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Fallout: New Vegas/Unused NPCs
This is a sub-page of Fallout: New Vegas.
To add these characters to the game, open the console (with ~) and enter player.placeleveledactoratme [form ID] (without brackets). Any other NPC may also be targeted in the console so these listed characters can be placed near them instead of the player. Highlight the NPC you want to be targeted, then type placeatme [form ID] 1 1
- 1 Atticus
- 2 Battlegear NPCs
- 3 Beggar
- 4 Betters
- 5 Billy Bettis
- 6 Bitter Bob and Roger the Codger
- 7 Casino Guard
- 8 Catty Clara
- 9 Boulder City Workers
- 10 Dixon's Thugs
- 11 Drill Sergeant & NCR Recruits
- 12 DrunkTestMale
- 13 Elizabeth Kieran (dead)
- 14 Escort
- 15 Felicia
- 16 Followers Doctor at Hoover Dam
- 17 Grigorsky
- 18 Hawkins
- 19 Kevin Hargrove
- 20 (fake) Legate Lanius
- 21 Legion Centurion
- 22 Legion Messenger
- 23 Mayor Steyn
- 24 Meg Reynolds
- 25 Mojave Inhabitant
- 26 MP Fretwell
- 27 Mr. House
- 28 NCR Mercenary
- 29 New Vegas Resident
- 30 Outer Vegas Defender
- 31 Pablo Miller
- 32 Paladin Ramos (intercom)
- 33 Papa Khan (clone)
- 34 Patient
- 35 Press Demo Raiders
- 36 Privates Biggs and Harcourt
- 37 Rancher
- 38 Ranger Gomez
- 39 Red Lucy Face Holder
- 40 Ritemaster
- 41 Ron the Narrator
- 42 Rose and Sylvia
- 43 Roy Gottlieb/Vault 11 Survivor
- 44 Sen Lin
- 45 Sgt. Warren Jacobs
- 46 Testacles the Debug Centurion
- 47 Testing Dummy
- 48 Test Man
- 49 TestNVPG
- 50 Tom Dooley
- 51 Training Dummy
- 52 Trooper Willis
- 53 Underpass Citizen
- 54 Vertibird Pilot
- 55 Vicky and Vance corpses
- 56 Wasteland Adventurer
- 57 Water Pump Guard
- 58 Westside Thug
- 59 Wrench
- 60 Xa Mo
Form ID: 1602ab
Atticus is an unused preliminary version of Veteran Atticus, the Legionary who shows up occasionally at the Legion safehouse. This version's internal name instead places him at the Fort. Killing him will instantly fail the quests Caesar's Hire and Beware the Wrath of Caesar, regardless of story state. His inventory pool is copied from that of the Legionary Veteran template, and includes Veteran Armor+Helmet, random food, random Legion-approved chemicals, water, and either a machete or chainsaw.
He has unique unused dialog options that are very similar in subject matter to those his completed counterpart uses, but less polished and numerous.
These are unused and uniquely-named generic faction grunts like those seen in the final battle at Hoover Dam. Those without headgear that normally covers their faces will be wearing bandanas.Battlegear Centurion: 13f3f0 Battlegear Combat Ranger: 13f3f2 Battlegear Enclave Officer: 13f3f3 Battlegear Enclave Scientist: 13f3f4 Battlegear Great Khan: 13f3f5 Battlegear Legionary: 13f3ab Battlegear NCRTrooper: 13f3f7 Battlegear PowerArmor: 13f3f1 Battlegear Ranger: 13f3f6
Form IDs: 129394, 129395, 129396
Three old men in Brahmin-skin outfits who were intended to populate some area of Freeside (based on their editor IDs, VFSFreesideBeggar01-03) and pester the player for caps. They all look pretty much the same. Each of them uses a beggar-specific AI package to sit somewhere but no target is set. There is also an unused idle marker VFSBeggarMarker that has them randomly play the animations LoosettpAskForHelpA, Swatting, and ScratchingSelf/ScratchingSelf02. In the final game the only beggar is Rotface, a ghoul.
Betters was an NCR soldier in or near Techatticup Mine, based on his dialog's editor IDs, and may have been a prisoner or an early version of Renolds. Though he seems to have been deleted from the NPC list in the GECK, several player-only dialog lines remain. Unfortunately, they are not particularly enlightening as to his purpose.
Form ID: f839fA merchant equipped with a Roving Trader Outfit and Sawed-off Shotgun. It is not certain exactly where he would have been placed, but his editor ID has the prefix '1E', which primarily includes NPCs placed in the wasteland south of New Vegas, including the NCR sharecropper farms, Westside, Camp McCarran, Casa Madrid Apartments, South Vegas Ruins, and Aerotech Office Park.
Bitter Bob and Roger the Codger
Two pickpockets from Freeside who are named and exist only in Freeside's script file.
int iBobRobbed ; Bitter Bob robbed the player, 0 = robbing, 1 = robbed and returning to idle package. int iRogerRobbed ; Same as above for Roger the Codger
Form ID: 14efefUnused doorman for an unspecified casino, likely Vault 21 (his inventory packages are those used for male Vault 21 patrons). He has partially recorded dialog lines, some of which lack voice files, which refer to him by editor ID as The Strip Bouncer.
Form ID: 16336aIf the player has the Wild Wasteland trait, there's an encounter in Freeside against a trio of crazed old ladies. Catty Clara was intended to be another of these attackers. She is carrying a pre-war spring outfit, rolling pin and cigarettes.
Boulder City Workers
Form IDs: 10e3ea, 10e3edThere are two unused Boulder City Workers, each of them with cut unique dialog lines.
Form IDs: 122b4b, 122b4c
Dixon has two unused bodyguards equipped with Varmint Rifles (including the incorrect .22 ammunition from when the Varmint Rifle was chambered in .22) and Merc Veteran Outfits.
Drill Sergeant & NCR Recruits
Form IDs: fe1c7 (Drill Sergeant), fe1c8, fe1c9 (Recruits)These NPCs used to be stationed at camp McCarran until all three of them were disabled in a patch to free up memory for consoles. Each of them had unique unused dialog.
Form ID: 13fd7f (Male); 13fd80 (Female); 1727da (ShortWalk)
NPCs made to test the drunk-walking animation. They are all named DrunkTestMale, including the female one. The female NPC is wearing a prostitute outfit; the male versions are each naked with a gambler hat. Each of them is carrying a Centaur Spit Missile projectile which is used as 'ammunition' for their vomiting animation.
Elizabeth Kieran (dead)
Form ID: 116c62Unused alternate version of Elizabeth Kieran. According to her editor ID VFSElizabethKieranDead, this version was intended to be spawned dead. In the final game, Elizabeth only dies by the hand of the player or by accident.
Form ID: 159a00 (Female); 159a01 (Male);
Male and female versions, equipped with Sexy Sleepwear. They would have worked in the Atomic Wrangler, but at some point it was decided in order to hire a prostitute the player would have to go on a quest to find them first. They have a very short script with only one variable:
scn VFSAtomicWranglerEscortSCRIPT int iWorking
Felicia was an NPC located at (or associated with) Sunset Sarsaparilla HQ, based on the internal editor ID prefix of her vendor package (named Felicia's Merchant Container), which is the only concrete piece of remaining evidence of her existence. According to a source reliable enough to be quoted by NMA, she would have traded Sunset Sarsaparilla Star bottle caps for items such as mini-nukes and stealth boys, though there is no evidence of this. She is also mentioned briefly in the SSHQ quest script, but has no variables or code:
; Felicia vars
Followers Doctor at Hoover Dam
Form ID: 15891aLikely intended for the endgame or post-endgame if the NCR acquired Followers support. An NPC with recorded dialog remains but is unused.
GrigorskyAn NPC of unknown attributes who is as close to completely removed from the game as one can get and still leave evidence of his existence: He has only one unused blank dialog topic, VGrigorskyAgree. However, the form ID of this line is consecutive to those of Sen Lin, strongly suggesting that they were related.
- QJHawkinsFollowerNo: The player refuses to let Hawkins tag along?
- QJHawkinsLeave: Either the player tells him to leave as a temporary companion, or to leave Sloan altogether.
- QJHawkinsKnowCooke: Unknown, but it concerns Samuel Cooke.
- QJHawkinsTalkedToChomps: Unknown, but Chomps does tell the player that there was a recent failed Powder Ganger raid.
- QJHawkinsDie: Unknown.
- QJHawkinsLookingForCooke: Unknown. Someone is asking about Cooke here but it could be either the player or Hawkins.
- QJHawkinsSuckToBeYou: The player refusing to help Hawkins?
- QJHawkinsRaidSurvivor: The player finds out/guesses/confronts Hawkins about his status as a survivor of the Powder Ganger raid mentioned by Chomps Lewis.
There is a section of the Quarry Junction quest script (VFreeformQuarryJunction) that deals with Hawkins.
; Hawkins Variables short bHawkingsTaggingAlong ; 1 = Player is letting Hawkins tag along. short bHawkinsFlee ; 1 = Hawkins is attempting to flee from the player. short bHawkinsSaved ; 1 = Deathclaw harassing Hawkins is dead. short bHawkinsSafe ; 1 = Hawkins is ready to chat with the player. short bHawkinsLeaving ; 1 = Hawkins is leaving Sloan after it resets. short bHawkinsMentioned ; 1 = Chomps Lewis mentioned the failed powder ganger raid. short bHawkinsPaid ; 1 = Player gave caps to Hawkins.
Form ID: 12938eAn old farmer associated with the cut companion Betsy the Brahmin. There is an unused NPC floor-sitting furniture marker next to (what was supposed to be) Betsy's pen where he probably would have been hanging out had he appeared.
(fake) Legate Lanius
Form ID: 14c63a
Called VHDLegionOliverFakeLegate internally. Wears generic Legion armor instead of the Legate's unique armor. Possibly a leftover from a discarded segment of the end of the Legion questline.
Form ID: 174996
There are Centurions in the game, but they are known simply as Centurion, not Legion Centurion.
Form ID: 163412A cut random encounter NPC, named Recruit Legionary in-game. His role as a random encounter and messenger is shown by his editor ID, VEFR0xLegionRaiderCM2Messenger. Equipped with metal armor + helmet, a machete and random raider loot. Has no recorded dialog lines, so his message is forever lost.
Form ID: 1618aeThe mentioned-only Mayor of Nipton was going to appear in the game at some point, probably as a corpse: The cell of the Mojave Wasteland worldspace in which Nipton Rest Stop is located has the name MayorSteyn, so his corpse may have been found there. He's a member of the Powder Ganger faction. His inventory includes a Grimy Pre-War Businesswear and valuable lottery ticket. He uses the Tops Chairman NPC template for some reason.
Form ID: 103fee
Meg Reynolds was the mayor of an area called the Underpass which is still in the game, but contains nothing of real interest (excepting the possible murder of Carlyle St. Clair). She was the questgiver for a removed mini-quest which involved fixing a water purifier.There are a few artifacts of unused dialog connected to this NPC.
Form IDs: 163be9, 163bea, 163cb5. 163cb6, 163cb7, 163cb8 (Mojave Inhabitants), 163be1, 163be3, 163be4, 163be5, 163be6, 163be7, (NCR counterparts)Placed on an unused test cell called 2EOCasHiHotelLobby01, these NPCs are part of an unused scripted encounter that would have appeared somewhere around Camp Golf. Includes a few children. The substance of this cut encounter has them arguing with some NCR Troopers (called 'NCR Duadz' in their faction name) over some water.
Form ID: 12512f
An unused NCR MP by the name of Les Fretwell. He is placed behind the NCR Ambassy, but disabled. Linked to the cut quest VMS26 Jailhouse Rock, along with Trooper Willis and two unnamed NCR Troopers. To re-enable him using the console, enter the commands prid 13baf4 then enable. Despite being far from completion, this NPC's placeholder dialog lines were recorded and remain in the game's files.
Form ID: 1161e7An outdated (even says so in his editor ID, MrHouseOUTDATED) placeholder version of Mr. House used during development as a workaround to deliver lines to a computer to which the player would speak (the game engine doesn't like dialog coming from nowhere; this is in no way indicative that a healthy humanoid House NPC was to appear in the game at any point).
Form IDs: 16503e, 16503f, 165040, 165041, 165042, 165043, 165044, 165045, 165046, 165047, 165048, 165049, 16504a, 16504b, 16504c, 16504d, 16504e, 16504fA generic unused NPC class, unsurprisingly allied with several NCR civilian factions.
New Vegas Resident
Form IDs: 156951-156954, 156956, 156957
Unused generic NPC class based on the Outer Vegas sewer resident template. Member of the Mojave Civlian, Outer Vegas, North Vegas, and The Strip Dialogue factions. Inventory includes a small number of caps, random food and drink, chems, trinkets, and a randomized wastelander outfit.
Outer Vegas Defender
Form ID: 167e02 (Female); 167e03 (Male)
Would have existed in male and female varieties. Equipped with randomized city clothes and weak weapons.
Form ID: f83a1Some kind of merc, with a shaved head and muttonchops. Wearing Leather Armor, Sunglasses (actually Three Dog's Glasses from Fallout 3), and a Laser Rifle. His editor ID includes '1E' and his base ID is right next to that of Billy Bettis, which means they were at least created consecutively, if not in some way related.
Paladin Ramos (intercom)
Form ID: a41a9An unused alternate version of Ramos, named RamosIntercom internally, with a different appearance and different inventory: the alternate version is equipped with a plasma rifle (instead of a Gauss Rifle) and 28 microfusion cells, but missing the Hidden Valley bunker key.
Papa Khan (clone)
Form ID: 15a936
An unused clone of Papa Khan. He's wearing two unused pieces of Armor, the Papa Khan Armor and Helmet. He's a member of the Quarry Junction Deathclaw faction, and has an AI package to wander around the quarry, suggesting that this early Papa Khan would have appeared at the Great Khan encampment outside of the quarry.
Form IDs: 12975e, 12975c, 12975b
Patients of the Followers, probably intended for a medicine skill check mini-quest like the ones at Nellis and Camp Forlorn Hope.
Press Demo Raiders
Form IDs: 153626, 153628, 15362aCalled simply 'Raider' in-game. These are three 'Press Demo Raiders', NPCs used for a trade show presentation. There are demo quest markers assigning the player to kill them, as well.
Privates Biggs and Harcourt
Biggs and Harcourt were two female NCR Privates stationed at RS Foxtrot. They no longer seem to exist in NPC form, but some player-only dialog lines were left over that give decent insight into their purpose: there is a bit of a rivalry between then, with Harcourt being described as a jinx who the player could 'take care of' in exchange for something from Biggs.
Form IDs: feb80, feb82, feb85Each of them is a member of the NCR faction, has the Toughness and Finesse perks, and has equipped random wastelander clothing, a varmint rifle and cowboy hat.
Form ID: 160300Named 'NCR Ranger' in-game, Ranger Gomez's job was guarding the monorail, if her dialog is any indication. No relation to the Ranger Gomez who appears at the NCR Safehouse. She is flagged as respawning.
Red Lucy Face Holder
Form ID: 1599c0
Her inventory is missing the Sexy Sleepwear and her karma is Evil instead of Neutral, but otherwise she is just a differently-named clone of Red Lucy.
An NPC associated with a cut quest called VMS48 internally. The Ritemaster was a Great Khan whose job it was to recruit the player into the Khans, which was presumably the point of the quest. The only traces of his existence remaining in the game are a small handful of player-only dialog lines.
Ron the NarratorA placeholder NPC used to run the scripts for the credits. He appears identical to Testacles in the GECK. He is obviously named after Ron Perlman, the guy who is getting real tired of saying "war never changes". Since he is actually used in the game he has a reference ID and is interacted with using a different console command. Type prid 00161eb1 then moveto.player, though he's not particularly interesting.
Rose and Sylvia
Form IDs: 1618af (Rose); 1618b0 (Sylvia)Two girls who would have appeared dead in Nipton. They are mentioned as being prostitutes pimped out by Mayor Steyn in one of his journals. They are both identical in all but hairstyle: Really pale, with cheekbones that almost reach their noses. Both are equipped with generic Wastelander clothing plus a hat.
Roy Gottlieb/Vault 11 Survivor
Form ID: efb39Old Asian man wearing Dirty Pre-War Casualwear. There are three blank (topic name only - no actual player or NPC dialog) topics with his name in them. They are titled SenLinAgree, SenLinHaveEggs and SenLinNoEggs. It is possible that he is a very early version of Red Lucy, but much more likely that he just had you go on a similar egg-hunting quest.
Sgt. Warren Jacobs
Form ID: ee68bA member of the NCR faction. Carrying a Combat Helmet, Leather Armor, Combat Knife, and Hunting Rifle.
Testacles the Debug Centurion
Form ID: 139b8b
A one-eyed old man in Legion Centurion Armor designed to test various debug functions through dialog including:
- Change the fate of President Aaron Kimball.
- Change your faction reputation to all types of reputation with all factions.
- Change the current state of the Great Khans and the Boomers.
- Change the variables for events outside of the Strip.
- Change the outcome of Camp Forlorn Hope and Nelson.
- Change the variables for events on the Strip.
- Change the variables for Benny, the Securitron Army, Caesar, and the howitzer in The Fort.
- Change the variables for visiting the lucky 38, giving Mr. House the Platinum Chip, upgrading the Strip's Securitons, and the El Dorado Power Station jumpstarting the Lucky 38's reactor.
- Change the variable for killing the Deathclaw Alpha Male and Mother at Quarry Junction.
- Change the variables for killing Benny at the Tops, Benny fleeing and getting captured at The Fort, Securiton Vault being destroyed, killing Mr. House, allying the Boomers with the Legion, killing the Boomers' leaders, allied the White Glove Society with the Legion, killing the White Glove Society leaders, failing to revert the White Glove Society to cannibalism with nonviolence, destroying the Brotherhood of Steel, and putting Caesar in a coma during Render Unto Caesar.
- Change the variables for surviving Benny's trap, Benny fleeing the Strip, initiating combat, speaking to, seeing, seducing, and killing Benny at the Tops.
- Setting up the endgame slideshow by changing who won the Second Battle of Hoover Dam, the courier's gender and karma, the fate of Tabitha, the Boomers, the Brotherhood of Steel, the Fiends, the Followers of the Apocalypse, Goodsprings, the Great Khans, Jacobstown, the Kings, the Camp Golf Misfits, Novac, Vault 19, Primm, and Chief Hanlon, the outcome of Raul, Veronica, Arcade, Cass, Lily, Rex, Boone, and the Enclave Remnants.
Form ID: 11a509A raider used for target practice on the TestJoshWeapons map.
Form ID: cd074
Placeholder NPC for some scripts relating to the REPCONN Test Site quest. Equipped with a Sheriff's Duster. Despite being a test NPC his dialog lines were recorded.
Form IDs: 108c48 (Male Simple); 108c46 (Male Armored); 108c47 (Female Simple); 108c45 (Female Armored)
Test Powder Gangers: Includes female Powder Gangers, something you never see in the game.
Form ID: 12938d
A merchant dealing in ill-gotten adventurer's gear, and an accomplice of Kevin Hargrove. He was intended to appear in Freeside and is placed next to a dumpster inside Freeside's north gate, but disabled. He has two merchant packages, one of them containing the player's goods, the other containing the following:
- 10mm Pistol
- Hunting Rifle
- Sawed Off Shotgun
- Various hand grenades and mines
- 75 caps leveled
- Assorted melee weapons
- Assorted guns
- 12 gauge, 10mm, and .308 ammo
The player might have been able to confront Tom about his misappropriations through dialog, but this will never be known for sure as neither Tom nor Kevin have any lines of dialog or blank topic names.
A remnant of Tom's presence appears in the final game, when Rotface mentions the following randomized tip, leaving some wondering about whom exactly he was speaking:
There's a guy out on the main drag who sells second hand adventuring gear. He's got an okay selection, but where does it come from?
Form ID: 14be0aNot unused, but quite an oddity. Placed in Camp Searchlight, this NPC appears right outside the fire station, but only on the player's first visit. Despite being a dummy, he bleeds and dismembers like a normal NPC. His placement might be a mistake.
Form ID: 12512cA named NCR Trooper linked to the cut quest VMS26 "Jailhouse Rock". There are also two unnamed NCR Troopers (Form IDs 1251d and 12512e) created for the same purpose. Willis has a few dialog files recorded from his crappy placeholder lines.
Form IDs: 106277, 105a71, 105a73, 105a75, 105a77, 105a79
Citizens of the now-abandoned settlement east of the Mole Rat Ranch, where only Carlyle St. Clair claims residence.
Form ID: 1544b4Dead vertibird pilot, probably intended to be left lying around at the crash site. Wearing Reinforced Leather Armor, and carrying a Red Key Card (for Vault 19). The Red Key Card makes it seem like this might have been a reference to the crashed Vertibird in Fallout 2, where you found a dead guy holding a useless yellow keycard. The developers probably decided it didn't make sense to have a non-skeletonized body in a pile of charred ashes and gave him the axe.
Vicky and Vance corpses
Form ID: e8608 (Bartender), e8609-e860f (Wastelanders)A bunch of dead unused wastelanders, all denoted VVCorpse## internally. Pictured to the right is the most interesting among them, a "Raider" with the internal name of VVCorpseBartender; VV stands for Vicky and Vance, where these dead bodies were at one time placed as decorations before the casino was repurposed from the scene of a massacre to a hideout for Primm's surviving residents. The bartender's face is severely malformed, a trait which very few characters possess. The name "Raider" is also used by only a single other NPC: the dead body on the bridge just outside of Novac.
Form ID: 15ad15 A cut scripted encounter that the player would have met at the road sign outside of Goodsprings. Carrying (Three Dog's) sunglasses at 55% health, random merc armor, a Varmint Rifle and grenade. He seems to have three vendor packages. The first one is identified as belonging to the 'Wasteland Hunter':
- 10mm Ammo
- Leather Armor at 78% health
- Bloatfly Meat
- Giant Rat Meat
- Medium-sized vendor caps package
- About 100 extra caps
- Tanned Gecko Hide
The second is a 'buried' chest, meaning it is located in a remote location that the player can never access:
- Leather Armor at 67%
- Bloatfly Meat
- 100 Caps
- Coyote Meat
- Random food and liquor
- 10mm Ammo
The third is identified as belonging to 'Wasteland Wanderer':
- Leather Armor at 56%
- 2 Gecko Hides
- 3 Bloatfly Meats
- 25 10mm Ammo
- 125 Caps
This NPC has several unused lines of dialog.
Water Pump Guard
Form ID: 123c85A uniquely-named member of the Kings whose job should be fairly obvious. The water pump is instead guarded by Tapper. He has an empty script file VFSKingsWaterPumpGuardSCRIPT.
Form IDs: fb88f-fb891Three NPCs who were originally going to ambush the player during the quest The White Wash (specifically, after catching Hector in the act stealing water). Dialog was recorded for this event but the NPCs are disabled so it along with the speakers remain unused.
An NPC involved in an early version of the quest The White Wash who seems to have been deleted from the game: all that remains of him are mentions in the early quest objectives, a single player-only line of dialog and a pair of unused quest variables.
short bWrenchRepair ; 1 = Player knows Wrench can repair stuff. short bWrenchWaterShortage ; 1 = Wrench mentioned he knows something about the water shortage.
Form ID: ef40eA white-haired Asian man, wearing of all things Eulogy Jones' Suit from Fallout 3. He has no factions, AI packages or scripts, his inventory in empty except for the clothes on his back, his editor ID is exactly the same as his in-game name, and he uses a generic template, so nothing is known about him. However, his use of Eulogy Jones' suit could possibly link him to Rotface, as the individual who kills Rotface to steal his threads; this is unlikely however.