|Occupation||Ambassador to the United States (CT)|
Ambassador to Myanmar (SC)
|Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell series information|
|Appearances||Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell|
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory
|Voice actor(s)||Russell Yuen|
- "Such is my hope."
- ― Long Dan to Sam Fisher about avoiding war.
Long Dan was a Chinese politician and diplomat. He played a prominent role in representing the People's Republic of China during Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell and Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory.
In 2004, the Georgian Information Crisis unfolded after President Kombayn Nikoladze of the Republic of Georgia pursued a campaign of terrorism against the United States of America and NATO, utilizing information warfare as his primary means of attacking the U.S. directly. During the crisis, the U.S. suspected China of secretly lending aid to the Georgians, an accusation that threatened diplomatic ties between the two countries. To make matters worse, the U.S. claimed to have evidence that China was illegally producing nuclear weapons, threatening world war between the two countries.
During these events, Long Dan was serving as the Chinese Ambassador to Myanmar, representing China at the Chinese Embassy in Yangon. Unfortunately, the Embassy and its assets were seized by rogue elements of the People's Republic Army, led by General Kong Feirong, who was secretly aligned with President Nikoladze who unknown to all was hiding in Yangon. In the siege, General Feirong took Long Dan and his associates hostage, holding them prisoner at a slaughterhouse known as Mouke Tsoe Bo Meats while Feirong's men ransacked the embassy, with the General himself occupying Long Dan's office. Long Dan was held by Russian mercenary Vyacheslav Grinko, who also held several American POWs who were to be executed as a warning to the United States. During his captivity, Long Dan was tortured by Grinko and his men, and forced to starve in the cowpens in the basement alongside his fellow diplomats and American counterparts.
With no means of contacting China or the U.S. to inform them of General Feirong's treachery, Long Dan was helpless to resolve the worsening political crisis. However, Third Echelon Splinter Cell Sam Fisher had managed to track the captured U.S. soldiers to the slaughterhouse, where he also found Long Dan and his comrades being held hostage. Long Dan informed Fisher that Feirong has gone rogue and that he had made a deal with Nikoladze, providing the Georgians weapons and vehicles in exchange for nuclear weapons components for use in his future conquests against Taiwan, and "others to follow". Long Dan then told Fisher that the only way to collect the evidence was to log into his computer in office at the embassy, which Feirong had occupied. If the data reached the U.S. in time, World War III could be stopped.
Immediately after Long Dan debriefed Fisher, Grinko and his men attacked, intending to kill Fisher and all of the hostages. Long Dan and his allies took cover while Fisher staved off the attack, during which he killed Grinko and most of his mercenaries, forcing the Georgians to flee. Fisher was eventually able to access Long Dan's computer and reveal General Feirong's allegiance to Nikoladze, during which Feirong committed suicide in fear of capture. The war between the U.S. and China was prevented in the nick of time.
Long Dan was eventually rescued by Chinese Special Forces and the Chinese Embassy was recaptured. Long Dan received several honors for his heroism in the aftermath of the crisis, which was finally averted when Fisher assassinated Nikoladze.
2007: Cyber Attacks/East Asia Crisis Edit
By 2007, Long Dan had been reassigned as the Chinese Ambassador to the United States. During that year, tensions between the U.S. and China were again on the rise as China and its ally North Korea began to harass Japan in retaliation for the establishment of the Information Self-Defense Force (I-SDF), which they saw as a violation of the 1945 postwar treaty. Long Dan directly oversaw China's diplomatic efforts during the crisis, urging calm and restraint among all sides while trying to negotiate a suitable solution to the crisis.
As the crisis in East Asia grew worse, the U.S. deployed the newly-christened USS Clarence E. Walsh to the South China Sea as an attempt to discourage North Korean and Chinese hostilities in the region. However, this tactic backfired when a North Korean anti-ship missile struck the Walsh, sinking the vessel and killing its entire crew. North Korea immediately denied having launched the missile intentionally, a claim China supported. Long Dan voiced China's support for North Korea at the United Nations, while also assuring them that the PRC was taking the necessary course of action as events continued to unfold.
The crisis was ultimately resolved after it was discovered that the Japanese I-SDF and the American PMC Displace International had engineered the entire crisis in the pursuit of personal gain and expansion of their own authority. With this discovery, China and North Korea restored relations with the West. Long Dan was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to end the crisis in East Asia.
Long Dan is a representative of the People's Republic of China, having served in many ambassadorial functions for the PRC overseas. He is dedicated towards preserving world peace, as well as protecting China's interests in international affairs. A seasoned politician, he was the PRC Ambassador to Myanmar by the year 2004.
- The Chinese name "Dan" is name commonly used as general name for female roles in Chinese opera.