- "Please understand, this is our best shot. Someone's got to re-establish comms."
- ―Hughes (from Alien: Isolation)
Bartholomew Hughes was a Seegson employee and communications manager on Sevastopol Station. He lived aboard Sevastopol with his wife Marie, daughter Claire and their cat. When a lone Xenomorph was unleashed on the station by the crew of the USCSS Anesidora in 2137, he became one of the survivors desperately waiting for rescue. He was encountered by Amanda Ripley when she arrived on Sevastopol to recover the USCSS Nostromo's flight recorder, which had also been brought there by the Anesidora.
A few audio logs recorded by Hughes can be picked up in the station, as well as some that mention him.
Confrontation in Seegson Comms
Hughes was seen arguing with a Working Joe who was positioned to defend the elevator to the Seegson Comms operations center. He attempted to enter the elevator but was caught by the synthetic. An argument ensued which eventually led to the Joe lunging for Hughes, causing him to shoot the android. In response, the Joe grabbed Hughes and threw him against a wall.
As a winded Hughes tried to stand back up, the Joe walked over to him and grabbed him a second time before repeatedly smashing his head against the wall until he died, splattering his blood all over the wall. Amanda looked on in horror as the Joe ended the confliction with a simple "good day" and walked off.
Like many survivors aboard Sevastopol, Hughes armed himself with a .357 Revolver, which he eventually used to defend himself against a Working Joe to little avail.
- Hughes is a playable character in Alien: Isolation DLC Safe Haven.
- The scene in which Hughes is killed is known as "BensonScene" within the game's code. This could indicate that Hughes' original first name was "Benson". In the Alien: Isolation novel he is named as Bartholomew, which is potentially a replacement for this name.