Super mutants were first created on the West Coast by Richard Grey, also known as "The Master". The great majority of super mutants produced by the Master and later his Lieutenant in Mariposa's Vats were big, dumb brutes. Physically, they were vastly superior to humans, but they had the intelligence of children. Which factor exactly determines the results of a "dipping" is still uncertain; prevalent theories are radiation damage and inoculation of the subjects. As a rule of thumb, the cleaner the subject, the better.
The game takes place in the year 2161 on the West Coast of what used to be the United States of America, particularly in California. It begins in Vault 13, the protagonist's home. Vault 13's water chip, a computer chip responsible for the water recycling and pumping machinery, has broken. Armed with a PIPBoy 2000 and meager equipment, the protagonist is sent out into the remains of California to find another water chip.
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