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"They want our bodies… This is mine - My flesh, my bone, and my blood."
—Jennifer Barrow suffering from the effects of Marker 3A.[1]

Jennifer Barrow was a geologist and surveyor[2] on Aegis VII. She was married to Dig Foreman Colin Barrow.


Little was known about Jennifer Barrow prior to her employment by the CEC on Aegis VII. At some point, she became a geologist and married Colin Barrow.

The Red Marker[]

"This planet is ripe with unusual seismic activity. Protocol says we're required to check it out, so we're checking it out."

Jennifer Barrow was the leader of the dig team on Aegis VII that discovered Marker 3A. She was also the first person to note that Aegis VII had been visited by humans before by noting the presence of rock scarring that was similar to that made by an E-34 drilling rig, a piece of hardware that had not been used since 200 years prior. Shortly after discovering the Marker, Jennifer became ill[3] by succumbing to the dementia that spread throughout the colony.

The Second Aegis VII Incident[]

Following the planet crack and the ensuing intense electromagnetic surges that rendered communications impossible, Colin Barrow quickly returned home to see if Jennifer was safe. Instead, he found her in a catatonic state. She had covered the interior of the room with Marker Symbols and was in the process of cutting these symbols into her skin with her own fingernails. To her husband's shock and horror, Jennifer then cut her throat with a Rock Saw, committing suicide.

Despite Jennifer's death, Colin refused to accept or acknowledge it. He transported her body to the shuttle that he had arrived in with the intention of taking her to the orbiting USG Ishimura. During his take off preparations, an Infector entered the shuttle without his notice. As Colin Barrow crash-landed the shuttle in one of the Ishimura's bays, Jennifer's transformed body attacked and killed him.

Gone by the time that the P.C.S.I. Sec Officers arrived, the Necromorph that was once Jennifer Barrow began moving through the ship. As it moved through a vent, it passed an opening where a shocked Dr. Terrence Kyne caught sight of it. It stared back and disappeared quickly. This led Dr. Kyne to inform Captain Benjamin Mathius that something was wrong.


  • The Necromorph that Jennifer becomes is unlike any other that was encountered in Dead Space. Other than modifications to her teeth and eyes, there are no major phenotypical alterations present due to the infection. Even her neck which was damaged due to her suicide was left unchanged.
  • Despite being transformed via an Infector, there was no visible proboscis entrance wound on her forehead.



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Dead Space: Downfall
  2. {Dead Space: Downfall Transcript}: "Jen is a geologist and a site surveyor, not an anthropologist, archaeologist, or Unitologist."
  3. {Dead Space: Downfall Transcript}: "Besides, she hasn't been well."