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Mothman is a creature found in Appalachia in 2102. It has a museum dedicated towards its mythology, and was worshipped by the Cult of the Mothman. It can be encountered in a random encounter in which it appears near the player character. If approached, it will fly off and disappear.

BackgroundEdit

The Cult of the Mothman had performed a ritual to summon the mothman on the day before the Great War. This summoning had apparently worked and the mothman had warned them of an impending flood. As such, the cult members heeded the warning and decided to seek shelter in high elevations, where they undoubtedly perished when the bombs fell. However, in 2082, the raiders of Appalachia destroyed the Summersville Dam, which triggered a massive flood.

CharacteristicsEdit

It is a man sized moth with multi-celled eyes, large insectoid wings and two large antenna sprouting out of the top of the head. It is skittish and quick to flee in certain encounters.

BiologyEdit

The mothman is described as being a "winged beast with piercing red eyes that prey on those in the Point Pleasant area."[1] Its carapace sports a dark and furry texture, and its multifaceted eyes glow various colors; it also possesses a beak like mouth. Its wings are membranous and veined, akin to a real-life fly or moth.

On rare occasions, it can simply disappear into thin air, briefly leaving a dark shadow behind.

Gameplay attributesEdit

The mothman has a large detection radius. It has three different eye colors, purple for passive, yellow for cautioned and red for attacking. In combat, mothmen attack via sonic attack, producing a sound similar to death's-head hawkmoths. They fly up and disappear, often landing in a new location to confuse opponents.

At The Whitespring Resort, the Whitespring robots will not attack the mothman, if it appears. Conversely, the mothman will only attack player characters. This can occur during a 'Whitespring assault' random encounter along with a regular assault of randomized enemies that will attack the robots. The player character having to fend off two different types of enemies at once, including the mothman, compared to only one type of a hostile enemy for the Whitespring security detail.

Upon death, they will disintegrate into a pile of ash, as if killed by laser weaponry. Because of this, challenges that involve around taking a photograph of the mothman should be completed when it is still alive, as the ash pile after death cannot be photographed for challenge credit.

VariantsEdit

MothmanEdit

A base variant of the creature, with most of the attributes described above.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Mothman
0000dae1
Icon level
35
Icon eye
?
Icon heart
1,050
Icon shield silver
150
Icon electrical
?
Icon radiation
?
Icon poison
?
Icon XP
?
Icon fist
Unaggressive: Will not initiate combat.Icon optionalIcon optionalIcon optional
Icon confidence
Cowardly: Will always avoid combat/flee.Icon optionalIcon optionalIcon optionalIcon optional
Icon group
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optionalIcon optional
Icon attack
Melee (0 Icon damage)
Icon attack
empty

Stalking mothmanEdit

The stalking mothman, as the name implies, stalks the player character in proximity. He may attack the player character and escape.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Stalking mothman
004ec627
Icon level
35
Icon eye
?
Icon heart
?
Icon shield silver
0
Icon electrical
?
Icon radiation
?
Icon poison
?
Icon XP
?
Icon fist
Unaggressive: Will not initiate combat.Icon optionalIcon optionalIcon optional
Icon confidence
Cowardly: Will always avoid combat/flee.Icon optionalIcon optionalIcon optionalIcon optional
Icon group
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optionalIcon optional
Icon attack
Melee (0 Icon damage)
Icon attack
empty

Wise mothmanEdit

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The wise mothman can be seen after completing The Path to Enlightenment at the lighthouse where the player character needs to collect bioluminescent fluid from a firefly. If the event is completed, the wise mothman will appear and give the player character a 5% experience points boost for the next hour if interacted with. The wise mothman can be distinguished by its purple eyes instead of the normal red eyes.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Wise mothman
0038799e
Icon level
1
Icon eye
?
Icon heart
?
Icon shield silver
0
Icon electrical
?
Icon radiation
?
Icon poison
?
Icon XP
?
Icon fist
Unaggressive: Will not initiate combat.Icon optionalIcon optionalIcon optional
Icon confidence
Cowardly: Will always avoid combat/flee.Icon optionalIcon optionalIcon optionalIcon optional
Icon group
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optionalIcon optional
Icon attack
Melee (0 Icon damage)
Icon attack
empty

Vengeful mothmanEdit

  • This version of the mothman can be encountered by doing the mission Queen of the Hunt.
  • Can also be encountered randomly:
    • At the Whitespring road 83A military checkpoints.
Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Vengeful mothman
004ec626
00490770
00490771
Icon level
50
Icon eye
?
Icon heart
?
Icon shield silver
0
Icon electrical
?
Icon radiation
?
Icon poison
?
Icon XP
?
Icon fist
Frenzied: Will attack anyone else.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon required
Icon confidence
Cowardly: Will always avoid combat/flee.Icon optionalIcon optionalIcon optionalIcon optional
Icon group
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optionalIcon optional
Icon attack
Melee (0 Icon damage)
Icon attack
empty

Scorched mothmanEdit

Scorched mothman

The Scorched mothman is a mothman that is infected with the Scorched Plague. There are chances to see it, but they are usually spotted during the Scorched Earth event at Fissure site Prime when a player character drops a nuclear bomb at the site.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Scorched mothman
0049077b
Icon level
?
Icon eye
?
Icon heart
?
Icon shield silver
?
Icon electrical
?
Icon radiation
?
Icon poison
?
Icon XP
?
Icon fist
Unaggressive: Will not initiate combat.Icon optionalIcon optionalIcon optional
Icon confidence
Cowardly: Will always avoid combat/flee.Icon optionalIcon optionalIcon optionalIcon optional
Icon group
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optionalIcon optional
Icon attack
Melee (0 Icon damage)
Icon attack
empty

Glowing mothmanEdit

Glowing mothman

The glowing mothman is a variant of the mothman that has been highly irradiated, and as a result, now glows. Similar to the glowing wendigo, the glowing variant has a mostly black body with glowing features, such as the eyes.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Glowing mothman
00490772
Icon level
65
Icon eye
?
Icon heart
?
Icon shield silver
?
Icon electrical
?
Icon radiation
Immune
Icon poison
?
Icon XP
?
Icon fist
Frenzied: Will attack anyone else.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon required
Icon confidence
Brave: Will avoid/flee from threats only if severely outmatched.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon optional
Icon group
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optionalIcon optional

LocationsEdit

AppearancesEdit

The mothman appears only in Fallout 76.

Behind the scenesEdit

In West Virginia folklore, the Mothman is a creature reportedly seen in the Point Pleasant area from November 12, 1966, to December 15, 1967. The first newspaper report was published in the Point Pleasant Register dated November 16, 1966, titled "Couples See Man-Sized Bird ... Creature ... Something." The national press soon picked up the reports and helped spread the story across the United States. The sightings were also closely followed by other paranormal encounters in the region, including many reports of UFOs and Men in Black. On December 15th, the Silver Bridge spanning the Ohio River in Point Pleasant collapsed, resulting in the deaths of 46 people. Many have tied this event back to the Mothman itself, as following the tragedy, sightings of the Mothman and other related phenomena ceased in the area. The Mothman has since become a famous cryptid in pop culture.

GalleryEdit

VideoEdit

Fallout 76 – Tales from The West Virginia Hills The Mothman Cometh! Video

Fallout 76 – Tales from The West Virginia Hills The Mothman Cometh! Video

ReferencesEdit


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