Division was a secret U.S government organization. During its time as an official govenrment organization, Division was responsible for operations such as sabotage, espionage and assassination. The government was seemingly protecting Divisions illegal activites when it went rogue under Percival Rose's management and began doing under the table murder for hire services. Many notable assassinations have been of people with political ties and high up in the government. Nikita is the only known agent to ever escape Division alive.
Division was under the control of Oversight, formed by a group of U.S. government officials, but then went rogue after all the members of Oversight, except Madeline Pierce was assassinated by Percy's guardians. Division was once again under the control of the U.S. Government with Nikita, Alex, Birkhoff, and Michael back in with Ryan Fletcher is its Director. This non-rogue Division has been dubbed as "New Division" and was first seen in operation in episode "3.0." However, later on in "High Value Target", this newer encarnation of Division was shut down. The compound that was Division Headquarters itself was destroyed by Nikita's people in "Til Death Do Us Part" in an explosion. In episode "Bubble" after the fall of Division, the US governenment interviews Nikita and her team and they finally tell the world about Division's actions and their allies. The Division Compund appears in "Canceled" but only as a flashback.
Choosing Recruits/ Process
When looking for new people to recruit, division often looks for the following attributes to a person and their life:
- Killed before
- Low self esteem
- No paper trail
- No close relatives
- Lower class
- Won't be missed
- Not a born leader
- Possesses initiative
Division essentially wanted to recruit people that they could mould in to something new and supposedly better. They also looked for people who would be easy to control. However a persons skills, and loyalty often decided their fate with division.
Division has been shown to recruit soldiers, technition experts, Admirals, Politicians, hackers, and people on death row. Often however, troubled teenns in prison for whatever reason, are the main recruit pool to choose from.
When recruiting a new person, their death must almost always be faked. Using a complicated concoction of drugs this can be done.
Journey through Division
- Main article: Division Ranks
Division has many ranks and roles. One starts out as a Recruit, then graduate to become either a Field Agent or Guard . After that the most "talented" may become a specialized agent such as a Tech, Cleaner, or Guardian. Other division roles include Medic and Black Box Engineer.Recruit is the first stage in Division. In order to graduate, a recruit must undertake usually at least 2 years of training in hand to hand combat,tactics, gun assembly, Infiltration, explosives, demolition, Technology, engineering, language,etiquette, strength, agility, weapon use, and how to blend in to the normal world. A normal day for a recruit will usually contain training in many of the above categories. Recruits will also under go many tests while in division.
To graduate from recruit to field agent one must complete a mission, most often a kill mission. Failure often results in death unless the recruit is favoured by Amanda or Percy for having potential. Or Nikita was their reason for failure.
Field Agent Is the most common path for a graduated recruit to follow. From what we've seen it is also the most desired. Field agents are responsible for completing missions all over the world and in the country.Field agents can follow many paths in their particular category. They can join an alpha team, a survey team, a strike team, or go under cover in other organizations. They could also become head of operations such as Michael has or train recruits like Michael and Wade before him.
Many field agents find it difficult to balance their civilian lives and their Agent lives. Several agents have become emotionally attached to civilians, which is not only dangerous for the civilian but also the agent. Prime examples of this are Alex and Nathan, and Nikita and Daniel. Nathan's current whereabouts and status are currently unknown. Daniel however was killed by Owen on a mission for Percy several years ago.
Tech (short for technician) are agents that have more technology talent than most others and were there fore chosen to run the day to day technology of Division. Techs also supervise missions from operations. They are also responsible for hacking any servers as well as security cameras and communicating with agents while on mission via bluetooths or coclear implants.
Most known Division techs are Seymour Birkhoff and Sonya.Guard is one of many Division ranks. Recruits who are chosen to be guards are known to show leadership qualities, as well as being able to control other recruits. Guards continue to stay inside division after their graduation to keep the recruits under control.
To graduate from recruit to Guard, one must demonstrate responsibility, and leadership qualities. No mission is required to graduate to guard .A Cleaner is a rank in Division meaning that the person holding that rank is responsible for "cleaning" up after Division ops; whether this is killing witnesses, disposing of evidence, killing romantic entanglements etc. Cleaners may progress on to becoming a Guardian.
A Guardian is a rank within Division held by highly-trained agents. They guard Percy's black boxes , which are usually hidden in an almost impenetrable, high-security bank vaults.Guardians are normally based around the area of where this vault is, and usually adapts to local life. In the past, Division had special drugs called the Regimen for the Guardians
Regemin. A program of drugs designed to make the guardians almost superhuman. It gave them advanced speed, strength, agility and made them sleep less. to take to increase their performance majorly. This part of the program was withdrawn as many became addicted, a good example of this being Owen Elliot. Percy managed to keep a stock for the Guardians and identified scientists who can produce more of the drug.All Guardians were once Cleaners or Reapers, not to mention they all have advanced agent training in combat, weapons, driving, electronics, cryptography and many other unique areas.
Notable Division Members
This is a list of Divison Members and their roles who were 'active 'prior to the New Division reboot. The "Rogue" designation denotes members who physically left Division to fight along side Nikita during this time. For information on their roles after the reboot see Notable New Division Members or see their individual character page for complete details.
- Amanda - Psychologist and Head Manipulator; Director of Division (after Percy's removal)
- Michael - Head of Agent Operations; Rogue Agent
- †Percival Rose - Director of Division (until death)
- †Carla Bennett - Creator of the Division Recruitment Program (Former)
- Nikita Mears - Field Agent; Rogue Agent
- Alexandra Udinov - Recruit; Field Agent; Rogue Agent
- Owen Elliot - Guardian; Cleaner; Reaper; Rogue Agent
- Dana Winters - Guardian; Cleaner; Rouge Agent
- Sara - Recruit (escaped)
- Rahal - Field Agent
- Amir Khamera - Field Agent
- †Stephen - Field Agent
- †Ramon - Field Agent
- †Roan - Cleaner
- †Jaden - Recruit; Field Agent
- †Thom - Recruit; Field Agent
- †Robbie - Recruit; Guard; Cleaner
- †Kasim Tariq - Field Agent
- †Kelly - Field Agent
- †Anne - Cleaner
- †Eric Lawrence - Field Agent
- †Adrian Pataki - Field Agent
- Margaret Gower - Field Agent
- Dalton Gower - Field Agent
- Lisa - Technician; Field Agent
- †Jeff Shore - Cleaner ;Guardian
- †Tim - Cleaner; Guardian
- †Patrick Miller - Cleaner; Guardian
- †Brandon - Cleaner: Guardian
- Nisha Patel - Field Agent
- †Richard Ellison - Field Agent
- Seymour Birkhoff - Head Technician and Black Box Engineer; Rogue Agent
- Sonya - Technician; Head Technician (after Birkhoff went Rogue)
- †Sean Pierce - Oversight Agent
- †Dr. Hanson - Head Medic
- †The Engineer - Black Box Engineer (Until Percy murdered him, replaced by Birkhoff)
† - designates deceased
While Nikita was hunting down members of The Group one by one culminating with Amanda, Nikita had flashbacks of her first days in Division when she was being evaluated by Amanda and Michael. ("Canceled")
|Division • Server room • Kobalt River • Blue Wolf Courier • M.D.K. Office in Dubai • White House • Sonya and Alex's HQ • Equinox News Network • Falls Ridge • Trevor Adrian's house|