|Full name||Majid Harata Sadiq|
|Nicknames||King (Blacklist Zero callsign)|
|Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell series information|
|Appearances||Splinter Cell: Blacklist|
|Voice actor(s)||Carlo Rota|
- "You think this ends with me? There are twelve nations that stand behind The Engineers. Behind me. Are you read to fight twelve wars? Kill me... Kill me! Those nations will rise up. Put me on trial and I will spill every secret I know. I've already won."
- ― Majid Sadiq to Sam Fisher following his defeat.[src]
Majid Harata Sadiq was the leader of The Engineers, a terrorist group that launched a series of attacks on the United States of America through an ultimatum called "The Blacklist". Sadiq and The Engineers were so big a threat, the President of the United States green lit Fourth Echelon to stop The Blacklist and protect America. Eventually, Sadiq was captured at Site F by Fourth Echelon commander Sam Fisher, who executed the Fifth Freedom to unofficially capture and interrogate him for information.
Early life Edit
Born in London, England, into the third generation of a family of Pakistani origin, he was recruited into MI6 right out of university. They had deemed him the perfect agent, as he was Middle Eastern but not very political or religious. During a deep cover mission in Iraq, however, he was compromised when a U.S. drone strike bombed an insurgent training camp near the Iranian border and a large portion of the vilage he had been stationed at was blasted. MI6 burned him and attempted to apprehend him, but he escaped. They listed him as dead, but he was secretly titled the fifth most wanted man in Britain.
Since then, he has become the leader of The Engineers, a terrorist organization dedicated to removing American influence from other countries and bring down the United States's ranking position as a superpower.
2013: Blacklist AttacksEdit
Sadiq is first identified after Fourth Echelon agent Sam Fisher assaults one of his hideouts in Mirawa, Iraq. There, he discovers a video recording that shows him executing an American soldier, Miguel Garcia, before threatening the intended viewer (Fisher himself) and triggering Fourth Echelon's drone to attack the compound in a strike that destoryed everything in the area.
Later on, Sadiq makes an appearance in London at the Lansdowne Mill, one of the Engineers' European bases. He captures and attempts to interrogate Fisher, who had been exposed to VX nerve gas. Fisher refuses to talk, but Sadiq is able to make a number of inferences based on Sam's outfit and karambit. Sadiq points out that both of them kill for a cause, making the two of them alike in some manner. Before going further, he is interrupted by Isaac Briggs, who, much to Fisher's dismay, refuses to go after Sadiq and instead uses atropine to stabilize Sam. Sadiq escapes the base with the nerve gas samples.
Upon discovering that Fourth Echelon has foiled another of the Blacklist attacks in Philadelphia and one of his most trusted men had died, Sadiq not only pushes forward the timetable of the attacks, but also attempts to take down the whole squad (or at least keep them occupied) by activating a computer virus within Paladin that had gotten into their secure network and had been used to take control of the plane. Although Fisher and his crew survive and manage to keep Paladin in the air, Sadiq had managed to stall them long enough for The Engineers to successfully attack the Liquid Natural Gas facility in Louisiana and therefore accomplish American Fuel.
Following the tragic events, the continuity of government is issued. All high-ranking government officials back up in to a bunker based in Denver called "Site F". Sadiq raids the bunker, killing most of the resistance and attempts to gain access into the account of the Secretary of Defense. Just as he is about to force the Secretary to comply and give him access, Briggs, who had intentionally turned himself in to give a diversion for Sam, grabs the SecDef and snaps his neck, exercising the Fifth Freedom. As a result, an outraged Sadiq makes a last ditch effort to escape via the Paladin using the hostages as cover, however his plan is once again foiled by Sam Fisher, who triggers a Delta Force sniper attack after freeing himself as one of the hostages. Sadiq escapes the Delta Force attack and shoots Briggs in his arm, crippling him. Fisher chases down Sadiq and, after a brutal brawl, disables Sadiq by cutting open his leg with his karambit.
Even upon defeat, Sadiq claims that he has already "won", threatening Sam that if he kills him, the twelve nations behind The Engineers will rise up and attack America, or if he puts him on trial, he will "spill every secret [he] knows". Leaving him with no choice, Sam employs the Fifth Freedom and unofficially imprisons Majid.
To protect the public welfare, Sadiq is announced as dead by President Caldwell. He is last seen talking with a near-fully recovered Victor Coste, before Sam comes in the room to begin interrogating Sadiq to bring down the rest of the Engineers.
Majid Sadiq is shown to be very intelligent and collected, using tactics of deception and mind games to play with his enemies. He uses fear and efficient planning to sabotage enemy operations, ambush otherwise covert operations and use chaos to fuel his vendetta. Being a former MI6 operative, Majid Sadiq is also skilled in hand-to-hand combat and efficient with many forms of weaponry. Despite being very professional, it is shown that he underestimates his enemies sometimes, such as the moment when Isaac Briggs kills the Secretary of Defense, or when he is ultimately defeated by Sam Fisher.
- Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist
- Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist Aftermath (Mentioned only)
- Majid Sadiq's model is entirely based off his voice actor, Carlo Rota.
- Sadiq is the first true "boss battle" in the Splinter Cell series where the player must complete a series of Quick-Time Events to defeat him.
- Sadiq uses chess names ('Queen', 'Rook') during the first Blacklist Attack, Blacklist Zero, to name the different teams utilized in the operation..
- Sadiq is one of two Splinter Cell antagonists that Sam Fisher doesn't kill, with the other one being Suhadi Sadono in Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow.
- Interesting to note, Sadiq is one of three other 'bald' antagonists in the Splinter Cell series, with the other two being Norman Soth and Douglas Shetland.