John Strohmeier
John Strohmeier
Gender: Male
Nationality: American
Career: Theta Security Operative
Status: Comatose

Actor: Eric Meyers
John Strohmeier is a PATHOS-II Security Operative stationed at Theta. He is referenced on numerous occasions in SOMA.


Not much is known about Strohmeier before PATHOS-II, or what his life on PATHOS-II was like. He is first seen referenced at Upsilon, narrating the video found on the Omnitool.

Aside from his name being referenced on occasion, he is seen again at Theta, where he's seen as originally being wary of the ARK Project, which he supported nonetheless, until numerous suicides occurred due to the "continuity" belief proposed by Mark Sarang.

After this, Strohmeier attempted to shut down the ARK Project with little success, which ultimately lead to Sarah Lindwall telling Strohmeier off in defence of Dr. Catherine Chun, the creator of the ARK Project. However, after six additional suicides, Strohmeier officially shut down the ARK project indefinitely. On December 25, 2103, Catherine began a trek to Phi to launch the ARK along with various crew members. It's unknown how Strohmeier felt about this, but as he has little authority over PATHOS-II - even being below the PATHOS-II hierarchy - he couldn't have done much about it.

He met his fate in the tunnels below Theta after the arrival of Terry Akers on January 16, 2104 while he was trying to escape with the rest of the surviving Theta personnel.

His body can be found by Simon Jarrett left where Akers connected him to the WAU, however the only identification that it is Strohmeier is evident by the voice coming from his comatose body. His body is found in the first room that Simon can enter after the staged attack by Terry Akers. His body is on the floor in the back of the room. If you listen closely, Strohmeier is dreaming about building a plane with somebody named Doug.


  • Strohmeier forced Catherine to end the ARK Project before his scan could be done.


Upsilon Orientation Video

  • I know they told you that Field Technicians would get full access throughout PATHOS-II, I'm here to tell you that's not gonna happen.
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  • Don't get me wrong, I don't wanna get in your way, we need you guys to keep this place up and running, but there needs to be some level of security on these things.
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  • I don't wanna hear you barge into some quarantined area at Omicron and just knocked out the whole place with some virus, or whatever the hell they're doing over there.
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  • This is what you can do, you'll be able to use it to open doors, basically all of them, if you can't, there's something wrong, or someone didn't want you in there, then what do you do?
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  • You shove that Omnitool into a terminal, and see if you can't get around it somehow, I mean, sometimes you'll need to get into places where you don't belong.
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  • Just find a way, you're an Engineer for crying out loud.
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  • What else? Take care of your gear, don't be an asshole. My name is John Strohmeier, PATHOS-II security operative.
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  • I got an office at Theta, come see me if you got any issues you can't handle yourself, good luck.
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Theta Exterior Antenna

  • This thing on? Can everyone hear me?
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  • Listen up, all members of staff.
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  • The ARK project has caused alot arguments the last few months, I'm not gonna pretend I understand what the hell Sarang talked about and how his continuity suddenly makes sense to kill yourself.
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  • For the fucking love of god, or whatever you think is important, don't kill yourself, this place is miserable enough, don't force your friends to clean up your blood.
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  • Rest in peace, all of you.
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  • Good?
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