History Literature / Metro2033

12th Sep '17 1:32:59 AM CheeseDogX
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* HumansAreBastards: Only gets worse. By the end of the book, a mother is willing to sell her son for 20 bullets and, while Artyom is gagging at the thought, Ulman just shrugs and says she's no different from the others trying to support themselves.

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* HumansAreBastards: Only gets worse. By the end of the book, a mother is willing to sell her son (for "half an hour") for 20 bullets and, while Artyom is gagging at the thought, Ulman just shrugs and says she's no different from the others trying to support themselves.
11th Sep '17 11:51:25 PM SergeshD123
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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: [[https://www.reddit.com/r/books/comments/5hyvwa/im_dmitry_glukhovsky_the_author_of_metro_2033/db42l1b/ Suggested by the author himself]] that the story may be an allegory for the post-collapse period of the Soviet Union.
14th Aug '17 9:34:22 AM Gregzilla
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* TheHunter: Hunter and the Order he belongs to. ''Any danger should be eliminated by any means necessary''.

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* TheHunter: HunterOfMonsters: Hunter and the Order he belongs to. ''Any danger should be eliminated by any means necessary''.
7th Jul '17 6:14:46 PM Mr.Bubbles
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* DeathWorld: The surface. In this frozen hellscape, if the mutants don't kill you, then the radioactive air will.
15th Jun '17 11:54:57 AM MelancholicMonkey
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* EldritchLocation: The Kremlin, [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane maybe]]. The Kremlin remains perfectly intact despite the bombs having demolished nearly all of Russia, and there is a rule among stalkers to never look at its stars. Artyom reads a book describing the stars of the Kremlin being used to bind demons. Later, he foregoes the rules and looks at its stars, passing out shortly afterward.
4th Mar '17 4:06:56 PM vtarira
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* ApocalypticLog: As Artyom discovers at the newspaper/snack/etc. kiosk outside his native metro station. The woman who'd been employed at the kiosk chronologues her own death by radiation poisoning (or [[NothingIsScarier something worse]]), and fills the log with [[HopeSpot Hope Spots]] that each hit home brutally considering the reader knows from the get-go that she died right there.


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* PuttingOnTheReich: InUniverse as even with the narrator's extremely limited education (and his visceral shock and awe when he meets some people of Asian and African descent), he considers it to be this (not to mention too stupid for words) when he meets some fascists in the metro who are obsessed with Hitler despite the [[ArtisticLicenseHistory massive and deliberate ignorance]] required to be pro-Hitler and ethnically Slavic at the same time.


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* SupportingProtagonist: While Artyom is the only person we follow and other characters pop in and out depending on how his travels are going, he's also [[spoiler:absolutely, down to the end of the book, never the hero, seemingly existing to magically insulate others from harm while ''they're'' the ones that take action to defeat whatever is currently threatening to kill them (though the ending [[YouBastard heavily implies]] that others' willingness to kill all non-humans is not automatically a good thing)]].


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* YouBastard: [[spoiler:You wanted them to defeat the horrifying inhuman monsters and live in peace? Well, turns out those monsters were only antagonistic for... [[AppealToNature reasons]], and you're a horrible person for wanting the ''VDNKh'' residents to not die.]]
31st Oct '16 4:10:06 AM appealus
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* TheUndead: Well, maybe. Some characters claim parts of the subway is haunted, others explain it as the result of hallucinogenic gases.

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* TheUndead: Well, maybe. Some characters claim parts of the subway is are haunted, others explain it as the result of hallucinogenic gases.
9th Aug '16 1:21:14 PM Morgenthaler
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Various factions - including [[ANaziByAnyOtherName The Fourth Reich]], [[DirtyCommunists The Red Line]], and [[ProudMerchantRace The Gemeinschaft]] [[HanseaticLeague der Ringstationen]] - inhabit the stations. That is, the stations that have not yet succumbed to [[ThePlague diseases]], tent fires, cave-ins or mysterious mass deaths. The tunnels between the stations are populated by rats, mutants and unexplainable but very lethal phenomena. Oh, and don't even think about [[DeathWorld going up to the surface]].

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Various factions - including [[ANaziByAnyOtherName The Fourth Reich]], [[DirtyCommunists The Red Line]], and [[ProudMerchantRace The Gemeinschaft]] [[HanseaticLeague [[UsefulNotes/HanseaticLeague der Ringstationen]] - inhabit the stations. That is, the stations that have not yet succumbed to [[ThePlague diseases]], tent fires, cave-ins or mysterious mass deaths. The tunnels between the stations are populated by rats, mutants and unexplainable but very lethal phenomena. Oh, and don't even think about [[DeathWorld going up to the surface]].
12th Oct '15 11:03:47 AM ActualScientist
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* ComeWithMeIfYouWantToLive: [[spoiler:Although granted, it's more "You're Coming With Us Whether You Like It Or Not Since You're Unconcious From Almost Being Hanged".]]
* [[ContemplateOurNavels Contemplating Our Navels]]: The preferred past time of all Metro inhabitants, including stalkers, merchants, and cannibalistic cultists!

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* ComeWithMeIfYouWantToLive: [[spoiler:Although granted, it's more "You're Coming With Us Whether You Like It Or Not Since You're Unconcious Unconscious From Almost Being Hanged".]]
* [[ContemplateOurNavels Contemplating Our Navels]]: The preferred past time pastime of all Metro inhabitants, including stalkers, merchants, and cannibalistic cultists!
1st Oct '15 9:37:11 PM Hadjorim
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* MyHovercraftIsFullOfEels: Much of the Russian cultural specific dialogue, phrases, and nuances were translated rather literally into English. This results in funny occasions when characters will ask if they have noodles on their ears[[note]]The correct English equivalent would be if "you're pulling their leg"[[/note]].

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* MyHovercraftIsFullOfEels: Much of the Russian cultural specific dialogue, phrases, and nuances were translated rather literally into English. This results in funny occasions when characters will ask if they have noodles on their ears[[note]]The correct English equivalent would be if "you're pulling their leg"[[/note]].Russian expression, "Hang noodles on someone's ears," is the same as, "Pulling my leg," in English.[[/note]].
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