The Pint-Sized Slasher was a pre-War 21st century child serial killer who wore a sinister clown mask, and a black and white striped shirt, with jeans, and used a large chef knife as his signature killing tool.

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.


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.[1]


One of the newspapers shown on loading screens mentions the Pint-Sized Slasher. The full article can be accessed via the Capitol Post newspaper office in L'Enfant Plaza:


By Walter "Street Beat" Munroe
Capital Post Staff Writer

What American child alive hasn't heard the story of the Pint-Sized Slasher, that diminutive demon in a clown mask who stalks and slashes the innocent residents of supposedly safe suburbia? It's just one of the many folk stories parents use to scare their youngsters into behaving themselves. Or is it?

According to Germantown police chief Joseph Field, the Pint-Sized Slasher may be more real than many people would like to admit. "After reviewing the autopsy results of the Linden Street slayings, we have confirmed that the force and direction of every knife wound are consistent with an attack from a much smaller assailant. A child, to be precise."

Add to the sinister forensic findings this statement from Christopher Atkinson, the one surviving victim of the adolescent assassin, and it becomes clear that the Pint-Sized Slasher does indeed walk among us: "The clown! The clown! He's going to kill us all, do you understand me? He stabbed my brother Shaun right in the face! He killed my brother! The little clown!"

But assuming the Pint-Sized Slasher is indeed a real, tangible threat to the peace loving residents of D.C. suburbia, one question remains: why? What could possibly motivate a child to don a clown mask and murder innocent people in cold blood? We may never know. At least not until the miniature maniac is brought to justice. Until then, all we can do is lock our doors, kiss our children goodnight - and pray they live to see morning.


  • 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 an article located on the left hand side of the page.
  • In the Point Lookout add-on, the very same clown masks can be found in the room 1K of 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 fakes, considering his murders were reported in Washington D.C.
  • In the official Fallout 3 E3 2008 trailer at the beginning a man is reading a newspaper and near the top right corner it says. "Pint-Sized Slasher! More than Myth?" The name of the newspaper (The Capital Post) also references the newspaper company in game, where you can actually read the article.

Behind the scenes

50 Vault-Tec C.E.O.The following is based on unverified behind the scenes information and has not been confirmed by canon sources.

The Pint-Sized Slasher seems to be a reference to the horror movie 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.

50 Vault-Tec C.E.O.End of information based on unverified behind the scenes information.


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