Dr. Shaun Faraday was a Medic and the Chief Medical Researcher of Gen Inc that was conducting a research on an extraterrestrial organism known as the Thing. The character appears in the 2002 video-game The Thing and was portrayed by film director John Carpenter in an uncredited role.
Dr. Faraday was stationed at Gen Inc's Strata Medical Laboratory research facility in Antarctica in order to use the Thing's rapid regenerative abilities to create the B4 strain of the Cloud Virus through the use of suitable test subjects and Thing Beasts. During the infestation caused by the Thing Beasts after they escaped, Faraday got trapped at the Pyron Submersible Facility, a testing facility located underneath the Pyron Hangar, nearby the Norwegian Weather Station. Blake and his team manage to rescue Faraday, however they were ambushed by Whitley and his Black Ops unit. Blake was then sedated by Whitley, who ordered him to be brought back to the Strata research facility. Faraday conducted experiments on Blake and stated that Blake might have developed some sort of immunity to the Thing's infection after several contacts with the Thing Beasts. Whitley then offered himself to be a test subject for the Cloud Virus, but Faraday turned him down because of the instability on both his mental and physical conditions, therefore making him unfit for testing. Faraday was then shot to death by Whitley.