- "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 A.I. in an attempt to stop it slaughtering the station's surviving inhabitants, in response to Special Order 939.
- "When this job came across my desk, I read the case history. I know why you're working in the region where she went missing. You're still looking, aren't you? I've been cleared to offer you a place on the Torrens, if you want to come along. Maybe there'll be some closure for you."
- ―Samuels, to Amanda Ripley (from Alien: Isolation)
Samuels, Ripley and Taylor arrive at Sevastopol aboard the cargo ship 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 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. However, the security system detected Samuels' unauthorised access and tried to prevent him from interfacing. Despite Ripley's desperate attempts to disconnect the system, Samuels was terminally damaged by APOLLO's defensive countermeasures. When Ripley sadly remarked that he was dying, Samuels thanked her for treating him as if he "had an actual life". In a final bid, he opened up access to APOLLO's core for Ripley, doing it not only for the mission, but also because he wanted his friend to "have closure".
When the station subsequently disintegrated in the atmosphere of KG-348, Samuels' remains would have been destroyed as well.
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 even expressed interest in doing so, although he was still concerned about the ship's safety. When confronted by a Working Joe, Samuels tried to politely talk his way out, but was soon forced to destroy the android.
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, who thought he was a "pretty nice guy for a synthetic".
Behind the scenes
Samuels was voiced by and character modelled 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/