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Protectron (Fallout: New Vegas)

FO76 publicteam xpd.pngFor an overview of the topic, see Protectron.

Please step into the open and identify yourself. Law-abiding citizens have nothing to fear.

Protectrons are robots found in the Mojave Wasteland and at Big MT in Fallout: New Vegas.

Background

The RobCo Protectron was constructed for civil service applications, such as security to firefighting.[1] The robot is described as sturdy, used before the Great War as a "security automaton in both the private and business sectors."[2]

The Protectron has three photo sensors capable of sight and is powered by a fission batter, located behind an access panel.[3][4] Protectrons came with a special pod where it could be stored. The Standard Protectron Control Interface v2.40 was installed on terminals connected to the pod.

The introduction of the Protectron impacted workers in the United States as the automation displaced them from jobs.[5] Labor strikes resulted in violence between the robots and displaced human employees.[6][7]

Variants

RobCo offered construction variants designed to withstand damage that came equipped with an internal nail gun.[8] Firefighter models were equipped with an internal cryo gun for utilization in combat.[9] Medic models were designed to use its hands as defibrillators, or as a shock weapon in combat.[10] Police units also used shock attacks.[11] Protectrons could be used to cook food with their internal temperatures reaching 1000 degrees.[12]

Other variants included office robots running the R04 V9 "Office Helper" personality[13] with integrated office protocols and scheduling software,[14] RS3 V4.1.6 "Utility Helper"[15] with remote maintenance routine download capability[16] and pest extermination programs,[17] and the RX2 V1.16.4 "Vault Helper"[18] with Vault protocols.[19]

Some Protectrons have been programmed with distinct personalities, such as Fisto, Primm Slim, and Vendortron. A prototype Protectron was called the Protect-O-Bot, displayed at the REPCONN Headquarters museum.

Gameplay

Protectrons have about the same amount of health as an average human combatant but are much slower, making them less lethal. Their metal bodies provide them with a decent amount of protection; a DT of 8. They are equipped with a series of three built-in laser emitters, mounted in their right and left "hands," as well as the glowing dome atop their head.

Protectrons can be destroyed with most low-level weapons or explosives. Despite being somewhat more durable than the typical raider, their poor armor means they tend not to last to long in a fight. They are gray by default, but often come painted or manufactured with colored parts depending on where they are found.

They have three laser weapons built into their frame, one in each arm and another one in their head. They are somewhat inaccurate, although sustained fire can put a dent in the player's health. The individual firepower in its laser weapons is greater than a Laser Rifle. Like most robots, the Protectron has a combat inhibitor on its back. Crippling this part of the robot will cause it to frenzy and start attacking all targets indiscriminately.

Variants

Image Name Level Health Points (HP) Damage Threshold (DT) Energy Damage Radiation Damage Drops Game
Protectron.png

Protectron

3

45

0

Fallout: New Vegas


Shipping worker

Protectron.png

Shipping workers are robots that were designed to automate previously human-held shipping positioned in the Sunset Sarsaparilla Headquarters. Two operational examples of this variant are found patrolling the large room of the factory with the bottle cap press machine. The same tactics work on them as well as normal Protectrons. Once killed, Scrap Metal, Energy Cells and Fission Batteries may be found on their bodies. Several broken shipping workers are found throughout the headquarters, with each containing the same loot.

Name (Form ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Shipping worker
00104707
Level
3
Experience Points
5
Perception
5
Hit Points
45
Damage Threshold
8
Damage Resistance
0%
AI Data
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
AI Data
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
AI Data
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.Icon required.pngIcon required.png
Attack
Melee (2 Damage)
Attack
Hand laser (30 Damage)
Attack
Head laser (30 Damage)
Ability
Radiation Resistance Radiation Resist. 100%
Ability
Poison Resistance Poison Resistance 100%
Broken shipping worker
00104709
Level
3
Experience Points
5
Perception
5
Hit Points
0
Damage Threshold
8
Damage Resistance
0%
AI Data
Unaggressive: Will not initiate combat.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
AI Data
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
AI Data
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.Icon required.pngIcon required.png
Attack
Melee (2 Damage)
Attack
Hand laser (30 Damage)
Attack
Head laser (30 Damage)
Ability
Radiation Resistance Radiation Resist. 100%
Ability
Poison Resistance Poison Resistance 100%

Sunset Sarsaparilla security

Protectron.png

These slight tougher variants of the Protectron were the envoy of the Sunset Sarsaparilla headquarters' automated robot security. Three security bots can be found patrolling inside the halls of the Sunset Sarsaparilla plant, defending its secrets from all outside threats, while others that are already disabled by previous visitors can be searched for ammo and components.

Name (Form ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Sunset Sarsaparilla security
0010596E
Level
10
Experience Points
50
Perception
4
Hit Points
65
Damage Threshold
8
Damage Resistance
0%
AI Data
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
AI Data
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
AI Data
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.Icon required.pngIcon required.png
Attack
Melee (2 Damage)
Attack
Hand laser (30 Damage)
Attack
Head laser (30 Damage)
Ability
Radiation Resistance Radiation Resist. 100%
Ability
Poison Resistance Poison Resistance 100%

Mark series (Old World Blues)

Protectron blue.png

The Mark series of Protectrons was an attempt by the Big MT company to reproduce as well as improve, the Protectrons produced by RobCo Industries before the war. The "Mark" that is spawned depends on the player's level. The Mark I Protectron is more sturdy than the RobCo models, the one exception being the one for security purposes at Sunset Sarsaparilla headquarters, but the Mark II upwards are all more durable than other models. However, the firepower on all models remains the same. Unlike the variants found in the Mojave, Protectrons in Big MT have a higher DT.

Name (Form ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Protectron Mk1 Old World Blues
xx009C90
Level
5
Experience Points
10
Perception
4
Hit Points
75
Damage Threshold
8
Damage Resistance
0%
AI Data
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
AI Data
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
AI Data
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.Icon required.pngIcon required.png
Attack
Melee (2 Damage)
Attack
Hand laser (30 Damage)
Attack
Head laser (30 Damage)
Ability
Radiation Resistance Radiation Resist. 100%
Protectron Mk2 Old World Blues
xx009C8F
Level
15
Experience Points
50
Perception
4
Hit Points
150
Damage Threshold
8
Damage Resistance
0%
AI Data
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
AI Data
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
AI Data
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.Icon required.pngIcon required.png
Attack
Melee (2 Damage)
Attack
Hand laser (30 Damage)
Attack
Head laser (30 Damage)
Ability
Radiation Resistance Radiation Resist. 100%
Protectron Mk3 Old World Blues
xx009C8E
Level
25
Experience Points
50
Perception
4
Hit Points
225
Damage Threshold
8
Damage Resistance
0%
AI Data
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
AI Data
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
AI Data
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.Icon required.pngIcon required.png
Attack
Melee (2 Damage)
Attack
Hand laser (30 Damage)
Attack
Head laser (30 Damage)
Ability
Radiation Resistance Radiation Resist. 100%
Protectron Mk4 Old World Blues
xx00CB2E
Level
35
Experience Points
50
Perception
4
Hit Points
375
Damage Threshold
8
Damage Resistance
0%
AI Data
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
AI Data
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
AI Data
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.Icon required.pngIcon required.png
Attack
Melee (2 Damage)
Attack
Hand laser (30 Damage)
Attack
Head laser (30 Damage)
Ability
Radiation Resistance Radiation Resist. 100%
Protectron Mk5 Old World Blues
xx00CB2F
Level
45
Experience Points
50
Perception
4
Hit Points
525
Damage Threshold
8
Damage Resistance
0%
AI Data
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
AI Data
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
AI Data
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.Icon required.pngIcon required.png
Attack
Melee (2 Damage)
Attack
Hand laser (30 Damage)
Attack
Head laser (30 Damage)
Ability
Radiation Resistance Radiation Resist. 100%
Protectron Mk6 Old World Blues
xx00CB30
Level
50
Experience Points
50
Perception
4
Hit Points
675
Damage Threshold
8
Damage Resistance
0%
AI Data
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
AI Data
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
AI Data
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.Icon required.pngIcon required.png
Attack
Melee (2 Damage)
Attack
Hand laser (30 Damage)
Attack
Head laser (30 Damage)
Ability
Radiation Resistance Radiation Resist. 100%

Construction drone (Old World Blues)

FNVOWB ConstructionDrone GECK.png

A construction drone is a type of robot used in the Big MT. They were made as an alternative to human labor to manufacture the various structures and machinery seen in Big MT. Due to their programming as a defensive robot, they also provide their own job site security and are still operating long after the Great War.

Name (Form ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Construction drone Old World Blues
xx011FE2
Level
5
Experience Points
10
Perception
4
Hit Points
675
Damage Threshold
0
Damage Resistance
0%
AI Data
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
AI Data
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
AI Data
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.Icon required.pngIcon required.png
Attack
Melee (2 Damage)
Attack
Hand laser (30 Damage)
Attack
Head laser (30 Damage)
Ability
Radiation Resistance Radiation Resist. 100%

Protectron target drone (Old World Blues)

Protectron blue.png

The Protectron target drone is a unique model found in the Forbidden Zone dome. They serve as targets for the X-42 giant Robo-Scorpion. They can act as a distraction for the Courier in their confrontation with the giant Robo-Scorpion.

Name (Form ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Protectron target drone Old World Blues
xx0141FC
Level
10
Experience Points
50
Perception
4
Hit Points
500
Damage Threshold
8
Damage Resistance
0%
AI Data
Unaggressive: Will not initiate combat.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
AI Data
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
AI Data
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.png
Attack
Melee (2 Damage)
Attack
Hand laser (30 Damage)
Attack
Head laser (30 Damage)
Ability
Radiation Resistance Radiation Resist. 100%
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ProtectronBlue (Old World Blues)

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Main article: ProtectronBlue
Protectron blue.png

ProtectronBlue is unused in Old World Blues.

Name (Form ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
ProtectronBlue Old World Blues
xx010757
Level
5
Experience Points
10
Perception
4
Hit Points
75
Damage Threshold
8
Damage Resistance
0%
AI Data
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
AI Data
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
AI Data
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.Icon required.pngIcon required.png
Attack
Melee (2 Damage)
Attack
Hand laser (30 Damage)
Attack
Head laser (30 Damage)

Protect-O-Bot

The Protect-O-Bot is a world object on display in REPCONN Headquarters.

Locations

  • A handful of Protectrons can be found guarding a chamber in the basement of the HELIOS One control tower, just in front of the elevator leading up to the mainframe deck.
  • Depending on the player character's level, some Protectrons may be part of the robotic execution force inside the Vault 11 sacrificial chamber.
  • Protectrons guard Mr. House's secret bunker under the Fort. They can be deactivated by hacking a Hard locked terminal.
  • A few Protectrons guard the inside of the H&H Tools factory.
  • Three deactivated Protectrons are on display inside the Lucky 38 penthouse, including the Nuka-Cola variant.
  • Several construction variants can be found in the construction site in Big MT including the unique variant, construction drone foreman.

Named

Notes

  • The Protectrons of Fallout: New Vegas have a smoother, more automatic voice than those of Fallout 3.
  • Just like the Sentry Bots, the Protectron has a melee function implemented but does not use it in close combat.
  • A collectible model of the Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas Protectron can be found in Fallout 4.

Appearances

Protectrons appear in Fallout: New Vegas.

Behind the scenes

The Art of Fallout 3 states that during development, Emil Pagliarulo's input on every robot was to "make it more like Robby the Robot." The protectron's original design went through many iterations before artists settled on a design that has "the vintage character of Robby" and that "captures the quintessential 1950's robot character more than any other."[20]

Gallery

References

  1. Fallout 4 loading screens: "The RobCo Protectron was constructed for a multitude of civil service applications, from security to firefighting."
  2. Fallout: New Vegas loading screens: "The sturdy Protectron model of robot was created before the great war, and served as a security automaton in both the private and business sectors."
  3. Courier: "The display case is empty. The gun's missing."
    Primm Slim: "Have you gone loco, pardner? I can see the gun with my own three photo sensors from where I'm standing right now. [You hear strange sounds coming from Primm Slim. He may be trying to read a corrupted file, but it would take more science knowledge to be sure.]"
    (Primm Slim/Dialogue)
  4. Lone Wanderer: "Any clue where I can find a Fission Battery?"
    Butcher: "When we passed the maintenance room, I spied a deactivated Protectron inside. Just wrench open its access panel, and you'll find it."
    (Butcher's dialogue )
  5. Supply Plant terminal entries; terminal, Private Entry #2
  6. Supply Plant terminal entries; terminal, Private Entry #5
  7. Supply Plant terminal entries; terminal, Private Entry #6
  8. Fallout 4 loading screens: "The construction model of Protectron was built to take damage. Some versions also come equipped with an internal nail gun, which they can utilize in combat."
  9. Fallout 4 loading screens: "The firefighter model of Protectron is equipped with an internal cryo gun it can utilize in any combat situation."
  10. Fallout 4 loading screens: "The medic model of Protectron was designed to use its hands as a defibrillator. In combat, it utilizes this ability as a painful shock attack."
  11. Fallout 4 loading screens: "In combat, the police model of Protectron relies on strong melee attacks and a painful electric shock."
  12. General's Steakhouse Protectron/Dialogue: "My internal temperature is 1000 degrees. The perfect temperature for broiling steaks."
  13. Protectron: "Loading Personality: RobCo R04 V9 "Office Helper"..."
    (Protectron's dialogue (Fallout 3)) Note: OfficeRobotTalk
  14. Protectron: "Running default office protocol...ERROR. Loading daily agenda...ERROR." et al"
    (Protectron's dialogue (Fallout 3)) Note: OfficeRobotTalk
  15. Protectron: "Loading Personality: RobCo RS3 V4.1.6 "Utility Helper"..."
    (Protectron's dialogue (Fallout 3)) Note: UtilityRobotTalk
  16. Protectron: "Receiving Sewer Maintenance Routine. Please Hold. Link Terminated."
    (Protectron's dialogue (Fallout 3)) Note: UtilityRobotTalk
  17. Protectron: "Critter of unusual size detected. Running Program: Extermination."
    (Protectron's dialogue (Fallout 3)) Note: UtilityRobotTalk
  18. Protectron: "Loading Personality: RobCo RX2 V1.16.4 "Vault Helper"..."
    (Protectron's dialogue (Fallout 3)) Note: VaultRobotTalk
  19. Protectron: "Remote start activated, loading Vault protocols. Please hold."
    (Protectron's dialogue (Fallout 3)) Note: VaultRobotTalk
  20. The Art of Fallout 3, Robots p. 45: "Emil's input on every robot was "make it more like Robby the Robot!" and this was the mind-set we had in approaching the various mechanical creatures in the world. The Protectron is an original design that went through many iterations before settling on something that does have the vintage character of Robby, and we think he captures the quintessential 1950's robot character more than any other."