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* MamaBear: A literal example. She's trying to protect her cubs from Watchers. After beating her, she'll be wounded and the Watchers will go for the kill. can choose to help her, or let them kill her.

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* MamaBear: A literal example. She's trying to protect her cubs from Watchers. After beating her, she'll be wounded and the Watchers will go for the kill. You can choose to help her, or let them kill her.


* MamaBear: A literal example. She's trying to protect her cubs from Watchers. You can choose to help her, or let them kill her.

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* MamaBear: A literal example. She's trying to protect her cubs from Watchers. You After beating her, she'll be wounded and the Watchers will go for the kill. can choose to help her, or let them kill her.



* SetAMookToKillAMook: Part of the fight against her involves getting the Watchers to swarm her so her weak point will be exposed.



* AdaptationalHeroism: The first book leaves it more ambiguous whether the Dark Ones are indeed intending to live in symbiosis with humanity or if they are just planning to use their psychic powers to turn humanity into a SlaveRace. This is best seen when Artyom [[spoiler:asks them if humanity would really live with them as equals or would their co existence be just a form of forced servitude for humanity. The Dark Ones instead deflect the question, leaving it up to the audience to decide what their true intentions are.]] In the game they are no doubts behind their benevolence.

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* AdaptationalHeroism: The first book leaves it more ambiguous whether the Dark Ones are indeed intending to live in symbiosis with humanity or if they are just planning to use their psychic powers to turn humanity into a SlaveRace. This is best seen when Artyom [[spoiler:asks them if humanity would really live with them as equals or would their co existence coexistence be just a form of forced servitude for humanity. The Dark Ones instead deflect the question, leaving it up to the audience to decide what their true intentions are.]] In the game they are no doubts behind their benevolence.

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* HeroicBSOD: the revelation that [[spoiler: there was no government in Yamantau, just cannibals, combined with months of unfounded paranoia about NATO forces in Russia, [[TraumaCongaLine in addition to losing his power and prestige in the Moscow Metro,]]]] ''breaks'' Miller, and he eventually beats one of his captors in [[spoiler: Yamantau]] to death. He gets better.


* MentorOccupationalHazard: He never returns from his mission to hunt down and deal with the Dark Ones. In the games, its heavily implied he died on his mission to hunt down the Dark Ones, as he is never seen or heard from again for the rest of the entire series. [[spoilers: In the books it is realized he survived, but the experience broke him completely and he decided to secretly leave his old life behind.]]
* NeverFoundTheBody: If he died, we never know it.[[spoiler:In the books this is because he had actually survived, but as an utterly broken shell of himself who decided to flee his old life.]]

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* MentorOccupationalHazard: He never returns from his mission to hunt down and deal with the Dark Ones. In the games, its heavily implied he died on his mission to hunt down the Dark Ones, as he is never seen or heard from again for the rest of the entire series. [[spoilers: In [[spoiler:In the books it is realized he survived, but the experience broke him completely and he decided to secretly leave his old life behind.]]
* NeverFoundTheBody: If he died, we never know it. [[spoiler:In the books this is because he had actually survived, but as an utterly broken shell of himself who decided to flee his old life.]]


* NeverFoundTheBody: If he died, we never know it.[[spoiler: In books this is because he had actually survived, but as an utterly broken shell of himself who decided to flee his old life.]]

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* NeverFoundTheBody: If he died, we never know it.[[spoiler: In [[spoiler:In the books this is because he had actually survived, but as an utterly broken shell of himself who decided to flee his old life.]]


* BadassGrandpa: Helps Anna and Artyom escape from Hansa.



* CoolOldGuy: Next to Miller.

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* %%* CoolOldGuy: Next to Miller.


* WiseBeyondTheirYears: Due to growing up around Novosibirsk Civil War and [[spoiler: the depopulated aftermath]] with his soldier father, he had been more mature than an average pre-pubscent children.



** This also turned up in Literature/Metro2035 as [[spoiler: the Red Line launched a counter offensive into the Reich's home stations after repulsing their invasion successfully despite suffering from a famine resulting from mushroom-blight on their mushroom crops.]].

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** This also turned up in Literature/Metro2035 as [[spoiler: the Red Line launched a counter offensive into the Reich's home stations after repulsing their invasion successfully despite suffering from a famine resulting from mushroom-blight a blight on their mushroom crops.]].


* HeWhoFightsMonsters: A common InUniverse view of the Pirate faction, with one journal entry mentioning them [[LeaveNoSurvivors killing even the surrendering bandits and others, leaving them to die on poles.]] [JerkassHasAPoint For once, it's hard to blame the bandits for their treatment of them.]] The Teacher was DrivenToSuicide at the realization that the kids he taught became monsters.

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* HeWhoFightsMonsters: A common InUniverse view of the Pirate faction, with one journal entry mentioning them [[LeaveNoSurvivors killing even the surrendering bandits and others, leaving them to die on poles.]] [JerkassHasAPoint [[JerkassHasAPoint For once, it's hard to blame the bandits for their treatment of them.]] The Teacher was DrivenToSuicide at the realization that the kids he taught became monsters.


* TheConscience: To the Pirates after the Teacher's suicide, she was able to have them talk and live with the Pioneers but has problem outright stopping them from attacking anyone that comes in their territory.



The leader of the Pioneers

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The leader of the PioneersPirates. One of the oldest students and responsible for the split in the Children of the Forest.



* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: Is the only Pirates Olga can't beat in a fair fight which is why he remain the leader.



* JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope: After his first rampage on bandits he founded the Pirates, used mutilated corpse of any intruders as scarecrows they call masts and tried to force the other children to kill prisoners. Those that refused where ocstracized and became the Pioneers.
* KnifeNut: Opened the bandits who raided their camp like deers according to Olga.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: After a severe bandit raid he took the oldest boys with him to track down the bandits and killed them in their sleep, Olga says he came back with only his teeth and eyes uncovered with blood.
* TeensAreMonsters: Implied to have been in his teenage years when he started the Pirates.
* VillainousRespect: Respects Olga for giving him a black eye during one of their fight.



* ChildrenForcedToKill: Their leader forced them to kill captured bandits as part of their initiation.



* HeWhoFightsMonsters: A common InUniverse view of the Pirate faction, with one journal entry mentioning them [[LeaveNoSurvivors killing even the surrendering bandits and others, leaving them to die on poles.]] [[JerkassHasAPoint For once, it's hard to blame the bandits for their treatment of them.]]

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* HeWhoFightsMonsters: A common InUniverse view of the Pirate faction, with one journal entry mentioning them [[LeaveNoSurvivors killing even the surrendering bandits and others, leaving them to die on poles.]] [[JerkassHasAPoint [JerkassHasAPoint For once, it's hard to blame the bandits for their treatment of them.]] The Teacher was DrivenToSuicide at the realization that the kids he taught became monsters.


* EvenEvilHasLovedOne: He clearly loved his son, Seryoga, who is serving as a Captain. [[spoiler: He was clearly distraught when he heard the news of his son's demise as the station fall into chaos]].

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* EvenEvilHasLovedOne: EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: He clearly loved his son, Seryoga, who is serving as a Captain. [[spoiler: He was clearly distraught when he heard the news of his son's demise as the station fall into chaos]].

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* TheDogBitesBack: [[spoiler: Once he discover that he is being left behind by the high command, he ordered one of his men to destroy their train.]]
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Due to combination of death of his son and abandonment by his superiors, he then bid farewell to Slava before shooting himself.]]
* EvenEvilHasLovedOne: He clearly loved his son, Seryoga, who is serving as a Captain. [[spoiler: He was clearly distraught when he heard the news of his son's demise as the station fall into chaos]].
* GeneralRipper: Became a ruthless variant once the Novosibrisk fell into chaos.


!!Slava Khlebnikov

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!!Slava !!Colonel Slava Khlebnikov


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* ShadowArchetype: Miller sees Slava as this, and he's not wrong to think so - both were high-ranking and well-respected, both struggled between being fathers and officers, both of them were privy to conspiracies about the true situation of their respective Metros, and both found themselves forced to do increasingly horrible things to uphold said conspiracies. And both were lied to and ultimately disposable to the real power structure of their Metro. The difference is, Artyom and the eponymous journey in Metro Exodus forced Miller to confront what he'd really become.
* ToBeLawfulOrGood: His main conflict.

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* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Khan points out how generous they are with their goods when a plague hit a few stations in ''Last Light''. Khan thinks it's because they expect the Order to share D6's secrets with them in return. ''Exodus'' also has them refilling the devastated Spartans both in recruits and equipment [[spoiler: Miller explains it was the Invisible Watchers' doing as they wanted someone like him to train their troops.]]


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* PoliteVillainsRudeHeroes: The Doctor and other sane members are FauxAffablyEvil while the Spartans have nothing but disgust for them.


!!General Tolya

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!!General TolyaAnatoly Semyonovich "Tolya" Vinogradov



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* LaserGuidedKarma: When he [[spoiler:gasses the metro killing both the rioting citizens and his own OSKOM soldiers, it's revealed the leadership already left in a train and abandoned him. In return, he orders a subordinate to use a RPG to prevent their escape.]]

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* LaserGuidedKarma: When he [[spoiler:gasses the metro killing both the rioting citizens and his own OSKOM soldiers, soldiers to safeguard the evacuation of himself and his superiors, it's revealed the leadership already left in a train and abandoned him. In return, he orders a subordinate to use a RPG to prevent their escape.]]

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