History VideoGame / Stalker

6th Feb '16 8:50:14 PM Yalsaris63
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** One of the mercenary [=NPCs=] you will eventually come across in ''Call of Pripyat'' is called Corpse. [[spoiler: It later serves as an ironic foreshadowing of what will eventually become of him during a later quest in the game.]]
6th Feb '16 8:06:47 PM Yalsaris63
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** In ''Shadow of Chernobyl'', one side mission involves assassinating a minor [=NPC=] whose preaches some religious dogma that concerns about how artifacts in the Zone are evil to the entire world and must be destroyed. In an ironic twist, however, he possesses a special combat shotgun whose properties are enhanced by a small fragment of the Gravi artifact in its barrel, thus legitimately making him a StrawHypocrite.
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** In ''Shadow of Chernobyl'', one side mission involves assassinating a minor [=NPC=] whose who preaches some religious dogma that concerns about how artifacts in the Zone are evil to the entire world and must be destroyed. In an ironic twist, however, he possesses a special combat shotgun whose properties are enhanced by a small fragment of the Gravi artifact in its barrel, thus legitimately making him a StrawHypocrite.
6th Feb '16 8:06:16 PM Yalsaris63
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** In ''Shadow of Chernobyl'', one side mission involves assassinating a minor [=NPC=] whose religious dogma concerns about how artifacts in the Zone are evil to the entire world and must be destroyed. In an ironic twist, however, he possesses a special combat shotgun whose properties are enhanced by a small fragment of the Gravi artifact in its barrel, thus legitimately making him a StrawHypocrite.
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** In ''Shadow of Chernobyl'', one side mission involves assassinating a minor [=NPC=] whose preaches some religious dogma that concerns about how artifacts in the Zone are evil to the entire world and must be destroyed. In an ironic twist, however, he possesses a special combat shotgun whose properties are enhanced by a small fragment of the Gravi artifact in its barrel, thus legitimately making him a StrawHypocrite.
6th Feb '16 8:03:44 PM Yalsaris63
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** Depending on your perspective, this may be a case of MotiveDecay or BecomingTheMask, as [[spoiler: Duty]] does seem dedicated to what they claim their mission is.

** Depending on your perspective, this may be a case of MotiveDecay or BecomingTheMask, as [[spoiler: Duty]] does seem dedicated to what they claim their mission is.
6th Feb '16 8:02:56 PM Yalsaris63
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** In ''Shadow of Chernobyl'', one side mission involves assassinating a minor [=NPC=] whose religious dogma concerns about how artifacts in the Zone are evil to the entire world and must be destroyed. In an ironic twist, however, he possesses a special combat shotgun whose properties are enhanced by a small fragment of the Gravi artifact in its barrel, thus legitimately making him a StrawHypocrite.
6th Feb '16 7:30:10 PM Yalsaris63
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** Major Khaletskiy from ''Clear Sky'' also qualifies. A high-ranking official from the Military who got captured by Loners for selling them out to the Bandits as well as stealing an important case that was on its way to the trader Sidorovich and is sitting in his cell; dialogues with him reveal that he is just another drone in the [[UsefulNotes/UkrainiansWithDepletedUranium Ukrainian military machine]] who does what his superiors told him to do and the government could care less about their measly payroll for their services in the Zone. This callousness left him bitter and moping about wanting a better cut of the action and he decided to turn to bribery and clandestine activity to relieve himself (as well as his fellow grunts) of the boredom of their routine chores.
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** Major Khaletskiy from ''Clear Sky'' also qualifies. A high-ranking official from the Military who got captured by Loners for selling them out to the Bandits as well as stealing an important case that was on its way to the trader Sidorovich and is sitting in his cell; dialogues with him reveal that he is just another drone in the [[UsefulNotes/UkrainiansWithDepletedUranium Ukrainian military machine]] who does what his superiors told him to do and the government could couldn't care less about their measly payroll for their services in the Zone. This callousness left him bitter and moping about wanting a better cut of the action and he decided to turn to bribery and clandestine activity to relieve himself (as well as his fellow grunts) of the boredom of their routine chores.
26th Jan '16 6:25:01 AM Scorpion451
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* BrainwashResidue: Ex-Monolith squad leader Strider and the rest of his squad. Strider himself is unable to talk in anything but CreepyMonotone, while some of his squad are said to be unable to verbally communicate at all.
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* BrainwashResidue: Ex-Monolith squad leader Strider and the rest of his squad. Strider himself is unable to talk in anything but CreepyMonotone, while some of his squad are said to be unable to verbally communicate at all. If you recruit Strider later in the game, you might notice he has a tendency toward DissonantSerenity, calmly [[CasualDangerDialogue mentioning that places or things seem familiar]] during firefights. This soon becomes InfallibleBabble: [[spoiler: the tunnels seem familiar because the Monolith have an outpost down there, from which they ambush you.]]
24th Jan '16 1:27:17 PM Morgenthaler
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* UsefulNotes/UkrainiansWithDepletedUranium: Although the Spetsnaz troopers you encounter generally avert this, the regular Ukrainian army troopers in the Zone are poorly equipped, insufficiently supplied, inexperienced, and unmotivated. ** In ''Shadow of Chernobyl'', one of the easiest ways to obtain a semi-decent weapon right off the bat is to raid the military base that's at the far end of the road in Cordon, the newbie area. A dozen-plus soldiers, and if you're good about staying under cover, you might not take any damage at all. Unless the Spetsnaz are there, which can happen. If you kill ''them'', though, you should be set on weapons for half the game. Eventually, when you return to Sidorovich halfway through the game, you ''are'' going to have to raid it. You'll make a neat profit off it, even if Sidorovich is rather tightwadded.
9th Jan '16 11:39:32 AM timotaka
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* CallingYourAttacks: Human combatants have a tendency of shouting "Catch this!" when throwing a grenade and loudly telling their friends to go attack the left or right flank. Appropriately, the more professional characters know to keep their mouths shut in combat (i.e. you).
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* CallingYourAttacks: Human combatants have a tendency of shouting "Catch this!" when throwing a grenade and loudly telling their friends to go attack the left or right flank. Appropriately, the more professional characters know to keep their mouths shut in combat (i.e. you).the military).
20th Dec '15 11:59:40 AM Yalsaris63
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* BittersweetEnding: The [[spoiler: very best (and canonical)]] ending of ''Shadow of Chernobyl'' has [[spoiler: Strelok (who formerly was the Marked One after picking up all pieces of his past) eliminating the C-Consciousness for good and escaping their lab via an off-screen portal. After that, he is seen in a meadow thinking to himself whether or not he did the right thing in killing the C-Consciousness. Unfortunately for him, by the time ''Call of Pripyat'' starts, [[FromBadToWorse he was horribly wrong]].]]

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* BittersweetEnding: HappyEndingOverride: The [[spoiler: very best (and canonical)]] ending of ''Shadow of Chernobyl'' has [[spoiler: Strelok (who formerly was the Marked One after picking up all pieces of his past) eliminating the C-Consciousness for good and escaping their lab via an off-screen portal. After that, he is seen in a meadow thinking to himself whether or not he did the right thing in killing the C-Consciousness. Unfortunately for him, by the time ''Call of Pripyat'' starts, [[FromBadToWorse he was horribly wrong]].]]
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