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Samson is a teenage halfling who acts as a dogsbody for Dr. Dranzel and his troupe, pickpocketing audience members.[2] As an NPC he is played by Matthew Mercer.



Samson is described as small, "dressed a little inconspicuously," with "big eyes and softer features."[3]



"A Musician's Nostalgia" (1x37)[]

While Vox Machina watched the troupe perform at the Diamond Nest Tavern, Samson did his typical job of pickpocketing the audience. Only Vex noticed his thievery[4], and made sure to keep an eye on him to make sure he didn't steal from the adventuring group.[5] When he returned to Dr. Dranzel with his loot, the half-orc trusted Scanlan and his company enough to make them aware of Samson's true task.

"Echoes of the Past" (1x38)[]

Samson is at Greyskull Keep with the rest of the troupe, waiting for Vox Machina to arrive after their pubcrawl. Since it is around four in the morning when they finally come home, Samson is passed out as it is "past his bedtime". He is awoken by Vex as she confronts him about his pickpocketing the night before. Samson remarks that the people he stole from told him "they wouldn't miss them [the items]". Vex assures him that she doesn't care about the stealing itself, as long as he didn't do it to any Keep staff.[6]


Appearances and mentions[]



  1. See "Echoes of the Past" (1x38) at 1:07:13.
  2. See "A Musician's Nostalgia" (1x37) at 2:21:12.
  3. See "A Musician's Nostalgia" (1x37) at 2:21:12.
  4. See "Echoes of the Past" (1x38) from 1:07:17 through 1:07:31.
  5. See "A Musician's Nostalgia" (1x37) from 2:14:22 through 2:14:51.
  6. See "Echoes of the Past" (1x38) from 1:06:56 through 1:07:47.