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Fridge / Metro 2033

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Fridge Logic

  • Why aren't Ace, Miller, and the guy with the American accent lynched by the Reds/Nazis for being from the enemy side of the NATO countries?
    • Because they are not from NATO, they are Russians and have Russian passports. Thank "Blind Idiot" Translation of the English dub for the confusion.
      • The American-sounding guy apparently is supposed to be American. Given his age and current job as a militiaman, it's likely he was one of the Marines assigned to the US Embassy's Legation Guard detail before the war. The commies leave him alone because America, for all intents and purposes, no longer exists as far as the Metro residents are concerned. Given their focus on the Nazis, and the historical revisionism that tends to be a feature of communist regimes, there's a good chance the Reds have completely forgotten the USA. One militiaman who speaks Russian with a weird accent but otherwise doesn't cause trouble won't even be a blip on their radar.

The Novel

Fridge Horror

  • Artyom encounters two guys camping at the otherwise empty Polyanka station and has an Alice in Wonderland-like philosophic discussion with them (think two Caterpillars with a hookah) before moving on. Later he is told that Polyanka was abandoned because of a gas leak and nobody ever stays there. This implies that Artyom spent hours in an empty Metro station, talking to himself.

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