USG O'Bannon
USG O'Bannon
Production information


Concordance Extraction Corporation

Technical Specifications

Engine Unit(s):

ShockPoint Drive






Earliest Sighting:

2508[note 1]

Latest Sighting:


Known Crewmembers:

Known commander(s):

Captain Caleb Campbell


The USG O'Bannon was dispatched to Aegis VII three weeks after communication was lost with the planet[note 2]. Their mission was the investigation and, if possible, acquiring any surviving fragments of the Red Marker. The O'Bannon confirmed that it was in orbit of Aegis VII, followed by a confirmation from the landing party that a fragment of the Marker had been recovered, after which all contact with the O'Bannon was lost. It was later destroyed by the USM Abraxis after the four survivors were recovered. Eventually, all four survivors were executed or captured.

Mission to Aegis VIIEdit

The ship was sent on a mission to stabilize the planet and, if possible, recover any remaining fragments of the Red Marker. Unbeknownst to the crew, the real purpose of the O'Bannon's mission was to expose them to Marker fragments in order to create more subjects for research on the Marker.

Upon launching several stabilizers onto the planet, search teams were sent to the surface for any remaining fragments of the Marker. One of the team members found a shard of the Marker and started hallucinating about his lost daughter. Moments later, he had a psychotic breakdown and took other team members to be monsters harming his daughter, causing the destruction of one of the stabilizers in the struggle. As a consequence, the unstable Aegis VII exploded, killing almost all planetside teams. The resulting shockwave and debris hit the O'Bannon, severely damaging the ship and disabling its ShockPoint drive.

As the O'Bannon's crew focused on damage control and repairing the ShockPoint drive, the Marker shard recovered from Aegis VII manipulated Nolan Stross to use the body of a deceased crew member in his study of the shard. The Necromorph infection quickly spread to the entire ship, leaving only a handful of survivors fighting for their lives.

Led by the ship's captain, the survivors reached a temporary safe spot and were at a loss about what to do next. During the discussion, Stross postulated that the only way to destroy the shard was to cast it into the heart of a star, or a reactor core. The group then decided to fight their way into the engine room and throw the Marker shard into the Shockpoint drive. They eventually succeeded, with only four crew members remaining. All Necromorphs onboard were destroyed by a discharge of energy emitted from the shard when it was thrown into the reactor core.

Shortly thereafter, a rescue team from the USM Abraxis found the remaining survivors and took them into custody. They would later be interrogated to determine the effect of their exposure to the Marker. The USG O'Bannon was then destroyed.

One of the survivors from O'Bannon, Dr. Isabel Cho, refused to cover up the incident and join the research on the Marker. She was subsequently lobotomized and portrayed as a terrorist responsible for the series of "attacks" on the USG Ishimura, the O'Bannon, and the mining colony on Aegis VII. Nolan Stross was put into stasis for further study, while Nikolas Kuttner, the man who had experienced delusions about his daughter on Aegis VII, died when the hallucination of his daughter led him into the vacuum of space. Another team member, Alejandro Borges, was shot in the head after his interrogation as he provided no further value in the research on the Marker[1].




  • The ship's name is most likely a reference to Dan O'Bannon, a screenwriter working preliminary in the science fiction and horror genres, whereupon he wrote the script for the horror classic Alien.


  1. Dead Space: Aftermath takes place three years before the events of Dead Space 2.
  2. Campbell: "The planet is Aegis VII. It was virtually destroyed in a mining accident three weeks ago."


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