John Malleus

From The Vault - Fallout Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
Mbox cleanup.png
Cleanup
To meet The Vault's quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. Please help by improving the article.
Mbox incomplete.png
Missing data
A template in this article or section is missing some data. You can help The Vault by filling it in.
Mbox incomplete.png
Infobox incomplete
The infobox template in this article is missing some required data. You can help The Vault by filling it in.
Mbox image.png
Better image needed
An image on this page has quality issues that need to be rectified. Please help The Vault by editing or replacing it with a better version.
Icon lincoln voice.png
Audio needed
This article has missing audio files. You can help The Vault by uploading them.
Mentioned-only character
John Malleus
FO3ProfessorMalleus.png
Biography and appearance
RaceHuman
GenderMale
AffiliationVault-Tec Industries
Vault 92
RoleChief scientist
Dialogue FileJohn Malleus' dialogue
Gameplay
Mentioned inFallout 3
QuestsAgatha's Song
Technical
Base ID000a1212Ref ID?
 
Gametitle-FO3.png
Gametitle-FO3.png

I was stupid for rushing these experiments. And now over thirty-five people are dead.

Professor John Malleus was the chief scientist of Vault 92.

Background[edit | edit source]

Malleus was in charge of implementing the experiment conducted by Vault Tec on the residents of Vault 92 which was intended to subject some of the world's greatest musicians (who made up Vault 92's population) to white noise-containing subliminal messages. The hope was that this project could be used to create "super soldiers" who fought harder and with greater endurance for the United States military. Malleus was initially intrigued and optimistic about the results of the test, until those residents subjected to the white noise began to go violently insane. When the killings began, however, Malleus quickly got to the bottom of the situation and discovered that Rubin, the Overseer of Vault 92, had been brainwashing the musicians using the white noise, without controls or safety measures, with "combat suggestions" that came from Vault-Tec itself, turning the residents of Vault 92 into violent, primal animals.

Malleus' conscience may have cost him his life, as Rubin's personal logs stated that the professor was an impediment to the project and was to be removed.[1]

Appearances[edit | edit source]

This character is mentioned in Fallout 3 but does not actually appear in the game. There is an non-player character with his name in the game's files, but it is only used as a placeholder to play his audio logs and was most likely never meant to appear in the flesh.

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

Malleus is probably named after one of the three auditory ossicles (the 3 smallest bones in the human body, located in the middle ear), which transmit sounds from the air to the inner ear. The Malleus is the "hammer" in the set of "hammer, anvil, and stirrup," so named after their shapes.

References