Mothmen are creatures found in Fallout 76.
Background[edit | edit source]
According to local folklore - as well as a statue and museum in Point Pleasant, West Virginia - the Mothman is a terrifying half-man, half-moth hybrid. Pray you never encounter it and learn the truth. The Mothman was dismissed as a conspiracy theory at best and complete insanity at worst. People who devoted their careers to pursuing it and fining out the truth, like Angus Dykstra in Appalachia, were routinely denied admission or a platform. Of course, the devoted, especially the Point Pleasant cult believing it could commune with the Mothman, took it for state persecution and attempts to suppress the truth.
The cult continued to believe in the mothman, their faith strengthened by the perceived persecution. As the nuclear holocaust loomed on the horizon, the cult attempted to summon the creature to benefit from its cosmic wisdom and earn protection from the nuclear fire soon to rain from the skies. The summoning was complete on October 22, 2077, and visible to just one of their number, brother Charles, who immediately shared the wisdom he received, speaking of floods to come on the following day. The faithful took it as a signal to gather on the rooftops to avoid the destruction and give praise to the Mothman.
The flood came, though not in the way the faithful expected it. Remnants of their cult activities would litter Appalachia for decades to come. As for the mothmen? These giant mutated moths would continue to remain in the region for years to come.
Characteristics[edit | edit source]
Although difficult to encounter and quite creepy, this giant mutated moth is less of a challenge than most other boss creatures. It has a lot of staying power, but its attacks can be dodged with ease. It will either fire out energy projectiles while in the air, then teleport away. Strafing takes care of that. Otherwise, the mothman will attempt to release a large discharge of energy around its body: Curling its wongs and releasing an area of effect attack.
Event: Path to Enlightenment is an event that allows players to complete the aforementioned ritual and summon the great mothman.
Loot[edit | edit source]
Variants[edit | edit source]
- Fallout 76 loading screen hints: "According to local folklore - as well as a statue and museum in Point Pleasant, West Virginia - the Mothman is a terrifying half-man, half-moth hybrid. Pray you never encounter it and learn the truth."
- Event: Path to Enlightenment
- KMAX Transmission terminals
- Sermon: Summoning the Mothman
- Sermon: Impending Doom