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Uncle Leo
race: Super mutant
role: Wanderer
location: Capital Wasteland
appearances: Fallout 3
karma: Good
SPECIAL: 10ST, 6PE, 10EN, 5CH, 5IN, 5AG, 5LK
actor: Wes Johnson
base id: 0004F793
ref id: 0004F794

Uncle Leo is a friendly, wandering super mutant whom you can meet in a random encounter.



He is an exile of sorts from the super mutants; he ran away before he could be killed, because he was showing peace/dissent among his kind. Since then, he has roamed the Capital Wasteland. He frequently refers to the Lone Wanderer as either "Little Brother" or "Little Sister", depending on the PC's gender.

Uncle Leo is unarmed and wears only a pair of shorts. He is non-aggressive and will never initiate combat (even against Yao Guai or Deathclaws), but he will defend himself if attacked.

Interactions with the player character

When speaking to Uncle Leo, he will express surprise that you haven't shot at him yet. As long as you are nice to him, you can gain more than information. When a dialogue option appears to tell him to give you his goods (essentially "robbing" him), he gladly imparts a suit of Dirty Pre-War Businesswear to you as a gift, wishing he could give more.

Asking him what he meant when he said "before I became this" causes him to tell the player that Super Mutants are not born but are made by other super mutants in a cold dark place. He mentions that they use the captives that they take to make more of themselves, but he either doesn't know or cannot explain how this is done.

Uncle Leo can be encountered a second time. He will tell you that after your first encounter with him he fell into a dark cave while climbing a hill and hurt his leg. The cave turned out to be an old basement in which there were stacks of purified water. He tells you that after he got out of the basement he has been hunted by a group of "bleeders" (as super mutants refer to humans) and that he was forced to abandon the water he was carrying. As during the first encounter, he will offer you another suit of Dirty Pre-War Businesswear.

Uncle Leo cannot be pickpocketed.


Apparel Weapon Other item On death
- - Dirty Pre-War Businesswear Super Mutant Blood Sample (Broken Steel)


  • On the PC, it is possible to use the console to teleport next to him. Simply type: player.moveto 4f794. If he fell through the world or is stuck, check Recovering missing NPC in Fallout 3 on how to fix it.
  • Non-hostile NPC factions, such as Brotherhood of Steel Outcasts, will not attack Uncle Leo despite their own problems with super mutants.
  • Uncle Leo is one of the two friendly super mutants in the game, the other being Fawkes.


Uncle Leo appears only in Fallout 3

Behind the scenes

  • Uncle Leo's dialogue when you try to rob him, where he tells you the clothes are a gift and he wishes he could give you the "wonderful moon", comes from the following Zen Buddhist koan:

Ryokan, a Zen master, lived the simplest kind of life in a little hut at the foot of a mountain. One evening a thief visited the hut only to discover there was nothing to steal.
Ryokan returned and caught him. “You have come a long way to visit me,” he told the prowler, “and you should not return empty-handed. Please take my clothes as a gift.”
The thief was bewildered. He took the clothes and slunk away. Ryoken sat naked, watching the moon. “Poor fellow,” he mused, “I wish I could have given him this beautiful moon.”


This article uses material from the "Uncle Leo" article on the Fallout wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.


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