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Abe Ghiran's Head
Type Key Item
First Found Level 3 - Maintenance
Destructible No
Stackable No

Abe Ghiran's Head is needed to get by the retinal scanner to enter his office on the Maintenance Level. Without it, you cannot finish the game if the Mission difficulty is set above 1. His head is a key item and cannot be destroyed. Other Severed Heads can be disposed of.


  • Abe's head is located on the Maintenance level itself, by his body in the western part of the level, near the entrance to the Delta Maintenance.


  • Abe Ghiran's head sprite is based upon the look of Doug Church, the main programmer of the game.
  • In reality, an advanced retinal scanner wouldn't accept even the correct match a long time after death.