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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.


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


  • Xbox 360Xbox 360 Sometimes, Stripe will not appear, even if you have the Wild Wasteland trait. [verified]
  • Xbox 360Xbox 360 Stripe's health may be as low as a brahmin's. [verified]
  • PCPC Xbox 360Xbox 360 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]