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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. He served aboard the UNN Rickenbacker and also worked with Dr. Janice Polito, whom he brought the SHODAN's wafer he found on the surface of Tau Ceti V. He is also responsible for the failure of soldier's memory restoration.


Bayliss accompanied Captain William Diego and Anatoly Korenchkin on the surface of Tau Ceti V. For some reason he was less affected by the Many's influence. There, he discovered the Data Wafer (processing component 43893) storing SHODAN's consciousness among the remains of Beta Grove and brought it on board the Von Braun for Dr. Polito to investigate.

Later SHODAN, disguised as Polito, ordered Bayliss to mess with the memory restoration of soldier G65434-2, so that the grunt would not remember the period shortly before being put into Cryosleep. Puzzled by the request, Bayliss questioned had the soldier actually volunteered to have the implants installed, but interfered with the memory restoration process anyway.


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

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Operations Deck
UNN Rickenbacker