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Radscorpions are creatures located in Texas in 2208.[1]

Background

Main article: Radscorpion

Radscorpions are mutated from the North American Emperor scorpion,[2][3] which were common in many pet stores at the time of the Great War.[4] Contrary to many expectations, their venom grew more potent when they mutated rather than becoming diluted. Though considered nocturnal and sensitive to light, radscorpions can be found active during the daytime in the areas they inhabit.

Characteristics

Biology

A radscorpion is the first creature encountered by the player in the Carbon warehouse. The normal radscorpion and the glowing variant are not very dangerous, but the spitting radscorpion may deal great damage, especially if they attack as a horde. Larger, giant radscorpions appeared at first like a boss in the Carbon warehouse, and a semi-boss after in the Carbon crater.

Gameplay attributes

Radscorpions will usually attack from the front first and then try to flank the player. They are fast and difficult to escape, especially in a horde. It is easier to fight in cleared areas, they will have the advantage in steep areas.

Variants

Radscorpion

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Statistics

  • HP: 40-80

Glowing radscorpion

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Spitting radscorpion

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Statistics

  • Attack: 4-8 (claws) / 12-25 (radioactive venom)

Large giant radscorpion

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Gallery

References

  1. Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel Manual p.35: "Radscorpions
    In classic 50’s monster movie fashion, radscorpions are normal scorpions made ferocious and one hundred times larger through... radiation! They can attack with their claws, but will also lash out with their poisonous stingers at close range. Fortunately, radscorpions are nocturnal in nature, favoring the dark recesses of caves and ravines during the harsh daylight."
  2. Razlo dialogue file[1] - "They seem to be extremely large versions of the north American Emperor scorpion." In-game spelling
  3. Chris Avellone, Fallout Bible 1 - "The radscorpions are a result of a combination of radiation and the FEV virus, and Razlo in Shady Sands is correct - they were originally Emperor Scorpions that have grown... big."
  4. Tenpenny Tower terminal entry, Pets, Radscorpions: "I've been a lot of places in my day, and everywhere you'd find those damned Radscorpions. Rumor was they'd descended from Emperor Scorpions, which you could find in pretty much any pet store in the country when bombs fell. I guess that explains their population."
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