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This page is about the Chinese commando. For the soldiers in Operation: Anchorage, see Chinese soldier (Operation: Anchorage). For the ghoul soldiers, see Chinese remnant soldier.
Chinese commando
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Biography and appearance
AffiliationPeople's Republic of China
People's Liberation Army
LocationTranquility Lane
Random encounter
Dialogue FileChinese commando's dialogue
Base IDsee articleRef IDsee article

Stand aside, comrade, while we deal with these Imperialist dogs.

— Chinese commando, Fallout 3.

Chinese commandos are a part of the People's Liberation Army of the People's Republic of China. They are encountered as either generic enemies, dead bodies, or simulated soldiers in Fallout 3.


As a special force in the People's Army of the People's Republic of China, these troops are hardened through training. Only special missions are assigned to these commandos. They are still found throughout the ruins of D.C. convinced that the bombs fell and the Chinese would come back and pick them up not knowing that the world had been just as devastated as the wastelands of the U.S.A.

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

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This character is essential. Essential characters cannot be killed.
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This character is involved in quests.


  • Tranquility Lane: After activating the failsafe in the Tranquility Lane simulation, Chinese commandos will spawn and storm through the streets, gunning down all of the residents except Doc and Betty. The commandos are essential and cannot be killed, only knocked unconscious. When they awake, they will usually not attack the player.
  • Downed Chinese pilot: A ghoulified dead Chinese commando appears in a random encounter.


Name Race SPECIAL Level HP Inventory Related quest/encounter Base ID Ref ID
Chinese commando Human
5 5 5 5 5 5 5 1 30 1x Chinese commando hat
1x Chinese jumpsuit
1x Chinese assault rifle
1-16x 5.56mm round
Tranquility Lane 0002b8ec 0002b8ee
Dead Chinese commando Ghoul
6 5 1 3 3 7 5 1 1 1x dirty Chinese jumpsuit
1x Chinese officer's sword
1x Shanxi type 17 pistol
1x Med-X
2x stimpak
35x 10mm round
Downed Chinese Pilot 000a0a4c 000a0a4d


  • Chinese commandos do not play a major role in the Communist takeover of Alaska; instead, Chinese soldiers appear in the add-on Operation: Anchorage.
  • When spoken to, they would remark in Mandarin Chinese "同志站开,我们正在处理这些帝国主义走狗。" (Tóngzhì zhànkāi, wǒmen zhèngzài chǔlǐ zhèxiē dìguózhǔyì zǒugǒu.). The in-game subtitle/translation is "Stand aside, comrade, while we deal with these Imperialist dogs." By putting stress on every syllable the voice acting is not only unnatural, but essentially gibberish.


  • Sometimes the dead Chinese commando may spawn alive and hostile.