For the alien species, see Alien.

 
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The alien is an extraterrestrial being found in the Commonwealth in 2287. It can can be located in a cave near the UFO crash site.

Background

Elements of the zetan's skull are exposed following severe head trauma.

The alien appears as a humanoid creature roughly the height of an average human. It possesses four limbs: two arms which end in three-fingered hands with opposable (or at least prehensile) thumbs and two legs whose digits cannot yet be discerned. The alien has a large head that features two pitch-black eyes, pointed ears, a flat nose with two nostrils and a mouth with nine-pointed teeth. The alien's skin is a pale yellowish-green hue with dark splotches scattered about.

When killed with a headshot, the creature's green-colored brain matter can be seen going airborne, leaving roughly half of its cranium exposed. An unidentified blue-colored anatomical component is seen when its head or extremities are damaged. The alien is apparently capable of breathing within the earth's atmosphere. When fresh, the alien's blood appears to be a light green, becoming darker as it dries, similar to human blood.

Gameplay attributes

The alien lies injured in the cave, and will not engage the Sole Survivor or any companions unless approached. It is extremely weak and will die easily.

Variants

Alien

An alien that has crash-landed into the Commonwealth. It can be found in a small cave, and it will attack on sight. Upon death, it will drop its alien blaster pistol and alien blaster rounds.

Name (Form ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Alien
00184C51
Level
1
Perception
8
Hit Points
50
Damage Resistance
0
Energy Resistance
0
Radiation Resistance
0
Poison Resistance
0
Experience Points
25
AI attributes
FrenziedIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
AI attributes
FoolhardyIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
AI attributes
Helps nobodyIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Melee (5 Damage)
Attack
Blaster (50 Damage)
Alien Creation Club
FEXXX000
Level
1
Perception
8
Hit Points
50
Damage Resistance
0
Energy Resistance
0
Radiation Resistance
0
Poison Resistance
0
Experience Points
25
AI attributes
FrenziedIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
AI attributes
FoolhardyIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
AI attributes
Helps nobodyIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Melee (5 Damage)
Attack
Blaster (50 Damage)
Alien Creation Club
FEXXX000
Level
1
Perception
8
Hit Points
50
Damage Resistance
0
Energy Resistance
0
Radiation Resistance
0
Poison Resistance
0
Experience Points
25
AI attributes
FrenziedIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
AI attributes
FoolhardyIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
AI attributes
Helps nobodyIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Melee (5 Damage)
Attack
Blaster (50 Damage)

Locations

Main article: UFO crash site
  • The only alien that appears in the base game in the Commonwealth in 2287 is the survivor of a crash landing just to the east of Oberland station. The alien is in an unmarked cave just north of the crash site. If the alien is targeted in V.A.T.S., the display will show that its right leg is crippled. On sight, the alien will immediately attack the Sole Survivor. If killed, its body can be looted for an alien blaster pistol and 295-500 alien blaster rounds. Next to the alien is a human skeleton and a ham radio that is the source of the garbled radio beacon.
  • Creation Club Over the Moon - A UFO with aliens can be downed near the Nuka-World transit center.

Notes

  • While possessing similar equipment, the alien found is noticeably different from the species encountered in Fallout 3's Mothership Zeta, with a much more rounded head and sharp teeth. However, this could simply be a graphical update or artistic revision, as seen with other things that appear in both games, such as mirelurks or feral ghouls. Furthermore, the loading screens refer to them as zetans, further connecting them to the aliens from Mothership Zeta. That, and the noise the alien makes sounds greatly the same as the zetans make in Fallout 3.
  • Despite possessing an alien faction, if two aliens are spawned near each other, they will fire on each other until one remains. This is caused by the NPC aggression being set to frenzied, which leaves the character unable to discern between friend and foe.
  • The corpse of the alien can be eaten if the Sole Survivor has the Cannibal perk at level two or higher. When eating, the alien's blood is red instead of green.
  • The alien cannot be pacified using the Wasteland Whisperer perk.
  • Despite the two possessing a keen interest in the extraterrestrial, encountering the alien has no effect on the conversation when initially meeting Jack Cabot or Tinker Tom.

Appearances

Aliens appear in Fallout 4.

Behind the scenes

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  • The zetan aliens were designed to resemble "Roswell grays," stereotypical representations of aliens in pop culture and described in alien abduction accounts.[1]
FB8 deco 301 color.pngThe following is based on unverified behind the scenes information and is speculative and may not be accurate.
  • The name zetan may refer to the star system Zeta Reticuli,[2] a real-world star system seen in a number of science fiction stories.[3]
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Gallery

See also

References

  1. The Hachiko Interview With Joel Burgess & Jeff Gardiner: Players who found the UFO also found the remains of the pilot, who looks like the old school Roswell grays for the most part. Are these the same models being used for Mothership Zeta? Will the grays be the only enemies or are there a variety of new aliens to fight side-by-side with the gray pilot witnessed in the retail game?
    Jeff Gardiner: "Yes, we're modeling the same basic enemy after the "Roswell grays." There are other enemies that will be uncovered as well, including alien robotics."
  2. Zeta Reticuli on Wikipedia
  3. Zeta Reticuli in Fiction on Wikipedia
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