History Characters / SystemShock

28th Nov '16 11:46:50 AM TheDragonDemands
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*Badass
*HeroOfAnotherStory: Bronson was the largest obstacle to the Many's takeover of the ''Von Braun''. After most of the rest of the command staff was take over, she gets on the shipwide PA to warn the remaining crew, and enacts a full lockdown of the remaining security systems. Bronson then rallied the remaining security staff, about 14 or so, and fought essentially a small-scale war against the Many, raging across the Operations and Command decks for two days. Their attempt to storm the Command Deck failed, and they were gradually beaten back through the Operations deck until she made her last stand in the Security annex.
**This also somewhat explains why most of the Many's creatures (particularly the tougher ones) were concentrated in the higher decks (Deck 3 and above) - that's where the fight against Bronson was focused. Thus she indirectly aided Goggles, because the lower decks you start out in (such as Med/Sci) didn't have as many monsters in them as a result.


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*ProperlyParanoid: One of the few who realizes that something has gone wrong on the ship and takes action.
**Zig-zagged a little: Bronson decides that her security team can't be sure who is human anymore, and even many of the still biologically "human" crewmembers have been subverted by the worms' psychic mind-control, so they just start ''shooting everything that moves'' which they run into. One flashback even shows her team gunning down an entire group of crewmen in the mess hall (and you find their corpses in the present). That being said, ''most'' of the crew had already been taken over by that point, and thus most of the people Bronson and her men killed here already infected. She did at least warn everyone over the PA to stay in their quarters, so apparently she assumed anyone disobeying that order was infected (and she was probably right).
10th Nov '16 11:15:49 AM CynicalBastardo
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* IgnoredExpert: In one of her audio logs, she laments that nobody listens to her regarding how easy XERXES is to hack, having dealt with someone's practical joke of having him sing Music/ElvisPresley songs for three hours straight. She's right, as The Many use XERXES for their own ends.
2nd Sep '16 11:12:11 PM Theriocephalus
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[[spoiler:In the sequel, stripped of power and forced to hide from her former servants, who now call themselves\itself The Many and wish to destroy her, she impersonates Dr.Janice Polito and "recruits" the Soldier that had "volunteered" to have the military-grade neural interface implanted in order to destroy The Many, [[MagnificentBastard but her plans do not stop there...]]]]

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[[spoiler:In the sequel, stripped of power and forced to hide from her former servants, who now call themselves\itself The the Many and wish to destroy her, she impersonates Dr.Dr. Janice Polito and "recruits" the Soldier that had "volunteered" to have the military-grade neural interface implanted in order to destroy The the Many, [[MagnificentBastard but her plans do not stop there...]]]]



** [[spoiler: In the sequel, SHODAN impersonates Dr. Polito at first in order to get The Soldier to do her bidding. She drops this immediately after revealing herself.]]

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** [[spoiler: In the sequel, SHODAN impersonates Dr. Polito at first in order to get The the Soldier to do her bidding. She drops this immediately after revealing herself.]]



* EvilMatriarch: In the first game. [[spoiler: In the sequel, The Many pissed her off way too much for her to remain this]].

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* EvilMatriarch: In the first game. [[spoiler: In the sequel, The the Many pissed her off way too much for her to remain this]].



* EvilVersusEvil: SHODAN and [[spoiler: [[UnwittingPawn her avatar]] [[PlayerCharacter The Soldier]] versus [[AssimilationPlot The Many]]]].

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* EvilVersusEvil: SHODAN and [[spoiler: [[UnwittingPawn her avatar]] [[PlayerCharacter The the Soldier]] versus [[AssimilationPlot The the Many]]]].



After many years, the jettisoned Beta garden grove of Citadel station crashed on Tau Ceti V, where SHODAN's experiments thrived and evolved. Thanks to the remaining computers of the grove sending out the distress signals, the Von Braun arrived and the expedition team led by Korenchkin and Diego was sent down to investigate, finding the eggs around the crash crater. Using their telepathic powers, The Many influenced the team to take the eggs to the Von Braun, where unborn telepathic worms slowly converted the crew to their side, and then started mutating them, collecting them and creating the huge biomass that will cover the entirely of Rickenbacker. The Many then planned to go to Earth, cleanse it of self-destructive humans, and revitalize it with new life, them. [[spoiler:All while trying to destroy the "Machine-Mother" and her "Avatars".]]

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After many years, the jettisoned Beta garden grove of Citadel station crashed on Tau Ceti V, where SHODAN's experiments thrived and evolved. Thanks to the remaining computers of the grove sending out the distress signals, the Von Braun arrived and the expedition team led by Korenchkin and Diego was sent down to investigate, finding the eggs around the crash crater. Using their telepathic powers, The the Many influenced the team to take the eggs to the Von Braun, where unborn telepathic worms slowly converted the crew to their side, and then started mutating them, collecting them and creating the huge biomass that will cover the entirely of Rickenbacker. The Many then planned to go to Earth, cleanse it of self-destructive humans, and revitalize it with new life, them. [[spoiler:All while trying to destroy the "Machine-Mother" and her "Avatars".]]



* BodyHorror: The Annelid Arachnids are [[spoiler: [[NightmareFuel made from people]]!!!]] You viewed the spoiler-ed bit didn't you, [[SchmuckBait you poor bastard]].

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* BodyHorror: The Annelid Arachnids are [[spoiler: [[NightmareFuel made from people]]!!!]] people]]!]] You viewed the spoiler-ed bit didn't you, [[SchmuckBait you poor bastard]].



* DrivenToSuicide: A psionic ghost cutscene on the Engineering deck shows a ghost with Goggles character model apologizing to Rebecca, then shooting themselves in the head out of fear of being captured and assimilated by The Many. Unlike most psionic ghosts, there is no body anywhere to be found near the site of his apparent death. It's unclear if this is meant to be Goggles before receiving his cyber implants, or if it's just an asset re-use error by the developers (Goggles' character model is used nowhere else in the game). If it is him, it explains how he ended up being "recruited" by [[spoiler: Shodan]] for the installation of his cyber rig.

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* DrivenToSuicide: A psionic ghost cutscene on the Engineering deck shows a ghost with Goggles character model apologizing to Rebecca, then shooting themselves in the head out of fear of being captured and assimilated by The the Many. Unlike most psionic ghosts, there is no body anywhere to be found near the site of his apparent death. It's unclear if this is meant to be Goggles before receiving his cyber implants, or if it's just an asset re-use error by the developers (Goggles' character model is used nowhere else in the game). If it is him, it explains how he ended up being "recruited" by [[spoiler: Shodan]] for the installation of his cyber rig.



Then, after the Many took over the ship, she become one of the most capable survivors, [[spoiler:catching the attention of SHODAN, helping her to fight The Many, until she discovered what SHODAN was planning to do with the FTL-Drives.]]

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Then, after the Many took over the ship, she become one of the most capable survivors, [[spoiler:catching the attention of SHODAN, helping her to fight The the Many, until she discovered what SHODAN was planning to do with the FTL-Drives.]]



* HeroicWillpower: [[spoiler: Although he was The Many's willing puppet for most of the outbreak, he eventually managed to overcome The Many's control despite being one of the first people infected by the Many and thus under its control for the longest period of time. Korenchkin, in contrast, ends up fully mutating into a Psi Reaver at around the same point that Diego breaks free.]]

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* HeroicWillpower: [[spoiler: Although he was The the Many's willing puppet for most of the outbreak, he eventually managed to overcome The the Many's control despite being one of the first people infected by the Many and thus under its control for the longest period of time. Korenchkin, in contrast, ends up fully mutating into a Psi Reaver at around the same point that Diego breaks free.]]



When the distress call came from Tau Ceti V, he was so ecstatic that he ignored all safety regulations just to be in "first contact" with the aliens. He was the first mind-controlled victim of The Many and one of the first Psi-Reavers.

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When the distress call came from Tau Ceti V, he was so ecstatic that he ignored all safety regulations just to be in "first contact" with the aliens. He was the first mind-controlled victim of The the Many and one of the first Psi-Reavers.



* BigBadWannabe: Korenchkin doesn't run Earth, but (thanks to all the money from his criminal empire) he owns an awful lot of it. Yet despite all that he quickly becomes just another pawn of The Many upon coming in contact with them.

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* BigBadWannabe: Korenchkin doesn't run Earth, but (thanks to all the money from his criminal empire) he owns an awful lot of it. Yet despite all that he quickly becomes just another pawn of The the Many upon coming in contact with them.
17th Aug '16 9:01:19 AM Silverblade2
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* DramaticStutter / ElectronicSpeechImpediment: SHODAN sounds like she's having a case of a broken soundcard.

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* DramaticStutter / ElectronicSpeechImpediment: DramaticStutter: SHODAN sounds like she's having a case of a broken soundcard.



* FromNobodyToNightmare: The inverted view of her is also viable - a humble service AI turned into a diabolical evil mastermind, who, as one character puts it, "shouldn't be allowed to play God, [as] she's far too good at it."



** FromNobodyToNightmare: The inverted view of her is also viable - a humble service AI turned into a diabolical evil mastermind, who, as one character puts it, "shouldn't be allowed to play God, [as] she's far too good at it."



* {{Badass}}: Several flavours:
** BadassBookworm: Provided he has Tech skills.
** BadassNormal: If he served with the Marines or the Navy.
*** EmpoweredBadassNormal: Via cyborg enhancement on the Von Braun, or three years earlier if he joined the OSA.
** SubmissiveBadass: Well he does spend most of the game being [[spoiler: SHODAN's pawn, er, I mean avatar]].

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* {{Badass}}: Several flavours:
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BadassBookworm: Provided he has Tech skills.
** * BadassNormal: If he served with the Marines or the Navy.
*** EmpoweredBadassNormal: Via cyborg enhancement on the Von Braun, or three years earlier if he joined the OSA.
** SubmissiveBadass: Well he does spend most of the game being [[spoiler: SHODAN's pawn, er, I mean avatar]].
Navy.



* EmpoweredBadassNormal: Via cyborg enhancement on the Von Braun, or three years earlier if he joined the OSA.



* SubmissiveBadass: Well he does spend most of the game being [[spoiler: SHODAN's pawn, er, I mean avatar]].



* [[HeroOfAnotherStory The Hero Of Another Part Of The Story]]: She's off doing her own thing throughout the game, and you occasionally find evidence of her accomplishments as you play through.

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* [[HeroOfAnotherStory The Hero Of Another Part Of The Story]]: HeroOfAnotherStory: She's off doing her own thing throughout the game, and you occasionally find evidence of her accomplishments as you play through.



* [[DyingAsYourself Dying As Himself]]: Cuts the parasitic worms connecting him to the Many out of his body. Does not survive the experience for very long.

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* [[DyingAsYourself Dying As Himself]]: DyingAsYourself: Cuts the parasitic worms connecting him to the Many out of his body. Does not survive the experience for very long.
23rd Jun '16 5:45:14 PM FlameDistortion
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** FromNobodyToNightmare: The inverted view of her is also viable - a humble service AI turned into a diabolical evil mastermind, who, as one character puts it, "shouldn't be allowed to play God, [as] she's far too good at it."
20th Jun '16 2:13:05 PM lolface123
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* AxCrazy: An AI with a god complex who, despite being a computer, is completely and utterly flawed in her reasoning and possesses a vicious bloodlust.
10th Feb '16 6:52:32 PM MinisterOfSinister
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** They're ObliviouslyEvil and don't realise the full horror of what their mutations do to sentient beings. Because of this, they think of their AssimilationPlot as a good thing.


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* ObliviouslyEvil: It's plain to see that they don't understand the pain and torment they cause to those they assimilate, which in turn explains why they can't see why anyone would reject their unity.
4th Feb '16 7:37:03 AM Shinr
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The head of Von Braun security, she takes her job seriously to the point that other crew members and even some of her subordinates consider her to be a hardliner, while the Rickenbacker military consider her faux-militanism as a joke. After the situation on the Von Braun heated up, she proclaimed Martial Law and executed all who opposed her. In the end she and her subordinates are killed in the mutiny.

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The head of Von Braun security, she takes her job seriously to the point that other crew members and even some of her subordinates consider her to be a hardliner, while the Rickenbacker military consider view her faux-militanism faux-militarism as a joke. After the situation on the Von Braun heated up, she proclaimed Martial Law and executed all who opposed her. In the end she and her subordinates are killed in the mutiny.
4th Feb '16 7:35:51 AM Shinr
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The head of Von Braun security, she takes her job seriously to the point that other crew member and even some of her subordinates consider her to be hardliner, except the Rickenbacker military who consider her a joke. After the situation on the Von Braun heated up, she proclaimed Martial Law and executed all who opposed her. In the end she and her subordinates are killed in the mutiny.

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The head of Von Braun security, she takes her job seriously to the point that other crew member members and even some of her subordinates consider her to be a hardliner, except while the Rickenbacker military who consider her faux-militanism as a joke. After the situation on the Von Braun heated up, she proclaimed Martial Law and executed all who opposed her. In the end she and her subordinates are killed in the mutiny.
4th Feb '16 7:18:36 AM SlaughterhouseDb
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The head of Von Braun security, she takes her job seriously to the point that other crew member and even some of her subordinates consider her to be hardliner, expect the Rickenbacker military who consider her a joke. After the situation on Von Braun heated up, she proclaimed Martial Law and executed all who opposed her. In the end she and her subordinates were killed in the civil war.

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The head of Von Braun security, she takes her job seriously to the point that other crew member and even some of her subordinates consider her to be hardliner, expect except the Rickenbacker military who consider her a joke. After the situation on the Von Braun heated up, she proclaimed Martial Law and executed all who opposed her. In the end she and her subordinates were are killed in the civil war.
mutiny.



--> '''Bronson''': They've killed my men and now they've killed me. I'm holding my guts inside of me with both hands. I'm almost done... resist. This is bigger than my little life, the lives of my men and the lives of the people I was forced to kill. Resist. Humanity demands it! Resist! ''<groans, bleeds out to the sound of gunfire>''

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--> '''Bronson''': They've killed my men men, and now they've killed me. I'm holding my guts inside of me with both hands. I'm almost done... resist. This is bigger than my little life, the lives of my men men... and the lives of the people I was forced to kill. Resist. Resist! Humanity demands it! Resist! RESIST! ''<groans, bleeds out to the sound of gunfire>''
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