Jennifer Barrow
Jennifer Barrow
Biographical information

Date of death:

2508[note 1]

Physical information




Rock Saw





Chronological and political information

Notable facts:

Involved in the initial discovery of the Marker on Aegis VII


Concordance Extraction Corporation


"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 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.

Red MarkerEdit

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

The Second Aegis VII IncidentEdit

Following 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 covered the interior of the room with Marker-related symbols and in the process of cutting her skin with her own fingernails. To her husband's shock and horror, Jennifer Barrow 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 arrived in with the intention of taking her to the USG Ishimura. During his take off preparations, an Infector entered the shuttle without his notice. As Colin Barrow crash landed the shuttle, Jennifer's transformed body attacked and killed him.

Gone by the time the P.C.S.I. Sec Officers arrived, the Necromorph that was once Jennifer Barrow was seen once more. 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.


  • The Necromorph Jennifer becomes is unlike any other 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, damaged due to her suicide, was left unchanged. This could possibly be attributed to the infection completely manifesting in her body at the time of her revival. This is a characteristic which was visible in the Necromorph Nicole Brennan at the end of Dead Space, however, this was just a hallucination.
  • The Cornish meaning for Jennifer is "white", with the connotation of "fair" and "pure".[4]
  • Despite being transformed via Infector, there was no visible proboscis entrance wound on her forehead.


"Oh, my God. We've got to call this in."
—Jennifer Barrow[1]
"They want our bodies… This is mine - My flesh, my bone, and my blood."
—Jennifer Barrow[1]
"Hold on, baby. We're going home."
—Colin Barrow[1]



  1. Dead Space: Downfall takes place three years before the events of Dead Space 2.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 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."
  4. Jennifer - Wikipedia Entry

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