Pace was an American combat engineer assigned to the Arctic Marines' Alpha Team and tasked with investigating the Thule Station. The character appears in the 2002 video-game The Thing.


Pace along with Alpha Team were ordered to investigate the nearby Norwegian Outpost only to find it partially destroyed and seemingly deserted, they were attacked by several Thing beasts during their investigation and suffered heavy casualties. Pace and the team discovered a secret underground hangar, however they lost Williams in the storm during their investigation. He was then attacked by a Norwegian radio operator and took refuge at a nearby watch tower, he saw a suspicious looking individual heading towards the tower and decided threw to throw grenades at the unknown individual, only to discover that it was actually his own Captain Blake who scolded him, he then ask Pace for what is going on, as Pace explains everything to his Captain, they proceeded to explore the outpost. The two later explored further into the outpost and discovered Williams who was hiding in the mess hall, unwilling to trust his comrades yet, Williams requested them to kill the Walkers he encountered in the area. After succeeding in killing all three Walkers, Williams joins the team and they took refuge at an infirmary where they hold off the incoming Thing beasts, after succeeding in killing the creatures, they spotted the Norwegian radio operator who ran and locked himself in the Pyron warehouse. Pace eventually succumbs to the Thing and transforms into an Assimilant, Blake killed it and continued his investigation further into the outpost.



The Pace-Thing.


  • There is an Easter egg in the game's audio files involving Pace. Go to "C:\Program Files (x86)\Computer Artworks\The Thing\data" and open the "mainui.pak" file with WinRar, Winzip or 7-Zip. Now, play the file named "creditsspeech.ogg". You will hear parodies of U.S. Presidents George W. Bush, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton congratulating Blake after the mission, as well as actor Arnold Schwarzenegger, and the game's characters Pace and Pierce.