Preston (Fallout 3)

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Doctor Preston
Dr Preston.jpg
Biography and appearance
RaceHuman, Asian
Hair StyleThe Unsettler (HairMessy01)Hair ColorGray
Eye ColorDark Brown
AffiliationRivet City
LocationRivet City, Clinic
Dialogue FilePreston's dialogue
QuestsThe Replicated Man
Combat StyleDefault
assistanceHelps Friends and Allies
SPECIALStrength: 4
Perception: 6
Endurance: 4
Charisma: 6
Intelligence: 7
Agility: 5
Luck: 4
Derived StatsHit Points: 25
Tag SkillsDoctor
Barter: 31
Medicine: 33
Science: 33
Editor RaceAsianOld
Editor IDDoctorPreston
Base ID000156d0Ref ID0001e76a
Editor FactionsDoctorsDialogueFaction
ActorGregory Gorton
Special Head GearEyebrowM

You're hurt. Fortunately, this is a medical clinic. Why don't you let me take a look at that.

Dr. Preston is the doctor of Rivet City in Fallout 3..

Background[edit | edit source]

Born in 2227, Preston is a kind old man well liked and respected among Rivet City denizens. Much of it has to with the fact that he genuinely loves his work: Helping the injured and the sick. He is close friends with Janice Kaplinski, with whom he works closely from time to time. In fact, their relationship is best characterized as a father-daughter one. Preston often tries to motivate Janice to lighten up and interact with others more.[1]

Interactions with the player character[edit | edit source]

Interactions overview[edit | edit source]

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This character is essential. Essential characters cannot be killed.
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This character drops an ear when killed (Contract Killer).
This character is a doctor.
This character is a merchant. Caps: yes
Sells: consumables
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This character is involved in quests.

Quests[edit | edit source]

  • The Replicated Man: Doctor Preston offers some information on the android, but dismisses the whole affair as a hoax.

Effects of player actions[edit | edit source]

  • Preston will state that Rivet City is burning corpses affected by the modified FEV plague, if the player chose to contaminate the purifier with it before Broken Steel.

Inventory[edit | edit source]

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Scientist outfit
Reading glasses
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Icon briefcase.png
Carried items
x1 Blood pack
Dr. Preston's room key
x1 Medical brace
x1 Stimpak
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Drops on death

* Preston cannot die, and this key cannot be obtained.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Dr. Preston appears only in Fallout 3.


  1. Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition p.70: "Doctor Preston
    Preston, 50, is a kind old man who enjoys nothing more than tending to the sick and injured. He genuinely loves helping people and is well liked and respected among the citizens of Rivet City. On occasion, he has had to work closely with Janice Kaplinski, whom he considers to be his close friend. They have a father-daughter type of relationship. He tries to get her to lighten up and interact with people more."
    (Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition Wasteland Census)