Marcus Dixon

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This article is about a character from the television show Alias.

Marcus R. Dixon, played by Carl Lumbly, is one of Sydney Bristow's coworkers and the CIA's Director of Joint Task Force on the television series, Alias.


Marcus Dixon is an intelligent and strong agent; fluent in nine languages. He is generally level-headed and very keen to the many issues that he must resolve as a leader within the CIA. However, Dixon can be very emotional in regards to when his family is involved, going so far as to act against orders to protect them.

At SD-6, Dixon was Sydney Bristow's partner on missions, but unlike Sydney, Dixon was unaware that SD-6 was not actually a secret branch of the CIA. Several times during the first season, Dixon questioned Sydney's loyalties, perceiving the actions she took as being against the U.S. government, when in fact the opposite was true.

Following the downfall of SD-6, Dixon, pressured by his wife who was now angered by the many years of lies from her husband, initially felt compelled not to take a position within the CIA, but following Sydney's persuasion, decides to join the CIA.

Dixon's wife, Diane, was killed in a car bomb explosion as a retaliatory measure by Arvin Sloane for Dixon's accidental shooting of Sloane's wife, Emily, on a CIA mission. Dixon's two children were also once kidnapped by the Covenant in an attempt to forcefully extract an artifact created by eccentric 16th century inventor, Milo Rambaldi. During the two years between seasons two and three (where Sydney went missing), Dixon was promoted to the CIA Director of Joint Task Force, the head of the office where Sydney works.

As of the start of the fourth season, Dixon has stepped down as director, and resumed duties as a field agent alongside Sydney in the new Authorized Personnel Only (APO) black ops division of the CIA. He becomes involved in an (initially) clandestine relationship with CIA Director Chase. During pursuit of Arvin Sloane and Elena Derevko, he is shot and seriously wounded by Sloane. He is absent from the season finale, recovering in hospital from his wounds.

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