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|“||I don't enjoy killing, but when done righteously, it's just a chore, like any other.||„|
|~ Joshua Graham|
Joshua Graham (also known in folks legend as the Burned Man) is a New Caananite missionary, co-founder of Caesar's Legion, and served as its first Legate.
He served as Caesar's right hand man and top commander up until the First Battle of Hoover Dam when he led the Legion to a devastating loss. Caesar, to show that failure would not be accepted even in the highest ranks of the Legion, had Graham covered in pitch, set on fire, and tossed into the Grand Canyon. Graham survived this attempted execution and left Caesar's legion behind him.
Graham was born in Ogden, Utah (known in the Fallout universe as New Canaan). He was raised under Mormon faith, and trained to be a Mormon missionary and linguist.
Joshua served as the first Legate for Caesar's Legion and became an infamous figure to NCR soldiers and Wastelanders alike for seemingly being unbeatable on the battlefield, as well as numerous atrocities he committed.
However the first battle of Hoover Dam would be where they were proven wrong, Graham lead the Legionaries into battle only to be outsmarted by the plan conceived by the joint efforts of Chief Hanlon and General Lee Oliver and the Legion suffered a humiliating defeat. Joshua returned to Caesar in shame, and Caesar chose to make an example of Graham by dousing him in pitch, setting it on fire, and tossing him into the Grand Canyon. Graham however survived and became an infamous figure among the Legion as "The Burned Man", while Legate Lanius succeeded Graham as the next Legate of the Legion.
Joshua Graham eventually made it to New Caanan after three months, but eventually was forced to leave after the Legion raided New Canaan in 2281. The White Legs, on behalf of the Legion, poisoned the area and crucified survivors, and presumably left the Legion to annex New Canaan.
|“||I have been baptized twice, once in water, once in flame. I will carry the fire of the holy spirit inside until I stand before my Lord for judgement.||„|
|“||Caesar would never admit this openly, but he knows I'm alive. I've killed enough of his frumentarii and assassins that have come looking.||„|
|~ Joshua Graham on Caesar|
|“||We have made and kept covenants with our Lord, God, to honor his laws. In exchange, we are promised eternal salvation after this life.||„|
|~ Joshua Graham on the New Canaanite Religion|
|“||We can't expect God to do all the work.||„|
|~ Joshua Graham|
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