Max (Fallout: New Vegas)

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For other characters in the Fallout series named Max, see Max.

Reach for the sky, lady.

Max is a child residing in Freeside in 2281.


He can be seen in Freeside chasing a girl named Stacey with Euclid's C-Finder.

Interactions with the player characterEdit

Interactions overviewEdit

General Services Quests
Essential: yesIcon check
  • Always
Companion: noIcon cross
Plays Caravan: noIcon cross
Merchant: yesIcon check
Repairman: noIcon cross
Doctor: noIcon cross
Rents bed/room: noIcon cross
Starts quests: noIcon cross
Involved in quests: noIcon cross

Other interactionsEdit

Max will sell Euclid's C-Finder upon request for 1000 caps, but by passing a Barter check of 45, will sell it for only 20 caps.


Apparel Weapon Other items
Athlete of the Wastes outfit Euclid's C-Finder -


  • Max will say "Reach for the sky, lady," if the player character is female, and "Reach for the sky, mister," if the player character is male.
  • When attempting to pickpocket Max the selection will say Talk instead of Pickpocket, yet when pressed he may be pickpocketed.
  • Sometimes, he will run out of Freeside's east gate while following Stacey.
  • Sometimes, he may disappear entirely, Stacey will be "fleeing" on top of the building next to Mick & Ralph's. The cause is unknown; however, this happens more often if the Courier has bad Karma.
  • If prompted into dialogue mode after Euclid's C-Finder is taken, he will say "I wish I had a gun."
  • Sometimes he will not have the Euclid's C-Finder equipped when chasing Stacey, but the gun can be found in his inventory.
  • Strangely enough, Max can hold a fifteen pound energy weapon with one hand, even though he is a small child.
  • Acquiring the weapon from Max while having Veronica as a companion will cause her to remark "Wow... Good thing the safety was on."
  • Max is found sleeping on the roof of the building next to Mick & Ralph's after it gets dark.
  • Max, like Stacey, will never become hostile, no matter how many times he's punched.

Notable quotesEdit


Max appears only in Fallout: New Vegas.

Behind the scenesEdit

An additional dialogue option exists which would allow the player to obtain Euclid's C-Finder for free. However, this dialogue option requires the cut Child at Heart perk, which was removed owing to the small number of children in the Mojave Wasteland.[verify]


  • pcIcon pc If pickpocketed and then spoken to, he will still offer the Euclid's C-Finder for sale, thus allowing another to be obtained. [verified]
  • pcIcon pc ps3Icon ps3 xbox360Icon xbox360 Max may disappear from Freeside entirely, being moved to the far north of the map, beyond the Northern Passage, on the canyons.
  • xbox360Icon xbox360 Max can be seen running to the north from Freeside past Gun Runners. [verified]
  • ps3Icon ps3 Max may run into the Gun Runners compound, then into the building, the Courier can talk to him and get the Euclid's C-Finder again even if the Barter check was used before. [verified]
  • ps3Icon ps3 xbox360Icon xbox360 If the Barter check was used he will pull out another Euclid's C-Finder after a few days, and it may be obtained from him again.