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But even weapons weren't enough to survive the wasteland, so Gas Town was born. It pumped black goo from the guts of the earth, thirsty oil horses pounding day and night and refineries brewed delicious guzzolene, fueling the road wars.

– Anonymous War Boy

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Gas Town is The Second Fortress of the Wasteland and appears in Mad Max: Fury Road, Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga, Mad Max comic books and non canonically in the Mad Max 2015 Game.

Description[]

Gas Town is a large structure built on flat plain area around an abandoned refinery south of The Citadel.

History[]

In Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga, after a failed attempt to seize The Citadel, Dementus and his Biker Horde decided to claim Gas Town instead. His front assault on The Citadel having been unsuccessful, Dementus devised a more cunning plan to take Gas Town. He and his men attacked a supply convoy headed into the town, succeeding in taking control of it. Some of his forces disguised themselves as Immortan Joe's War Boys, conning the residents of Gas Town into allowing the convoy through, after which they were able to take control of the gates and allow in the rest of their forces. Dementus then returned to Immortan Joe, revealing that he had rigged Gas Town with explosives and threatened to blow the town up if he was not allowed to take control of it. Immortan Joe gave in, but only after forcing Dementus to trade away both Furiosa and The Organic Mechanic. Ultimately, however, Dementus would grow unsatisfied with the lack of support he was receiving from The Citadel and launched The Forty-Day Wasteland War in an ultimately failed attempt to gain full control.

Gas Town is featured in the beginning of Mad Max: Fury Road; it serves as the town Imperator Furiosa was intended to visit before betraying Immortan Joe. An ally of The Citadel, Imperator Furiosa was sent by Immortan Joe, in her vehicle, the War Rig, to Gas Town. Furiosa's mission included off loading the War Rig's cargo, water, in exchange for the gasoline, ever abundant to those in charge of Gas Town. She had a small number of men with her, which further cements the allied nature that exists between The Citadel and Gas Town. A small group of Gas Town inhabitants then aid Immortan Joe as he attempts to retrieve his wives and catch Furiosa.

Inhabitants and lifestyle[]

Inhabitants of Gas Town wear masks to prevent them from inhaling fumes from burning derelicts. The big oil rig mentality caused the town to be mainly inhabited by men, not too many women, both of which had too much time on their hands. The fact that the town was on a big flat plain required for them to have some vantage point so they used 30-40ft high poles on cars, also for mounting other vehicles during road wars.[2] The town has a gladitorial arena called "Thunderdome Plus"[3] which is inspired by the original "Thunderdome", however, unlike the original where two fighters fight each other, Gas Town's Thunderdome has many fighters fighting against each other for the prize.

Trivia[]

  • Gas Town has a similar appearance and function to the Oil Refinery, (from Mad Max 2 location).
  • An alternative non-canonical version of Gas Town ran by Scabrous Scrotus is present in the 2015 Mad Max video game.

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