James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing
James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing is a third-person shooter video game, in which the player controls James Bond. Bond is voiced by the former James Bond actor Pierce Brosnan. Developed by EA Redwood Shores and published by Electronic Arts, it was released for the GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox consoles; the Game Boy Advance version was developed by Griptonite Games and when linked to the GameCube version via the Nintendo GameCube–Game Boy Advance link cable allowed unique premium content. The game achieved Platinum Hits status on the Xbox. Written by Bruce Feirstein, Danny Bilson and Paul De Meo, Everything or Nothing centers around Bond dealing with the use of nanotechnology as terrorism, it is the second Bond game played in third-person after Tomorrow Never Dies, is the first Bond game to feature a two-player cooperative mode. The game features returning actors John Judi Dench, as Q and M respectively. Electronic Arts retired this game's servers on or around January 13, 2006; the gameplay is a mix of third-person shooting/action sequences and vehicle sequences.
In third-person missions, Bond can use cover, engage in hand-to-hand combat, use gadgets and perform some context-sensitive actions, while driving sequences involve racing to a specific objective. Opening in Tajikistan, MI6 agent James Bond infiltrates a stronghold where an organization sells a stolen Soviet suitcase bomb. Bond triggers a firefight between the two factions making the exchange, using the confusion to steal the device and escape; the game cuts to Bond infiltrating a research facility in Egypt, with the intent of destroying a nanobot stolen by terrorists, capable of repairing damaged nuclear reactors without danger to humans. Bond rescues its inventor, Dr. Katya Nadanova, the two make their escape on an armored train where Bond encounters and dispatches Jaws, takes Nadanova by helicopter to her safehouse. Unbeknownst to Bond, after his departure, Nadanova gives a vial of her nanobots to Nikolai Diavolo, a former KGB agent with ties to Max Zorin, promises him that he will have "everything he desires."
Some time Bond is investigating the disappearance of another 00 Agent, 003, last seen near a platinum mine in Peru. Enlisting the aid of an American geologist, Serena St. Germaine, Bond finds 003, only for Diavolo to mortally wound the latter. During his escape, Bond discovers that Serena has been captured by Dr. Nadanova, revealed to be collaborating with Diavolo. Bond heads for America. Searching New Orleans, Bond infiltrates a factory owned by Diavolo and uncovers a lead pointing to a local nightclub, where he crosses paths with NSA double agent Mya Starling, investigating Diavolo; when Starling's cover is blown, Bond rescues her and they track Diavolo's operations to an abandoned plantation in Louisiana. Destroying the laboratory, Bond finds a tanker of nanobots, being driven by Jaws to the levees with the intent of flooding New Orleans. Bond destroys the truck before it can reach the levees, returns to Peru to further investigate Diavolo's platinum mines. After winning a rally race hosted by Diavolo, Bond finds he has captured Serena, allowing Diavolo to escape to the mines.
After saving Serena, Bond is captured by Nadanova. Diavolo explains that he intends to use the nanobots to destroy the Kremlin and use his army of tanks, armored with platinum to make them immune to the nanobots, to control Russia, overthrow Europe. Tied in the path of a mining drill, Bond escapes his shackles and flees the mines in a helicopter piloted by Serena. Following Diavolo to Moscow, Bond steals one of Diavolo's platinum tanks and uses it to prevent the release of the nanobots in Red Square and heads for a missile silo hidden under the Kremlin. Deactivating the nanotech missiles, Bond shoots down a Soviet jet containing Diavolo and Nadanova, killing the latter. Ejecting from the jet, Diavolo reaches a control tower. Bond destroys the missile as it launches, before kissing Serena outside the Kremlin. Recurring characters: James Bond - M - Q - Jaws - Other characters: Willem Dafoe as Nikolai Diavolo, the game's primary antagonist and an ex-KGB agent, mentored by Max Zorin. Heidi Klum as Katya Nadanova, Ph.
D. an Oxford nano-technology scientist, revealed to have affiliations with Diavolo. Shannon Elizabeth as Serena St. Germaine, an American geologist and helicopter pilot whose expertise allows her to help Bond in Peru. Mýa as Mýa Starling, an NSA double agent who aids Bond. James Arnold Taylor as Jack Mason, 003 Misaki Ito as Miss Nagai, Q's assistant. Everything or Nothing's game engine evolved from the engine used in Agent Under Fire. Like its predecessor, the driving sections were developed using a separate engine by EA Canada; the driving was based on the engine from Need for Speed. For the first time in any James Bond game, Electronic Arts hired actors to model the characters after, as well as their voice talents. In addition to Pierce Brosnan, Judi Dench and John Cleese reprised their roles from previous Bond films. Everything or Nothing is the second James Bond game to have its own original theme, it was
24: The Game
24: The Game is a third-person shooter video game, based on the Fox television series 24. The game was developed by SCE Studio Cambridge and was published by 2K Games for PlayStation 2, it was announced on March 30, 2005 and was released in North America on February 27, 2006. The player controls many characters from the television series at different points in the game; the missions in the game involve elements of third-person shooter and puzzle games. The musical score was composed by Sean Callery, while the script was written by Duppy Demetrius and the series production team. 24: The Game makes extensive use of actors' voices and likenesses from the TV series, as well as using a script and music score from the same production team. Casting and voice production for 24: The Game were organized and handled by Blindlight; the events contained in the game are set in Los Angeles between the second and third seasons of the show. The story features three plotlines that overlap around a character from Jack Bauer's past named Peter Madsen.
Although the game received a mixed reception from critics, it received a BAFTA nomination for its screenplay elements. Like the series, the game takes place over 24 hours and has the same start and end clocks for each hour, marking the start and end of each part of the game; the hours are broken down into 58 separate missions, of which there are three broad types, each described in further detail below. Some missions are objective based; each mission is graded out of 100 points, based on the quality of performance, number of objectives completed, shooting accuracy and so on. A grade of 90 points or higher rewards the player by unlocking some form of bonus feature, including three movies, 98 images and 23 characters. Most of the game's missions take place in third-person shooting format, combined with the use of a cover system; when a character is behind a low object like a crate, or at the edge of a corner or doorframe, they can press a button to use the object or edge as cover. Another button will allow the character to peer around and enter a targeting mode, while releasing the button will return them to cover.
There is a stealth mode which has the character stoop, walk silently, duck behind any low obstacles they can hide behind and be less detectable by sound. A character can sneak up behind an enemy using stealth mode and perform a silent "stealth takedown" by breaking his neck. A variety of weapons are available including handguns, automatic weapons and shotguns, with various ammunition types in existence. Ammunition is limited in the game and weapons must be reloaded, although additional ammunition can be collected. Players can call out to enemies who will sometimes surrender and can be captured with their ammunition collected. There are civilians in the game who can be called out to and rescued by the player. Health bars for enemies, vehicles or friendly subjects that must be protected are sometimes shown. There are health packs which can be picked up, as well as health stations mounted on walls which can be used. Body armor is sometimes provided or found in levels. A small heads-up-display features a radar/map with an arrow showing the character's direction, red dots for enemies, green dots for civilians, yellow stars for objectives.
The direction and field of vision of enemies is shown on the radar. In third-person missions and some other types, a PDA is available. In the PDA the player can view their list of objectives, maps of the area if available, a help screen and a list of weapons held with information on each. Characters typically have cell phones which they sometimes receive calls on during missions; some missions involve sniping using first-person shooter gameplay. These missions resemble the use of a sniper rifle during normal missions but the player cannot switch to a third-person view. There are several missions. Though the game engine is the same as the third-person mode, these missions are based on being in a vehicle, they involve getting to a certain location in a certain time period while avoiding pursuers while heading to the end point. Weapons can not be used while in a vehicle. While the PDA is not available in these mission types, a map of the city is. Cell phone calls are sometimes received in these missions.
24's minigames serve as interludes from the main mission, are interrogation sequences or computer puzzles. They are presented both as single puzzles in third-person missions, as timed stand-alone missions; the computer puzzles include maze puzzles, where a player must select a coloured path from a starting box to an ending box and sometimes a second and third box, are used to represent bypassing locks and other computer functions. Letter sequence puzzles, where a player swaps adjacent pairs of a series of random letters until they are in the correct sequence, are used to represent code-breaking such as for encrypted files or a locked door. Colour/symbol matching puzzles, where a cursor randomly moves across a field of coloured squares and the player must press the controller button that corresponds to that coloured square, are used to represent unscrambling files from hard drives and other similar functions. A number of other puzzles are used only once, including puzzles to simulate transferring files over a damaged network, infrared scanning of buildings, radar-like scanning of areas, creating a network link across the entire planet.
The interrogation minigame involves the players character interrogatin
Towa Tei is an artist, record producer and DJ born in Yokohama, Japan. Towa debuted as a member of Deee-Lite, from the US label Elektra Records in 1990 and shot to fame via their international hit single, "Groove Is In the Heart", he made his solo debut with the album Future Listening! in 1994. He has since relocated back from New York to rural Nagano prefecture in Japan, his concept party, "Hotel H", started in 2009 as a social spot for music industry people in Tokyo. Towa is a third-generation Korean Japanese. Towa began making demo tapes at the age of 16 having bought his first synthesizer, a Korg MS-10. While studying at Musashino Art University Junior College of Art and Design he sent his tape to a radio program of Ryuichi Sakamoto titled "Sound Street". In 1987, Towa moved to the U. S. to study graphic design and joined house act Deee-Lite, a trio with Supa DJ Dimitry and Lady Miss Kier, enjoying instant success after debuting in 1990 with their album World Clique and the single "Groove Is In the Heart".
In 1991, Towa collaborated with his idol Ryuichi Sakamoto on Sakamoto's album Heartbeat. He appeared on Sakamoto's follow up album Sweet Revenge. In 1994, Towa returned to Japan after seven years in New York. Towa sustained a back injury falling from a stage during a performance with Deee-Lite in Brazil. While recovering, he began to drift toward other musical styles. Towa debuted as a solo act with Future Listening! that same year, incorporating an array of styles, including electronic, bossa nova, house and pop. It featured collaborations with Joi Cardwell, Bebel Gilberto, MC Kinky, Hiroshi Takano, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Haruomi Hosono, Toshihiko Mori, Satoshi Tomiie, Yuichi Oki of Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra and Pizzicato Five vocalist Maki Nomiya. Sound Museum followed in 1997 Last Century Modern in 1999. 2002 brought the album Towa Tei, under the pseudonym Sweet Robots Against the Machine. Flash surfaced in 2005 by which time Towa was DJing in Japan, he has admitted though, that he prefers producing and using computers.
Big Fun, featuring Verbal and Mademoiselle Yulia was released in 2009 and was the third album to feature the artwork of San Franciscan painter and graffiti artist Barry McGee. For the album, Towa utilized MySpace to collaborate with artists from around the world if he didn't know them, such as with German act Taprikk Sweezee. Another collaborator he worked with for Big Fun was Miho Hatori of Cibo Matto, though they only met on MySpace. Towa has established his own creative company, hug inc, which among other things, manufactures his trademark sunglasses. Future Listening! Sound Museum Sweet Robots Against the Machine Last Century Modern Towa Tei Flash Big Fun Sunny Lucky Cute Emo 3 Official website Myspace Official Twitter
Jack Bauer is a fictional character and the lead protagonist of the Fox television series 24. His character has worked in various capacities on the show as a member of the Counter Terrorist Unit based in Los Angeles, working with the FBI in Washington, D. C. during season 7. Within the 24 storyline, Bauer is a key member of the CTU, its director in Season 1, is portrayed as their most capable agent. Bauer's job involves helping prevent major terrorist attacks on the United States, saving both civilian lives and government administrations. On many occasions, Jack does so at great personal expense, as those he thwarts subsequently target him and his loved ones, he is not a crooked agent. Actor Kiefer Sutherland portrays Jack Bauer in the television video game; the television series was set to end on May 24, 2010 after eight successful seasons but was renewed for a ninth season, which premiered on May 5, 2014. A feature film was set to be released. TV Guide ranked him No. 49 on their list of "TV's Top 50 Heroes" and Sky 1 listed Jack as No. 1 on their list of "TV's toughest men".
Entertainment Weekly named Jack Bauer one of The 20 All Time Coolest Heroes in Pop Culture. In June 2010, Entertainment Weekly named him one of the 100 Greatest Characters of the Last 20 Years. Jack is the only character in the show to have appeared in all episodes. 24 co-creator Joel Surnow commented. We were casting a lot of people and we heard Kiefer Sutherland's name and thought, that's Jack Bauer." In 2000, Sutherland was contacted by his friend, director Stephen Hopkins, working on the pilot for the experimental real-time TV show and offered him the lead. Sutherland had reservations about playing Bauer, stating, "I thought,'This is clever and different, so there's no way they're going to pick it up, but I could use the money, no one will see it'."Sutherland must produce around 24 hours of film each season, "which is like making 12 movies, so there are going to be mistakes along the way, but I am surprised by how many things work well as a result of working at that pace." In 2006, Sutherland signed a contract to play the role of Bauer for three seasons following season five.
The contract was reported to be worth $40 million. Sutherland is an executive producer of 24. Jack Bauer was born in Santa Monica, California, on February 18, 1966, to Phillip Bauer, who placed his livelihood in his company, BXJ Technologies; the name of Jack's mother is unknown. Jack had Graem Bauer. Phillip planned to give the company to Jack, but as Jack said in Day 6, "I just had to go my own way."Jack has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from the University of California, Los Angeles and a Master of Science degree in Criminology and Law from the University of California, Berkeley. He enlisted in the U. S. Army and graduated from Officer Candidate School, his branch was infantry. He first served in the Green Berets, was a member of the 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta, popularly known as Delta Force. Among his awards and decorations are the Silver Star, the Purple Heart, the Legion of Merit. Apart from Special Forces training, he received Airborne, Air Assault, Ranger training.
He left the Army with the rank of Captain after twelve years of service. While in the U. S. Army, he had one child, Kim Bauer. Following his military career, Jack worked for both the Los Angeles Police Department's Special Weapons and Tactics unit and for the Central Intelligence Agency as a case officer in the clandestine service, he was recruited into the Counter Terrorist Unit by Christopher Henderson. Bauer has shown a high proficiency with firearms, he can handle explosives and electronic devices, has a high resistance to torture. He is fluent in German and has demonstrated some ability to either speak or understand Spanish, Russian and Serbian, he is shown to be capable of flying planes and helicopters. Jack is a formidable hand-to-hand combatant from his years in the United States Army, he appears to be a daring and indestructible agent. Jack Bauer wants to have a normal life and to be happy, but is continually denied this by the events of 24. While the government acknowledges his service and his superiors clash over his more rogue and extreme actions he takes without explicit authorization.
Jack has lost his wife Teri, murdered by a traitor who had infiltrated CTU. His relationship with his daughter Kim is at times tumultuous while at other times accepting of who he is and what he must do. In his goal to find peace, he gets involved with Audrey Raines, the daughter of Secretary of Defense Heller, whom Jack works for; the relationship with the Secretary's daughter is all but severed when Jack makes the decision to save a material witness over Audrey's ex-husband. He lost his best friend, Tony Almeida, former boss, Michelle, to a car bomb, he lost former President Palmer, to the same assassin who killed his friends. His girlfriend Renee Walker was killed by an assassi
24: Redemption is a television film based on the series 24. It first aired on November 23, 2008, on Fox in the United States, was released to DVD on November 25; the film was directed by Jon Cassar. 24: Redemption takes place four years after the sixth season and two months before the seventh season in real time between 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm on Inauguration Day in the United States. The main setting is Sangala, a fictional African country, where Jack Bauer tries to find peace with himself, works as a missionary with Carl Benton, who built the Okavango school to aid war orphans. Bauer is served a subpoena to appear before the United States Senate regarding human rights violations, but refuses to go, a shadow organization among the United States government aids General Juma and his militia in a coup d'état; the working title was 24: Exile. The concept of the film started since the 2007–2008 Writers Guild of America strike, which delayed the seventh season for a year thus leaving a gap in the series during 2008.
Redemption was somewhat inspired by the Rwandan Genocide in 1994. The majority of Redemption was filmed on location outside Cape Town, South Africa since it was difficult to mimic an authentic African scenery in America. Two versions of the film were released to DVD, the original broadcast version and an extended directors cut; the original airing was seen by just over 12 million Americans, received widespread critical acclaim, was praised for showing a more human side to Bauer. 24: Redemption was nominated for a Golden Globe as well as five Emmy Awards. Redemption begins with a brief prologue showing a young boy being kidnapped at night and drafted along with other boys into a rebel militia led by General Juma so they could take part in a coup d'état, being funded by an American shadow organization led by Jonas Hodges. While Bauer performs missionary work at the Okavango school in Sangala owned by Carl Benton, U. S. embassy official Frank Trammel serves him a subpoena to appear before the Senate regarding torture charges, but Bauer refuses to go.
Upon hearing the embassy will cut funding to Benton's school if it continues to protect him, he decides to leave. Meanwhile, several children playing soccer are ambushed by Juma's rebel soldiers and kidnapped for conscription; when two boys run away, the soldiers open fire. Benton learns, he calls Bauer, who hides the children in an underground shelter, kills several rebels before getting captured and tortured. Benton is able to ambush the remaining soldiers, Bauer kills the leader, Youssou Dubaku, his brother, Iké hears of his death and plots revenge, while Bauer and Benton leave with the children to get to the American embassy in the capital before the final helicopter evacuates the country. In Washington, D. C. stockbroker Chris Whitley is ordered by the conspirators who fund Juma's militia to erase all information that would incriminate them. Instead, he calls his friend the son of President Elect Allison Taylor, for help. After Roger hears of the conspiracy, Whitley returns to his home to forward the files, only to be stopped by Hodges' men Halcott and John Quinn who take the information, kill Whitley and bury the body in concrete.
Benton and the boys are spotted by Iké's helicopter. While they flee into the forest, Benton steps on a land mine. With little time to disarm it, Benton urges Bauer to leave, so he can buy time; when he is surrounded by Iké and his men, Benton takes his foot off the trigger and detonates the mine, killing himself and the rebels, though Iké survives. Bauer and the children continue to the capital. At the gates of the embassy, Trammel denies the children entry and blackmails Bauer into surrendering for the children's safety, he reluctantly accepts, thus sacrificing his freedom. While Taylor is inaugurated President and the children evacuate, leaving chaotic Sangala behind. Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer Cherry Jones as President-elect Allison Taylor Bob Gunton as Secretary of Defense Ethan Kanin Colm Feore as First Gentleman Henry Taylor Powers Boothe as President Noah Daniels Robert Carlyle as Carl Benton Jon Voight as Jonas Hodges While the majority of the characters are introduced, there are still a small number of original cast who appeared in the past, namely Kiefer Sutherland, who plays Jack Bauer and Bob Gunton, who plays Ethan Kanin from the sixth season and appears as the outgoing Secretary of Defense and new White House Chief of Staff.
Powers Boothe continues to play the outgoing president. Peter MacNicol reprises his role as Tom Lennox from the sixth season also. In Sangala, Robert Carlyle plays Carl Benton, an old friend of Jack Bauer, who runs a school for rescued war orphans. Carlyle suggested that there is a close friendship between Benton and Bauer, since he seems to let Benton come closer to him than others. Towards the end of the film, he sacrifices himself in order to buy time for Bauer and the children to escape. Gil Bellows plays Frank Tramell, a U. S. State Department official, ordered to subpoena Bauer. Native South African actor Sean Michael plays Charles Solenz, a UN aid worker helping at Benton's school, abandons Benton and the children, claiming that the United Nations is "neutral" in the Sangala conflict. Siyabulela Ramba plays one of the war orphans under the care of Benton, who befriends Bauer. Ramba felt an emotional connection with Sutherland during filming, believes their friendship
24 (season 4)
The fourth season of the American drama television series 24 known as Day 4, premiered on January 9, 2005, on Fox and aired its season finale on May 23, 2005. The season four storyline ends at 7:00 am; the fourth season is set 18 months after season three. Jack is now working for Secretary of Defense James Heller after being fired by CTU due to his heroin addiction; as the day begins, he gets caught up in an elaborate terrorist plot which involves James Heller and his daughter Audrey Raines. Unlike previous seasons as well as ones, which focus on a singular threat, multiple enemies, conspiracies, this season is based around one main enemy: a terrorist named Habib Marwan who controls a series of Middle Eastern terrorist cells that launch attacks against the United States. Rather than large acts, this season is divided into several smaller acts depending on which terrorist threat Marwan is focusing. A train bombing is a diversion to kidnap the secretary of his daughter. A device from the train is used to initiate the forced meltdowns of nuclear power plants across America.
Terrorists steal a stealth fighter to shoot down Air Force One. The terrorists steal the nuclear football, allowing them to launch a nuclear missile towards Los Angeles that must be intercepted; when Jack Bauer returns to field work, he clashes with other members of CTU over how operations should be run. Jack's relationship with Audrey is strained because she is horrified at the pain he is willing to inflict to acquire information. Audrey's brother Richard withholds information that could help CTU by claiming they have no right to invade his privacy; the Araz family is torn apart by conflicting opinions about the morality of inciting a nuclear catastrophe. Curtis suspects a co-worker, with whom he was involved, of being a mole; the crisis prevents Erin Driscoll, the new director of CTU, from being able to look after her daughter who suffers from schizophrenia. Tony Almeida and Michelle Dessler although divorced, find themselves working in the same office again. Charles Logan feels overwhelmed. David Palmer begins to discover corruption within the government.
After the Chinese consul dies of friendly fire, CTU attempts to cover up the fact that Jack Bauer invaded the Chinese consulate. Day 4 begins with the bombing of a commuter train which enables the theft of a device known as the Dobsen-type Override which could be used to take control of United States nuclear power plants. With Jack Bauer working for Secretary of Defense James Heller, his job brings him to CTU as a visitor on this day. Believing that something terrible is about to happen, Jack begs CTU director Erin Driscoll to reinstate him and begins to interrogate a suspect; the suspect reveals that James Heller and Audrey Raines are the primary targets just as they are kidnapped. When Jack saves a civilian programmer who discovered evidence of a cyber-attack in progress, he allows one of the terrorists to escape and lead him to where Raines and Heller are being held. Though Jack rescues them, the mass streaming of the planned execution video gives the terrorists the opportunity they need to launch an attack on the firewalls and begin using the override.
CTU finds out about the override with the help of Bauer and Tony Almeida and identifies the man responsible for using it: Habib Marwan, an employee of the defense contractor that developed the override. Marwan is able to sabotage one plant, the San Gabriel Island reactor, before Jack's team puts him on the run. Seeking extra intelligence and Paul Raines travel to the headquarters of the defense contractor McLennan-Forrester. However, in an effort to cover up their complicity and erase computer records, McLennan-Forrester activates an EMP, causing a blackout over an 8-square-mile section of downtown Los Angeles. McLennan-Forrester sends mercenaries after Raines, they critically injure Raines just as agents arrive sent by Michelle Dessler. The resulting turmoil allows a stealth fighter to be stolen from an Air Force base in Southern California; the pilot of the fighter shoots down Air Force One, which crashes into the Mojave Desert killing President Keeler in the process. Vice-President Charles Logan takes over for Keeler and seeks the help of David Palmer, when the role proves too much for him.
Marwan's terror cells steal the nuclear football from the Air Force One crash site and they attempt to use it to commandeer a nuclear missile in Iowa. Chloe nearly loses her life finding a lead about the missile, it leads Jack to a complicit Chinese national, Lee Jong, hiding at his nation's consulate in Los Angeles. When negotiations break down, Jack leads a clandestine raid against the Chinese consulate and kidnaps Jong. Poorly placed shots by Chinese guards kill injure Jong. Paul Raines dies in surgery; this destroys his relationship with Audrey Raines. The nuclear missile is subsequently launched and CTU begins a last-ditch effort to discover its trajectory and intercept it; as Jack closes in on Marwan and the missile's location, Chinese agents find proof that Jack Bauer invaded their territory. To prevent American secrets from falling into Chinese hands, government officials propose that Jack be conveniently killed. In a reversal of the events of Day 1, David Palmer warns Bauer of the attempt on his life, shortly after the nuclear missile is shot out of the sky.
In response, Bauer fakes his own death with the help of Tony Almeida, Michelle Dessler and Chloe O'Brian. When Bauer is safely outside CTU, he says a final goodbye to president David Palmer. He
Kimberly'Kim' Bauer is a fictional character played by Elisha Cuthbert on the television series 24. She is portrayed as Jack Bauer and his wife Teri, she was a main cast member for the show's first three seasons and has made main guest appearances in other seasons. Within the 24 storyline, Kim is on multiple occasions brought into perilous situations, causing Jack Bauer's motives to shift from professional to personal, she has worked under her father as an agent at the Los Angeles Counter Terrorist Unit. She has the distinction of being the only character other than Jack to appear in both the first and final season of 24 and at 79, appears in the fifth highest number of episodes of all characters throughout all eight seasons. Kimberly Bauer was born in Santa Monica, California, to Jack and Teri Bauer, she dropped out of Santa Monica High School but obtained an associate degree in Computer Programming at Santa Monica College. She pursues a career at the Counter Terrorist Unit in Los Angeles. Kim and her friend, Janet York, sneak out of their homes to meet college men Dan and Rick, who kidnap the girls.
Although both girls escape, Kim is re-captured and taken to Ira Gaines, who holds her in an attempt to control her father. Soon Teri Bauer is captured; however and Jack Bauer assist them in an escape. Once freed and Teri are sent to a safe house, they flee when it is attacked by one of Victor Drazen's thugs, but split up after a car crash so Kim goes to visit Rick to find help. As she leaves Rick's house, Kim is held up by the drug dealer Frank, Dan's brother; as other drug dealers arrive, Frank pulls out a gun. The dealers turn out to be undercover police and everyone, including Kim, is arrested. Kim tells the policemen that she has nothing to do with the drug deal and that she is Jack Bauer's daughter; the policemen confirm release Kim. As Kim is being driven to CTU in a police car, the car is attacked and Kim is recaptured, she is taken to Victor Drazen where her father is being held. Jack is allowed to leave but Kim stays with the Drazens. Jack makes a deal with the Drazens to trade himself for Kim, to which they agree.
Kim escapes and returns, safe, to CTU, embraces her father at the end of the day. Moments after the reunion, Jack finds Teri Bauer, dead. Kim doesn't deal with her mother's death well and drops out of school, becoming an au pair with the Mathesons, a family from Los Angeles; when Jack discovers the plot to detonate a nuclear bomb, he tries to relocate Kim, requesting that she be evacuated if he returns to CTU. Kim does not respond to Jack's request, but does find herself in serious trouble when she discovers Megan Matheson, her charge, is being abused by her father Gary. Protecting Megan, Kim implores; this is complicated by the pursuit of Gary, who has inflicted medical problems upon Megan, which only causes additional issues with their escape. Kim, her boyfriend Miguel, Megan leave the hospital by stealing Gary's car, but when they are pulled over for speeding, the highway patrol officer discovers blood dripping from the trunk. Inside is Carla. Kim and Miguel are taken back to Los Angeles. While Miguel and Kim are being transferred to another station, Miguel starts a fire that causes the crash of the transport vehicle.
He is too injured to flee. She is caught in a cougar trap, she is rescued by a survivalist. However he tells her the bomb has been detonated, takes her to his fallout shelter. Soon discovering that he lied, Kim leaves. Kim hitchhikes out, borrows a cell phone to contact CTU. There she is put in contact with Jack, flying the bomb to the desert for safe detonation. Kim breaks down when she realizes her father won't be coming back, profusely apologizes for her behavior towards him. Jack tells her that nothing was her fault and that he wants her to become someone who would have made her mom proud. Tony Almeida tells her Jack wasn't in the plane when the bomb was detonated, that George Mason took over. Kim has some major problems throughout the rest of the day, such as being in a convenience store when it is robbed, turns herself in to the police, only to learn that she is no longer a suspect, as the police had confirmed that Gary Matheson killed his wife; when she goes back to the Mathesons house to pack up her belongings, Gary appears, having shot her police escort.
When he proves ready to kill her, Jack tells her to shoot him, which she does and Kate Warner is sent to pick up Kim, overwhelmed. She ends the season in the arms of her father, going to a hospital for the treatment of the wounds inflicted on him during the day. Kim starts her internship for CTU during the time of Vice President Prescott's assassination. However, Tony Almeida and Michelle Dessler are reluctant to take her in due to the day's events. Instead, CTU analyst Sean Walker welcomes her with open arms. Tony and Michelle's bad feelings however come true when Peter Madsen and a large number of thugs take over CTU while the other field agents are pre-occupied with the false nerve gas attacks. Michelle escorts Kim to room M3, which serves as a panic room during the event of a hostile take-over. Michelle is captured herself. After Jack and Tony arrive back at CTU's perimeter, Tony tells Kim to encrypt the data files on the undercover CTU agents, though Jack objects. Tony guides Kim through evading the guards.
Her efforts however, are in vain since it res