Eliopolis, a tough air force pilot and colonel, worked to transport goods and supplies to remote army and civilian outposts during the war. On one such trip, her plane exploded in the air and she parachuted to the zombie-infested swamplands below. She was the only survivor from her crew, and even though she was brave and capable, she was filled with fear. Luckily, her radio buzzed to life and a Skywatcher who called herself “Mets” said that she saw Eliopolis’ plane crash and would help guide her to a safe place from where she could picked up by a rescue plane. Eliopolis managed to make it out safe and credits Mets with saving her life. However, the narrator has read the psychiatrist’s report that says Mets doesn’t exist—Eliopolis’ radio had broken, and no one had found a Skywatcher named Mets. Eliopolis, however, insists that Mets wasn’t a figment of her imagination. Her interview suggests that she invented another person to help her through this extremely stressful time since she didn’t think she would be able to make it by herself. As a woman in a male-dominated field, Eliopolis felt additional pressure to prove herself, and the air force psychiatrist concluded that Mets was a sort of mother-figure to her.
Christina Eliopolis Character Timeline in World War Z
The timeline below shows where the character Christina Eliopolis appears in World War Z. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 5: Home Front USA
...Guard Base, Tennessee. Gavin Blaire takes the narrator to meet his squadron commander, Colonel Christina Eliopolis, who has a reputation for being very tough. She tells the narrator that she was... (full context)