- "We are the best for a reason, Dr. Yu. It would be in your interest to invest a little more in light of the... unusual circumstances."
- – Sarah Elazar [src]
Sarah Elazar was leading a military unit during the event referred to as the "Evactuation" before she became head of security on Talos I. During the event, she lost several soldiers under her command, but claims that it was worth it, because she was able to save many civilians for every life lost on her side.
During the events of Prey (2017) Edit
During the events of the game, Elezar is the Head of Security on Talos I. She rounds up survivors in Cargo Bay B and provides Turret defenses except to locked area to prevent Typhon from infiltrating when the outbreak happens.
In Crew Quarters, she is the only person that has a Weapons Rack in her room. If the player gets her cabin card they can loot a Silenced Pistol and Shotgun from the weapons rack.
After Credits Edit
If Morgan helped her during the game and manages to save her in Cargo Bay B, she will give him a commendation. She appears as a Military Operator in the after credits scene.
Personality and skills Edit
Sarah is not a main-character in the story of Prey, but she does make fairly frequent appearances, and during these appearances a severe contrast between her personality as it appears in the game, and how she is described appears.
The game frequently describes her as a natural born leader and states that she works well under pressure and that she has "has little patience for games and is deeply loyal to the officers that report to her".
During the course of the game however, Sarah is not explored enough as a character that the game can reasonably show that she has these qualities, however instead, she comes across as somewhat antagonizing, uncompromising and undiplomatic, which are all qualities specifically not associated with leadership but rather with dysfunctional behavior, which is further supported by Mathias Kohl's transcribe, which reveals that Elazar is suffering from anxiety and distrust, creating distance between other people.
While in no other way displayed in the game, crew-members from the station frequently support the notion that she is a good leader with their statements about her, but there is never any actual indication of why they make these statements as she simply doesn't portray these qualities in the actual game.
This could simply be because she regards Morgan as someone who is untrustworthy, which also explains some of her extremely hostile interactions with other members of the crew who are not security staff.
- Shipping and Receiving
- Cargo Bay Defenses
- Gates of Hell
- Elazar's real name is spelled Sarai, but her mother Americanized her name.
- Both Sarah's original first name and her last name are originally Hebrew names.
- The fact that her name was Americanized by her mother suggests that Sarah immigrated to the United States when she was a child.
- Sarah's name and accent suggests that she is of Israeli origin.
- Sarah frequently utilizes a lot of military jargon and bravado in her speech, which is a classic "military person" TV-trope, though in reality, very few soldiers actually speak this way.
- Not just a perfect example of the typical "military person" TV-trope, Sarah is also a perfect example of the another TV-trope associated specifically with Israeli military (or ex-military) women in American TV shows, an example is NCIS, which tends to depict Israeli ex-military female soldiers as extremely action-capable and entirely without compromise or compassion, possibly in an attempt to portray a contrast between American women and Israeli women, despite this contrast not necessarily being accurate.
- Sarah's background story is full of military exploits that makes it come across as if she is a former infantry soldier, however her background story also heavily indicates that she was likely a Commissioned Officer, which makes it highly unlikely (although not impossible) that she has actually been in the kind of combat that she suggests.
- Israel is one of very few countries that allows women to serve as Infantry, or even in Combat roles, making it a very obvious choice to have Sarah depict someone with Israeli heritage, however, her backstory seems to suggest that she immigrated to the United States when she was young, making it highly unlikely that she served in the IDF, which would probably be the first assumption of many who come across this character.
- In 2017, US Army started allowing female soldiers to attend the Army School of Infantry suggesting that she might have been a member of the US Army. The USMC also took its first female Infantry Marines in that same year, making that another possibility of where she obtained her military training.