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Fallout 4Radstag yearling
Radstag doe
Radstag
Albino radstag
Rabid radstag
Glowing radstag
Erratic radstag Far Harbor (add-on)
Erratic radstag doe Far Harbor (add-on)
Devolved radstag Far Harbor (add-on)
Devolved radstag doe Far Harbor (add-on)
Quantum radstag Creation Club
Fallout 76Radstag yearling
Radstag doe
Radstag
Erratic radstag doe
Albino radstag
Erratic radstag
Rabid radstag
Devolved radstag doe
Glowing radstag
Devolved radstag
Sickly radstag Wild Appalachia
The hideously mutated, two-headed Radstag is a pathetic creature that will likely run at the first sign of contact. But if forced to fight, it can prove a deadly opponent.Fallout 4 loading screen

Radstags (although "stag" was once only used to refer to a male deer) are a species of mutated deer. These creatures live in Appalachia, the Commonwealth and the Island.

Background

The radstag is a mutation of the stag species that once inhabited the forests of the Eastern Seaboard of the United States. The mutation twisted them into mockeries of their former selves, with a secondary head forming like with brahmin, along with a pair of vestigial hoofed limbs protruding from its chest. Radstags typically avoid confrontation while grazing on the Commonwealth's grasses and shrubberies, preferring to flee any predators threatening them. However, when backed into a corner or otherwise forced to fight, it will stand its ground and use its horns to defend itself.[1]

Many populations of radstags are fundamentally flawed and permanently damaged by the mutations they suffered. The Island and Appalachia, for example, are home to erratic and devolved radstag herds, which have lost all of their fur, with skin hardened by radiation and exposure to the fog into leather. The degenerative mutations actually increase their resilience and ferocity, despite gaping holes in their bodies and malformed horns.[2]

Characteristics

Biology

Descended from deer, the radstag is primarily a prey creature. It's quite fast and resilient, requiring a bit of precision when hunting. This creature drops radstag meat and a radstag hide on death. They are dicephalic, or two-headed; each head is able to swivel and turn on its own. A closer inspection of the heads shows that each head's inner eye is blind. Radstags also have two underdeveloped legs hanging limply from their chest, qualifying them as hexapedal. Aside from the ability to bend when a radstag lays down, these legs are nonfunctional.

Radstag are usually brown-furred and patchy in places, with small pus-filled cysts from radiation, which most often cover the flanks, feet, heads and snouts. The cysts more frequently appear on the rabid and glowing varieties and can cover most of the body. Radstag yearling coats are more colorful than those of adult radstags and feature white spotting, similar to the fawns of their deer ancestors.

Variants

Albino radstag

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Radstag yearling

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Radstag doe

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Radstag

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Rabid radstag

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Glowing radstag

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Erratic radstag doe

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Erratic radstag

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Devolved radstag doe

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Devolved radstag

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Sickly radstag

Gameplay article: Fallout 76

Observant radstag

Gameplay article: Fallout 76

The radstag sometimes appears in Follow the Trail random encounter and leads you to a small amount of treasure.

Appearances

Radstags appear in Fallout 4 its add-on Far Harbor and Fallout 76.

Gallery

References

  1. Fallout 4 loading screen hints: "The hideously mutated, two-headed Radstag is a pathetic creature that will likely run at the first sign of contact. But if forced to fight, it can prove a deadly opponent."
  2. Far Harbor radstags
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