Fallout 3: How to Find Fawkes, the Super Mutant Companion
Fawkes is one of the most powerful and loyal companions in Fallout 3, but finding him can be a bit tricky. Here's how to locate and recruit this super mutant ally.
Who is Fawkes
Fawkes is a super mutant who was one of the original dwellers of Vault 87, where the modified FEV virus was used to create an army of mutants. Unlike most of his kin, Fawkes retained his intelligence and civility after being exposed to the virus, and was imprisoned by the other mutants for being a failure. He spent over 200 years in isolation, reading books on a terminal connected to the Vault's mainframe.[^1^]
Where to Find Fawkes
You can encounter Fawkes during the main quest Finding the Garden of Eden, when you need to enter Vault 87 to retrieve the G.E.C.K. device. Fawkes will contact you through an intercom in the medical area, and offer to help you find the G.E.C.K. in exchange for his freedom. You can either accept his offer or decline it. If you accept it, he will lead you to the G.E.C.K. chamber and fight off any mutants along the way. If you decline it, you will have to find the G.E.C.K. on your own, and Fawkes will remain locked in his cell.[^1^]
After you obtain the G.E.C.K., you will be captured by the Enclave and taken to Raven Rock. Fawkes will somehow escape from Vault 87 and come to rescue you from your cell. He will then accompany you to the exit of Raven Rock, where he will part ways with you.[^1^]
How to Recruit Fawkes
If you want Fawkes to join you as a permanent companion, you need to have a good Karma level (at least Neutral). You can then talk to him outside Raven Rock and ask him to follow you. He will agree if he respects your actions and motives.[^1^]
If you missed him at Raven Rock, or if your Karma was too low at that point, you can still recruit him later. He will go to live in the Museum of History in Underworld, where you can find him among other ghouls and outcasts.[^2^]
Why Choose Fawkes
Fawkes is one of the best companions in Fallout 3 for several reasons:
He has a very high health pool and can withstand a lot of damage.
He wields a powerful weapon called the Gatling Laser, which can shred through enemies with ease.
He is immune to radiation and poison, which makes him useful in hazardous areas.
He is loyal and friendly, and will not judge you for your choices.
He has a lot of interesting dialogue and insights about the wasteland and its history.
Fawkes is a great companion for anyone who wants a strong and reliable ally in their adventures. He is also a rare example of a super mutant who is not hostile or insane, but rather wise and compassionate.[^1^]
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