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From The Vault

race: Silver Deathclaw
affiliation: Gruthar
role: Recruitable NPC
location: Vault 13
appearances: Fallout 2
dialogue file: Ocgoris.msg

Goris, son of Gruthar, was an intelligent deathclaw and a scholar. He was very curious about the rest of the world. He had learned how to crudely disguise himself among humans by wearing loose robes, and claiming that he was really a human but had some deformity he wished to hide, and travelled among them learning of their culture.

When Goris met the Chosen One, he said that he had only been at the Vault for a couple months. Probably - because he just returned from one of his scholarly trips. He accompanies the Chosen One to further study the world around, but after discovering that Enclave killed everyone in Vault 13, decided to continue travelling with the chosen one to avenge his kin.



Goris may join the Chosen One's party in search of new experiences and knowledge. His absence from Vault 13 while he travelled with the Chosen One meant that he was the only survivor of Frank Horrigan's massacre of the rebellious deathclaws. He, possibly along with Xarn depending on the Chosen One's actions, are the only two surviving intelligent deathclaws.

Normally, Goris wears his brown robes everywhere he goes. However, when combat begins, he dramatically tosses them off, revealing that his hide is a grey shade, unlike most deathclaws, which possess a brown hide.
Goris is tough, quick, and skilled in unarmed combat. However, his inability to use other weapons than his claws reduces his utility as an NPC somewhat (his tough hide is equivalent of Combat Armor).

Goris makes a great companion for low intelligence characters and can communicate with them fully which is fitting since he lived with death claws of various IQ levels.

Goris' development

He was six-stage CNPC (the first and the last stage shown):

  • ST 8 -> 10
  • PE 9
  • EN 7 -> 10
  • CH 4
  • IN 5 -> 8
  • AG 8 -> 10
  • LK 6 -> 7
  • HP 134 -> 187 (still he wasn't as tough as mature deathclaws)
  • AC 28 -> 35
  • Normal 5/40% -> 6/40%
  • Laser 8/60% -> 9/65%
  • Fire 4/30% -> 5/35%
  • Plasma 4/50% -> 5/50%
  • Explode 6/40% -> 9/45%
  • Unarmed dmg 1-30 -> 1-47
  • Total Wt 225 -> 275

Behind the scenes

Goris was designed by John Deiley, as was the whole Vault 13 in Fallout 2.

Appearances in games

Goris appears only in Fallout 2.


Joinable non-player characters of Fallout 2

This article uses material from the "Goris" article on the Fallout wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.


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