Helping us is in your interest....Unless you want to spend the rest of your life as a brainless shell of course


N. A. Lebedev (Rus. Лебедев) is the leader of Clear Sky during the events of S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky.

Background[edit | edit source]

Lebedev is a stern, educated man and a member of the original group of scientists that worked on the C-Consciousness project before the Zone and possibly the first radio-wave mind control experiments in Limansk[1].

He formed Clear Sky after the Second Emission in 2006. He believes that humanity is unable to understand the Zone and that the best solution is to simply coexist with the Zone. He also believes that the Zone functions like a living organism in the sense that it fights back at humanity when they venture too deep into the Zone. Clear Sky's beliefs are very similar to those of Freedom and the Ecologists, but unlike the Ecologists, Clear Sky is willing to use violence to achieve their goals.

Lebedev's history is shrouded mostly in secrecy. This is evident as when questioned by his knowledge of the Zone, he mentions, "There are some things I can't talk about and you will just have to trust me on that." This reason is not revealed until S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat where his name and portrait appears in classified documents found in Lab X-8.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Clear Sky[edit | edit source]

Lebedev first interviewed Scar when he woke up after somehow surviving a devastating emission. He then debriefed him about Clear Sky's situation in the Swamps and Scar's role in it in keeping the Zone from destroying itself and everyone inside it. In order to do so, both Clear Sky and Scar had to work together and eliminate Strelok and his group before they reached the center of the Zone and trigger another large emission.

He keeps in contact with Scar via his PDA throughout the game and advises him on several finds and other objectives he must accomplish. He leads the spearhead assault on the bridge that leads to Limansk with the help of Leshiy's team of Mercenaries. Afterwards he directs an attack on Limansk itself, again with the help of Mercenaries. Clear Sky pushes through Limansk, the Limansk Hospital, and through the Pripyat Underground all the way to the Chernobyl NPP.

At the Chernobyl NPP, Lebedev gives Scar the prototype EM1 Rifle. Scar had to disable Strelok's psi-protection device, so that the Zone would see everyone as less of a threat, therefore gaining some stability back. After Strelok's psi-protection is depleted, the Zone releases a devastating emission before finally calming down - it would be several months until emissions began to occur once more. Even though Lebedev's hypothesis was correct, he had not anticipated another large-scale emission, resulting in a catastrophic defeat. Clear Sky is left in shambles, since its high command is either killed, zombified or inducted into the Monolith ranks.

Call of Pripyat[edit | edit source]

Lebedev's photo.

Lebedev does not appear in Call of Pripyat, but he is mentioned in documents concerning item 62 found in the Testing Workshop in Zaton and he was referred to in the transfer order found in Lab X-8 (where there is also a photo of him on a bulletin board on the north side of the second lowest level). These documents show that he was involved in the production of the Gauss rifle and the EM1 rifle and that he was a member of the group studying the Noosphere. This suggests that he was aware of at least some of the Zone's secrets and explains how he managed to obtain a prototype copy of the Gauss rifle at the end of Clear Sky.

Behind the Scenes[edit | edit source]

  • Lebedev shares his name with a handful of real persons:
    • Alexander Lebedev - he was a former KGB officer; this could be entirely coincidental.
    • Pyotr Lebedev - he was a Russian physicist famous for his experimental studies of electromagnetic waves. He was the first to measure the pressure of light in a solid body.
    • Yuri Lebedev - he was one of two people who designed the OTs-14 Groza, a real-life Russian assault rifle that served as the basis for the Tunder S14.
  • Lebedev's facial features were taken from the photos of a security guard at GSC's office.[2]

References[edit | edit source]

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