History WMG / FalloutNewVegas

22nd Oct '16 8:14:54 AM KrisDK
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Joshua Graham is an escaped third-generation synth, who made his way to the Mojave all the way from the Commonwealth (a trek which, while perilous, is clearly possible, given the Capital Wasteland BoS did it in reverse). His artificial nature explains his incredible combat prowess, resistance to chems, extreme damage resistance, and how his burns never heal, yet he's managed to last years without dying of infection. Being a synth also provides some context for Caesar's otherwise irrational hatred of robots.

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Joshua Graham is an escaped third-generation synth, who made his way to the Mojave all the way from the Commonwealth (a trek which, while perilous, is clearly possible, given the Capital Wasteland BoS did it in reverse). His artificial nature explains his incredible combat prowess, resistance to chems, extreme damage resistance, and how his burns never heal, yet he's managed to last years without dying of infection. Being a synth also provides some context for Caesar's otherwise irrational hatred of robots.robots.

[[WMG: The Boomers killed exactly 218 people before settling down at Nellis]]
The number 218 fits their KDR perfectly with five losses, and the distance from Vault 34 to Nellis isn't that long, even if proper roads are used. Given their way of life, I consider it reasonable to assume that they would have gone straight for the nearest military point of interest.
21st Aug '16 3:37:34 PM Turkish
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*** In the House/Independent endings, sparing Lanius is in your best interest, at least in the short term. The threat of war with the Legion is the main factor keeping the NCR out of the Mojave, along with insuring that at leasat Kimbal and possibly Oliver survive to take the blame. The NCR will see expanding into the Mojave as too costly, especially with a relatively stable Legion waiting for them across the river. In the mean time, House and/or the Currier are free to build up their own infrastructure and power base while the big boys stare each other down.

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*** In the House/Independent endings, sparing Lanius is in your best interest, at least in the short term. The threat of war with the Legion is the main factor keeping the NCR out of the Mojave, along with insuring that at leasat Kimbal and possibly Oliver survive to take the blame. The NCR will see expanding into the Mojave as too costly, especially with a relatively stable Legion waiting for them across the river. In the mean time, House and/or the Currier Courier are free to build up their own infrastructure and power base while the big boys stare each other down.
23rd Jul '16 6:08:35 PM PTKrieg
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** Both Joshua and Daniel (and the New Canaanites as a whole, based on in-game descriptions) are "diplo-snipers", who tagged Speech and Small Guns at character creation, using a mixture of charisma and headshots to get their way through the wasteland. Daniel favors the former, effectively trying to get as close as possible to a pacifist run without compromising his beliefs or laying down and dying if words fail, while Joshua is more interested in using both skills as weapons, as seen in his efforts to turn the Dead Horses into proper warriors as well as his Legion activities. Both men are very eloquent in making their points in trying to sway the player to their side (read: making a very high Speech check to convince someone to throw in with them in a fight), though it is up to the player to decide which one made the skill check. Take note also of how Graham describes some killing as "just a chore", a sentiment that more than one combat-heavy player has expressed when having to shove their way through a random or low-level opposition before they can get back to the plot.
*** Additionally, Joshua is the kind of player who tries out the different branches of the plotline but sticks with a preferred skill-set; Joshua the young missionary (good playthrough), the Malpais Legate (evil playthrough) and the Burned Man (alignment varies based on player action) all bank on the same skills.
12th Jun '16 4:00:41 PM nombretomado
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Dr. Mobius remarks that three people searching for "a heart, a brain and a spine" reminds him of an old story. This is an obvious ShoutOut to TheWonderfulWizardOfOz, but I think the parallels go much deeper. First of all, there are some obvious similarities between Dr. Mobius and the eponymous Wizard. They both hide behind an incredibly aggressive and arrogant projection (Mobius transmissions) overstating their powers ,though Mobius has those powers at least partially.

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Dr. Mobius remarks that three people searching for "a heart, a brain and a spine" reminds him of an old story. This is an obvious ShoutOut to TheWonderfulWizardOfOz, ''Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz'', but I think the parallels go much deeper. First of all, there are some obvious similarities between Dr. Mobius and the eponymous Wizard. They both hide behind an incredibly aggressive and arrogant projection (Mobius transmissions) overstating their powers ,though Mobius has those powers at least partially.
1st Apr '16 9:34:32 AM Bobchillingworth
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Think about it. Why do you customize your appearance after you get shot? You regenerated. The Courier changed history, just as the Doctor changed time. It's also possible that Ulysses lied about his background and he's actually the Master. We know that after the events of Lonesome Road and the Second Battle of Hoover Dam, the Courier went to Big MT to watch over it. Is it possible that he was searching for some sort of replacement for the TARDIS so he can leave?

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Think about it. Why do you customize your appearance after you get shot? You regenerated. The Courier changed history, just as the Doctor changed time. It's also possible that Ulysses lied about his background and he's actually the Master. We know that after the events of Lonesome Road and the Second Battle of Hoover Dam, the Courier went to Big MT to watch over it. Is it possible that he was searching for some sort of replacement for the TARDIS so he can leave?leave?

[[WMG: Joshua Graham is a synth.]]
Joshua Graham is an escaped third-generation synth, who made his way to the Mojave all the way from the Commonwealth (a trek which, while perilous, is clearly possible, given the Capital Wasteland BoS did it in reverse). His artificial nature explains his incredible combat prowess, resistance to chems, extreme damage resistance, and how his burns never heal, yet he's managed to last years without dying of infection. Being a synth also provides some context for Caesar's otherwise irrational hatred of robots.
6th Feb '16 11:00:40 PM X12
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[[WMG: Feral Ghouls Are A Result Of Genetics]]
This is why some turn into Feral Ghouls, some turn into Sentient Ghouls, and some simply die from Radiation Poisoning. A good example of this is the Broken Steel Quest "Holy Water", where, if you happen to put off bombing Megaton until during when that quest is active, when you go to Megaton Ruins Mother Curie III will be a Feral Ghoul Reaver, while Moira and Brother Gerard will be Sentient Ghouls. Or, how about Trash (New Vegas) and Hancock (4), both tried to intentionally turn into Ghouls, but only one (Hancock) was successful. So, basically, there's a 1 in 3 chance of you either becoming a Sentient Ghoul, a Feral Ghoul, or simply dying.
12th Dec '15 1:33:17 AM simsam114
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** Jossed how? Please elaborate. It being related to a glitch doesn't "debunk" it.
9th Dec '15 2:04:03 PM FF32
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*** Veronica and the Brotherhood of Steel are a combination of her former child-like innocence and her desire for a real family, something she has either long since lost or at least knows she will never see again. Veronica's conflict with the Brotherhood mirrors the Courier's own family history, with Elijah her idolised, yet abusive, father and McNamara and Hardin her mother's subsequent partners.

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*** Veronica and the Brotherhood of Steel are a combination of her former child-like innocence and her desire for a real family, something she has either long since lost or at least knows she will never see again. Veronica's conflict with the Brotherhood mirrors the Courier's own family history, with Elijah her idolised, yet abusive, father and McNamara [=McNamara=] and Hardin her mother's subsequent partners.
8th Nov '15 6:17:23 AM Woggs123
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** Personally I think crippled limbs *are* broken, or at least so badly damaged as to reduce their usage. Canonically, stimpaks can't heal severe trauma by themselves (Fallout 3, and NV without Hardcore Mode are the only games where stimpaks cure crippled limbs) but they obviously flash-seal bullet wounds and lacerations and [[RequiredSecondaryPowers probably have some kind of fast-acting painkillers.]] Hit points represents a character's pain tolerance and overall will to survive; the player can run with one broken leg and walk at all with two because [[GameplayandStorySegregation most players wouldn't want to spend 10 minutes crawling to a doctor.]]
5th Oct '15 3:44:17 PM redfox5367
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[[WMG: The Courier is the Doctor, stranded on Earth after the TARDIS died.]]
Think about it. Why do you customize your appearance after you get shot? You regenerated. The Courier changed history, just as the Doctor changed time. It's also possible that Ulysses lied about his background and he's actually the Master. We know that after the events of Lonesome Road and the Second Battle of Hoover Dam, the Courier went to Big MT to watch over it. Is it possible that he was searching for some sort of replacement so he can leave?

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[[WMG: The Courier is [[DoctorWho the Doctor, Doctor]], stranded on Earth after the TARDIS died.]]
Think about it. Why do you customize your appearance after you get shot? You regenerated. The Courier changed history, just as the Doctor changed time. It's also possible that Ulysses lied about his background and he's actually the Master. We know that after the events of Lonesome Road and the Second Battle of Hoover Dam, the Courier went to Big MT to watch over it. Is it possible that he was searching for some sort of replacement for the TARDIS so he can leave?
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