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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.

BackgroundEdit

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.[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.[2]

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.

NotesEdit

  • 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 above article 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 appears in Fallout 76.
Creation Club logoThe following is based on Creation Club content and has not been confirmed by canon sources.
  • The Slasher's full costume can be acquired in Fallout 4 with the Creation Club content "Pint-Sized Slasher," after tracking down a ghoul posing as the killer.
Creation Club logoEnd of information based on Creation Club content.

Behind the scenesEdit

The Pint-Sized Slasher is a reference to the 1978 horror film Halloween, a film about an unstoppable masked killer who committed his first murder as a child when he stabbed his sister to death while donning a clown costume, complete with a mask.

AppearancesEdit

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

GalleryEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  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. Capitol Post terminal entries; Capital Post Top Stories -- July 27, 2052, Pint-Sized Slasher: More than Myth?
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