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The Vault - Fallout Wiki
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FO2 The Den-Karl.png
Biography and appearance
RoleRunaway farmer
LocationMom's Diner, The Den
Dialogue FileMcKarl.msg
QuestsGo to the Den and tell Karl it's alright to come back home.
SPECIALStrength: 6
Perception: 4
Endurance: 5
Charisma: 4
Intelligence: 4
Agility: 5
Luck: 3
Derived StatsHit points: 40
Armor class: 5
Action points: 7
Carry weight: 175
Unarmed damage: 0
Melee damage: 1
Sequence: 8
Healing rate: 1
Experience points: 60
Normal DT/DR: 0/0%
Laser DT/DR: 0/0%
Fire DT/DR: 0/0%
Plasma DT/DR: 0/0%
Electrical DT/DR: 0/0%
EMP DT/DR: 0/500%
Explode DT/DR: 0/0%
Tag SkillsThrowing: 60%
Proto id00000196 (Karl)

Spare some change for (hic) an out-of-work farmer?

Karl is a former Modoc inhabitant, who fled to the Den from his farm. He can be found in Mom's Diner in Fallout 2.


An incredibly filthy drunk, Karl spends his days moping in the back of Mom's diner, begging passers-by for money to fuel his drinking habit. He used to be a fine, upstanding farmer from Modoc, who worked a farm to the northeast of the town. However, one day he began seeing glowing ghosts in the fields, who took his crops and cattle. Eventually, he couldn't take the stress and run away from the farm. He is presumed dead by Modoc citizens.

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

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This character is involved in quests.


Other interactions

  • Karl can become upset if the player offers him Nuka-Cola, mocks him, or gives him too little money. In that case, he will refuse to tell his story, making it impossible to complete the above quests peacefully or learn his story in advance. In this case, the player will have to apologize and give him $100, a beer, or booze.
  • Of course, giving him any kind of alcohol will cause him to pass out for a few hours.
  • Female characters can sleep with Karl if they have 8 Charisma. The surprisingly enjoyable romp is worth $1000.


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Carried items
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Drops on death


Karl appears only in Fallout 2.

CharactersModocBalthas · Balthas' wife · Child · Cornelius · Davin · Farrel · Grisham · Jo · Jonny · Karl · Laddie · Miria · Rose · Stable boy · Townsperson · Trader
SlagsChild · Protector · Slag · Slag guard · Vegeir
LocationsModocMain Street · Modoc Brahmin Pastures · Bed & Breakfast (Rose's Bed and Breakfast) · Farrel's Garden · Modoc caves ·
Ghost FarmCavern · Farm · Underground Lake