战前，大山脉的实验室里研究出了Beauveria mordicana to colonize the bodies of common pests，后来作为避难所实验计划的一部分被应用于22号避难所。一份对它们进行医学研究的报告提到，当真菌在宿主体内完全寄生后，宿主实际上就已经死亡，但是那些真菌能够控制着宿主的身体继续行动，并能将带有真菌的孢子射入其他受害者的体内，从而感染、制造出更多的同类。不过从真菌进入宿主体内到能够完全控制宿主，可能需要10-20天，而且这种“繁衍”方式对于那些不喜欢群居的生物来说效率就比较低下。
22号避难所的居民很不幸的成为了Beauveria mordicana的牺牲品，部分试图逃离这一灾难的居民则进一步将其带到了外面的废土上，连锡安峡谷都未曾幸免，这种蔓延开来的诡异生物成了至今都令人头疼的一大麻烦。It seems that the spread of the green fungus happens over time, as the doctor who first performed an autopsy noticed nothing wrong externally with the first infected victim. 在解剖時发现肺部已经完全被一种未曾见过的真菌感染，explaining the carrier's nasty coughs (noted both in the Vault 22 and the Zion terminal entries) before they succumbed to the fungus.
孢子携带者行动敏捷，and use melee attacks。如果不能尽快消灭它们，它们在受伤后也许会选择自爆and giving a large dose of radiation。平时它们会隐藏在植物丛里，用了V.A.T.S.也很难发现。
当入侵者靠近时它们会突然蹦出来and will let off a growl in a similar manner to that of a feral ghoul, but with greater ferocity.
While a spore carrier is getting up or sleeping, attackers in sneak mode who manually attack the spore carrier will get a critical. Combined with a decently powerful weapon, such preemptive strikes can often kill the spore carrier before it can cause any harm.
Spore carrier brutes are found in the same areas other spore carriers are found, and usually tend to act the same. However, brutes tend to be more aggressive, and are tougher and larger than regular spore carriers. A brute's spore burst does equal damage to a regular spore carrier.
Runts are the smallest and weakest of the spore carrier family. However, they are still quite fast and may overwhelm an unaware, low leveled character. Also, a runt's spore burst is equally as damaging as a regular variant's.
Savages are encountered rarely, but are essentially a more dangerous form of spore carrier brutes. A savage's spore burst is equal to that of the regular version.
孢子携带者凶兽 (Honest Hearts) 编辑锡安公园里出现。They are stronger than any of the other spore carriers, and are often found around spore plants.
孢子携带者拾荒者 (Old World Blues) 编辑
Notable spore carriers编辑
- Very small versions known as "runts" can be found in Vault 22. This helps put into play the horror of what happened in the vault, even to infants and small children.
- 这些孢子携带者用的是3代匹兹堡里的“猿人”模型，只是变了颜色，背上多了些孢子。They are very similar to the trogs because of their category names (brute and savage), appearance, animation and troglodyte nature.
- If the Courier survives a carrier's explosion, they will be rewarded with a significantly increased amount of experience.
- If the reticule is held over a dormant carrier, it will be identified as non-hostile or most normally they will not even show anything on the reticule, as if it were part of the grass.
- A report on a terminal in the medical wing in Vault 22 verifies that the spore continues to grow on the host after the host dies.
- When close to a spore carrier while it's still "sleeping," it can be interacted with. However, it will only note that "spore carrier is unconscious."
- With the Honest Hearts add-on, spore carriers will sometimes drop spore carrier sap.
- If their "head" is targeted, which is only the top part of the head, shooting this in V.A.T.S. will sometimes result in the top part exploding, instead of the entire head like most other enemies or characters, akin to the super mutant overlords and behemoths of Fallout 3.
- When killed, spore carriers make the same sound as a feral ghoul makes upon death.
- If the Courier detects a spore carrier while it's still hiding, they can perform sneak-criticals for as long as the game takes to "turn the spore carrier into an enemy."
Behind the scenes编辑
- Beauveria is a genus of fungi typically known to parasitically infect insects.
- Hissing spore carrier
- Conscious spore carrier