“He is so obsessed with preaching that he's become blind to our actual problems!
Background[edit | edit source]
Interactions with the Stranger[edit | edit source]
In the years since he founded the Iconoclasts, Graham has become ever more desperately determined to spread the Philosophist message across the colony. He regularly orders his troops — all the while insisting they are willful volunteers, who answer to no one — into dangerous environs in pursuit of his farfetched propaganda campaign.
This builds tensions with his deputy, the Iconoclasts medical officer Zora Blackwood, who is concerned first and foremost with preserving the lives and well-being of her soldiers, and who has surpassed Graham as the group's tactical leader by the time the Stranger arrives.
If the Stranger investigates the pasts of the two subversive leaders, Blackwood can be led to believe that she must supplant Graham as Iconoclast leader, based on his actions amid the infamous Amber Heights massacre. Graham can't be persuaded to accept this move, and must be killed to make room for Blackwood. These events can enable the establishment of an Iconoclast-MSI alliance.
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Companion reactions[edit | edit source]
Ellie: (after hearing that Graham sent Van Noys to Terra One Publications) "You're lucky they don't have airlocks on Monarch, or someone would've helped you into one by now."