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Biography and appearance
Hair StyleBoot camp (hair)
Lazy morning (beard)
Hair ColorBlack (pompadour wig)
Ginger (natural)
Eye ColorBlue
AffiliationUniversity Point Deathclaws (formerly)
The Railroad
RoleField agent, companion
LocationOld North Church (Railroad HQ)
FamilyBarbara (wife, deceased)
Dialogue FileDeacon's dialogue
Precipice of War
Rockets' Red Glare
The Nuclear Option: Railroad
Combat StylecsCompDeacon
assistanceHelps Allies
SPECIALStrength: 5
Perception: 10
Endurance: 7
Charisma: 9
Intelligence: 8
Agility: 10
Luck: 8
Tag SkillsZeroSPECIALclass
Editor RaceHumanRace
Editor IDCompanionDeacon
Base ID00045ac9Ref ID00050976
Editor FactionsCurrentCompanionFaction
ActorRyan Alosio

I'll tell you when we get inside. I know that's a bum deal, but strategic ignorance has saved our organization more times than I can count.

Deacon is an experienced field agent for The Railroad in 2287. Deacon makes up the backbone of the Railroad's operation intelligence, making him an invaluable member of the organization. He is also a potential companion for the Sole Survivor.


Surrounded by a thick web of lies and mystery, Deacon is a riddle even to his allies from the Railroad. His primary job is intelligence and subterfuge and thus he tends to lie quite frequently - getting on the nerves of everyone in the organization. He claims that the lies are a complication stemming from his nature: He's one of the first synths the Railroad ever attempted a cranium reboot on and he's a botched job. Not in the sense that his brain was fried, but in the sense that all his memories have been wiped. His past is one, big void. Of course, that's assuming he doesn't simply lie about this fact as well.[1] At another point, he claims that he was one of the original founders of the Railroad, with Desdemona acting as a figurehead. While it may be a false claim, he was responsible for creating an escape plan and getting many Railroad members evacuated when Institute Coursers found their original headquarters in 2273.[2]

Due to his aloof nature, Deacon is essentially a ghost. He has undergone dozens of facial reconstructions (including a stint as a woman and a very disturbing time spent as a ghoul[3]) and has run afoul of gangs across the Commonwealth numerous times. In his own words, he goes under the knife every year or two. New face, new body, all to keep enemies guessing.[4]

The truth is more complicated. Once a violent bigoted youth, he was formerly a member of the University Point Deathclaws, a gang that regularly committed hate crimes against synths or anyone suspected of being synths. Eventually the gang performed a lynching, which shook Deacon to the core and caused him to leave the gang. Eventually becoming a farmer, he fell in love with and married a woman by the name of Barbara. Unfortunately, his past came back to bite him as the Deathclaws somehow learned that Barbara was a synth and killed her. The last thing Deacon remembers was killing most of the Deathclaws and leaving a big impression on them. Soon afterwards he was recruited by the Railroad, who deemed him sympathetic to their cause after seeing his actions.[5]

However, none of the stories he tells the player have any conclusive evidence. With his constant reiteration of the theme: "You can't trust everyone," it's entirely possible that all of Deacon's personal history is entirely fabricated.

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

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This character is essential. Essential characters cannot be killed.
This character is a permanent party member. They grant the Cloak & Dagger perk.
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This character is involved in quests.


  • Tradecraft: Deacon starts the quest and accompanies the player throughout.

Effects of player actions

Deacon's loyalty actions
Deacon likes...
Deacon loves...
Deacon dislikes...
  • ...asking for more caps during dialogue.
  • ...attacking innocent people.
  • ...taking chems as well as providing chems to Mama Murphy.
  • ...cannibalism.
  • ...freeing Lorenzo during The Secret of the Cabot House.
  • ...helping Preston Garvey retake The Castle.
  • ...entering the town of Covenant.
  • ...returning the deathclaw egg during The Devil's Due.
Deacon hates...

Other interactions

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Deacon's location comments
Location/Requirement Comment
Diamond City, entrance "Diamond City. Watch what you say. If the Institute chose one place to infiltrate - we're walking right into it."
Goodneighbor, entrance "Hancock turns a blind eye to our... activities. Makes Goodneighbor a great place to lay low."
Combat Zone, exterior Used to be wannabe gladiators bashed each other's skulls in here. Now it's full of raiders. So, no change.
Boston Airport, before the barricades "The airport. One of Tinker's favorite salvaging spots."
Cabot House, exterior by the shrubbery "Anything that looks that pristine's got to be bad news."
Parsons State Insane Asylum, entrance foyer on the rug just past the front door; during the quest The Secret of Cabot House. "Something about this place. Be careful."
Jamaica Plain, northwest road entrance, by the diner "Jamaica Plain. Treasure hunters, corpses, and hard luck stories. Isn't the Commonwealth grand?"
Vault 81, entrance walkway "Vault 81. The mad hermits as I like to call them. It's usually sealed up, although you find the occasional patrol."
[[]] "It's my job to know things. And... Well, I had no idea about all of this. Wow."
[[]] "Best stay clear of Libertalia. A lot of raiders and not much else."
[[]] "Ah, skyscrapers. People were packed in like sardines up there in the old days. Crazy, right?"
[[]] "Our favorite wacky cultists love this place. And if its good in the Cult of Atom's book you know what that means, right? Yeah, me neither."
[[]] "When I was here last, oh, sixty or so years ago, this whole place was just crawling with Minutemen."
[[]] "You could smell the smugness a mile away."
[[]] "Great. The Minutemen are back. Let's just hope you can keep the redneck element in check."
Covenant, gate exterior "Covenant. For a new settlement, it's looking pretty good. I've been meaning to pay a visit."
[[]] "Diamond City thinks it's got a lock on trade in the Commonwealth. But watch out for Bunker Hill. It has a lot of potential."
[[]] "That's a lot of parking. Make sure you put your money in the meter."
[[]] "I've been in some tunnels like this... Oh right, way back when we were looking for the Institute."
Sentinel site Prescott, bomb storage room entrance "That's a lot of... whatever the hell it is."
Sentinel site Prescott, gantry just inside the main entrance "And we still have these damned missiles hidden all over the place."
Sentinel site Prescott, exterior entrance "What the hell's that?"
[[]] "Watch your fire. It doesn't take much to set off a car."
Ticonderoga "Good old Ticon. High Rise is one of the best."
[[]] "Part of me still feels its wrong using this place as a base. But we didn't have a lot of options."
[[]] "No place like home."
[[]] "All right. You got me up here. Let's go down. Now."
[[]] "I can't believe so many skyscrapers are still standing."
Hubris Comics, shop floor "Hubris Comics. Fun reading. Been trying to complete my Grognak the Barbarian set."
Hubris Comics, top floor studio "Is this really how those TV shows were made?"
[[]] "Woah. Hey, it's working. Damn."
[[]] "God, you Pre War types could do some amazing things."
Yangtze-31, bridge "I can't believe it's still working."
Starlight Drive In, in the projection room "We should schedule a group outing for the Railroad. Watch a movie, catch a bite to eat, and get home before the Institute wipes us out."
Starlight Drive In, at the screen "I'll grab the popcorn."
Wilson Atomatoys corporate HQ, Arlen Glass' office "So this is what it was like. Huh."
Wilson Atomatoys corporate HQ, foyer display "Oh, that Giddyup isn't a trap. No way it could be."
Wildwood Cemetery "Not a bad place to take the long nap."
[[]] "Water, water, everywhere."
[[]] "West Everrett. Another town swallowed up by the Super Mutants."
[[]] "Super Mutant behavior is most interesting."
Walden Pond, just in front of said cabin. "Somethings off around here. Don't know what."
Milton General Hospital, basement morgue "We go to the most interesting places."
Milton General Hospital, waiting foyer "Automated surgery. What could go wrong?"
Vault 95, Overseer's office "Hi, I'm Deacon. "Hi Deacon.""
Museum of Witchcraft "Wha... Jesus."
[[]] "That beast is very powerful."
Museum of Witchcraft "Shit... Deathclaw."
Vault 75, combat training room "Deja vu. We are still in a vault, right?"
Vault 75, entrance "I thought there was a Vault in the area."
Vault 114, exterior tunnel construction "Vault 114. It's been pretty thoroughly looted, but sometimes you can find something that's been overlooked."
Trinity Church, theatrical rigging "The Railroad lives in places like this. Always behind the curtain."
Trinity Church, nursery "When you're done here, I'd like to leave."
[[]] "Always wondered what's at the bottom of the quarry."
[[]] "This robot is a national treasure."
[[]] "Ah, for the lack of a brewer."
[[]] "Gwinnett Brewery. Now that's the stuff."
Combat Zone, front row "Cage fighting. Not my cup of tea."
[[]] "How about that. Scavengers will pick it clean in a year, but for right now what a sight."
[[]] "Wow, this place looks a hell of a lot better. Pat yourself on the back."
[[]] "Mirelurk goo. Anyone else hungry?"
[[]] "That's a hell of a way to go."
[[]] "The Common looks peaceful, but no one sane goes inside."
[[]] "A Brotherhood of Steel base is up ahead. At the police station."
[[]] "Do not open the cabins. The Co-Op is perfectly safe as long as you keep the hippies locked up."
[[]] "Do not open the cabins. The Co-Op is perfectly safe as long as you keep the hippies locked up."
[[]] "I've heard some crazy stories about Spectacle Island. Nobody's been there and back in ages."
[[]] "Finch Farm. Our runners sometimes crash here. They're good people."
[[]] "Thanks for the tip, Pre War guy."
[[]] "Mmm... Donuts."
Skylanes Flight 1981 "And those things flew in the air? No thanks."
[[]] "Good place if you're in the market for junk."
[[]] "I'm all for saunas, but this is something else."
[[]] "Now the raiders got Power Armor. God damn it."
Sandy Coves Convalescent Home, captain's room "Well, at least they died in bed."
[[]] "Scavvers love this landfill. They can get pretty territorial."
Rocky Narrows Park, at the playground "I hate playgrounds."
[[]] "Remember kids, only you can put out nuclear hell fire."
Robotics disposal ground, in front of the sentry bot "Those are some hard core military robots. Prudence, better parts, yata yata."
[[]] "The Old World sure did love their robots."
[[]] "Something... Hmm... I can't put my finger on it. But there's something going on in the motel."
[[]] "Super Mutants and satellites. I wonder if they're planning their own space launch."
[[]] "Sometimes I close my eyes and imagine... Ocean waves, people... I just can't picture it."
Revere Beach Station, end tunnel raider encampment "God damn it. Raiders. And here I just wanted a quiet day at the beach."
"Here's to brotherly love."
[[]] "Pit stop time? I've been holding it in for miles."
"After awhile, I've stopped reading the notebooks and terminals of the people from before. Their stories... they never end well."
Quincy ruins, Freeway stronghold bridge to roof catwalks "Let's get back to the ground, OK? Sometimes you can see pieces of the freeway fall off."
Quincy ruins, southeast entrance "Gunners have overrun Quincy. Great."
[[]] "Sometimes you find Institute synths salvaging in quarries and the like. No idea what they're looking for, but they've been at it for years."
[[]] "Civilization back then was something else. But you take away its infrastructure... That's what really killed people."
[[]] "If we could get rid of the raiders, Propsect Hill would make a good place for a settlement."
[[]] "The places we go."
[[]] "Hard rads throughout the reservoir."
[[]] "They sure needed an awful lot of power back then."
[[]] "Look at all those buttons. Go ahead. You know you want to..."
[[]] "Shit. *cough* Strange gases. Never good."
Pickman's Gallery "Look at the brush work. And the bold use of color. Oh, and how bat shit crazy the painter was. Don't forget that."
[[]] "Look out. There's a sinkhole up ahead. Get near it and that'll be all she wrote."
[[]] "Smell that. Ancient sewer treatment plant. That's the stuff."
Fiddler's Green Trailer Estates, entrance "Trailer parks are a decent place to shack up for the night."
Neponset Park, "If we got rid of the Mirelurks, Neponset Park would be a pretty nice place."
[[]] "Ghouls have been spotted near the Yard."
[[]] "I wonder if that thing's got any juice."
[[]] "In another hundred years, I wonder what'll be left of the Commonwealth..."
Nahant Oceanological Society, second floor "Thank god these robots are still functioning to properly educate our children about the ocean."
Nahant Oceanological Society, research laboratory "And this is why we can't have nice things."
[[]] "These assholes have to be stopped."
[[]] "I grew up around here. I used to do the museum tour every Memorial Day. This brings it all back."
Gorski Cabin, root cellar workshop "Jesus. They were playing with that? All right, I am officially a fan of the way you do exploration. If that thing went off...?"
[[]] "The Slog. Nice place. I used to work the farms for Murphy for awhile. Not a bad boss."
[[]] "What, did they televise surgery back then? Those wacky Old Worlders."
[[]] "Robbing banks is pretty easy these days. You'll never catch me alive, you dirty coppers."
[[]] "That's a Gunner stronghold. Little better than raiders, if you ask me."
University Point, just inside the gate "A very long time ago, Mass State was one of the big players in the Commonwealth. Without them we'd have lost the Battle of Charles River. Look at it now..."
[[]] "Got to love snipers."
[[]] "I see they went with the premiere solution to handling industrial waste. Classy."
Mass Fusion disposal site "A geyser of radioactive sludge. Good times."
[[]] "Wait, something in the Commonwealth actually still works? I'm going to write my Congressman."
[[]] "Now that's a view, huh?"
[[]] "Used to be settlers around here. Then the Deathclaws came. And there went the neighborhood."
[[]] "Generally a fan of being undergroud, but Malden's got a lot of bad sight lines."
Mahkra Fishpacking, basement store room "A properly cooked fish is pretty good eats. As long as it hasn't mutated too much."
[[]] "I haven't heard about this place. Hmm... What's inside?"
[[]] "Damn it. He got us."
[[]] "Theodore Collins lives in there. Not the nicest guy, but he sells food to some of the settlements nearby."
[[]] "An actual bank job. Kind of cool, really."
Vault 81, observation room "No, this isn't creepy."
[[]] "Vault-Tec's up to its usual tricks."
[[]] "Libertalia. It's a tough nut to crack. Raiders have dug in there hard."
Libertalia, at the top of the main structure "I'm usually not a fan of wanton slaughter. But I feel pretty good about this. Enjoying the moment."
[[]] "Lexington's changed hands a lot of times. Raiders last I heard."
[[]] "Lake Q has hard rads. Unless we're planning on chugging RadAway, let's not."
[[]] "Lake Lake Coke-itua... Lake Tons and Tons of Mirelurks."
Kingsport Lighthouse, at the top beacon "Were lighthouses just as spooky in your time? This place gives me the creeps."
WRVR broadcast station, control room "Opinions are mixed, but I happen to like the Charles River Trio."
Jamaica Plain, treasure room "All right, you got me. You Jamaica Plain bastards you got me."
[[]] "With this much security, maybe there is something to this whole treasure hunt."
Jalbert Brothers Disposal, at the barn with the barrels "I could totally see why they chose this magnificent location for a shrine. I feel closer to Division already."
Super-Duper Mart, front counters "Let me get my list out. Bread, eggs, and cilantro. You can never have enough cilantro."
Irish Pride Industries shipyard, at the corpse of Rory Rigwell "Dogmeat, don't get any ideas."
[[]] "All in the name of good science."
Cambridge crater, edge "Yeah, there's the friendly neighborhood ferals. Hi, guys."
Cambridge crater, edge "That crater's hot. Ferals nearby, too. Maybe we can pick our way around it."
[[]] "Let's just stay away from the... ledge. I feel dizzy."
[[]] "Another kiddie prison. Nice view, though."
[[]] "That crane is awfully high. We're not going up there are we? Of course we are, because we're insane."
[[]] "If this is the home of tomorrow, I'll keep what I got. I'm good."
[[]] "Aw, did the poor raiders get eaten by Ferals? For once, the Ferals did something right."
Harvard Square, the square "Raiders used to be in this area. Can't say I miss them."
[[]] "Decent salvage here. Most hardware stores are stripped to the studs."
[[]] "All right. The other shoe is about to drop."
[[]] "The good old American military. Destroying the world since 2077."
Greater Mass Blood Clinic, basement storage "Want to top off? I'm full on blood, but if you're a quart low we can fix you up."
[[]] "Come on in, the water's deadly."
Not available due to bugsRadroach.png Atom Cats' garage, unable to determine due to bugged content. Not available due to bugsRadroach.png "All right, I don't say this often, but that is bad ass."
[[]] "Grade A real estate here. Secluded, the crazy neighbors, oh, and tons and tons of radiation."
[[]] "The Old World must've been something else back in its prime."
[[]] "This just in, world explodes. News at 11."
General Atomics factory, quality assurance test chamber "And people wonder why all the robots around are nuts. Garbage in, garbage out."
Back Alley Bowling, at the lanes "I'd totally bowl, except I have a thing about bowling shoes. And I hurt my back. A lot."
General Atomics galleria, at the gate "This was built to immortalize our robotic overlords. True story."
[[]] "Load up. The Railroad's always looking for more weapons and ammo."
[[]] "Want a fish head? Special sale just for you."
Fort Strong, sublevel in the room before the main mini nuke storage room. "The lair of the Fat Man. Nice. Who we going to blow up?"
West Roxbury station, platform "All aboard. Yeah, I know, I couldn't think of anything better. Hey, they can't all be gems, right?"
[[]] "A flooded town. The Commonwealth really can't catch a break."
[[]] "This playground could be worse. I can't think of how right now, but trust me, it could."
[[]] "Centuries of sewer smell. Oh, I bet everyone back at HQ is jealous."
Federal surveillance center K-21B, gantry overlook "I think what we have here is a failure of intelligence. Would've been good to know about this."
Faneuil Hall, the hall "Really? You see why we don't attract tourists. Who wants to see the famous landmark covered in blood, right?"
[[]] "I think we're right under Concord."
[[]] "Shit. Deathclaw. Don't wake it."
Fairline Hill Estates, at the fortified house "It might be a good idea to be on the other side of those defenses."
Fairline Hill Estates, at the entrance to the cul-de-sac "This doesn't look right. Not right at all."
[[]] "I sailed the ocean for a few months. Made it to Greenland. Crazy story, I'll tell you about it later."
Easy City Downs "Put your money on Black Velvet. That pony's gonna win for sure."
[[]] "Mankind can be such bastards at times. We're freeing the people, right?"
[[]] "Railroad Tip #113: Don't go diving in creepy swimming holes. That is all."
[[]] "You old timers really liked digging tunnels."
[[]] "This has bad idea written all over it."
[[]] "Whoever the valet is for those boats I am not going to tip him. OK, maybe one cap."
[[]] "Huh? Wasn't the Constitution over there? My old age is catching up to me."
[[]] "Oh, that? That's the USS Constitution. I hear it's parked up there for tax purposes."
[[]] "Man, what I'd give for a picture of that."
[[]] "That's one way to catch the L-train."
Croup Manor, basement "You go first next time we storm a Ghoul infested basement. I'll be behind you. Very, very far behind you."
Crater House, edge of crater "Hold onto your geiger counter. Craters are the best."
[[]] "Raiders control the tunnel. It's bad news."
Corvega assembly plant, entrance of the assembly line room "And you got to drive these babies around. Lucky devil."
Not available due to bugsRadroach.png Coast Guard Pier, either at the corner of the pier by the tower, or the center of the building. The super mutants were supposed to be wearing Coast Guard hats. Not available due to bugsRadroach.png "Well, this is happening. You do see them, right?"
[[]] "Did that tugboat even have a license? Must be from Pennsylvania."
Chestnut Hillock Reservoir "Hmm. Wonder what's under the rowboat."
Shaw High School, cafeteria "Popular place. And look at me, I forgot my lunchbox."
Charles View Amphitheater "I wonder what tonight's show is. Oh, us."
[[]] "What the hell were those things even for?"
[[]] "Huh. Maybe we should let him out."
[[]] "Boston used to be a hub for high tech companies. You can find places like this tucked away all over the place."
Cabot House, laboratory "Great. Another crazy scientist. Did someone order them in bulk?"
Cabot House, living room "Whoever their maid service is I want their number."
[[]] "I wish everyone cared for their homes like this."
Bunker Hill, base of the monument "You can go all the way to the top. Quite a view up there."
Breakheart Banks, at the building "Damned Super Mutants."
Boston Public Library, hall where defenses are "That's just a waste. All those books."
Boston Public Library, main entrance "Look out. There's crazy robots inside there. Or were they in the library in your day, too?"
Boston mayoral shelter, at the basketball court "You up for some hoops? I could've gone pro, you know."
[[]] "No life signs here."
[[]] "Beantown Brewery. Now we're talking."
Fallon's Department Store (West Roxbury township), by the escalators "Nothing like the smell of commerce."
[[]] "Any port in a storm, I guess."
[[]] "All the makings for one hell of a party."
[[]] "So let me get this straight. You used to propel big metal birds in the sky and fly in them for thousands of miles? You're braver than I thought."
[[]] "Why did they make these airports so big? You could have a whole city in one of them."
[[]] "Good salvage in airports."
[[]] "One day I'm going to find myself an unlooted brewery and go on one hell of a bender."
[[]] "If you find any bottles, let me know. It's party time."
[[]] "When you're covered in Super Mutant blood, coming off the Jet DTs, and you're one step ahead of the Institute - it's Beantown Brown time!"
[[]] "If you got the Institute on your ass a nice cave can be your friend."
[[]] "Nice and dark in here. I like it."
[[]] "The one thing you can count on in a nice comfy cave is company. It's prime real estate."
[[]] "I prefer cave fighting to a shoot out up top. Fewer attack vectors."
[[]] "Practically every cave in the Commonwealth has been used by the Railroad at one point or another."
[[]] "A nice comfy campsite. You bring the marshmellows?"
[[]] "How inviting."
[[]] "I don't usually make camp in the wild. Attracts all the wrong sort of attention."
[[]] "I wonder what they left us."
[[]] "Ahh, the smell of industry."
[[]] "I saw a vid once of a RobCo factory back in the day. And this is what's left of that world. Sad, really."
[[]] "Factories give me the creeps. Never know when some robot's going to say, hello."
[[]] "Imagine what this place was like back then."
[[]] "Probably some good salvage in here."
[[]] "Remind me why we're crawling around this god-forsaken place?"
[[]] "I can't believe I followed you here."
[[]] "If I keep tromping around here, guess there won't be any little Deacons scurrying around in the future."
[[]] "Scalpel. T Clamp. Chainsaw. I totally should've been a surgeon."
[[]] "Paging Dr. Feelgood. Your car's parked under an A-Bomb."
[[]] "You can usually find a few stimpacks in a place like this."
[[]] "If you're not careful Carrington will send you to places like this. Looking for aceda-whozit-whatzit."
[[]] "Tinker Tom would have a field day here."
[[]] "Who knows what atrocities they dreamed up here."
[[]] "It's time for science. Yay."
[[]] "There's got to be some lab somewhere that was working to, you know, help people. I haven't found it yet."
[[]] "Train stations make good hidey holes."
[[]] "Back in the day, places like this would've been completely packed. Hard to imagine so many people."
[[]] "All aboard. Rad roach station."
[[]] "Trains. Everyone likes trains, right?"
[[]] "Choo choo. That's what they sounded like, right?"
[[]] "Military bases can be dangerous but well worth the risk."
[[]] "All the fighting, all the training, and did any of it matter?"
[[]] "I was a soldier once. Way back west. I'll tell you about it some day."
[[]] "A whole country. Unified. Fighting together. Crazy stuff."
[[]] "Heads up. Military sites almost always got baddies."
[[]] "Can't you just feel the history? Feels sandy to me."
[[]] "Another monument. Neat."
[[]] "All these monuments around. Boston must've been real important. Or thought it was, at least."
[[]] "What did people do here? PAM once tried telling me and I still have no idea."
[[]] "What the hell's a TPS report anyway?"
[[]] "Desperation, petty politics, and watercoolers. Joy."
[[]] "So people seriously spent 9-10 hours a day in places like this?"
[[]] "Offices usually are kind of lacking on salvage. Every now and then you get lucky, though."
[[]] "Now we just need a picnic basket."
[[]] "Open space. Fun."
[[]] "Maybe we should get some mirelurk steaks, Nuka-Cola, Fancy Lads, and have a cookout."
[[]] "Must've been nice to hang out here without worrying about being sniped."
[[]] "Do we have to enter the big open spaces? Should I just wear my Bullseye jacket to make it easier for them?"
[[]] "Look at all that rock."
[[]] "Is now a good time to mention I don't like heights. Getting near the edge around here. Ahh."
[[]] "Maybe we should stay away from the ledges here? That'd be good."
[[]] "This is my element. Civilization."
[[]] "If we find people just act like you belong. Works for me."
[[]] "So many little towns all over the place. There must've been thousands of people that lived in the Commonwealth back then."
[[]] "We come across anyone, remember, you do the talking. I can be your mute friend Dingo."
[[]] "I was raised just over there. True story. Lots of fond memories over there by that... uh, thing. Yeah."
[[]] "This is more like it. Limited site lines, debris. Easy to lose yourself here."
[[]] "One day we'll take back this city."
[[]] "Maybe I should change my outfit. I want to be wearing my Sunday best if we meet people, after all."
[[]] "Plenty of good places to go around here. The city's full of people."
[[]] "You know, I happen to be in possession of the deed to a bridge around here. I'll make you a great deal for it."
[[]] "So much junk. So many possibilities."
[[]] "It's a scavvers paradise here."
[[]] "Remember, fill your pockets with all the goodies. Then we can slowly crawl out. Good times."
[[]] "So, what did we learn in school today, Timmy? Nuclear war sucks."
[[]] "So teachers, all they did was teach, right? They didn't farm or run shops or run guns on the side? Wow."
[[]] "I've read a few textbooks. Did everyone seriously learn calculus back then? Were you guys planning for an invasion of math-letes?"
[[]] "Ah, another kiddie prison. 13 year sentences for everyone."
[[]] "Yo ho, ho, right?"
[[]] "Mirelurks and raiders favor hunks of junk like this."
[[]] "After we beat the Institute and free all the synths, we need to take to the seas in an epic adventure. You can have the cool hat."
[[]] "So people used to take tubs like this into the ocean? Crazy."
[[]] "Oh, hello itty bitty world. I feel sick."
[[]] "You know, the ground's a pretty sensible place to be. Right?"
[[]] "Why'd they make this place so tall?"
[[]] "And people lived up here? Were they nuts?"
[[]] "Let's see his selection."
[[]] "I call dibs on any hats. I love a good hat."
[[]] "We have a few friends that own shops. Good luck getting a discount, though."
[[]] "Ooh, sale."
[[]] "See anything cool?"
[[]] "Deep underground, far away from the Watcher's, uh, watching eyes."
[[]] "Every base we've had has been deep underground. PAM says its safer that way."
[[]] "Another fabulous warehouse. Exciting."
[[]] "In a pinch, you can crash in a warehouse for a night."
[[]] "Not a bad place for a rendezvous."
[[]] "Boxes, boxes, everywhere."
[[]] "So much junk."
[[]] "This is nice. True, the water's irradiated and there's probably 'lurks everywhere. But still nice."
[[]] "You got a surf board?"
[[]] "At one time, Tinker hatched a plan to ship synths overseas. For some reason, we went with plan B."
[[]] "This must've been a hell of a place to vacation back in the day."
[[]] "Watch out for Mirelurks in the water. They can sneak up on you."
[[]] "You came from one of these, right?"
[[]] "I grew up in a Vault. I was a morale officer. How am I doing, boss?"
[[]] "Rumor is Vault-Tec was running experiments on their residents. That'll get you some customer satisfaction."
[[]] "Alright, Vault's are now my new favorite place."
[[]] "It's hard not to feel safe here. Thick door, buried forever. The Institute, who?"


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Laundered loungewear
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Hunting rifle
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Carried items
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Drops on death
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DC Guard umpire's pads
Athletic outfit
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Weathered outfit
Militia hat
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Drops on death


  • Deacon changes his appearance regularly when travelling through the Commonwealth, including his wig. The only constant is his ever-present sunglasses.
  • Deacon appears in several locations in-disguise:
    • Disguised as a Diamond City Security officer, Deacon was present for the argument between Piper and Mayor McDonough.
    • Wanders Goodneighbor as a 'Drifter', and is occasionally seen in one of the Memory Den pods.
    • Sometimes seen at Bunker Hill disguised as a 'Caravan Worker'.
    • West of Vault 111 Is a small post set up with a pair of binoculars, water, and a Railroad Sign meaning: "Ally." It is believed that Deacon set up this post to watch the Sole Survivor.

Notable quotes

  • "Your wish is my... strong recommendation."
  • "Absolutely, and my eagerness is totally unrelated to wanting a smoke break."
  • "One time, I got a face change and was a girl for a few months. You should've seen the looks back at HQ."
  • "And here I was wanting to spend the day reading Proust. And then you have to ruin it."
Brotherhood of Steel
  • "Whatever you do - do not help get Liberty Prime online."
  • "Desdemona - hell *I* - won't take kindly to giving those power armored bigots a super weapon."
  • "Ah, the Brotherhood. Elitism, Power Armor, xenophobia, and racial purging. What's not to like?"
  • "Well, it looks like a lowly mortal took out one of the Brotherhood. I'm waiting for that bolt of lightning to hit us now."
  • "That bastard Maxson really screwed them up. The Brotherhood used to be the good guys. Well, goodish."
  • "Those Brotherhood assholes are tough."
  • "I wonder if the name Brotherhood of Bigots was already taken?"
Giant insects
  • "What I'd give for an industrial sized tub of Bug Be Gone."
  • "Whatever egghead came up with giant bugs should've been nuked."
  • "You know if the little bug bastards just stood still, it wouldn't be that big a deal."
  • "Bugs, bugs, and more bugs."
  • "I hate those little blood suckers."
Children of Atom
  • "All the comforts of a cult without leaving your irradiated crater. Join the Children of Atom."
  • "Why would anyone ever join the Children? That's what I want to know."
  • "Capital Wasteland. Exports: purified water, some decent tech, oh, and an insane suicidal cult that worships radiation. Thanks, guys."
  • "I always feel unclean killing those Atom guys. That's probably just the radiation poisoning talking, though."
  • "Great more Children of Atom."
  • "Brr... Deathclaws."
  • "I do not like 'Claws. Those fast, car flipping, ahh... They just get to me."
  • "If we're hunting Deathclaws, care to tag in Glory? Please?"
  • "Another Deathclaw down, and another of my 9 lives burned. Yay."
  • "Deathclaws, love them or leave them, they'll still tear your face off."
Feral ghouls
  • "I avoid ferals if I can help it."
  • "Glory came up with the bright idea of putting ferals in the catacombs. Not a fan."
  • "More ferals. Great."
  • "Some jackasses call ferals ghouls. Like ghouls don't have enough problems."
  • "Bet you crapped your pants the first time you saw a feral. I know I did."
The Gunners
  • "Gunners are one step above raiders in my book."
  • "Don't underestimate the Gunners."
  • "Who's pulling the Gunners' strings? No one knows."
  • "Gunners give mercs a bad name. And that's saying something."
  • "Gunner's have had bounties on me. Well, me under different names and faces. I want to see how many slots I can fill on their most wanted list."
  • "I would've paid 50 caps to be with you the first time you saw one of the crabs. Must've thought you'd walked into a B movie."
  • "I hate 'lurks. Piercing their shell is a bitch, let me tell you."
  • "Hit the 'lurks in their soft spot, if you can. Then grab butter. Yum."
  • "Can we just steer clear of the Mirelurks next time? They chew through my ammo."
  • "Because, you know, the world wasn't screwed enough. So sure, bring on the giant nearly indestructible crabs. That'll be good."
Mole rats
  • "You know, I've always wanted a pet mole rat. I'd call him, Ziggy."
  • "I always feel a little bad shooting mole rats. Not bad enough not to eat them, though."
  • "Mole rat. The other white meat."
  • "One mole rat is kinda cute. A swarm of them, though, that's trouble."
  • "When I retire I want to be a mole rat farmer. That'd be the life."
  • "God damned raiders."
  • "If there's one thing the Minutemen did that I was OK with, it's curbing the damned raiders."
  • "The lowest level of Hell is reserved for Raiders. And liars. Uh oh."
  • "Any time you want to take on more Raiders, I'm in."
  • "Raiders, raiders, and yet more damned raiders."
  • "I know those raider can seem like idiots, but you should see their handiwork. We've done some good clearing them out."
  • "Thanks for all those wacky Old World robots, pal. Just, thanks."
  • "You can make some decent caps salvaging robots."
  • "It takes a lot of clips to waste tin cans."
  • "Boston had a thriving tech industry. Which means we get a double helping of robots."
  • "You should see what Tinker Tom can do with a robot. It's pretty amazing."
Super mutants
  • "I think of Super Mutants as toddlers on steroids."
  • "The FEV Virus. Helping demolish walls and kill civvies since 2077."
  • "Super Mutants hit like a mac truck."
  • "Sometimes it's best to just sidestep the 'Muties. They don't have the best eyesight."
  • "Head shots work best against Super Mutants. A lot a lot of head shots."
  • "I understand why Glory hates wasting Gen 1s and 2s. A very fuzzy line."
  • "I'm alright if we have to take out the Gen 1s and 2s. Barely, but alright."
  • "Tinker records every place we find the early gen synths. He says it'll reveal the Institute's Master Plan. Yeah, right."
  • "More synths. Great."
  • "EMP works well against synths. Well, the early models."
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Deacon appears only in Fallout 4.


  1. The Sole Survivor: "You're a synth? Why didn't you tell me before?"
    Deacon: "I don't like talking about it. I was one of the first synths they did the whole cranium reboot on. So it was a bit of a botch job. Most synths have fun fake memories. A happy home, a family. Me, I got nothing. And that... well, it does something to you."
    (Deacon's dialogue)
  2. Railroad HQ terminals#2273 Dec
  3. Railroad HQ terminals; PAM Mainframe Terminal, 2275 Jun
  4. Deacon: "I put myself under the knife every year or two. New face, new body - you know, the full makeover. It keeps our enemies guessing."
  5. Deacon: "Hey. I got something important to say. I really appreciate you putting up with my bullshit. Truth is it's been a long time since I've had a... friend. I'm a liar. Everyone knows it. I make no secret of it. Because the truth is: I'm a fraud. To my core. When I was young, a hell of a long time ago, I was... well, scum. I was a bigot. A very violent bigot."
    The Sole Survivor: "Were you really that bad?"
    Deacon: "Worse than that."
    The Sole Survivor: "You trying to sell me another of your lies? Really?"
    Deacon: "Just hear me out. Make your judgments then."
    The Sole Survivor: "We all make mistakes when we're young."
    Deacon: "A mistake or two, yeah. But what I did."
    Deacon: "I ran with a gang in University Point. We called ourselves the UP Deathclaws. For kicks we'd terrorize anyone that we thought was a synth. We kept egging each other on. Started with some property damage graduated to some beat downs. Then, inevitably, a lynching. The Claw's leader was convinced we'd finally found and killed a synth. Looking back, I'm not so sure."
    (Deacon's dialogue)