Well, not really, but I needed a title. This is my own little theory for the marker's actions, and its dissonance between Dead Space 1 and 2. Mind you, I've only played one and two, read some stuff on Wikia, and seen Downfall, so this might contradict some information already presented. But regardless, here's my take on it.
My belief is that the Black Marker, the one on Earth, was created to contain the first (or at least, first known) necromorph outbreak by aliens (either from another planet or previous evolved on Earth and who's civilization was destroyed by the Necromorphs). En encrypted code was put on the Marker's surface which showed the genetic sequence of the Necromorphs because it was the only way to link the Marker to the Necr…Read more >