List of Splinter Cell characters

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The following is a list of fictional characters featured in the Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell series of video games and novels.


Major Characters[edit]

Sam Fisher[edit]

Lieutenant Commander Samuel "Sam" Fisher, USN (Ret.), is the main protagonist of the Splinter Cell series. He is a veteran of the U.S. Navy's SEAL Team, the JSOC's DevGRU, and the CIA's Special Activities Division. He is 177 cm (5 feet 10 inches) tall, weighs 78 kg (170 pounds),[1] and has graying dark brown hair and green eyes. He was the first person to be recruited by Third Echelon as a field operative of the "Splinter Cell" program. Fisher is a master in the art of stealth, trained in various undercover and covert infiltration tactics. He not only specializes in night-time combat but in close quarters combat in urban warfare and fieldcraft-related skills as well. In addition, Sam is extremely proficient in tradecraft skills such as surveillance tactics, computer hacking, handling explosives and the use of nearly any conventional firearm ambidextrously. He is a highly trained expert in the Israeli martial art of Krav Maga. In Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction, he utilized the Center Axis Relock, a gun-fighting technique used in close quarters combat. He prefers to work alone in the field. When not on assignment or at Fort Meade, Fisher resided in a townhouse in Towson, Maryland.

Fisher was born in 1957[1][2] in Towson, Maryland. While not much is known about his early life, it is known that Fisher attended a military boarding school shortly after his parents died when he was a child. He received a B.S. in Political Science from the United States Naval Academy, where he later rose to the rank of Lieutenant Commander while serving in the Navy. At some point during the 1980s, Fisher was stationed at an American Air Force base in Germany, where he met and later married Regan Burns (in 1984) while allegedly working as a "diplomatic aide". In 1985, Regan gave birth to their only child whom they named Sarah (born May 31). Regan died from ovarian cancer when Sarah was fifteen (i.e. sometime in 2000). In 1989, Sam was part of a CIA raiding team that went into a bank in Panama during Operation Just Cause searching for some of Noriega's drug money. He then spent the year shortly after the conflict ended in 1990 "sleeping in a ditch on the road between Baghdad and Kuwait" during the months leading up to the first Gulf War, when he participated in numerous SEAL operations while operating in the Persian Gulf during Desert Storm. These events, combined with his training and combat experience, played a part in Fisher being selected to spearhead Third Echelon's "Splinter Cell" program as its first field operative after he was approached by Colonel Irving Lambert, USA (Ret.), a high-ranking official in the NSA who convinced Fisher to come back to active service.

After Third Echelon was shut down, Sam becomes the commander of the new special operations and counter-terrorism unit called Fourth Echelon

Sam Fisher was voiced by veteran actor Michael Ironside until Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist when Eric Johnson took over the role, as well as the roles of motion and performance capture.

Sarah Fisher[edit]

Sarah Fisher is the daughter of Sam Fisher and Regan Burns. Sarah was born on an American Air Force Base in Germany on May 31, 1985. Shortly after her parents divorced, Sarah's mother, Regan, had changed her surname back to Burns. Regan died from ovarian cancer when Sarah was fifteen.[3] Throughout her childhood, Sarah (taking her mother's surname) encountered many tough times with her father, especially when he went on his missions. She was not always aware what kind of work her father did, but she knew it was government-related. During the events of the first novel, Sarah was made aware of her father's true job, and this helped her to understand that it wasn't Sam's fault he was always away. In June 2003, she graduated from Towson High School and went on to attend Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, where she was majoring in International Relations with a minor in Art History. Nearly five years later, Sarah (now going by her father's surname) appears to be killed by a "drunk driver" while her father was away on a mission in Iceland. Sam was devastated by her apparent death, and went into a deep depression.

In Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Essentials, Fisher visits her grave on the anniversary of her death, and was captured by federal agents waiting for him to show up at the site.

In Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction, Grim tells Sam that Sarah was not killed by a drunk driver. Lambert discovered the presence of a mole within Third Echelon who was going to use Sarah as leverage against Sam (perceived to ensure Sam would do his bidding). To prevent this, Lambert faked her death, so that, although Sam would suffer, he couldn't be used by the mole. After discovering this, Sam's friend Victor Coste takes Sarah from her safe house apartment to be reunited with Sam. Sarah tells her father that she thought he was dead, and that Grim took care of her during the ordeal of his supposed death. At the end of Conviction, Sarah and Sam move away together to catch up. She was voiced by Teale Bishopric (Young Sarah) and Victoria Sanchez.

In Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist, she appears only on the voice phone, where Sam always called her after each mission. She informs Sam on the current social climate where she's living at and the public's reaction to the Engineer's attacks.

Irving Lambert[edit]

Colonel Irving Lambert, USA (Ret.) was the leader of the Third Echelon team, and thus Sam Fisher's "handler". He was also the man who spearheaded Third Echelon's infamous "Splinter Cell" program. His role in the game is to guide the player through each level over the cochlear implant radio, providing information such as critical updates, objective changes, and enemy status. Lambert was Sam's best friend, as stated in Conviction. He was voiced by Don Jordan in almost all of the games in the series, except Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow, in which he was voiced by Dennis Haysbert.

Lambert was born in 1961 in Bat Cave, North Carolina. He served as an intelligence officer in the U.S. Army, where he attained the rank of Colonel. Lambert is a high-ranking official in the National Security Agency (NSA), where he holds the rank of Director in charge of all field operations at Third Echelon, the NSA's top-secret sub-branch/covert ops unit. Many of his duties involve conveying intelligence to Sam and other Splinter Cell operatives while they are 'on the job'. He also handles the bureaucratic and political aspects of espionage. Lambert has a much more no-nonsense approach to missions, in contrast to Fisher's aura of dark humor. Sam stated in Chaos Theory that Lambert was married and divorced numerous times.

In 2008, Lambert was kidnapped by John Brown's Army (JBA), and his possible death is determined by Sam. Sam can decide to shoot Lambert or Jamie Washington in the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC versions of Double Agent (though even if Lambert is shot he still survives in the immediate aftermath as Fisher tells him to "hang in there") . In the Xbox/PlayStation 2/WII version of the game, Sam can decide to either upload information that either blows Lambert's cover or enhances it, increasing Lambert's chances of survival. If the player increases Lambert's cover, it is revealed at the end of the mission that Dufraisne "roughed him up pretty badly" but does not kill him. If the player blows Lambert's cover, Lambert is shot and killed by Carson Moss at the end of the mission (shown in a cinematic). In Essentials, Sam is only given the choice to shoot Lambert.

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction confirmed that Lambert was shot and died of his wound in New York City.

Anna Grímsdóttir[edit]

Anna Grímsdóttir (known as 'Grim' to her friends in the NSA) is the technical operations manager at Third Echelon. Her role is to provide Sam Fisher with technical support in the field, as well as to analyze and interpret much of the electronic data. A skilled hacker, Grímsdóttir normally tries to remotely hack into an objective computer system before Fisher is inserted, or when not possible does it direct from Fisher's OPSAT connection to a computer terminal.

Anna was born in 1974 in Boston, Massachusetts. Being a second generation American, her mother immigrated to the U.S. alone from Akureyri, in Northern Iceland. In the mid-1990s, Grímsdóttir dropped out of Saint John's College and worked as a programmer in different private communications firms contracted by the U.S. Navy. She was recruited into the NSA in the late 1990s, and rose quickly in rank as the Internet became more and more important to national security. She heads a small team of programmers responsible for providing technological, cryptographic and data support for the Splinter Cell and assists Fisher via his interface with the high-tech components of his missions. She often makes jokes about Fisher's age.

In Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Essentials, Anna uncovers Director Williams' tampering of Fisher's files. When Director Williams confiscates the disc where she kept evidence of the file modifications, she helps Fisher infiltrate the NSA to reach his office in order to get the disc back.

Grim plays a much larger role in Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction, and unlike the previous games makes many physical appearances. Since Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory she seems to have been promoted from her position in technical operations, and is now an assistant to the new Third Echelon director, now armed and in the field. Her loyalty to Sam is brought into question throughout the game. She helps Sam take down Tom Reed, a corrupt Third Echelon officer who took Lambert's role of director after his death, by working from within the agency.

She appears in Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist as Fourth Echelon's technical operation manager. She and Sam often are at odds in terms of how to proceed over the missions of stopping the Engineers. However, she supports Sam throughout the story, even against the wishes of President Caldwell. She plays the role of Sam's second-in-command, making decisions that include keeping vital information from him in order to ensure the team's success in their mission.

Grim was voiced by Adriana Anderson in Pandora Tomorrow,[4] Claudia Besso in Splinter Cell, Chaos Theory and Conviction,[5] and Kate Drummond in Blacklist.[6]

Grim also appeared in an episode of the web series Death Battle as Sam's support and attempted to help him defeat Metal Gear's Solid Snake. During the fight she was hacked by Snake's support, Otacon, which cut her off from Sam and caused her plane to crash. She was voiced by Whitney Rodgers.

Vernon Wilkes, Jr.[edit]

Vernon Wilkes was born June 25, 1967 in Baltimore, Maryland. He serves as Sam Fisher's field runner in the first few missions of Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell. He briefed Sam on new equipment and weaponry and used both ground vehicles and aircraft to deliver Sam into the mission area. In the Xbox, PC, and Gamecube versions of Splinter Cell, Wilkes is fatally wounded during Fisher's extraction from the Kalinatek building, after being shot by a Russian mercenary. In the PlayStation 2 version, Wilkes is fatally wounded during Fisher's extraction from the Nhadezda Nuclear Power Plant (an additional PlayStation 2 exclusive level that takes place between the Kalinatek and Myanmar missions) by a Russian mercenary. In both versions, Wilkes succumbs to his wound shortly after in the Osprey.

In both the sixth-generation version of Double Agent, Lambert uses Wilkes' name while acting undercover as an arms dealer.

Frances Coen[edit]

Frances Coen was first introduced in Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell and appears again in Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow. She is a field runner for Third Echelon. She is initially the replacement for Sam's good friend and old field runner Vernon Wilkes, Jr., who was killed in a shootout with Russian mercenaries in the first game. Her primary duties involve delivering Fisher into the mission area as well as extracting him after the mission is complete. She also provides good-humored banter with Fisher in the game's between-mission cutscenes. She seems to be one of the people Sam gets along with quite a bit.

Coen was mentioned briefly in Chaos Theory, where she had been monitoring the activities of a Yakuza organization known as the Red Nishin. When Fisher is asked to tap telephone lines in a Japanese bathhouse to aid Coen in this, he replies, "For Frances...of course I can".

In the book Operation Barracuda, Sam resents being forced to work with Frances and is against the field runner program entirely.

Morris Odell[edit]

Morris Odell is the anchor for the FNW in "Splinter Cell" and the WNM in "Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow", "Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory" and in the very end of "Splinter Cell: Double Agent" in the Xbox, PlayStation 2, and GameCube versions.

He also appeared in the PlayStation 2 version of Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 2 and is voiced by Canadian actor George Morris.

David Bowers[edit]

The President of the United States during the events in the first four Splinter Cell games since the original Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell and Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 2

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell shows Bowers in newscasts regarding the Georgian Information Crisis. In a clear reference to George W. Bush's "pretzel incident", one of the newscast's tickers reveals that a cashew has been removed from Bowers' windpipe during the Information Crisis. In Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow he is briefly seen on national television defending the U.S. invasion of Indonesia.

In Chaos Theory, he is seen discussing with Irving Lambert on what course of action the U.S. should take against North Korea as well as the newly formed Japanese I-SDF. In this situation he prefers a diplomatic and political approach rather than immediate military action, in contrast to his previous eagerness to go to war against the Georgian and Indonesian governments; it is possible that the massive loss of human life during the events of Chaos Theory has taught him to have more patience.

In the beginning of the PlayStation 2 version of Ghost Recon 2 (taking place during the events of Chaos Theory) Bowers is in a meeting with the Joint Chiefs of Staff, a U.S. Army General informs him of the USS Clarence E. Walsh being sunk by a fictional "super" variant of a Silkworm missile, fired from North Korea. The General recommends that Bowers deploy the Ghosts into North Korea. Months later, Bowers is furious that a North Korean General has gotten hold of North Korea's nuclear weapons and re-deploys the Ghosts into North Korea. Bowers faces the window and, with an angry look in his eyes, removes his glasses. He does this in a fashion similar to the habit of Walter Cronkite during stressful situation.

In the "current-gen" versions of Double Agent, he is engaged in Nashville, where the JBA has shipped off one of several nuclear explosive devices. His possible death is determined by Sam, deciding whether to perform the risky operation of preventing the shipping off of the Los Angeles and Nashville bombs or allowing them to leave the headquarters.

Douglas Shetland[edit]

Douglas Wayne Shetland is a significant recurring character in the Splinter Cell series. He is an old friend and comrade of Sam Fisher, and the CEO of the private military company Displace International. He has appeared in both Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow and Splinter Cell: Essentials, and he plays a major role in the story of Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory.

Shetland was born in 1959, in Boone, Iowa. He served in the (U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps) and was attached to Fisher's SEAL team for several years. Shetland and Fisher became close friends.

In Splinter Cell: Essentials, Shetland was captured in Norte de Santander, Colombia, by FARC guerrillas in 1992. Going against a direct order of a Commanding Officer (C.O), Sam rescued Shetland from his captivity.

In 2002, Shetland's superiors tried to make him a scapegoat for a friendly fire incident in Bagram, Afghanistan that wasn't his fault. Although he was granted a full discharge by the court, he was disengaged from Afghanistan and demoted to a "five star office job". Embittered, Shetland left the US Marine Corps shortly after the incident, sued the U.S. Military and won. He used the proceeds from his lawsuit ($700,000) and established Displace International. Displace International was highly successful, eventually becoming a major Private Military Contractor for the U.S. government as well as the first private security company to be listed on the Fortune 500.

Shetland was held hostage at the U.S. embassy in Dili by Indonesian guerrillas led by Suhadi Sadono, only to be rescued by his friend, Sam Fisher. Shetland and Fisher would later perform a joint operation against Sadono's Kundang camp, in which Shetland provided tactical support with Displace mercenaries and helped facilitate Fisher's extraction.

Shetland appears again in Chaos Theory, when Third Echelon comes to suspect that rogue elements within Displace International are covertly attempting to get the United States/South Korea and North Korea into war against each other. It is ultimately revealed that Shetland is the mastermind behind the scheme.

Shetland organized payment to Hugo Lacerda to interrogate Bruce Morgenholt and retrieved the Masse kernel from the first game. Killing Abrahim Zherkezhi, who worked with Morgenholt on the Kernels, Shetland used the algorithms to cause blackouts in New York City and Japan, as well as launch a North Korean missile that, with the help of an algorithm that crippled and successfully sank the USS Clarence E Walsh, sparking an armed conflict involving China, North Korea, South Korea, Japan, and the United States.

Fisher is eventually sent to Japan in order to eliminate his old friend and prevent the spread of the weaponized algorithms. After a meeting to sell I-SDF algorithms, talks decline into a firefight, Fisher pursues Shetland and the two end up facing off in a tense Mexican standoff, in which Shetland expresses his outrage at the "politicians and bureaucrats" and their "dirty little wars" that have left America "sick and dying". He tells Fisher about the need to "tear it down and start over", and tells him that because he (Sam) "believes in honor, courage and fidelity more than any government", he "wouldn't shoot an old friend". However, Fisher does kill Shetland.

The way Shetland is killed is decided by the user. After the conversation, Sam can choose to shoot Shetland in the head, or holster his pistol. If Sam holsters his weapon, Shetland will quickly raise his gun and shoot. However, he will miss as Sam ducks and then stabs Shetland in the stomach. Both ways lead to Shetland falling through a window into the water and Sam saying, as he stares at Shetland's corpse: "You're right, Doug. I wouldn't shoot an old friend."

William Redding[edit]

William Redding was born in 1969 in San Diego, California. Redding is a calm book-wormy type. He is fanatical about his planning, preparation, and data accumulation. He is meticulously accurate in every facet of his job. He is very knowledgeable when it comes to weapons and vehicle specifications and could list from memory every item aboard an Osprey at any time, including its weight and armament.

Redding attended the University of Chicago where he received a BA in political science with a dual major in history. He then applied for admittance to the United States Marine Corps where he trained as a communications specialist and rose quickly to the rank of captain.

Redding left the Corps to work for the NSA as a signal intelligence analyst. He soon found that his experience as a Marine ended up getting him assigned to atypically dangerous locales and bringing him a lot of recognition.

In Splinter Cell: Essentials, Redding discovers that some of Sam Fisher's files do not match what really happened during the events of missions in Sam's career. Redding explains what really happened during the events in which he had helped Sam, and where discrepancies in the files exist. His discovery prompted Anna Grímsdóttir into looking through Sam's records, leading to the discovery that they were tampered by Director Williams in order to frame Sam Fisher. He also learned later that Director Williams had confronted Anna and took the CD containing the evidence of his file tampering. Later, after Sam escaped from his interrogators, he hid in Redding's office and was able to explain what happened during his last mission to Anna and Redding over a phone. Redding then tells Sam that he needs to infiltrate the NSA to get the CD that Director Williams had stolen.

To some extent, with the absence of Frances Coen in Chaos Theory, Redding becomes Sam Fisher's field runner. The third Splinter Cell book, Checkmate, and the fourth Splinter Cell book, Fallout, both featured William Redding as Sam Fisher's field runner.

Redding is neither seen nor mentioned in Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction and it is unknown what happened to him.

Lawrence Williams[edit]

A relative newcomer to the NSA, Williams is the first occupant of a newly created executive position overseeing Third Echelon activities. Williams is an ambitious and skilled political player, exactly the kind of person Sam can't get along with. He only seen in the PlayStation 2, Xbox and Gamecube versions, but he is mentioned by Hisham Hamza and heard in the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC versions and heard during the credits of the best ending (issuing orders to capture Sam) and from a helicopter, at the end of the bonus mission 'Coast Guard Boat', when Sam defuses the final Red Mercury. He is heard giving demands for Sam to surrender before the boat blows up.

Personality-wise, he's the guy that goes by the book. He thinks that NOC and double agent practices are too dangerous for the NSA and government. Williams thinks more politically than logically. He knows that Sam Fisher is capable of doing his job, but does not trust Fisher under his circumstances. When Williams finds out about the JBA mission in the other versions, he is quick to pull the plug and end it. Sam is forced to make careful decisions to keep the trust of Williams, while also making sure that the JBA trust him.

In Splinter Cell: Essentials, released before Double Agent, but chronologically set after those games, he had been promoted to Director of Operations. Agent Williams is an NSA bureaucrat who entered the intelligence field by way of the State Department. Since that time he has risen steadily through the ranks by virtue of ruthless politicking. Despite the fact that he has no field experience, Williams was named acting Director of Operations in the wake of Colonel Lambert's sudden departure, and since then he has made a number of sweeping changes to agency operations. In the game, Williams wants Sam framed for murder. Williams does this by altering Sam's records of past missions, in order to make Sam look like a cold blooded killer. When Anna Grímsdóttir discovers his file tampering, he let his unnamed "boss" know about her discovering the modifications. He later threatened her to give the disk containing the evidence to him, as he has ways of dealing with people who try to cross him. He then puts the disk in a hidden safe in his office. Sam is able to sneak into his office to get the disk and then warns Williams not to try to follow him again. He tells Williams that he will find out why he is trying to frame him, and at that time he will return for him.

Williams is neither seen nor mentioned in Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction and it is unknown what happened to him.

(Note: A "Deputy Director Lawrence" from the NSA also appears in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas 2, overseeing the second mission of the game.)

Victor Coste[edit]

Victor "Vic" Anthony Christopher Coste is one of Sam Fisher's oldest friends. The two served together on SEAL Team 3 in Iraq during the Gulf War in 1991. During their time in Iraq, Coste, callsign "Husky", single-handedly rescued Sam from a hostage situation after he was captured by Iraqi forces during a disastrous mission. After leaving the Navy, Coste later became a private security consultant after founding his PMC, Paladin 9 Security. He served as Sam's contact in Conviction, giving him vital information/equipment during certain missions. Near the end of the game, Coste reunites Sam with his daughter Sarah.

Coste serves as the game's narrator, retelling the story in a Black Arrow PMC interrogation room. The player also takes control of Victor during a flashback to the mission where he saved Sam.

In the Splinter Cell Blacklist prequel, SC: Echoes graphic novel, he was seen recruiting Sam Fisher into Paladin 9 alongside Charlie Cole, and they only take contracts they believe in until he was injured on the day the Blacklist strikes, which is the start of the single-player campaign in Blacklist.

Patricia Caldwell[edit]

Patricia Caldwell was instated as the first woman to be President of the United States. She replaced former President David Bowers sometime in between the events of Double Agent and Conviction. In Conviction, Sam Fisher learns that Caldwell is the target of an assassination attempt by Third Echelon, now under the command of a new Director, Tom Reed. Reed sets off an EMP attack on Washington, D.C. and attacks the White House, capturing President Caldwell. However, Sam Fisher and Anna Grímsdóttir arrive in time to save the president and stop Reed's plot. President Caldwell is last seen being escorted to safety by a U.S. Army Captain. According to Director Reed, she believed that Third Echelon wasn't justifying its funding and was moving to shut the agency down, which prompted Reed to stage the "terrorist" attack on DC. Reed had a plan, if the Army showed up after he'd killed President Caldwell, the Black Arrow PMC was there to help secure the White House alongside Third Echelon. If the Army showed up before he killed Caldwell, Black Arrow would act as the scapegoat and give Reed enough time to finish the job.

In Blacklist, Caldwell has been re-elected as U.S. President, has disbanded Third Echelon in favor of Fourth Echelon, with Sam Fisher in charge.

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Kombayn Nikoladze[edit]

Kombayn Nikoladze is the primary antagonist of Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell. A charismatic and powerful industrialist, Nikoladze seized power of Georgia in a "bloodless coup [d'état]" following the assassination of the previous President in a suicide bomb attack. Although at first appearing to be pro-Western and a democrat, Nikoladze hid a hatred of America and aggressive military ambitions.

After commissioning Russian mercenary Vyacheslav Grinko to retrain the Georgian army in covert guerrilla warfare, Nikoladze engaged in a secret military campaign in the neighboring Muslim nation of Azerbaijan in order to seize control of the country's vast oil reserves. Knowing that the West would take military action against him if they became aware of his operation, Nikoladze employed Canadian hacker Philip Masse, whose information warfare techniques managed to hide evidence of the invasion from intelligence-gathering organizations. By the time Sam Fisher's infiltration of the Georgian Ministry of Defense had uncovered evidence of the campaign, Georgian commandos had almost completely overthrown the government of Azerbaijan.

With Nikoladze's crimes brought to the attention of the world, NATO engaged in military action against Georgia, pushing Georgian commandos from Azerbaijan. In retaliation, Nikoladze used highly advanced information warfare algorithms developed by Masse to attack America in what would later be called the 'Georgian Information Crisis'. Masse's attacks targeted military and computer systems as well as transportation and other infrastructure, causing widespread disruption and death. During the crisis, Nikoladze posted webcasts mocking America's efforts and threatening destruction.

Knowing that he would never be able to fight the United States directly, Nikoladze dispersed cells of the Georgian army across the world and made plans to launch a devastating strike. After making a secret alliance with Chinese General Kong Feirong, the head of a splinter faction within the People's Liberation Army, Nikoladze's commandos seized nuclear material from a power plant in the Kola peninsula of Russia. Kong Feirong and his loyal troops seized control of the Chinese Embassy in Myanmar, near the abattoir where Nikoladze was hiding. The captured nuclear material was transported to the embassy where Kong Feirong's men adapted it for military use. Although Fisher destroyed the nuclear material kept by Feirong, Nikoladze was able to smuggle a SADM christened 'The Ark' into Washington.

Following the defeat of his Information Warfare campaign, and the deaths of Grinko and Feirong, Nikoladze made a deal with the new Georgian President, Varlam Cristavi that he be allowed to return to the Georgian Presidential Palace for reasons that he did not specify. However, Cristavi learned that Nikoladze's reason for returning was to recover a 'key' to the Ark, and made plans to double cross him. Georgian special forces gunned down Nikoladze's guards as he was about to recover the 'key'. In the interests of self-preservation, Nikoladze agreed to provide the new Georgian government with the Ark and its 'key' in return for sparing his life. However, before he could give the location of the device to President Cristavi, Nikoladze was sniped and killed from across a courtyard by Fisher at the conclusion of the game's final mission.

Because of the mysterious circumstances of his death, sightings and rumours of his survival would abound for several years.

Nikoladze is referenced to by Lambert in Pandora Tomorrow. In the Jakarta, Indonesia mission, Lambert explains why Sadono has to be captured alive (because assassinated leaders tended to be stubborn ghosts).

Nikoladze is also referenced to by Anna Grímsdóttir in Chaos Theory. In the Bathhouse mission, while listening in on the secret meeting between Douglas Shetland and the owner of the bathhouse, the player had the opportunity to remotely use the laptop on the bench. Inside the laptop is only one email with the subject "Chaos Theory". If the player chooses to open the email, then after the meeting while Sam is exiting the vent, Grímsdóttir will tell him that Shetland's chaos theory is a strange outlook on Nikoladze's Glass Dagger.

Vyacheslav Grinko[edit]

Vyacheslav Grinko is a sadistic former Spetznaz (Russian Special Forces) soldier, working as a mercenary for Kombayn Nikoladze. In-game dialogue and text suggests that he served in Azerbaijan and Afghanistan, and is a professional sniper. It is also suggested that most people who know him are scared of him (With the possible exception of Nikoladze and Masse.) He was in charge of the deaths of CIA-agents Allison Madison and Robert Blaustein, the theft of nuclear material from the Nadezdha nuclear plant and the attempted executions of American soldiers in Myanmar. When Fisher infiltrated Nikoladze's hideout in Rangoon, Grinko took command and ordered his men to evacuate Nikoladze. He and his men attempted to kill Fisher and carry on with the executions, but Fisher prevented the executions and killed Grinko.

Kong Feirong[edit]

General Kong Feirong was a high member of the PLA. He reached the rank of general in 2001. Kong Feirong is a rogue general, leading a hardline splinter faction of the Chinese Army. He uses China's Embassy in Myanmar as a base of operations. He is in league Kombayn Nikoladze to start a war between China and America. However, Nikoladze abandons him when Sam Fisher prevents a public execution of American troops in an abattoir. He prepares to flee the embassy with weapon-grade nuclear materials when Sam blows up his convoy and forces him to reveal condemning evidences of his activities. Soon after that, Kong succumbs to the poisoned liquor he has been drinking. The Chinese government sends special forces to the embassy to clean up what is left of his operation.

Long Dan[edit]

Long Dan is featured during the Georgian information crisis in the first Splinter Cell. He is the Chinese ambassador to Myanmar, and is being held captive at a slaughter house (Mouke Tsoe Bo Meats) in Yangon. He informs Sam Fisher of the treason Kong Feirong, a rogue Chinese General. (It is hinted in a data stick that Vyacheslav Grinko tortured Long Dan in order to get him to translate what the Chinese officials were talking about between each other).

Long Dan has a cameo appearance in Chaos Theory as the Chinese ambassador to the U.N trying to broker a peace deal between North and South Korea, for which he is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.


Grinko's personal driver; Sam interrogates him for information on Grinko's meeting with Masse. Hamlet is scared of Grinko and understands that Sam needs information from him. The player may choose to kill him, which angers Lambert.

Philip Frankel Masse[edit]

Philip Masse was a Canadian computer hacker who was hired by Vyacheslav Grinko to disrupt information networks to allow the Georgians to invade Azerbaijan unnoticed. Afterwards, he played a major role in disrupting major complex computer networks as part of an incident known as the Georgian Information Crisis. He was later killed by Sam Fisher, this mission was released after the release of the game as a downloadable level for the Xbox version, and as part of a mission pack for the PC version, called "Kola Cell".

Masse used unique tricks and strategies in computer hacking, including 512-bit encryption. The United Nations created a committee led by Abrahim Zherkezhi in order to determine how Masse carried out his clever and complex operations and to reverse-engineer the programs used in the Information Crisis. In mid-2006, the project was declared a success by the UN. In Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory the techniques Masse used became known as the "Masse Kernels" and were considered revolutionary methods of information warfare so much so, that agent Sam Fisher was dispatched specifically to prevent that information from being spread.

John Baxter[edit]

An NSA interrogations expert, Doctor John Baxter is sent with Wilkes to the CIA HQ in Langley to interrogate the CIA mole Mitchell Dougherty once Fisher has him in custody. They are chatted up by a security agent on the CIA grounds, though he is merely being friendly as NSA members are allowed on CIA properties. He is mentioned in the Chaos Theory Co-Op campaign where he assists in the interrogation of Jong Pom Chu but is never seen.

Mitchell Dougherty[edit]

A CIA analyst working inadvertently with the Georgians, Dougherty's OCD caused him to store his work on a personal laptop. His laptop, not being nearly secure as the CIA's mainframe, was hacked by Georgians. A Georgian technician named Piotr even confirmed that Dougherty did not know what trouble he had caused. As a result of tracking down the leak from the CIA main server, Fisher abducts Dougherty for interrogation by the NSA when he goes for a smoke break. It is unknown what happened to him afterwards. It is also unknown whether the CIA found out that Dougherty's carelessness caused the information attacks.

Piotr Lejava[edit]

A technician on the oil rig carrying an important briefcase to Philip Masse that Sam must retrieve using any means necessary. The player can interrogate him, knock him out or kill him to get the briefcase if they choose to on any of these three options.

Thomas Gurgenidze[edit]

Thomas Gurgenidze is a contact for Sam in his first mission. He told Sam why the CIA agents he was assigned to rescue vanished. They were later found dead in a morgue. Gurgenidze is crushed by falling debris after three Russian mafiosos set fire to the warehouse he was in. Fisher found him pinned underneath fallen objects and tried to evacuate him, but Thomas was too far gone; he died before he could fully convey a rather important message to Sam.


A Russian programmer in the Kalinatek Building. He hid in one of the bathrooms calling 911 (he was reconnected to Grim, after three transfers) to come rescue him. In return he would reveal what the Georgians were up to. A Mafioso finds him just before Sam comes in time to save Ivan. Unfortunately for Ivan, Sam came only for his encryption key and Ivan is forced to continue hiding. It is unknown what happened to him afterwards, although it is stated that he is picked up by the FBI.

Varlam Cristavi[edit]

Varlam Cristavi becomes the Georgian acting president after Kombayn Nikoladze is removed from office. He orders the Georgian guards at the presidential palace to kill Nikoladze's men and retrieve the Ark for themselves. Fisher's intervention results in the failure of this plan as well as the deaths of some of Cristavi's guards. Cristavi remains president of Georgia as of 2006.

Andrei Alekseevich[edit]

A mercenary for the Georgian military forces, Colonel Andrei Alekseevich was in charge of the Kola cell in Russia, and was smuggling nuclear warheads in the submarine Vselka. He is friends with Philip Masse and is present in the cell when Fisher infiltrates the base. During this mission, Alekseevich is forced by Fisher to operate a retinal scanner to open a locked door. (Sam can choose to kill him afterwards.) Grim refers to Alekseevich as a Soviet "Darth Vader".

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow[edit]

Dermot Paul "D.P." Brunton[edit]

D.P. Brunton is the Operations Coordinator of SHADOWNET. In Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow he has a similar role to Irving Lambert, providing Sam Fisher with mission objectives and intelligence over the radio during some of the game's missions. As his operations specifically prohibit live satellite contact between coordinator and operatives, Dermot's function is more bureaucratic and managerial.

Suhadi Sadono[edit]

Suhadi Sadono is the leader of a radical Indonesian guerrilla group known as the Darah Dan Doa (Blood and Prayer), and the main antagonist of Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow. He is voiced by David Kaye. Sadono is at least partly modelled on Che Guevara, as his face appears on T-shirts in news reports in Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow.

Sadono has been in the Darah Dan Doa since he was 15 years old. He was trained by the CIA to help fight Communist influences in the region, but felt betrayed when the Americans stopped backing Indonesia and put their support behind East Timor instead, even establishing permanent military bases in East Timor to widen their influence over the region. Resentful of the American interference in his country's autonomy, Sadono eventually decides to declare war on America.

In the beginning of Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow, Suhadi personally leads a squad of guerrillas in an attack on the American embassy in East Timor, taking dozens of hostages, including Sam Fisher's old friend Douglas Shetland.

It is revealed later in the game that Sadono has acquired samples of the smallpox virus and placed a series of viral bombs across the United States, threatening to detonate them and release the virus if he is ever killed or captured. He calls this scheme "Pandora Tomorrow".

When Sam succeeds in disabling the threat of Pandora Tomorrow, Sadono prepares to go underground and wage an extended terrorist campaign against America, using periodic videotaped statements to call for a world revolution against the US. Before he can implement his plan, Sadono is abducted by Fisher and handed over to the CIA for trial.

Norman Soth[edit]

Norman Washington Soth is another major antagonist in Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow, as well as the final opponent in the game.

He is a CIA field agent who participated in Operation REDBEARD, establishing US-friendly terrorist cells in Indonesia to fight Communism. One of these cells was the Darah Dan Doa, led by Suhadi Sudano. However, the U.S. Government pulled support of Operation REDBEARD and ended up supporting the Timorese, leaving Soth on his own.

Soth was subsequently severely injured in a land mine explosion, losing his right leg, two of his fingers, and part of his left ear lobe. He had his lost leg replaced with an advanced robotic prosthesis.

Soth eventually went underground and aligned himself with Sadono and the DDD, becoming Sadono's chief mercenary. However, Soth had no interest in Sadono's cause, and merely wanted to strike back at America for betraying him earlier.

After Sadono is captured, Soth takes the last canister filled with the smallpox virus and plans to release it at LAX. Sam confronts Soth inside LAX, and kills him in a shootout.

In Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow, Norman Soth goes under the alias of 'Mortified Penguin'. He also briefly used the alias 'Jonathan Poindexter' in order to secure train tickets in France.

Ingrid Ruth Karlthson[edit]

Ingrid Karlthson first came in contact with Sam Fisher while she was a hostage in the Darah Dan Doa's raid on the U.S. Embassy in East Timor in 2006. She is posing as a desk-jockey and provides a translation for a file Fisher received which leads him to the Saulnier Cryogenics lab and later, Norman Soth.

It is later revealed that Karlthson is actually a deep-cover agent planted at the embassy to discern whether or not Soth was still an agency asset. (He was so deep undercover that even the CIA didn't know if he was still working for them.) She is taken by Sadono as a bargaining chip and is taken to the TV station in Jakarta where she assists Fisher in capturing Sadono.

François Coulon Coldeboeuf[edit]

François Coldeboeuf was a security guard at the Saulnier Cryogenics Lab. Back in 2003 he was arrested for invasion of privacy by taking a picture with his cellphone camera. However, when Norman Soth's mercenaries took over the building, he was the only survivor and went into hiding in the secured body processing center, managing to take Soth's picture on his phone's camera. Before the mercenaries manage to break into the room, Fisher reaches him but only for his cellphone for information and a picture of "Mortified Penguin" - Soth. Afterward, Fisher saves Coldeboeuf from being blown up by the mercenaries. Coldeboeuf's status after the incident is not known. It is also possible to kill him, though Lambert will reprimand the player and tell Sam that he will undergo a psych evaluation next time he is "stateside", even knocking him out to carry him to safety will cause Lambert to tell Fisher the same thing.

Francis Coldeboeuf is also the name of the co-producer of the single player portion in Pandora Tomorrow, which is where his name comes from.

Saul Berkovitz[edit]

Sam's first contact in Israel. He gets taken hostage by two thieves who demand his guns and money. Sam quickly disposes of these two and Saul gives Sam a modified version of his SC-20K. If the player chooses to, Saul will lead Sam to an area where he can test out his "new" weapon. The modification of the weapon, however, was purely for a plot element, since there are no apparent differences from the SC-20K that the player uses in the previous missions.

Azrul Arifin[edit]

Sam's CIA contact in deep cover as Sadono's private pilot. Sam plants a bomb on his plane and then later meets up with Azrul to get a code word from him. He warns Azrul to stay away from his plane.

Dahlia Suleiman Tal[edit]

Dahlia Tal is an undercover agent of the Shin Bet (Israeli Secret Police) who had infiltrated a Syrian terrorist group by pretending to be a corrupt member of Mossad. She assists Sam Fisher during a mission inside Israel in Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow.

In cooperation with Third Echelon, she leads Fisher through the streets of Jerusalem to the terrorist group's headquarters, while helping him evade Israeli police patrols. However, when the two of them finally reach the terrorist headquarters, Lambert radios Fisher and orders him to execute Dahlia immediately.

Alternatively, Fisher can choose to spare Dahlia. Lambert then reprimands Fisher, telling him "It's not your job to question!" Brunton then reveals that Shin Bet had double-crossed Third Echelon. They are planning on killing Fisher as soon as he retrieves the smallpox virus from the terrorists, because the Israeli government wants to steal the viral weapon for themselves; and because Fisher doesn't officially exist, there would be no repercussions for killing him. Sam then says that "He'll sit facing the corner in a coned hat" when he returns to the US. Sure enough, two Syrian mercenary snipers and Dahlia stalk Fisher as soon as he exits the terrorist base. Fisher is forced to kill them and heads to the exfiltration point. Lambert tells Sam that his soft spot for Dahlia "has cost us more in the region than you can imagine". If the player shoots Dahlia, Fisher asks Lambert why he had to kill her at the end of the mission. Lambert only says "No, not yet", after which point the subject is not brought up again for the rest of the game.

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory[edit]

Toshiro Otomo[edit]

Admiral Toshiro Otomo is one of the main antagonists in Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory. He was the head of Japan's I-SDF (Information Self Defense Force). Whilst Otomo appeared to be trying to assist the NSA in resolving the East Asian crisis and stopping the war that had broken out between North Korea, South Korea and the United States, he was in fact one of its primary architects. Otomo and the I-SDF had been working with Douglas Shetland, and using information warfare algorithms belonging to Displace International, the I-SDF had launched an attack on a U.S. Navy ship from a North Korean missile battery.

When the NSA realized that the I-SDF was working with Shetland, Otomo, a fierce nationalist, sealed the I-SDF's base of operations and demanded that the Japanese government suspend Japan's Constitution and return power to the Emperor and the armed forces. When the Japanese government refused these demands, Otomo attempted to fire a North Korean Nuclear missile upon a Japanese city, knowing that the people of Japan would demand retaliation in the event of such an attack. The launch was stopped by Sam Fisher, who destroyed the I-SDF's servers and thus their capability to launch Information Warfare attacks. After attempting to commit seppuku by stabbing himself with a blade, Otomo was rescued by Sam and brought before a U.N. War Tribunal, where his honor dictated that he admit his actions and plead guilty.

Frank Mason[edit]

Frank Mason is the Secretary of Defense under President Bowers during the events of Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory. In response to North Korea and China's blockade of Japan, Masson sent the USS Clarence E. Walsh to the Yellow Sea to reaffirm the US commitments to Japan. After both Japan and the eastern United States fell victim to an information warfare attack and blackout, Mason began suspecting the Koreans. After the Walsh was sunk by a Korean missile, Masson tried to push Bowers to declare war immediately, before Lambert gives more intelligence.

Mason uses a very hardline approach when dealing with problems. While he encouraged the President to send out troops (and, at one point, to use nuclear devices to stop the Korea conflict), Lambert managed to talk him down, preventing a terrible crisis.

Near the end of the crisis, Mason agrees with Lambert to take out Shetland (whose company had contracts with United States government), and capture Otomo.

Arthur Partridge[edit]

Arthur Partridge was captain of the USS Clarence E. Walsh and one of the U.S. Navy's top ship commanders, on course to become an Admiral. A longtime friend of Sam Fisher, Partridge was his Commanding Officer for a short time when Sam was a Navy SEAL, and the two maintained a good friendship over the years.

Partridge captained the USS Walsh into the Yellow Sea under orders of the President. He was killed along with his crew when a hijacked North Korean Silkworm anti-ship missile hit and sunk the ship. The USS Walsh was more than capable of defending against the attack, but a Masse Kernel-related attack crippled it, leading to the antiquated missile being able to send it straight to the bottom.

Milan Nedich[edit]

Milan Nedićh was a ranking member of Displace International, and was in charge of the Abrahim Zherkezhi and Bruce Morgenholt protection details. Initially believed to be responsible for playing both the US and Displace over Morgenholt's death and the Masse Kernels, it is later discovered that he was working under orders from Douglas Shetland, Displace's CEO. According to members of Displace International, Nedićh killed someone in Istanbul. He was drunk and wandered out of the bar looking for a fight. His friends found him the next morning covered in blood. The newspaper said the next day that Istanbul police found some guy cut to ribbons just a couple of blocks from the bar that they were at.

Nedićh's real name is Milos Nowak, a wanted war criminal from the Bosnian Conflict. He was known as "The Bosnian Barber" due to allegedly scalping a number of his prisoners. Nedich was eventually killed by Sam Fisher at a Hokkaidō mountain retreat in Japan.

Hugo Lacerda[edit]

Hugo Lacerda was a Peruvian separatist revolutionary and the leader of a Communist guerrilla organization called "The People's Voice". He is responsible for the kidnapping and murder of American computational theorist Bruce Morgenholt, but leaves his island fortress hideout before Sam can find and assassinate him. Lacerda boards the Maria Narcissa, guarded by a pair of Displace International bodyguards. However, Fisher is able to infiltrate the Maria Narcissa and kill Lacerda, as per Third Echelon's orders.

Lacerda was not nearly as popular among his men as Suhadi Sadono was among his. Many of his men can be overheard welcoming the thought of his death.

Abrahim Zherkezhi[edit]

Abrahim Zherkezhi was a computer genius and worked with Bruce Morgenholt in studying the Masse Kernels for the UN (known in the game as Project Watson) following the Georgian Information Crisis, and then abruptly disappeared from public life. There were ongoing rumors that he had gone insane.

It is later learned that Zherkezhi had taken protection from Displace International. He allowed Douglas Shetland to use his 'Dvorak' algorithms, though unaware of Shetland's intentions. After the blackouts of the East Coast (New York City) and Japan, Sam was sent to Zherkezhi's penthouse to locate the 'Dvorak' only to learn it was an infinite state machine. Fisher also learned Displace relocated Zherkezhi to Hokkaidō.

While Fisher attempted to kidnap Zherkezhi, Shetland arrived beforehand and murdered Zherkezhi with a katana in the Hokkaidō retreat to hide evidence of his involvement (if Sam neutralizes the guard outside and goes up to the door Shetland will kill Zherkezhi with a gun instead).

Zherkezhi is also mentioned in Pandora Tomorrow, in the intro cut-scene to the "Train" level, the newscaster will mention that a U.S. operation involving the "Masse Kernals" has been successful, though his name is pronounced "Abraham Zerkazi".

Bruce Morgenholt[edit]

Bruce Morgenholt worked alongside Abrahim Zherkezhi in studying the Masse Kernels after the Georgian Information Crisis. He was kidnapped by a group of Peruvian revolutionaries under Hugo Lacerda, and was tortured for information on the Masse Kernels. Ironically, it was Displace International who hired Lacerda, the same company protecting him.

He died from his torture before Fisher could rescue him.

The player can decide to cut him down from the pipe in which he was tortured, as well as shoot his lifeless body. Lambert will make several comments regarding this, to which Fisher claims he is doing it for humane reasons.

Thomas Standish[edit]

Thomas Standish (aka 'The Turtle') is a British specialist bank thief with expertise in cracking high security bank vault systems. He was eventually caught and sent to prison, but is released in exchange for him remotely helping Fisher and Third Echelon break into a bank in Panama.


Shetland's I-SDF contact in the Bathhouse, Kaneda meets with Shetland in order to purchase the weaponized algorithms. He gets into a heated argument with Shetland during the meeting and orders his I-SDF bodyguard to kill Shetland. However, Kaneda's bodyguard first kills Shetland's own bodyguard, allowing Shetland the opportunity to kill Kaneda's bodyguard while he is still faced away from Shetland. Now defenseless, Kaneda pleads that "We can work this out", but Shetland quickly shoots Kaneda dead.

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory Co-Op[edit]

Agent One and Agent Two[edit]

Agent One and Agent Two were Splinter Cells-in-training in Chaos Theory until the Korean conflict began. They were sent together as a team to discover other deals by a Panamanian banker who made deals between Displace and Hugo Lacerda. They learned that he made deals with a North Korean scientist, Jong Pom-Chu. They are sent into wartorn Seoul and capture Jong. They discover that Jong had been developing a chemical weapon and are sent to a silo in North Korea to locate a strain of the virus and create a vaccine. The Korean conflict was over by then, but they learned that North Korean Colonel Kim had refused to lay down arms and led a rogue faction of the army to plant bombs within New York. The two agents head to the train station and disable the bomb. They head back to North Korean soil to learn that Kim had the ability to strike a final time, at the UN Headquarters. The duo team return to New York at the UN HQ, where they kill Kim and disable the last bomb.

They return in Double Agent in the Xbox, PlayStation 2, GameCube, and Wii versions to finish the mission that Fisher began in Iceland. They destroy the factory and are then sent to Ellsworth Penitentiary to begin a riot to allow Fisher and Jamie Washington to escape the prison. They are then sent to Kinshasa to find weapons that the rebels had bought and destroy the bunker. Afterward, they head to the tanker stolen by Fisher, disarming various Red Mercury bombs.

Segundo Ruiz De Medeiros[edit]

The vice president for the Panama Administration Building. He had dealings with Hugo Lacerda and Jong Pom-Chu. The Agents interrogate him for information on security systems and codes. However they are ordered by Lambert to not kill him under any circumstances.


Colonel Kim is an officer in the North Korean Army. He is the main antagonist of the co-op storyline of Chaos Theory. He commanded the chemical bunker near Namp'o-si, which developed a biological weapon. However, he was angry at the cease fire and blamed General Jung (Head of the Military; also from Ghost Recon 2) for abandoning 5,000 troops. He refused to lay down arms against the Americans and led a rogue faction of deserters to continue to wage war with America. He planted chemical bombs developed by scientists at the chemical bunker in New York at the train station and at the UN Headquarters. The Splinter Cell Duo team disabled his bombs and killed Kim at the UN headquarters.


A comrade of Colonel Kim who is in charge of the New York Penn Station takeover. Chu successfully took over the station and planted the bombs. However, one of his soldiers fell victim to the virus, and Kim called him to take out that soldier. Chu headed to the locker room to receive the vaccine guarded by a password with his son's birthday, where he is captured by a Splinter Cell agent. The Splinter Cell agent killed Chu after interrogating him.

Jong Pom-Chu[edit]

Jong Pom-Chu is a North Korean spy and scientist who developed a deadly virus to attack the Americans. He dealt with de Medieros and the CDIB to exchange deadly weapons. Jong was at Seoul during the Korean Crises. Knowing Jong was important, the North Korean Special Forces hid him at a cyber cafe by the river. Jong had an impersonator at the original hotel as a decoy, and had an escape boat on the river. The Splinter Cell Duo team found the decoy and the location of Jong's hideout (Sam Fisher himself reveals Jong's whereabouts to the team during the course of the single-player campaign). They disabled his boat and abducted him. The NSA interrogated him, learning he gave the virus to Colonel Kim.

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Essentials[edit]

Edward Blake[edit]

Edward Blake was recruited into the NSA from Texas A&M University, where he was pursuing a double major in Political Science and Psychology. After joining the agency he became a field analyst specializing in the debriefing of foreign intelligence assets. Despite a notable lack of patience and a willingness to resort to physical methods of interrogation, his success record is one of the highest in the agency.

Blake was in charge of interrogating Sam after he was captured by the NSA after the events of Double Agent. Fisher was able to escape from him and hide in William Redding's office.


Mikey is a convict serving time in the United States Penitentiary, Leavenworth, Kansas after killing several FBI agents during a shootout. He received life in prison instead of the death penalty after he turned in Jamie Washington. Jamie Washington wanted revenge, so he ordered Sam to kill Mikey in order for Sam to gain Jamie's trust. Sam discovered him in the prison shower room. Sam had the choice of knocking him out and claiming he murdered him or killing him in order to get on Jamie Washington's good side.

Mikey can be interrogated by Sam, in which he explains why he was in prison.

Mikey serves the same role as Barnham from version 2 of Double Agent.


Captain Moore was Fisher's commander in Norte De Santander, Colombia, while he was in the Navy SEALs in 1992. He ordered Fisher not to go after Douglas Shetland who had been captured by guerrillas. Sam chose not to follow orders due to being special ops, and to keep Shetland from spilling any information to the enemy. Captain Moore conceded to Sam but told him that he was on his own if captured.


Agent Frasier was a mole and traitor in the NSA. He masterminded the plan to steal weapons from the NSA (with the help of Colonel Matthews and Ernest) in order to make a profit from the sell of the weapons. In 2006, after infiltrating a Steel Factory in Warsaw, Indiana taking out his thugs and eavesdropping on Ernest, Sam found Agent Frasier, waiting for him in the factory. He was hoping to catch Sam, kill him and frame him for the stolen weapons. Lambert ordered Sam to capture the traitor for interrogation, so that they could learn about the arms network.

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Double Agent[edit]

Since there are two different games/versions with two completely different storylines (despite having the same general plot). Version 1 will cover the PS3/Xbox 360, and PC version, while Version 2 will cover the GameCube/PlayStation 2/Xbox/Wii version.

Emile Dufraisne[edit]

Emile Dufraisne is the main antagonist of Splinter Cell: Double Agent, he is voiced by Keith Szarabajka. Emile is the founder and leader of the JBA (John Brown's Army), an American terrorist organization. An imposing figure with a shaved head and a Cajun accent, Emile has always believed he was destined for greatness. He despises the United States government, believing it to be corrupt, and feels the only way to achieve social change is through radical revolution.

For a long time, he's been dreaming of more ambitious plans for the JBA, an organization that has frequently been suspected of but never tied to any criminal activity. Ultimately, Emile is willing to sacrifice both his operatives and himself for his insane ideals, as is shown near the end of Version 1 when he sets the Red Mercury bomb to blow up most of New York City and all of the JBA with it. Some think of him as a terrorist, but he considers himself a patriot. In Version 2 of DA and Essentials, JBA Headquarters is in New Orleans, the plan is to take out New York, Los Angeles, and Nashville at the same time.

The JBA itself is a quite sophisticated organization. They use technology, training, secrecy and discipline, almost like a PMC. But being a terrorist organization engaged in illegal activities, they have material limits and ruthless methods to achieve their goals.

In Version 1, Emile is simply one of several terrorists guarding the Red Mercury bomb at the center of the JBA Headquarters underneath New York City at the end of the game. Sam can simply sneak up on him and shoot him to death like any other enemy character, or he can knock him out with the palm strike to the face. The player can also interrogate Emile after corner-grabbing him. Emile will tell Sam to give it up: Sam then kills him by breaking his neck. If Sam grabs him from behind, he slips out of Sam's grip and squares off for a very brief fight but Sam kills Emile with a punch to the nose which pushes his nose cartilage into his brain.

In Version 2 of Double Agent, Sam confronts Emile in a climactic one-on-one shootout within a maze of laser mines atop a New York city skyscraper during the level "New York". Sam manages to throw a flash bang to Emile blinding him for enough time to grab his pistol and shoot Dufraisne dead, then disarms the Red Mercury bomb, saving New York City. Tossing a flash-bang into Emile's sight will stun him, allowing him to be grabbed. Emile will say "Nicely played, Fisher.", and engages in a lengthy conversation with Sam.

Carson Moss[edit]

Carson Moss met Emile Dufraisne in 1996 after leaving a private security company and enlisted in JBA as head of security. Carson is a racist and was linked to several hate crime beatings before joining the JBA but was never arrested. Carson is also a hotheaded man and is disliked by many of the members of John Brown's Army, but no one dares challenge or question him, save Jamie Washington. He bullies everyone in the group, except Emile and Enrica, because he is in love with her. He works out incessantly and is extremely strong. It is also noted that he played high school football and badly hurt his knee; to this day he isn't as agile as he once was. Carson dislikes Sam and is the only JBA member that doesn't trust him. Eavesdropping on Carson while he's exercising with his punching bag shows him saying "Damn Fisher! There's something about that guy."

In Version 2, Carson Moss's real name was Gary Carson. He had a history of child abuse from his father, resulting in having him jump to various orphanages. At one point, he attempted to enlist in the United States Marine Corps, but was rejected, and ended up serving a brief stint in the U.S. Army. Moss had many disciplinary problems while in the Army but nothing too serious. His problem carried on during Moss's civilian life while being arrested by local police officers numerous times, while doing muscle-work for various criminals, including working for a bookie out of Miami as a "kneecapper". In 1996 Moss was employed by PMC Displace International. While on security detail in Kazakhstan, Moss severed the ring finger of every man, woman and child in a small village as punishment for "harboring kidnappers". Moss was later dismissed from Displace. After that, he changed his name to Carson Moss and went to work for Dufraisne as head of security for the JBA.

Sam finds Moss on a Coast Guard ship in New York City attempting to set off the last Red Mercury device after realizing the entire operation has gone awry. Sam can attempt to sneak up to and grab Moss but he manages to free himself, after a short struggle Sam manages to knee Moss's bad knee and breaks his neck before pushing his corpse aside. Sam then defuses the Red Mercury. Sam then dives into the ocean just before the police fires a rocket to the boat's bridge which blows up the ship.

Early in Version 2, during the mission JBA Headquarters Part 1, it is possible for the player to grab and interrogate Moss. Killing him, or anyone else in the mission results in failure. In the final mission Moss was defending a Red Mercury bomb on the 68th floor of an unnamed skyscraper in New York, and was killed by Sam. In this version he can be successfully grabbed in the usual way and interrogated before killing him.

In Splinter Cell: Essentials version, Moss captures a recording of Sam and Irving Lambert discussing the mission to infiltrate the JBA. Sam alters the recording to keep his own cover, replacing his voice with someone named "Dave". Later Moss is in a room with Dufraisne. They had captured Lambert, and Moss played the recording in order to uncover Sam's true identity, but is foiled by the modified recording. Moss apologizes for making the mistake. Although he was sure he had heard Sam's voice originally, he had no way to prove what he heard.

He is voiced by Dwight Schultz.

Jamie Washington[edit]

Jamie is a study in contrasts. On one hand he is generally cheerful and easy-going, and once he decides he likes somebody, they are friends for life. On the other hand he can be a vicious, cruel, cold-blooded killer causing harm to anyone who gets in his way (in Version 2 on the first JBA Headquarters mission, a certain guard, if interrogated, comments that he is "crazier than a snake on steroids"). He is an active member of the JBA. Jamie has a heart condition, and was equipped with a pacemaker during his spell in prison in order to help with keeping his heart-rate steady. In Version 2, it is revealed that the traitorous Cole Yeagher had secretly gave information to the police that led to Washington's arrest and sentence to prison. However, the charge was for kidnapping, and the jury never found out he was also a murderer.

In both versions, Sam helps him break out of Ellsworth Penitentiary, so he can get invited into John Brown's Army (Ellsworth Penitentiary appears to be based on the real life USP Leavenworth). In Splinter Cell: Essentials version of the event, Sam helps him break out of the "United States Penitentiary", in Leavenworth, Kansas.

Jamie and Moss seem to not get along very well, as Fisher sees when he is snooping around. In the end, Fisher will eventually either choose to kill Jamie instead of Lambert, or kill him later on, if the player does not shoot Lambert straight away Jamie tells Fisher to shoot Lambert on the count of five or else he will shoot Fisher. When he reaches 3, however he flinches, saying "Don't make me do this." Fisher is forced to shoot Lambert who will die of his wound later while Jamie leaves the room. Fisher encounters him again in the basement and kills him.

In Version 2, Jamie is guarding a Red Mercury bomb with B.J. Sykes, when he is killed by Sam. As an option, his pacemaker could be short-circuited by the OCP attachment on Sam's pistol. If interrogated, Jamie will express initial disbelief that Sam is a "traitor", claiming he knows Sam too well to believe it, before Sam remarks Jamie did not know him at all.

He is voiced by Kevin Glikmann.

Enrica Villablanca[edit]

A brilliant young woman with a PhD in biochemistry, she works with Emile Dufraisne for the JBA. She seems to be the most medically trained of the JBA, as she can be seen working in the infirmary. It would seem, however, that she is working for him against her will, due to threats from Emile exposing her to the police about her involvement in a "monkeywrenching" protest where a security guard was accidentally killed. She is a possible "love interest" for Sam Fisher.

In Version 1, Sam and Enrica share a sexual encounter in her quarters after Sam cracks Emile's safe though he only seduced her to avoid blowing his cover. In some missions, Enrica acts as Sam's contact, including a mission in which Sam must place a bomb on a cruise ship to test its effectiveness. Sam can either frame Enrica using her disarm code to prevent the bomb from exploding, or simply jam the signal. In either case, Emile will execute her. Her corpse is later seen beside a furnace in the final JBA HQ level. If Sam instead decides to allow the ocean liner to explode, Enrica offers a disingenuous "Nice work, Sam". Near the end of the game, Enrica hands Sam his SC-20K rifle and goggles (though only if the player forgot to collect them from the firing range), aiding him in preventing Emile from detonating the nuclear explosive device. She will also open a retinal scanner locked door for Sam. Enrica then heads to her office, and Sam can either leave her alone, knock her unconscious, or kill her. If the player grabs her from behind, the grapple animation has Enrica twist around in his arms to look at him face to face, holding onto his wrist. Whether or not she dies in this version of the game is dependent on the player's actions.

In Version 2, the game uses their relationship as a main plot point, and in the final level they plan on running away together; however, she is shot and killed by a Splinter Cell agent sent by Williams. Sam then ambushes the agent by hiding in the snow, slitting the agent's throat in anger. Sam then defiantly cuts out his own sub-dermal radio.

Enrica is voiced by Rachel Reenstra.

Stanley Dayton[edit]

Dayton is a JBA computer hacker and head of the security systems. He also creates the hacking program for Enrica to use on the Cozumel cruise ship. He despises nearly every member of the JBA leadership with the exception of Enrica Villablanca because she is a woman. He is also plagued by nightmares and illnesses. He has also been considered a hypochondriac, as well as being in the worst health in the JBA. He is able to be interrogated by simply grabbing him - he doesn't fight back like Emile or Moss. Sam interrogates him to find out where Emile is. His death is dependent on the player's choice. He exclusively appears in Version 1 of Double Agent.

Stanley shares the same role as B.J. Sykes from the Xbox/PlayStation 2/GameCube/Wii version of Double Agent.

B.J. Sykes[edit]

Billy-Jo Sykes is a JBA computer hacker and head of the security systems in Version 2 and is a different version of Stanley Dayton. He is the least liked of all the JBA members. Sykes is an introvert who talks to himself because he does not like to talk with others. Although Sykes is notorious for jumping to paranoid conclusions, Emile respects his technical skills and Sykes sticks around because he gets to play with the JBA's high-tech systems. Emile respects him greatly, for he is the only one trusted to run solo on errands outside the JBA.

He ultimately reveals Sam's status as a spy to Emile in Version 2 during the HALO jump in the New York rooftop operation. Sykes is killed by Sam along with Jamie Washington in the snowtops level as part of the mission objectives.

Massoud Ibn-Yussiff[edit]

An ally of Emile Dufraisne and Alejandro Takfir, who is plotting to blow up Mexico City with a chemical weapon. In Version 1, a news broadcast at the end of the game states he was arrested by FBI agents.

In Version 2, Massoud meets with Emile and Takfir in Kinshasa. He tells them that his men will crew the tanker Sam had stolen, and pilot it into the Los Angeles harbor with one of the nuclear weapons (in which three Red Mercury bombs are disarmed by Agents One and Two). He then receives a call from one of his men, and learns an agent, Hisham Hamza, had infiltrated his group. He then leaves the meeting to conduct the search for Hamza. It was also revealed in an opportunity objective that Massoud also temporarily owned a chemical bunker in Kinshasa, which was eventually sabotaged by Agents One and Two.

Alejandro Takfir[edit]

An ally of Emile Dufraisne and Massoud Ibn-Yussiff, who is planning to blow up Los Angeles with a chemical weapon. He is also the commander of the rebels in Kinshasa. It is assumed he was arrested at the end of the game since a news broadcast states that everyone who was involved with the plot had been secured.

In Version 2, Takfir had stolen the weapons from Raheem Kadir in Iceland. Takfir was one of the buyers, along with Dufraisne that wanted the weapons, and was angry when it was agreed Dufraisne would be purchasing them. Takfir eventually allied with Massoud and Emile to use his nuclear weapons.

Hisham Hamza[edit]

Part of a new initiative within the Department of Defense, Hisham's capacity for quick learning made him an excellent candidate to act as a field liaison between the CIA and the NSA. Following the CIA's orders, Hisham managed to get recruited in the Massoud group and is acting now as a double agent. He is ready to do whatever it takes to stop the menacing plans of the JBA—even sacrificing himself for the right cause.

In Version 1, Hisham is sometimes Sam's contact, such as in the Shanghai mission. Eventually, Emile will order Sam to kill Hisham when he discovers that he has a mole. Whether Sam kills him or helps him escape (by freeing him from the palace and blowing the whole place up to make it look like he is dead) is up to the player.

In Version 2, Hisham is Sam's partner during the Iceland mission. He discovers traces of radiation in the labs and evacuates with Sam when Lambert calls the mission off. He then joins Massoud's group as a double agent, until his cover is blown. During the Kinshasa mission, the player can either kill Hisham and stuff his body in a car for J.B.A. trust, or escort Hisham to a parking lot and hoist him over the fence facilitating his escape.

Doctor Abdul Ahmad Aswat[edit]

A Pakistani nuclear scientist who meets Emile and Massoud to sell nuclear documents and red mercury. Emile orders Sam to steal the documents on how to make Red Mercury when Emile refuses to pay Aswat because the price is too high. Sam steals the documents and killing Aswat becomes a primary objective given to Fisher by Agent Hisham, an undercover CIA agent. Hisham refers to Doctor Aswat as a "liability". If Sam does not succeed in killing Aswat, he will lose NSA trust.

Cole Yeager[edit]

Cole Yeager is a WNM pilot who is kidnapped by Sam and Jamie after they steal his helicopter after breaking out of Ellsworth Penitentiary. Emile orders Sam to execute Cole when they arrive at the JBA's HQ in New York City with a gun carrying one bullet. If Sam decides to miss his shot on purpose, Jamie will kill Cole instead and Sam will lose a little JBA trust. Sam's decision does not affect the rest of the storyline, unlike later decisions.

Cole Yeagher[edit]

Cole Yeagher is a member of the JBA. However, he plans to overthrow Emile and take it over, though Emile suspects it. Emile sends Fisher to find out what he can about Cole, and to bring it to him. Lambert tells Fisher to give the information to the NSA, so they can capture Cole and find information.

If Sam gives the information he finds to Lambert, then the NSA takes Cole and interrogates him for information for a very brief period of time. Williams tells Fisher that he was still alive and in prison, stating "Emile didn't look too hard". If Sam gives it to Emile, Carson Moss kills Cole and the NSA finds his body three days later.


An inmate in Ellsworth prison, Barnham is a bully to Jamie Washington. Barnham is an important witness to the Department of Justice in another case. Sam has the option to either kill him to impress Jamie or knock him out following Lambert's no casualties orders. He only appears in Version 2.

He serves the same role as Mikey from Essentials.

John Hodge[edit]

An over-enthusiastic rookie Splinter Cell. He is Fisher's partner during the Iceland mission, tasked with creating a covert entrance to the facility. During the mission, he breaks from his assignment of covering Sam to enter the facility over Sam and Lambert's protests. As Sam enters the launch facility through a disabled air vent, he watches as John is confronted by an armed guard. John then is seen throwing his hands up in surrender, realizing that there is no way out alive because there are more guards cornering him nearby. The armed guard shoots him several times, killing him. This puts the facility on alert, making Fisher's presence less covered. Hodge only appears in Version 1.

Raheem Kadir[edit]

Kadir is a weapons dealer who owns a geothermal foundry and obtains the Red Mercury. He was going to sell it to Dufraisne and Takfir but, Takfir's men stole the Red Mercury from the foundry using double agents. When Agents One and Two infiltrate the facility, they are ordered to destroy it, and succeed. Raheem was presumably killed in the explosion. He only appears in Version 2.

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction [edit]

Dmitri Gramkos[edit]

A hired gun sent to kill Sam Fisher in Malta. Sam is ambushed by Gramkos and his gang but manages to dispatch the hitmen and corner Gramkos in a bathroom. After a brutal interrogation of Gramkos, Sam kills him by crushing his windpipe. He was voiced by Alain "Al" Goulem.

Andriy Kobin[edit]

Drug runner, arms dealer, and sleeper agent for Third Echelon. Andriy Kobin built a notorious reputation for himself and remains feared in various criminal underworlds. In Splinter Cell: Conviction, Kobin is revealed to be the man who drove the car that supposedly killed Sarah Fisher in 2008, although it is later revealed that he was actually hired by Irving Lambert to find a body look-alike for Sarah. Lambert discovered that Sarah would have been used as leverage against Sam Fisher by a mole inside Third Echelon (who is later discovered to be Tom Reed). Lambert used Kobin as part of his plan to remove her from the playing field when her livelihood became threatened. Nevertheless, Sam raids Kobin's mansion in Malta, only to be apprehended by Third Echelon agents after interrogating Kobin. After a second confrontation inside of the Third Echelon headquarters, Sam then leaves him lying injured on the ground in the main offices.

In the co-op storyline, Kobin is as an ally that helps the two playable characters, Archer and Kestrel, secure the EMP bombs and evacuates them via aircraft. Afterwards, when Archer and Kestrel are forced to kill one another in the plane's hangar, he is seen shooting Kestrel in order to remove all traces of Tom Reed's future plans with the EMP weapons. Both bodies are later seen in his mansion, awaiting disposal.

Kobin reappears in a direct supporting role in Splinter Cell: Blacklist when he is rescued by Sam in Benghazi (much to his surprise) and forced to provide information on the Engineers' plans. Following his capture, Kobin is held in the Paladin's cell and forced to cooperate with Fourth Echelon against his will in exchange for not being thrown in a regular prison where he would surely be killed for betraying Sadiq. He provides information regarding other arms dealers for Sam to investigate as well as additional illegal weaponry through his underground connections. When the Paladin comes under attack by the Engineers, Sam releases Kobin to prevent the airship's destruction and later installs him as acting pilot when Sam is forced to go against the President's wishes and assault Site F to stop Sadiq and the Engineers once and for all. His relationship with the team is greatly improved after these actions to the point where Fisher refuses to let him go since he's proven to be an invaluable asset. He is last seen walking freely aboard the airship and showing Charlie Cole how to use a pistol.

He is voiced by Elias Toufexis.

Oscar Laboy[edit]

A minor character. He is a mercenary hired to fly a captured Sam to Price Airfield. He is executed by Reed in order to avoid paying him. He was voiced by Larry Day.

Tom Reed[edit]

Colonel Thomas Jeffrey "Tom" Reed, USAF (Ret.) is a corrupt, ruthless director of Third Echelon who replaced Irving Lambert after his death and the main antagonist of Splinter Cell: Conviction.

An ambitious graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, Thomas "Tom" Jeffrey Reed[7] served in the U.S. Air Force in various counter-terrorist capacities, particularly cyberwarfare, and rose to the rank of Colonel. He transitioned to a new Third Echelon initiative under then-Director Irving Lambert. After Lambert was killed during the JBA crisis, Reed positioned himself to ascend to command position in Third Echelon. He has expanded organization's head count and mission, moving aggressively into pre-emptive information warfare approaches. Reed's psychological profile indicates strong adaptive thinking with some narcissistic tendencies. He prefers hands-on operation and places a great store in personal loyalty. Reed has replaced most of Lambert's appointees in Third Echelon with his own people. As a ruthless and relentless man, Reed has completely transformed Third Echelon into an organization that will resort to questionable tactics and will do anything to "protect" the United States, mostly through lethal means.

During the game, Reed discovers that President Patrica Cladwell is planning to shut down Third Echelon when she thinks they are not justifying funding for the agency and is leaving America vulnerable without its intelligence services. He went to a mysterious group called Megiddo and conspires with Kobin and the PMC called Black Arrow to smuggle EMP technology into the country as cover in an attempt to assassinate President Cladwell and have her Vice-President, who is in Megiddo's pocket, take over. If they succeeded in assassinating the president, Reed would be considered a hero and would get a promotion to the high ranks.

Once the EMP was unleashed in Washington DC, Reed and his men attacked the White House to take over the White House. Once they took control in the Oval Office, Anna Grímsdóttir brought Sam inside, pretending to be a hostage and he reveals he planned to frame Sam for assassinating the President. Once Sam and Grim took out Reed's men in the Oval Office, Sam interrogates him and discovers that he was the mole that Lambert was searching for, which made the latter staged the death of Sam's daughter Sarah. After the interrogation, the player has a choice to either kill Reed or spare him, in which case Reed is killed by Grim. The SMI Database in Splinter Cell: Blacklist confirmed that the latter choice is canon.

As Reed's treacherous scheme was foiled, his death lead to Third Echelon being shut down by President Caldwell.

He was voiced by James A. Woods.

Shawn Robertson[edit]

Major Shawn Robertson is project manager at White Box Laboratories and a high-ranking member of the PMC Black Arrow. He forces the scientists at the lab to work on EMP's for Tom Reed, and then has the entire lab massacred to hide the evidence. When he is confronted by Sam Fisher, Robertson orders a squad of Black Arrow operatives to kill Sam Fisher from behind a bulletproof window. He is killed when Sam Fisher sets off the EMP in the room, electrocuting him through the computer console he is using. He was voiced by Danny Blanco-Hall.

Jeremy Prentiss[edit]

Colonel Jeremy Prentiss is a ruthless, high-ranking official of the PMC Black Arrow. He kidnaps a female scientist from White Box Laboratories and forces her to oversee the EMP site at the Michigan Ave Reservoir while ordering Robertson to massacre every scientist inside White Box. Prentiss is killed when Victor Coste shoots down his helicopter. He was voiced by Trevor Hayes.

Lucius Galliard[edit]

Lucius Galliard is the new owner of White Box Industries and Private Military Contractor (PMC) Black Arrow. Sam Fisher eavesdrops on a heated discussion between Galliard and Tom Reed at the Lincoln Memorial, where a speech had just been given by the Vice President, and the speaking stage was being dismantled. Sam interrogates Galliard who is killed by an assassin before Sam can learn anything of Reed's plans. The shooter is unidentified, but presumably he was hired by Megiddo. The assassin is killed by a car bomb shortly after being chased through the National Mall by Sam. He was voiced by Tyrone Benskin.

Charlie Fryman[edit]

A minor character, but an ally of Grim and Sam Fisher. He is a Third Echelon employee, who had heard of Sam Fisher's work and is a big fan of him. He provides Sam with the Sonar Goggles. He was voiced by Graham Cuthbertson.

Calvin Samson[edit]

The corrupt Vice President of The United States. He was plotting to replace President Caldwell after she was assassinated by Tom Reed. The plot is foiled when Sam eliminates Samson's bodyguards and "secures" him by shooting him in both knee caps. Sam then leaves Samson lying in agony. In a conversation between two construction workers outside of the Lincoln Memorial it is mentioned that Samson is a blue dog democrat.

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction Prologue[edit]


Daniel Robert Sloane-Suarez (callsign "Archer") is an American agent working as a member of the "Splinter Cell" program for Third Echelon.

Earning an economics degree at Harvard, Daniel Sloane-Suarez joined the NSA to pursue a career as an intelligence analyst. While at the Agency, Daniel interpreted signal intercepts connected to a dozen of terror plots, and personally identified the leadership of extremist group, the Grass Liberation Front. Though Daniel proved to be a highly capable analyst, his deeply entrenched resentment to authority created considerable tension with his superiors at Fort Meade. Sloane-Suarez soon began to chafe against the bureaucratic confines of his job. Fortunately for him, his personnel file was flagged for potential field duty by recruiters of Third Echelon, and Anna Grímsdóttir quickly approved his admission to the group's grueling training program. Eighteen months later, he was assigned to his callsign Archer.

In Conviction co-op campaign, Archer and Kestrel were responsible for retrieving the EMP technology later used in the coup led by Third Echelon director, Tom Reed. On the transport plane, he is ordered to kill Kestrel but is killed. Depending on player's actions, the shot is delivered by Kestrel or Andriy Kobin. Blacklist co-op, however, reveals that the former is canon.

He was voiced by Edward Yankie.


Mikhail Andreyevitch Loskov (callsign "Kestrel", alias Glib Lakeev) is a Russian agent working for Voron, Third Echelon's Russian counterpart.

Most of Mikhail's military dossier is classified. What is known is that he is no stranger to death, misery, and misfortune. His parents were killed in a terrorist attack when he was six. He had a tempestuous and violent relationship with his foster father, and at the age of 14 he ran away from home to live on the streets for four harrowing years. After numerous run-ins with the local police he was arrested and turned over to the army for his period of conscription. Unlike most conscripts, Loskov thrived in the brutal atmosphere of Russian army life, and was quickly transferred to a special counterinsurgency unit charged with tracking down and neutralizing Chechen guerrillas and Wahhabist fighters in the Chechen capital of Grozny. After an incident where his entire unit was ambushed and subsequently captured, he endured three days of unspeakable torture before the Spetsnaz came to his rescue. After reading his report, an SVR officer named Viktor Korvalev approached Loskov to discuss a new, special operations group dedicated to high-risk infiltration and information gathering. From that day on he was known as "Kestrel".

Kestrel is shot at the end of the Conviction co-op campaign and is assumed dead. Depending on player's actions, the shot is delivered by Andriy Kobin or Archer. Blacklist co-op, however, reveals that the former is canon; Kestrel survived and is placed in induced coma by his former Voron handlers. He is extracted by Sam Fisher and Isaac Briggs. Sam questions Kobin and discovers the full scope of Kobin's involvement. In the subsequent tie-in novel, Blacklist Aftermath, Kestrel recovers from both coma and injuries and shares his intelligence with Sam and Fourth Echelon. After being released by Sam, he returns to Russia to work as a freelance mercenary and to seek revenge on those who had imprisoned him. From that point on, Sam thinks Kestrel to be an ally to Fourth Echelon and even considers recruiting him to aid in the team's search for Igor Kasperov.

He was voiced by Alex Ivanovici.

Ben Hansen[edit]

Agent Ben Hansen was Archer and Kestrel's mission handlers until he was reassigned and replaced by Maya Valentina. He was voiced by Terrence Scamwell. Hansen also appears in the Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction novel and Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Endgame.

Maya Valentina[edit]

Agent Maya Valentina was Archer and Kestrel's mission handlers, replacing Agent Hansen. She was voiced by Holly O'Brien. Valentina also appears in Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction novel and Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Endgame.

Valentin Lesovsky[edit]

A Russian human trafficker who was the broker for the sale of several warheads ten days prior the Third Echelon Conspiracy. He is killed either by Archer or Kestrel. He was voiced by Mark Camacho.

Boris Sychev[edit]

Levosvosky's associate. When Archer and Kestrel are infiltrating Lesvosky's place, he is seen in a sauna. He is killed either by Archer or Kestrel. He was voiced by Alain "Al" Goulem.

Sergei Torbinsky[edit]

The man in charge of Lesvosky's contact list. He is interrogated and then used to get past a door. Afterwards, he is disposed of by either Archer or Kestrel. He was voiced by Dusan Dukic.

Leonid Bykhov[edit]

Leonid Bykhov is a former GRU colonel arms dealing at the Russian Embassy in Baku, Azerbaijan with a man named Tagizade who represents the government of Azerbaijan. After several disagreements Bhykov has his men kill Tagizade and his assistant. Soon after, Bhykov is interrogated by Archer and Kestrel and left lying on the ground.


A representative of the government of Azerbaijan. He deals with Bykhov only to be betrayed and gunned down by the colonel's men.


Major General Kerzhakov is in charge of the Yastreb Complex underneath Moscow Red Square. When he learns of Archer and Kestrel's presence, he becomes extremely paranoid and tries to terminate them by shooting at them with a large portable turret. However Archer and Kestrel manage to kill him by dropping a larger container onto his turret crushing him to death.

Oleg S. Rebko[edit]

Major Rebko is Kerzakov's right-hand man. He is seen trying to dispose of several top secret documents, but is caught by the Splinter Cells; and used to get past a retinal scanner. He then takes either Archer or Kestrel as a hostage, only to be killed by their team-mate.

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist[edit]


Jadid is a former MI6 agent in league with the Engineers. He is interrogated by Sam in Iraq, where his status as a traitor is revealed by Grimsdottir. When Fisher threatens him at gunpoint for information on Sadiq, Jadid gets control of the weapon and commits suicide when he pulls the trigger on himself.

Isaac Briggs[edit]

A former CIA officer turned field agent of 4th Echelon who supports Sam in the field in both direct and indirect capacities. Throughout the Blacklist crisis, a friction between Sam and Briggs builds over the decisions he makes as commander of Fourth Echelon. While a competent agent, Briggs retains some loyalty as a "company man" being an ex-CIA officer, much to the vexation of Sam. He is ordered off-team by Sam when he chooses to rescue a downed Sam as opposed to chasing down Sadiq. However, he is brought back into the field by Grimsdottir and remains skeptical of Sam's leadership until the final assault on Site F. Briggs makes the tough decision to execute the Secretary of Defense to prevent the Engineers from accessing critical intelligence inside the bunker. Sam later rescues him from Sadiq's men and is last seen recovering from his injuries aboard the Paladin. Briggs is something of a rigid man who plays by the book of working laterally with other agencies, and though often coming at odds with Fisher, they maintain a strong peer relationship, as he does with Grim. Briggs' stern demeanor comes at odds with Charlie Coles' rather relaxed personality, though the two bond as the story progresses with Briggs even joking with his team members. In certain instances in the campaign, he is controlled by the player to complete certain objectives such as providing sniper fire, drone support, or a dual objective that parallels Sam's. Briggs is playable in co-op missions and is in charge of bringing Sam missions they can take on together as agents.

Dwain Murphy, in both the dialog and physical performance, plays Isaac.

Charlie Cole[edit]

He is a computer hacker who helps with Sam’s gadgets as well as decrypting intelligence found in the field. He worked with Paladin Nine Security alongside Sam and Victor Coste before he was recruited to Fourth Echelon to assist in the Blacklist crisis. When the team goes to Mexico, Charlie inadvertently puts Fourth Echelon at risk when he utilizes a contact in one of the local cartels. This results in both a direct attack on the Paladin as well as a cyber takeover by Sadiq. He is accosted by Grimsdottir for his actions but remains on team to help Sam and Briggs resolve the attacks. Due to his youth and inexperience, Charlie has a tendency to be flippant and childish at points, but learns humility and respect for the team when his attempts threaten the lives of everyone on the Paladin. Charlie seems to have a bit of a rivalry and begrudging respect for Isaac Briggs as the story develops. At the end of the main storyline, Charlie is seen talking with Andriy Kobin, out of his cell, as they discuss using a pistol.

Charlie Cole's voice acting and physical performances were made by David Reale.

Majid Harata Sadiq[edit]

Leader of the terrorist organization named "The Engineers" and the main antagonist of Splinter Cell: Blacklist. His personal intentions are unknown, but he serves as the figurehead for a rogue effort made by twelve nations to unseat America as a superpower. Sadiq orchestrates all of the Blacklist terrorist attacks on America, demanding all American troops to return home. It's revealed in the game that he was an MI6 agent working a deep undercover assignment who was issued a burn notice after a U.S. drone attack in Iraq, causing him to become a fugitive. He is first seen in the game executing an American general officer, along with many other personnel, during the assault on Anderson AFB and is later seen killing a captured American soldier on tape in Mirawa, Iraq. Fisher meets him in person in London after being captured and being exposed to nerve gas. Sadiq manages to escape after Briggs chooses to save Sam instead of going after Sadiq, though attempts to kill Fisher before leaving. Later, he and his fellow Engineers plan on causing a plan concerning the continuity of government where all high-ranking government officials in a protected bunker called "Site F" in Denver, Colorado. They plan on using the Secretary of Defense to give them access to classified documents to further the goals of the Engineers. Isaac Briggs ruins the plan by snapping the neck of the Secretary of Defense, thereby making it impossible to extract the data. Undeterred, Majid and his soldiers take Isaac and others at the base hostage in an attempt to get to use the Paladin to escape. A disguised Sam manages to provide a distraction for snipers to take out the Engineers holding hostages with Sam shooting Majid in the left shoulder and stabbing his left leg twice. Majid threatens Sam that if he dies, the 12 nations behind The Engineers will rise prompting 12 new wars for the United States to fight, and if he capture him he will reveal all the political and military secrets he knows to the public. Sam makes the decision to enact "Fifth Freedom" and secretly imprison Majid while the President publically declares that Sadiq had been killed. He is shown at the end of the story in a prison cell where a recovered Victor Coste and Sam Fisher reunite before beginning interrogating him on how to stop the future plans of the Engineers.

He is fully performed by actor Carlo Rota.


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