The degeneration into a feral state (referred to as ferocious post-necrotic dystrophy) is not fully understood. It is known that it is a result of a degeneration of the brain (which is not affected by the regenerative mutation of the spinal cord) and emerges following the atrophy of higher brain functions, accompanied by an increased level of aggression and appetite. When the loss of capacity for thought is complete, a ghoul is considered feral. The factors that may cause a ghoul to enter this state are unclear, but anti-social or isolated ghouls are more susceptible to it. Exposure to intense radiation may also be a factor – feral ghouls have no body heat and emit lethal levels of radiation, indicating that feral ghouls are for all intents and purposes dead, their functions sustained only by their high irradiation. This allows them to survive for centuries, relying only on the energy provided by radiation – at the expense of a horrifying, emaciated appearance. Understandably, the process is irreversible.
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Ghoul crazies have degenerated to the point of hardly posing a threat by themselves, yet sport a high endurance, and are typically found in packs.
Name (Proto ID)
Damage Threshold/Damage Resistance: Normal
Damage Threshold/Damage Resistance: Laser
Damage Threshold/Damage Resistance: Fire
Damage Threshold/Damage Resistance: Plasma
Damage Threshold/Damage Resistance: Electrical
Damage Threshold/Damage Resistance: Explosive
Damage Threshold/Damage Resistance: EMP
Almost identical to their standard ghoul crazies counterpart, the glow crazies are easily distinguished by the glow coming off of their bodies from the unusually high amounts of radiation emanating internally.
↑The Lone Wanderer: "I need more details... What's the breach all about?" M.A.R.Go.T.: "Internal visual sensing equipment is detecting numerous unidentified persons in the southeast tunnels area. The individuals have damaged metro equipment and refused dialogue with our security units. In accordance with U.S. Security Statute A567/B, the use of deadly force has been authorized." The Lone Wanderer: "Can you tell me more about these unidentified persons?" M.A.R.Go.T.: "My apologies. My sensing equipment in that area must be damaged. My equipment indicates the persons possess no internal body heat and are emitting lethal levels of radiation." (M.A.R.Go.T.'s dialogue)
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