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Derek Pacion
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Biography and appearance
RaceHuman, Caucasian
Hair StylePunked (HairRaiderSidex)Hair Color?
Eye ColorBlue (EyeBlue)
AffiliationCanterbury Commons
LocationCanterbury Commons, Uncle Roe's house
FamilyLouis Pacion (father)
Daisy Roe (mother)
Ernest Roe (uncle)
Dialogue FileDerek Pacion's dialogue
QuestsThe Superhuman Gambit
Combat StyleDefault
assistanceHelps Friends and Allies
Alignment500 Good
SPECIALStrength: 5
Perception: 5
Endurance: 5
Charisma: 2
Intelligence: 5
Agility: 5
Luck: 5
Derived StatsHit Points: 10
Fatigue: 50
Critical chance:
Melee damage:
Unarmed damage:
Poison resistance:
Radiation resistance:
Tag SkillsVillager (Villager)
Barter: 5
Big Guns: 5
Energy Weapons: 5
Explosives: 5
Lockpick: 5
Medicine: 5
Melee Weapons: 5
Repair: 5
Science: 5
Small Guns: 5
Sneak: 5
Speech: 5
Throwing, unused: 5
Unarmed: 5
Calculated: 1 → 0
Editor RaceCaucasian Child
Editor IDDerekPacion
Base ID00031ec7Ref ID00036f74
ScriptSCRI - Script: SCPT - Script [0003C8DB] <DerekPacionScript>
Editor FactionsCantCommonsFaction
Package 0009468A (MS02DerekWatchBattle)

Package 0005942B (DerekPacionWork14x3) Package 00059429 (DerekPacionSleep22x8) Package 00059423 (UncleRoeDerekDinner19x2) Package 00059436 (UncleRoeDerekBreakfast8x2) Package 0005942A (DerekPacionJoePorterLunch11x3) Package 00059428 (DerekPacionTownDefault)

ActorSean McCoy (MaleChild01)
Special Head GearThe Gentleman (BeardMustache)
Soul Patch (BeardSoulPatch)
Beatnick (BeardChinWide)

Oh man! Did you see it! Did you see it? The AntAgonizer was all like, "Fear me!" But the Mechanist was all, "Stop, evil-doer!"

— Derek Pacion, Fallout 3.

Derek Pacion is a fifteen-year old resident of Canterbury Commons in Fallout 3. He wears a red baseball cap and seems to have an obsession with superheroes.


Small for a fifteen-year old (2262), Derek is a quiet and morose child. His parents were killed in separate raider attacks three and six years ago, after which Derek was raised by his Uncle Roe. He works around town as a general assistant.[1][2]


Derek is Ernest Roe's nephew and has a crush on Machete. Derek often travels to the Republic of Dave to see his friend Ralph, Dave's son.

Derek also knew Scott Wollinski before Scott became The Mechanist. Derek is responsible for escalating the conflict in Canterbury Commons to dangerous levels; an optional conversation topic reveals that Derek convinced Scott to become a superhero and fight the AntAgonizer after she destroyed a robot.

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.


  • The Superhuman Gambit: Asking him about the Mechanist and AntAgonizer will reveal that Joe Porter knows the AntAgonizer's real name. This information can be used in a speech check to get the AntAgonizer to peacefully surrender. If the player finishes the quest, he will complain about how boring it is in Canterbury Commons. If all of Canterbury Commons is murdered by random encounter creatures, the reward for the quest is given by Derek who, like all children in Fallout 3, cannot die.

Other interactions

  • Derek will suggest different superhero identities for the Lone Wanderer depending on your attributes: "Super-Humongous" for characters with high Strength or Endurance (which may be a reference to Lord Humongous from the movie Mad Max 2), "Awesome-Claw" for characters with high Agility or Charisma, "The Brilliant Shadow" for characters with high Perception or Intelligence, or "Incredibly Lucky Guy/Girl" for characters with high Luck. If your character has no high attributes, he'll say you wouldn't make a good superhero.
  • If you kill Ernest Roe, Derek will no longer interact with you; he will only say, "Go away, I hate you."


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Kid's baseball cap
Dirty pre-War kid's outfit
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Icon briefcase.png
Carried items
Grognak the Barbarian
Front gate key
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Drops on death


Derek Pacion appears only in Fallout 3.


  1. Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition p.68: "Derek Pacion
    Derek is small for a 15-year-old and was raised in Canterbury Commons by Louis Pacion and Daisy Roe, a pair of Traders who met and settled down. But when they were killed in separate Raider attacks on their caravans (six years ago for Daisy and three years ago for Louis), Derek was left to his "Uncle Roe," the town keeper. Since then, Derek's been a quiet and morose child. He works around town as a general assistant, but he doesn't really say much unless it's necessary. He harbors a secret crush on Machete but doesn't have the courage to approach her. He devotes much of his free time to reading Hubris Comics."
    (Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition Wasteland Census)
  2. Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition p.71-72: "Ernest "Uncle" Roe
    Ernest Roe is 39 and was raised on a trade caravan. By the time he was 12, he could turn 5 Caps into 50 with just a few cleaver trades. When he was 20, he set out to make his mark, using his sizable investments to found the trading post of Canterbury Commons with his sister Daisy. Nowadays, the Commons have become a regular stop for caravans in the Capital Wasteland. "Uncle Roe" makes sure that everyone gets enough from the caravans to eat a good meal every night. He's lost his sister, but he cares for his nephew as well as he can. With a bit of luck and a whole lot of Caps, he hopes to eventually turn Canterbury Commons into a settlement to rival Rivet City."
    (Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition Wasteland Census)