Mr. Mercedes Symbols & Objects

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Mercedes-Benz

This car, owned by Olivia, is a symbol of the City Center Massacre. Brady stole this car and drove it into the crowd of people waiting to apply for jobs at the City Center. Eight people died and more were maimed because of Brady’s actions. Later, despite its use as a murder weapon, Holly drives the car and even has it painted baby blue. Holly says she chose blue because that is the color of forgiveness.

A .38 Smith and Wesson M and P Revolver

The revolver that belonged to Bill Hodges’ father is a symbol of Hodges’ depression when he is first retired. When Brady spies on Hodges during his rounds as the ice cream man, he recognizes that Brady is contemplating suicide. When Brady contacts Hodges in a letter and gives Hodges hope he might be able catch the Mercedes Killer after all, Hodges...

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