History VideoGame / Fallout

25th Nov '17 7:31:18 AM SeptimusHeap
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** Fallout 4 has the T-60 Power Armor. The Silver Shroud costume also counts as this, albeit from an {{In-Universe}} perspective.

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** Fallout 4 has the T-60 Power Armor. The Silver Shroud costume also counts as this, albeit from an {{In-Universe}} InUniverse perspective.



** In ''New Vegas'', Caesar's Legion are heavily based after the Roman Empire {{In-Universe}} - and it can actually be pretty hard at times to tell them apart from the real thing.

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** In ''New Vegas'', Caesar's Legion are heavily based after the Roman Empire {{In-Universe}} InUniverse} - and it can actually be pretty hard at times to tell them apart from the real thing.
23rd Nov '17 8:19:08 PM Mr.Bubbles
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* EvilStatesOfAmerica: It really says something when post-war America, an irradiated wasteland filled with vicious mutants, warring tribes, and every example of human evil imaginable is ''still'' a better place to live than Pre-war America.
19th Nov '17 1:46:51 AM rmctagg09
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* UrbanRuins: The ''Fallout'' series has its protagonists visiting the ruins of cities such as [[VideoGame/Fallout1 Los Angeles]], [[VideoGame/Fallout2 San Francisco]], [[VideoGame/Fallout3 Washington D.C]], and [[VideoGame/Fallout4 Boston]].
5th Nov '17 1:49:11 AM rmctagg09
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* AbusivePrecursors: The Enclave, the remnants of the éminence grise of the United States federal government, the main antagonists of the second and third games.
** The Pre-War United States. ''And how''. The whole country became a corrupt, totalitarian police state that put unwilling human subjects through horrific scientific and social experiments. Even two centuries since they all went up in smoke in a nuclear holocaust they helped cause, most of the Wasteland's problems can be tied back to them: Deathclaws, Robobrains, the Vaults, most of the Big Empty... And speaking of which.

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* AbusivePrecursors: AbusivePrecursors:
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The Enclave, the remnants of the éminence grise of the United States federal government, the main antagonists of the second and third games.
** The Pre-War United States. ''And how''.States as a whole. The whole country became a corrupt, totalitarian police state that put unwilling human subjects through horrific scientific and social experiments. Even two centuries since they all went up in smoke in a nuclear holocaust they helped cause, most of the Wasteland's problems can be tied back to them: Deathclaws, Robobrains, the Vaults, most of the Big Empty... And speaking of which.Empty, all came from them.
5th Nov '17 1:26:34 AM thatmadork
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** The Pre-War United States. ''And how''. The whole country became a corrupt, totalitarian police state that put unwilling human subjects through horrific scientific and social experiments. Even two centuries since they all went up in smoke in a nuclear holocaust they helped cause, most of the Wasteland's problems can be tied back to them: Deathclaws, Robobrains, the Vaults, most of the Big Empty... And speaking of which.
24th Oct '17 7:03:28 AM Divra
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* ScavengedPunk: Much of the weapons, equipment, clothing, armor, and at least one entire city are made of Pre-War junk that's distinctly AtomPunk in style. ''4'' even introduces "pipe guns," ramshackle firearms made out of wood, scrap metal, and prayers that Raiders and Settlers usually use when backed into a corner.

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* ScavengedPunk: Much of the weapons, equipment, clothing, armor, and at least one entire city are made of Pre-War junk that's distinctly AtomPunk in style. ''4'' even introduces ''2'' introduced "pipe guns," ramshackle firearms made out of wood, scrap metal, and prayers that Raiders and Settlers usually use when backed into a corner.were the favored (i.e. only one they could afford) firearm of the Klamath gecko hunters. Pipe guns got more play in ''4'' as the firearm of choice for the truly desperate.
29th Sep '17 3:35:54 PM Samothrace42
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* FantasyCounterpartCulture: The most blatant is [[TheEmpire Caesar's Legion]], which was modeled in-universe on UsefulNotes/TheRomanEmpire and [[ShownTheirWork is sometimes hard to tell apart from the real thing]]. It also has some clear elements gleaned from ancient Sparta. The [[TheFederation New California Republic]] is very much like the Pre-War United States mixed in with both the Roman Republic and the U.S. during the Wild West. The Shi Empire is pretty much ImperialChina reborn. The Great Khans intentionally base themselves after the Mongolian Empire (which gets downplayed by the fact that horses have yet to be seen in this series), and can even be encouraged in ''New Vegas'' to take this more to heart in one of their endings. While probably not deliberate, [[TheOrder Lyons' Brotherhood of Steel]] has a lot in common with early UsefulNotes/{{Prussia}}. Similarly, [[RisingEmpire Arthur Maxson's Brotherhood]] is equal parts medieval Europe and the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, while the Institute are loosely inspired by both the Illuminati and Renaissance-era Italy. Also, the Commonwealth Minutemen are based on both Revolutionary America and the Iroquois Confederacy, and the Church of the Children of Atom are now essentially the Crusader States.

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* FantasyCounterpartCulture: The most blatant is [[TheEmpire Caesar's Legion]], which was modeled in-universe on UsefulNotes/TheRomanEmpire - and [[ShownTheirWork is sometimes hard to tell apart from the real thing]]. It also has some clear elements gleaned from ancient Sparta. The [[TheFederation New California Republic]] is very much like the Pre-War United States mixed in with both the Roman Republic and the U.S. during the Wild West. The Shi Empire is pretty much ImperialChina reborn. The Great Khans intentionally base themselves after the Mongolian Empire (which gets downplayed by the fact that horses have yet to be seen in this series), and can even be encouraged in ''New Vegas'' to take this more to heart in one of their endings. While probably not deliberate, [[TheOrder Lyons' Brotherhood of Steel]] has a lot in common with early UsefulNotes/{{Prussia}}. Similarly, [[RisingEmpire Arthur Maxson's Brotherhood]] is equal parts medieval Europe and the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, while the Institute are loosely inspired by both the Illuminati and Renaissance-era Italy. Also, the Commonwealth Minutemen are based on both Revolutionary America and the Iroquois Confederacy, and the Church of the Children of Atom are now essentially the Crusader States.



** '''V'''ault-tec '''A'''ssisted '''T'''argeting '''S'''ystem.

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** '''V'''ault-tec '''V'''ault-Tec '''A'''ssisted '''T'''argeting '''S'''ystem.



** The Courier is unaware until ''Lonesome Road'' that they already ''were'' this to the people of the Divide, [[spoiler:and not [[MikeNelsonDestroyerOfWorlds in a good way]]]].

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** The Courier is unaware until ''Lonesome Road'' that they already ''were'' this to the people of the Divide, [[spoiler:and not ''not'' [[MikeNelsonDestroyerOfWorlds in a good way]]]].



* MedievalStasis: From 1843 to 1960, there was a world of difference, from technology to culture to politics in the span of 127 years. From 1960 to 2077? Not so much. Still holds true for after the Great War, with over 200 years having passed and very little actual rebuilding being witnessed in places. Subverted with The Institute since they have been able to make great advances in technology, something which has earned them a LOT of enemies.
** However, this applies primarily to fashions and society: [[RedHerring Communism]] was still the great menace, women were still [[StayInTheKitchen chained to the stove]](at least until the Resource Wars, when they couldn't afford to waste resources anymore), and cars were still curvy and chromed. Bomb-shelter architecture, particle physics, and weaponized viruses (not to mention propaganda-as-mind-control) all made great strides under the PowersThatBe of pre-war America.

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* MedievalStasis: From 1843 to 1960, there was a world of difference, from technology to culture to politics in the span of 127 years. From 1960 to 2077? Not so much. Still holds true for after the Great War, with over 200 years having passed and very little actual rebuilding being witnessed in places. Subverted with The Institute the Institute, though, since they have been able to make great advances in technology, technology - something which has earned them a LOT ''lot'' of enemies.
** However, this applies primarily to fashions and society: [[RedHerring Communism]] was still the great menace, women were still [[StayInTheKitchen chained to the stove]](at least until the Resource Wars, when they couldn't afford to waste resources valuable workers anymore), and cars were still curvy and chromed. Bomb-shelter architecture, particle physics, and weaponized viruses (not to mention propaganda-as-mind-control) all made great strides under the PowersThatBe of pre-war America.



* MohsScaleOfScienceFiction: It'd be easier to list Sci Fi elements that [[SciFiKitchenSink haven't been included in the series]], most of which would be totally impossible with real science. It ranks as a 2 since the series is largely void of supernatural elements and Phlebtonium is consistent.

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* MohsScaleOfScienceFiction: MohsScaleOfScienceFictionHardness: It'd be easier to list Sci Fi [=sci-fi=] elements that [[SciFiKitchenSink haven't ''[[SciFiKitchenSink haven't]]'' [[TropeOverdosed been included in the series]], most of which would be totally impossible with real science. It Still, it ranks as a 2 since the series is largely ([[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane largely]]) void of supernatural elements and Phlebtonium is consistent.



* MythologyGag: In ''Fallout'', recruitable NPC Tycho mentions he's a Desert Ranger. The Desert Rangers were the protagonists of ''Wasteland'', the game to which ''Fallout'' is a SpiritualSuccessor. The BigBad of ''Fallout Tactics'' also seems to be a subtle ShoutOut to the BigBad of ''Wasteland''. As per WordOfGod, Tycho's outfit became the basis of the Desert Ranger Combat Armor, which in itself inspired the IconicOutfit of the NCR Veteran Rangers.

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* MythologyGag: In ''Fallout'', the recruitable NPC Tycho mentions he's a Desert Ranger. The Desert Rangers were the protagonists of ''Wasteland'', the game to which ''Fallout'' is a SpiritualSuccessor. The BigBad of ''Fallout Tactics'' also seems to be a subtle ShoutOut to the BigBad of ''Wasteland''. As per WordOfGod, Tycho's outfit became the basis of the Desert Ranger Combat Armor, which in itself inspired the IconicOutfit of the NCR Veteran Rangers. And in ''Fallout 4'', the [[WeHelpTheHelpless Commonwealth Minutemen's]] relationship with the [[DeterminedHomesteader Settlers]] under their protection is based after that of ''Wasteland's'' Desert Rangers.


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** ''Fallout 4'' also has heavy Wild-West undertones - the [[WeHelpTheHelpless Commonwealth Minutemen]] are pretty much an entire knightly [[TheOrder order]] of CowboyCops - but adds in influences from Colonial and Civil War-era Americana.
25th Sep '17 3:54:11 AM DRCEQ
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* RunningGag: In ''New Vegas'', Sunset Sarsaparilla is immensely popular, but was a commercial failure on the east coast (HandWaving why it isn't available in ''3''). In ''Tactics'', the description for Cherry Nuka Cola states that it was met with sub-par sales and generally considered mediocre, but ''4'' establishes that it's really popular in the Commonwealth. One ride in Nuka World mentions that Nuka Cola started producing their in root beer to compete with sunset. Cow tipping is also a recurring joke across all the games. And after Bethesda Game Studios took over the series, [[Creator/HPLovecraft Lovecraft]] references [[AuthorAppeal are often found throughout the Wasteland]].

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* RunningGag: In ''New Vegas'', Sunset Sarsaparilla is immensely popular, but was a commercial failure on the east coast (HandWaving why it isn't available in ''3''). In ''Tactics'', the description for Cherry Nuka Cola states that it was met with sub-par sales and generally considered mediocre, but ''4'' establishes that it's really popular in the Commonwealth. One ride in Nuka World mentions that Nuka Cola started producing their in own root beer to compete with sunset.Sunset. Cow tipping is also a recurring joke across all the games. And after Bethesda Game Studios took over the series, [[Creator/HPLovecraft Lovecraft]] references [[AuthorAppeal are often found throughout the Wasteland]].
25th Sep '17 12:34:43 AM Skagit
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* MedievalStasis: From 1843 to 1960, there was a world of difference, from technology to culture to politics in the span of 127 years. From 1960 to 2077? Not so much. Still holds true for after the Great War, with over 200 years having passed and very little actual rebuilding being witnessed in places.

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* MedievalStasis: From 1843 to 1960, there was a world of difference, from technology to culture to politics in the span of 127 years. From 1960 to 2077? Not so much. Still holds true for after the Great War, with over 200 years having passed and very little actual rebuilding being witnessed in places. Subverted with The Institute since they have been able to make great advances in technology, something which has earned them a LOT of enemies.



* MohsScaleOfScienceFiction: It'd be easier to list Sci Fi elements that [[SciFiKitchenSink haven't been included in the series]], most of which would be totally impossible with real science. It ranks as a 2 since the series is largely void of supernatural elements and Phlebtonium is consistent.



* RadiationImmuneMutants: Ghouls, who can even ''heal'' from radiation.

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* RadiationImmuneMutants: Ghouls, who can even ''heal'' from radiation. Super Mutants are also immune, though they aren't healed by it.



* RunningGag: In ''New Vegas'', Sunset Sarsaparilla is immensely popular, but was a commercial failure on the east coast (HandWaving why it isn't available in ''3''). In ''Tactics'', the description for Cherry Nuka Cola states that it was met with sub-par sales and generally considered mediocre, but ''4'' establishes that it's really popular in the Commonwealth. Cow tipping is also a recurring joke across all the games. And after Bethesda Game Studios took over the series, [[Creator/HPLovecraft Lovecraft]] references [[AuthorAppeal are often found throughout the Wasteland]].

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* RunningGag: In ''New Vegas'', Sunset Sarsaparilla is immensely popular, but was a commercial failure on the east coast (HandWaving why it isn't available in ''3''). In ''Tactics'', the description for Cherry Nuka Cola states that it was met with sub-par sales and generally considered mediocre, but ''4'' establishes that it's really popular in the Commonwealth. One ride in Nuka World mentions that Nuka Cola started producing their in root beer to compete with sunset. Cow tipping is also a recurring joke across all the games. And after Bethesda Game Studios took over the series, [[Creator/HPLovecraft Lovecraft]] references [[AuthorAppeal are often found throughout the Wasteland]].
20th Sep '17 6:32:09 PM Dirtyblue929
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* '''''All Roads''' (2010)'': A tie-in GraphicNovel for ''Fallout: New Vegas'', written by Chris Avellone and created in conjunction with Creator/DarkHorseComics. It details the events leading up to the opening of the game, and provides background on one of the game's antagonists. Originally included in the collector's edition of the game, it was released digitally in 2011. With the exception of a single panel[[note]]A flashback depicts NCR Cavalry riding horses, which are canonically extinct. The inclusion was apparently due to a miscommunication with the artists.[[/note]], it aligns almost completely with canon and is regarded as such.

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* '''''All Roads''' (2010)'': A tie-in GraphicNovel for ''Fallout: New Vegas'', written by Chris Avellone and created in conjunction with Creator/DarkHorseComics. It details the events leading up to the opening of the game, and provides background on one of the game's antagonists. Originally included in the collector's edition of the game, it was released digitally in 2011. With the exception of a single panel[[note]]A flashback depicts panel[[note]]An NCR Cavalry riding horses, which cavalry unit rides horses (which are canonically extinct. The inclusion was apparently extinct) due to a miscommunication with the artists.[[/note]], artists; the writers meant ''armored'' cavalry, as in [=APCs=][[/note]], it aligns almost completely with canon and is regarded as such.
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