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For an overview page of this creature as it appears in the Fallout series, see brahmin.
Brahmin
Brahmin FO3
variants(Pack) brahmin
Mad brahmin
locationCapital Wasteland
 
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Brahmin are two-headed cattle found in the Capital Wasteland in 2277.

BackgroundEdit

Most brahmin have been domesticated throughout the years since the Great War, however, some can still be seen wandering in the wasteland, wild. Through their domestication, most brahmin have been used primarily for meat and milk[1][2]. However, their hides are also valuable, as they are tanned to make leather. Traders often use them as pack animals. The Brotherhood of Steel uses them to distribute clean water to the wasteland after Project Purity is launched.

CharacteristicsEdit

BiologyEdit

It would seem the radiation has tried to force the brahmin into two separate organisms. As a result of the constant radiation, these formerly normal cows have sprouted a second, independent head. Brahmin also have eight stomachs. When talking to Rose, it is revealed that male brahmin also have four testicles. Their skin has turned a toasty, dusty rust color from the fallout exposure and their horns have in turn become a dirty brown. Their udders have also grown abnormally large (almost dragging on the ground). Brahmin milk is used by Moira Brown as part of a homemade radiation poisoning remedy, along with a couple magnets and "a few happy thoughts".[3]

Gameplay attributesEdit

Brahmin are low level creatures and are little more than a nuisance in the beginning of the game, if a hostile one is even found. In fact, most brahmin throughout the game are non-hostile and will only attack if provoked, as they are highly domesticated, and they are mainly found in ranches and small settlements. When they attack, they charge and ram into their foes, swinging their horns wildly in an attempt to dissuade and deter any threat. Although their hide is thick, bullets will still penetrate it with ease, and kill them rather quickly.

VariantsEdit

BrahminEdit

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Brahmin are the only bovine in the game, mostly being seen in makeshift settlements like Republic of Dave, Megaton and Arefu, just outside the Regulator HQ and even as pack brahmin, carrying goods. They will seldom be encountered as enemies; however, if a hostile one is found, they can easily be killed.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Brahmin
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000caff8
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LevelIcon level
1
Experience PointsIcon XP
10
PerceptionIcon eye
3
Hit pointsIcon heart
40
Damage ResistanceIcon shield silver
0%
AggressionIcon fist
Unaggressive: Will not initiate combat.Icon optionalIcon optionalIcon optional
ConfidenceIcon confidence
Cowardly: Will always avoid combat/flee.Icon optionalIcon optionalIcon optionalIcon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#AssistanceIcon group
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon requiredIcon optional
attackIcon attack
Melee ( 8 damageIcon damage)
abilityIcon ability
radiationIcon radiation Radiation resist. 100%
Pack brahmin (various caravans)
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LevelIcon level
1
Experience PointsIcon XP
10
PerceptionIcon eye
3
Hit pointsIcon heart
100
Damage ResistanceIcon shield silver
0%
AggressionIcon fist
Unaggressive: Will not initiate combat.Icon optionalIcon optionalIcon optional
ConfidenceIcon confidence
Cowardly: Will always avoid combat/flee.Icon optionalIcon optionalIcon optionalIcon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#AssistanceIcon group
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon requiredIcon optional
attackIcon attack
Melee ( 8 damageIcon damage)
abilityIcon ability
radiationIcon radiation Radiation resist. 100%

Mad brahminEdit

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Mad brahmin are brahmin that have gone insane. It is not known whether the brain degeneration is from radiation or from a disease, but one thing is for sure: they will be hostile to any Lone Wanderer without the Animal Friend perk. They are also fairly easy to kill and usually found in groups. Mad brahmin are also known to stampede as a random encounter.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Mad brahmin
000ca037
LevelIcon level
1
Experience PointsIcon XP
10
PerceptionIcon eye
3
Hit pointsIcon heart
40
Damage ResistanceIcon shield silver
0%
AggressionIcon fist
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon optional
ConfidenceIcon confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon required
Gamebryo AI attributes#AssistanceIcon group
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.Icon requiredIcon required
attackIcon attack
Melee ( 8 damageIcon damage)
abilityIcon ability
radiationIcon radiation Radiation resist. 100%

NotesEdit

  • If the action button is pressed at a brahmin while in sneak mode, the player character will tip it over (this is known as brahmin tipping).
  • Brahmin that are used by merchants to carry their wares are referred to as "pack brahmin".
  • The brahmin used by traders from Canterbury Commons have considerably more health than normal brahmin.
  • A brahmin's heads take 50% damage.
  • Mad Brahmin may be a reference to Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy, commonly known as 'Mad Cow Disease'.
  • Brahmin cannot swim, as they have no swimming animation. They actually walk in water with the water up to their hooves.
  • It is possible to lift a pack brahmin by grabbing a clutter object (like a wooden box), placing it under its heads, and then raising the object.
  • Since the heads are considered a single body part, when a shot causes one head to explode the other head explodes as well.

AppearancesEdit

Brahmin appear in Fallout 3.

SoundsEdit

  • When wild, aggressive Brahmin are encountered, they make a very loud roar.
  • Most common sound of a brahmin, mooing

Behind the scenesEdit

On October 22, 2008, Microsoft announced that the game would not be released in India on the Xbox 360 platform. Religious and cultural sentiments were cited as the reason. Microsoft stated, "Microsoft constantly endeavors to bring the best games to Indian consumers in sync with their international release. However, in light of cultural sensitivities in India, we have made the business decision to not bring Fallout 3 into the country." [4] Although the specific reason was not revealed in public, it is possible that it is because of the Brahmin. Brahmin is also the name of an ancient, powerful hereditary caste of Hindu priests and religious scholars in India. Brahmin also has a similarity to the spelling of brahman, a breed of cattle revered by Hindus. The game's use of the creature as grotesquely mutated pack animals, or the numerous opportunities to kill Brahmin, may have been the impetus behind the cancellation.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. Oh, don't worry so much about it. I'll be waiting here with a nice, tall glass of rad-cleansing brahmin milk for you when you get back. - MoiraBrown.txt
  2. Okay, a little Brahmin milk... A couple magnets... And maybe a few happy thoughts... - MoiraBrown.txt
  3. Okay, a little Brahmin milk... A couple magnets... And maybe a few happy thoughts... - MoiraBrown.txt
  4. "Fallout 3 withheld from India"

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