The Thunderspirit organization, or just Thunderspirit, is a secret organization operating as a pharmaceutical company in the Cold War II series and is an ally of the European Intelligence Network through its alliance with Cloak and Dagger.
It is the only organizational ally of the E.I.N that also appears in the series' spin off The Recruits because of the series' largely Germanic characters including the titular recruits and also owing to Thunderspirit's largely German membership. Here, it supplies weaponry to three motorcycle gangs that help the five girls: The Monster Skulls of Estonia, the Eastern Scavengers also known as the Renegades of Lativa and the Dragons of Lithuania.
Like the Old English Alliance, Thunderspirit is a very controversial and polarizing organization. To allies, it is a very close ally and probably just as close to the E.I.N as it is to Cloak and Dagger but to others in particular the British Ministry of Health and the British government in general, it is an illegal and highly dangerous organization.
In contrast to its closest ally Cloak and Dagger which is based largely in the South, Thunderspirit is a lot more prominent in Britain. It has a huge presence in the South, West and East of England and a small prominence in the North, particularly in Manchester, Newcastle, Lincolnshire and to an extent Cumbria in particular Ravenglass, the Lake District, Ambleside and other places.
The organization not only operates as a pharmaceutical company but it also operates as everything else on the medical side of things and its members are all sorts of medical staff ranging from radiographers and doctors to surgeons, cardiologists and others.
Their bases meanwhile are composed of not only research facilities and laboratories but also hospitals and psychiatric institutions, as such, Thunderspirit follows a similar structure in organization to Cloak and Dagger.
Like the The Syndicate, Thunderspirit is composed of both English and German members, however it's main leaders are German and English while its members are predominantly German. Unlike Cloak and Dagger where its headquarters is unknown, Thunderspirit's headquarters is in Wiltshire but alongside Cloak and Dagger, the membership of Thunderspirit is largely male dominated.
In the Cold War II series, Thunderspirit is a far more secretive organization but in The Recruits it is shown to be a lot more prominent and actually helps the E.I.N. It does not assist in the same way the army does but instead, it supplies weaponry and training to the three motorcycle gangs that are encountered by the five girls: The Monster Skulls (Estonia), the Eastern Scavengers also known as the Renegades (Lativa) and the Dragons (Lithuania).
Symbols and recognition
Probably the main reason why the British government deems Thunderspirit to be an illegal and terrorist organization is partially to do with its symbolism. While it does not use Nazi symbolism such as swastikas or the SS runes or fascist symbols such as the Flash and Circle, it does use these symbols to a degree.
Perhaps its best known symbol is a skull above a pair of crossed syringes while members wear some Nazi insignia such as swastikas to a degree, no military insignia is worn by leaders of Thunderspirit however. As a result of the organization's predominantly German membership, the organization is also recognized by several Germanic cars among them even being enemy vehicles such as Volvo's and Saab's owned by the Scandinavian Alliance.
Unlike Cloak and Dagger where its monks are recognized by Nazgûl like robes and the Cult's leader, The Grand Regulator General who is recognized by black robes, Thunderspirit's members are not recognized by traditional medical uniforms and instead are recognized by Nazi medical style attire.