I know this game is old and the topic is old, but the question still remains a valid point, given the recent mankind divided story kinda failed to elaborate on it any further...
As far as I remember and thought back in 2002 (when I first played Deus ex, GOTY), Paul is the older brother with JC, being either a clone of Paul or a step sibling even? (or possibly just a younger brother).
But when we look at Task force 29 and UNATCO, they kinda seem to be one and the same, just Tf29 seems to be the initial offering of UNATCO, just kinda low key, half arsed, under funded, secretive etc.
Where as UNATCO, seems to be a massive world wide force akin to the FBI, but with far more manpower and resources to run an effective anti terror operation.
Now I may be wrong on my ideas, but I think they have some merit and could be plausible theories. But unless they kill off Adam, were will he fit into any sequel/remake of the original?
Could he be Paul's brother? Maybe his uncle?
On a side note, just a few of my grievances with the original and prequels;
How come they never introduced agents Gunther or Anna in the prequels? they were clearly physical Aug era same as Adam (maybe slightly later even), but still around in the prequel timeline.
I mean we get to see and hear of Manderly, Tracer tongs father, so why not more tie ins from original Deus ex characters, given Mankind divided is supposed to be set just before Deus ex.
I always found it odd they never really showed how JC traveled most the time, kinda works in any sequel or remakes favor though, as they now have artistic license to decide on it them self.
One thing that I hate about the prequels though with a passion, the lack of weapons compared to the original, I mean how can you remove basic hand weapons such as knifes etc, ok it looks way cooler with his integrated aug weapons, but really? Do you expect us to do the same variation of lethal/non all game just because you cba to add in a variety of melee weapons? I mean just something as simple as being able to pickup debris to toss as a distraction is missing... (unless you class a flying bucket or printer etc as distraction, imo a big
"here I am and this is where I threw it from" in a real life scenario).
If anyone has further ideas would be nice to read them.