For other characters named Max, see Max.

Reach for the sky, mister

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 character

Interactions overview

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This character is essential. Essential characters cannot be killed.
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This character is a merchant. Sells: Euclid's C-Finder
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This character is involved in quests.

Other interactions

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, and by passing a Speech check of 60 will give it to the player character for free.


I Could Make You Care - If you choose to complete the quest by obtaining Euclid's C-Finder, it will need to be bought from Max.


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 quotes


Max appears only in Fallout: New Vegas.

Behind the scenes

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.[1]


  • Icon pc.png If pickpocketed and then spoken to, he will still offer the Euclid's C-Finder for sale, thus allowing another to be obtained. [verified]
  • Icon pc.png Icon ps3.png Icon xbox360.png Max may disappear from Freeside entirely, being moved to the far north of the map, beyond the northern passage, on the canyons.
  • Icon xbox360.png Max can be seen running to the north from Freeside past Gun Runners. [verified]
  • Icon ps3.png 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]
  • Icon pc.png Icon ps3.png Icon xbox360.png 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.


  1. Cut content The Courier: "I'm a space soldier. The general sent me to ask you to borrow your gun to stop an alien invasion."
    Max: "Really? Cool! Bring it back to me when you're done, okay? I think Stacey might be turning into an alien."
    (Max's dialogue) Note: Max's cut Child at Heart dialogue
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