| "I once thought I could save the world... now look at it"
— Spoilers for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided follow!
He is the elderly proprietor of Minimarket Prague in the Překážka district who once sought out mechanical augmentations to improve his health and mind so that he could enjoy quality time with his grandchildren. When the Aug Incident of 2027 struck, Edward was one of the millions who lost control over themselves. He had been with his family at the time and ended up killing the youngest grandchild before the signal was stopped. Because of this, his son-in-law keeps him away from his family. However, Edward is still hopeful that one day he may be able to make amends with them, starting with his grandson as "children are better at forgiveness" than adults.
At some point prior to the events of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Brod found himself in trouble when the augmented population of Prague are facing the threat of eviction and relocation to Golem City. As he is old and does not have much strength left in him, Edward fears he may die alone in a strange place far from his relatives. To avoid this fate, Brod struck a deal with Drahomír Koníčky and his thugs in order to secure the permits he needed, though he soon found himself in over his head when he could not afford the exorbitant prices they charge.
Deus Ex: Mankind DividedEdit
During the course of SM01: The Golden Ticket, Adam Jensen is directed by Milena Epstein to come check him out, where he is being menaced by one of Drahomír's goons. Jensen can listen to Brod's end of the story and validate his permits during the mission's closure, securing his stay in Prague. If so, Brod can be met again during the lockdown as one of several refugees taking shelter in the city's sewers.
- If the player chose to verify Irenka Bauer's permit instead of Brod's he can be found in the market quarters of Golem City in a secluded corner. Aside from some dialogue, he does not offer any more interaction until the climax of K is for Každý, where he can be found in the same cell as K and Bones and will present an optional rescue during the mission.
- If you do not save Edward from the thug in time, he will kill him, resulting in a failed mission. There are 2 additional thugs outside that will be heckling and throwing rocks, but otherwise will not interfere.
- Edward Brod's voice actor, Harry Standjofski, also voices the rogue radio host Lazarus.
- Milena Epstein mistakens Jensen for Edward upon meeting him for the first time despite her noticing the difference in appearance.