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race: Mr. Handy robot
affiliation: None
role: Personal Robotic Butler
location: My Megaton House
appearances: Fallout 3
actor: Stephen Russell
base id: 0007F477
ref id: 0007C130

Wadsworth is your personal Mr. Handy butler in Megaton in the year 2277, which you get, together with a house, for disarming the nuclear bomb that lies in the middle of the town.


Interactions with the player character

He can give you instructions on how to spruce up your house, give you haircuts and tell science-related jokes (only one at a time, so he can recharge his 'humor emitter array'). Wadsworth can also give you Purified Water, but only five at a time before needing to refresh his supply. It takes 7 days for him to refill his supply.


Apparel Weapon Other item On death
- - Scrap Metal Flamethrower Fuel -


  • If he follows you up to your bedroom, he can get stuck in there for a long time. He can stay in the room for up to around two weeks before he moves. Even if you shepherd him down the steps by the player's pushing against him, he may return to the upper floor after you speak to him. One way to get him unstuck is to punch or shoot him, run down and make sure he follows you (gets unstuck) and then exit and re-enter and he should be friendly again. This sometimes won't work and he will follow you outside of your house.
  • When you buy the My First Laboratory and ask Wadsworth to explain what it does, he'll explain that it can be used to remove addictions, and then add under his (figurative) breath (without appearing in the dialogue subtitles) "knowing what you're addicted to it might blow out the program all together."
  • When you approach him, one of his phrases is "How may I serve you Master?" Followed by (not in the dialogue subtitles) "...not that I really want to." (male characters only)
  • If you start a conversation with him during the evening, he says, "What can I do for you?" He will then say (not in the subtitles) "...nothing I hope."
  • In another one of his phrases, after he says "It's good to see you alive and well, sir/madam," he will also say (not in dialogue subtitles), "...good to see you, anyway."
  • If the player has purchased the Med-Tek Infirmary for his/her home, Wadsworth will suggest the player use it whenever he notices the player has been wounded. The dialogue contains a rare example of typo in the subtitles (XBOX 360):
    "It appears you've been wounded, sir. May I suggest you utilitze your infirmary." Without the Infirmary upgrade purchased, Wadsworth's response changes to: "It appears you've been wounded, sir. May I suggest you seek medical attention, as soon as possible?" (with a worried tone).
  • If you have been caught committing a crime against Megaton, causing the populace to become hostile, and you retreat from their attacks into your house, Wadsworth will attack your attacker with a flamethrower weapon. This will not result in negative karma for the residents death, and other residents will not become hostile towards you. Regardless of the damage taken, Wadsworth will recover automatically after the attacker has been killed.
  • When killed he will say amusing phrases, such as "So, that's it then?", or "Oh, I say."


These are just jokes

  • I was going to the clairvoyants' meeting, but it was canceled due to unforeseen events.
  • Did you know that the best contraceptive for old people is nudity?
  • It is common knowledge that irradiated cats have 18 half-lives.
  • Two cannibals are eating a clown, one turns to the other and says "does this taste funny to you?"
  • Photons have mass? I didn't even know they were Catholic.
  • I once visited a crematorium that gave discounts to burn victims.
  • Two atoms are sitting in a bar. One says to the other, "I think I've lost an electron." The other asks "Are you sure?" To which the first replies, "I'm positive."
  • A neutron walks into a bar. "How much for a drink?" To which the bartender responds, "For you, no charge."
  • War does not determine who is right - only who is left. (Actually a quote from Bertrand Russel)


  • If the player kills Wadsworth and then reloads a previous save, it is possible that Wadsworth will become a floating corpse of himself.
  • More often than not when the player interacts with Wadsworth in afternoon, it will still say "Good morning sir" regardless of the time. (Tried and tested by waiting 1 hour after every interaction, and by map traveling to Rivet City and back to use up time) (Xbox360)
  • Sometimes Wadsworth will stay in the player's bedroom - or get stuck on the player's bed - preventing the player from entering and using his/her bed. (Xbox 360 and PS3 Confirmed)
  • Sometimes if the player is not aligned with Wadsworth's eyes while getting a haircut, half of players face will be cut off from the screen. (Confirmed on PC)
  • If you crouch, then talk to Wadsworth and ask for a haircut, the screen will show the player's pelvic area. (PS3)
  • Sometimes, if you kill Wadsworth, exit your house, and reenter quickly, he will have disappeared. (witnessed on PC)
  • When speaking with him, it is possible the focus-changing animation and his movement may result in a bizarre instance of the PC occupying the same space as him. (Xbox 360)
  • He sometimes confuses the PC condition phrases: you may enter your home in full health and he advises you to seek medical attention; conversely, he might say, "It's good to see you alive and well, sir" when you're seriously wounded.
  • Wadsworth and Mister Buckingham seem to have a problem with Plasma Weaponry. If you kill one of them with a Plasma weapon and they melt, then you load a previous save, they scrunch up and their eyes and Combat Inhibitor cover seem to float next to them. (Tested on Xbox 360 with A3-21's Plasma Rifle)


Wadsworth appears only in Fallout 3.

Behind the scenes

  • The joke, "War does not determine who is right- only who is left." is a quote from Bertrand Russell.
  • The joke, "Photons have mass? I didn't even know they were Catholic!" references a similar joke from Angels and Demons, by Dan Brown.
  • His name could be a reference to Tim Curry's Character "Wadsworth The Butler" in the movie Clue. In the movie "Wadsworth" is a rather cynical butler with a distinctive english accent much like the "Wadsworth" in Fallout 3.
Houses and amenities in Fallout 3
Robots in the Fallout games

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


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