The "Sole" Survivor?

Discussion in 'Fallout 4' started by The Man From Nowhere, Apr 2, 2018.

  1. The Man From Nowhere

    The Man From Nowhere First time out of the vault

    Oct 28, 2017
    How does that even even make sense?

    There are 2 survivors who come from that vault. The player character and his/her son.
     
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  2. TerminallyChill

    TerminallyChill Be excellent to each other.

    Feb 16, 2018
    It likely sounded cool to the developers. I find it's best not to put too much thought into the decisions made by Howard and crew, as they largely seem to be based on momentary impulses rather than logic.

    What I'm saying is that Todd Howard is the Michael Bay of video game direction.
     
  3. Prone Squanderer

    Prone Squanderer A bit of a Sillius Soddus.

    Jan 3, 2016
    Clearly it's a reference to how well-preserved his/her shoes are.
     
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  4. Eshanas

    Eshanas Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Jul 6, 2016
    I guess no one really knew about the Institute taking Shawn until you tell them. Rumor is that the Institute raided the vault, then a few decades later someone comes out of the vault. Not much room to guess for another survivor.

    It might also be a small hint to kill Shawn. Because fuck Shawn.
     
  5. Norzan

    Norzan A Smooth-Skin

    Apr 7, 2017
    Bethesda writers also called the PC in Fallout 3 "The Lone Wanderer". Even though you can recruit companions.
     
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  6. Immortalkickass

    Immortalkickass First time out of the vault

    Dec 4, 2015
    They are not big on words, or English. Look at their quests, you can finish a 'clear the room' quest by killing just the leader.
     
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  7. Daniel The NCR Veteran

    Daniel The NCR Veteran I'm NCR and Proud.

    Apr 9, 2018
    Meanwhile, going into Fallout 1, 2 and NV:
    Fallout 1: Taking the role of the Vault Dweller. And it's an actual fact, you ARE from a vault.
    Fallout 2: The Chosen One. You got CHOSEN by your tribe to take the initiation ritual to be prepared to get the G.E.C.K.
    Fallout NV: You ARE a Courier. Everyone knows that. Literally.
    Obsidian back then didn't waste their time making a fancy and "cool" stage name for your character that might aswell not be true. But Bethesda's more edgy and they gotta appeal to the mass so... you get shit like The Lone Wanderer when he's never alone and in the canon he probably doesn't even wander. The Sole Survivor... well, I can't make sense of it and I don't want to waste my fucking braincells for that.
     
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