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The Pint-Sized Slasher was a pre-War serial killer alleged to be a child. He wore a sinister clown mask, and a black and white striped shirt, with jeans, and used a large chef knife as a signature killing tool.

Background

The Slasher was a myth used to scare children who misbehaved and was said to appear from a dog kennel at dusk to chase the children around with a "toy" knife. The Pint-Sized Slasher was the second-best-selling Halloween costume, topped only by Captain Cosmos.[Non-game 1] Some time in late July 2052, the Pint-Sized Slasher committed the Linden Street slayings. Capitol Post writer Walter Munroe wrote a top story regarding the incident. Munroe included quotes from then-Police Chief Joseph Field, and the sole survivor Christopher Atkinson, who watched his brother Shaun die in front of him.[1]

The Lone Wanderer is able to pose as this psychopathic, grade school serial killer in the quest Tranquility Lane, after Betty tasks them to kill all residents while posing as the killer child clown himself.

Notes

  • The Pint-Sized Slasher is described as male by Christopher Atkinson in his eyewitness account.
  • While wearing the mask, all residents of Tranquility Lane will run away from you in terror.
  • During loading screens, the newspaper with the heading of the disbanding of the United Nations has the article about the Slasher's murder of Sean Atkinson located on the lefthand side of the page.
  • In the Point Lookout add-on, the very same clown masks can be found in room 1K of the Homestead Motel and on a table in Kenny's cave, although it is unknown whether one of these two is an actual Pint-Sized Slasher mask or just replicas, considering his murders were reported in Washington, D.C. and the popularity of the Halloween costume.
  • The Capitol Post article about the Pint-Sized Slasher can be seen at the beginning of the official Fallout 3 E3 2008 trailer, being read by a man with a newspaper.
  • The Pint-Sized Slasher mask and costume appears in Fallout 76.
  • The Slasher's full costume can also be acquired in Fallout 4 with the Creation Club content "Pint-Sized Slasher," after tracking down a ghoul posing as the killer.

Appearances

The Pint-Sized Slasher is mentioned in Fallout 3, Fallout 76, and the Fallout 4 Creation Club content "Pint-Sized Slasher."

Behind the scenes

In an interview with 1UP.com, Emil Pagliarulo commented on the Pint-Sized Slasher, stating that the idea came from a "dark corner of [his] psyche" that had the idea of playing as a kid, dressed up as a clown, murdering people in a video game, as it would be "sick fun."[Non-game 2]

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References

Non-game

  1. Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition p.91: "Pint-Sized Slasher
    A myth used to scare children who misbehave, the Pint-Sized Slasher is said to appear from a dog kennel at dusk to chase the children around with a Toy Knife. The Pint-Sized Slasher has been the second-best-selling Halloween costume, topped only by Captain Cosmos."
    (Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition Wasteland Census)
  2. Emil Pagliarulo, "Fallout 3 Afterthoughts" on 1UP.com: "And the Pint-Sized Slasher? God only knows what dark corner of my psyche that came from. I wanted to be a kid, dressed up as a clown, murdering people. I thought it would be sick fun. Was I wrong?"
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