|Race|| Human (former)|
|Faction|| TriOptimum / Own (former)|
|Status||Killed by The Hacker|
|Voice Actor||Austin Grossman|
~ Edward Diego
- For the enemy unit, see Cyborg Diego.
~ Edward Diego
Diego funded several illegal experiments, all of which were recorded by SHODAN. Fearing that his employment may be terminated and arrested for funding the illegal experiments, fate came in the form of the Hacker who was arrested for hacking into TriOptimum's computer server. Using his position as executive, Diego promised the hacker that if he performed a service, all charges would be dismissed and he would be fitted with an R-Graded military rig.
Rebirth of SHODAN
Once the Hacker removed SHODAN's ethical constraints, he gave Diego level one access to SHODAN as a bargaining chip if TriOptimum moves in to arrest. Diego proceeded to remove all traces of his illegal experiments from SHODAN's system. Unfortunately, all was in vain as the company already had an undercover operative, Bianca Schuler, who recorded and filed the evidences against him. After a few months crew started to lose control over SHODAN and the station security. This became evident when the approaching TriOptimum security shuttle was shot down. Diego naively continued to think SHODAN simply protects him and even bragged about his power over the station.
~ Edward Diego
Unfortunately, killing his own crew was not enough for SHODAN, who converted him into a powerful cyborg so that he could be more useful and "beautiful". He was eventually killed by the Hacker.
His family survived, however, but suffered from severe hardship and lawsuits. His son, William, would go on to undo his father's legacy after the fall of TriOptimum.
Audio Logs and E-Mails
- In System Shock, Edward Diego's human image is a scanned photo of Edward (Ned) Lerner, one of the co-founders of Blue Sky Productions (later Looking Glass Technologies and Looking Glass Studios).
- Edward Diego's audio logs were voiced by Austin Grossman, one of the game's artists and designers.
|System Shock Characters|
|Reactor||Ann Raines • Charlotte Sigmund • Marc Steinberg • Warren Anderczyk|
|Hospital||Nathan D'Arcy • David Honig • Kevin O'Connell • Mira Stackhouse • Althea Grossman • Karenna Ozark •|
Lawton Kirby • Todd Blankenship • Aaron Talbot
|Research||Travis Baerga • Paul Stannek • Bruford Endicott • Rex Melville|
|Maintenance||Abe Ghiran • Jared Fortier • Jason Harvey • Jodi Hayes|
|Storage||Sabo Engle • Ed Aubry • Greg MacLeod|
|Flight Deck||Don Travers • Chauncy McDaniel • Robin Kell|
|Executive||Edward Diego • Zachary Aaron • Bianca Schuler • Gerard Koufax • Harry Wilkinson • Kiner Perry|
|Systems Engineering||Willard Richie • Arnold Hessman • Anna Parovski • Jon David Wong|
|Earth||Rebecca Lansing • Morris Brocail • Elizabeth Taggert|
|Non-Specific||Hacker • SHODAN|