Odessa Sawyer is a former Division agent originally serving in D.C. Her unexpected retirement was due to being shot in the leg by a Hyena sniper that maimed her lower right leg but was saved by Agent Alani Kelso. The event however, required her to use a crude prosthetic leg as a replacement and led to her being retired due to no longer being combat effective. She struggled on with administrative duties at the Base of Operations, but eventually relocated to the Theater, where she became the leader. She is fiercely dedicated to the rebuilding effort and will not hesitate to use or advocate violence to protect her people.
She has a daughter named Eleanor, who was kidnapped by the Hyenas after her Odessa, during the events of Tom Clancy's The Division 2. Eleanor was held hostage at the Grand Washington Hotel until being rescued by Division agents led by Alani Kelso. In return, Odessa promises to pay back her debts to her rescuers. Her husband was a former police officer, who was killed by criminals he was investigating shortly after the Green Poison outbreak.
Sawyer is ruthless and battle-hardened. However, she's also traumatized by the amputation of her leg and feels guilty about abandoning The Division. She is loyal to those who help her out and is fiercely protective of her daughter. The example she gives to the Theater settlement encourages her followers to help her uphold the oath she vowed to follow when she was a Division Agent in the past. Even after her unexpected retirement from The Division, Sawyer made herself clear that the oath is eternal to her.