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Kendra Daniels
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Biographical information

Homeworld:

Earth

Date of birth:

2476

Date of death:

2508 (age 32)

Physical information

Gender:

Female

Equipment(s):

RIG
Divet

Hair:

Brown

Eyes:

Brown

Chronological and political information

Notable facts:

USG Kellion Computer Specialist
Agent[note 1]

Affiliation:

C.E.C., EarthGov

[Source]
"I have the Marker, and this entire system can go to hell. For what it's worth, you did a great job, Isaac. See you around... Or maybe not."
—Kendra to Isaac[1]

Kendra Daniels was the computer specialist aboard the USG Kellion emergency maintenance team and the primary human antagonist of Dead Space.

BiographyEdit

Spoilers

No information of Kendra's life prior to her service on the Kellion is given upon Zach Hammond's request[2]. She was inserted into the team upon persistent recommendations by a higher-up in the CEC. She may have been working for the Earth Defense Force.

Incident on the USG IshimuraEdit

Shortly after the crash landing of the USG Kellion, the crew made their way into the Ishimura's Flight Lounge. There, the crew was attacked by multiple Necromorphs who immediately dispatched the two lower ranked security personnel, Cpl. Chen and Cpl. Johnston. The crew then scatters; Kendra runs with Hammond, while Isaac Clarke makes his own route to relative safety. She and Hammond then contact Isaac from the bridge as he moves through the ship; guiding Isaac through various locations until she and Hammond are attacked by a Leaper.

The Necromorph drives them from the bridge, separating Kendra from Hammond. After finding refuge in the USG Ishimura's computer core, Kendra keeps in contact with Isaac Clarke and Zach Hammond through their RIG links, while using her computer skills to assist them with their tasks around the ship; like by overriding secured doors throughout the ship as well as uncovering the mystery behind the vessel's infestation.

She frequently expresses distrust towards Hammond, suspecting he knows more about the Marker than he leads on. She behaves much more frantically than both Hammond and Isaac, often urging them to abort the mission and focus on the escape. Later on, the Marker's influence begins to take its toll on Kendra, causing her to hallucinate. These hallucinations include her seeing her brother and at one point Kendra mentions seeing her brother waving at her from a security monitor, even though she says "it's not possible". Although she later accuses Isaac of becoming insane, she appears to have forgotten her own hallucinations, and may be unaware of her own damaged sanity or because she realized her hallucinations were not real while Issac believed his were real.

Return to Aegis VIIEdit

Towards the end of the game, Kendra is supposed to leave her position in the computer core of the USG Ishimura to meet up with Isaac and Dr. Terrence Kyne at the escape shuttle; however, she had already made her way there and had concealed herself inside. As Isaac prepares to board the ship, Kendra shoots Dr. Kyne in the chest with a pistol, in order to secure the shuttle. Dr. Kyne dies almost instantly as the shuttle takes off and exits the Ishimura, effectively stranding Isaac. While on the shuttle, Kendra (through her RIG link) reveals herself to be a covert agent, who was specially selected by 'higher ups' to be on board the USG Kellion mission.

She also reveals the true origin of the Marker, and its purpose. Kendra bids Isaac farewell, but Nicole Brennan shows Isaac how to recall the stolen shuttle. Kendra's ship is then recalled back into the USG Ishimura landing bay, but Kendra activates an escape pod, and lands on the Aegis VII colony safely. Isaac, with the guidance of Nicole, takes the Marker back to the colony and places it on its pedestal. Kendra then appears after Isaac cannot go back to the pedestal, and reveals to Isaac that Nicole has been dead since their arrival; he has been having hallucinations generated by the Marker.

She then attempts to take the Marker back to the shuttle for transport to government custody. Isaac reaches the shuttle just as Kendra prepares to take off. Before she can depart, The Hive Mind rises up from the mining crater and smacks her away from the ship with a tendril.

One of the tentacles smashes down onto her, knocking her unconscious. It then rolls her across the pad and then throws her at the sharp corner of a wall, the force of the impact destroying her head and sending two limbs flying. Her body then crashes down sending her other limbs flying, completely dismembering her. Kendra's cardiac monitor then immediately flatlines, signaling her death.

Spoilers end here.


TriviaEdit

  • Tonantzin Carmelo provides the voice and likeness of Kendra.
  • Kendra wears a RIG under her jacket. It can be seen briefly during her confrontation with Isaac at the Marker's pedestal.
  • Kendra mentions seeing her brother at one point, indicating that she has a sibling. However, she claims that the experience was "impossible", because he wasn't anywhere near the Ishimura at the time.
  • It's unknown how Kendra was able to successfully navigate the Ishimura and Aegis VII colony when they were overrun by Necromorphs. Unlike Isaac and Hammond she had no armor or effective weaponry (only a Divet). Most likely she used the device she is seen using to find out information on the Ishimura to help her around safely.
  • It is implied Kendra was the one blocking Hammond's RIG signal during the events of Dead Space, rendering communication impossible, although this is never proven.
  • Kendra's body parts seem to disappear after The Hive Mind fully emerges. However if the player looks under the tentacle covering where she fell the player can see her foot and an arm, which cannot be retrieved with Kinesis.
  • There are more than a few similarities between Kendra Daniels and Daina Le Guin of Dead Space 2. Both Kendra and Daina initially start off as allies to Isaac, only to betray him at a pivotal moment. Both work for established organizations that have plans concerning the Marker, albeit different plans and organizations. Both are skilled computer technicians, as demonstrated by Kendra's role on the USG Kellion repair team, and Daina's tracking and various technical assistance provided during Clarke's journey to the top of the Church.
  • Kendra Daniels was named one of the 'Hottest Video Game Babes of 2008' by Maxim Magazine.
  • Kendra may have had feelings for Isaac. As she removes the Aegis VII Marker from its pedestal, she says "[...]It's a shame, I was starting to like you". Although this could mean that, like Daina, she thought that Isaac was useful as a pawn, doing tasks given by her and Hammond.

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NotesEdit

  1. Given Specialist Daniels' intricate knowledge of the Red Marker and the references she makes to 'her department', it is believed that she was an agent of an unknown organization. Many theorize that this organization was the E.D.F. or an element within the E.D.F.; however, with no confirmation available, any theory is speculative.

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