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Hanford Carthusia
Carthusia
Biographical information

Homeworld:

Earth (pan-European sector)

Date of death:

2508

Physical information

Gender:

Male

Hair:

Black

Eyes:

Brown

Chronological and political information

Notable facts:

Is ranked as "Vested" in the Church of Unitology

The person responsible for the many death's of the colonies on Aegis 7

Affiliation:

Concordance Extraction Corporation, Church of Unitology

[Source]

Hanford Peter George la Salle Carthusia was the leader of the Aegis VII colony.[1]

BiographyEdit

Early lifeEdit

Hanford Carthusia was born into a wealthy family of bankers and executives in the pan-European sector of Earth. His family has been a respected pillar of the Church of Unitology for three generations, and Hanford's generation is no exception. Almost all family members are Vested, and at least one is known to be an Overseer.

Hanford worked in a variety of family-owned businesses in energy, manufacturing and distribution, working his way through middle management with a genuine skill for strategy and protecting the bottom line. Eventually he was promoted, and went on to prove he had equal skills in the boardroom.

CEC careerEdit

Through his family connections, Hanford came to the attention of several prominent Unitologists within the higher echelons of Concordance Extraction Corporation, and was headhunted at their behest; his family gave their blessing, seeing it as an opportunity to increase their influence both in business and the church. He joined C.E.C. as an assistant project manager and quickly rose to become an overall project manager, with full jurisdiction over his assigned mining colony.

He had presided over four planet cracks to date, and it was widely expected within the company he would rise to executive level and work exclusively from CEC HQ on Earth. Hanford's wife and three children, who resided on Earth under the aegis of his powerful extended family, looked forward to that day.

The Second Aegis VII IncidentEdit

Carthusia was in close contact with Captain Benjamin Mathius of the USG Ishimura before the planet-crack took place and was a devout Unitologist along with the captain. He became increasingly unpopular around the colonists and P-SEC because of his arrogance and decisions to not let the appropriate people inspect the Red Marker. Shortly before the planet-crack took place, he was informed by Mathius that he would not be joining him on board the Ishimura because of the violent incidents spreading on the colony. This decision outraged Carthusia and brought him to abruptly cut communications with the captain and withhold the bodies of the suicide victims, a decision that would prove devastating for the colony in the future. Later, Carthusia would be killed along with the other colonists during the Necromorphs' incursion of the colony when he decided to sacrifice himself to a Pregnant for the Unitiologist cause and his beliefs.

TriviaEdit

  • His name is surely the longest and most elaborate of the entire Dead Space franchise.
  • Sergeant Neumann has many arguments with Carthusia over the increasingly disturbing events happening in the colony. Carthusia brushes off his warnings and advice, even when things become too bad for him to ignore. The Sergeant becomes so frustrated with the colony manager that he swears to kill him at one point.
    • This mirrors Alyssa Vincent's struggle with Captain Mathius, who is also a devout Unitologist and her superior. Like Carthusia, Mathius refuses to see reason and won't listen to anyone's ideas regarding the Marker.
    • It also mirrors Isaac Clarke's dealings with Dr. Mercer, who is also a Unitologist and totally blind to reason. Though Isaac never speaks to Mercer, his log chatter indicates a strong dislike for the deranged doctor and his insane ideals.
  • He seems to be a mirror of Mercer as both are devout Unitologists and they both allow themselves to be killed by (though in Mercer's case turned into) Necromorphs, Slashers to be precise.
  • In the ending credits of Dead Space: Downfall, Bob Neill is credited for voicing a character named "Carthusian". Although no such person in the animated feature is specifically named as such, much less seen visibly, he is most likely one of voices heard towards the begining discussing several topics to the USG Ishimura: the discovery and quaratining of the Red Marker, the increasing violence on the Aegis VII colony, and his faith in Unitology. Only Hanford Carthusia would be in a position address these issues to the Ishimura. As for the discrepancy in spelling, it is most likely a small oversight on part of the writing staff of Downfall.

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