The Let's Play Archive

Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun

by Jobbo_Fett

Part 34: NOD 16: Illegal Data Transfer

NOD 16: Illegal Data Transfer
Illegal Data Transfer

Real Talk: They should've had you capture Jake 4 missions ago and build up towards eventual betrayal. Instead, it just looks like Oxanna is the first woman he's seen in decades (that wasn't infected with Tiberium) and will betray everything he's ever known and fought for because he could potentially get laid in the future. If there's a serious weakpoint in the story on the NOD side, its the cutscene for this mission.

I'm going to guess Kandalaksha, but really it could be anywhere in this area.

Location: In the area of Kandalaksha, Russia.
Objective: Infiltrate GDI Comm centers and steal the Ion Cannon codes.

Briefing: GDI has stored the firing codes for its Ion Cannon in three separate Comm centers. The centers are isolated in a valley and poorly guarded. We do not have the forces available for a full-scale assault. However, a small infiltration team led by the Chameleon Spy has a reasonable chance of success. Once the Spy has the codes, he must be evacuated safely.

Author's note: A tough mission that I don't recall playing as a kid. Good challenge for a decent reward in the next mission.

Name: Anton Slavik
Aliases: Unknown
Affiliation: NOD
Occupation: Faction Leader within the Brotherhood of NOD [Unverified]
Voiced/Played by: Frank Zagarino

Rescued from certain death by Oxanna and a handful of trusted troops, he immediately murders the traitor responsible upon return to his command vehicle. Along with CABAL, he sets out to defend his holding(s) in Egypt from Hassan's forces. Kills Hassan the Betrayer. Is forced to bail out Vega at the behest of Kane, if only because the ship he was flying contains the Tacitus. Is captured alongside Oxanna by GDI forces lead by Commander McNeil. Lives for Kane; Dies for Kane. Captured and converted Commander McNeil's brother, Jake.

Name: Lt. Oxanna Christos
Aliases: Unknown
Affiliation: NOD
Occupation: 2IC to Slavik
Voiced/Played by: Monika Schnarre

News anchor/reporter and second-in-command to Slavik. Helped rescue Slavik during his public execution turned breakout. Helps Anton Slavik's rise to power by helping to control the media of the brotherhood. Is captured alongside Slavik by GDI forces lead by Commander McNeil. Her powers of propaganda are so strong that she instantly converted the brother of the most highly regarded GDI commander who isn't General Solomon.

Name: Kane
Aliases: Caine, Jacob; al-Quayym, Amir
Affiliation: NOD
Occupation: Leader of the Brotherhood of NOD
Voiced/Played by: Joseph David Kucan

First seen since his so-called demise, Kane appears in front of members of the Black Hand, taunts Hassan and informs him about the Messiah's abilities. Has developed a Tiberium weapon with potentially devastating effects, on both the local and international level.

Name: Jake McNeil
Aliases: None
Affiliation: GDI
Occupation: Brother of the infamous Michael McNeil
Voiced/Played by: Daniel Kucan

Brother of Michael McNeil, Jake followed in his brother's footsteps by joining the Global Defense Initiative. He is known more for his association to his brother rather than any personal deeds. Betrays the GDI and his brother in less than 10 seconds of meeting Oxanna Christos.