Various Questions on Who and What The Mysterious Stranger Is?

Discussion in 'General Fallout Discussion' started by TheKingofVault14, Sep 18, 2022.

  1. TheKingofVault14

    TheKingofVault14 Fallout Fan For Life!

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    Jul 5, 2022
    You know there's a lot things that I've always wondered about The Mysterious Stranger, such as how come The Stranger is able to die in FO1 and 2 but not in FO3 and New Vegas?
    (NOTE: The Stranger can actually die in FO4 but I won't count that one, because I'm talking about dying during combat, not through cheats or console commands.)


    How come The Mysterious Stranger can be either a male or female depending on which gender you picked in FO1 and 2?


    Why is The Mysterious Stranger a regular person in FO1 and 2, and then all of a sudden they're some kind of supernatural being in FO3, New Vegas, and 4?


    Why does The Stranger's appearance change throughout the series?
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    And I guess this counts as a follow up question, is it even the same person in each Fallout game?


    Some questions that I don't even know if I'll ever get the answer to sadly. :cry:

    The only things we know about The Stranger, is that it supposedly has a son looking for them in FONewVegas.

    The Lonesome Drifter
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    And that they're currently being investigated by Nick Valentine in FO4, which pretty much confirms The Stranger's existence (in-universe) and not a hallucination as some people have theorized.
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    So what are your thoughts? What's your explanations on some of these questions on The Mysterious Stranger?
     
  2. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign ⛧卐⛧ Staff Member Moderator [REDACTED]

    Apr 1, 2005
    I always thought the one in the Beth games was a different guy personally. Anything talking about him in F4 is just like Harold turning into a tree. The Mysterious Stranger is just this guy...

     
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  3. william dempsey

    william dempsey Veteran of the psychic wars. [REDACTED]

    Jan 23, 2022
    I just thought by the way he is dressed it was a 50's film noire detective. Like Humpty Gocart played.
     
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  4. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign ⛧卐⛧ Staff Member Moderator [REDACTED]

    Apr 1, 2005
    But he appears and vanishes like magic so he is clearly one of the Mothership Zeta aliens.
     
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  5. william dempsey

    william dempsey Veteran of the psychic wars. [REDACTED]

    Jan 23, 2022
    He may travel with doctor WHO. That explains it all.
     
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  6. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign ⛧卐⛧ Staff Member Moderator [REDACTED]

    Apr 1, 2005
    I wanna put in a vote towards vampire. No reason really but he is for sure a vampire that can walk in the day.
     
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  7. william dempsey

    william dempsey Veteran of the psychic wars. [REDACTED]

    Jan 23, 2022
    Bloodrayne was not up to much TorontoRayne ;p
     
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  8. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign ⛧卐⛧ Staff Member Moderator [REDACTED]

    Apr 1, 2005
    Don't ever talk about that.

    (:=o
     
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  9. william dempsey

    william dempsey Veteran of the psychic wars. [REDACTED]

    Jan 23, 2022
    But I go on about VTMBloodlines too much. I have not played Vampyr as it seemed shit.
     
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  10. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign ⛧卐⛧ Staff Member Moderator [REDACTED]

    Apr 1, 2005
    I bought it for cheap. It is not shit it is just average.
     
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  11. william dempsey

    william dempsey Veteran of the psychic wars. [REDACTED]

    Jan 23, 2022
    They try to cash in on VTMB that's why for an old game it is fairly expensive. VTMB2 looked a major 4cup. Things which get classic cult status get it for a reason. Would a remake of those old 60's 70's classics like Bonanza or Bev Hillbillies get bettered ? I very much doubt it.
     
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  12. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign ⛧卐⛧ Staff Member Moderator [REDACTED]

    Apr 1, 2005
    Bloodlines 2 is being made by purple haired dorks that know nothing about the source I wager. At least the news I heard last was dire...anyway the Stranger kinda reminded me of my main man...

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  13. william dempsey

    william dempsey Veteran of the psychic wars. [REDACTED]

    Jan 23, 2022
    A friend of mine on poker who worked for Ladbrokes as a moderator was Josey_Wales. A guy from Newcastle way, Goodtongue16 called Josey a ' Sheep shagger ' lol. He thought Josey was from Wales, hence the sheepshagger jibe

    GT was thick as a brick who was a useless troll.
     
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