So I have begun my little side quest. I enlisted Fawkes, as I happened to start it in Underworld and realize that I had good alignment before starting. Cleared that out. Started clearing Rivet City. Will need to go home and change, because I think it will be funnier if I do this wearing the Pint-Sized Slasher Mask and Blast Off Pyjamas.

In Rivet City, though, I had an unexpected surprise: Flak is essential, and unkillable. I know there will be more essentials as I do this, and the area I'm perhaps most worried about them is The Citadel.

So who are all the essentials in The Citadel, since they're likely to be heavily armed (and armored)?

  • Do you realize what you've done? This is a valid "list of..." question!
    – Pops
    Commented Sep 22, 2010 at 2:54

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I just checked all Citadel characters and according to The Vault, only the following characters are essential in the Citadel

  • Is Elder Lyons essential, or no? (I outfitted him with some heavy-duty power armor so I could steal his robe sometime back ... )
    – John Rudy
    Commented Sep 5, 2010 at 23:17
  • Yes, Elder Owyn Lyons is also essential. (I don't know why I missed him, but he is added now.) Commented Sep 6, 2010 at 1:58

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