Female Super Mutants

Discussion in 'General Fallout Discussion' started by Tiny Tim, Apr 11, 2017.

  1. Tiny Tim

    Tiny Tim Still Mildly Glowing

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    Sep 29, 2015
    I can't remember any right now, but i do remember that the vault dweller tells the master to ask his female muties if any of them have ever been pregnant. So where are the mutated women?
    Are some of the lesser mutants in the classics female? Or do female and male mutants look simiral?
     
  2. Prone Squanderer

    Prone Squanderer A bit of a Sillius Soddus.

    Jan 3, 2016
    I cannot actually remember there being any female SMs encountered in the first two Fallouts. If there isn't, it could be the Master intended to keep them away from fighting to safeguard them.

    Judging from Lily and Tabitha in New Vegas, female SMs look pretty much identical to males, though I don't know whether that's just the game engine assets being reused. It could be that females look slightly different face structure wise, but other than that I'd imagine they look almost the same as males.
     
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  3. Tiny Tim

    Tiny Tim Still Mildly Glowing

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    Sep 29, 2015
    There are some female nightkin in new vegas, though. Mainly Tabitha and Lilly.

    edit: yeah, you beat me to it
     
  4. Prone Squanderer

    Prone Squanderer A bit of a Sillius Soddus.

    Jan 3, 2016
    I suppose I should mention that the East Coast Super Mutants are all asexual. Not sure how that works though.
     
  5. Risewild

    Risewild Antediluvian as Feck
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    Jun 14, 2014
    Female and male super mutants look similar.
    FEV removes breasts because it considers them redundant, it also increases the muscle mass and "repairs" the reproductive system gametes making them sterile.
    Male and female keep their sexual organs but the rest of their body gets homogenized. So male and female look the same and their voice sounds the same, their chests also look the same because no female breasts.
     
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  6. Tiny Tim

    Tiny Tim Still Mildly Glowing

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    Sep 29, 2015
    Really? So, for all we know lieutenant might have female sexual organs? Somehow i doubt it. All the mutants with names -so all the important ones- look and act male. They even have male names like Harry, Larry etc ( these ones for instance hit on you if you're female )

    I did find some more info in the fallout bible that seems to confirm what you said though:

     
  7. Risewild

    Risewild Antediluvian as Feck
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    Jun 14, 2014
    I would say it's obvious that Super Mutants with male names are male, ones with female names are female (I think there are no female named ones in the classic fallout games, but Fallout New Vegas has a few for example).
    :-D
     
  8. Tiny Tim

    Tiny Tim Still Mildly Glowing

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    Sep 29, 2015
    Still, the lack of muties with female names/behaviour seems a bit weird without an explanation like the one Prone Squanderer suggested in his first comment
     
  9. Prone Squanderer

    Prone Squanderer A bit of a Sillius Soddus.

    Jan 3, 2016
    It's the only one I can think of that makes sense, at least during Fallout 1. The Master couldn't risk losing the procreators of the Unity, even though dipping in FEV makes more SMs I assume he only kept the best females for natural breeding, i.e. most intelligent, strongest etc (also the FEV would run out eventually).

    After his death and the destruction of Mariposa I gather the females scattered in small groups like the males did. Given they look almost, if not completely identical to males on first appearance any nameless SM you face in New Vegas could be female.

    EDIT: Or it could be the Master's females banded together and went elsewhere. Could be an interesting concept actually IMO.
     
  10. Risewild

    Risewild Antediluvian as Feck
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    Jun 14, 2014
    Or since all generic Super Mutants in the classic games are just called "Super Mutant", chances are that there are males and females in those. Just like we have plenty of male and female generic NPCs called Townsperson.
     
  11. CT Phipps

    CT Phipps Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Sep 17, 2016
    The Master was a giant slime monster cyborg with multiple sexual identities if his voices were any indication.

    I don't think his idea of what is best for humanity via FEV was very coherent toward the end.
     
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  12. Prone Squanderer

    Prone Squanderer A bit of a Sillius Soddus.

    Jan 3, 2016
    Indeed. But IIRC in the classics you can examine characters, which normally tells you (I'm thinking of Enclave power armour troops in particular) their gender. I haven't played the first two for quite some time so my memory's a little fuzzy.

    The Master has always been male. The voices assimilated into his speech aren't individual persons or identities, they're just voices.
     
  13. naossano

    naossano So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Oct 19, 2006
    It is established in Fo1 that male and female super-mutants are hard to identify, as their body changed a lot.

    There are clearly identified female super-mutants in FoT and FoNV. And Fo2 has a couple arguing in Broken Hills, but their appearance is similar to each other. (and they only have floating lines. You can't discuss with them)
     
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