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Dr. Richard Meyers is a central character in Doom 3 BFG Edition's new expansion, The Lost Mission. He was a scientist on Dr. Malcolm Betruger's teleportation research team who had been reassigned to the top secret, incomplete Exis Labs facility with instructions to bring the experimental bi-directional teleporter there online as quickly as possible.

The Lost Mission

After growing increasingly suspicious of Betruger's motivations, Meyers managed to hack into Betruger's personal files (possibly the source of some of the unknown hacks detected by Central Administration, Delta Complex, and CPU IT security teams during the main campaign). Amongst the files was Betruger's personal journal, in which was fully detailed his corruption by the demons via contact through his dreams, in which he was offered unlimited power in exchange for enabling the demons to reach Earth.

Now understanding Betruger's plot, and realizing that with enough power the Exis teleporter might enable the demons to teleport directly to Earth, Dr. Meyers plotted to destroy it by having EnPro staff route a massive power surge to the device to overload it. However, before this could be completed, Betruger, unable to wait any longer for completion of the Exis device due to the arrival of Elliot Swann, unleashed the invasion of the Mars base through the Delta teleporter. The EnPro staff were killed by demons and Dr. Meyers was left stranded alone in Exis, unable to complete the power re-route.

Once the lone survivor of Bravo Team reaches the EnPro Sector 1 control room, Meyers recruits him as an aide in finishing his task. After having the Marine re-enable powered down machinery in EnPro Sector 2, allowing power to be rerouted, he instructs him to meet him at Exis. Later, once the marine reaches Exis and powers up the experimental teleporter, he has him go into Hell in order to activate the other half of the device. Once active, he is able to overload the device, destroying it for good.

After the Bravo Team squad member returns from Hell before the portal closes for good, both he and Dr. Meyers are rescued by a marine squad aboard the Darkstar, the same interplanetary shuttle which brought the hero of the main campaign to Mars. This suggests that both may have survived the invasion, despite the claim in Resurrection of Evil that only one survivor was found. This could be considered a retcon, or it could be taken that RoE simply meant only one survivor was found on the base itself - Meyers and the Bravo Team member having already left on the Darkstar.

Video Disk: Teleportation Experiments

Creator: Richard Meyers

Date: 11/15/45

Warning About Exis Teleportation

My name is Doctor Richard Meyers. I'm a research specialist stationed in Exis Labs. I don't know who'll be hearing this but I wanted to alert someone of the disaster at Mars City. What has been unleashed across this base is an unimaginable evil! We only have a slight chance of stopping it.

The research I participated in was the next step in teleportation. To give context to my research, back in 2115, UAC researchers discovered an ancient Martian civilization. At the Erebus Dig Site they found a Martian teleportation device. It was nonfunctional, and all attempts to start it proved fruitless. It took many years, but the researchers managed to learn enough from the device and other wall carvings to reverse engineer it.

The first prototype teleporter, codenamed Project Mercury, was built in Delta Labs, and became operational in 2139. This teleporter was only capable of short distance travel and limited quantities of matter transference. We could only teleport a single test subject - small animals and chimps usually - across a room. Once testing intensified and technical data increased, we were able to fabricate more powerful teleporters. In Delta Labs Sector 3, Project Gemini managed to increase teleportation across greater distances. In addition to the increased range, we found we could begin transporting human-sized subjects. It was during this stage we began to see the effects of opening up these portals to that strange dimension. Our scientific curiosity overruled the obvious warnings, and under Dr. Malcolm Betruger's direction, we continued experimenting.

On Project Apollo, the engineers developed a room-sized teleporter in Delta Labs Sector 4. It was capable of teleporting a small-sized team to destinations on this new dimensional plane. The expedition teams began exploring and setting up small research outposts. We could only teleport small equipment with the Delta 4 teleporter, and this condition frustrated Dr. Betruger. Soon after the success of Project Apollo, plans were drawn and work executed on a new facility: Exis Labs.

At Exis Labs, the goal was to create a large teleporter, similar in scale to the one at Erebus. It would be powerful enough to transport large equipment, even dropships, and eventually shorten interstellar travel. Betruger was so impatient on seeing results from this research, he had the engineers start work on the teleporter once the facility reached seventy-five percent completion. We had expedition teams set up a teleporter outpost in the other dimension to link up with Exis.

It was at this time I began investigating the strange stories I heard over at Delta Labs. I managed to hack undetected into Betruger's personal logs, and what I found scared me to the core. Betruger became obsessed with the findings of this new dimension. He started to push experiments, regardless of the human cost. His log entries into the occult and how to harness evil powers were truly frightening. The more recent logs detailed how demons - yes, demons - contacted him through his dreams, offering him unimaginable powers! But they demanded he find a way to help them reclaim Earth! It was then I realized that this... other dimension... was Hell itself. By the time I realized his plan, Betruger had started the invasion.

Since the Exis teleporter hadn't reached sufficient functionality, I assume Betruger decided to launch the demon invasion on Mars without it. However, the Hell Outpost teleporter is operationally ready, and it's only a matter of time before Betruger decides to use it. I'm going to try to reach Chief Engineer Rhodes in the Enpro facility to divert enough power to Exis, and with a little luck, create a big enough power surge to destroy it from here. I can only pray God will forgive me for my part in all this... help me make things right. Lord save my soul. Richard Meyers, signing off.

Trivia

  • Meyers' role is similar to that of Ian McCormick in the original Doom 3, where he orders the Marine to find a plasma inducer in the Delta Labs for the teleporter to work, and rewards him with a video journal if he delivers it to him.
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