|Born:|| March 15, 1983 (tombstone) |
January 23 (possibly fake)
|Full name:||Nikita Mears|
|Significant Others:|| Michael (husband),
|Portrayed by:||Maggie Q|
Nikita Mears is the latest incarnation of the character.
Not much is known about Nikita's parents, other than that they have abandoned her at a very early age that even Nikita does not remember them. Orphaned, Nikita is put in the foster system where she was since then passed around and abused. Finally, she is sent to Gary and Caroline, her last foster parents. At sixteen, Nikita runs away and ends up falling into the wrong crowd and gets into drugs until she is found by Carla Bennett, who is apparently also on the run, like her. Carla runs an unlicensed halfway house with Sammy and eventually gets her clean. Her recovery was going well, until she was hired for a job at a hospital that proved to be too much for her. She began doing drugs again.
However, things go downhill when, two years later, after Nikita had just turned 18, Carla is confronted by cops. Nikita comes interferes, and when the cop begins hurting Nikita, Sammy gets defensive. About to pull out his cellphone, one of the cops, Detective Eric Deros, shoots him in a panic. Nikita freaks out, and the cop's partner, Detective Peter Edmonds, planned on letting Nikita take the fall. Carla defends Nikita, and Nikita ends up shooting Eric when things got intense. Nikita is soon arrested and charged with first degree murder and possession, and Carla goes on the run again.
Nikita was put on death row and sentenced to death by lethal injection. Amanda of Division, a secret unit of the government, however, becomes interested in her when she finds out that Carla was alive and had been with her all those years. Division then fakes her death and takes her in as their recruit.
Finding herself unable to kill during her first few missions, Nikita is put on the Alpha Team of Operation: Pale Fire to take the hit against Nikolai Udinov. Nikita finds out that his wife and daughter will also be killed, so Nikita agrees to join so she can save the daughter, proving to herself that she is not becoming the monster Percy wants her to be.
Hoping to only get Alexandra Udinov out alive, she ends up killing Nikolai as he was poising to shoot her. Nikita manages to save the 13-year-old Alex and gives her to their chauffeur who was then loyal to Nikolai, hoping that he will keep her safe.
Nikita had always had her doubts about Division but found herself unable to leave. She developed feelings for her supervising agent, Michael, and even fell in love with an outsider, Daniel. Since falling in love is something frowned upon in Division, they teach Nikita a lesson and have Daniel killed. Nikita had since then been intent on escaping Division and taking them down.
Through Operation: Broken Eagle, a mission with her partner, Kelly, Nikita finally makes her big escape by faking her own death, thus becoming the first agent to ever escape Division. Soon after, she starts looking for Alex and finds her as a junkie who had recently escaped her slavery captors.
After getting Alex clean, Nikita then began training Alex, now sharing a mutual desire for revenge against Division, so she can help with their crusade. She does so, however, without telling Alex the whole truth: that she was the one who killed her father.
When they realize that taking down Division was hard with just the two of them, Alex offers to be her mole from the inside. Although initially reluctant, Nikita soon prepares her and her cover story so Division would take her in. Their plan works after they fake a robbery, and a murder committed by Nikita, so Alex could get caught by the cops, and Division then fakes her death, erases all evidence of her existence, and recruits her.
Nikita is also in a relationship with Michael, having it being revealed that Percy had killed his family, and is also shown to have a deep resentment for Amanda, Division's psychiatrist. She had also rescued Alex from her burning mansion in Russia and has saved her again from a life as a drug addict. Owen, one of the men she has been working with to retrieve "the black boxes" from all of the guardians, cleaned up the scene of her lover's murder. Nikita has also been working with Gogle, Division's enemy agency, who supplies her with all of her weapons and funds her numerous endeavors. She also had a friendship with Seymour Birkhoff, it being they tease each other from time to time. After Alex got clean, Alex suggested that she be put into division as a mole, and after several months of training to prepare, they stage a robbery with a division target being killed by Alex. After Nikita disappears from the scene, she contacts Alex, who has made it to division and gave her vital information on an op, which Nikita uses to sabotage each and every mission that Division does. After Nathan kills Jaden to protect Alex, she calls Nikita and asks her what to do. But, while doing this, there is a microphone in Jaden's ear which reveals that Alex is the mole. During some of the season, Micheal also became a mole for Nikita, due to them being in a relationship. After both of them have been discovered, Nikita's loft gets ambushed by Division, and she makes a quick escape. With Alex still in Division, and Micheal and Nikita on the run from division with the black box.