- "I'm Samuels, I work for the company."
- ―Samuels (from Alien: Isolation)
Christopher Samuels was a synthetic employee of the Weyland-Yutani Corporation. In 2137, when the black box flight recorder from the USCSS Nostromo was recovered and taken to Sevastopol Station, he was part of the small team sent to recover the device. He was subsequently involved in the Xenomorph incident in which a Drone had gotten aboard the station and begun a mass slaughter of its inhabitants.
Samuels was destroyed in Seegson Synthetics by APOLLO's defensive countermeasures when he interfaced with the AI in an attempt to stop it slaughtering the station's surviving inhabitants, in response to Special Order 939.
Samuels had approached Amanda Ripley to inform her that the USCSS Nostromo's flight recorder has been located on Sevastopol Station. Samuels offers Amanda the chance to join the team being sent to retrieve it, in order that she might learn what happened to her mother. Although initially hostile, Ripley accepts Samuels' offer.
Samuels, Ripley and Taylor arrive at Sevastopol aboard the cargo ship the Torrens. Captain Verlaine finds the station damaged and communications with its occupants scrambled and unintelligible. Unable to dock, Ripley, Samuels and Taylor attempt to spacewalk over to the station to investigate, but their EVA line is severed by debris from an explosion and Ripley is separated from the others.
During her journey throughout Sevastopol, Ripley managed to contact Samuels and notify him of the hostile Working Joe androids as well as the lone Alien creature slaughtering the station's inhabitants. Samuels tells Ripley that him and Taylor were located in the Scimed Tower and that Taylor was badly injured by debris during the accident that separated them. Amanda met up with the two at a transit station and later left to find a trauma kit to treat Taylor.
At some point after Ripley's departure, Samuels and Taylor had encountered marshal Waits and deputy Ricardo. As Samuels and Waits were arguing, Amanda returned with medical supplies and the group went to the Colonial Marshal Bureau.
With the group now forming a plan to trap the creature by initiating an emergency lockdown, Waits informed Ripley that he had sent Samuels down to Android Processing where, once the Drone was dead, he would consult with APOLLO to lift the lockdown. He added that Samuels being a synthetic would make it much easier for him to get in the location.
Consulting with APOLLO
Amanda had eventually arrived back in the station after being jettisoned with the Drone out into space by Waits. She discovered that APOLLO had dispatched the Working Joes from their posts to begin hunting any remaining survivors on board the station. She later deduced that Samuels was going to reason with APOLLO in order to prevent the slaughter and she left to catch up with him.
Samuels was later briefly encountered confronting with a Working Joe, who was restricting him from accessing APOLLO. He was easily able to overpower the inferior model and beat the Joe to death.
Amanda eventually caught up with him and attempted to help Samuels interface with the APOLLO. Despite Ripley's desperate attempts to save him, Samuels was rejected by APOLLO's defensive countermeasures, causing him to deactivate. Ripley sadly remarked that he was dying, with Samuels thanking her that she treated him as if he "had an actual life". In a final bid, he opened up access to APOLLO's core for Ripley.
While like all synthetics in that his personality is merely artificial and not truly real, Samuels was a friendly and polite individual who did his best to aid Amanda in her goal of stopping the threat of Seegson synthetics upon Sevastapol Station. Despite being sent by the company to retrieve the black box of the Nostromo, he never once attempted to capture the Alien or expressed interest in doing so and is also seen fighting a Working Joe, showing that he shares no interest in containing the lifeform.
Samuels showed an interest in helping Amanda find closure concerning her mother's disappearance, and the two built a short albeit close friendship. He also seemed to get along well with Ricardo, whom he thought was a "pretty nice guy for a synthetic."
Behind the scenes
Samuels was voiced by and character modeled after Anthony Howell.
Samuels was first revealed January 7, 2014, when a promotional photo of him was released.
- Aliens vs. Pinball (voice only)
- ↑ Alien: Isolation (2014), Creative Assembly, SEGA [Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One].
- ↑ Alien: Isolation - Archive Log 031 - Torrens Hail
- ↑ Alien: Isolation - Archive Log 003 - Torrens Manifest
- ↑ http://news.alienisolation.com/2014/01/07/first-screenshots-concept-art-and-game-characters/