| "I once thought I could save the world... now look at it"
— Spoilers for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided follow!
Dr. Nicholas Cipra once worked as the project lead of the neural research division of Tai Yong Medical. In 2029, Cipra runs a lékárna (pharmacy) in Prague and resides in an apartment unit directly above the pharmacy.
As the project lead in Tai Yong Medical's neural division, Cipra conducted research into experimental neural therapy. The therapy was designed to treat patients with social disorders by implanting memories from a donor into the patient by a memory chip, which, in theory, would transfer beneficial personality traits from the donor to the patient. One of his patients was Daria Myška, who suffered from social anxiety. As part of the therapy procedure, Daria received a segment of neural codes obtained from Marek Svobotka, who in life was a serial killer known as "The Harvester". At some point afterwards, Cipra left TYM.
Unfortunately, as a result of Cipra's neural therapy, Svobotka's memories and mannerisms began to override Daria's personality. After being reintegrated into society, Daria became a serial killer who targeted augmented individuals according to Svobotka's modus operandi, continuing The Harvester's legacy.
Cipra later rejoined Tai Yong Medical, and was tasked with bringing an end to Daria's killings, as well as covering up his and TYM's involvement in creating her, to remain with the company. TYM set up a pharmacy for Cipra in Prague, where Daria resides. According to a store clerk working at the pharmacy, Cipra believed that the job of managing a pharmacy was beneath a man of his qualifications.
Publications and research reports Edit
- Tai Yong Medical Report, Case Study: 698843 – A report documenting the administering of the neural therapy to Daria.
- Advanced Neurological Treatments for Social Phobia – A textbook about managing psychological disorders. The textbook appears as the story item, "Textbook."
Mission appearances Edit
- SM11: The Last Harvest – Adam Jensen may discover that Daria was once a patient of Cipra. By conversing with Cipra, Cipra can be persuaded to reveal an override phrase that disables Daria's memory chip. Cipra requests that Jensen return the memory chip after the dealing with Daria. If Jensen returns the chip, Cipra will be relieved, and will reveal further details of the memory implantation procedure.
- "Take a man like yourself, for example. Could have given you a sense of humor." (Spoken to Jensen when describing his experimental neural therapy)