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Leader of her team
- "My name is Alissa Vincent. I may be the sole survivor. We encountered an alien life form. They have taken over the bodies of the crew. The colony was lost. My team is dead. It is my belief that the artifact we discovered on the surface is somehow responsible. If you find this recording, the Ishimura and the artifact must be destroyed."
Little is known about Alissa's early life before her service as Chief Security Officer on board the USG Ishimura. At some point in her career with CEC, Alissa became the head of the Security Division aboard the Ishimura; despite her executive position, Alissa continued to lead a portion of her division as a team leader.[note 2]
The second Aegis VII incidentEdit
During the massacre on Aegis VII, Alissa demanded that the Ishimura send a squad down to investigate the situation, but was repeatedly denied by Captain Benjamin Matthius.
After a shuttle that fled the colony crash lands into the docking bay of the ship, she leads a squad of Security Officers to investigate the wreckage. To their horror, they discover the shuttle covered and surrounded by pools of blood. They then proceed to follow a trail of bloody footsteps leading away from the wreckage.
The trail leads them to the Morgue, where they discover the mutated body of Hans Leggio, a homicidal and suicidal prisoner. The body suddenly springs back to life and mortally wounds Dobbs. He is eventually gunned down by Alissa and her team in a hail of bullets. Shen, another teammate, moves to comfort Dobbs, but out of the shadows comes another Slasher, a female nurse once in charge of keeping watch over the prisoner.
After killing the creature, Alissa eventually leads her remaining squad in a futile effort against the Necromorphs. Pendleton dies in a firefight between the Necromorphs; Alissa and the rest are saved by a man named Samuel Irons, a devout Unitologist. He rips the Necromorphs apart with a Plasma Saw, inspiring Alissa and her team to do the same.
Later Alissa encountered a group of survivors in the infected zone of the Ishimura. Despite fellow officer Gabe Weller's attempts to talk Alissa and her team down, at least one of the group is subdued with a taser; the rest are placed under arrest. Nicole Brennan is contacted by Alissa who informs the Senior Medical Officer that her team has apprehended four colonists who snuck aboard. Nicole, baffled by her call, believes they still remain in her jurisdiction. The officer insists, citing that she wanted them checked out for any signs of the infection spreading across the ship.
Leading the remainder of her team back to the Bridge, they engage in another fight with the Necromorphs. One of her members, Hanson, eventually goes insane and kills Shen by splitting her in half length-ways with a Plasma Saw. Hanson attempts to kill Alissa as well, pinning her down and attempting to shove the Saw into her head. Alissa holds out long enough for Ramirez to kill Hanson.
Eventually, Alissa is successful in returning to the Bridge and discovers that Dr. Terrence Kyne has overridden the ships gravitational controls and is planning to crash the ship into the planet below.
Along the way to stop Kyne, the remaining members discover a group of survivors being attacked by Necromorphs. Not wanting them to be killed, Alissa offers to distract the Necromorphs while Irons and Ramirez rescue the survivors through the vents. Irons, however, forces Alissa to take his place as he decides to distract the Necromorphs instead. Alissa and Ramirez help the survivors through the vents to safety. Helping the last survivors escape to the Bridge, Alissa and Ramirez watch in horror as Irons is killed and turned into a Necromorph by an Infector.
Alissa and Ramirez eventually reach the door to where gravitional controls are but discover that Kyne has locked the door. Ramirez manages to override the lock while telling Alissa the irony of his decision to work for security rather than the military. Realizing he too is succumbing to the same madness that consumed Hanson, Ramirez sacrifices himself to slow the Necromorphs down in front of the locked door. Vincent listens to Ramirez's screams of pain behind the locked door before proceeding onto the control room.
Alissa confronts Kyne who explains that the Red Marker is responsible for everything, and that it must not be returned to Earth. However, Alissa is not willing to sacrifice the lives of the surviving crew of the ship for the greater good. They get into a heated fight, with Alissa able to successfully subdue Kyne and restart the engines. However, Kyne flees, taking Alissa's weapon along with him before he can submit the codes needed to deactivate the drift.
- "Don't let us be forgotten."
Alissa wanders aimlessly to the docking bay and is confronted by a horde of Necromorphs. She makes for the Red Marker and hunkers in front of it. There, Alissa discovers that they are unable approach the Marker, blocked by some invisible force. Helpless, Alissa sleeps under the protection of the Marker. Waking a while later, she is greeted by an apparition of Ramirez. Ramirez urges her to finish the mission, but when she asks how, he disappears.
Alissa notices the downed shuttle in the bay immediately and realizes what she must do. She makes her way to a computer station and records a video log telling those who might see it that she believes that the Marker is responsible for everything; that it and the Ishimura must be destroyed. After recording the message, Alissa activates the venting cycle and makes a mad dash for the shuttle.
As the doors open - subsequently blowing numerous Necromorphs into the vacuum of space. Alissa, while hanging onto the shuttle for dear life, manages to activate and launch a distress beacon from the shuttle into space.
Despite her valiant efforts to hold on, Alissa is blown into the vacuum of space. Her body drifts off into the darkness as the USG Kellion approaches Ishimura, responding to the distress signal sent by Alissa.
Alissa was headstrong and protective of human life, often leading her into conflict with her superiors. During the incident aboard the Ishimura, she was responsible for saving a fair number of civilians as well as stopping Kyne from scuttling the ship, though the Ishimura would remain in a deteriorating orbit until the arrival of Isaac Clarke. Alissa would not survive the incident, however, sacrificing herself in a futile attempt to launch a warning beacon.
"Alissa", originating from the Hellenic roots a- & lyssa (α- when before a word means "not" and λύσσα- means rabies/insanity, is literally translated as "Not Insane" implying she was immune to the effects of the Marker. "Vincent", though masculine, means "To Conquer" or "Conquering", which fits her job as Security Chief.
- Vincent is voiced by Nika Futterman, who also voiced Asajj Ventress in Star Wars: The Clone Wars movie and TV series that premiered the same year.
- Vincent's RIG is put on her jacket similar to Kendra Daniels.
- During the first wave attack in the mess hall, she takes down a few Necromorphs by dismemberment. Despite discovering that it was a more effective method of slowing them down, she did not announce it to her team.
- Vincent is mentioned by Gabe Weller in Dead Space: Extraction, and lead the small team of security officers who apprehend Weller and the others according to the comic book adaptation.
- When Alissa is cornered near the Red Marker by the Necromorphs in the hangar bay, she is protected by a field known as a "Dead Space field".
- Interesting to note however, is the fact that while no Necromorphs could approach Alissa, Necromorphs could still attack Isaac while he was moving the Red Marker. This may have to do with the Marker's sentient ability to control the signal that it emits and create different effects, as observed by Michael Altman in the events of Dead Space: Martyr or a gameplay aspect.
- When Alissa is sucked out of a docking bay into space, "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" plays in the background.
- In the end of Downfall, the ship that comes into contact was the ship that Isaac was in from the first Dead Space.
- Alissa seems to be very resilient to the Marker signal caused by the Marker 3A, as she begins to hallucinate only after all hope seems lost.
- "Sir, I need to take a team down there. At the very least we need to know what we're dealing with."
- "Get full mags in those weapons; I think we're about to walk into a world of shit."
- "I've lost contact with the bridge; we're going to head there now. Anything gets in our way, cut first, ask questions later. Got it?"
- "Here we go."
- "Ain't nothing over. There are still people out there fighting to survive. It's our job to help them survive this, or die trying. You're an officer for Christ's sake. Do your job."
- "Okay, we're going to get these guys out of here."
- "What about Kyne?"
- "We'll get to him; these people need our help. Come on."
- "Defiant to the end; I wouldn't expect anything less from you Alissa. A good soldier never admits defeat, even when it's staring you in the face."
- —Dr. Terrance Kyne
- ↑ Dead Space: Downfall takes place three years before the events of Dead Space 2.
- ↑ It is unknown how many years Alissa served as P.C.S.I. Chief Security Officer, or how many years she has served on the Ishimura.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Dead Space: Downfall
- ↑ Alissa: "As chief of security on this ship, I would like to severely protest bringing the artifact aboard." - Dead Space: Downfall
- ↑ Dead Space: Extraction: Chapter 4: Rendezvous with Fate
- ↑ Alissa: "This is Vincent, security. Need a favor, doc. We've got four colonists just snuck their way on board." - Dead Space: Extraction (comics), page 5
- ↑ Dead Space: Extraction comic
- ↑ Wikipedia.org: Alyssa
- ↑ Wikipedia.org: Vincent