In the same vein, the Mordino family has created untold misery by creating Jet and unleashing it into the world, all in the name of building up their own power. All it takes to break that power is to come up to Big Jesus Mordino and stick him with a single canister of Jet. You reap what you sow.
The first time you ever use the NPC Goris in combat, he removes his cloak to reveal... He's a Deathclaw!
Pretending to be an Enclave recruit to gain access inside Navarro - First thing you encounter is a pissed off Drill Sergeant Nasty who chews you up. Then he orders you to go to the armoury to get yourself a ridiculously powerful Enclave power armor which doubles as a disguise on any Enclave instalment, including the Oil Rig. Thanks, you guys!
The Chosen One, a backwards, uneducated, untrained tribal, storming the Enclave Oil Rig, slaughtering his/her way through the power armor wearing Elite Mooks of the Enclave, overloading the reactor so the rig will explode, rescuing his/her friends and family, and having a climatic final battle against Frank Horrigan (a 12 foot tall cyborg mutant super soldier), after which The Enclave is defeated and forever removed as a threat on the West coast. Yeah, mess with the Chosen One's friends and family ands/he'll take about a hundred levels in badass.
Alternatively, the Chosen One, a backwards, uneducated, untrained tribal, infiltrating the Enclave Oil Rig, wearing a suit of Enclave power armor simply strolls right in without harassment. Finds his/her friends and family, and keeps going. Eventually finding the president and assassinating him without anyone realizing it. Afterwards talking the head Enclave scientist into releasing the FEV virus into the ventilation system killing every Enclave citizen not currently in power armor or the government. Then proceeding to cause the Oil Rig's reactor to go critical and making a break for the exit. Just before escaping the Chosen One encounters an Enclave squad and convinces them to aid him/her killing Horrigan in exchange for a seat on the escape boat. Then in the final battle it's Horrigan vs the Chosen One, their small entourage of followers left in the entrance, and a squad of Enclave soldiers armed with some of the best weapons in the game. Roughly an equal fight, then the Chosen one turns the entire Oil Rig against Horrigan by setting the turrets against him. With that the Enclave is eradicated possibly without the Chosen One ever personally firing a shot.
After listening to Cameron explain how sometimes you'll face situations where cleverness alone won't be enough and you'll have to prove yourself by fighting, you can agree with him - or you can casually steal his key, unlock the door behind his back and stroll out, effectively proving him wrong.
Or prove him wrong by talking him out of the fight. Either way, after being forced into the Temple of Trials, it's a good feeling.