Not long after the defeat of Skull Face, unknown phenomena throws Venom Snake and the Diamond Dogs into a bizarre postapocalyptic world at once futuristic and inexplicably archaic. As they strive to get their feet back under themselves and make sense of this new world, however, their deeds will not go unnoticed, and the world continues to move independent of them.
Warning: This story takes place after certain major reveals have been made in The Phantom Pain, as well as being some years after the events of Fallout 3 and set in the midst of Fallout: New Vegas and Fallout 4. Beware Late Arrival Spoilers!
This fanfic contains examples of:
- Awesome, but Impractical: Mother Base got zoomed to Falloutverse along with the Mammal Pod and what's left of Sahelanthropus. While both sound like a recipe for success in Fallout terms, neither can actually be used with any degree of success... At least not yet.
- Badass Crew: Venom Sword, the best of the Combat Team.
- No Place for Me There: Joshua, the Lone Wanderer, has a lot to say on how this worked out for him in Fallout 3.
- Normal Fish in a Tiny Pond: Even the average C-Rank DD soldier is healthier, better equipped and therefore more dangerous than the average Raider.
- Magical Native American: Or, mutated Native American. A member from a tribe of them is captured by Venom sword, found to be exceptionally tall and strong from his mutations. Code Talker is intrigued with him.
- Mysterious Stranger: Ocelot sort of serves as one on his solo expeditions, but Miss Fortune also makes an appearance in Omake 2.
- One-Steve Limit: Averted; the Lone Wanderer's name here is Joshua. No word yet on whether the other Joshua (Graham, that is) will show up.
- Painting the Medium: The audio cassette chapters are pretty much just dialogue scripts with coloured text to indicate who's saying what, like in an old adventure game.
- Omake 1 is pretty much a script for an MGS mission, complete with different dialogue depending on the order Snake tackles objectives in.
- Powered Armor: D-Strider, a suit of Power Armor built from a T-45 frame Snake got as a quest reward and D-Walker parts. Its maiden voyage does not go without trouble.
- Schizo Tech: Both the Metal Gear and Fallout parts of the fandom
- Shout-Out: In #2, Venom makes reference to an 'old saying' about 'As long as there are two people left on the planet, one man is going to want the other one dead'.
- Spared by the Adaptation: The Sole Survivor's spouse and a large portion of Vault 111's population weren't killed, and are now part of Sanctuary.
- The Starscream: Synth Skull Face pretends to be loyal to The Institute but secretly hates them for being arrogant enough to think he's just a machine they can easily kill. He is secretly planning to get his kill switch removed while also trying to find a way to control The Institute Synths and make them kill their masters once the time comes.
- Stations of the Canon: Zig-Zagged Trope, as we do see the Two Survivors and Courier Six go about their sidequests, but not all of them play out the same since there are TWO survivors and Diamond Dogs contribute every now and again.
- Unskilled, but Strong: In #24, we see a Courser in action. Despite his innate advantages, he doesn't have much grasp of tactics. As summed up by a reader:Did anyone else get the feeling that shockers Coursers have great engineering but poor programing/training? from the way it was written he barely tried to use any form of information gathering and used his own stealth abilities to the worst effect using it to get out of the firing line instead of insuring there was no firing line
- Worthless Yellow Rocks: Ocelot sums up about the necessary use of bottle caps as the new post-apocalyptic currency:"When society falls, people turn into animals. And suddenly, anything that looks shiny is going to look a lot more valuable than old green paper. I guess we'll be bringing in a lot more soda..."
- You Require More Vespene Gas: The Great War happened because there was no more oil on Earth. All of Diamond Dogs' war machines run on some sort of oil-derived fuel. Once this sinks in, they start working on adapting Fallout's Schizo Tech nuclear power for their vehicles.