For an overview of feral ghouls, see feral ghoul.

 
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Feral ghouls are creatures found in the Mojave Wasteland in 2281.

Characteristics

Feral ghouls are similar in appearance to sapient ghouls, but with deformed facial features. They are also skinnier and do not walk or run normally. Due to exposure to high levels of radiation, they have lost the ability to reason and will become hostile towards everyone but their own kind. This has caused much discrimination towards sane ghouls.

Biology

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The degeneration into a feral state (referred to as ferocious post-necrotic dystrophy) is not fully understood. It is known that it is a result of a degeneration of the brain (which is not affected by the regenerative mutation of the spinal cord) and emerges following the atrophy of higher brain functions, accompanied by an increased level of aggression and appetite. When the loss of capacity for thought is complete, a ghoul is considered feral.[1][2] The factors that may cause a ghoul to enter this state are unclear, but anti-social or isolated ghouls are more susceptible to it.[3] Exposure to intense radiation may also be a factor – feral ghouls have no body heat and emit lethal levels of radiation, indicating that feral ghouls are for all intents and purposes dead, their functions sustained only by their high irradiation. This allows them to survive for centuries, relying only on the energy provided by radiation – at the expense of a horrifying, emaciated appearance. Understandably, the process is irreversible.[4][5]

Variants

Feral ghoul

Feral ghoul.png

Feral ghouls are the basic feral ghoul variant, wearing only a pair of tattered shorts and noticeably weaker than standard human opponents, they are easily dispatched with one or two headshots from any decent ranged weapon or a solid hit from a decent melee or unarmed weapon.

Despite their shrill noise and remarkable speed, they are only truly a threat when they have the advantage of numbers, or when the Courier is at a low level. Feral ghouls usually retain the skin color they had when they were human.

NameStatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Feral ghoul
0009FAFA
0001CF7A
Level
3
Experience Points
?
Perception
3
Hit Points
25
Damage Threshold
0
Damage Resistance
0%
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Melee (5 Damage)
Ability
Radiation Resistance Radiation resistance 85%
Ability
Radiation Healing
(+10 Hit Points +100 Radiation)
Feral ghoul
00167ECC
00167ECD
00167ED9
00167EE3
Level
5
Experience Points
?
Perception
2
Hit Points
60
Damage Threshold
0
Damage Resistance
0%
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Melee (20 Damage)
Ability
Radiation Resistance Radiation resistance 85%
Ability
Radiation Healing
(+10 Hit Points +100 Radiation)

Feral ghoul roamer

Feral ghoul.png

The feral ghoul roamer is more dangerous than the regular feral ghoul. Though it is not as strong as the feral ghoul reaver, it is far more common. Unlike their Capital Wasteland counterparts, they do not wear the remnants of combat armor. Instead, they may be void of clothing or only wear a sleeveless shirt.

NameStatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Feral ghoul roamer
0001CF77
0009FAFB
Level
6
Experience Points
?
Perception
4
Hit Points
80
Damage Threshold
0
Damage Resistance
0%
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Melee (16 Damage)
Ability
Radiation Resistance Radiation resistance 85%
Ability
Radiation Healing
(+10 Hit Points +100 Radiation)
Feral ghoul roamer
00167ECE
00167ECF
00167EDC
00167EDD
00167EDE
00167EE0
Level
10
Experience Points
?
Perception
4
Hit Points
110
Damage Threshold
0
Damage Resistance
0%
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Melee (30 Damage)
Ability
Radiation Resistance Radiation resistance 85%
Ability
Radiation Healing
(+10 Hit Points +100 Radiation)

Feral ghoul reaver

Feral ghoul reaver.png

The feral ghoul reaver of the Mojave is a far less potent combatant than those of the Capital Wasteland. Instead, Fallout: New Vegas reavers are more comparable to the other feral ghoul variants, as they no longer possess the radioactive gore grenade attack, their lunges do not cause as much knockback and they no longer emit radiation.

Their Hit Points in the game can vary; at lower levels, they are merely slightly stronger than a feral ghoul roamer, but are weaker than a glowing one. They wear what appears to be the remnants of metal armor. Some can be found at the old nuclear test site, outside Hell's Motel at Mesquite Mountains crater and one will always spawn inside the sealed sewers, regardless of the Courier's level.

NameStatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Feral ghoul reaver
00167ED7
00167F02
Level
17
Experience Points
?
Perception
7
Hit Points
180
Damage Threshold
0
Damage Resistance
0%
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Melee (40 Damage, +10 Radiation/sec for 4 seconds, -15 Hit Points/sec for 4 seconds)
Ability
Radiation Resistance Radiation resistance 85%
Ability
Radiation Healing
(+10 Hit Points +100 Radiation)
Feral ghoul reaver
0017283A
Level
23
Experience Points
?
Perception
7
Hit Points
350
Damage Threshold
0
Damage Resistance
0%
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Melee (50 Damage, +10 Radiation/sec for 4 seconds, -15 Hit Point/sec for 4 seconds)
Ability
Radiation Resistance Radiation resistance 85%
Ability
Radiation Healing
(+10 Hit Points +100 Radiation)

Feral trooper ghoul

Feral trooper ghoul.png

Feral trooper ghouls are former NCR troopers that have become feral. They are similar, but not identical, to normal feral ghouls, the difference being that they still wear their NCR trooper armor, indicating that they were on duty when the radiation was released from inside Camp Searchlight by Legion soldiers.

The ghoul troopers that attack with combat knives are not actually feral ghouls, but normal ghouls that are set to be hostile. As such, their knives and NCR armor are lootable. There are a total of nine of these, and killing them is part of the quest We Will All Go Together.

NameStatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Feral trooper ghoul
0014451B
Level
8
Experience Points
?
Perception
1
Hit Points
100
Damage Threshold
0
Damage Resistance
0%
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Melee (20 Damage)
Ability
Radiation Resistance Radiation resistance 85%
Ability
Radiation Healing
(+10 Hit Points +100 Radiation)
Feral trooper ghoul
00162948
Level
8
Experience Points
?
Perception
2
Hit Points
100
Damage Threshold
0
Damage Resistance
0%
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Melee (30 Damage)
Ability
Radiation Resistance Radiation resistance 85%
Ability
Radiation Healing
(+10 Hit Points +100 Radiation)

Feral ghoul jumpsuit

Icon cut content.pngThe following is based on Fallout: New Vegas cut content.
Feral ghoul jumpsuit.png

A feral ghoul wearing a RobCo Industries jumpsuit, which was cut from the game.

NameStatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Feral ghoul jumpsuit
00145E6E
Level
3
Experience Points
?
Perception
3
Hit Points
25
Damage Threshold
0
Damage Resistance
0%
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Melee (5 Damage)
Ability
Radiation Resistance Radiation resistance 85%
Ability
Radiation Healing
(+10 Hit Points +100 Radiation)
Icon cut content.pngEnd of information based on Fallout: New Vegas cut content.

Glowing one

Glowing one.png

These ghouls are found often at higher levels, and at locations where the concentration of radiation is strongest. They have significantly more health and damage than the average feral ghoul. This variant, on death (and while attacking), gives off a small amount of radiation. Its secondary attack is when it stretches its arms to the sky then gives off a burst of radiation. In some cases, the ghoul might kill any ghoul in his close proximity to regenerate health to his own.

NameStatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Glowing one
0001CF7B
Level
9
Experience Points
?
Perception
5
Hit Points
240
Damage Threshold
0
Damage Resistance
0%
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Melee (32 Damage)
Attack
Aura Explosion (15 Damage and 5 Radiation/sec for 3 seconds)
Ability
Radiation Resistance Radiation resistance 80%
Ability
Radiation Healing
(+10 Hit Point +100 Radiation)
Glowing one
00167ED0
00167EE6
0017B060
Level
13
Experience Points
?
Perception
5
Hit Points
145
Damage Threshold
0
Damage Resistance
0%
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Melee (35 Damage)
Attack
Aura Explosion (15 Damage and 5 Radiation/sec for 3 seconds)
Ability
Radiation Resistance Radiation resistance 80%
Ability
Radiation Healing
(+10 Hit Points +100 Radiation)
Glowing one
00167ED0
Level
26
Experience Points
?
Perception
5
Hit Points
400
Damage Threshold
0
Damage Resistance
0%
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Melee (60 Damage)
Attack
Aura Explosion (15 Damage and 5 Radiation/sec for 3 seconds)
Ability
Radiation resistance Radiation resist. 80%
Ability
Radiation Healing
(+10 Hit Point +100 Radiation)

Glowing trooper ghoul

Glowing trooper ghoul.png

Glowing trooper ghouls are NCR troopers that have turned into glowing ones, affected by the local radiation levels after the Legion's assault on Camp Searchlight. As with regular glowing ones, they have the ability to emit harmful radiation waves. Removing the head of a glowing trooper ghoul will cause red blood to erupt from their neck, unlike the other limbs on their bodies where the blood glows green.

NameStatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Glowing trooper ghoul
0014451A
Level
8
Experience Points
?
Perception
1
Hit Points
150
Damage Threshold
0
Damage Resistance
0%
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Melee (30 Damage)
Attack
Aura Explosion (15 Damage and 5 Radiation/sec for 3 seconds)
Ability
Radiation Resistance Radiation resistance 85%
Ability
Radiation Healing
(+10 Hit Points +100 Radiation)
Glowing trooper ghoul
00162947
Level
8
Experience Points
?
Perception
1
Hit Points
150
Damage Threshold
0
Damage Resistance
0%
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Melee (30 Damage)
Attack
Aura Explosion (15 Damage and 5 Radiation/sec for 3 seconds)
Ability
Radiation Healing
(+10 Hit Points +100 Radiation)

Glowing ghoul jumpsuit

Glowing ghoul jumpsuit.png
Icon cut content.pngThe following is based on Fallout: New Vegas cut content.

A glowing one wearing a RobCo Industries jumpsuit. This type of ghoul was cut from the game. Despite being a 'glowing one,' this variant has a very low amount of health, equal to regular low level feral ghouls.

NameStatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Glowing ghoul jumpsuit
00145E6F
Level
3
Experience Points
?
Perception
3
Hit Points
25
Damage Threshold
0
Damage Resistance
0%
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Melee (5 Damage)
Ability
Radiation Resistance Radiation resistance 85%
Ability
Radiation Healing
(+10 Hit Points +100 Radiation)
Icon cut content.pngEnd of information based on Fallout: New Vegas cut content.

Legion creature

Icon cut content.pngThe following is based on Fallout: New Vegas cut content.
Legion creature.png

A recruit legionary, classified as a feral ghoul. His ragdoll doesn't dismember or move around properly. The model also has some sort of effect added to the hands.

NameStatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Legion creature
00140D4B
Level
6
Experience Points
?
Perception
4
Hit Points
80
Damage Threshold
0
Damage Resistance
0%
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Melee (16 Damage)
Ability
Radiation Resistance Radiation resistance 85%
Ability
Radiation Healing
(+10 Hit Points +100 Radiation)
Icon cut content.pngEnd of information based on Fallout: New Vegas cut content.

Overseer

Vault 34 Overseer.png

The overseer is a unique orange-colored reaver, encountered in Vault 34's overseer office. Its armor and facial structure are similar to that of a feral ghoul reaver, but it has the same glow effect and radiation blast as a glowing one, albeit a different color.

Like the majority of the vault's population, the overseer has become a feral ghoul due to radiation. The overseer stands on a raised platform in the overseer's office, on the bottom of which are two Vault-Tec turrets that defend the overseer. Of all the ghouls in the Mojave Wasteland, it has the highest amount of HP, thus making it a "boss" character.

NameStatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Overseer
00132541
Level
12
Experience Points
?
Perception
2
Hit Points
900
Damage Threshold
0
Damage Resistance
0%
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Melee (100 Damage)
Attack
Aura Explosion (15 Damage and 5 Radiation/sec for 3 seconds)
Ability
Radiation Healing
(+10 Hit Points +100 Radiation)

Vault dweller

Feral ghoul.png

Vault dwellers are a variant of feral ghouls found exclusively inside Vault 34. They are the remains of the population of the vault following the reactor leak. They are completely feral and will attack any human on sight, though they sometimes utter human phrases.

The Courier will first encounter one at the end of the access tunnel, directly inside of the main entrance. They can also be found scattered throughout the rest of the vault, although at higher levels the Courier will encounter the more dangerous vault security guards and vault security officers.

NameStatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Vault dweller
00133101
00133102
Level
6
Experience Points
?
Perception
2
Hit Points
100
Damage Threshold
0
Damage Resistance
0%
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Melee (16 Damage)
Ability
Radiation Healing
(+10 Hit Points +100 Radiation)

Vault security guard

Vault security guard.png

They are the remains of the Vault 34 security team and are clad in the tattered remains of Vault 34 security armor. They were members of the security team before and during the population control riots. After the reactor leak, they became feral ghouls along with the majority of the vault's remaining population.

NameStatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Vault security guard
00132540
Level
8
Experience Points
?
Perception
2
Hit Points
200
Damage Threshold
0
Damage Resistance
0%
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Melee (25 Damage)
Ability
Radiation Healing
(+10 Hit Points +100 Radiation)

Vault security officer

Vault security officer.png

Like the vault security guard, they are the remains of the Vault 34 security team. However, they have become glowing ones which are notably stronger. While in combat, they may produce a pulse of radioactive energy.

NameStatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Vault security officer
00132164
Level
10
Experience Points
?
Perception
2
Hit Points
400
Damage Threshold
0
Damage Resistance
0%
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Melee (50 Damage)
Attack
Aura Explosion (5 Radiation/sec for 3 seconds)
Ability
Radiation Healing
(+10 Hit Points +100 Radiation)
Vault security officer
0017AF94
Level
10
Experience Points
?
Perception
2
Hit Points
400
Damage Threshold
0
Damage Resistance
0%
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Melee (50 Damage)
Ability
Radiation Healing
(+10 Hit Points +100 Radiation)

Vault technician

Glowing one.png

Vault technicians are former technicians in Vault 34, who have since become ghouls due to the radiation leaks. Simply called "vault technician" in-game, they share a model with the standard glowing one, along with the same strengths and weaknesses. They are found dead in flooded chambers inside of the main section of the vault, in both cases under desks. Also in both cases, the Courier must retrieve a password1 2 from their corpse to progress further into the vault.

Three are found alive in the flooded reactor level accessed under the desk of the Vault 34 overseer. One wanders the halls, while the rest wait, only breaking through a window and attacking the player character when they are actually inside the reactor itself.

NameStatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Vault technician
00133F46
Level
9
Experience Points
?
Perception
2
Hit Points
300
Damage Threshold
0
Damage Resistance
0%
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Melee (35 Damage)
Ability
Radiation Healing
(+10 Hit Points +100 Radiation)
Dead Vault technician
0013E313
Level
9
Experience Points
?
Perception
2
Hit Points
0
Damage Threshold
0
Damage Resistance
0%
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Melee (35 Damage)
Ability
Radiation Healing
(+10 Hit Points +100 Radiation)

Notes

Appearances

Feral ghouls appear in Fallout: New Vegas.

Bugs

  • Icon ps3.png Icon xbox360.png When the Overseer is killed with an energy weapon, the ash pile remains may not appear. This can be problematic as the quest Hard Luck Blues requires the password found in his inventory. [verified]
  • Icon pc.png Icon ps3.png Icon xbox360.png Sometimes the Overseer doesn't attack the Courier, not even when his turrets are destroyed, which is accentuated by the fact he cannot move from his podium/desk. [verified]
  • Icon pc.png Sometimes there may be a 0% hit chance in V.A.T.S. on their heads, even when the Courier has perfect sight on the head and is close to the target. [verified]

Sounds

Aware feral ghoul

Glowing one emitting radiation

Generic attack growl: Again!

Generic attack growl: Die!

Generic attack growl: Kill!

Generic attack growl: Never!

Generic attack growl: Pain!

Generic attack growl: Stop you!

Gallery

References

  1. Fallout 4 loading screens: "While they can easily be mistaken for zombies, Feral Ghouls are actually horribly irradiated humans whose brains have rotted away, causing madness."
  2. Tenpenny Tower terminals; Exploration Database, Feral Ghouls
  3. Underworld terminals; Research Terminal, Study Of Ferocious Post-Necrotic Dystrophy
  4. The Lone Wanderer: "I need more details... What's the breach all about?"
    M.A.R.Go.T.: "Internal visual sensing equipment is detecting numerous unidentified persons in the southeast tunnels area. The individuals have damaged metro equipment and refused dialogue with our security units. In accordance with U.S. Security Statute A567/B, the use of deadly force has been authorized."
    The Lone Wanderer: "Can you tell me more about these unidentified persons?"
    M.A.R.Go.T.: "My apologies. My sensing equipment in that area must be damaged. My equipment indicates the persons possess no internal body heat and are emitting lethal levels of radiation."
    (M.A.R.Go.T.'s dialogue)
  5. Little Yangtze terminals; Little Yangtze Log Terminal, Elijah's Journal - Day 2
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