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Characters: Splinter Cell
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    Third Echelon 

Samuel Leo "Sam" Fisher (Michael Ironside) (Eric Johnson in Blacklist)

The main character of the franchise, Sam is a former navy SEAL who is recruited by his best friend Irving Lambert in 2004 to be the first Splinter Cell. Over the next several years he stops multiple world crises, prevents the outbreak of World War III, and shuts down numerous terrorist groups before going on a Roaring Rampage of Revenge against elements of the U.S. government that betrayed him. As of Blacklist, he is put in charge of Forth Echelon.
  • Badass
    • Badass Grandpa: 54 as of Conviction and still kicking ass. In fact, he becomes more badass as he grows older.
    • Badass In Charge: Of Fourth Echelon, as of Blacklist.
    • Retired Badass: When he was initially picked to be a Splinter Cell, he was a retired Navy SEAL. By the time of Conviction, he's also out of Third Echelon.
  • Bald of Awesome: Shaves his head after the first level in Double Agent, though he grows his hair back after the game.
  • Bash Brothers: With Victor Coste.
  • The Combat Pragmatist: Especially in Conviction.
  • Cool Old Guy
  • Da Chief: Graduates to this in Blacklist, especially toward Briggs, though he shares the position with Grim.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Especially to interrogation targets.
  • Deep Cover Agent/Double Agent: During Double Agent.
  • Elites Are More Glamorous: Sam used to be a Navy SEAL.
  • Expy: Many fans have noted that Sam Fisher has a lot in common with another Tom Clancy character, John Clark. Both are ex-Navy SEALs who went on to become intelligence operatives, both are willing to resort to killing and torture to get the job done, and they even have similar personalities and dark senses of humor. Chaos Theory had him compared to Batman given his sneaking and striking from the dark and Conviction with it's heavy emphasis on a rogue agent doing whatever it takes to stop the terrorist plot and protect his daughter closely mirrors Jack Bauer.
  • Good Is Not Nice
  • Green Eyes: Somewhat of the type. While he is trustworthy to the people who do not betray him, his "spitfire" attitude definitely comes into play in interrogations.
  • Heroic BSOD: A few, the first major one being after learning his daughter Sarah has died, and the second coming when he learns she is alive, but his best friend Lambert had faked her death to protect her from a plot to threaten her by a mole inside Third Echelon and allow Sam to willingly to accept extremely dangerous assignments since he would no longer have anything to live for.
  • He Who Fights Monsters: Hints of it in Conviction but then come Blacklist, with Victor Coste being put in a coma, it's taken Up to Eleven. As a result, he Took a Level in Jerkass. Grim calls him out for it, pointing out he's alienating the team, and near the end he improves.
  • Impossibly Cool Clothes
  • Informed Ability: Sam is stated to be a Krav Maga practitioner. Up until Conviction, his hand to hand combat moves don't even remotely resemble Krav Maga. Then again, the novels are of questionable canonicity, so this can be excused.
  • Jack Bauer Interrogation Technique: Sam is a big fan of this, especially in Conviction.
  • Knife Nut: In Chaos Theory and Double Agent. Not so much in Conviction, but in Blacklist he graduates to using a karambit blade.
  • Master of Unlocking
  • The Other Darrin: Was played by the distinctive Michael Ironside up until Blacklist, at which point he was replaced by Eric Johnson, as the devs wanted the voicework, motion capture, and appearance of the character to all be based on a single actor.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: Sam loses all traces of his trademark Gallows Humour when Vic is put into a coma in Blacklist. This signals the start of his He Who Fights Monsters tendencies.
  • Papa Wolf
  • Perma Stubble
  • Pragmatic Hero
  • Punch Clock Hero: Occasional comments throughout the series touch on the fact that he has a life back home in America and one of the sections in Conviction has Sam deal with a pair of home intruders.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Most of Conviction. "Blacklist" takes it Up to Eleven due to Victor Coste being injured in the Guam attack.
  • Rogue Agent: During Conviction.
  • Shoot Your Mate: In Essentials, one of the missions involves shooting Lambert and completion of the mission requires it. The Xbox 360/PC version of Double Agent allows for the choice of shooting either Jamie or Lambert. In Conviction, it is revealed that he was ordered by Third Echelon to shoot Lambert.
  • Stealth Expert
  • Stranger in a Familiar Land: The reason he continues to work as a Stealth Expert in Blacklist despite his disillusionment after Conviction , first as a member of Paladin Nine Security, and then as the commander of Fourth Echelon, is because he is too bored with civilian life to leave the military behind.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: During "Blacklist" he's on a near fanatical Roaring Rampage of Revenge and even scolds Briggs for rescuing him from Sadiq when there was an opportunity to shoot him. Grim eventually snaps him out of it however.
  • Took a Level in Badass: With each successive Splinter Cell game, Sam gets faster, more agile, and more proficient at killing.
  • Unstoppable Rage: Near the end of Conviction Sam learns that Lambert was responsible for faking Sarah's death in order to stop her from being used as leverage against Sam. This causes Sam to become so enraged that any enemy mooks who stand in his way can be killed with a single button press due to Sam having unlimited Mark and Execute points.

Colonel Irving Lambert (Don Jordan) (Dennis Haysbert in Pandora Tomorrow)

Third Echelon Operations Coordinator, later Director of Operations and then Director outright, Lambert is an old friend of Sam's and recruited him to be the first Splinter Cell. He helped guide Sam through his missions, using diplomacy and contacts to get him whatever aid he could. In Conviction it is revealed that one option in Double Agent, the one to shoot him to keep Sam's cover, is the canon option, and he died of the bullet wound.

Anna Grímsdóttir (Claudia Besso) (Adriana Anderson in Pandora Tomorrow) (Kate Drummond in Blacklist)

Third Echelon Communications Lead and later Chief Technical Analyst, "Grim" serves as Sam's technical support for much of his career during the games, providing technological, cryptographic, and data support. In Conviction following the death of Lambert, she rose to Chief Technical Analyst, aiding Sam from behind the scenes in uncovering Tom Reed's plot. Following the dissolution of Third Echelon, she is chosen by the President as the technical operations manager for Fourth Echelon.
  • Action Girl: By the time of Conviction.
  • Anti-Hero: In Conviction and Blacklist.
  • Badass: By Conviction, she's taken to field operations instead of just staying at a computer. In the Oval Office, she handles a Sig Sauer very competently while helping Sam kill the final Splinter Cells.
    • Badass Bookworm: She's still a very reliable source for technical information, however.
  • Brown Eyes: Fills out the categories, especially since she's in the field less often.
  • Captain Obvious: When she served as Mission Control.
  • Character Development: Grim slowly becomes colder and more jaded, and by Conviction she is refered to as "The Ice Queen of Third Echelon". She softens up somewhat in Blacklist, due to trying to regain Sam's trust but is still willing to make very hard decisions firsthand, even to the point of keeping information from her own government to prevent war.
  • Communications Officer: The head for both Third and Fourth Echelons.
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Dye or Die: Her hair color changes sometimes between games.
    • Brainy Brunette: In Splinter Cell, her hair is auburn, but with a lean toward brown. In Chaos Theory, she changes it to a pure brown.
    • Red-Headed Heroine: In Conviction and Blacklist.
  • Fake Defector: Fakes betraying Sam in order to let him get close to Reed in the White House.
  • Good Is Not Nice: In Conviction.
  • Guile Hero: In Conviction it becomes very obvious that she's not afraid to use deception and manipulation to get the job done.
  • Ice Queen: Even called as much by Conviction.
  • In-Series Nickname: Grim, and later "Grim Reaper" and "The Ice Queen".
  • The Lancer: As well as some levels in The Smart Guy, to Fisher's The Hero in Conviction.
  • The Matchmaker: According to a conversation in Chaos Theory, Grim has set Sam up on blind dates with women she knows.
    Grim: The Maria Narcissa.
    Sam: Sounds like you're setting me up for another blind date.
    Grim: The Maria Narcissa is a boat.
    Grim: Fisher!
    Sam: Sorry.
  • Mission Control
  • Morality Pet: Her's is Sam in Conviction.
  • The Mole: Conviction implies her true loyalties were always to the Executive Branch, and that she was inserted into Third Echelon from the beginning to make sure they didn't go rogue.
  • Secret Keeper: She kept the fact that Sarah was not only not dead, but also that the entire faked death was on Lambert's orders, secret from Sam, knowing they needed him for the John Brown's Army crisis, until he was able to go to Third Echelon Headquarters and learn for himself when she let him know after Lambert's demise.
  • Shoot the Dog: She implies that she has done so many times while talking with Sam in Conviction. Confirmed when she kills Reed if Fisher doesn't in the finale.
  • Something Completely Different: Implied to be controlling the UAV in some parts of Blacklist to cover for Sam.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Big time in Conviction, where she's gone from pure Mission Control to a more field oriented position.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: These must have come with the levels in Badass, though she does seem to still genuinely care about Sam's survival.
    • Took a Level in Kindness: In Blacklist, she's nicer to Sam, probably as an effort to make things up for the events of Conviction though still somewhat abrasive at times.
  • Voice with an Internet Connection

Tom Reed (James A. Woods)

The Director of Third Echelon in Conviction. He attempts to murder President Caldwell when she attempts to cut the power of Third Echelon, although he is also working on the behest of Megiddo.
  • Bad Boss: He shoots a pilot for asking to be paid for the fuel he used while transporting Sam.
  • Big Bad: Of Conviction. Although he is under the control of Bigger Bad Megiddo.
  • Boom, Headshot: By either Sam or Grim at the end of Conviction.
  • Motive Rant: At the end of Conviction, Reed talks about how the President was going to pull funding from Third Echelon and go soft on terrorism, motivating him to try and overthrow her and place Vice President Calvin Samson. Then again, it's all pretty much thrown out when he admits he was trying to help Megiddo take over the USA.
  • The Mole: For Megiddo.
  • Mole in Charge: See above.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Is essentially the same as Assistant Director Williams from the previous games, other than perhaps having a slightly more hysterical personality.
  • Tyrant Takes the Helm
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Averted. Reed claims he's assassinating President Caldwell because she's soft on terrorism, and putting the nation at risk by downsizing Third Echelon. Blacklist shows that the Fifth Freedom includes executing members of the Executive Branch to protect the country, so while Reed's supposed position is incredibly extreme it is not entirely without merit based on the rules laid out in the series. However, in truth Reed is working for Megiddo, a corrupt and nebulous conspiracy, and is really trying to kill Caldwell because her policies are damaging to them.

Andriy Kobin (Elias Toufexis)

A powerful criminal leader employed by Third Echelon, Kobin faked the death of Sarah Fisher on then-Director Lambert's orders. He serves as one of Tom Reed's top men in the fifth game, surviving its events. Later appears in Blacklist having turned informant to the CIA and joining Fourth Echelon as a Token Evil Teammate and Ace Pilot.
  • Ace Pilot: As revealed in Blacklist.
  • Anti-Hero: Unscrupulous Hero in Blacklist, eventually.
  • Arms Dealer
  • Battle Trophy: Not much of a "battle", but he keeps Archer's corpse hung up in his mansion in Conviction, still in his body suit.
  • Beard of Evil
  • Death Faked for You: Did this for Sarah Fisher at Lambert's instruction. Sam was not amused upon finding this out.
  • The Dragon: To Reed in Conviction.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Despite getting taken down easily in Conviction, "Blacklist" reveals he is an Ace Pilot and when the Paladin is on the verge of crashing, keeps the plane airborne while helping Sam restart it. He's also puts his skills to good use when getting Sam and Briggs into Colorado past the air defenses around Denver to stop Sadiq.
  • Drugs Are Bad: Drug trafficking is among his crimes.
  • Hidden Depths: Is an extremely skilled pilot as revealed in Blacklist.
  • Odd Friendship: With Charlie Cole of all people. At the end, they're seen getting along extremely well while Kobin explains the finer points on how to operate and shoot Sams FN Five Seven.
    • Fire-Forged Friends: Becomes an official Fourth Echelon member after multiple dangerous events on the Paladin.
  • Oh Crap/You Have Got to Be Kidding Me!: His reaction to finding out that his savior in Blacklist is Sam Fisher.
  • Recruiting the Criminal: Double Subverted in Blacklist. He isn't so much "recruited" as he is arrested by Fourth Echelon as an intelligence source, and his "room" is the holding cells. However, once he proves his worth and genuine aid, he appears to be officially recruited to Fourth Echelon, even allowed to handle Sams Five SeveN on the command deck.
  • Token Evil Teammate: While most of Third Echelon is made up of Anti-Heroes, Kobin is a major criminal employed by them to carry out some dirty work their operatives can't do. In Blacklist he's more of a frienemy and even ends up as part of Sams Paladin team.

"Archer": real name Daniel Robert Sloane-Suarez

A Splinter Cell agent who was active prior to the involvement of Sam Fisher in the Third Echelon Conspiracy in Conviction, he worked alongside Voron agent Kestrel against Russian criminal activities.

Frances Coen (Ellen David (Splinter Cell))

Sam's field runner in the later part of Splinter Cell and Pandora Tomorrow. Mentioned in Chaos Theory to be gathering intelligence in Japan.
  • The Handler: Though Fisher does personally know Lambert, his real boss.
  • Informed Judaism: In Pandora Tomorrow she mentions that she's Jewish when she and Sam travel to Israel.
  • Put on a Bus: Disappears after Pandora Tomorrow, except for a passing line of dialogue in Chaos Theory.

William Redding (Thor Bishopric)

Sam's second field runner, Redding supplied him with kit recommendations and weapons and equipment for his missions.
  • The Handler: Takes up the position after Coen, though, as stated, Lambert does personally know Sam and acts as this as well.
  • Put on a Bus: Hasn't been seen or mentioned since Essentials. Official explanation is he was forced out of Third Echelon by the new Director Tom Reed before Conviction. He spent some time working for Vic Coste at Paladin Nine, but does not do so anymore.
  • Retired Badass: He used to be a US Marine interrogator.
  • The Smart Guy: While Grim was Sam's technical support ally in Third Echelon, Redding gave him his weapons and kit recommendations before missions.

Charlie Fryman (Graham Cuthbertson)

Grim's inside man in Third Echelon HQ, Fryman gives Sam the upgraded sonar goggles.

    Fourth Echelon 

Samuel Leo "Sam" Fisher

See "Third Echelon"

Anna "Grímsdöttir

See "Third Echelon"

Isaac Briggs

See "CIA"

Charlie Cole

See "Paladin Nine Security"

Victor Coste

See "Paladin Nine Security"

Andriy Kobin

See "Third Echelon"

     CIA 

Ingrid Ruth Karlthson

Sam's ally during the Indonesia Crisis (Pandora Tomorrow), she is a field operations officer who acts as his contact.

Hisham Hamza

A CIA contact who's undercover in John Brown's Army (Double Agent).
  • Deep Cover Agent
  • In the Back: Although this ending is noncanon according to the writer of Conviction, Essentials has Sam shooting him in the back as he tries to escape to cover Sam himself.
  • Reverse Mole

Isaac Briggs

A CIA agent who Sam recruits to Fourth Echelon in Blacklist, Briggs serves as the second player in Co-Op Multiplayer.

     United States Government 

President David Bowers (Arthur Holden)

The President during the first four games of the series. He is highly supportive of Third Echelon.

President Patricia Caldwell (Lynne Adams)

The President during the events of Conviction and Blacklist. She is suspicious of the power and latitude given to Third Echelon and other spy organizations and seeks to restrict them.

Vice President Calvin Samson (Larry Day)

The Vice President during the events of Conviction. He is a member of Megiddo and is part of their attempts to take over the U.S. government.

     Voron 

"Kestrel": real name Mikhail Andreyevitch Loskov

A Voron agent active before involvement of Sam Fisher in the Third Echelon Conspiracy, Kestrel worked alongside Splinter Cell agent Archer to take down Russian criminal activities within his own country.

He apparently died in the end of the prologue campaign in Conviction, but was later recovered by Voron and kept in a coma until Sam and Briggs rescue him in Blacklist.
  • Alternate Company Equivalent: In-universe, he is this for a Splinter Cell, with Voron being essentially Russia's Third Echelon.
  • Anti-Hero
  • Apologetic Attacker: He hates having to fight his own countrymen, but he does it anyway.
  • Badass
  • Brown Eyes: Fits the personality type, unlike his partner. That said, he's still known as introverted, reclusive, and unforgiving according to command observations.
  • The Combat Pragmatist
  • Code Name/Nom de Guerre: Kestrel
    • Only Known by Their Nickname: Justified, considering Archer and Kestrel are covert operatives, and probably shouldn't be able to give away their true identities.
  • Conscription: The reason Kestrel was in the military at all.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: His parents were killed in a terrorist attack when he was six years old. He had a very bad relationship with his foster father, and ended up running away at the age of 14 to live on the streets of St. Petersburg for more than four years alone, where he had many run ins with the police, ultimately arrested at the age of 18. He was conscripted into the military, as was mandatory. When shifted to a counterinsurgency unit for his ability to thrive in the field, he was systematically forced to watch the execution of his friends after they were eventually captured, then subjected to three days of Cold-Blooded Torture until the Spetsnaz rescued him and he was invited to Voron. With a history like that, it's not hard to see how his personality differs from that of Archer.
  • Disney Death: His fight with Archer did not result in his death, but rather in him being rendered comatose.
  • Famous Last Words: Non-canon, and nonlethal regardless, but in Conviction, "Orders are orders, right Chief?"
  • Foil: To Archer.
  • Impossibly Cool Clothes
  • Mother Russia Makes You Strong: Subverted. He's plenty badass and Russian, but he's not any of the other things involved in the trope.
  • Not Quite Dead: As revealed in Blacklist through the Briggs missions.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Blue to Archer's Red.
  • The Runaway: In his history, from the age of 14 to 18.
  • Stealth Expert: Seeing as he is the Voron equivalent to a Splinter Cell. However, unlike Splinter Cells, Voron agents are more trained in assault tactics than infiltration, as shown in Blacklist and supported by his history.
  • Token Good Teammate: As shown in Blacklist, he's one of the only heroic Voron agents. Probably why they put him in a drug induced coma.

    Former Soviet Republic of Georgia 

President Kombayn Nikoladze (Vlasta Vrana)

The President of Georgia during most of the Georgian Information Crisis of the first Splinter Cell game, Nikoladze has a deep hatred of America, and seeks to attack it subversively.
  • Big Bad: Of the first game.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: He came to power in Georgia by using his ample funds from the oil business.
  • Meaningful Name: "Kombayn" means "grain harvester" or "combine", likely a reference to grain working given by his likely Soviet parents.
  • My Death Is Only The Beginning: Although it's not elaborated on, in later games it's mentioned that assassinating him created several unforseen negative implications, enough that Third Echelon makes a significant effort to capture the major villains of the next two games alive.
  • President Evil: Eventually ousted, though, before his assassination.

Vyacheslav Grinko (Maksim Osadchiy-Korytkovskiy)

An ex-Spetsnaz mercenary who President Nikoladze hires to retrain the Georgian military in covert operations.

Philip Masse (Marcel Jeannin)

A Canadian computer genius hired by President Nikoladze to keep the world blind to Georgia's activities, Masse is the man who instigated the Georgian Information Crisis by using his "Masse Kernels" to disrupt information networks.

     Darah Dan Doa ("Blood and Prayer") 

Suhadi Sadono (David Kaye)

The leader of Darah Dan Doa, Suhadi Sadono is one of the two members of the Big Bad Duumvirate in the second game.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Despite not displaying any remarkable combat skills previously, when you go up against him at the end of the game he has crazy good aim and can kill Sam with one shot from his pistol. You're not supposed to fight him directly.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: With Soth for the second game.
  • Dead Man Switch: His "Pandora Tomorrow" scheme involves several sleeper agents in the U.S. who will detonate smallpox bombs if he is killed or captured, in order to prevent the U.S. interfering with his revolutionary uprising.
  • Distracted by the Sexy: Apparently because Karlthson was a woman, he couldn't resist her requests to have full access to his facility when she was captured.
  • Expy: Of Che Guevara.
  • Lima Syndrome: Toward Ingrid Karlthson.
  • Nice Hat
  • Psychopathic Manchild: According to Karlthson, he has a child's view of war, seeing no difference between soldier and civilian, and seeing them all as legitimate targets.

Norman Soth

A former CIA agent who took up sides with Suhadi, Soth is one of the member of the Big Bad Duumvirate of the second game.
  • Badass: Acts as Sadano's Heavy in implementing Pandora Tomorrow, including leading the raid to acquire the cryo-boxes to be used as smallpox bombs.
    • Handicapped Badass: Is apparently still fit enough to lead commando raids even with only one leg. His prosthetic limb also doesn't handicap him in any way during the final shootout.
  • Bald of Evil
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: With Suhadi for the second game.
  • CIA: Formerly.
  • Code Name: mortified_penguin.
  • Deep Cover Agent: How he started out, but he went too deep.
  • Dragon Their Feet: Steals the last smallpox bomb and tries to set it off at LAX after Sam brings down Sadano and the rest of the Darah Dan Doa.
  • Evil Cripple: Has a prosthetic leg, courtesy of the car bomb that he blames on Uncle Sam.
  • Face-Heel Turn: He was a former CIA agent before going rogue.
  • Not in This for Your Revolution/Dragon with an Agenda: Soth doesn't give a damn about Sadano's revolution. He just wants to get revenge on America for burning him all those years ago.
  • Rogue Agent: Was "burned" by the Agency while in deep cover in Indonesia. This got him blown up by the people he was embedded with. He survives, minus one leg, and ends up hooking up with Sadano to get revenge on America.

     Displace International 

Douglas Shetland

Shetland is the CEO of Displace International. He is a former Force Recon Marine who was considered for the Splinter Cell program, and a friend of Sam's. He is also the Big Bad of the third game, trying to spark World War III in North Korea through the utilization of the destruction of the USS Walsh.

Milan Nedich (Real Name: Milos Nowak)

The vice president of the VIP protection division of Displace International, he is the Big Bad of the third game. Part of the way in, it is determined that he is instead The Dragon to Shetland.

Abrahim Zherkezhi

A naive computer theorist who wants to promote world peace through his protection by Displace International. His "Dvorak" algorithms are used by Shetland to attempt to provoke World War III. Mentioned in the second game, he shows up in the third.

     Information Self-Defense Force 

Toshiro Otomo (Terrence Scammel, Chaos Theory)

An old-fashioned Japanese admiral, he is the head of Japan's new electronic warfare branch. He turns out to be the game's second big-bad, alongside Douglas Shetland, using the Dvorak algorithms to launch false-flag operations to start a war in the Koreas and re-militarize Japan.


  • Big Bad Duumvirate: He's working with Shetland to cause a war between North and South Korea, though ultimately for different reasons than Shetland.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: He does not seem to be a very important character at first, providing only some color to a few of the briefings. Then he turns out to be party to the sinking of the Walsh and the war in Korea.
  • Face-Heel Turn: Formerly Japanese intelligence, now villain.
  • False Flag Operation: Along with Shepard, hacks into a North Korean missile battery and disables the Walsh's defenses, which results in the sinking of the Walsh and North Korea getting the blame. Then he prepares to launch a North Korean cruise missile at Japan, in order to steer public opinion towards re-militarizing Japan.
  • Graceful Loser: Once his attempt at Seppuku fails, Otomo's sense of honor sees him confess to his crimes in public and taking all the blame.
  • Insane Admiral
  • Knight Templar: He wants to make Japan a great world power again. To that end, he's willing to kill thousands of Koreans, Americans and Japanese to see it done.
  • Seppuku: Attempts it once Sam breaches his inner sanctum. Sam saves his life.
  • The Stoic: He does not have much in the way of a sense of humor, though Grimm notes he is much nicer than he appears to be in person. Given the fact that he tries re-arm Japan to go to war with North Korea, this may not be an accurate assessment of the man.
    • Not So Stoic: Starts screaming at the Japanese government officials, first when they try to deny his demands, second after they try to invade his Underwater Base.
  • Walking Spoiler

     John Brown's Army 

Emile Dufraisne


  • Bad Boss: He executes Enrica if the bomb fails to go off on the cruise ship, suspecting she was a mole who sabotaged the device, even though he had no evidence.
  • Bald of Evil
  • Big Bad: Of Double Agent.
  • If You're So Evil, Eat This Kitten: He really likes pulling this, even on operatives who have already proven their loyalty.
  • Taking You with Me: When the Feds storm his secret HQ, he tries to use his nuclear bomb to blow up New York City rather than be taken alive.

Carson Moss


  • Badass: He's the only person in Double Agent who manages to give Sam anything resembling a tough fight, even if it's only all in a mini-cutscene when you try to use a takedown on him.
  • Blonde Guys Are Evil
  • Dumb Muscle
  • The Dragon: To Dufraisne.
    • Dragon Their Feet: It's possible to play Double Agent and not even kill him if a certain level isn't unlocked.

Jamie Washington


  • Affably Evil: He's very nice to the people he considers his friends, but extremely cruel to the ones he does not.
  • The Brute
  • Evil Cripple: Downplayed. He has a pacemaker in his chest to keep his heart regular, but he's otherwise capable and healthy. You can kill him with your pistol's EMP attachment in version 2 of the game, however.

Enrica Villablanca (Rachel Reenstra)


  • The Dark Chick
  • Defecting for Love: In the PS2/Wii version of Double Agent, Sam develops a genuine romantic attachment to Enrica, and is very pissed when she's killed by Third Echelon. In the Xbox 360/PC version, though, Sam's just playing her for info, and is perfectly happy to kill her in cold blood in order to achieve 100% Completion. She does help Sam by unlocking a coded door for him if he lets her live instead, but he can kill her before she walks away after the door is opened, and no option to knock her unconscious is available.
  • The Medic
  • Morally Ambiguous Doctorate: Has a Ph.D. Decidedly Evil.
  • Not in This for Your Revolution: Unlike the other members of the JBA, who are all hardcore anti-government militants, Enrica is essentially an Ivy League wannabe who only sticks around because Emile has enough dirt on her to bury her.
  • Optional Sexual Encounter: It's possible, though not required, for Sam and Enrica to hook up in Double Agent.
  • Unresolved Sexual Tension: With Sam.
  • You Have Failed Me: Emile executes her when the bomb on the cruise ship fails to go off due to Sam's sabotage.

Stanley Dayton


     Black Arrow 

Lucius Galliard (Tyrone Benskin)

The CEO of Black Arrow and several other companies. Lucius is a member of Megiddo, a Nebulous Evil Organization with major influence that opposes President Patricia Caldwell.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive
  • He Knows Too Much: Mere moments after Sam captures him, a sniper kills Galliard to prevent him from talking about Megiddo, with Sam getting barely any information about the group. The assassin is killed by a car bomb a few minutes later.
  • The Man Behind the Man: He gives orders to both Reed and V.P. Samson on behalf of Megiddo.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: When he is mentioned on a news program Sam can overhear, he is described as a well-known philanthropist.

Colonel Jeremy Prentiss (Trevor Hayes)

A colonel who works for Black Arrow, Prentiss serves as one of Tom Reed's allies during the fifth game,

Major Shawn Robertson (Danny Blanco-Hall)

A major working for Black Arrow, he serves as one of Tom Reed's allies in the fifth game.

     The Engineers 

Majd Sadiq (Carlo Rota)

The leader of the Engineers and the mastermind behind the "Blacklist" plot against the United States.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Puts up a pretty good fight against Sam in the finale. He's basically the only guy besides Douglas Shetland who could actually fight Sam hand-to-hand on an even playing field.
  • Badass: One of the most formidable hand to hand combatents in the series, beating Briggs to a pulp and nearly killing Sam with his own karambit in their final confrontation.
  • Bald of Evil
  • Big Bad: Of Blacklist.
  • Break Them by Talking: Does this successfully with a captured US soldier in Iraq before executing him. Tries this with Sam in London but Briggs pulls a Big Damn Hero moment.
  • Character Tic: Plays with Sam's karambit whenever he gets hold of it in non-combat situations.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: Has this performed on the US Secretary of Defense in order to get his information codes.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Does this to Briggs when attempting to escape the bunker and almost does this with Sam in their final confrontation.
  • Defiant to the End: Attempts to pull this off with Sam at the end of their fight in Colorado. He fails, as Sam spares him.
  • Evil Brit: Ex-MI6.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Drops his facade when he is called out on his actions.
  • Final Boss: Has a true Boss Battle in his finale.
  • Genre Savvy: He seems more intelligent and well-versed in the ways of high-tech espionage than previous Splinter Cell Big Bads. This is seen when he cuts out Brigg's subdermal implant in the bunker level.
  • Genius Bruiser: Conducts and plans a series of meticulous and incredibly destructive terrorist attacks while staying one step ahead of the protagonists, is a former MI6 agent who knows most of the tactics Fourth Echelon will deploy against him and is one of the few antagonists of the franchise to come closest to killing Sam Fisher in a fair fight.
  • Hannibal Lecture: Pulls off a creepy one on a helpless hostage in Iraq, reducing him to a sobbing wreck.
  • Rogue Agent: Ex-MI6 agent.
  • The Unreveal: His actual plan is never really elaborated on, aside from that he wants to get some kind of information from the Secretary of Defense's accounts, which he deems to be the most dangerous weapon available to the modern world. Dangerously Genre Savvy as he is, he knows not to give a Motive Rant to his enemies.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Has a brief but spectacular one when Briggs, against all his expectations, actually kills the Secretary of Defense complete with a Big "NO!" and a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown.

    Paladin Nine Security 

Victor Coste (Howard Siegel)

Sam's friend from his Navy SEAL days, "Vic" Coste is a valuable ally to him in the fifth game. Following his days in the Navy, he took up forming "Paladin Nine Security", a security consulting company specializing in high-tech defense solutions and kidnapping recovery work. That said, due to the small staff, he ends up doing most of the field work himself, keeping up enough to still stay useful for Sam when he is called on once more.

Charlie Cole

A computer hacker and tech expert who worked at Paladin Nine during Sam's brief stay there between Conviction and Blacklist, Charlie becomes the technology officer of Fourth Echelon, providing Sam with many custom gadgets to complement Grim's tech savviness, albeit with his own self-deprecative humor.

     Other Characters 

Sarah Fisher (Victoria Sanchez)

The daughter of Sam, she serves as a Morality Pet to him. However, she is killed shortly before the fourth game when a car hits her. Conviction reveals that not only was her death not an accident at all, but it was faked by Third Echelon on the order of Lambert himself for the dual purpose of protecting her from being threatened by a mole inside Third Echelon and allowing Sam to take on the mission for the fourth game. Sam and Sarah are reunited by the end of the game.
  • Character Death: She dies in a car accident shortly before Double Agent. While this was the original intention of the writer of the game, the below only occurs when introducing a new writer for Conviction.
  • The Chick: In Conviction, to a degree. Even when she isn't seen or heard until a ways into the game, she is the reason Sam keeps contact and some semblance of trust in Grim, keeping the team together to save the President.
  • Death Faked for You: Said car accident is revealed to be faked by Lambert in order to keep her safe and provide Fisher motivation to go undercover in John Brown's Army. They are reunited in Conviction.
  • Morality Pet

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