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"You think CEC won't send a rescue team for their precious planet cracker? Think, White! We just need to hold on!"
—Chic to First Officer D. White.[1]

J. Chic was the Second Officer aboard the USG Ishimura.[2]


Second Aegis VII Incident[]


CH04 Captain Benjamin Mathius death by Terrence Kyne Videolog DEADSPACE 2023

Mathius' death by the hands of Dr. Kyne.

As the Second Officer, Chic was placed in direct control of the Ishimura's systems via the Bridge and also acting somewhat like a technical liaison between the Ishimura and the Aegis VII Colony. He was critical of others and impatient and disliked his authority being challenged by those around him. Like First Officer White, he was wary of Unitologists, derisively referring to Captain Benjamin Mathius as a "Uni" in front of the entire Bridge crew. Chic and White were involved in the arrest and death of the Captain. As they tried to restrain him while Dr. Terrence Kyne prepared a sedative, Mathius broke free and the needle was pushed into his eye, killing the Captain.

Afterwards, Chic discovered that Kyne was sabotaging the ship as well as his location, allowing Alissa Vincent to intercept him and prevent him from shutting the gravity stabilizers down.

Later, First Officer White made his way to an airlock, intending to commit suicide and spare himself from being killed by the Necromorphs, but was stopped by Chic and another officer, who tried to reason with him. Despite Chic's attempt to convince him that they only needed to hold on a little longer, White declared that there was no hope for any of them before opening the airlock, killing himself and leaving Chic in control of the ship.[1]


  • In the movie Dead Space: Downfall, his name is pronounced like the baby chicken, "chik". However, in Dead Space (2023), his name is pronounced "sheek".
  • In the remake, Chic's character model used in the video log of Captain Mathius' death differs significantly from the unused model found in the game files.