Fallout Wiki


Fallout Wiki
Fallout Wiki

Gametitle-FNV OWB.png
Gametitle-FNV OWB.png
Perk wild wasteland.pngThe following is based on the Wild Wasteland trait.

Stripe is a miniature deathclaw found in the year 2281 at the Big MT in the Fallout: New Vegas add-on Old World Blues.


Stripe is a Wild Wasteland encounter of a smaller-than-usual deathclaw found in Higgs Village inside of Gabe's doghouse. The doghouse is behind House 103. In front of Gabe's doghouse is a "chicken" leg and Gabe's bowl, a unique dog bowl. Gabe's bowl can be brought back to Doctor Borous to complete the quest A Brain's Best Friend.



Stripe is an alpha male deathclaw that was modified to be much smaller than normal (about the size of a dog).

Gameplay attributes

Despite his small size, he is quite powerful. Having slightly less HP than the legendary deathclaw and slightly more than a deathclaw alpha male, he may kill characters who are caught off guard (which can be very possible if the Courier walks up to the dog house without expecting him there). However, Stripe will only pursue them as far as the fountain before retreating back to the doghouse. He can also perform the leap attack similar to other deathclaws. However, due to his small size, the range is much shorter but is no less dangerous and damaging than a regular leap attack. Finally, due to his small size he cannot outrun the Courier, somewhat limiting his threat.


Experience Points
Hit Points
Damage Threshold
Damage Resistance
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.Icon required.pngIcon required.png
Melee (250 Damage)


  • In addition to the chicken leg, the letters forming Gabe's name on the doghouse have been taken down, and replaced with letters spelling out "STRIPE."
  • Stripe, like normal deathclaws, will flee if hit with a flare from the flare gun.


Stripe appears only in the Fallout: New Vegas add-on, Old World Blues.

Behind the scenes

Stripe is a reference to the lead antagonist in the film Gremlins. Stripe has a somewhat similar appearance to the leader of the Gremlins named Stripe. Gremlins had a preference for chicken, which is why a chicken leg is present. At the end of the film, he dies in a fountain similar to the one in the center of Higgs Village, which Stripe refuses to go near.


  • Icon xbox360.png Sometimes, Stripe will not appear, even if you have the Wild Wasteland trait. [verified]
  • Icon xbox360.png Stripe's health may be as low as a brahmin's. [verified]
  • Icon pc.png Icon xbox360.png If you save when Stripe is alive, then kill and fully mutilate him and reload the save it is possible he will not or cannot attack while the player character is in Higgs Village. [verified]