Wikia

Nukapedia

Wasteland captive

Talk16
17,573pages on
this wiki
Wasteland captive
Wasteland captive
Biography
raceHuman
affiliationWastelanders
roleSuper mutant prisoners
locationCapital Wasteland
Gameplay
appearancesFallout 3
Statistics
karmaNeutral
base SPECIAL6 ST, 5 PE, 4 EN, 5 CH, 4 IN, 5 AG, 5 LK
derived stats
Hit Points:35
Critical Chance:5%
Unarmed Dam.:1.15
Poison Resist.:15%
Rad. Resist.:6%
Carry Weight:210
tag skills
Barter:30
Medicine:28
Melee Weap.:32 (34)
level1
voice actorJeff Baker, Pete Papageorge (male)
Shari Elliker (female)
base id000a0c22 (leveled), 000a0c20, 000a0c1e, 000a0c1d, 000a0c1c, 000a0c1b, 000a0c1a, 000a0c19
 
Gametitle-FO3
Gametitle-FO3

<Sobs>

Wasteland captives are imprisoned humans captured by super mutants. They are found at super mutant encampments throughout the Capital Wasteland during 2277.

BackgroundEdit

The captives are nothing more than normal wastelanders unfortunate enough to be captured by super mutants. However, most people in the wasteland say that they do not know why super mutants choose not to kill and eat their captives, but some events suggest two main reasons.

During the quest Big Trouble in Big Town, some humans from Big Town are captured by super mutants and held in the Germantown Police HQ. Apparently, these humans have been captured to be used as food. While in the building, a super mutant can be overheard conversing with a human who is about to be killed. The human asks why he is to be killed when there are plenty of human remains available (presumably from other captives). The super mutant jailor reveals that they prefer their food to be from a fresh kill.

Uncle Leo, a friendly super mutant, suggests that the captives are used to create more super mutants. This is corroborated by dialog overheard from other super mutants in other parts of the wasteland, who remark that they need more new recruits, and so they must abduct more humans to transform into super mutants (using "green stuff"), which would be consistent with the method of super mutant creation practiced by the Master.

Interactions with the player characterEdit

Interactions overviewEdit

General Services Quests
Essential: noIcon cross
Enslavable: noIcon cross
Companion: noIcon cross
Bounty: noIcon cross
Merchant: noIcon cross
Repairman: noIcon cross
Doctor: noIcon cross
Rents bed/room: noIcon cross
Starts quests: noIcon cross
Involved in quests: noIcon cross

Other interactionsEdit

  • Releasing captives results in a Karma boost. Care should be taken when trying to free them, as they will usually be in the same area as their captors. If you free a captive, they will thank you and offer some food, Rad-X, or ammunition. If you accept these supplies, you will receive 50 Karma points and the supplies. If you tell them to keep it, you will receive 75 Karma. There is no Karma penalty for leaving the captive to their fate. Most captives are killed right away after being freed as they run toward other enemies more powerful than them.
  • You will not lose Karma if you execute a captive.
  • If you ignore a captive or choose to leave them to their fate, a new captive will eventually respawn along with new super mutant guards if you revisit the location. However, if you free the captive, or if the captive is killed, no new captives will appear in that location.

LocationsEdit

  • The first captive you are likely to encounter is north of the Anchorage Memorial, where the fifth Keller tape is also located. The captive is in the tent behind the trucks, guarded by a level-appropriate super mutant and two centaurs. Be wary of the trucks, as it will kill the captive if you shoot them. Assuming you have followed the Wasteland Survival Guide quest early on, this should also be your first encounter with a super mutant. If you decide to escort the captive after freeing him/her, he/she will run to the northwest of the map near Fort Constantine, and will keep running beyond the northern map limit, stopping at a rock formation there for the remainder of the game.
  • One is halfway between the Jefferson Memorial and Rivet City, on a boardwalk at super mutant hill. It is difficult to walk between the two places without noticing a pocket of three to six super mutants. The mutant at the top holding a minigun stands next to the captive. There is also a Lying, Congressional Style book laying beside some ammunition cases and gore bags. Once freed, this captive runs up the Jefferson Memorial catwalk past the irradiated metro across the bridge, then past the Citadel, follows the road past Alexandria Arms, and stops next to a bus opposite the raider camp next to the flooded metro. He/she will run back to that spot if you try to move him/her. After a while, he/she will disappear. - Note: You may find this area completely deserted of enemies, so you can just walk in and free the captive (confirmed for all platforms).
    • Note that Crazy Wolfgang, Crow, Lucky Harith, and Hoff regularly pass through here (as it is part of their caravan route) and will be attacked by the super mutants. If you stumble upon them passing by, assist them in killing the mutants or they might get killed.
  • One is at the Hallowed Moors Cemetery. Watch out for traps, and about six super mutants. Don't forget to grab the second Keller tape while you're there.
  • A captive is at Mason Dixon Salvage surrounded by about eight super mutants.
  • There is a captive between Mason District South and Hubris Comics guarded by six super mutants. Be careful of the scattered cars, as they might kill the captive.
  • A captive located at the eastern highway entering the city. It is easiest to walk from Friendship Heights to Farragut West Metro station, enclosed in the city walls. The captive is guarded by a super mutant and centaur. If you continue west, you will find a small blockade with two mutants and a centaur, and a few gore bags. A mini nuke and two first aid and ammunition boxes are in this blockade.
  • There are two captives at Clifftop Shacks which is almost due north of the Minefield and west of Vault 92. The super mutants will approach you upon contact, giving you a chance to dispose of them without hurting the captives. However, this area is also the site of a 'Type B' random encounter, which may lead to a battle between the spawned encounter and the super mutants.
  • There are two captives in the Roosevelt Academy escape tunnels and maintenance section. If you release the captives before you completely clear the area of super mutants and centaurs, they will likely be killed in their escape, but you will not suffer any Karma penalty if that happens.
  • There is a random encounter in which two super mutants are holding a captive that can be rescued. The encounter may spawn at 'Type A' encounter sites near either Vault 87 or the German Town Police Station.

InventoryEdit

Apparel Weapon Other items On death
Merc grunt outfit - - -

NotesEdit

  • If you choose to follow and protect a captive, they will eventually stop and do nothing, offering no other interactions with the player. Their actual destination is merely a pre-programmed arbitrary location on the world map, sometimes beyond the normal map borders, and there is no benefit or reason to actually escort them besides curiosity.
  • Captives may be heard sobbing quietly.
  • Wasteland captives remain in the game files of Fallout: New Vegas as legacy content.

Notable quotesEdit

AppearancesEdit

Wasteland captives appear only in Fallout 3.

BugsEdit

pcIcon pc ps3Icon ps3 xbox360Icon xbox360 A captive may, at times, not have ropes around their wrists while still acting as if they do. [verified]

GalleryEdit

Other Wikia wikis

Random Wiki