Cheeseburger was found as a young cub, snacking on greasy leftovers in a dumpster behind The Grill Streak. He’d been left to fend for himself after his mother was shot by poachers. Wade Fowler found him and brought him back to the F.A.N.G. Center, an animal sanctuary, where he was bottle-fed and nurtured back to health.
However, it turns out that a diet of burgers and french fries does terrible things to a young bear’s body: Cheeseburger developed diabetes, which requires daily insulin injections. This, combined with his emotional attachment to Wade and his brother, meant that Cheeseburger could never return to the wild. Instead, the Fowler brothers built the bear his own home at the F.A.N.G. Center, making Cheeseburger the star attraction and a local celebrity. When the cult moved in, Wade quickly realized that Jacob wanted Cheeseburger for his experiments. Rather than letting the herald get his hands on his beloved bear, Wade decided to let him loose to fend for himself.
And I saw, and behold... a white horse!
A Right to Bear Arms
Main Article: A Right to Bear Arms
When the deputy arrives at the F.A.N.G. Center, Wade tells them that Cheeseburger is still loose. In order to have Cheeseburger join the Resistance, the Deputy has to feed him fresh salmon. After the deputy tracks down Cheeseburger to Linero Building Supplies and clears out the attacking cultists, Wade tells them that "As long as Cheeseburger is with you, I know he is in good hands."
It is unknown what happened to Cheeseburger. A newspaper article located in the prepper stash location of the (now-abandoned) F.A.N.G center mentions that the "beloved bear" was "abandoned" by the public. However, it is not clear if this article was printed before or after the nuclear holocaust. He most likely died during the time skip due to old age, although nothing is confirmed.
Fangs for Hire
Main Article: Guns for Hire
Cheeseburger is a 'heavy' (tank) companion archetype, and will draw aggression from enemies.
- At release, the icon for Cheeseburger in the Guns for Hire roster showed his fur being a few shades brighter, almost a blonde color, with his collar being pink.
- With the release of patch v1.5.0, the icon was corrected to show a blue collar, but the fur color remained the same degree of blonde as before.
- There is a bug during A Right to Bear Arms, that can render the quest incompletable.