History NightmareFuel / Fallout

13th Jun '18 2:04:55 PM WanderingBrowser
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* It hasn't even been released yet, and already, ''VideoGame/Fallout76'' has displayed some terrifying new monsters to haunt your dreams:
** Radwasps: Enormous, bear-sized wasp queens whose abdomens have been bloated and distorted into tumorous-looking organic hives for their larvae. They're so disfigured their wings are useless, forcing them to scuttle after you, but they are ''fast'', and their smaller, winged progeny pours out of the holes in their abdomen to swarm anything that gets close. Not that the queen herself is helpless, as she has an enormous set of mandibles ready to rip you apart.
** Snallygasters: Man-sized, elongated reptilian abominations that scuttle after you, baring a mouth full of distorted fangs and lashing out with a barbed cudgel-like tongue. Also, they have multiple limbs which help them move surprisingly fast.
** Disfigured, insane, humans wearing ominous robes and creepy gasmasks.
** A strange, humped thing shown only in darkness, with the only visible aspects being an enormous pair of glowing orange compound eyes and long antennae, which may be some kind of giant, humanoid roach.
** Mega Sloths: Former tree sloths that have been mutated into the semblance of their prehistoric ground sloth ancestor; towering ground-prowling beasts with enormous claws. This sloth is also surprisingly quick, and seems to actively enjoy eating meat, given the trailer displayed it attacking humans.
** Mk2 Liberators: Imagine the turrets from ''VideoGame/Portal'', only without the childish voices and with the ability of mechanical spider legs to let them crawl after you. Give them a central energy blaster instead of machine guns, and a head-mounted propeller for hovering or jumping attacks, and you got the Liberators.
** Man-sized, multi-eyed, fang-mouthed frogs.
** The Grafton Monster: A creature that looks more like something out of a ''Franchise/SilentHill'' game, a twisted mass of flesh in the rough shape of a biped that walks around on its knuckles, with its right arm comparatively slender and its left massively overdeveloped, and no visible head.
** Mutant humanoids that look like an irradiated version of [[Franchise/TheLordOfTheRings Gollum]]. They move like greased lightning and attack with long, jagged claws.
** Scorchbeasts: The Fallout equivalent to a ''dragon'', being essentially a bat version of the Deathclaw, complete with flight and [[MakeMeWannaShout a sonic blast scream]].
11th Jun '18 1:36:33 AM CynicalBastardo
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** Bursts from [[MoreDakka automatic weapons]] will dismember a person in seconds, leaving little more than just a pair of legs.
** Critical hits from certain rifles or even [[MegatonPunch punching]] can put a very large hole clean through someone.
30th Apr '18 8:46:48 PM Benbeasted
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--> [[spoiler:The pain in your head is maddening. You feel the sins of others wash over your soul. And it gets worse, as your sins answer them. Like madmen, they fight through your psyche, and in the process tear your personality apart.]]
--> [[spoiler: Your head is pulsing with the intrusive thoughts of others. The pain grows and grows. Suddenly, as if it never existed, the pain vanishes. You fall to the ground and weep. But something does not feel right.]]
20th Apr '18 8:09:15 PM SilentStranger
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For added effect, play [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nW3DTCIO5Zs this theme]] while reading...



* Unlike the later games, which often kept the real name of the various cities and landmarks, Fallout 1 either featured original locations built after the Great War like Shady Sands or Junktown, or pre-War facilities that dont exist in real life like the Vaults or the Mariposa Military Base. This creates a nasty shock when you get near the endgame and get directed to a place called "The Boneyard". Then, you're shown The Boneyard's title image, which happens to be a Pre-War map...
--> ''[[WhamLine Los Angeles - Playground of America]]''









** About a week later, Maxson leads his men and their families on an exodus to the Lost Hills bunker, where they'll eventually found the Brotherhood. A week is all it has taken for surviving civilians to degenerate the precursors to the Raiders out of desperation, who kill several of the unarmored members of the convoy, including Maxsons wife. The Raiders would go on to plague the post-War world for 200 years.

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** About a week later, Maxson leads his men and their families on an exodus to the Lost Hills bunker, where they'll eventually found the Brotherhood. A week is all it has taken for surviving civilians to degenerate into the precursors to the Raiders out of desperation, who kill several of the unarmored members of the convoy, including Maxsons wife. The Raiders would go on to plague the post-War world for 200 years.
4th Apr '18 1:04:31 PM SilentStranger
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* The truth about the Vaults were never revealed in the original games, and only became known to the fans through the Fallout Bible in 2002, but there is a deleted terminal entry in ''Fallout 2'' that contains the logs of the Vault 13 Overseer, detailing the events after the first game and exposes WHY the Vault Dweller was exiled. The Overseer's last entry mentions something called the "Societal Preservation Program", which The Chosen One finds odd, and does a bit of digging in the computers memory. After hours of searching, he comes across a few well hidden documents, revealing a sinister truth...

--> '''Overseer's Log'''

--> ''{330}{}{This is it. [[ThatWasTheLastEntry Consider these my final words]], as I doubt I'll live to write another entry. Oh no, the people of the Vault have spoken, and they've made it quite clear that they want my head. I knew this day would come, ever since HE managed to rile them up by doing the impossible. Sure, he saved all our lives, but he also ruined everything.}''


--> ''{332}{}{Let it be known that I took little joy in exiling our "great hero", but I had no choice in the matter. His adventures in the outside world had changed him too much. He was too great a threat to the project. Had I let him remain among us, he might have uncovered the true nature of the Vaults and jeopardized the experiment. Even if he didn't, he'd at least inspire others to venture outside, which would be just as bad.}''

--> ''{334}{}{He simply had to go. There was no other option. But even that wasn't enough. No, I'm afraid the damage had already been done. I allowed his most stubborn supporters to follow him into exile, and then tried to reassert my control over those who remained. But it was no use -- I'd already been vilified. So be it. [[JustFollowingOrders The only thing I'm guilty of]] is an entire lifetime of carrying out the demands of our Great Nation.}''

--> ''{336}{}{My only regret is that Vault 13 is not likely to complete the social experiment. Once I've been disposed of, I feel certain the others will leave the Vault. Not right away, of course -- I've instilled too much fear in them of the outside world. But eventually, they're bound to overcome that fear. I have very little faith that Vault 13 will remained closed until 2277, as the experiment dictates.}''

--> ''{338}{}{I'm afraid I have failed my duty as Overseer. I can only hope that the rest of the public Vaults involved in the Societal Preservation Program have been more successful. To my superiors, who I'm certain will one day read this: forgive me. And may God bless America.}''

--> '''Hidden Documents'''

--> ''{360}{}{After hours of scouring through the computer's archives, you're able to locate a few hidden documents concerning the Societal Preservation Program. As you read over them, you uncover a rather disturbing truth about the Vaults: [[WhamLine they were never intended to save the population of the United States]].}''

--> ''{362}{}{Incredibly, all 122 of Vault-Tec's public Vaults were part of a grand social experiment orchestrated by the US government. Only 17 of those Vaults, dubbed "control Vaults", were designed to function correctly (it seems Vault 8 was one of the lucky few). The rest were meant to have various critical flaws, so that the government could study the pre-selected occupants, and see how they react to the stresses of their situations, and how well they're able to re-colonize once their Vaults open.}''
31st Mar '18 3:17:21 PM SilentStranger
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* The journal of Captain Maxson, the founder of the Brotherhood Of Steel, detailing the last days before the Apocalypse during his stay at the Mariposa Military Base, and the soldiers discovering exactly how their goverment has decided to progress the war with China...

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* The journal of Captain Maxson, the founder of the Brotherhood Of Steel, detailing which can be found deep inside Mariposa. It details the last days before the Apocalypse during his stay at the Mariposa Military Base, and the soldiers discovering exactly how what their goverment has decided had been up to progress the war with China...
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--> ''I killed a man today. I was interrogating Chief Scientist Anderson and he was giving me the full details of their inhuman experiments. He said his orders came from [[GovermentConspiracy the Gov't]]., [[CassandraTruth but I didn't buy it]]. He started screaming about how he was [[JustFollowingOrders following orders]], how he was a military man, and I just shot him. I tell myself it was to keep him from causing a full mutiny among the men, but I'm not so sure.''

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--> ''I killed a man today. I was interrogating Chief Scientist Anderson and he was giving me the full details of their inhuman experiments. He said his orders came from [[GovermentConspiracy [[GovernmentConspiracy the Gov't]]., [[CassandraTruth but I didn't buy it]]. He started screaming about how he was [[JustFollowingOrders following orders]], how he was a military man, and I just shot him. I tell myself it was to keep him from causing a full mutiny among the men, but I'm not so sure.''


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** About a week later, Maxson leads his men and their families on an exodus to the Lost Hills bunker, where they'll eventually found the Brotherhood. A week is all it has taken for surviving civilians to degenerate the precursors to the Raiders out of desperation, who kill several of the unarmored members of the convoy, including Maxsons wife. The Raiders would go on to plague the post-War world for 200 years.
31st Mar '18 3:06:38 PM SilentStranger
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* The journal of Captain Maxson, the founder of the Brotherhood Of Steel, detailing the last days before the Apocalypse during his stay at the Mariposa Military Base, and the soldiers discovering exactly how their goverment has decided to progress the war with China...

--> '''Oct 10, 2077'''


--> ''I, Roger Maxson, Captain, serial number 072389 have started this log because it doesn't look good for any of us, and I'd like for people to know [[ApocalypticLog what really happened here]].''

--> ''All hell broke loose when we finally discovered what those [[HumanResources scientist bastards]] were up to. The Colonel has locked himself in his office and seems to be having [[GoMadFromTheRevelation some sort of breakdown]]. The men are screaming for blood. They're looking to me for answers, and I'm not sure what to do. Someone has to do something, though, before this place sinks into an anarchistic bloodbath.''

--> '''Oct. 12 2077'''


--> ''Every time we get a report from higher up [[FromBadToWorse things get worse here]]. The war is going in a very bad direction and this place is about to go into full mutiny, with all the chaos that entails. I stopped one of the men from executing a scientist today, and demanded that we interrogate them to find out what their orders were.''

--> '''Oct.13 2077'''


--> ''I killed a man today. I was interrogating Chief Scientist Anderson and he was giving me the full details of their inhuman experiments. He said his orders came from [[GovermentConspiracy the Gov't]]., [[CassandraTruth but I didn't buy it]]. He started screaming about how he was [[JustFollowingOrders following orders]], how he was a military man, and I just shot him. I tell myself it was to keep him from causing a full mutiny among the men, but I'm not so sure.''

--> '''Oct.15 2077'''


--> ''I tried again to speak to the colonel through the door, but he seems to have completely lost touch with reality. I broke down the door with several of the men just in time to watch him [[AteHisGun blow his head off]]. Right before he pulled the trigger he said [[DespairEventHorizon he was sorry]].''

--> '''Oct. 18 2077'''


--> ''By killing the egghead, I seem to have confirmed my position as leader of the men. They follow me without question now. The interrogations invariably end up being executions. Shellman held out the longest, but the end result was the same. Her arguments about her orders were a bit too specific to be completely made up. I'm getting a real bad feeling in my gut about how this is all going to end up. I don't even lie to myself anymore about my reasons for executing the scientists.''

--> '''Oct.20 2077'''


--> ''I finally replied to the outside world over our radio. I don't know why they never sent anyone here to see what was happening when we stopped responding to their transmissions. It doesn't make any sense. Well, they'll come now. I declared ourselves seceded from the union. They remember Jefferson Davis. What will history say about me?''

--> '''Oct.22 2077'''


--> ''What the hell is going on? We declare ourselves to be in full desertion from the army and no longer under the Government's command and what happens? [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness Nothing]]. [[JustBeforeTheEnd Something bad is coming down.]]''

--> '''Oct. 23 2077'''


--> ''[[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIT I can't believe those bastards finally did it. Damn them all to Hell.]]''
6th Mar '18 10:47:13 PM hellwolf99
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6th Mar '18 10:47:12 PM hellwolf99
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* The series whole [[http://fallout.wikia.com/wiki/Timeline timeline]]. Oh God, it's horrible how it all makes sense, and the not-entirely unlikely idea it could actually happen. With oil supplies running low in the mid to late 2000s and no reliable sources of alternative fuels available, Europe is forced to invade the Middle East because they can't afford to import oil anymore, and China and the US go to war over the last remaining oil well found in the Pacific Ocean. International tensions flare, countries grow increasingly militant and paranoid over dwindling resources. As a result, the United Nations disbands, the European Commonwealth falls apart, and the United States annexes Mexico and Canada. And through it all the world governments pursue ever more amoral technology in the pursuit of better weapons or alternative fuels.

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* The series whole [[http://fallout.wikia.com/wiki/Timeline timeline]]. Oh God, it's horrible how it all makes sense, and the not-entirely unlikely idea it could actually happen. With oil supplies running low in the mid to late 2000s and no reliable sources of alternative fuels available, Europe is forced to invade the Middle East because they can't afford to import oil anymore, and China and the US go to war over the last remaining oil well found in the Pacific Ocean. International tensions flare, countries grow increasingly militant and paranoid over dwindling resources. As a result, the United Nations disbands, the European Commonwealth falls apart, and the United States annexes Mexico and Canada. And through it all the world governments pursue ever more amoral technology in the pursuit of better weapons or alternative fuels. All because of the butterfly effect of the transistor never being invented, leading to an Atomic Era instead of an Electronic Era.
6th Mar '18 10:40:20 PM hellwolf99
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* The intro in the second game is [[TropeNamer Nightmare Fuel]]. The first half is funny, but then it switches to the vault door opening, and you seeing a Vertibird and a few soldiers with machine guns. They all are silent, and the camera cuts to the silhouette of a family waving through the door. All of a sudden, the machine guns fire, and then the screen cuts to black with a scream echoing in the distance. [[spoiler: Say hello the the Enclave! ''[[ArmiesAreEvil This is what they do.]]''

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* The intro in the second game is [[TropeNamer Nightmare Fuel]]. The first half is funny, but then it switches to the vault door opening, and you seeing a Vertibird and a few soldiers with machine guns. They all are silent, and the camera cuts to the silhouette of a family waving through the door. All of a sudden, the machine guns fire, and then the screen cuts to black with a scream echoing in the distance. [[spoiler: Say hello the the Enclave! ''[[ArmiesAreEvil This is what they do.]]'' ]]'']]
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