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"She knew what was necessary. She offered everything she had, for everything we could give."
Marker 3A to Nicole Brennan about Octavia's final actions.[1]

Octavia B. Clarke was Isaac Clarke's mother and was married to Poul Clarke.[2]

Biography[]

Depression and Unitology[]

During her husband's extended tours with the GUMMC, Octavia suffered from depression and was encouraged by her psychiatrists to find something meaningful to do, eventually finding solace in the Church of Unitology. She became highly devout in the religion, going so far as to sell all of her assets to the Church. This decision would negatively affect Isaac, who would be forced to forego admission to a prominent engineering college due to lack of finances and attend a lesser college. This also made Isaac hate and distrust all matters related to Unitology.

By 2505, Octavia had been convinced to leave Unitology and was being held in a medical facility focused on deprogramming former Unitologists from the brainwashing they were subjected to by the Church. During her stay at this facility, she was placed under the supervision of Doctor Nicole Brennan. Isaac met Nicole and the two began a long-term relationship.

In 2508, Nicole believed that Octavia had overcome the worst of the brainwashing and no longer needed to remain within the facility, feeling that her recovery would be better served if she was at home with her husband Poul, who had returned from his tour. Unfortunately, Octavia's level of brainwashing was worse than Nicole believed; she signed her last will and testament bequeathing her body and all of her possessions to the Church of Unitology,[3] before killing Poul and herself in a murder-suicide. Immediately after this event, the Church moved in and absconded with Octavia's and Poul's corpses. The event left Isaac distraught, leading him to blame Nicole for what happened.

Hallucination[]

During the Necromorph outbreak on the USG Ishimura, Nicole attempted to communicate with Marker 3A, with the artifact using a hallucination of Octavia to respond to her. Through this hallucination, the Marker told Nicole that Octavia had understood what was necessary and had sacrificed everything she had in her life for Convergence, and that if Nicole were to bring the Marker's "makers" to it, it would make them both "whole again".[1]

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Octavia Clarke was Isaac Clarke's mother and was married to Poul Clarke. During her husband's extended missions, she suffered from depression and was encouraged by her psychiatrists to find something meaningful to do, eventually finding solace in the Church of Unitology. She became highly devout in the religion, going so far as to sell all of her assets to the Church. This decision would negatively affect Isaac, who would be forced to forego admission to a prominent engineering college due to lack of finances and go to a lesser college. This also made Isaac hate and distrust Unitologists and Unitology in general.

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