Vault 92 was officially opened with the intention of keeping art alive in a post-apocalyptic world, with the country’s greatest artistic talents invited to become residents. In reality, the vault was created with a far more nefarious reason in mind.
White noise generators were scattered throughout the vault, implanting subliminal messages in the minds of the vault dwellers. These messages were intended to turn the residents into super soldiers, who would be totally obedient and fight with added ferocity.
According to recordings found by the player in Fallout 3, one resident began demonstrating intense aggression, ultimately tearing apart three people before being taken down by over 20 gunshots. Despite the vault’s Overseer being initially happy with these results, half of the population quickly became similarly unstable and uncontrollable.