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For the Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel skill, see Butcher (skill).
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Biography and appearance
RaceHuman, Caucasian
Hair StyleSarge (HairBuzzCut)Hair Color?
AffiliationReilly's Rangers
LocationStatesman Hotel
Ranger compound
FamilyReilly (girlfriend)
Dialogue FileButcher's dialogue
QuestsReilly's Rangers
Combat StyleDefault
assistanceHelps Friends and Allies
Alignment500 Good
SPECIALStrength: 6
Perception: 7
Endurance: 5
Charisma: 3
Intelligence: 3
Agility: 6
Luck: 5
Derived StatsHit Points: 40
Fatigue: 50
Critical chance:
Melee damage:
Unarmed damage:
Poison resistance:
Radiation resistance:
Tag SkillsSoldier (SoldierScout)
Barter: 11
Big Guns: 15
Energy Weapons: 19
Explosives: 73
Lockpick: 19
Medicine: 11
Melee Weapons: 17
Repair: 11
Science: 11
Small Guns: 71
Sneak: 71
Speech: 11
Throwing, unused: 0
Unarmed: 15
Calculated: 6 → 12
Editor RaceCaucasian
Editor IDRRButcher
Base ID00029578Ref ID0002b832
ScriptSCRI - Script: SCPT - Script [0002C31E] <MS18ButcherScript>
Editor FactionsReillysRangersFaction
Package 00078FE7 (DoctorGreetPlayer)

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ActorGus Travers (MaleAdult05)

There's something about this area. I can't put my finger on it, but just like the Mall, there is an unusually high concentration of super mutants. If I had the time and resources, I'd investigate.

— Butcher, at the Statesman Hotel.

Butcher (real name Carl) is the medic of Reilly's Rangers in Fallout 3.


Born in 2246,[1] Butcher is the team's medic. His actual name is Carl, but Brick jokingly called him "Butcher" once, and the name stuck. Butcher is known for his rational and logical way of thinking, even under stress, which earned him the position of Reilly's second in command.

His medical skills are moderate (at best), but Butcher does his best to improve them by scouring each hospital and clinic the Rangers uncover, looking for information and supplies. He is the least capable fighter in the team.[1] The recent loss of Theo also weighs heavily on his mind.[2]

Butcher earns 70 caps for each each deployment and as of 2277 has three merits and no demerits listed.[1]


Butcher is a member of Reilly's Rangers. Butcher is in a relationship with Reilly, and she will be very distraught should Butcher not survive the escape from the Statesman.


Until completion of the Reilly's Rangers quest, Butcher can be found at the roof of the Statesman Hotel together with the other Rangers except Reilly herself.

After the completion of the quest, he and the other rangers can be found at the Ranger compound.

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

This character is a temporary party member.
This character is a doctor.

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This character is involved in quests.


  • Reilly's Rangers: Butcher is among the members of Reilly's Rangers who need to be rescued from the top of the Statesman Hotel. If you manage to save Butcher, he will patch you up for free.


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Ranger battle armor
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10mm submachine gun
Scoped .44 Magnum*
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Carried items
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Drops on death

* Only if he does not receive ammunition from the player


Butcher appears only in Fallout 3.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Reilly's Terminal, Butcher Note: In 2277, he is 31 according to Reilly's terminal. The Fallout 3 Official Game Guide incorrectly lists his age as 29.
  2. Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition p.64: "Butcher
    Butcher is 29Quoted verbatim, error appeared in the original sourceIcon sic.png and the team's medic. He has saved their lives on more than one occasion. His original name was Carl, but Brick jokingly called him "Butcher" once and the name stuck. He is the worst of the team in terms of fighting, but his prowess as a medic more than makes up for it. He is currently quite depressed at the death of his teammate, Theo, but there wasn't much he could have done to save him."
    (Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition Wasteland Census)