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A pair of flies consuming rotting fruit in Arroyo[1]
LocationThe wasteland

Flies are an order of winged insects that survived the Great War.

Background[edit | edit source]

Common flies weathered the apocalypse and came out seemingly unmutated. Their ecological niche remains unaltered as well: people view flies as little more than pests or vectors for disease, but they serve a vital role in the consumption of detritus. Much to the irritation of ghouls, this means that flies feed on the nutrients of their rotting bodies.[2][3]

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Flies appear Fallout 2 and are mentioned in Fallout 3[4] and Fallout: New Vegas.[5]


  1. Elder intro
  2. Eric: "{100}{}{You see a greasy, sweating man.}"
    "{101}{}{You see Eric.}"
    "{102}{}{You see a greasy, sweating man. He looks quite miserable.}"
    The Chosen One: "{115}{}{Why are the flies coming here?}"
    Eric: "{124}{}{They come here because for some odd reason I exude fly nutrients. My body is rich with food for them, and this sweating just makes it worse.}"
    The Chosen One: "{125}{}{That's just plain nasty. Why not take a bath or something?}"
    Eric: "{128}{}{I've tried that. I've tried everything. The only thing that keeps the flies off me is not to sweat... and when I don't have enough power to keep cool, I can't.}"
  4. Reilly's Terminal, Personal Entry 177
  5. Rose of Sharon Cassidy: "Even the flies here are chemed."
    (Rose of Sharon Cassidy's dialogue)