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Megaton refugee

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Megaton refugee
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Biography and appearance
LocationRandom encounter
Dialogue File[[]]
QuestsThe Power of the Atom
SPECIALStrength: 5
Perception: 5
Endurance: 5
Charisma: 5
Intelligence: 5
Agility: 5
Luck: 5
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Megaton refugees are hostile survivors of the Megaton destruction, found in the Capital Wasteland in Fallout 3.


The refugees are former residents of Megaton who are able to escape the detonation of the atomic bomb, should it be triggered by the Lone Wanderer in the Power of the Atom quest.

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

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This character drops an ear when killed (Contract Killer).
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This character can be enslaved with the Mesmetron.
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This character is involved in quests.

Other interaction

  • Megaton refugees will always be hostile to the Lone Wanderer character, no exceptions.
  • Killing Megaton refugees will sometimes result in negative karma, even if they attacked the Lone Wanderer first.


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Wasteland outfits or
Roving trader outfits
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Smit & Wesson .32 pistol or
10mm submachine gun or
Baseball bat or
Brass knuckles or
Shanxi type 17 pistol or
Knife or
Lead pipe or
Pool cue or
Sawed-off shotgun or
Tire iron
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Carried items
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Drops on death


Megaton refugees appear only in Fallout 3.