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Ryan was a researcher that was aboard the Queen Zenobia from 2004 to 2005 after the Terragrigia Panic. He and his colleagues were tasked with finding a vaccine for the deadly t-Abyss virus. Unfortunately, after the vaccine was sent to Morgan Lansdale, Lansdale betrayed them. He locked the cruise ship's doors and released B.O.W.s in an attempt to clear his name from any involvement with the virus. Ryan wrote the "Infection Log for Queen Zenobia" before dying.