- "I think we should consider abandoning ship; if these things have spread, there's no stopping them."
The Second Aegis VII Incident
Following initial contact and subsequent combat with the necrotic infestation, Hanson began showing signs of strain[note 2] and shock. Faced with an onrushing horde of Slashers, he showed no real reaction, forcing Ramirez to haul him into an elevator and to safety.
When alerted by a rolling barrel in the Hydroponics Deck, he screamed out loudly, forcing Vincent to step in. Disobeying her commands to "shut the fuck up", he pulled out his pistol, pointed it at the group and continued to yell, alerting the Necromorphs in the area to their presence. He was tackled to the ground by Officer Shen who told him to pull it together.
At this point, Hanson realized the futility of the situation. He completely lost it after getting repeatedly stabbed by a reanimated baby and manically grinning attacked Shen, using his Plasma Saw to slice her in half vertically. Immediately after, he attempted to murder Chief Vincent, nearly succeeding. However, Officer Ramirez obliterated his head with his sidearm.
- "Shut the fuck up, Hanson. We don't need any attention right now."
- —Alissa Vincent
- "Fuck you, Vincent! This is your fault!"
- "They want our bodies… And they're going to get them."
- —Sergeant Hanson
- Hanson's name is listed as "Hansen" in Dead Space: Downfall's ending credits.
- Hanson's mental breakdown seems to be moreso caused by psychological trauma rather than Marker induced dementia