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Questions tagged [fallout]

Fallout is a series of role-playing video games set in a post-apocalyptic world. Questions should relate to the science-fiction elements of the games.

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Where did the idea of using bottle caps as money come from?

Being a fan of both the DuckTales and the Fallout series, I have only recently noticed that in the former there was an episode The Land of Trala La where the main characters introduce a concept of ...
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Where Fallout 3 Oasis might be in real life?

I happen to live near Bethesda MD and I've looked online to find any clue where Oasis (in Fallout 3) might be and take a visit but I haven't been able to find any solid evidence of the location in ...
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How was the pre war knowledge known?

In Fallout, much of the populace knows about the US before the nukes, but how is that possible when the destruction made the whole nation (and possibly the rest of the world) revert to the stone age? ...
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Are Deathclaws based on the Rancor?

The post-apocalyptic game Fallout contains a large lizard like (mutated Jackson's Chameleon) creature called the Deathclaw Is there any evidence that the designers of the Fallout Series of games used ...
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Why don't we see more people equipped with Pip-Boys in the Fallout world?

In every game of the Fallout franchise, the player is equipped with a Pip-Boy. This is a device that is given to maybe every Vault inhabitant. Vault 21 In Fallout: New Vegas, Doc Mitchell gives the ...
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Does Vault-Tec exist outside the US?

So far, all the Fallout games I've played or watched (which are 3, New Vegas and 4) are set in the US. The intros for the game imply that the entire world was affected by the war between the US and ...
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Who are the other “Unstoppables”?

In Fallout we can find series of comic books called "Unstoppables" The barbarian in the middle is obviously Grognak and the guy with Tommy-gun is Silver Shroud. Do we know what were the names of ...
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What has happened to intelligent dethclaws?

Fallout 2 introduced an unexpected twist: the dangerous deathclaws after exposure to FEV were becoming intelligent, with average intelligence level of human 8 year old (but i.e. Goris seems to be ...
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Did the nuclear war preceding the Fallout video games cause a nuclear winter in its aftermath?

In the games, the climate seems relatively normal. Did a nuclear winter come and pass, is it a really mild nuclear winter or did it not happen at all? If it didn't happen at all, why not?
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Space program in Fallout universe

So in 3 we learn about the Virgo II lander, but really not much else in the space program. What else happened? Were there space stations, probes to other planets?
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Where do the children in Little Lamplight come from?

Little Lamplight Caverns is a location in Fallout 3 that is completely populated by children younger then the age of 16. Little Lamplight was originally founded by a group of Students who, during a ...
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Where does vault 101 get its food?

Vault 101 was originally designed never to open its doors to the outside world. The great war took place in 2077, and the events of Fallout 3 took place 200 years later (2277). We do know that Vault ...
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How many Vaults are there in Fallout game universe?

In the Fallout lore, I have gathered information that there are 112 vaults. But is that all of them or just the vaults that have been released as in-game content? Wouldn't there be other vaults in the ...
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Do the different branches of the Brotherhood of Steel ever come into contact?

In the intro of Fallout:Brotherhood of Steel it states that there was a disagreement in the brotherhood and that the minority lost and were sent East to investigate. This effectively cut the BOS into ...
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Why is the culture in Fallout stuck in the 1950s?

All of the main Fallout lore (1, 2, 3, and New Vegas) is 1950’s-esque. The nuclear war that destroyed the world did not occur until 2077. What caused the culture to stay static for that roughly 120-...