Andriy Kobin in Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist.
Third Echelon asset
|Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell series information|
|Appearances||Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction|
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist
|Voice actor(s)||Elias Toufexis|
|Performance capture actor||Elias Toufexis|
- "This is bigger than your daughter. This is bigger than both of us. The people behind this, you can't hide from them."
- ― Andriy Kobin in a trailer for Splinter Cell: Conviction.
Andriy Kobin is a powerful criminal leader and Third Echelon asset who appeared in Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction. He is ruthless, aggressive, and paranoid, which made him violent and unpredictable. Kobin is a major character in both Splinter Cell: Conviction and Splinter Cell: Blacklist. His performance was captured by actor Elias Toufexis.
Smuggler, gun-runner, ex-member of the Ukrainian Mafia, entrepreneur, and all-around scumbucket, Andriy Kobin was the man to go to in Malta if someone wanted anything illegal. But he wasn't always a high-flying international procurer. Once upon a time, he did dirty work on the Baltimore docks.
Two months prior to the events of the Third Echelon Conspiracy in 2011, Kobin worked with black-op agents Archer and Kestrel to secure three EMP devices, which are later used to attack Washington, D.C. Once they had successfully evacuated on Kobin's plane, Archer was ordered to kill Kestrel. Kestrel managed to kill Archer in self-defense but was then shot from behind by Kobin.
Single player campaignEdit
Kobin is first mentioned by gang leader Dmitri Gramkos who tells Fisher that Kobin is the one who killed his daughter Sarah. Sam then forces his way into Kobin's mansion and interrogates him about Sarah to which he replies that the situation is "bigger than his daughter."
Kobin later appears at Third Echelon Headquarters, where he tells Sam under interrogation that Director Tom Reed is working with Megiddo to smuggle Russian EMP technology into the United States, and that they plan to use that technology to facilitate President Patricia Caldwell's assassination and have Vice President Calvin Samson take over the position since he was in Megiddo's pocket.
He also reveals that Lambert asked him to find a body that could stand in for Sarah's so that Sam would think she was dead. After interrogating Kobin, Sam then leaves him lying on the floor.
Kobin returns in Blacklist after somehow surviving the destruction of Third Echelon's HQ and going underground in Libya. When Sam finds him, he is being brutally interrogated at a Libyan police station, concerning why he went to the CIA. After Sam rescues him, he explains to Fourth Echelon that he supplied weapons for Blacklist Zero, and that he believed that his life was in danger because their leader didn't like loose ends.
Over the course of the events of the game, he aids Fourth Echelon by providing information about the Blacklist, and also gives him information about other groups who are presumably affiliated with the Engineers (who also happen to be his competitors). He also provides them with Black Market weapons in return for improving his accommodations in his holding cell on board the C-147B Paladin. His missions are quite similar to the Hunter mode in Deniable Ops of Conviction, these missions often have VIPs to capture. He also assists with flying the Paladin on several occasions. By the end of the Engineer plot, his status is somewhat indefinite. While he is not part of the Fourth Echelon team per se (and still dwells in the holding cell), he is considered a useful asset to the team.
Fisher continued to use Kobin's contacts during the hunt for Igor Kasperov. After they stopped the plot in Saudi Arabia, he was forced to vacate his cell when the team captured the "Snow Maiden."
- His name is based on that of Amon Tobin, who composed the Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory soundtrack and contributed to the soundtrack for Conviction.
- His first name is spelled as "Andrei" in the credits. This is a typographical error, the correct spelling is "Andriy".
- After the second interrogation, Sam cannot shoot Kobin and the enemies will ignore him as well, he is the only one in the game been interrogated more than once.
- The description for the "Andriy Kobin" Xbox Live avatar and the character's clothes itself suggest that Kobin may be Ukrainian.
- Kobin seems to be a good pilot, as seen by the end of Blacklist. In the end of the prologue of Conviction, he is seen flying a Russian cargo plane as well.
- Kobin comments on Kestrel's condition in the end of the Blacklist co-op, “Getting shot like this, um, what? Is he gonna be a vegetable? Or what? Is he gonna pull through?”- This implies that Kobin shot Kestrel and that the bullet hit his head. But from the gunshot wound Kestrel did not die. Kobin saying this causes Sam to become suspicious due to the fact nobody told him about the gunshot wound.
- Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction
- Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist
- Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist Aftermath