The Professor appears as a bemused man in a lab coat with an insane gleam in his eye. His work revolves around the creation of intelligence-boosting chemical compounds and applying them to test subjects. He managed to create an intelligent spore plant named Seymour and an intelligent radscorpion. He also claims to have helped to develop a method for easy mass-production of Mentats and other drugs, as well as having created the game of chess.
Interactions with the player character
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- Defeat the professor's radscorpion in three challenges: The professor can give 1500 XP total by talking to him and taking three different tests, that each give 500 XP each for tying with or beating his radscorpion.
The Professor appears only in Fallout 2.
Behind the scenes
The Professor is also mentioned in the Fallout Bible.
- HcProf.msg, line 102
- Chosen One: "Who are you? And what's with the scorpion?"
Professor: "I am the Professor. What I do is applied intelligence testing. I create chemical compounds to increase intelligence. I'm trying some out on this radscorpion here, after my failure with Seymour."
- Chosen One: "Have you made anything that works?"
Professor: "Yes, I have, thank you very much! You ever hear of 'Mentats'? I helped develop a method for easy mass-production of that drug! And others! Lots of others!
- Professor: "You wish to take a test, eh? Do you want to test your manual dexterity, your perception, or your intelligence?"
Chosen One: "How about my smarts?"
Professor: "You and the scorpion will be playing a game of my own devising. I call it 'chess'. Are you ready?"