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"Am I not merciful?"
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Byron Zhang is a technical engineer that works on the WUC research ship Hypatia.

Summary[edit | edit source]

Zhang is a hacker/coder that is involved heavily in the plot. He taught and worked with Kady Grant.

Plot[edit | edit source]

Byron is conscripted to the Alexander to fix up the damaged AIDAN. He takes notice of Kady's hacking and offers to help teach her, which she accepts. He also helps create the computer virus that will slow down the BeiTech dreadnought Lincoln. The Lincoln is pursuing the Alexander, trying to eliminate all witnesses of its attack on Kerenza IV. When the Alexander takes down the Lincoln, AIDAN breaks free of the restrictions that Zhang and the other the technicians have created to keep it from doing anything rash and opens the doors to the infected Hangar Bay 4, causing a massacre. Zhang hides to escape the afflicted and tries to find a way to take down AIDAN. Once Bryon realizes that he is afflicted by the Phobos virus, he kills himself in order to keep from harming Kady.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 ILLUMINAE: The ILLUMINAE Files_01, Page 269
  2. ILLUMINAE: The ILLUMINAE Files_01, Page 199
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