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I am the Master. I do not have to answer to you

ザ・マスター( リチャード・モリュー として生まれ、 リチャード・グレイ としても知られていた)は、恐ろしく変異した脳を持つミュータントであり、2161年のカリフォルニアで生まれたスーパーミュータント軍の司令官である。彼はChildren of the Cathedralに崇拝されていた。しかしマスターは Vault Dwellerにより倒される事となる。

時に、Children of the Cathedralに対立する人々により、マスターは闇の神と呼ばれていた。逆に彼の子どもたちは、新しい神神聖な炎希望の父などと呼んでいた。 マスターは幾人かの人間とコンピュータが混ざった恐ろしいFEV変異体である。見た目は別として、彼の一番の特徴は独特の喋り方だった。彼の声はコンピュータで生成され、文章はリアルタイムに数人の会話サンプルから作られる。

背景編集

はじまり編集

リチャード・モリューはVault 8(後に有名なVaultシティとなる)の居住者だった。彼はそこで医者として働いていた。2092年にとある殺人事件が起きた。事件についての情報は不明であるが、彼は殺人の罪でVaultから追放された。その後ハブに移住し、名前を「リチャード・グレイ」と変え、ハブの南の長となる。そこで彼はハロルド(有名なトレーダー)と会う。 突然変異した生き物により攻撃されていたハロルドのキャラバンに対処すべく、2102年5月22日に協力し、核戦争の生存者を攻撃する、突然変異した生き物がどこから来るのかを調査することにした。グレイは科学者を連れて町の北西へと進んだ。 2102年6月23日、グレイと彼の一行はマリポーサ軍事基地についた。そこでは、アメリカ政府による強制進化ウイルス(F.E.V.)の研究が行われていた。

ところが、グレイとハロルドを除く一行は、変異した生物と基地内の防御システムに切り裂かれてしまう。ハロルドはかろうじて逃げたが、グレイはロボットアームによってF.E.V.のタンクに突っ込まれてしまった。そして殆ど一ヶ月もの間、グレイはタンクの中で浮き続け、F.E.V.はグレイをスライムのように変えてしまった。グレイは基地に近づいた他の生物や人間を取り込み、基地のコンピュータ機材と生物的に融合することによって実体の質量を拡大していった。また彼が消費した人々は、グレイの多重人格の一部となった。グレイはまず手始めに、隠れ家に迷い込んだ人間を捕らえ、意図的にF.E.V.に晒して実験を始めた。しかし最初の頃の実験体は変異しても傷だらけだった。そしてグレイはマスターと名前を変え、人間たちを消費した。彼は基地に人々が住むことをむしろ喜んでいた。

グレイは以前の自分より遥かに強く能力が備わった事を実感し始め、ある野望を抱いた。それはウェイストランドの種族を統一するというものだった。グレイは自分自身が完璧な存在だと信じており、成功を確信していた。2103年の1月、グレイは"マスター"として活動し、人間を"漬けて"感染させる完璧な方法を編み出した。この頃からグレイはスーパーミュータントを創り始めた。創られたスーパーミュータントは、"マスター"のあらゆる命令に従った。 グレイにとって残念だったのは、タンクの中に他の人間をさらして生まれた生物が、自分とは大きく異なっていたことだった。ほとんどの人間は野蛮な兵士に変異したが、引き換えに多くの脳機能を失っていた。だが同時に放射能汚染量が低い人間たちは、知能を失う運命を辿らないことにもグレイは気づいた。

2130年大いなる冬が訪れる。その結果、被験者不足を引き起こした。グレイの軍は拡大に足止めを食らう。2131年から2135年まで、グレイは被験者のためにキャラバンを誘拐し始める。大部分のキャラバン失踪は砂漠の怪物のせいにされるが、やがて疑いが持たれ始める。Timeline#2137年にグレイはスーパーミュータントの大量生産を始めたが、6人に1人ほどしか変異に成功しなかった。創られたスーパーミュータントの数は種族統一の目的に必要な半分以下であった。

カテドラル編集

In 2152, as the influence of the Master's army began to spread throughout the wastes, the Master came into contact with a group of human Doomsday cultists, led by a man named Morpheus. Realizing the benefits of retaining unaltered humans in his service to act as spies throughout the region, the Master recruited Morpheus's cult into his service, thereby expanding his power.

In 2155, the Master discovered the location of an unnumbered experimental Vault-Tec vault prototype, located just south of the center of the ruins of Los Angeles, California, now called the Boneyard. Seeing great opportunity there, the Master relocated to the vault with his human cult followers and a portion of his ever-growing super mutant army, and oversaw the building of a large cathedral on the surface above the vault the following year. The cult became known as the Children of the Cathedral, and continued to be led by Morpheus, who reported directly to the Master. The cathedral was guarded by the nightkin, which were super mutant elite troops equipped with Stealth Boy technology.

While the Children appeared to be a fervent religious order - and, in fact, some of the low ranking members may not even have been privy to the more sinister reason behind the cult's existence - in reality, the Children and Morpheus were simply a front that the Master uses to advance his plan for the future of mankind: "The Unity."

In 2162, a human from Vault 13 known as the Vault Dweller destroyed the mutant army by defeating the Master and destroying the Cathedral, and then later causing an explosion in the F.E.V. vats at Mariposa.

The Unity編集

The Master is the creator and leader of the super mutants. He is also the mastermind behind a movement called "The Unity," the aim of which is to turn every human possible into a super mutant by means of the F.E.V. He claims that those who cannot be mutated by the virus, as well as those that choose not to, will be allowed to live -- provided they submit themselves to sterilization. Those that resist the Unity outright will be executed for trying to stand in the way of the Master's "progress." In theory, the Unity is for humanity's own good, as Super-mutants are better adapted to live in a post-nuclear wasteland. Also, according to the Master, turning all living beings into one single race would finally eliminate the differences and the human fallacies that ultimately brought about nuclear war.

However, the Master's plan is odd as all Super-mutants are sterile. The Vault Dweller can help Vree, a scientist of the Brotherhood of Steel, come to this conclusion, and later use this information to convince the Master that his endeavor has no chance of success. Or if they decide to join the Unity, the ending will show the Vault Dweller being turned into a super mutant, then show the Vault 13 residents being killed by the super mutants. This ending is non-canon however, as it would undo the events of Fallout 2.

The Master's Destruction編集

One of the main objectives in Fallout is to destroy the Master. The Vault Dweller has three options to choose from. They can either kill the Master through combat (an extremely difficult task), convince him to abandon his plan (in which case the Master commits suicide), or bypass the Master entirely by manually setting off a nuclear device, located on the fourth floor of the vault in which the Master lives. If the dweller encounters the Master, he also has the option of joining forces with the Master instead, giving a non-canonical ending.

Unless the Vault Dweller joins the Master, the end result remains the same. The Master's death would trigger the nuclear device anyway, resulting in the destruction of the Cathedral.

Returning to the Cathedral after the Nuclear Device is detonated, the Vault Dweller simply sees a gaping black crater.

Legacy編集

Several mutants led the armies after the fall of the Master. Remnants of the Master's army, such as those led by Tabitha, were found to relocate to inhospitable regions such as Black Mountain. However, despite their lacking numbers and remote locale, they were still found to pose a threat to the populace of the Mojave Wasteland due to frequent and brutal attacks carried out against travelers.

In his attempt to become master of all humanity, the Master tried to create guardians through gene splicing, but was stopped by the Vault Dweller before he could complete his plans. However, some of his creations have outlived him and continue to roam the wasteland. These abominations include centaurs and floaters, which are often found together as though they feel some sort of kinship for one another.[1]

The Master's Powers and Abilities編集

The Master has extremely powerful psionic abilities, able to project extremely vivid hallucinations that easily break the mind of any enemy without some form of mental protection. Besides his psionic abilities, the Master also has a genius-level intellect and incredible natural charisma, having rallied an army of sycophantically devoted human and super-mutant followers around him. He has mastered genetic engineering through his experiments with the Forced Evolutionary Virus.

The Master is also hard to kill in combat without specializing in such, due to the Master's bio-electrical integration with the Cathedral Vault's Overseer Chair, giving him access to its twin gatling lasers, providing the Master with considerable firepower, though the real danger in the fight comes from the repeatedly spawning super mutants.

If, on the other hand, with the proper equipment, such as a turbo plasma rifle, hardened power armor or Tesla armor, a few stims and high stats in Energy Weapons, Endurance, etc., then the Master is fairly easy to defeat. Aiming for the eyes while going back to cover improves the chances of success.

Because the Master is integrated into the Vault Overseer's chair, he counts as a robotic enemy and is highly vulnerable to pulse grenades (which are a viable way for non-combat oriented characters to still defeat the Master in a straight fight).

The psychic nullifier which is based on alien technology can dampen the Master's psychic attacks.

Interactions with the player character編集

Interactions overview編集

General Services Quests
Companion: nono
Talking head: yesyes
Merchant: nono
Modifies items: nono
Doctor: nono
Starts quests: nono
Involved in quests: yesyes

Quests編集

Death animation編集

  • Killing the Master will trigger a unique death animation:
The Master's death animation
Master death animation.gif

Tell me about編集

Inventory編集

服装 武器 その他のアイテム 死体
Gatling laser - empty

Statistics編集

The Master is the strongest enemy in Fallout. He has 500 HP, can attack twice per round, and is protected by an almost constantly respawning supply of super mutant bodyguards.

Notes編集

  • He only has one Tell me about because he assumes the Vault Dweller is there to answer his questions.
  • In Project V13's trailer, one can read a crude carving on the table: "The Master Lives!"
  • If the Vault Dweller leaves the base after attacking the Master, the super mutants will stop spawning, making the fight a lot easier.
  • If a save is done during the fight, it can be reloaded and the super mutants that have respawned disappear.
  • One of the Master's most prominent weaknesses is his vulnerability to pulse grenades. His hit points will drop dramatically with each successful throw.
    • But an even greater vulnerability is the limited range of his Gatling lasers, which means that there is a window further away in the long hallway from where one can shoot him with sniper rifle without him being able to retaliate. It is also very easy to defeat any approaching nightkin one by one.
  • He has 4 voices - 1 robotic, 2 male and 1 female (possibly because of the effect of the FEV and merging himself with computers).
  • Harold speaks of him fondly, he seems to have enjoyed him as a friend and he seems sad about what had happened to him in Mariposa.

Notable quotes編集

  • "So what shall it be? Do you join the Unity, or do you die here? Join! Die! Join! Die!"
  • "The Unity will bring about the master race. Master! Master! One able to survive, or even thrive, in the wasteland. As long as there are differences, we will tear ourselves apart fighting each other. We need one race. Race! Race! One goal. Goal! Goal! One people... to move forward to our destiny. Destiny."
  • "Of course, mutants are best equipped to deal with the world today. Who else? The Ghouls? Please. Normals? They brought nuclear death to us all. This will be the age of mutants! Mutants."
  • "But it cannot be. This would mean that all my work has been for nothing. Everything that I have tried to... a failure! It can't be. Be. Be. Be."
  • "You must be joking."
  • "I am the Master. I do not have to answer to you!"
  • "I don't have to prove anything to you! Prove."
  • "I... don't think that I can continue. Continue? To have done the things I have done in the name of progress and healing. It was madness. I can see that now. Madness. Madness? There is no hope. Leave now, leave while you still have hope..."
  • "We won't change. Not unless we are of one people. One. One. One. One race. One. One. One. The Unity will allow us to move beyond these petty concerns and deal with the major problems at hand. You do want to be a part of that, don't you? Part. Don't."
  • "I'm not after the world, yet. When I turn your fellow vault-dwellers into mutants, my forces will be too strong for any to stand against! But don't worry, you won't care. Care! Care!"
  • "All that resist, yes. All those that are required for the Unity as well. The remainder will be allowed to live out their days, but under Unity control and protection. But none shall breed, for they will be the last of their race."
  • "I must digest this information. One moment... I understand now. You made a clever forgery. You made this up to fool me. Fool! Me!"
  • "Of course not. Most will be offered a chance to become a mutant. Those who deny this opportunity will be sterilized and let go. Those that resist will be executed."
  • "We are all biased, are we not? We each care more about our individual communities than other people. We haven't changed, and I'll tell you something else..."
  • "I will conquer it and turn all those pure strain humans into mutants. They will give me the army I need to bring peace to the entire wasteland."
  • "Oh, I think you are wrong. But just to be sure, I will order this matter researched. After I have taken care of you. Care. Care!"

Appearances編集

The Master appears only in Fallout as a talking head. His "male" voices are provided by Jim Cummings, and his "female" voice by Kath Soucie.

However, although he appears only in the first game of the series, the Master is mentioned in most Fallout games (with the exception of Fallout 4).

Behind the scenes編集

  • In Fallout 2, the Master's true name is revealed to be Richard Moreau. This could be a nod to the 1896 novel "The Island of Doctor Moreau"; a science fiction novel about a scientist who conducts bizarre and cruel experiments on animals he has imported in an attempt to create sentient beings out of them.
  • The Master was going to be the main antagonist in the canceled Fallout movie. He would have taken the place of the Lieutenant, torturing the Vault Dweller, leading the attack on Vault 13, and killing the Overseer personally. In the end he was killed by the Vault Dweller, as he attempts to infect Max with the Forced Evolutionary Virus.

Gallery編集

See also編集

References編集

  1. Fallout 2 Official Strategies & Secrets
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