|“||So what shall it be? Do you join the Unity, or do you die here? Join! Die! Join! Die!||”|
The Master was the horribly mutated brain behind the Mutant Army that roamed California in mid-22nd century, worshipped by the Children of the Cathedral, and eventually defeated by the Vault Dweller. At times, the Master is referred to as the mysterious Dark God, especially by those opposed to the Children of the Cathedral. By his Children, he is referred to as the "New god". It is a hideous mutated creature composed of several other creatures and electronic parts, all apparently melded together. Apart from his appearance, one of his most notable features is his unique way of speaking. His voice is computer-generated and sentences are composed, apparently in real-time, from samples of several people's speech.
The Master was born as Richard Moreau, and was a resident of Vault 8, later known as Vault City, where he worked as a doctor. 2092年理查德·莫爾博士因為在避難所市謀殺被放逐。關於這起謀殺案的詳情沒有人知道，他把自己的名字改成理查德·格雷，而後走向南方。eventually settling in the Hub, where he met Harold, a prominent trader. 2102年5月22日，在越來越多變種人對哈羅德的商隊進行襲擊，哈羅德和格雷決定合并勢力，and led a team of scientists who mounted an expedition to the north-west to investigate the source of the mutated animals, which were attacking the survivors of the nuclear war. 2102年6月23日，格雷的探險隊發現了瑪麗博薩軍事基地，In which the U.S. government had been mass producing, and experimenting with, the Forced Evolutionary Virus (or F.E.V.).
探險隊在基地中被變種人and the base's internal defense systems打敗了。格雷被一根自動機械手臂扔進了FEV病毒槽，哈羅德則逃走了。一個月後因病毒作用而變得十分可怕的理查德·格雷，忍著可怕的疼痛，從布滿FEV病毒的槽中爬出。This entity expanded its biological mass by absorbing other creatures and people that came near the base, and bionically merging itself with computer equipment from the base. The ones he consumed also became part of his multiple personality. It also began capturing humans that stumbled upon its lair, and intentionally exposing them to the F.E.V. These initial mutated humans were incredibly flawed, and the Master consumed them rather than letting them live.
As he began to feel stronger and more capable than ever before, he came up with the idea to "unify" the wasteland, to make it as perfect as he believed himself to be. 2103一月，教主perfected his method of infecting, or "dipping", humans, and began creating the super mutants, who follow the Master's every command. Unfortunately for him, as he began to dip others in the vats he found the resulting creatures were not like himself: most often, the dipped just mutated into brutish soldiers. It became apparent that only those with low total radiation count would not suffer this fate.
2155年，教主發現了埋骨之地以南的避難所，Seeing great opportunity there, the Master relocated to the vault with his human cult followers and a portion of his ever-growing super mutant army, and oversaw the building of a large cathedral on the surface above the vault the following year. The cult became known as the Children of the Cathedral, and continued to be led by Morpheus, who reported directly to the Master. The cathedral was guarded by the Nightkin, which are super mutant elite troops equipped with StealthBoy technology.
While the Children appeared to be a fervent religious order - and, in fact, some of the low ranking members may not even have been privy to the more sinister reason behind the cult's existence - in reality, the Children and Morpheus were simply a front that the Master uses to advance his plan for the future of mankind: "The Unity".
In 2162, a person from Vault 13 known as the Vault Dweller destroyed the mutant army by causing an explosion in the FEV vats at Mariposa, which collapsed the entire base, and later killing the Master with a small nuclear bomb which the Master had earlier managed to acquire.
The Unity 编辑
The Master is creator and leader of the super mutants. He is also the mastermind behind a movement called "The Unity", the aim of which is to turn every human possible into a super mutant by means of the F.E.V. He claims that those who can not be mutated by the virus as well as those that choose not to will be allowed to live, provided they submit themselves to sterilisation. Those that resist the Unity outright will be executed for trying to stand in the way of the Master's "progress." In theory, the Unity is for humanity's own good, as Super-mutants are better adapted to live in a post-nuclear wasteland. Also, according to the Master, turning all living beings into one single race would finally eliminate the differences and the human fallacies that ultimately brought about the nuclear war.
However, the Master's scenario is not realistic as all female Super-mutants are sterile. The Vault Dweller can help Vree, a scientist of the Brotherhood of Steel, come to this conclusion, and later use this information to convince the Master that his endeavor has no chance of success.
One of the main objectives in Fallout is to destroy the Master. The Vault Dweller has three options to choose from. He or she can either kill the Master through combat (an extremely difficult task), convince him to abandon his plan (in which case the Master commits suicide), or bypass the Master entirely by manually setting off a nuclear device, located on the fourth floor of the vault in which the Master lives. If the player encounters the Master, he or she also has the option of joining forces with the Master instead, which results in a noncanonical ending.
Unless the player joins the Master, the end result remains the same. The Master's death would trigger the nuclear device anyway, resulting in the destruction of the Cathedral.
Returning to the Cathedral after the Nuclear Device is detonated, the Vault Dweller simply sees a gaping black crater.
The Master has extremely powerful psionic abilities, able to project extremely vivid hallucinations that easily break the mind of any enemy without some form of mental protection. Besides his psionic abilities, the Master also has a genius level intellect and incredible natural charisma, having rallied an army of cultishly devoted human and super-mutant followers around him. He has mastered genetic engineering through his experiments with the Forced Evolutionary Virus.
The Master is also hard to kill through combat if you don't specialize in such, due to the Master's bio-electrical integration with the Cathedral Vault's Overseer Chair, giving him access to its twin Gatling lasers, providing the Master with some level of firepower, though the real danger in the fight comes from the repeatedly spawning super mutants.
If, on the other hand, you have the proper equipment (such as a turbo plasma rifle, hardened power armor or Tesla Armor, and a few stims) and high stats in energy weapons, endurance, etc. then the Master is fairly easy to defeat. Aim for the eye and you're golden.
Because the Master is integrated into the Vault Overseer's chair, he counts as a robotic enemy and is highly vulnerable to pulse grenades (which are a viable way for non-combat oriented characters to still defeat the Master in a straight fight).
The Master is tough. He has 500 hit points, can attack twice per round, and is protected by an almost constantly respawning supply of super-mutant bodyguards.
If the player leaves the base after attacking the master the super mutants won't spawn anymore, making the fight a lot easier.
- It is nearly impossible to use "tell you about" function because he always answers "I am the master, I don't have to answer to you".
- In Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel, Attis, the general of what's left of the mutant army, uses an experimental strain of FEV on himself, and becomes a blob-like creature that covers all the surroundings, and is later destroyed by the nuke detonation. Attis' condition and ultimate fate is, of course, a nod to the Master.
- Harold mentioned above also appears in Fallout 3, as the tree in the center of Oasis
The Master appeared only in the first Fallout game. In Fallout 2, it was revealed that he was previously called Moreau and was exiled from Vault City. He is mentioned in all Fallout games. The Master's three "male" voices were provided by Jim Cummings, and his "female" voice was provided by Kath Soucie.
His name is a reference to The Island of Doctor Moreau, a 1896 Science Fiction novel by British author H.G.Wells. Like Moreau of the story, the Master "plays God" by genetically altering humans to his own means. The fact that The Master was obviously referred to as "Doctor Moreau" whilst in Vault 8 and subsequently Vault City coincides with this theory. It can also be theorized that the villian The Master is a reference to The british Sci-fi show, Doctor Who; in which one of the main antagonists is a time lord called The Master. In Doctor Who the master seemed to be able to use mind control or hypnotism.