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Jennifer Santos
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Jennifer Santos is a technician[1] who worked at Keyhole Station, located in the Carina Nebula. She is a member of Ellie Langford's team who attempted to reach Tau Volantis.



Events of Dead Space: LiberationEdit

When Keyhole Station is overrun by Necromorphs, Jennifer and Austin Buckell are fending off a group of the creatures when they encounter Ellie Langford. Separated from Robert Norton and John Carver, Ellie mistakes Santos for a soldier, but Santos clarifies that she's a technician. Santos and Buckell manage to clear the station's hangar deck, but they're still trapped with no way to get to Carver or Norton.

Ellie chooses to go on with the mission to Tau Volantis without the Earth Defense Force soldiers; Santos and Buckell prep a Sub-Light Flyer to head through the ShockRing with the coordinates Ellie provides[2]. The blind jump to the planet is successful, but shortly thereafter they lose contact with Norton and the USM Eudora.

Events of Dead Space 3Edit

Thirteen days after their journey, Norton and Carver successfully make the jump to Tau Volantis. Accompanied by Isaac Clarke, the group locate Ellie's S.O.S. signal on the Sovereign Colonies Armed Forces ship, the CMS Roanoke[3]. Norton and the others reach their location within the ship, Santos and Buckell are discovered injured by unseen events. Santos is relieved to finally meet Isaac, believing the mission's success is likely with him present.

When Isaac investigates Admiral Graves' quarters and learns of a key thought to control the Markers, she, Ellie and Buckell remain on the Roanoke and search for a way to get down to the planet[4]. She helps Clarke work his way through the ruins of the Sovereign Colonies flotilla via RIG transmissions toward the necessary locations; once the all necessary parts required to repair the CMS Crozier are found, the team chances the debris and mines loitering their flight path to get down to the planet. The attempt damages the shuttle. The ship breaks apart, separating them from Isaac in the crash.[5] Hounded by the storm systems plaguing the planet, Santos and the others barely manage to make it to a bunker using flares. Though they manage to find snow suits for each other, there aren't enough for everyone. Buckell chooses to stay behind[6].

Santos and the others make their way to a research facility and are attacked by a swarm of Necromorphs. Once they're safe, Santos examines the written logs left behind by the SCAF dig teams and learns of an experiment that was used to locate the machine's exact location. She believes if they can replicate the experiment they can find the machine[7].

On the way to the other end of the complex, the group is attacked by Unitologists who separate them from Isaac for a time. They manage to escape unharmed and proceed with getting the experiment off the ground. Santos spearheads the effort, excited by the new discoveries made with the frozen corpse of the creature known as the "Nexus". She explains the creature was used to triangulate the machine's signal with a sensor. During that time, she decrypts more of Earl Serrano's logs and learns of a individual named "Rosetta" was a key part of the "Codex" mentioned of by Admiral Graves. After Isaac successfully rebuilds the sensor necessary for the experiment, Santos manages to locate thousands of signals beneath the surface with the thawed corpse. To reach them, however, she and the others would have to climb to the second dig site higher up the mountain[8].

Santos and Ellie prep the climbing the gear for use; when Isaac and Carver return without Norton, Isaac tries to explain what happened between them, Danik and Norton. Santos, beginning to feel the gravity of their situation sink in, feels their predicament is hopeless. In turn, Carver reminds her that the mission is all that matters and she'll be left behind if she becomes a liability. Santos comforts a distraught Ellie, acting as a go-between for Isaac and her friend for a time.

While they waited for Isaac to lower the cargo cage, she, Carver and Ellie were attacked by Necromorphs, Ellie acting as Santos' protector during the attack. Isaac finds the winch and reactivates the generator for the cage. He talks to Santos, frightened by the precarious machine, distracting her from her present location. Once the cage reaches the top, the beast that has hounded the group since landing on the planet, attacks the structure. Trapped, Santos begs for Isaac's help; before he can do anything, Carver decides to cut the wire rope of the cage from its base. Despite Issacs' best efforts to rescue her, Carver manages to cut the wire and Santos plummets to her death in the cage[9]. Her death shakes Isaac badly, but was not in vain as he manages to kill the beast.


  • Santos' likeness and voice are provided by Michelle Anne Johnson.
  • In Dead Space: Liberation, Santos wears a RIG bearing a strong resemblance to the Security Suit.
  • When Isaac falls down near the wrecked lift remains, you can see her arm protruding from the snow pile.
  • She is one of the three people aside from Buckell and Ellie to be friendly towards Isaac from their first encounter, as well as through to her last moments, seeing as he could destroy the Markers.



  1. Ellie: "What's your name soldier?"
    Santos: "Santos, ma'am. Jennifer Santos. But I'm a technician, not a soldier."
  2. Dead Space: Liberation
  3. Dead Space 3: Chapter 3: The Roanoke
  4. Dead Space 3: Chapter 4: History's Ember
  5. Dead Space 3: Chapter 7: Mayhem
  6. Dead Space 3: Chapter 8: Off The Grid
  7. Dead Space 3: Chapter 9: Onward
  8. Dead Space 3: Chapter 11: Signal Hunting
  9. Dead Space 3: Chapter 13: Reach for the Sky

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