Prototype medic power armor
Be a soldier, not a civie! Have some juice and suck it up!”
The armor is found on a dead Brotherhood of Steel initiate inside the Olney sewers, stuck in a culvert with a wastelander and mercenary, also dead. Enter through either of the entrances to the sewer, and make your way to the narrow hallway. The door leading to the room is located on the outward side of the hallway, the entrance is usually guarded by a deathclaw.
The prototype medic power armor has the ability to administer Med-X, which it will do if the player's health drops below 33%, if a limb's health drops below 25%, or if both of these conditions are met Med-X will be dispensed every 2.5 (in-game) hours. Unlike standard Med-X injections, this process carries no risk of addiction. However, it does draw from the player's supply of Med-X, and thus the feature is useless if the player has none. Its outward appearance is nearly identical to the T-45d power armor series.
In addition to the Med-X dispensing system, the armor features an on board voice that resembles a Mister Gutsy in terms of sound and personality. The voice, similar to a follower, will sound alerts if it detects an enemy presence, which may help the player notice enemies before the ticks show up on the compass.
As noted in the accompanying manual, the prototype version of the suit lacks the ability to dispense anything other than Med-X, whereas the completed version (which doesn't exist) would have had a wider range of features, such as deploying stimpaks. The armor was planned as an automatic medical supply dispenser, meaning troops would not have to be evacuated for medical treatment. The user manual found with the armor details that the final version was to also include a lethal chemical that would trigger if the soldier deserted.
- Med-X administered by the suit is registered differently from Med-X that is administered normally. If you look at the effects page in your Pip-Boy 3000, it will read "suit Med-X - Ignore Neg Eff +1, Dam. Res. +25." The extra effect of the suit's Med-X ("ignore neg eff +1") negates the effects of crippled limbs (i.e. if you get a crippled leg, the suit's Med-X will prevent you from limping). You can also co-administer Med-X the normal way, which will be listed separately (but concurrently) as "Med-X - dam. res. +25," This allows one to receive a total of +50 damage resistance from Med-X.
- This armor has the U.S. Armed Forces insignia, instead of the Brotherhood of Steel's, which appears on normal power armor.
- This armor can be used to repair the T-45d power armor, but not T-51b power armor.
- This armor can be very helpful in battle, as it will always shout out phrases such as "Let 'em eat lead!" to alert you of danger. In some cases, its Perception may be better than your own, and it can spot enemies coming from any direction.
- The suit's speech can give away your position to hostile creatures.
- Even though the user manual for the armor asserts that "even a child could use it," the player still requires Power Armor Training to use it.
- This armor remains in the Fallout: New Vegas game files, but the scripts and sounds are not properly implemented.
- In the Fallout: New Vegas add-on Old World Blues, the stealth suit Mk II dispenses stimpaks and Med-X, essentially making it an updated cross between the Chinese stealth armor and the prototype medic power armor.
|The following is based on Fallout 3 cut content and has not been confirmed by canon sources.|
- In the room that contains the T-51b power armor at Fort Constantine the terminal to unlock the stasis field and retrieve the armor says "Medical Armor Prototype" hinting that the Prototype medic power armor was to originally be held in Fort Constantine. This is further supported by the "MS14" in the EditorID of the armor (MS14PowerArmorMorphine), which corresponds to the "MS14" EditorID for the related quest You Gotta Shoot 'Em in the Head.
|End of information based on Fallout 3 cut content.|
- "Listen up you god-damn puke! You are now wearing prototype medic power armor. You take care of me, and I'll take care of you."
- "Gear up, soldier!"
- "Pansy! Take a shot of vitamin M and keep fighting!"
- "Be a soldier, not a civie! Have some juice and suck it up!"
- "Let 'em eat lead!"
- "Time to kick some ass!"
- pc ps3 xbox360 The armor may disappear if you enter the sewers but do not collect the armor while inside for the first time. Why this happens is unknown. The conditions vary. [verified]
- ps3 xbox360 If the PMPA is broken, attempting to equip it and then exiting the Pip-Boy still initializes aforementioned quote regarding equipping the armor. [verified]