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Biography and appearance
LocationToxic caves (initially)
Klamath after being rescued
QuestsRescue Smiley the Trapper.
SPECIALStrength: 7
Perception: 6
Endurance: 8
Charisma: 4
Intelligence: 5
Agility: 6
Luck: 6
Derived StatsHit points: 50
Armor class: 21
Action points: 8
Carry weight: 200
Unarmed damage: 0
Melee damage: 2
Sequence: 12
Healing rate: 2
Experience points: 100
Normal DT/DR: 2/25%
Laser DT/DR: 0/20%
Fire DT/DR: 0/20%
Plasma DT/DR: 0/10%
Electrical DT/DR: 0/30%
EMP DT/DR: 0/500%
Explode DT/DR: 0/20%
Tag SkillsSmall Guns: 75%
Unarmed: 75%
Melee Weapons: 80%
Throwing: 80%
First Aid: 40%
Sneak: 70%
Speech: 40%
Barter: 50%
Gambling: 40%
Outdoorsman: 90%
Proto id00000095 (Trapper)

Well, you see it’s like this - golden geckos and regular geckos are basically the same critter except the golden’s got a big second helping of sheer cussedness... (time passes as you learn the lore of the Gecko)

Smiley is one of the best gecko trappers in Klamath in Fallout 2.


Smiley is a popular, jovial fellow with decades of experience in hunting game of all sizes. Recently, as his age began to catch up with him, he caught the eye of Ardin Buckner. The feeling was mutual and the two planned to settle down together, but before Smiley could commit to it, he had to follow one promising lead, one that would've explained the origins of the golden gecko.

He found the toxic caves. However, a golden gecko got lucky and bit him, forcing him to take refuge in an old, pre-War military storage facility.[1] Forced to survive on whatever he could squeeze out of the place, the wounded trapper hopes for rescue, against all odds.

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

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This character is involved in quests.


Effects of player actions

  • Once Smiley is saved, the player can visit him in Klamath to learn how to skin geckos: An excellent source of money in the early game.


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Leather armor
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Carried items
Rubber boots
3 Meat jerky
10 Golden gecko pelts
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Drops on death


Smiley appears only in Fallout 2.


  1. The Chosen One: "{162}{}{Just one question, first. What do you know about these caves?}"
    Smiley: "{200}{}{These caves look like a prewar storage area. I think there must be more down below us but there’s some kind of fancy teck-no-logical lock on the door. Anyhow, I’ve had enough. Let’s git out of here.}"