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"Jacob, Jacob, Jacob, I love you and I'm so scared because... Because I know how to kill the Leviathan. So I have to stay. Until it's paid for every single one of them."
—Elizabeth Cross in a message to Jacob Temple.[1]

Elizabeth Cross was a horticulturalist who worked on the Hydroponics Deck aboard the USG Ishimura.

Biography[]

The Second Aegis VII Incident[]

Elizabeth Cross was one of the few survivors aboard the USG Ishimura after the USG Kellion's arrival. She was one of the first crew members aboard the Ishimura to learn about the Leviathan, and she and her team attempted to find a way to kill the massive creature, which threatened to poison the ship's air. However, her fellow survivors were eventually killed and transformed into Wheezers, leaving Elizabeth on her own.

After Isaac Clarke arrived on the Hydroponics Deck, she contacted him directly via RIG comm when he was about to enter food storage, informing him of the Leviathan and requesting him to inject enzyme into the Wheezers in order to weaken it and dump it into space. After Isaac successfully carried out this task and got rid of the Leviathan, Elizabeth thanked him and told him that she needed to stay in order to make sure the air was clean. Later, she departed Hydroponics to search for her boyfriend, Jacob Temple.

Second Encounter with Isaac[]

"This place has really got to you... Isaac, I have Jacob's codes. I can get you into the workshop. Come on."
—Cross to a hallucinating Isaac.[2]

While searching for Jacob on the Mining Deck, Elizabeth heard gunfire and encountered Isaac Clarke once again.[2] Isaac, under the influence of Marker 3A, hallucinated Elizabeth as his girlfriend, Nicole Brennan, telling her that he would get them both "home" by launching the SOS beacon that had been stored inside a nearby workshop. Though Elizabeth was surprised by Isaac's strange behavior, she nonetheless helped him acquire the SOS beacon by unlocking the workshop using Jacob's codes. Afterwards, she continued her search for her boyfriend while Isaac left to launch the beacon.

Fate[]

"You both saw what the Marker wanted you to see. Jacob Temple for her... and Nicole for you."
Kendra Daniels reveals the truth about Isaac and Elizabeth's manipulation.
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Elizabeth finds out the truth on Aegis VII.

Eventually succumbing to the influence of the Marker herself, Elizabeth began to hallucinate Isaac as Jacob after encountering him again on the Flight Deck, while Isaac continued to see her as Nicole. Boarding the Executive Shuttle while believing that they were finally reunited with their loved ones, Elizabeth and Isaac were both manipulated by the Marker into transporting it to Aegis VII and placing it on its signal-amplifying pedestal, allowing it to implant its signal and replication blueprints in their minds.[3] Shortly after, however, the two were confronted by Kendra Daniels, who held Elizabeth hostage and revealed the truth about each other's identities to them. Upon this revelation and confirming that Jacob had in fact been dead the whole time through RIG link, a devastated Elizabeth declared that she had "nothing left to lose" and urged Daniels to shoot her, to which she complied, killing her.

While Isaac was distraught at Elizabeth's death, Daniels told him that it was better this way as the two would never recover from what the Marker had just put in their minds.[4]

Trivia[]

  • In the remake, Elizabeth Cross is voiced by and modeled after Sumalee Montano.
  • An audio recording of the conversation between Isaac and Elizabeth on the Mining Deck while Isaac is hallucinating "Nicole" can be found in the area after acquiring the SOS beacon and turning off the gravity, though this audio log is only available in a New Game+ playthrough.[2]

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"Hydroponics log. This is Dr. Cross. It... It's hard for me to believe what I'm seeing here. This is crazy, absolutely crazy. I'm going to the Mining Deck. I hear that's where survivors are gathering. Jacob... I'll wait for you there."
—Elizabeth Cross, speaking in the audio log Cross Report 4.[1]

Elizabeth Cross was a horticulturalist who worked on the Hydroponics Deck aboard the USG Ishimura.

Biography[]

The Second Aegis VII Incident[]

Elizabeth Cross was one of the few survivors aboard the USG Ishimura during the USG Kellion's arrival. She was one of the first crew-members aboard the Ishimura to learn about the Leviathan,[2] but eventually, Cross abandoned her position and went looking for her boyfriend, Jacob Temple.[3]

While Isaac Clarke made no direct contact with Elizabeth Cross, many of her audio logs could be found about the ship, with Cross questioning in them why they could not send their surplus of food to the colony on Aegis VII, despite the Captain's "No-Fly" order.[4]

Fate[]

Cross reunited with Temple in the Mining Deck and the two attempted to escape together. They first attempted to send out a distress beacon.[5][6] However, at some point during their initial escape, the two lovers were captured by Challus Mercer.[7]

It is unknown how Mercer managed to capture Cross and her lover, but when Mercer was about to kill Temple, he stated that "Dr. Cross was a true believer. She had faith. And now she awaits her transformation", which may imply that Elizabeth eventually succumbed to dementia and gave herself and Temple to the insane doctor. This is also hinted by the fact that she was found lying dead on the floor fetterless, unlike Jacob who had been gagged and tied to a chair.

Elizabeth was eventually murdered by Mercer when he stuck a metal spike into her forehead, killing her instantly. Shortly after the death of Elizabeth, Isaac Clarke made his way to the scene and watched helplessly as Jacob was murdered as well.

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