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    Quote Originally Posted by Bohandas View Post
    Especially since regular ghost seems easy enough to achieve in the potterverse
    It might be harder than we think - are there any ghosts in HP who simply wanted to be ghosts? It seems more like an involuntary thing, people who are too afraid of death to cross over.
    Quote Originally Posted by Red Fel, on quest rewards
    "Is a stack of ten pancakes too many pancakes to give to the party, even if most of them fell on the floor and one or two were stepped on? I wanted to give my party pancakes as a reward but I'm unsure if it's too much. The pancakes are also laced with blowfish poison so the party would have to get an antitoxin before they could eat the ones which weren't pulverized by shoes."

    I don't think anyone would want those pancakes even if you paid them to eat them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Glyphstone View Post
    It might be harder than we think - are there any ghosts in HP who simply wanted to be ghosts? It seems more like an involuntary thing, people who are too afraid of death to cross over.
    To be fair, that still describes Voldemort exactly. I wouldn't be surprised of theres some impotent shade of Voldemort floating around somewhere, annoying people and being miserable because he only has a seventh of a soul.
    “Evil is evil. Lesser, greater, middling, it's all the same. Proportions are negotiated, boundaries blurred. I'm not a pious hermit, I haven't done only good in my life. But if I'm to choose between one evil and another, then I prefer not to choose at all.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Glyphstone View Post
    It might be harder than we think - are there any ghosts in HP who simply wanted to be ghosts? It seems more like an involuntary thing, people who are too afraid of death to cross over.
    Nearly Headless Nick I believe mentions that he made a choice when he died, and can't unmake it. That implies volition in the moment.
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    James (i.e. Dad) from Fallout 3 is a psychopath. There's a great writeup of this on Reddit by Tagaziel.

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    Since D&D's Use Magic Device skill uses the charisma stat it may represent the ability to make up convincing technobabble (or rather the mystical equivalent thereof)

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    Quote Originally Posted by FrogsAltitude View Post
    James (i.e. Dad) from Fallout 3 is a psychopath. There's a great writeup of this on Reddit by Tagaziel.
    Dad built a water purifier that didn’t work, for people that didn’t need it, and then made it release radiation it shouldn’t have, to prevent it from falling into the hands of people trying to fix it. This killed the man who had no reason to sabotage it and didn’t kill Colonel Autumn, who had no means to survive. This put the Enclave – an army with no reason to attack – in charge of the purifier, which was of no value to them. Then the player entered vault 87 to recover a GECK, a magical matter-arranger that they shouldn’t need and that would be better put to use in virtually any possible manner besides fixing the purifier. Colonel Autumn, who shouldn’t be alive, captured the player with a flash grenade that shouldn’t have worked that was thrown by soldiers who had no way to get there. The final battle was a war between the Enclave and the Brotherhood of Steel, to see which one would get to commit suicide trying to turn on the purifier that neither of them needed. This resulted in more sabotage that threatened to explode a device that shouldn’t be explode-able, ending with the death of the player character, who had the means to survive but didn’t, and who was never given a good reason for doing any of this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GloatingSwine View Post
    Dad built a water purifier that didn’t work, for people that didn’t need it, and then made it release radiation it shouldn’t have, to prevent it from falling into the hands of people trying to fix it. This killed the man who had no reason to sabotage it and didn’t kill Colonel Autumn, who had no means to survive. This put the Enclave – an army with no reason to attack – in charge of the purifier, which was of no value to them. Then the player entered vault 87 to recover a GECK, a magical matter-arranger that they shouldn’t need and that would be better put to use in virtually any possible manner besides fixing the purifier. Colonel Autumn, who shouldn’t be alive, captured the player with a flash grenade that shouldn’t have worked that was thrown by soldiers who had no way to get there. The final battle was a war between the Enclave and the Brotherhood of Steel, to see which one would get to commit suicide trying to turn on the purifier that neither of them needed. This resulted in more sabotage that threatened to explode a device that shouldn’t be explode-able, ending with the death of the player character, who had the means to survive but didn’t, and who was never given a good reason for doing any of this.
    How much of this is explicitly acknowledged in the game, and how much of it was inferred by you or your sources?

    If you read this post out loud to the writers of Fallout 3, would they likely agree with most or all of it?


    I just realized, given the thread title, that this might be your headcanon, but I initially read it as only a comment on Dad, not as your headcanon. I'm not sure what your intention was, really. I apologize if I'm coming off as rude due to not knowing what the correct interpretation of your post is.
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    It's mostly snark about the ****ty plot structure of Fallout 3 and how comically ineptly its central conflict is constructed.

    (It's also nicked off Shamus Young).

    Bethesda are OK at building worlds to mess around in, but they can't plot their way out of a wet paper bag.

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