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Q.B.R.M.

Quantum Bio-Reconstruction Machines are facilities found in System Shock 2 that can resurrect the player when they are killed for the price of 10 Nanites. They are similar in function to the Restoration Bays found in the first game. They are located on decks 1 through 6, and on the Rickenbacker.

Overview

The devices work by taking quantum entanglement samples, genetic and physical templates of a specific person. If the person with the stored template later dies, the machine can restore them to a semblance of their past, healthier condition.[1] If a player dies on a level in which they have activated a bio-reconstruction machine, then they come back to life at the station.

The device is mostly inside a small red area with a humanoid hologram and computers lining the walls.

If you see a Bio-Reconstruction unit, activate it! You never know what’s around the corner, even in a quiet hallway. Death comes quickly on the Von Braun.

Trivia

  • The Quantum Bio-Reconstruction Machine, along with the Restoration Bay, would later Inspire the Vita-Chamber from BioShock, the System Shock series' spiritual successor. An in-game explanation describes it to function similarly to the Bio-Reconstruction units.[1]

See Also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Sinclair and Alexander tried to explain the science to me, but Suchong does not believe them. They keep saying 'Plasmid reconstruction' this and 'quantum entanglement' that, and then poof, dead people come back to life.", Yi Suchong's Audio Diary: The Vita Chamber

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