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Ivan Berk is an augmented character living in Prague. He is partially responsible for the bombing of Růžička Station in 2029, as it is him who plants the explosives.[2] Berk is in affiliation with Viktor Marchenko, a member of the Augmented Rights Coalition. Marchenko promises that Berk will become a "legend" due to his role in the bombing.[3]


Before the Aug Incident of 2027, Ivan worked an auto mechanic in Prague, and was one of the best in the city. During the Incident, he, like many other augmented people, loses control and begins acting violently against his will. He locks himself in the basement of his house in order to protect his wife Melissa from his actions.[1]

After the Incident, Ivan and Melissa move to Golem City. Melissa does not appear to have augmentations, as she willingly choses to go to Golem with her husband who himself is forced to go.[4] Melissa's brother Simon Whittaker, a member of Tarvos Security Services, has been trying unsuccessfully to get the couple out of the Aug ghetto and back to where they "belong" ever since.[5]

In 2029, Ivan is arrested by corrupt Prague police who intend kill him, then "harvest" his augmentations, and sell them to the Dvali crime family. With the help of Alex Vega who is also arrested around the same time, Ivan manages to escape confinement.[1] Not long after this, the Růžička Station bomb attack occurs.


  • In an e-mail from Marchenko, it is implied that he expects Berk to die during the bombing. He is also seen walking further into the station where the most damage is done shortly before the bombs detonate. It is still unclear if he died in the explosion or not.


  • According to the concept art of Ivan Berk, his leg augmentations are made by the augmentation manufacturer Isolay.
  • Ivan Berk was originally just created to feature in trailers for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. His role in the plot was later added,[6] but his appearance in the game itself is still very brief.

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