Warning: You are not logged in. Your IP address will be publicly visible if you make any edits. If you log in or create an account, your edits will be attributed to your username, along with other benefits. Anti-spam check. Do not fill this in!==Appearances== ===Call of Pripyat=== Tarasov appears in [[Pripyat]], and is the first soldier [[Major Degtyarev]] and his party encounter, leading an ambush that nearly guns them down before Degtyarev reveals his identity as a military man. Unlike [[Zulu]] he doesn't seem to mind the presence of [[Strider]] amongst the party, and he doesn't hesitate to threaten Zulu when he protests Degtyarev's actions. Tarasov appears next in the mission [[Unidentified weapon]], leading a small strike-team of four to ambush a [[Monolith]] squad carrying an unknown weapon. With the Major's help, they ambush the squad, but while Degtyarev inspects the corpses, the [[Preacher]] appears, announcing his arrival by immediately killing the strike team's sniper with a single gauss round. The Monolith counter-attack pins the unit down in the building, and it's up to the player to take down the numerous snipers, as well as the Preacher in order to prevent them from being wiped out. If Captain Tarasov survives, he and anyone else from his squad will remain alive and take part in the final evacuation - their presence makes the mission far easier, thus the player is recommended to save as many of them as possible. ===Book=== Tarasov appears as the main protagonist in the novel ''[[S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Southern Comfort]]''. He is now a major (because the highest-ranking officer in Cordon, where the book begins, is always a major) and is sent by Major [[Degtyarev]] (although, ironically, Degtyarev should actually be a Colonel at this point, considering the novel takes place 1-2 years after ''Call of Pripyat'') into the "New Zone" located in post-apocalyptic Afghanistan which was destroyed after terrorists detonated several nuclear warheads in Kabul. His mission is to find a lost expedition team studying the New Zone and determining whether or not the creation of this zone is due to the result of another rift in the [[noosphere]]. It should be noted however that this book does not coincide with the canon plot line followed in the games. It is still largely ambiguous whether or not Tarasov survived [[Operation Fairway]] in the game. Although not scripted to survive, he has good chances to make it out alive because in his character file, the value of "invulnerability" is set to "true". Additionally, he is given a new first name: Mikhailo. He is also one of the main characters in the book ''[[S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Northern Passage]]'' Summary: Please note that all contributions to the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Wiki are considered to be released under the CC-BY-SA Cancel Editing help (opens in new window) Retrieved from "https://stalker.fandom.com/wiki/Tarasov"