History FalloutNewVegas / TropesIToM

2nd Aug '16 4:38:14 PM R1ck
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* [[LesserOfTwoEvils Lesser of Three Evils]]: House is an arrogant out-of-touch jerkass who sees the Mojave as a business to be run, and NCR are corrupt, oppressive and expansionist regardless of if the Mojave settlements want to join them. However, they are ''far'' preferable to the Legion. The endings for House and NCR taking power vary but there's always an option for a town or faction to prosper under one or both of them. The Legion endings almost universally have the towns and factions being enslaved or exterminated, and in a few cases people flee to escape them.



* LiteralGenie: [[spoiler: Yes Man.]]



** The load redundancy makes this especially eg-- For example, fast traveling places the player outside a location, without preloading the interior, which is the primary reason for traveling there in the first place. There's rarely a fast travel mark directly to commonly visited characters, some of which are instead ''two to four maps deep'' from arrival. It's almost as if they were relying on design shortsightedness to inflate the playing time.



** And if you want, when you start a new game, you can optionally name the Courier "Nuntius". For those who are not familiar, "Nuntius" is Latin for "messenger" (as in the word "enunciate"). This can be either very meaningful if you decide to side with the Legion or hilariously ironic if you side against them.



* MindScrew: The Lonesome Drifter's [[spoiler:father may very well be the Mysterious Stranger]].
16th Jun '16 11:32:55 PM DastardlyDemolition
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*** The Laser RCW is this for Energy Weapons. It starts as being weak, eats rare ammo, and has low critical hit chance but with the Laser RCW recycler modification and Max/Over charge ammo it can punch as fierce and accurate punch, functioning as a poor man's Gatling Laser while being lighter and cheaper to carry and repair.

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*** The Laser RCW is this for Energy Weapons. It starts as being weak, eats rare ammo, and has low critical hit chance but with the Laser RCW recycler modification and Max/Over charge ammo it can punch as a fierce and accurate punch, functioning as a poor man's Gatling Laser while being lighter and cheaper to carry and repair.
16th Jun '16 11:32:12 PM DastardlyDemolition
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*** The Laser RCW is this for Energy Weapons. It starts as being weak, eats rare ammo, and has low critical hit chance but with the Laser RCW recycler modification and Max/Over charge ammo it can punch as fierce and accurate punch, functioning as a poor man's Gatling Laser while being lighter and cheaper to carry and repair.



** Caesar's Legion try to enforce a degree of this as many of their troops use basic machetes and armor made of football gear while higher members use actual guns. Modern medicine is also banned, save for a few cases [[spoiler:like Caesar himself.]]



* MixAndMatchCritters: Nightstalkers are coyote/rattlesnake hybrids.

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* MixAndMatchCritters: Nightstalkers are coyote/rattlesnake hybrids.hybrids who ''try to eat the Courier and his friends''. They're pretty cuddly when you gain the "Animal Friend" perk.
4th Jun '16 10:31:43 AM LentilSandEater
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* LargeHam: The Think Tanks.
** Especially Dr. Klein. Even his subtitles are in all caps. It's lampshaded as well, with him constantly complaining that the volume control of his loudpspeaker is awry.
** The Tick, Dr. Venture, and Captain Quark are 3 of the 6 scientists. Case closed.
** Most Super Mutants and Nightkin, but especially the Nightkin. Yeah, we're looking at you Lily, Davison, Tabitha and Keene.
*** Marcus, Neil and an unnamed Super Mutant in Jacobstown avoid this one; they're calm and quite soft-spoken.

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* LargeHam: LargeHam:
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The Think Tanks.
** Especially
Tanks, especially Dr. Klein. Even his subtitles are in all caps. It's lampshaded as well, with him constantly complaining that the volume control of his loudpspeaker is awry.
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awry. The Tick, Dr. Venture, and Captain Quark are 3 of the 6 scientists. Case closed.
** ''You'' can get in on the action, albeit in an unvoiced dialogue option way. It happens mostly in the Old World Blues [=DLC=] due to the general hamminess of the setting, but appears in the main game a few times as well.
** Most Super Mutants and Nightkin, but especially the Nightkin. Yeah, we're looking at you Lily, Davison, Tabitha and Keene.
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Keene. On the other hand Marcus, Neil and an unnamed Super Mutant in Jacobstown avoid this one; they're calm and quite soft-spoken.
29th May '16 12:54:52 AM Yalsaris63
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** And if you want, when you start a new game, you can optionally name the Courier "Nuntius". For those who are not familiar, "Nuntius" is Latin for "messenger" (as in the word "enunciate"). This can be either very meaningful if you decide to side with the Legion or hilariously ironic if you side against them.
26th May '16 1:11:35 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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* MindScrew: The Lonesome Drifter's [[spoiler:father may very well be the Mysterious Stranger]]. Made even screwier (with a certain perk as a male character) by the fact that "Lonesome" and "Drifter" are synonyms of "Lone" and "Wanderer", which is grounds for speculation that the Lonesome Drifter and the [[PlayerCharacter Lone Wanderer]] might be the same person lying about his origins [[spoiler: in case the Enclave is still after him for bringing them down one peg.]]. Make of that what you will.
** Jossed as of [[VideoGame/Fallout4 Fallout 4]]: Canonically the Wanderer [[spoiler: died activating Project Purity]] as an implication of a statement that [[spoiler: Sarah Lyons died in battle]].

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* MindScrew: The Lonesome Drifter's [[spoiler:father may very well be the Mysterious Stranger]]. Made even screwier (with a certain perk as a male character) by the fact that "Lonesome" and "Drifter" are synonyms of "Lone" and "Wanderer", which is grounds for speculation that the Lonesome Drifter and the [[PlayerCharacter Lone Wanderer]] might be the same person lying about his origins [[spoiler: in case the Enclave is still after him for bringing them down one peg.]]. Make of that what you will.\n** Jossed as of [[VideoGame/Fallout4 Fallout 4]]: Canonically the Wanderer [[spoiler: died activating Project Purity]] as an implication of a statement that [[spoiler: Sarah Lyons died in battle]].
21st May '16 5:44:30 PM GrandPoobahOfAllBacon
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**Jossed as of [[VideoGame/Fallout4 Fallout 4]]: Canonically the Wanderer [[spoiler: died activating Project Purity]] as an implication of a statement that [[spoiler: Sarah Lyons died in battle]].
3rd May '16 5:05:02 PM Vorpale
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*** Give [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Lily]] a Thermic Lance or the "Oh Baby!" Super Sledge.[[note]]Bonus: 'Oh Baby!' isn't even that far from where you first meet Lily.[[/note]]
*** Give [[CuteBruiser Veronica]] the Ballistic Fist or the unique displacer glove, Pushy.

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*** Give [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Lily]] a Thermic Lance or the "Oh Baby!" Super Sledge.[[note]]Bonus: 'Oh Baby!' isn't even that far from where you first meet Lily.Lily, and is actually a quest-related location where you will most likely take her anyway.[[/note]]
*** Give [[CuteBruiser Veronica]] the Ballistic Fist or Fist, the unique displacer glove, Pushy.glove "Pushy" or the Fist of Rawr. [[note]]Although since you have to kill ''[[ThatOneBoss Rawr]]'' to get his claw (and thus craft the weapon itself), if you are powerful enough to obtain this unique Deathclaw Glove in the first place, chances are, you don't need a companion at all.[[/note]]
3rd May '16 4:41:50 PM Vorpale
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** The kicker ? "Skilled" is [[GoodBadBugs bugged]] in that, should you select the trait during character creation and then select it ''again'' if you decide to modify your character before leaving the tutorial area, ''you will get its benefits twice while the -10% to experience gain will not stack'', meaning you can get ''10 points to EVERY skill'' before you even reach level 2. And since the ''Old World Blues'' DLC allows you to change your traits once more, you can exploit this to get ''15'' bonus points to every skill while suffering from the trait's malus only ''once''.
3rd May '16 4:31:15 PM Vorpale
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* MuggingTheMonster: Freeside Thugs bring this trope to [[SuicidalOverconfidence untold heights of absurdity.]]

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* MuggingTheMonster: Freeside Thugs bring this trope to [[SuicidalOverconfidence untold heights of absurdity.]]absurdity]]. Should you decide to make the Lucky 38 your base of operations and walk out of the city instead of fast-travelling on a daily basis, you can expect the roads of Freeside to be covered in battered corpses ''very'' quickly. And even if you decide to ignore the unarmored nutcases going at your power-armored person with their pool cues and tire irons, the nearby [[KillerRobot Securitrons]], the [[NeighbourhoodFriendlyGangsters Kings]] and your optional [[HyperCompetentSidekick companions]] certainly [[CurbstompBattle won't]].
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