Adam Smasher is a known enemy that players have to face in Cyberpunk 2077 but the character also makes an appearance in the anime series ‘Cyberpunk: Edgerunners’. The series is now streaming on Netflix.
David Martinez dreams of being a famous edgerunner and he draws attention for the way he handles the Arasaka Sandevistan implant without any severe side effects. After Maine’s death, David gets even more implants and is compared to a notable “hero” of Night City.
A living legend or urban myth?
David has ascended to star status among the edgerunners after taking charge of the crew following Maine’s death. He’s filled with several more implants and visits Ripperdoc for some basic maintenance.
Ripperdoc tells him to lay off the implants for a bit or else risk cyberpsychosis but David says he is doing alright. He admits that he feels more like himself when in the metal than he does within his own skin.
Ripperdoc calls him ‘Adam Smasher 2.0’ and David says he doesn’t know who that is, Ripperdoc tells him the story of Adam Smasher, a man who made his name during the 4th corporate war and is more cyborg than man. He tells David the Smasher is known for leaving a trail of dead bodies on the orders of Arasaka but David brushes off his story
Face to face with the bogeyman
David is headed to Arasaka tower to save Lucy so the executives recruit the only person capable of taking David and his firepower, Adam Smasher. Arasaka had initially chosen Smasher to inherit the cyberskeleton but with David taking it on, it’s left to Smasher to take him down.
By the time David makes his way to the top of Arasaka tower, he’s down to his last immunoblocker and holding onto the last bit of sanity inside his head. He goes toe to toe with Smasher and distracts him as Falco escapes with Lucy and Rebecca.
It turns out to be too much for him, however, and the much more experienced Smasher takes David down and kills him, proving his superiority.
Adam Smasher in Cyberpunk 2077
Adam Smasher is a completely cyborged “solo” or mercenary that works for Arasaka corporation after they saved him following a mission gone wrong. He was taken down by an RPG and Arasaka offered him a cyborg body in exchange for his lifelong service and loyalty.
Smasher has little to no humanity and even when he was mostly organic and part of the United States Army, he was known for breaking the rules and was discharged for bad conduct.
When he started taking on missions and an independent solo, he made sure that there were always civilian casualties and collateral damage involved.
Adam Smasher is defeated in battle near the end of the game but the circumstances of his defeat depend on the decisions made earlier in the game by the player character.
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