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[[folder:Religion and Atheism]]
So it seems that in the modern day of Dead Space, atheism is the norm and Unitology is the last major religion left. There may be hold-ons to begone days (mostly because Visercal didn't want this to turn into a religious debate), but they are minor or unimportant to the two major powers. Major General Mahad seems to be religious, though, and his religion seems to be some form of Christianity based on his reference to God. Unitology shouldn't exist yet as it was invented by some Earth Gov executives, at least, I think. So if that's the case, was Earth Gov responsible for the abandonment of religion or was it a natural process after SCAF was destroyed. It makes sense that Earth Gov may have encouraged atheism as a form of control especially once Unitologists started infiltrating the government. The Unitologists wouldn't want any competitors to their own religion. As humans are naturally inclined to seek out spiritual meaning, religion will probably never truly die and being the only religion left would benefit Unitology greatly. After all, the downtrodden and dissatisfied elements of society will always seek out spiritual meaning and guidance. Is there anything that explains how the main 3 religions, Christianity, Buddhism, and Islam, mostly died out or, at least, lost influence while Unitology formed a monopoly on belief or is this unexplained?



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** The possibility of them knowing about the moon is probably higher than them not knowing. After all, it's existence might explain why Major General Mahad was so ready to start a Scenario 5 cleanup. Imagine you have a 97% completed berthen moon hanging over your head that could kill all of humanity, you got a full blown Necromorph infestation, and you have a scientist who insists he can "stop this". You may just say "fuck it" and kill everything just to be sure. After all, the Markers are known for tricking people into helping them when you think you are working against them or working towards your own interests. Mahad may have even believed that Serrano was right and they could stop it, but do you really wanna take that chance? After all, it seemed like you would have to do a dozen things in the middle of a Necromorph infestation to turn the machine fully on, but only do one thing to turn it off and doom humanity. Meanwhile the marker is driving all of your men and all the scientists insane. Are you really going to trust a scientist who "figured it all out" at the very last possible second? What are the chances that he ISN'T being manipulated by the most manipulative entity in the known universe? That machine turns off for one minute and it's over. Let's not poke the giant space god hanging above our heads and just play it safe, huh? Of course, we know now that he was wrong, but the general didn't and he was probably deep in a sunk cost fallacy. "Well, I already had 95% of the survivors killed and I don't want to think that I did that for no good reason, so I'm just going to shoot this kid that Serrano is giving orders to. They could both be compromised anyways."



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** It's also possible that he just figured escape was pointless. While a Lieutenant is still relatively low ranked, he was still a member of the SCAF military and the SCAF was busy being annihilated in a civil war that would be won by the orgization that formed Earth Gov. Riding back to Earth or any other colony in a ship broadcasting SCAF codes using SCAF channels could've marked him for death by the new government. Plus, if SCAF did survive, it was his superiors that ordered his death and the deaths of the fleet. Riding back home with SCAF in charge would lead to them vaporizing his ship to prevent Necromorph infection. For him, "better the devil you know" might be in full effect. Finally, while he didn't want to die, maybe he also didn't want to risk the infection coming back with him. After all, the Scenario 5 situation can be solved just as well if the survivors chose self-exile instead of death (assuming they could keep their sanity like Tucker could).



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** The Pack in ''Awakened'' don't resemble the Dead Space 2 kind. They look mummified and oddly proportioned. They're either aliens or old SCAF soldiers put back together poorly.


** It is possible that we have no idea what Stasis does to the human body, of note remember that in game nobody has been "stasised" except from GameplyAndStorySegregation towards enemy combatants, my theory is that Issac/Carvers' stasis modules are actually overpowered, due to (in Issacs' case at least) being jury-rigged from a medical grade stasis unit, for all we know stasis actually causes something akin to complete organ shutdown in the manner Issac uses it. just a theory however but it would at least make sense of why the numerous times Issac/Carver didn't just Stasis a problem, like Norton or Danik.

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** It is possible that we have no idea what Stasis does to the human body, of note remember that in game nobody has been "stasised" except from GameplyAndStorySegregation GameplayAndStorySegregation towards enemy combatants, my theory is that Issac/Carvers' stasis modules are actually overpowered, due to (in Issacs' case at least) being jury-rigged from a medical grade stasis unit, for all we know stasis actually causes something akin to complete organ shutdown in the manner Issac uses it. just a theory however but it would at least make sense of why the numerous times Issac/Carver didn't just Stasis a problem, like Norton or Danik.



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** It is possible that we have no idea what Stasis does to the human body, of note remember that in game nobody has been "stasised" except from GameplyAndStorySegregation towards enemy combatants, my theory is that Issac/Carvers' stasis modules are actually overpowered, due to (in Issacs' case at least) being jury-rigged from a medical grade stasis unit, for all we know stasis actually causes something akin to complete organ shutdown in the manner Issac uses it. just a theory however but it would at least make sense of why the numerous times Issac/Carver didn't just Stasis a problem, like Norton or Danik.

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** A possible fix is that the marker itself didn't stop want to stop the necromorphs forming, the platform/dias simply somehow reversed the signal, it did not amplify the marker signal, it outright stopped it, the platform was a early containment/suppresion field like the one shown on the lunar colony, possibly (seeing as we saw no way for someone to build one) it was the one that the red marker originally was stood on when the Aegis VII colony found it, excavated and brought to where you find it.



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** In the Comic/novel Liberation, it's shown that Norton actually was pretty much a jerk even before they the events of the game, he really was just an asshole that was made to cause some kind of triangle/betrayal plotline. Ellie just made a really stupid choice in a dude.


** Suddenly this sounds a lot like JurassicPark, with the Unitologists filling in as Nedry.

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** Suddenly this sounds a lot like JurassicPark, Film/JurassicPark, with the Unitologists filling in as Nedry.



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** Could be that Isaac simply never activated the collapse function in Dead Space one. In 2, in 3, he regularly collapses his helmet and even one which he puts on separately is capable of collapsing into the suit he wears it with (the EVA suit from the Eudora). To our experience, the one for the standard engineering suits in Dead Space didn't collapse, but very similar (but not quite identical) helmets in Dead Space 2 DO collapse. So, this may just be a case of the simplest answer: Isaac chose not to collapse it during Dead Space.



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** Potentially, the suits react to pressure differential by locking down their air passages to the internal supply. In essence: the suit can open or close vents to selectively keep air in or allow air-flow when in an atmosphere unless the air is toxic. The sterilization stuff may not register as a toxin, and it definitely doesn't remove the air pressure. In essence: the suits don't seal, so the scary bad-stuff killing super-acid just goes right on in through the vents with the air. It may even be intentionally designed that way to prevent infected individuals from escaping.



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** Alternatively, the Tau Volantis facilities were not for mining but were military installations supporting civilian scientists aligned with S.C.A.F. in a Marker Research initiative. Note, we don't see mining equipment outside of hand-held stuff used by a Dig Team (Archeologists, not miners), a few bulldozers for clearing snow-pack and a core sample drill. Taking those things at face value, most likely they were focusing on the planet which was emanating a massed quantity of Marker signals over the Moon, with intent to eventually examine the Moon after completion of planetside ops. The issue is, they scrubbed every single computer core, datapad, memory stick and even vehicles of anything related to their mission, allied bases and point of origin. We find pretty much all the stuff that they missed in the rush to enact Scenario 5, most of which is useless for anything other than speculation until the very end. In other words: the Moon was irrelevant to their mission at that time, and they didn't want to divert resources for a pointless reconnaissance mission. Add in that the Markers may have been actively interfering with their attention toward the Moon and it may as well not exist. Did you pay attention to it except for when Isaac and Norton mention it after deshock?


** 1) Sovereign Colonies is as old as EarthGov's cover-up and even if not had independently discovered the Markers. 2) They saw that markers, aside from potentially false uses as a power source, were driving people nutso and that while their opponents in EarthGov were corrupt enough that billions of deaths are utterly irrelevant to their interests, S.C.A.F. and their civilian counterparts in the Sovereign Colongies government wholeheartedly disagree with that thinking.

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** 1) Sovereign Colonies is as old as EarthGov's cover-up and even if not had independently discovered the Markers. 2) They saw that markers, aside from potentially false uses as a power source, were driving people nutso and that while their opponents in EarthGov were corrupt enough that billions of deaths are utterly irrelevant to their interests, S.C.A.F. and their civilian counterparts in the Sovereign Colongies government wholeheartedly disagree with that thinking. They were, admittedly, doing their own experiments but with much more rules and much less civilian population.


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** They had their own equivalent to Unitologists who cut short every attempt to do so? Less snarky: there were some among them, just as among humans, who actively worshiped Markers. Sabotage, secrecy. In the end, the 'why' is less relevant than the fact that it happened. I mean, based on what WE see, the machine was complete and ready for purpose, why wasn't it properly calibrated? I'd imagine the same reason as they didn't just fire the Markers into the sun (which is actually a better choice than sending them on an exit vector from the system).




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** 1) Sovereign Colonies is as old as EarthGov's cover-up and even if not had independently discovered the Markers. 2) They saw that markers, aside from potentially false uses as a power source, were driving people nutso and that while their opponents in EarthGov were corrupt enough that billions of deaths are utterly irrelevant to their interests, S.C.A.F. and their civilian counterparts in the Sovereign Colongies government wholeheartedly disagree with that thinking.

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* 1) Why did the Sovereign Colonies know about the Markers, the necromorphs and the truth about Convergence after Earthgov covered it up and the only info about Markers/Convergence was from Unitology? And 2) Why did the Sovereign Colonies think it was a good idea to spend resources to permanently get rid of the Markers while they were in the middle of a civil war? 200 years before the story no one was trying to make new Markers, so why the urgency?
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[[folder:The "Freeze-the-Planet" machine]]
* It must have taken a lot of time for the aliens to build the machine which would flash-freeze their planet, so they must have figured out the truth of the Markers years before Convergence happened. So if they had years to do it, why not instead lift the Markers off the planet and then shoot them out of the solar system?

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