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"If you have a few spare hours, I'd love to share the details of how this device is a masterpiece of design. Quadruple independent gear boxes enabling zero to twenty in under four seconds, ten kilometers of internal wiring, eleven hundred expertly machined hand-assembled components, flawless control at over 300 meters... But all my team needs to know is, 'Does it do the job, or doesn't it?' And let me tell you right now - it does the job."
— Twitch

Emmanuelle Pichon, codenamed Twitch, is an Attacking Operator featured in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege.

Biography

Pichon grew up in a family of academics in the historic city of Nancy, France, where the children were encouraged to excel in Math, Science, and Technology. Early participation in sponsored computer programming competitions led to her joining the army cadets at sixteen. Almost immediately her talent was recognized, particularly in robotics. Her superiors quickly encouraged Pichon to study engineering while continuing her career in the military with the GIGN. From the start, Pichon's focus has been on adaptable technology that aids soldiers in the field. While there is much praise for her technological achievements, Pichon's tactical prowess and ability to problem solve quickly and efficiently make her a crucial operational asset.[2]

In 2015, Pichon was led by Olivier "Lion" Flament on a mission to Nigeria to assist medical personnel fighting the Ebola epidemic. Tragedy ensued, and the decisions Flament made for safety reasons put him at odds with Pichon and Gustave "Doc" Kateb, who blamed him for the death of several medical personnel on-site including Kateb's colleague. Later that year, Pichon's unique combination of talents made her well-suited to join Rainbow.

In 2016, Pichon met Taina "Caveira" Pereira and had some kind of relationship with her, but to what extent remains currently unknown. While not deployed on missions, Pichon proved invaluable for Rainbow's R&D Department. She assisted in the improvement of the team's equipment and was noted to have helped Elena "Mira" Álvarez in the development of Morowa "Clash" Evans' CCE Shield in 2017. In early 2018, Pichon assisted Rainbow's new CBRN Threat Unit with a situation concerning a mysterious mist on the shores of Sussex. During the operation, Pichon provided Olivier Flament with a new aerial drone that allowed him to determine the source of the mist plume. In 2019, Pereira went AWOL in Bolivia in order to search for her brother. Pichon and Meghan "Valkyrie" Castellano subsequently collaborated with Ghost Recon to conduct Operation Archangel in order to recover Caveira which proved to be a success.

In June 2020, Pichon and Julien "Rook" Nizan were in Paris, France when two large fires emerged downtown. The GIGN deployed the pair and several other officers to keep order from the chaos caused by the fire. Having faced a similar situation during training under The Program, Pichon and Nizan suspected the fires had been started in order to distract from a major bank heist across the city. They tracked and confronted the robbers who started firing at them. Nizan was shot in the head but was saved by his helmet. Pichon and Nizan then pursued the robbers across Paris in a high-speed motorcycle chase and eventually caught them.

Psychological Report

Technologically creative isn't a term I've heard before working with Rainbow. According to Specialist Emmanuelle "Twitch" Pichon's field reports, it's the most concise description for her. Of course, it doesn't encapsulate all of who she is. There's more depth and surprises to Pichon than anyone expects.

There is some academic rivalry between Pichon and her sister, a physicist, but nothing serious, she tells me. It's endemic of the perfection her family instilled in their children. Her father told her to strive to be incredible every day and that it will resonate out into the universe.

The Rainbow team speaks highly of her both operationally and in a social setting. Specialist Gustave "Doc" Kateb, in particular, appreciates her intuition and empathy, while others such as Specialist Olivier "Lion" Flament praise her technological know-how.

I wanted to know how Pichon interprets technological creativity. She said it's the way she sees things differently and yet remains aware that she's seeing things differently. So I suppose I would add "philosopher" to her myriad descriptors.

She's a very hands-on researcher. The manner in which she gets right up close to a robot, interacting with it the way someone would a child or pet, illustrates her innate compassion. Pichon is currently teaching AI empathy so that it can, in turn, teach it to humans. I'd love to delve into this further, and have plans to visit the lab.

Because Pichon's passion for technology as a way to improve quality of life drives her in research and in her military career, I wonder if she isn't at times being too idealistic. She's an excellent operator with many skills to offer besides the tech, and I want her to give more thought to where the human factor is crucial.

Her background and interest in AI means one of Pichon's favorite pastimes is people watching. Whether it's settling into a restaurant or taking a bus, she goes wherever there are crowds and studies behavior. Travel, too, excites her. The list of where she hasn't been is shorter than where she has.

- Dr. Harishva "Harry" Pandey, Director of Rainbow[3]

Gameplay Description

A Medium Armored Operator, Twitch can deploy up to two Shock Drones. The Shock Drones are specialized that can shoot lasers at a target. These drones can take out enemy gadgets from afar and shock enemies.

  • Twitch deploys a regular Drone during the Prep Phase, which can be picked up and re-deployed during the Action Phase. Two Shock Drones are given during the Action Phase.
  • The Shock Drones make a distinct, low-humming noise different from that of normal drones.
  • Like normal drones, Shock Drones have lights intalled in its front. When operated or viewed through by any Attacker, the lights will glow in yellow.
  • Shock Drones can fire lasers that can destroy enemy electronic gadgets and deal small damage.
    • Both Shock Drones start with 3 lasers. Once a laser is used, they recharge one laser per 15 seconds.
    • Each laser deals 5 damage.
    • The laser has an umlimited range.
    • Most electronic gadgets (e.g. CCTV Cameras, Signal Disruptors, Nitro Cells) will be destroyed in one hit by the Shock Drone's lasers.
    • The lasers can destroy the gas canisters on Mira's Black Mirrors, thus opening the Black Mirror, as well as Goyo's Volcan Shields by hitting its red canister.
    • The lasers are incapable of disabling or interfering with Clash's CCE Shield.
    • The lasers can destroy Bulletproof Cameras by shooting at its weak point.
  • Shock Drones can also temporarily disable some Operator gadgets:
    • Pulse's Heartbeat Sensor if he is shot by a laser while using it.
    • Vigil's Video Disruptor will turn off temporarily if he is hit by a dart.
    • Melusi's Banshees will be disabled for a duration of 10 seconds. During this time, the Banshee will not emit noise or slow down targets.
  • Aside from the lasers and a larger hitbox, the Shock Drones otherwise function identically to normal drones, and are susceptible to the same gadget interactions.
    • Mozzie's Pests are able to hack Twitch's Shock Drones. Once hacked, the Shock Drone can only be operated by Mozzie, but its feed can be viewed by all Defenders. When operated by a Defender, the Shock Drone's lights will turn blue.
    • Mute's Signal Disruptors can interfere with Twitch's Shock Drones and cause Twitch to lose control of them.

Strategies

Synergies

  • As a Disabler capable of removing Bandit's or Kaid's electricity and Mute's Jammer effects, Twitch is able to assist Hard Breachers such as Thermite, Hibana, Ace or anyone who has access to the Hard Breach Charge.
  • By destroying Mute's Signal Jammers, Twitch is able to
    • Allow teammates' Drones and Iana's Holograms to pass through certain areas, or remove the jammed effect from a teammate's Drone. This is especially valuable in the Preparation Phase.
    • Assist teammates with remote-detonated gadgets such as Breaching Charges and Fuze's Cluster Charge.
  • Twitch works well with other Anti-Electronic Attackers, such as Thatcher and IQ when it comes to destroying them.

Counters

  • Twitch's Drones are still susceptible to Mute's Jammers and Bandit's Shock Wires if they get into effective proximity of them.
  • Like for other drones, Vigil can avoid coming into sight of the Shock Drone with his ERC-7.
  • Unlike other trap-based Operators, Frost's Welcome Mat cannot be damaged, thus destroyed, by the Shock Drone.
  • Mozzie's Pests can hack Twitch's Drones, thus giving him full control over the drone.

Loadout

Loadout
Primary
Secondary
Gadget
Shock Drone.png
  • Shock Drone x 2
    RSD Model 1 Shock Drone
"Uses two Shock Drones to disable traps or injure enemies. Deploys the first Shock Drone during the preparation phase."
— RSD Model 1 Shock Drone Description

The Shock Drone can scout locations and deliver an electric shock via probes that can incapacitate electrical devices and be used as a distraction toward hostiles. The chassis holds multiple shots.

Developed from Skell Technology, the first official deployment of the RSD Model 1 was during a hostage situation in Paris. A mentally unstable suspect barricaded himself in a convenience store along with several hostages. GIGN was deployed and sought to resolve the situation without violence. Pichon was on site and was able to maneuver the drone close enough to the suspect to deliver a slight shock, forcing the suspect to drop his weapon, where he was incapacitated by an undercover operative. The incident was resolved with zero fatalities.


Device Evaluation

Device: RSD Model 1 Shock Drone
Operator: Specialist Emmanuelle "Twitch" Pichon
Evaluation Lead: Specialist Elena "Mira" Alvarez

Let me start by saying how much I appreciate that both Dr. Harry (Six) Pandey and Elena (Mira) Maria Alvarez, Director of Research and Development, have implemented this evaluation and review of all equipment. I've attached a detailed schematic of the current RSD Model 1 (Shock Drone) device. Being able to run the current Shock Drone through controlled tests provided me with much needed additional data. With Elena's permission, I've scheduled further lab time to try some rough prototype ideas. I'd like permission to add my name to the schedule for the evaluation of Specialist Max Goose's device known as "Pest". Because it's such a powerful counter I'm interested in participating in the tests.

[Comment_E. Alvarez: I've looked at the schematic with your new modification ideas, and I'm thinking you should get IQ's (Specialist Monika Weiss) feedback on them. Also, re: Mozzie. There are some issues with the Australian's availability. If you want to fly there to observe the tests, we can discuss.

- Dr. Elena "Mira" Alvarez, Director of R&D

Quotes

Twitch's Quotes
  • "Machine learning and teamwork have one thing in common: Always lead by example."
Spawning
  • "Heh, you always say that."
  • "If you say so."
  • "Let's get to it."
  • "Okay guys, it's time to go."
  • "Okay, okay, that's enough."
  • "Okay seniors, check your pacemakers."
  • "Stop complaining. It's just electricity."
  • "If you need me to slow down so you can catch up, just ask."
  • "Let's watch each other's backs out there."
  • "Do try to keep up this time."
Deploying Shock Drone
  • "Activating Shock Drone."
  • "Deploying Shock Drone."
  • "Shock Drone going live."
  • "Starting Shock Drone."
  • "Drone spinning up."
  • "Drone is ready."
  • "Drone going live!"
  • "Launching Drone."
Throwing Smoke Grenade
  • "Throwing Smoker."
  • "Smoke out."
  • "Laying down some Smoke."
  • "Look out! Laying down some Smoke!"
  • "Popping Smoke Grenade!"
  • "Popping a Smoke Grenade!"
  • "Throwing out Smoke."
Setting Claymore
  • "Claymore going down."
  • "Device going down."
  • "Placing a device."
  • "Deploying Claymore."
  • "Claymore deployed!"
  • "Claymore ready."
  • "Claymore mine is primed."
Setting Breach Charge (Currently not in use)
  • "Breach Charge deployed."
  • "Breach Charge ready."
  • "Breach Charge in place."
  • "Breach Charges hot!"
  • "Breach Charge hot!"
  • "Placing Breach Charge."
  • "Breach Charge prepped."
  • "Breach Charge going up."
  • "Breach Charge set."
  • "Breaching Charge is a go."
  • "Setting Charge!"
  • "Deploying Charge!"
  • "Ready to breach."
  • "Charge is active."
  • "Charge going live."
  • "Breaching Charge going live."
Detonating Breach Charge (Currently not in use)
  • "Breach Charge activated."
  • "Breach Charge active!"'
  • "Blowing Charge."
  • "Detonating Charge."
  • "Firing Charge."
  • "Breach Charge is live!"
  • "Charge activated!"
  • "Detonating!"
  • "Brace for impact."
Throwing Frag Grenade (Currently not in use)
  • "Frag Grenade out."
  • "Throwing Frag Grenade!"
  • "Throwing Frag!"
  • "Tossing a Frag."
  • "Frag out."
  • "Tossing Frag!"
Throwing Stun Grenade (Currently not in use)
  • "Tossing Stun Grenade!"
  • "Tossing a Stunner!"
  • "Tossing Concussion Grenade!"
  • "Stunner out!"
  • "Stun Grenade!"
  • "Throwing Stun Grenade!"
  • "Popping Flashbang!"
  • "Popping a Flashbang."
  • "Tossing Flashbang!"
  • "Throwing Flashbang!"
  • "Flash out!"
  • "Flasher out!"
  • "Flashbang going out."
Scanning Enemies
  • "Got a lock on targets."
  • "There are still active targets in the area."
  • "Hostiles in sight!"
Reloading
  • "Reloading."
  • "Reloading! Cover me!"
  • "Cover me! Reloading!"
  • "Swapping mags!"
  • "Loading mag."
  • "Changing magazines."
  • "Changing mags."
No More Ammunition
  • "I'm out of ammo."
  • "Out of ammo."
  • "Zero ammo."
Reviving
  • "Get up, you will be alright."
  • "It's all right, I got you."
  • "Not too pleasant huh? Take this."
  • "Take this. You'll feel better."
  • "Are you okay?"
  • "Here. Take this."
  • "Take this."
  • "Let's keep moving!"
Friendly Fire
  • "Friendly! Cease fire!"
  • "Friendly fire!"
  • "Watch your fire! Friendlies in range!"
Getting Hostage
  • "Come on, we must move fast."
  • "Come on, with me."
  • "Come on, stay close!"
  • "Come on, move it."
  • "Hostage on the move!"
  • "Hostage secured."
  • "Hostage on the move."
  • "I have the hostage."
  • "Let's go, you're okay."
  • "You're coming with me!"
  • "The hostage is with me."
  • "Retrieving the hostage."
  • "Securing hostage."
  • "Moving out."
  • "Come with me. We must move fast."
  • "Come with me. On your feet!"
  • "You're coming with me!"
  • "Let's get out of here."
  • "I've got you. You'll be all right."
  • "It's all right. I've got you."
Moving Hostage
  • "Come on, stay close!"
  • "Come on, we must move fast!"
  • "Get going, quickly!"
  • "Get moving, hurry!"
  • "Go, go, go!"
  • "Let's get moving."
  • "Move it!"
  • "Move! Move!"
  • "Get Moving! Hurry!"
  • "Get Going! Quickly!"
  • "Move out! Top speed!"
  • "Move out! Quick!"'
  • "Move, quickly."
  • "Run, now!"
  • "Stick close to me!"
  • "Time to move."
  • "Come now, with me."
  • "With me."
  • "Let's go. You're okay."
  • "We must go!"
  • "We must hurry."
  • "With me! Let's go!"
  • "With me! Time to move!"
  • "Follow me!"
  • "Moving out."
  • "Run! Now!"
Dropping Hostage
  • "Do NOT move from this spot!"
  • "Don't move from this spot."
  • "Don't move from this spot, ok?"
  • "Keep your head down and stay still!"
  • "Stay here and stay alert!"
  • "Stay put, don't move!"
  • "Stay right here!"
  • "Stay right here, don't wander off."
  • "Stay here. Be safe."
  • "Stay here. Keep your head down."
  • "Stay where you are, don't move."
  • "Stay still!"
  • "Stick to this spot, don't move."
  • "Hold this position."
White Masks Reloading
  • "Target is reloading."
  • "Target changing mags!"
Grenade Incoming
  • "Grenade incoming."

Trivia

  • She is fluent in French, English, and German and her current research focus is AI.
  • Twitch uses her wrist-mounted feed to view drone feeds instead of a PDA.
  • Twitch's date of birth was originally stated in-game as 1988, however this has since been removed.[4]
  • According to her original Bio, Twitch had served in Chad and Libya prior to joining Rainbow, and was the youngest ever operative to be recruited by the GIGN at age 20.
  • Twitch appears in Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands as a character in the Operation Archangel crossover event.
  • Twitch appears in Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint as an available costume for purchase.

Gallery

Concept Art

Models

Pre-Red Crow

Post-Red Crow

The Elite

Stills

Icons

Video

Patch Changes


References

  1. Twitch's In-game BIO
  2. Twitch's In-game BIO > BACKGROUND section
  3. Twitch's In-game BIO > PSYCHOLOGICAL PROFILE section
  4. Twitch's In-game BIO (Pre-Patch 3.1.2)
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