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VB DD03 npc Banshee.jpg
Image used as concept design for Banshee in the Van Buren design document
Biography and appearance
LocationBoulder Dome (Van Buren)
Fort Worth (Fallout: BoS 2)
Tag SkillsMelee Weapons
Gametitle-VB.pngThe following is based on Van Buren and has not been confirmed by canon sources.

Banshee is the leader of the savage and cannibalistic Jackals in 2253.


Banshee is strong, perceptive, tough and looks more sinewy than bulky. He's going bald, but he doesn't know why; maybe he ate something bad. He's taken it out on his wife and kids. He killed his previous wife for accidentally burning his hair.[1]

One month prior to the arrival of the Prisoner, one of Larsen's men freaks out and Larsen shoots him, then offers the body to the Jackals. Larsen (and the Baggers) then become allies with Banshee (and the Jackals), both wanting to get into the dome.[2]

By the time the player arrives in Boulder Dome, Banshee is in a Mexican standoff with Larsen, as both want to get in to the Dome and neither wants the other to live after that.[3]

Interactions with the player character

If the player is a female character, they can have sex with Banshee.[4]

FOBoS2Logo.pngThe following is based on Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel 2 and has not been confirmed by canon sources.

During the intro to Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel 2, on your way down to Texas, you and your squad are suddenly attacked by a group of raiders. These raiders, however, are dressed in power armor and have massive weapons. Your squad is caught completely flat-footed. As a blast from a plasma cannon knocks you down, the leader of the raiders, Banshee, approaches and strips off the players armor and leaves them for dead.[5]

Later at Fort Worth, the player encounters Banshee again as a boss character. Banshee will kill Cyrus, whom the player is currently fighting. Afterwards the player will then fight Banshee. When Banshee is defeated, the player will threaten him, and Banshee gives the player a key to the Vault in Lone Star, and says all the answers are there. But before he can tell the player who's behind it all, he explodes...[6]

FOBoS2Logo.pngEnd of information based on Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel 2.


Icon armored vault suit.png
Leather armor
Assault carbine icon.png
Combat knife
Spiked knuckles
Icon briefcase.png
Carried items
Icon male severed head.png
Drops on death
No additional items


Banshee was going to appear in two games: Van Buren, the canceled Fallout 3 by Black Isle Studios, and the canceled Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel 2.



  1. Van Buren Boulder design document - Jackals/Banshee (leader). [1]
  2. Van Buren Boulder design document - History. [1]
  3. Van Buren Boulder design document - Generic NPCs. [1]
  4. Van Buren Boulder design document - Location checklist . [1]
  5. Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel 2 design document - Act one: In the beginning. [1]
  6. Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel 2 design document - Act twe: Lone Star. [1]
Design Document
PeopleScientistsAgnes · Donald · Goddard · James · Nina · Paul · Think Tank · Xian · ZAX
TruckersBillie · Eddie Galenski · Helen Galenski · Jack · Joshua · Ribera · Tanner · Tyler
JackalsBanshee · Crazy Bitch · Howler
PlacesBoulder Train Station · Jackal Camp · Bagger Camp · Dead Ghoul Graveyard · Boulder Dome Level 1 · Boulder Dome Level 2 · Boulder Dome Level 3 · Dome Tunnels · ZAX Mainframe
QuestsBoulder Scientists Research or Write · Code Yourself Smarter · Defeat the Baggers/Larsen's Team · Destroy the Jackals · Destroy the Truck · Dope Radaway for Larsen · Dump Allies In the Dome · Establish Radio Contact & Trade With Denver · Find out about Wagner · Find Out What ZAX is Calculating · Fix Things In the Dome · Get the Medical Implants · Give Slaves to Boulder to Make Robobrains · Heal Helen's Kids · Jimmy the Cannibal · Quarantine the Glow Bugs · Research Plague Data · Robobrain a CNPC · Sleep Through Presper's Holocaust · Stabilize the Reactor · Take Computer Classes · Tell the BOS about the Dome · Trade Holodisks to the Geeks · Use Think Tank for Data