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Mean Sonofabitch
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Biography and appearance
RaceMariposa super mutant
AffiliationUnity (formerly)
Dialogue FileMean Sonofabitch's dialogue
SPECIALStrength: 10
Perception: 6
Endurance: 10
Charisma: 5
Intelligence: 4
Agility: 5
Luck: 5
Derived StatsHit Points: 400
DT: 0
Tag SkillsCombat Skill: 100
PerksToughness (+ 20% DR)
Built to Destroy (+ 3% critical chance)
Bloody Mess (+ 5% total damage)
Health Regeneration (3%)
Base ID000f83a2Ref ID000f83ab

Ha ha ha! I wash ma bown. Wesibe.

Mean Sonofabitch is a super mutant living in Westside in Fallout: New Vegas.


A first generation super mutant, Mean Son of a Bitch served the Unity with distinction until the fall of the Master in 2162. Wandering the wastes for decades, his luck eventually ran out somewhere near the Hub in the second half of the 23rd century. Taken captive by a group of mutant haters, he was tortured and mutilated. They cut out his tongue,[1] among other things, and refused to relent even when Klamath Bob offered to buy him from them.[2] He would have died, if it wasn't for Tabitha and her nightkin, who freed him from bondage.[3]

Eventually, Mean wandered into Westside. He remembered Klamath Bob well and decided to stick around, doing odd jobs for Westsiders and smashing Fiends whenever they attack with his mean super sledge. His very presence is enough to deter smaller raids, in fact.[4] Although some people steer clear of him, he doesn't seem to mind.[5]

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

This character has no special interactions.


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Mean super sledge*
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Carried items
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Drops on death

* The mean super sledge cannot be disarmed or looted from Sonofabitch.


  • Mean Sonofabitch suffers from a lack of voice direction oversight, resulting in very inconsistent slurring of words. He's also mistakenly added to the Westside residents' faction, resulting in him making perfectly understandable remarks when the player passes by.


Mean Sonofabitch appears only in Fallout: New Vegas.


  1. The Courier: "Do you have trouble speaking?"
    Mean Sonofabitch: "Mmm-hm. [Points to stump of tongue in his mouth.] I have bo go bow. Goobye!"
    (Mean Sonofabitch's dialogue)
  2. The Courier: "Do you know anything about that Super mutant walking around town?"
    Klamath Bob: "Oh, heh. Yeah, that's Mean Sonofabitch. I know the name sounds bad, but he likes it. He's one nasty old coot. Far as I can tell, he's one of them original Super Mutants, what came from the Boneyard. Wandered about after that "Master" fellow died. Eventually got caught somewhere around the Hub, back in NCR. Boy, they sure treated him mean down there. Cut him up so bad he can't talk no more. I tried to buy him, just so they'd stop hurting him, but they didn't want any of it."
    (Klamath Bob's dialogue)
  3. The Courier: "Do you know how he got away from the NCR?"
    Klamath Bob: "Turned out some of them "Night Kids" - whatever you call those sneaky Super Mutant types - got in and busted him out. I guess somebody named "Tabitha" led the bunch that freed him. Don't know much more than that."
    (Klamath Bob's dialogue)
  4. The Courier: "How did he end up here on the Westside?"
    Klamath Bob: "He just showed up here one day. Couldn't really talk, but he remembered me all right. Ever since then he's just been, well... hanging around, I guess. Does odd jobs for folks and smashes the bad guys when they come poking around."
    (Klamath Bob's dialogue)
  5. The Courier: "People around here aren't afraid of him?"
    Klamath Bob: "Some folks steer clear of him, for sure, but he don't seem to mind."
    (Klamath Bob's dialogue)