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    Dr. Challus Mercer

    Character » appears in 2 games

    An antagonist from Dead Space, Challus Mercer is a crazed scientist on the USG Ishimura and extreme Unitology supporter. He tries to hinder Isaac's progress in returning the Marker.

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    Dr. Challus Mercer last edited by FoxhoundXIII on 12/26/20 11:34AM View full history

    Dr. Mercer was a Unitologist scientist who was sent by the Church of Unitology to study the Marker. Like the other members of the USG Ishimuraand the Aegis VII colony, he goes insane shortly after coming in proximity to the Marker when it was brought on the ship. He was one of the first scientists to study the Necromorphs, and during his loss of sanity, he began to believe them to be divinely created. He views their ability to reanimate dead flesh as a form of life after death, thus fulfilling a principle belief of Unitology.

    Just before the events of Dead Space, Dr. Mercer began experimenting on the crew of the Ishimura. Many of these experiments failed, and the subjects died. However, by drilling a hole into one of his subject's skull and injecting biological matter directly into the brain, he was able to create the endlessly regenerating "super-Necromorph" known as the Hunter. He wanted to bring the Necromorphs back to Earth to infect the rest of Humanity, viewing the Necormorphs as the successors to the now-obsolete Human race.

    Having been thwarted on numerous occasions by engineer Isaac Clarke, Dr. Mercer eventually allows himself to be killed and infected, becoming a Necromorph himself, whom the player must kill. It is possible (and popular among fans) to kill the Infector before it transforms Mercer into a Necromorph, robbing him of the "second life" he forced upon his unwilling victims.


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