The Fireflies are a militia group in The Last of Us TV show that wants to restore the US Government in an attempt to end the military oppression of the Quarantine Zones (QZs).
Their other main goal is to find a cure for the virus. They are made up of regular civilians and are led by a woman named Marlene.
Of course, to fully understand who the Fireflies are and where they’re based, you’ll first need to know exactly when and where The Last of Us TV show is set.
They first appeared after the remaining survivors were separated into Quarantine Zones all across the US after the initial outbreak.
When the people were placed under martial law by FEDRA (a military force made up of what remained of the US military), they began fighting back.
While they’re generally seen as a force for good, their methods are violent and often lead to significant casualties.
They did succeed in pushing FEDRA out of several QZs across the US. However, in many cases, the people then turned against the Fireflies and executed them.
When the show begins, the Fireflies have discovered why Ellie is immune to the virus. They then realize that she can be used to make a cure.
However, when they’re attacked, Marlene has no choice but to give Ellie to Joel. She asks him to deliver her to another group of Fireflies and thus begins their journey.
To learn more about the Fireflies and their plan, keep track of when each episode of The Last of Us TV show airs in your region.
Members of the Fireflies in The Last of Us TV Show
There are several key members of the Fireflies that are introduced in The Last of Us TV show. While not all of these are current members of the Fireflies, they were, at one point, a part of the organization.
Here is every member of the Fireflies seen in The Last of Us TV show:
- Marlene – Leader of the Fireflies.
- Tommy – Joel’s brother.
- Riley – Ellie’s friend.
Who Are FEDRA in The Last of Us TV Show?
FEDRA (also known as the Federal Disaster Response Agency) is a military organization made up of the remnants of the US military after the Cordyceps virus outbreak in 2003.
They overthrew the US Government and declared martial law, moving any uninfected survivors into large Quarantine Zones buried within major cities.
While they initially ruled somewhat peacefully, they quickly turned each QZ into a police state. Eventually, they began oppressing the people within and forcing them to work for very little in return.
The Fireflies were formed to revolt against FEDRA and, in some instances, managed to win. FEDRA was kicked out of major cities such as Seattle and Pittsburgh.