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Tracer, J.C.'s first ally after he leaves ATC, is a doctor but he's more mad-scientist/technology freak. An ace technologist and biohacker, he's renowned in the black market augmentation field as a black marketeer can be and still be effective.

Born in Hong Kong before it reverted to the Chinese in '97, Tracer survives and thrives in the repressive environment of his native country. Though the government places serious restrictions on body modifications, enforcement efforts are lax, so people come from far and wide to get themselves upgraded. He has more contacts in different fields of endeavor than anyone on Earth (or, at least, in Hong Kong) and greater expertise with human augmentation than anyone else alive.

Though he's loyal to those who earn his loyalty, he's a greedy guy who makes sure he gets paid for his effort. Nothing Buddhist and anti-possession about him - he wants to get his hands on every new gadget that comes down the pike. Because of this, his base of operations has the appearance of a garbage heap or a flea market. (This situation that isn't helped by the fact that he often has to move his base of operations to stay ahead of some over-zealous politician out to make a name for himself by shutting down the body mod trade...).

Unwilling to ask his clients to do anything he wouldn't do himself, Tracer is a walking pin-cushion. He bristles with augmentations - everything in the catalog, even though he doesn't use the mods particularly. (In other words, even though he has vision like an eagle, is as fast as a jaguar and strong as an elephant, he doesn't tend to make use of those capabilities in his daily life.)

Appearance:

Tracer is in his late 50s and so thin he makes Nick Baldo look like a tub.

The most important thing to remember is that he doesn't care a whit about his appearance or hygiene or anything like that (except when he's in the operating room and such things become important). His skin is pale and leathery. His teeth are yellow and oddly skewed. His nails are long (though not so long that they interfere with manipulating the machines he's created to perform delicate augmentation surgery)

He certainly doesn't bother about plastic surgery to pretty himself up after he puts himself under the automated knife of one of his augmentation devices. (He's just going to rip out his old mods as new ones become available anyway...)

Basically, Tracer looks and dresses like the archetypal Confucius character but with scars that really would scare small children if he ever appeared in public.

Deus Ex design document version 13.12[]

Tracer Tong is a black market augmentation specialist. Probably the critical NPC in the game. Tong is the only person who can restore your augmentations when UNATCO shuts them down.

Tong, J.C. Denton’s first ally after he leaves UNATCO, is a doctor but of the mad-scientist variety. An ace technologist and biohacker, he’s as renowned in the black market augmentation field as a black-marketeer can be and still be effective.

Born in Hong Kong before it reverted to the Chinese in ’97, Tracer survives and thrives in the repressive environment of his native country. Though the government places serious restrictions on body modifications, enforcement efforts are lax, so people come from far and wide to get themselves upgraded. He has more contacts in more different fields of endeavor than anyone on Earth (or, at least, in Hong Kong) and greater expertise with human augmentation than anyone else alive.

He has resisted many efforts made by the Illuminati and Majestic 12 to recruit him in his earlier years, when they saw his one-of-a-kind potential and wanted to bend it to their will. Several years ago, Majestic 12 operatives attempted to abduct his wife, Dao-ming (Shining Path), and use her as a hostage, forcing him to work for them. The attempt was botched, and Dao-ming was mortally wounded. She died in Tracer Tong's arms, and he vowed to do everything in his power to fight Majestic 12.

Though he’s loyal to those who earn his loyalty, he is consumed with the struggle against Majestic 12, and will use anyone or anything for that purpose. He often has to move his base of operations to stay ahead of Majestic 12 operatives who are always attempting to track him down. They have moved from the recruitment mode to the assassination mode.

Tall and very thin, dressed in traditional Chinese clothing. Graying hair, wispy Fu Manchu mustache.

Tracer is in his late 50’s and so thin he makes Alex Jacobson look like a tub. The most important thing to remember is that he doesn’t care a whit about his appearance or hygiene or anything like that (except when he’s in the operating room and such things become important). His skin is pale and leathery. His teeth are yellow and oddly skewed. His nails are long (though not so long that they interfere with manipulating the machines he’s created to perform delicate augmentation surgery)

Unwilling to ask his clients to do anything he wouldn’t do himself, Tracer is a walking pin-cushion. He bristles with augmentations – everything in the catalog, even though he doesn’t use the mods particularly. (In other words, even though he has vision like an eagle, is as fast as a jaguar and strong as an elephant, he doesn’t tend to make use of those capabilities in his daily life.)

He certainly doesn’t bother about plastic surgery to pretty himself up after he puts himself under the automated knife of one of his augmentation devices. (He’s just going to rip out his old mods as new ones become available anyway…)

Basically, Tracer looks and dresses like the archetypal Confucius character but with scars that really would scare small children if he ever appeared in public.

Ally Function: Augmentation installation, information and briefings. Assists the player in whatever capacity best benefits Tong, at first, but later begins helping because it’s the right thing to do.

Killable: No

Original Location: Hong Kong - Tong's Base

Recruiting Inducement: Restore Dragon's Eye sword.

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