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Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

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Twinkle Twinkle Little Star is a nursery rhyme, a more eerie version of which is used both in the marketing for and within the game Dead Space. The song also appears in Dead Space: Downfall, Dead Space: Extraction, in Dead Space: Aftermath, in Dead Space (mobile), and in Dead Space 2.


Dead Space - Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

The song first appeared in the "Lullaby" trailer for Dead Space.

In Dead Space, the song can first be heard if the game is not started immediately after game boot-up when the Lullaby trailer starts playing. Next time is in Chapter 6 while Isaac rides the elevator up to the West Grow Chamber. The song can be fully heard at the beginning of Chapter 10 while Isaac investigates the Crew's Quarters Lounge, where the song will be in a loop.

In Downfall, after Vincent's death, the song is heard as her lifeless body floats into the darkness of space.

In Extraction, the song can be heard near the end of the game; while Nathan McNeill is climbing through the vents. He at first thinks Lexine is singing the song, but since she cannot be affected by the Red Marker, it is assumed that Nathan was experiencing a hallucination at the time.

In Aftermath, the melody is played often when Nickolas Kuttner's deceased daughter, Vivian Kuttner, can be seen, and at least once can be heard singing along to it. Kuttner himself can be heard singing along when he hallucinates being with her when he dies after she tricks him into sucking himself (alongside several marines) into space.

In the first chapter of Dead Space 2, the ghostly hallucination of Nicole Brennan sings the song quietly while Isaac is in an elevator, before ending by shouting "Make us whole". It also appears on the Bridge of the Ishimura, in the room with the Escape Pods outside the Captains' Nest; two voices can be heard faintly singing it. It can best be heard by standing on or near the elevator platform.

In Dead Space (mobile), the song can be heard during the beginning cutscene if one listens closely.


Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are!
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky!

When the blazing sun is gone,
When the nothing shines upon,
Then you show your little light,
Twinkle, twinkle, all the night.

Then the traveler in the dark,
Thanks you for your little spark,
He could not see which way to go,
If you did not twinkle so.

When the blazing sun is gone,
When the nothing shines upon,
Though I know not what you are,
Twinkle, twinkle, little star.

The 4th verse and first half of the final verse cannot be heard in the trailer, but the second halves of both the 4th and the final verse can be heard in Chapter 9 of Dead Space: Extraction and in Chapter 10 of Dead Space.


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