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I find it interesting that this name was chosen since it was the name of a bartender from Baldur's Gate, which was made by Black Isle, who made the first two Fallouts but not the third one. J5689 00:59, 27 November 2008 (UTC)
The article implies that you must threaten Winthrop the first time you speak with him. I was able to threaten him the second time I spoke with him, so I suspect this point is wrong. But since it says "confirmed" after it, I hesitate to just delete that part. Also, it says that your Small Guns or Energy Weapons skill must be high. My game tagged the threat with "[Big Guns]", so it appears that one works as well. 22.214.171.124 08:00, 11 June 2009 (UTC)
Moved from article for clarification/confirmation[edit source]
Is the following true? Can it be rewritten for clarity? I've never done it this way, so I don't know first hand, and from what's written below, I'm not entirely clear on what happens here. Do you not get the repeatable collection quest if you threaten him? Can you really only choose the threaten option the first time you talk to him? Is it a one-time gift of 10 chems? I'd appreciate some clarity, so we can move good info back into the article. Thanks.--Gothemasticator 22:01, January 6, 2010 (UTC)
- There is a way around having to give him the scrap metal for the stimpaks and Rad Away. If your (small guns skill), (Big guns skill), (Melee Weapons skill), or (Energy weapon skill) is high enough, Skill 60, you get a special dialogue option that allows you to get 10 Stimpaks and 10 Rad Away. This needs to be done the first time you ask, "What is it that you do around here, Winthrop?" He mentions that he "never wants to see your face around here again" after threatening him, but none of his dialogue with the player changes, and he reacts to the Lone Wanderer's presence the same as he normally would. You do lose karma for doing this.
Leader of Underworld?[edit source]
I do admit that it seems like an assumption. Everything implies him as the mutual leader, yet nothing really confirms this. I say leave it for now unless proven otherwise. Skål! 19:57, October 15, 2011 (UTC)