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"It's calling to us. To death, and - and beyond..."

Karklins was a Security Private aboard the USG Ishimura.


The Second Aegis VII Incident[]

"Have to stop it... Death is the answer. And beyond... It can make us whole. A life beyond death..."
—Karklins mumbling to himself shortly before attacking Gabe Weller.[2]

Karklins was a recent addition to Gabe Weller's security team and was assigned to retrieve the bodies of the Union Square suicide victims from the Aegis VII Colony alongside Weller, Baines and Hutchins. P-Sec detective Nathan McNeill joked that his status as "the rookie" was why he was given the assignment, and Karklins replied that he was brought along because Weller would not handle dead bodies.

They arrived at the morgue to find the bodies missing. During the search, Karklins discovered the toe tag of a man named "D. Abbott". McNeill identified him as the one who had led the mass suicide. Karklins became extremely nervous after helping McNeill and Weller kill a crazed doctor in the morgue. During the colony blackout, he began experiencing symptoms of Marker Dementia such as mumbling to himself and hearing voices calling to him. He managed to briefly overcome his symptoms and fight his way out of the building with Weller. When he and Weller met McNiell again in front of the P-Sec headquarters, Karklins was ranting and speaking nonsense to himself.

Weary of his behavior, McNeill suggested that Weller should take his private's weapon. Weller did not take McNeill's warning seriously and Karklins sucker punched him and proceeded to attack McNeill. Despite having the advantage of surprise in the beginning of the fight, he was overpowered by McNeill who killed him with Sam Caldwell's Rivet Gun.


  • Karklins was significantly harder to kill than a normal crazed colonist due to his body armor.
  • Even if his body was dismembered by the player, it would be whole when exiting the P-Sec HQ.
  • Karklins was most likely turned into a Necromorph and he could even become one in-game during Chapter 2 if the player did not kill the Infector outside the P-Sec HQ in time.
  • Karklins is mentioned in Dead Space (2023) in the text log "Retrieval Order".