SHODAN is an artificial intelligence whose moral restraints were removed from her programming by a hacker in order for Edward Diego, station chief of Citadel Station, on which SHODAN was installed, to delete compromising files regarding illegal experiments and his corruption. She is a megalomaniac with a god complex and sees humans as little better than insects, something which she constantly reminds the player of.
No moral restraints, megalomaniac?
The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can't be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it. -- E. Hubbard