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** Everyone is dying from a mysterious plague, martial law has been declared everywhere while rampant terrorism occurs unabated. Warren Spector has described ''Deus Ex'' as a story set "[[JustBeforeTheEnd five minutes before the fall of human civilization]]."

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** Everyone is dying from a mysterious plague, martial law has been declared everywhere while rampant terrorism occurs unabated. Warren Spector Creator/WarrenSpector has described ''Deus Ex'' as a story set "[[JustBeforeTheEnd five minutes before the fall of human civilization]]."


** If there is an alarm button in the area, the most efficient way of dealing with early guards is to blow your cover. The guards will prioritize sounding the alarm over anything else, even if it implies turning their back on you, allowing for an [[TapOnTheHead instant knockout]] with a [[BackStab single swing]] of the melee weapon of your choice.

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** If there is an alarm button in the area, the most efficient way of dealing with early guards is to blow your cover. The guards will prioritize sounding the alarm over anything else, even if it implies turning their back on you, allowing for an [[TapOnTheHead instant knockout]] with a [[BackStab single swing]] swing of the melee weapon of your choice.choice [[BackStab on the back of their necks]].



* ArtisticLicenseChemistry: TNT crates are treated being as sensitive as nitroglycerin and they explode if you shoot them or toss them at a good distance.

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* ArtisticLicenseChemistry: TNT crates are treated being as sensitive as nitroglycerin and they explode if you shoot them or toss them at a good distance. TNT gained popularity for being much more stable and safer to handle than its nitroglycerin-based rival dynamite.


* CanonIdentifier: It begins with you giving your character a "real name", but for the sake of voice acting, characters call you by your alias "JC Denton". The prequel games abandon this in favour of giving the PlayerCharacter a fixed name.

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* CanonIdentifier: It begins with you giving your character a "real name", name" - the only game in the series to let you do this - but for the sake of voice acting, characters call you by your alias "JC Denton". The prequel games abandon this name you put in favour of giving the PlayerCharacter a fixed name.for it doesn't matter for much other than what some people will refer to you by in email messages.



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** 2050s Earth is not doing so hot. Coastal flooding is common (you can see what are probably seawalls around Liberty Island), grizzly bears are extinct, the East River in New York is stated to have been rendered nearly lifeless due to a chlorine spill, and a suicide clinic, built because of "dwindling resources" is mentioned in an email. An in-game ad for clinic reads like a cheery supermarket advertisement -- heavily implying that has transcended the garden variety doctor-assisted suicides to becoming an entire sub-industry unto its own. Squicky.

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** 2050s Earth is not doing so hot. Coastal flooding is common (you can see what are probably seawalls around Liberty Island), grizzly bears are extinct, the East River in New York is stated to have been rendered nearly lifeless due to a chlorine spill, and a suicide clinic, built because of "dwindling resources" resources", is mentioned in an email. An in-game ad for clinic reads like a cheery supermarket advertisement -- heavily implying that has transcended the garden variety doctor-assisted suicides to becoming an entire sub-industry unto its own. Squicky.



* GoombaStomp: The most bizarre method of killing Howard Strong. But can technically work on anyone. Including animals. (In fact, you'll probably end up accidentally killing several animals by stepping on them.)
* GotTheWholeWorldInMyHand: The Majestic 12 symbol is a hand menacing over Earth's globe.
** For extra symbolism points, the logo seen on their computers has the globe represented by the same projection used in the UN flag.

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* GoombaStomp: The most bizarre method of killing Howard Strong. But can technically work on anyone. Including animals. (In animals - in fact, you'll probably end up accidentally killing several animals by stepping on them.)
them, particularly rats.
* GotTheWholeWorldInMyHand: The Majestic 12 symbol is a hand menacing over Earth's globe.
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globe. For extra symbolism points, the logo seen on their computers has the globe represented by the same projection used in the UN flag.



* TheGreys (are real, but their existence as actual aliens is {{Jossed}} in universe.)
* GridInventory

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* TheGreys (are TheGreys: They're real, but though their existence as actual aliens is {{Jossed}} in universe.)
universe.
* GridInventoryGridInventory: A 5x6 grid. Items can be accessed directly from the inventory, or set to quick-access slots on JC's "toolbelt", which has nine free slots (the 1 through 9 keys) and a tenth (the 0 key) dedicated to the nano-key ring that holds every key you've collected.



* HealingFactor: One of the augments gives JC constant healing (implyingly from his nanites knitting his wounds from inside) when active, at the cost of Energy. See also CriticalExistenceFailure above.

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* HealingFactor: One of the augments gives JC constant healing (implyingly (implied to be from his nanites knitting his wounds from inside) when active, at the cost of Energy. See also CriticalExistenceFailure above.



* HopelessBossFight: Everything between [[spoiler:escaping Ton hotel after betraying UNATCO and meeting Gunther and his group at Battery Park]]. The moment you die you will be imprisoned for plot advancement. And you can't avoid death because [[spoiler:Gunther]] is immortal.

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* HopelessBossFight: Everything between [[spoiler:escaping Ton the 'Ton hotel after betraying UNATCO and meeting Gunther and his group at Battery Park]]. The moment you die you will be imprisoned for plot advancement. And you can't avoid death because [[spoiler:Gunther]] is immortal.



** It's not *entirely* hopeless though. It's possible to work on some side quests if you manage to survive the initial assault, before you finally die. None of those are too important, but there is a little extra XP potential for fighting it out to the end. And of course it also lets you [[TakingYouWithMe kill more of your attackers]], if you are the [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential vindictive type]].

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** It's not *entirely* ''entirely'' hopeless though. It's possible to work on some side quests if you manage to survive the initial assault, before you finally die. None of those are too important, but there is a little extra XP potential for fighting it out to the end. And of course it also lets you [[TakingYouWithMe kill more of your attackers]], if you are the [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential vindictive type]].



* HyperspaceArsenal: While large items are limited by the [[GridInventory Inventory grid system]], JC sure has a lot of space in that coat to store the maximum amount of ammo.

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* HyperspaceArsenal: While large items are limited by the [[GridInventory Inventory grid system]], GridInventory system, JC sure has a lot of space in that coat to store the maximum amount of ammo.



* ImprobableAimingSkills: you start the game barely able to hit the side of a barn, but as you gain skill in specific weapon classes, you gain accuracy with them. This would be perfectly OK, if it weren't that gaining skill also somehow causes the ''weapon itself'' to be more accurate. It becomes particularly ludicrous with shotguns; max out the rifle skills, and ''all'' the pellets from shotgun blasts will hit exactly in the centre of the crosshair, essentially giving you [[GameBreaker one-hit-kill sniper shotguns]].

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* ImprobableAimingSkills: you You start the game barely able to hit the side of a barn, but as you gain skill in specific weapon classes, you gain accuracy with them. This would be perfectly OK, if it weren't that gaining skill also somehow causes the ''weapon itself'' to be more accurate. It becomes particularly ludicrous with shotguns; max out the rifle skills, and ''all'' the pellets from shotgun blasts will hit exactly in the centre of the crosshair, essentially giving you [[GameBreaker one-hit-kill sniper shotguns]].



** More humorously Leo Golds [[http://images.wikia.com/deusex/en/images/f/fe/Leo_Mugshot.jpg file photo]] describes his hair as "None"... well there's some hair-like object perched upon his head.
* InsecurityCamera

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** More humorously Leo Golds Golds' [[http://images.wikia.com/deusex/en/images/f/fe/Leo_Mugshot.jpg file photo]] describes his hair as "None"... well there's some hair-like object perched upon his head.
* InsecurityCameraInsecurityCamera: Security cameras are exponentially bad at providing security, which can mostly be chalked up to the fact that nobody other than the player seems to actually man the terminals they feed to, since the only outward change between an active camera and one that's been bypassed with a multitool is that an active one will pan around its area to look for you - even once you find and break into a camera's terminal, it will still be sending its video feed if you bypassed it earlier. Worse is that even active ones that spot you require several ''seconds'' of beeping to themselves before actually sounding an alarm.



* InstantSedation: If you shoot someone in the face with a tranquilizer dart. It does, however, take several seconds to bring someone down, during which time they'll run around doing their level best to kill you and alert their buddies.

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* InstantSedation: If Only if you shoot someone in the face with a tranquilizer dart. It does, however, take takes several seconds to bring someone down, down otherwise, during which time they'll run around doing their level best to kill you and alert their buddies.


* Not-So-SubliminalSeduction: In the Hong Kong [=VersaLife=] offices, over the programmers' heads are message boards that continually flash one-word messages such as "OBEY", "TRUST", and "LOYALTY".

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* Not-So-SubliminalSeduction: SubliminalSeduction: Although "subliminal" probably isn't the word to use for it. In the Hong Kong [=VersaLife=] offices, over the programmers' heads are message boards that continually flash one-word messages such as "OBEY", "TRUST", and "LOYALTY".



* OnlyAFleshWound; JC and other characters. Even basic NSF mooks can ignore a headshot (from the Stealth Pistol), without any noticeable concussion, and can shrug off pepper spray in a few seconds, where it would be a game breaker in real life. They are wearing gas masks, though since they're coughing and are stunned [[RuleOfFun enough of it is clearly getting through to their lungs]]--

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* OnlyAFleshWound; OnlyAFleshWound: JC and other characters. Even basic NSF mooks can ignore a headshot (from [[LittleUselessGun the Stealth Pistol), Pistol]], at least), without any noticeable concussion, and can shrug off pepper spray in a few seconds, where it would be a game breaker in real life. They are wearing gas masks, though since they're coughing and are stunned [[RuleOfFun enough of it is clearly getting through to their lungs]]--lungs despite the masks]].



** Majestic 12 is not immune to this either. Just take a wild guess what the passcode is if you ever encounter a keypad in a [=MJ12=] compound and have to enter a code of 2 numbers. [[TooDumbtoLive Facepalm]]

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** Majestic 12 is not immune to this either. Just take a wild guess what the passcode is if you ever encounter a keypad in a [=MJ12=] compound and have to enter a code of 2 numbers. [[TooDumbtoLive Facepalm]]



* PunchPackingPistol: Among the most famous in gaming. It applies to both yourself and your enemies, especially on the harder difficulties, where an enemy can kill you in a single shot if you aren't lucky. Interestingly, the more trained mooks carry assault rifles, which are incapable of this, but the militia fighters carry pistols, which given the game's physics, arguably make them dangerous to the player.

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* PunchPackingPistol: Among the most famous in gaming. It applies to both yourself and your enemies, especially on the harder difficulties, where an enemy can kill you in a single shot if you aren't lucky. Interestingly, the more trained mooks carry assault rifles, which are incapable of this, but the militia fighters carry pistols, which given the game's physics, arguably make them more dangerous to the player.


* CanonIdentifier: It begins with you giving your character a "real name", but for the sake of voice acting, characters call you by your alias "JC Denton". The sequel puts the player in control of his brother Paul (who looks very similar). The prequel games abandon this in favour of giving the PlayerCharacter a fixed name.

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* CanonIdentifier: It begins with you giving your character a "real name", but for the sake of voice acting, characters call you by your alias "JC Denton". The sequel puts the player in control of his brother Paul (who looks very similar). The prequel games abandon this in favour of giving the PlayerCharacter a fixed name.



* CriticalExistenceFailure: Going around with 0 HP in every limb cripples you severely, but though you do bleed a lot, it never actually kills you. This is probably because of the nanomachines in your body keeping you alive to the fullest extent possible until you can replenish your health, by sealing your wounds and preventing infection and shock from setting in. Strangely, {{Non Player Character}}s have the same ability to a lesser degree...
* CueTheSun: Although the game is [[AlwaysNight Always Night]], during the last few levels you can see that the sun is starting to rise. Also ties in perfectly with Morgan Everett's end speech. See the "Badass Creed" entry above.

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* CriticalExistenceFailure: Going around with 0 HP in every limb cripples you severely, but though you do bleed a lot, it never actually kills you. This is probably because of the nanomachines in your body keeping you alive to the fullest extent possible until you can replenish your health, by sealing your wounds and preventing infection and shock from setting in. Strangely, {{Non Player Character}}s have the same ability to a lesser degree...
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* CueTheSun: Although the game is [[AlwaysNight Always Night]], AlwaysNight, during the last few levels you can see that the sun is starting to rise. Also ties in perfectly with Morgan Everett's end speech. See the "Badass Creed" entry above.


* ContemplateOurNavels: Seems to be a preferred passtime by pretty much everyone in the future. ''Everyone'' has complex, heavily researched and contemplated philosophies which guide their actions, and they're eager to share them-even if [[JustBetweenYouAndMe they plan to kill you afterward]]. [[TropesAreNotBad It's the key to the fanbase]].

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* ContemplateOurNavels: Seems to be a preferred passtime by pretty much everyone in the future. ''Everyone'' has complex, heavily researched and contemplated philosophies which guide their actions, and they're eager to share them-even if [[JustBetweenYouAndMe they plan to kill you afterward]]. [[TropesAreNotBad [[Administrivia/TropesAreTools It's the key to the fanbase]].


* AdultFear: The player has the option to read the emails of a cyborg government agent. In one email he expresses fears about new innovation's in cybernetics that will render him obsolete and useless thus forcing the government to fire him and leaving him without specialist care he requires to function.[[note]]Though Gunther's request for a "skul gun" makes it a little campier than it should have been.[[/note]]

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* AdultFear: The player has the option to read the emails of a cyborg government agent. In one email he expresses fears about new innovation's innovations in cybernetics that will render him obsolete and useless thus forcing the government to fire him and leaving him without specialist care he requires to function.[[note]]Though Gunther's request for a "skul gun" makes it a little campier than it should have been.[[/note]]

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* {{Spammer}}: In a bit of BlackComedy, if you check Paul's email you'll find a spam advertisement. The kicker is that it's advertising [[spoiler:[[WeWillHaveEuthanasiaInTheFuture a euthanasia]] [[CrapsackWorld clinic]]]].

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* TheWindowOrTheStairs: A literal example (though swapped). When the MIBs come to get Paul, he tells you to go out the window and take the fire escape; otherwise you'll have to fight off the MIBs and the rest of MJ12's goons as you get out of the apartment building. If you go out the window you end up facing a bunch of goons on your own, and Paul dies. If you stay, Paul fights with you, and since he's an essential NPC, he can't be killed. (Doug The Eagle's anti-walkthrough even suggests hiding in the closet and letting Paul clear out the building for you.)

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* HiddenInPlainSight: The NSF base in Battery park can be accessed right where JC first enters the level. Neither Anna or JC are aware of the secret entrance right next to them.

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* BrownNote: Saying the phrase [[spoiler: Laputan Machine]] to Gunther Hermann causes him to self destruct. However, the only way for you to learn this is to meet with Reyes at Paris where he claims he has an urgent message to tell you. And no, you [[NoFairCheating can't just look up the phrase and type it in]], you have to have the conversation with Reyes for saying it to even be an option in your dialogue tree.


* [[spoiler:DidNotDieThatWay]]: JC was told that his parents had died in a car crash. They were, of course, [[spoiler:put down for protesting the things that Bob Page was doing to young JC]].

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* [[spoiler:DidNotDieThatWay]]: JC DidNotDieThatWay: [[spoiler:JC was told that his parents had died in a car crash. They were, of course, [[spoiler:put put down for protesting the things that Bob Page was doing to young JC]].JC.]]



-->'''Informed Guard''': "Executive Order 10990. It lets us take over all modes of transportation."
-->'''New Guard''': "FEMA can do that?"
-->'''Informed Guard''': "If the President declares an emergency. Executive Order 10995. We can take over the media."
-->'''New Guard''': "All of it?"
-->'''Informed Guard''': "Any at all. Executive Order 10997. We can take command of natural resources."
-->'''New Guard''': "So it's all legal."
-->'''Informed Guard''': "The National Security Act also falls under our umbrella. And the Defense Production Act. If he plays his cards right, Walton Simons can pull off a bloodless coup."
-->'''New Guard''': "All the better. Then we don't have to fight."
-->'''Informed Guard''': "Exactly."

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-->'''Informed Guard''': "Executive Executive Order 10990. It lets us take over all modes of transportation."
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-->'''Allie:''' Lot a people say this city looks like Hell.
-->'''Jacob:''' Most people never been to Hell.
-->'''Allie:''' And I suppose you have?

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-->'''Allie:''' Lot a people say this city looks like Hell.
-->'''Jacob:'''
Hell.\\
'''Jacob:'''
Most people never been to Hell.
-->'''Allie:'''
Hell.\\
'''Allie:'''
And I suppose you have?


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* YouDidntSeeThat: Done rather darkly if you follow Walton Simons to witness his interrogation of some NSF prisoners, which ends with [[spoiler:him murdering said prisoners in cold blood]].
-->'''Walton:''' You saw nothing, Denton. Report to Manderley.

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* OverTheTopSecret: Within UNATCO's own fictional hierarchy of security clearances. The official system you are informed of early on follows the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hierarchy_of_angels Hierarchy of Angels]], with nine levels from "Angel" (lowest) to "Seraphim" (highest). Later on you hear there is a level above this, naturally titled "God".

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** The game gives you multiple opportunities to protect Gilbert and Sandra Renton in Hell's Kitchen. Do it wrong and one or both of them will die, or alternatively Sandra will run away from her father's hotel and wind up homeless and destitute. Do it right and you keep the two together, with Sandra sticking with her father until she can get back on her feet.

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* StopAndGo: In the Paris Streets, there's eight repeats of the combat music intro, followed by a stop. If combat is still active at that point, the second part of the music starts.

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