Characters: Fallout: Nuka Break
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Actor: Zack FrinfrockA vault-dweller from Vault 10, a vault filled with overweight people, Twig searches the wastes of Nevada and California in search of the perfect "Nuka Break" with his friends, Ben and ScarAssociated tropes:
- Addiction Powered: See Healing Factor below.
- Appropriated Appellation: The bullies of Vault 10 called him Twig to make fun of him for being the least overweight person in the vault, but he seems to have no problem using the name.
- Author Avatar: He's pretty much Zack in Fallout. Well, except the dumb part.
- The Big Guy: Despite being the first name on the roster, Twig fits this role in the Five-Man Band plus The Chick.
- The Chick: Mixed with being The Big Guy.
- Eleventh Hour Superpower: Penelope gives him the Nuka Breaker during the final battle. Subverted when it does jack to Leon.
- Gosh Dang It to Heck!: A justified example. Twig and company think "By Mennen!" is a religious hymn and treat it as if it was taking the Lord's name in vain when swearing.
- Guile Hero: While he's good in combat, Twig can actually talk his way out of situations with Bounty Hunters and Raiders. Though usually this sets up his team to shoot them.
- Healing Factor: He's drunk so much Nuka-Cola that it's altered his DNA to the point where drinking Nuka-Cola causes him to heal wounds more quickly. For instance, it causes a two day old gunshot wound to appear to have been healing for over a week.
- A transfusion of Nuka-cola also allows him to survive being run-through by Leon.
- Idiot Hero: Twig plays this role in the party. Zack Frinfrock has stated that Twig only survives because he has a 10 in his Luck S.P.E.C.I.A.L. stat. His Charisma is apparently high as well, according to a recent panelScar: "Staying mad at you is like being mad at a puppy! It's too dumb to know any better."
- Improbable Aiming Skills: Justified. Twig's aim is complete crap... except when he uses his Pip-Boy's VATS software.
- Insult Backfire: Since he's from Vault 10, he takes any You Are Fat insults thrown his way as compliments.
- Messianic Archetype: In Series 2, Twig quickly earns the loyalty of the people of the Lockre and rallies them to defend their home against Leon, instead of running away. He even sacrifices the use of his Pip-Boy to bring the weapons manufacturing plant back online, allowing their community to protect itself and remain free.
- Mysterious Past: While Scar and Ben both have their pasts revealed over the course of the first and second season, we know very little about Twig, when and why he left Vault 10 or even his real name?!
- Nice Guy: He's probably the most altruistic and optimistic character in the series.
- Only Known by Their Nickname
- Pyro Maniac: Episode 5, Flaming Sword Shiskebab. 'Nuff said.
- Supporting Protagonist: He primarily lives through his mouth and luck. He's only been the hero twice, and only because the first time Ben "couldn't see shit" to snipe and because Scar and Ben finally got tired out during a fight and lost while he ran to grab a new weapon. But the other two are doing the heroic stuff for the most part.
- Took a Level in Badass: Wiping out a merc squad using a shiskebab he ran several miles back to steal.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Nuka Cola, of course!
- Weapon of Choice: A .223 Pistol, aka That Gun.
- Although he later starts to favour the Shishkebab.
- And in the finale he obtains the Nuka Breaker. Not that it does him any good.
Actor: Tybee DiskinA former slave in Caesar's Legion, Scar was saved by Ben and Twig when her new owner was seeking refuge from the desert heat while moving her across the Colorado River. The bounty on her head by the Legion proves to be the party's most dangerous problem.Associated tropes:
- Action Girl: She may have been a slave, but Scar is good with her Laser Rifle and packs a pretty good punch.
- Turns out Twig and Ben didn't save her. Twig was crying on the ground and Ben was severely injured. Scar broke herself free and saved them then sealed the cave with one of Ben's grenades.
- Bare Your Midriff: Her standard look.
- Despair Event Horizon: Crosses this in Season 2, Episode 4. After Bonnie tells Scar her story and Leon reminds her of just how far he's willing to go to keep Scar under his control, she gives up on being free again when she realizes how many people will suffer the more she resists. It's only on Bonnie's insistence does she escape the next episode, and isn't free of it until Leon finally dies.
- Damsel in Distress: Almost subverted, but ultimately played straight for most of Season 2. She makes an attempt to escape, but eventually gives up and is rescued by Larry and Ben.
- Doom Magnet: Due to her having a bounty by the Legion, and eventually becomes a source of angst as she realizes just how many people whose lives have been ruined due to her.
- Happiness in Slavery: Turns out she did have this. Leon bought, and legitimately freed her, and Scar stayed with him out of actual love. Then she learned about the Prophecy, tried running, and then was enslaved again, where she was considerably less happy.
- The Lancer
- Made a Slave: To Caesar's Legion in the past, before escaping.
- Morality Pet: To Ben
- Ms. Fanservice: Has a string of Stripperific outfits In the fan movie her costume was a midriff baring top combined with leg baring shorts. In the series a similar top combined with tight jeans until the middle of the second season when Leon dresses her in a Pimped-Out Dress(by Wasteland standards anyway) that shows some serious cleavage. At the end of the second season finale she switches to a more modest outfit.
- Only Sane Woman: Which considering that her companions are Twig and Ben isn't all that difficult.
- Tomboyish Ponytail: Until her Significant Haircut in Season 2 Episode 3
- Tragic Keepsake: Her Laser Rifle was a gift from the BOS Paladin that saved her.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Ben.
- Weapon of Choice: Her Tri-Beam Laser Rifle. Too bad bad Ben shot it.
Actor: Aaron GilesA ghoul with tendency to take what isn't his.Associated tropes:
- Accidental Hero: Vault 7's experiment was to see how long its inhabitants could survive without any medical personal. By killing a guard so his wife, a nurse, could enter the Vault, Ben saved dozens of lives.
- Badass: It's implied but it's not really seen until episode 5, when he sneaks away from his guards off screen and shoves his shotgun into the back of Larry's head.Larry: "You were watching her, and WHO WAS WATCHING HIM!? "
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: He seems to have this with Scar, who is the only person he likes. That said, he and Scar fight constantly but he always apologizes to her but never to Twig.
- Comes to a head in Season 2, Episode 5 when Ben sacrifices himself to save Scar. Scar takes his death the hardest.
- Blatant Lies: When confronted by Ron, who hates NCR Rangers and Ghouls.Ranger: I'm not a Ranger.Ben: And I'm not a Ghoul! *Beat* Worth a try...
- Character Development: In episode 3, Ben shows disgust at his old friend selling Jet. We also learned he worked for Myron during Fallout 2 and left due to moral reasons. He's even hating himself for even considering taking this job from a drug-dealer, friend or not.
- The Fog of Ages: Ben's 200 years old and his failing memory is actually hinted at. While it's usually Played for Laughs (By Mennen!), there are also hints that Ben is at the early stages of what would be old age for a ghoul and is slowly losing his memory. He has problems remembering where Eastwood is and things he's said. It's because Ben is old enough now to start going Feral.
- Friendly Enemy: With Larry, with the implication they were once partner in crimes together. This also seems to be one of the reasons he's so reluctant to kill him, even when he has the opportunity to on multiple occasions, simply telling him to get lost instead.
- Heroic Sacrifice: To save Scar. And himself from Ferality.
- Also doubles as a Dying Moment of Awesome.
- We also get a subversion, when it's revealed that during the Great War, he fully expected to die in the Wasteland after he forced his wife into Vault 7 without him. However, he ended up surviving and becoming a Ghoul instead.
- Honor Before Reason: He lets Larry live despite trying to turn them into the Legion to pay off his debt to him Scar calls him out on it, but he points out that killing Larry isn't going to stop Leon from pursuing her and that they need to take him out instead.
- Jerk Ass: To pretty much everyone.
- Twig gets this badly from him as he has tried to irradiate Twig, get him fired from his job, shot, and coerce into blowing himself up to save him and Scar.
- The Ranger aka his Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandson even thinks of him as this.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He does care about Scar a lot and openly apologizes to her. He even rescued her from slavers!
- Killed Off for Real: Though considering his mental state and looming ferality, it was probably for the best.
- Kleptomaniac Hero: If it isn't nailed down, he tries to steal it. They get run out of Goodsprings because of this.Ben: "Woo! Free Shit! YEAH!"
- McGuffin: The ring around his neck.
- Memetic Mutation: Like you didn't have "By Mennen!" stuck in your head after the first episode.
- Now in-universe as well, as Twig uses it as a curse.
- Mysterious Past: We don't know much about Ben's history, but the Season 1 finale reveals that an NCR Ranger has been protecting him (without his knowledge) and recognizes the ring he wears around his neck.
- Previews for Season 2 show Giles sans make-up with a mysterious female implying not only will we get Ben's backstory... but we'll get to watch and see what the Great War was actually like.
- It's revealed over the course of Season 2 that the Ranger is actually his descendant, Ben having killed a guard to get his wife to take his place in Vault 7, but being unable to join her due to his belief the fellow residents would hang them both since he was covered in blood.
- Stealth Pun: He'a a Ghoul who absolutely adores looting corpses. Another name for a battlefield looter is a "ghoul."
- The Hero: Is starting to seem to be the main protagonist as he has gotten the most character development, is an Ensemble Dark Horse of the series and season 1 ended with major implications about Ben's past.
- Token Evil Teammate: Not evil per se, but definitely more unscrupulous than Twig or Scar.Ben: Screw it, I'll just join whoever survives.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Scar
- Weapon of Choice: A Hunting Shotgun.
The Ranger / James Eldridge
Ben: "What are you doing?"
The Ranger: "Protecting YOU!"
Actor: Camereon Diskin
- A Day in the Limelight: In Fallout: Red Star, a short film which premiered on Machinima Prime.
- Aloof Ally: He makes it clear on several occasions he's only there to help Ben, not Scar or Twig.Ben: What about them?Ranger: What about them?
Ron: You know these two clowns?Twig: Yeah, they're my friends.Ranger: Er, friend, singular.
- And again in Season 2, even after Twig prevents Ben and him from being shot.
- Badass: He's an NCR Veteran Ranger! Actually, he's not. A flashback in Season 2 seems to imply that he took the armour from a Ranger that he beat up and most likely killed after getting information from him, which makes him even more badass than one.
- Badass Longcoat
- Badass Normal: It's easy to forget that all NCR Rangers are just volunteers. After The Reveal he's not really a Ranger at all, he's apparently just a civilian with some really good training.
- Badass Beard and Badass Mustache: When he takes off his helmet, The Ranger is shown to be sporting both.
- Broken Pedestal: He grew up idolizing Ben like all members of the Eldridge family because Ben gave up his spot in Vault 7 for his wife (whom he had married after being accepted). She was pregnant at the time (neither knew it, when it happened) so Ben's family continued on while Ben walked into the wastes to die. The tale had Ben talking them into letting his wife in. The reality was him murdering the guard to force their way in, but because he was covered in blood and he knew that they'd both be hanged, he sent his wife in instead and was chose to remain outside.
- Rebuilt Pedestal: However reconstructed when The Ranger reveals that the real reason his wife was rejected by Vault-Tec was because Vault 7 was never meant to survive, having been provided no medical staff as part of the Vault-Tec experiments. Because Ben's wife was a nurse, she taught others and the experiment failed, leading generations of people over their lives to Ben single-minded determination to get her into the Vault.
- Blatant Lies: His claim to Ron that he's not an NCR Ranger. At least at first...
- Cassandra Truth: Turns out he really wasn't lying. He simply beat up (or killed) a Ranger and took his stuff.
- Casting Gag: He's Tybee Diskin's brother.
- Chekhov's Gunman: He was the one who signaled to Twig where Eastwood was, makes a cameo appearance in Episode 3 and was presumably present during the events of Larry's ambush. There's a reason he's categorized as a member of Twig's party.
- Early-Bird Cameo: He makes an appearance in episode 3 at some point in the background according to imdb.
- The Faceless: In Season 1.
- Gas Mask, Longcoat
- Identical Grandson
- I Work Alone: His usual state.
- Loner-Turned-Friend: As of Season 2.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He can be incredibly blunt and insensitive at times, even whilst saving people. After The Reveal about his precise relationship to Ben, he snarks you can tell where he got it from.
- Last of His Kind: While Ben had many descendants, at present he's the last living Eldridge aside from Ben. Becomes this for real during the penultimate episode of Season 2.
- Sixth Ranger: No pun intended.
- Spell My Name with a "The": We don't know his actual name yet so fans have taken to calling him "The Protector." The press release for Red Star changes this slightly, calling him The Ranger instead of "The Protector."
- Tragic Keepsake: In 'Red Star', it's learned the rifle he carries used to belong to Bill, his tracking partner.
- The wedding ring belonging to Ben's wife (and his great-grandmother). After Ben's death, he takes Ben's ring too, and wears both of them around his neck on the same string.
- Walking Spoiler: Until Season 2 and even then!
- Wham Line: "Eldridge? Benjamin Eldridge?"
- "James Eldridge, I'd say nice to meet you, but you are SUCH an ass!"
Tanner & Co.
The villians of the original NukaBreak Fan Film. They are also NOT Talon Company.
Actor: Robert ThorneThe leader of Tanner & Co.Associated tropes:
- Mondegreen: Not him, but many viewers thought the name of their organization was the Talon Company, who have no presence on the West Coast where the series takes place.
- Oh Crap!: He's the one who figures out what's up with that Eyebot and Twig's plan.
- Oh, No... Not Again!
- Surrounded by Idiots
- Villains Want Redheads
- What the Hell, Hero?: Though Red doesn't really qualify as a "hero" he calls her out on shooting him in the face just because she's pissed off.
Actor: Michele SpechtTanner's girlfriend and all-around crazy bitch. She's also the only one to survive the movie.Associated tropes:
- Commuting on a Bus: At the end of episode 5, she and Larry cross paths in a bar in Eastwood. And both have a reason to go after Twig, Scar and Ben now.
- Evil Laugh: Pretty good one too.
- For the Evulz: Her standard MO.
- Gosh Darn It to Heck!: Zig-Zagged. In the movie, she screams What the Fuck!? when she wakes up from a bottlecap mine going off in her face, but says "Aww, poop" when Larry "escapes".
- Killed Off for Real: At the beginning of Season 2. After wounding Twig in the beginning and going in for the kill, she's immediately shot in the back by the group from the Lockre and apparently killed for good.
- Large Ham"Did you SAY A FAT VAULT DWELLER!?!?!?!?!!!
- Recurring Character: She's the only character from the movie besides the trio to reappear in the series.
- Surrounded by Idiots: "We're back here again? Really, guys?"
Actor: Kevin BrooksThird member of Tanner & Co.Associated tropes:
Characters from Fallout
John Henry Eden
Actor: Malcolm McDowellAssociated tropes:
Actor: Jason GraslThe owner of the Goodspring General Store.Associated tropes:
- The Cameo: He's a character from Fallout: New Vegas, where he plays the role of shopkeeper in Goodsprings.
- Fantastic Racism: He really ran away fast when he saw Ben's face.
- One-Scene Wonder: As a character from the game making an appearance in the show physically, this was bound to happen.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Did not like being stolen from by Twig and Company. In reality, only Ben.
The Scholar/ Goris
A local expert and extremely knowledable man who helps the locals near Eastwood and the Lockre. He's Goris from Fallout 2.
- Continuity Nod: Not to Nuka Break, but to Fallout 2 when he tosses a book to Twig: "You remind me of someone I once knew."
- In the Hood: In order to his true identity. And species.
- Last of His Kind: The last talking Deathclaw.
- Spell My Name with a "The": He's known to the locals as "The Scholar."
- Talking Animal: Well, Deathclaw.
- The Smart Guy: To Eastwood. They call him the Scholar.
- The Reveal: Chris Avellone had previously declared via Word of God that Goris died after Fallout 2. Since he was involved in this project it appears he has since changed his mind on that matter.
- Walking Spoiler: Most of the above is spoilered out for a reason.
Characters played by Vic Mignogna
"The wasteland. A desolate place, darkened by the shadows of a dead civilization. There are no heroes, only survivors. This the story of one man's quest to find happiness. The perfect Nuka Break." - Opening Narration
- Poor Man's Substitute: Vic's a pretty big star in his own right but he's just not the same caliber as Ron Perlman (which is strange because they did manage to get his Hellboy costar Doug Jones).
- Unreliable Narrator: He describes things from Twig's point of view when discussing previous events, which are admittedly skewed.
Trader Vic A trader who gets in a random fire fight with Twig & Co.Associated tropes:
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Either he was crazy before or the desert sun has done a real number on him.
- Continuity Nod: Mentions New Reno.
- Dangerously Genre Savvy:"I think you got plenty of ammo! And you're waiting for me to come out so you can shoot me!!"
- Idiot Ball: Yeah, you should totally make fun of your armed customers.
- Nice Hat: "It's adjustable."
- Squick: We don't know if he knew she was alive or not, but the movie implies he was going to have sex with Red's corpse. Thank god she was alive.
- We Hardly Knew Ye:
Old Man / Eastwood General Store Owner Owner of the Eastwood General Store.Associated tropes:
- Butt Monkey
- Crazy Awesome
- Cool Old Guy: Sure he has memory problems, but the way he handles them is hilarious.
- Dead Man Walking
- Expy: Of Trader Vic. Played by the same guy.
The Mysterious Stranger The character from the Fallout series that shows up to help to kill an enemy for the player character. He saves Twig from a radroach as thanks for handing him back his hat.Associated tropes:
- Badass: It's the Mysterious Stranger.
- Chekhov's Gunman / Brick Joke: A recent interview revealed that the entire intention of Season 1 was for this trope. Let me repeat that, he got an entire season made just to be this.
- Fedora of Asskicking: Returning it to him gave Twig a free rescue from the stranger.
- Leitmotif: His signature cord returns AND Dan Martinez wrote an entire piece around it. You can listen to it here: . Doubles as a Crowning Music of Awesome.
- No Kill Like Overkill: Mysterious Stranger vs. a Radroach. It's like sending Chuck Norris to beat up a baby.
- One-Scene Wonder: He's like this in the game, but it reached Memetic Mutation levels on Youtube. Just read the comments in Episode 3 & 6.
- Stealth Hi/Bye: Again, it's the Mysterious Stranger. He is powered by this trope.
- What Could Have Been: Season 1 was going to end originally with Leon and the Stranger facing off. No points for guessing how it would have ended.
- Bounty Hunter: They think they're raiding but one points out they're actually bounty hunting. This semantic makes it hard to tell what they are, despite what they are doing. Episode 2 reveals they were in fact bounty hunters.
- Hilarity Ensues: They're entire scene. They go from legitimate threat to bumbling morons in 10 seconds flat. And it's so memorable.
- Idiot Ball: They're not too smart...
- Interface Spoiler: Hillariously averted, Twig's VATS just says "Raiders?" when he targets them. That's right, they're so ambiguous, the interface that gives names for everyone is confused.
- Nice Hat: The one who gets vaporized has one. It survives.
- Redshirt: The raider Ben snipes at the beginning of episode one is named in the credits as "Raider Withoutachance."
Mayor Touch Conners
Actor: Doug JonesThe Mayor of Eastwood.Associated tropes:
- Berserk Button: Slavers. Especially Caesar's Legion.
- Creepy Awesome
- Hey, It's That Guy!: Weren't you in Hellboy and Pan's Labyrinth?
- Killed Off for Real
- Nice Hat: Foot-tall Top Hat?
- No Sense of Personal Space
- Unreliable Expositor: Possibly. He claims that Eastwood is the only slavery-free town in the entire NCR. Considering that the NCR is the resident anti-slave faction, either they're doing a really bad job enforcing this or he's not well informed about the Core Region?!
- Presumably the latter is more likely, since the large Legion presence in the area implies Eastwood is located right on the border between NCR and Legion territory.
- What Could Have Been: Was definitely intended for a larger role in Season 1, before the whole set burning incident. Considering his hatred for Slavers and the Legion, him and Larry would have been in an interesting position.
Lawrence "Larry" Synder
Actor: Kevin BrooksAssociated tropes:
- Butt Monkey: Everything he's done has backfired so badly, it's hard not to feel sorry for and/or laugh at his misery.
- Fantastic Racism: Ghouls and "smoothskins" again, but Larry seems to be a step higher.Ben: "I've got friends."Larry: "You? Friends!?"Ben: "Yeah. A couple of smoothskins."Larry: "Not like you to keep pets, Benji."
- Friendly Enemy: Most of his interaction with Ben, with the implication they were partners in crime at one point.
- Heel-Face Turn: Switches sides in Season 2 after it becomes clear that Leon is gonna kill him anyways.
- Honest John's Dealership: His facebook description is "Lucky Larry's Best of the Best!"
- Leaning on the Fourth Wall: Larry has a Facebook.
- Oh Crap!: Larry has several of these moments. In episode 5 he has four.
- Punny Name: He's a snide character who's last name is Snyder.
- Replacement Goldfish: To Ben, actually. After Ben's death, he takes his place in Twig's team.
- Shipper on Deck: Asks Penelope and Twig to "do it again" after their Big Damn Kiss. Although it may just be a case of him being a Covert Pervert.
- Sixth Ranger Traitor: Larry's a Legion spy working for Leon Swallow.
- And to the Legion in Season 2, after his Heel-Face Turn.
- You Sound Familiar Kevin Brooks played Joey in the movie. He also sings the first end song "Wanderin'."
Actor: Steven DenglerThe head of Eastwood's guards, and second-in-command to Mayor Connor. He's significantly more sane than his boss.
- Ascended Extra: In Season 2.
- The Cameo: He's the Associate Producer of the series, so he got a speaking role.
- He also was responsible for helping to fund the start up costs of the series.
- Number Two: Played with. He's Mayor Connor's trusted advisor and head of town security, but Mayor Connor is somewhat insane and Raz seems to be the one with the most control.
- One-Scene Wonder: His name is never mentioned in the episode outside the credits. Considering nearly 3 episodes were cut and the 6th was heavily edited he may have been intended to have a larger role in the series. Too bad that wildfire destroyed Eastwood.
- Averted, in a recent interview. He will be back for Season 2 with a backstory role.
The LockreAn abandoned Lockreed munitions plant near Eastwood.
Actor: Circus-SzalewskiThe leader of The Lockre. A former Brotherhood of Steel Paladin who's platoon was wiped out by Leon when he destroyed Scar's hometown.
- Big Good: In Season 2, replacing Touch Connors.
- Drop the Hammer: A Super Sledge.
- Fantastic Racism: To Ghouls and the NCR, but he reserves particular hatred towards Rangers. Justified as he's a former member of the Brotherhood Of Steel. His racism towards Ghouls is somewhat justifiable, as he later explains he's seen them go feral before and it's not pleasant.
- Papa Bear: To Scar.
- Power Armor: An Ace Custom T-45D Power Armor, with a Badass Cape
- Survivors Guilt: Over losing his squad.
- Walking Spoiler
Actress: Anna Rose HeymanA Followers Of the Apocalypse Doctor at the Lockre who takes an interest in Twig.
- Catch Phrase: "Fascinating!"
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Perfect for Twig.
- For Science!: All the tests she runs... and her tendency to go crazy with the needles...
- Hot Scientist
- Love Interest: To Twig.
- Mad Doctor: A rare heroic version. She is trying to save lives. She's just a little to anxious in doing so.
- Shout-Out: Her catchphrase, to Star Trek and The Spock.
- Sweet Tooth: Has her own fully functional Nuka Cola Machine.
Chris and Tim
Played by Chris Avellone and Tim CainThose Two Guys played by the fathers of the Fallout series.
- Batter Up: Chris' weapon of choice.
- Creator Cameo: Of the series the show's based on, no less!
- The Danza
- Improbable Use of a Weapon: Chris' bizarre baseball bat technique of holding it by the business end and striking with the handle.
- Joke Character: Two random Eastwood natives armed with a baseball bat and BB gun respectfully. Chris even holds his bat by the wrong end.
- Lethal Joke Character: In the finale, they still manage to successfully draw the fire of Leon's men and aid the heroes ins dispatching them.
- Those Two Guys: They do pretty much nothing in the story except be laughably incompetent.
Actor: David CastroAssociated Tropes
- Affably Evil: He owns slaves and is high ranking in the Legion, but Leon is actually fairly nice about it. He doesn't kill his men if they can at least show some responsibility for their actions, has a nice smile and is actually shown as being somewhat forgiving, which is unheard of in the Legion.
- His entire scene when he talks to Larry is this.Leon: (Cheerfully) "Hi Larr. My little wayward spy. I suppose you didn't capture Scarlet like you intended.Larry: "No, Leon. I OBVIOUSLY did not.Leon: (somewhat sadly) "Mhm. Well, that's a shame. Larry... You know what I do to people who fail me. Give me one good reason why I shouldn't do that to you."Larry: "I know where they are."Leon: (unconvinced) "Uh-huh."Larry: "You have to give me a second chance, because I can bring her to you."Leon: "Well where are they?"Larry: "South of here. I set up an ambush for her and her friends but-"Leon: (understandingly) "Yeah, and you screwed it all. I understand. ... Well, I'm not surprised."
- His entire scene when he talks to Larry is this.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: He's nigh-unstoppable in melee combat.
- Badass: Scares the crap out of his men and slaves, is implied to go through with overkill on his objectives, freaks out his scary black guy, and destroyed Eastwood with his fat man, Artemis, from a mile away.
- Bad Boss: Failure among his subordinates is punished with crucifixion. When Scar holds Daniels hostage, he offers to help her slit his throat.
- Because Destiny Says So: He's so obsessed with Scar because he has interpreted a prophecy to mean that their son will conquer the West. Everyone else thinks he's full of shit.
- Big Bad
- Creepy Monotone: Leon has this going on despite being emotional with his voice. Really
- Dangerously Genre Savvy: See his quote about dealing with Eastwood.Leon: "When hunting foxes, take away the nest. Fox can't go home."
- Even Evil Has Standards: See Affably Evil above.
- Expy: Of Legate Lanius. According to Red Star, he actually is a Legate.
- General Ripper: It's unclear who or what he really is. All the audience knows is that he commands Legionaires and he is extremely wealthy in the Legion. He's also not hesitant to kill his right-hand man.
- Good Hair, Evil Hair: We know from the cartoon slide that he has a beard. Sadly, it's not a goatee.
- I Call It "Vera": Artemis, his Fat Man.
- Knight of Cerebus: The story gets a lot more serious once he becomes directly involved in the plot.
- Nuclear Weapons: To Eastwood. Although this was done to explain why Eastwood's set burned down.
- Screw the Rules, I Make Them!: He's a high ranking official in the Legion, yet he drinks. This isn't actually all too uncommon in the Legion as a Centurion in Fallout: New Vegas is a known booze hound.
- On the other hand, he's drinking wine, which might be allowed in the Legion because the Romans were big wine drinkers.
- He and his men don't wear Legion armor either. It might because they are over the border in California, but they were dressed like this in Arizona. But that can easily be handwaved as them being on the frontlines and spying.
- Stalker with a Crush / Yandere: Big time towards Scar. The guy honestly seems to believe that by doing the most horrific things imaginable, such as nuking Eastwood and wiping out her hometown to prevent her from going home are, he's proving his level of devotion to her. Scar is understandably horrified by this.
- Surrounded by Idiots: He knows it, but they are still useful for him. In a funny twist, the idiots know their idiots too.Larry: "Leon is looking for me."Red: "So? Leon's looking for everybody! Thank god, he thinks I'm dead."
- You Have Failed Me: It doesn't have the payoff it usually does, but Leon makes it clear he's NOT above crucifying his own men.Leon: "Larry... You know what I do to people who fail me. Give me one good reason why I shouldn't do that to you."
Actor: Howard McNairAssociated Tropes
- The Dragon
- Hoist by His Own Petard: His head gets blown off by the bomb collars he put on Larry and Scar.
- Scary Black Man
- No Kill Like Overkill: He calls Leon out on doing this to Eastwood in Episode 6.Daniels: "Sir, isn't that too much?"
- What an Idiot: He got 200 and 2000 mixed up when he put the bounty out on Scar.
- You Have Failed Me: He's not killed (yet), but it's made pretty damn clear if he screws up again, he will be crucified.
Leon's Bodyguards (Neil & one unnamed guard)
Actors: Phillip Agresta & Christopher TroyAssociated Tropes
- Bishōnen: Neil would be this if he wasn't missing that eye. Of course, that doesn't matter to some people. His unnamed companion is also one.
- Early-Bird Cameo: The bodyguards along with Leon were seen in Episode 2 in a cartoon slideshow, in traditional Fallout style of course.
- Eyepatch of Power: Neil is sporting one of these.
- Killed Off for Real: By Ben in his Heroic Sacrifice.
- Those Two Bad Guys
Actor: Bonnie BowerLeon's Slave and companion. Her servitude to Leon was caused by Scar's escape when he razed her hometown for troops and slaves.
- The Danza: Bonnie Bower playing a slave named Bonnie.
- Early-Bird Cameo: She appears in Episode 4 of Season 1 in a non-speaking role. She has a bigger role in Season 2.
- Fire-Forged Friends: Eventually with Scar.
- Genre Savvy / Hyper Awareness: Despite Scar stealthily sneaking the scissors away without her seeing the theft, Bonnie politely asks for them back, knowing that Scar would try to use them as a weapon and try to make an escape attempt.
- Happiness in Slavery: Subverted, while she's not unhappy in slavery, but she mostly just wants to go home.
- The Woobie: Her hometown was subjugated and razed to the ground by Leon.
Characters debuting in Red Star
Actor: Erik DentonA Super Mutant slaver. He purchased Becca from Leon Swallow.Associated tropes:
- BFG: Opens up on the Ranger with an M-60 before closing and beating him into a pulp with his fists.
- Happiness in Slavery: All of his slaves except for Becca. According to Becca, he treats his slaves well and that none of the others would have wanted to leave even if the Ranger had tried to rescue them.
- Misplaced Super Mutant: Oddly, he has the smooth lime-green skin of a Vault 87 super mutant, rather than the darker, pebbly skin of a Mariposa super mutant.
- Walking Spoiler: Uh-huh.
- Weaksauce Weakness: Obsessed with finding Nuka Cola Red Star bottlecaps. He trades Becca to the Ranger for one that her mother gave him.
Now go back to Fallout: Nuka Break, Fatty.