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Biography and appearance
AffiliationBrotherhood of Steel
RoleIntelligence operative
LocationSan Francisco Brotherhood outpost
Dialogue FileFCFMATT.MSG
QuestsGet the vertibird plans for the Brotherhood of Steel.
SPECIALStrength: 7
Perception: 4
Endurance: 9
Charisma: 3
Intelligence: 3
Agility: 6
Luck: 7
Derived StatsHit points: 80
Armor class: 16
Action points: 8
Carry weight: 200
Unarmed damage: 0
Melee damage: 2
Sequence: 8
Healing rate: 3
Experience points: 120
Normal DT/DR: 4/30%
Laser DT/DR: 6/75%
Fire DT/DR: 4/10%
Plasma DT/DR: 4/20%
Electrical DT/DR: 0/0%
EMP DT/DR: 0/500%
Explode DT/DR: 4/25%
Tag SkillsSmall Guns: 63%
Big Guns: 41%
Energy Weapons: 21%
Unarmed: 65%
Melee Weapons: 61%
Throwing: 53%
Proto id00000040 (Tough Guard)

Several months ago we came across a group known as the Enclave. Much to our surprise their level of technology surpassed even our own. We found this quite disturbing and considered contacting them. However, we decided on a more cautious course of action until we could determine exactly who the Enclave was, and the underlying purpose of their organization.

Matt is a Brotherhood of Steel agent stationed in San Francisco in Fallout 2.


Seemingly a non-descript man in Tesla armor,[1] Matt is one of the crucial inhabitants of San Francisco. Having staffed the Brotherhood outpost for years, he has blended into the community,[2][3] allowing him to silently gather intelligence on the Enclave and discern their motives. He is one of several agents deployed to the wasteland to this end.[4] The Brotherhood monitors the Enclave in order to learn more about them before potential contact.[5][6]

The Brotherhood has fallen from power and now has to seek the help of outsiders. Much like his their ancestor, the Chosen One finds themselves to be the last, best hope of humanity.[7]

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

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This character is involved in quests.


Effects of player action

  • Retrieving the plans will result in Matt being killed by Horrigan two days after the plans change hands.[8]


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Tesla armor
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Turbo plasma rifle
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Carried items
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Drops on death


Matthew appears only in Fallout 2.


  1. Matthew: "{100}{}{You see a man in metal armor.}"
    "{101}{}{You see Matthew.}"
    "{102}{}{You see a man wearing metal armor with a lightning bolt insignia on it.}"
  2. The Chosen One: "{116}{}{Why is it that nobody around here mentions you?}"
    Matthew: "{166}{}{We've had this base for years. By maintaining it at a low level with minimal staffing, never drawing attention to ourselves, we've achieved anonymity. We leave the Shi alone, and they leave us alone.}"
  3. The Chosen One: "{117}{}{Why do you have only one person here?}"
    Matthew: "{169}{}{Too many people in any one place can attract attention. One man in a city of many men is less noticeable.}"
  4. The Chosen One: "{115}{}{Who are you guys?}"
    Matthew: "{119}{}{We are a paramilitary organization known as the Brotherhood of Steel.}"
    The Chosen One: "{121}{}{Okay - and what is it that you do?}"
    Matthew: "{122}{}{At one time we were the sole bastions of technology left on the planet. We set ourselves up as what could best be called 'technology police.' We hoarded the old knowledge and only doled it out in small parcels. Of course, it was only to those who we felt deserved it and had the wisdom to properly use it.}"
  5. The Chosen One: "{124}{}{You said 'at one time.' What about now?}"
    Matthew: "{125}{}{Several months ago we came across a group known as the Enclave. Much to our surprise their level of technology surpassed even our own. We found this quite disturbing and considered contacting them. However, we decided on a more cautious course of action until we could determine exactly who the Enclave was, and the underlying purpose of their organization.} {126}{}{To this end, we have reactivated small outposts near areas of Enclave activity from which we can safely observe them. Currently, we have activated such outposts in the Den, the NCR, and here in San Francisco.}"
    The Chosen One: "{128}{}{Sounds interesting. What have you learned?}"
    Matthew: "{129}{}{We have found that the Enclave deals heavily in drugs, weapons, and slaves. However, these are simply trivial pursuits leading up to some higher purpose, which we have failed to uncover. We are still watching them.}"
  6. The Chosen One: "{144}{}{What the hell. I must be crazy, but I'll do it.}"
    Matthew: "{155}{}{Excellent. Here is what I need you to do. Go to Navarro, infiltrate the base, and recover the technical plans for the vertibirds. Return the plans to me.}"
    The Chosen One: "{158}{}{All right, but... Just how do think I should go about this? This is a military base after all.}"
    Matthew: "{196}{}{Navarro is relatively new and not fully staffed as yet. My sources tell me that they receive new recruits from time to time. Perhaps you could pose as a new arrival. I would suggest that.}"
    The Chosen One: "{201}{}{You mentioned your 'sources.' Who would they be?}"
    Matthew: "{202}{}{I had an operative go and scout the base. Her reports recently stopped; I can only assume the worst. Please be careful}"
    "{203}{}{. I don't enjoy sending people to their deaths.}"
    The Chosen One: "{205}{}{I'll be careful. Thanks.}"
    Matthew: "{160}{}{Upon successful completion of your mission I will grant you access to our facility here. In the meantime it would be best if you got started immediately. Thank you,}"
  7. The Chosen One: "{131}{}{Before we go any further, why tell me all this now?}"
    Matthew: "{132}{}{(sigh) The Enclave has developed vertibird technology, flying machines that allow them to move deeply into surrounding territories. Without similar technology to counter this threat, the Brotherhood would be unable to stop an invasion launched by the Enclave. We need to have vertibird technology, or a viable counter to it, for ourselves.} {133}{}{Now, recently the Enclave established a base north of here called Navarro. It's used as a stopover point for the maintenance and refueling of vertibirds. It's my belief that such a base may have complete technical plans of the vertibirds. All I need is for someone to infiltrate the base, steal the plans, and bring them here to me.}"
    The Chosen One: "{135}{}{Let me guess. You want me to infiltrate this base for you.}"
    Matthew: "{136}{}{Let me be frank with you,} {137}{}{. The Brotherhood of Steel is not the power that we once were. We believed ourselves to be the sole source of technology left to mankind. Secure in this belief we have let our order decline over the years. Now we don't have the resources at our disposal to deal with the Enclave. We need your help.}"
  8. The Chosen One: "{223}{}{What happened to Matt?}"
    ACE: "{224}{}{Loading sequence...}"
    Matthew "{227}{}{You and your so-called President will not succeed.}"
    Frank Horrigan: "{228}{}{Is that so?}"
    Matthew: "{229}{}{The Chosen One has come, and he will rid the world of your evil.}"
    Frank Horrigan: "{230}{}{I care nothing for your pathetic prophecies. Worse, you have become a nusianceQuoted verbatim, error appeared in the original sourceIcon sic.png through your meddling. That ends today!}"
    Matthew: "{231}{}{Killing me will stop nothing.}"
    Frank Horrigan: "{232}{}{That may be, but seeing your body rotting on the ground will bring a smile to my face.}"
    (Fsface.msg) Note: Cutscene in the bunker at the conclusion of the quest.