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Jacob "Jake" Branson was the captain of the colonization spacecraft USCSS Covenant. He was the husband of "Danny" Daniels. He was in command for the Covenant's disastrous voyage to Origae-6, during which it suffered several catastrophes that resulted in the loss of most of the ship's crew and its hijacking by David.
Branson was killed when the Covenant was damaged by a stellar ignition shock wave; his hypersleep pod malfunctioned and he was trapped inside and incinerated.
On the Covenant
While the Covenant made its journey, a neutrino storm damaged the ship and sealed Branson's pod shut. As Ankor and Cole tried to release Branson from his pod, the pod malfunctioned and flooded with smoke before catching fire, incinerating Branson alive. His burnt corpse would later be jettisoned into space as a funeral.
- ↑ Branson's actor's (James Franco) height is 5ft 10 ½ (179.1 cm), so that is also how tall Branson would have been.