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Elizabeth "Beth" DuClare is a millionaire philanthropist,[1] and member of the Council of Five who lead the Illuminati prior to the Majestic 12 coup. She is also the mother of Nicolette DuClare, who succeeds her as an Illuminatus after her death. DuClare is described as a uniquely influential Illuminati member to Lucius DeBeers, and as a very cold woman with no regrets regarding the organization's atrocities.


Illuminati years[]

Born into great affluence as a daughter of one of the richest dynasties on Earth, she becomes a powerful Illuminatus and a member of the Council of Five by birthright.

DuClare is the spokesperson as well as the de facto leader of the World Health Organization (WHO) in the 2020s. She operates primarily from Dubai and Geneva.[2][3] DuClare is heavily involved in the events leading to the Aug Incident in 2027. Her role in the Illuminati's scheme to control the mechanically augmented is to encourage the public to receive Tai Yong Medical's replacement biochip. As the WHO's spokesperson, she announces the need for this biochip replacement following the glitch experienced by augmented people during this year.[4] Following the destruction of Panchaea during the Aug Incident, DuClare is instructed to search the wreckage to salvage anything that has not been destroyed.[5] She is the one that extracts Adam Jensen from the wreckage and transfers him to Facility 451, a processing clinic run by WHO.[3]

DuClare's role as the head of WHO gives her access to experimental medical systems that help Lucius DeBeers fight off the ravages of time and illness, creating a special bond between them. The two have multiple private correspondences that do not include the other Council members.[3] Herself and DeBeers work together to try to unmask Janus and bring down his Collective, who threaten the Illuminati's goals. They plan to do this with the assistance of Delara Auzenne and Madame Photographe who, under their instructions, monitor the activities of Adam Jensen, and report back to them on how close he is to Janus.[6]

She also shares a special relationship with future U.S. President Philip Mead and grooms his political career.[7]


After the successful coup orchestrated by Majestic 12 on the Illuminati, Beth retired from public view, becoming paranoid. She and her daughter Nicolette rarely left Chateau DuClare, where she monitored MJ12 activity from a secret routing station in the cellar. During this time, DuClare maintained a connection with the French political scene, eventually severed in the "Somnolente Ile" ("Sleepy Island") scandal in around 2047.[1] She remained the mistress of fellow Illuminatus Morgan Everett,[8] at least until the two were forced to sever communications and rely on single-use codes and face to face meetings, after Page launched Daedalus to monitor all electronic communications.[9]

This scandal involves the laundering of billions of credits through French banks, and it was suggested that the Bilderberg Group - an Illuminati faction - are responsible.[10] In addition, she still had connections with the Hague and the United Nations. DuClare helped back the resistance movement Silhouette at the request of her daughter.[11] Although Silhouette would have been considered a threat to the Illuminati while they were in power, they were opposed to Majestic 12 and so share a common enemy with DuClare.

Beth DuClare was left alone by MJ12, until Silhouette revealed her as one of their key supporters. Page retaliated promptly, and had her murdered in September of 2051.[12] According to Icarus, she was then dissected and placed in cryonic storage. The true circumstances of her death were not publicly revealed, and her death was announced as from natural causes. She was posthumously awarded France's Legion of Honour, a prestigious award originally created by Napoléon Bonaparte. The full title given to her was "Chevalier in the Ordre Royale de la Légion d'honneur". The president of France, Alain Bourges-Maunoury, accepted the award on her behalf.[1]


  • It seems that DuClare has a dislike for "Dowd's Templar minions" since, as she tells DeBeers during their meeting, their presence made her leave Paris and her Chateau.[3]
  • DuClare is likely close with Delara Auzenne, since Delara uses her Neural SubNet avatar during an Illuminati virtual conference, and calls her by first name, "Elizabeth", when talking to DeBeers.[13]
  • It was suggested that Beth's daughter, Nicolette, could be a direct clone of her mother with only minor cosmetic alterations.[14]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Beth DuClare Awarded Legion of Honor
  2. Deus Ex: Icarus Effect
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Deus Ex: Black Light
  4. Augmentation Recall
  5. Orion Insta-Messaging autosave- e-mail on the VersaLife corporate vault computer.
  6. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
  7. Deus Ex Bible
  8. Daedalus: "[Everett] has a mistress named Beth DuClare."
  9. Final Message - e-mail on Beth DuClare's computer.
  10. Somnolente Ile Scandal Resurfaces
  11. RE: Your Help - e-mail on Nicolette DuClare's computer.
  12. Chad Dumier: "Beth DuClare was the only one of our wealthy supporters whom we referred to by name, and she was the one who got killed. We have learned to keep our mouths shut."
  13. Cutscene during the ending credits of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. See the transcript in The Supreme Enlightened.
  14. Deus Ex: Invisible War official strategy guide