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-->''We are S.T.A.L.K.E.R.s: '''S'''cavengers '''T'''respassers '''A'''dventurers '''L'''oners '''K'''illers '''E'''xplorers '''R'''obbers. The Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, the most dangerous place on Earth, is our home. Radiation, killer mutants and deadly anomalies are just another day at the office -just another day in the Zone, as we say. We get by, day after day, by scavenging gear, trespassing and exploring in forbidden areas, seeking for new adventures, all on our own; we kill for money, loot or survival and sometimes rob each other. Well, not everyone does the robbing part, that would be the Bandits' job.''

-->''I named myself Strider. I am a free stalker and I do not even know what I am doing here, not that I care anyway.''

-->''My name is Vano. I'm a free stalker and one of Strider's rare friends. It's a peculiar predicament, trust me.''

-->''My name is Celestia. I'm a free stalker and just want to get back home. Well, I wanted.''

-->''This is our story.''


''See The Zone And Survive'' is a ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' / ''[[VideoGame/{{STALKER}} S.T.A.L.K.E.R.]]'' crossover started in September 23, 2012 and completed in February 20, 2014.

After an accident with a strange anomaly in the Everfree Forest, Celestia is trapped in alternative world in the place filled with mutants, killers, even more anomalies and her magical powers are very weakened. Now, with the help of two Stalkers (and their future allies and friends) she must learn how to survive in this dangerous place which Zone is and find way to home.

The fic can be read [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/49333/see-the-zone-and-survive here]].

It also has a [[{{Fanfic/OperationHomecoming}} sequel]].

[[http://kr4k40.deviantart.com/art/Leaving-Yanov-Station-376735204 The author makes his own cover art too, so, you know, that's cool.]]



!!See The Zone And Survive contains examples of:

* AnimalisticAbomination / HumanoidAbomination: Zone's mutants, of course.
* AttemptedRape: [[spoiler: Happened to Celestia.]] [[CaptainObvious It didn't end well.]]
* {{Badass}}: Few types:
** Strider as a BaldOfAwesome,
** Vano as BadassBeard, BadassGay and surprisingly BadassBookworm,
** Celestia as ActionGirl, ActionGirlfriend and BadassAdorable.
* BadassArmy: [[spoiler: Faction created by Strider and his merry band. Not only they have a large number of really good soldiers and mercenaries, assload of firearms, shitload of ammo but also a ''freaking tanks (two T-80B and one T-64BM), APC (two BTR-70K), IFV (four BMP-2M) and helicopters (three Mi-24D and two Mi-26S) plus workshop and maintenance bay for them''. Holy crap! Plus, they have their own R&D section.]]
* BearHug: Celestia receives one from a power-armored Strider.
* BerserkButton: Trying to hurt Celestia around Strider is a very bad idea.
* {{BFG}}: Strider obtains a [[ShapedLikeItself BFG]]-50A rifle.
* BigDamnHeroes: Two moments:
** In Chapter 1, Strider arrives in the nick of time to almost casually kill two Bloodsuckers and save Celestia.
** In Chapter 7, Vano and Snag show up to save Strider and Celestia when they're weakened and surrounded.
* BroughtDownToBadass: The global magic field of our world is so weak that, while she can still fly, use her TK, walk on clouds, and once [[spoiler: literally exploded in self-defense]], Celestia can't do anything powerful, complex, or subtle. Plus, some of the Zone's artifacts can absorb magic, [[CaptainObvious which is never a good thing for magic-users.]]
* [[CantHoldHisLiquor Celestia Can't Hold Her Liquor]]: She manages ''one'' glass of vodka. (To be fair, it's ''vodka'', so it's more alcohol than this trope usually deals with.)
* TheEngineer: Celestia is quite good at being this.
* {{Flashback}}: Almost the whole story is basically telling the reader HowWeGotHere.
* FriendlySniper: Strider. ColdSniper too, considering his past.
* GentleGiant: Vano, of course. 220 centimeters tall, 130 kg of weight, posture of a bear, wears power armor, loves big guns and he is incredibly friendly.
* GunPorn: Oh so very, very much.
* {{Immortality}}: [[spoiler: Strider, accidentally. As long as he isn't incinerated, vaporized, [[ChunkySalsaRule ripped to shreds]] or [[OffWithHisHead decapitated]], he can regenerate his limbs and organs. Oh, and he's ageless. Celestia is both [[LivingForeverIsAwesome happy]] and [[WhoWantsToLiveForever worried]] about this.]]
* InterspeciesRomance: Strider and Celestia.
* ItGetsEasier: Celestia gets increasingly comfortable with violence as time goes on.
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: Vano mentioned they need to advance the plot.
* MacGyvering: Strider making a defibrillator with two artifacts to save Celestia.
* MagneticWeapons: In Chapter 12 we have the Infantry Marksman Railgun Mark 3.
* MoreDakka: Vano speaks the language of bullets.
* PoweredArmor: Strider and Vano's exosuits.
* TimeSkip: Between Chapter 12 and Interlude.
* TooDumbToLive: In final chapter, some random bandits shows up and started firing at APC in which our heroes was, using some light and weak small arms. For their efforts, they were torn to shreds by BTR's heavy machine gun.
* TrappedInAnotherWorld: The entire premise.
* YouCanTalk?: Almost any time someone first meets Celestia.