During the initial outbreak of the Thing within the Strata Medical Laboratory, he was left stranded in the now-infested facility; luckily Blake, who had just regained consciousness, was able to rescue Dixon and gain his trust. Unfortunately, his alliance with Blake resulted in him being put in Whitley's extermination list. Dixon, who joined with Blake, Falchek, Fisk, Temple and Lavelle, fought his way through both the dreaded Thing Beasts (including rooting out imitations like Falchek, Carter and Stanmore) and Whitley's elite Black Ops units. However, he was killed by the explosion caused by the time bomb that was set by Whitley, causing the entire facility to be destroyed. Blake was the only one that made it to the surface and proceeded to the Transit Hangar.
- Dixon can succumb to the infection and burst out if attacked too much by The Thing.