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Nathan D'Arcy
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Vital Statistics
Gender Male
Race Human
Status Deceased
Location Citadel StationHospital
Game(s) System Shock
Voice Actor Jon Maiara

Dr. Nathan D'Arcy was a scientist working on the Citadel Station's Hospital Level. His former office was at Research Level. He is a key character in System Shock.

Around October he realized that SHODAN was charging up the Laser and suggested to go to the core of the Research Level and fire the mining beam prematurely. However, as the Laser was already targeting Earth, he devised another plan. He intended to use Isotope X-22 to feed the Shield generators on the Reactor Level. Firing the Laser into the Shield would overload and destroy it. He told Althea Grossman that punching the safety override code (found in the Research Library) would allow them to fire the Laser with the Shield up.

On October 24th, while on the Research Level, D’Arcy was killed by a Cyborg Assassin. Before his death, he tried to tell Paul Stannek how to destroy the Laser. Unfortunately, his plan did not come to fruition.

Audio Logs

Level 1 - Hospital
Level 2 - Research


  • While killed on 24th October, a log by Althea Grossman dated 2nd November mentions D'Arcy as still working on his plan. It's possible that D'Arcy's group was eradicated, nobody went back to Hospital and reported his death/failure, and Grossman believed that they were still working on it.