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Gave this guy chems not knowing it would kill him. Didn't loot his body, left before he died. Now I need the key and I can't find his body. What does he do when you give him the psycho? Does he wander somewhere then die? or does he do it right there? I scoured Rivet City and can't find his body. I know he's dead because when I got the mission "You Gotta Shoot 'em in the Head" "Ted Strayer is dead" was a dialog option right away. Can't add with console, not PC version. Are you some kind of idiot? You can't give him any drugs, numbnuts. Come back when you know how the game works. 11:09, 13 December 2008 (UTC) Grav

Unfortunately, there's nothing you CAN do. All NPC bodies in the game, unless set otherwise, disappear after a set amount of in-game time, along with their possessions. You're piss out of luck, son. The only way you could complete the quest now is if you had the PC version and could access the console. Too bad. QuakerTroy 04:00, 25 January 2009 (UTC)

Ted Strayer is Fleeing

Possible bug/glitch: I said something mean to Strayer upon first meeting him during my second play through (something along the lines of him being a worthless junkie) and after that, he was constantly fleeing. Then, when I went to complete You Gotta Shoot 'Em in the Head, it proved to be a problem, as the only option I had was to kill him (not my preferred option, as I wanted the Speech experience, but it's the way I ended up having to go). I couldn't talk to him, I couldn't pickpocket him. I tried initiating a fight and then yielding, but even after that, he still was fleeing. Has anyone else encountered this?--Niksilp 07:06, 22 December 2008 (UTC)

I ran into this issue. I was trying to discretely kill him with a sniper rifle (counter-intuitive I know), but my shots kept getting stopped. I got closer and closer until I was looking him in the face, but even then the bullets didn't land. He just stood up and stopped fleeing. It's weird considering the fact I was invisible and had just unloaded about 5 clips at him... Now knowing it was possible, I tried to reproduce it (using less ammo). After a few tries, I wasn't able to, but I did finally get him to stop fleeing by successfully pickpocketing him (don't know about unsuccessful pick-pockets). If anyone else can confirm, I'd appreciate it.--JMT 18:41, 05 November 2010
Edit - He immediately went back to fleeing after the conversation, but it might be enough to get you what you need.--JMT 18:45, 05 November 2010
there's a speech check.. cool i'm about 15 away from silver tounged devil Onikage01 23:18, 13 January 2009 (UTC)
This happened before I started You Gotta Shoot 'Em in the Head. I called him something along the lines of a worthless junkie and he got all frightened and wouldn't stop fleeing after that point. There was no possible way to speak to him when You Gotta Shoot 'Em in the Head came along. Read more carefully next time.-- 02:25, 14 January 2009 (UTC)

I encountered the same problem and my game would freeze repeatedly, however I managed to get his key by shooting him with the mesmetron then pickpocketing him. No gaurds attacked.

Nice idea with the Mesmetron. I never even thought of that.--Niksilp 23:08, 23 January 2009 (UTC)
If you have the PC version, there are probably console commands that will calm poor Ted down. Since I haven't had this particular problem I can't say for sure what will work, but here's a few ideas.::* Add the key manually via console command (see the article for details). You won't get a speech check, but you'll at least have the damn key.::* Pull down console (~), click on Ted and type "kill", then back out of console. After he is dead, pull up console again, click on Ted and type "resurrect". This should, hopefully, reset any bad scripts that are plaguing him, but may also cause the "Ted Strayer is dead" dialog to appear.
  • Pull down console, click on Ted and type "wait". I'm not sure if this will work, but it's worth a try. If this doesn't work, you could try using the command "SetRestrained 1" instead (remember to click on Ted first). The commands "StopWait" and "SetRestrained 0" (respectively) will undo these effects.
If none of these work, try sifting through the list of console commands yourself. They can be found at http://fose.silverlock.org/Fallout3Commands.html QuakerTroy 04:00, 25 January 2009 (UTC)
Yeah, I'm on 360, so there was very little I could do bar find creative ways to kill him, haha. I'm sure others who are on PC, however, will find these useful, so thanks for providing them. :)--Niksilp 04:54, 25 January 2009 (UTC

Just to add on another way; I had the same problem but I was lucky that the Mysterious Stranger showed up while attacked Ted in V.A.T.S.. As I wasn't the killer, so to speak, I didn't get bad karma and Rivet City guards weren't hostile. I know this may take many attempts but it is a solution if people are truly stuck!


i had just completed the replicated man quest, and having the a321's plasma rifle i wanted to try it out, i stood on top of the plane in the capitol presentation society, and fired at the head of the first man i saw, to my luck, it was ted strayer, and i looted his body and got his key, i then escaped rivet city without anyone hostile towards me (apart from abraham washington, who watched me do it), by using a stealth boy. this is by far the easiest option, and i managed to regain karma by just giving them to the tramp outside either rivet city or tenpenny tower, within 72 hours, abraham washington wasnt hostile any more.

Is this relevant to the topic.Sgt wikia 17:45, August 9, 2010 (UTC)

Pop culture reference

Most likely a reference to Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure starring Keanu Reaves, given the physical resemblance, as well as the frequent use of the word 'Dude'.