Richards (Vault 101)
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He's opening the Vault door!”
Officer Richards is a member of Vault 101 security in Fallout 3.
Officer Richards guards the locked atrium door to the Vault 101 entrance together with Officer O'Brian. He is a little less relentless than Officer O’Brian in his beating of those milling about Vault 101 during the escape of the Lone Wanderer, but remains under orders to stop those from breaching the Vault door.
Interactions with the player character
|This character is involved in quests.|
- Escape!: Officer Richards will attempt to neutralize the Lone Wanderer during their escape from Vault 101.
- Trouble on the Homefront: If Richards isn't killed during Escape!, he will appear when the Lone Wanderer returns to Vault 101.
Effects of player actions
- O'Brian and Richards kill Tom and Mary Holden unless the Lone Wanderer is fast enough and attacks the officers before Tom Holden reaches them.
|Vault 101 security armor|
Vault security helmet
Drops on death
Officer Richards appears only in Fallout 3.
- Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition p.88: "Officer Richards
A little less relentless than Officer O'Brian in his beating of those milling about Vault 101 during the escape of the Lone Wanderer, Officer Richards is still under orders to stop those from breaching the Vault door."
(Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition Wasteland Census)