The European Intelligence Network also abbreviated as E.I.N is an intelligence agency that serves as the main heroic organization in the Cold War II series, it's spin off The Recruits and it's feature The Second Cold War: Agents of Tomorrow.
The E.I.N is an intelligence agency based in Germany that serves all of Western Europe and is particularly prominent in Germany, Italy, Britain, Greece, Romania, Russia, Poland, Bulgaria, France and Spain with assistance from Denmark, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxembourg and Liechtenstein, there is also another branch in West Turkey which assists the E.I.N. The organization is led by British-born Graham Johnson and his deputy Noah Young.
In the Cold War II series the E.I.N's agents appear predominantly and are especially from Germany, Italy, Great Britain, Greece, Romania, Russia, Poland, Bulgaria, France and Spain. The agents depicted in the series are largely women but there are a few male agents.
In The Recruits, the E.I.N is shown to be more diverse in membership involving Danish and Dutch officials and its recruits are even more diverse as shown by the events of this series. There are hundreds of Danish girls and Dutch girls training with the E.I.N and more girls join them with the arrival of several Scandinavian girls to train for the organization.
In it's feature Agents of Tomorrow the E.I.N's agents are shown to be a lot more uniform in diversity and features German and English agents more prominently.
In addition of the agents only four are shown as daughters of former E.I.N agents and the rest are not affiliated with it, the agents are also shown to be a lot smaller as the number of individual agents is 16. Therefore the total number of agents in Agents of Tomorrow is 32 (16 Germans and 16 English)
In general the E.I.N is led by Graham Johnson and his deputy Noah Young in the Cold War II series whilst gadgets are provided by quartermaster Wllace Huntington with various individual leaders worldwide in E.I.N membership home countries such as Britain and Italy however in The Recruits there are individual leaders whilst in Agents of Tomorrow the E.I.N is led by Harriet Gathercole.
The main leaders are a main leader, his/her deputy and a quartermaster as before but the main leader is accompanied by a male and a female supervisor who also act as their advisers and after this it is more segregated. For male recruits they receive training for weapons by an older male E.I.N agent and reconnaissance by another who is generally younger and the same goes for female recruits.
Senior members in the organization's headquarters in Berlin as well as in the United Kingdom tend to be mostly British or of dual nationalities mostly British-Asian because of the fact the E.I.N has many allies in Africa. Each branch has senior members which are the main nationalities for example: The E.I.N's English branch has senior members which are English and British-Asian whilst it's German branch has German and British members. Whilst in countries like France and Spain there are senior and individual members who are French or Spanish.
|Faizan Anwar||33||Army general|
|James Holborn||22||Major general in the army|
|Jane Asbridge||32||Owner of a recruitment firm|
|Julian Armfield||29||Minister of Defence|
|Rajesh Ajmeria - Deceased. Murdered by U.T.O.C.I.P.||30|
|Heinrich Kalkbrenner||33||Leader of the Thunderspirit organization|
Leaders of the E.I.N
|Robert Bancroft (deceased)||46 (time of death)||2081-2086|
|Ricky Ashdown (deceased)||35 (time of death)||2086-2086|
Recruitment and training
Recruitment for the E.I.N usually starts in the Summer and is open for those who are in their last years of senior school, in college etc. Though the E.I.N takes an unknown amount of applicants per year it makes few appearances at career fairs. People who apply for the E.I.N fill in an application form either online or on paper where it can be posted. But what is known is that the application process attracts people who are not only from Europe but it also attracts people of dual nationalities and due to this, applicants who are Muslims, for example, are interviewed by E.I.N affiliates who are their religion to avoid intolerance. These are sent to West Turkey.
Once this has been finished they receive a letter in the post or maybe a phone call explaining to the recruit to attend an interview at an E.I.N recruitment center, these centers take on the form of offices, IT buildings, abandoned schools etc. At the center the applicants undergo an interview with one of Johnson's advisers who are commonly part of the E.I.N's so called "Cabinet", on the interview panel there are usually four members which revolve frequently. After the assessment the recruit receives a letter in the post determining whether or not they are able to go on. However the only recruits not to do this are Elisabet and the other Scandinavians. In addition whilst interviewers are part of the "Cabinet" other interviewers from the E.I.N's associates are also called in and range from directors to business-people.
Each agent starts off as a recruit when they first join, some agents join when they are 18 but for some they join when they are 17. Training for the E.I.N involves three parties: the E.I.N, a country's domestic intelligence service and the country's army for example: German agents are trained in Germany by E.I.N members then may be sent to Austria or The Netherlands and are trained with their respective intelligence agencies and armies. The E.I.N's main agents are mostly women and their recruits are mostly teenage girls aged between 17 and 19. It does have male agents and also recruits 17-19 year old boys however the male agents are few and far between. Recruits sent to train in West Turkey also are unique as one part of their training involves singing The Land of the Two Rivers in the presence of military officials, senior E.I.N members and other officials.
The agents receive additional training in countries that speak respective languages for example British agents may be sent to either the UK, the United States or Australia, those who are Muslim are often sent to West Turkey. Though it is strictly European and does not normally allow Scandinavians, one large amount of Scandinavian students led by Elisabet Gundersen go to Germany's northern neighbor Denmark for training with intelligence agencies and with the Royal Danish Army.
Women in the E.I.N particularly those that are agents are recognized in the same way that the Vixens of the National Protection Process are recognized: Agents in the E.I.N are recognized by latex or leather bodysuits and catsuits, often with utility belts.
At least, this is their default form. Undercover, the agents wear disguises and often common clothing. On their feet, they wear the same colored boots like fashion boots which are typically knee length and have low heels. The suits are typically dark colours but can also be dark blue, red or dark green.
Agents in West Turkey however are far more subtle and recognizable through traditional Islamic attire, unlike some senior members of the E.I.N however like Zarah Langhani, Asma Ghazali and Leila Ebrahimi who are Asian but do not wear headscarfs, West Turkish agents wear the full package including abayas and head scarves. While granted, other Muslim women in other literature wear the full package as well, Turkish characters from the Cold War II series whether heroic or villainous, are the only Turkish characters to wear the full package because the Lionesses of Turkey from Defenders of Earth do not wear Islamic attire thanks to them being criminals. They do however, wear Islamic attire over their uniforms as disguises.
Men and teenage males
Male E.I.N agents E.I.N agents are not recognized by suits that are worn by its cabinet, instead they are recognized in various ways however are split into two categories;
Some E.I.N male agents wear slim fit pants which may be blue, to navy, to black, to beige, black or white T-Shirts, hoodies in the case of some, leather jackets with belts across their waists (these can even be bike jackets), some wear black leather gloves and black Chelsea boots or running trainers. Other male E.I.N agents often wear white or black T-Shirts, sweatshirts, running tights, white socks or black socks usually and running trainers. In human literature, this clothing is also worn for a large number of male resistance fighters in The Yeti Factor while another majority of males wear military fatigue.
Most of the uniform worn by E.I.N agents who are men are also used for male Animalian Junta collaborators and to a lesser degree former male Animalian resistance fighters who end up either in the captivity of the Animalian Junta or the Animalian resistance in particular groups composed of women.
The clothing worn by male collaborators and former resistance fighters consist mostly of the former which involves slim fit pants which may range from blue, to navy and beige, black or white T-shirts, leather jackets and bike jackets with belts across their waists,black Chelsea boots and in the case of some collaborators, black leather gloves. Some collaborators also go barefoot and these are collaborators who wear some of the latter clothing which consists of white or black T-shirts, sweatshirts and running tights. Male collaborators who wear running tights always go barefoot.
In The Recruits, bodysuits continue to be worn by recruits but only the three main girls in The Recruits Elisabet Gundersen, Adelgunde Bogstrom and Kaapriella Hamalainen are shown to wear them only on the field. Sometimes among the E.I.N agents and the recruits is the wearing of leather gloves.
Other girls in the E.I.N meanwhile often wear more fashionable clothing or plain clothing such as leggings or in some cases summer dresses. Even when they are not training, Chelsea boots are a common piece of footwear among recruits when they are not training. And even when they are, the catsuits are not often worn by younger recruits such as Elisabet's right hand girl Arnbjorg Berthelsen who are the ages of 17. The suits are traditionally often worn by girls from the ages of 18 and 19.
The two additional protagonists in the series, Aardina De Winter and Aleksia Jessen also sometimes wear catsuits when helping the three girls and in the case of Aardina, she could be considered to be braver because she mixes her uniform up and instead often wears a black latex catsuit and red knee length boots.
In Agents of Tomorrow, the bodysuits and the catsuits remain in fashion and while some agents are fairly plain, other agents accessorize which is both prominent on the field and off the field.
This is particularly prominent for Helga's daughter Greta Blankenburg who wears a black catsuit but adds a corset while another agent Denise Benedict wears a crimson bodysuit with crimson boots on the field but off the field, she wears the bodysuit and adds tights and high heels.
And again, just as Aardina De Winter does in The Recruits some of the new agents become more fashionable by mixing up their suits and their boots, for example; One agent may wear a silver catsuit but wear black boots. All of the suits worn by E.I.N agents are also worn by the Eastern Vixens, women in the terrorist organization PHANTOM and various other organizations composed entirely of women such as the Women of the Night and the Force of Amazon; the suit worn by Denise is also worn by the Bulgarian criminal Stanimira Zhelyaskova.
Members of the cabinet however wear more business style clothing except for Faizan Anwar who wears military fatigue. (though he is not counted because he is an external interviewer) Most officials are also as affluent as the heads of the E.I.N as most of them live in former country houses in the United Kingdom, particularly those who are Southern such as Gemma Farnworth who is Hertfordshirean (lives in Hertfordshire) or Celtic such as Goffraid Halligan who is Irish or Seran Crowther who is Welsh.
Notable agents in the Cold War II series
|Lupita De La Rosa||33|
Agents in Agents of Tomorrow
Other Finnish girls:
Many of the E.I.N's agents are also well regarded for many of their vehicles that are used. Whilst the agents own impressive cars Johnson/Gathercole and other senior personnel own a lot more impressive ones, in the case of Johnson and later Gathercole both own a Maybach whilst some senior personnel accompany him in Volkswagen Transporters and members of the cabinet often have their own cars.
Most of these cars tend to be more luxury vehicles and have the ability to take off and land like a normal aircraft. Most have guns in their grills but all have bombs located at the bottom of their chassis. They also tend to fit the agent's nationality for example a German agent will own a Mercedes or a BMW whilst a British agent would own a Bentley or a Rolls Royce.
Many Eastern agents on the other hand, particularly Romanians and Turkish agents, tend to use more Eastern cars that are also used by The Company whereas Spanish agents tend to use Italian cars which are largely Ferrari's; of the Spanish agents, only two agents own a Lamborghini: Sofia Amparo who owns a Murcielago and Bonita Alfronseca who owns an Aventador.
Italian cars, in particularly Maseratis, are also very popular with Greek agents owing to Italy and Greece being Mediterranean countries.
The vehicles feature the traditional features of luxury vehicles but also include run-flat tires, taxi style microphone radios and other features of armored vehicles. Many of the cars may have traditional logos such as a BMW or a Mercedes but they also bear the E.I.N logo which is a red version of the E.U. flag (traditionally yellow stars in a circle on a blue background) with a black cross on a white circle background (representation is in the main image).
|Alessandra Belmondo||Alfa Romeo 166|
|Annetta Benvenuti||Alfa Romeo 164|
|Antoinetta Calabrese||Alfa Romeo 1750|
|Alessia Casati||Alfa Romeo 90|
|Berenice Casanova||Maserati Quattroporte|
|Bettina Attanasio||Alfa Romeo 2600 Berlina|
|Caterina Angelini||Maserati Quattroporte|
|Claudia Dragonetti||Lancia 2000||]|
|Corina Garofalo||Alfa Romeo Spider|
|Donatella Fanini||Lancia Beta|
|Elvira Gambetta||Lancia Flaminia Berlina|
|Emiliana Fusco||Lancia Gamma|
|Francesca Galimberti||Lancia Kappa|
|Giovanna Iademarco||Alfa Romeo 156|
|Giuseppina Lamperti||Alfa Romeo 159|
|Griselda Lombardozzi||Alfa Romeo Alfetta|
|Lucrezia Marotta||Maserati Qauttroporte|
|Marcella Lorenzini||Alfa Romeo 166|
|Marissa Nazari||Alfa Romeo Spider|
|Valeria Marzano||Lancia 2000|
|Vittoria Musumeli||Lancia 2000|
|Frederica Lobosco||Alfa Romeo 156|
|Emma Irwin||None||Not applicable|
|Vanessa Blackman||Rover P5|
|Natalie Bonniwell||Rover 75|
|Katie Bancroft||Bentley 8|
|Hannah Brightwell||Bentley Arnage|
|Abigail Chapman||Rover P5B|
|Phoebe Clarkson||Austin Princess|
|Chloe Dallinger||Bentley Brooklands|
|Harriet Farnworth||Bentley Brooklands|
|Maria Dashwood||Austin Westminster|
|Maya Davidson||Bentley Brooklands|
|Laura Carter||Rover P5B|
|Jane Donovan||Rover P6|
|Melanie Goodwin||Austin Princess|
|Melissa Cooper||Wolseley 6 110|
|Nicola Eagleton||Bentley Continental Turbo RT|
|Olivia Hammerton||Bentley Mulsanne|
|Rachel Hattfield||Jaguar S-Type|
|Megan Hastings||Jaguar X-Type|
|Molly Huntsman||Jaguar XK|
|Lydia Kimberly||Jaguar XJS|
|Heather Kenyon||Rolls Royce Carmague|
|Esther Livingston||Rolls Royce Corniche Mark 1|
|Felicia Hawkins||Rolls Royce Corniche Mark II|
|Chelsea Heselton||Rolls Royce Flying Spur|
|Katrina Heathfield||Austin Westminster|
|Jodie Hetherington||Austin Princess|
|Mia Kingston||Wolseley 6-99|
|Sophie Gregson||Wolseley 1660|
|Natasha Higham||Rolls Royce Silver Spur|
|Ellie Matterson||Rolls Royce Park Ward|
|Samantha Morrison||Rolls Royce Phantom V|
|Lucy Osman||Rolls Royce Phantom VI Drophead Coupe|
|Tamara Norrington||Rover P6|
|Leonara Nicholson||Rover P5B|
|Charlotte Nelson||Rolls Royce Silver Spirit|
|Kelsi Ravenshaw||Rover P5|
|Lisa Nightingale||Rover P5|
|Talitha Northmore||Rolls Royce Silver Seraph|
|Bronwen Poslethwaite||Rolls Royce Silver Dawn|
|Esme Prescott||Rolls Royce Silver Shadow|
|Gemma Robertson||Rolls Royce Silver Spur|
|Jessica Shovelton||Austin Princess|
|Denise Waterhouse||Rolls Royce Silver Spur|
|Amanda Wakefield||Austin Westminster|
|Stephanie Thomson||Austin Princess|
|Tsvetanka Dobreva||Jaguar XJ|
|Aleksandra Bednareka||GAZ Volga|
|Ioana Avarmescu||Infiniti Q45|
|Alexandra Demetrescu||Infiniti J30|
|Bianca Constantin||Hongqi L5|
|Maria Barbulescu||Hongqi H7|
|Catherine Moldovan||Maybach 57|
|Florentina Musat||Hongqi HQD|
|Emilia Grigorescu||Nissan Prince Royal|
|Flavia Gaina||Nissan President|
|Ileana Macedonski||Mitsubishi Dignity|
|Constantina Demetrescu||Mitsubishi Proudia|
|Teodara Diaconescu||Nissan Gloria|
|Lavinia Dumitrescu||Toyota Century|
|Despina Kanakaris||Maserati 3200 GT|
|Effychia Bakoyannis||Maserati GranTurismo|
|Euthemia Konstantopoulos||Ferrari 456|
|Panorea Makris||Ferrari 458 Italia|
|Stamatia Pavlopoulos||Maserati Spyder|
|Marie Beauregard||Facel Vega Excellence|
|Bernadette Asselin||Facel Vega Excellence|
|Alberta Carpentier||Facel Vega|
|Amandine Bettencourt||Citroen C6|
|Angelique Bullion||Renault Legane|
|Benedicte Allemand||Renault Legane|
|Delphine Bissonnette||Renault Vel Satis|
|Florence Brunelle||Citroen CX|
|Helene Devereaux||Citroen BX|
|Juliette Derocles||Citroen C5|
|Kadia Grandjean||Citroen Xantia|
|Karine Desmarais||Citroen SM|
|Madeleine Lafromboise||Citroen DS|
|Louise Gainsbourg||Facel Vega Excellence|
|Monique Gaudreau||Facel Vega Coupe|
|Eugenie Laurent||Citroen CS|
|Veronique Leblanc||Citroen C6|
|Sofia Amparo||Lamborghini Murcielago|
|Bonita Alfonseca||Lamborghini Aventador|
|Catalina Gallardo||Ferrari 458 Italia.|
|Carmelita Fernandez||Ferrari 599|
|Fernanda Gomez||Ferrari 612 Scaglietti|
|Gabriela Correa||Ferrari California|
|Flavia Bernardez||Ferrari FF|
|Lupita De La Rosa||Ferrari Mondial|
|Cansever Ataseven||Mercedes Benz W114|
|Damla Caglayan||Mercedes Benz W116|
|Evrim Bozdag||Mercedes Benz 280|
|Gunseli Candemir||Mercedes Benz 450|
|Dilera Babacan||Hongqi CA27|
|Hayrunnisa Dagdelen||Hongqi HQE|
|Ijenbike Bereket||Toyota Century|
|Semra Ankan||Nissan President|
|Yasmin Karabulut||Mitsubishi Proudia|
|Neslinan Kaya||Nissan Prince Royal|