John L. Sullivan

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John L. Sullivan
Fightin' John Sullivan
John L Sullivan.png
Biography and appearance
RoleFormer boxer
Dialogue FileHcsulvan.msg
SPECIALStrength: 7
Perception: 5
Endurance: 6
Charisma: 5
Intelligence: 4
Agility: 7
Luck: 5
Derived StatsHit points: 45
Armor class: 22
Action points: 8
Carry weight: 200
Unarmed damage: 0
Melee damage: 2
Sequence: 10
Healing rate: 2
Experience points: 70
Normal DT/DR: 2/25%
Laser DT/DR: 0/20%
Fire DT/DR: 0/20%
Plasma DT/DR: 0/10%
Electrical DT/DR: 0/30%
EMP DT/DR: 0/500%
Explode DT/DR: 0/20%
Tag SkillsSmall Guns: 56%
Unarmed: 66%
Melee Weapons: 61%
Proto id00000069 (Weak Melee Guard)

Well now, what have we here? Looks as though you dinnay know much about the sweet science at all do ye?

John L. Sullivan is a retired boxer in the Golden Gecko pub in Klamath in Fallout 2.


John Sullivan is an older man, though age did not slow him down one bit. He has a well built physique, with muscular arms and a height to match. The well groomed handlebar mustache, in gray, adds the final touch. He is a veteran of New Reno's boxing rings, who has moved to Klamath after ending his career, spending his time around the Golden Gecko, mingling with patrons. His Irish descent and accent can make him a little difficult to understand at times, though his pleasant personality makes it a non-issue.

Owing to his experience as a boxer, John has a keen eye for technique. He can judge a person's skills by the way they move and, if they prove to be a good sport, he'll even give them a few pointers in pugilism, the sweet science.

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

This character provides character bonuses.


  • If the player is nice to him, Sullivan will increase their Unarmed and Melee by 10%, as a former New Reno boxer.
  • Offering to buy him a beer for $10 afterwards gives positive karma, though Sullivan politely refuses.


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Leather armor (not lootable)
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Pipe rifle + 24x 10mm JHP
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Carried items
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Drops on death

Behind the scenes

  • Sullivan is named after John Lawrence Sullivan, the first heavyweight champion.
  • Sullivan uses a English corrupted Gaelic phrase in his dialogue: Erin Go Bragh, which is translated as Ireland Forever.


John L. Sullivan appears only in Fallout 2.