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Fallout 3 Walkthrough and Guide

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Fallout 3 Guide


There are 8 followers in total, and this section goes over each one of them.

Note: These 8 Followers automatically regenerate their health outside battle. That means you only have to be careful during fights themselves; Once the battle is over they'll be healed by the game.

1. Butch

Yes, bullyhead Butch can become a follower, that is if you lived through his painstakingly annoying conversations and actions during your youthful adventure.

Finish the Misc. Quest: Trouble on the Homefront and make sure that the Overseer has been killed or has stepped down, or sabotaged the Vault in its entirety. Look for Butch at the Muddy Rudder Bar at Rivet City.

o Karma does not matter when Butch has already joined.

2. Fawkes

You meet Fawkes during your main quest when exploring Vault 87. She won't immediately join you, but you can easily recruit him when you get out of Raven Rock.  Oh, Fawkes is a woman, by the way.  Or at least, she was.  Now she's a Super Mutant, and those don't really have a gender either way.

Note: When Fawkes joins for the first time he doesn't seem to take a follower spot.  This means you can already have a follower (or even have assembled a small party) before you recruit Fawkes at Raven Rock.  Simply avoid her the first time when you get out - and recruit her later - to get the best result.

o Karma does not matter when Fawkes has already joined.

3. Sergeant RL-3

You can buy Sergeant RL-3 from a merchant who sells robots.  He's named Mr. Tinker and he can be found nearby or around the RobCo Factory.  It's a somewhat random encounter, so you may need to use the wait function for him to appear.

o Karma does not matter if Sergeant RL-3 has already joined.

4. Jericho

Jericho can be found in Megaton.  If you have negative karma and willing to pay him 1000 caps for supplies, he's very willing to accompany you to where ever it is you want to go.

o Karma does not matter if Jericho has already joined.

5. Star Paladin Cross

You can recruit this Brotherhood Lady in the Citadel, in the same room with Liberty Prime (the large robot).  She's on the upper floor and only joins you if your Karma is positive.

o Karma *does* matter if Star Paladin Cross has already joined.  Keep your Karma   positive or she will leave you.

6. Charon

This ghoul can be found in Underworld at The Ninth Circle.  You can buy his contract from Ahzrukal for 2000 caps (or 1000 with Barter at 50 ).  It's also possible to get his contract by killing Greta at Carol's Place.

o Karma does not matter if Charon has already joined.

7. Dogmeat

This lonely dog can be found fighting off raiders in the Scrapyard.  Talk to him and he'll be a follower from here on.  It doesn't seem like Dogmeat takes up a follower spot, which is a good thing.

o Karma does not matter if Dogmeat has already joined.

8. Clover

She can be bought off Eulogy in Paradise Falls for 1000 Caps (or 500 with enough Barter skill). 

o Karma does not matter if Clover has already joined.


Comments for Followers

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Oct 19th 2015 Guest
If you have very evil karma RL-3 won't follow you.
ID #617983
Feb 24th 2015 Guest
Whats the glitch to get 4 followerers, the game tells me i can only have one follower at a time
ID #520685
Feb 8th 2015 Guest
ID #513170
Dec 20th 2014 Guest
heres also some cheat with dogmeat. Get the puppies perk, than kill him. He drops new dogmeat. However, he also opens a new follower spot every time he dies. Btw, if u were to recruit all eight, you would have to do evils first
ID #487410
Nov 27th 2013 Guest

how do you spawn followers
[i dont know ;[ ]
please help
if not please look it up
ID #322801
Nov 23rd 2013 Guest
I thought trouble on homefront was part of the main storyline and has to be done to start main quest and storyline before you can even get to do vault 87 raven rock
ID #321178
Sep 12th 2013 Guest
Some times playing this adventure is special it should give the felling of excitement do not fast travel all the time take your time you are the game remember that and feel you inside and enjoy
ID #309292
Jul 14th 2013 Guest
I killed them all well not all butch died near oaisis but fawkes charon etc all got a gattling laser to the face
ID #297395
Apr 4th 2013 Guest
i know a glitch to get 4 at a time oh and fawkes and charon together are beast
ID #270442
Jan 21st 2013 Guest
Fawkes is not a girl, if you really dig deep into the vault you will find his audio logs. The whole thing with him being a girl was that the occupant before him was a girl.
ID #244912
Jan 2nd 2013 Guest
I love dogmeat, you can say him to find ammo, a weapon, chems or food and he will run to it and bring it to you. :D
ID #234463
Dec 29th 2012 Guest
Guys this is so funny ik this fallout 3website but on new vagas I found a cool glitch first go to heliose one and talk to th scientist without the glasses oh and yeah u must have th batchler perk talk to him make him tell u about the solar wepon achades or somthing and overload th system the the turn it on then tell him u overloaded it the u get 360xp then keep telling him and u get 360xp again and again u also get 2 doctors bags and 3 stimpacks each time lol I'm maxed out and be careful u have to kill robots I sugest u go get pulse gun from the silver rush in freeside
ID #231602
Oct 14th 2012 Guest
I like Clover alot, dogmeat died in the first actual fight i brought him to. I like clover with the Antagonizer outfit, I'm thinking about getting the Mechanist armor and putting it on Charon. I give followers all the super expensive items that i don't enjoy repairing, my Clover is actually better armored and armed than my own character, she needs it more than i do, i keep 100+ stimpacks at all times.
ID #196040
Oct 9th 2012 Guest
don't ever ever!!! let human followers fight mutant behemoths. they will die
ID #194072
Jul 13th 2012 Guest
Puppies is a perk that you can get in case dog meat dies just wait for them at 101
ID #163676
Jul 7th 2012 Guest
sorry for ANOTHER comment but i cant stop myself this is my first time on the internet
talking to REAL PEOPLE! anyway whats all this about dogmeat puppies i never heard about?
ID #161191
Jul 7th 2012 Guest
i have clover fawkes dogmeat as followers and i was going to buy rl3 but fawkes
DESTROYED tinker joe for no reason at all but i still like him

ID #161190
Jul 7th 2012 Guest
I like fawkes

ID #161187
Jun 30th 2012 Guest
i like JERICO he kills a lot of people
ID #158825
May 19th 2012 Guest
the best followers are dogmeat and fawkes
ID #143532
May 13th 2012 Guest
Fawkes and or charon are the two best companions no doubt and have saved my ass more times than i can count,
ID #141673
Apr 22nd 2012 Guest
there is a way to use the brother hood armor without training
ID #135959
Apr 14th 2012 Guest
I'm new to fallout altogether and am like level 5-6 what companion do you guys think would be most suited to a guy my level. I am concidering do meat.
ID #133297
Mar 17th 2012 Guest
a little tip about followers, the stronger you are the stronger they will be, so if your like level 15+ your followers will like never die Smile
ID #123906
Feb 16th 2012 Guest
a way to get 2 non dogish followers! First have bad karma. Go to megaton. Get jericho. Then go to the scrapyard and get dogmeat. Go to paridise falls. Go find clover. BEFORE you buy her, slay dogmeat( if you Dont mind getting more bad karma) and talk to jones. Clover SHOULD come with you. Hope this helps!
ID #115460
Feb 13th 2012 Guest
I like seaegent rl-3 low price, good weapans, and can hover over water
ID #114697
Jan 23rd 2012 Guest
ID #108646
Jan 13th 2012 Guest
Jerico sucked ass, a raiders dov was behind a car and he threw a grenade at it and stood next to it while both the grenade and car exploded then (of course) died!
ID #105378
Nov 17th 2011 Guest
dogmeat gets in ur way alot while fighting because i swung a hit at a ghoul and i hit the ghoul and dogmeat LOL
ID #88114
Oct 21st 2011 Guest
i did this. first i got dogmeat then i got cross. then i bought an add-on every month (if it matters) then later i found out about the 3 follower thing so i was like crud. then i killed dogmeat then got fawkes (by the way hes a guy) and got puppies perk then i was done and had 3 followers =›.
ID #81822
Aug 7th 2011 Guest
do fallout 2 companions have quests like they do in fallout new vegas?
ID #64982
Jun 30th 2011 Guest
What if one dies
ID #53674
Jun 22nd 2011 Guest
i hate ghouls
ID #51363
Feb 21st 2011 Guest
Charon double barreled shotgun from point lookout = death to all who cross your path.
ID #29940
Dec 21st 2010 Guest
charon is a goul from the underworld in the museum of history right
ID #21928
Dec 3rd 2010 Guest
i disagree that fawks isnt good, she an mow down some enemys an i prefere to have dogmeat with me as an extra attacker. but oe that i can ge more than 2 followers im ditchin dogmeat, grabbin cross, grabin charon,and also getting jherrico. i never really liked butch as a follower. i tried him one and he got killed by a frickin mole rat
ID #20059
Nov 24th 2010 ownyoutank
i think that fawkes and dogmeat are the best follers (to me) in the game.
ID #19188
Oct 31st 2010 TheMegaBubblez
[size=15]okay so im a [color=Green[img]
ID #16816
Oct 31st 2010 TheMegaBubblez
listen to do broken steel you must have fawks and another follower oh and as many stimpaks and ammo as possoble try and make all armor and wepon cnd high then run in and shoot like hell heck yh!
ID #16815
Oct 4th 2010 Guest
fawkes is pretty good
butch and dogmeat for me
butch has nice offense but he'll go down with 3 or 4 good hits so careful
ID #14377
Mar 7th 2016 Guest
I like butch too I never knew he could be a follower if he is weak though I might just give him a bullet to the brain!!!!
ID #639171
Sep 5th 2010 Guest
great job
ID #11552
Aug 20th 2010 Guest
sticky? who tat
ID #9632
Aug 16th 2010 Guest
i know a glitch that alows me to have 4 followers. I have dogmeat, charon, seargeant RL-3, and jericho. I also have sticky, but he's not that good at fighting, he's a special follower.
ID #9077
Aug 7th 2010 Guest
I like Charon and Fawkes
ID #7873
Aug 3rd 2010 garfield7491
ive got Fawkes and Dogmeat with me. theyre pretty good
ID #7349
Jul 26th 2010 Guest
this is better than fightin my bros
ID #6179
Jul 26th 2010 Guest
ID #6165
Jul 11th 2010 Guest
ID #4054
Jun 11th 2010 Guest
sweet i love this!
ID #201