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"That's right, I will tell you straight. I don't like my job." - Netzach
Netzach is one of the Sefirot that works for the Facility in the upper layer, Asiyah, and is the head of the NetzachArmband Security Team. The player can meet him from day 12 to 17, depending if the first expansion is unlocked.

He has long, green hair with choppy fringe. His eyes are brown and narrow, and one of his eyebrows has a notch in it. He wears a black business suit with a green loosened tie, and his shirt not fully buttoned or tucked in. His armband is green and bears the first letter of his name, "N", on it. He always has his hands in his pockets. The color associated with his text boxes is green.

Netzach's missions focus on minimizing damage to employees by preventing them from panicking or dying.

Personality Edit

Netzach strongly dislikes his job at the Corporation. He feels helpless and responsible for the death of his employees. He is pessimistic and has no hope for the future. Netzach slacks on his work while he drinks beer and gets high on Enkephalin to escape from reality. He wishes he would be scrapped or replaced.

Story Edit

When the manager first meets Netzach, he is complaining about how the meeting room is far away. He then asks the manager if they know his name, then if they have anything else to say to him.

If the player chooses "yes", Netzach asks them if they can talk later because he is busy. If the player chooses "no", Netzach says "that's good".

After either choice, Netzach remarks that X looks a little dumbfounded. He asks if X should be telling him how grateful they are for their job, but says right away that no one wants to hear that anyway. Netzach then complains about his job and how assigning him to it was a mistake. He feels helpless over the deaths of his employees.

After Netzach's first mission is completed, he talks to X about a "different world". He tells X that he used to work hard to save people, but no longer sees the point in it. Netzach laments over the employees' lack of a future. He then asks X if it's possible to have a beer vending machine in the facility.

If the player chooses "I can do that", Angela appears and scolds them. Netzach says he just wants the vending machine to improve the welfare of the employees. If the player chooses "you know I can't", Angela appears and scolds Netzach instead.

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Netzach's portrait.

After the second mission is completed, Malkuth is seen telling Yesod that Netzach is not feeling well and won't come to the day's meeting. Yesod sees through her lie and bluntly says that Netzach is wasted on Enkephalin. Malkuth asks him not to tell Angela. Yesod says Malkuth should also be at the meeting, and she leaves. He then asks X to keep Angela from seeing Netzach so wasted. When X finds Netzach, it's clear he's acting unusual. Netzach assumes that X thinks of him as a junkie and says that he gets that a lot. He then explains he uses the Enkephalin to escape from the reality of his life, and wonders if he's being punished for his sins. He then tells X that he wants to see the facility crumbling to pieces.

After the third mission is completed, we see the female Tiphereth complaining to Angela about Netzach handing in a report a day late. Tiphereth can't find him now, so Angela suggests she talk to the Upper Sephirot, but she does not want to. Instead, Tiphereth continues to complain about Netzach, saying he is lacking as a Sephirah and that she wants him replaced. Angela denies her request. Tiphereth is confused, saying that Netzach doesn't do any of his work, but Angela says that that is his role. Netzach appears to talk to Tiphereth. She lets him know that she told Angela about the replacement process, but Netzach is not intimidated by her. In fact, he wants to be scrapped, and says if he were Angela, he would have destroyed someone like him a long time ago.

Meltdown Edit

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EXPRESSION OF QLIPHA DUE TO SEPHIRAH MELTDOWN.
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Giovanni was a patient of Carmen's company and participated in the Cogito experiments of the early days of the Lobotomy Corporation. His hair was shoulder length and he wore light blue patient's clothing: a long-sleeved shirt and pants. After his death, his human appearance was used in the creation of "Netzach" utilizing the Cognition Filter.

Once the player completes Netzach's Meltdown, the Cognition Filter that hides his true appearance as a robot is lowered. His robot form is dark grey and rectangular, with a small piece at the top left containing a half-closed digital green eye. He possesses mechanical arms and legs as well. A green fluid which we can assume is Enkephalin leaks from the seams between his mechanical parts.

Backstory Edit

After completing the fourth mission, Netzach asks X if they are only meeting him to be praised and if they're sick of it by now. He goes on about the repetitive day-to-day events in the facility. Netzach also informs X that all the employees are given a small does of a drug to desensitize them to the horrible things they experience. He asks if they can be blamed for relying on the drugs. Netzach also tells X that he's been thinking about how to die, even though to him, an AI, death is metaphorical. He plans to "overdose" on Enkephalin by putting a whole bottle into his robot body, causing irreparable damage. He says that he shot up more Enkephalin than usual, and that he hopes to wake up somewhere without X, the other Sephirot, or Angela.

Giovanni used to be a patient of Carmen. He was the only one who volunteered when A asked for volunteers to test the proper drug dosage for Cogito. A states that Giovanni had kept to himself most of the time, and speculates that the reason he volunteered was most likely to try and save Carmen, who he was childhood friends with. It was a long experiment, but A and Giovanni didn't talk much. After Netzach's Meltdown is completed, we see a memory of Giovanni. He remarks that Carmen would find it funny to see him and A talking if she were alive. He tells A plainly that he joined the Corporation for her sake, not his. Giovanni hopes he can revive Carmen. A didn't want to take away Giovanni's only hope, so he did not tell him that he knew from the start there was no way to save Carmen. A says that it was selfish of him to let Giovanni live in a lie. After his death, Giovanni was used to create the Sephirah "Netzach".

In the facility, Netzach tells X that he failed his "experiment" (suicide attempt). He says he'll try a different way next time, but quickly takes it back and asks X not to tell Angela or the other Sephirot. Netzach notes that he'll probably need treatment because his parts were full of Enkephalin, and he also says he wishes he hadn't woke up because it had been a while since he slept for so long. However, he says a voice called him back to reality, saying that in this place he needs permission even to die, and that X was the one who saved him. Even though Netzach still feels resigned to the horrors of the facility, he now believes in holding onto a shred of hope and in continuing to live. Netzach admits that he resented X from the beginning, but says that now he thinks they were sent to save him.

  • Giovanni sitting in a hospital bed
  • Giovanni during the Cogito Experiment
  • Netzach's Boss form

Trivia Edit

  • On the Kabbalistic Tree of Life, Netzach (meaning "victory") is the seventh Sephirah. It represents God's active grace and benevolence in the world.