The Thing
The Thing

Carter was an Engineer assigned to the Arctic Marines' Alpha Team and tasked with investigating the Norwegian Southern Outpost in Thule Station. The character appears in the 2002 video-game The Thing.


Attempting to discern what happened to Alpha Team, Blake is dropped into the Norwegian Outpost alone. Entering the dilapidated remains of the lab-room (the radio-room of the film series), he quickly comes across a wounded (and paranoid) engineer named Carter. Surrounded by several fresh bodies, he explains that his team was attacked by people they assumed were friendlies. After providing Carter with medical aid and a weapon, his demeanour became calmer. Shortly after leaving the main buildings, Blake, Carter and the recently discovered Cruz find Pierce in a supply hut. Locating several blood test hypos in a nearby kennel outbuilding, Blake performs blood tests on the squad to calm the agitated man. However, both Carter and Cruz are quickly revealed to be imposters and they both bloodily transform and attack before being incinerated and destroyed by Blake and Pierce.


The Carter-Thing and the Cruz-Thing reveal themselves.


  • He shares the same name with Carter (Soldier). It's unknown why, as no other NPCs share the same name.