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For the mutated fly appearing in other Fallout games, see bloatfly.

Flies are insects of the order Diptera, they are known to live throughout North America, from New California to the Commonwealth.


Unlike most bloatflies, the common fly weathered the apocalypse and came out seemingly unmutated. Their ecological niche remains unaltered as well: people view flies as little more than pests or vectors for disease, but they serve a vital role in the consumption of detritus. Much to the irritation of ghouls, this means that flies feed on the nutrients of their rotting bodies.[2][3][5]


Flies appear Fallout 2 and are mentioned in Fallout 3[6], Fallout: New Vegas,[4] and Fallout 76.[citation needed]


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  1. 1.0 1.1 Elder intro
  2. 2.0 2.1 Eric's character description: "{100}{}{You see a greasy, sweating man.}"
    "{101}{}{You see Eric.}"
    "{102}{}{You see a greasy, sweating man. He looks quite miserable.}"
  3. 3.0 3.1 >The Chosen One: "{115}{}{Why are the flies coming here?}"
    Eric: "{124}{}{They come here because for some odd reason I exude fly nutrients. My body is rich with food for them, and this sweating just makes it worse.}"
    The Chosen One: "{125}{}{That's just plain nasty. Why not take a bath or something?}"
    Eric: "{128}{}{I've tried that. I've tried everything. The only thing that keeps the flies off me is not to sweat... and when I don't have enough power to keep cool, I can't.}"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Rose of Sharon Cassidy: "Even the flies here are chemed."
    (Rose of Sharon Cassidy's dialogue)
  6. Ranger compound terminal entries; Reilly's Terminal, Personal Entry 177
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