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"I'm not a hero. Just a man."

Samuel Irons was an engineering specialist and Unitologist who worked aboard the USG Ishimura. He was a tall framed and stocky man with strong faith in his religion.


Irons first appeared when a protesting crowd of Unitologist workers approached a Security team near the Marker and Doctor Terrence Kyne warned that the crowd should leave. Irons managed to calm the crowd by telling them that the scientists of the Church would have to decipher the meaning of the inscriptions for a chance of enlightenment.

Irons later appeared during an attack on Alissa Vincent and her crew. He managed to save them using a mining tool called a Plasma Saw and discovered that the Necromorphs died faster if they were dismembered. He eventually joined Vincent's crew and helped make it to the Bridge where they discovered that the gravitational controls had been overridden and the ship was on course to crash into Aegis VII. Along the way to the control room, Irons began to hallucinate due to the Marker's influence, and the crew soon discovered a group of survivors being attacked by the Necromorphs.

Vincent offered to distract the Necromorphs while Irons and Ramirez helped the survivors escape. Irons, however, forced Vincent to relinquish her role and he instead distracted the Necromorphs. He fought valiantly, but ultimately was exhausted from the fight and was stabbed in the chest and surrounded by the Necromorphs. Mortally wounded and surrounded, Irons resigned himself to his fate and was killed while muttering a verse from a book of Unitology, clutching his Marker pendant as he did so. After he was killed by the Necromorphs, he was transformed into one by an Infector right before Vincent and Ramirez's eyes.


  • Irons would have become a part of the Graverobber, a variant of Necromorph exclusive to the film, but the creature was ultimately cut.
  • Irons carried a miniature Marker pendant as he was a devout Unitologist.
  • Oddly, his RIG's health bar did not decrease when he was first stabbed by a Slasher. This is most likely an animation oversight.
  • Irons is voiced by Kevin Michael Richardson.