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Biography and appearance
RaceMariposa super mutant
AffiliationRedding (formerly)
Second generation super mutants
RoleSuper mutant leader
LocationMariposa Military Base
FamilyMelchior Jr. (son)
SPECIALStrength: 10
Perception: 8
Endurance: 10
Charisma: 3
Intelligence: 7
Agility: 8
Luck: 9
Derived StatsHit points: 120
Armor class: 33
Action points: 9
Carry Weight: 275
Unarmed damage: 0
Melee damage: 8
Sequence: 16
Healing rate: 3
Experience points: 475
Normal DT/DR: 12/40%
Laser DT/DR: 12/40%
Fire DT/DR: 12/60%
Plasma DT/DR: 10/40%
Electrical DT/DR: 12/40%
EMP DT/DR: 15/500%
Explode DT/DR: 20/50%
Tag SkillsSmall Guns: 63%
Big Guns: 95%
Energy Weapons: 87%
Unarmed: 117%
Melee Weapons: 117%
Proto id00000121 (Melchoir)

Approach no further! Melchior the Magnificent commands you!

Melchior the Magnificent[1] is a super mutant survivor of the Enclave's excavation of the Mariposa Military Base.


Once a regular Redding miner with a hobby focusing on magic tricks, Melchior's life took a turn for the worse when he was abducted by Enclave troops for slave labor in the Mariposa base. The event was witnessed by his son, Melchior Jr., who suddenly found himself orphaned.[2]

Melchior and several other abductees were put to work removing tons of rock from the collapsed military base. Working without any protective gear, the slaves were exposed to FEV dispersed in the ruins and slowly began to mutate. The process was gradual, but noticeable. With the changes came the realization that the Enclave was going to execute them all once the work was complete.

That's where Melchior's talents came into play. He helped secrete away weapons and ammunition from their Enclave overseers, preparing an uprising. As the Enclave scientists retrieved a pure FEV sample and left together with the bulk of the Enclave's forces, the mutants attacked Capt. Pickard's mop up crew. Sustaining heavy casualties, the troops fell back under the force of the onslaught and blew the entrance to the base, sealing Melchior and his mutants within.

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

This character has no special interactions.

Other interactions

  • Melchior serves as the boss of Mariposa Military Base. Notably, he will fight the player not alone, but with support from his pets. He summons four deathclaws, four floaters, four fire geckos, and four mole rats. He spawns one monster each turn until he exhausts the pool, then moves to the next group. Only four summoned monsters can be present and alive at any given moment.


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Assault carbine icon.png
Laser rifle
+ x50 Microfusion cell
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Carried items
Military base level 4
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Drops on death

Behind the scenes

Melchior shares his name with one of the Biblical Magi.


Melchior appears only in Fallout 2.


  1. Fallout 2 Official Strategies & Secrets p.205: "12. Melchior the Magnificent. Melchior is a sorcerer, of a sort. He throws rats into the pools of F.E.V. virus that fill the room, shown in Figure 10.13. The F.E.V. turns the rats into fierce monsters of all types, which, ravenously hungry after their metamorphosis, attack you on sight. Melchior has the last of the Military Base's holotapes on him, as well as a nifty Gauss Pistol. Your best bet to get Melchior is to fight his creatures in the narrow passageway before his room."
  2. Melchior Jr.: "{205}{}{He went away with some men dressed in metal clothes.}"