Biographical information

Date of death:

2508[note 1]

Physical information




Pulse Rifle





Chronological and political information

Notable facts:

  • Pilot of the Kellion



"USG Ishimura, this is the emergency maintenance team of the USG Kellion responding to your distress call. Come in Ishimura."

Corporal Chen was the pilot of the USG Kellion and a member of the shuttle's security detail.

Chen was the first individual to communicate to the Ishimura. He was able to successfully crash land the Kellion aboard the planet cracker despite a failure in the auto-docking procedure.

Chen was later killed, however by a Slasher in the Flight Lounge. The Slasher blindsided him as he attempted to kill the creature that beheaded the fellow security officer and co-pilot, Corporal Johnston. The Necromorph pounced on Chen and bit him in the throat which was a wound that proved lethal within moments. The Corporal's Security RIG flat-lined almost immediately.

By the time Isaac Clarke returned to the Flight Lounge, Chen's (Along with Johnston's) body already vanished which may suggest that he was transformed into a Necromorph as his body was more or less intact.


  • Chen was a skilled pilot as he was able to crash-land the Kellion without any damage to the crew despite a failure in the auto-docking procedure.
  • Chen's attempt to hail the Ishimura from Chapter 1 remained identical in Chapter 10 of Dead Space: Extraction and differed only at the end of Dead Space: Downfall.
  • The Vanishing Man in Chapter 4 of Dead Space resembled a battered Chen.
    • In fact, the Vanishing Man in Chapter 4 of Dead Space could be a hallucination of Chen, saying that the vanishing man was more than likely a hallucination and his resemblance to Chen and Isaac probably started hallucinating at this point.
    • The Vanishing Man indeed reused a bloody model of Chen as many of the other bodies of male crew members did.
  • Chen was the second crew member of the USG Kellion to be killed after Johnston.
  • For reasons unknown, Chen was programmed to shoot at the wall instead at the Necromorph who attacked his fellow co-pilot, Johnston.



  1. Dead Space takes place three years before the events of Dead Space 2.


  1. Dead Space: Chapter 1: New Arrivals
  2. Dead Space: Extraction: Chapter 10: Secrets and Salvation

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