|“||Brotherhood. Unity. Peace.||„|
|~ A motto of the Brotherhood of Nod.|
|“||One Vision, One Purpose.||„|
|~ A motto of the Brotherhood of Nod|
|“||Peace Through Power.||„|
|~ The Brotherhood of Nod's mantra.|
The Brotherhood of Nod (often shortened to "Nod" or the "Brotherhood") is a mysterious and highly militant Abrahamic society of allegedly ancient origins.
Throughout its struggle with GDI, Nod is shown possessing characteristics of a vast religious movement, a multinational corporation and a decentralized nation-state, while being none of the three in itself. The globalized brotherhood is led by a mysterious man known only as Kane, and its influence at the advent of the events in Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars reached nothing short of the status of an unconventional superpower.
The Brotherhood of Nod represents a flexible, elusive and worldwide cultic army which thrives on the sophisticated synergy between low-tech guerrilla warfare and advanced forces equipped with state-of-the-art weapon systems derived from the Brotherhood's understanding of Tiberium-based military technologies. Nod tactics are highly radical and appear more unethical than GDI's, often showing little regard for human life. In addition, their religious fascination with Tiberium has lead them to use the substance as an offensive chemical. Nod forces typically are weaker than GDI's or the Scrin in a head-on engagement, yet they use stealth and advanced hit-and-run tactics to their advantage to control of the battle and sabotage an opponent's momentum.
Like in the original C&C game, their in-game superweapon is a nuclear missile, which replaces the cluster and chemical missiles deployed during Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun.
The Brotherhood of NOD believes in Ascencion, a portal to a different world which in theory is utopia like. The portal was proven to exist in Command & Conquer 4. If the portal would lead them to a utopia like place remains to be seen.
Other than Ascencion the brotherhood has side-missions. Including liberating the third world from what in their opinion are Imperialist oppressors. The Imperialists may include nations like the USA, Russia, United Kingdom and many more first world nations - in other words, GDI. Kane himself seems to be very extreme about this, but it remains to be seen if this is just something to justify his terrorism or if he actually means it.
As noble as Nod's goals are, they are shown to use extreme methods to achieve their goals. Often justifying it with "the end's will justify the means." The Brotherhood has gone as far as experimenting on humans and even mutating them.