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For an overview of cockroaches, see Radroach.

 
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Mini-FOT Logo.pngThe following is based on Fallout Tactics and is not canon.

Great American cockroaches, colloquially called giant cockroaches or radroaches, are giant versions of the pre-War species mutated by atomic radiation, found in the Midwest.[1]

Background

In the Midwestern wasteland, radroaches are a common sight. As in the Capital Wasteland, they can be encountered nearly everywhere, from old buildings to plains. It is speculated that radroach innards are useful in the treatment of radiation poisoning, and are widely used by tribals for that purpose.

Characteristics

Biology

However, they are drastically different and more dangerous than those met in the Capital Wasteland. They have a large, protected body and small legs, and their saliva is incredibly toxic. They are very aggressive and attack most other lifeforms unlucky enough to encounter them.

Gameplay attributes

Found mainly in underground areas and sewers across North America, these creatures can usually be found in fairly large groups. They feed on the dead but will go after living creatures if isolated. Their numbers are their greatest advantage.

Variants

The Midwestern radroaches are more varied than their Capital Wasteland counterparts. Three variations are currently known:

Small radroach

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The weakest of the radroaches, this variant can easily be killed. Their bites, however, can poison an opponent, and when they are in large groups they can kill even a prepared combatant. Small radroaches are nearly the same size as their relatives in the Capital Wasteland.

Name (Proto ID)StatisticsDT/DRAbilitiesItems
Small radroach
Experience Points
2
Hit Points
13
Healing rate
1
Armor Class
6
Sequence
10
Action Points
8
Melee Damage
1
Critical chance
3%
Damage Threshold/Damage Resistance: Normal
0-0%
Damage Threshold/Damage Resistance: Fire
0-0%
Damage Threshold/Damage Resistance: Gas
0-0%
Damage Threshold/Damage Resistance: Explosive
0-0%
Damage Threshold/Damage Resistance: Energy
0-0%
Damage Threshold/Damage Resistance: Electrical
0-0%
Ability
Poison Resistance 37%
Ability
Radiation Resistance 110%

Large radroach

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Similar to their smaller counterparts, they are larger (being approximately the same weight as a human) and have an ability to spit toxic saliva at their enemies.

Name (Proto ID)StatisticsDT/DRAbilitiesItems
Large radroach
Experience Points
9
Hit Points
15
Healing rate
2
Armor Class
9
Sequence
8
Action Points
7
Melee Damage
1
Critical chance
3%
Damage Threshold/Damage Resistance: Normal
0-50%
Damage Threshold/Damage Resistance: Fire
0-0%
Damage Threshold/Damage Resistance: Gas
0-60%
Damage Threshold/Damage Resistance: Explosive
0-20%
Damage Threshold/Damage Resistance: Energy
0-20%
Damage Threshold/Damage Resistance: Electrical
0-0%
Ability
Poison Resistance 55%
Ability
Radiation Resistance 112%

Roachor

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Roachor is a unique mutant radroach encountered by the Warrior of the Brotherhood of Steel. Roachor lived in the Peoria facility, which resulted in it becoming affected by the high amounts of radiation coming from a strange production device that was used in manufacturing fusion batteries. He is larger than any currently known radroach, being the same size as a car, and appears to glow in the dark. Its poison is even deadlier than that of Midwestern radroaches.

Name (Proto ID)StatisticsDT/DRAbilitiesItems
Roachor
Experience Points
9
Hit Points
72
Healing rate
1
Armor Class
13
Sequence
14
Action Points
9
Melee Damage
1
Critical chance
5%
Damage Threshold/Damage Resistance: Normal
0-60%
Damage Threshold/Damage Resistance: Fire
0-0%
Damage Threshold/Damage Resistance: Gas
0-75%
Damage Threshold/Damage Resistance: Explosive
0-40%
Damage Threshold/Damage Resistance: Energy
0-40%
Damage Threshold/Damage Resistance: Electrical
0-0%
Ability
Poison Resistance 65%
Ability
Radiation Resistance 116%

Appearances

Giant cockroaches appear in Fallout Tactics.

Behind the scenes

In real life, roaches are noted for their relatively high resistance to radiation (about five to ten times that of humans). What is never explained is their growing ability to reproduce, as high levels of radiation render normal cockroaches sterile.

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References

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