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John Bishop
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Biography and appearance
RoleFamily leader
LocationNew Reno
FamilyLeslie Anne Bishop (wife)
Angela Bishop (daughter)
Dialogue FileNcBishop.msg
QuestsAssassinate Westin in NCR without making it look like a murder.
Murder Carlson in NCR.
Deliver Moore's briefcase to Mr. Bishop in New Reno.
Eliminate Mr. Bishop.
SPECIALStrength: 7
Perception: 8
Endurance: 7
Charisma: 8
Intelligence: 7
Agility: 6
Luck: 5
Derived StatsHit points: 90
Armor class: 26
Action points: 8
Carry weight: 200
Unarmed damage: 0
Melee damage: 2
Sequence: 16
Healing rate: 2
Experience points: 350
Normal DT/DR: 3/25%
Laser DT/DR: 1/20%
Fire DT/DR: 1/25%
Plasma DT/DR: 1/10%
Electrical DT/DR: 1/40%
EMP DT/DR: 0/500%
Explode DT/DR: 1/25%
Tag SkillsSmall Guns: 95%
Big Guns: 80%
Unarmed: 85%
Melee Weapons: 85%
Throwing: 65%
Steal: 20%
Speech: 75%
Barter: 75%
Gambling: 75%
Proto id00000397 (John Bishop)

You piss off anyone down there, make them think that I had ANYTHING to do with that son of a bitch kicking the bucket, and I'll make sure no one can identify your corpse.

— John Bishop

John Bishop is the middle-aged and ruthless leader of the Bishop crime family of New Reno in Fallout 2.


Bishop is a powerful man, controlling one of the two most powerful families in the city (the Mordinos are arguably just as influential, since they corner the Jet market), and seeks to end New Reno's mob-based anarchy by bringing it into an alliance with NCR and Vault City. NCR hired Bishop as a middleman, who in turn hired the raiders who harass Vault City, in the hopes that Vault City will turn to NCR for protection.[1] Once New Reno is part of the New California Republic, he intends to work within the NCR's congressional system to legalize prostitution and gambling within the Republic. His animal cunning in politics, business, and crime is certainly an asset.[2]

He is a neglectful husband, indifferent to the fidelity of his wife Leslie Anne Bishop, and he cheats whenever it suits him. He has also provided little guidance for his daughter, Angela Bishop, who, like her mother, is also promiscuous and a Jet addict. Nevertheless, he is extremely possessive and easily incited when one impinges on his perceived territory. Rumor has it, Bishop once skinned one of his own men when he found out he got Angela drunk.[3]

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

This character starts quests.
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This character is involved in quests.


Other interactions

  • If the Chosen One has sex with Angela Bishop or Mrs. Bishop, speaks to Mr. Bishop and refuses to take a quest for him, he will threaten them to do the job or pay for their actions. Continued refusal, or visiting him again without completing the quest, will turn Bishop hostile.


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10mm SMG
+ x48 10mm JHP
Icon briefcase.png
Carried items
$ 99
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Drops on death


John Bishop appears only in Fallout 2.


  1. The Chosen One: "{211}{}{Rumor has it that the NCR is making a deal with the Bishops.}"
    Tandi: "{213}{tand20}{No point trying to keep secrets around here. We're negotiating with New Reno for membership in the NCR. They should have some pull with places like Vault City.}"
  2. The Chosen One: "{261}{}{Can you tell me about Mr. Bishop?}"
    Leslie Anne Bishop: "{271}{}{My husband? He is the head of the Bishop family. In matters of diplomacy, business, and criminal pursuits, he possesses a certain animal cunning that one cannot help but admire, however contemptible his other qualities.}"
  3. Bishop's man: "{373}{}{I heard one of the boys got the Bishop daughter drunk, and Mr. Bishop skinned him.}"