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"Get off my ridge, you Vietcong bastards!"
―Colonel Fuhrberger

Colonel Fuhrberger is a minor character that appears in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.

Biography

Background

According to his own quotes, Fuhrberger is a former colonel who served during the Vietnam War, and now resides in a home in East Beach, Los Santos. He still possesses military memorabilia and surplus weapons and ammunition, a fact discovered by LB, a member of the Grove Street Families.

Events of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Main article: Home Invasion

Ryder, looking for a way to provide the gang with military-grade weapons instead of Emmet's stock to assist the Families against the Ballas gang, was informed by LB of Fuhrberger's stock. Carl Johnson, a member of the Grove Street Families, entered his home with Ryder's assistance, and stole a few crates containing weaponry, before escaping in a black Boxville before sunrise. He not seen again nor mentioned after the mission.

During the mission, Fuhrberger can be seen sleeping in his bedroom. If the player makes too much noise once, he will be yelling Get off my ridge, you Vietcong bastards!, which could indicate that he suffers from mental trouble following the end of the Vietnam War. If the player makes too much noise once again, Fuhrberger will notice CJ. Carl will escape the house, but Ryder will escape with the Boxville without CJ, and the mission will fail. If the player attempts to kill him, this will not work, as doing so will automatically trigger the cutscene where Fuhrberger wakes up, and the mission fails. Fuhrberger can be killed only after collecting three crates, but doing so won't affect the storyline. After killing him the player can collect his shotgun.

His house can be accessed at any time, before or after the mission.

Mission Appearances

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Trivia

  • He is one of the oldest characters in GTA San Andreas.
  • The inside of his home has a very similar layout to The Johnson House.
  • If the player doesn't kill him and makes too much noise, Ryder will claim that he called the cops.
  • The player can kill him without failing the mission even before collecting three crates, but only if the player uses a sniper rifle. He will still shout a warning first, but will be dead nonetheless, and the noise meter will not move for the rest of the mission. This makes mission much easier to complete.
  • The interior of his house has some antique war memorabalia including a turret gun (non-interactive).
  • His surname is possibly a reference to the slang term "fur burger". This surname also suggests that he has German roots.
  • He has a poster of Candy Suxxx from Grand Theft Auto: Vice City in his room. The same poster can be found in various places in San Andreas.
  • If the player provokes him after having stolen at least three crates, he will shout "This one's for Kenny!". This implies that someone called Kenny, with whom he served, died in the war. This, however, might also be a South Park reference.

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