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Hey, me and shortness go a long way back, so shut up!

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 character

Interactions overview

Perk nociception regulator
This character is essential. Essential characters cannot be killed.
Icon severed ear
This character drops an ear when killed (Contract Killer).
Icon severed finger
This character drops a finger when killed (Lawbringer).
Mesmetron icon
This character can be enslaved with the Mesmetron.
This character is a temporary companion.
This character is a permanent companion.
This character is a doctor.
This character is a merchant. Caps: -
Sells: -
This character can repair items. Repair cap: -
Deep Sleep
This character rents beds. Cost: - caps.
This character starts quests.


Perk empathy synthesizer
This character is involved in quests.


Other interactions

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 non-player characters in the game.
  • Shorty is also one of the only people in Big Town who hasn't had a 'fling' with Bittercup. The only other exception is Dusty.
  • On occasion if shorty is given a weapon when following you he will start smoking mysteriously holding the weapon as well


Shorty appears only in Fallout 3.


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