Characters from Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. For characters who originated in previous games in the series, check the following pages:
Task Force 29
An antiterrorist group formed by Interpol after an increasing amount of Aug related terrorist attacks worldwide. Adam joined them in the two years following the Aug Incident.
- Ambiguously Evil: Adam believes the Illuminati controls Task Force 29 but the majority of them are only interested in solving terrorist cases. Both are true.
- Captain Ersatz: Task Force 29 is UNATCO in all but name. Which is appropriate since the latter will be formed in a few years.
- Cowboy Cop: Task Force members don't mind breaking a few laws or noses of Prague police officers as long as it means they get their job done.
- Elites Are More Glamorous: Nearly all of the Task Force field agents previously served in elite military and/or police units. Macready was in the British Army's Special Reconnaissance Regiment, Chikane was a pilot in the South African Air Force, Miller was in the Australian Special Air Service Regiment, and, of course, Jensen was on the SWAT team for the Detroit Police Department and head of Sarif security.
- Five-Man Band:
- The Leader — Adam Jensen, the protagonist and the driving force behind the story.
- Team Chef — Jim Miller, Director of the Central European Division and Adam's boss.
- The Lancer — Elias Chikane, non-action pilot with distrusts of augmented. He is as useful as he is unpleasant, and often makes jokes at Adam's expense. Also turns out to be working for the Illuminati
- The Big Guy — Duncan Macready, the longest-serving member behind Miller and one of its top agents who is in charge of armed operations. He is a former SAS operative and during Dubai and London missions puts his skills to good use.
- The Smart Guy — Smiley, the senior member of Task Force 29's forensics division. Peter Chang, the resident tech guy and former hacker is a secondary example.
- The Chick — Aria Argento, by virtue of being the only female augmented agent and Nice Girl, who was pulled from a field work due to losing an arm, and also needing a higher intake of Neuropozyne than a normal person.
- Team Mom — Doctor Delara Auzenne, the in-house psychiatrist who provides the whole team with emotional and moral support, comfort and guidance. She is the warmest and most nurturing one of the group. Later revealed to be the Sixth Ranger Traitor because she's secretly working for the Illuminati.
- Interpol Special Agent: What all of the members are, technically, but they're actually a lot more powerful and well-armed than usual.
- The Mole: There's a mole in Task Force 29 that they're very worried about. Jensen himself is a mole for the Juggernaut Collective, while Chikane and Dr. Auzenne are moles for the Illuminati.
- Multinational Team: The members of the task force are mostly composed of people from former Commonwealth countries.
- "I once thought I could save the world. Now look at it."Voice: Elias Toufexis (English)note
The former chief of security at Sarif Industries. Adam is now working for Task Force 29. For tropes relating to Adam in Human Revolution, see this page.
- The Alcoholic: Seems his alcohol addiction hasn't slipped over the years. You can find several bottles around his apartment, there is an optional scene of him having a drink in his apartment during the game, another scene has him reacting in aggravation that his whiskey bottle is empty; and in true Deus Ex form, alcoholic drinks in-game can serve as healing items for Jensen.
- Ambiguous Situation: May or may not be the same Adam as in HR. He was in a coma for a year, the Versalife vault includes a frozen, augless and liveless Adam in a container, and the game establishes that technology that allows transferring memories exists in the setting.note With Delara's declaration that Adam's memories are in line with the Illuminati's expectations, it's speculated that Adam died at Panchaea, was cloned, had his augs and memories (and some extra ones) moved to a new body, and that the new Adam is a Manchurian Agent.
- Arm Cannon: Adam now has a P.E.P.S. gun in his left arm. It starts off as dormant and is one of the "unstable" augs. His Nanoblades can now also be launched and regenerated.
- The Atoner: His actions in the game are a result of him not being able to set things right in Human Revolution.
- Becoming the Mask: Adam joined Task Force 29 to find out about the Illuminati. He ends up devoting himself as much to solving terrorism cases as spying. This fits given Adam was a former cop and always was more comfortable with it than civilian or spy work.
- Bag of Spilling: Subverted and downplayed. While most of Adam's augmentations malfunction after he is wounded in an terrorist attack in Prague, there's still a few that continue functioning. Though fixing the haywire aug systems involves a factory reset, the player is given nine Praxis kits, plus any Praxis earned beforehand, to spend and given a chance to create a somewhat similar build to what they had in Human Revolution.
- Played straight in the Desperate Measures and System Rift DLC, both of which take place during the course of the main storyline - Jensen's augmentations and inventory do not carry over, though as in the base game, the player is given a handful of Praxis points so as to not start completely emptyhanded.
- Justified in A Criminal Past, as Jensen is implanted with a suppression chip by the prison he's infiltrating, shutting down all of his augmentations.
- Chick Magnet: Even more so than in Human Revolution. Multiple women hit on him throughout the game, though he never really returns any of it.
- Even the Guys Want Him: He also gets hit on by some of the male prostitutes in the Red Light District.
- Double Reverse Quadruple Agent: Adam is an Interpol Special Agent while simultaneously working as the Juggernaut Collective's mole within Interpol's Task Force 29 and it's strongly hinted that he may be a Manchurian Agent for the Illuminati. Can be taken to extremes if the player opts to complete all possible side missions. For example:
- Shortly after stealing evidence from a Prague Police crime scene and freeing a prisoner from their custody, Jensen can find himself assisting them in a murder investigation.
- While in the midst of performing a "favor" for a Dvali crime boss, Jensen can be tasked with investigating a Dvali smuggling operation in the hopes of locating a missing undercover agent.
- When asked to stop an underground news organization from blowing TF 29's cover, Jensen can decide the best way to do so is to work with them and give them something else to publish instead.
- Easily Forgiven: When David Sarif calls him, he seems to hold no hard feelings over the revelations learned at the end of Human Revolution. Not so much with Megan Reed, though; he's much more dismissive about her when talking with Sarif, and during the Mysterious Augs sidequest, when Sarif recalls a moment when she rejected a potential job candidate for a lack of ethics, Adam is quick to point out how incredibly hypocritical that was of Megan considering what she did to him.
- Flash Step: The Icarus Dash augment lets him perform a near-instantaneous forward dash that can be used to climb up ledges and will knock out most enemies.
- Instant Armor: The new Titan Shield augmentation rapidly coats him in a layer of magnetorheological fluid when activated, granting him invulnerability to bullets and explosives as long as he has the energy to maintain it.
- Interpol Special Agent: Adam's new occupation.
- The Mole: He doesn't entirely trust Task Force 29, knowing that it's deeply connected with the conspiracy and is working with The Juggernaut Collective to uncover the truth behind what's really going on in the Task Force.
- Mr. Fanservice: With the graphical improvements that come with the new engine came new ways to make his status as this even more blatant than before, from an almost excessively-detailed torso during his lengthy Shirtless Scene in the beginning of the game, to rare instances of his highly expressive eyes shown off with frequent closeups.
- No-Sell: The genetic quirk that makes his body inherently aug-tolerant without Neuropozyne drugs also makes him immune to Orchid's effects.
- One-Man Army: He can be this depending on your play style.
- OOC Is Serious Business: If something moves him to retract his shades, something's really stirred him. One such instance is when he discovers the real Eliza Cassan AI entity is still alive.
- Power Nullifier: The suppression chip (aka "The Choke") Jensen gets implanted with while infiltrating the Penthouse in A Criminal Past. He soon gains access to the inmates' means of bypassing the chip, however.
- Properly Paranoid: Is suspicious of ARC, Task Force 29, and the Juggernaut Collective.
- Shirtless Scene: During the sequence in his apartment at the beginning of the game, showing off a nicely-toned torso, complete with a Shower Scene. Gets a little more uncomfortable when the camera makes a point of putting his brutally augmented limbs on display during such scenes.
- The Social Expert: Can talk his way out of most situations, even more so with CASIE augmentation. He even mentions that he was in the debate club in high school.
- Technical Pacifist: If the player so chooses.
- Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: With Delara in "A Criminal Past". He is clearly annoyed by her pressing him for answers in regards to the Guerrero's case and, being himself, doesn't mince words.Delara: Have you felt anything since? Changes in mood, headaches... memory loss?
Adam: I can only think of one headache right now, doctor.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Breakfast cereal. He has multiple boxes around his apartment and office. Faridah Malik takes advantage of this to leave him a playful message.
- Unwitting Pawn: The Stinger all but confirms that DeBeers was the one who saved Adam from Panchaea and is setting Adam up to uncover Janus's true identity.
- The ending of "A Criminal Past", however, implies he might know more about the plan than DeBeers realizes.
- "Agent Jensen. Am I going to have a problem with you?"Voice: Vernon Wells (English)note
Director of Task Force 29's Prague branch and Adam's superior. He is a gay man with a family that he is currently splitting from. Adam isn't sure whether he's an Illuminati pawn or not. Miller's tough and somewhat vitriolic attitude towards Adam leads to some difficulties for the new TF 29 agent.
- Ambiguously Evil: One of the main mysteries of Mankind Divided is whether Miller is part of the Illuminati. It turns out that while Miller does follow Illuminati orders, he's not happy with it and is unaware that his superiors are part of a conspiracy. He can potentially give his life to stop the Illuminati's schemes.
- Awesome Aussie: He's Australian and a force to be reckoned with. He leads the covert op in Dubai personally, and when the final mission doesn't give him time to change into tactical gear, he goes in a turtleneck, and never panics.
- Da Chief: Fits this to a tee. He's always there to give Adam a verbal beat down if something goes wrong during an operation. He also happens to be the actual chief, specifically a division branch director for Interpol's elite counter-terrorism office.
- Faux Symbolism: If he dies, his body is posed in a t-shape, extremely evocative of Christ on the cross.
- Hidden Depths: Reading his e-mails reveals that he has an ex-husband and adopted children, including a daughter who suffers from an unspecified bone condition which is causing her great pain and would eventually cripple her. From his writing, he appears to be quite torn about the idea of giving her augmentations to cure it, revealing a sensitive and gentle side one would never imagine in the stone cold Miller.
- Interpol Special Agent: Higher ranking member, but an agent none the less.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Unlike other members of the team, he treats Adam as an equal and tries to look after his well being. He's stern, but he clearly cares about his people. That said, he clearly doesn't like how heavily Adam is augmented, or how little he knows about Adam's past, so this is more of a Downplayed Trope.
- Retired Badass: According to his profile in one of the loading screens, he's an expert marksman and a former member of the Australian SAS. They don't let just anybody join. However, age and ideological disagreements meant he was shunted sideways into law enforcement.
- Rousing Speech: Gives one to his troops just before the final mission.Miller: I don't have to tell you what's happening, you know the drill. There are people down there — radical, augmented people — who've been sidelined by this world and who think the only way to stop the oppression is by tearing down everything in their way. Their grievances may be just. Maybe they should be heard! But never on these terms. The world may be going to shit, but we're here to stand against the chaos. Every one of the guests down there are counting on us to keep them safe. Let's make sure we do.
- Sharp-Dressed Man: His preferred attire when not on a mission is a dapper black three-piece suit with a turtleneck. And he dies in it if you don't have an Orchid cure bottle handy before you go fight the Final Boss.
- Silver Fox: He's nearly fifty and still quite the looker. Word of God says that his appearance was based off of Rutger Hauer's character Roy Batty from Blade Runner.
- Smart People Play Chess: He's reasonably intelligent and has a chess game up on one of the displays in his office.
- Straight Gay: He has an ex-husband and doesn't fit any gay stereotypes.
- "Not gonna go all wonky on us now, hanzer? Are ya?Voice: Peter Serafinowicz (English)note
A squad leader in Task Force 29. MacReady makes no secret of his distrust of augs. He is Adam's superior but Miller tends to go over his head to give Adam's authority instead.
- Expy: Of Francis Pritchard. Both are snarky asshole teammates who dislike Jensen on a personal level (at least initially) but are still valuable teammates dedicated to doing the right thing.
- Fantastic Racism: He strongly dislikes Augs because friends of his died in the Aug incident. Adam can convince him to reconsider his views, though he hasn't changed too much by the endgame. That said, he at least does accept Aria onto the team.
- Glasgow Grin: The scar on the right side of his face gives him a permanent smirk.
- Hidden Depths: Prod him just right, and he starts to go off about the Aug Incident and losing people he cared about to it. He stops himself, though, and apologizes for being unprofessional.
- Interpol Special Agent: Just like Adam. He's a senior officer in fact, and technically outranks Adam, but can't keep up with him in the field.
- Jerkass Has a Point: He's certainly rude about it, and makes no secret of his dislike for Adam, but MacReady's complaints about Jensen's disrespect for the chain of command (Jensen is apparently working solo on operations with MacReady's team, which MacReady sees as a threat to his authority) are pretty legitimate, in part because Miller hasn't really set a defined place for Jensen in the team's hierarchy. Jensen sassing him right back hasn't helped his attitude. He's also completely correct about it being strange that Miller has so many augs on a team designed in part to fight aug terrorists. Of course, the Illuminati controls the team in secret, and they know what caused the Aug Incident, so it makes sense that they'd act like it won't happen again. With Darrow dead, they know it can't happen again.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: While MacReady is bigoted against Augs and rude, he cares about doing what is right and places his duty over his bigotry. He also makes a point of not pushing too deep into Miller and Adam's complex personal lives.
- Mean Brit: While restrained compared to most examples, he is a soldier, and will scream at Adam if Singh is killed in Dubai.
- Politically Incorrect Hero: One of his first lines is asking Jensen if he is going to "go all wonky" on us, and describes the Aug Incident as the augments going "all schizo." He also uses the same Hanzer slur from the first game. To recap, the last people who said that to Adam's face were with Purity First.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: Can eventually become this with Adam.
- Voice: Chimwemwe D. Miller (English)note
The VTOL pilot for Task Force 29. Chikane has military experience and distrusts augmentation technology after suffering a severe knee injury at the hands of an Augmented person during the Aug Incident.
- Ace Pilot: Subverted. He doesn't take risks with his piloting and mostly does the bare minimum to get Adam where he needs to go.
- All There in the Manual: In The Art of Deus Ex Universe , it's explicitly stated that he's an Illuminati spy.
- The clues are in game, but they're so vague that any real conclusion is at least partially speculation.
- Deadpan Snarker: He likes cracking jokes at Adam's expense.
- Fantastic Racism: Subverted. At first it appears that he keeps giving Adam crap because Adam is an Aug, but it turns out that Chikane's grudge is against augmentation technology and he has no particular problem with Augs themselves.
- Foil: To Malik from the first game. Instead of a warm fuzzy Ambiguously Brown female pilot who is good friends with Jensen, Elias is a male Black pilot who barely tolerates him.
- I'm Not Here to Make Friends: Makes a speech that he isn't there to be Adam (or any other agent's) friend. He's there to pilot, nothing more.
- Handicapped Badass: He has a permanent limp after being injured during the Incident, which led him to distrust augmentations and thus not getting his leg fixed.
- Meaningful Name: His name sounds a lot like the word "chicanery", which refers to one who uses deceit and trickery for political and legal aims. The email warning Viktor of Jensen's arrival at GARM contains a precise ETA (which Jensen's pilot would have), and comes from Elanus Caeruleus (The scientific name for the Black-winged kite, a small bird of prey).
- The Mole: According to The Art of the Deus Ex Universe, he is an agent of the Illumnati who was deployed to keep track of Jim Miller's activities in the Task Force. Thoroughly exploring Prague and the G.A.R.M. facility reveals a set of emails that clarify this deceit — Chikane's brother was hospitalized and in need of significant medical care, and Elias couldn't afford to pay the bills. He receives an encrypted e-mail (sent from the same ISP that is later connected/revealed to be the boardroom seen in the opening and ending cinematic) that asks him to report to a set of coordinates, in exchange for helping his brother's medical care.. Delara's email to him mentions they have "friends in common".
- Voice with an Internet Connection: He uses his VTOL to scout ahead and provides Adam with hints.
- Voice: Paul Hopkins (English)note
Director of Task Force 29 and Miller's superior. He is deeply connected with the conspiracy and tries to stop Task Force 29 members from getting too close to the truth.
- Da Chief: Subverted as he's nothing more than a pawn of the Illuminati.
- Dirty Cop: He is deeply connected with the Illuminati and does everything he can to misdirect Task Force members from the truth.
- The Ghost: Not seen in the game, although he does appear as a hologram recording when Adam hacks into Miller's recorded communications on the NSN network.
- Greater-Scope Villain: All of Task Force 29's missions against terrorism are compromised as long as he's in charge.
- Mythology Gag: All Deus Ex veterans will know him as JC Denton's future boss and a traitor.
- The Pawn: Joseph Manderley is nothing more than a tool of the Illuminati and wields no real authority in the group. In this respect, he's very much like William Taggert. Of course, they didn't leave Manderley to drown like Taggert, and he's more than a common rabble-rouser.
- Porn Stache: He sports the mustache he has in the original Deus Ex.
- Saved by Canon: He has to survive this game to eventually meet his fate in Deus Ex.
- Voice: Jonathan Silver (English)note
An undercover operative for Task Force 29. He is in serious risk during the mission Adam and Task Force 29 attend to in Dubai.
- Blood Knight: Despite being an undercover cop, he killed a number of people to prove his identity.
- Chekhov's Gunman: If he survives the "black market buy" in the Dubai prologue, he re-establishes his cover with the Jinn and has them stock up a storage locker in Prague, then emails Adam with its coordinates so he can raid it. Accessing it gives the player a large number of goodies, including a rare Lancer rifle and plenty of consumables.
- Distressed Dude: The terrorists in Dubai have some suspicions about him which Adam does his best to allay.
- In Harm's Way: If he survives the ambush in Dubai, you can find him in the TF29 HQ in Prague already planning to have himself re-inserted into the Jinn by staging a prison break in Oman, regardless if doing so could potentially damage his cover. Some other TF29 members believe him to be an adrenaline junkie for this.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: Disappears without a trace in the middle third of the game, with only a single passing mention from Miller later that may not appear at all thanks to a glitch.
Daniel "Smiley" Fletcher
- Voice: Graham Cuthbertson (English)note
The senior Crime Scene Investigation technician for Task Force 29's forensics division.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Despite his personality, behavior, and general state of existence, he manages to dissect the bomb and get a major clue out of it. Presumably it's why Miller still keeps him on his payroll.
- Handsome Lech: He loves women as much as science. In his spare time, he entertains a cop's wife with 'English lessons'. He also has a huge crush on Doctor Delara Auzenne.
- Hopeless Suitor: Writes fanfiction about himself and the psychologist at Task Force 29. She's a member of the Illuminati.
- Informed Attribute: Smiley's nickname supposedly comes from his perpetual cheerfulness, but he comes off as being very nervous in his interactions with Adam.
- Ink-Suit Actor: He bears a startling resemblance to the actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers, despite not being portrayed or modeled after him.
- Stylistic Suck: His book is apparently awful and is little more than fictionalized versions of Task Force 29 operations.
- Voice: Kyle Gatehouse (English)note
The former hacker and currently member of Task Force 29's cybercrimes division. He is a nervous, paranoid, and unhealthy man with a long criminal past and a rocky relationship with Interpol.
- Asian and Nerdy: Peter is of Asian ancestry and is extremely skilled with computers.
- Boxed Crook: Chang used to be a criminal hacker, but when he was caught, Miller offered him a pardon in exchange for joining TF29.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Comes across this to fellow other agents due to his growing paranoia and obsession over safety measures. Yet his hacking skills are nothing but respected, with Miller outright stating he is 'scared' by how quickly Chang traced the abandoned facility in Switzerland to Talos Security.
- Properly Paranoid: Chang's paranoia is partially justified, seeing as how the Juggernaut Collective does have a mole in TF29.
- Retired Outlaw: Peter used to be an infamous hacker nicknamed 'HEX', who was known for secretly stealing fortunes from various megacorporations and redistributing the wealth to those in need. After getting arrested for his hacking crimes, he was given the choice to put his skills into good use, and thus became the TF29's tech expert ever since.
- Right for the Wrong Reasons: If Adam behaves like a Kleptomaniac Hero within TF29's headquarters, Chang will eventually accuse him of being a Juggernaut Collective mole. While Chang's allegations are correct, Adam's kleptomania is more due to the player's curiosity than Adam's obligations to the Collective.
- Secret-Keeper: Should the above happen, Chang is convinced by Adam, who discreetly confirms Chang's suspicions, to keep quiet about it after being assured that he's not there to harm TF29 but instead to expose the corrupt officials manipulating the task force.
- "Understanding when to pull that trigger is the single most important instinct an agent can possess"Voice: Mylène Dinh-Robic (English)note
A Paris-born resident psychiatrist for Task Force 29. She is there to determine Adam and other agents' fitness for duty.
- Almighty Janitor: Delara is a mere civilian contractor, but she is also close friends with Manderley, so she has far more pull than one would expect from a civilian in a military-like organization. She is also a very high ranked Illuminati operative.
- Armor-Piercing Question: At the end of "A Criminal Past", Adam asks her if she could kill an agent without a second thought if she suspected the agent was bad. She visibly panics once he leaves the room, catching the implication that he knows she's a mole.
- Bad Liar: When Jensen sees her hovering over Miller's computer she claims she was leaving him a message about an agent, something she could have easily done by email. If Jensen brings up how she casually calls Joseph Manderly, Director of Task Force 29 by "Joe", she only suggests that it doesn't necessarily mean she knows him even as she regularly calls refers to a Branch Director like Jim Miller as "Miller" or "Director Miller". At the end of the game it's revealed that she's actually an important member of the Illuminati and probably works closely with Manderly.
- Brainy Brunette: She is an expert in Criminal Psychology in addition to being a knowledgeable therapist, and considering her computer has the highest security rating, she must know a thing or two about hacking.
- The Cameo: Besides playing a key role in the Framing Device of A Criminal Past, her voice can be heard in-universe early on in the mission, narrating a meditation exercise over the speakers in various cells.
- Deadpan Snarker: Despite how soft-spoken and composed she usually is, Auzenne can actually be pretty sarcastic at times.Adam: Delara, what are you doing here? (repeating what he said upon spotting her in Miller's office earlier)
Delara: Is that going to become our standard conversation starter?
- Deep Cover Agent: She is a trusted Illuminati member and Elizabeth DuClare's confidante. Her real reason for joining Task Force 29 is to monitor Jensen and use him to track down Janus to eliminate the Juggernaut Collective.
- Early-Bird Cameo: The woman sleeping on Adam's shoulder during the train ride to Prague? Yup, that's her.
- Everyone Looks Sexier if French: To the point of attracting the attention of the resident womanizer, whose novel involves a romantic plot between her and himself.
- French Jerk: Averted. She is one of the politest and softest-spoken people Adam encounters in TF29. She also often expresses concerns over the well-being of other agents, such as Asia Argento or Vincent Black. Although later she is revealed to be a prominent Illuminati operative in charge of monitoring Adam and might or not have been involved in messing with his memory.
- Hospital Hottie: Is very attractive and charming on top of being a skilled psychiatrist.
- I Know You Know I Know: At the end of the "A Criminal Past" DLC, she and Adam have a discussion about what they would do if a dangerous agent was standing right in front of them. It's not outright stated, but it's basically them acknowledging that they know the other one has a secret agenda.
- Meaningful Name: Delara is a Persian name that means "who brings happiness and joy to the hearts of others", fitting her occupation as a therapist.
- Multi-Ethnic Name: A Persian given name and a French surname, respectively.
- My Greatest Failure: She regards her failure to help an augmented girl she has been counseling, who went berserk during the Aug Incident (and jumped out a window right afterward) as this.
- The Mole: Adam suspects that she is assigned with spying on TF29 for Manderley, her direct superior. The Stinger reveals that she's actually working for Lucius DeBeers, and has enough clout with him to sit on Illuminati council meetings and even be comfortable to back-talk the most powerful man on the planet.
- The Profiler: Adam can ask her to research Marchenko, which she does, sending him a long email regarding his identity and motives sometime later.
- The Shrink: Her role in Task Force 29 in order to keep everyone psychologically healthy.
- Statuesque Stunner: According to her official bio, she stands at 5'10".
- The Stoic: Maintains a professional and calm demeanor even when confronted with an Armor-Piercing Question courtesy of Adam in A Criminal Past.
- Not So Stoic: After Jensen leaves her office upon implying he knows about her secret agenda, she is shown to be visibly nervous and making a frantic phone call.
- There Are No Therapists: She averts this, but Adam finds her unhelpful. Mostly because all of the information she has about his past is Illuminati lies and he can't share the truth of them. Ironically, she probably knows more about the truth than he does.
- Worst Aid: Adam finds her therapy irritating and disruptive rather than reassuring. The fact she presses his Berserk Button issues doesn't help. Amusingly, she is testing Adam's mental health, but for the Illuminati.
- Voice: Angela Galuppo (English)note
An augmented member of Task Force 29. Aria has been relegated to managing TF29's firing range because the Taskforce is reluctant to make her a field agent due to her augmented arm.
- Artificial Limbs: Has an augmented arm to replace the one she lost. This makes her the only other augmented agent in TF29's Prague branch besides Jensen.
- Career-Ending Injury: Aria used to be a soldier, but she was forced out after she lost her arm.
- Desk Jockey: Much to her displeasure. She was sent back to desk service after her Career-Ending Injury meant she could not handle a weapon with her previous aplomb. She trained heavily with her augmented arm until she was as good a shot as she was before, but a rare condition that causes her to require more frequent neuropozyne doses than usual when under stress has made administration reluctant to return her to field duty.
- Nice Girl: Is one of the nicest characters in the game and has no hidden agendas.
- Post-Injury Desk Job: Related to the above, she's more or less stuck at her desk, acting as quartermaster, until she's finally accepted onto MacReady's team when Adam returns from G.A.R.M..
- Semper Fi: Aria used to be a Marine.
- Ship Tease: She seems to be attracted to Adam, judging by her dialogue and behavior, and he is warmer toward her than almost anyone else in the game. She's also the only one who openly worries about him. This leads to her contacting him later about the Aug killed outside his apartment complex later in the game, terrified he was the victim.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: After he returns from the G.A.R.M. facility, she informs Adam that she's been accepted on Mac's team at last. That would imply she's present during the London op, but she's not seen again for the rest of the game.
The head of Task Force 29's organized crime division. He is currently undercover investigating the Dvali family.
- Antihero: Was working on bringing down the Dvali despite being mentally unbalanced.
- Becoming the Mask: It's implied that he might have fully embraced his cover as a Dvali smuggler.
- Boom, Headshot!: His death was this, in a deal gone wrong.
- Dead All Along: By the time Adam catches up to him, Black has been executed by the Dvalis for being a spy.
- Dirty Cop: Became too enamored of his life as a criminal.
- Good All Along: His last mission was still about doing his job.
- Split Personality: A pocket secretary you find near his body has a note from Vince to Czarnobog, his undercover alias.Don't like the new psychologist. She's asking questions about us, getting a little too interested. Probably goes into our office when we're not there. I changed the code to the safe just in case. It's now 7913.
Augmented Rights Coalition (ARC)
- Ambiguously Evil: They're militant but with good justification. Under Marchenko, they're just patsies for the Illuminati.
- Hero with Bad Publicity: Everyone assumes it's a terrorist organization despite Rucker's own pacifism. They're actually right but that's because of the Illuminati.
- Your Terrorists Are Our Freedom Fighters: Pretty much runs on this. Under Talos Rucker, they were mostly there to force the authorities to treat them as human beings but Marchenko was pushing them to indiscriminate terrorism even then.
- "The Augmented are suffering a genocide. It begins with demonizing us, treating us as less than human, exiling us so we are forgotten, and then exterminating us!"Voice: Alex Ivanovici (English)note
The leader of ARC. A former humanitarian medical doctor who suffered severe injuries in a volcanic eruption that also claimed his wife's life. Task Force 29 orders Adam to abduct Rucker for his suspected involvement in a terrorist attack in Prague.
- Actual Pacifist: He claims to be a pacifist and says that he abhors all violence. However, he also believes that ARC members have the right to bear arms and defend themselves. If Adam reaches him without causing a firefight, Rucker becomes much easier to placate and talk down. Talking him down also involves convincing him that his unwillingness to compromise is causing pain and suffering for his followers.
- The Alcoholic: According to ARC guard banter, Rucker has started drinking a lot from the stress of running ARC.
- Big Good: Was this for Augments after David Sarif's fall from grace.
- Body Horror: Regardless of how you deal with him, he dies from being poisoned. The poison kills Rucker slowly, painfully, and gruesomely.
- The Coroner Doth Protest Too Much: Rucker's cause of death is officially given as complications from his alcoholism. The truth that Marchenko poisoned his alcohol with the Orchid is not revealed to the public.
- Dropped a Bridge on Him: He's built up as a possible Big Bad or otherwise major character, and you hear plenty of his philosophy indirectly through the television and radio. Adam gets one conversation with him before he dies horribly. To be fair, his cause of death does turn out to be important, but it's certainly a surprise given how much buildup he got.
- Dying for Symbolism: His imagery is coupled with a sunset, and his death in the game symbolizes the end of the golden age shown in HR and the beginning of the dark age we will see in Deus Ex. On top of that, his office is one of the only locations to use distinctive golden colour scheme from Human Revolution compared to the more realistic colour scheme used in most of Mankind Divided, emphasising that he belongs to the more pro-Aug age of Human Revolution.
- Good Shepherd: A non-religious example.
- Bourgeois Bohemian: Dismissed as such by wealthier augs who aren't a part of his Coalition. Before his injury, he fit the profile pretty well, but these days it's not the case.
- Man of Wealth and Taste: A Downplayed Trope example but he lives at the top of Golem City and has a single room full of luxuries he can still enjoy.
- Two-Faced: Half of his face is covered from burn scars from the accident that maimed him. He chose not to have the scars removed.
- What the Hell, Hero?: He gives one to Adam if Adam gets into a fight with the ARC guards while trying to reach Rucker. This also makes it more difficult to talk him down.
- "We are human beings... each and every one of us. This must not go on. This injustice... must END!"Voice: James A. Woods (English)note
A high ranking member of ARC. He is heavily augmented and a skilled combatant. He becomes leader of ARC after Rucker is killed.
- Affably Evil: Marchenko is very friendly and cheerful. He is also a ruthless terrorist.
- Agent Provocateur: In the classical sense as an operative sent among enemies to goad them into stupid action. ARC is the enemy and his masters are the Illuminati.
- Arm Cannon: Conceals one inside his smaller arm, the outer shell of which can be discarded when he needs to use it.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: He puts up a hell of a fight against Adam in the announcement trailer, and also as the game's Final Boss (even though there are a number of ways to either skip the fight or One-Hit Kill him).
- Bad Boss: He treats ARC soldiers as purely disposable and even has the ones involved with his terror attacks killed. This is because he's working for the Illuminati.
- Bald of Evil: He's bald and is believed to be responsible for several ARC terrorist attacks.
- Big Bad: He is the primary threat Jensen faces during the game. As far as the Illuminati food chain is concerned, however, he's not even The Dragon.
- Bomb Collar: The Illuminati have a killswitch that they intend to use if Marchenko attempts to deviate from their plans. If Adam uses the killswitch on Marchenko, Marchenko's response implies that the killswitch is the main reason why he is going along with the Illuminati's plans.
- The Chessmaster: While he at first just seems like a more extremist member of ARC, he is actually out for his own ends and the ARC is just a useful tool. His end goal is just to cause augmented people to rise up in violent revolution against their oppression. Once he manages to cause such an uprising in the Utulek Complex (via getting members loyal to him to assassinate Talos Rucker via spiking his favorite whiskey with Orchid), he quickly rids himself of them and takes command of the Shadow Operatives to either A. Assassinate Nathaniel Brown and his associates, B. Blow up a skyscraper full of innocent people, or C. Both. All to make sure that the Human Restoration Act passes, thus causing MORE oppression of augmented people; forcing them into cramped, overpopulated cities, and causing more augmented people to rise up in revolution.
- Dirty Coward: Despite manipulating others to sacrifice themselves and talking of the need to resist, everything he does is to make sure he's not killed by the Illuminati.
- The Dragon: Appears to be Namir's replacement as the Illuminati's primary augmented agent.
- Dragon-in-Chief: He isn't the Big Bad of the story, but he is the one who drives much of the plot forward and the one who opposes Adam for the most of the game unlike Lucius who remains unfought. He turns out not to even be The Dragon, just the Illuminati's catspaw since they control him with his Kill Switch. Amusingly, the Illuminati's actual The Dragon is Task Force 29 as a whole with Jensen serving as their chief agent to find Janus — though Jensen is unaware of this.
- Establishing Character Moment: Jensen first meets him when entering ARC territory for the first time. In that moment, he is shown having captured a police Attack Drone, grabbing it out of the air and slamming it back to the ground when it reactivates, followed by a conversation with Jenson about politics which, while calm and erudite, also contains a few veiled threats, before walking off and leaving Jensen to do what he will.
- Eye Scream: His right eye socket is entirely covered over with skin, save for three tiny camera lenses that, according to lore, allow him to see in multiple light spectrums.
- False Flag Operation: All of his activities are designed to turn the world against augs. This includes convincing ARC members to commit terrorist attacks against civilians, inciting riots, and his attempt to poison the U.N. delegation in London while also blowing up two apartment towers full of innocent people.
- Final Boss: Of Mankind Divided. Thwarting him brings Jensen no closer to stopping the Illuminati, though.
- Final-Exam Boss: Unlike the Tyrant boss fights from Human Revolution, the final boss fight with Marchenko has been carefully designed to incorporate nearly all of the game's gameplay elements, including sneaking and hacking, so that the player can defeat him using a wide variety of playstyles.
- Flunky Boss: Unlike the Tyrants, Marchenko takes no chances and has a number of drones and sentry bots to assist him during his confrontation with Jensen.
- Mirror Boss: Marchenko is much less of a case of The Computer Is a Cheating Bastard/My Rules Are Not Your Rules than the Tyrants were. Other than the fact he has greater than normal health and a unique weapon, he otherwise plays entirely by the game's normal combat rules (including lacking Contractual Boss Immunity as long as his Titan armor isn't on) and even his augmentations are ones which you yourself have access to (enhanced jumping, a Flash Step, and Titan armor).
- Genius Bruiser: Despite his size and brute strength, Marchenko is very intelligent and has studied the history of previous revolutions.
- The Heavy: Marchenko's actual role in the Illuminati's plan. He is a disposable pawn meant to incriminate ARC and has no power in the organization. Indeed, he's only doing their business because he's being forced into doing so. He is, however, extremely formidable and intelligent.
- Hypocrite: He claims everything he does is for the liberation of Augments but is working for the Illuminati to frame all of them for crimes in hopes of passing the Human Restoration Act. It's implied, in fact, he is only doing their bidding because he's afraid of dying. This is doubly nasty since he makes use of suicide bombers and talks at length about sacrificing oneself for the cause.
- I Have Your Wife: His wife and child are noticeably missing despite having both. Given his obvious contempt for the Illuminati, it's very likely they're being used as leverage.
- Large and in Charge: He's 7'1'', by far the tallest character in the game excluding people wearing exosuits.
- No-Sell: He's immune to take downs. Unless you stun him first. But his Titan Armor aug prevents him from being stunned, so you have to either sneak up on him first so he doesn't have cause to deploy his armor or sap his energy with an EMP attack so he can't sustain it.
- Obviously Evil: Everything about Marchenko just screams "This guy is up to no good!". Bald of Evil, imposing figure, rough-sounding voice, rather aggressive in his interactions, the list goes on. Jensen takes note of this, and actually immediately has Miller look up information about him as soon as he leaves their first meeting, being suspicious of him.
- Opposites Attract: Marchenko has a past as a Ukrainian nationalistnote . Marchenko's wife is a Russian intelligence agent assigned to quell Ukrainian revolts.
- The Pawn: Marchenko's entire role in the story is at the behest of the Illuminati to discredit the Aug Rights movement. His missing wife and child, his Kill Switch, and the fact he has no love of ARC means he's an Agent Provocateur with no actual loyalty to his masters.
- Power Fist: His left arm is enormous.
- Real Name as an Alias: There is very little information on "Viktor Marchenko" because for the past decade or so, Viktor has been using his wife's surname and only returned to using Marchenko when he joined ARC. Once Adam's allies figure this out, getting information on his past is somewhat easier.
- Rousing Speech: He's seen broadcasting a rallying cry for augmented people to rise up in the announcement trailer.
- Skippable Boss: If Adam has his killswitch, he can use it to instantly take Marchenko down.
- Suicide by Cop: Having done everything to survive, seeing Adam with his Kill Switch results in him realizing there's no way out. He decides to force Adam to kill him with it as a result.
- Super Strength: Significantly above that of even regular Augs. When you first meet him, he's seen easily lifting with one hand a captured police drone that two regular Augs are having trouble carrying despite their limb augmentations.
- Tyrant Takes the Helm: After Rucker's death, Marchenko takes command of ARC and incites violent riots.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: He advocates violence, but publicly, he is only trying to liberate his people from an oppressive regime. It turns out that he is an Illuminati agent whose goal is to frame ARC for terrorist attacks, but Marchenko does tell Adam that he considers his actions a necessary evil for Aug freedom even after Marchenko knows that Adam has learned about his true employers.
- Villainous Breakdown: Marchenko drops his Affably Evil demeanor if Adam uses his killswitch against him.Marchenko: Where did you—?
- Voice: Scott Humphrey (English)note
A member of ARC who suicide bombs Ruzicka Station at the start of the game.
- Advertised Extra: Berk was featured heavily in the game's marketing, but he only makes a brief background appearance before he suicide bombs a train station. You don't even learn his name unless you hack his computer in Golem City, which is hard to do as it has level five security, or if you play the "Desperate Measures" pre-order DLC mission.
- In the Hood: You can identify him easily due to his yellow hoodie.
- Mad Bomber: He's the one who suicide bombed Růička Station.
- Meaningful Background Event: At the train station before the bombing, he can be seen hurrying past the player and Alex. He can be easy to miss unless you know what to look for. He shows up around 3:40-3:47 in this video.
- Posthumous Character: Aside from his brief appearance in the Ruzicka station cutscene, he's only mentioned in emails and overheard conversations the player encounters after his death.
- Pretty Boy: At least by the series' standards.
The Juggernaut Collective
- Archenemy: They're the Illuminati's despite being a group of hackers and a few soldiers.
- Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: They're responsible for destroying Fortune 500 companies, election fraud, and shutting down Seattle's traffic for a day.
- Hacker Collective: They're mostly hacktivists, working to bring down the Illuminati from behind a computer screen.
- La Résistance: They serve this role to the Illuminati.
- Playful Hacker: They take a lot of glee in humiliating the Illuminati's agents versus killing them.
- Not So Harmless: While they appear to just be a bunch of hackers, they have Adam Jensen and several other heavily armed mercs in their service.
- Voice: Andrew Shaver (English)note
The mysterious leader of the Juggernaut Collective.
- Ambiguous Gender: During Adam's "face to face" meeting with Janus, Janus's virtual avatar constantly shifts between various ethnicities and genders. Janus's voice actor is male, but since Janus always speaks with a voice disguiser, it's unclear whether Janus is male. Despite this, most characters refer to Janus as a "he", even though nobody has any idea if that is accurate.
- Big Good: Appears to be this for the setting, as he's the only one trying to stop the Illuminati.
- Crazy-Prepared: Not only does Janus have Cracker-level hacking skills (including the ability to wirelessly hack into police surveillance networks and secure vaults), but he has demonstrated the ability to plan his moves out years in advance and adapt plans on the fly when things don't go the way he expected.
- Gunship Rescue: He remotely hacks into a police surveillance network and commands a fleet of drones to take out crooked cops who have besieged Alexandra Vega, Ivan Berk and other captured augs in the Hard Line novella.
- It's Personal: In Icarus Effect, he claims that he started fighting against the Illuminati because they killed someone who was important to him.
- Mission Control: Acts as this towards multiple characters in the franchise, including Ben Saxon, Garvin Quinn, Alexandra Vega and Adam Jensen.
- The Needs of the Many: Janus believes that, sometimes, people must be sacrificed for the greater good. During the final mission, if Adam prioritizes stopping the bombing over saving Brown, Janus admonishes him because the bombing would "only" kill hundreds, while Brown's death places the lives of every Aug at risk.
- "Not So Different" Remark: In the Hard Line novella, he claims that the non-augmented prisoners still in the bombed-out police station aren't important, and Alex Vega accuses him of being just like the Illuminati. Janus subsequently apologizes for his tone. Takes on added Irony in Mankind Divided, considering that Illuminati council member Volkard Rand may be Janus.
- Not So Stoic: In the final mission of Mankind Divided, he has this reaction upon learning that the Safe Harbor/pro-aug delegates are in imminent danger, and practically begs Adam to save them above all else.
- Small Role, Big Impact: Most of his appearances are relegated to the Expanded Universe novels, but he has been present (and led the charge) with the Juggernaut Collective through several key events in the storyline, thwarting multiple Illuminati plans from behind the scenes. Not bad for a Voice with an Internet Connection.
- Spoiled by the Merchandise: His true identity is Volkard Rand.
- A Storm Is Coming: Tells Anna Kelso as much at the end of the Icarus Effect novel.
- Voice with an Internet Connection: How he appears to everyone except Alejandra Vega.
- Voice: Victoria Sanchez (English)note
Adam's contact at the Juggernaut Collective. She is a former Belltower employee who is concerned about the plight of her fellow Augmented. She previously appeared in the spinoff The Fall.
- Art Shift/Race Lift: Goes from a butch, Spanish-looking military chick in The Fall to a more feminine, Afro-Latina appearance in Mankind Divided, most likely to make her more distinct from Malik. In-universe, she may very well have altered her appearance, given that she's an international fugitive.
- Ascended Extra: Originally a character in a spinoff game, she is now the female lead of the story.
- Foreign Cuss Word: Drops 'Puta Madre', which is Spanish for 'whore of a mother' when Adam tells her about the Orchid.
- The Lancer: Alex is something of Adam's sidekick and her idealism makes for a contrast with Adam's Jade-Colored Glasses.
- Progressively Prettier: She looks much prettier this time compared to her tomboyish appearance in The Fall, which can likely be explained by the fact she's no longer a member of a military organization and thus is no longer bound by dress and grooming regulations.
- Remember the New Guy?: Jensen and she have a comfortable relationship despite the player being introduced to her by the game's introduction to Prague.
- Wide-Eyed Idealist: Unlike Adam, Alex still believes that the world can be fixed. That said, she is well aware of the less than legal actions that they need to take to fix said world.
- Big Bad: Of the entire Deus Ex universe now. Albeit, will eventually undergo a Conspiracy Redemption to become Ambiguously Evil.
- Create Your Own Hero: Adam Jensen is a product of Illuminati science from birth, just like JC Denton.
- Darker and Edgier: The Illuminati of the original game were Well-Intentioned Extremist types who used their power, ostensibly, for good. This Illuminati makes no pretense of being about anything but money and power.
- Granted, the Illuminanti in the original game only helped you out because of a common interest, and without playing with prequels, we have no other source besides themselves on how their behavior was during their time in power.
- Disproportionate Retribution: Their actions taken against Augments are brutal and horrifying despite them posing no real threat post-Incident.
- Elite Mooks: The Gold Masks are Belltower's former Special Operations troopers, now permanently on the Illuminati's payroll.
- Epic Fail: Despite their immense power, Hugh Darrow killed something like 70+ million people as well as ruined their project to reverse Global Warming.
- The mission to kill Task Force 29's soldiers in Dubai was also destroyed by a sandstorm, revealing their special ops.
- The Human Restoration Act and Marchenko also can be totally thwarted by Adam Jensen — who they rescued from Panchaea.
- Mega-Corp: Basically is an alliance of several plus some government officials.
- Nebulous Evil Organization: Combined with Mega-Corp to make a truly awful group of Corrupt Corporate Executive types.
- The Illuminati: Naturally.
- Voice: Cliff Stephens (English)note
CEO of Page Industries and owner of VersaLife. He is one of the Illumimati's Council of Five.
- Adaptation Dye-Job: Although not an adaptation, his usually red hair is black during DEMD. The reason for this is not elaborated upon.
- Ambiguously Gay: Is stated to be partnered with a behavioral therapist. Some have interpreted that this might be a husband rather than a wife.
- It could also be Delara Auzenne, since she is part of the conspiracy, and a therapist.
- Demoted to Extra: He is the Big Bad of Deus Ex but only a Call-Forward now.
- Faux Affably Evil: Is revealed to be very much a laid back Google-esque executive to his employees — also, unquestionably, the most evil of the Illuminati.
- Greater-Scope Villain: VersaLife is becoming more and more involved in the plot as the games' progress. Bob Page is also responsible for the Orchid virus.
- Mad Scientist: Fulfills this role in the Illuminati as his projects include genetic creations like the Grays, Orchid, and Adam Jensen.
- Voice: Hubert Fielden (English)note
The leader of the Illuminati. He has been the richest man in the world for years and has guided most of humanity's recent history.
- Ascended Extra: In the original Deus Ex, DeBeers is only in a single scene in a hard to find location. In Human Revolution, he is name dropped in a single email. In this game, DeBeers is the Big Bad.
- Big Bad: While Marchenko is the primary threat, DeBeers, as leader of the Illuminati, is the mastermind behind the events.
- Dark Lord on Life Support: An email conversation between Page and Everett found in the VersaLife vault in the Palisade Bank reveals that DeBeers is seriously ill and is preparing to use the cryostasis pod he was in during the original game.
- Evil Old Folks: He's 127 years old and is the head of an Ancient Conspiracy.
- Fiction 500: At the time the game takes place, he is the worlds richest man, a position that Bob Page would ultimately take from him.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: He had Jensen rescued and upgraded to facilitate him (and by extension the Illuminati's surveillance team) eventually finding Janus. While that plan seems to be working out, it seems DeBeers didn't think about the fact that putting a Spanner in the Works with a grudge against the Illuminati in an international task force put him in the best possible position to screw up all their other plans. How badly this backfires depends on player choice.
- If it's especially bad, Delara lampshades this to DeBeers' face.
- Meaningful Name: He is named after the De Beers diamond cartel that used to control as much as 90% of the worlds diamond market.
- It should be noted that DeBeers and De Beers are not actual last names. The company he is named after was in turn named after two farmers who had the last name of "de Beer".
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: Rescuing Adam Jensen and equipping him with better augs seems to have turned out to be this.
- Non-Action Big Bad: As well as The Unfought, he counts as this. That said, a seriously ill old man wouldn't be much of a fight anyway.
- Really 700 Years Old: He looks to be in his 80s at most, but is pushing 130. Regular treatments from Dr. Roman have allowed him to remain active up to this point, but now his health is beginning to go downhill.
- Xanatos Gambit: Regardless of what ending you get, The Stinger still implies that everything worked out in Lucius's favor, at least pertaining to his objective of finding Janus. Depending on player actions, all of his interim plans could be working smoothly or up in smoke.
- Voice: Don Jordan (English)note
CEO of Picus Media. He is also one of the Council of Five.
- Adaptational Villainy: Morgan Everett is a lot less cordial than he was in the original game, although he was Ambiguously Evil even in thay game. He'll do anything to get the original Eliza back.
- Bad Boss: Makes it clear the consequences for his men will be dire if they don't recover "Hella."
- Bald Black Leader Guy: He's bald, unlike in the original game, where he had hair.
- Beardness Protection Program: A potential retroactive explantion for his different appearance; in 2050 he's on being hunted by the most powerful man on the planet.
- Demoted to Extra: Is merely one of the Council of Five in this game rather than the Illuminati's leader.
The leader of the World Health Organization. She is a close ally of Lucius DeBeers.
- Ambiguously Bi: While the first game mentions she's Morgan Everett's mistress and her daughter has a large role in the game, Nicolette's father is never mentioned. In-Universe theories speculate that no men were involved in Nicolette's creation and that she was created artificially, likely through cloning. However, Elizabeth also seems close to Delara, as she is allowed to use her holographic avatar in Illuminati meetings and is on a first name basis with her. Coincidental or not, Delara and Nicolette somewhat resemble each other, although the outdated graphics of the original game muddle things up a bit.
- The Chessmaster: Even though she's The Voiceless (within this installment, anyway), she holds a massive degree of influence within the Illuminati, to the point that she can command a private audience with DeBeers. She is the one who came up with the plan of turning Adam Jensen into a Illuminati's unwilling puppet in order to find and meet Janus, sent an Illuminati agent (Madame Photographe) to murder Vadim Orlov when it becomes clear that He Knows Too Much, and is comfortable enough allowing Delara Auzenne to sit in for her on Council of Five meetings using her neural avatar.
- Dark Chick: She is a very cold woman with no regrets regarding the organization's atrocities.
- Manipulative Bitch: As fitting for the one of major players in the Illuminati's.
- The Smurfette Principle: Is the only female member of the Illuminati's Council.
- The Voiceless: Her role in the game is limited to a non-speaking role in the Illuminati's council meetings in the latter. Subverted in The Stinger, as DeBeers goes to talk with her in private... only to reveal that Auzenne is using her neural avatar.
Another member of the Illuminati Council.
- Voice: James Kidnie (English)note
Another member of the Illuminati Council.
- Aside Glance: Has this reaction when Lucius DeBeers talks about finding Janus. That's because Rand is Janus.
- The Cameo: Has no real role in the game other than to be an extra Illuminati Council member.
- Interface Spoiler: The suit Janus is wearing during "his" conversation with Adam in the abandoned metro station turns out to be the exact same one Rand wears at the beginning and end of the game, providing a visual spoiler for players.
- Small Role, Big Impact: He appears to be a member of the Illuminati Council whose sole purpose is to argue with other members regarding the status of their various plans. Given the hints both within the game and official material, he is actually the head of the Juggernaut Collective, and has been putting plans to organize a resistance into play long before the events of the game.
- Spoiled by the Merchandise: Is actually the Juggernaut Collective's head, Janus, according to The Art of Deus Ex Universe.
- Walking Spoiler: The fact that he turns out to be the mastermind who has been working behind the scenes since before the Aug Incident, even if it's not explicitly mentioned on-screen, means that many of the tropes associated with him will fall into this.
- Asshole Victim: It's really hard to feel bad for the fact that he's only ever found as a corpse in person. In fact, it's more of an annoyance, since he was a clue to where Jensen got his new mystery augs.
- Can't Take Criticism: According to Sarif, Orlov was terrible at handling criticism from him and Megan.
- Dead All Along: By the time you find him in Prague, someone has killed him.
- Morally Ambiguous Doctorate: To the point of unnerving even Megan Reed, herself not exactly a paragon of following the Hippocratic Oath. One of the emails you see from him in-game has him callously brush off the pain caused by the Orchid.
- Omnidisciplinary Scientist: Possibly — he's worked on both augmentations and deadly bioweapons. Then again, considering the knowledge of biology required for Deus Ex's augmentation tech, this may not be so far-fetched.
- Posthumous Character: The most you see of him in-game is an email in GARM.
- Politically Incorrect Villain: Besides being involved in Orchid, the experiments that made Daria a serial killer, and whatever happened to Jensen, Sarif mentions that one of the problems with him was he hated being questioned by a strong woman like Megan.
- The Sociopath: From what we've seen, he's really unpleasant.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness/He Knows Too Much: The pocket secretary you find along with his corpse implies that whoever killed him was instructed to do so if he became more trouble than he was worth. He did.
An Illuminati agent sent to Prague in order to monitor Alex Vega. She works in conjunction with the "Watcher" who is observing Adam Jensen.
- Artificial Limbs: Has quite sophisticated arm augmentations.
- The Dragon: She is this to Elizabeth Duclare, carrying out her orders, including the dispatching of Vadim Orlov.
- Early-Bird Cameo: She can be glimpsed near the very beginning of the game, walking past Adam and Vega, just before the station is bombed after the prologue mission.
- The Ghost: The most we see of her in the game is when she is passing in front of Jensen and Vega at the Růička Station momentarily before the explosion of the bombs. Later she can be spotted standing outside the L.I.M.B. clinic while Jensen and Vega are conversing inside.
- Meaningful Name: "Photographe" is a French term for "photographer".
- Small Role, Big Impact: She's present at several key moments in the game, including the train station just before it's bombed, and Adam and Vega's meeting while Prague is under martial law. She is also revealed to have been the one who murdered Vadim Orlov. Despite this, she is never directly interacted with in gameplay.
- The Unfought: She is glimpsed several times throughout the game, and is stated to be The Dragon to Elizabeth Duclare, but she can't be interacted with, and leaves just as soon as she's glimpsed.
The Dvali Family
- Equal-Opportunity Evil: Very much NOT the case but has Augmented prostitutes in its employ, one Augmented doctor, and a lot of Russians for a Georgian gang.
- Generic Ethnic Crime Gang: The Georgian mafia of Prague.
- The Mafiya: Explicitly not the Russian mafia but similar enough to embody most tropes.
- Voice: Carlo Mestroni (English)note
The current leader of the Dvali family.
- Bad Boss: Kills Koller for events beyond his control, unless Adam knocks him out or kills one of his agents.
- Big Bad Wannabe: One of the most feared men in Prague who isn't even on Adam's radar unless he kills one of his friends and who Marchenko basically ignores.
- Boomerang Bigot: Calls Marchenko several anti-Aug slurs such as "clank" while negotiating with him, despite being an Aug himself.
- The Don: He's the boss of the Czech branch of the Dvalis.
- Equal-Opportunity Evil: Not really but employs a lot of Russians in his group. This turns out to be because he's heavily indebted to The Mafiya.
- Hookers and Blow: His lifestyle as you find him in a room with two prostitutes.
- Hypocrite: The Dvali family dislikes Augs unless they can exploit them, but Radich is an Aug himself.
- The Mafiya: Is very heavily indebted to them and slowly inserting more Russians into their gang.
- Pragmatic Villainy: Radich doesn't tolerate violence against his hookers as he compares it to bruising on bananas in the marketplace. No one wants to pay for damaged merchandise.
- Voice: Vlasta Vrana (English)note
The second-in-command of the Dvali family, Otar is a proud, traditional man who is currently at odds with Radich over the organization's current direction.
- Bling-Bling-BANG!: He carries a unique revolver that is heavily modified and has a fancy custom grip.
- The Don: Depending on Adam's actions he can end up as the boss of the Dvalis by the end of the game.
- Fantastic Racism: Otar is none too fond of Augs. One of the reasons Otar is acting against Radich is because Otar (correctly) suspects that Radich is an Aug.
- Noble Demon: Otar is a ruthless gangster, but he is a fairly honorable man. The easiest way for Adam to win a debate with him is to be as upfront as possible, as Otar respects honesty. Otar also doesn't require Adam to kill anyone, though that may be because he knows Adam is unlikely to be willing to be an assassin for hire. Provided that he's the boss by the end, he'll give Adam safe passage through Dvali turf when Prauge is under Martial Law.
- Politically Incorrect Villain: One of the reasons Otar disapproves of Radich's leadership is that Radich allows Russians to join the Dvalis instead of limiting membership to Georgians. He's also not fond of Augs. His bigotry against the latter doesn't stand in the way of him making a deal with Adam, though.
- Pragmatic Villainy: Otar opposes Radich's agreement to smuggle poison for Marchenko not out of morality, but because abetting terrorism is bad for business.
- The Starscream: He's plotting a coup against Radich.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Otar is a fairly ruthless person, but he's ultimately extremely benevolent to you if you follow up on your words and honor his trust. Failing to do so leads to Koller dying.
- Revolvers Are Just Better: He carries a special revolver that can be taken off of his corpse if the player decides to kill him.
- Voice: Karl Graboshas (English)note
A back-alley doctor specialization in augmentations. He helps Adam with any augmentation problem since in the aftermath of the Aug Incident, legal medical services for Augs is hard to come by. He has ties to the Dvalis, but has had a falling out with Otar.
- Back-Alley Doctor: Since medical services are hard to come by for Augs post-Incident, Adam must resort to his services for help.
- Bomb Throwing Anarchist: Derides Talos Rucker's pacifism and is actually glad about the militarization of ARC. Given the harsh treatment Augs get from cops and civilians in Prague, it's somewhat understandable.
- Distressed Dude: A main mission involves saving him from local gangsters working over his shop while he is holed up in a panic room.
- Plotline Death: If you made a deal to help Otar but don't follow through, you will find Koller dead holding a broken mirror with the words "HE HAD A DEAL" written in blood on the last time you visit Prague.
- Pragmatic Villainy: Downplayed — Koller's not particularly amoral or evil, but he works with the Dvalis, well outside the law, and he tries to not ask questions about where the augs he's supplied with come from. That said, you can find an email from him saying very clearly that he's not a Harvester and is pissed that someone brought him augmentation tech that still had bits of flesh stuck to it. Partly because that's bad business, partly because that sort of thing attracts attention.
- Secret-Keeper: Koller is one of the few people that knows that Radich is augmented, since he's the one who maintains Radich's augments.
A Dvali boss who runs the Red Queen strip club in Prague's red light district.
- Affably Evil: She is very friendly for a Dvali and treats the Red Queen as a big family business of sorts, employing her own children (and niece) like any other family might run a coffee shop or bakery together.
- Benevolent Boss: She seems to be pretty nice to the people working for her and is implied to even play cards with them in her private room. Justified to an extent as several of her employees are her own family members.
- Pragmatic Villainy: She is more accepting of Augs than most of the other members of the Dvali family, though its noted elsewhere that turning away augmented people would likely be very bad for her business.
- Token Good Teammate: She's still a crime boss, but also a lot nicer than most of her group. She is more accepting of Augs than many of her comrades and is one of the few Dvali who isn't hostile or antagonistic towards Jensen unless provoked.
A smuggler who works for the Dvali transporting their merchandise out of Prague.
- Dirty Coward: His CASIE profile paints him as this, which isn't too off the mark given his actions. Negotiating with him involves playing to his sense of self-preservation and making sure his pragmatism beats out his temper.
- Jerkass: Most of the other Dvali gangsters at least attempt to put up an air of civility when talking to other people. Vlasta's just a petty thug who throws a tantrum when things don't go exactly as he planned them to.
- Karma Houdini: If Adam resolves their confrontation peacefully he'll get to walk away with his smuggling business intact despite the fact he killed Vincent Black and even attempts to murder his own wife when she tries to leave him. This trope is especially true if the player chooses the Bribe option since it also gives him a large amount of money as well.
Vlasta's wife who was working with Vincent Black to escape her husband and leave Prague.
- All Girls Want Bad Boys: About the only reason why she would bother with a guy like Vlasta.
- I Need a Freaking Drink: She refuses to meet up with Adam until she gets a drink to boost her courage.
- Mafia Princess: This is likely the sort of relationship she had with Vlasta.
- Starting a New Life: Her ultimate goal is to leave her husband and start a new life in Berlin.
- Big Good: Flaws aside, they are about the only news source left with positive intentions and with Adam's help can uncover some important truths that Picus was trying to have covered up.
- Conspiracy Theorist: The whole group is this and their paper suffers for it. However, considering they are in the Deus Ex universe, they aren't entirely wrong.
K (Jarek Drobny)
The official leader of Samizdat who has been spying on task force 29 and knows that their store is a front for some sort of secret organization. He agrees to back off in exchange for Adam's helping securing a secret Picus news document from a heavily guarded bank vault.
- Distressed Dude: On Adam's third visit to Prague he and Bones will be captured by the police and confined to a jail cell, forcing the player to come to their rescue.
- Red Is Heroic: He wears a nice red baseball cap and jacket.
- Talking the Monster to Death: If the player doesn't feel like doing his mission he can be persuaded to leave Adam alone with the CASIE augmentation, though the player will still have to complete a "social boss battle" for this option to work.
- Took a Level in Badass: When Adam first encounters him he is hiding in the sewer and mentions getting punched in the face a lot. During their next encounter, however, he will equip armor and weapons and fight alongside Adam if the players chooses the "guns blazing" approach to the mission.
An older woman who came to Prague after being forced to relocate due to safety reasons. She writes most of Samizdat's articles which can be read on many of their publications which are scattered throughout the game.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: Her real name is never revealed. She just goes by Little K and possibly takes up K's name when he ends up in jail.
- Twofer Token Minority: A bit more subtle than most, but she's the only member of Samizdat who is confirmed to be augmented as well as its only female member. (She is also the only member of the group who isn't a Prague native.)
- You Are in Command Now: She is named the official leader of Samizdat by K while he and Bones are in police custody.
The third and final member of Samizdat. Not much is known about him and he doesn't talk very much.
Citizens of Prague
The Regional Director of Document Checking for the Office of Permitification in Prague, Drahomir is a cruel, racist, shortsighted bully of a policeman who — just kidding, he's not a cop at all, just an extortionist with a stolen police uniform. Drahomir is one of the first antagonists you face in Prague, a manipulative, scheming Con Man who operates a fake checkpoint for the purpose of bleeding augs dry until they're eventually sent to Utulek. Thankfully, you can make sure he gets comeuppance.
- Bad "Bad Acting": His con only works because the Prague police are so corrupt and the situation so bad that his ridiculous demands aren't too far removed from reality.
- Bavarian Fire Drill: Most Augs agree to his demands because they have no reason not to think the Dirty Cop is anything but a typical member of law enforcement in Prague.
- Blatant Lies: Virtually everything which comes out of his mind, starting with the fact Adam Jensen's Interpol ID isn't good enough to get him through a checkpoint.
- Dirty Cop: Subverted — he's just pretending to be one, while the actual Dirty Cops of Prague just go along with it.
- Rabid Cop: In spite of the above, he's zealous enough in the pursuit of Aug extortion that his fake checkpoint has killed several people.
- Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: About the only good thing you can say is that he loves his late mother.
- Fantastic Racism: Averted to an extent in that Drahomir is fine to help Augs get functional papers if they're willing to pay. However, he specifically preys on Augs because the situation makes them vulnerable to his actions. A sort of dark (and realistic) Equal-Opportunity Evil.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: It's possible to convince the local honest cops to shoot him.
- Inadequate Inheritor: It's revealed in one of the ebooks that he inherited his mother's toy factory, and promptly ran it into the ground:Today the Konicky and Hracky toy factory lies in tragic disrepair, a constant reminder of the childish innocence our city has lost. Owned by Drahomir Konicky, Yvonne's son and business heir, the factory has become a hotspot for criminal activity. Drahomir is rumored to have spent his life (and his fortune) cultivating corrupt police and gang contacts throughout the country. In his few years at the head of the family business, he's managed to dry up the family funds, debase the family name, and turn a beloved childhood landmark into one of the most dangerous corners of Prague.
- Not-So-Harmless Villain: Jensen is likely to find Drahomir to be annoying rather than terrifying. However, Drahomir has kidnapped a young computer programmer that he's keeping prisoner, killed several Augs, and even has some of the local cops terrified of him.
- Refuge in Audacity: A local gangster and former toy maker puts on a cop's uniform to charge Augs fees for passing through his checkpoint.
The detective in charge of investigating the Harvester murders in Prague. Adam meets him upon finding an augmented reporter named Angela Gunn murdered just outside his apartment. Notable for being one of only a few police officers in Prague that doesn't treat augs like the scum of the earth.
- Bad Cop/Incompetent Cop: Unlike the majority of Prague's Police force, Montag is neither corrupt, nor brutal. However according to an email from his boss, Montag has only solved 10 cases in his 35 year career, making him rather incompetent.
- Badass Normal: He is immune to the CASIE aug, and unlike Quinn from The Missing Link, he's just an average Prague cop.
- By-the-Book Cop: Is an interesting case as he bends the rules in order to preserve the spirit of the law while not being willing to break them.
- Desk Jockey: According to Daria, who's... of questionable reliability.
- Fantastic Racism: Gloriously averted. Karl Montag treats Adam Jensen and Daria are regular people who just happen to be a disliked minority on his beat.
- No-Sell: 35 years as a cop have left him unfazed by the CASIE.
- Porn Stache: His mustache is glorious.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Probably the nicest officer in Prague — he's willing to enlist your help, and refuses to go after Johnny Gunn when the powers that be have declared him the obvious suspect.
- Rescue Romance: Implies that he met his wife this way. He seems to think it was a mistake in retrospect."Never marry the ones you saved."
- Retirony: He's about two months away from retirement and he's certain that him being assigned to a high-profile case like the Harvester killings is a joke from his his superiors. Depending on how Adam handles things, If Adam ends up killing Daria, Montag will think that Adam is the Harvester and try to shoot him, at which point it's possible to either kill him or knock him out.
- Revolvers Are Just Better: Yup. He has one.
- To Be Lawful or Good: Karl Montag really wants to be both but his superiors would much prefer lawful. It's really like a gift from God that Adam Jensen (a police officer for Interpol) pops into his life and can be used to circumvent some of the systems' Fantastic Racism.
- Token Good Teammate: He's one of two cops in the entire game who is not a complete son of a bitch.
- Corrupt Politician: A fairly stereotype example of such. He's an enormous hypocrite, user of prostitutes, and Large Ham.
- Dirty Coward: One of the major reasons he couldn't be the Harvester.
- Fantastic Racism: Treats Augs like absolute shit but is primarily motivated by the political opportunities persecuting them can offer.
- Hookers and Blow: Radko Perry's life when he's not engaged in campaigning for his head secretary position.
- Hypocrite: He runs a very anti-aug campaign and is clearly a racist, but he has sex with augmented prostitutes.
- Karma Houdini: Adam Jensen has to let him go if he wants to catch the real Harvester.
- Small Name, Big Ego: He's running for the head of Prague's sanitation division yet acts like he'll soon be Prime Minister.
- Stealth Pun: He's campaigning for the "head secretary" position of Prague on a virulently anti-aug, right-wing platform — in spite of employing augmented prostitutes for a three-way. Said position has no real relevance to solving the "Aug problem," it just involves inspecting waterworks and sewers. You could almost say his position is full of shit.
Angela Gunn's ex-husband, a drunken, bitter ex-Belltower soldier.
- The Alcoholic: To a staggering degree — most of his apartment is full of booze. It's literally wall-to-wall. There's booze or the remnants of them.
- Acknowledged in-universe with AA chips that indicate he just recently fell off the wagon.
- Artificial Limbs: He has augmented arms courtesy of Belltower. After some investigation, Adam realizes that it's because of them that he couldn't have been Angela's killer since aug limbs wouldn't leave prints like the one found on her body.
- Frame-Up: The Prague Police want to pin his wife's murder on him whether he's guilty or not. Johnny knows this.
- The Prague Police believe its Framing the Guilty Party but this is a small consolation as it would, otherwise, allow a serial killer to go free.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: The Prague Police are afraid this is what will happen if he's "allowed" to go to Golem City. As a former Belltower mercenary and assassination expert with a lot of bitterness, his joining ARC would have potentially serious consequences.
- Hidden Depths: He writes surprisingly good poetry.
- Jerkass Woobie: Signs of sympathetic traits show deep under his exterior. They... don't often last long.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Adam's conversation with Johnny can go surprisingly smoothly despite the circumstances. Adam just has to be sympathetic about his augmentations, not accusatory, and give Johnny space to talk about his situation versus grilling him. Johnny will point out he couldn't have killed his wife due to his artificial hands not being designed to leave traces behind. Given he's lost his wife about half-an-hour ago, being hostile if Adam gets in his face about it makes sense.
- Men Can't Keep House: His apartment is absolutely disgusting with detritus, and his alcoholism just makes it worse.
- Not Worth Killing: The reason he hasn't done anything about his ex-wife's killer is because he thinks serial killers are pathetic attention seekers and that a more fitting punishment is to let them stew in guilt.
- Shell-Shocked Veteran: Much like Adam, he never asked for this. Many of his augmentations were the result of injuries he sustained in combat, and while they are "better" than his originals, he lost something in the conversion. For example, he can walk through fire but can longer enjoy the simple pleasure of feeling grass between his toes. His drinking habit is presumably a self-medicating way of dealing with it. He also seems to suffer phantom limb syndrome, possibly as a result of the trauma of being unwillingly augmented.
The Harvester was a serial killer who murdered several Augs by pulling their augmentations out of their bodies. While the Harvester has since been executed, someone has been killing Augs in the same manner.
- Arc Number: 698843. The number assigned by Tai Yong Medical to Daria's personality donor... the original Harvester.
- Boomerang Bigot: Daria is an Aug herself, but she targets Augs for being Augs, because the original Harvester hated Augs and wanted "purify" them.
- Boss in Mook's Clothing/Lightning Bruiser: If you end up fighting her, she's got the Klipspringer jump mod, Icarus Dash, and the extremely rare Titan armor, making her one of the tougher enemies in the game (even the Elite Mooks either have enhanced mobility or Titan armor, not both).
- Decoy Damsel: The last quest of the Harvester questline has Adam try to rescue his neighbor Daria from the Harvester. If Adam doesn't thoroughly investigate Daria's past, he'll fall into a trap because Daria is the Harvester and Adam is her intended next victim.
- Gone Horribly Wrong: The Second Harvester is the product of a Tai Yong Medical experiment gone wrong. TYM sought to cure mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety, and sociopathy by implanting people who have those mental illnesses with neural chips containing copies of minds of people who do not have those mental illnesses. Daria was a clinical sociopath who volunteered to test out this cure. Unfortunately, a shortage of volunteers to have neurochips based off their minds led to TYM using prisoners instead. For some reason, TYM created a neurochip from the Harvester's mind and gave it to Daria, which turned her into a serial killer.
- Instant Armor: If you end up fighting Daria, she turns out to have Titan armor, giving her quite a bit of durability.
- Jack the Ripoff: The modus operandi of this killer matches one of another serial killer who was caught and killed years ago. But it is not quite the case of a normal copycat...
- More Than Mind Control: Dr. Cipra insists that Daria decided to become a serial killer on her own and the Harvester's neural chip only gave her the means to do so. However, as Adam can note, Cipra needs Daria dead so she can't reveal the truth about Tai Yong Medical's experiments and thus has a vested interest in convincing Adam that she is irredeemably evil. The game leaves it deliberately vague as to how much of Daria's crimes were the Harvester's doing, but it does make it clear that the Harvester neural chip was adversely affecting her personality.
- Serial Killer: Kills with a particular method, involving hitting augmented people with an EMP grenade to stun them, a needle to drug them, systematically cutting out all their augmentations, and then strangling them. This pattern repeats with every death.
- The Sociopath: Daria is a diagnosed sociopath. She is a rare sympathetic example, as the game treats her more as a victim of Tai Yong Medical's experiments who is not necessarily innately evil.
- Split Personality: Literally thanks to an experimental brain implant designed to treat mental illness Gone Horribly Wrong.
- Talking the Monster to Death: The best ending for the Harvester questline is for Adam to use Cipra's override code to shut down the Harvester's neurochip and then to convince Daria that she was being influenced by the original Harvester and that she should atone by testifying against Tai Yong Medical.
- Too Dumb to Live: Adam himself expresses this opinion to Cipra once the latter explains to him Tai Yong's "brilliant" plan of, as he put it, "uploading the memories of criminals into the minds of the mentally unstable". What could possibly go wrong?
- Walking Spoiler: Note how this is one of the few tropes on this character that is not blanked out.
"Mother" of the Church of The Machine God and Nomad Stanek's daughter. She was a former EOD (Explosive Ordinance Disposal) specialist in the Czech military and is the one responsible for supplying the bombs that destroyed the train station at the beginning of the game. Unfortunately, her cult is on the eve of a planned "ascension" from the psychical realm so that they may become one with their god...and choosing to save her means passing up a chance at hitting a Versalife bank vault that contains the cure to the Orchid.
- Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence: Her church seeks this to escape the pain and torment Augs now face on a daily basis. Sadly, the process is fatal and WILL kill Allison and her follows if Jensen doesn't intervene.
- Dark and Troubled Past: She was in the army when the Aug Incident happened and received a dishonorable discharge because of it.
- Demolitions Expert: She was a member of a bomb squad who has become a dangerous cult leader/terrorist.
- From Camouflage to Criminal: She used to be a bomb disposal expert for the army, now she's aiding terrorists by making bombs herself.
- Killed Offscreen: If Jensen chooses to rob the bank vault instead of stopping the cultists Allison will be long dead by the time he finds her.
- Mad Bomber: She uses her military experience to craft the bombs being used in the terrorist attacks around Prague.
- Shell-Shocked Veteran: The Aug Incident and her dishonorable discharge from the military seems to have had very negative effects on her sanity.
- Talking the Monster to Death: She serves as an optional "social boss battle" where the player has to convince her to surrender.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: She genuinely wants to help Augs and find a way to end their suffering. The problem is, she does this by helping terrorists commit bombings and becoming part of a cult whose ultimate goal is to essentially commit mass suicide.
Allison's father who owns a watch shop Adam regularly visits. At first he was suspected of being the one behind the bombing at the train station when Adam found a secret room in his apartment with evidence pointing to him as the culprit. In actuality, it was his daughter Allison who was responsible for making the bombs.
- Non-Action Guy: He's just a middle aged watch maker. Unfortunately, this means he has to rely on Jensen to save his daughter from the armed cult guarding her and her followers. If left alone Allison will die and he will be unable to do anything to stop it.
- Outliving One's Offspring: Happens if Jensen chooses not to save Allison.
Desperate Measures DLC
Lieutenant Whittaker is the head of the Tarvos security team and main antagonist of the Desperate Measures DLC.
- The Alcoholic: He keeps several bottles of strong booze in his office and will even offer Adam some if he promises to protect the identity of him and his sister.
- Big Brother Instinct: He tampers with evidence from the terrorist bombing to protect his sister.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: He'll back down if Adam convinces him its in his and his sister's best interest. He'll even offer him a drink from his private booze stash afterwards.
- Talking the Monster to Death: Since Adam starts the DLC with the Cassie aug already installed it's extremely easy to pull this off.
System Rift DLC
ShadowChild (AKA Bianca Cavaleri)A Ripper (or neural-subnet hacker) operating out of Prague, trying to break into the Palisade Bank's Blade server. She first appears as the Mission Control for the Breach side-game, but Adam meets her in person during the System Rift DLC mission.
- Canon Immigrant: Minor example. She doesn't play a role in the main game until System Rift.
- Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": Even after Adam meets her in person, he refers to her by her screen name instead of her real one.
- Information Wants to Be Free: A big believer in this. Her stated motivation for Ripping is to uncover corruption and bring those responsible into the light, no matter the cost.
- At the end of System Rift, Adam can discuss the ramifications of this trope with her after ShadowChild hits the Pallisade Bank with "the Woodstock of hacking" in the process of getting Pritchard out. Adam can optionally reprimand her, stating that the Illuminati aren't the only ones relying on Pallisade's protection, and because of how deep the conspiracy runs, there's no way to tell the innocent from the guilty without violating everyone's privacy and wielding power that could easily be abused. ShadowChild... doesn't have much of an answer to that, only retorting that no true Ripper would go that far and claiming that people gave up privacy for convenience long ago before changing the subject.
- Playful Hacker: She's one of the top hackers on the planet and gives even Pritchard a run for his money. She also firmly believes in justice and exposing the lies of big corporations for the world to see.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: After the ruckus she, Adam, and Pritchard cause, she decides to leave the country before the police catch up with her.
Adam's coworker from his days working at Sarif back in Detroit. Frank's in a bit of a bind and needs Jensen's help breaking into one of the most secure locations in all of Prague. For tropes relating to Frank in Human Revolution see here.
- Jerkass: He's still the same smugly annoying guy Jensen knew from back in Human Revolution. Then again, this is Pritchard we're talking about here, so his rude snark has to be taken with a grain of salt.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: He and Jensen still snark at each other, but they also have each other's backs.
A Criminal Past DLC
Hector Guerrero a.k.a Oscar MejiaHector Guerrero is an agent of Interpol who by 2029 has been working alone and undercover for two years. He is described as a formidable, highly intelligent improviser and polyglot.
- Becoming the Mask: Guerrero has been under for two years and it's caused him to have a classic case of this. He behaves more like a mobster than an Interpol agent including murdering three people, one of whom was a woman he was sexually involved with.
- Conspiracy Theorist: Has a lot of theories about Junkyard being involved in something massive, which might be true in the Deus Ex universe but could well simply be him trying to justify his various crimes.
- FaceHeel Turn: He isn't the most pleasant guy to begin with but if the player insists on sparing The Fixer during the final mission he'll attack Adam to protect his secrets and become the Final Boss of the DLC.
- Invisibility: Appropriately for a spy, his augmentation of choice is Cloaking, which he uses immediately if you end the game by fighting him. Too bad for him he doesn't have anything that protects him from bullets, and he goes down after a pretty standard amount of lead.
- Karma Houdini: Adam can let Guerrero go at the end despite the fact he's committed no less than three homicides and is working on his fourth. Subverted if Adam kills him.
- The Mole: A Task Force-22 operative inserted into the Penthouse to infiltrate the Junkyard.
- Not-So-Well-Intentioned Extremist: Guerrero justifies everything he does as being necessary to take down Junkyard. Adam eventually finds ample evidence that all he's doing is finding excuses to continue living as a criminal because he can no longer adjust to being a normal citizen, let alone a police officer.
- Properly Paranoid: Hector eliminates a number of threats to his position while dismissing Adam's concerns about a terror threat from the people Interpol have picked up. Subverted with the Fixer, who is (by himself) harmless but who Hector believes is a criminal mastermind.
Thomas P. StengerThe chief guard of the Penthouse and a corrupt official involved in a Harvester scheme. He is secretly working for a criminal organization known as the Junkyard.
- Affably Evil: While he comes off as violent and highly prejudice to anyone he doesn't consider an allie, he quickly drops it toward Jensen when he believes Jensen is on his side. He even genuinely apologizes to Jensen for the abuse Jensen received and for using racial slurs infront of him. You just wait for him to to show his Faux Affably Evil nature, though. He doesn't.
- Corrupt Cop: Well, corrupt correctional facility worker. He is involved in organized crime to the point of fanboying about them.
- Fantastic Racism: A Downplayed Trope example actually as he regularly murders Augs for their cybernetics and uses slurs like "Clank" but apologizes to Adam for using the latter in his presence when he thinks he's a member of the Junkyard.
- Friendly Enemy: Is set up to appear like he is going to be a major enemy for Adam during his time in the prison but due to a Mistaken Identity situation, actually becomes Adam's biggest ally. At least until he's killed.
- Horrible Judge of Character: Sees Adam's massive number of well-maintained military-grade augmentations and believes they indicate he's a member of The Cartel. Subverted by his hatred of Guerrero as he's fully justified.
- Killed Off for Real: Guerrero kills him both to settle old debts as well as cover up his own crimes.
- Organ Theft: Is involved in a Harvesting ring which they run out of the prison.
- Police Brutality: Orders the execution of so many prisoners under the "Terminal Violation" policy that even the prison warden - who signed off on said executions - decides to make discreet inquiries as to whether the prison's execution statistics are unusually high. They are, and for a reason - Stenger is targeting inmates whose augmentations he can resell on the black market through his Junkyard connections.
- Politically Incorrect Villain: The man is very racist.
- Rabid Cop: He kills inmates and proceeds to have their cybernetics removed for resale.
- Wham Line: "If Junkyard would've told me you were coming, none of this would've happened." Revealing his true allegiance.
- You Know Too Much: Is killed by Guerrero to make sure he can't expose his involvement in Wilburg's murder among other crimes.
Frederick FlossyA friendly prisoner who helps Adam acclimate to the new environment. He's also the mastermind of a prison riot.
- Affably Evil: Flossy is quite helpful to Adam and will continue to be as long as his plans aren't interfered with.
- And Then What?: Adam, while discussing Flossy's plan with the Fixer, determines it's going to accomplish nothing other than to get a bunch of inmates and guards killed.
- Doomed Moral Victor: The riot only exists to get Flossy attention on the national stage.
- Foregone Conclusion: Flossy's prison riot is doomed as Adam observes. Loudspeakers announce the Arizona National Guard has shown up near the end of the DLC. Flossy, however, will possibly get what he wants in television time.
- Glory Hound: Flossy is implied to be less interested in helping the inmates than getting himself on television.
- Hypocrite: While it's hard to argue that he doesn't have a point in opposing the Police Brutality that's happening, when he and his group finally gain control of the prison, they kill a lot of both guards and civilian alike, meaning that the most that's happened is that their roles were reversed. It's unlikely that all the staff knows about the harvesting ring, so the innocent people were killed just for being part of the prison staff, just like the prisoners were killed just for being augs.
- Jerkass Has a Point: Stenger's harvesting ring and casual murder of inmates arguably justifies Flossy's uprising. Certainly, most of the prison guards have turned a blind eye to it. Then again, once the riot starts his buddies start killing everyone, including civilians, and use their own mistreatment as an excuse for it.
- Malcolm Xerox: Stenger calls him one and it's clear he's trying for the vibe.
- Manipulative Bastard: Sends Adam to give the Altered Biocell to his associate Red Shoes. If Adam does so, then he unwittingly helps spark a riot which kills lots of guards as well as inmates. It also allows Flossy to take the administration building.
- Nice Hat: The nicest (and only) hat in the prison.
Peter Wörthmüeller a.k.a. "The Fixer"A highly intelligent inmate who is employed by the prison as well as the prisoners for his medical expertise. He is a quiet, nervous, and apparently mentally ill middle-aged man.
- Abusive Parents: Says the reason he obeys murderous convicts and corrupt guards is they remind him of his father. "Men like wolves."
- Ambiguous Disorder: The Fixer stutters (anxiety), makes random comments (schizophrenia), is overly literal (Autistic or OCD), believes himself to be a medical doctor (Confabulation), thinks his fox plushie is sentient (Delusional Companion Disorder), and has great difficulty not obeying anyone who orders him to do anything (Dependent Personality Disorder). A number of inmates believe this is Obfuscating Stupidity. It's not.
- Back-Alley Doctor: Functions as one for his fellow convicts and helps out in the understaffed prison infirmary. According to emails found on computers in the Admin building, he has no formal medical training despite his extensive knowledge, and his claims of being a doctor before his imprisonment are part of his delusions.
- The Dog Was the Mastermind: Is believed to be a Evil Genius by Hector Guerrero. He's not.
- Evil Genius: Probably the smartest man in the prison. Showing a high degree of skill in pharamcology, chemistry, electrical engineering, computer science, and surgery. Which every side makes use of.
- Extreme Doormat: Takes it Up to Eleven; he will do everything that anyone asks him without question.
- Gargle Blaster: Makes a drug version of it with stolen prison medication. It restores use of Augs.
- Harmless Villain: Pretends to be a kindly old man who just wants to be friends with everyone as well as avoid any trouble. It's not an act, but he's also the facilitator of both Stenger's harvesting operation as well as the prison riot.
- Not-So-Harmless Villain: Everything which happens in the DLC would have been impossible if not for his passive assistance.
- Karma Houdini: Adam can ignore his involvement in the prison riot and Harvesting ring before taking him with him out of the prison. Subverted. While he did facilitate the atrocities on both sides, it was thanks to others exploiting his intelligence and extremely submissive nature. He even states that he doesn't want to do these things, but is afraid of what might happen if he resists in any form.
- Manipulative Bastard: Hector Guerrero believes the Fixer is playing all sides. He is but only because their leaders are ordering him to.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: He's not. He's a genius but his disorder is real and he is only an accessory to other criminals so they won't hurt him.
- Pronouncing My Name for You: He's very insistent on the correct pronunciation of his name (with long "o" and "u" sounds as indicated by the umlauts), and expresses frustration whenever someone gets it wrong.
Danny "Red Shoes" BrewerAn associate of Flossy and one of the key perpetrators in the riot.
- Ambiguous Disorder: Constantly and obsessively sings a short song about a woman who wants a pair of red shoes.
- Ax-Crazy: Is EXTREMELY enthusiastic about starting the riot and killing the guards. Fairly justified since the prison was part of an underground harvesting ring, killing the augmented prisoners, stripping the augments from their corpses, and selling the parts on the black market.
- Indy Ploy: If Jensen doesn't give him the biocell, as per the original plan for the riot, he is forced to improvise to get it started. While the riot does start and cause a ton of damage, its far less successful than if things go according to plan.
- Stealth Expert: If Jensen gives him the modified biocell, other inmates will mention that he reactivated the cloaking augments he had and snuck into where the guards were holding a ton of biocells before handing them out to the prisoners so they could recharge their augments and be more capable for the riot. If Jensen doesn't give him the biocell, he still manages to sneak off and steal some biocells without his invisibility cloak, but far fewer.
Theodore "D-Town" ZengaAn augmented criminal that Adam arrested back in Detroit for sleeping with underage prostitutes who has now found himself locked up in the Pent House. He recognizes his old foe instantly upon arrival and still holds a grudge for what happened in their past.
- Fat Idiot: He is small time compared to the other major characters in the DLC. He can't even get Adam's name right. Hilariously, due to the fact that he confronts Adam near a live turret its possible to skip his fight entirely by drawing the attention of the turret before meeting him, which will cause it to open fire and gun him down the minute the cutscene ends. Thanks for the free Praxis Kit and revolver D-Town!
- Revolvers Are Just Better: If allowed to survive until the end of the DLC he'll encounter Jensen near an elevator where he'll attack him with a revolver equipped with armor-piercing bullets.
- Tattooed Crook: His arms and torso are covered with various prison tattoos.
- Voice: Kim Bubbs (English)note
A news anchor at Picus TV. Eliza is secretly an AI developed by the Illuminati to control the distribution of news, although she doesn't necessarily share her creators' goals. For tropes relating to Eliza in Human Revolution, see this page.
- FaceHeel Turn: Since the Aug Incident, Eliza has gone from simply reporting biased news stories to outright editorializing against Aug rights. This is because the Illuminati replaced the Eliza from the previous game with a more loyal copy after the previous Eliza aided Adam.
- Strawman News Media: Since she is designed to spin the news in a way favorable to Illuminati, she frequently takes sides during debates and gives her own opinions during broadcasts.
- Voice: Rick Miller (English)note
The CEO of Sarif Industries, one of the world's leading augmentation firms and the former employer of Adam. For tropes relating to David in Human Revolution, see this page.
- An Arm and a Leg: He's had at least his left arm replaced after the Panchaea Incident during his hospital stay.
- Benevolent Boss: After the attack in Prague, Sarif calls Adam asking if he's okay and still refers to him as "Son". He doesn't seem to hold any hard feelings for what happened at Panchaea and hopes Adam will call him back.
- Commuting on a Bus: Sarif's only appearances come in the form of three vidcalls and a handful of infolink conversations, with him being far away from the action in Prague. According to cut content (and initially implied by the character in the game itself), he would have shown up in London as one of the delegates Adam had the choice of saving during the final mission in London. Perhaps as a nod to this, the other delegates have a Lampshade Hanging moment where they ask why Sarif hasn't shown up if the player eavesdrops on them.
- Not Me This Time: After the last time, Adam's well-prepared to accuse Sarif of having upgraded him with secret augs. Turns out that Sarif had nothing to do with the mystery augs — in fact, they may not even be Sarif augs in the first place.
- The Pollyanna: Even after losing his fortune, company and dreams, he is still optimistic about the future of augmentations and doesn't hold anything against Jensen despite everything that has happened.
- Riches to Rags: A downplayed example: after the fall of Panchaea, he was badly injured and spent a long time recuperating in hospital. During this time, the worldwide backlash against augmentations resulted in the complete and total collapse of Sarif Industries, and all their remaining assets were bought up by Tai Yong Medical. As of 2029, Sarif is just a private citizen living in a modest apartment, trying to find investors to restart his business empire.
The CEO of the Santeau Group, a company that specializes in building cities designed by Augs for Augs. Although Brown publicly supports Aug rights and opposes the Human Restoration Act, the Act would require all Augs who lack appropriate documentation to live in Aug only cities like the ones Santeau designs...
- The Atoner: Feels some responsibility for what was done to Golem City, which he designed.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: The Santeau cities that Brown designed are little more than ghettos to imprison Augs in. Brown, who claims to support Aug rights, appears to profit off of government agreements to force Augs to live in these cities. The group itself blames the ghetto status of the cities on The Czech Republic being ruthless, and Santeau does have a point there, so it's more of a downplayed trope at worst. Or rather, it's averted. See Honest Corporate Executive and Good All Along.
- Distressed Dude: The final mission involves stopping the Illuminati from assassinating Brown.
- Fantastic Racism: Brown, a non-Aug, strongly believes that segregation is the only way that Augs can live in peace. To be fair, it's also self-rule by Augs for Augs.
- Good All Along: Brown's opposition to the Human Restoration Act is genuine, as he actually stands to lose trillions if the Act passes because his cities cannot support the massive influx of Augs that the Act would cause.
- Honest Corporate Executive: Though he is believed to be a Corrupt Corporate Executive, later analysis reveals that Brown is profiting off the Augment situation but he actually believes his arcologies are the wave of the future and wants to help disadvantaged peoples. He just is pragmatic enough to realize his cities can't support the entire Augmented population.
- My God, What Have I Done?: Is stated by one of his agents to have a small case of this as Golem City was meant to be temporary housing for laborers and was turned into a hellish prison city for Augments. The event tarnished his reputation and is part of the reason he's now making Rabi'ah city.
- Red Herring: Nathaniel Brown seems like someone who would be a natural fit for the Illuminati but he's not a member.
A mysterious person who contacts Adam in Prague. In reality, she is some sort of a merge between the real Eliza Cassan AI and the Hyron Drones.
- Brain Uploading: The Hyron Drones themselves are long dead, and their personalities have somehow merged with that of the Eliza that aided Adam.
- Meaningful Name: 01011000 is the binary ASCII code for the capitalized "X".Explanation
- Ship Tease: Eliza still seems to care about Adam an awful lot and even promises to protect him after her sidequest is complete. Adam seems to be aware of it, too, since he can jokingly ask her if she wants to "run away together and settle down." If her sidequest is completed she'll even help out Adam by distracting the cops during Martial Law.