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The LFN Encyclopedia - D
(48 entries)

Entries tagged Nikita refer to the 1990 French feature film.
Entries tagged PONR refer to the 1993 American feature film.
D. o D.
U.S. Department of Defense. It is common practice for Section One to utilize D.o.D. satellites, usually with permission, sometimes not.
several episodes
DR & V
Data Retrieval & Verification; a department of Section One, responsible for gathering, collating and analyzing date from a myriad of global sources.
several episodes
D SERVER
A primary Section One computer, which Michael claims is breached to explain his presence in a restricted area to Madeline.
"Slipping Into Darkness"
DANIEL
A Section One operative who approaches Gray Wellman in his search for the missing Directory.
"Gray"
DANIELLE
A young prostitute who, like her friend Erica, becomes a target of serial killer Formitz in "Old Habits". Nikita tries to protect her, but Danielle disappears, and we suspect that Section One gave her to Formitz in return for his cooperation in the capture of Bright Star leader Halir. Played by Donna Christo.
"Old Habits"
DANTE, HORST
A major supplier of biotech material.
"View of the Garden"
DARCET, COLIN
A deep cover MI-5 operative who infiltrates Red Cell.
"Third Person"
DARIUS
Female head of The Alliance, who is slain by Nikita before she can shoot Sarah Gerard, who poses as courier Jan Baylin in "Before I Sleep". Played by Madhuri Bhatia.
"Before I Sleep"
DARK APPROACH
Term used by Section One when an operative or team approaches a target without communicating with Section, usually because of the risk that the communication will be intercepted by the enemy, betraying the presence of the operative or team.
several episodes
DARK TEAM
Term used in The Collective to describe a backup team which, should the primary team fail in its mission, will resolve matters by suicide bombing.
DARROW, JASON
An arms dealer found floating face down in the Mediterranean by a Greek fisherman; Section One takes a keen interest in a list of names found on his body.
"Brainwash"
DATA DUMP
Also known as  "dead drop" -- a location where an operative secrets an item that will be picked up later, as arranged, by someone else.
DATA SHIELD
A basic element of the security system used by Section One to protect the information stored in its computers against unauthorized replication. Tatyana is suspected of having compromised a data shield in "Outside the Box."
"Outside the Box"
DAVENPORT
A Level-5 operative for Section One often seen in Season Four and who is killed by Michael in "Up the Rabbit Hole" when Michael and Nikita attempt to escape Section. Episodes: "Third Party Ripoff," "Getting Out of Reverse," "There Are No Missions," "Man in the Middle," "Love, Honor and Cherish," Time to be Heroes," "Toys in the Basement," "Catch A Falling Star" and "Up the Rabbit Hole."
various episodes
DAVENPORT, PAULA
 Walter's old girlfriend, a speech pathologist.
"Choice"
de Almeida, Joaquim
Plays Joaquin Armel in "Psychic Pilgrim;" born in Lisbon, Portugal, 1957, he is a major Latin film star who has also appeared in a number of English-language movies, most notably Clear and Present Danger (1994) and Desperado (1995), as well as the 1996 TV miniseries Dead Man's Walk.
guest star
DE ANZA BUILDING
The office building in which Perry Bauer and his team releases the deadly L-Virus. The building is really the Melinda Street side of Toronto's 11 King Street West.
"Love"
DE HANN, TERRY
The Section One operative who was Schoppel's neighbor -- and handler -- before Nikita is handed that dubious honor.
"Opening Night Jitters"
DE LURE ELECTRONICS
The factory, located in Chadwick, England, where the phasing shell is created.
"Brainwash"
DEAN, MARCO
A member of the three-man crew -- another of which is Operation's son, Stephen Wolfe-- attempting to steal and sell the CM-12 chip. Dane is the "muscle" of the group, and is killed in "Missing". Played by Tony Nappo.
"Missing"
DEBRIEF
The procedure during which Section One operatives returning from a mission describe in detail what occurred while they were in the field. Debriefings are recorded and, along with the mission tapes, are routinely and meticulously analyzed.
various episodes
DEEP CHANNEL
A communications channel that uses a remote frequency that may not be subject to traditional monitoring. Michael tells Birkoff to reroute a deep channel in "Looking For Michael".
"Looking For Michael"
DEEP COVER
When an operative assumes a false identity for a mission that usually entails long-term maintenance and, sometimes, infiltration of the enemy. A deep-cover assignment has Michael marrying Elena Vacek in order to capture her father, an elusive terrorist mastermind.
several episodes
DEFCOM SCENARIO
A scenario in which a nation or nations place their nuclear arsenal on a high state of alert, usually as a result of a perceived threat of a live nuclear launch.
Depeche Mode
This British New Wave band, formed in 1980, had its biggest hit in 1984 with "People Are People," and performed the very popular Track #4 on the La Femme Nikita: Music from the Television Series soundtrack, "The Love Thieves," written by DM keyboardist Martin Gore.
music
DESIGNER VIRUSES
Plagues genetically programmed to attack specific ethnic groups.
"Off Profile"
DIAN, RENE
As a student at Paris University in 1984, Dian formed an extremist group called L'Heure Sanguine (The Bloody Hour.) His close friend and associate was Michael Samuelle. When Michael went to prison it was Rene who took care of his sister. In "Half Life," Michael is ordered to infiltrate L'Heure Sanguine and betray Rene to Section One. Played by Denis Forest.
"Half Life"
DILUTION PATTERN
A tactical scheme regarding the deployment of a Section One team in the field.
"Noise"
DINGMAN'S HOLLOW
The quaint American town near which The Center's Alpha satellite crashes in "Catch A Falling Star", and to which Michael and Nikita are sent to recover the comsat, only to discover that Dingman's Hollow is a Black Storm sleeper base.
"Catch A Falling Star"
DIRECTORY, THE
The master list of all Section One operatives, including their locations, psych profiles, etc. It nearly falls into the wrong hands in "Gray" and is lost; in "War" it's revealed that Red Cell has, apparently, acquired it, and broken the encryption, allowing them to wage a global assault on Section operatives.
several episodes
DIRTY ZONE
An area that is crawling with hostiles.
DISKIS
A Section One abeyance operative on the mission to Gustav Pogue's old safehouse, and who is sacrificed in the complex deception designed to capture Philo, a Red Cell strategist.
"Slipping Into Darkness"
DISPOSABLE LOCATION
An operation or organization will not be jeopardized if a disposable location, usually used as a front or for a meeting, is compromised.
"Opening Night Jitters"
DISPOSAL
Area inside Section One where explosives can be safely detonated.
several episodes
DIVERSION TEAM
A team which, during a Section One mission, acts as a decoy to divert the attention of hostiles away from the first team.
"In Through the Out Door"
DJ Krush
Japanese-born musical artist (Tokyo, 1962) who became the first DJ in Japan to perform with live musicians. Wrote and performed (with Deborah Anderson) "Skin Against Skin," Track #7 on the La Femme Nikita: Music from the Television Series soundtrack.
music
DOBBS
Section One abeyance operative who is killed as part of the frame-up used to force Benjamin Kruger to work for Section.
"Outside the Box"
DOMINIC
One of the top people in Red Cell, he first appears in "War," in which he captures and tortures Nikita and Michael to acquire information about Section One; Nikita shoots him and leaves him for dead, but he reappears in "Cat and Mouse," having created a Nikita doppleganger named Abby, who takes Nikita's place in Section. Nikita foils his plan and he is captured. His current status: unknown. Played by James Faulkner.
"War"
"Cat and Mouse"
DORNE, CLAUDIA
The identity given to Maggie when she completes her training.
PONR
DRAEGEN (DRAGON), FREDERICK
Former field agent with Stasi (East German Security Service) who became a counterfeiter known to work with the likes of Hans Drucker and the Peruze brothers.
"Under the Influence"
DRAIZIN
A Section One operative assigned to trail the terrorist Gabriel Tyler in "Mercy". Tyler kills him.
"Mercy"
Drew, Laurie
Costume designer for La Femme Nikita, who has gone on to do the same quality work for the series Mutant X and Other People. Prior to LFN, she worked on numerous TV movies, including Sword of Gideon (1986), Spies, Lies & Naked Thighs (1988), Drop Dead Gorgeous (1991), Spenser: A Savage Place (1995) and Double Jeopardy (1996). She was nominated for a Gemini (Best Costume Design) four times for her work on LFN, winning once (for the episode "New Regime").
crew
DRONE PROGRAM
 In "Gray," a preprogrammed computer program designed to breach the security systems protecting Section One's databanks, where it lurks until triggered remotely, at which time it downloads the Directory.
"Gray"
"Drown"
Track #11 on the La Femme Nikita: Music from the Television Series soundtrack, written by Steve Clark, performed by Vibrolux and copyrighted in 1997 by Shoreline Records.
music
DRUCKER, HANS
 Former colleague of Frederick Draegen.
"Under the Influence"
DRY MISSION PROFILE
Scenarios devised by Section One profilers that, hopefully, anticipate all eventualities and outcomes, and which are used to prepare team leaders and operatives for the real thing. Like a simulated "dry run."
"Treason"
DYNAMIC ADDRESS SCHEME
A method of hiding a source address on the Internet. Siobhan, of Glass Curtain, uses one in "Simone."
"Simone"
DYNAMIC CARRIER FREQUENCY
System used by Jurgen to protect his computer files which, in essence, hides the files behind a screen of constantly changing electronic "noise" which is difficult to cancel out as that requires precise duplication.
"Approaching Zero"