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Biography and appearance
Hair StyleHairGhoul01Hair ColorBeige
AffiliationHerbert Dashwood
RoleManservant (formerly)
Dialogue FileArgyle's dialogue
QuestsA Manhandled Manservant
Combat StyleDefault
assistanceHelps Friends and Allies
Alignment500 Good
SPECIALStrength: 6
Perception: 5
Endurance: 4
Charisma: 4
Intelligence: 4
Agility: 6
Luck: 4
Derived StatsHit Points: 0
Fatigue: 50
Critical chance:
Melee damage:
Unarmed damage:
Poison resistance:
Radiation resistance:
Tag SkillsSettler (Settler)
Barter: 59
Big Guns: 12
Energy Weapons: 14
Explosives: 14
Lockpick: 14
Medicine: 12
Melee Weapons: 16
Repair: 12
Science: 12
Small Guns: 63
Sneak: 16
Speech: 12
Throwing, unused: 0
Unarmed: 59
PerksSPLO - Actor Effect: SPEL - Actor Effect [000617BE] <GhoulRadHeal> "Radiation Healing" SPLO - Actor Effect: SPEL - Actor Effect [000617BD] <RadResistGhoul> "Radiation Resistance"
Calculated: 1 → 1
Editor RaceGhoul
Editor IDArgyle
Base ID000b07a8Ref ID000b07aa
Editor FactionsUnderworldResidentFaction
ActorMike Rosson (MaleGenericGhoul)


— Argyle, in The Adventures of Herbert "Daring" Dashwood.

Argyle (—2250/1) is the deceased, but once "stalwart ghoul manservant" of adventurer Herbert "Daring" Dashwood. His remains can be found inside Rockopolis in Fallout 3.


Argyle was born before the Great War and first met Dashwood in 2241, when the adventurer stole his girlfriend. However, despite the misunderstanding, they became good friends.[1]

Argyle was a very irritable individual constantly exasperated by his master's recklessness and how easily he fell for women. Nevertheless, he was very loyal, refusing to abandon him and always saving him from any dire situations, no matter how much effort, time and skill was required.

Argyle was a master of unarmed combat, practicing kung-fu, being so skilled he could rip out an opponent's heart or kill a mirelurk with his bare hands. He apparently liked to collect martial arts memorabilia as he carried the Unarmed Bobblehead. He was also a gifted shot although he very rarely used his gun, a N99 10mm pistol. He was a fan of the Shady Sands Shuffle maneuver. He could even disarm slave collars "with [his] eyes closed," indicating that he was also skilled in mechanical tinkering.

The final adventure with Dashwood came when Dashwood was seduced by Penelope Chase into revealing to her the secret underground city of Rockopolis that Dashwood and Argyle were charged with keeping secret. Dashwood, ever easily controlled and manipulated by women, took her to it where she revealed she was in fact a slaver and a double agent for Paradise Falls. Before she could kill Dashwood, Argyle ripped out her heart with his attack dubbed the "Eagle Claw". Unfortunately, it was too late for either Argyle or Dashwood to stop the slavers from attacking the village, and they were separated in all the confusion. While Dashwood somehow managed to escape, Argyle was not so fortunate. The invading slavers then killed Argyle (as a nearby holotape suggests) and enslaved the population of Rockopolis, but his adventures live on through Galaxy News Radio.

[2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

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This character is involved in quests.


  • A Manhandled Manservant: Argyle's corpse can be found in Rockopolis. This information can then be given to Dashwood for a reward, much to the ex-adventurer's sorrow.


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Merc grunt outfit
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Carried items
20 bottle caps
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Drops on death

Notable quotes

  • "Funny business? Why, Miss Chase, you hurt my feelings. I mean, there ain't nothin' funny about...the EEEEAAAGLE CLAAAAAAW!"
  • "I always knew this broad was heartless. Get it boss? Heartless?"
  • "Ah, the ol' Shady Sands Shuffle, sure brings me back."
  • "Listen to yourself, boss! This is Rockopolis; one of the safest places in the wasteland; and you just showed a stranger where it is!"


  • Argyle refers to the "Shady Sands Shuffle" and says that it takes him back. It is possible that he came from the NCR and is not native to the East Coast.


Argyle appears only in Fallout 3.

Behind the scenes

  • Argyle may be a reference to Kato from The Green Hornet, a popular radio program from the 1930s.


  • Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png Argyle's body might disappear after installing the Xbox 360 patch.


  1. The Lone Wanderer: "Tell me about Argyle."
    Herbert Dashwood: "Argyle was my manservant! Ah, but that’s really just a fancy word for "the guy who saves my sorry skin on a regular occasion." He was a Ghoul, you see. Been around since before the war. We met when I stole his girlfriend, back in ’41. We’d been best friends ever since. We got separated, a long time ago, and never reunited. If you find Argyle out there, somewhere, you be sure and tell me! Okay?"
    (Herbert Dashwood's dialogue)
  2. Galaxy News Radio (radio)
  3. The Lone Wanderer: "I found Argyle. I'm afraid he's dead."
    Herbert Dashwood: "Dead? Argyle? You... you’re sure? My God. I always thought he’d outlive me, by at least 100 years. Poor bastard. But thank you! Thank you for telling me. At least now I know. At least now the poor guy can catch a breather. I’d like to return your kindness. Here, take this key. It unlocks my safe. Lots of stuff in there I'll never use again. My adventuring days are over."
    (Herbert Dashwood's dialogue
  4. The Lone Wanderer: "You mentioned something about GNR?"
    Herbert Dashwood: "Haven’t you ever heard the radio play? The Adventures of Herbert "Daring" Dashwood? That guy at the radio station put it together a few years ago. He did it in the style of those shows they had before the war. Came out pretty well. And it’s all true! Rockopolis, Miss Chase... All of it. Of course, they do portray me as a bit of a chump. Argyle may have saved my hide more than once, but I had my moments. Ah, those were the days..."
    (Herbert Dashwood's dialogue
  5. Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition p.61: "Argyle
    A manservant of Herbert "Daring" Dashwood of the highest repute, Argyle was a faithful retainer, as well as an accomplished martial artist. The story goes that he died battling an earlier leader of the Slavers named Penelope Chase, ripping out her hart with a technique known as the "eagle claw." His body is still inside the Rockopolis, but his adventures live on in the radio plays sometimes hosted by Galaxy News Radio."
    (Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition Wasteland Census)
  6. Tenpenny Tower terminals; Exploration Database, Argyle
  7. Tenpenny Tower terminals; Exploration Database, Feral Ghouls
  8. Tenpenny Tower terminals; Exploration Database, Mirelurks