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C.J. Young is a young resident of Rivet City and best friend of troubled James Hargrave in 2277.


A trusting and honest young girl, C.J. is one of the happiest kids found in the Capital Wasteland.[Non-canon 1][clarification needed] She's been raised by two loving parents and lives a great life in Rivet City. She spends her time hanging out on the flight deck or exploring the aircraft carrier with her best friend, James Hargrave. A year younger than C.J., James picks on her mercilessly. Nevertheless, she continues to forgive him for his teasing and the two remain best friends.


C.J. is the daughter of Christie and Henry Young. She is the best (and only) friend of James Hargrave.

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

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This character is essential. Essential characters cannot be killed.
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This character is involved in quests.


  • The Runaways: If the Lone Wanderer engages James Hargrave in conversation and brings up the issue about his alcoholic mother, he gets angry. This leads to an option to goad him and C.J. into running away from home.

Effects of player's actions

  • C.J. and James will run away to Anacostia Crossing Station if the Lone Wanderer insults the latter during an interaction. Finding and returning them to Rivet City yields good Karma.


Apparel Weapon Other items On death
Wasteland scout outfit Bubblegum
Gum drops
Young's key

Notable quotes


C.J. Young appears only in Fallout 3.


  • PCPC You may run into her outside of Rivet City by herself before ever entering Rivet City. She will only say "I'm not supposed to talk to strangers." [verified]
  • PCPC Even after you've returned the children, their parents still seem to think they're missing, when in reality they may be standing in the same room. [verified]