Vital Statistics
Gender Male
Race Human
Faction UNN
Status Deceased
Location UNN Rickenbacker
Game(s) System Shock 2
Voice Actor Nate Wells

Every email from you gets stranger and stranger... it's like you're not even the same person anymore.
~ July 6th, 2114
Bayliss is a character in System Shock 2. UNN Rickenbacker and the Von Braun. He served as a Liaison officer working with Dr. Janice Polito and was the safety officer on the Rickenbacker. Bayliss brought SHODAN onto the Von Braun and is responsible for the failure of the Soldier's memory restoration.


Bayliss accompanied Captain William Diego and Anatoly Korenchkin on the surface of Tau Ceti V. There, he was unaffected by The Many's influence. He discovered the Data Wafer carrying SHODAN's consciousness among the remains of Beta Grove and brought it aboard the Von Braun for Dr. Polito to investigate.

Later, SHODAN, disguised as Polito, ordered Bayliss to prevent the Soldier's memory restoration so that he would not remember the period shortly before being put in Cryo. Puzzled by the request, Bayliss questioned if the Soldier had actually volunteered to have the implants installed in him. Apparently, however, he proceeded to delete the memory restoration files.


The corpse in the center of the Rickenbacker's upside-down chapel is likely him.

Audio Logs

Operations Deck
UNN Rickenbacker


  • It remains unclear how Bayliss, and some other crewmen, were unaffected by The Many's influence.

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