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Ian Pedersen
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Actor John Chancer

Ian Pedersen is a PATHOS-II Software Engineer stationed at Theta. In SOMA, he was a member of the crew helping Dr. Catherine Chun carry the ARK to Phi.


On July 8, 2103,  Ian Pedersen is interviewed by Catherine, along with other employees, about his expectations on the ARK project, which were positive. Catherine scans him that same day.

On December 25, 2103, a team consisted of Ian Pedersen, Catherine Chun, Sarah Lindwall, Nicolai Ivashkin, and Jasper Hill left Theta and headed for Omicron with the goal of completing the ARK project by launching it into space with the Omega Space Gun.

On December 27, 2103, the party arrives in Site Phi. However, Ian starts to think they shouldn't launch the ARK, fearing it may be badly damaged/destroyed along the way to space. This leads to an argument between him and Catherine that results in him smacking her across the head with a wrench and killing her. Ian insisted to the rest of the team that it was an accident. The group opts to postpone the ARK's launching and return to Tau to figure out their next plan of action.


On May 11, 2104, Ian's body is found by Simon Jarrett in the living quarters of the Tau station having succumbed to starvation. His CCRV-7 Blackbox reveals that he apparently came to seriously regret killing Catherine before he died, telling the remaining team members that he was wrong about launching the ARK.


ARK Interview

  • It's a great idea, and we have something to do, am I right?
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  • It can definitely be done, you already solved the biggest problem, how to actually get us all in there.
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  • Now all we have to do is build the damn thing, and hope Phi is still operational.
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  • Yeah, I think we can do it, but it's not gonna be easy.
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