Collins was an engineer assigned to the Arctic Marines' Alpha Team and tasked with investigating the Norwegian Outpost. The character appears in the 2002 video-game The Thing.


While he was exploring the Pyron Hangar, Collins barricaded himself in a room to avoid being killed by the Things which had infested the hangar. Blake manages to enter the hangar via an air duct and rescues Collins. After killing all the creatures in the hangar, Collins manages to repair the building's junction box; allowing Blake access to the Pyron Sub Facility beneath. However, Collins reveals himself to be an imitation and is subsequently burned.