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For the weapon in Fallout: New Vegas, see Time bomb.
Biography and appearance
RaceHuman, Hispanic
Hair StyleTerrorsaur (HairRaiderMid)Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorHazel
AffiliationBig Town
LocationBig Town
Dialogue FileTimebomb's dialogue
QuestsBig Trouble in Big Town
Combat StyleDefault
assistanceHelps Allies
Alignment500 Good
SPECIALStrength: 6
Perception: 5
Endurance: 4
Charisma: 5
Intelligence: 4
Agility: 5
Luck: 5
Derived StatsHit Points: 1
Fatigue: 50
Critical chance:
Melee damage:
Unarmed damage:
Poison resistance:
Radiation resistance:
Tag SkillsVillager (Villager)
Barter: 34
Big Guns: 13
Energy Weapons: 15
Explosives: 15
Lockpick: 15
Medicine: 32
Melee Weapons: 36
Repair: 13
Science: 13
Small Guns: 15
Sneak: 15
Speech: 15
Throwing, unused: 0
Unarmed: 13
Calculated: 2 → 6
Editor RaceHispanic
Editor IDTimebomb
Base ID0002805aRef ID0002805b
ScriptSCRI - Script: SCPT - Script [0002805D] <TimebombSCRIPT>
Editor FactionsBigTownFaction
Package 0002805C (BigTownTimebombLayInBed0x24)

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ActorCraig Sechler (MaleAdult04)
Special Head GearEyebrowM (EyebrowM)

She didn't, you know, do anything to me while I was out? Did she?

— Timebomb talking about Bittercup.

Timebomb is a badly injured inhabitant of Big Town in Fallout 3.


Timebomb came from Little Lamplight, like everyone else in Big Town. He suffered heavy injuries in the last mutant attack, which also took Red and Shorty away. Timebomb was placed in the town's clinic, though there is little hope for him due to the town's only doctor missing. His name is all the more appropriate, although it was originally given to him due to his sudden mood swings, periods of calm punctuated by explosions of emotion and big disturbances.[1]

Curiously, it seems Bittercup took advantage of Timebomb while he was unconscious. She mentions having a relationship with the man, though the latter does not recall it. Conclusions... Unpleasant.

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

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This character drops an ear when killed (Contract Killer).
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This character is involved in quests.

Effects of player actions

  • Timebomb can be healed with a Medicine of 40.
  • If it is lower than that, he can only be euthanized. This option will always be present.
  • If you pass a speech challenge for a reward after healing him, Timebomb will give you 5 bottle caps.
  • If Timebomb lives to see the conclusion of Big Town's big quest, he gives a big reward: the lucky 8 ball.


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Wasteland settler outfit
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Smith & Wesson .32 pistol
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Carried items
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Drops on death


  • The script governing the festive spirit in Big Town once the supermutants are defeated fires regardless of Timebomb's state, making him temporarily stand up, clap, and wave, before returning to his normal state.


Timebomb appears only in Fallout 3.


  1. Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition p.100: "Timebomb
    Currently drugged and laid out in the operating room of Red's clinic, Timebomb was severely wounded during the last Super Mutant attack, when Red and Shorty were kidnapped. He is known as Timebomb due to his mood swings; he has prolonged periods of calm before instigating big disturbances."
    (Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition Wasteland Census)