Dylan Carver
Carver family photo
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Earth Government


Dylan Carver is the son of Damara and John Carver.

Biography Edit


"Is that dad? Thanks for the present dad! When you're coming home?
Okay, I love you dad. Who wants to play a soldier?!
—Dylan in an audio log

Living on the planet Uxor, Dylan was raised by his mother while his father was kept largely preoccupied by his EarthGov duties. In spite of his father's frequent absences, Dylan idolized his father's role as a soldier and was largely understanding of why he was away all the time.

During a conversation on Dylan's birthday, John tries to discourage Damara from entertaining their son with the possibility of becoming a soldier after he receives a toy soldier as a gift[1]. John didn't want his son to experience his hardships, especially being unable to adjust and balance his duties with family life[2].

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Infected Damara and Dylan attacking John.

When the Unitologists attack Uxor in an effort to "free" the Shroud 4 Marker, the EMP emitted from the Marker knocks down all communications and vehicles; Carver is helpless to stop the ship that plummets from orbit and destroys most of the Residential Sector. During his race to reach his family, Dylan and his mother are killed by Jacob Danik, the leader of the Circle[1]. Carver is left with no choice but to kill them when they are transformed into Necromorphs.

Carver's Hallucinations Edit

"What are you afraid of? She's waiting for you."
—Dylan in Carver's hallucination
Before landing on Tau Volantis, Carver is hailed over his RIG by the CMS Brusilov. To his surprise, the frightened voice of his son calls out to him[3]. Carver and Isaac Clarke enter the ship and reestablish life support systems. On the lower deck, Carver finds a miniature soldier sitting before a Marker. Against Isaac's warning, he picks it up for study, and suddenly hears his son's voice asking why he "did it." After dispatching the Necromorphs that swarm them throughout the ship, Isaac asks what the Marker showed him, only for Carver to avoid the question.
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Dylan appearing as bloodied.

On the frozen planet, hallucinations of Damara lead Carver into the Archaeology Warehouse where visions of her, Dylan and his toys, scattered throughout the complex, haunt him. Party streamers adorned with guilt-ridden messages ("Daddy hates me", "Happy Birthday, Dylan") and a giant cake, reminding Carver of what he lost.[2]. The Marker influence continues to haunt Carver with his family in the bid that the soldier will kill himself to be "made whole" with his family in death. However, Carver is able to overcome the Marker's influence and destroy his connection with it by destroying the Marker in his mind.[4].
Spoilers end here.

Trivia Edit

  • It is strange how he was turned into a Slasher when he was transformed, as usually humans of his age are converted into members of the Pack.

Sources Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Dead Space 3: Chapter 2: On Your Own
  2. 2.0 2.1 Dead Space 3: Chapter 11: Signal Hunting - Optional Mission: Archaeology
  3. Dead Space 3: Chapter 4: History's Ember - Optional Mission: CMS Brusilov
  4. Dead Space 3: Chapter 14: Everything Has Its Place - Optional Mission: Marker Containment

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