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Captain Ballarms

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"Do you have no respect for private property, you slimy communist bastard?"

Original Mod

Captain Ballarms Revived

Gender

Male

Race

Robot

First Appearance

DEIMOS - Part 2

Last Appearance

New Vegas Montages: Farewell New Vegas

Family

Mrs. Ballarms (Wife)
Baby Protectrons (Sons)
My Little Kill Bot (Stepson)
Captain Platearms (Ancestor)
A.J. (Godson)
Not-Ballarms (Possible cousin)
Ball² (Cousin)

Enemies

Status

Alive

Alignment

Main Companions

Captain James Ballarms is a protectron and is currently a regular companion in Fallout New Vegas for Al. He originally came from the D.E.I.M.O.S mod made by AlexanderJVelicky, author of the extremely successful Skyrim mod "Falskaar".

OriginEdit

Captain Ballarms first appeared in Fallout New Vegas Mods: DEIMOS - Part 2, originally nameless. As Al had no companions at the time, he named a maintenance robot "Captin Ballarms" and proceeded onward with the mod. A fan of AlChestBreach's videos eventually made a companion based off of him and he joined the team on a permanent basis.

Appearances Edit

In the montage The Return of Janet, he is sent back in time with Al and Janet's baby after infiltrating the Business Radroach base.

Ballarms finally makes a return in Fallout New Vegas Mods: The Return of Ballarms!, in which it appears as though he is living a normal life in a vault filled with other Protectrons. This is revealed to be a simulation set up by the Radios and that Ballarms had lost his memory of most things. He does retain memories of Al however and uses these memories to raise the baby given to him. The radios, however, want Ballarms to join their side and try to persuade Ballarms into thinking that Al does not care about him or his well being.

They send him into one final simulation, this time as a detective. He goes on the hunt of the serial killer Balls and meets a simulated version of Al. Even though he was commanded to kill Al, he hugs him instead and is then able to escape the simulation. The radios then wish to kill Ballarms for his defiance. Just as they are about to execute him, Al's son, the one Ballarms was raising, kills the radios and rescues Ballarms.

The two then escape the building and head for Al's house. They arrive there safely and are welcomed by Al, who is happy to meet his son and be reunited with Ballarms.

Captain Ballarms, along with the rest of Al's main companions, makes his last official montage appearance in New Vegas Montages: Farewell New Vegas. He is first seen alongside Al as the group heads out for a Chicken Finger Fiesta at the Atomic Wrangler. The gang soon realizes that they are trapped in the establishment, with explosive bombs ready to go off any minute. Al hatches an idea however, and pushes Ballarms over to increase the power on his lasers three times past the instruction manual limit. When Ballarms gets up, he fires lasers into the floor and manages to create a hole, allowing everyone to escape into the sewers.

Once in the sewers, an Al clone appears and begins decimating the civilians in the area, forcing Al and his gang to take cover while they figure out an attack plan. As they ultimately have no weapons, they run for the surface, where they wind up right in the middle of a Business Radroach attack on Freeside. Al decides to take Steve and Jerry with him into the Strip to counter a vertibird approaching and tells the rest of his gang to hold the line, leaving Ballarms behind for the time being. It was revealed that the group left behind was captured, although they were soon rescued alongside a captive Jerry and Steve and escape the bunker base, deciding to head for their base in Goodsprings. Once they arrive however, a bomb is dropped on the area and he is told to stay behind due to his lasers being fried back in the Lucky 38 as Jerry, Cuddlesworth, and Steve enter the radiation filled environment to locate Al's base.

Soon later however, a group of Al clones emerge from the radiation cloud and begin attacking the remaining companions. Even though his lasers were essentially burnt out, Ballarms engages the enemy, trying to make a last stand of sorts to protect Al, although he is soon knocked unconscious as the rest of Al's crew escapes. He, alongside the other captured companions, appear at the end of montage, having been brainwashed by the Radios and working for Crier Breach.

TriviaEdit

  • He is apparently a U.S. army captain.
  • There is an Easter egg dedicated to him in Fallout New Vegas Mods: The Inheritance - Part 4.
  • A newer version of the Captain Ballarms exists that Al does not use.
  • Captain Ballarms hates communists and regularly makes comments to this effect.
  • Ballarms is the companion most frequently blamed for knocking objects over at Al. Ironically, Ballarms interceded between Cuddles and Al when the latter got angry at the former for doing just that.
  • Mister Cuddlesworth and Jerry McGhoulBerry hate Captain Ballarms, perhaps because he forgot their birthday and got them a lame present. They periodically gang up on him without provocation.
  • Ballarms occasionally bumps into walls and other objects, causing quite a racket. Al frequently yells at him for this, but he shows no intention of stopping.
  • Ballarms appears in Al's Fallout 3 mod reviews due to Al getting the crew sucked into the past because he touched Frumpkins.
  • He is married to Mrs. Ballarms.
  • Ballarms occasionally tires of Al's constant insults and will attempt to kill him when he is vulnerable.
  • He has a German cousin named Ball² who has appeared in three of Al's videos. Al doesn't like it when he shows up.
  • Ballarms likes to hug people, especially Al, from behind.
  • He is just one kid, shoved into the cranium according to Al in the Fallout New Vegas Mods: Gus Has Gas - Fourfer.
  • During The Return of Janet he was sent back in time with Al's baby, but Al forgot to tell him where to meet up.
  • He occasionally eats oil.
  • Captain Ballarms appears on the current background of Al's channel.
  • Al accidentally tackled Ballarms in his modded playthrough. He apologized by giving Ballarms a full-on hug.
  • Since his departure back in time, Ballarms' name appears on Al's Pip-Boy map in Hidden Valley, the Brotherhood of Steel's base. This is similar to when Janet was gone, as her name would frequently appear as well.
  • According to the end credits of the FNV Modded Playthrough Ballarms returns months after his disappearance. Ballarms had apparently been wandering around the waste, "giving hugs, and more hugs."
  • Ballarms was brought up in Fallout New Vegas Mods: Nipton Rebuilt - Part 2. Al quickly got emotional, suggesting he still misses Ballarms.
  • It was revealed in Meyla - Easter Egg that Ballarms had raised Al's son to adulthood, only to become an evil genius and use Ballarms to create an unknown weapon. This information was transmitted to Al by a future Protectron model, B.A.L.L.A.R.M.S. ver 8.0, who Al supposedly destroyed with a 105mm AC-130 cannon, likely because he saw the robot as an abomination. It has now been confirmed that this information was false. Either from the timeline changing, or simply the mod author tried too hard.
  • For a while, It seemed Al completely forgotten about him, due to the fact that he responded with "Who?" when asked if he would like find Ballarms in A Fallout Halloween - Ghoul Cop!.
  • He makes a cameo in Channel Update - Four Year Anniversary! for about one second at around the 50 second mark, possibly hinting at his return.
  • There is a fan-theory that Not-Ballarms might be Jerry or at least Ballarms' cousin.
  • During Al's Fallout Who Vegas montage, "A Rescue In Time," it is revealed that Ballarms started raising an army in Megaton for some unknown purpose.
    • The events of The Return of Ballarms contradict those hinted at during the end of A Rescue in Time. There are four possible explanations to this.
      • A.) Al and Co's later adventures in time lead to an alternate future.
      • B.) The Megaton Army was merely a simulation Ballarms escaped.
      • C.) The Army aided Ballarms and was wiped out during his journeys through the wastes as the Radios described.
      • D.) Al doesn't give a shit about continuity.
  • The Return of Ballarms montage was hinted at during A Fallout Halloween - Ghoul Cop! while Steve is scrolling through YouTube searching for the Ghoul Cop movie trailer. It is a fake video with the title "Protectron and baby save Texas - Combat Footage!". This Easter egg went relatively unnoticed.
  • He has a milkman-themed alter-ego named Captain Milkarms.
  • In Fallout New Vegas Mods: Sixer of Psiclones and Mini-Rockets! - Part 1 Al frequently berates and blames Ballarms for anything that goes wrong.
  • Since being captured by the Business Radroaches, he wears a tuxedo to appear more formal.

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