So I'm walking around in Fallout 4, extremely late game, and I get attacked by Raiders, as usual. Like many, I wonder what would possibly compel them to attack me, I've already slaughtered countless foes dozens of times stronger than them.
Then one of them shouts out "The loot on you better be worth it!"
And then suddenly I understood. I am currently carrying more caps than I could possibly spend, nearly limitless supplies of ammo, like 900 something stimpacks, 7 or 8 different legendary weapons, legendary armor on every appendage, and insanely strong bulletproof clothes underneath that...
I mean, the chances of successfully killing me are basically nil, but if you do... holy ****, any raider who killed me would be set for life, they just won the wasteland equivalent of the lottery a hundred times over. Sure, they'll probably die, but they don't have much to live for to begin with, and if by some miracle they pull it off, they'll live like kings for the rest of their lives... their motivation suddenly makes sense to me.