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Bes (rus. Бес) is an experienced Loner. He appears in the S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl.


Bes entered the Zone to hide from the law. He was wanted for two counts of murder and inflicting grievous bodily harm, after attacking a group of people who beat up one of his friends severely. When the police arrived, he was forced to shoot one of the perpetrators and jump out of a third story window. After these events, he escaped to the Zone.

He tries to maintain order on his terms. Despite his self-professed mission to "fight the lawless", he doesn't want to join Duty due to their allegiance with the Ukrainian government and a high possibility of waking up one day in a jail cell.

He is cruel to the Bandits but fair to everyone that respects his opinions. His motivation for fighting the Bandits is moral; he believes in acting like a human being and being selfless, as opposed to greedy.


Shadow of Chernobyl[]

He is the commander of a small, neutral squad operating in the derelict machinery scrapyard, which is located in the Garbage.  He owns the unique AKS-74U Special and gives one mission: Respond to the call for help, to repel a Bandit raid, in which you must assist him and his team against Vasya Boar and accompanying Bandits. More Bandit attacks follow later.

If Bes survives the Bandit attacks and eventual mutant attacks, he may wander off to the Wild Territory or the Army Warehouses. He has a high chance of dying in both areas, either to mutants or Mercenaries. More usually though, his squad will defeat the bandit camp that harasses them and transfer to it as a base of operations.


  • There is a glitch in which Bes could be gravely injured but the player cannot heal him. He will still call for help but the player can proceed to trade with him normally.