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Rick Lancer
Rick Lancer.jpg
Biography and appearance
RaceHuman, Hispanic
Hair StyleBlast backHair ColorBrown
Eye ColorBlue
LocationVault 3
Dialogue FileRick Lancer's dialogue
QuestsI Love Bananas
SPECIALStrength: 6
Perception: 5
Endurance: 4
Charisma: 5
Intelligence: 4
Agility: 5
Luck: 5
Derived StatsHit points: 125
Tag SkillsBarter: 85
Medicine: 84
Melee weapons: 88
Editor IDVault3Prisoner01
Base ID000f47abRef ID000f47b0
ActorYuri Lowenthal

Rick Lancer is a prisoner of the Fiends in Vault 3.


Rick is being held prisoner in Vault 3 along with Dennis and Rachael. They are being held for ransom, but Rick says anyone who would pay it was already killed by the Fiends. He asks the Courier to help them escape by getting the keys from a Fiend named Daniel.[1]

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

This character starts quests.


  • I Love Bananas: Rick and his friends are in a bind. Let them out of the Fiend prison cell.

Effects of player action

  • Once freed from the prisoner cell, Rick gives you the password to the Overseer's office. You can also intimidate the password out of him without freeing him, with a karma hit.


Icon armored vault suit.png
Brahmin-skin outfit
Assault carbine icon.png
.44 Magnum revolver
Icon briefcase.png
Carried items
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Drops on death
No additional items


  • He will tell you that his friend Carter snuck out of the cell and went exploring the vault and found a password for a room filled with weapons and he was heading there before he was killed by the fiends.

Notable quotes

  • "[I need to know a little more about Vault 3.] I don't know much, only that the people who lived in here originally were killed by the Fiends. Carter there escaped and managed to explore for a bit. He hacked a password off of the computer, and found the location of some guns. He was on his way to get them when the Fiends caught him again."
  • "[Can you tell me about the Fiends?] They are a bunch of junkies that do whatever they can to get money for chems. I hear they are lead by a guy calling himself Motor-Runner. I think he is in one of the other wings, although I haven't seen him myself."


Rick Lancer appears only in Fallout: New Vegas.


  1. The Courier: "What are you doing here?"
    Rick Lancer: "We were part of a caravan heading into New Vegas from down south. They are holding us hostage, trying to get some ransom. Anyone willing to pay for us died in the attack. Once the Fiends figure that out, we are as good as dead. Can you set us free now?"
    The Courier: "Yeah, I'll see what I can do."
    Rick Lancer: "Thanks partner. I think the Fiend with the key is back in one of the bedrooms somewhere, someone called him Daniel. If that helps."
    (Rick Lancer's dialogue)