Can the Brotherhood be defended anymore?

Discussion in 'Fallout 4' started by Alternative School, Aug 9, 2019.

  1. Alternative School

    Alternative School First time out of the vault

    Aug 9, 2019
    To quote House the Brotherhood are just a bunch of terrorist. Look how in New Vegas where they murder Followers of the Apocalypse in cold blood. In 4 they get even worse becoming essentially Caesars Legion with gender equality. They have no real purpose now that the most technology has been reintroduced at some level to the Wasteland. All they do now is kill and break things, raiders with delusions of morality, basically Caesars Legion.
  2. zegh8578

    zegh8578 Keeper of the trout Orderite

    Mar 11, 2012
    FO1 allready puts into question their viability as an organization, they´re presented as imperfect, and their fate could be considered foreshadowed allready then

    By FO2 they´re presented as pretty incompetent all in all

    FO Tactics shows them as cruel invaders, at least for the first third or half, you pretty much play as a heartless invading force, enslaving, terrorizing civilians etc. This branch or iteration is presented as pretty much indefensible, especially in how civilians will talk to you about it.

    FO3 I don´t even know... no, I´ll take them as face value, and at face value, they´re bumbling, incompetent morons

    FONV brings back to the BOS of FO1 and FO2, the diminishing, isolated, misguided cult

    FO4 seems to want to allude to FOTactics, so much so, they stole the airship idea right from there, also bringing back the militarism, conquering type of M.O.

    If we are to continue taking these iterations at face value, we got no choice but to consider them different branches that once originated with a single organiation, but have since become independent of each others. One is a techno-cult in decline, with only a handful of members. Another is an invading militaristic force, presumably with stretches of territory under their control.
    The latter *could* be defended, in the sense that they seek to unify and "tame" the land, peace through subjugation and such. Then again, they´re being needlessly bigoted about it, with the whole enclave-esque "only pure humans allowed" vibe

    My answer would be "no." I guess :V
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  3. Hoplite

    Hoplite Worth 1/5th of 100 grams of tea

    Oct 4, 2019
    Nah. The Brotherhood was fucked from the start. They just can't adapt to the wasteland, no matter what they do. Simply put; the Capital, the Mojave, the NCR, none of them have any place for a slow to mobilize force of xenophobic marauders. And the Commonwealth seriously has no place for them under Elder Maxson. Under Lyons and wayyy back with Rogers they were at least tolerable, but they make enemies wherever they go. It adds up quickly