"My work began as an effort to cure children ill with Rustlung. But it grew into something far more significant. The COG wanted medicine. I gave them gods."
—Niles Samson

Doctor Niles Samson was the lead geneticist and Director of the New Hope Research Facility, under the Department of Health of the Coalition of Ordered Governments during the Monroe Administration. The facility was initially built to study the effects of Rustlung on the children of Imulsion miners and to find a cure. However, when Niles began using cross-species genetics in order to cure Lambency, the researchers began to notice mutations as his work eventually warped into an attempt to evolve humanity, creating the Sires under his supervision at New Hope.

Eventually, the extent of the unethical experimentation at New Hope reached the COG, so Chairman Monroe ordered the facility shut down and all involved indicted. A political fringe group within the Coalition, however, believed in Niles' work and transferred him, his staff, and his subjects to a secret laboratory under Mount Kadar. There, using the Sires and genetic material of a child subject who was immune to Imulsion, Myrrah, Niles created the first members of the Locust Horde.

When Myrrah's daughter, Reyna, was smuggled out of the Mount Kadar Laboratory by her father as an infant, Niles told Myrrah that they died in the escape attempt. Myrrah reacted by commanding the Locust to revolt and escape with her into the catacombs of Mount Kadar; a mortally wounded Niles activated a cryogenic purge of the facility to ensure none of the researchers or guards escaped to reveal what had happened. Although Niles died, he had made copies of his consciousness in the form of artificially-intelligent constructs that remained online for decades. The last known construct was destroyed in 42 A.E. by the Matriarch.


Early LifeEdit

Niles Samson was born either before or during the early Pendulum Era, as the world fell into conflict for control over Imulsion, known as the Pendulum Wars. Niles Samson studied biology, genetics, medicine, and pathology - eventually becoming a doctor in research.

Pendulum WarsEdit

Early CareerEdit

During the Pendulum Wars, Doctor Niles Samson became a renowned scientist in Tyrus under the Coalition of Ordered Governments. He later maintained a high position under the Coalition's Department of Health.

Azura Research FacilityEdit

Recognized for his accomplishments by the Coalition, he was invited to Azura, a secret city island designed as a bunker and research facility for the greatest minds of the Coalition. The mission was to rebuild the world, should Sera fall into global annihilation. Niles Samson was a resident and researcher on Azura, and his voice was used as inspiring public announcements to encourage the work of other scientists at Azura.

New Hope Research FacilityEdit

"Save the children. That's what they always say. In this case we're truly doing it, or at least we are giving it our very best shot."
—Niles Samson, on the original purpose of his research

At some point following the creation of the Lightmass Process, the miners of Imulsion and their families began to exhibit symptoms of a new fatal disease called Rustlung, caused by the overexposure of Imulsion vapors and fumes. Due to the Coalition of Ordered Governments gaining economic and political power due to owning a majority of Imulsion reserves - Chairman Monroe ordered the construction of the New Hope Research Facility in order to house away the children of Imulsion miners sick with Rustlung, study their progression, and attempt to find a cure in order to prevent repercussions of releasing a toxic fuel source to the public.

Due to his work for the Department of Health, Chairman Monroe appointed Doctor Niles Samsons as Director of the New Hope program and steer the research to find a cure for Rustlung. During his research, Niles noted the progression of Rustlung and discovered that while most cells experience stress and degradation when exposed to Imulsion, others cells underwent point mutations. Niles then began to purposefully inject the children with doses of concentrated Imulsion to study their mutations and effects - hoping that he could somehow evolve the children into a superior being. While most of the children continued to perish or suffer from the effects of Imulsion, one female child named Myrrah did not show any ill effects. According to Samson's partner, geneticist Dr. Torres, she actually benefited from Imulsion exposure. Not only was she genetically immune to Imulsion, but her T-cells were at an astounding rate, and she appeared to be aging at 50% of a normal human child. Niles Samson then focused his work on Myrrah by isolating her in a furnished room fit for a child, but under constant surveillance. Myrrah seemed to understand her importance in the research and wanted to help her "friends."

Niles attempted to replicate Myrrah's condition in the other children, but failed - seeing as Myrrah was a medical anomaly. However, Niles believed that with Imulsion, DNA could be manipulated into evolution. Niles then used the DNA of indigenous creatures of the Hollow, believing their held genetic immunity to Imulsion, and mutated the children with it. The children then transformed into aggressive, grotesque, genetically unstable, distempered, and sterile creatures Niles then called the Sires - seeing them to be the forefathers of an advanced and evolved race. The children who had become the Sires lost their sanity and became mindless, feral creatures except for one child, Ukkon. Ukkon not only retained his mental capacity but became a genius. Like Myrrah, he also gained newfound abilities when exposed to Imulsion - the ability of accelerated healing. Able to quickly heal any bodily harm, Ukkon was physically immortal. However, he was still suffering from Rustlung. Ukkon also became sadistic and began to terrorize the facility, causing Dr. Samson and the scientists to create a fail-safe known as Cytostatic Gas to block his healing process, making him vulnerable. Ukkon's abilities then led Dr Niles Samson to believe that his work had military potential to end the Pendulum Wars.

Due to the unethical experimentation and the attacks on staff by the Sires, many employees resigned and leaked information to the government and press about Niles Samson's work. more employees to resign and blow the whistle. Niles personally terminated Private Sid Redburn, a guard stationed at New Hope, after intercepting a letter in the mail room detailing the work at New Hope to family friend Colonel Tolman in an attempt to alert Chairman Monroe about New Hope's work. Despite Niles' best efforts, the information leaks soon caught up with the Coalition and Chairman Monroe discovered the unethical experimentation, imprisonment, and torture of children and the many attempts Niles made to cover it. Niles Samson attempted to convince the Chairman that the experiments had potential to aid the army in ending the Pendulum Wars, but Chairman Monroe ordered the facility shut down and all involved, including Niles Samson, to be indicted.

Fringe Coalition PartyEdit

Shortly before the shut down of New Hope and his appearance at the House of Sovereigns to stand trial, a fringe element within the Coalition personally reached out to Niles. The party revealed that they have the best interest of the Coalition's in mind, but are pragmatic in their efforts - criticizing Chairman Monroe for his "moralist" ways interfering with true progress. They not only believed that Niles' work could end Rustlung, but also create genetically engineered super soldiers to help end the Pendulum Wars against the UIR.

Niles agreed to the invitation, and the fringe used Nethercutt Mining to build a secret facility at the base of Mount Kadar. There, Niles could transfer his remaining loyal scientists and all his subjects and work without ethical restriction. However, Niles knew he could not request vehicles for the transfer as Chairman Monroe would be made aware of their plans, so Niles prepared to move his entire team on foot during the night, in the snow, of Kadar Valley. Before he left, Niles Samson kept several dozen Sires in stasis in New Hope as a control group, and built a semi-sentient security system based off of his personality to watch over the facility.

Mount Kadar LaboratoryEdit

At Mount Kadar Laboratory, Niles took his work with the Sires to the next stage, seeking to create an iteration that could naturally reproduce. His most valuable subject proved to be Myrrah, who also became a colleague in their research. As she matured, Niles attempted to create hybrids using Myrrah's embryonic stem-cells and Sire DNA. After many failed attempts, he was finally successful in creating a hybrid known as the Matriarch, the first female Drone of the Locust Horde and later reproduced the males of the Locust Horde. The Locust were genetically stable, healthy, and able to reproduce.

It was later learned that the Locust were also controllable. Because Myrrah's stem-cells were used in their creation, a psychomagnetic link between Myrrah and all members of the Locust Horde was established, known as the Hivemind. Without a queen's guidance, the Locust remained unable to learn and grow, to exist without direction. Myrrah was able to communicate with them, and through the Matriarch, her powers were even more amplified to where she could control the Locust. Dr. Torres and Niles then built a device that would not only hold and subdue the Matriarch, but also strengthen the connection to Myrrah by beaming into her temporal lobe.

As Myrrah got older, Niles noticed a romantic relationship occur between her and Dr. Torres. While Niles personally saw it as inappropriate, he allowed it because he hoped their sexual relations would result in a child for hereditary studies. Myrrah and Torres did, in fact, manage to conceive a human female named Reyna. Niles discovered that Reyna had not only inherited her mother's immune system and decelerated aging, but also her connection to the Locust Hivemind. Fearing his daughter being used for experiments, Dr. Torres then fled the facility with Reyna. Niles was unable to prevent the escape and returned to Myrrah lying that Reyna had died during the escape attempt.

Instead of settling the matter, this enraged Myrrah. She became more withdrawn and bleak, showing resentment towards Niles and the other scientists - humans in general, as her sympathy to her "children" grew. The Locust then began to exhibit mindfulness and orders commanded by Myrrah. At some point, Niles expressed doubt of his work at Mount Kadar and questioned whether he and his colleagues deserved to be punished for what happened there, fearing for his life for the first time.[2] Niles then attempted to prevent Myrrah from her connection with the Matriarch, but it was too late for Myrrah finally realized her power.

Physical DeathEdit

Myrrah took control of the Locust and led a revolt against the researchers and guards, slaughtering any who got in her way. Niles then sustained a fatal injury. Before dying, Niles downloaded his consciousness to a robot with artificial intelligence. In his last moments, Niles released the laboratory's cryogenic purge protocols, which flooded the entire lab with cryogenic gas in an attempt from the surviving scientists and guards escaping and killing the Locust. Niles eventually died, but held no grudge towards Myrrah and the Locust, but instead wished for them to inherit the world.

Myrrah and enough of her Locust survived and escaped the facility. She led the Locust deeper into the Mount Kadar catacombs, where they later established a civilization: Nexus.[3]

Locust WarEdit

The Locust HordeEdit

Decades after the Mount Kadar Laboratory riot, due to the Imulsion evolving and spreading Lambency in the Hollow, the Locust Horde emerged onto the surface in order to annihilate the humans, colonize the surface, and abandon the Lambent in the Hollow. The initial attack, known as Emergence Day, saw 25% of the world population killed in the first twenty-six hours. The Niles Bot somehow was able to learn about the events outside of the now frozen Mount Kadar Laboratory, and was proud of the Locust and Myrrah - hoping for them to eventually conquer Sera as their own.

Meanwhile, those within the Coalition of Ordered Governments who were aware of the New Hope Research Facility knew enough that these Locust were somehow descendants and linked to the Sires and experiments done by Niles Samson. Despite this, Chairman Tomas Dalyell and later Chairman Richard Prescott never further investigated into the New Hope facility or to search for the Mount Kadar Lab in order to find more intelligence on the Locust Horde.

While every major city on Sera was attacked on Emergence Day, the only cities that were spared or protected were cities with natural defenses that kept the Locust from digging, such as the South Islands, Vectes, and Azura - and on the mainland; the cities located on the Jacinto Plateau, namely Ephyra and Jacinto City. However, in 10 A.E., the Locust were finally able to emerge in Ephyra. Scientist Adam Fenix was hoped to be captured, but instead kidnapped by the Onyx Guard and brought to Azura by Chairman Prescott.

At Azura, Chairman Prescott revealed to Adam Fenix he was told of Adam's knowledge of the Locust and Lambent five years before Emergence Day - and thus imprisoned him at the island facility for his crimes and to also find a countermeasure for Lambency. Colleagues working with Adam believed he needed access to Niles Samson's teratological studies on Imulsion and the children sick with Rustlung. They also requested to retrieve a live Sire for research, but Chairman Prescott denied access to New Hope, but rather shipped William Alva, a convict, to be injected with Imulsion and to study Lambency in humans.

As the war continued on, the Locust only became more desperate in their attacks on the surface. After the Lightmass Offensive, in which the humans bombed the Outer Hollow with the Lightmass Bomb, it awoke the gargantuan Riftworm - a god to the Locust Horde - and thus they began using the Riftworm to sink cities on the Jacinto Plateau such as Tollen and Montevado. This was to weaken the Jacinto Plateau and then sink Jacinto City, based on Adam Fenix's plans, to flood the Hollow with seawater and kill the Lambent. When the Coalition was made aware of their attempt on Jacinto, Chairman Prescott ordered the entire Coalition army to launch underground and take the fight to the Locust Horde in their own stronghold to end them once and for all.

Operation: Hollow StormEdit

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The New Hope security system Niles

Because they had no knowledge of the true location of the Locust stronghold, and Chairman Prescott did not want to reopen the New Hope facility, the Coalition blindly sent Gears into the Inner Hollow hoping to find the stronghold. While they did find a Locust city, it was not their stronghold. During the initial wave, Ilima was then sunk by the Riftworm. After realizing that they failed to locate the true Locust stronghold, Chairman Prescott reluctantly declassified the intel file on the New Hope facility, and ordered Delta-One on a mission to enter the decommissioned COG outpost and find any intel that could give a lead on the location of the Locust stronghold and possibly any information on the Queen, Myrrah. After Delta-One killed the Riftworm, they proceeded to New Hope.

The mission, led by Sgt. Marcus Fenix, brought Delta One to what appeared to be a warehouse known as Jameson Depot, not a COG outpost. However, inside, Sgt. Fenix and Cpl. Dominic Santiago were greeted by the artificial intelligence of Niles Samson, who would not only access past the large safe door that allowed access to New Hope. Pvt. Damon Baird then provided bomb for to blow open the door, allowing access into New Hope. As Sgt. Fenix and Cpl. Santiago entered the facility, Niles Samson welcomed them to New Hope and informed them of the various aspects of New Hope. Because he would interact with them, they feared that Niles was a real person controlling the security systems somewhere in the facility. As they progressed into the facility, they encountered intense security systems and disturbing documents that suggested that they were performing unethical experiments on humans in New Hope and that the staff were ambivalent and fearful.

It then became clear that New Hope was imprisoning children sick with Rustlung, and that Dr. Niles Samson performed unethical, genetic experiments on them - which were reported to the government by his own employees. Delta then reached the main part of New Hope's labs, were they encountered the Sires in stasis. Disturbed, Colonel Victor Hoffman searched and revealed that there was no single file in the Coalition's records about the Sires - as if they don't exist. Delta then found Niles Samson's lab and activated it - which in turn awoke the Sires from stasis. In a video entry, Delta acquired intel from Niles that after he was being shut down, he would transfer his subjects to Mount Kadar - indicating the Locust stronghold was located inside the mountain. The Sires then began attack Delta Squad, before finally discovering the artificial intelligence mainframe that kept Niles online. Sgt. Marcus Fenix shut him down, with Niles asking them that when the truth would come out about what they had done, would humans actually listen to the truth.

While escaping New Hope, the Locust Horde attacked New Hope - as Queen Myrrah knew the humans would return there in order to find their stronghold. Delta escaped and with the entire Coalition army ventured to Kadar Valley. Delta personally went inside Mount Kadar and set off a beacon after discovering the true Locust stronghold: Nexus, beginning the final wave of Operation: Hollow Storm. After learning of his father's plan to flood the Hollow, Sgt. Fenix convinced the Coalition to sink Jacinto City before the Locust could evacuate. They were successful as Nexus was destroyed and a majority of the Locust Horde drowned in the Inner Hollow.


In 17 A.E., Professor Adam Fenix was able to do what Doctor Niles Samson couldn't: cure Rustlung and Lambency. Adam Fenix created the Imulsion Countermeasure Weapon which vaporized all Lambent organisms and cured those infected with Rustlung. However, due to Niles Samson's genetic engineering - the Locust Horde evolved by removing Imulsion from their genetics and crystallized themselves in the Imulsion shell - allowing for them to metamorphosis into Scions - Locust without Imulsion in their genetic code.

After the end of the Locust War, Lt. Anya Stroud rebuilt the Coalition of Ordered Governments and became First Minister. Among her first acts was stationing guards at the New Hope Research Facility and keeping its experiments secret. After her death, First Minister Mina Jinn continued to post guards at New Hope, but with automated soldiers known as DeeBees. Meanwhile, Reyna Torres married Gabriel Diaz and had a daughter, Kait Diaz.

Swarm WarEdit

Mission to New Hope FacilityEdit

In 42 A.E., Cpl. Kait Diaz and Lt. Delmont Walker returned to New Hope in hopes of finding answers about Cpl. Kait Diaz's connection to the Locust Horde. Sgt. Marcus Fenix directed the two to find and reactivate Niles Samson. After finding the mainframe, Cpl. Diaz turned New Hope's AI back on. Coming back online, Niles continued his statement from before when he was shut down and asked if they were listening. Lt. Walker had JACK access the AI, to Niles' amusement, but discovered most of the files were corrupted. However, several had references to "Kadar" which was a name Sgt. Fenix recognized and promised to have Damon Baird look over the files. Moments later, a Swarm Flock burst in and attacked the mainframe. Niles Samson asked if the "final cleansing" had begun and if he could terminate, which Cpl. Diaz objected to as Lt. Walker dragged her away. Activating a chemical purge of the facility, the Niles Samson AI of the New Hope Research Facility was destroyed by the Swarm Flock. However, Cpl. Diaz and Lt. Walker managed to escape.[4] The files recovered from the AI led them to the Mount Kadar Laboratory.

Mission to Mount Kadar LaboratoryEdit

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The Niles AI robot at Mount Kadar Laboratory

Following Niles' death at Mount Kadar, the facility was tended by a robot that contained a considerably more sophisticated AI construct of Niles than the one at New Hope. This construct managed to retain its sanity for decades as it tended the lab's many specimen stasis pods. Kait and Del also encountered this construct when they entered Mount Kadar Laboratory in 42 A.E. While the robot initially seemed helpful as it guided them to the Matriarch's stasis pod, it remained as dedicated as the original Niles to the lab's research. When Kait threatened to delete the research unless he helped her sever her connection to the Swarm Hive Mind, he seemingly obliged. To sever the connection, he connected her to the Matriarch. While the procedure did sever Kait from the Swarm Hive Mind, Niles had also deceived Kait into awakening both the Matriarch and the new queen of the Swarm.

Del realized that Niles had betrayed them, and broke Kait free from the Matriarch's connection. The Niles robot tried to get away before they could catch them. It attempted to kill them at first by reactivating the Cryogenic Protocol, but they stopped that by using Niles' human body to cancel the protocol. The robot then started freeing test subjects that had not been frozen to death in the first cryogenic deep freeze to kill them or at least buy the robot enough time to get further away which did not work.

Complete DeathEdit

During Niles' attempt to get away, it sustained damage and began to leak a trail that Kait and Del followed. They eventually caught up to it in a cavern where it declared that "what's done cannot be undone. This planet is now theirs." Before the Niles robot could attempt anything, the Matriarch burst into the cavern and ripped the robot in half, destroying it.[3]

Due to both of his remaining artificial intelligence constructs being destroyed, Niles Samson completely died nearly a century after his first, physical death.

Niles Samson ConstructsEdit

New Hope Security SystemEdit

The less sophisticated AI programmed by Niles and left to guard the New Hope Research Facility after he had to move his research to the Mount Kadar Laboratory. Destroyed in 42 AE by a Swarm Flock after being reactivated by Kait Diaz and Delmont Walker.

Mount Kadar Laboratory BotEdit

The more sophisticated version of Niles left in the Mount Kadar Laboratory following his physical death. Destroyed by the Matriarch in 42 AE.


Niles Samson as the "Niles Bot 2.0"


New Hope Gate

Delta's first Encounter with Niles

While the real Niles Samson has not been introduced, Niles programming his personality into the New Hope Security system left behind observable characteristics.

The Niles system is defined by obsession, especially cleanliness and security, which led Dom and Marcus to believe Niles is a nut.[5] Part of that conclusion comes from its standards and enforcement were questionable because of how bad the New Hope Research Facility had fallen apart over the years after it was abandoned, which contradicted its standards of cleanliness.

The Niles system also adheres to protocol, leading it to not appreciate Delta Squad's intrusion into New Hope because of their lack of clearance; however, despite their lack of clearance to the facility, it talked to them throughout their venture through New Hope, mostly boasting or describing its personal philosophy, often in the form of rhetorical questions.


Niles Central Mainframe

The real Niles holds most of the qualities of his security system as demonstrated in the recording he left at New Hope and some of the collectibles, although the extent is unknown. In addition, he showed signs of caring for his subjects,[6] and left them under the watch of a security system that held attributes of himself. One obsession that is clearly defined in Niles is the desire to save the future from a culture without hope as often he and the system refer to their work as leading to a better future.[2][7] The method Niles believes to reach this future is through empirical science because he holds it as what separates society from savagery.[5] However, even after several of New Hope's scientists decided to leave because of their experiments' brutal tendencies Niles stayed behind despite their attacks to other members of the staff. He would even at times justify the "children's" violent and sadistic actions because they were humanity's future in his eyes.

Also key to Niles is his ideals of holding to standards, which was mentioned repeatedly by Niles's system and shown to be one of its primary concerns aside from security.[5] Niles though shows a humble side because the security system modeled after him reveals that "we aim to please here at New Hope,"[5] and shows that he does not only wish to strive for perfection in his own eyes. In addition, the system holds records of remorse regarding the trip to Mount Kadar and asks to himself whether he should be punished for his actions.

The New Hope AI appeared to have something of a sense of humor. As it was about to be destroyed by a Swarm Flock and triggered a chemical purge of the facility, the AI quipped "as someone once said to me, nighty night"[4] which is what Marcus Fenix had said when shutting it down.

Despite his unethical and insane work, Niles is admittedly a brilliant scientist as proven by his work which created the Sires and the Locust Horde. Niles' work even allowed the Locust to survive and evolve into the Swarm which his comments to Kait and Del show that he intended. Despite having been killed by his own creations, Niles' AI at Mount Kadar showed no animosity towards them for what the Locust and subsequently the Swarm had done to the planet and the human race and instead expressed pride in his creations. He also felt that the world belonged to the Swarm now instead of humanity.


Note: These quotes are from Niles's AI counterpart.

"I'm sorry, but proper identification is needed for entry. Good day."
—Niles denying Delta entrance into "Jameson Depot."
"Our Facility maintains the highest possible standards. I assure you. We take great pride in our work here."
"After all, one can never have too much security, can one?"
"We take great pride in the cleanliness of our facility. Filth will not be tolerated."
"Security, like cleanliness, is next to godliness. Don't you agree?"
"Good, empirical, scientific research is the foundation of any civilized society. We'd be savages without it. Filthy savages."
"As you make our way through our facility, do let us know if encounter conditions that do not meet our standards. We aim to please here at New Hope. Yes, we do."
"Proper access will prevent unexpected - and most unpleasant - occurrences. I assure you. After all, we don't need you running around and plugging into random computer terminals, do we now?"
—Niles bringing up Delta's lack of clearance again
"What's a culture without hope? It's a shame. A dirty, rotten shame."
"Did they know what was awaiting them inside Mount Kadar? Did they deserve what we did to them? Should we be punished?"
"When we are fully cleansed and the truth comes forth, will we listen?!"

Documents by Niles SamsonEdit

Interoffice MemoEdit

To: All New Hope employees
From: Director Niles Samson

RE: Ways to Deal with Prying Questions

As many of you know, we recently experienced an internal information leak, and this had led some media outlets to make inquiries of the Department of Health. Should you ever be approached with questions by anyone from the media or from someone who is not an employee of New Hope, I trust that you will all refrain from disclosing any information about the facility or its patients.

Please do keep this is mind moving forward, and continue with the great work that you all are doing. You are making the future a better place.

Best, Niles[7]

New Hope Medical FileEdit

Patient Name: Ruth
Age: 15

Symptoms: Ruth is clearly experiencing extreme swelling in her joints and frequently cries out in pain during the night. She also exhibits rather erratic and unpredictable behavior, though this is quite understandable considering her situation and symptoms. There is a strange discoloration in her eyes, and her breathing often sounds labored. Her nails grow at a faster rate than normal, though her hair grows at a markedly reduced rate. I'll keep trying to find some type of medication to alleviate her pain without adversely affecting our studies.

Dr. Niles Samson[6]

Patient Analysis: AX-331-2Edit

Prior to loss of speech, the subject complained frequently about joint and lung pain, as well as agonizing headaches.

Subject's exposure to Imulsion was severe even before testing began. Once Rustlung had metastasized throughout the Subject's body, death came quickly.

Imulsion's effects lead to intense and immediate cell stress. But other cells undergo point mutations that could be considered beneficial. Studies will continue.

Dr. Niles Samson

Patient Analysis: EV-184-9Edit

EV-184-9 has been exposed to Imulsion levels hitherto known - without exception - to be fatal. Yet she displays no detectable cellular degradation at all. Quite the opposite, if anything.

We have decided to isolate and observe EV-184-9 closely, twenty-six hours a day, while continuing to administer a daily dose of concentrated Imulsion. We tell her it's her medicine and she smiles while she takes it. She is quite eager to be helpful.

Dr. Niles Samson

Patient Analysis: RK-619-4Edit

RK-619-4's final transformation occurred roughly eighteen hours before death. Quite disappointing, as the subject's cells had initially benefited from Imulsion exposure nearly as much as Subject EV-184-9's.

It is time to face a hard truth. EV-184-9's response to Imulsion exposure may be entirely anomalous. And Dr. Torres has just informed me that EV-184-9's T cells appear to be particularly responsive. He believes her body is now aging at a pace roughly half that of a normal girl.

Dr. Niles Samson

Subject Analysis: UL-119-2Edit

UL-119-2 remains our most physically dominant and remarkable specimen, surviving longer than any hybrid developed with embryonic stem cells. I remain baffled as to why this is so.

The bond she seemed to have developed with EV-184-9 continues to intrigue me. All at once, this mighty, matriarchal beast can be calmed into quiescence by no more than a glance!

Dr. Torres has developed a containment module for UL-119-2. He believes that by suspending her in cryptochromic fluid, the pyschomagnetic bond she and EV-194-9 appear to share could be amplified. I am skeptical but willing to entertain his flight of theoretical fancy.

Dr. Niles Samson

Subject Analysis: TE-872-3Edit

I tolerated Dr. Torres' unseemly designs upon EV-184-9 mainly due to my hope that their dalliance could produce a child. And now it has: TE-872-3.

Let me dispense with these chilly medical appellations, as Myrrah has proved my colleague and collaborator in every sense.

Her selfless cooperation has brought me much joy, but not nearly as much as this: Myrrah's daughter has inherited her unique genomic constellation. What this means I do not yet know, but it proves that what I have created here is, astonishingly, inheritable.

All throughout our facility dote upon Reyna already. Only Dr. Torres seems ambivalent. I suspect he is jealous of the attention his special child is receiving.

Dr. Niles Samson

Subject Analysis: EV-184-9Edit

Myrrah's mood remains bleak. I confess I underestimated the depth of her feelings for her daughter.

I have had to curtail her exposure to the Matriarch as well, for I and others have noticed that, the more frequent their interaction, the more it affects the behavior of our test subjects.

They have become... not docile, not exactly, but somehow... mindful, perhaps. Sometimes they seem to murmur in unison or simultaneously face the same direction. Dr. Van Neil remarked that it almost looked as if they were praying.

I worry Myrrah's influence has allowed our test subjects to develop novel and unhelpful ideas.

For the first time since I began this work, all those years ago, I am concerned for our safety.

Dr. Niles Samson

Behind the ScenesEdit

  • Niles is voiced by Robin Atkin Downes.
  • The body of the main terminal of the Niles AI is the reused model of the Sonic Resonator from Gears of War.
  • Niles' face is partially shown throughout the complex via screens. However, despite the displays being worn, cracked, and covered by static, Niles appears with a long face with glasses. As the player progresses through New Hope, the face on the screens becomes more blurry and hectic. It isn't until Gears 5 that Niles actually appears as his frozen corpse.
  • As Myrrah spoke for the Locust in the multiplayer from Gears of War to Gears of War 3, Niles spoke for the Swarm in Gears 5's multiplayer.



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