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Rough guard

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Rough guard
Fo1 Rough Guards.png
Biography and appearance
LocationHub, Old Town
QuestsRescue Initiate from the Hub.
Strength: 8
Perception: 9
Endurance: 7
Charisma: 7
Intelligence: 8
Agility: 7
Luck: 6
Strength: 8
Perception: 10
Endurance: 7
Charisma: 5
Intelligence: 5
Agility: 6
Luck: 5
Derived Stats
Hit points: 90
Armor class: 27
Action points: 10
Carry weight: 225
Unarmed damage: 0
Melee damage: 11
Sequence: 22
Healing rate: 2
Experience points: 200
Normal DT/DR: 4/20%
Laser DT/DR: 4/20%
Fire DT/DR: 4/20%
Plasma DT/DR: 4/10%
Electrical DT/DR: 4/30%
EMP DT/DR: 4/500%
Explode DT/DR: 4/10%
Hit points: 38
Armor class: 11
Action points: 8
Carry weight: 225
Unarmed damage: 0
Melee damage: 3
Sequence: 20
Healing rate: 2
Experience points: 100
Normal DT/DR: 0/15%
Laser DT/DR: 0/15%
Fire DT/DR: 0/15%
Plasma DT/DR: 0/15%
Electrical DT/DR: 0/20%
EMP DT/DR: 0/500%
Explode DT/DR: 0/10%
Tag Skills
Small Guns: 86%
Big Guns: 54%
Unarmed: 103%
Melee Weapons: 80%
Throwing: 48%
Small Guns: 63%
Big Guns: 61%
Unarmed: 96%
Melee Weapons: 96%
Throwing: 53%
Proto id00000117 (Rutger)
00000205 (Guard)

Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight?

Rough guards[1] are goons working for Decker in Fallout.[2]


The four rough guards are seedy looking fellows who have captured a young Initiate and have been torturing him for information on the Brotherhood that Decker could use. There are four of them and one carries the powerful combat shotgun.

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

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This character is involved in quests.


  • Rescue Initiate from the Hub.: The four guards have to be killed to free Brother Jonathan. They are fierce opponents, particularly the bald guy with the combat shotgun. Killing them doesn't affect relations with Decker.


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Leather jacket
Leather armor
Assault carbine icon.png
Combat shotgun + 80 12 gauge shotgun shell
2 10mm SMG + 48 10mm AP

Spiked knuckles
Combat knife
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Carried items
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Drops on death


Rough guards appear only in Fallout.

Behind the scenes

The line "Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight?"[3] is a cultural reference to Batman. In which it is a recurring line of Joker.


  1. Fallout script description: "{752}{}{Rough Guard} # HubCaptr.int"
    (SCRNAME.MSG (Fallout))
  2. Fallout Official Survival Guide p.177: "You can rescue an Initiate from the Brotherhood of Steel who is being held in a cell near Harold's shack. Decker's thugs are torturing him for information about the Brotherhood. He will be a good source of information about the Brotherhood."
  3. Rough guard: "{106}{}{Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight?}"