In Fallout 3, most children (not adolescents/teens) are made unkillable in the game. Aside from modding the game or artificially ageing them with the console, which can you kill anyway?

I know of two in the main game:

You can kill Harden Simms and Maggie - they both die when you nuke Megaton.

Are there any others? What about the DLCs/expansions?

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    I am this close to flagging this question for being abusive.
    – DrFish
    Nov 8, 2011 at 10:39
  • I changed the title to be, a little, more "polite".
    – Drake
    Nov 8, 2011 at 13:15
  • @Drake: However, you also changed its meaning. Children killed by others, off-screen (Bumble, likely), in accidents or in the back story (I think Grayditch had some "just killed by ants" when you meet Bryan) aren't really of interest here. Nov 8, 2011 at 13:26
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    @RavenDreamer: Because it's a question I have and can't easily answer (not only because it would need extensive playing, but also me having the DLCs ...), nor find the answer on the web (it might be out there somewhere, of course ... but any search I tried just leads to some mods). And it's a question about a game and its contents, this fits on Gaming.SE best, in my opinion. Nov 8, 2011 at 14:55
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    @Raven Dreamer: We're talking about games here. There are almost no actual problems to face. Pretty much every problem I see on the front page is a gaming one - with a possible exception for "How can the PS3 do so much with so little RAM and VRAM?" So you're quoting here a boilerplate FAQ item which is the same on every SE site (even Skeptics.SE - which I find hard to believe is even meant for actual problems) without reflecting on how it applies to Gaming.SE. Nov 8, 2011 at 19:00

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No children can be directly killed in Fallout 3.

I don't recall if there are children in Tenpenny Tower, but if you release the ghouls there, all the tower's inhabitants will be killed.

The evil resolution at the end of Take it Back!

will kill all Capital Wastelanders in the long term, aside from those who were born on vaults.

You can also enslave children at the end of Those! and on Little Lamplight.

At the Brotherhood of Steel Citadel, there's Arthur Maxson, who

will probably be killed if you choose to blow up the Citadel at the end of Who Dares Wins (in the Broken Steel add-on)

You monster.

  • No children are in Tenpenny Tower. The "Take it Back!" resolution is a good catch, though I don't think you see the results during the game, and at least Rivet City and Megaton have their own water purifying facilities. Does any expansion feature the smaller towns with children, like Canterbury Commons, dying off because of your decision? Nov 8, 2011 at 11:12
  • No. The only expansion that builds on the decisions taken on Take it Back! is Broken Steel, and nothing is shown happening to children, specifically. EDIT: Broken Steel also shows that at least Megaton is receiving water from the Brotherhood. One would think that the problems at the water purifying plant would create a shortage.
    – Wilerson
    Nov 8, 2011 at 13:22
  • Speaking of Broken Steel (I don't have the expansion), are there any children in either the Enclave area or the Citadel, which you can both blow up if I remember correctly? Nov 8, 2011 at 13:33
  • I just remembered about Arthur Maxson , who lives in the Citadel. I'll update my answer.
    – Wilerson
    Nov 8, 2011 at 15:45
  • Unless somebody finds other instances in other DLCs, I guess that's about it. Nov 8, 2011 at 15:55

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