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This page lists emails found in the game files of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided that were presumably written for Talos Rucker's computer but do not appear in-game. Therefore, these emails have been classified as cut emails.  The emails indicate early plot concepts that were altered during the course of the game's development.

Emails[]

Log 1[]

Game asset file: m02_775-1_eml_escape_rucker_s_investigation_email_01_en.textlist

From: Dr. Talos Rucker
To: Dr. Talos Rucker

This morning there was a terrorist bombing in Prague - in the name of Aug rights! Over the several months I have been here living in the Utulek Complex, I thought I had come to know the hearts of the people who live here. Was I mistaken? This attack caught me entirely by surprise, but it is likely that the people responsible live in this complex, somewhere directly below my window. All I can do now, to make up for my failure, is investigate whether or not anyone in ARC was responsible for this travesty. I hope my suspicions are incorrect, but I have to make certain.


Log 6[]

Game asset file: m02_775-2_eml_escape_rucker_s_investigation_email_02_en.textlist

From: Dr. Talos Rucker
To: Dr. Talos Rucker

I am speechless. Prague has been hit by another terrorist strike, the second in just over two weeks. Perhaps, if my investigations into the last one had borne fruit, this could have been prevented. It is clear I cannot pursue this investigation on my own. Viktor Marchenko has his ear to the ground, and many of the people here trust him even when they will not talk to me. I am going to take him into my confidence. He can contribute his experience and contacts to my researches, and, with luck, we will find a pattern in both attacks, leading us to the guilty party.


Log 9[]

Game asset file: m02_775-3_eml_escape_rucker_s_investigation_email_03_en.textlist

From: Dr. Talos Rucker
To: Dr. Talos Rucker

I am outraged. Viktor was right: The person responsible for the terrorist attacks is posing as a member of ARC! I say "posing" because this person is not a true supporter of Aug rights. He or she is perfectly aware that the murder of innocents damages our cause, and is doing it for precisely that reason! Viktor believes that this is the work of a shadow organization called the Illuminati. This seems very far-fetched - and yet, he was right about the bomber's motives. And, now that I think about it, Viktor has never been wrong about anything regarding these attacks...


Log 17[]

Game asset file: m02_775-4_eml_escape_rucker_s_investigation_email_04_en.textlist

From: Dr. Talos Rucker
To: Dr. Talos Rucker

There has been yet a third bombing in Prague, two weeks to the day after the second one, which was two weeks to the day after the first. But this time, the culprit didn't realize how close I was to identifying him. I have nothing more than circumstantial evidence and conjecture, but I'm convinced it was Viktor. And I thought he was helping me - what a fool I was! I only wish I were able to prove it for certain. I will give him a couple of days, to become relaxed, confident I suspect nothing, and then I will invite him into my office and present my suspicions. He is a braggart: if I confront him directly, I expect he will admit his culpability with pride. I only hope my plan works, because otherwise, he may get away with his crimes yet again.

Notes[]

  • The cut emails indicate that Talos Rucker was originally intended to discover Marchenko's role in the Růžička Station bombing. In the finished game, Rucker only informs Jensen his suspicion that the real terrorist is "somewhere down there, hiding in plain sight" before dying.
  • The cut emails indicate that the first two bombings in Prague were originally written to have occurred not long before the train station bombing. Specifically, all three bombings would have occurred within the span of a little more than four weeks. In the finished game, however, the first two bombings were moved back in time relative to the train station bombing. For example, an email in the TF29 headquarters indicates that the first bombing took place 6 months ago, and that the second bombing occurred 4 months ago. Similarly, an article in the Picus Daily Standard states that the first two bombings "targeted lawmakers and destroyed a police precinct earlier in the year."

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