Would you turn yourself into a Super Mutant if you could?

Discussion in 'General Fallout Discussion' started by Shaodeus, Sep 16, 2016.

Would you let yourself be dipped into the VATS and be turned into a Super Mutant?

  1. Hell yeah!

    10 vote(s)
    29.4%
  2. Hell No!

    16 vote(s)
    47.1%
  3. I'd rather be a ghoul honestly

    8 vote(s)
    23.5%
  1. Shaodeus

    Shaodeus Still Mildly Glowing

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    Apr 28, 2016
    So imagine you could actually be a Super Mutant and still retain your intelligence, would you do it?

     
  2. CaptJ

    CaptJ The Rival of Roquefort Hall

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    Jan 19, 2016
    No, besides the discrimination, the too large hands, and looking butt-ugly; what do I gain. 10%+ life expectancy? At least, Ghoul women still look like women.
     
  3. Shaodeus

    Shaodeus Still Mildly Glowing

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    You'd be able to make some killer deadlifts and live a long ass life
     
  4. Jogre

    Jogre So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Oct 25, 2015
    Supposing that Marcus is at least 120 years old, I'd say the life expectancy is good enough.

    Since the advantages would be that your tough, super-strong, can take a shit ton of bullets before you die, and are pretty much more equipped for life in the wasteland then humans, I'd say it's 100% worth it.
     
  5. 0wing

    0wing Все умрут, а я волномут

    Mar 23, 2015
    I can't imagine retaining intelligence considering how it's all irradiated and FEV-ed outside. Especially metal constructions like cars and walls of Junktown (preferable place of living in Fallout universe in early 21xx).

    But Super Mutants can still work in porn industry since it doesn't say in the game that they necessarily lose their very genitalias, only getting sterile. Ghouls have higher chance of this happening.

    Or monster slayers for hire.

    So IDK really...
     
  6. CaptJ

    CaptJ The Rival of Roquefort Hall

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    Jan 19, 2016
    I rather not have people's first impression of me consist mostly being shot.

    BTW: Shouldn't Super Mutants have a different scale for their SPECIAL or a different number range like a floor or a ceiling?
     
  7. Shaodeus

    Shaodeus Still Mildly Glowing

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    Apr 28, 2016
    Oh also, this doesn't have to be in a apocalyptic setting perse. And I'd keep my ass out of firefights as much as a Super Mutant as I do as a human
     
  8. CaptJ

    CaptJ The Rival of Roquefort Hall

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    Jan 19, 2016
    You know that might be worse.
     
  9. Jogre

    Jogre So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Oct 25, 2015
    Lou Tenant maintained his intelligence, along with Marcus, Neil, and a couple dozen other Supermutants.
    Thing is, only assholes would shoot a Supermutant without any valid reason, and if they do, your a Supermutant, you could easily overpower them.
     
  10. 0wing

    0wing Все умрут, а я волномут

    Mar 23, 2015
    I pretty much sure their radiation exposure was really low. Or better - they from that vault dwellers group captured by the Master.
     
  11. Shaodeus

    Shaodeus Still Mildly Glowing

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    Apr 28, 2016
    Thankfully my radiation exposure is low as well, as is yours I would assume
     
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  12. Jogre

    Jogre So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Oct 25, 2015
    The question asked was "If you could retain your intelligence".

    Since there is a possible way of retaining your intelligence as a Supermutant, I'm sure that this hypothetical scenario would make sure you had low-radiation exposure.
     
  13. CaptJ

    CaptJ The Rival of Roquefort Hall

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    Jan 19, 2016
    While you can retain your intelligence, your memories are in harms way.
     
  14. Shaodeus

    Shaodeus Still Mildly Glowing

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    Apr 28, 2016
    Eh, I mean do you really need to remember what dress Long Tall Sally was wearing during prom night?
     
  15. CaptJ

    CaptJ The Rival of Roquefort Hall

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    There is a reason why Lou Tenant isn't quick to drop you into the vats before finding out where your vault is. Marcus doesn't seem to remember his life before being a Super Mutant. Also, the inherit subservience to the Master.
     
  16. 0wing

    0wing Все умрут, а я волномут

    Mar 23, 2015
    Well, Lou Tenant is established super mutant with established intelligence while everyone else here including you and me are just 'hypotetical scenarios'. If we were vault dwellers or just far from civilization then yes but that 10% of happening at best.
     
  17. Jogre

    Jogre So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Oct 25, 2015
    I think you missed the point. This is a hypothetical scenario.

    If a Hypothetical scenario says "Would you do X, if Y still happened", it's kind of assumed that any means required to meet Y would be met. Therefore I think it's safe to assume that in this scenario, we would be the kind that survived and retained our intelligence.
    Lily remembers her grandkids and her vault.

    Then again she is a nightkin, so perhaps different logic applies.
    No, but if you don't remember any of your life before becoming a Supermutant, surely it could be argued that without your past memories/attitudes/experiences that you aren't really the same person.
     
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  18. Prone Squanderer

    Prone Squanderer A bit of a Sillius Soddus.

    Jan 3, 2016
    If I ended up with a voice like Tony Jay's then hell yeah I would.
     
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  19. Dr Fallout

    Dr Fallout Centurion

    Aug 17, 2015
    If I was sure to end up being smart then hell yes.

    If not... well I don't want to be one of Harry's direct relatives.
     
  20. CaptJ

    CaptJ The Rival of Roquefort Hall

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    Jan 19, 2016
    Just barely and she was insane. If you ask her to take all her medicine, she will completely forget but regain sanity.