Jacques Latissier is the false name used by a French paratrooper.
Before Ice StationEdit
The man who used the name Jacques Latissier joined the Premier Régiment de Parachutistes d'Infanterie de Marines at some point after turning 18.
In June 1999, "Latissier" was in Antarctica doing cold-combat training with the rest of his unit when they intercepted a distress call from the American Wilkes station which claimed a diving team had dissapeared after finding an apparent alien ship.
Seeing an opportunity to steal the ship for themselves, the French ordered "Latissier" and the paratrooper unit to infiltrate the station and eliminate the scientists inside. Looking to gain the trust of the civilian scientists at Wilkes to gain access to the station, the paratroopers decided to pose as scientists from d'Urville, and took two actual scientists, Luc Champion and Henri Rae, with them to complete the illusion.
Upon succeeding in deceiving the scientists at Wilkes, "Latissier" remained behind along with a few others to stay with most of the American scientists while "Jean Petard" drove five of them away to execute them. In the meantime, he allowed Sarah Hensleigh to show him around Wilkes, feigning interest to keep up the illusion that he was a scientist.
"Latissier" was in the drilling room with Hensleigh when a U.S. Recon unit arrived at Wilkes. He maintained his cover, but soon after "Petard" returned it became clear that the Marine leader, Shane Schofield, was about to discover their deception. As the French broke cover, "Latissier" pulled a hidden assault rifle from his parka and fired at Samurai, apparently killing the Marine.
While the French ruled the first part of the battle, the tide began to change when Wilkes began filling with an explosive gas and several of their men were killed into the killer whale occupied dive pool. Putting together a plan to draw the Marines into a trap, the French turned out the station's lights, and kept their crossbows handy since they would not ignite the gaseous environment.
"Latissier" and "Jean-Pierre Cuvier" confronted Schofield and Elizabeth Gant on C-deck, where "Latissier" engaged the Marine leader in hand-to-hand combat. He soon attempted to fire his crossbow but got his nose broken in response. Schofield then took hold of Latissier's crossbow and threw himself to the ground, forcing 'Latissier" down as the Marine rolled off the edge of the catwalk and turned the crossbow up at it's user, which fired directly into his forehead, killing "Latissier".