|The Cold War II series|
|The world in the series and its spin off series The Recruits. Red is villainous and green is heroic|
|Author||The wiki founder|
|Published by||The wiki founder|
|The Great Irish Heist||The Recruits|
The series is also considered to be the most successful spy series written by the wiki founder, not because it has been going as long as the Surgeon stories but because the concept actually managed to get off the ground unlike another spy series which the wiki founder thought about a long time ago which featured an organization which would be featured in the future.
In the 22nd Century, the War on Terror is long over. Islamic State, Al-Qaeda, the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan among numerous other terrorist organizations have been dissolved and by the 22nd Century, the Arab-Israeli War is over. But things are far from peacful: In the Western world, the end of the War on Terror, Syrian Civil War, war in Ukraine, etc. is celebrated, but in the Eastern world, the end of the War on Terror and numerous other conflicts cause a rebound effect.
This rebound effect results in humiliations in other countries and ultimately revolutions which in turn bring many of the threats to power and opening the door for more deadly organizations onto the world stage and introducing various dictatorial governments and military rule. Revolutions also break out in East Europe except Greece, Albania and parts of Turkey which becomes divided due to its position. West Turkey takes a pro-western, democratic approach and East Turkey becomes a dictatorship.
In Scandinavia, a military coup in Finland sparks coups in Sweden and Norway bring an end to the monarchies and unite them against Denmark; even the West isn't safe from autocracy's wrath: In Mexico and Colombia, revolutions break out and turn the tide against the West. But Latin America stands by the West in the fight. Also in the East three more countries join the fight: Mongolia, Cambodia and Vietnam.
Another Cold War has broke out and in order to combat it, Europe forms the European Intelligence Network; an intelligence agency composed of women from Germany, Italy, Britain, Bulgaria, Poland, Russia, Romania (all four are under secrecy). Greece, France, Spain and West Turkey; and an organization which includes their finest agent Helga Blankenburg who is the one most likely sent on missions.
A long time ago before this wiki and the original untermation wiki even existed, the wiki founder had another idea for a spy series that featured just one antagonist which was known as PHANTOM (PHoul And Necrotizing Terrorism On Man) that would engage a secret service in battle.
Much of this series storyline differed from the current Cold War II series because the protagonist was originally a man and the stories were similar to that of James Bond to a degree, however this concept never took off because of issues with characterization and the wiki's greater tendency to use female protagonists (the only exception to the wiki founder using women as the main characters are in The Mammal Wars which focuses more on the Animals and Assassins of the Empire which does not feature female protagonists because of the time period).
In 2016 (at least), the wiki founder decided to start the series all over again and launched the Cold War II series with much needed changes: The original male protagonist was now changed to Helga Blankenburg and with the exception of those who run the European Intelligence Network, her fellow agents were composed exclusively of women (come 2139, the E.I.N becomes a full chromosome organization when Graham Johnson stands down and is replaced by Harriet Gathercole).
The wiki founder also felt that giving the agent just one antagonist would be boring, so instead gave Helga more antagonists to fight; PHANTOM was not one of them. Instead, PHANTOM was brought back for Defenders of Earth as a terrorist organization seeking its original goal: World domination, hoping to do it by exploiting the Reptile Wars to their advantage.
Similarities with other stories
The Cold War II series is one of two series on this wiki to start with a trilogy alongside the Surgeon stories which starts with the so called "Rani trilogy" which includes the stories Strategy of a Surgeon, Terror of the Rani and Land of the Two Foes.
This series starts with the so called "Scandinavian Trilogy" which has the Scandinavian Alliance as the recurring antagonist. Stories after The Defector involve more of the E.I.N's enemies such as U.T.O.C.I.P and the Arab Syndicate; the series is also one of three to involve a trilogy involving a recurring antagonist, the third story being the Journey of the Vixen series which is split into two trilogies; One trilogy features a silver vixen known as Sophia and the second features Maid Marian as the antagonist (although the latter was only meant to appear in the series' finale)
|Agent to Prisoner||The Scandinavian Alliance capture two applicants for the European Intelligence Network and bring them to Scandinavia intending to hold them hostage.|
A missile installation is built in Scandinavia by the Scandinavian Alliance who intend to use it to hold the world to ransom: Unless the world pays them a quarter of a billion euros, they will fire the missiles on major cities in Europe including: Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Berlin, Paris and others.
The mission rests with Helga Blankenburg and unless she can destroy the base, Europe will fall.
|The Defector||After Helga destroys the Alliance's missile base, the E.I.N send her in for the kill when they send her to FInland to save the hostages with the aid of a finnish Scandinavian Alliance defector and her aide.|
|Enemy in Silence||Arab Syndicate||As Helga's first, first assignment following the dismissals of Emma Irwin and Benjamin Simmons from the E.I.N, she is instructed to track down and destroy a Submarine launched by the Arab Syndicate after numerous attempts to destroy it.|
|Pattern of Vengeance||Alfred Deutschmann||In the first story to feature a sole antagonist, Helga is sent to investigate a strange pattern of murders akin to those taken by a serial killer with the victims being a Neo-Nazi group allied with a German organised crime syndicate.
The pattern ultimately leads to Alfred Deutschmann a former torturer who worked for the group and now seeks revenge on the people that ruined his life including members of the German government. This story also introduces Helga's husband Alfred and her daughters Greta, Gertrude and Christa as well as the first story that does not feature any E.I.N personnel.
|Hostage of the Desert||Union of Terrorist, Organized Crime and Insurgent Protection (unseen antagonists)
East Turkish allies of the Arab Syndicate
|In U.T.O.C.I.P's first (unseen) appearance, a West Turkish E.I.N agent is shot down over East Turkey carrying stolen plans for some kind of war machine to be used against the Western world.
With a search party sent after her in East Turkey, Helga must find the agent first.
|Enemy of Nightmares||Legion||Plans stolen by Neslihan Kaya are put to use by the German Army who now intend to use the contents of the plan to turn it against its creators. But calling itself, Legion, the creation begins a campaign of genocide and even goes after Helga's family.|
|Trial of an Agent||Union of Terrorist, Organized Crime and Insurgent Protection||After Legion's genocidal campaign, U.T.O.C.I.P seek revenge and send out a fake arrest warrant for Helga and blackmail the E.I.N by telling them that if they don't comply, agents will be killed one by one. Which in turn results in Helga's reluctant arrest.
Worst, U.T.O.C.I.P prevent Helga being rescued by blackmailing them with a simple threat: If they send any agents, she will be tortured and experience a fate worse than death. Once the trial is over, Helga is found guilty and sentenced to death by Hyena. With a twist...
|Destroy Helga Blankenburg||Daemon||After her attack by a Hyena in Bangladesh, Helga is sent back to Germany. But back in Germany, her life takes a downward spiral: While she is not kicked out of her own home, instead Helga is forced on the run by a bounty hunter only known as Daemon who was forcibly hired by the E.I.N who have now turned against her.
One of those friends that turns against Helga is also her best friend Selma Achenbach who is in league with the Thunderspirit organization (though still an E.I.N agent) to determine what is wrong with Helga and it is revealed that Helga is undergoing a horrific transformation owing to the Hyena attack in Bangladesh.
|Corrupted by Hell||Helga Blankenburg (transformed)||Following on from Destroy Helga Blankenburg, the effects of the Hyena attack in Bangladesh take form and Helga has been transformed into a Spotted Hyena and goes on a rampage.
And things go from bad to worse for Helga: She now has two people on her tail: The bounty hunter Daemon and former Scottish gangster Alistair Henderson who has been sent to Germany by Selma on behalf of Thunderspirit with the intentions to turn her back to normal.
|The Brink of Descent||Alfred Deutschmann||A month after the events of Corrupted by Hell, Helga is back in business. But so is an old enemy: Alfred Deutschmann who has been repaired by the Thunderspirit organization and is still fixated on vengeance, but not against the Black Sun.
Instead, Alfred bribes an old Black Sun associate to work for him to make a plague which he will use to wipe out everyone who ever wronged him, with next to no concern as to who gets caught in the crossfire
And things go from bad to worse: As well as a scientist, Alfred kidnaps Helga's middle daughter Gertrude Blankenburg and infects her with the plague in order to blackmail Helga into working with him: If Helga works with Alfred, he will give her the cure to save her daughter but only her daughter. But if she refuses, then he wipes out the whole of Germany.
|Rampage||Kerstin Falkenburg||After an independent mission involving her rescue her daughter from Bavaria, Helga is brought back into the E.I.N. Her first mission after her return to the organization is to investigate a new highly addictive drug known as Rampage.
The drug makers however, believing Helga is interfering in their plans, get the agent hooked on the drug and she begins to undergo several monstrous changes in aggression and her own physical appearance.