Kane (Command & Conquer)
Kane is a fictional character in the alternate history universe of Westwood Studios
Westwood Studios
Westwood Studios was a computer and video game developer, based in Las Vegas, Nevada. It was founded by Brett Sperry and Louis Castle in as Westwood Associates, and renamed to Westwood Studios when it merged with Virgin Interactive in...

' and Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts
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' Command & Conquer
Command & Conquer series
Command & Conquer is a video game franchise, mostly of the real-time strategy style as well as a first-person shooter game based on the former...

 real-time strategy
Real-time strategy
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 video games in which he is a seemingly immortal
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INTJ is an abbreviation used in the publications of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator to refer to one of the sixteen personality types....

 behind the ancient and secretive Brotherhood of Nod society. Little is truly known about Kane; many of his followers draw a direct connection between him and the Abrahamic figure of Cain, which he does not go out of his way to confirm or deny. Considered a charismatic
Charismatic authority
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 and brilliant
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Psychopathy is a mental disorder characterized primarily by a lack of empathy and remorse, shallow emotions, egocentricity, and deceptiveness. Psychopaths are highly prone to antisocial behavior and abusive treatment of others, and are very disproportionately responsible for violent crime...

 by the outside world, Kane's followers as well as Kane himself instead see him as a holy figure, even going so far as to refer to him as a messiah
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Portrayed by Las Vegas
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-based actor Joseph D. Kucan
Joseph D. Kucan
Joseph David Kucan is a Video game developer, director, actor, screenwriter, and casting director for various gaming companies and movies. He is a resident of Las Vegas, Nevada. He is well known for his role as Kane from the Command & Conquer series.-Early life:Kucan was born in Las Vegas, Nevada....

, who also directed the FMV
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 cutscenes for all C&C games except the most recent installments by Electronic Arts, the character has consistently remained highly popular and icon
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ic to fans of the Command & Conquer franchise since the inception of both in 1995, to the point Electronic Arts Los Angeles launched a promotional website for C&C dedicated entirely to the Kane character, and made the decision to devote the storyline of the expansion pack
Expansion pack
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 titled "Kane's Wrath
Command & Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath
Command & Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath is an expansion pack for the 2007 real-time strategy video game Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars. Developed by Electronic Arts Los Angeles and BreakAway Games studios, it was released on March 24, 2008 in the United States and on March 28, 2008 in Europe by...

" to Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars
Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars
Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars is a military science fiction real-time strategy video game developed and published by Electronic Arts for the Windows, Mac OS X and Xbox 360 platforms, and released internationally in March 2007...

 exclusively to expanding Kane's background, history and motives.

"Behold! Tiberium|The Technology of Peace!"

"One Vision, One Purpose!"

"It's time you saw the future...while you still have human eyes."

"For the foreseeable future...Comrade Chairman, I am the future!"

"He who controls the past commands the future. He who commands the future conquers the past." (Slightly altered quote from George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four)

"No, I'm not God. But I'm a close second."

"Peace through Power!"


"We have waited centuries for this moment. The rivers will flow with the blood of those who oppose us."

"Were I in your shoes, I would spend my last earthly hours enjoying the world. Of course, if you wish you can spend them fighting for a lost cause. But I think that you know, you've already lost."