He locked storage lockers and rooms with controls put on "cybertoggles" from cyberspace, and also encoded some codes onto loose data fragments.
Concerned about cyberspace security, he allowed SHODAN to introduce defensive programs.
When SHODAN took over the station Hessman joined the Resistance. He was at the Engineering Level and not able to reach any of the other station personnel, he assumed to be the only survivor. He considered to blowing the station’s reactors and attempt to reach the escape pods. However he could not find the new systems authorization code.
He was killed sometime after 24 October.
- Arnold Hessman's in-game portrait is a scanned photo of Frank Tilley, a friend of the Looking Glass Studios team.
|System Shock Characters|
|Reactor||Ann Raines • Charlotte Sigmund • Marc Steinberg • Warren Anderczyk|
|Medical||Nathan D'Arcy • David Honig • Kevin O'Connell • Mira Stackhouse • Althea Grossman • Karenna Ozark •|
Lawton Kirby • Todd Blankenship
|Research Labs||Travis Baerga • Paul Stannek • Bruford Endicott • Rex Melville|
|Maintenance||Abe Ghiran • Jared Fortier • Jason Harvey • Jodi Hayes|
|Storage||Sabo Engle • Ed Aubry • Greg MacLeod|
|Flight Deck||Don Travers • Chauncy McDaniel • Robin Kell|
|Executive||Edward Diego • Zachary Aaron • Bianca Schuler • Gerard Koufax • Harry Wilkinson • Kiner Perry|
|Systems Engineering||Willard Richie • Arnold Hessman • Anna Parovski • Jon David Wong|
|Earth||Rebecca Lansing • Morris Brocail • Elizabeth Taggert|
|Non-Specific Location||Hacker • SHODAN • Spectre|