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Adam Roslin is the main protagonist of Everspace and Everspace 2. As part of the events of Everspace, the original Adam started a process on one or several Colonial facilities creating endless copied clones of himself, although with fractured memories and shortened lifespans. The player-controlled clone in Everspace was simply known as 'Hero'.

After the death of Admiral Gorc, 'Hero' and these clones had full memories and lifespans and began spreading throughout Cluster 34, assuming their original's name or a similar one as their own. However, in the events leading up to Everspace 2, all but two of these clones were hunted down and killed by Colonial forces, including Commissioner Hawke. One is a cruel elite pilot working under Oskar Blakemore, and the other is the player-controlled character working as a wingman at the start of the story.

Clone - Everspace 2[ | ]

Adam Roslin, the clone previously known as Hero, is the protagonist and player character in Everspace 2.

Plot Summary[ | ]

After escaping from the lab, he started working for Grady & Brunt as a wingman (going by his progenitor's name Adam Roslin) to earn a ticket outside of the DMZ. Unfortunately, things didn't go as planned.

He was captured by an Outlaw chief named Bolton during a mission, and is once again hunted by Colonial forces when said chief broadcasts his Roslin DNA in an attempt to fetch a ransom payment for his release. The Clone meets several new friends and companions that help him out: Ben (his engineer friend from G&B), Dax (a once fellow captive of Chief Bolton), and Delia (a G&B doctor found in a cryopod).

The Clone also reunites with Elek and Tareen, whom he had met previously (in Everspace).

Other clones[ | ]

By the time the events of Everspace 2 begin, all of the Roslin cloning facilities have been destroyed and all but two clones terminated by Colonial forces. While the player Clone had been staying under the Colonials' radar (until his capture by Bloodstar) via keeping a low profile in the Ceto System, the other clone, sometimes referred to as Mr. Roslin, has acquired a degree of immunity from Colonial influence by becoming the ruthless commander of G&B's Elite Squad as well as the right-hand man of Director Oskar Blakemore.

Adam also re-acquires HIVE from the wrecked ship of a previous version of himself at the Ceto Ghost Fleet.

Perks[ | ]

As the player levels up, new perks will be unlocked. One perk can be chosen and activated for each tier, with a wide variety of effects. All the available perks are listed below.

Level Req. Perk Effect
5 ES2-Icon-ExitStrategy Exit Strategy Receive 25% reduced damage while boosting
ES2-Icon-CloseCall Close Call Instead of taking lethal damage a shield deploys that grants invincibility and lasts 10.0s. The ship must be docked to make the shield available again after use.
ES2-Icon-DefensiveMassacre Defensive Massacre Killing an enemy instantly triggers your shield recharge.
10 ES2-Icon-PercussiveMaintenance Percussive Maintenance Incoming direct armor or hull hits have a 10% chance to reduce a random device cooldown by 20%.
ES2-Icon-DowntimeWarrior Downtime Warrior Weapons require 15% less energy for each device that is on cooldown.
ES2-Icon-PlayItSafe Play it Safe Activating a warfare device adds 4 charges of Reactive Armor, negating the damage of the next 4 impacts for 5.0s.
15 ES2-Icon-ExcessiveForce Excessive Force Primary weapons deal 30% increased energy damage while your shield is fully charged.
ES2-Icon-CritHappens Crit Happens Critical hits have a 30% chance to create an explosion impact that damages the target and nearby enemies for 50% of the damage.
ES2-Icon-Relentless Relentless 20% increased weapon energy capacity for each installed warfare device.
20 ES2-Icon-UlteriorMotive Ulterior Motive 100% increased ULT generation while shield is depleted.
ES2-Icon-UnyieldingAssault Unyielding Assault Activating the ULT instantly repairs 50% of armor and removes all debuffs.
ES2-Icon-CriticalFaculty Critical Faculty Critical hits have a 30% chance to restore 1% ULT energy.
25 ES2-Icon-Retaliation Retaliation Reflects 30% of incoming damage back to your attackers.
ES2-Icon-Exploitation Exploitation 50% increased critical hit chance when attacking enemies whose movement is impaired.
ES2-Icon-Preparation Preparation Every second, gain 5% increased secondary weapon damage, stacking up to 6 times. Resets when taking damage.
30 ES2-Icon-RideTheLightning Ride the Lightning Killing an enemy while your shield is up creates a lightning orb that will circle your ship for 20.0s. Incoming attacks will consume the orb, damaging the attacker for ES2-Icon-Energy-Small 30% / ES2-Icon-Kinetic-Small 20% of your maximum shield capacity and applying 3.0s of EMP. Upon reaching the maximum of 5 orbs, gain unlimited boost energy and 30% increased fire rate.
ES2-Icon-Overkill Overkill After your ULT expires, your primary weapons remain charged with Ancient energy, increasing their damage by 20% and allowing them to pierce shields and armor. Up to 15.0s duration, depending on ULT energy spent.
ES2-Icon-SymphonyOfDestruction Symphony of Destruction Destroying an enemy with a critical hit causes their energy core to discharge and deal damage equivalent to ES2-Icon-Energy-Small 60% / ES2-Icon-Kinetic-Small 80% of their maximum hull in a large radius.

Clone - Everspace[ | ]

Birth Year:
Adam Roslin, HIVE
Voice Actor (English):
Ray Chase
Voice Actor (German):
Martin Sabel

Hero, the Clone, or Adam is the protagonist and playable character in Everspace. As the name implies, he is a clone of Adam Roslin - but unlike normal Colonial clone pilots, he also has Roslin's memories alongside the typical transference of piloting and combat skills from AETERNA.

Plot Summary[ | ]

The Clone slowly regained his original's memories throughout the events of Everspace. He started with an unknown mission and a set of coordinates (given to HIVE, the ship's on-board AI). New memories are shown in flashbacks (somewhat like dreams) before jumping into a new sector that the player hasn't reached before - alongside narration by the Clone - and other information is revealed in encounters with Seth Nobu and Denara Roslin.

After finally reaching his final destination, he met his original and discovered that in order to have a full lifespan, he needed to kill other clones for DNA fragments to repair the cloning facility's faulty base genome.

This took long enough for Colonial Fleet Admiral Gorc to find the secret lab (and the Clone) right after successfully repairing his DNA. Because of Adam's and the clones' knowledge of his plans to start another war with the Okkar, he was determined to destroy everything, ending the process and keeping his secret plans safe.

After defeating Admiral Gorc, the Clone (and others, though there was seemingly no contact between them) was finally free for the moment.

Other clones[ | ]

The playable Clone is not the only one in the universe. As a result of the cloning procedure Adam Roslin set in motion, there are many of them wandering the universe after the end of the events of Everspace.

They also have full lifespans *thanks to the efforts of the Clone repairing all of the DNA fragments). However, before all the DNA fragments were repaired it seems that some clones had different errors in DNA, as he had to kill other clones in order to get corrected fragments. Upon reaching the end of the Demilitarized Zone and defeating Admiral Gorc, the clones scattered to different places - each one choosing to jump to nearby inhabited planets, stations, or research labs.

Adam Roslin (Original)[ | ]

Adam Roslin
Adam Roslin
Birth Year:
Deceased (3056)
Voice Actor (English):
Voice Actor (German):

Adam Roslin was a Colonial cloning scientist, and is the original form of the playable Clone in both games.

Plot Summary[ | ]

Adam Roslin was honorably discharged from the fleet after the Colonial-Okkar war. After that, Seth Nobu persuaded him to join in an illegal partnership to create more clones. They were eventually discovered by Admiral Gorc, who forced them to decode the Okkar genome in return for amnesty, enacted to enable the Admiral to start cloning Okkar and start a new war to eradicate the species. Adam refused while Seth accepted, and was poisoned with a cytotoxin. Gorc forced him to continue working if he wanted the cure.

However, he knew of a way out - his secret lab, used during the war. Upon realizing that the facility was unusable, he activated another cloning facility to get a new body free of the cytotoxin, leading to the events of the game as the player controls one of these Clones in order to enact Adam's final plan. After activating the cloning system, he enters cryosleep to delay the effects of the cytotoxin.

When the first Clone reached the lab, he awoke from Cryosleep and realized it wasn't a simple body replacement, but rather an individual.

After realizing this, Adam tells him that the cloning process is unstable, directing him to gather DNA Fragments in order to stabilize the genome and continue living on. Adam allows the cytotoxin to kill him, while the Clone continues his quest - this time, with a new objective.

In the Codex[ | ]

Codex Entry
Adam Roslin was a Chief Science Officer of the Colonial Fleet. Born on Hector Delannoy Station in 2995, he was one of two children of renowned genetic researcher Dr. Kirk Roslin and his wife Christine Roslin. Showing tremendous aptitude for science, he was fast-tracked to the Fleet Academy where he planned to follow in his father's footsteps. He was notably shy and insecure with his comrades, which resulted in a different education. With the outbreak of war with the Okkar, he was reassigned to Cluster 34 to lead the frontline cloning program for replacing pilots. The program came under widespread criticism from ethical bodies, however, and was discontinued at the end of the war as a stipulation of the peace treaty.

Roslin was honorably discharged from the Fleet during post-war mass demobbing, although is rumored to have remained in Cluster 34 without solid assignment. Following several years of absence from public record, he is currently presumed missing or dead.

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Trivia[ | ]

  • Before meeting Dax, the player Clone didn't know what kayaking or juggling were.