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"That does't look Good. She's taken a lot of damage."
—Johnston noticing the damage report of the USG Ishimura

Corporal Johnston was the co-pilot of the USG Kellion. Like Corporal Chen, Johnston was also under the command of Zach Hammond.


Johnston was the first crew member of the USG Kellion to be killed by a Necromorph. A Slasher snuck up from behind and decapitated him. His primary weapon was a SWS Motorized Pulse Rifle, but Johnston never had the chance to effectively use the weapon.

By the time Isaac Clarke returned to the Flight Lounge to prepare the Kellion for launch, Johnston's corpse already vanished along with Chen's, suggesting he had been transformed into a Necromorph. If Johnston really turned into a Necromorph, it is debatable what type he may have become since he had no head intact.



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