The GIGN (Groupe d'Intervention de la Gendarmerie Nationale) is a French paramilitary counterterrorist force. While technically a detachment of the Gendarmerie (national police force) it formally remains an elite division of the French armed forces [1] Mentioned only once in the Appleseed manga saga, during Operation Benandanti in book three, The Scales of Prometheus.

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  • An unnamed ESWAT operative makes mention that the GIGN's preferred modus operandi is to use tactics over all-out firepower. Some members of the GIGN are apparently on good standing with ESWAT, even though the organization's parent states are officially on hostile terms with each other.


  1. National Gendamerie Intervention Group, Retrieved 10/10/11.