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Allistair Tenpenny
race: Human, Caucasian
affiliation: Himself
role: Owner of Tenpenny Tower
location: Tenpenny Tower
appearances: Fallout 3
quests: The Power of the Atom
Tenpenny Tower
You Gotta Shoot 'Em in the Head
SPECIAL: 4ST, 4PE, 4EN, 7CH, 6IN, 4AG, 6LK,
derived stats: Hit Points: 45
tag skills: Barter: 55
Speech: 55
Small Guns: 65
level: 5
actor: Charlie Warren
base id: 000156E0
ref id: 00017A0D

Allistair Tenpenny is the owner of Tenpenny Tower in 2277.



Tenpenny was born in 2197 in what used to be known as England. He somehow managed to cross the Atlantic Ocean and came to the Capital Wasteland to seek his fortune. He became quite rich, took over a pre-War hotel, and named it after himself after he and a bunch of mercenaries cleaned out the abandoned hotel. He is famous across the wasteland, although infamous amongst the ghoul population.

Though Tenpenny is nominally in charge of Tenpenny Tower, Chief of Security Gustavo takes care of all security and administration matters, and Mister Burke (an employee with undefined responsibilities) seems to be more in charge of the place than either of them.

Daily schedule

Tenpenny is a recluse, never leaving his penthouse suite.

He carries a sniper rifle which he uses to shoot at things in the wastes during what he calls "Wasteland Safari."

Interactions with the player character


Quest: The Power of the Atom

Main article: The Power of the Atom

The player can stand on Tenpenny's balcony with Tenpenny and Mister Burke and together witness the destruction of Megaton in a nuclear explosion. If you choose to blow up Megaton for Tenpenny and Burke, Tenpenny will give you a suite in the tower.

Quest: You Gotta Shoot 'Em In The Head

Mister Crowley wants to hire the player to kill Tenpenny. If confronted, Tenpenny will make a counter-offer, hiring the player to kill Crowley.

Quest: Tenpenny Tower

The player can convince Tenpenny to give his permission for the ghouls to move in.


Apparel Weapon Other item On death
Tenpenny's Suit Sniper Rifle, Silenced 10mm Pistol (Sometimes, usually when not on a "Wasteland Safari") - Allistair Tenpenny's Suite Key


Allistair Tenpenny appears only in Fallout 3.

Behind the scenes

  • Tenpenny brings to mind Howard Hughes.
    • Both men are wealthy recluses.
    • Tenpenny's suite is littered with milk bottles; Hughes also amassed milk bottles in his rooms.
    • There is a row of empty Nuka-Cola bottles next to Tenpenny's door; Hughes urinated in his emptied milk bottles and lined them up near the door.
  • Tenpenny's "Wasteland Safari" is reminiscent of Amon Goeth, the concentration camp leader in the film Schindler's List. Goeth spends parts of his day sitting on the balcony of his large house looking out over his work camp and occasionally shooting workers.
Tenpenny Tower

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