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For the log made by Dr. Kyne, see Dr. Kyne (Log).

Terrence Kyne
Kyne
Biographical information

Homeworld:

Earth (Pan-European sector)

Date of death:

2508[note 1]

Physical information

Gender:

Male

Equipment(s):

Officer's RIG
Plasma Saw

Hair:

Brown (Graying)

Eyes:

Blue

Chronological and political information

Affiliation:

C.E.C.
Church of Unitology

[Source]
"The effects of the Marker are like nothing documented in the religious texts, and your crew is being wiped out as we speak. I have a feeling that we have unleashed something very dangerous down there, and we need guidance."
—Kyne[1]

Terrence Kyne was the Chief Science Officer of the USG Ishimura.

Biography Edit

Spoilers


Little is known about Kyne's early life, beyond his marriage to Amelia Kyne. Kyne was a devout and high-ranking Unitologist, which resulted in his selection by the Church to serve as the Chief Science Officer aboard the USG Ishimura and assist Captain Mathius in the retrieval of the Red Marker from Aegis VII.

The Second Aegis 7 Incident Edit

While Kyne was initially eager about his assignment, his enthusiasm soon turned to horror when he learned of the chaos that had befallen the colony upon the Marker's discovery. Kyne, in stark contrast to other Unitologists aboard the Ishimura, sought to assist the colony with its problems, going so far as to openly question the validity of the Church of Unitology. He suggested that the Marker should not be brought aboard the ship until its nature could be determined.

With the Necromorphs infesting the ship and the Communications relay having been sabotaged (most likely by Matthius), Kyne sought to bring the situation under control and confronted Captain Matthius. When Matthius revealed he wished to bring the Marker back to Earth, Kyne declared Matthius unfit for duty and attempted to have the Captain arrested. With two crew members holding Matthius, Kyne proceeded to inject him with a sedative to ensure the Captain could not hurt himself or others.

While the film and the game differ on the exact details of what followed, both yielded the same result: Kyne, whether by accident or by intent, pierced the Captain's ocular cavity with the needle, resulting in his death. The crew members present immediately sought to arrest Kyne; Kyne, however, eluded capture. Attempting to reach the Marker and find a way to stop the growing infestation, Kyne held a crew member hostage and demanded access to the Marker. Upon failing this, Kyne realized the Necromorphs could no longer be contained; to ensure the infection didn't spread, he would have to destroy the ship.

Proceeding with his plan, Kyne launched most of the escape shuttles aboard the ship and damaged the propulsion and navigation systems of the Executive Shuttle in order to prevent anyone from escaping.

Upon successfully completing this task, Kyne attempted to disable the gravity centrifuge, fuel lines, and guidance computers for the Ishimura, disabling the first two but failing to do so with the guidance computers due to the intervention of Chief Alissa Vincent of P.C.S.I. Security.

It is around this point in time Kyne ceased his sabotage of the ship, due to the revelation (related to Kyne by the Marker-induced hallucination of his dead wife) that the Necromorphs could be contained if the Marker was returned to its pedestal. Unfortunately, by disabling all the shuttles on the ship, Kyne had made it impossible for him to return the Marker to the planet. The solution to this problem soon presented itself in the form of an engineer.

After observing Isaac's progress through the ship and learning that Isaac was attempting to repair the Executive shuttle with the singularity core from the USM Valor, Kyne contacted Isaac and implored him to help fix the shuttle and return the Marker. Furthermore, Kyne asked Isaac to find the navigation cards needed for the shuttle, telling Isaac that he would not allow access to the shuttle until this was done.

Isaac complied with Kyne's wishes, proceeding to meet with Kyne. Kyne told Isaac that it was he who had sabotaged the ship, and then showed Isaac a video of the Hive Mind. Having Isaac repair the shuttle, Kyne transported it to the cargo bay and prepared it for take-off while Isaac loaded the Marker onto the shuttle.

Completing this, Isaac attempted to meet up with Kyne again, but before the two could get on the shuttle Kyne was shot by Kendra Daniels, who then escaped with the Marker and the shuttle. Kyne, falling to his knees, reached out his arms and gasped out for Amelia to come back to him, before collapsing and dying.

Spoilers end here.


Quotes Edit

"What secrets do you have for us?"
—Dr. Kyne[1]
"We have been deceived into believing there are space gods; Unitology is a lie. That is the mechanism of their control, the lies that brought us here under false pretenses."
—Dr. Kyne
"Captain, whatever was on the planet has made it aboard ship, and it's somehow connected to the Marker. I think the Church may have been mistaken…"
—Dr. Kyne[1]

Trivia Edit

  • Terrence Kyne is voiced by Keith Szarabajka, both in the game and in the movie.
  • In the Italian dub he is voiced by famous director Dario Argento.
  • Dr. Kyne is the first person in Dead Space to use the term necromorph.
  • In Dead Space, Kyne's hair appears shorter than in Downfall.
  • Although he is shot from the side, the wound is on his chest and there is no exit wound on his back.
  • It is noteworthy that Kyne's mental state and hallucinations of his dead wife - including having a conversation with her which Isaac witnesses through a window while there is clearly no one there - is most similar to Isaac's own situation of all characters. While it is not yet revealed at the time of Kyne's death, his belief that Amelia is there is a strong foreshadowing of the revelation of Isaac's insanity.
  • Kyne and Challus Mercer originally proposed the Hive Mind to be the controlling intelligence and consciousness of the Necromorph infestation, however this theory would be proven wrong years later after the discovery of the Brethren Moons, the true source of the Necromorph threat.
  • In Dead Space 2, Dr. Kyne is the narrator of "Previously on Dead Space", a video that recaps the events of the series so far.
  • Kyne is one of the very few Unitologists to accept the fact that Unitology is wrong and that the Markers must be destroyed.
  • After Kyne is shot by Kendra, the player may see his RIG lifesigns go down, however, there is no flatline when he dies.

Gallery Edit

Notes Edit

  1. Dead Space takes place three years before the events of Dead Space 2.

Sources Edit


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