"The failure... was mine, commander. It won't happen again. Ben Saxon... will die."
- Sam Duarte to Jaron Namir

Samuel Duarte is a mechanically augmented soldier, a supporting character in the book Deus Ex: Icarus Effect and an antagonist of the game Deus Ex: The Fall.


Early lifeEdit

Samuel Duarte was born the son of J. Duarte. Around 2025, Sam Duarte became a member of Belltower Associates Incorporated's Strike Team Six, an elite commando force led by Ben Saxon, and joined them in numerous conflicts around the world.

Deus Ex: Icarus EffectEdit

In 2027 Samuel and Strike Six take part in "Operation Rainbird", supposedly a quick strike against rival forces in Australia's civil war. Even though Belltower has assured them that the mission will be entirely safe, the transport plane is suddenly attacked by a drone aircraft. Sam's team is wiped out in the crash, save for Saxon, and Sam is apparently killed by the drone as it doubles back over the site. At the end of the novel, Saxon and Anna Kelso stay at Sam's parents' safe-house in Costa Rica.

Deus Ex: The FallEdit

When Ben Saxon tries to warn Stuart St. John, a World Health Organization Inspector in Panama, that his resolve to go public with his discovery of botched Riezene shipments has put his life in danger, Sam Duarte jumps through the window and kills the inspector. He is revealed to be alive and working for the Tyrants. Jaron Namir orders Sam to kill the Saxon, whom Namir calls a traitor, but Sam hesitates and Lawrence Barrett orders him to vacate the building. After Saxon escapes with Alex Vega via helicopter, Sam and Namir apologize to Bob Page and assure him that Ben Saxon will die.

Notes Edit

  • Game files of The Fall indicate that in the intended continuation of the game's storyline, Sam captures Anna Kelso and is later confronted by Ben Saxon on the roof of a building in New York. This part of the storyline was never released, however.


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