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Remi Briggs is the official name given to Alice Kruger after she was adopted by Ellen Briggs sometime after she was rescued from an orphanage that served as Apartheid's academy to train child soldiers.
|“||My country has lost its mind.||”|
— To Nigel Thornton
After her parents were killed, she and her younger brother, Ian, were taken to a secret academy to be trained to become deadly soldiers. Once the academy was shut down, the kids were freed by American soldiers and put into foster homes; however, one of the soldiers, Ellen Briggs, realized the siblings were too lethal and decided to adopt them herself. After taking them with her, they decided to change their names to Roman and Remi.
As skilled children whose primary instinct was to kill, Ellen used their abilities for her benefit for her terrorist organization, Sandstorm.
At the age of 16, Remi got pregnant and gave birth to a baby girl, Avery. Seeing the child as a threat to her current and future plans, Ellen ordered Rossi to give the baby up for adoption against Remi's will. By the time Remi woke up, she realized her baby wasn't in the crib where she had previously left her while resting at the hospital.
Trying to cope with her loss, and probably trying to get away from Shepherd, Remi enlisted in the army where she was later recruited into Orion.
Life in the army
During her time in the operation (Orion), she was sent to Afghanistan in 2013, where her squad was killed by American drones; however she managed to survive by hiding in the woods before she was found and rescued by Chris. As part of her recovery, she used to go hiking with Nigel Thorton, Chris's husband and a doctor stationed in Afghanistan as part of Doctor's Without Borders. During one of their hikes, American drones bombed the village where the hospital and Chris's home were located; effectively killing her and everyone else in there. Remi convinced Nigel to flee back to America and join her family to fight back against the American government.
Considering Shepherd’s connection to Weller from her past, Remi decided that the best way to infiltrate the FBI and to take Bethany Mayfair out of her position as Assistant Director of the FBI, was through Weller and his personal life with Taylor Shaw, his childhood best friend. She studied Weller’s past, Sandstorm’s enemies were turn into encrypted tattoos and her body was covered with them before her memory was wiped with an experimental drug, ZIP.
Waking up as Jane Doe
Remi woke up in a hospital bed two and a half years after her memory wipe. She soon discovered that in her absence, several years had passed and was still undercover in the FBI as Jane Doe. To Remi’s utter shock and disbelief, she got word of Shepherd’s imprisonment in a CIA’s black site, as well as she had unknowingly killed Oscar and been part of Roman’s death when, as Jane, she gave her brother a small doze of ZIP.
After her hospitalization, Remi and the team had since realized that she was suffering from ZIP poisoning, reason for which Roman had left several data caches with information on the disease. It soon became Remi’s personal duty to find the caches to curse herself. To achieve this, Remi and the team set off on a quest to find and learn from the extensive research Roman had done before his death.
One of their searches took Remi and the team to Tokyo, from where they retrieved a cache with alarming information on Remi’s condition: she was slowly dying; according to the records, the drug had never fully left her system, meaning her symptoms would only get worse in time, progressing beyond headaches, memory lapses and fainting to advanced symptoms such as hearing voices and hallucinations.
ZIP poisoningThe news about her condition clearly troubled Remi, who left the lab and wondered on the streets alone, suddenly feeling paranoid. Trying to escape from her supposed stalker, she hid behind a wall only to find Roman next to her, coming to the realization that her condition was getting worse by the ZIP induced hallucination of her brother.
Determined to save her life, she mentioned Roman she’d stick with the team to get the cure, even if it meant she’d keep pretending being in love with Weller, whom, by that time, had become the person she despised the most.
With the knowledge of the drug’s impending poisoning, the weight of the news increasingly agitated Remi, making Shepherd’s release and vengeance of Roman’s and Oscar’s deaths her priorities. In an effort to keep Sandstorm’s legacy alive, Remi kept trying to reach out to its members by the usual channels, with no response whatsoever.
Her plans to restore Sandstorm almost crumble when Patterson briefed the team about some recent activity in one of the chats used by the group’s members. Despite the dire circumstances, however, Remi remained calm and faked a headache to leave the building before the team without anyone noticing, making her way to the location given by a follower through an encrypted message.
After arriving at the place and enduring an unexpected attack, Remi managed to subdue Dolan, an old Sandstorm member who contacted her, and convinced him to talk somewhere else before the FBI arrived to their exact location. Remi’s state of relative relief upon her meeting with Dolan was not to last. They soon discovered that with Sandstorm’s disbandment, they had no funds to carry on with their plans. However, Remi planned to trigger a tattoo to steal money unnoticed. During the case and upon the team’s arrival to the bank, Remi stole 500.000 USD from the vault.
As the team’s investigation on Dolan progressed, Reade managed to get his location, crashing his SUV against Dolan’s car, causing the later’s death. Thus, Remi became the last active Sandstorm member and the most wanted.
Still with her plan to find Shepherd’s whereabouts in mind, a case approached Remi to a Russian spy, Boris, and saw on him an opportunity to get intel of the CIA’s black sites. Promising him to deliver information about his family, Remi managed to get a partial list of the CIA’s black sites before the team arrived and killed Boris who, under Remi’s orders, took her hostage.
Despite the dangers of being caught, Remi visited Boston at his apartment with the solely purpose to make him believe the FBI was recruiting elite hackers to find flaws in their defense system. Eager to help, in exchange for a supposed job in the Bureau promised by Remi, Boston gave her a special devise disguised as an Ethernet cable to plug into whatever server they needed to hack.
Upon arriving at the FBI, a lockdown left Remi out of moves due to the several FBI agents in SIOC, making it impossible for her to plug the cable into the servers unnoticed. However, she used her skills of persuasion to make everyone paranoid about the virus inside of the building and empty the room to accomplish her goal.
That evening, Remi prepared a homemade poison while sharing her thoughts with Roman’s hallucination, mentioning that Jane’s husband was getting too suspicious and needed to be ready to act when the circumstances needed. However, she was surprised by Weller’s unexpected arrival, who confronted her, urging Remi to show him what she was hiding behind her back. Even though she was urged by Roman to kill Weller, Remi second guessed the decision and gave him the syringe, lying about her desire to end her life before her condition worsened.
Unnamed High School Sweetheart
After Jane found out about her daughter, she received a phone call from Roman in which she pressed him for answers about her child. Roman revealed that the father of the baby was her high school sweetheart. Nothing else was mentioned about him and it is still unclear why the relationship ended.
Oscar and Remi were engaged during an undetermined period of time. They seemed a solid couple until Remi decided to be part of her own plan. It was shown that they used to argue over her plan but she firmly kept her mind set on Sandstorm’s goal. It is implied that Oscar volunteer to be Remi’s handler. Right before Sandstorm started on Remi’s tattoo process, she broke the engagement.
As seen in Jane's memories, Remi used to be a woman completely committed to her tasks, secretive, strong and skilled.
Oscar described her as compationate, loyal, patient, stubborn; traits shown by Jane as well.
Throughout her life, Remi became fluent in Chinese, Russian, Bulgarian and Arabic.
She's highly skilled in hand-to-hand combat as well as marksmanship.
- « No one who chooses to work here (FBI) is a victim »
- — 4.04