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Up to date as of February 01, 2010

From The Vault

race: Human
affiliation: Desert Rangers
Vault Dweller
role: Recruitable NPC
location: Junktown
appearances: Fallout
quests: Recruit Tycho
Get Gizmo's confession
Save Killian's life
SPECIAL: 6 ST 7 PE 6 EN 5 CH 6 IN 7 AG 5 LK
dialogue file: TYCHO.MSG

Tycho is a Desert Ranger, and a recruitable NPC in the original Fallout. He wields a shotgun and is described as "a man in dusty leather armor with a trenchcoat and gas mask".

Tycho's family comes from people who survived the devastation when Great War happened, likely living among the badlands of Nevada. Tycho learned a lot about desert survival and whatnot from his small community, which kept a strong survivalist contingent -- so they still had some small arms and books. They probably had something like the cliff-dwelling Indians going on for their town.

Tycho took off to wandering the desert with traders and explorers for several years, returning from time to time with goods or maps. Most likely he started with small trips and went further abroad as he became more experienced. He went as far as the Gulf of Mexico in Texas and then headed back west. Eventually he wound up on the west coast as a long-range explorer from a loose group of desert rangers whose actual origins, scope and purpose weren't defined. Around 2161 he stayed for a while in the town of Junktown, and probably helped a man known as the Vault Dweller in getting rid of Gizmo, the town's crime boss.

Tycho always carried a gas mask just in case, wore hardened Leather Armor, has a knife, knuckles, canteen, all the usual survival gear. He was this guy in leather armor with a gas mask hanging around his neck, goggles (to keep out sand and glare), a sand-colored cloak usable for camouflage and to keep the sun off, and a double-barreled shotgun[1].

To obtain Tycho, the player must head to Junktown and be at the Skum Pitt located in the far North Eastern part of the city at 5 o' clock. He will join you indefinitely if you have taken on Killian's quest to deal with Gizmo.



  • Hit Points: 60.
  • Armor: Leather Armor.
  • Weapons: Rifles, Shotguns, Handguns, Spear.
  • Give him any kind of single fire shotgun or rifle, never a burst weapon; he wastes ammo and can accidently shoot you if you are near his target when he uses the burst function.
  • Special: He is equipped with the best armor and has the most health of all the NPCs who can join you.
  • Tycho can teach you some survival skills.
  • Rating: Good throughout the game.

Tell Me About

The player can ask Tycho about the following words: Junktown, Rangers, Chip, War, Wastes, Necropolis, Vault, Killian, Gizmo, Boneyard, Hub, Casino, Store, Deathclaw, Military, Mutants, Merchants, Psychics.


  • If Killian is killed Tycho becomes non-recruitable.
  • If caught stealing Neal's Urn from the Skum Pitt (before recruiting) Tycho will be come hostile to the player.

Behind the scenes

  • Tycho's grandfather was a Desert Ranger (the Desert Rangers are a reference to Wasteland, a 1980s game which is considered to be Fallout's predecessor. Tycho also makes a mentions the "fat freak" from Las Vegas, which is a reference to Fat Freddy from Wasteland.

See Also

Tycho's MSG File


  1. Jesse Heinig in Fallout Bible 9
Joinable non-player characters of Fallout 1

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Up to date as of February 04, 2010

From Wookieepedia, the Star Wars wiki.

This article is about the Galactic Republic Jedi Master. You may be looking for the New Republic pilot Tycho Celchu.
Physical description




Chronological and political information

Rise of the Empire era


Tycho was a Jedi Master and one of the many instructors at the Jedi Temple during the Clone Wars teaching military strategy. In 20 BBY he asked the Padawans in his lesson which mistake the Jedi have made in the Battle of Honoghr. After the lesson, he was impressed of Whie Malreaux's result.


  • Yoda: Dark Rendezvous (Mentioned only)

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