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15th Jan '17 9:53:07 PM rosequarks
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*Going along with this, there was no technological divergence either. Instead, there was a movement in the pre-war world to create technology that is resistant to explosions and radiation, resulting in bulkier and lower-tech but much hardier and long lasting machines. However, it's difficult to find a reason why they'd be so prevalent in the general population since it's unlikely that most people would be willing to downgrade their technological experience.
16th Dec '16 7:58:29 AM Kalaong
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[[WMG: A huge percentage of the Wasteland's problems can be attributed to Jet's origins.]]
Myron states that he was able to make Brahmin manure into amphetamines because pre-War biotech companies fed defective protein extracts to their cattle. That makes sense from both the CorruptCorporateExecutive front, but why would there still be amphetamines in mutant cow shit almost a century after the Apocalypse? ''Because it infected them with a prion disease'' - feeding the less-valuable parts of livestock to other was rather common... until [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bovine_spongiform_encephalopathy Bovine spongiform encephalophy]] was discovered. The protein extract just creates amphetamines instead of eating holes in people's brains, but when people eat Brahmin, they're likely to get infected themselves, and what do you think having a steady amount of amphetamines in your system 24/7 would do to your ''temper?'' Everyone in the wasteland is rather trigger-happy, but even the worst parts of Eastern Europe aren't filled with human tanneries and people screaming about bleeders. Because they don't have prion diseases making amphetamines part of their biochemistry.
26th Nov '16 3:20:22 PM nombretomado
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[[WMG: The Falloutverse has been cursed by [[ChroniclesOfNarnia the White Witch.]]]]

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[[WMG: The Falloutverse has been cursed by [[ChroniclesOfNarnia [[Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia the White Witch.]]]]
20th Nov '16 2:59:12 PM Woggs123
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* While this likely will never be confirmed, there is basis for it in-universe as cyberdogs are notoriously long-lived. Plus, according to Old World Blues, the New Vegas Clinic and certain doctors in Fallout 2, it's possible to create cybernetic enhancements that aren't immediately obvious. As for the theory on superdogs, that's hard canon due to Rex of New Vegas. He's a pre-war cyberdog created for a police K9 unit, and except for curable neural degradation he's in prime fighting condition 200 years later. Plus, Dogmeat in Fallout 1 canon dies after smashing into a disintegration wall only to assist his master's grandson in the next game. While it's intended as an Easter egg, I headcanon it on the basis that there's already a sh*tload of actual magic elsewhere. -woggs123

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* While this likely will never be confirmed, there is basis for it in-universe as cyberdogs are notoriously long-lived. Plus, according to Old World Blues, the New Vegas Clinic and certain doctors in Fallout 2, it's possible to create cybernetic enhancements that aren't immediately obvious. As for the theory on superdogs, that's hard canon due to Rex of New Vegas. He's a pre-war cyberdog created for a police K9 unit, and except for curable neural degradation he's in prime fighting condition 200 years later. Plus, Dogmeat in Fallout 1 canon dies after smashing into a disintegration wall only to assist his master's grandson in the next game. While it's intended as an Easter egg, I headcanon it on the basis that there's already a sh*tload of actual magic elsewhere.
* To add more fuel to this, beating Old World Blues with Roxie alive and the Cyberdog Facility operational results in the facility manufacturing packs of police dogs who begin protecting and policing towns across the wasteland.
-woggs123
20th Nov '16 2:51:33 PM Woggs123
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* While this likely will never be confirmed, there is basis for it in-universe as cyberdogs are notoriously long-lived. Plus, according to Old World Blues, the New Vegas Clinic and certain doctors in Fallout 2, it's possible to create cybernetic enhancements that aren't immediately obvious. As for the theory on superdogs, that's hard canon due to Rex of New Vegas. He's a pre-war cyberdog created for a police K9 unit, and except for curable neural degradation he's in prime fighting condition 200 years later. Plus, Dogmeat in Fallout 1 canon dies after smashing into a disintegration wall only to assist his master's grandson in the next game. While it's intended as an Easter egg, I headcanon it on the basis that there's already a sh*tload of actual magic elsewhere. -woggs123
20th Nov '16 12:17:25 PM Onomateopoetic
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[[WMG: The next installment of the Fallout series will be set in post-apocalyptic Boston.]]
The player's character will be an android constructed by the scientists set up inside MIT, as referenced by Dr. Zimmer in Fallout 3's Rivet City.
* Zig-zagged. That rumor about Boston was indeed an accurate leak, and the MIT remnants are the BigBad in every main quest path except the one in which you join them. However the main character is a pre-war HumanPopsicle [[spoiler: whose son is the genetic base for every advanced android]]






[[WMG: The AVRO Arrow wasn't cancelled in the fallout timeline]]

[[WMG: A DLC will introduce alive mutant dolphins to the oceans]]


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[[WMG: There has only ever been one Dogmeat - He's immortal!]]
I have no proof for this theory; I just think it would be interesting if Dogmeat was biologically immortal. It's not unreasonable that someone tinkered on making "super dogs" before 77 for use in warfare, and Dogmeat could very well be a succesful case of this. He seems like he's unreasonably smart for a dog, tough as hell and very dangerous, even for a large shaeffer. This could be chalked up to GameplayAndStorySegregation, but it's a possibility.

Now, let's add a layer... Dogmeat seems to be very, VERY fond of people in blue Vault suits, doesn't he? Could he have been low-key programmed for loyalty towards american citizens, and so is only truly loyal towards people irrevocably American? Or maybe Dogmeat is simply smart or perceptive enough to know a hero when he sees one? Mama Murphy from Fallout 4 mentions that Dogmeat has a mind of his own, and that he is fiercely independent. She also thinks that it isn't a coincidence that Dogmeat chooses to go with the player in Fallout 4; supporting the theory that Dogmeat knows more than any normal dog would about the world he inhabits!
9th Nov '16 11:04:30 AM nombretomado
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[[WMG: The fallout series takes place after TheJetsons]]

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[[WMG: The fallout series takes place after TheJetsons]]''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons'']]
5th Nov '16 9:41:24 PM nombretomado
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[[WMG: ''TheIronGiant'' is the divergence point into the Fallout timeline]]

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[[WMG: ''TheIronGiant'' ''WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant'' is the divergence point into the Fallout timeline]]
18th Oct '16 3:57:23 PM dlchen145
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* Last we heard of him, he was wandering the Wasteland, [[BadassGrandpa old and cynical]], but still BadAss. Due to the doses of radiation he received at The Glow, he's survived through the whole series, watching over events in the Wastes as a silent protector, acting only when something truly terrible, like The Master, arises.

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* Last we heard of him, he was wandering the Wasteland, [[BadassGrandpa old and cynical]], but still BadAss.badass. Due to the doses of radiation he received at The Glow, he's survived through the whole series, watching over events in the Wastes as a silent protector, acting only when something truly terrible, like The Master, arises.
2nd Sep '16 9:22:01 AM Letrune
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* Richardson only mentions the Reds and the communists. It is possible that Russia and China launched.


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[[WMG: The Sovietunion isn't an American ally, but not too interested in helping China]]
The US' foreign policy would have made it hard for them to join forces with Russia or anyone else - instead, they were the "laughing third" during the Sino-American war. The US and the USSR still had their Cold War going on, and when World War 3 came around, the Russians launched everything on the capitalists as well.
Let us say that the world was stuck in the 50s culturally. Mao's cultural reforms were tried and failed, or threw away by the more hardliners after him. No perestroika either. The USSR and China kept a friendly, but nonetheless cold connection to each other, the Chinese always carefully waiting the Soviet invasion that did not came, because WW3 came faster.
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