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N.C.R. flag circa 2241
N.C.R. flag circa 2281
A mutated two-headed bear can be seen on the flag of the New California Republic.
Background[edit | edit source]
The two-headed bear is presented exclusively on the flag of the New California Republic, which is aped from the state flag of California. Given that the state flag depicts a California grizzly bear, which went extinct in the 1920s with only sporadic sightings in the following decade. It is unlikely such a bear actually exists and is merely a metaphor to the other mutated life forms of the wasteland upon which the NCR was founded, especially the brahmin.
While it is unknown if large populations of unmutated bears still exist in the wasteland, several mutated species have come to roam the wastes following the war. Bears typically inhabited forested areas of North America, but occasionally transitioned into grassy plain, alpine and tundra regions.
Characteristics[edit | edit source]
Depending on species, bears stand between six and eight feet tall and weigh several hundred pounds. Despite their large size, they are capable of traveling at impressive speeds. Coupled with their great strength, bears are able hunters. They have an omnivorous diet, ranging from large game and fish to berries and roots. They are naturally territorial creatures and often compete with other bears for their territory. Their territory serves as hunting grounds and contains their den for shelter and winter hibernation.
Notes[edit | edit source]
The only mutated bears actually seen in the Fallout universe, known as yao guai, appear throughout the Capital Wasteland in Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas add-on Honest Hearts in Zion Canyon, Fallout 4, and Fallout 76
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Exploration Database: "Yao guai
Bears, or the Capital Wasteland's equivalent, anyway.
You're not going to find one of these babies balancing on a big rubber ball, though, I can tell you that much. They're are vicious as they come -- razor sharp claws, razor sharp teeth. Nasty, nasty temperament."