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Characters of the Brotherhood of Nod
- 1 Kane
- 2 Seth
- 3 Greg Burdette
- 4 General Gideon Raveshaw
- 5 Dr. Elena Petrova
- 6 Sakura Obata
- 7 Carlos Mendoza
- 8 Captain Stuving
- 9 Commander Anton Slavik
- 10 Oxanna Kristos
- 11 General Hassan
- 12 General Vega
- 13 General Marzaq
- 14 Intelligence Agent Ajay
- 15 General Kilian Qatar
- 16 Brother Marcion
- 17 Alexa Kovacs
Kane[edit | edit source]
Appearances: Tiberium Dawn, Red Alert, Renegade, Tiberian Sun, Tiberian Sun Firestorm, Tiberium Wars
Kane is the leader of the Brotherhood of NOD from its beginning. He had his base of operations in the Sarajevo temple and is rumored to have perished there after GDI's final attack in Tiberium Dawn. However, he surprises GDI in Tiberian Sun, saying that "it is a sad error in judgement to mistaken me for a corpse." He also later takes command in the Pyramid of NOD and fires a world-altering missile that changes most of the world to tiberium and makes it uninhabitable. In Renegade, he is talking only through hologram to Havoc, and video to Petrova. In Renegade's multiplayer, he uses a railgun. Kane is played by Joseph D. Kucan.
Seth[edit | edit source]
Appearances: Tiberium Dawn, Renegade
Seth is in a high position in the brotherhood. Kane gives him commands, and he orders them to be carried out. However, Kane shoots him in the head shortly after he directs an attack on the pentagon in the United States. One of Seth's most memorable quote is "Well. I'm Seth. Just, Seth. From God, to Kane, to Seth."
In renegade, Kane explains that he is in a tube, as he is preserved in one. Kane explains that Seth is an example of people who stood in the way of the brotherhood. Seth is played by 3D artist Eric Gooch.
Greg Burdette[edit | edit source]
Appearances: Tiberium Dawn
Greg Burdette was a news reporter of the fictional WWN news network who covered several stories relating to the events of the original Command & Conquer. He is first seen in the game's introduction, reporting from a GDI aircraft carrier in the Mediterranean sea. He later makes an important report on the slaughter of civilians in a "peaceful farming village" of Białystok in Eastern Europe. Working for Kane and the Brotherhood of Nod, Burdette succeeded in falsely blaming GDI for the massacre. The international uproar caused by the report led to a UN investigation and a severe cut in GDI funding (although this is later shown to have been orchestrated by GDI to make Kane let his guard down). It should be noted that Burdette's body language in a certain in-game cut scene suggested that he may not actually have been a member of the Brotherhood of Nod, and instead was coerced in some way.
The character was played by Eric Randall.
General Gideon Raveshaw[edit | edit source]
Appearances: Renegade The commander and founder of NOD's Blackhand division. He is a powerful leader, and in multiplayer he is armed with a railgun. General Raveshaw is a cold and unforgiving man. Although he is of a short stature (he told cpt. Parker that he could be of great use in the Black Hand, but Parker replied, "Forget it, junior."), he possesses unmatched charisma and intelligence. His soldiers are as loyal to him, as he is to Kane.
General Raveshaw was responsible for protecting and overseeing "Project ReGenesis", and eventually, under the guise of Dr Elena Petrova, was converted into a cybernetic Tiberium mutant, one of the earliest and most powerful Project ReGenesis successes (as Parker puts it, "At least he's taller."). Unfortunately, the process killed off his charisma and intelligence, leaving only an obedient supersoldier behind.
He was eventually killed by Captain "Havoc" Parker in the underground part of a Nod Tiberium research facility.
The name Gideon is of Hebrew origin, meaning "mighty warrior".
Gideon Raveshaw is voiced by Rodger Bumpass.
Dr. Elena Petrova[edit | edit source]
Elena Petrova is a NOD scientist that was researching tiberium with GDI scientists including Dr. Ignatio Mobius and his daughter, Sydney Mobius. She is the main researcher in the Nod eugenics program, "Project Re-Genesis". Her experience in Tiberium research has allowed the Brotherhood to perfect the process and resulted in creation of supersoldiers, created from controlled infusion of Tiberium and made Petrova finally undergo the process herself, resulting in the creation of an entity Nod considers the closest to perfection.
Ultimately in a final battle, she was killed by Captain Nick "Havoc" Parker.
Dr. Petrova is voiced by Lori Tritel.
Sakura Obata[edit | edit source]
A mercenary who was rumored to be working with the Yakuza. She joined GDI's elite forces, the Dead-6, and then later joined NOD's blackhand. Sakura originally operated for the CIA before siding with GDI, as a member of the "Dead Six" special forces team with Nicholas "Havoc" Parker. She eventually left the Dead-6, lured by the Brotherhood of Nod's ample bank accounts.
She was Parker's counterpart and later partner in the game, when she switched sides again, as Raveshaw ordered Mendoza to kill her along with Havoc. She later left that as she became useless to Raveshaw. Sakura wound up aiding Havoc for the remainder of the game.
Her preferred method of transportation is a custom Nod RAH-66 Comanche.
Sakura is voiced by Mari Weiss.
Carlos Mendoza[edit | edit source]
A mercenary for NOD under the command of Gideon Raveshaw, Carlos Mendoza is armed with a flamethrower/rocketlauncher weapon and can also fist fight in the single player. He is able to switch between the weapons as well. In multiplayer, he is armed with the "black widow" volt auto-rifle. Mendoza is an ex-mercenary who came to Nod after his methods became too extreme even for the extremists he was working for. He stays in General Raveshaw's employ due to the amount of money he receives for his services.
Mendoza has a very confident and arrogant character, often insulting his enemies during firefights and gloating. He is extremely proficent with flamethrowers, and uses them along with the flame tanks without any fire-retardant suits.
Ironically, he meets his end after his flamethrower tanks explode during a firefight with Captain Nicolas "Havoc" Parker.
His model was originally intended for Gideon Raveshaw, while Mendoza was supposed to be a tall, black-haired muscleman.
Mendoza is voiced by Gregg Berger.
Captain Stuving[edit | edit source]
Captain Stuving became a supporter of the Brotherhood of Nod when he was rescued from a desolate island after a crash during a three hour tour.
Commander Anton Slavik[edit | edit source]
Appearances: Tiberian Sun, Tiberian Sun Firestorm
Anton Slavik was a gifted and relatively young commander of the Brotherhood of Nod, who would rise to become one of the most influential and powerful figures of the secret society during the events of Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun, and particularly during their aftermath, as shown in the expansion pack of Firestorm. Slavik originally was a freedom fighter of Serb origin and came to be known as "The Serbian Wolf" for his reputation of sheer ruthlessness. His abilities, intelligence and zealous loyalty made him rise up quickly through the ranks of the Brotherhood, eventually establishing him as the leader of Nod's elite special forces - the Black Hand.
At the beginning of Tiberian Sun's events, Anton Slavik was shown as being arrested and captured by the elite guard of the Brotherhood's general Hassan - who was actually a puppet leader of the Global Defense Initiative - and sentenced to public execution by lethal injection with a "100% toxin and no sedative" mixture under the covert direction of GDI's general James Solomon, who recognized the inherent dangers the man Anton Slavik represented. Before his execution could be finalized however, Slavik was liberated by a group of Black Hand Kane loyalists led by Slavik's second in command; a woman known as Oxanna Kristos. After being transported to their mobile and subterranean base of operations, a command post vehicle known as the "Montauk", Slavik swiftly reassumed leadership by murdering the man who sold him out to Hassan in cold blood, right in front of the other present operatives.
Out of the reach of GDI's covert grip on the remnants of the many Nod splinter groups, Slavik began to work towards reuniting the Brotherhood of Nod under his own command in an effort to uphold Kane's legacy. This included capturing a major local TV station dedicated to the Brotherhood's followers worldwide for purposes of propaganda, and freeing a rebel commander who was fighting against Hassan's forces as well. These efforts came to fruition when, after having bolstered his forces, Slavik would invade the base of operations of the collaborative general, eventually capturing him alive. During a ceremony on worldwide television meant to celebrate the Brotherhood's reunification under Slavik's command, Hassan was to be executed. Yet as hails to Kane were being made during these proceedings, Kane himself suddenly reappeared just prior to Slavik slitting Hassan's throat open in the dramatic climax to the event, with this reuniting the Brotherhood of Nod in full for the first time after having been splintered apart for nearly 30 years. As one of the few within Nod's upper hierarchy to have remained unwavering in his loyalty towards Kane and his vision throughout the long period of his absence, Slavik was made Kane's right hand man and Nod's leading general throughout the Second Tiberium War despite his relatively young age.
After Kane's second apparent demise at the hands of the GDI commander Michael McNeil, Slavik, as the newest member of the Brotherhood's Inner Circle, attempted to "convince" the remaining Nod generals to continue to follow the line previously set by Kane. His plans were met with hostility however as these other generals, under the lead of a man called Marzaq, quickly proved to have no intentions to follow and instead merely began to attempt securing a large powerbase within the Brotherhood for themselves. Slavik then ordered one of his commanders (the player) to retrieve the three fragments of CABAL's system core, which was disassembled by GDI at the end of the second war, seeing the reactivation of the AI as a way to forcefully unify the again splintering Brotherhood.
However, this move would soon prove to be nearly fatal as the AI went rogue without warning and suddenly began to assassinate the remainder of Nod's generals, leaving only Slavik alive due do the mobility of his headquarters and the lack of cyborg guards present there. This incident inadvertently rendered Anton Slavik the most powerful leader of the Brotherhood and the sole heir to Kane's legacy. Eventually, after being forced into an unholy alliance with the GDI in order to overcome the ever growing threat of CABAL, the AI's forces were defeated and Slavik was left as the undisputed ruler of the successfully reunified Brotherhood of Nod, leading them underground and out of GDI's sight, to await and prepare for the second return of Kane.
Anton Slavik was portrayed by Frank Zagarino in both Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun and its expansion pack Firestorm. Slavlik was later killed by a fanatic sent by Brother Marcion due to the latter's unquestioning loyalty of Kane.
Oxanna Kristos[edit | edit source]
Appearances: Tiberian Sun
An exceptionally skilled Nod propagandist, Oxanna Kristos was a member of the Black Hand and alongside Anton Slavik one of the few upper members of the Brotherhood who would prove completely loyal and dedicated to Kane's vision throughout the long period of his absence. She apparently possessed a powerful hatred toward mutants, referring to Umagon for example as "sickening" and "the weak".
Her true loyalties became evident when she rescued Anton Slavik right before he could have been executed by Hassan's men. In an attempt to cover up the embarrassing story, she was proclaimed to have been accidentally killed in a tunnel collapse near her home - something Slavik morbidly joked at, remarking to her: "I hear you're dead, lieutenant. Rest in peace.".
After Kane loyalists, under the command of Slavik and Oxanna, seized the TV stations through which Hassan communicated to the bulk of the Brotherhood's followers, she appeared on air much to the surprise of her former colleague Maycheck (portrayed by Thyme Lewis), executing him immediately on live television while he reported that General Solomon was thought to be "mentally unstable" and broadcasting a speech calling upon all those loyal to Kane to rise up against the traitors. The call was successful, providing Slavik with the forces he required to overthrow and seize the would-be pharaoh Hassan. Kane himself reappeared shortly after these events reached their conclusion, which would reunite the Brotherhood of Nod in full for the first time since the end of the First Tiberium War.
It is not specified what happened to Oxanna Kristos after the end of Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun, however she did not appear in its expansion pack of Firestorm.
Oxanna Kristos was portrayed by Canadian actress Monika Schnarre.
General Hassan[edit | edit source]
Appearances: Tiberian Sun
A north-African military ruler of the Brotherhood of Nod prior to the Second Tiberium War, Hassan was secretly on the payroll of the Global Defense Initiative. He utilized his power in the Brotherhood to make sure Nod remained relatively harmless to GDI, while actually portraying himself to his followers as a strong enemy to the Global Defense Initiative as well as a man of powerful influence, all in a bid to ensure that he would be able to remain in power within the Brotherhood with both the blessings of the GDI as well as the majority of Nod's followers. He was under the supervision of GDI general James Solomon, and effectively was a Nod puppet leader for the Global Defense Initiative. When he failed to execute the commanding officer of Nod's Black Hand forces, Anton Slavik, as he was instructed to, he was reminded by Solomon that he would become useless to GDI and "useless things have a way of disappearing".
Cornered, Hassan subsequently attempted to track down and kill Slavik with his own elite guard, but Kane loyalists managed to defeat his men and eventually would overthrow and capture the "would-be pharaoh" in Cairo.
Hassan was soon after executed during a public ceremony in which Kane himself reappeared, telling the fallen Nod general at the moment of his death that "You can't kill the Messiah!". Hassan's throat was slit by Slavik at that moment.
Hassan was portrayed by Adoni Maropis.
General Vega[edit | edit source]
Appearances: Tiberian Sun
A general of the Brotherhood of Nod, as well as a powerful South American drug lord dealing in the "Eye Candy" drug (a substance applied to one's eye), Vega was a notorious and frequent abuser of the substance himself. During the course of the Second Tiberium War he began to make several severe mistakes, resulting in the loss of a Scrin battleship supposedly constructed by Kane at the end of the First Tiberium War, which he attempted to use to try and settle an old score in South America. Additionally, he left the hydroelectric dams generating power for his base vulnerable to attack, allowing the Global Defense Initiative the opportunity to destroy them, severely hampering Vega's forces in their attempts to fend off the GDI assault on his island base.
Vega's command center was located upon the island within an old precolumbian pyramid. After overpowering Vega's last defenses, GDI commander Michael McNeil and lieutenant-commander Chandra infiltrated the compound as Vega pleaded to Kane for help and reinforcements. Kane however decided Vega was a loss and on-screen launched a nuclear ICBM to obliterate him and his island. Shortly thereafter, the general committed suicide by injecting himself with an overdose of the "Eye Candy" substance, and died in the grip of commander McNeil.
In the novelization of Command & Conquer: Tiberium Wars, it was revealed that Vega had a brother (Major Javier Vega) and nephew (Captain Ricardo Vega) who were working for GDI.
Vega was portrayed by Francesco Quinn.
General Marzaq[edit | edit source]
Appearances: Tiberian Sun Firestorm
A member of the inner circle and commander of Blackhand of NOD. He and the other members excluding Slavik were killed by Cabal right before Slavik ordered Cabal to Stand down.
Intelligence Agent Ajay[edit | edit source]
Appearance: Tiberium Wars
Ajay is one of Kane's most valued intelligence officers and battlefield tacticians. He is of Australian descent, having grown up in the remote Outback regions of the country. A great devotee of the cause of the Brotherhood of Nod, he views GDI as a corrupt and oppressive regime that has to be destroyed for the betterment of mankind. He aided a young Nod commander (the player) in the destruction of Goddard Space Center's A-SAT control center and the subsequent invasion of the northeastern B-2 Blue Zone (located on the United States' eastern seaboard). Following the dramatic turns in the war for Nod, he aided the commander on several occasions and eventually developed a distrust for general Kilian Qatar. With the destruction of "Temple Prime", following a surprise attack by Nod renegades (supposedly sent by Qatar), he returned to Australia and reluctantly submitted to Kilian's authority.
During the mission to acquire nuclear warheads from GDI stockpiles in the Outback, his encampment is hit by a Scrin Drone ship and he is forced to move his base of operations. He is reluctant to accept a cease-fire instituted by Kilian Qatar between GDI and Nod, and after Kane's return is shown to be more than willing to coordinate an attack on them in downtown Sydney and end Kilian's occupation of the Nod headquarters on Ayers Rock. However, once he is asked by Kane to testify against her, he is reluctant to do so as it was unclear whether or not the renegade Nod forces at the "Temple Prime" were indeed under her command. Upon saying that he didn't truly know if Killian ordered the rebellion, Kane took it as a confirmation and immediately had her shot. Upon seeing Killian's execution, and after witnessing Kane sacrificing large numbers of troops protecting the Scrin for unclear reasons, Ajay becomes disenchanted with Kane's actions, and is last seen wishing the Nod Commander luck before walking out of his command post. Before he leaves, Ajay remarks "I do not envy you anymore, Commander". It is not known if he was executed for desertion afterwards.
He is portrayed by Josh Holloway.
General Kilian Qatar[edit | edit source]
Appearance: Tiberium Wars
Kilian Qatar was the right-hand woman of Kane throughout the earlier events of the Third Tiberium War. The general of the Brotherhood of Nod's armed forces worldwide and described by Kane as "the greatest military asset we have", she was the mastermind behind the strike against the GDSS Philadelphia, and was later on tasked with the preparation of Nod deployment in Australia, where the Brotherhood had established a major command center at Ayer's Rock.
During the Nod assault on the world's GDI-protected blue zones, she oversaw a young Nod commander (the player) that was tasked with invading the eastern seaboard of the United States. She grew fond of his skill, but as the strategic situation began to take turn after turn for the worse, her faith in Kane began to waver. The tactics employed by Kane in the reckless and overly aggressive assault on the blue zones particularly concerned Kilian. When Kane revealed a part of his grand plan for the Third Tiberium War to her - a plan that involved removing the GDI from the picture altogether through a liquid Tiberium-based WMD and through this transforming the world - she began to question her own loyalty to Kane as she apparently had been left out of the planning stages of this most monumentous operation, despite her position as a member of the Inner Circle.
When the leader of Nod would deny her request for reinforcements to her campaign in Australia - instead redirecting them to "Temple Prime" in Sarajevo - these reinforcements promptly rebelled against Kane. Intelligence Agent Ajay voiced suspicions that these forces were ordered to do so by Kilian, but who they were commanded by was unclear - revealed in Kane's Wrath to be a set-up to frame Kilian. A subsequent ion cannon strike obliterated the new Sarajevo temple, and seemingly Kane and the Inner Circle along with it, and Kilian seized the moment and assumed command over the Brotherhood of Nod. Defying Kane's edicts, Kilian focused the Brotherhood's efforts on acquiring nuclear warheads and ICBMs to replenish the supply lost with the old Brotherhood silos at Cairo after their destruction by the GDI. When the Scrin invaded the world, it was Kilian who struck a pact with GDI to fight with them against the extraterrestrial incursion, though at the same time, she had the commander steal the ICBM launch codes from the GDI.
However, Kane reappeared without warning, and as GDI attempted to evacuate the city of Sydney with the help of Nod forces under Kilian's command, he ordered a treacherous strike against them with the stolen nuclear warheads. In the aftermath of this, Kane ordered the player to capture Kilian, and once she was brought before him he had her executed, in spite of a lack of definite evidence that she had indeed betrayed the Brotherhood at Sarajevo.
In Kane's Wrath, it is confirmed that General Qatar was not a traitor but only a skeptic of Kane's ideology. When Abbess Alexa Kovacs was spying on Kilian she declared her a renegade and commanded Legion/CABAL to arrange a set-up. Alexa succeeded in framing the NOD general by ordering a Brotherhood Squadron to attack the Insurgent's forces at Sarajevo. When the Tiberium Prophet confronted Alexa Kovacs while she was attempting to poison Legion with a virus, he learned that Kilian Qatar had never been a traitor and that it was his own Abbess who set her up. Kane was furious but insisted on never divulging the entire truth thus it could disenfranchise a few disciples if they knew their Messiah executed one of his strongest and loyal NOD Generals.
She is portrayed by Tricia Helfer.
Brother Marcion[edit | edit source]
A Nod character and leader of the Black Hand who was convinced by a GDI spy, that he was born to be the leader of Nod, and Kane was just a traitor. He led his followers into the Australian desert, and created a new Black Hand. LEGION captured him and Kane made him as the puppet leader of the Brotherhood. He is presumably dead at the end of the Third Tiberium War. According to Kane, he has a "oratical gift". Notably, some unlockable intel in the Brotherhood storyline in Tiberium Wars contain quotes from Marcion.
He is portrayed by Carl Lumbly.
Alexa Kovacs[edit | edit source]
The abbess of Nod, who informs LEGION about his objectives in Act II. She seems to idolize Kane, calling him as "prophet". Her parents were killed by Cabal's cyborg army, and because of this, she fears from Legion. It is revealed that she was the one who ordered Copperhead Actual's troops to attack Sarajevo, framing general Qatar. She shoots herself after she uploads a virus to Legion's system in the ending of Act II
She is portrayed by Natasha Henstridge.