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This page is about the faction appearing in Fallout 3. For the location, see Children of Atom.
For the characters, see Child of Atom.
Church of the Children of Atom
Cromwell
Confessor Cromwell preaches in front of the bomb.
People
leader(s)Confessor Cromwell
Mother Maya
notable
members:
Mother Curie III (formerly)
Locations
headquartersChurch of the Children of Atom
locationsMegaton
Connections
relatedApostles of the Holy Light
Gameplay
appearancesFallout 3
 
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The members of the Church of the Children of Atom worship Megaton's atomic bomb.

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The Church of the Children of Atom is a faction in Fallout 3.

BackgroundEdit

The Church of the Children of the Atom seems to have existed as far back as Megaton's construction, as Manya mentions that they were instrumental in getting the town built. The citizens of Megaton do not mind them residing there as their technologies and workforce were needed to build the city, in exchange for it being "built around the bomb."

BeliefsEdit

The Church of the Children of Atom believe the war of 2077 was actually a great holy event perpetuated by their god, Atom.

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The Children of Atom believe that each atomic mass contains within it an entire universe, and when an atomic mass is split many universes are created. Therefore, instead of seeing the Great War as destructive, the Church believes it was a creative and unifying holy event. The Children of Atom also see death more as a celebration of life and unification to Atom through "the Glow." "The Glow" is the earthly embodiment of Atom and the Children of Atom's direct connection to Atom. The Children of Atom view the ghouls as "Atom's forsaken" or those who have unfinished business and, for denying the ghouls their unification with Atom himself, Atom touches them with "the Glow" and asks that they spread the word of Atom to those around the world. Those ghouls that refuse to accept the "gift of the Glow" and refuse to spread the word of Atom are doomed to becoming feral ghouls.

MembersEdit

NotesEdit

One sign directly below the church reads 'Local Cult', which means that either they acknowledge themselves as a cult, despite the Confessor's arguments, or that they are unaware of the sign.

AppearancesEdit

The Church of the Children of Atom appears only in Fallout 3.

Behind the scenesEdit

The Children of the Atom may be a reference to the film Beneath The Planet Of The Apes which included a cult that revolved around the worship of an atomic bomb. Within the Fallout series, said cult previously served as inspiration for the town of Gravestone in Fallout Tactics.

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