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(nods to you) Your eldersss are wissse, warrior. They acsssept my brood as recruitsss. My children wishhh to ssshow their thankssss. It isss ssstrange time no? My young fighting with you and the ressst of the sssoft hairless onessss. Treat them well and don't feed them flesssh after midnight. Farewell.— Mother at Bunker Gamma

Mother or Matriarch is the oldest, wisest, and strongest of all the hairy deathclaws found in and around Chicago.

Background

She is the leader of her kind, referring to them as her brood. However, she was captured by the Beastlords of Mardin, and was used by them to gain control over the deathclaws. She was liberated by the Warrior of the Brotherhood of Steel. Thankful, she permitted some of her kind to join the Brotherhood, and even joined it herself.

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

Interactions
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This character is a recruit. Availability: When becoming a Junior Knight and helping the deathclaws in Mardin.
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This character appears in the following locations.

Bunker Beta, Bunker Delta, Bunker Epsilon, Bunker Gamma

Inventory

Apparel Weapon Other items

Availability

Mother becomes available after the Warrior reaches the rank of Junior Knight, and after he/she helps her in Mardin.

Notable quotes

  • "Have you come to kill me? Sssurly you wissssh to kill the ssssource of the DeathClaw infesssstation? Kill me and allow my young a chancsse at freedom. I cannot live another day knowing I am the very collar that holdsss my children in bondage. You hesitate. Maybe there is another anssswer. Maybe you can ssset me free and allow a mother's vengeancsse. Free me and I will bathe in their leader's blood and feast on his hot, quivering flesh."
  • "Hsst! At lassst, I am free! At lassst! My children! You are ssslaves no more! Dar! I will sssuck the marrow from your bonesss."
  • "You fight as if you were from my own brood, warrior. Hsst! My children are now free due to your ssselflessss act. Thank you for your trussst. I have much to think about. I would ssspeak with your leadersss, after I have gathered my brood around me."
  • "(nods to you) Your eldersss are wissse, warrior. They acsssept my brood as recruitsss. My children wishhh to ssshow their thankssss. It isss ssstrange time no? My young fighting with you and the ressst of the sssoft hairless onessss. Treat them well and don't feed them flesssh after midnight. Farewell." – Mother at Bunker Gamma

Appearances

Mother appears only in Fallout Tactics. Her appearance is different in the various settings where she is encountered:

  • In Mardin she appears with pure white fur and is labelled as "Matriarch".
  • In Bunker Gamma she appears with pale gray fur and is labelled as "Matriarch" as she runs around the garage area.
  • When recruited into the party she appears with dark gray fur and is labelled as "Mother". It is done, probably, to distinguish two separately-programmed models that made up this character: a recruit and quest-important character.

Behind the scenes

When the elders accept her children as recruits for the Brotherhood, Mother will warn the Warrior not to feed them flesh after midnight.[1] This is a reference to the 1984 movie Gremlins, in which giving the mogwai food after midnight will turn them into the murderous, reptilian gremlins. This is also a comment on the mammalian appearance of the deathclaws in Fallout Tactics, as opposed to their reptilian counterparts in the other games.

Bugs

If you recruit the Mother, then choose the perk Mutate! to replace one of her traits, she will actually lose it but the replaced trait won't appear.

Gallery

References

  1. Mother: "Your eldersss are wissse, warrior. They acsssept my brood as recruitsss.
    My children wishhh to ssshow their thankssss. It isss ssstrange time no? My young fighting with you and the ressst of the sssoft hairless onessss.
    Treat them well and don't feed them flesssh after midnight.
    Farewell."

    (Mother's dialogue)