Kendra Daniels

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2508 (age 32)

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USG Kellion Computer Specialist
Agent[note 1]




"I have the Marker, and this entire system can go to hell. For what it's worth, you did a great job, Isaac. See you around... Or maybe not."
—Kendra to Isaac[1]

Kendra Daniels was the computer specialist aboard the USG Kellion and part of the emergency maintenance team and secretly an agent working for an unknown party, presumably EarthGov. She was the primary human antagonist of Dead Space.



No information of Kendra's life prior to her service on the Kellion was given upon Zach Hammond's request[2]. She was inserted into the team upon persistent recommendations by a higher-up in the Concordance Extraction Corporation. She may have been working for the Earth Defense Force and worked as a covert agent for secret missions such as the mission to Aegis VII.

Incident on the USG IshimuraEdit

Shortly after the crash landing of the USG Kellion, the crew made their way into the USG Ishimura's Flight Lounge. There, the crew was attacked by multiple Necromorphs who immediately dispatched the two lower ranked security personnel, Cpl. Chen and Cpl. Johnston. The crew scattered. Kendra ran with Hammond while Isaac Clarke made his own route to relative safety. She and Hammond contacted Isaac from the Bridge as he moved through the ship, guiding Isaac through various locations until she and Hammond are attacked by a Leaper.

The Necromorph drove them from the Bridge, separating Kendra from Hammond. After finding refuge in the Ishimura's computer core, Kendra kept in contact with Isaac Clarke and Zach Hammond through their RIG links while using her computer skills to assist them with their tasks around the ship by overriding secured doors throughout the ship as well as uncovering the mystery behind the vessel's infestation.

She frequently expressed distrust toward Hammond, suspecting that he knew more about the Marker than he led on. She behaved much more frantically than both Hammond and Isaac, often urging them to abort the mission and focus on the escape. Later on, the Red Marker's influence began to take it's toll on Kendra, causing her to hallucinate. These hallucinations included seeing her brother and at one point, Kendra mentioned seeing her brother waving at her from a security monitor, even though she said "It was not possible". Although she later accused Isaac of becoming insane, she appeared to forget her own hallucinations and may be unaware of her own damaged sanity or because she realized that her hallucinations are not real while Isaac believed that his are real.

Return to Aegis VIIEdit

Securing the MarkerEdit

Toward the end of the game, Kendra was supposed to leave her position in the computer core of the USG Ishimura and meet up with Isaac and Dr. Terrence Kyne at the escape shuttle. However, she already made her way there and concealed herself inside. As Isaac prepared to board the shuttle, Kendra shot Kyne in the chest with a Divet pistol in order to secure the shuttle for herself. Kyne died almost instantly as the shuttle took off and exited the Ishimura, effectively stranding Isaac. While on the shuttle, Kendra (Through her RIG link) revealed herself to be a covert agent who was specially selected by 'higher ups' to be on board the USG Kellion to recover the Marker 3A.

She also revealed the true origin of the Marker and it's purpose. Kendra bid Isaac farewell, but Nicole Brennan (In reality, the Marker) showed Isaac how to recall the stolen shuttle. Kendra's shuttle was recalled back into the landing bay, but before the shuttle was taken back, Kendra boarded an emergency escape pod and crash landed somewhere near the Necromorphs infested colony on Aegis VII.

As Kendra waited for the engineer to arrive on the planet for a perfect opportunity to reclaim the Marker, Isaac with the guidance of Nicole took the Marker back to the colony and placed it on it's pedestal where it activated for the first time prior to the outbreak. The Marker activated an electromagnetic pulse that destroyed the gravity tethers holding a massive piece of the planet in orbit which resulted in the chunk of rock being pulled down into the planet.

Kendra waited for Isaac to enter a decontamination room and appeared, revealing to Isaac a video log made by Nicole that she killed herself before the Kellion arrived and stating that Isaac was "just as insane" as Dr. Kyne and Captain Mathius. She also confessed that she was starting to like Isaac. After Kendra said her farewells to Isaac, she made her way back to the landing pad where Isaac left with the Marker on her hands.


As Kendra was preparing to load the Marker into the shuttle and make her escape, she was apprehended by Isaac who made his way around the facility through another route. Before Isaac could reach her, the Hive Mind rose up from the mining crater and smacked her away from the shuttle with a tentacle which greatly damaged her, bringing her health down to a medium level with blood splattering everywhere.

As Kendra tried to get up after getting knocked down, she screamed as one of the massive tentacles smashed down onto her, knocking her unconscious. It rolled her across the pad and threw her at the sharp corner of a wall. The force of the impact destroyed her head and sent two limbs flying. Her body crashed down sending her other limbs flying, completely dismembering her. Kendra's cardiac monitor immediately flatlined, signaling her death.

The Hive Mind completely emerged from the crater in an attempt to finish off Isaac, but underestimated the engineer's capabilities and in the end, it was killed by him. Isaac made his way to the shuttle with the Marker waiting to be loaded into the shuttle, moments before the chunk of rock collapsed onto the planet, destroying Kendra's body and everything else in it's path.


At the end, Kendra's mission failed as the Marker was destroyed in the impact, foiling her employer's plans for the artifact. However, only a couple of years later, the Earth Government started building more and more Markers with the help of Isaac and others like him.

Spoilers end here.

Between what she said to Isaac and the documents found aboard the crashed Valor is evident than the warship was in Aegis system to retrieve the Red Marker, probably following orders of Kendra, but the lost of the ship forced her to change their plan.
Judging by the Events of Dead space: Aftermath, Kendra's original plan probably was to infiltrate the Ishimura, locate the Marker and call the valor. The Valor's marines should have boarded the Ishimura, retrieved the Marker and Kendra, killing any witness, unless they want them as test subjects, like Isaac Clarke and Nolan Stross, and finally destroy the Ishimura, like the USM Abraxis did with the USG O'Bannon.

The final destiny of the Lead investigator aboard the Abraxis may suggest than Kendra, affer fulfill his mission, may have been edliminated also.


  • Tonantzin Carmelo provides the voice and likeness of Kendra.
  • Kendra wears a brown sleeveless shirt with a RIG attached to it under her jacket. It can be seen briefly during her confrontation with Isaac at the Marker's pedestal.
  • Kendra has a weapon holster on her right leg, where she stores her standard-issue high-powered Divet pistol.
  • Kendra mentions seeing her brother at one point, indicating that she has a sibling. However, she claims that the experience was "impossible", because he wasn't anywhere near the USG Ishimura at the time.
  • Because the Marker only displays hallucinations of dead people, it can be safely assumed that her brother had died prior to the events of the game.
  • It's unknown how Kendra was able to successfully navigate the Ishimura and Aegis VII colony when they were overrun by Necromorphs. Unlike Isaac and Hammond she had no armor or effective weaponry (only a Divet). She is seen using a hand-held device in the early chapters of the game to access the ship's computers, it is very likely that Kendra used it to navigate safely around the ship.
  • It is implied Kendra was the one blocking Hammond's RIG signal during the events of Dead Space, rendering communication impossible, although this is never proven.
  • Kendra's body parts seem to disappear after The Hive Mind fully emerges. However if the player looks under the tentacle covering where she fell the player can see her foot and an arm, which cannot be retrieved with Kinesis.
  • There are more than a few similarities between Kendra Daniels and Daina Le Guin of Dead Space 2. Both Kendra and Daina initially start off as allies to Isaac, only to betray him at a pivotal moment. Both work for established organizations that have plans concerning the Marker, albeit different plans and organizations. Both are skilled computer technicians, as demonstrated by Kendra's role on the USG Kellion repair team, and Daina's tracking and various technical assistance provided during Clarke's journey to the top of the Church.
  • Kendra Daniels was named one of the 'Hottest Video Game Babes of 2008' by Maxim Magazine.
  • Kendra may have had feelings for Isaac. As she removes the Aegis VII Marker from its pedestal, she says "[...]It's a shame, I was starting to like you". Although this could mean that, like Daina, she thought that Isaac was useful as a pawn, doing tasks given by her and Hammond.
  • At the beginning of the game, Kendra wears a jacket made from some sort of artificial rubber. However, she ditched the suit before entering the computer core of the Ishimura. Judging by cuts and bruises on her body, she was most likely attacked by Necromorphs and had her jacket torn off.



  1. Given Specialist Daniels' intricate knowledge of the Red Marker and the references she makes to 'her department', it is believed that she was an agent of an unknown organization. Many theorize that this organization was the E.D.F. or an element within the E.D.F.; however, with no confirmation available, any theory is speculative.


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