You have killed children, the youth of the wasteland. This is considered to be a really bad thing. You evil, evil person.Fallout and Fallout 2 description

Childkiller is a Reputation title in Fallout and Fallout 2.


The Childkiller reputation is conferred upon the player after killing children. Although the reputation will display in the character sheet immediately, it will remain inactive until the player kills at least three (Fallout) or two (Fallout 2) children.

The games only track combat kills made by the player. As such, companions can kill children with impunity, even if the player starts combat with eg. a plant spike. Assassinations made with super stimpaks and planted explosives also do not increment the Childkiller counter.

Each kill increments the Childkiller count by one. In Fallout 2, there are a few kids who increase the child-kill count twice because of a script redundancy (and thus instantly makes the Chosen One a "real" Childkiller). These are Jonny in Modoc, the Slag kids and Curtis in Vault City. Furthermore, killing Myron does count towards becoming a Childkiller despite him not being a typical child.


Behind the scenes

An unused icon for the reputation.

A new Vault Boy image for the Childkiller title was created for Fallout 2 but was never used.

This image was unused and the only Vault Boy image to ever be cut from Fallout 2. (I'm sure you can figure out why) I remember when I got the request to do a perk illustration for "Child Killer" that there would be no way to keep in from being offensive. I mean really! How do you make an illustration of "child killer" and keep it from being offensive? Anyway for some reason, I thought this was the least offensive way to do it. I have no idea what I was thinking. Even the designer who requested it realized it was a bad idea, so we fixed it. Looking back on it now, I can't believe I drew this.Brian Menze on The Vault
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