- "Yes, of course! Hence the name: movement. It moves a certain distance, then it stops, you see? A revolution gets its name by always coming back around in your face. You tried to kill me you son of a bitch... so welcome to the revolution. "
- ―William Strannix [src]
|William Strannix on Under Siege|
|Profession:||Leader of the terrorists|
|Cause of death:||Stabbed in the head/Electrocuted to death by Casey Ryback|
|Played by:||Tommy Lee Jones|
William Strannix was a "wet boy" ex-CIA operative turned terrorist and the main antagonist of Under Siege.
His weapon of choice was the Heckler & Koch P7 pistol, and he was portrayed by Tommy Lee Jones.
Strannix is displayed as having an endless disgust for the human race. He is not politically motivated, but rather than an extremist advocating the total extinction of mankind itself. He wishes to accomplish this by launching nuclear-tipped Tomahawk Missiles at Hawaii, selling many of these to North Korean terrorists in the process, and in doing so, starting a global thermonuclear war, which will eradicate the human race. He is displayed as a mentally unstable person, yet he is delusional in thinking that what he is doing is good. His incoherent and frighteningly realistic motives appear to be mainly driven by an intense distrust of the government (who had previously ordered him killed) and a hatred for the human race.
Casey Ryback kicks his P7 from his hand and Strannix grabs a kitchen knife from the ground. Ryback draws his fighting knife and Strannix initiates an intense and violent knife fight which results in Ryback getting slashed in the forehead and Strannix getting slashed in the chest and the wrist. Strannix attempts to slice open Ryback's throat but Ryback bites the knife and tears it away, using his free hand to jam his thumb deep into Strannix's right eye. Ryback then sinks his knife into Strannix's skull, mortally wounding him, before throwing him headfirst into a glass radar monitor, electrocuting and killing Strannix.
- "I got tired of coming up with last-minute desperate solutions to impossible problems created by other fucking people!"
- "Oh, no. No. No. No. There's a difference, my man. You have faith. I don't!"
- "Let this be a learning experience, gentlemen. If you resist we will kill you and the man next to you. Now move out of here in an orderly fashion. NOW!"
- "Four minutes ahead of schedule. Damn, I'm good."
- "Bang, you're dead."
- "Hi, Admiral. Six months ago, your boy Tom Breaker cancelled operation 'Cleopatra', and shortly thereafter two young men from Langley showed up in Miami, tried to cancel me along with it. Now you *did* receive each man's right forefinger in the mail, didn't you Tom?"
- "You're gonna get to watch the end of the world on television, my man. Put your feet up, relax!"
- His weapon of choice was the Heckler & Koch P7 pistol.
|Under Siege Characters|
|Villains||William Strannix - Commander Krill|
|Allies||Jordan Tate - Ramirez - Admiral Bates - Captain Garza - Tackman|
|Henchmen||Daumer - Pitt - Shadow|
|Other characters||Captain Adams - Tom Breaker|