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For Augustus Autumn's father, see Autumn Senior.
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Augustus Autumn
race: Human, Caucasian
affiliation: Enclave
role: Enclave commanding officer
Fallout 3 primary antagonist
rank: Colonel
location: Raven Rock
Jefferson Memorial
Vault 87
family: Autumn Senior - father
appearances: Fallout 3
quests: The Waters of Life
The American Dream
Take it Back!
SPECIAL: 5ST, 6PE, 6EN, 5CH, 5IN, 7AG, 5LK
derived stats: Hit Points: 80 → 130 → 180 (Broken Steel only)
tag skills: Big Guns: 77 → 100
Small Guns: 79 → 100
Speech: 75 → 100
Energy Weapons: 17
level: 10 → 20 → 30 (Broken Steel only)
actor: Peter Gil
base id: 19A1F
ref id: 1B52C

Colonel Augustus Autumn (2222-2277) is the commanding officer of the Enclave Armed Forces in the Capital Wasteland in 2277.




Early Life

Augustus Autumn's father was a high-ranking scientist in the Enclave. When, after the destruction of the Enclave Oil Rig by the Chosen One in 2242, he received orders from the new President of the United States who succeeded Dick Richardson, a former presidential adviser named John Henry Eden, to take all surviving Enclave troops and relocate them to the Raven Rock military base on the East Coast. Autumn Senior obeyed that order. Augustus' father gathered his troops and their equipment, and led his men eastwards through the wastelands of the post-nuclear United States. Upon the Enclave's arrival in the Capital Wasteland, he was the only one privy to the fact that John Henry Eden was actually a ZAX supercomputer unit that had achieved self-awareness. Prior to his death, he passed that knowledge on to his son, who would become the leader of the Enclave's military and eventually attain the rank of Colonel[1].

Enclave Military Commander

Augustus Autumn followed President Eden's orders as a good soldier, although the Colonel indeed had his occasional disagreements with the Enclave's new leader. He did not trust Eden completely and kept the ZAX Destruct Sequence for the president in his room. Nonetheless, Autumn overtook Project Purity and seemingly died when James flooded the project's chamber with deadly radiation. However, he managed to survive by injecting himself with a mysterious agent — likely the Enclave's more powerful equivalent of Rad-X or Rad Away.

Colonel Autumn shows no regret over actions such as shooting unarmed captives, as long as it serves the Enclave's ends. He is a firm believer in the revival of the United States as a nation and a power in the post-nuclear world, and will do almost anything he has to in order to fulfill this vision.


The tension between President Eden and the Colonel finally snapped Autumn's loyalty, as he disobeyed the president's orders and usurped command over the human contingent of the Enclave's military forces at Raven Rock and relocated them to the Jefferson Memorial, to make their last stand.

As opposed to Eden's delusional visions of eliminating all of the "impure" elements of the wastelands' population, Colonel Autumn's main objective seems to be increasing the Enclave's power over the remains of the nation it once governed, as he intends to use the water purified by the Purifier as a means to make the people of the Capital Wasteland "flock to the Enclave" for leadership rather than killing them. Also, he is not completely heartless, as he is able to be reasoned with during the final encounter in Fallout 3, and will simply walk away. If Broken Steel is installed, you can hear Elder Lyons say "He/She let him get away?..." during the 2 weeks later transition.

Interactions with the player character

Col. Autumn injecting himself with the mysterious plot device, while James falls to the lethal radiation.

Colonel Autumn is first encountered by the Lone Wanderer during The Waters of Life, locked in the Project Purity control room at the Jefferson Memorial with James and Janice Kaplinski. He declares the Enclave's intention to confiscate the project, and, in a show of his deadly seriousness, kills Janice in order to force James' cooperation. James, instead of shutting down the project, floods the area with radiation from the Purifier, in an attempt to kill Autumn and his men. Autumn appears to succumb to the radiation, along with James, and dies. It is here that he seemingly injects himself with the Advanced Rad Away.

Colonel Autumn is seen again, though, at the end of Finding the Garden of Eden and the beginning of The American Dream. He kneels over the Lone Wanderer before he/she blacks out, having been knocked to the floor and stunned by an Enclave cryo-grenade. At Raven Rock, Autumn interrogates the Lone Wanderer, demanding the activation code for the Purifier. The player can give up the code, in which case the Colonel will execute him/her, tell him the wrong code, or simply insult him. In the case of the latter two, Autumn will be interrupted by Eden, who will release the player. Colonel Autumn later comes on the Raven Rock broadcast system, informing all Enclave troops that the player is a hostile target, and to disregard the president's orders.

Autumn is finally confronted by the player at the end of Take it Back!, just outside the Purifier's control room once more. He is accompanied by his two personal bodyguards, a pair of high-level Enclave Soldiers equipped with Tesla Power Armor, one armed with a Gatling Laser, and the other with a minigun. Here, you can choose to kill him and his bodyguards, or talk him out of what he's doing, in which case he'll walk away.

Colonel Autumn does not make an appearance in the Broken Steel add-on expansion to the main quest, even if the player spares his life during the final confrontation at Project Purity.


Apparel Weapon Other item On death
Colonel Autumn's Uniform Colonel Autumn's 10mm Pistol
Colonel Autumn's Laser Pistol*
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* Only during Take it Back!


Augustus Autumn only appears in Fallout 3.


  1. Fallout 3 Official Game Guide
Antagonists in the Fallout games
Major characters of Fallout 3
Enclave of the United States of America

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