If you could be anything or anyone in Fallout, what would it be?

Discussion in 'General Fallout Discussion' started by Delbert, Sep 17, 2015.

  1. Delbert

    Delbert Vault-Tec Employee

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    Sep 16, 2015
    What I mean is would you be a super mutant if you could be? A ghoul? Just a normal human? Some sort of robot? etc.
    And what faction would you be in? What occupation?
    What area? What time period?
     
  2. SnapSlav

    SnapSlav NMA's local DotA fanatic

    Jul 1, 2012
    A Brahmin Baron in the Core Region. For one, I just love beef too much, so having a hand on the supply of a favorite food source would probably delight me. For another, I'm the industrious, meticulous, entrepreneurial sort, so being at the top of the financial food chain in the post-war world would really suit me and fit my strengths and weaknesses. I'd probably just be a decently well off ranch owner who could stay independent without being bought out by the likes of Heck Gunderson or others, yet not so powerful that I'd be putting my hands in the pockets of NCR senators. I don't like people who cheat the system or try to change the game, and naturally I don't indulge in such behaviors either.
     
  3. TheChosen1

    TheChosen1 Moving Target

    Nov 8, 2012
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  4. PossibleCabbage

    PossibleCabbage Vault 22 Survivor

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    Jul 2, 2015
    Is there an opening in the Think Tank? Does Mobius need an assistant? Brain in a jar, ideally.
     
  5. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    Pre war citizen, i.e dead by the time the crazy shit happens.
     
  6. Dr Fallout

    Dr Fallout Centurion

    Aug 17, 2015
    Probably a Paladin Knight in the Brotherhood of Steel, running my own outpost in the Colorado, monitoring the locals in case of technology and building up a power base instead of just sitting around. Basically trying to bring back the days of Fallout 1 where the BOS was something to be feared and respected.
     
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  7. naossano

    naossano So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Oct 19, 2006
    From what we know, i am not sure the pre-war world of Fallout was a better place than post-war Fallout.
     
  8. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    You weren't in risk of getting crucified or rapd by a hulk monster, so I say it's automatically better.
     
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  9. Delbert

    Delbert Vault-Tec Employee

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    Sep 16, 2015
    Being an advanced artificial super-intelligence wouldn't be that bad if you acquired a proper mobile unit, armed to to the teeth for roaming the wastes. Also, you'd likely be a pre-war government project, so you'd get to live through the pre-war days as well. Maybe you'd just have an army of remotely controlled robots, and be on an advanced mainframe. It would likely be difficult to acquire/produce such a unit that is powerful enough to hold an advanced super-intelligence far beyond the human mind, but still have proficient combat ability.

    Obviously, given a choice of immortality, I would take it. The thing about being a brain in a jar is that your brain can't last forever, it will eventually be too old too preserve with the most advanced technology.
    Being a prime human made super mutant may not be that bad except for the discrimination, maybe.
     
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  10. TheChosen1

    TheChosen1 Moving Target

    Nov 8, 2012
    If you are an AI, before long, some asshole calling himself the Warrior will come and kill you.
     
  11. Delbert

    Delbert Vault-Tec Employee

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    Sep 16, 2015
    Not unless you load him full of lead or melt his flesh with plasma first.
     
  12. Radiosity

    Radiosity Writiosity

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    Sep 9, 2015
    So... basically Skynet, only better? (I mean FO2's, not Terminator's lol)
     
  13. SnapSlav

    SnapSlav NMA's local DotA fanatic

    Jul 1, 2012
    Skynet couldn't roam the wastes forever, though. Its data banks were severely limited, even by the remarkable technologies combined with human data storage through use of the cybernetic brain. It eventually had to "settle down" in a new mainframe, arguably an inferior version to its original housing, like any old ZAX... assuming it found a pristine unit to inhabit. You'd basically be asking to be SO BORED with centuries of nothing to do, unable to move or interact with anything, only to get to enjoy perambulation for all of a whopping couple of years before going right back to your maddeningly boring sedentary existence. Sounds like a nightmare, to me.
     
  14. Delbert

    Delbert Vault-Tec Employee

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    Sep 16, 2015
    Being a super mutant actually sounds quite appealing, too. They're immortal as well, after all.
    Hell, being alive is better than being dead.
     
  15. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Non Binary Pod Person Staff Member Moderator

    Apr 1, 2005
    Mr House baby. Why not rule the wasteland eternally as a robot overlord?
     
  16. TheChosen1

    TheChosen1 Moving Target

    Nov 8, 2012
    Because people like me will shoot you. I like my Vegas independent.
     
  17. Dr Fallout

    Dr Fallout Centurion

    Aug 17, 2015
    Really? Anarchy is bad and New Vegas will probably fall apart later on.
     
  18. Radiosity

    Radiosity Writiosity

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    Sep 9, 2015
    That's why I said 'only better' :)

    Better to be independent and free, even if it's a bit messy, than live under the NCRs taxes or House's cold dystopia. Give me liberty or give me chocolate and all that.
     
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  19. Giax

    Giax It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Aug 13, 2015
    NCR Veteran Ranger. Because have you seen how cool are that armor and rifle?
     
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  20. Dr Fallout

    Dr Fallout Centurion

    Aug 17, 2015
    Tell that to people living in various African and Middle Eastern 'democracies'.