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Marla Janssen
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Biographical information

Homeworld:

Earth (Scandinavian sector)

Date of birth:

September 11, 2483

Date of death:

2508

Physical information

Gender:

Female

Hair:

Yellow

Eyes:

Blue

Chronological and political information

Affiliation:

CEC, P-Sec

[Source]

Marla Loren Janssen is the P-Sec go-to girl.

BiographyEdit

Early LifeEdit

Marla Janssen was born in the Scandinavian sector of Earth, but when she was just ten years old her father took a job on Mars and moved his family there. Already somewhat bookish, Marla became a recluse in this literal alien environment. She spent all her spare time and money on computer tech, an area she excelled in at school, along with math and physics.

When she was thirteen, Marla's parents became suspicious that their daughter seemed to have a lot more money than her weekend job should have been able to pay. Their investigations unfortunately led to involvement by the police, and within weeks Marla became the youngest person on Mars to ever be arrested for 'Grade 1' hacking. She had been taking orders and payment from anonymous clients on the net, hacking into the central government's database to alter records for these clients.

Three years in Mars juvenile prison put Marla on the straight and narrow. She was released, her record sealed, and on her sixteenth birthday she promptly began working in the Mars shipyards as a systems designer and QA officer. While there she met Bram Neumann while he was on leave to visit his wife. He told Marla she could earn more and have an easier life with P-Sec, whom he just happened to know were looking for a new control op on Commander James' squad.

Marla followed up on the lead, and within days she was offered the job. Marla has since worked on two colonies with James' squad. Since his divorce, she and Neumann have developed a casual relationship.

The Second Aegis 7 IncidentEdit

It is implied that she and Abraham Neumann are in a relationship. She has an interest in Unitology, more specifically the Marker. She devises that the markings on it are a code for DNA and that it infects dead bodies, mutating them. Throughout several of the comics she is seen steadily working on deciphering the text on the Marker while Neumann jokes about her luck at it since the Church has yet to decipher it. Eventually in Issue 3 Marla discovers the text's meaning.

Marla death

Marla is killed by a Slasher.

In Issue Six, after the shuttles are destroyed she comes up with a plan to radio up to the USG Ishimura and call for help, bypassing the problem with the comm by heading straight for the comm needle, but upon reaching the needle, she realizes that the alien flesh is probably the cause of all the problems with it and that her job would be ten times harder. Upon investigating an open door with Neumann, they discover a large biomass of Necromorphs on the wall. She shouts at Neumann to snap him out of a gaze he had on one of the Necromorphs composed of the body of his former partner Vera Cortez. In the race out of the room she struggles to reach the door and is impaled through the chest by a Necromorph. In a last act of selflessness she activates the door locks, much to Neumann's dismay, sealing her in with the other Necromorphs and saving Neumann.

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