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Sarif Industries

Adam Jensen

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 "I never asked for this."

Voice: Elias Toufexis

The protagonist of the game. He's a former SWAT turned security specialist hired by Sarif Industries to handle any threats the company might face. He was an ordinary human until a surprise attack from unknown forces forced Sarif Industries to augment his body. The game revolves around Jensen's attempts to find answers to why Sarif was attacked and how Megan is connected to all of this.

Tropes:

  • Anti-Hero / The Hero: Depending on your playstyle, of course.
  • Badass
    • Badass Baritone
    • Badass Bandolier: In an unusual twist on this, the Typhoon Aug is basically a series of explosive ball bearing grenades that deploy from a bandolier built into his body.
    • Badass Beard
    • Badass Longcoat
    • Badass Transplant: Or, in this case, most of Adam's body is replaced with cyberaugs that allow him to perform some stunning feats of badassery.
    • Brought Down to Badass: Temporarily, in the Missing Link DLC, Adam's augs are totally disabled, leaving him little more than his wits and his ability to do a One-Hit Kill (or Stun) every thirty seconds. That said, it is still entirely possible to finish the whole DLC without reupgrading your augs once, or using any weapons or explosives, complete with an achievement for doing so.
    • Cool Shades: They're even mounted to his skull.
      • Interestingly, there is only one time in the game when he "retracts" them, When he unites with Megan, and even then only briefly.
    • Heartbroken Badass: He takes the death of Megan rather hard. There's even a hidden achievement for choosing to keep her bracelet instead of giving to her mother.
    • One-Man Army: You can become one gameplay wise. In universe, by the end of the Missing Link DLC, Belltower considers you one... and they are scared shitless even if you're doing a Pacifist Run.
      • One of the Sarif security guards will actually say this to Adam, jokingly stating that Adam's "one-man army routine" is going to put them all out of a job.
    • Submissive Badass: Adam takes orders from someone for the whole game. Admittedly, the man giving them is quite grateful and appreciative. Though Adam can subvert this in three of the ending choices.
  • Beard of Sorrow: More subtle than most examples, but Jensen's beard has grown out between the opening sequence and when he gets augmented.
  • Blue Eyes: Until his eyes are removed and replaced with cybernetic ones.
  • Book Dumb: He quickly glosses over any scientific word or phrase.
    • Although going to his flat, one can see that a lot of his reading material is quite heavy.
      • A bit of Fridge Brilliance, as is Deus Ex tradition; the miscellaneous books are all philosophical or conspiratorial, not scientific.
  • Chick Magnet: Played with. He does not seduce nor really attract any girl in the game. But it's being hinted that: Faridah Malik is getting interested by him over the course of the game; Mengyao was charmed by him so he could have access to her knowledge; Eliza Cassan admired the man. However, women are constantly complimenting him on his looks, such as his old partner and random women in the Hive.
    • Besides that though, he's really bad with women. He's been duped at least twice by femmes fatales and there is his horrible attempt to charm Malik. Smooth move, Jensen
    • He is a little more successful (and plays the trope somewhat straighter) with Lady Sutherland in the comics until Quincy kills her.
  • Combat Pragmatist
  • Corporate Samurai: Though his corporate loyalty depends on player-choice.
  • Cutscene Incompetence: Despite possessing a personal radar, Jensen gets caught by surprise by the huge, lumbering Barret, who isn't even disguising his loud, clanking footsteps. Later on, he is out-witted by Zhao while in her penthouse.
    • Some fans speculate that Zhao may have been using a CASIE Mod.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: The Mexicantown Incident.
  • Deadpan Snarker

 "You're right... A teacher would love having one of those things."

"I like everyone, Doctor Reed."

"Something something, death and taxes. Confucius."

  • Does Not Know His Own Strength: One of the trailers shows him trying to use his artificial arms, accidentally cracking a glass cup.
    • A stylized still of this is used as a loading screen background.
  • Expy: Of J.C. Denton. Guttural Growler who wears Sunglasses At Night investigating The Conspiracy. There's a reason for that. A damn good one...
  • Electronic Eyes: He has these, as shown in the trailers (even provides one of the page pictures). In game, however, they're always hidden behind his Cool Shades.
  • Emergency Transformation: His body can take it!
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Has an Anti-Hero one that starts above his left eyebrow and curves down across his cheek; presumably a holdover from when he got half his face shot off in the prologue.
  • Green Eyes: Blink and they'll be forever lost to the Cool Shades.
    • Although they're only green after his operation. Sarif apparently wasn't concerned with keeping Adam's eye colour the same.
  • Guile Hero: Once you have the CASIE augmentation equipped, you can manipulate almost every important character in the game to help you or make your job easier.
    • Technically, you can do it without the CASIE aug, it just makes it easier.
  • Guttural Growler: Though his voice is actually an octave or two higher than normal for this; he just sounds hoarse. It is notable that his voice is more normal in the intro, if quiet and soft, and only becomes more hoarse and guttural when he is augmented.
  • The Hero Dies: If you so choose.
  • Kleptomaniac Hero: Even though he's Sarif's head of security, it's entirely possible that you'll make him break into his co-workers' offices and swipe everything that isn't nailed down.
    • Lampshaded later on, when you get an e-mail asking you, as Sarif's head of security, to investigate a rash of petty thefts. Indeed, by the time you return to Detroit during the riots, paranoia is rampant among your colleagues - Adam has received several emails from different employees, each blaming someone else for the thefts you committed, each giving you the code to their suspect's office so you can have a look on their behalf.
  • Mysterious Past: According to the P.I. hired by Sarif, there were no traces of Adam Jensen before his fifth birthday. However, it seems he was taken from a genetics lab where he was experimented on as an infant. Ultimately, it turns out that his unique DNA and Megan's breakthroughs using it would allow for augmentation to be available to the masses without chemical dependency, which caused the conspirators to panic and attack Sarif to prevent that research from getting out. Furthermore, during The Missing Link DLC, you can learn that Megan's research into Adam's DNA indirectly allowed the Hyron project to become more effective at making Hyron Drones.
  • Not So Stoic: He shows much more emotion when talking than JC or Alex, in particular, during persuasion sequences.
    • Or when Faridah dies, especially if he sees her being executed.

  Adam: You Bastard! Faridah!

  • Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping: He normally has a "Hollywood Standard" accent, but he sometimes shows hints of a New York one, and occasionally hints of his VA's Canadian pronunciation creep in.
    • Fridge Brilliance / Truth in Television: As well as Jensen, more than a few of the Detroit-based characters (Pritchard and Malik most notably) exhibit an occasional Canadian leaning in their accents, which isn't heard so noticeably in the other hub cities. Detroit is within rock-throwing distance of Windsor, ON, and lots of locals' accents feature greater or lesser degrees of West/Central Canadian blended in with the Inland North background.
  • Rage Against the Reflection: He's smashed his bathroom mirror at least once, much to the annoyance of his landlord.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: His trenchcoat has a subtle floral print on the shoulders.
  • Relationship Voice Actor: The voice actors for Adam and Megan are married.
  • Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right: Refusing a direct order to shoot a fifteen-year-old criminal solely because the kid was augmented, and seeing the fallout after another officer did follow the order, is what caused him to quit SWAT.
  • Seeker Archetype
  • Sole Survivor: Of all the infants that were experimented on, Adam was the only one who survived.
  • Street Smart: Goes with being an ex-cop and chief security manager.
  • Tyke Bomb: Maybe. See Mysterious Past.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: In the beginning of The Missing Link DLC.
  • Warrior Therapist: Adam becomes this if you correctly handle the conversations with Wayne Haas, Isaias Sandoval, and Hugh Darrow.
    • He can even convince an extremely anti-Aug man to become augmented in order to survive a fatal wound without being crippled, as well as admit that Jensen has "a lot of heart, for a robot". Notable in that the man will choose to die rather than become augmented if Adam doesn't talk him out of it.
  • The Watchmaker: Evidence in his apartment shows that he has been practicing clock-making as physical therapy to build dexterity in his prosthetic hands.
  • We Can Rebuild Him: Lampshaded when he is explicitly compared to RoboCop.
  • Working with the Ex: Adam and Megan broke up not too long before the game began, but still act very close. It's not made all that obvious either, so you can easily think that the two are still together at the time of the attack.

Megan Reed

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  Voice: Michelle Boback

Adam's ex-girlfriend, and one of the senior scientists at Sarif Industries, who makes an important discovery regarding augmentation.

Tropes:

  • Ambiguously Evil: She does manipulate the other scientists at Omega Ranch, but she doesn't seem to be that fond of Darrow. And at the end of the game, she joins with Page, though that might've been out of necessity rather than ill intentions.
  • Death Faked for You: Unwillingly, at first.
  • Face Heel Turn: She joins Bob Page to help with nano-augmentation. Anything beyond that... Who knows.
  • Femme Fatale: Possibly. If anything is known for sure, she was using Adam behind his back. How much loyalty she has to Page and the Illuminati though is still unknown.
    • At the very least, it can be assumed that she got pretty friendly with the guy who brutally beat her ex-boyfriend nearly to death and then shot him in the head, if the way she greets "Jaron" when Adam enters her bedroom is any indication (then again, that could be Stockholm Syndrome talking).
  • Hot Scientist
  • Like Mother, Like Daughter: Her mother, Cassandra, is also a scientist who tends to bury herself in her work.
  • Never Found the Body: Although no one knows it at the time.
  • Relationship Voice Actor: The voice actors for Adam and Megan are married.
  • Stalker with a Test Tube: A possible variation- it's implied she's dating Adam in order to get his genetic material for her experiments.
  • Stuffed Into the Fridge: She is killed in the very first mission of the game. Subverted. Page had her "death" faked so she could work for him no strings attached.
  • Woman in White

David Sarif

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  Voice: Steve Shellen

He is the founder and CEO of Sarif Industries. He pushes augmentation so much that he gets upset if Adam does not buy a Praxis kit from a LIMB clinic as soon as possible.

Tropes:

  • Benevolent Boss: Offers good pay and great benefits, and genuinely cares about his people. On top of that, after Megan and her research team are supposedly killed in the assault on the lab, an e-mail is sent out to all employees stating that if any of them need to talk, his door is always open.
  • Evolutionary Levels: He believes that those who can naturally handle augmentations such as Adam/Patient X are superior.
  • Genre Savvy: He shows up in Panchea unaffected by the chip malfunction, meaning he decided against getting the new biochip that was created by by Tai Yong.
    • Also, at the beginning of the game, he sends Adam in first, before SWAT. The hacker was counting on SWAT's entrance to give him warning and cover his escape, as you find out if you get the intel from Zeke Sanders. Cue Jensen waltzing in and derailing the plan.
  • Honest Corporate Executive: He's more than willing to cut corners and bend rules to preserve Sarif Industries, makes some shady decisions and is less honest with Adam than he really should be, but he's also the only authority figure in the game who refuses to have anything to do with The Illuminati, and his ultimate goal really is to try to bring augmentation to the masses.
    • Amusingly, during the discussion Jensen has with him about the firewall hole, the 'corporate conflict resolution' approach (using "I" and "that makes me feel" statements instead of "you" statements, and generally trying to stay on task) will have a much greater success rate than berating him. If you play your cards right, he apologizes repeatedly and seems worried that he might have screwed up by the end.
  • I Own This Town: He is responsible for many of the changes in Detroit, and claims to control the retirement funds of the local police.
  • Pastimes Prove Personality: Sarif really likes baseball. He's got a ball in his office that he tends to toss around during conversations, and one of his televisions is always tuned to a Tigers game. (Given that he's the wealthiest man in Detroit, it's entirely possible that he owns the team.) This ties into his competitive sensibilities, but also acknowledges that he's sort of a kid at heart, with his fascination on augmentation and his desire to bring it to the masses. In a subtle but rather significant sign of trust, when Adam returns from Hengsha for the first time, David leaves his baseball on Adam's desk.
    • According to Word of God, Sarif's arm is augmented because he "had it removed to play better at the company baseball games."
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Relatively speaking. He's certainly not above playing dirty to get the job done, but he comes off as reasonable and laid-back, and surprisingly never turns on you. In fact, he doesn't even complain that much if you decide not to frame Taggart.
  • The People First: In Panchea you find David Sarif with a few survivors in a machine room barricading themselves against the berserk augs, and his first reaction on seeing you -- you, the multimillion-credit super-soldier killing machine that has been his loyal killbot all through the game so far -- is 'Adam! Oh thank God! I've got wounded here, we'll have to move them first'. Thus making him perhaps the only cyberpunk CEO in all of fiction whose first words wouldn't be 'Get me to the chopper now, first thing! ... oh, and them too, maybe later, if you have the time.'
    • Plus, it's mentioned several times by people like Athene that Sarif was trying to make a family-like vibe for his employees. Apparently they weren't lying.
  • Voice with an Internet Connection
  • Waistcoat of Style
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: Wants to make augmentation accessible for all of humanity, believing it to be the next step in evolution.

Francis "Frank" Pritchard

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  Voice: Andreas Apergis

Head of Sarif Industries' IT department. His computer skills make him a highly valued employee, but his adversarial attitude towards his coworkers hasn't won him many friends among them.

Tropes:

 "About time! What, did you get stuck in an airduct on the way here?"

"Jensen, I know your body's been going through a lot of changes lately, but you didn't become a woman. Stay out of the ladies' restroom."

"Want to know how? Oh wait! I forgot! Ex-cop!"

"Well, if it isn't Mahatma Ghandi himself, come to save us all with his life-preserving presence!"

  • Defrosting Ice King: Especially noticeable after Adam goes to Omega Ranch in Singapore.
  • Dueling Hackers: Nucl3arsnake/Frank Pritchard vs Windmill/Arie van Bruggen, though it seems that Frank is the better of the two. From the frustration that Windmill expresses in his e-mails, Frank was doing just fine keeping him at bay; it wasn't until Windmill discovered Sarif's backdoor access that he was able to get into Sarif Industries' system. In other words, Van Bruggen needed the computer security equivalent of leaving a bank vault completely open and unlocked to beat Pritchard.
  • Insufferable Genius: He thinks of himself as a genius, and it's his willingness to tell anyone and everyone about this fact that makes him insufferable.
  • Jerkass: He is most likely the sole reason there are no throwable objects in Sarif Industries.
    • Jerkass Has a Point: He's the one who is first to notice that a 24-hour global news network office like Picus should definitely not be empty.
      • And you really shouldn't be in the ladies' restroom.
    • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Sure, he's not the nicest guy around, but he's not actually a bad person. He does his job well, cares about Sarif Industries, and does come to genuinely care about Adam's welfare. He also sets up a security detail at Adam's request for someone Adam considers family -- and agrees to do it without telling Sarif.
  • Mission Control
  • Tsundere: Type A, to Jensen.

 Frank: Got it. And, Jensen-- don't get yourself killed. Okay?

Adam: Aw, Francis, I didn't know you cared.

Frank: Don't flatter yourself. I care about the security of this company. You getting yourself killed compromises that. So don't be stupid.

  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Adam. He's a jerk, but he's your best ally throughout the game.
    • And he's one of the two people who don't ever betray or lie to Adam.
  • Voice with an Internet Connection
  • Write Who You Know: The lead of his TV pitch is an obvious Author Avatar. Part of his grudge against Jensen probably stems from the fact that the Picus executives he's been repeatedly submitting scripts to think that a character more like Jensen would be a more compelling protagonist.
    • It's also an amusing parallel to a lot of Adam's actions, should the player decide to take a stealth, pacifist, and Guile Hero approach to the game.

  Picus Editor: They want a hero who's not afraid to get physical, rather than one who skulks in the shadows and ducks for cover behind intellicam. To be honest, the main character seems somewhat underhanded and obsequious.

Athene Margoulis

  Voice: Susan Glover

An old friend of David Sarif, as well as his Executive Assistant. She is fiercely loyal to him, having worked for Sarif Industries since its founding.

Faridah Malik

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  Voice: Paula Jean Hixson

The pilot of Sarif Industries VTOL aircraft. She flies Sarif, Adam, and other company personnel wherever they need to go, and provides Adam with overwatch on some of his missions. She lived in Heng Sha for a few years and has personal connections there.

Tropes:

Declan Faherty

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  Voice: Marcel Jeannin

A older scientist who works for Megan. Out of the surviving kidnapped scientists, he is the most loyal to Sarif Industries.

Tropes:

  • Cool Old Guy: Out of the original Sarif scientists, he's the most resistant to just rolling over and accepting the situation, though he doesn't go as far as Sevchenko did. He's also the only scientist who immediately recognizes Jensen and is happy to see him alive. Players will especially feel gratitude towards him if they find him after Nia. And he has a cool accent.
  • Death Faked for You: Unwillingly.
  • In Dublin's Fair City: Where he was born and raised.
  • Never Found the Body: Although no one knows it at the time.

Eric Koss

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  Voice: Alex Ivanovici

Another member of Megan's science team. He has an idea about what might be wrong with Faherty's work and suggests that a new cytometer will solve that problem... which will come with a free cappuccino maker. His loyalty is somewhere in between Nia and Declan; while he is far from happy to be at Omega Ranch, he lacks the backbone to truly rebel.

Tropes:

  • Death Faked for You: Unwillingly.
  • The Generic Guy: Other than his taste for coffee, he isn't given a whole lot of characterization. Somewhat subverted when he is found in Omega Ranch, where it's hinted that his jumpy nature stems from more than coffee.
  • Nervous Wreck: Very jittery and jumpy when Adam finds him, constantly cringing and glancing around. He obviously didn't adapt as well as Megan and Nia, nor did he manage to keep his cool like Declan. His profile at Omega Ranch notes that he has "personality issues", possibly indicating a mental illness, likely along the lines of anxiety..
  • Never Found the Body: Although no one knows it at the time.

Nia Colvin

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  Voice: Leni Parker

She is first seen berating a worker for dropping boxes that are worth more than his salary. She is the second-least-loyal scientist behind Megan, and adapted quite well to her new job at Omega Ranch.

Tropes:

  • Death Faked for You: Unwillingly.
  • Never Found the Body: Although no one knows it at the time.
  • Ungrateful Bitch: Once she recognizes Jensen, she immediately starts chewing him out for not having prevented the kidnapping...and then claims she actually likes where she is. Unfortunately, there's no option to leave her behind.
    • She justifies her attitude as living in fear and isolation for 6+ months. Once Adam explains that he's there to make sure she and the other scientists escape, she's more than willing to go along with his plan.
      • Actually, it's only after she finds out that Vasili is dead.

Vasili Sevchenko

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  Voice: Matt Holland

This Sarif Industries scientist is heavily involved with the Typhoon project. Out of all the kidnapped scientists, he was the most loyal to Sarif and was killed for it. He was able to make some progress on an escape plan before that, though.

Tropes:

  • Death Faked for You: Unwillingly. Unfortunately, it's no longer a fake death by the time Adam tracks down his GPL.
  • Defiant to the End: Though we never see the circumstances of his death, he did refuse to stop resisting them, even though he had to know the risks.
  • Never Found the Body: Although no one knows it at the time.
    • Adam later finds the body. Or what's left of it.
  • Russian Guy Suffers Most: Of the kidnapped scientists, he is the only one who is killed. His body is given to the Harvesters, and his cyberarm replaces Tong's old one, no less.

Tim Carella

  Voice: Matt Holland

A Sarif Industries lab tech who seeks out Adam's help with a personal problem: He's being blackmailed by a former Sarif employee into stealing neuropozyne from the labs, and hopes Adam will be kind enough to bail him out.

Brian Tindall

  Voice: Shawn Baichoo

A former Sarif Industries cyber-security tech who was fired after Pritchard caught him tampering with security footage showing Tim Carella stealing neuropozyne from the labs, so that Tindall could give it away to poor augmented people free of charge. He uses the footage he edited out of the recording to blackmail Carella into continuing the thefts even when he wants out.

  • Of course, his story of 'I gave it away to poor people' seems to take a hit when you find an email in Double-T's computer talking about Tindall supplying the Motor City Bangers with neuropozyne. He also tries to have Jensen kill/disable a couple of rival drug dealers.

The Tyrants

The Tyrants in general

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The Tyrants are a group of elite black ops augumented soldiers employed by the conspiracy in charge of furthering its aims by any means necessary. In the game, they are referred to as a special operations division of Belltower.

Tropes:

  • Five-Bad Band: In The Icarus Effect tie-in novel at least. Only Namir, Federova and Barret appear in the game proper.
  • Meaningful Name: They are named after the latin word "Tyrannus", meaning "One who takes control with their own actions".
  • Tall Poppy Syndrome: in Icarus Effect they are stated to serve the purpose of the titular effect where to maintain "Stability", society cuts down individuals who excel too far before the public is ready to accept radical advancement. In the Tyrants case, they either coerce, intimidate, or kill anyone involved in the spread and advancement of Augmentation, as augmentation itself presents a challenge to the power and rule of the Illuminati.

Lawrence Barrett

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  Voice: Al Goulem

Tropes:

Yelena Federova

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  Voice: Leni Parker

Tropes:

Jaron Namir

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  Voice: Michael Rudder

Tropes:

  • Animal Motifs: Serpent
  • Badass Israeli
  • Body Horror: He looks like a skinless human, and he hangs out in a gallery of moving statues of skinless humans who pose in such a way as to emphasize their muscles.
  • Dead Little Sister: Called Melina. Her name is the password to his personal computer.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: His reason for taking in the morally-conflicted Ben Saxon into the Tyrants during the events of Icarus Effect is to balance out the Complete Monsters that otherwise occupy the team. He ends up regretting his decision.
  • Evil Parents Want Good Kids: Unlike the other mercenaries he commands, Namir has a wife and two children, and the novel implies that he goes to great lengths to keep them in the dark about the nature of his work.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He openly admits this to Saxon in the novel after the latter discovers who the Tyrants really serve.
  • Not So Different: "Men like us? We never get back the things we love..."
  • Precision F-Strike: From the novel, after the Tyrants' operations in Geneva do not go according to plan - "This entire operation is turning into a clusterfuck!"

Scott Hardesty

Gunther Hermann

  • Call Forward / Mythology Gag: Two of them; his introduction in the novel has him drinking a can of orange soda, and he tells Saxon just before their second duel that "I believe I will enjoy this.", which is one of his combat taunts from the original Deus Ex.
  • Defeat Equals Friendship: Averted after Saxon defeats him in combat. His general manner of indifference doesn't change, but he relishes the opportunity for a rematch when it comes.
  • Determinator: Over the course of the novel, he gets one of his eyes shot out by a stungun, shot in the head, caught in a lorry crash into a lake, half-drowned and finally blown up. He survives it all.

Ben Saxon

One of the deutagonists of The Icarus Effect. A former SAS trooper and Belltower mercenary, Saxon is recruited into the Tyrants by Jaron Namir after his squad are killed in action due to compromised intelligence. Although initially loyal to Namir, Saxon eventually begins to question the Tyrants' true objectives and the masters they serve. With the help of the enigmatic Janus, Saxon uncovers that the Tyrants were responsible for the deaths of his squadmates, prompting him to switch sides.

Tropes:

  • Coitus Ensues: Between him and Federova. Even he doesn't understand why she does it.
  • Determinator: Towards the end of the novel, he takes a knife wound to the gut while killing Hardesty and still fights his way to the boat the Tyrants operate from, whereupon he takes even MORE punishment when Namir breaks his arm and beats the snot out of him, but he still manages to defeat Namir in combat.
  • A Father to His Men: Part of why he takes his unit's betrayal and his mens' deaths so hard.
  • Heel Realization: Naturally, this leads to his Heel Face Turn.
  • Mean Brit: Subverted - although he acts it towards Hardesty when he points out that Namir didn't recruit him for his personality, he remains cordial to the rest of his coworkers and undeniably loyal to his former squadmates.
  • Redemption Earns Life: His decisions to first spare and later save Anna Kelso when he has Namir at his mercy end up saving his life when she saves him from drowning via a rebreather implant in her chest.
  • Spanner in the Works: Subverted. For all of his efforts in ruining the Tyrants' operations, the Illuminati's plans are not altered in the slightest.

The Conspiracy

Hyron

   Voice: Michelle Boback and Holly O'Brien


Bob Page

Voice: Cliff Stephens

One of the few known returning characters from the original Deus Ex; he appears in the opening scene of the intro, although not by name. Also see his entry on the Characters page for the first game. He is currently the CEO of Versalife.

  • Big Bad: He leads the discussion in the game's intro, and sets his plans into motion at the end.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive
  • Manipulative Bastard: Implied in the original but wasn't shown as much. In this game and the Missing Link DLC, we get to see he's a master of this.
  • Role Reprisal: Even though it's been a good ten years since the first game, they went out of their way to get the guy who voiced him in the first game.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: Sure, he's the head of a malevolent conspiracy that is working toward making him a living God (even if he doesn't get that far until the first game)... but buy a new cytometer from Page Industries and get a free cappuccino maker!
    • Some of his emails have him insisting that people call him the more casual name Bob instead of Robert or Mr. Page, and he doesn't shy away from smile emoticons in his messages.

Joseph Manderley

This FEMA bureaucrat engages in close cooperation with the conspiracy to stifle investigations into the attacks on Sarif Industries.

Morgan Everett

He currently poses as the CEO of the Montreal branch of Picus.

Elizabeth DuClare

Works for the WHO and encourages people to accept the biochip upgrade.

Lucius DeBeers

He made an offer to David Sarif, presumably to bring him into The Conspiracy. Sarif refused.

Gary Savage

He appears in The Missing Link DLC and works for VersaLife, answering directly to Page. His current work is on the Hyron Project.

Belltower

Belltower in general

Belltower is an umbrella group of private military contractors who provide a maximum spectrum private military/security solution. The Conspiracy uses them as one of their many arms of enforcement. Their special operation forces are under command of the Tyrants (and Pieter Burke in The Missing Link) and were complicit in the kidnapping of Megan and her team.

Narhari Kahn

 Voice: Al Goulem

Commander of Belltower operations in Heng Sha and Zhao Yun Ru's direct subordinate. Seems to have little to no regard for collateral damage resulting from the carrying out of his tasks.

  • Butt Monkey: Not exactly, considering how capable he is, but players get four, count 'em, four chances to shoot/stab/punch him in the face. If they go non-lethal, they can lay him out all four times. Though considering he's the one who kills Malik, his survival odds are spectacularly low even for Pacifist players.
  • Scary Black Man: His standard armament is usually a heavy rifle, and he's armored to the teeth. While not exactly Axe Crazy, he's more than willing to kill anyone standing between him and his goal.
    • Actually, he is Axe Crazy; a conversation heard in Tai Yong Medical between two of his subordinates tells of an incident in the Hive when a girl looked at him the wrong way; he slammed both her and her boyfriend face-first into the bar.
  • Kick the Dog: During the raid on the Alice Garden Pods, the Belltower mercs execute everyone they run across on his orders, whether or not they put up a fight. He even caps one confused, screaming man himself. He's also the one who executes Malik if Jensen fails to save her.

Pieter Burke

  Voice: Frank Schorpion

Appearing in The Missing Link DLC as it's primary antagonist, Pieter Burke is the commander of Belltower's special ops group. He's currently positioned on Rifleman Bank Station, ostensibly an offshore oil rig owned by Belltower to incarcarate criminal dissidents. In reality, the people incarcarated at the station are just swiped off the streets indiscriminately for use in the Hyron Project, which Burke is in direct command of.

  • Bling Bling Bang: He owns a custom designed golden revolver.
  • Lack of Empathy
  • Pragmatic Villainy: When informed that some of the soldiers on base are raping the women prisoners, he orders a complete stop and promises to make examples of those who don't comply. He only does this because the raping might be one of the variables that makes said women incompatible with Hyron.
  • The Sociopath: EVEN MORE SO than any of The Tyrants combined.
  • Troll: He will mock many of the decisions you made throughout the DLC, especially if you don't get the "All of the Above" achievement.

Netanya Keitner

  Voice: Catherine Kidd

Also appearing in The Missing Link, Keitner is Burke's second in command and the director of operations at Rifleman Bank Station. She's really working with Interpol (or so she believes) to bring evidence of Belltower's corruption to light.

 Adam: So we were both pawns. Except she's dead, and I'm not. Where does that leave me in your grand design?

Quinn: We're all pawns in someone's grand design, Mr. Jensen. But that doesn't make Netanya's death any less tragic.

  • Fashionable Asymmetry: ZigZagged, her right arm is augmented and black in contrast to her natural left arm but she wears a black sleeve on her left arm that matches the augmentations. The sleeve makes it more subtle asymmetry but changes it to one bare arm and one sleeved one.
  • Good Cop, Bad Cop: While she's first shown beating the hell out of Adam, once she stops punching him, she displays something close to pity. Adam informs her that she can't play both the good cop and the bad cop. Actually, she can.
  • Internal Reformist: Somewhere along the way, Belltower was corrupted, and she's (allegedly) working with Interpol so that it can become a more honorable organization again after people like Burke are arrested for their crimes.
  • Mauve Shirt
  • Mother to Her Men: Implied. There is a very clear split in loyalties, with Keitner's soldiers being committed to her despite Burke's authority. She expresses displeasure if Adam knocks out her soldiers or kills them, despite the fact that she's doing what she believes is necessary to stop Burke's atrocities.
  • Sacrificial Lion: While she only appears in The Missing Link, and is not mentioned in the main game for obvious reasons, she's still a main character in the DLC and survives until very nearly the end.
  • Stuffed Into the Fridge: Also averted. She is killed because she's a threat and a "traitor"; despite Burke's misogyny, her death has nothing to do with her gender or anything to do with Adam personally, though Burke will taunt him about it later.
  • Unwitting Pawn: She thinks she's helping Interpol; that was just what Quinn told her to ensure her cooperation. She was actually assisting a shadow organization; likely the Juggernaut Collective, a global cyberterrorist group.

Detroit Police Department

Wayne Haas

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  Voice: Marcel Jeannin

He was Adam's former SWAT commander but is presently the desk jockey for a poor precinct of the Detroit Police Department.

  • The Atoner: He is looking for absolution for his role in inciting the Mexicantown Riots.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: The Mexicantown Incident.
  • My Greatest Failure: As if the whole Mexicantown Incident wasn't enough, others also make comments about the fact that he's a desk jockey. For example, Chet Wagner disparagingly comments on the idea of ending up like "Secretary Haas over there."

Jenny Alexander

  Voice: Lucinda Davis

A friend of Adam's from his first four years on the Detroit Police force. Currently working undercover as a prostitute just outside of Derelict Row.

Jack O'Malley

  Voice: Victor Young

  • Affably Evil: He can be persuaded to pay Adam part of the hitman's fee upfront, and even after he finds out that Adam has betrayed him, he's quite polite and understanding about it. Unless Adam refuses to take the bribe, in which case all bets are off.
  • Dirty Cop
  • Properly Paranoid: Jenny calls him paranoid; considering he's a Dirty Cop who's trying to start a gang war, it's hard to blame him for taking numerous and varied precautions. Of course...
  • Smug Snake

Chet Wagner

  Voice: James Rankin

  • Dirty Cop
  • Dirty Coward: One threat is all it takes. Granted, it's a pretty impressive threat, but still.
  • Fantastic Racism: Makes about one anti-Aug slur per sentence before Jensen either intimidates or blackmails him.
  • Jerkass: Even a station-wide e-mail sent out warning officers that anti-Aug/anti-Natural slurs will be met with harsh punishment still doesn't stop him from calling Adam things like 'chrome boy' and 'metalhead'.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Adam threatens to flat-out murder him in the middle of the police station. All Wagner would have had to do was hit the alarm, prompting every officer in the place to immediately run over and gun Jensen down. Instead, he folds like a bad poker hand.

Officer Nicholas

  Voice: Shawn Baichoo

Pro-Augs

Sir Hugh Darrow

  Voice: Arthur Holden

A billionaire and Nobel Prize winner who knows David Sarif personally. He was important to the development of augmentations as well. He is currently working on a project named "Panchaea," a massive hole in the ocean that is supposed to change global warming, and has other geoengineering projects planned. Picus tries to give somewhat favorable coverage of this project (presumably due to Picus having been founded by Hugh's father). Despite being considered the father of augmentation, he has come to believe that it will cause humanity's destruction, and is now working with the Illuminati to turn the world against it.

Tropes:

  • Big Bad: While he has competition for the role, Darrow ultimately comes closest to realizing his plans.
  • Creator Backlash: He's rather pissed and bitter his own invention can't do a thing for him, so he hijacks the Illuminati's plans and tweaks them so he can make sure the whole world gets to know just how much he's come to hate his own creation.
  • Evil Brit: Complete with a master plan involving massive projects and something akin to a superweapon.
  • Genius Cripple: He's missing an arm, has a leg brace, and walks with a vaguely sci-fi-looking cane. It's visually distinctive, but becomes even more so once you realize how much it sticks out in a world where medical augmentations exist. This becomes a plot point during his 'boss battle'.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: He displays some jealousy over the fact that he has a genetic disorder that keeps him from using augments himself.
  • Handicapped Badass: When confronting him in the Panchaea tower, take note of his cane. It is covered in blood, implying that this crippled old man beat at least one of the insane augs to death with a stick.
  • Hey, It's That Voice!: Is that Mr. Ratburn as the father of augmentation?
  • Hypocrite: Calling him on this is one of the ways to win the social battle with him, but only if you've destabilized him and called attention to his jealousy of augs.
  • I Did What I Had to Do: How he justifies his actions, naturally.
  • Knight Templar: He's prepared to cause the deaths of millions to eliminate augmentation.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Implied; he points directly to Hyron (which he helped create) as one of the reasons why augmentation is very, very bad.
    • He will say this, minus the God part, if you play the conversation with him right at the end of the game.
  • The Starscream: Darrow's Illuminati partners want to use augmentation as part of a worldwide Assimilation Plot using their new biochip to control the thoughts of everyone with an augmentation after the technology becomes universal. Darrow secretly opposes this plan, and his own scheme is to send a modified signal that turns every augmented person on the planet a murderous lunatic, in order to show the still-human population the dangers of augmentation in a way so widespread and massive that it cannot be covered up.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: Even Picus seems to like him, despite their obvious anti-augmentation bias. Turns out it's because he's in on The Conspiracy. The fact that his father founded Picus probably helps, too.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Based on his knowledge of the Illuminati's plans, Darrow sees his only two choices as either the mass murder of millions, or the eternal slavery of all humanity to the Illuminati. When confronting him it's possible for Adam to convince him humanity is capable of Taking A Third Option.

Mengyao

  Voice: Vicky Wong

One of Darrow's representatives, involved in the Panchaea project.

Dr. Vera Marcovic

  Voice: Leni Parker

She works at the L.I.M.B. clinic in Detroit. Unlike David Sarif, she believes that Adam should have more choice regarding the progress of his augmentations.

Zhao Yun Ru

  Voice: Jane Luk

The CEO of Tai Yong Medical, a Chinese bio-tech company seeking to become the world leader in the augumentation market and a direct competitor to Sarif Industries. She appears in one of the trailers informing Adam about "these men" who "control global interests on a whim." She turns out to be a major player in The Conspiracy, and tries to subvert its goals to her own ends.

Tropes:

  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: Her overall goal is to ruthlessly eliminate Tai Yong's competition and establish a monopoly on the augmentation market in order to ensure the universal distribution of the Illuminati's new mind-controlling biochip. She is even willing to merge with Hyron to do this, lacking any other ambition.
  • Distracted By The Feeling Up: She uses this technique on Adam.
  • Dangerously Genre Savvy: Relatively minor but when she attempts to use the killswitch on Jensen which either succeeds or fails depending on whether you had your biochip replaced, she only tries this when he's standing in front of Namir, who proceeds to grab him and throw him across the room.
  • Dragon Lady: She is commonly referred to as the Dragon Queen, her dress is a combination of traditional Chinese wear and neo-Renaissance frills, and she uses a bit of seduction on Adam.
  • Final Boss: Technically, Hyron is, but she is the final part of it that needs to be defeated.
    • Evil Is Not a Toy: At the end of the game, she merges with Hyron to try and assume direct control over the world's augmented population. As soon as she does, she finds out too late her biochip is incompatible with the system, and it quickly overwhelms her.
  • Large Ham: Listen to her when she's trying to convince Jensen she's not a bad girl.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: If you pay attention to her ranting in the final battle, she is pretty bent on making sure she can take control of the aug population to prove she can control Hyron even as it was trying to reject her, and even earlier she is hellbent on making sure she can dominate her competition. In both cases she or other people in the game blatantly tell you she hates losing and doesn't want to be a bit player at anything. It's also hinted her position in the Illuminati wasn't as important as she thought it was, so she wanted to make sure she always remained a critical part of it.


Anti-Augs

Zeke Sanders/Ezekiel Sandoval

  Voice: Danny Blanco Hall

Leader of the Purity First militant organization, best-known for leading an attack on Sarif Industries at their Milwaukee Junction manufacturing plant. He is also the brother of Bill Taggart's aide, Isaias Sandoval.

Tropes:

  • Enemy Mine: If you talk him into releasing the hostage and allow him to escape, he will give you the access codes for the FEMA camp in Highland Park in exchange later.
  • Eyepatch of Power: To replace the cybereye he had removed.
  • Gratuitous Spanish: Uses a lot of Spanish slang in conversation, and frequently swaps out English terms for Spanish ones in emails to his men.
  • I Gave My Word: When he says that he considers his debt to Adam repaid, he means it. He will not hesitate to kill Adam during Purity First's next big operation. This can be cut short if you're either Properly Paranoid or Genre Savvy and kill him right then and there after he gives you the codes.
  • Shell-Shocked Veteran: He was injured by an IED in Afghanistan, developing PTSD as a result, which probably contributed to his bad reaction to getting augmented.
  • Unwitting Pawn: His operation was used as a cover by the conspiracy to get their hacker into Sarif's manufacturing plant.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: He and Purity First are far more militant in their desire to end augmentation than Humanity Front. Of course, Humanity Front's leadership really wants to control augmentation technology rather than eliminate it outright.

William Taggart

  Voice: Bruce Dinsmore

The founder of Humanity Front and the leader of the anti-augmentation movement. It turns out he's a front for the Illuminati, who want to put limits on augmentation technology until they're prepared enough to be able to control it. Along with Hugh Darrow and David Sarif, he (and by extention the Illuminati) are one of the 3 major leaders you can side with in the game's ending.

Tropes:

  • Ancient Conspiracy: Cheerfully invoked. He observes that using the Illuminati name is a great way to get financiers to pony up.
  • Brainwashing for the Greater Good: Possibly. He has a rehab center in Utah, where people are apparently 'convinced' to get rid of their augmentations.
  • Break the Haughty: If you win the persuasion battle with him can result in this. Particularly sweet on account of the whole "in front of TV conference" aspect.
  • The Fundamentalist: The Humanity Front's anti-augmentation policy seems to be largely based around not 'playing God' or 'upsetting the way human beings are meant to be'. As it turns out, this is just a technique to rally the lowest common denominator; Taggart's actual concern about aug research is that it's accelerating too quickly for the Illuminati to consolidate control over it.
  • Hey, It's That Voice!: Apparently, Dave Read has become a anti-augmentation speaker.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: A variation in Icarus Effect; the Illuminati decide to have Taggart killed by one of their augmented assassins during an important UN event at Geneva, the idea being that he becomes a martyr and the Humanity Front gain momentum from it, leading the charge to regulate / ban augmentations. When the assassination fails, the Illuminati's plans continue without much alteration and Taggart remains loyal to them (probably because he knows defying them would not end well for him).

Isaias Sandoval

  Voice: Matt Holland

A former surgeon and currently Taggart's right-hand man. He is opposed to augmentation because of the effects he observed on his patients in the past.

Tropes:

  • Driven to Suicide: After Taggart's big press conference.
    • Can be averted if you say the right things, and finish him off by asking what his family would think of him.

Criminals

Derelict Row Ballers

Detroit's largest street gang, they are rabidly anti-augmentation and control an area surrounding an abandoned textile plant in downtown Detroit.

Motor City Bangers

Detroit's second-largest street gang. Not as large as the DRB, but they make up for it by embracing augmentations to make each individual member more formidable.

Harvesters

This vicious triad from Hengsha is so-named because they attack augmented people in order to steal their implants, which they then sell on the black market or install in themselves.

  • Body Horror: They rip the cybernetic parts out of you and sell them.
  • Scary Black Man: Their membership contains a high quantity of black men with American accents and deep voices, despite the fact that they are a gang based in a Chinese city.
    • Could be considered Truth in Television; many Asian crime syndicates will employ expat foreigners in low-level positions because institutional racism often prevents them from finding legitimate work. It's also possible that Hengsha, like Dubai in real life, was constructed largely by immigrant laborers, which would provide a large pool of expat foreigners for the Harvesters to draw from.

Tong Si Hung

  Voice: Dennis Akiyama

The owner of the popular Hengsha nightclub, The Hive, as well as the biggest crime lord in the city's underworld. Is later revealed to be the father of Tracer Tong from the original game.

 Jensen: Tong! How did you get this frequency?

Tong: Ancient Chinese secret.

  • King Incognito: Adam perceives him as this, but he insults Adam for not figuring it out during their first conversation. Adam can actually spot him as such if he has the social aug.
  • Papa Wolf: Don't mess with his son. He'll sic Jensen on you.
  • Red Right Hand: It's never explained where his horrible facial scarring came from, but it's a good bet it has something to do with why he also has a cyberarm.
  • Third Person Person: When talking to Adam at the bar, though he switches once his identity is revealed.
  • The Triads and the Tongs: He leads Hengsha's local triad gang, the Harvesters.

Bobby Bao

  Voice: Russell Yuen

The main bartender of the Hive, who also helps to run the shadier side of Tong's business.

  • Loan Shark: Bao runs a Shylock scam for the Harvesters, offering to give people augmentations for no money up front, then shaking them down for monthly payments afterwards.

Arie Van Bruggen

  Voice: Alex Ivanovici

The hacker who was puppeting the infiltrator during the second attack on Sarif Industries, he uses the screen-name "Windmill" and is also called the "Dutchman" even though his accent is more Caribbean[1].

  • Dirty Coward: When dealing with Adam, he is confident and suave. When Belltower comes to get him, his behavior suddenly degrades drastically.
    • To be fair, Belltower did just make a Dynamic Entry through the roof and shoot everyone in the building. All he asks is that Adam give him a weapon so he can defend himself as he makes his escape.
  • Dueling Hackers: Nucl3arsnake/Frank Pritchard vs Windmill/Arie van Bruggen, though it seems that Frank is the better of the two. From the frustration that Windmill expresses in his e-mails, Frank was doing just fine keeping him at bay; it wasn't until Windmill discovered Sarif's backdoor access that he was able to get into Sarif Industries' system. In other words, Van Bruggen needed the computer security equivalent of leaving a bank vault completely open and unlocked to beat Pritchard.
  • Misplaced Accent
  • Playful Hacker: "I am looking at your bank account, and... you know, Sarif really ought to pay you more..."
  • Straight Gay: "Sorry, man, you're not my type."
    • Bi the Way: Possibly, if an e-mail sent to the landlord of Alice Garden Pods can be believed.

 HIVE-MASTER@THEHIVE.HI.PRC[2]: make sure 301 gets whatever the fuck he wants. boys, girls, internet access, sodan noodles, or the fucking moon.

      • If you look at all the sticky notes plastered around the computer in his apartment, you'll find several with phone numbers and girls' names written on them.


Other

Brent Radford

  Voice: Al Goulem

An aged private investigator who used to be a detective. He was hired by David Sarif to do a background check on Adam Jensen.

  • Dying as Yourself: He'd rather die than become augmented, as he believes that augs have lost their humanity.
  • Fantastic Racism: Uses the harshest anti-Aug slurs heard in the game, calling Adam a 'robot' and telling Adam that he's not even human. He asks Adam what it was like to die, and whether Adam even has a soul, or if that was taken out of him when he was "built". He also refers to Adam's augmented body as a "metal corpse". Damn.
  • Guide Dang It: You can save him, but you need the CASIE upgrade to do it.
  • I Cannot Self-Terminate: He asks Adam to give him a lethal overdose of morphine to end his suffering. Adam can choose whether or not to oblige him.
  • Jerkass: To augmented people. Just look at what he says to Adam, even though Adam just took out the man who shot him, is perfectly civil to him, and, depending on player choices, trying to save his life.
    • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's more concerned about Michelle's welfare than his own, despite the fact that he's never met her; all he knows is that she's kind and that Adam owes her his life. Radford insists that Adam get to her before Adam's enemies do, and implores him to save her.
  • Pet the Dog: For all that he considers Adam to be inhuman, he still gives up all the information he can even as he's dying. Depending on the dialogue chosen, he may decide that Adam's "got a lot of heart, for a robot".

Cassandra Reed

  Voice: Susan Glover

Megan's mother, and dissatisfied with the investigation into her death.

  • Good Mother: If you check Megan's computer at the beginning of the game, there's an e-mail message from Cassandra expressing her concern and asking Megan to call her more often.
  • Hot Mom
  • Hot Scientist
  • Like Mother, Like Daughter: The same e-mail mentioned above also reveals that Cassandra is scientist, and she often buries herself in her work. She even uses the phrase verbatim.

Lee Hong

  Voice: Zen Shane Lim

The ex-boyfriend of one of Malik's deceased friends. He was the one who killed her, and Malik wants Adam's help proving it.

  • Accidental Murder: It was an accident! All he did was bash her head in with a heavy antique clock! How was he supposed to know that could be fatal?
  • Cluster F-Bomb: Not that he was particularly reserved beforehand, but hit all the right answers while accusing him of Evelyn's murder, and he will carpet bomb the area.
  • I Didn't Mean To Kill Her: He just wanted her to "shut her stupid mouth".
  • It's All About Me: He unintentionally murdered a woman who was pregnant with his child, and all that he was really concerned about afterward was how it could potentially ruin his life.
  • Jerkass
  • The Password Is Always Swordfish: His door code is pathetically easy to guess, presumably because anything more complicated would be too hard to remember.
  • Sympathetic Murderer: Tries to present himself this way. Fails miserably. Calling the pregnant girlfriend he killed a "dumb bitch" probably didn't help.
  • What an Idiot!: In-universe. Faridah outright states that he's not the sharpest knife in the drawer. For instance, he leaves the murder weapon just sort of lying around his apartment where anyone could break in and find it. Which is exactly what Adam does. Also, his door code? 1234.

Eliza Cassan

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 "This is Eliza Cassan, reporting to you live, from Picus."

Voice: Kim Bubbs

The global celebrity Picus TV Network newsreader, who tirelessly reads news at seemingly all times. She is actually an AI designed to manage information in order to shape public opinion, and uses holograms to project her presence.

  • AI Is a Crapshoot: She starts to develop a sense of morality as a result of watching Adam. However, unlike, say, Daedalus, she's got no ability to make decisions for herself and can't properly "rebel" other than sharing a little information with Adam.
  • Creepy Monotone: She's trying to help, but her commentary during the battle with Fedorova can have this effect.

 Eliza: She's coming, Adam. Run.

  • Emotionless Girl: Played with. She shows emotion in her newscasts, but it's "fabricated", as she is programmed to express whatever view (and accompanying emotion) that Picus instructs her to. She begins to subvert this the more she watches Adam, and becomes fond of him, expressing affection when he meets her and helping him as much as her programming allows.
  • Every Girl Is Cuter With Hair Decs: A bit hard to spot, but she has black beads in her hair.
  • Fridge Brilliance: The information Eliza gives Adam is largely limited to confirming things Adam already suspects or knows ('I initially jammed the GPL signals', 'Zhao Yun Ru is one of the Illuminati', and 'Jaron Namir led the attack on Sarif Industries') and telling Adam who to ask for find more information ('David Sarif knows why Sarif Industries was really attacked'). The one significant new data point she gives him ('Isaias Sandoval is the surgeon who removed the GPL implants') is something that she's very unlikely to have been ordered specifically to keep silent about, at least not when speaking to someone who already knows the truth about Dr. Reed and her team's survival. In other words, while Eliza's slowly developing a sense of morality her loyalty programming is still entirely in force; this is why she cannot help you any more than she has, because her orders only allow for very small loopholes.
  • Gothic Lolita: Her outfit resembles a cross between this and the neo-Renaissance look all the rage in this period.
  • Greek Chorus / Ms Exposition: Nearly every level has a couple televisions switched to Picus, where Eliza comments on the events of the plot, provides details on what's happening with the people Jensen meets, and occasionally provides some foreshadowing.
  • Green Eyes
  • Hard Light: Maybe. Her projected hologram certainly seems to be touching Adam, with her fingers shaping perfectly to where she places them just as a solid person's would, even when he moves.
  • Holographic AI Girl: She shows physical affection for Adam and uses a different tone of voice with him.
  • Meaningful Name: She is named after a computer program that was designed to handle natural language and chat with humans.
    • A program that despite its initial version using a fairly simplistic pattern matching algorithm to repeat what you say to it in the form of a question, managed to fool a bunch of people into having long conversations with it. Between this and Picus' Meaningful Name, it could be an allusion to Picus Viewers are Morons.
  • Mysterious Woman: Beautiful, intelligent, stylish, famous... and no one seems to know anything about her personal life.
  • Projected Woman
  • Robo Speak: When she's not on the air, she tends to drop her contractions and most of her tonality.
  • Shiny Midnight Black

Lady Katrina Sutherland

 "I'm game if you are, but equally, it might be nice to take a little break from murder and mayhem and maybe stop off somewhere for cocktails."

A heavily-augmented freelance mercenary from the six-issue comic run.

 Malik: What the hell, Jensen? You went in there looking for some uber-geek computer-genius like Pritchard and came out with Lara Croft?

Lazarus

  Voice: Harry Standjofski

This abrasive, foul-mouthed commentator tirelessly talks on his radio show at all times. He comments on practically everything, but mainly focuses on conspiracy theories and the politics surrounding augmentation. He starts out as fiercely anti-aug, but switches sides when he finds out the Illuminati are controlling the opposition movement.

Letitia

  Voice: Amanda Strawn

One of Adam's street informants back when he was a cop, this woman sifts through trash in order to find food. Her favorite drink is Maharaja Hot Devil beer. She is most-well-known for behaving like a very stereotypical black person.

Notes

  1. Of course, there are the islands of Curacao, Bonaire, and Aruba, all part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. And that's not even counting the possibility that he could hail from Suriname
  2. To: guestssupport@alicegardenpods.hi.prc
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