|SECTION ONE TERMS
A and R - Advance and Retreat
Accelerated Clock - Indicates assignment is to be completed faster than normally required.
Access Card - Security card indicating users clearance level, therefore allowing/denying entrance to sensitive levels in Section One.
Advanced Digital Sensor
System - Security system to
protect computer files from being downloaded or copied. System shuts down when it detects
any electro-magnetic activity.
Alpha Levels - Psychological levels recruits pass thru when first brought into Section One. (i.e. denial, fear, distrust, suicide, etc.)
Alpha Point - Location of the mission van during a live mission.
Alpha Secure - Indicates a transmission has a high level of authentication.
Article Three - Although not clearly defined it would appear that an Article Three protocol can be initiated or requested when the seat of authority and power is in question. Both sides are allowed to present evidence to the Head of Centre to support their position. The outcome of an Article Three proceeding is severe. . .one person lives and retains control, the other dies.
B-Net - Communications channel often used by active teams
during a blackout.
C-Band - Communications frequency used to locate missing
teams by honing in on their beacon.
Cardinal, The - Leader of Red Cell. The Cardinal is captured and killed in S4 "Line in The Sand".
Caspar Project, The - Beta tested for over a year. A powder like substance is used to prime the
subject's system. Emotions are manipulated using visual cues. The subject can be made to
"feel" an emotion and have no voluntary control over it. Used on Nikita in S3
"Under The Influence".
CIA – Central Intelligence Agency
Clean Pick - Tactical strategy to retrieve a target/hostile without alerting the members of his/her organization.
Close Quarter Standby (CQS) – This is when operatives are required to
stay on Section One premises for days or even weeks at a time, so that they will be ready
for action on a moment’s notice.
Condition 6 - Mission strategy, recon is considered hot unless
advised to the contrary. All intel must be verified through tactical command in Comm.
Critical Mass - The amount of personnel required to maintain
functionality within the Section. If critical mass is not sustained the Agency will
disenfranchise and the Section will be destroyed along with any remaining operatives.
Dark Team: Term used by The Collective. A contingency suicide team used as backup to their primary team. If
the primary team is eliminated, the Dark Team will contain the situation by suicide
DefCom Scenario - A defensive posture taken when a live nuclear warhead is involved.
Delta Alarm: Alarm within Section indicating a nuclear detonation above ground. After such an alarm is sounded a lock-up is initiated and everyone is brought in.
Directory - The master list of all operatives in Section
One, including current assignments, locations, psych profiles, etc.
- Backup egress route. A backup
route is used if the primary route is destroyed or blocked by hostiles. Primary and backup
routes are outlined on the operative’s panels with mission parameters and objectives.
Forced Hypnotic Regression - Form of psychological torture supposedly used by the Freedom League on Nikita. The aggressor mentally reduces the victim to a child then tries to build them back up. It can destroy the victim’s emotional structure in a matter of days. Residual effects might include nightmares. Although not actually used, Jurgen bases his evaluation of Nikita on this theory to pacify Operations and Madeline.
Go - A Japanese game for two, played with counters on a
board that is ruled with 19 vertical and 19 horizontal lines. Played by Jurgen in S2
"Spec Ops". Every move is a cover for something else. Jurgen encouraged Nikita
to play it during her reprogramming sessions.
- A full size simulation of the
Chief Strategist, incorporating her well documented her psychological and analytical
profiles combined with Birkoff’s artificial intelligence program. The technology is a
step beyond the holographic. It incorporates atmospheric stimulation, which means she has
mobility within a limited range. Networking the program allowed her to be present anywhere
in Section and an element of galvanic resistance allowed her to be tactile to a certain
degree. Although the database included memories, she could not process data like a human
brain, and therefore could only perform what she was programmed to do. After some fatal
errors that affected critical missions, Paul deletes her files permanently, cancelling the
program. The simulation is profiled in S5 "A Girl Who Wasn’t There".
Protocol 5 - Protocol used to strip someone in command of their authority. George initiates a Protocol 5 against Operations in S4 "Line In The Sand" to take him out of play.
Protocol 6 - Tactical strategy to minimize risk of exposure for a team on an active mission. An abeyance operative is used to perform a specific function then sacrificed to avoid detection.
Protocol 8 - Tactical strategy that requires team members to provide cover while the team leader escapes the ambush with the target. The team leader, to provide containment of the situation, initiates an explosion killing the hostiles as well as any remaining Section operatives.
Provisional Status - A probationary period before being returned to Active status. The operative is allowed to participate in missions only if accompanied by his/her trainer. This is separate from the two-year training period.
R-1 - A new strain of nerve gas being developed in
Northern Iraq. The gas kills in seconds and has a shelf-life three times that of its
Sample Spaces - All probable possibilities based on the analysis of available information. A sim is run on obtainable Intel then the computer reports possible outcomes or "sample spaces".
Shadow Recruitment - A temporary recruitment where an operative is recruited for a specific task. If they perform they are free to resume their old life after the mission is complete.
Silent Drop - When an operative makes a delivery to a team on an
active mission. The operative delivers the material or equipment and then retreats
undetected. Silent drops are risky since the movement of an additional operative could
expose the team. If the drop cannot be made undetected, an abeyance operative would be
used then sacrificed rather than risk exposure.
Stand Alone Mode - Indicates Comm is currently operating systems offline. No
transmissions are taking place that would allow hostiles to tunnel through the system.
Sub-Channel 7: The secured channel Michael uses to communicate with The Collective in
the S5 arc.