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Sam Fisher
S.Fisher
Nom complet Samuel Fisher
Noms d'emprunts Vladimir Stravinsky, Jean-Pierre Martin, Francois Dayreis
Naissance Août 8, 1957 (bien que classé CLASSIFIÉ)
Lieu de Naissance CONFIDENTIEL (Towson, Maryland[1] ou Chicago, Illinois[2])
Famille Regan Burns† (femme)
Sarah Fisher (fille)
Nationalitée Américaine
Position Agent solitaire; ancien agent du NOC (couverture non-officiel), "Splinter Cell"
(Agent de terrain)
Rang Capitaine de Corvette (USN-Ret.)
Cheveux Noirs (parsemées de gris)
Yeux Vert / Marron (Conviction)
Taille (178 cm)
Poids (77 kg)
Affiliations Fourth Echelon ; anciennement National Security Agency,
Third Echelon
Status Vivant
Doublé par Michael Ironside
Apparences Toute la série Splinter Cell

Samuel "Sam" Leo Fisher est le personnage principal de Splinter Cell. Son nom complet est visible dans Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell,le premier jeu de la série quand il a utilisé l'ordinateur du V-22 Osprey pour faire un appel à la maison. Fisher est un agent de terrain du programme "Splinter Cell" pour Echelon 3 une branche ultra-secrète de la National Security Agency.Il est doublé par l'acteur Michael Ironside.

"Il faut que vous compreniez un truc, le Sam Fisher que vous connaissez est mort. Il a été tué par l'Amérique, elle lui à demandé de faire le sacrifice de trop et à franchir la ligne jaune. Tué par un pauvre mec, un connard anonyme qui a renversé sa fille et a disparu. Sarah était la seule chose d'à peu près normal dans sa vie. Et tué par son agence...qui l'a piégé et l'a abandonné et l'a forcé à descendre son meilleur ami dans une cave miteuse de New York."
Victor Coste lors de son interrogatoire au mains de Black Arrow.


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Vétéran d'à peu près 100 guerres secrètes, Sam Fisher est l'un des agents secrets les plus expérimenté et il est hautement respecté au sein des services de renseignements américains. Avant sa carrière dans la NSA, Fisher était un agent de la CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) au sein de la division des activités spéciales (Groupement des opérations spéciales) ; il a travaillé sur le développement d'armes militaires et les principes de la guerre d'information. C'est également un marin très décoré au sein des forces spéciales de la marine les NAVY SEALS ou il servit dans la Team 6 où il atteint le grade de Capitaine de Corvette avant de rejoindre le DEVGRU au sein du Joint SOC de l'armée américaine. Il s'est retiré du service actif au milieu des années 90, mais est retourné travailler, plus tard, pour la NSA en 2004 (dans les années 90 selon Essentials) quand il fut recruté pour intégrer Echelon 3. Fisher est un expert dans l'art du déplacement silencieux, entraîné dans différentes techniques de combat. Il est très à l'aise au combat rapproché aussi bien armé qu'à mains nues, grâce au fameux entrainement des commandos-marines et au sport de combat israélien appelé "Krav Maga". Il parle des douzaines de langues comme le Russe, le Coréen, l'Arabe , le Chinois, le Français et l'Espagnol. Fisher travail la nuit et seul, de préférence.


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Sam Fisher dans sa jeunesse chez les SEALS pendant la guerre du Golfe.

Samuel Fisher est né le 8 Août 1957 (Chicago, Illinois OU Towson Maryland). Bien que l'on en sache peu à propos de la vie de Sam Fisher, il est bien connu qu'il a intégré un lycée militaire après le décès de ses parents lors de son enfance. Il a ensuite décroché une maîtrise en sciences politiques après deux années d'études. Tous les dossiers le concernant datant des années 70 au début des années 90 sont considérés comme étant "top secret". On sait juste que, dans les années 80, lors de son temps au sein de la CIA, il fût stationné à l'U.S. Air Force Base en Allemagne de l'Ouest ; il rencontra sa futur femme Regan Burns, analyste de la NSA, sous la couverture d'aide diplomatique alors qu'il était en Géorgie. On pense qu'il se sont mariés durant l'année 1984 après qu'ils eut appris la naissance de leur fille : Sarah... On ignore quand mais ils divorcèrent car sa femme Regan mourut d'un cancer des ovaires, entre 1999 et les années 2000 selon certaines sources. En 1989 Fisher prit part à un raid durant l'invasion du Panama (Operation Just Cause). Il est un vétéran de la guerre du Golfe et de l'opération Selva Verde en Colombie de 1992. Ces évènements eurent un rôle dans la sélection de Sam Fisher pour le programme "Splinter Cell" de Echelon 3 pour en devenir son premier agent. Il fut convaincu par le Colonel Irving Lambert, un officiel important de la NSA.

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Durant 20 ans, Fisher a été impliqué dans de nombreux conflits à travers le monde, une grande majorité étant non conventionnels. Au cours de sa longue et intensive carrière, il a servi dans des zones sensibles tel que le Golf Persique (par exemple en Irak, au Koweït, etc.) et en Afghanistan. Il fut également engagé en Corée du Nord, en Russie, au Panama, l'ancienne Allemagne de l'Est, et en Géorgie. Il n'a pas uniquement survécu, mais a aussi excellé sur le terrain au cœur d'opérations secrètes en travaillant dur, faisant preuve d'une curiosité insatiable et d'une honnêteté brutale. Le combat, l'espionnage et un entrainement permanent ont défini sa vie d'adulte; son expérience tactique est devenu une part entière de son instinct. Il est calme, instinctif, observateur et sait prendre du recul. Même en dehors de son boulot, il est plus à l'aise en vivant en marge de la société, étant vivement attentif au monde qui l'entoure mais toujours en retrait.

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Toutefois, pleinement conscient de ses capacités, Fisher conçoit que sa survie relève principalement d'une chance inouïe. Il sait qu'il est humain et faillible, et qu'il ne veut pas mourir. Hautement entraîné, talentueux et expérimenté, Fisher possède un sens de l'humour noir très distinct, qu'il utilise pour garder son sang-froid sur le terrain. Fisher a une personnalité plutôt acerbe, rude mais honnête, n'a peu de patience pour les mondanités et encore moins pour les mensonges, surtout quand le problème doit être réglé dans l'immédiat. Contrairement à de jeunes agents, il ne fait pas preuve de lubies idéalistes et reste lucide.

Mais pour obtenir cette discipline opérationnelle, Fisher a du enterrer plusieurs aspects de sa personne. Sa capacité de détachement émotionnel est un atout exceptionnel pour qu'il puisse réaliser convenablement ses objectifs. Néanmoins, sur de rares occasions, ses émotions ont déjà fait surface. Peu bavard, il n'est vraiment lui-même que quand il est en mission – il est, en un sens, devenu ce qu'il a accompli. Il a acquis une collection remarquable de cicatrices, d'expériences guerrières, et une place dans l'histoire militaire. Il n'a plus grand chose à prouver et ne cherche pas la gloire ni les médailles. Si il se bat, c'est qu'il est convaincu à sa capacité de provoquer un changement positif.

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1989: Operation Just Cause, PanamaModifier

Pendant l'Operation Just Cause, Sam Fisher prend part à une attaque où il conduit une équipe de la CIA dans la Panamanian Bank à la recherche de l'argent blanchit par le trafic de drogue de Manuel Noriega .

1990-1991: Gulf War/Operation Desert Storm/Operation Scarab Tooth, Iraq/KuwaitModifier

Fisher révéla que, quelques temps après la guerre du Panama, il passa presque une année à dormir dans des déchets sur la route entre Baghdad et le Koweit pendant les mois qui conduisirent à la guerre du Golfe.

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En Fevrier, une équipe de reconnaissance des SEALS 6, dirigée par le Lieutenant Fisher, Victor Coste et deux autres opérateurs, commence les opérations dans la capital Irakienne de Al Diwaniyah. Ils tombent alors dans une embuscade lorsqu'un engin piégé explosent près d'eux. Deux opérateurs sont tués et Fisher est capturé. Victor Coste, assommé, ait laissé pour mort. Les soldats emmènent Fisher dans une planque pour le torturer et lui extorquer des info concertants les opérations américaines dans la région.

Coste, remit de ses blessures, désobéit aux ordres du SEALS COM et va chercher Fisher. Il élimine les ennemis jusqu'au bâtiment où Fisher était retenu et parvint à lui porter secours. Ils sont repérés et sauvés de justesse par une frappe aérienne avant d'être évacués par un hélicoptère de la marine américaine.

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Le 4 Mars 1991, Sam Fisher à un premier contact avec Douglas Shetland.

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Pendant l'opération Desert Storm, Fisher à montrer un exceptionnel héroïsme où il a opéré avec brio. Le 12 Mars 1991, pendant l' Operation Scarab Tooth, Sam entre en contact avec Douglas Shetland pour la deuxième fois.

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En Mai 1992, durant l'opération Selva Verde dans le nord de la Colombie, Douglas Shetland fut capturé par les FARC. Fisher décida de désobéir aux ordres de ses supérieurs et de récupérer Shetland pour l'empêcher de dévoiler des informations (une opération planifiée n'aurait pu sauver Shetland à temps).Le Capitaine Moore ordonna à Fisher de ne pas quitter la base mais céda tout en le prévenant que s'il quittait la base, il est tout seul. Fisher parvint à éviter ses camarades Marines et SEALS et se traça un chemin à travers la jungle au village tenu par les guerilléros où était retenu Shetland. Il atteignit le bunker avant d'être arrêté et de se faire enfermer dans une cellule. Puis il s'évada et nettoya la zone pour permettre l'intervention d'une unité SEAL.


Opérations Echelon 3 (jeux) Modifier

Sam Fisher à été déployé sur les zones les plus sensibles et dangereuses du monde.Depuis son recrutement, à sa première mission en tant que Splinter Cell (2004), à la mission la plus dangereuse de toute sa carrière, sous couverture au sein d'une organisation terroriste, il a vite prouvé qu'il était l'arme la plus tranchante d'Echelon 3.

1999: Bombardements de l'Otan en Yougoslavie Modifier

ATTENTION: Ce jeux comporte des anachronismes comparé aux autres jeux de la franchise En Février , pendant les bombardements de l'OTAN en Yougoslavie, Sam Fisher a été envoyé en mission par Echelon 3 a Belgrade pour localiser et détruire des missiles sol airs servants de soutiens aux forces serbes. Son premier objectif fut d'infiltrer un bateau de fret et de détruire les nombreux missiles à l'intérieur. Après avoir détruit les missiles il infiltra le bâtiment où les lance-missiles étaient gardé puis, avant son extraction, trouva la preuve de l'implication du gouvernement russe.

2004: La crise de l'information Georgienne Modifier

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Sam pendant la Crise de l'information Georgienne.

En Août 2004, Sam devient un Splinter Cell après son entraînement au Camp Peary. En Octobre de la même année, la CIA contact les officiels de la NSA après avoir perdu le contact avec l'agent Alice Madison, un opéateur de la l'Agence opérant dans l'ancienne république soviétique de Géorgie. Un second opérateur, l'agent Robert Blaustein, ait alors envoyé sur place à T'bilisi pour localiser Alice Madison. Ayant peur pour la vie de ces deux hommes tombés aux mains de l'ennemi, la NSA décide d'envoyer à son tour son agent Splinter Cell récemment recruté, Sam Fisher, pour localiser les agents et faire le point sur la situation.

Le 16 Octobre, Fisher est déposé dans la ville de T'bilisi et est chargé de trouver le contact de la CIA et l'agent de liaison avec la NSA dans la ville : Thomas Gurgenidze. En entrant dans un bâtiment proche, détruit par les hommes de Nikoladze, Sam trouve le contact qui l'informe que Madison avait déposé une boîte noire dans son appartement avant de disparaître. Après cela, Sam trouve Gurgenidze mort au Morevi Square.

From there, Fisher entered the 4th precinct through the back entrance to find the bodies of Agents Madison and Blaustein in the precinct's morgue with their subdermal implants removed. He then accessed the precinct's security surveillance room to find out who took the agents' subdermal implants. Fisher then ex-filtrated from the precinct.

Some time later during the operation, Fisher uncovers a campaign of ethnic cleansing against the Muslim population of Azerbaijan by an invading Georgian military, led by President Kombayn Nikoladze. Following NATO intervention, Nikoladze goes underground and declares war on America. Using sophisticated computer algorithms, Nikoladze dismantles America's electronic infrastructure and is able to smuggle a nuclear device on American soil (codenamed: the ARK) in the ensuing chaos. Following a mission to neutralize Nikoladze, Fisher learns the "ARK" is a powerful nuclear suitcase bomb already in place on American soil but puts the crisis to an end by assassinating the only person capable of activating the device. Later, while infiltrating the Kola Peninsula in Russia, Fisher assassinates Canadian hacker and architect of the dangerous algorithm, Phillip Masse.

2006: Indonesian Crisis/LAX Incident Modifier

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Sam pendant la crise Indonésienne.

Les Etats-Unis installent une base temporaire au Timor Orientale pour entraîner les forces de défenses de la "plus jeune démocratie mondiale". Les résistances contre les présences américaines dans le sud-est asiatique sont nombreuses et intenses jusqu'à l'aboutissement des négociations avec le gouvernement timorais.

Au même moment, les Etats-Unis profitent de cette base temporaire pour réfléchir à un déploiement permanent afin d'avoir une présence à proximité de la Corée du Nord et dans une zone à forte population musulmane. Le sentiment anti-américain gagne de l'ampleur sous la férule d'une milice dirigée par Suhadi Sadono (un ancien combattant formé par la CIA pour combattre le communisme dans la région), qui est officieusement soutenu par une branche corrompue du gouvernement. Les hommes de Suhadi attaquent alors l'ambassade américaine de Jakarta, en Indonésie, prenant une douzaine de membres du personnel diplomatique en otage. Sam Fisher est envoyé pour détruire des documents top-secret avant que les hommes de Suhadi ne mettent la main dessus.

Sadono se procure par le marché noir des ND133 contenant le virus de variole et parvient à les faire entrer sur le sol américain comme assurance-vie : si Sadono est capturé ou tué, le virus est lâché. Pour combattre la menace, Echelon 3 met en place une organisation nommée SHADOWNET pour rechercher et détruire les boîtes contenant la variole. La désactivation de cette assurance opérée, Fisher est chargé de capturer Sadono vivant, ce qu'il parvient à faire. Echelon 3 apprend cependant qu'un ancien agent de la CIA, Norman Soth, est parvenu à faire entrer à Los Angeles une dernière ND133 contenant la variole. Sam intervient au LAX International Airport pour éliminer Soth et, en laissant la boîte au milieu d'un hall d'arrivée, oblige le LAPD et sa brigade anti-bombe à neutraliser l'engin avant son explosion.

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En Août, peu de temps après l'incident de l'aéroport de Los Angeles, Sam Fisher est envoyé en mission pour faire sortir de son trou un traître au sein de la NSA et découvrir toutes les personnes derrières le vol d'armes du gouvernement pour les vendre au plus offrant. Il infiltre une fonderie à Warsaw dans l'Indiana, il arrête le terroriste Ernest et capture la taupe de la NSA,l'agent Frasier avant de retrouver les armes volées.

2007: Attaque informatique / Crise de l'est asiatique Modifier

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Sam pendant la crise de l'Asie de l'Est

Après la décision controversée d'établir sa propre force de sécurité (Information Self Defense Force (I-SDF), dirigée par l'amiral Toshiro Otomo, le Japon voit ses routes commerciales traversant la Mer Jaune sont confrontées à un blocus naval des Chinois et des Nord-Coréens, ce qui force les Etats-Unis à intervenir. Fisher est déployé au Pérou après l'enlèvement d'un expert informatique spécialisé dans les algorithmes développés par Phillip Mass, aujourd'hui perçus comme les armes du XXIe siècle. Le conflit entre la Corée du Nord et les forces coalisées de la Corée du Sud et des Etats-Unis éclate lorsqu'un missile nord-coréen détruit l'USS Walsh, le premier navire américain équipé pour la guerre de l'information, le 4 juillet 2007. Si le tir du missile semble involontaire, Sam découvre qu'un groupe nommé Displace International, dirigé par son ancien ami Douglas Shetland, a été recruté par l'I-SDF pour déclencher une remilitarisation du Japon et la Troisième Guerre Mondiale.

Fisher apprend qu'Otomo a forcé le gouvernement japonais à réviser la constitution d'après-guerre et voulait se servir d'un missile nord-coréen sur une ville japonaise. Sous couvert de la Cinquième Liberté, Fisher est envoyé pour tuer Otomo, qui se fait seppuku pour déjouer les plans de Sam. A la dernière minute, l'Etat-Major américain décide d'interroger Otomo et demande à Fisher de le sauver, ce qu'il parvient à faire. La capture d'Otomo met fin à la Crise en Asie de l'Est et à une potentielle Troisième Guerre Mondiale.
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Sam près a égorgé un soldat Nord-Coréen

Sam's KidnappingModifier

In the fall of year 2007; Sam Fisher himself has been somehow kidnapped near Third Echelon Headquarters and detained one week in a old Normandy's bunker ,in France.Since that Interdepartmental Operative:Hisham Hamza and Third Echelon had managed to track Fisher position and contact via his subdermal implant.A drug Sam Fisher barely tryied to escape his captors,victim of hallucination, and reach the man behind his kidnapping:Hamza.In fact Fisher is still in Third Echelon Headquarters in US and had signed few days ago for a drug resistance test even if Lambert had tryied to dissuade him to do so.Sam claims that he had no remembers about that and hope for Hisham that his memory will come back.

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Modèle:Stub Sarah fisher and two of her friends were kidnapped coming home from a club in Washington D.C. and were stashed in a van, and taken aboard a cargo ship. Sam Fisher learning of the kidnapping ( probably witnessed it), and on his own initiative went after Sarah's kidnappers.He managed to sneak aboard the cargo before being contacTED by Third Echelon Director Irving Lambert who asked why he's going on his own.Fisher explained himself and Lambert complies to help his old friend,Fisher is asked to kill or neutralize all the suspect and discover who's their boss.Fisher retrieve his daughter with her friend alive and in security and discovered that Arms dealer Raheem Kadir is the one who ordered the Kidnapping and the target was,actually, the daughter of a high ranking diplomat.Fisher managed to take down the dozen of terrorists and escape the boat before the police arrival.

2008: JBA Crisis / "La mission la plus dangereuse de sa carrière" Modifier

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Sam pendant son opération sous couverture.

Sam Fisher est envoyé en Islande. Avant de parvenir à accomplir l'un de ses objectifs principaux, il reçoit l'ordre de s'exfiltrer et rejoins Lambert, qui lui annonce que sa fille est morte, percutée par un chauffard ivre. Incapable de continuer sa carrière de Splinter Cell, et confronté à ses échecs familiaux, Lambert réassigne Sam dans ce qu'il appellera "la mission la plus dangereuse de sa carrière". Il est chargé d'infiltré une organisation terroriste connue sous le nom de JBA (John Brown's Army).

La JBA obtient du Mercure Rouge, une substance qui, combinée à du plutonium, permet de miniaturiser une arme nucléaire ; des armes que l'organisation souhaite faire exploser à New York, Los Angeles et Nashville (pendant la visite du président). Pendant la mission, Lambert est capturé et torturé dans les sous-sols du Q.G de la JBA (il s'était présenté comme vendeur d'armes pour finir l'équipement habituel à Fisher). Sam est forcé de l'abattre après l'effondrement de la couverture de Lambert.
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Sam Fisher sous couverture à la prison d'Ellsworth

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Lambert avant de se faire exécuter par Sam

Fisher met fin au projet de la JBA à New York en tuant les membres de la JBA (Emile Dufraisne, Carson Moss, Jamie Washington, B.J. Sykes) et empêche l'explosion des bombes à New York. Après ces faits, Fisher quitte la NSA.

Versions alternatives

Pendant la mission sous couverture, Sam est amené à faire des choix influençant le scénario final. Le joueur peut ainsi choisir d'épargner ou non un prisonnier voulant tuer Jamie Washinghton dans la prison pour gagner sa confiance ; condamné ou non Cole Yeagher pour là encore gagner la confiance d'Emile ; faire exploser un navire de croisière pour renforcer sa couverture (2000 vies en jeu) ; désactiver ou non les deux armes nucléaires à destination de Los Angeles et Nashville (ou une seule) ; révéler ou non la couverture de Lambert. Néanmoins, l'histoire originale rassemble les événements décris plus haut.
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Fisher et Hamza en rappel sur le flanc d'un glacier

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2009: After JBA Crisis/Last Goodbye Modifier

In January, Sam Fisher visits his daughter's grave before being captured and interrogated. He was suspected of helping Emile Dusfraine with several terrorist attacks, and the NSA wanted to find out if that was true. Sam was forced to explain himself over several key points during his career before and during his time in the "Splinter Cell" program which didn't seem to match up with Third Echelon's records. One of the arresting agents, who believed he was innocent, tells of Sam's rescue of Douglas Shetland in Operation Selva Verde in May of 1992. With Anna "Grím" Grímsdóttir's help, Sam learns that his records had been tampered with by Lawrence Williams, Third Echelon's acting Director, in order to frame him for being a rogue agent, with each of those events rewritten to make Sam appear as if he had completely disobeyed orders or was involved in committing treason and/or acts of terrorism against the United States. Anna Grimsdottir and William Redding explain what really happened during the events. Director Williams discovers that his hacks to the record had been discovered, and stole the cd containing the evidence from Grímsdóttir. Sam escaped his captors, and infiltrated the NSA's HQ in Fort Meade, Maryland. After sneaking into Williams' office and recovering the evidence, he confronts Williams, explaining he would expose him. Sam then escaped the headquarters taking the evidence with him.

2011: Third Echelon Conspiracy Modifier

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Trois ans après les faits concernant la JBA, Sam Fisher sort de l'ombre en enquêtant sur la mort de sa fille après avoir appris que ça n'était peut être pas un accident. A Malte, il interroge (brutalement) Dimitri Gramkos, un membre de gang local qui avait tenté de tuer Fisher et il découvre que c'est un trafiquant d'armes et de drogues nommé Andriy Kobin qui serai le "chauffard" ayant renversé sa fille. Fisher s'infiltre dans le manoir de Kobin, tue un grand nombre de ses hommes, et interroge Kobin de manière musclée (tête contre un piano, une table ou un coin de meuble). Juste après qu'il ait parlé, les agents d'Echelon 3 interviennent et capturent Fisher après que Grimsdottir soit aprvenu à le convaincre de se rendre.

Plus tard, Sam obtient un équipement plus perfectionné comme des lunettes sonar, des grenades, des caméras-glus manuelles grâce à l'aide de son vieil ami Victor Coste, et d'un employé de la NSA, Charlie Fryman. Pendant son enquête, il découvre que sa fille est vivante, sa "mort" ayant été orchestrée par Lambert afin de la protéger d'une taupe présente au sein même de la NSA. Cette taupe n'est autre que Tom Reed, l'actuel directeur d'Echelon 3. Après avoir retrouvé sa fille et s'être enfui par hélicoptère, il se crash près de la Maison Blanche, assiégée par les forces de Reed. Sam s'infiltre et neutralise les hommes avant d'être emmené par Grim pour sauver la présidente Patricia Caldwell, que Reed veut éliminer. Au moment du "discours", Sam attrape Reed tandis que Grim élimine une partie des hommes et Sam les autres. Reed voulait tuer la présidente car cette dernière souhaitait mettre fin à la cellule Splinter Cell et à Echelon 3, laissant ainsi l'Amérique, selon Reed, sans défenses. Sam [le joueur] peut alors choisir de tuer ou d'épargner Reed, en sachant que si la seconde option est choisie, Grim mettra une balle dans le crâne de Reed malgré tout.

Third Echelon Operations (Novels and Comics) Modifier

The following operations in which Sam Fisher is involved take place in the Splinter Cell series of books and comics.

2004-2005 (winter): East Asia AssignmentModifier

Modèle:Stub Sam Fisher was on assignment in the Far East for three months. He was in Hong Kong preparing for the Macau job. He collected data from a casino's computer, and killed several individuals, including Kim Wei Lo[3].

2005: Babylon Phoenix Crisis Modifier

An Iranian terrorist group known as "The Shadows". Led by Nasir Tarighian, planned to use a weapon of mass destruction codenamed "The Babylon Phoenix" against the city of Baghdad as revenge for the actions taken by Iraq against Iran during the 1980s. While there really isn't much benefit to the group today, Tarighian attempts to sell the scheme to his organization by claiming that it would also create further disorder in Iraq and in the Middle East, which would inevitably cause the people to turn against the "West", namely the United States since Iraq is currently under their watch. Tarighian, a former "great warrior" during the Iran-Iraq War and often proclaimed hero in Iran, hoped that by doing this the Iranian people would rejoice and urge the Iranian government to invade and conquer Iraq after the U.S. is forced out of the region. Most of the members of the Shadows disagree with the course of action, feeling that the result is extremely unlikely and that the scheme is nothing more than a 20-year-old vendetta by Tarighian to get back at Iraq for the death of his wife and children during the war. These members feel the same effect of destabilization in the region can be achieved by attacking either Tel Aviv or Jerusalem in Israel.

Meanwhile an arms dealing organization known as "The Shop" has taken the liberty of assassinating Splinter Cells whenever possible thus to increase their profit margin by keeping the shipment of arms from falling into unwanted hands. The Shop is one of the few organizations in the world that is aware of Third Echelon, who deploys Sam Fisher to the Middle East to uncover the truth about the murder of a Splinter Cell and track down the source of a shipment of arms seized by the Iraqi police. There he surveys and infiltrates numerous locations relating to both the Shop and the Shadows, all the while unaware that the Shop has targeted him and his daughter, Sarah.

2006: Operation Barracuda/MRUUV Incident Modifier

Taking place almost a year after the Babylon Phoenix Crisis, the plot picks up with Third Echelon attempting to search and bring to justice the members of The Shop, an international arms dealing ring that played a large part during the crisis. While Sam Fisher is working to collect information on The Shop in Ukraine and Russia, Third Echelon is continuing its investigation into how The Shop had previously managed to gain the identity of a number of Splinter Cells and assassinate them as well. However, when a German scientist named Jeinsen, who defected to the United States from East Germany long ago, goes missing and then reappears dead in Hong Kong, heads begin to turn. Jeinsen had developed a new submarine vehicle for the United States Navy, that could theoretically carry a nuclear weapon. Sam Fisher is sent to learn why the scientist was in Hong Kong and who killed him; it is suspected that a local group of Triads named "the Lucky Dragons" had involvement. What Third Echelon does not yet realize is that Jeinsen, the Lucky Dragons, The Shop, and a traitor inside their own government are all part of a much larger picture involving a rogue Chinese general named Lan Tun, with ambitions to invade and conquer Taiwan. With Fisher not even aware that he is the world's only hope of stopping an international crisis, he has to balance his job and a new romantic relationship that he is hoping will finally bring happiness to his life. Ultimately, General Tun threatens to use the submarine vehicle to detonate a nuclear weapon off the coast of California, destroying L.A. with a massive tsunami, unless America abandons Taiwan when it is invaded by China. Fisher manages to foil the plot, and all the conspirators involved including the traitor, the general, and The Shop are killed. However, no one realizes that the true mastermind behind the entire plot to weaken America was none other than the head of the Senate Oversight Committee, Senator Janice Coldwater.

2006: Checkmate Modifier

While preparing to test a new DARPA product, code-named the Goshawk, Splinter Cell agent Sam Fisher is called to intercept a cargo freighter speeding towards the eastern seaboard. The freighter, named the Trego is loaded down with radioactive material. Fisher boards the ship and quickly reaches the bridge to find one Middle-Eastern crew member. Fisher attempts to disable the man and does so, but not before the man enters the command to speed the boat up further. Fisher proceeds to slow the ship by disabling her engines. Meanwhile the residents of Slipstone, New Mexico begin showing the symptoms of and then dying from radiation poisoning.

2007: FalloutModifier

Soon after undergoing unfamiliar espionage techniques training in the streets of San Francisco in a joint exercise between the CIA and Third Echelon, Sam Fisher is summoned to Maryland by Director Lambert. Turns out, Sam's estranged brother, Peter (real name Pyotr Limonovich), has been found barely alive off the coast of Greenland. Sam is told that Peter has developed a strange disease and has few days to live. It is soon revealed that Sam's brother died of poisoning caused by plutonium hydride-19, or PuH-19. This deadly powder is 1,000x finer than flour and is capable of wiping out New York's entire population with just a cup's worth of the chemical.

Although driven at first solely by vengeance, Sam soon realizes that Peter's death should be the least of his worries as a network of Kyrgyz Islamic fundamentalists have toppled the moderate government of Kyrgyztan and, with the help of the North Korean government, have devised the ultimate antidote against the pervasive influence of the West and its technology: they will try to mutate a species of petroleum-eating Chytridiomycota fungus into a strain capable of making the whole world's oil supply disappear, a threat Fisher and Lambert continually refer to as Manas, in reference to the Kyrgyz epic poem. In order to do this, the terrorists snatch some of the world's leading scientists and force them to cooperate. Sam gets his final lead by tracking one of the abducted scientists in a search that will lead him to a place such as the streets of Montreal, Quebec, Canada, an isolated Kyrgyz community in Cape Breton Island, the Great Rift Valley in Kenya, Pyongyang, North Korea and a Kyrgyz complex hidden in the Tian Shan mountain range.

2009/10: Korfovka Mission/The Search for Sam Fisher/Doppleganger Factory Arms ConpiracyModifier

Modèle:Stub Sam is still on the run, after having joined the JBA and murdering Irving Lamber (Director of Third Echelon and his best friend). He has become a mercenary free-agent selling his abilities, and taking missions where he can, in order to make money to survive, while staying one step ahead of the Third Echelon.

Sam secretly saves Ben Hansen's life by shooting a dart at a thug in Korfovka, Russia. But leaves before Hansen figures out he is there. A few months later, he takes a mercenary mission in France, but soon alerts Third Echelon to his whereabouts. A group of Splinter Cells lead by Ben Hansen begin persuit, and Anna Grimsdottir (who has become director of Third Echelon) contacts Sam Fisher for help in exposing the corrupt NSA Director, Nicholas Andrew Kovac (a mole in the NSA). Sam ends up protecting Ben Hansen's team, and joins them, together they help expose Kovac. In the end Anna Grimsdottir offers to allow Sam to return to Third Echelon but he take vacation on Zahn's villa instead thinking of a decision.

2011: Nexegen Technologies/RDEI IncidentModifier

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Sam was good friends with Director Irving Lambert as well as with Douglas Shetland before the Cyber Attacks of 2007 resulting in having to eliminate Shetland. He is also good friends with Victor Coste, who is actually his best friend as well as his Navy SEAL buddy whom Sam fought alongside with during the Gulf War. Coste gave Sam equipment and vital information about then-Third Echelon director Tom Reed as well as found out the whereabouts of his daughter. Even though Sam is sarcastic, he is shown to be very caring with the people he worked with. Shortly before being sent to his first mission in the Georgian capital of T'Bilisi, Fisher met with Vernon Wilkes, Jr. Their relationship only lasted so far up until the extraction from the Kalinatek building in Virginia in which Wilkes was killed during a firefight with Russian mercenaries. Even though Sam had briefly known Wilkes, he showed compassion for the man. He is also good friends with co-workers Anna Grímsdóttir (who he calls "Grim") and Frances Coen, two of whom he share good-humored banter with during missions.

Sam is very loving to his daughter, Sarah, who is his only child. He felt sorry for having to leave at odd times whenever he was home. Though he would give her a call during briefings aboard the Osprey. Sarah was supposedly "killed" by a "drunk driver" during the JBA Crisis. The reaction from Sam was a depressing downward spiral. After the JBA Crisis, Sam quits the NSA and disappears. Sam came out of hiding to hunt for his daughter's true killer after receiving word that the hit-and-run accident was plotted. He later discovered that she was still alive while stopping the conspiracy within Third Echelon and the U.S. government.

During the JBA Crisis, Sam developed a romantic relationship with Enrica Villablanca, a member of the JBA, only to end in Enrica's assassination (only in Version 2 of Double Agent). He also developed a romantic relationship with his Krav Maga instructor, Katia Loenstern, during the MRUUV incident. She later died after being hit by a stray sniper bullet intended for Sam.

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Sam Fisher uses both a SC-20K M.A.W.S. and a Five-seveN Tactical as his primary and secondary weapons respectively. The SC-20K (modeled after the FN F2000) held about 30 rounds per magazine and was equipped with a grenade launcher which was modified to launch non-lethal devices such as smoke grenades, sticky shockers, sticky cameras, ring airfoils, and EMP rounds. The Five-seveN (also known by the prototype name "SC Pistol") holds about 20 rounds per magazine, giving Sam more tactical advantages over those who carry smaller capacity magazines. In Conviction, Sam is given a new model of the Five-seveN Tactical which is equipped with an LAM (Laser-Aiming Module) and a built-in suppressor. This model is the USG variant of the Five-seveN.

Sam's trifocal goggles is considered by many fans as his trademark in the series and have been changed in almost every game. In the original Splinter Cell and Pandora Tomorrow, the goggles only used night-vision and thermal imaging while in Chaos Theory it added EMF vision, which finds anything electronic to be highlighted, along with a mode called the EEV which allows Sam to hack secure doors and computers from a distance. In Double Agent, a new vision mode was added to the goggles which replaced EMF vision that allows Sam to see electromagnetic waves and sound waves. A new kind of goggles returned in Splinter Cell: Conviction, the "Sonar Goggles". They use ultra high-frequency sonic pulses, combined with an advanced AI controller, that penetrate through objects and walls to provide an enhanced visual representation of the engagement zone. In other words, these goggles literally see through walls to identify humans - discriminating between armed targets and civilians as well as detect explosives.

Sam later carried a combat knife which he probably used when he was in the Navy SEALs. This knife was introduced in Chaos Theory (modeled after the Gerber Guardian Back Up). It was later slightly modified for Double Agent (modeled after the Master of Defense Kneating Hornet), giving a slightly longer length of the knife and a single-edge blade instead of the double-edge bladed knife.

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Sam's stealth suit was a specially designed outfit that helped him out on a number of missions. According to Pandora Tomorrow and Chaos Theory, a heads-up display (HUD) includes a light meter wired into a series of photocells in his suit providing real-time visibility data as well as a sound sensitivity/ambient noise meter that can pick up sound which are relayed to his OPSAT. The novels go in-depth into discussing the suit's technical information. They explain that the suit is equipped with a thermoregulation system which Sam can control his body temperature. It was also outfitted with water packs within the skin of the suit which help keep Sam sustained for up to twelve hours. The body armor of the suit is made of Kevlar, RhinoPlate, a DARPA-invented version of Dragon Skin, and seventh-generation Gore-Tex, which helped prevent bullets from penetrating within Sam from long range. However, the suit's body armor is ineffective at very close range. In addition to his standard stealth suit, Sam's suit comes in different colors and camoflauges to fit the mission profile for certain conditions, such as white for winter conditions, green for jungle conditions, etc. He sometimes wears a Nomex balaclava, other times he wears some other headwear (e.g. a beanie during the "Bank" level in Chaos Theory).

AppearancesModifier

(6 games, 6 books, 1 comic)

TriviaModifier

  • Sam Fisher is voiced by veteran actor Michael Ironside who also played in such films as Top Gun, Starship Troopers, Total Recall, and various others. He also played in cinematics for Command and Conquer 3.
  • Fisher is mentioned in the "Snake vs. Monkey" game mode of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater in which the main character of the mini-game Solid Snake is talking to Colonel Campbell about the possibility of getting someone else such as Sam (a direct reference to Sam Fisher) to do the work.
  • Ubisoft's lead character artist Martin Caya established in early interviews about the game that during his career Fisher had served in Afghanistan, where he had an experience in which he was forced to hide under dead bodies in order to avoid being killed. Caya also established that Fisher had served in East Germany and in "other Soviet satellite countries leading up to the collapse of the USSR." It is likely that Fisher was in the CIA during this period.
  • The end of the training mission in the first game of the series (Xbox/PC) established that Sam served in Kuwait during the Gulf War in 1991 when Lambert tells him "I hope you don't mind I told him ['Junior' Wilkes] some of your stories from Kuwait". Wilkes makes a comment stating "I've heard crazy things about your work". It's possible that Fisher was a member of ST-3 because of the team's Area of Responsibility (AOR) of Southwest Asia. It is likely that Sam served as the team sniper due to his exceptional skill with a rifle aimed at long range which he has demonstrated many times thoughout the games. When Sam is holding his breath, there is no shaking of the reticle on the SC-20K at all. This is even true at thousands of meters.
  • A conversation between Fisher and Douglas Shetland during the mission at the U.S. Embassy to Dili in East Timor in Pandora Tomorrow (which takes place in 2006) established that Sam left the Navy in 1996, when he tells Shetland that he "hasn't been Navy for a decade".
  • According to his DD214, Fisher spent nearly three years (2 years, 11 months) as an intelligence (or intel) analyst while serving in the Navy and his service number is 0042073. It also states that he was discharged on 4 September 2008, which is correct because the one (which is only a concept, a mistake on Ubisoft's part) with the effective date of "4 SEP 68 (4 September 1968)" would make him much too young to work for the NSA, meaning that the discharge paper in the photo above is the real one. Also, Sam's DD214 stated that during his time in the Navy he was awarded the Defense Distinguished Service Medal.
  • In Rainbow Six: Vegas 2, also endorsed by Tom Clancy, there is an Achievement/Trophy named 'My Name is Sam' which the player must get 5 headshot kills in a row while using a silenced weapon. This would most likely be a reference to the Splinter Cell series.
  • According to the manual for Chaos Theory, it says that Sam was born in 1957. But in the special edition art book for Conviction, his wanted file states his birthdate of January 12, 1955. However, 1957 fits the most references.
  • Concept art from Splinter Cell games has given different locatons for Sam's birthplace. Concept material for Double Agent states that Sam's birthplace was Towson, Maryland.[1] Concept material in the special edition art book for Conviction states that Fisher was born in Chicago, Illinois.
  • Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell states that Sam Fisher joined the NSA and was subsequently recruited into Third Echelon in 2004 (August 7th in Xbox/PC version, October 7th in PS2/GC version), where he met Grimsdottir face to face for the first time during training. Later she inserted his subdermal and cochlear implants while in the air.
  • On the PS2/GC version, Sam Fisher was apparently already a member of Third Echelon before the events of the game. He had his trademark goggls as well as his subdermal and cochlear implants while out in the Pacific with his daughter. The "training mission" was more for practice and review. He met Grimsdottir face to face for the first time on the Osprey before heading to Tbilisi. The manual also states that Third Echelon was founded in 2003.
  • Splinter Cell: Essentials retconned and ignored earlier details stating that he had been working with NSA and was one of the "first agents recruited into Third Echelon in the 1990's".[2]. Sam's Splinter Cell training was moved back to the 1990's and he met Grimsdottir earlier. It shows one such mission in 1999, where he was involved during the NATO bombings in Yugoslavia, Sam is shown using both an SC Pistol and the SC-20K. However, dialogue between Sam and Lambert implies that Sam has been retired since the mid 90's. Ubisoft has not given an explanation for the retcon/anachronisms.
  • Other gamesModèle:Fact states that the F2000[3], which the SC-20K was modeled after, wasn't manufactured until 2001. The Five-seveN[4], which the SC Pistol was modeled after was produced in 2001.
  • Although Sam's birthdate is revealed, Ubisoft stated before Double Agent was released that this age would be "frozen" at 42, hence the "CLASSIFIED". This has apparently been ignored as material for Conviction has listed his birthdate between 1955-1957 (Artbook and Conviction Strategy Guide).
  • According to game manuals, Sam is 5' 10". However, in the original Splinter Cell, he appears the same height as Director Irving Lambert, and he appears taller than Lambert in Double Agent, who is said to be 6' 2", which is an error.
  • Sam is parodied in one of the trailers for Metal Gear Solid 4, although it was just Snake wearing a pair of NV goggles similiar to Sam's MV Goggles [5].
  • A intermission cutscene in Conviction shows that Sam is still haunted about his decision to kill Lambert in Double Agent when he is in an elevator while at Third Echelon.
  • The date of Regan Burn's death has differed between various sources. According to Splinter Cell novels, Regan Burns died long after the "collapse of the Soviet Union" (1991), that she died when Sarah was fifteen years old[4] (or approximately 1999 or 2000). An early concept art portraying Sam's psyche profile states that she died in 1992, "...since his wife 16 yrs ago..."[5] The Prima Strategy Guide for convicditon says that she died in 1997-1998 ("...wife died 10 years ago...").The Prima strategy guide for Conviction states that Regan died in 1989[6], however this contradicts both Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell novels, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction (game), and the concept art (psych file) which states that she died post-1991. In Conviction Sam states that Sarah's mom is still alive during the Gulf War, "I got a picture from Sarah. I think her "mom" helped her draw it").
  • According to Fisher, he became further estranged from his family after he and Regan divorced and continued to dedicate himself to his work, operating extensively in Germany, Afghanistan, and the Soviet satellites in the years leading up to the collapse of the USSR. This is not a contradiction however, as he continued to see his daughter occasionally in between missions, when he was in the States.
  • On Rainbow Six Vegas 2, on the Estate Multiplayer level, you can see a arcade game of Splinter Cell : Chaos Theory.

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  • Many fans do not consider Splinter Cell: Essentials canon to the Splinter Cell series due to inconsistencies with other games in the series including Double Agent and Conviction. Ubisoft has not specifically stated its stance on the game, other than saying that is part of the series[6][7]. Ubisoft has not specifically stated if they have since changed from that stance.
  • Although several details from the books have made it into the games, their level of canoncity to the series is unclear. The games are considered part of the novel timeline (if not part of the game timeline).
  • Sam Fisher would have appeared in the Splinter Cell film. However production on the film is stalled.

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