SD-6 (Section Disparu — literally, "the section which has disappeared") was
a branch of the Alliance of Twelve run by Arvin Sloane under the pretence
of it being a black-ops division of the CIA. In actuality the cell was one
of over 100 SD-cells part of the Alliance working against the U.S.
Eventually after months of undercover work with the real CIA, agents Jack
and Sydney Bristow managed to take down SD-6, as well as all other branches
of the Alliance.
The Alliance of Twelve
The Alliance of Twelve, with SD-6 being one of its subsidiary cells, is a
fictional international organized crime group in the television series
Alias. It is involved in the trade of intelligence and weapons as well as
The organization was founded by Alain Christophe, once a CIA
counterintelligence officer, as well as other former agents of various
other intelligence agencies and wealthy individuals investing in the spy
trade after the Cold War.
The Alliance of Twelve is an enemy of the United States and a rival to the
The Alliance is led by a board of directors. Some members are from the
private sector, but most are former intelligence officers. All of them are
wealthy. The organization is divided into 12 sections, named SD-1 through
SD-12. "SD" stands for Section Disparu — literally, the section which has
disappeared in French (Sydney translates it as "the section that doesn't
exist" in the episode Q&A). These organizational cells are spread over 12
major cities of the world.
The purview of the Alliance is the black market trading of weapons, military
secrets, industrial intelligence, medical technology, computer advances,
and political agendas. Its clients include governments, corporations,
wealthy citizens, families.
The Alliance aims to eventually reach world domination through its control
over organized crime and the trade of intelligence. According to Jack
Bristow and Arvin Sloane, the Alliance wished to change the world once it
had achieved this, and rid the world of corruption, but had become bloated
and corrupt over the years, diverging from their original vision and
focusing instead on profit.
Source: ABC.com and wikipedia.com
|SD-6 | Sloane | J. Bristow | Flinkman | S. Bristow | Dixon | Dreyer |
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