Alright, if you say so boss. But if we get to Big Town and she isn't there, I'll kill you.

Shorty is one of the residents of Big Town in 2277.


Although diminutive, Shorty received his nickname from the fellow residents of Big Town due to his fiery temper: "Short-T." Currently, he's praying for a quick death in the basement kitchen of the Germantown police station.[1]

Interactions with the player characterEdit

Interactions overviewEdit

Mesmetron icon
This character can be enslaved with the Mesmetron.
This character is a temporary companion.
Perk empathy synthesizer
This character is involved in quests.


Other interactionsEdit

If Shorty is undiscovered during Big Trouble in Big Town and encountered after completing this quest, he will act as if you had saved him.


Apparel Weapon Other items On death
Brahmin-skin outfit .32 pistol*

* Only if the Small Guns path is taken in Big Trouble in Big Town.


  • Shorty's name is rather appropriate because he is probably one of the shortest non-child characters in the game (0.9 x player's height).
  • Shorty is also one of the only people in Big Town who hasn't had a 'fling' with Bittercup. The only other male exception is Dusty.

Notable quotesEdit

  • "Hey, me and shortness go a long way back, so shut up!"
  • "Alright, if you say so boss. But if we get to Big Town and she isn't there, I'll kill you."
  • "From the look of things, I'd say a Super Mutant sat down in a ditch one day and shat out this town. I dragged myself here from Lamplight. I didn't believe all the stories about Bigtown, but I wasn't about to let everyone else go there without me. A few dozen attacks on the town later, and here I am. Almost an ingredient in a Super Mutant chile cook-off."


Shorty appears only in Fallout 3.


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