Next Fallout I would pay for NOW !
Sort through this back data & I'm sure you'll see what I'm say'n.
Let's start with the Mythical
The following is based on Fallout Tactics and some details might contradict canon.
Gameplay article: Fallout Tactics
A deathclaw subspecies living in the area of the former states of Illinois, Missouri and Kansas developed patches of fur to better cope with the colder climate. (However, since reptiles are cold-blooded and produce very little of their own body heat, a real-world reptile with fur would actually freeze to death.) Furthermore, some of them were noted to be capable of speech as early as in 2197, which means that they probably developed speech through spontaneous mutation, or were experimented on by someone other than the Enclave. Another possibility that they were designed to have an intellect and ability to speak before the Great War.
The hairy deathclaws are more matriarchal than their Core Region, Capital Wasteland and Mojave Desert counterparts, with packs being led by Matriarch. While infant, these deathclaws are less hairy and seems to be absolutely unintelligent, behaving like an animal or simply following the adults. They presumably become self-aware when they grow up.
End of information based on Fallout Tactics.
■ You may say " il·log·i·cal /iˈläjikəl/
Adjective: Lacking sense or clear, sound reasoning: "an illogical fear".
■( since reptiles are cold-blooded and produce very little of their own body heat, a real-world reptile with fur would actually freeze to death.)
* I say " Fear not Mr Spock !
Hairy Deathclaws just might be related genetically to the feathered dinosaurs..
Who says mutations only Evolve, might not some Devolve ?
■ Why must a fictional Deathclaw even be cold blooded ? Maybe they are fictionaly related to the feathered dinosaurs!
Couldn't the Hairy Deathclaws plumage just be a mutation of an emue like creatures softer downy under belly fluff?
I beg the NEXT FO generation creators to bring on that Nuclear Winter' or at least let us revist the frozen north as in Operation Anchorage s aftermath !
■ I can see a Canadian, frozen, wasetland full of refugees and a wild mix of chinese remnants & all other kinds of goulified left overs from the old world, US & Canadian, Russian, Displaced & irradiated Eskimos. Even G.E.C.K. addicted post vault Hippies !!
'* OMG IT WRITES IT'S SELF !!!!!! " I'd buy it NOW at TWICE the price !!!'
Polar Yao Guai, Mutated Moose, "Fury Land Killer Wales", flying penguins ! Russian spys ploting an invasion, Die hard Enclave holdouts that refuse to give up the fight. Snow snakes & Big Foots second cousin ! BoS scout camps & lost canibal patrols. I WANT TO SEE HELLs FROZEN FALLOUT !!!
■Rember " " il·log·i·cal is just one word used to excuse Lazy & or Uninspired.
■ P.S. I want to believe in Fury Deathclaws.
That was broke afore I got here! 13:30, June 3, 2011 (UTC)