- "A guy once said, 'The price of success is hard work and dedication'."
- — Sam talking to Ghost leader Nomad during Operation Watchman
Samuel "Sam" Fisher is the main protagonist and player character of the Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell series of video games, novels and comic books developed and published by Ubisoft and endorsed by Tom Clancy.
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2019: Operation Watchman, BoliviaEdit
Some time during 2019, seven years after the Blacklist operation, Sam (call-sign "Matchwood") is deployed to Bolivia in order to recover sensitive intelligence data from a rogue CIA officer. Knowing the mission to be a difficult task, Sam has Fourth Echelon technical operations officer Anna Grímsdóttir (call-sign "Paladin") contact CIA case officer Karen Bowman to borrow a Ghost Recon fire-team led by operative Anthony Perryman. Sam's deployment takes him to a Unidad base in La Cruz, where he infiltrates the base ahead of Nomad's team and assassinates the rogue agent prior to their arrival. Upon greeting Nomad, Sam hacks into the Unidad servers in order to erase all traces of the sensitive information from Skell Technology while Nomad's team provides tactical support and security. While ex-filtrating from the base, Sam discloses the nature of the intelligence to Nomad, revealing it to contain sensitive high-technology research and development that could "change the nature of warfare" and "put (the special operations community) out of business."
Upon having a brief reunion with Bowman, Sam learns that Grim has another emergency for him to take care of, hearing the words "Empty Quiver" (U.S. military nuclear incident code for the seizure, theft, or loss of a functioning nuclear weapon) from the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Fisher compliments Nomad's skills and takes a brief coffee break with Bowman before returning to the 4E mobile headquarters, C-147B Paladin.