Jean-Baptiste Cutting
race: Human, African American
gender: Male
affiliation: Van Graffs
role: Elite bodyguard
Jack of Spades
New Plague carrier (Van Buren)
location: Silver Rush
family: Tiaret Van Graff - mother
Gloria Van Graff - half-sister
Frieda Van Graff - half-sister
quests: Birds of a Feather
Tend to Your Business
Heartache by the Number
karma: Neutral
derived stats: Hit Points: 435
DT: 15
tag skills: Energy Weapons: 117
Guns: 34
Speech: 30
level: 1
actor: Emerson Brooks
base id: 0010c681
ref id: 0010d8e5
One day Mama took me aside and said, "Boy, you're never going to go very far, but you're gonna make a whole lot of people come up short."

—Jean-Baptiste Cutting

Jean-Baptiste Cutting is the second-in-command of the Mojave Wasteland branch of the Van Graffs crime syndicate, living at the Silver Rush in Freeside in 2281.



Half-brother to Frieda Van Graff and one of the escaped Tibbets prisoners, Jean-Baptiste was to play a fairly major role in the first act of Van Buren, but was only ever mentioned in Frieda's biography.


In Fallout: New Vegas, Cutting has taken on the role of an enforcer, forming the backbone of the might of the Van Graff family. He works in the Silver Rush alongside his half-sister, Gloria, and does his part in the politics of their operations in the only way he knows how; with the barrel of his laser rifle. He has Cutting as a surname, opposed to Van Graff because his mother only gave him the surname to remind herself of her dead husband.

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Fallout: New Vegas编辑

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Apparel Weapon Other item On death
Combat armor AER9 laser rifle 30x - 45x microfusion cells
1x - 8x Drained microfusion cells (75% chance)
Van Graff Key


  • Jean-Baptiste Cutting has extremely high health, more than most companions, as well as an incredible, and normally impossible, 117 Energy Weapons skill. The only reason for this seems to be to make him a "boss" character. Despite that, he is still fairly easily defeated at higher levels if needed in Tend to Your Business.
  • He is also notably taller than the player character, much like Sammy Wins and Cursor Lucullus.


Jean-Baptiste Cutting only appears in Fallout: New Vegas. He was also going to appear in Van Buren, the canceled Fallout 3 by Black Isle Studios.


  • pcIcon pc ps3Icon ps3 xbox360Icon xbox360 If Jean-Baptiste is killed, his body sometimes cannot be looted. On PC, you can access his inventory by entering prid 10d8e5, then OpenTeammateContainer 1.
  • ps3Icon ps3 xbox360Icon xbox360 pcIcon pc Jean-Baptiste has been known to disappear from the game.


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