Child (Fallout)

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For general information about children in the Fallout series, see Child.
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For the faction calling members "children", see Children of the Cathedral.

Hey, are you gonna kill someone?

— a kid commenting on the Vault Dweller wielding a weapon

These unnamed children can be found running around such towns as Shady Sands, the Hub and the Boneyard in 2161.

Interactions with the player characterEdit

Interactions overviewEdit

General Services Quests
Companion: noIcon cross
Talking head: noIcon cross
Merchant: noIcon cross
Modifies items: noIcon cross
Doctor: noIcon cross
Starts quests: noIcon cross
Involved in quests: noIcon cross

Other interactionsEdit

  • They can be talked to, and asked about their parents (who are "around here somewhere"). They will ask people carrying a weapon if they intend to kill someone.
  • Killing anyone of these grants the title of a Childkiller.

Tell me aboutEdit


Apparel Weapon Other items
Clothing Rocks
Red Ryder BB gun


  • These children have sprites for throwing, which means they are also capable of throwing grenades.
  • In versions outside of the US (includes GOG version of Fallout 1), children are taken out to avoid childkilling controversy. However, they can still be killed with explosives as only their sprites were removed.


These children appear in the original Fallout.

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