Rippers (gang)

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Notable MembersMorpheus (formerly)
HeadquartersDeathclaw warehouse
Notable LocationsBoneyard

The Rippers were a gang of the Los Angeles Boneyard, prone to violently attacking anything and anyone not related to them.

Background[edit | edit source]

They initially lived where the mother deathclaw is in the Boneyard, as evidenced by the "Ripper!" movie poster outside her house hutch. They had a fortified building with traps and landmines around it where they took prisoners to be tortured and killed. They were arch-enemies of the Blades. They were probably either killed by the deathclaws or moved somewhere else when the giant lizards took over their fortress, until they eventually were exterminated by the Gun Runners who took over the fortress and started a business there, surrounded by deadly toxic moat.

The leader of the Rippers was called Tangler, whose characteristic feature was a cybernetic hand. Interestingly, Morpheus, leader of the Children of the Cathedral, also used to be a member of this gang.

According to Chris Avellone they are to the west of the Library.[1]


Appearances[edit | edit source]

The Rippers were initially to appear in Fallout, but later removed from the game. They are mentioned in the dialogue files of some Fallout characters, including Nicole and the Blades. Tangler's cybernetic hand is an unused item in the Fallout and Fallout 2 data files.


  1. The Vault Dweller: "{1003}{}{Rippers}"
    Chris Avellone: "{1103}{}{An ultra-violent gang to our west.}"
  2. The Vault Dweller: "{132}{}{What can you tell me about the Rippers?}"
    Katja: "{141}{}{The Rippers are just plain ferocious. They're an inbred bunch that delights in torture and murder. I stay away from them, and you should, too. They actually put fuckin' land mines around their fortress.}"
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