The Vault Dweller is the player character in Fallout, most famous for defeating the Master and his super mutant army, helping Shady Sands grow into the New California Republic, founding the small village of Arroyo and fathering its Elder (who too would bear a child; "the Chosen One").

Powers and Stats

Tier: 9-C, 9-B with Power Armor, explosives and gatling guns, higher with prep

Name: The Legendary Vault Dweller, the Hero of the Wasteland

Origin: Fallout

Gender: Canonically male, but his gender is player chosen

Age: Likely 20 in Fallout 1, more than 80 at the beginning of Fallout 2

Classification: Human

Powers and Abilities: Peak Human Physical Characteristics , reactions, very good with firearms and melee weapons aka Weapon Mastery, Martial Arts (Self taught), very good with explosives, Very Charismatic (Very good at convincing people and manipulating), Extreme Luck, Lockpicking, Science, Stealth, Medicine, Explosives and Survival expert, Ingenious intelligence, Hacking, Empathy, Regeneration (Low), Night-Vision, with the Power Armor he gets Superhuman Physical Characteristics and immunity to mid levels of radiation

Attack Potency: Street level (It is implied that he killed Garl with his bare hands), Wall level with the Power Armor (Any person using one can rip off limbs and even punch off organs), explosives and Gatling guns, higher with prep

Speed: Peak Human (can run dozens of miles very fast, can cover hundreds of miles in a day).

Lifting Strength: Peak Human, Superhuman with the Power Armor

Striking Strength: Street Class, Wall Class with the Power Armor (Can rip off limbs and even punch off organs)

Durability: Street level (Survived being punched by Garl who could easily kill a normal man), Wall level with the Power Armor (He is the only character that can survive being shot by the Gatling's from The Master which are stronger than a normal Gatling Gun. Can survive grenade explosions head on. Hanguns do no damage or very little damage)

Stamina: Peak Human

Range: Standard Melee Range, dozens of meters with firearms

Standard Equipment: 

  • T51-b Power Armor: The Power Armor was created by the United States military to make the wearer invulnerable to small arms fire and take big arms fire with some difficulty. The suit can resist radiation to a degree. See here for more information

Intelligence: Above average (He managed to fix Necropolis' water pump with very little equipment, managed to survive the Wasteland so he had to play smart)

Weaknesses: The Vault Dweller is as vulnerable as any other human being. The Power Armor has to be repaired constantly.


Notable Victories:

Notable Losses:

Inconclusive Matches:

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  • The Legendary Vault Dweller vs GTA protagonists

    4 messages
    • Probably loses to Carl(due to the sniper rifle's comical range and CJ's durability)
    • Massive necro and stomp. Niko should stomp now due to his newly upgraded durability. CJ and Trevor one-shot.
  • The Vault Dweller vs The Courier

    3 messages
    • Round 1: Given The Courier's superior AP and Durability, plus the ability to use V.A.T.S. and special hand-to-hand techniques? I'd g...
    • Round 1: same as ThePerptual pointed out  Round 2: The Courier has superior mods to improve his weapons and has larger arsenal to choose fro...