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Marty Bullfinch
Biography and appearance
RaceHuman, Caucasian
AffiliationValentine Detective Agency
RolePrivate investigator
Treasure hunter
LocationFaneuil Hall, roof catwalks
Dialogue FileMarty Bullfinch's dialogue
QuestsThe Gilded Grasshopper
Editor IDMS07_MartyCorpse
Base ID001c492fRef ID001c4930

Marty Bullfinch is a disgraced ex-partner of Nick Valentine, found dead on the roof catwalks of Faneuil Hall in October 2287.


Marty was a drunkard, lech, and skinflint mooch...[1] he was also a detective and treasure hunter. He and Nick never quite saw the world the same way; for obvious reasons. Mostly because he was usually passed out on the barroom floor. Neither Nick nor Ellie liked him,[1] although they both thought of him as an incompetent Nick did consider him a friend.[2][3][4]

After parting ways on very less than amicable terms – a long time after – he came back to the agency to get his old partner to help in his latest treasure hunt: The Gilded Grasshopper.[5] Nick refused, believing it to be another loony scheme by his drunkard friend.[6] Undeterred, he set off for Faneuil Hall to search for the treasure by himself. After making it past the super mutants – which recently turned the place into an encampment – he died on the rooftop catwalks.[7]

After a time[7] working through a small backlog of case files, Nick and his new partner will revisit Marty's case. Completely unaware of his death some time past, they will search him out and uncover the hidden treasure of Shem Drowne. As the detectives return to the agency Nick and Ellie get a chance to solemnly morn over their friend. One whom they never particularly liked, nor respected. Now, they can respect him and his memory.[8][9][10]

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

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This character is involved in quests.



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Dirty black suit
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Carried items
1x Whiskey
50x Bottle caps
17x .50 caliber rounds
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Drops on death


Marty Bullfinch appears only in Fallout 4.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Ellie Perkins: "If you see him, tell Marty I say, "Hey. Where's my twenty caps, you old lech?" Also, "Hi.""
    (Ellie Perkins' dialogue)
  2. Nick Valentine: "Goodness. Did Marty really try and get through all this on his own?"
    (Nick Valentine's dialogue) Note: This line is spoken as Nick and the Sole Survivor make it to the top of the staircase of Faneuil Hall during the quest The Gilded Grasshopper.
  3. Ellie Perkins: "The Marty Bullfinch case. Marty was Nick's partner. Emphasis on the "was." He must've been some kind of desperate to come to us for help after all this time."
    Nick Valentine: "Marty and I never exactly saw eye to eye. Mostly because he was usually passed out on the barroom floor."
    Ellie Perkins: "Oh come on, Nick. Think of the good times."
    Nick Valentine: "What? When he quit?"
    Ellie Perkins: "Heh. That's the one I'm thinking of."
    (Ellie Perkins' and Nick Valentine's dialogue)
  4. Ellie Perkins: "Did you ever find what Marty was looking for? That man didn't get out of bed for free, so I have to imagine it was a pretty nice haul."
    (Ellie Perkins' dialogue)
  5. Ellie Perkins: "It must be some kind of score to bring Marty crawling back to Nick for help. The way they parted wasn't... pleasant."
    (Ellie Perkins' dialogue)
  6. Ellie Perkins: "You know, I can't guarantee it'll be any brighter, but we did have another case lying around, if you're interested. You remember that one Nick, the case from Marty?"
    Nick Valentine: "I do. Some looney scheme to make off with a statue of a grasshopper or something. You're welcome to page through it if you'd like. It's in the folder on the cabinet."
    (Ellie Perkins' and Nick Valentine's dialogue)
  7. 7.0 7.1 Nick Valentine: "Hmm. Guess Marty never quite made it. Don't worry, pal. We'll close this one out for ya."
    (Nick Valentine's dialogue) Note: This line is spoken as Nick and the Sole Survivor find Marty's corpse on the roof of Faneuil Hall during the quest The Gilded Grasshopper.
  8. Ellie Perkins: "Well, look who's back. How'd things turn out with Marty?"
    Nick Valentine: "Not great."
    Ellie Perkins: "Was he drunk?"
    Nick Valentine: "Dead. Made it all the way through Faneuil Hall, too. Went out like a champ."
    Ellie Perkins: "No foolin'. Our Marty made it through Faneuil Hall. Never knew he had it in him... well good for him."
    (Ellie Perkins' and Nick Valentine's dialogue)
  9. Ellie Perkins: "Out like a champ, huh? Good for Marty."
    (Ellie Perkins' dialogue)
  10. Ellie Perkins: "Can't believe Marty made it all the way to the Grasshopper. Seems I never gave him enough credit."
    (Ellie Perkins' dialogue)