Baines, a security officer and highly regarded by Sergeant Weller was part of the team that Weller assembled for a mission on Aegis VII. After the Planet Crack and the resulting Necromorph infestation of the colony, Baines and Hutchins are sent to secure Weller's shuttle and prepare it for the arrival of Weller and Nathan McNeill. However, before McNeill and Weller reached the ship, one of the shuttles leaving the planet crashed back into the ground, completely obliterating the space port.
Despite the destruction of their ship, Baines and Hutchins managed to survive. They contacted Weller who directed them to the Vestri so they could meet up with him and escape from the planet. While the two are able to reach the Vestri around the same time as Weller, both Baines and Hutchins are killed by one of the Hive Mind's tentacles when it bursted from the ground.
- Baines and Hutchins are never seen separate from one another from the time that McNeill first met them up until their demise.
- Baines' death was never actually seen onscreen. His last appearance involved him being knocked away by the Hive Mind's tentacle. He was not seen or heard from again afterward.
- Baines' accent suggested that he was of West African or South African origin.