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For the General, see Robert Dobbs.
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Biography and appearance
AffiliationUnited States of America
United States Army
RankPrivate First Class[1]
LocationSierra Army Depot VI
Dialogue FileWCDOBBS.MSG
Mentioned inVan Buren
SPECIALStrength: 7
Perception: 6
Endurance: 6
Charisma: 5
Intelligence: 5
Agility: 5
Luck: 5
Derived StatsHit points: 63
Armor class: 25
Action points: 7
Carry weight: 200
Unarmed damage: 0
Melee damage: 2
Sequence: 12
Healing rate: 2
Experience points: 210
Normal DT/DR: 5/40%
Laser DT/DR: 8/60%
Fire DT/DR: 4/30%
Plasma DT/DR: 4/50%
Electrical DT/DR: 2/50%
EMP DT/DR: 0/500%
Explode DT/DR: 6/40%
Tag SkillsSmall Guns: 75%
Big Guns: 60%
Energy Weapons: 50%
Unarmed: 80%
Melee Weapons: 76%
Proto id00000134 (Vault City Guard)

The next thing I remember was seeing my body as if I was looking down at it from above. I heard the doctors say I was dead and then they threw my body onto a pile of other bodies.

Private First Class Dobbs[1] of the United States Army lies preserved cryonically[2] in bio med gel at Sierra Army Depot VI in Fallout 2.


Sometime during the Anchorage Reclamation, PFC Dobbs was killed in battle in an explosion. Placed on a meat wagon and pronounced dead, his body was taken by Sierra Army Depot scientists to experiment with the regeneration of humans with the use of bio med gel.[3] He witnessed it in an out of body experience, or so he claims.[1][4]

After being revived from cryonic stasis in bio med gel, he experiences post-cryonic syndrome and disintegrates into a puddle of slime.[2][5]

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

This character has no special interactions.

Other interactions

  • The Chosen One can find him at Sierra Army Depot VI, and defrost him. The bio med gel submersion and cryogenic preservation procedure appears to be successful, but if the Chosen One defrosts Dobbs, he wakes up a little disoriented but in good health, aside from a headache. However, a few seconds after setting off to rejoin his unit, he experiences post-cryonic syndrome and disintegrates into a puddle of slime.[2]

Notable quotes

  • "Where am I?"
  • "My head hurts."
  • "Why am I covered in goo?"
  • "I have to rejoin my unit."
  • "Oh no! I'm AWOL!"
  • "Which way to the front line?"
  • "This is for you, Jonny."
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Standard military Combat armor[6]
Assault carbine icon.png
Red Ryder LE BB gun
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Carried items
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Drops on death


Dobbs appears only in Fallout 2 and is mentioned in the Boulder design document of Van Buren.[7]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 The Chosen One: "{103}{}{Who are you?}"
    Dobbs: "{105}{}{I-I'm Dobbs…Private, First Class.}"
    The Chosen One: "{106}{}{Can you tell me how you got here?}"
    Dobbs: "{108}{}{I was in a battle. Yes, a battle. There was gunfire and explosions everywhere. People dying. I was scared but I had to keep on fighting. Then there was this blinding flash.}"
    The Chosen One: "{109}{}{What happened next?}"
    Dobbs: "{111}{}{The next thing I remember was seeing my body as if I was looking down at it from above. I heard the doctors say I was dead and then they threw my body onto a pile of other bodies.}"
    The Chosen One: "{112}{}{And then what?}"
    Dobbs: "{114}{}{Some men came by and took my body to a laboratory. I heard them say something about trying to regenerate my body by immersing it in something called Biomed Gel.}"
    The Chosen One: "{115}{}{What else?}"
    Dobbs: "{117}{}{And then I woke up here. I have to go! I have to get back to my unit.}"
    The Chosen One: "{118}{}{Bye.}"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Dobbs: "{400}{}{Private Dobbs experiences Post-Cryogenic Syndrome.}"
    (WCDOBBS.MSG) Note: Cryonics is often confused with Cryogenics.
  3. Fallout Bible 6: "2. Who were the Sierra Army Depot soldiers attacked by? Since when u get the robot to take out his body from a tube he says "I got to get back to my squad!" Sadly he dies.
    They were attacked either by hungry or striking rioters in the United States (unlikely from Dobbs' description, however), or they were deployed to China or Alaska, where they fought the Chinese. Dobbs' unit was in Alaska when he was wounded and dumped in the meat wagon."
  4. Fallout Bible 6: "X. I've read all the updates and still I'm curious about one thing. Why the Sierra Army Depot is not mentioned at all? I think the Sierra Army Depot is not an insignificant part of the game's plot. Just on the contrary I believe that it has something to do with the F.E.V. experiments or with development of futuristic weapons and armor. It doesn't look like it's just a weapons storage facility. Otherwise why was it inserted into the game if it has no particular reason?(or a place where one can find some stuff to sell and gain an NPC(probably one of the best)) So my question is: What is the role of the Sierra Army Depot in Fallout and what it has to do with the F.E.V. experiments and weaponry development or maybe some kind of an artificial intelligence development?
    [...] Biological Research: In addition to biological weapons and drug testing, the Sierra Army Depot performed many illegal experimentations on prisoners of war and military prisoners (especially U.S. military prisoners and deserters – the ones that weren't used to "stock" robobrains, however), attempting to enhance their intelligence and fighting skills, but the chemical cocktails that the Sierra Depot crew were feeding their subjects had nothing to do with the FEV research taking place in West Tek and the Mariposa facility. Many of the brains extracted in the Sierra Army Depot found their way into Robobrains throughout the U.S. military.
    Furthermore, the Sierra Army Depot kept many prisoners and soldiers in stasis, most likely for medical or testing purposes (such as Private Dobbs). [...]"
  5. Bio storage control terminal
  6. Dobbs: "{100}{}{A man dressed in standard military combat armor.}"
  7. Boulder design document/2