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For other characters throughout the Fallout series named Chris, see Chris.
For the Fallout 2 character, see Chris Avellone (Fallout 2).
For the Fallout Tactics character, see Chris Avellone (Fallout Tactics).
For the developer, see Chris Avellone.

What do you want?
A donut.
— Chris Avellone and the Vault Dweller

Chris Avellone is, around 2161, the most feared bounty hunter in the Wastes.


Chris Avellone and his entourage hunt down transgressors for profit and thrill. He has an abrupt attitude and is serious about his money. He detests child killers and any annoying people for that matter.

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

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This character has no special interactions.

Other interactions

  • Chris is found in a small, ruined building just west of the Followers of the Apocalypse library along with three thugs. Presumably, because they all carry weapons and fight alongside him, the thugs are part of Avellone's team.
  • When spoken to, most dialogue choices just end with a shove towards the door. However, a special one where Chris is told about the "donut" joke, Chris takes it as bad humor. Doing so a second time annoys him into attacking.

Tell me about



This Chris Avellone appears only in Fallout and is mentioned in the Fallout Bible.

Behind the scenes

The character was named after Chris Avellone. According to the Fallout Bible:

It's just a joke from Jess Heinig, one of the programmers. It's one of the five billion developer in-jokes in Fallout 1 and 2. The fellow [Avellone] has no past, and no future.

Also, a possible joke[1] of how Interplay wasn't paying him enough (or at all) is referenced.