Greater North American Wasteland
FO - super mutant
Super mutants were first created on the West Coast by Richard Grey, also known as “The Master”. He decided that he would have to force humanity to evolve beyond its innately destructive tendencies by turning them into super mutants. In 2162, a person known to history only as the Vault Dweller destroyed the Master’s mutant army by causing an explosion in the FEV vats at Mariposa, which collapsed the entire base, after which he proceeded to The Cathedral in the ruins of Los Angeles and killed the Master.
In 2236, the Enclave discovered the remnants of the Mariposa Base. Soon, Enclave assault squads combed the desert for slaves they could use to excavate the military base and get to the FEV vats. In 2237 the Enclave abandoned the site after mutations occurred among Enclave personnel and slaves exposed to the FEV remnants in the facility, causing a second generation of Mariposa super mutants to arise.
By 2281, some super mutants from both generations have established a community called the State of Utobitha in Black Mountain near New Vegas under the leadership of Tabitha. The smarter and more organized Master’s Army remnants are in charge of the dumber second generation mutants. Some other, more peaceful mutants reside in Jacobstown, led by Marcus.
Super mutants are mutated humans, products of infection by the Forced Evolutionary Virus (FEV). The super mutants found in western GNA wasteland are of the variety that originated from the Mariposa Military Base in California. They are much taller, bulkier and muscular than pure strain humans, have (mostly) green, gray, or yellowish skin, are immune to disease and radiation, and are gifted with superhuman strength and endurance. Although they are completely sterile, the rapid regeneration of their cells caused by FEV makes them biologically immortal (but not immune to death from injury). Super mutant have no determinable gender though some assume an engendered personality.
Average super mutants stand approximately 10.4 feet tall (although they typically stand with hunched backs that reduce them to about 7.8 feet) and weigh around 800 pounds, possibly even more. Their skin is extremely tough, and their muscle and bone structure are enhanced well beyond the normal human genetics.
Super mutant intelligence varies greatly throughout super mutants. Though generally “lacking” in the mental aspect of life some super mutants retained some (if not all) of their intelligence from before they were changed into super mutants. Most super mutants have no memories of life before their infection with FEV, though a few have been able to regain part of their memories though searching for momentous to help trigger particularly intense memories.
Made from the most untainted humans, these dangerous creatures utilize Stealth Boys to sneak up on their victims. They often prefer melee weapons such as the super sledge or the bumper sword though some can be seen using firearms. Nightkin are blue skinned mutants that often display the symptoms of prolonged dementia brought on by prolongs stealth boy use and addiction.
Failed FEV subjects
Failed FEV subjects are mutated humans. These are hideously mutated test subjects. They all have lumps covering their bodies. Their upper bodies are much larger than that of a normal human, though their legs may remain a somewhat normal size, though twisted. Their heads still have some human-like characteristics, but are hideously altered. It also seems they have gained a fair amount of muscle on their upper body, much like super mutants. Most are dying or already dead.