Fallout: New Vegas – Legionnaire Ron Perlman


The American actor Ron Perlman is famous among video gamers for his voice work most commonly as the Narrator for the Fallout Series, since the start with Fallout in 1997 to the most recent instalment of Fallout 4 in 2015.

Although he had no role in Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel (2004) and Fallout Shelter (2015), instead with the English actor and former member of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Tony Jay taking the role of narrator in Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel, and lacking his role of Narrator in Fallout 4 instead serving as the TV Anchorman who announces the nuclear devastation as the bombs are dropped.

He has even had other minor roles in the series, such as Butch Harris as well as the Narrator in Fallout, and the Newsreader/TV Anchorman in Fallout 4.

What is interesting is that he happens to have a character placeholder used to narrate sections of the game in Fallout: New Vegas. Now this character called ‘Ron the Narrator’, cannot be seen in the game itself, but exists in the game files, thus he can only be ‘found’ via modding or console commands.

Clothed in Legion Centurion Armour and wearing a black eyepatch over his right eye, it is up to each individual if he resembles Ron Perlman:

His ‘SPECIAL’ states stand at: Strength (5), Perception (5), Endurance (5), Charisma (10), Intelligence (5), Agility (5) and Luck (5).

Not surprising that his Charisma stands at 10, considering he is the Narrator.

Actually Finding Him:

Now if you really want to find him, here is what you need to do:

If you spawn ‘Testacles the Debug Centurion’, a ‘cut’ non-player character that was a debug tool to test Fallout: New Vegas‘ functions in its development stages, and if the endgame slideshow is viewed using his dialogue options, Ron the Narrator can be seen behind the curtain where the slideshow is being played.

If you attempt to talk to him, it will make the camera zoom in and then immediately back out, after which the slideshow will advance to the next slide.

In Other Games:

This isn’t the first time Ron Perlman has appeared ‘physically’ in a video game, considering his roles as Fleet Admiral Lord Terrence Hood in both Halo 2 (2004) and Halo 3 (2007), alongside his role as Floyd Campbell in Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Zombies Mode (2015).

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