Hugo Lacerda in Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory.
|Born||1972, El Salvador|
|Died||June 24, 2007|
90km southwest of Pacific Ocean
|Cause of death||Killed by Sam Fisher.|
|Occupation||Leader of the People's Voice|
|Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell series information|
|Appears in||Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory|
|Voice actor(s)||Luis De Cespedes|
Lacerda was born in 1972 in El Salvador to peasant farmers. Having to grow up during the Salvadoran Civil war (1980—1992), he was strongly in the pro-communist side, preaching communist ideas across El Salvador and later on to Latin America. Lacerda believed that information warfare was the only realistic means by which to achieve revolution in the modern world, and was thus eager to acquire whatever data he could on information warfare attacks.
In 2007, Lacerda moved his base of operations to Colombia, where he established a radical guerrilla organization known as the "People's Voice", which employed mercenaries and rebels from various Latin American nations. Despite his anti-Western theology, Lacerda was admired by many of his men due to his natural leadership towards them. However, Lacerda was feared by many civilians due to his aggressiveness operations and his elite bodyguards(Past Salvadorian Comandos).
During the formation of the "People's Voice", Lacerda established numerous contacts throughout Latin America, among them other guerrilla leaders and bankers. Through his contacts, he established a vast trading network through which he and his allies exchanged weapons and cash to fund their various causes.
During the crisis of 2007, American PMC Displace International was contracted to protect computational genius Bruce Morgenholt, who studied the Masse Kernels responsible for engineering the Georgian Information Crisis. However, Displace wanted the Masse Kernels for itself, and indirectly ordered Hugo Lacerda to kidnap Morgenholt in Peru, in exchange for more modern equipment and guns. Lacerda ordered his men to torture Morgenholt in the hopes of forcing him to divulge the Masse Kernels to them. Lacerda succeeded in acquiring the Kernels, and Morgenholt died from his torture before he could be rescued by Sam Fisher, who was ordered to recover whatever data Morgenholt might have divulged. Lacerda then fled the scene with the Kernels to the Maria Narcissa, a freighter under his control. Fisher recovered the intelligence he could and gave chase.
Fisher infiltrated the Maria Narcissa and was authorized to track down and kill Lacerda to ensure his knowledge of the Masse Kernels never left the vessel. Fisher eventually learned of Lacerda's Panamanian contacts, higher-ups of the MCAS Bank who were providing revolutionaries with illegal arms. Fisher learned from the ship's captain that Lacerda had taken residence in his private cabin, so Fisher worked his way down to the lower decks. There, he found Lacerda with a pair of heavily-armed bodyguards, foreign mercenaries provided to Lacerda by his contacts. These mercs are later revealed to be Displace. When Lacerda went to get a drink, Fisher snatched him and interrogated him. This revealed that Lacerda did not know the identity of his contractors. He was contacted indirectly, and was warned not to try to find out who he was hired by. Despite Lacerda's cowardly pleas for mercy, Fisher assassinates Lacerda as ordered, ending the guerrilla leader's campaign. Fisher then fled with the intelligence he gathered.