Part 17: GDI 17: Weather the StormGDI 17: Weather the Storm
Weather the Storm
Hot on the heels of Kane, McNeil and the Kodiak suddenly find themselves caught in a Tiberium Storm, grounding them until further notice. Unfortunately for McNeil, Kane has forces in the area ready to strike and eliminate him for good. Additionally, Umagon, now captured, is subjected to more Tiberium experimentation, and is shown Kane's new tiberium missile. Time is running out for McNeil, Umagon, and the world!
It looks like it could be in or near Izmir, Turkey.
Location: Izmir, Turkey
Objective: Protect the Kodiak at all costs!
Briefing: BE ADVISED: Kane is determined to destroy you. He knows the Kodiak cannot lift off during an ion storm and has chosen this moment to attack. The Kodiak must be protected until the storm abates. The storm will interfere with certain types of equipment so expect some malfunction.
Author's note: An interesting twist in the penultimate level that we've already seen before and is a breath of fresh air, while not feeling like a dick move? Great! Well, except for the initial artillery unit placement...
Name: Commander Michael McNeil
Occupation: GDI Commander
Voiced/Played by: Michael Biehn
Commander McNeil was personally requested for by General Solomon, and was briefed of Kane's return by the same. Initially skeptical of the return of Kane, he immediately set out to destroy NOD forces attacking Phoenix Base. Helped capture and secure an alien ship that had crash landed near Texas. He loves to win. Has little compassion for the Forgotten. Attempted to capture Vega alive, but his foiled by a nuclear weapon launched by Kane. His brother was murdered by Kane's forces. Knows how to throw a C4 party.
Name: 1st Lt. Chandra
Occupation: Kodiak Co-pilot and 2IC
Voiced/Played by: Kris Iyer
Friend and second-in-command to Com. McNeil, he serves as the Kodiak's co-pilot. Helped McNeil capture Vega. Helps with comic relief for the Kodiak crew.
Occupation: Kodiak Pilot
Voiced/Played by: Athena Massey
The Kodiak's pilot. Why is this character lacking development? She has less progression than Lt. Com. Peter Tao!
Affiliation: The Forgotten
Voiced/Played by: Christine Steel
An apparent stowaway on the alien UFO, Umagon met face-to-face with Commander McNeil. Little is known about her, officially or otherwise. Despite their initial interactions, Umagon is clearly warming up to GDI, and Commander McNeil in particular. Is captured by Kane, somehow, and used as a guinea pig for Tiberium experiments.
Aliases: Caine, Jacob; al-Quayym, Amir
Occupation: Leader of the Brotherhood of NOD
Voiced/Played by: Joseph David Kucan
First seen since his so-called demise, Kane hacks into the SS Philadelphia's communications and taunts GDI's General Solomon. Continues to taunt GDI; loves sonic tanks. Appears to have been horribly disfigured, either due to Tiberium poisoning, or perhaps the true effect(s) of surviving an Ion Cannon attack from such close proximity. Or could it be that there is a body double for the leader of the Brotherhood of NOD?