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FO01 NPC Morpheus N.png
Biography and appearance
AffiliationRippers (formerly)
Children of the Cathedral
RoleGang member (formerly)
LocationThe Cathedral
Dialogue FileMORPH.MSG
QuestsDestroy the Mutant leader.
SPECIALStrength: 7
Perception: 8
Endurance: 8
Charisma: 10
Intelligence: 9
Agility: 8
Luck: 10
Derived StatsHit points: 60
Armor class: 13
Action points: 9
Carry weight: 200
Unarmed damage: 0
Melee damage: 2
Sequence: 16
Healing rate: 2
Experience points: 300
Normal DT/DR: 0/20%
Laser DT/DR: 0/25%
Fire DT/DR: 0/10%
Plasma DT/DR: 0/10%
Electrical DT/DR: 0/40%
EMP DT/DR: 0/500%
Explode DT/DR: 0/20%
Tag SkillsSmall Guns: 84%
Big Guns: 36%
Energy Weapons: 88%
Unarmed: 93%
Melee Weapons: 98%
First Aid: 54%
Sneak: 59%
Speech: 70%
Proto id00000147 (Morpheus)
ActorDavid Warner
Our plans? We are the messengers of evolution, my child. We follow the Master in his endless quest to heal the land and the people.
— Morpheus

Morpheus is the leader of the Children of the Cathedral in Fallout.


The supreme leader of the Children is a man with a storied history. Once a member of the Rippers, he abandoned it only to become the leader of a doomsday cult. These qualities attracted the attention of the Master, whose spies approached Morpheus in 2151 and recruited him to form the Children of the Cathedral, a benevolent cult that would spread the message of the Unity and its influence throughout the wasteland.[1]

Why was he chosen? Morpheus has all the traits of a leader. He is intelligent, cunning, and flexible. However, what sets him apart from the likes of Justin Greene and Aradesh is that he's evil. Evil, even by the morally relative standards of the wasteland. Though he has the appearance of an old time preacher, it wasn't faith that drove Morpheus into the arms of the Unity, but the promise of power. Under his lead, he established the dogma of the Children and installed himself as the prophet of the Dark God.[1]

The rank and file members of the cult are not aware of Morpheus true nature. To them, he is a visionary and a charismatic leader, inspiring them with his powerful oratory skills. They are not aware that he spends his free time revelling in the riches brought in by the cult or planning terrible retribution against his foes.[1]

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

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This character is involved in quests.


  • Destroy the Mutant leader.: Morpheus has to be killed to obtain the black CoC badge necessary to access the basement of the Cathedral. Alternatively, the player can talk to him and confess that they are from Vault 13, which will result in them being brought before the Master.

Tell me about

Morpheus' Tell-Me-Abouts
Query Response
Adytum "Adytum is the city to the northeast of us."
Apocalypse, Followers "My heart bleeds for them. Led down a false path. They don't know their efforts will bring only pain and suffering to their fellow beings."
Auditorium "My child, you should know the Auditorium. I give my sermons there."
Base, Children, Chip, Holy Flame "Nothing to be concerned with."
Caravans "I've no idea what you're talking about."
Hospitals "The Children of the Cathedral hospitals provide the best care in all of this blasted, torn land. This care is vital to the Unity."
Lasher "He is another High Priest. He spends much of his time in the studies."
Master "It is he who brought me the vision of the Unity and it is he who will bring peace to this troubled land."
Morpheus "I am but a humble servant of the Unity."
Mutants, nightkin "The nightkin came to us a while ago. They might be hideous mutants but they are extremely loyal to the Children. As we all are."
Nicole "Nicole is the unfortunate, confused leader of the Followers of the Apocalypse."
Order "We are the high priests of the great Dark God. Thirteen of us are so blessed to pass his mighty words to the rest of the Children."
Sanctum "Don't concern yourself with that. Only the High Priests may enter."
Unity "The Unity is our search for a higher level of life, and unity with our fellow man."


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Assault carbine icon.png
Assault rifle
Icon briefcase.png
Carried items
Cathedral badge (black)
Cathedral badge (red)
Icon male severed head.png
Drops on death

Behind the scenes

  • Morpheus was a former member of the Rippers as mentioned by Nicole.
  • His early name was "Orfeo" and he had a different appearance.[2][3][4]
  • His name is a reference to the principal god of dreams in Greek mythology.



Morpheus appears only in Fallout as a talking head.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Fallout Official Survival Guide p.105-106: "Morpheus: Dark Leader of the Children"
    "Outwardly, Morpheus is the supreme leader of the Children of the Cathedral. Though he adopts a pious demeanor and can sound a bit like an old-time country preacher, he does not believe that the Holy Flame, the Dark Lord, the Master is, in fact, God.
    Morpheus is intelligent, crafty, sly, greasy, and thoroughly evil, ensnared by the promise of power rather than by belief. He has a short fuse and a terrible anger, which make him an extremely dangerous individual."
  2. Children of the Cathedral guard (Adytum): "{181}{}{Really? I think my boss would like to hear more about that. Go look for Orfeo. He'll be able to reward you for your help.}"
    "{182}{}{For someone who comes in peace, you do an awful lot of killing. But those Rippers were causing quite a bit of trouble. Orfeo can reward your for your aid.}"
  3. Children of the Cathedral scout: "{181}{}{Really? I think my boss would like to hear more about that. Go look for Orfeo. He'll be able to reward you for your help.}"
    "{182}{}{For someone who comes in peace, you do an awful lot of killing. But those Rippers were causing quite a bit of trouble. Orfeo can reward your for your aid.}"
  4. CHIDINIT.MSG: "{114}{}{Orfeo is a difficult person to work with.}"