|“||My life fades. The vision dims. All that remains are memories. I remember a time of chaos, ruined dreams, this wasted land.||”|
– The Feral Kid (in adulthood)
The Feral Kid is a feral child who appears in Mad Max 2. He is portrayed by Emil Minty. His voice as an old man is played by Harold Baigent.
The Feral Kid was taken in by Pappagallo's tribe. He is apparently 9 or 10 years old during the events of the film, hardly old enough to remember the collapse of civilization but deeply affected by it. He has grown up communicating only by bestial noises. The Kid is fascinated by the newcomer Max Rockatansky, who gives him a small wind-up music box scavenged from the road. Having lost his own son in the previous film, Max remains aloof.
The Kid proves his mettle against Lord Humungus' gang by using a sharpened boomerang to kill the Golden Youth, sending Wez into a murderous rage. When he is in danger of being killed it is Max who notices, saves him, and gives him a hand up into the fort.
Even though he has been rejected by Max, the Kid stows away on his fuel truck for the final battle. He plays a key role in helping prevent the Humungus' warriors from boarding the tanker, and by retrieving ammunition for Max's shotgun from the hood of the moving truck while Max drives.
At the very end of the film, we see him on the bus with the surviving villagers, gazing out the window. The narrator's informs us that he was that child, and that he writes this history so that the Road Warrior, whoever he was, would be remembered for saving them all, and that someday he, this child and now adult narrator, would become the leader of the villagers, who would go on to re-establish civilization.
Feral Kid is an adept survivor and a vicious warrior. Armed with a razor-sharp boomerang, which he can throw with astonishing range and accuracy, and possessing both effective cover and infiltrating skills, he is an invaluable asset to the stronghold.