-Or, The Division & Siege Mash-up!
By no stretch of the imagination is it too far fetched that both Tom Clancy’s The Division and Tom Clancy’s Siege share the same universe. Obviously from a time line perspective, story elements from The Division wouldn’t be in Siege due to the fact that The Division centers around one particular event and the consequences of the aftermath.
But on the flip side, if anyone was to be prepared for the downfall of western civilization and the restructuring of society, then Rainbow Six Siege operators are your go-to guys and gals. It would stand to reason these are the kind of people who would be IN the division in an operational capacity!
“Clear and present danger” is one of the main threads running through a majority of Tom Clancy novels, but what if a disaster actually took place? What about those crucial hours and days where we live in a state of emergency? The idea that we are “3 meals away from collapse”, said Ryan. “That was a very exciting scenario for us and we had noticed that only a few games had dealt with this kind of mid-crisis situation.”
The Division agents are “elite sleeper agents”, the last line of defense when all else fails. The Division refers to the secret organization comparable to how we call the CIA “The Agency” or the FBI “The Bureau”. But there is also a second meaning to that name. When society collapses, people fight for food and water and that is when anyone can become a potential threat. People have to make tough moral choices, and Division agents you are confronted with such situations. The Division, short for Strategic Homeland Division (SHD), is a response to weaknesses and problems identified in exercises like Operation Dark Winter and real-world disaster scenarios.
Rainbow Six (Siege) operators are elite members of the best Special Forces units from around the globe, who are trained to operate in tight formations in indoor environments, being experts of close quarter combat, demolition, and coordinated assaults.
New York City is the biggest city in the Unites States of America and home to SHD, so the chances that one of the Siege operators that we’re familiar with being there during the Black Friday outbreak isn’t that far fetched.
Imagine getting a distress call from a group of Division agents that are cut off. You traverse through the Bronx, kickin’ ass and takin’ names, and who should you stumble across, but Miss Eliza Cohen AKA Ash!
Of course, I’m preeeeeeetty sure that Thermite would hop the fence if basically modern civilization broke down. He’s a Texas boy after all, and you know how trigger happy and freedom-lovin’ they can be. He’d probably hole up with some other bad asses, and become the Overlord of Harlem or something…