Wannamingo, love them, or hate them?

Discussion in 'General Fallout Discussion' started by ThatZenoGuy, Nov 16, 2016.

  1. ThatZenoGuy

    ThatZenoGuy Residential Sexy Anthro Goddess...Mutant.

    Nov 8, 2016
    I hear the creators of fallout kinda regret adding what are basically parodies of the Xenomorph, but I personally quite like their design and backstory.

    Its interesting that they managed to make a super-lethal blatantly alien looking organsim, which had a built in killswitch, resulting in a limited amount of generations of the critters.

    I've fought a few thus far, and they're tough bastards! Easily capable of outperforming a deathclaw, if in numbers.

    What about you guys? Love them? Or hate them?
     
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  2. Arnust

    Arnust Vault Senior Citizen

    Feb 2, 2016
    I tolerate them. It's obviously a Xenomorph nod, seemingly out of place, but they are a weird enemy to fight and one of toughest as well.
    Tunnelers are a lot more serious and perform the same role overall. They can stay where they are, IMO.
    Otherwise we get Bethesda's Fallout 3 idea of Fallout being "It has Supermutants, Robots and Zomb-er, Ghouls. Oh, and Deathclaws sometimes"
     
  3. ThatZenoGuy

    ThatZenoGuy Residential Sexy Anthro Goddess...Mutant.

    Nov 8, 2016
    Agreed, we shouldn't see them in another game, due to them dying out in the events of fallout 2.

    I also agree that Tunnelers seem to have taken up the 'tough motherfucker enemy who attacks in droves' trope now.

    I hope we see tunnelers in another fallout game, they're said to be highly expansionistic.
     
  4. Arnust

    Arnust Vault Senior Citizen

    Feb 2, 2016
    I had my ration of them for all my lifetime in DUST though :P And that's getting the "Befriend Tunnelers" mod that made them neutral after killing a chosen amount of them.
     
  5. ThatZenoGuy

    ThatZenoGuy Residential Sexy Anthro Goddess...Mutant.

    Nov 8, 2016
    XD

    I had a lot of 'fun' withe Project Nevada, bastards could basically two hit kill me.

    Luckliy flare guns seem to work wonders.
     
  6. DarthVenis

    DarthVenis First time out of the vault

    Jan 8, 2017
    Wanamingos rule! And man, I love that blood-splurting animation when you kill it with Gauss to the eye! It's a shame they removed them from F3 and didn't bother to restore in NV...
     
  7. Jogre

    Jogre It's all JO'Ger now

    Oct 25, 2015
    Obviously they are a xenomorph parody, but I don't have a problem with them really.

    Sure they seem out of place, but my rationale is that they were probably designed as weapons for the Enclave.
     
  8. naossano

    naossano Vault Fossil

    Oct 19, 2006
    They seem kind of unnecessary considering they kind of fulfill the same role as Deathclaws, from the role in game to the lore of badass motherfuckers associated with them by npc. Yet, they bring some critter variety in a game that throw you the same critters a bit too often (and even more with the RP)
     
  9. DarthVenis

    DarthVenis First time out of the vault

    Jan 8, 2017
    Yeah, even though they don't quite fit into the lore, who cares, it's much more interesting this way, to have something to kill for xp apart from Deathclaws and annoying Floaters and Centaurs. A dream of a grinder - and yay, I LOVE that brain-splurting animation. IMO, Fallout 2 wouldn't be complete without them - well, maybe besause I got used to them too much:-)
     
  10. Steve the Enclave grunt

    Steve the Enclave grunt First time out of the vault

    Jan 18, 2017
    Wasn't it outright stated in Fallout Bible that they were artificially created by the Governement?
     
  11. CT Phipps

    CT Phipps Half-way Through My Half-life

    Sep 17, 2016
    I hate them and note even Bethesda didn't want to use them.
     
  12. Walpknut

    Walpknut Testament to the ghoul lifespan

    Dec 30, 2010
    I am ambivalent to them, but they always made my Vic glitch out start running away during combat even when he had full health and ammo. Very annoying.
     
  13. R.Graves

    R.Graves Functionally Defective

    Apr 21, 2016
    false. they were planned to be included in fallout 3.

    I'd note that the wannamingos would have definitely been out of place in any other fallout game than fallout 2, but they just click in that one. and yes, I do really like their backstory though I've never managed to find it in game. is that something chris pulled out of his ass for the fallout bible?
     
  14. Walpknut

    Walpknut Testament to the ghoul lifespan

    Dec 30, 2010
    They always hung out with FLoaters and Centaurs, just took them as one of those weird bio engineered weapons the pre war government created like the Death claws.

    They fit better into the setting than Androids and Humanoid robots with emotions.
     
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  15. naossano

    naossano Vault Fossil

    Oct 19, 2006
    Especially if you don't know how to depict emotions on regular human characters...
     
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  16. Prone Squanderer

    Prone Squanderer A bit of a Sillius Soddus.

    Jan 3, 2016
    I don't mind them, I like their design and how no one knows what the fuck they are. I don't want to see them again though. They've died out, no need to have them anymore.

    I'm glad they didn't use them. Aside from the usual lore-breaking issues just look at the proposed design for 'em:

     
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  17. Jogre

    Jogre It's all JO'Ger now

    Oct 25, 2015
    "It is possible that the wannamingoes were old Enclave experiments (or even experiments from before the Great War), and if this is true, then it's likely their genetic/biological deadman’s switch was purposely engineered to keep them from breeding past a certain generation." -Fallout Bible 2.

    He did suggest briefly in the first Fallout bible that Wannamingos were created by the pre-war government, but in the second fallout bible he seemed to backtrack a little bit.

    My guess is that there is no official answer to the topic, so it's safe to assume the path that compliments canon lore the best. Since I don't think the pre-war world has the tech to create the in-universe equivalent of xenomorphs, I'd say Enclave Experiment is the best answer.
     
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  18. Walpknut

    Walpknut Testament to the ghoul lifespan

    Dec 30, 2010
    Pre war world created Deathclaws and the FEV, I fail to see how they couldn't have created small stumpy Xenomorph looking vermin.
     
  19. Jogre

    Jogre It's all JO'Ger now

    Oct 25, 2015
    Given that the pre-war world had only started testing FEV on humans, and it took a few years of research by The Master to finish off Supermutants, I think its safe to assume that FEV is relatively new technology.

    Deathclaws, Flaoters and Supermutants bare huge similarities to the species they were originally, and for the most part look like beefed up Chameleons/Worms/Humans.

    Wannamingos look entirely original, and look nothing remotely like whatever they were to begin with.

    It doesn't sit right with me that they are able to make xenomorphs, yet at the same time, still perfecting FEV.
     
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  20. naossano

    naossano Vault Fossil

    Oct 19, 2006
    They have a whale face and their limbs are similar to some aquatic animals.

    The EPA give an explanation for them but it is unnofficial content. There is also one or two characters in Redding thinking the beast was created by humans, but they don't have any proof.