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I see with One Vision, One Purpose.
- Elena Petrova, after her Divination treatment(src)

Dr. Elena Petrova is one of GDI's top experts in Tiberium research. She serves as the main antagonist in the end of the Renegade campaign.


One of the top scientists during the First Tiberium War, Dr. Petrova works for GDI together with Dr. Ignatio Mobius and his daughter, Sydney, researching Tiberium and its practical applications.

At the beginning of Renegade, she was captured by the Black Hand in Guatemala along with the Mobiuses and was forced to work on practical methods of human augmentation with Tiberium.

Storyline development[]

While it is unknown exactly when Petrova changed her loyalties, she switches sides during her work with Mobius and defects to Nod, likely because of the indoctrination that the scientists went through during their capture. After she had been trusted by Kane, she takes the position of main researcher in the genetic enhancement program "Project ReGenesis".

Her experience in Tiberium research allowed the Brotherhood to perfect the Divination process and resulted in the creation of super soldiers using controlled Tiberium infusions, which she also tested on Gideon Raveshaw.[1] Petrova eventually undergoes the process herself, resulting in the creation of an entity Nod considers a being closest to perfection.

During GDI's assault on the Cairo Temple of Nod, Petrova forces the captured Sydney to undergo Tiberium augmentation in the core of the Temple. When she is confronted by Havoc, Petrova threatens to perform the same process on him as well. Havoc manages to defeat her in a long duel and frees Sydney.[2]



Petrova is available in multiplayer, on servers with the extras variable enabled. To access her, one needs to hold ALT while selecting the characters menu.[3] Petrova is equipped with the standard pistol and Volt auto rifle and is available in two flavors: regular for GDI and mutated for Nod. She is identical in stats to Mobius and Mendoza.

Oddly, her Tiberium-mutated form cannot heal in Tiberium. In addition, while in singleplayer she can cloak much like Black Hand stealth soldiers, she cannot in multiplayer.



  1. Westwood Studios, Command & Conquer: Renegade. Mission 9: "Evolution of Evil".
  2. Westwood Studios, Command & Conquer: Renegade. Mission 12: "Stomping on Holy Ground".
  3. CnC Source: "Renegade Multiplayer Fun Mode".
Renegade Characters
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