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DX3 - The Protagonist, ADAM JENSEN (Security Dude)

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    Cool DX3 - The Protagonist, ADAM JENSEN (Security Dude)


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    INTRODUCTORY RECAP

    Deus Ex 3 is set in the year 2027 (before the events of DX1) and players will take on the role of Adam Jensen.
    Jensen is a security officer working for a private security company, inside a tech laboratory specialising in bio-mechanical augmentations.
    One day, the path of his life is unexpectedly altered as a team of black ops commandos break into his company’s headquarters and (using a security plan from Jensen’s own hand) a mass slaughter ensues.
    From there on out, Jensen is caught up in a conspiracy that's going to see him scrapping for his life....



    UPDATE: New Introduction (via FAQs Thread)
    WHO IS DEUS EX 3's PROTAGONIST?
    The lead character is Adam Jensen, a security response specialist who's been handpicked to oversee the defensive needs of one of America's most experimental biotechnology firms. You, playing as Adam, are all-human, all organic.... for now, that is. You start pure, but as the story unfolds you are forced to augment yourself in order to survive and achieve objectives. Adam has a history leading up to the events that start the game, so his background is well fleshed out and we will learn more about him and his past, and his future, as the game progresses.

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    I thought it would be nice to offer up something different by way of discussion regarding DX3.
    Just to take a break from from the all-so-serious game mechanics.

    What better then, than to concentrate on the main character of Deus Ex 3. After all, he is the "Man of the Moment".
    We're going to be wearing his clothes and experiencing his life; so we may as well snuggle in now before the real action begins.



    So, let's discuss Adam Jensen and the way the story begins... any way you like.
    I have included some general questions below to help get started:


    What are your general opinions on our protagonist, Adam Jensen?
    How do you feel about his current look/image?
    Are you happy with his occupation as far as beginning the game is concerned?
    What about his obvious smoking habit, hehe!

    Do you have any theories as to whether or not Jensen is somehow related to anyone (or anything) that appeared in the previous games?
    If so, please share.

    Finally, we know about how the story/game will begin.
    Do you have any general views on the scenario we have been given?
    Any ideas on just who these "black op commandos" work for? Is 'black' an obvious clue...?

    We know that they have slaughtered the staff at the biomech aug lab Jensen works at. "Mass slaughter" sounds like the entire HQ building, not just the lab!... perhaps.
    Any ideas why or what this private security company may have in their possession that is so important to the faction who sent in the commandos?
    Could it be that they are looking for something that ultimately threatens them; or maybe something that will promise them greater control and power?

    Maybe it isn't the lab contents they are after... but all the lives of those who are working there? Maybe they knew something... or knew too much.
    Perhaps only one person knew something but the command was to 'kill all and leave no witnesses'?


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    None of us know for sure until we play the game; but this is the perfect time to let your imagination run wild... logically or not.

    Let's begin....!
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    I have been waiting for such a thread, MrsP. It will indeed be nice to discuss something that contains limited controversy.

    What are your general opinions on our protagonist, Adam Jensen?
    I believe Adam will fit into the role and world quite nicely. While the look is quite good, his role as a security guard interests me the most. Instead of controlling a man who is, from the very beginning, created to kill, the player will take control of someone that a lot of people would not expect much out of, give or take a few arrests and dealings with nosy locals.

    How do you feel about his current look/image?
    Slightly over-the-top, but I have no problems with this. Many would agree that he looks plain awesome, but this is entirely up to personal preference. For me, his look suits his role and place in the world just fine.

    Are you happy with his occupation as far as beginning the game is concerned?
    More than. It is both refreshing and interesting to be part of the basic security forces rather than somebody that every person sees as special from the beginning. His starting occupation, I believe, will help to build his character.

    What about his obvious smoking habit, hehe!
    Obviously implemented to magnify his cool factor, which, again, I have no problems with. In fact, I have not seen a protagonist that smokes in quite some time. That surprises me.

    Do you have any theories as to whether or not Jensen is somehow related to anyone (or anything) that appeared in the previous games?
    Many theories could be formulated, but I personally enjoy the theory that he is the genetic parent of the future Dentons the most, despite how much that would liken to Metal Gear Solid.

    Do you have any general views on the scenario we have been given?
    I honestly do not. The commandos could very well be from Majestic 12, but that may be too obvious an answer. They could belong to any organization. What interests me is how they get their hands on the security plan. Is Jensen secretly in league with them or was this an accident on Jensen's part?

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    Originally Posted by MrsP
    ...So, let's discuss Adam Jensen and the way the story begins... any way you like.
    I have included some general questions below to help get started:


    What are your general opinions on our protagonist, Adam Jensen?
    Sounds interesting enough, we don't know that much about him yet. Setting, premise, I am all happy with those. No complaints. Except I'd like to know more

    Originally Posted by MrsP
    How do you feel about his current look/image?
    They've nailed the look, if that concept art is anything to go by. I have no complaints. Look suits the said surroundings and setting of the game. I can't complain, complaining would be just bit un-needed.

    Originally Posted by MrsP
    Are you happy with his occupation as far as beginning the game is concerned?
    Yes, no complaints. You have to get a good starting point, and that sounds about right for me. Of course this is only a small part, I am interested in how the story evolves from there. Hopefully it will be very new-world-order / conspiracy / cyberpunk / deus-ex like

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    Was the Majestic 12 formed at that point? Seems like Page broke off from the Illuminati later than that, but what do I know?

    Hey, maybe smoking is another optional feature! I enjoyed the 1st two games where smoking hurt you...<3 the relation of how smoking is bad for you.

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    Originally Posted by 3nails4you
    Was the Majestic 12 formed at that point? Seems like Page broke off from the Illuminati later than that, but what do I know?
    I'm not sure how it is in the DX world but I would belive it to follow the real life facts of these organisations.

    The real life Majestic 12 was supposedly formed in 1947 by an executive order of U.S. President Harry S. Truman.

    So yes, MJ12 would be very, very present in DX 3, aswell as templars and Illuminati.

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    Originally Posted by Mecranth
    I honestly do not. The commandos could very well be from Majestic 12, but that may be too obvious an answer. They could belong to any organization. What interests me is how they get their hands on the security plan. Is Jensen secretly in league with them or was this an accident on Jensen's part?
    I'm liking the latter hypothesis!
    Jensen could have unwittingly left the security plan wide open to scrutiny by the wrong hands. At least I prefer that to the idea of him being 'in league' with murderous bad-guys.
    Then again... *thinks* .... it could be interesting if Adam isn't such a nice guy, but realises the consequences of his actions after and has to try to put things right.


    Originally Posted by Defres
    I'm not sure how it is in the DX world but I would belive it to follow the real life facts of these organisations.
    The real life Majestic 12 was supposedly formed in 1947 by an executive order of U.S. President Harry S. Truman.
    So yes, MJ12 would be very, very present in DX 3, aswell as templars and Illuminati.
    You know I'm going to ask this - but what about the Omar?
    Do you think it is possible that earlier (not yet bio-modified) Russian scientists may also feature as a storyline within DX3?

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    Originally Posted by Defres
    I'm not sure how it is in the DX world but I would belive it to follow the real life facts of these organisations.

    The real life Majestic 12 was supposedly formed in 1947 by an executive order of U.S. President Harry S. Truman.

    So yes, MJ12 would be very, very present in DX 3, aswell as templars and Illuminati.
    In the DX story, Bob Page broke away from his mentor, Morgan Everett, kinda leader of the Illuminati (DeBeers FTW) and formed the Majestic 12, as well as VersaLife, a front for his experimentation with the Gray Death, Ambrosia, and most importantly nanoaugmentation. I don't think Page is old enough for MJ12 to show up just yet in 2027, but I think it is very possible that we will be thrust into the conflict between Manderley and the Templars. Hmm...I just thought of that 0.o lol

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    Originally Posted by 3nails4you
    Was the Majestic 12 formed at that point? Seems like Page broke off from the Illuminati later than that, but what do I know?

    Hey, maybe smoking is another optional feature! I enjoyed the 1st two games where smoking hurt you...<3 the relation of how smoking is bad for you.
    Well MJ12 was created by the Illuminati in the 1940s, but it broke off from Illuminati in 2030s if I remember correctly. So yeah it existed, but it was in controll of the Illuminati.

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    Originally Posted by Icarus AI
    Well MJ12 was created by the Illuminati in the 1940s, but it broke off from Illuminati in 2030s if I remember correctly. So yeah it existed, but it was in controll of the Illuminati.
    Mmk gotcha

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    What are your views about the 'socket' on Adam's forehead?

    PS. Please excuse poor image quality, I'm using the original magazine scan.

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    Originally Posted by MrsP
    Do you have any theories as to whether or not Jensen is somehow related to anyone (or anything) that appeared in the previous games?
    If so, please share.
    I mentioned this a couple of times before but i think his name indicates he has a relation to JC. Adam for Adam and Eve. JC for...well everybody knows that.

    The genetic descendant thing is almost to attractive to dismiss. It's a perfect way of connecting the two games. Note that IW was connected in that way to DX.

    If they dont follow that they will have Adam do something in relation to JC...I just dont know what else it could be...

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    Maybe right before we fight the final boss we walk through room full of tanks with babies in 'em as prototypes for augmentation? AKA Emiiiiile? And then maybe we can see a blueprint or something for JC's augs. That'd be cool.

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    Originally Posted by Overtime
    I mentioned this a couple of times before but i think his name indicates he has a relation to JC. Adam for Adam and Eve. JC for...well everybody knows that.

    The genetic descendant thing is almost to attractive to dismiss. It's a perfect way of connecting the two games. Note that IW was connected in that way to DX.

    If they dont follow that they will have Adam do something in relation to JC...I just dont know what else it could be...
    Yeah, all sounds feasible.

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    Adam Jensen resembles Big Boss and Solid Snake quite closely, especially with the cigerette (I hate smoking). He looks maybe quarter Asian too, giving him that cosmopolitan vibe. He seems to be a run of the mill person recruited into a PMC contracted/owned by the bioengineering corporation he is working at. The commando team could very easily be MJ12, Illuminati or some other third party. Civil war between Page and DeBeers perhaps. More sinisterly the commando team could be working for the same organization that is ultimately signing Adam Jensen's paycheck. It would be a little too cheesy if his DNA was a template for the Dentons, but the R&D technology being killed over at the start of the game would easily have everything to do with them and the Universal Constructors.

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    Maybe at the end Jensen has to sacrifice himself in order for their to be enough genetic material for the Dentons, who at that point he realizes may be the only hope for a stable future. Epic.

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    Originally Posted by 3nails4you
    Maybe at the end Jensen has to sacrifice himself in order for their to be enough genetic material for the Dentons, who at that point he realizes may be the only hope for a stable future. Epic.
    Thats a good point. What happens to him by the time the events of DX are occurring. Easiest way would be to kill him off but that might be a little anti-climatic.

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    Originally Posted by 3nails4you
    Maybe at the end Jensen has to sacrifice himself in order for their to be enough genetic material for the Dentons, who at that point he realizes may be the only hope for a stable future. Epic.
    That sounds retarded. Extremely retarded. How could he know that Dentons wouldn't become just MJ12 henchmen? And btw Paul is already 8 or 9 when the game starts in 20207.

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    i think that adam has the potential to be a very compelling hero. it will be interesting to see the deus ex world from the eyes of an 'everyman' who was born and raised in normal society, rather than clones that were placed in covert ops training programs as children. (alex denton mentions that she entered tarsus at 13 in IW. and sence bob page tells jc in area 51 that he had his 'parents' killed when they objected to him being sent to training, we can assume that he was roughly the same age.)

    as for his (adam's) look, it's quite cool; definetly more-cyberpunk-than-thou; and his sunglasses are a nice throw-forward (if you will) to jc. my only reservation is that he looks a little old; (40 years + or -) not that there's anything wrong with that, it's just a bit of a supprise since jc and alex were both in thier early 20's at the times of their respective adventures. but it could give some personal insight on how the world will change in the next 21 years.

    as for the company he works for: there a so many things they could be working on that would tie into the first game, it's hard to speculate (the dentons, the UC, the AI's, the gray death, the aquinas protocalls, nanotech.) the black ops commandos would almost have to be working for mj12 or the illuminati, or dummy groups there of. i do think it's safe to say that we'll see cameos from morgan everett, bob page, beth duclare, and joe manderley, to name just a few. (i'm hoping to see a young mr. renton for some reason)

    all in all, i can't wait to play the game for myself and see how it all comes together.

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    Originally Posted by Icarus AI
    And btw Paul is already 8 or 9 when the game starts in 20207.
    Thats not necessarily true. They could have both been growth accelerated and implanted with false memories...JC origins seem a bit of a mess.

    From Wiki:
    JC's origins are muddled in the game. In Area 51, a datacube reveals JC's date of inception as March 17, 2054, with an "assigned birth date" of March 17, 2029. Since Deus Ex takes place in 2052 this would mean JC is physically 23 years old (this is supported by the fact Morpheus mentions JC is 23), and he was growth accelerated to his biological age. This would be assuming that the inception date was incorrect. This leaves no room for most of his original backstory, unless the acceleration was somehow irregular or his memories are in fact false (which raises serious questions about his relationship with Paul). Another datacube contains an email about "creating genetically viable candidates for nano-augmentation through cloning", speculating that "in the future, this process could be streamlined through the application of accelerated growth and memory implantation", which lends some credence to this theory.

    This leaves open the possibilities that JC and/or Paul are the result of such a process (and that all references to their past and their parents are forged) or that the datacube with JC's age (and the appearance of fully-grown clones in tubes) is simply an inconsistency introduced by development of the game. Given the complexity of the plot of Deus Ex and its numerous twists, neither can be discounted.

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    Let's all hope that the personality of Adam Jensen will be as good as his appearance ; ) I totally LOVE the way he looks!

    btw. Alex D looks like a retarded skinny teenager, lol.

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    I'd say Paul Denton and JC Denton were both clones, but I like to think they were naturally born from the same surrogate mum and grew up normally in overseen foster caare, but in the meantime MJ12 was planning on efficiently building up an army of nano agents based upon the original Dentons, so excellerated cloning and memory implants would've been perfected by the time of DX1.

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    Originally Posted by Decard
    Let's all hope that the personality of Adam Jensen will be as good as his appearance ; ) I totally LOVE the way he looks!
    Yeah, me too!

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    Originally Posted by Overtime
    Thats not necessarily true. They could have both been growth accelerated and implanted with false memories...JC origins seem a bit of a mess.

    From Wiki:
    JC's origins are muddled in the game. In Area 51, a datacube reveals JC's date of inception as March 17, 2054, with an "assigned birth date" of March 17, 2029. Since Deus Ex takes place in 2052 this would mean JC is physically 23 years old (this is supported by the fact Morpheus mentions JC is 23), and he was growth accelerated to his biological age. This would be assuming that the inception date was incorrect. This leaves no room for most of his original backstory, unless the acceleration was somehow irregular or his memories are in fact false (which raises serious questions about his relationship with Paul). Another datacube contains an email about "creating genetically viable candidates for nano-augmentation through cloning", speculating that "in the future, this process could be streamlined through the application of accelerated growth and memory implantation", which lends some credence to this theory.

    This leaves open the possibilities that JC and/or Paul are the result of such a process (and that all references to their past and their parents are forged) or that the datacube with JC's age (and the appearance of fully-grown clones in tubes) is simply an inconsistency introduced by development of the game. Given the complexity of the plot of Deus Ex and its numerous twists, neither can be discounted.
    Deus Ex bible is my source and if the bible is not canon in Deus Ex 3 well then Dx3 sucks.

    Copied from the bible.
    • 2018: Paul Denton born
    • 2023: Paul, age 5, selected as test subject, cloned
    • 2028: Tests on clones show limited success; Paul's mother impregnated with J.C.
    • 2029: J.C. Denton born; scientists perfect embryonic incubator; additional clones grown over the next 15-20 years
    • 2034: Experiments begin on second generation of clones (~age 5)
    • 2035: Paul and J.C.'s parents killed by Majestic 12; J.C. sent to Swiss school
    • 2036: Paul goes to four-year university
    • 2040: Paul, age 22, joins UNATCO
    • 2044: Common emotional centers in brain discovered (+/- 2 years)
    • 2046: Work on Ambrosia project begins (?)
    • 2047: J.C. graduates from Swiss school
    • 2049: Last kinks are worked out of nano-augmentation
    • 2050: Paul is offered nano-augmentation; procedure is successful; work stops on
    • clones; most clones destroyed
    • 2051: J.C., age 22, joins UNATCO, trains, is offered nano-augmentation
    • 2052: Nano-augmentation procedure is successful.

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    I don't know if Adam has connection to JC, but the fact that they went to the old naming scheme is promising.

    Also, interesting etymology of the last name itself. Jansen, literally means "The son of Jan". As the name is Dutch in origin, we look at dutch usage of Jan, and see that it is a shortened form of Johannes, which is the Dutch form of John, from Latin Iohannes, from Hebrew Yochanan, which means "God is gracious." Now, I don't know if this is intentional or not, but if Eidos M. team has done their research, it looks like they are trying to extend the "Son of God" connection set up by the first name.

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    Originally Posted by K^2
    I don't know if Adam has connection to JC, but the fact that they went to the old naming scheme is promising.

    Also, interesting etymology of the last name itself. Jansen, literally means "The son of Jan". As the name is Dutch in origin, we look at dutch usage of Jan, and see that it is a shortened form of Johannes, which is the Dutch form of John, from Latin Iohannes, from Hebrew Yochanan, which means "God is gracious." Now, I don't know if this is intentional or not, but if Eidos M. team has done their research, it looks like they are trying to extend the "Son of God" connection set up by the first name.
    Maybe, but I just picked up on that "aDam Jensen" (the capitalized letters are emphasized in pronunciation) sounds a bit like a reversal of JC Denton.

    I could just be seeing something from nothing though.

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