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"Well, that's why we brought you here. To build Markers for us. To spread glorious Convergence to the entire galaxy."
—Daina to Isaac Clarke.

Daina Le Guin (deɪnə ləˈɡwɪn) was a high ranking Unitologist who orchestrated the Necromorph outbreak on Titan Station and spearheaded the Church's efforts to secure Isaac Clarke for his ability to construct Red Markers.[1]

Biography[]

Outbreak on the Sprawl[]

"I represent the Church. Listen to me. What you see before you is your reward for today's accomplishment. You're to be one of the first blessed with ascension. The authorities are locking down the Sprawl, cutting off the mines, locking you in, but don't be afraid. Your death will be glorious. The holy path to life beyond the death the Church promised you. Altman be praised."
—Daina to Karrie Norton after she unwittingly unleashed the Necromorphs.[2]

Prior to the Necromorph outbreak on the Sprawl, the Unitologists on Titan Station planned to release Isaac Clarke from his EarthGov enforced stay in the asylum with Daina spearheading this effort.

Daina and Tyler Radikov were among the Unitologists who participated in the sabotage of the Government Sector[1] and the provision of false information to recent Unitologist inductee, Karrie Norton (codenamed "Vandal"). The crossover tubes were opened by Norton and the Necromorphs were set loose on the station. Daina contacted Norton, thanking her for the spread of the infection, believing that her death at their hands would be "glorious."[2]

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Isaac receiving a message from Daina.

Shortly after the station was overrun, Daina and the Unitologists set their plans in motion. Franco Delille freed Isaac and tried to warn him about his current predicament only to be killed by an Infector. Daina, monitoring Franco's progress, urged Isaac to run before the Necromorphs in his area could kill him. Contacting him directly, Daina offered her assistance in Isaac's escape, promising to cure him of his dementia.

Isaac's initial behavior was uncooperative and Daina left him on his own until, following an encounter with multiple Necromorphs, he contacted her, reluctantly admitting that she was his best chance to escape the station alive. Daina explained to Isaac what had happened during the three years that he was on the Sprawl and informed him that he was now a target of Hans Tiedemann, who wanted him dead for his connection to the Site 12 Marker.

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Daina's shuttle, used during her mission to capture Isaac.

Daina led Isaac from the Titan Memorial Medical Center to the Cassini Towers, where he began to suspect her intentions as he travelled deeper and deeper into the Titan Station Church of Unitology. Isaac hesitated, believing the Church to be a dangerous location. Daina, unhappy with his continued behavior, reminded him that she lost a brother saving him[note 1] and that she was sure that her plan would work. She directed him to a safe room in the complex and waited for his arrival.[3] Daina revealed nothing about her intentions until Isaac reached the rendezvous point and two of her men apprehended him.

Death[]

"Oh, we don't want to cure you, Isaac. We need that precious little head of yours just the way it is. Now would you escort Isaac to the shuttle and put him in stasis. The last thing we want is for him to die."
—Daina's last words.
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Isaac looks on as Daina is slaughtered by an EarthGov Gunship.

With Isaac within her grasp, Daina revealed that the "cure" for Isaac's dementia was a ruse to lure him to her.[1] Unlike Tiedemann and EarthGov who wanted the likes of Isaac and Nolan Stross dead, Daina and the Unitologists needed him alive to maintain the blueprints that Marker 3A had imprinted in his mind in order for the Church to create their own Markers.

After revealing her plans to Isaac, an EarthGov Gunship destroyed the shuttle docked outside and proceeded to penetrate the room's containment glass. The gunfire from the ship dismembered and killed Daina and her accomplices, allowing Isaac the chance to escape from both groups.[4]

Trivia[]

  • Tahyna Tozzi provides the voice and likeness of Daina Guin in both Dead Space 2 and Dead Space iOS.[5] As such, Daina has a distinctive Australian accent.
  • In the Dead Space 2 demo, Daina has brown hair, a longer face and is possibly portrayed by a different actress.
  • Just as Isaac is named after science fiction authors Isaac Asimov and Arthur C. Clarke, it is possible that Daina's name was a combination of noted science fiction author Ursula K. Le Guin (pronounced "ləˈɡwɪn") and Cuban-born author Daína Chaviano (a naturalized US citizen), considered one of the three most important fantasy and science fiction female authors in the Spanish-speaking world.

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Notes[]

  1. It is unknown if she was referring to her actual brother or if she meant a fellow member of the Church, possibly Franco.

Sources[]

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