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Robo-scorpion
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LocationBig MT
AffiliationMobius
VariantsPincer series
Blaster series
Bomber series
X-42 giant robo-scorpion
 
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Intruder, you will not escape the eyes of my robo-scorpions! Or their pincers!

Mobius

The robo-scorpion is a robot found in Big MT in 2281.

Background[edit | edit source]

A robo-scorpion is a specialized security robot produced by the Big MT research company to serve as robotic guardians for the Big Mountain Research and Development Center. As expected from their name, robo-scorpions take the form of a scorpion and are painted with a yellow body, two red pincers, and a red tail; connective parts are green. The original robo-scorpion was created before the Great War by Dr. Mobius[1][2] and his team in the X-42 robo-warfare facility in Big MT. Prototypes became popular security measures at the Big Mountain Research and Development Center equipped with a tail-mounted energy bolt blaster, optical systems allowing anyone in the X-42 robo-warfare facility to see through them with monitors, and a self-destruct system which, after their death, causes electrical explosion to ensure component destruction and ward off reverse engineering. Additionally, their public address systems allow anyone in the X-42 robo-warfare facility to speak through them. According to Mobius, they can form themselves from floor panels along with any other random parts lying around.[3]

X-42 giant robo-scorpions, unlike the others, were a project to create automated tanks for the United States Armed Forces for use against communist China.[4][5] The entire robot from stinger to pincers is forged from Saturnite and is fitted with atomic laser, but is still susceptible to electromagnetic pulse discharges.[6] Despite several prototypes being requested, certain kinks in design and programming prevented them from reaching battlefield deployment and only one functional prototype was completely finished, remaining idle in the X-42 robo-warfare facility.

Sometime after the Great War, Mobius, after hacking his colleagues and altering their personalities, chronometers, and geometers, among other things, was disgusted by his actions against his friends and erased some parts of his own memory to ease his conscience, including the knowledge of his creations. Later, Mobius removed himself to the X-42 robo-warfare facility which he renamed the "Forbidden Zone". According to him "every scientist needs an army" and he drew inspiration from the radscorpions that wandered into the crater of Big MT. The radscorpions had survived when nothing else had, making them perfect candidates for improvement.[7] He set to work improving upon the original design adding energy weapons, computer data drainers, optical cameras for remote surveillance, and audio systems to act as bull horns; he added the suffix "b" onto his new creations and retained all other features of the pre-War model. He also took the control of the previous models of robo-scorpions and they became his personal army, principally used to constantly distract the Think Tank.

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Characteristics[edit | edit source]

Robo-scorpions are very fast and are normally found in groups of 2-4. They are extremely resistant to most damage; the effect of pulse weapons cause less damage to them compared to other robots. The X-42 giant robo-scorpion is a special model adorned with a Saturnite armor plating, making it virtually impervious to small arms fire and an improved EMP shield. It is also equipped with a powerful tail-atomic laser, with which it draws the required energy from its internal generator, which is capable of causing severe damage and leaving residual radiation of about 30 rads per second for one second, as well as having a blast area of about 3 meters. It also equipped with a self-destruct system like other robo-scorpions but with a small nuclear device, leaving radiation of about 15 rads first and decreasing every second, stopping after five seconds.

Variants[edit | edit source]

Robo-scorpions appear in Mk. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6, and come in 'standard', pincer, blaster, and bomber sub-variants, as well as different sizes relative to their Mark. Standard robo-scorpions with models between 1 and 5 can also appear with a 'b' suffix, which indicates a 'buffed' version (except in the case of the Mk. 1b, which is actually weaker than the standard Mk. 1).

Their appearance in the game depends on the player level and importance of the location in which they appear. Robo-scorpions below Mk 3 do not naturally appear in the DLC.

Pincer series[edit | edit source]

The fastest robo-scorpions. They can only use their pincers and use melee quickly.

Robo-scorpion pincer Mk1[edit | edit source]

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Robo-scorpion pincer Mk1
xx00a122
LevelIcon level.png
5
Experience pointsIcon XP.png
50
DetectionIcon eye.png
4
Health pointsIcon heart.png
75
Damage thresholdIcon shield gold.png
5
Damage resistanceIcon shield silver.png
?
FistIcon fist.png
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
ConfidenceIcon confidence.png
Brave: Will avoid/flee from threats only if severely outmatched.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
GroupIcon group.png
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.Icon required.pngIcon required.png
AttackIcon attack.png
Melee (20 DamageIcon damage.png)

Robo-scorpion pincer Mk2[edit | edit source]

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Robo-scorpion pincer Mk2
00000000
LevelIcon level.png
?
Experience pointsIcon XP.png
?
DetectionIcon eye.png
?
Health pointsIcon heart.png
?
Damage thresholdIcon shield gold.png
?
Damage resistanceIcon shield silver.png
?
FistIcon fist.png
Unaggressive: Will not initiate combat.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
ConfidenceIcon confidence.png
Cowardly: Will always avoid combat/flee.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
GroupIcon group.png
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.png
AttackIcon attack.png
Melee (DamageIcon damage.png)
  • DeadIcon dead.png

Robo-scorpion pincer Mk3[edit | edit source]

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Robo-scorpion pincer Mk3
00000000
LevelIcon level.png
5
Experience pointsIcon XP.png
50
DetectionIcon eye.png
?
Health pointsIcon heart.png
375
Damage thresholdIcon shield gold.png
5
Damage resistanceIcon shield silver.png
?
FistIcon fist.png
Unaggressive: Will not initiate combat.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
ConfidenceIcon confidence.png
Cowardly: Will always avoid combat/flee.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
GroupIcon group.png
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.png
AttackIcon attack.png
Melee (DamageIcon damage.png)
  • DeadIcon dead.png

Robo-scorpion pincer Mk4[edit | edit source]

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Robo-scorpion pincer Mk4
00000000
LevelIcon level.png
5
Experience pointsIcon XP.png
50
DetectionIcon eye.png
?
Health pointsIcon heart.png
525
Damage thresholdIcon shield gold.png
5
Damage resistanceIcon shield silver.png
?
FistIcon fist.png
Unaggressive: Will not initiate combat.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
ConfidenceIcon confidence.png
Cowardly: Will always avoid combat/flee.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
GroupIcon group.png
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.png
AttackIcon attack.png
Melee (DamageIcon damage.png)
  • DeadIcon dead.png

Robo-scorpion pincer Mk5[edit | edit source]

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Robo-scorpion pincer Mk5
00000000
LevelIcon level.png
?
Experience pointsIcon XP.png
?
DetectionIcon eye.png
?
Health pointsIcon heart.png
675
Damage thresholdIcon shield gold.png
5
Damage resistanceIcon shield silver.png
?
FistIcon fist.png
Unaggressive: Will not initiate combat.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
ConfidenceIcon confidence.png
Cowardly: Will always avoid combat/flee.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
GroupIcon group.png
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.png
AttackIcon attack.png
Melee (DamageIcon damage.png)
  • DeadIcon dead.png

Blaster series[edit | edit source]

These shoot a long-distance electric blue beam from their tail with an average rate of fire and very high damage.

Robo-scorpion blaster Mk1[edit | edit source]

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Robo-scorpion blaster Mk1
00000000
LevelIcon level.png
?
Experience pointsIcon XP.png
?
DetectionIcon eye.png
?
Health pointsIcon heart.png
?
Damage thresholdIcon shield gold.png
?
Damage resistanceIcon shield silver.png
?
FistIcon fist.png
Unaggressive: Will not initiate combat.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
ConfidenceIcon confidence.png
Cowardly: Will always avoid combat/flee.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
GroupIcon group.png
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.png
AttackIcon attack.png
Melee (DamageIcon damage.png)
  • DeadIcon dead.png

Robo-scorpion blaster Mk2[edit | edit source]

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Robo-scorpion blaster Mk2
00000000
LevelIcon level.png
?
Experience pointsIcon XP.png
?
DetectionIcon eye.png
?
Health pointsIcon heart.png
?
Damage thresholdIcon shield gold.png
?
Damage resistanceIcon shield silver.png
?
FistIcon fist.png
Unaggressive: Will not initiate combat.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
ConfidenceIcon confidence.png
Cowardly: Will always avoid combat/flee.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
GroupIcon group.png
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.png
AttackIcon attack.png
Melee (DamageIcon damage.png)
  • DeadIcon dead.png

Robo-scorpion blaster Mk3[edit | edit source]

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Robo-scorpion blaster Mk3
00000000
LevelIcon level.png
?
Experience pointsIcon XP.png
?
DetectionIcon eye.png
?
Health pointsIcon heart.png
?
Damage thresholdIcon shield gold.png
?
Damage resistanceIcon shield silver.png
?
FistIcon fist.png
Unaggressive: Will not initiate combat.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
ConfidenceIcon confidence.png
Cowardly: Will always avoid combat/flee.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
GroupIcon group.png
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.png
AttackIcon attack.png
Melee (DamageIcon damage.png)
  • DeadIcon dead.png

Robo-scorpion blaster Mk4[edit | edit source]

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Robo-scorpion blaster Mk4
00000000
LevelIcon level.png
?
Experience pointsIcon XP.png
?
DetectionIcon eye.png
?
Health pointsIcon heart.png
450
Damage thresholdIcon shield gold.png
2
Damage resistanceIcon shield silver.png
?
FistIcon fist.png
Unaggressive: Will not initiate combat.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
ConfidenceIcon confidence.png
Cowardly: Will always avoid combat/flee.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
GroupIcon group.png
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.png
AttackIcon attack.png
Melee (DamageIcon damage.png)
  • DeadIcon dead.png

Robo-scorpion blaster Mk5[edit | edit source]

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Robo-scorpion blaster Mk5
00000000
LevelIcon level.png
?
Experience pointsIcon XP.png
?
DetectionIcon eye.png
?
Health pointsIcon heart.png
?
Damage thresholdIcon shield gold.png
?
Damage resistanceIcon shield silver.png
?
FistIcon fist.png
Unaggressive: Will not initiate combat.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
ConfidenceIcon confidence.png
Cowardly: Will always avoid combat/flee.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
GroupIcon group.png
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.png
AttackIcon attack.png
Melee (DamageIcon damage.png)
  • DeadIcon dead.png

Robo-scorpion blaster Mk6[edit | edit source]

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Robo-scorpion blaster Mk6
00000000
LevelIcon level.png
?
Experience pointsIcon XP.png
?
DetectionIcon eye.png
?
Health pointsIcon heart.png
750
Damage thresholdIcon shield gold.png
18
Damage resistanceIcon shield silver.png
?
FistIcon fist.png
Unaggressive: Will not initiate combat.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
ConfidenceIcon confidence.png
Cowardly: Will always avoid combat/flee.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
GroupIcon group.png
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.png
AttackIcon attack.png
Melee (DamageIcon damage.png)
  • DeadIcon dead.png

Bomber series[edit | edit source]

They have the ability to become invisible due to the Stealth Boy integrated in them.

Robo-scorpion bomber Mk3[edit | edit source]

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Robo-scorpion bomber Mk3
00000000
LevelIcon level.png
?
Experience pointsIcon XP.png
?
DetectionIcon eye.png
?
Health pointsIcon heart.png
?
Damage thresholdIcon shield gold.png
?
Damage resistanceIcon shield silver.png
?
FistIcon fist.png
Unaggressive: Will not initiate combat.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
ConfidenceIcon confidence.png
Cowardly: Will always avoid combat/flee.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
GroupIcon group.png
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.png
AttackIcon attack.png
Melee (DamageIcon damage.png)
  • DeadIcon dead.png

Robo-scorpion bomber Mk5[edit | edit source]

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Robo-scorpion bomber Mk5
00000000
LevelIcon level.png
?
Experience pointsIcon XP.png
?
DetectionIcon eye.png
?
Health pointsIcon heart.png
?
Damage thresholdIcon shield gold.png
?
Damage resistanceIcon shield silver.png
?
FistIcon fist.png
Unaggressive: Will not initiate combat.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
ConfidenceIcon confidence.png
Cowardly: Will always avoid combat/flee.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
GroupIcon group.png
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.png
AttackIcon attack.png
Melee (DamageIcon damage.png)
  • DeadIcon dead.png

X-42 giant robo-scorpion[edit | edit source]

Encountered in the Forbidden Zone, the X-42 giant robo-scorpion is a unique robo-scorpion and Dr. Mobius' ultimate guardian. It is armed with a powerful atomic laser capable of causing severe damage and radiation damage of about 30 rads per second for one second as well as having a blast radius of about that of a pulse grenade. It's also armored with experimental Saturnite armor and EMP shielding giving it a large DT.

It sometimes fires at you while you are behind cover, and you will still absorb the reduced amount of radiation, about 2~15 rad per second.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
X-42 giant robo-scorpion
xx00e84a
xx00e84b
xx00e84c
xx00e84d
xx00e84e
xx00e84f
LevelIcon level.png
50
Experience pointsIcon XP.png
500
DetectionIcon eye.png
10
Health pointsIcon heart.png
3000
Damage thresholdIcon shield gold.png
25
Damage resistanceIcon shield silver.png
?
FistIcon fist.png
Aggressive: Will attack enemies on sight.Icon required.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
ConfidenceIcon confidence.png
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
GroupIcon group.png
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.png
AttackIcon attack.png
Melee (200 DamageIcon damage.png)
AttackIcon attack.png
Atomic laser (1000 DamageIcon damage.png)

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • All robo-scorpions can be disabled with the Robotics Expert perk, including the X-42 giant robo-scorpion. However, the X-42 giant robo-scorpion will restart itself after a set amount of time has passed, a unique feature compared to all other robots. You can exploit the latter for unlimited experience by deactivating the X-42 giant robo-scorpion again and staying hidden when it reactivates.
  • Mobius stops speaking through them after you complete Old World Blues.
  • Even if you team up with the Think Tank and Mobius after completing the Old World Blues quest, robo-scorpions are still hostile to you.
  • The legs of a giant robo-scorpion, much larger than the X-42 can be seen poking out of the ground next to the Waste Disintegration Platform. Later, you learn through terminals and Mobius' declarations that once a bigger version of the X-42 giant robo-scorpion became frenzied and left the Forbidden Zone and started consuming a lot of energy, so Mobius had to disable, and dispose of it.
  • The X-42 giant robo-scorpion explodes upon death in a similar manner to how Gabe explodes should he be killed in A Brain's Best Friend. The explosion leaves radiation around and lowers at the same rate of a Fat Man.
  • As seen in the trailer, X-42 giant robo-scorpion appears in Higgs village, though it is likely a red herring put in to avoid spoiling the plot.
  • The X-42 giant robo-scorpion is the largest enemy the Courier comes across without using console commands.

Notable quotes[edit | edit source]

It should be noted that quotes are from the robo-scorpions, but are transmitted to the Courier by Mobius through the robo-scorpions' public address systems connected to the X-42 robo-warfare facility.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Robo-scorpions appear only in the Fallout: New Vegas add-on Old World Blues.

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

  • The robo-scorpion is based on the scorpitron of Wasteland, the 1980s game which is considered to be Fallout's predecessor.

Bugs[edit | edit source]

  • Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png Some roboscorpions may continue to quote Mobius if the player completes Old World Blues without killing him.
  • Sometimes when encountering the X-42 giant robo-scorpion, it will not make hostile contact with the player, making the fight a whole lot easier.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References

  1. One robo-scorpion appears in the Big MT's snow globe and snow globes were manufactured before the Great War.
  2. Audio Sample - Mobius' Robo-scorpion
  3. The Courier: "What minions?"
    Mobius: "Whoa, have they not constructed themselves yet? That's a bit premature of me. The Robo-Scorpions, of course. They can assemble themselves from floor panels and parts scattered about, quiet inventive - never really know when they might suddenly appear."
    (Mobius' dialogue)
  4. Forbidden Zone Dome terminals; Emergency Shutdown Terminal, Emergency Shutdown Procedure Log
  5. Forbidden Zone Dome terminals; Drone Control Terminal, Target Drone Effectiveness Log
  6. Forbidden Zone Dome terminals; Drone Control Terminal, X-42 Giant Robo-Scorpion Test Log
  7. The Courier: "Can you tell me about your Robo-Scorpions?"
    Mobius: "Well, every scientist needs an army. Mine came to me after these rather large scorpions kept coming in from the dessert. Like poisonous frosting. How scary, I thought! But they had survived when nothing else had. Perfect candidates for improvement, as a reward for their tenacity. Then I thought, what if they shot energy bolts and acted as walking eyes and data-drained computers and acted as bullhorns? Then I made them bigger. Then, I thought about... custard. I do so love custard. Or was it mustard? Mustard custard. Mmmm. I miss sugars and salts."
    (Mobius' dialogue)