His birthdate is wrong. He was born in 1966, not 1957. It was only 1957 once (in Chaos Theory) but they changed it back to 1966 for Double Agent. Check the manual for Splinter Cell and Splinter Cell Double Agent if you don't believe it. He was 38 in the first game.

Actually Sam's birthdate of 1957 is accurate. Because the manual for the first Splinter Cell doesn't say when he was born. 1966 doesn't fit his age because he would be too young during Operation Just Cause in 1989. Ubisoft stated in a interview that they would be 'freezing' Sam's age of 42.

background photo Edit

Hello everyone , about the photo of Sam in the Seal during the gulf war : i think it's wrong you've taken victor Coste when he was young , the guy in the middle of the photo is Sam( during the trailer) , i saw the last trailer and i am pretty sure of it, sorry for my bad english.

Wrong picture Edit

I agree. Someone put a wrong picture of Sam Fisher at Navy Seal. Correct it.

RANK? Also, wrong photo x3 Edit

Confirmed, definitely Coste and not Fisher. Fisher is the gent standing in the middle for that particular photo

Also, where did you get the information that his rank is Lt. Cmdr? The sheet says he's sgt. E-5 or

Petty Officer Second Class

Splinter Cell: Double Agent Collector's Edition. Sam's real rank is Lt. Cmdr. not E-5. That is an early concept of the discharge paper. The real one with Lt. Cmdr. (0-4) is for the actual game.

Quit the trolling! Edit

Some unregistered tore the page apart, so had to put it back together again, which is why there was heavy activity on it today

Book Opeartions Edit

Seeing as none of the book operations are Canon to the story, do you think we should place them in another section below the game operations with a side note?

Have a citation from Ubisoft proving what status they have? I can't find anything proving anything about them canon or not... Lots of fans that swear they are canon, others that swear they aren't... Obviously not very reliable...Baggins 14:53, April 20, 2010 (UTC)

Sam Fisher is on the RIGHT! Edit

I commented on your talk page, you're wrong. Sam is the guy in the middle holding the FAMAS in the team photo, as you can see Victor here in the photo in this thread wearing a beard and holding an AK. Nobody else thinks that the guy with the beard is Sam, apart from you.

Changing the photo Edit

There's no point in showing a photo of young Sam Fisher operating in the Persian Gulf if you can't see his face, so I'm changing it


Sorry Chaos, but there is no debate regarding the issue. You are completely incorrect and are the only person that I've seen to consider it anyone else rather than Sam. But I will gladly wait until after release when you can admit that you've been wrong. But, I still can't follow your logic how you can comment that it is NOT Sam Fisher when you can clearly see his face (showing it to be Fisher) and then upload a photo of a model who's face you CANNOT see and then claim it to be Sam Fisher? So, I've changed the photo to a neutral piece so that we CAN see Fisher's face, instead of the back of a guy's covered head.


Alright I will settle this when watching the Victor Coste trailer, it will show the picture and it will zoom on a person, that is Sam for christs sake, the one with the AK. THERE IT IS FREAKIN DONE.Third Echelon 02:20, March 9, 2010 (UTC)

I hate to say "I told you so...." -:: oO_SF_Oo

Don't be a dickhead. The beard threw me off. but after reviewing the photo before the game was released. I look REAL carefully at it and Sam is in fact in the middle! Congrats oO_SF_Oo beautiful. I love the flashback mission it shows Sam's vulnerability and that's he is a TRUE BADASSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!! ChaosTheory07 01:10, April 15, 2010 (UTC)

LOL - I'm only messing with you man. I saw that you changed the photo blurbs a while back, but I couldn't resist posting here. Glad you're liking the game! The story is a bit of a let down for me. It's full of holes, but it's good to see Sam back. Let's bury the hatchet and put any argument to bed. We'll be the best of friends (until the next argument!) because you do good work around here and there's going to be a big influx of idiots on here who are going to be changing shit around with the release of the new game oO_SF_Oo

White power? Edit

In his bio it says "...but has also excelled in the field of covert white power operations through hard work...". Am I reading this wrong or did someone sneak this in sometime ago? --Occam's Razor 06:13, April 17, 2010 (UTC)

btw I see this page is getting a lot of problems so I suggest protecting it from unregistered users. --Occam's Razor 06:18, April 17, 2010 (UTC)

Essentials "non-canon"Edit

Where has Ubisoft declared Essentials non-canon? We can all agree that it has some inconsistencies in portrayal (although it does maintain the key story details)... But how does that invalidate the entire game?

I bring up a point here: Talk:Tom_Clancy's_Splinter_Cell:_Conviction#Canon, about fan defined 'canon' ("original research") and the lack of official quotes from Ubisoft themselves. Please discuss.Baggins 20:49, April 19, 2010 (UTC)

The Essentials level takes place in "Third Echelon". Yes this is contradictory to many of the previous sources. However for honesty, the portrayal in the game needs to be portrayed accurately to the game itself (not rewritten to "fit into" material it contradicts). The anachronisms and contradictions needed to be pointed out, but we need to be honest to readers as well, and show them that it doesn't match up to other material. We need to avoid writing "fanfic" to try to fix anachronisms in the narrative, but show that the anachronismts exist. Unless an official fix to an anachronism was made by Ubisoft(or at least appears in a novel) it doesn't belong in the article Baggins 18:55, April 23, 2010 (UTC)
It's not just that. Essentials also shows Sam shooting Lambert in New Orleans, Williams being corrupt, Sam being a Splinter Cell in 1999, Sam threatening to kill Williams, Hamza being a white guy and Sam breaking Jamie out of Leavenworth prison. -- 21:46, April 27, 2010 (UTC)

Novels validityEdit

Ok, so I've been searching for a citation from Ubisoft, or the authors of the novels stating that the novels are "non-canon". Unfortunatelly all I find are conflicting comments in forums by fans. Some that swear the novels are canon, some that swear they are aren't canon, and others that have no idea if they are canon or not... Fan opinion is however not reliable. Does anyone have a proper quote from Ubisoft on their status?

The inclusion of Krav Maga into Conviction even appears to be a reference to the novels. But I haven't found an interview confirming it (though I think I remember reading it).Baggins

I think it's Non Canon: because the novel Conviction is very different from Conviction game version...Samthebest 20:46, April 23, 2010 (UTC)Samthebest

Ya, I've noticed latest conviction based novels are different. I've only read half of it, thought it was a prequel to Conviction when I started. Guess not? I haven't seen any similarities, not even any of the same characters between the games as far as I know. Not sure if they take place in the same time frame or not either.
I've seen some people claim though that the first four novels excluding the convictin novels were canon, and the conviction novels themselves represent an alternate series(like the difference between Rainbox Six novel and the game series).Baggins 20:59, April 23, 2010 (UTC)
It seems that Regan Burns may have first been mentioned in the original Splinter Cell novel. Krav Maga also originated in that novel as well, before being incorporating into Conviction. It seems that the novels have had some influence on the series.Baggins 21:30, April 27, 2010 (UTC)
Well, one of the novels shows Sam hating Coen yet in the games he's friendly with her. The only things I consider to be canon in regards to the novels is the info on Sam's deceased wife and that Krav Maga training. That's about it. -- 21:46, April 27, 2010 (UTC)
Coen appears in the second book right? Well, its possible for people to change opinions about other people over time, so showing dislike and later liking someone is not necessarily a contradiction. Actually I recall it was more along the lines of sam resenting the field runner program, and projecting that on Coen. I don't remember exact details of why he resented the program (maybe because the loss of Vernon Wilkes?). But it seems so far most of references from the books have come out of the original two books (or rather the first one so far) rather than the latter ones, whatever that means. Perhaps its possible that both the game designers and the novel writers have access to some kind of "Splinter Cell bible" with general details about Sam's background. In which case it would just be a coincidence that the novels released certain details from the game, rather than the books inspiring details int he games. But we'll never know unless someone actually asks in an interview.Baggins 22:06, April 27, 2010 (UTC)
Oh, someone mentioned that some minor characters mentioned in Splinter Cell: Conviction novel (i'm not sure who) have minor mentions in Conviction the game (don't know how true this is or not). However, what the point of such a cameo means who knows... It still doesn't seem to make the the two stories directly connected. Nor does it explain how both would fit, if there is official intent for both stories to coexist within the same universe. As it stands, it seem more likely that both conviction and the conviction novels exist in parallel universes.Baggins 22:14, April 27, 2010 (UTC)
The Conviction novel takes place 1-2 years before the events of the game, in case any of you didn't know.

Quotes? Edit

I can't seem to find any quotes page anywhere on this site, nor any section for them on this page. Wouldn't that be appropriate? If there IS a quotes page, then I'm sorry I looked with my eyes closed again, but I don't think there is. My favourite ever line in Conviction: "Face, meet wall. Wall, this is a face." Lol'd my a** off when I heard Sam say that. 15:12, June 2, 2010 (UTC)

"You're definitely gonna have to pay for sex from now on."

"Good luck finding your teeth."

"You should get a refund on those flying lessons." Good ones too. 15:18, June 2, 2010 (UTC)

"You need to work on that whole bullet proof thing."

"A face only a mother could love."

hey there unregistered user person Edit

Try to be civil. You keep rediting because you believe version one to be canon. Ubisoft has never really said which version is canon. Perhaps instead of getting all angry and using caps in repsonse to registered users undoing your edits - you should maybe include "this happened in version one", two, etc.. In the long run it will be much easier on your keyboard, and much better towards your sunny disposition. Fräulein 20:03, August 2, 2010 (UTC)

See? I have spent the last ten minutes or so trying to work out proper sentence and grammatics to make that work. You were able to do in like what 8 minutes? And your contribution (imo) is much better than what I would have put down.Mine would have made people snooze. S'rsly Fräulein 20:16, August 2, 2010 (UTC)

I never said I had a sunny disposition. I know I'm an asshole but I'm not the worst person you've ever spoken too.-- 11:33, August 3, 2010 (UTC)

I just assume everyone has a sunny disposition. - and your edit was removed. :( I personally thought it was great. Fräulein 15:17, August 3, 2010 (UTC)

Age in the novels Edit

I dont recall if someone was going to be making a separate section for the novels. 32 of the Splinter Cell novel has him saying he is forty-seven. However there are no calendar dates in the first novel.Fräulein 20:55, August 8, 2010 (UTC)

ZOMG!!! what the he'll unregistered user person??? Edit

When I get back to my own PC, (because ipad does not have umlaut for log in) I'll fix that major mistake. You really should have checked it out in preview mode, before hitting submit. S'srsly.-- 19:33, August 14, 2010 (UTC)Fraulein

Thank you CT07 - lol that iPad corrected "hell" with "he'll" -Fräulein 21:53, August 14, 2010 (UTC)

canon not canon Edit

"Don't include book/essentials story in official canon" - OO ShadowFox Oo

While it was not me that you edited out, nothing has ever been confirmed as what is canon. Fräulein 20:10, August 17, 2010 (UTC)

That's not entirely true. Conviction confirmed that Lambert was killed in New York. In Essentials, Sam killed Lambert in New Orleans. Also, in one game, Cole Yeagher was a WNN helicopter pilot but in another game, he's a high-ranking JBA member. I haven't read the books so I can't comment on what that Shadow Fox guy said in regards to that. -- 16:18, August 18, 2010 (UTC)

Bandage Edit

Alyough I have played the whole game a couple of times, I can't remember seeing how he got his wrist/hand injured and had to use a bandage. Can someone clarify me this, please? =P -- 05:19, August 29, 2010 (UTC)

I had wondered that as well. It appears sometime after the Michigan reservoir, I think. Maybe it occurs when he takes the knife from the guy and stabs it through and impales the other guy's hand on the hood of the truck. ??? When it happens could also have been removed in the final product, and rather than go back in a remove it they leave it. ?? Fräulein 20:49, August 29, 2010 (UTC)

Ay, could be. I also noticed than in the White House, his bandage is all dirty and messy. They have gone as far as texturing it differently, but forgot to add the moment he gets it? oO Or maybe Sam was just trying a new fashion. I'm puzzled by that, I want to see *where and WHY* he gets a bandage. x.x -- D. Cello 06:28, September 12, 2010 (UTC)
Im glad I'm not the only one who noticed it. --FrankHunter 14:21, September 12, 2010 (UTC)

SEAL Team Photo Edit

This photo was supposed to have been taken during the '90/'91 Gulf War, but the SEALs' on the right and left sides both have Mark 14 Mod 0 EBRs, the creation of which didn't begin until 2000, around a decade after the Gulf War. Nice attention to detail there, Ubisoft. ;) 09:50, March 22, 2011 (UTC)

Regarding "Leo".Edit

Unless you can find a verifiable source (i.e. a statement by Ubisoft), Sam's middle name is not "Leo". I don't care if you think it is, it's not. And don't go giving me some gaming journalism article unless their material cites Ubisoft. Everything that we have on this wiki is backed by the games and official Ubisoft statements. Not third parties. Maxime Bellend 00:44, December 7, 2011 (UTC)

Doesn't he seem a bit young? Edit

The thing bothering me most about Blacklist is that he looks and sounds younger than he's ever been in the games. I know he sounds different because it's a different actor, but is there any explanation why he also looks younger? 00:05, October 22, 2012 (UTC)

Currently, nothing. Even the novels state him in his late 40s and early 40s. Altaïr Skywalker 47Agency Laptop 07:38, August 11, 2013 (UTC)

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