Whats the point of the Super Mutant cure?

Discussion in 'Fallout 4' started by plasticsoda, Mar 26, 2020 at 3:41 PM.

  1. plasticsoda

    plasticsoda First time out of the vault

    Mar 19, 2020
    In Fallout 4 you have the option to bring Brian Virgil a sorum to cure him of his Super Mutant condition. What the fuck was that for? I know its a different strain of the FEV but still makes no sense and it feels like a huge 'fuck you' from the writer. Throughout the whole series the FEV is treated like this powerful thing, responsible for inumerous atrocities and the near extinction of humanity by the Master's army and then it can simply be cured, as if by magic. It totally disrespects tragic characters like Lily Bowen, Fawkes and the Nightkin because their condition can simply be ''cured''
  2. AlphaPromethean

    AlphaPromethean Vault Senior Citizen

    Mar 16, 2013
    because hes a nice good guy man, and him being a weird ugly super-mutant is weird and ugly. super-mutants are badguys, not good guys. he has to be cured.
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  3. Mr Fish

    Mr Fish ...The pain of being dead...

    Sep 11, 2010
    One very easy explanation is Bethesda often being creatively bankrupt. See they wanted super mutants in FO4 but had no way to explain it so they gave the shittiest explanation thrown in somewhere in the Institute just to have them but there in lies a problem. We got super mutants, again. Ok, so what do we do with them? And Bethesda being the way they are created Strong which is basically just the same as any other super mutant except some bullshit milk thrown in because thats the only way a super mutant could possibly be friendly with a normie and the former scientist guy, who we get a cure for.

    Ghouls are the same way. Once again they're treated like pariahs of society and we get yet another downtrodden ghoul community who's just trying to live in peace, man.

    There is no point to the cure for the mutie. It's just a quest for the player to do.
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  4. Alphons

    Alphons National Beholder

    Aug 9, 2017
    It's another random thing thrown into the MQ- just like synth Shaun or Kellogg's backstory.