- "Hello Requiem. So glad you could make it. Enjoying my handiwork? Do not worry, they did not go quietly. Dr. Zarkova? She put up quite the struggle. It was almost honorable. But there is no honor in betraying Omega. It is a despicable act of cowardice. When Kravchenko learned of their plot to defect, I could not volunteer fast enough. Once I infiltrated their group, the Colonel gave me two tasks. One: kill the traitors. Easy enough. Nothing a hacksaw and a gas can could not solve. But the second? To lure Requiem's so-called "elite" strike team into a trap. That added a complication, but fortunately, crashing helicopters is easy once you've poisoned the pilot. As for the Aetherium Neutralizer -- rest assured, it will be well taken care of in Omega's hands. Soon we will change the world, Requiem. Auf Wiedersehen."
- — Hugo Jager
Very little is known of Jager's early life outside of his birth year of 1949. At some point in time, Jager became a member of Omega Group, and would rise to become the Research Lead of its highly-secretive Necro-Analytics department following its creation on December 2nd, 1983.
Following the fallout of Operatsiya Inversiya on November 16th, 1984, several Omega scientists planned on defecting to Requiem through the assistance of the disavowed Sergei Ravenov; to eliminate the traitors and prepare a trap for Requiem's elite strike team, Jager was tasked by Colonel Lev Kravchenko to go undercover amidst the defectors. As part of his cover, Jager promised Requiem extensive information regarding the Necro-Analytics department, and provided safe passage to the Ural Mountains Outbreak Zone for the defectors.
On December 14th, Jager commenced his plan, firstly poisoning the pilot of the defectors' helicopter and causing it to crash. After killing the surviving defectors, Jager left behind audio logs for Requiem to find, leading them to the Aetherium Neutralizer to use to cross the dimensional phase. Once the team crossed the phase and reached the Sanatorium monument where Jager claimed he was at with the other defectors, they instead discover the mutilated corpses of the defectors and Jager's final audio log, which detailed his true allegiance with Omega and the whole plot of leading them into a trap. With the trap sprung, Requiem desperately attempted to exfil, but Omega forces intercepted them, shooting down their transport and causing them to crash, leaving them to be captured personally by Kravchenko and his men.