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For the faction in Fallout 2, see Unity (Broken Hills).
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The Master behind the Unity
Notable MembersViscious
Mariposa Military Base
Notable LocationsNecropolis
Vault 17
Relations and associations
Child EntitiesMaster's Army
Children of the Cathedral
Related EntitiesGammorin's Army
Attis Army

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.

— Master

The Unity was the name of the Master's idealized vision of humanity after the Great War, as well as his own organization, including the Master's Army and the Children of the Cathedral.

Background[edit | edit source]

Details[edit | edit source]

In order to avoid the self destruction of the species, the Master desired to forcefully evolve humans into a single perfect race, removing the inequalities that are the cause of strife among humans.[1][2] To this end, he used the Forced Evolutionary Virus (FEV) to create his own race, the super mutants, which came to be known as the Master's Army.[3] These mutants were purposed to be the epitome of wasteland survival, being incredibly intelligent in addition to their immunity to disease and radiation.[4] All that were deemed worthy or required for the Unity were to be captured and evolved.[2] The remainder that proved to be useless to the Master would be allowed to live out their days under Unity control and protection, but not allowed to breed. These humans would be last of their imperfect race.[5]

With the discovery of the Los Angeles Vault and the establishment of the Children of the Cathedral, the Master created the means of conversion and recruitment of people into his project. Under the disguise of apostles of peace, establishing hospitals and churches in the cities of the wasteland, the Children and the super mutants, led by the Nightkin elite warriors, prepared for a war that would change the face of the Earth and bring upon the Master's dream.

Alternative nature[edit | edit source]

However, according to the Master's personal audio log, he also had a different vision on the Unity's true goal, the one that involved merging humanity together - literally. It is known that using FEV, the Master was absorbing both organic and technological material into himself, growing larger and larger. The creatures he absorbed not only became his biomass, but also their very minds were merged with the Master.[6]

It is possible that this discrepancy is due to the Master having multiple personalities at this point, each with different ideas of what the future of humanity should be. Another possibility is that the Master considered both visions of the Unity to be perfect at the same time, desiring to see both the world of Super Mutants and himself, expanding to new minds and bodies.

Unity's End[edit | edit source]

The Unity was destroyed before it could be created by the Vault Dweller, who killed the Master and destroyed his research center as well as the Mariposa Military Base. This destroyed any chance of the project ever succeeding. Regardless, even if the Master did succeed, the Unity would fail, as the FEV rendered the super mutants sterile and the Unity would bring about the final end of humanity.[7]

As for the Master's followers, the super mutants split into several different groups. A very large group traveled east, reaching as far as the Midwest, becoming Gammorin's Army. Another group settled in the Texas Commonwealth, becoming the Attis Army. Groups were also noted as traveling north, some (like Marcus) settled down to coexist with humans, and some small groups still wander the wastes attacking all non-super mutants.[8]

Unity's structure[edit | edit source]

The Unity was composed of several persons, organizations and sub-organizations working together. The head of the Unity was the Master himself. The Unity consisted of:

Appearances[edit | edit source]

The Unity, as a goal and an organization, appears only in Fallout. However, it is mentioned in Fallout 2, Fallout: New Vegas, Fallout Tactics and Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel. Some characters from these games, notably Attis and Erkal, aimed to resurrect the Unity's purpose, but failed.

References[edit source]

  1. The Vault Dweller: "{116}{}{I can't know you represent the best future, unless you prove it to me.}"
    Master: "{117}{Mast05}{Very demanding for one in your tenuous position. But I can respect your needs.}"
    The Vault Dweller: "{118}{}{So tell me.}"
    Master: "{119}{Mast06}{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.}"
    The Vault Dweller: "{120}{}{That race being the mutants, of course.}"
    Master: "{122}{Mast07}{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.}"
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Vault Dweller: "{130}{}{Tell me about the Unity.}"
    Lieutenant"{137}{LIEUT10}{The Unity is our goal. It is quite simple, really. Certainly, even you have noticed the steady downhill slide of civilization?}"
    The Vault Dweller: "{138}{}{Well ,yeah, but . . .}"
    Lieutenant: "{139}{LIEUT11}{The Super Mutant is the next advancement in human evolution. To save the world, we will convert all the worthy individuals. Simple, efficient, glorious.}"
    The Vault Dweller: "{140}{}{So you're making everyone into big, green, ugly mutants to save the world?}"
    Lieutenant: "{143}{LIEUT12}{Your human mind is rather under-equipped to handle this, so a simple yes will suffice for now. Soon everyone in the world will be converted, and peace will reign.}"
  3. The Vault Dweller: "{150}{}{Pretty lofty goal. How are you made like this?}"
    Lieutenant: "{151}{LIEUT15}{Ahh, the wonders of technology. Before the war, the human scientists made a chem called FEV. It was designed to make the perfect human.}"
    The Vault Dweller: "{152}{}{So you're the perfect human?}"
    Lieutenant: "{153}{LIEUT16}{Better. More than human. I, too, was once human. Like you, I was a slug, wallowing in the mud before being exposed to FEV and undergoing my glorious transformation.}"
    The Vault Dweller: "{154}{}{So you're planning on dipping everyone in this FEV?}"
    Lieutenant: "{155}{LIEUT17}{Exactly. Now you see.}"
  4. The Vault Dweller: "{144}{}{But what about free will?}"
    Lieutenant: "{146}{LIEUT13}{Did you make the choice to be born into this ash covered world? We, the Super Mutants, are the best prepared for the world to come. What is free choice compared to life?}"
    The Vault Dweller: "{147}{}{Debatable point. But how are you more prepared than normal humans?}"
    Lieutenant: "{149}{LIEUT14}{Intuitively obvious to the most casual observer. We are highly intelligent and immune to disease. The strong survive! It is our goal to improve the human race.}"
  5. The Vault Dweller: "{123}{}{You mean to change all the others into mutants, as well.}"
    Master: "{126}{Mast08}{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.}"
  6. Richard Grey's audio diary: "The strangest thing is happening to the animals. They actually become smarter and more aware of their surroundings. I dipped a dog and a rat at the same time today, and they were fused together. It's not quite two creatures anymore, but it's more than one. Perhaps this is the future - a coming together of different creatures in some sort of harmonious unity. I no longer consume the different animals I create simply for sustenance - I have become the instrument through which unity will be achieved. I am so much more than a human being now."
  7. The Vault Dweller: "{127}{}{You've got a problem with your master plan.}"
    Master: "{130}{Mast09}{And what is that?}"
    The Vault Dweller: "{132}{}{You can't possibly take on the entire world.}"
    Master: "{134}{Mast10}{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!}"
    The Vault Dweller: "{133}{}{I happen to know that your mutants are sterile.}"
    Master: "{135}{Mast11}{Preposterous! The FEV-2 virus doesn't destroy the reproductive organs of those it mutates.}"
    The Vault Dweller: "{136}{}{Perhaps the virus didn't sterilize people once, but it does now.}"
    Master: "{139}{Mast12}{Do you have proof?}"
    The Vault Dweller: "{140}{}{Of course, I do! Here it is . . .}"
    Master: "{149}{Mast17}{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.}"
    The Vault Dweller: "{150}{}{Sorry, this isn't an option for you. Your race will die out after this generation.}"
    Master: "{153}{Mast19}{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 . . .}"
    The Vault Dweller: "{156}{}{Did you think to ask a female mutant?}"
    Master: "{162}{Mast25}{Reasonable. One moment. Are you sure? What about the other females? It cannot be. Be.}"
  8. The Chosen One: "{119}{}{So, tell me what you know about the Master.}"
    Leanne: "{144}{}{Well this might take a bit. Be a gentleman and buy me a drink, wouldn't you please? Not whiskey though, Nuka-Cola please.}"
    The Chosen One: "{147}{}{Sure.}"
    Leanne: "{149}{}{Thanks. Now let's see... I remember my mom telling me about this huge migration that happened 70... or was it 80 years ago...}"
    The Chosen One: "{150}{}{Please, go on.}"
    Leanne: "{151}{}{Really big mutants with weapons as tall as you and me came from the south. Mom said it looked like a big migration of some sort.}"
    The Chosen One: "{152}{}{How many?}"
    Leanne: "{153}{}{Don't know, but there were multiple groups of them. Some would continue north, others headed east. No one knew where they were going.}"
    The Chosen One: "{154}{}{Go on.}"
    Leanne: "{155}{}{They were quite upset and seemed to be fleeing from something.}"
    The Chosen One: "{156}{}{Really?}"
    Leanne: "{157}{}{Yeah, there were also others in dirty, tattered purple robes... they kept babbling about how the Master was dead...}"
    The Chosen One: "{158}{}{Interesting.}"
    Leanne: "{159}{}{Some of them even committed suicide right here in town!}"
    The Chosen One: "{160}{}{So?}"
    Leanne: "{161}{}{Well don't you see. They were talking about the Master, the one your ancestor killed.}"
    The Chosen One: "{162}{}{Thanks for the story.}"