History FalloutNewVegas / TropesIToM

2nd Jan '16 1:22:55 PM kensu
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* InternalHomage: Vault 34 works as one to The Glow in the original Fallout. It's even possible to end up there on a quest from the Brotherhood of Steel.
31st Dec '15 3:14:59 PM Kadorhal
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Jerkass Victim is actually Asshole Victim, moving it to Tropes A to B.
* [[ItIsPronouncedTroPAY It Is Pronounced KAI-sarr]]/InsistentTerminology: Caesar's Legion uses the Latin pronunciations, while the NCR troops typically use anglicized pronunciations. ** In fact, how a character pronounces Caesar is a pretty good indication of how much respect they have for him. Joshua Graham calls him See-ser when you meet him in the Honest Hearts DLC, though J.E. Sawyer states that this has more to do with him being educated enough to have known of the actual Caesar before meeting Edward unlike the other Legionnaires. ** Strangely enough though, Marcus uses the Latin pronunciation.
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* [[ItIsPronouncedTroPAY It Is Pronounced KAI-sarr]]/InsistentTerminology: Caesar's Legion uses the Latin pronunciations, while the NCR troops and everybody else typically use anglicized pronunciations. ** pronunciations. In fact, how a character pronounces Caesar is a pretty good indication of how much respect they have for him. Joshua Graham calls him See-ser when you meet him Graham, for instance, ''should'' know better - after all, he was in the Honest Hearts DLC, though J.E. Sawyer states that this has more to do with him being educated enough to have known of Legion since the actual Caesar before meeting Edward unlike beginning - but due to the other Legionnaires. circumstances of his departure, he intentionally pronounces Caesar's name incorrectly. ** Strangely enough though, Marcus uses the Latin pronunciation. Follows-Chalk does as well, which is likely because he first heard the name from Graham when he was still with the Legion.

-->'''Silus:''' You're getting nothing from me. -->'''Boyd:''' I'm getting entertainment. That's something. So what's it gonna be?
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-->'''Silus:''' You're getting nothing from me. -->'''Boyd:''' me.\\ '''Boyd:''' I'm getting entertainment. That's something. So what's it gonna be?

* JerkassVictim: Private Crenshaw considers himself a happy prankster... who thinks a prank consisting of secretly pulling the pin from someone's grenade while they're carrying it is ''hilarious'', rather than cold-blooded murder. So when you pull that prank on him (as part of a Legion quest), you don't have to feel too bad. ** Quite a few if not all of Nipton's population were criminals, murderers and otherwise quite degenerate people. Whether they deserved what the Legion did to them is arguable, though.
26th Nov '15 4:44:48 PM Ulkomaalainen
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** The standard "neutral" response to a quest offer(that is, keeping it open for you to do later without failing it) is usually something like "I'll think about it". When Vulpes asks you to do a very simple quest(go to Vault 21 and get the Omertas away from an informant), he'll say "I don't see what there is to think about" if you give him that answer.
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** The standard "neutral" response to a quest offer(that offer (that is, keeping it open for you to do later without failing it) is usually something like "I'll think about it". When Vulpes asks you to do a very simple quest(go to Vault 21 and get the Omertas away from an informant), he'll say "I don't see what there is to think about" if you give him that answer.
26th Nov '15 7:38:00 AM Ulkomaalainen
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* KatanasAreJustBetter: If you get the Gun Runners' Arsenal DLC, you can have a Katana as a melee weapon. Its got decent attack power, but it also attacks ludicrously fast, has a high crit multiplier, and a limb damage multiplier, effectively turning you into an honorable Japanese meat grinder. Add in the Authentic Blade and Balanced Grip weapon mods and you'll be decapitating everything in less than 5 seconds. Its [=VATS=] special is "[[ShoutOut Unlabored]] [[VideoGame/NinjaGaiden Flawlessness]]", dealing 250% damage and usually aims at the head.
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* KatanasAreJustBetter: If you get the Gun Runners' Arsenal DLC, you can have a Katana as a melee weapon. Its It has got decent attack power, but it also attacks ludicrously fast, has a high crit multiplier, and a limb damage multiplier, effectively turning you into an honorable Japanese meat grinder. Add in the Authentic Blade and Balanced Grip weapon mods and you'll be decapitating everything in less than 5 seconds. Its [=VATS=] special is "[[ShoutOut Unlabored]] [[VideoGame/NinjaGaiden Flawlessness]]", dealing 250% damage and usually aims at the head.
26th Nov '15 7:15:48 AM Ulkomaalainen
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I doubt quite a few of these very much, but at least let's put spaces before braces
* IdiotBall: Caesar is holding one. He knows that his camp at Fortification Hill is sitting on top of a bunker protected by doors that can't be drilled or blasted open. He knows said doors bear the logo of the Lucky 38 and thus must be relevant to Mr. House's interests in some way. He knows the Platinum Chip he just confiscated from Benny fits the disc-shaped console near the doors and suspects it will open them. What does he do? Why, he waits for the Courier to finally decide to make his way to Fortification Hill, hands the Platinum Chip to the Courier when the man might very well have single-handedly destroyed all of his operations west of the Dam by this point (if you want some really funny dialogue, ''do this''), and trust him to deal with whatever is inside the bunker completely unmolested, confident that the Courier will do as asked and destroy it. You even get to keep the chip. Brilliant! The best part is, the Courier doesn't even have to report to Caesar after he is done inside the bunker, and can just walk out of the fortress completely unmolested by the guards! Caesar might be an extremely intelligent person lore-wise, but he sure displays a complete lack of common sense here.]]
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* IdiotBall: Caesar is holding one. He knows that his camp at Fortification Hill is sitting on top of a bunker protected by doors that can't be drilled or blasted open. He knows said doors bear the logo of the Lucky 38 and thus must be relevant to Mr. House's interests in some way. He knows the Platinum Chip he just confiscated from Benny fits the disc-shaped console near the doors and suspects it will open them. What does he do? Why, he waits for the Courier to finally decide to make his way to Fortification Hill, hands the Platinum Chip to the Courier when the man might very well have single-handedly destroyed all of his operations west of the Dam by this point (if you want some really funny dialogue, ''do this''), and trust him to deal with whatever is inside the bunker completely unmolested, confident that the Courier will do as asked and destroy it. You even get to keep the chip. Brilliant! The best part is, the Courier doesn't even have to report to Caesar after he is done inside the bunker, and can just walk out of the fortress completely unmolested by the guards! Caesar might be an extremely intelligent person lore-wise, but he sure displays a complete lack of common sense here.]]

* InkSuitActor: Doc Mitchell looks like Michael Hogan with a country doctor mustache. Other notable examples include Benny(Matthew Perry), Chief Hanlon(Kris Kristofferson), Colonel Moore(Kirsten Potter), Sunny Smiles(Katherine Pawlak), Trudy(Lora Cain), Bruce Isaac(Gregory Allen Williams), Cass(Rachel Roswell), The King(James Horan), Julie Farkas(Laura Bailey), Arcade Gannon(Zachary Levi), Mr. House(Rene Aubejonois), Michael Angelo(Jesse Burch), Caesar(Creator/JohnDoman), Vulpes Inculta(Jason Spisek), Aurelius of Phoenix(Yuri Lowenthal), and Father Elijah(Richard Herd).
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* InkSuitActor: Doc Mitchell looks like Michael Hogan with a country doctor mustache. Other notable examples include Benny(Matthew Benny (Matthew Perry), Chief Hanlon(Kris Hanlon (Kris Kristofferson), Colonel Moore(Kirsten Moore (Kirsten Potter), Sunny Smiles(Katherine Smiles (Katherine Pawlak), Trudy(Lora Trudy (Lora Cain), Bruce Isaac(Gregory Isaac (Gregory Allen Williams), Cass(Rachel Cass (Rachel Roswell), The King(James King (James Horan), Julie Farkas(Laura Farkas (Laura Bailey), Arcade Gannon(Zachary Gannon (Zachary Levi), Mr. House(Rene House (Rene Aubejonois), Michael Angelo(Jesse Angelo (Jesse Burch), Caesar(Creator/JohnDoman), Caesar (Creator/JohnDoman), Vulpes Inculta(Jason Inculta (Jason Spisek), Aurelius of Phoenix(Yuri Phoenix (Yuri Lowenthal), and Father Elijah(Richard Elijah (Richard Herd).
17th Nov '15 8:21:20 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* IHaveNoIdeaWhatImDoing: When it is found out that [[spoiler:Caesar has a brain tumor]], but the Courier doesn't have the necessary medicine skill to perform [[spoiler:brain surgery]], they can pass a speech check to bluff [[spoiler:Caesar]] into believing that they have the skills to perform the operation anyway. Normally, choosing this option will lead to the trope coming into effect and [[spoiler:Caesar]] gets killed by the Courier's clumsy hands during the operation, but if the Courier also has 9 luck, the operation can actually succeed, and doing so will give the Courier a dialogue option that has them indicate that [[HowDidYouKnowIDidnt they have no idea how the hell they managed to pull off the operation successfully]].
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* IHaveNoIdeaWhatImDoing: When it is found out that [[spoiler:Caesar has a brain tumor]], but the Courier doesn't have the necessary medicine skill to perform [[spoiler:brain surgery]], they can pass a speech check instead to bluff [[spoiler:Caesar]] into believing that they have the skills to perform the operation anyway. Normally, choosing this option will lead to the trope coming into effect and [[spoiler:Caesar]] gets killed by the Courier's clumsy hands during the operation, but if the Courier also has 9 luck, the operation can actually succeed, and doing so will give the Courier a dialogue option that has them indicate that [[HowDidYouKnowIDidnt they have no idea how the hell they managed to pull off the operation successfully]].
17th Nov '15 8:20:26 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* IHaveNoIdeaWhatImDoing: When it is found out that [[spoiler:Caesar has a brain tumor]], but the Courier doesn't have the necessary medicine skill to perform [[spoiler:brain surgery]], they can pass a speech check to bluff [[spoiler:Caesar]] into believing that they have the skills to perform the operation anyway. Normally, choosing this option will lead to the trope coming into effect and [[spoiler:Caesar]] gets killed by the Courier's clumsy hands during the operation, but if the Courier also has 9 luck, the operation can actually succeed, and doing so will give the Courier a dialogue option that has them indicate that [[HowDidYouKnowIDidnt they have no idea how the hell they managed to pull off the operation successfully]].
6th Nov '15 4:58:29 PM nombretomado
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** The Tops, which is basically the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sands Sands Hotel]] AfterTheEnd. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by the fact that the main act in their theater calls itself the [[RatPack Rad Pack]], and the ruling family calls itself [[FrankSinatra the Chairmen]].
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** The Tops, which is basically the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sands Sands Hotel]] AfterTheEnd. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by the fact that the main act in their theater calls itself the [[RatPack [[Creator/RatPack Rad Pack]], and the ruling family calls itself [[FrankSinatra [[Music/FrankSinatra the Chairmen]].
28th Oct '15 11:51:59 PM timotaka
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* LaserGuidedKarma: Boone believes he had the loss his wife and child coming as punishment for his part in the Bitter Springs Massacre. After you complete Boone's companion quest and help him find some peace of mind (or not), he will open up to say that the reason he first joined up with you was that he believed he would finally find the death he deserves while traveling with you.
28th Oct '15 1:00:57 PM timotaka
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* MoralDissonance: The entire point of the game is that NCR and Legion are neither objectively good or evil, so while some named characters will be, most rank and file troops of either faction are of neutral karma. Thus, you can head into a camp of friendly legionnaires and pump them full of buckshot for no loss of karma. But when you try to loot the camp after, their goods that are marked as owned are still counted as such, so you get a karma penalty for stealing. Killing them in cold blood, no problem, taking their healing power, that's amoral.
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* MoralDissonance: The entire point of the game is that NCR and Legion are neither objectively good or evil, so while some named characters will be, most rank and file troops of either faction are of neutral karma. Thus, you can head into a camp of friendly legionnaires and pump them full of buckshot for no loss of karma. But when you try to loot the camp after, their goods that are marked as owned are still counted as such, so you get a karma penalty for stealing. Killing them in cold blood, no problem, taking their healing power, powder, that's amoral.terrible.
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