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I'm all for risking my life, but I'm a little sensitive about my asshole.

Little Buster is an ex-merc turned bounty hunter living at Camp McCarran in 2281.


Hardly working but not working hard, Buster has a long resume filled with various jobs he always bored of before long. Before taking up bounty hunting, Buster was a caravan guard but quit because he was expected to wake up early in the morning, a routine incompatible with his required sleep of ten to twelve hours per day.[1]

Little Buster talks big about both himself and his accomplishments, claiming to be "one of the greatest" bounty hunters in the wasteland, having killed dangerous marks such as Night Terror and Jackson, and boasts an incredible single month of experience (longer than most jobs he has held).[2][3] Major Dhatri comments that even if Little Buster talks a lot, he is still alive from bounty hunting and has claimed bounties, so "he can't be completely full of shit."[4]

Like many of his jobs before, Buster's losing interest, getting tired of the amount of work bounty hunting calls for, and not invested enough to risk his life on a daily basis,[5][6] and is moreover dissatisfied with the lack of glory or other perks he has been able to obtain; ready to move on.[7] His next plan for easy money is to "win big" gambling at Gomorrah using his bounty hunting earnings, reasoning that since not too many people go to Gomorrah, that means his odds at winning are higher.[8] This is not to be, however, as Little Buster meets his end in an alley of Freeside.[9]

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

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This character is involved in quests.
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This character plays Caravan. They can bid 300-390 caps.


Other interactions

  • Killing Little Buster will have no effect on Karma, but may still cause witnesses inside Camp McCarran to become hostile.

Effects of the player's actions

  • After the completion of Three-Card Bounty, Little Buster will be found dead inside the Freeside north gate on the train tracks next to the Old Mormon Fort. His body will spawn 24 to 48 in-game hours after the completion of the quest.
    • Upon approaching his corpse, a few Freeside thugs may appear nearby and attack the Courier.
    • Little Buster's corpse is actually a separate non-player character. Because of this, it is possible to obtain two copies of Cram Opener by pickpocketing him while he is alive, then looting the duplicate from his corpse.


Apparel Weapon Other items On death
Metal armor Cram Opener
Frag grenade x5
NCR dollars


While Little Buster is training on the mannequin at Camp McCarran, standing behind the mannequin will result in Little Buster hitting the player character in the head, which may eventually cripple their head.


Little Buster appears only in Fallout: New Vegas.


PCPC Playstation 3Playstation 3 Xbox 360Xbox 360 After completing Three-Card Bounty, Little Buster's body may not show up anywhere near Freeside. This can be circumvented on PC by using the console command prid 172944 enable. [verified]



  1. The Courier: "How long have you been a bounty hunter?"
    Little Buster: "Oh, shit, I don't know. Got to be at least a month. Longer than I last at most jobs."
    The Courier: "You've worked a lot of different trades?"
    Little Buster: "Oh, yeah. A lot. Like, before I was a bounty hunter, I worked as a caravan guard. You'd think that was a cakewalk, right? Wrong. Crazy bastards expected me to wake up at dawn. Forget it. That's about two hours after this guy hits the sack. And I need at least ten, twelve hours of sleep to do my job. Price of excellence."
    (Little Buster's dialogue)
  2. Little Buster: "Let me guess. You got work for me, right? Well, you're too late - I just quit the bounty trade. Soon as I pick up some caps that Dhatri owes me, I'm out of this scrapyard."
    The Courier: "Why does Dhatri owe you caps?"
    Little Buster: "Because I killed a couple marks for him, that's why. You ever hear of Jackson? Or Night Terror?"
    The Courier: "I take it they were Fiends?"
    Little Buster: "Damn right they were. And they were good, too. 'Til I popped a couple shells in their assholes. Bam! Dead, finished, over. See, somebody gives me a job, I do it. Maybe I complain a little, here and there, but my shit gets done."
    (Little Buster's dialogue)
  3. The Courier: "No. Never heard of them."
    Little Buster: "Course you didn't. 'Cause they crossed paths with Little Buster. Bam! Dead, finished, over."
    (Little Buster's dialogue)
  4. The Courier: "Who is Little Buster?"
    Dhatri: "Bounty hunter. Talks big. But he's still alive, so he can't be completely full of shit. I think he's out in the yard, waiting to claim a couple bounties."
    (Dhatri's dialogue)
  5. The Courier: "Why did you quit the trade?"
    Little Buster: "See, I thought the bounty hunting trade would be easy money, but it turns out it's hard work. So screw it. Also - I ran into this mark who was a little too tough for me. I mean, I could've taken him. But with this guy, it might have cost me some bad burns or an ass-rape. I'm all for risking my life, but I'm a little sensitive about my asshole."
    (Little Buster's dialogue)
  6. The Courier: "Major Dhatri said I should ask you about Cook-Cook."
    Little Buster: "The rapist with the flamethrower? Yeah, that's a combination I stay the fuck away from. I was stalking him for a while. I'm real good at that. Watching people from where they can't see me, you know? Only one thing I learned about that asshole. He keeps a bunch of Brahmins. Most of them he roasts whenever he feels like it, but there's one... ...must be his pet, or some shit. Doesn't let anybody near that Brahmin. Somebody puts a bullet in her, I bet that'd piss him off good. Might make him careless, too."
    (Little Buster's dialogue)
  7. The Courier: "Are you supposed to be famous or something?"
    Little Buster: "Well shit, feel free to stick a knife in the old ego. I thought I'd made a name for myself around here. Guess that's as good a reason as any to quit this stinkin' trade. No glory. No easy money, no women, and no glory. Shit, I'd settle just for the women."
    (Little Buster's dialogue)
  8. The Courier: "What are you going to do now?"
    Little Buster: "Simple. I'm going to make myself some easy money. I got a plan. Once I get my caps from Dhatri, I'm going to head on over to Gomorrah and win big at cards. There's not as many people playing at Gomorrah, so that means I've got better odds of winning big. I got this figured out."
    (Little Buster's dialogue)
  9. After the completion of Three-Card Bounty