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Aurelius Milkovich is the vendor at Sobchak Security, a store in Prague in the business of selling parts and raw materials. He also occupies apartment #95 in Libuše Apartments.


Milkovich is a former augmented personnel of Belltower Associates, as indicated by an e-mail in his apartment computer. After the Aug Incident, Milkovich was fired from Belltower, along with most of its augmented employees.

Milkovich's augmentation was removed after the Aug Incident. The large scar on his head is possibly related to the removal of the augmentation or the biochip used to control the augmentation. Despite the removal of the augmentation, Milkovich still requires Neuropozyne, possibly due to his PTSD.

Milkovich exhibits paranoia. He is afraid that remnants of Belltower are going to hunt him down, but a fellow ex-Belltower has assured him that Belltower (now Tarvos) would rather just scratch their actions out of history.[1] Likely due to his paranoia, Milkovich has ordered spy gear from a specialty vendor.[2]

Milkovich has contemplated breaking into the Tarvos corporate vault to obtain valuables useful toward his goal of keeping himself safe. To this end, he has opened a new account in the Palisade Property Bank under the name "Niklus Domingues."[3][4]


DXMD merchant map icon (grayscale)
This character is a merchant. Sells 200 crafting parts for 450 credits
This character has other interactions. Can be given Neuropozyne

Items for sale[]

  • A one-time stock of 200 crafting parts for 450 credits. This bundle has a per-unit price of 2.25 credits, which is lower than the per-unit price of 5 credits charged by other merchants.

Other interactions[]

  • If Adam Jensen converses with Milkovich, Milkovich ask for Jensen if he has any Neuropozyne to spare. When asked why he still needs Neuropozyne despite the removal of his augmentation after the Aug Incident, Milkovich will joke that his brain still thinks that he is augmented.
  • If Jensen agrees to provide Neuropozyne, Milkovich will permit Jensen to access the basement of Sobchak Security, which notably contains the Tarvos Vault Keycard for the Tarvos corporate vault at the Palisade Property Bank.


  • The name "Aurelius Milkovich" is shown on his computer in Libuše Apartments and the computer inside the store. When approached in-person, he is named simply as "Staff" or "Civilian" by the game's interaction prompt. Despite being unnamed at the store, his dialogue matches the contents of the in-store and apartment computers, on which the name "Aurelius" or "Aurelius Milkovich" is mentioned. The name "Aurelius Milkovich" is also corroborated by data found in game files.[5]
  • The photo on the apartment computer does not match his in-game appearance. This discrepancy may be intentional or an unintended error.
  • Milkovich's unit in Libuše Apartments shows photographs of Rifleman Bank Station and Pieter Burke. His background suggests that may have been a member of Burke's Spec Ops unit, who were in charge of processing kidnap victims for the Hyron Project.
  • A saved chat log between him and another former Belltower employee suggests he is fully aware that Tarvos is just Belltower rebranded.[1]
  • Milkovich claims that the augmentation that he had was an inner-ear implant to help maintain balance.


ES11 Zenith (GDC 2017 Slide)

Developer's presentation slide showing prerelease concepts for Milkovich

  • Milkovich's store, Sobchak Security, is a reference to film The Big Lebowski in which a store with the same name appears. In the film, the owner of the store, Walter Sobchak, is a paranoid and unstable vet, much like Milkovich in the game.
  • A developer's presentation slide[6] indicates that Milkovich was originally written to be a former mantis agent, a type of intelligence agent that used a special augmentation that gave them the ability to be forgotten by others. The slide states that Milkovich used to have a "neuronal implant [that] caused mental alienation" and still suffers from mental illness despite the removal of the implant. The mantis agent concept was later cut from the game. As such, while Milkovich is still portrayed as having undergone surgical removal of some unspecified augmentation, the specific type of augmentation that he had is not stated in-game.
  • The presentation slide also includes other cut backstory elements. In particular, the slide states that the apartment unit at Libuše apartments was originally intended to be used by Milkovich' former handler who is monitoring him, thus explaining the original design of the monitoring equipment in the apartment. In the final game, however, it is Milkovich himself who is buying equipment, and he also has his computer in that apartment unit, suggesting that the apartment belongs to him rather than another person. Milkovich' former handler may have been rewritten as the "Kevlon Alexander" character mentioned in the text messaging log in Milkovich's apartment computer.
  • Multiple cut emails for the Sobchak Security computer can be found in the game files. One of the emails states that Millkovich was a former vojenské zpravodajství (Czech military intelligence) operative, in addition to being a former Belltower operative.

See also[]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Mercury Insta-Messaging Autosave
  2. E-mail in Sobchak Security computer.
  3. "Your new business account" (e-mail found in the apartment computer)
  4. "RE: Client files" (message in pocket secretary)
  5. For example, several textures assets that can be extracted from game files are labeled as "aurelius_milkovitch_scar" (spelled as shown). These assets pertain to the special scar texture on the character's head.
  6. "Rewarding Exploration in Deus Ex: Mankind Divided," presentation recording. The presentation slides are available at Maurer_Clemence_RewardingExploration...pdf (on