Jet (Fallout 2)

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For an overview of Jet throughout the Fallout series, see Jet.
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+2 Action Points
+1 Strength
+1 Perception
After 5 Minutes:
-4 Action Points
-4 Strength
-4 Perception
After 24 Hours:
+2 Action Points
+3 Strength
+3 Perception
Addiction50% Chance of Addiction, which is permanent without the Cure
After 2 days on Non-Use
-1 Strength
-1 Perception
-1 Action Point
Weight0Value$ 25
Related perks
Message FilePRO ITEM.MSG

Jet is a powerful metamphetamineQuoted verbatim, error appeared in the original sourceIcon sic.png that stimulates the central nervous system. The initial euphoric rush rarely lasts more than a few minutes, but during that time, the user is filled with a rush of energy & strength.

In-game description, Fallout 2

Jet is a consumable item in Fallout 2.

Background[edit | edit source]

The following section is transcluded from Jet. To modify, please edit the source page.

The drug created by brahmin metabolism is a powerful meta-amphetamine that stimulates the central nervous system, triggering a rush of energy and strength primarily brought about by endorphins.[1][2] The euphoric rush has a limited duration, only a few minutes, but is long enough to mask the stench of the fumes that contain the meta-amphetamine.[3] Another feature that helps Jet sell and mask the smell is its packaging: when sold directly to clients by retailers it is packaged into small, disposable plastic ampules designed to be used with an inhaler to deliver the maximum concentration of the drug directly into the airways of the user.[4] However, wholesale buyers, like Redding, usually receive bulk packages that have to be processed into user ampules first. This requires clean facilities and medical training to do properly, as poor processing will result in contamination and exposure of users to disease.[5]

One of the distinguishing characteristics of Jet is its extremely high addiction rate. It is a drug designed to create a permanent addiction that combines psychological and chemical reliance. Both stem from the way Jet alters the perception of reality, to the point that the euphoric rush brought about by the drug is interpreted by the user as the norm and sobriety as the abnormal.[6] This very mechanism is the tool that Big Jesus Mordino wants to use to secure Redding for his family.[7] It's designed to be invulnerable to standard methods of countering drug addictions, including the various nervous system suppressant. The only real way to counter Jet is to use endorphin blockers, which repress the euphoria,[8] resulting in a violent experience that is comparable to radscorpion poisoning. Endorphin blockers also prevent the drug from taking hold again: Anyone exposed to Jet after taking the antidote will become sick, as the meta-amphetamines no longer have any effect and it's, for all intents and purposes, vaporized brahmin shit.[3]

Before the Jet antidote was created thanks to the efforts of the Chosen One, the Mordinos continued to develop the design and increase its potency. A development version, named Jet Beta, was created, though it did not reach maturity after the antidote appeared on the market.[9] After the Mordino empire crumbled, Stables researchers sought new employment opportunities. The secret of Jet manufacture was eventually revealed and it became a staple recreational and performance enhancing drug throughout the wasteland. The Jet antidote was also refined to the point where it removes the chemical and psychological Jet addiction without limiting the ability of the user to use subsequent Jet dosage.[10] Numerous enterprising cooks also developed their unique versions of the drug by mixing the original version with additional chemicals obtained from wasteland sources.

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

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Locations[edit | edit source]

  • New Reno, purchased from different dealers.
  • The Den, sometimes findable on the junkies, and sold by Tubby.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. Fallout 2 Item description: "{25900}{}{Jet}"
    "{25901}{}{Jet is a powerful metamphetamine that stimulates the central nervous system. The initial euphoric rush rarely lasts more than a few minutes, but during that time, the user is filled with a rush of energy & strength.}"
    (PRO ITEM.MSG (Fallout 2))
  2. The Chosen One: "{316}{}{I'm not a guard; I'm one of the new researchers. Do you have an assignment for me?}"
    Marjorie Reed: "{325}{}{You're a RESEARCHER...? Hmmmm. I've never seen you before. How much do you know about pharmaceutical research?}"
    The Chosen One: "{327}{}{I know a fair amount about the composition and manufacture of base neurochemical compounds, and I think I could be of some assistance in your studies.}"
    Marjorie Reed: "{345}{}{Hmmmm. All right then. Let me give you a run-down on what we do here: we test the effects and potency of a metamphetamine called Jet.}"
  3. 3.0 3.1 The Chosen One: "{141}{}{What happened to you?}"
    Madame Modjeska: "{153}{}{I flew a bit of Jet a few days back and it made me feel quite unwell. Must have been a tainted batch. I'm not eager to try that again. Oh well, back to the bottle, I suppose.}"
  4. The Chosen One: "{344}{}{Yeah, it's getting pretty hard. Can you help me with that?}"
    Angela Bishop: "{361}{}{Look: I got some Jet in my room… and NOT that crappy shit they give the dimestore hookers and junkies. Y'wanna fly?}"
    The Chosen One: "{362}{}{Sure. Buckle up, baby.}"
    Angela Bishop: "{810}{}{(Angela leads you up to her room on the third floor. There, she opens a little door in the wall, takes out a strange plastic bottle, and offers it to you.) Want some, baby? There's more than enough for both of us to fly.}"
  5. The Chosen One: "{184}{}{Where does the Jet come from?}"
    Johnson: "{213}{}{All of the Jet here in town is shipped here from the Mordino family in New Reno. It comes mostly in bulk packages, and then I process it into I end up selling all of it right here.}"
    The Chosen One: "{214}{}{You must make a tidy profit out of that.}"
    Johnson: "{234}{}{I fill the user-ampoules with Jet and then distribute it purely as a service to the people of Redding. I don't make a profit doing it. If I didn't do it, then some other quack would be preparing the drug with germ-encrusted, rusty equipment. I'd never get this population disease-free after that.}"
  6. The Chosen One: "{127}{}{Jet? What's Jet?}"
    Athabaska Dick: "{211}{}{Jet's the way to go, man. If I'm not flying Jet, I just don't feel right no more. You've gotta get yourself some.}"
  7. The Chosen One: "{200}{}{What did New Reno have to do with it?}"
    Johnson: "{209}{}{New Reno sells Jet pretty cheap. Jet's real addictive, like nothing you've ever seen before. They figure that if they get enough people in an area using it, those people will do anything to get more. That gives them de facto control of an area - like Redding.}"
  8. The Chosen One: "{659}{}{Is there any cure for it?}"
    Myron: "{900}{myn129a}{How quaint. A cure. Sure. You go cold turkey. Course, I made sure that was a reeeal difficult option with Jet.}"
    The Chosen One: "{903}{}{Myron, you're a pretty smart fella. Consider it a challenge. What would it take to make a cure for Jet?}"
    Myron: "{910}{myn130}{Ah for fuck's sake, it can't be done, all right? It's a goddamn drug, not a bacterial infection.}"
    The Chosen One: "{911}{}{It's basically a highly addictive meta-amphetamine, right? Couldn't you use a nervous system suppressant to break the addiction?}"
    Myron: "{920}{myn131}{Nice try, no dice. Jet ain't blocked that easy. Once it's in your system, it ain't coming out.}"
    The Chosen One: "{921}{}{What about using some kind of endorphin blocker? That would repress the chemical and psychological addition, wouldn't it?}"
    Myron: "{930}{myn132}{Kee-rist. That has got to be the dumbest...hmmmm...}"
    Myron: ""
    The Chosen One: "{931}{}{Well?}"
    Myron: "{940}{myn133}{Well...maybe it would work, but I'm pretty sure Jet would just chew right through that shit. Now wh-wh-why the hell are we even talking about this?! Wh-where would you get your hands on endorphine blockers anyway?}"
    The Chosen One: "{941}{}{You tell me, Myron. You're a bright guy.}"
    Myron: "{950}{myn134}{Maybe Vault City. They have a pretty good medical warehouse. A lot of old pre-holocaust bases also used to stock them to prevent combat drug addiction.}"(NhMyron.msg)
  9. Jet Beta
  10. All doctors in Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas can cure Jet addiction.