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U.S. government officials and non-enemy foreign organizations.

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U.S. Government

    President Bowers 

President David Bowers

Appears in: Splinter Cell | Pandora Tomorrow | Chaos Theory | Double Agent
Voiced by: Arthur Holden

The President of the United States of America from at least 2001 to 2009. He is highly supportive of Third Echelon.


    President Caldwell 

President Patricia Caldwell

Appears in: Conviction | Blacklist
Voiced by: Lynne Adams

The U.S. President in office from at least 2011 to 2013. She is suspicious of the power and latitude given to Third Echelon and other spy organizations and seeks to restrict them.

    Vice President Samson 

Vice President Calvin Samson

Appears in: Conviction
Voiced by: 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.



Mitchell "Mitch" Dougherty

Appears in: Splinter Cell

A suspected mole in the CIA who is providing information to the President of Georgia.


Ingrid Ruth Karlthson
Appears in: Pandora Tomorrow

A field operations officer who acts as Sam's Fisher contact during the crisis in Indonesia.

  • Cunning Linguist: She's a specialist in Indonesian languages, which comes in handy when Third Echelon needs to translate Suhadi Sadono's messages, which are written in mambae, a language from East Timor.
  • Deep Cover Agent: Went to the US Embassy in Dili (East Timor) to track down Norman Soth, another deep-cover agent and a member of the Big Bad Duumvirate of the game.
  • Distressed Damsel: Taken by Sadono to serve as a translator in his dealings some time into the game, as well as a bargaining chip.
  • Femme Fatale: Played with. Ingrid is perfectly capable and doesn't use her sexuality but Sadono is taken with her anyway.
  • Overt Agent: A Downplayed Trope example as she's suspected by many but Sadono.
  • Stockholm Syndrome: Subverted. She knew full well what a danger Sadono posed through Pandora Tomorrow, though he did treat her humanely, and she does admit that she sees why so many people would follow him.


Hisham Hamza

Appears in: Double Agent

A CIA contact who's undercover in John Brown's Army.

  • Deep Cover Agent: Much like Sam himself.
  • In the Back: Although this ending is non-canon 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: A CIA agent in John Brown's Army.

Shin Bet

     Dahlia Tal 

Dahlia Suleiman Tal
Appears in: Pandora Tomorrow

An undercover agent of Shin Bet (Israeli internal security service) who has infiltrated a Syrian terrorist group known as "Grasp of the Corpse" by pretending to be a corrupt member of Mossad. She helps Sam Fisher infiltrate the terrorist's underground research facility in Jerusalem, where the ND-133 is being held.

  • Badass Israeli: Lambert says her marksmanship would make Lee Harvey Oswald jealous. And it takes something to infiltrate a terrorist cell.
  • CIA Evil, FBI Good: Israeli secret services version. For Sam Fisher and Lambert, the Mossad are nicer guys than the Shin Bet. Unfortunately, Sam has to cooperate with Dahlia, who's a Shin Bet agent. And said agent wants to take the opportunity of Sam's non-official existence to kill him and take the ND-133 once he has it in his possession.
  • Double Agent: She cooperates with Third Echelon to help them get the ND-133 but actually plans to get rid of Sam and retrieve it for the Shin Bet, since killing a non-official secret agent won't cause diplomatic issues with the USA.
  • No Sense of Humor: She's dead serious and never quips with Sam during the mission.
  • Story Branching: If Sam obeys Lambert's orders and kills Dahlia before infiltrating the underground base, the Jerusalem level's end zone is filled with cops. If he spares her life, she will try to ambush him with other snipers in said zone.


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.



Mikhail Andreyevitch Loskov / "Kestrel"

Appears in: Conviction | Blacklist
Voiced by: Alex Ivanovici

A Voron agent active before the 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.
  • 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.
  • Defector from Decadence: Became one after the events of Conviction.
  • 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.


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