirty broom. The first time the player enters the saloon, Gob will be hitting the radio, trying to fix it. It is located on the table, with Nova trying to explain to him it doesn't work, and Jericho (if he is present) cursing him to stop banging on it. After the player completes the Galaxy News Radio quest, the radio will function properly, though Gob will never comment on its improvement.
Interactions with the player character
|This character drops an ear when killed (Contract Killer).|
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- Following in His Footsteps: If you pass a speech check with Gob, he will tell you about Moriarty's terminal. If you ask him about the terminal afterward he will reveal that Nova has the password.
Effects of player actions
- If you kill Moriarty, Gob will eventually take over the saloon and place his name over Moriarty's on the front sign. However, he gets no new speech options and in no other way acknowledges Moriarty's absence. Nova will begin running the hotel and quit prostituting once Gob is in charge.
- When first meeting Gob, treating him kindly will provide a 10% discount at the saloon (and only from Gob, Moriarty will charge full price), gain the Lone Wanderer some good karma, and reveal some more of his personal past. The discount is especially useful as Gob remains a cheap source of stimpaks for the entire game. You lose the chance to obtain this discount if you first talk to Gob after Moriarty is killed.
- If on first meeting the Lone Wanderer says to Gob, "Stuff it, ghoul.", or, "Gah! What the fuck are you?" and is not kind for the rest of the conversation, he will refer to you as a dick every time you ask for a drink.
|Merc grunt outfit|
|Moriarty's office key|
Drops on death
- In non-player character to non-player character conversation, Nova can be heard telling Gob that she has "arranged time" for the two of them, though at another point she tells the Lone Wanderer that there are "some places even I won't go".
- In non-player character to non-player character conversation, Gob will tell Nova that he pulled aside a specific bottle of wine that makes her "uninhibited", to which she calls him "Gobbie", before he states he'd do anything for her.
- If you kill anyone in Megaton, Gob will then say: "Dont shoot! Dont shoot! Just tell me what you want!" Everytime you interact with him.
- If Mr. Burke kills Lucas Simms in the Saloon, Gob will complain about it ' taking forever to clean the blood stains from the floor '.
- If Lone Wanderer is not friendly with Gob (calling him a zombie first time he meets Gob), he won't tell you about Moriarty's terminal.
- Gob will probably the first ghoul character you will meet if you go straight to Megaton after leaving Vault 101.
- "Well, now that's a surprise! I'm used to every asshole smoothskin in this town giving me shit 'cause I look like a corpse."
- "Moriarty'd have my head if he saw me chargin' at a discount, but for you, I'll risk it."
- "Oh, hey! I'm glad you're here. Moriarty's been especially nasty lately and I needed a friendly face."
- "Goddamn radio won't work!"
- "Don't hit me!"
- If the Lone Wanderer manages to complete the Galaxy News Radio quest without ever stepping foot into Moriarty's saloon, Gob will still complain about the radio's reception upon entry to which Nova replies, "I told you Gob, it ain't the radio... it's Galaxy News. Their signal's been shit lately."
- In non-player character to non-player character conversation, Gob could be heard telling Moriarty "What's the matter never saw a ghoul before?" regardless of Moriarty's status.
- Even after Moriarty is dead, Gob will sometimes greet you with the "Moriarty's been especially nasty lately" line.
- If you listen closely while talking to Gob, you would notice that when you ask "Where do you come from?", his three answers will be voiced differently.
Gob appears only in Fallout 3.
Behind the scenes
- There is a slight inconsistency regarding the origin of Gob's name. While yelling at Gob in random non-player character to non-player character conversation, Moriarty says, "Shut yer gob, Gob! Ain't that why I named you that to begin with, 'cause you talk too goddamn much?"; yet Carol knows exactly who the player means by "Gob," though she never met Moriarty or knew that he called him "Gob."
- The Lone Wanderer: "Oh, you're one of those Ghouls! Just like Gob!"
Winthrop: "Yeah, we're a whole city of 'em, actually... wait, you know Gob? Yep, I am. Remember: stop by Carol's and let Gob's mom know how he's doin'."
The Lone Wanderer: "Yeah, he's up in Megaton tending bar."
Winthrop: "Megaton! Way up there? I always did wonder what happened to that boy. When he disappeared, I just figured it was the Super Mutants what got him. Good to know that he's doin' okay. You should stop by and see his ma over at Carol's place. She'll be happy to hear some news about him."
The Lone Wanderer: "Yeah, he's in Megaton working for some jackass."
Winthrop: "You mean... he's a slave? Oh, that's terrible... even still, you should stop by Carol's Place and let his ma know that he's still alive. She'll be happy to hear it, even if he's not doing well."
- The Lone Wanderer: "Where did you come from?"
Gob: "A place called Underworld. It's a Ghoul city down in D.C. I set off up here to find adventure and fortune. And... well... I found this place. I'm sort of stuck here. Colin says that I can't leave until I pay off my debt to him. Of course, he charges me room and board too. If you ever get to Underworld, tell Carol that I said hi."
- Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition p.74: "Gob
Treated as a freakish, second-class citizen by many people in Megaton (particularly Colin Moriarty), Gob is skittish and nervous, always looking over his shoulder. He does his best to maintain a sense of humor and to be friendly with customers, but this is mostly out of his desire not to be beaten. Confessor Cromwell and Mother Maya treat Gob with respect and an air of reverence because of their spiritual beliefs."
(Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition Wasteland Census)