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"My name is Alissa Vincent. I was... Am the security chief onboard the Ishimura. I may be the sole survivor. We encountered an alien life form. They have taken over the bodies of the crew. The colony was lost. My team is dead. The Ishimura is under their control. It is my belief that the artifact we discovered on the surface is somehow responsible. It has driven us mad. Turned us against each other. If you find this recording, the Ishimura and the artifact must be destroyed. Tell those on Earth that many people fought and died bravely. Don't let us be forgotten. This is Chief Alissa Vincent, signing off."

Alissa Vincent was the Chief Security Officer and head of P.C.S.I. Security of the USG Ishimura.


Little was known about Vincent's early life before her service as the Chief Security Officer on board the USG Ishimura. At some point in her career with the CEC, she became the head of the Security Division aboard the Ishimura. Despite her executive position, Vincent continued to lead a portion of her division as a team leader.[note 1]

When the Ishimura was dispatched to Aegis VII and subsequently brought Marker 3A aboard, Vincent protested bringing the artifact on board the ship, citing the various violent incidents that were seemingly caused by its presence.[2]

The Second Aegis VII Incident[]

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Vincent in her room after the Ishimura arrived at Aegis VII.

During the massacre on Aegis VII, Vincent demanded that the Ishimura should send a squad down to investigate the situation, but was repeatedly denied by Captain Benjamin Mathius.

After a shuttle that fled the colony crash landed into the docking bay of the ship, she led a squad of security officers to investigate the wreckage. To their horror, they discovered the shuttle covered and surrounded by pools of blood. They proceeded to follow a trail of bloody footsteps leading away from the wreckage.


Vincent fighting the Necromorph form of Hans Leggio.

The trail led them to the Morgue where they discovered the mutated body of Hans Leggio, a homicidal and suicidal prisoner. The body suddenly sprung back to life and mortally wounded Dobbs. He was eventually gunned down by Vincent and her team in a hail of bullets. Shen, another teammate, moved to aid Dobbs, but out of the shadows came another Slasher, a female nurse once in charge of keeping watch over the prisoner.

After killing the creature, Vincent eventually led her remaining squad in a futile effort against the Necromorphs. Pendleton died in a firefight with the Necromorphs. Vincent and the rest of her team were saved by a man named Samuel Irons, a devout Unitologist. He ripped the Necromorphs apart with a Plasma Saw, inspiring Vincent and her team to do the same.

Later, Vincent encountered a group of survivors in the infected zone of the Ishimura. Despite fellow officer Gabe Weller's attempts to talk Vincent and her team down, one of the group was subdued with a taser. The rest were placed under arrest.[3] Nicole Brennan was contacted by Vincent who informed the Senior Medical Officer that her team had apprehended four colonists who had snuck aboard.[4] Nicole, baffled by her call, believed that they still remained in her jurisdiction. Vincent insisted, citing that she wanted them checked out for any signs of the infection spreading across the ship.[5]


Vincent looking back at a now-dead Hanson.

Leading the remainder of her team back to the Bridge, they engaged in another fight with the Necromorphs. One of her team members, Hanson eventually went insane and killed Shen by splitting her in half length-ways with a Plasma Saw. Hanson attempted to kill Vincent as well, pinning her down and attempting to shove the Saw into her head. Vincent held out long enough for Ramirez to kill Hanson.

Eventually, Vincent was successful in returning to the Bridge and discovered that Dr. Terrence Kyne had overridden the ship's gravitational controls and was planning to crash the ship into the planet below.

Along the way to stop Kyne, the remaining members discovered a group of survivors being attacked by the Necromorphs. Not wanting them to be killed, Vincent offered to distract the Necromorphs while Irons and Ramirez rescued the survivors through the vents. Irons, however, forced Vincent to take his place as he decided to distract the Necromorphs instead. Vincent and Ramirez helped the survivors through the vents to safety. Helping the last survivors escape to the Bridge, Vincent and Ramirez watched in horror as Irons was killed and turned into a Necromorph by an Infector.

Vincent and Ramirez eventually reached the door where the gravitional controls were, but discovered that Kyne had locked the door. Ramirez managed to override the lock while telling Vincent about the irony of his decision to work for security rather than the military. Realizing that he too was succumbing to the same madness that had consumed Hanson, Ramirez sacrificed himself to slow the Necromorphs down in front of the locked door. Vincent listened to Ramirez's screams of pain behind the locked door before proceeding to the control room.

Vincent confronted Kyne, who explained that the Red Marker was responsible for everything and must not be returned to Earth. However, Vincent was not willing to sacrifice the lives of the surviving crew of the ship for the greater good. They got into a heated fight with Vincent able to successfully subdue Kyne and restart the engines. However, Kyne fled, taking Vincent's weapon along with him before she could submit the codes needed to deactivate the drift.


Vincent wandered aimlessly to the docking bay and was confronted by a horde of Necromorphs. She made a break for the Marker and hunkered in front of it. There, Vincent discovered that the creatures were unable to approach the Marker, blocked by the dead space surrounding the artifact. Helpless, Vincent slept under the protection of the Marker. Waking up a while later, she was greeted by an apparition of Ramirez telling her to, "Finish the job; save the ship." Vincent then noticed the downed shuttle in the bay and realized what she must do. She made her way to a computer station and recorded a video distress call telling those who might see it that she believed the Marker was responsible for everything and it and the Ishimura must be destroyed. After recording the message, Vincent activated the venting cycle and made a mad dash for the shuttle.

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Vincent drifts to her death.

As the doors opened, it subsequently blew numerous Necromorphs into the vacuum of space. Vincent, while hanging onto the shuttle for dear life, managed to activate and launch a distress beacon from the shuttle into space. Despite her efforts to hold on, Vincent was blown into the vacuum of space and died shortly after, unaware that she had been manipulated by the Marker into luring more victims to Aegis VII.

Vincent's body drifted off into the darkness, unnoticed by the USG Kellion as it approached the Ishimura, responding to the distress signal.



Vincent with her Divet.

Vincent was headstrong and protective of human life, often leading her into conflict with her superiors. During the incident aboard the Ishimura, she was responsible for saving a fair number of civilians as well as stopping Kyne from scuttling the ship, though the Ishimura would remain in a deteriorating orbit until the arrival of Isaac Clarke. Vincent would not survive the incident, however, sacrificing herself in a futile attempt to launch a warning beacon.


  • Vincent is voiced by Nika Futterman, who also voiced Asajj Ventress in the Star Wars: The Clone Wars movie and TV series that premiered the same year. Futterman did not reprise the role for Vincent's one line in Dead Space: Extraction, leaving her voice actress unknown.
  • Vincent was mentioned by Gabe Weller in Dead Space: Extraction and led the small team of security officers who apprehended Weller and the others according to the comic book adaptation. She makes a very brief physical appearance in Dead Space: Extraction, although she is not identified by name.
  • When Vincent was cornered near the Red Marker by the Necromorphs in the hangar bay, she was protected by a field known as the Marker signal's "dead space".
    • Interesting to note, however, is that Necromorphs in the original game could still attack Isaac Clarke while he was moving the Red Marker. In the 2023 remake, the dead space is implemented in gameplay whenever a Necromorph gets too close to the Marker, and is directly mentioned by the Marker's apparition of Nicole Brennan.
  • When Vincent was sucked out of the docking bay into space, "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" played in the background.
  • Vincent is mentioned in Dead Space (2023) in the text logs "Bridge Attack", "Hold On" and "Retrieval Order".


"Sir, I need to take a team down there. At the very least we need to know what we're dealing with."
"Get full mags in those weapons; I think we're about to walk into a world of shit."
"I've lost contact with the bridge; we're going to head there now. Anything gets in our way, cut first, ask questions later. Got it?"
"Here we go."
"Ain't nothing over. There are still people out there fighting to survive. It's our job to help them survive this, or die trying. You're an officer for Christ's sake. Do your job."

"Okay, we're going to get these guys out of here."
"What about Kyne?"
"We'll get to him; these people need our help. Come on."

"Defiant to the end; I wouldn't expect anything less from you, Alissa. A good soldier never admits defeat, even when it's staring you in the face."
—Dr. Terrence Kyne[1]
"Our job is the safety of the crew. The way I see it, we have two options: fight or die. We don't have the luxury of running."


List of Appearances[]


  1. It is unknown how many years Alissa served as P.C.S.I. Chief Security Officer, or how many years she has served on the Ishimura.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Dead Space: Downfall
  2. Alissa: "As chief of security on this ship, I would like to severely protest bringing the artifact aboard." - Dead Space: Downfall
  3. Dead Space: Extraction: Chapter 4: Rendezvous with Fate
  4. Alissa: "This is Vincent, security. Need a favor, doc. We've got four colonists just snuck their way on board." - Dead Space: Extraction (comics), page 5
  5. Dead Space: Extraction comic