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The Protagonist is the main character of Christopher Nolan's film, Tenet. He is portrayed by actor John David Washington.

Biography

Not much is known about The Protagonist at this point, other than the fact that he is fighting to save the world. He is a man set to journey through a twilight world of international espionage on a mission that will unfold in something beyond real time, armed with only one word: Tenet.[1]

History

Origins

Not much is known about The Protagonist's background beside the fact his is an American citizen and a member of The Central Intelligence Agency.

Kyiv Mission

In Kyiv, Ukraine, the Protagonist is deployed, along with fellow operatives to pose as Ukrainian police during the conduction of a false-flag terror attack in order to extract of one of their spies and retrieve a mysterious "package". The Protagonist runs to the coat check station, finds the VIP's bag and pulls out the "package", a medium-sized metallic box. The Protagonist spots a member of the Ukrainian forces planting a bomb, along with the terrorists. This causes The Protagonist to no longer fully trust the Ukrainians. Thus, the VIP is swapped out for one of The Protagonist’s men.

  When The Protagonist goes to remove a bomb as he's collecting the ones already planted, someone points a gun at his head, who is consequently shot by a bullet that flies out of the woodwork and back into the chamber of the gun. The gun is held by someone in a SWAT-like uniform, which includes a helmet that covers his face. As he turns and runs off The Protagonist spies a noticeable red string on his backpack. The Protagonist's friend (Timmy) declares "he's not one of ours."

  The Protagonist bags the bombs, throws them up into the nosebleed section of the opera house and as they explode him and Timmy, who is now posing as the VIP, run outside and back to the van in which they came.

The Ukrainians whom they were working under the watch of notice Timmy is not the VIP they were after, and they torture The Protagonist and Timmy at a train yard. The Protagonist manages to mouth what he believes to be a cyanide capsule before the Ukrainians have a chance to notice.

Recruitment into Tenet

To be continued

Abilities

  • Peak Physical Condition:
  • Master Combatant: To be added...
  • Master Spy: To be added..

References

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