Character Breakdown: Sam Fisher

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Character Breakdown: Sam Fisher
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Name: Samuel “Sam” Fisher
Games: Splinter Cell Series

  • Resourceful
  • Athletic and Acrobatic
  • Stealthy
  • Sarcastic
  • Focused
  • Mild Introvert
  • Proficient in hand to hand
  • Excellent Marksman
  • Strategic Genius

Sam Fisher, the original splinter cell.  Spy, assassin, double agent, ultra-classified secret operative.  Sam is a legend amongst multiple branches of the US government, both covert and overt, and has seen more battlefields, both domestic and abroad, than almost anyone on earth.  He is cold and calculating when he needs to be, always resourceful, and rarely divulgent about his emotions.  Nevertheless Sam is loyal, efficient, and, to those he cares about, compassionate.

(spoilers ahead)
Sam has to do some seriously dirty deeds for his country, including, but not limited to, murdering his own best friend, survive multiple double crossings under deep, deep cover, and survive his daughters death after his job required him to spend more time away from her than he’d like.  This type of work environment leaves one cold, detached, and compartmentalized.  Sam deals with his misfortune through dark, sarcastic humor, and a tendency to prefer to work alone from the shadows, separated from humanity.

Sam is resourceful and proficient in the world of espionage, capable of operating alone, or as part of a team.  Before becoming a member of Third Echelon, he saw multiple theaters of war as a Navy SEAL, as well as several other tier-one level squads, mostly in the gulf war arena.  He is capable of working with many, many advanced tools and technologies, as well as improvising with the local environment.  He can pick apart and take down a terrorist cell single-handedly, if need be, dividing and conquering opposing forces with skill and dexterity.

Physically, Sam is getting on in years, but doesn’t show it in his movements.  He is athletic and agile, utilizing moves like his signature split jump and performing physical feats that many would scoff at.  Proficient in combat, he specializes in Krav Maga, as well as being an expert marksman, and having experience in demolitions.  He used what appears to be a very subtle adaptation of parkour techniques to move through urban environments, and is strong enough to overcome large foes, hide bodies, and make his way through difficult combat situations.  He has the stamina and endurance to continue on missions for long periods of time, sometimes aided by technology, but often running on his own physical capabilities.

Same is an interesting and, at time, troubled character.  The universe he operates in is modeled after our own, and as such, he offers a very human approach to the video game world(as opposed to, say, Sephiroth, or Samus Aran).  This should be an interesting series!

We’ll continue tomorrow with the Sam Fisher workout. Until then, make sure to follow me on Twitter,  like the blog page on Facebook, hit up the Tumblr, and continue to be awesome!

Dan “DaRatmastah” Wallace

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  7. Diego says:

    There is no sarcasm when I’m saying this, you guys changed my life. I hated, HATED, working out! Somehow working to be like someone I really want to be like (*cough* SAM FISHER *cough*), instead of some Ambercrobie 6 pack model, is motivating for me. Could you make a fight like Sam Fisher video, with take downs and the karambit knife? I love everything you guys have done so far. Keep up the GREAT work. Oh, and thank you, I feel healthier because of you guys. Thank you.

    • DaRatmastah says:

      Wow, thanks, Diego. Honestly, updates have been slipping a bit, lately. I’m glad to know I’m still reaching people. Regarding the Sam Fisher idea, maaaaaybe, though I don’t have much experience with korambit knife drills, so I’ll have to investigate it and get back to you. Thanks again for readign! I’m glad we could help =)


    • Nick says:

      If u want how to fight like sam fisher,u must know what martial art he use,he use Karv Magga martial art. If u want to know how to fight with kerambits u must go to the teachers of self defending and fighting with kerambit.

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