Lucius DeBeers

{{Character_Infobox|image = File:Lucius.jpg|220px
|name = Lucius DeBeers
||birth = 1927
|status = Optional
|gender = Male
|appear = *Deus Ex
*Deus Ex: Icarus Effect
*Deus Ex: Human Revolution (mentioned)
|notable = Former leader of the Illuminati
|affiliation = Illuminati
|friends = *Morgan Everett
*Bob Page (former)
*Stanton Dowd
*Beth DuClare
|voice = John Gault
|hair = White||rank = Prima Illuminatus||national = British}}

'''Lucius DeBeers''' is the former Prima Illuminatus (head of the ruling Council of Five in the Illuminati) circa 2027.

==Background==
===Early years===
Born around 1927 in southern England, DeBeers was the previous leader of the Illuminati before Morgan Everett. During his rule, he ordered the assassinations of both President John F. Kennedy and his brother Robert in 1963 and 1968, respectively. In Deus Ex: Icarus Effect|2027, DeBeers was still in charge of the Illuminati, and it is implied that he considered Everett to be his protégé. By this time, before being usurped by Everett, DeBeers lived in a fifteenth century home in Geneva, Switzerland. Because of his age, he required regular treatments from Dr. Roman, who he strongly disliked. However, they were necessary in order to maintain his leadership of the group because all the others, his protégé in Paris first among them, watched his possible weaknesses. During the conversation with the holographic busts of five men and two women (data tags showed their locations: Hengsha, Paris, Dubai, Washington, Singapore, Hong Kong, New York), drinking his favorite Saint Helena coffee, they report on the progress of the "their plan."

===2027===

In 2027, DeBeers tries to make contact with David Sarif, but Sarif tells his Executive Assistant Athene Margoulis by email to block all future calls from DeBeers "regardless of how much money he has," a conversation that can be seen on her computer when she isn't at work.

===2052===

{{Quote|By one set of criteria, Lucius DeBeers is the most powerful man on earth. He is, after all, the long-time head of the Illuminati, the organization that has controlled human civilization for centuries. By another, and probably more accurate measure, Lucius DeBeers is a human Popsicle.
About the time that the fortunes of the Illuminati began to decline sharply, and MJ12 first begun to quietly exert overt influence, 'by remarkable coincidence' Lucius DeBeers became deathly ill. His protégé in the organization, Morgan Everett, offered to keep Lucius safe in a form of cryogenic suspension. The system Everett devised kept Lucius's physical systems totally inert, while still allowing him to think and even speak. It must be a cold hell for DeBeers, but he would have never got to the position he attained if his survival instincts weren't miles beyond those of ordinary people. And he does keep busy... Everett often comes to him for advice and guidance. Will DeBeers ever be released from his icy prison to resume his rightful place on the seat of power? Of course he will. Morgan promised, didn't he?|description of Lucius DeBeers to JC Denton|the player|Deus Ex}}He can be found in a cryo pod in Morgan Everett's Residence|Morgan Everett's house. He was put there File:27.jpg|thumb|206px|Lucius with JCunder the false impression that when the technology is invented to help cure his ailment, Everett will restore him to his former glory. However, unbeknown to DeBeers, the technology has been around for some time, and Everett has no intention of reviving him. You can tell DeBeers the truth about Everett's deception or lie to him and tell him that Everett is still with him. If you tell him the truth, DeBeers will ask you to power down his pod, euthanizing him. Everett will scold you via infolink if you do this, but besides that, he will do nothing else. An email message from DeBeers to Bob Page can be found on a computer terminal in Area 51.

==Trivia==

*His name alludes to the powerful real life Wikipedia:De Beers|De Beers diamond cartel that controls roughly 90% of the world's diamond production. De Beers has been accused and condemned by human rights activists, economical analysts, and conspiracy theorists for controversies both confirmed and unconfirmed. 
*He referes to himself as "The Supreme Enlightened" and "The One," a surname similar to the Siddhārtha Gautama regarded as the "Supreme Buddha" and "The Enlightened One."
*Despite being from southern England, he has a slight southern United States accent instead.
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