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CHARACTER
Mikhail Faustin
Faustin's first appearance in the mission "Crime And Punishment".
Appearance(s): Grand Theft Auto IV
Full name: Mikhail Faustin
Gender:

Male

Date of birth: 1963
Place of birth: Russia
Date of death: 2008 (age 45)
Home: Liberty City
Nationality: Russian
Family: Ilyena Faustin (wife)
Anna Faustin (daughter)
Affiliations: Faustin Family
Petrovic Family
Niko Bellic
Vehicle(s): Turismo
Businesses: Perestroika
Voiced by: Karel Roden

Mikhail Faustin (Russian: Михаил Фаустин) (1963 - 2008) is a character in the GTA IV era.

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Biogaphy

Mikhail is the Russian Syndicate leader in Liberty City, controlling most of Broker's money-laundering, cocaine distribution, and pornography. He lives with his family in a mansion in Beachgate, Broker, and owns the Perestroika Cabaret Club at Tulsa Street, Broker.

Mikhail is forty five years old and formerly of the U.S.S.R., where he served in the Navy during the Cold War along with his friend Dimitri Rascalov. The two then spent time in a prison camp in harsh, snowy Siberia, and Mikhail would often remind Dimitri of the time spent there to guilt him into following orders; in the mission The Master and the Molotov, he claimed that without his help, Dimitri would have been "the prison bitch of some gym monkey". Eventually, the duo made it to America, and Mikhail brought his family; his wife Ilyena and daughter Anna. Although Ilyena says Mikhail was once "beautiful", he has become very short-tempered and violent with her and their daughter -- he is shown screaming abuse at his wife whenever Niko sees them together, and says to Niko of his daughter: "I don't care about her happiness. What I care about is discipline and loyalty."

Mikhail Faustin controls a large family of Russian mobsters, and he is known for being the most powerful gangster in Broker. Cocaine and alcohol abuse, however, have degraded his business sense, and he has become paranoid, intensely controlling and angry. This has given him a violent streak, which leads to the murders of his henchman Andrei, Lenny Petrovic of the Petrovic crime family, and Jason Michaels, a member of the Lost Brotherhood biker gang. Faustin meets Niko Bellic after Niko kills a low-level thug in Faustin's employ, Vladimir Glebov; rather than killing Niko in turn, Mikhail offers him some work, including the assassination of Lenny Petrovic on a spurious suspicion of betrayal.

The murder of Lenny Petrovic violates a peace treaty between Faustin and the most powerful Russian in the city, Kenny Petrovic. Petrovic puts contracts out on the heads of Mikhail, Dimitri, and the assassin, Niko. Determined to make peace, Dimitri betrays Mikhail, sending Niko to Perestroika to assassinate him as a peace offering to the Petrovics. Faustin flees to the roof of the club, but Niko gives chase, and kills him as promised.

He owns a Turismo (no fixed colour) which can be stolen from the driveway of his house, and is seen driving a custom black Schafter at the beginning of the mission The Master and the Molotov. Mikhail has several tattoos, a Russian Mafia staple; both he and Dimitri have tattoos on the palms of their hands which represent that they are "brothers for life", according to Mikhail.

Death

On Dimitri's orders, Niko heads over to Faustin's cabaret club and confronts him and his goons inside. The ensuing bloody chase leads to the back of the club, where Faustin is cornered at the top of a fire escape. Niko shoots him in the left knee, then in the chest, whereupon he quietly falls from the roof of the cabaret club and dies. On the roof, he drops a Micro-Uzi.

If you listen to his dialogue on the roof before executing him, he warns Niko that Dimitri will betray him as well, saying that Dimitri had become greedy, putting America's glamorous promise of riches and success before loyalty. This would seem an accurate warning, as Dimitri does betray all his business partners over the course of the game.

Mission appearances

GTA IV

LCPD Database record

Surname: Faustin

First Name: Mikhail

Age: 45

Place of Birth: Russia

Affiliations: Linked to Russian Organized Crime Syndicates throughout Liberty City

Criminal Record:

  • 1998 - Extortion
  • 2002 - Possession Stolen Property
  • 2005 - Possession Controlled Substance: Cocaine

Notes:

  • Prior murder convictions in Russia.
  • Exploited a loophole in the immigration treaty to gain US residency in the mid 90's.
  • Believed to have taken control of Russian Organized Crime in Hove Beach area.
  • Several legitimate business interests including his cabaret club, Perestroika.
  • Resides in Beachgate with his wife and daughter.

Murders committed

  • Andrei (killed by Mikhail's uncontrollable temper)

Trivia

  • Sometimes, Mikhail can be seen struggling to get up, and rolling around in pain after his execution cutscene.
  • The scream Mikhail makes when he falls is not his own voice, but that of a previously scripted pedestrian.
  • Russian surnames can't have letter "f" in them, except surnames like Fedorov and Fedotov, which based on latin names. Faustin isn't surname exactly, it looks like some ancient name.
  • Mikhail has the first name of Mikhail Gorbachev, the man who introducted the political and economic reforms called Perestroika.

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Mikhail Bakunin (Russian: Михаил Бакунин; Ukrainian: Михайло Бакунін) was a member of the Others and a former Soviet soldier who lived in the Flame, where he was stationed to manage communications with the outside world. Skilled in the use of weapons and hand-to-hand combat, Mikhail was a trusted lieutenant of Benjamin Linus. After his capture by a small group of Oceanic Flight 815 survivors, John Locke pushed him through the sonar fence, and he was thought to have been killed, but he survived, attributing his survival to the fence's non-lethal setting. He was later shot in the chest with a spear gun, but survived long enough to detonate a grenade outside the window of the Looking Glass station, drowning Charlie Pace. He perished when the grenade detonated in his hand, believing that his orders to kill Charlie were essential to the survival of the Island.

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Before the Island

Bakunin told Sayid that he grew up in Kiev and joined the Soviet Army, performing years of unpleasant actions in the service including a stint in Afghanistan during the war between the Soviets and Mujahaddin. During this time he became familiar with field medical treatments. Mikhail was eventually stationed at a military listening post in Vladivostok, located in the Far East of Siberia on the Pacific Ocean. In the early 1990s his military unit was decommissioned, and he was released from the Soviet Army. He claimed that at the age of 24, he replied to a newspaper advertisement titled "Would you like to save the world?" and was recruited by a "magnificent man." He eventually ended up arriving on the Island around 1993. Before he was revealed as being one of the Others, he had claimed to be a member of the DHARMA Initiative, but later confessed that this was not true. ("Enter 77")

On the Island

Mikhail Bakunin on the Pearl station monitor before deactivating the camera ("The Cost of Living")

Mikhail was put in the charge of the Flame communications station by the Others. He described himself as wanting to work alone like a lighthouse keeper, and the job at the station afforded him that opportunity. At the station, he wore a DHARMA Initiative uniform, and was armed. When Ben approached the Flame on the day of the air crash, he was very careful. He seemed somewhat concerned that Mikhail might take a shot at anyone approaching unannounced. ("One of Us")

The day Oceanic Flight 815 crashed, Ben brought Juliet to the Flame, where Mikhail was already active in screening news reports related to the flight's disappearance, and starting to gather information about everyone aboard. At Ben's request, Mikhail opened a live off-island video feed from Richard Alpert in Miami, showing Juliet that her sister Rachel and Rachel's baby were both alive and quite well, and then cut the feed when Ben told him to. ("One of Us")

Days 72-91 (Season 3)

Mikhail surrenders to Locke. ("Enter 77")

When Locke, Sayid, Desmond, Nikki and Paulo visited the Pearl station, Sayid was able to rewire the live video surveillance feed to the upper-left monitor (monitor 1). Mikhail, wearing a DHARMA Initiative uniform and an eye patch, appeared. He looked directly at the camera, put his hand over the camera lens, and the signal from the camera was lost. In response, Locke said whimsically, "I guess he'll be expecting us." ("The Cost of Living")

En route to rescue Jack from the Barracks, Kate, Locke, Sayid and Danielle came across the Flame station. Danielle claimed that she had never been there before, and then excused herself from the group, saying that she had managed to survive for so long precisely by avoiding contact with other people on the Island. Mikhail was observed by the group as he performed some chores outside the Flame, and, except for the horse tied up outside that was saddled with short stirrups (and that only Sayid made note of), it appeared that he was the sole inhabitant of the station. Sayid chose to walk unarmed with his hands in the air toward the Flame, but Mikhail shot him in the arm with a rifle. Locke and Kate then charged the station and captured Mikhail. They all then went inside where they interrogated him. Mikhail presented himself as the "last surviving member of the DHARMA Initiative", referred to the Others as the "Hostiles", and implied that they had survived a war known as "The Purge", which had ended with the death of all members of the DHARMA Initiative. Mikhail claimed that the "Hostiles" had been on the Island for a very long time. (Note: Later, Mikhail revealed that he had never been a member of the DHARMA Initiative, but was one of the Others.) A Cyrillic typewriter with a Russian language document by Mikhail was also visible in the room. The text contains the Russian name 'Andrei' and a handwritten note in red on the margins: "My name is also Andrei" [In Russian: "Меня тоже зовут Андрей"]. ("Enter 77")

Mikhail, after shooting Sayid outside the Flame ("Enter 77")

Sayid and Kate tied him up, and went into the basement of the Flame to investigate. Mikhail managed to untie himself, and he then took Locke hostage by stealing Locke's own knife. ("Enter 77")

When Kate and Sayid returned, they held Bea Klugh, who had been hiding in the basement, hostage. Klugh desperately shouted at Mikhail in Russian to kill her and himself in order to "not let them...get into the territory" (Russian: "Мы не дадим им пройти на территорию"). Mikhail was extremely reluctant, but finally conceded. He asked Klugh for forgiveness, and then shot her in the chest. ("Enter 77")

Immediately after, Mikhail turned the gun on himself, but was quickly subdued by Locke and Sayid before he could follow through. With a rifle pointed at his heart, Mikhail begged for his captors to "finish it," but Sayid decided he was more valuable to them as a prisoner rather than dead. ("Enter 77")

Mikhail's "deceased" body ("Par Avion")

Bound at the wrists, Mikhail traveled with Kate, Sayid, Locke and Rousseau (who rejoined the group) to find the Others' home, the "Barracks". During a discussion, Kate asked Mikhail why he would ever want to return to the Island if he left. He said that it was impossible for her to understand because she was not on "the list". He then went on to detail specific reasons why they were not on the list, indicating that Kate was "flawed", Sayid was "frightened", Rousseau was "weak", and Locke was "angry". Sayid challenged Mikhail, suggesting that he knew nothing about them. Mikhail responded by addressing each of them by their full name, even though none of them had told him this information. Mikhail then said sarcastically that he had no memory of Kate or Sayid, and that he had a memory of "a John Locke", but that the John Locke he knew had been "para-" -- at which point he was cut off by Rousseau.

Mikhail, beaten to the ground by Locke ("The Man Behind the Curtain")

Once at the Barracks' security perimeter, Mikhail told the other members of the party that it was no longer functional,and that trying to circumvent the perimeter would be a waste of time, as it made a complete loop around the compound. Without consulting Sayid or Kate, Locke suddenly pushed Mikhail between two of the perimeter's sensor pylons, which then began to emit a loud, high-pitched noise. Mikhail thanked Locke for his action, and began to foam at the mouth while blood spouted from his ears. In short order, Mikhail fell backwards and collapsed. Sayid and Kate looked at Locke afterward in shock at his action. After managing to cross the barrier, they left his body there, believing him to be dead. ("Par Avion")

Jin subdues Mikhail after chasing him in the jungle. ("D.O.C.")  (promotional still)

Later it was revealed that Mikhail survived because "the pylons were not set to a lethal level"("The Man Behind the Curtain"). Several days later, shortly after Hurley fired a flare, he came across Desmond, Charlie, Jin and Hurley with the injured Naomi. He attempted to flee, but he was chased down by Jin. Jin overpowered him, and Mikhail offered to help save Naomi if they promised to let him go afterward. Desmond agreed, and Mikhail set to work performing first aid on Naomi. He quickly diagnosed that she had a punctured lung. He ventilated her, and removed the branch that had caused the damage. After bandaging her, he said that she would be ready to move in a day or a day and a half, noting that wounds heal much more quickly on the Island. He then left. Before he could get very far, it was discovered that Naomi's satellite phone was missing. Jin chased him down again, and it was revealed that he had taken it. Desmond still stuck to his word and let Mikhail go, despite Charlie and Jin's protests. Mikhail commented that they should understand that he had to at least have tried to take the phone. ("D.O.C.")

Mikhail is ordered to head to the Looking Glass station. ("Through the Looking Glass")  (promotional still)

Mikhail then found the Others in the jungle, together with Locke. He reported to Ben that the fence was set at a non-lethal setting, and then told about Naomi's arrival. Ben tried to forestall Locke's request to see Jacob by using this new crisis as an excuse. In response, Locke attacked and beat Mikhail senseless while the Others watched from a distance, despite Ben's orders to some of them to intervene. Later, Mikhail watched Ben and Locke leave to go to Jacob, glaring at Locke. ("The Man Behind the Curtain")

Mikhail was later given the task of securing the Looking Glass when Ben discovered that Charlie had managed to get in. Mikhail arrived at the cable the next day, spotted Desmond in the outrigger just offshore, and fired some rounds at him with his rifle. Desmond dove down to the Looking Glass for safety.

Mikhail then arrived inside the Looking Glass, and found fellow Others Bonnie and Greta, whom he greeted: "I thought you were on assignment in Canada!" He explained that he was there to check up on things. Alone in the Looking Glass' communications room, Mikhail contacted Ben over his portable radio, questioning him why Ben had previously claimed the Looking Glass had been flooded. Ben admitted to having lied to his people about that, explaining that he did it for the good of the Island, and that the lie now needed to be covered up, meaning everyone inside the Looking Glass was to be killed. After deliberation, Mikhail accepted the task. He then emerged from the communications room, shot Greta dead, and fatally wounded Bonnie, before he was himself shot by Desmond (who had been hiding in the weapons locker) with a spear gun. Mikhail fell down, seemingly dead, leaving Desmond and Charlie to continue their mission to stop the Looking Glass from blocking all radio signals on the Island.

Mikhail peers through the Looking Glass porthole, a grenade in his hand. ("Through the Looking Glass")

However, Mikhail was not dead, and managed to escape from the Looking Glass. As Charlie was in the communications room, Mikhail appeared outside the porthole without any breathing apparatus and with a grenade in hand. He then made sure to catch Charlie's attention by tapping on the window before setting off the grenade, still in hand, grinning. The porthole shattered and water flooded in, drowning Charlie, with Mikhail perishing when the hand grenade detonated.

Footnotes

Note 1:

"Pickett obviously died earlier, Klugh is gone, Mikhail is dead, so you know there are more of us than the Others, we did pretty well in sort of the final tally."

Damon Lindelof, producer, Comic Con 2007

As heard on the August 2 podcast, Damon Lindelof confirmed at Comic-Con 2007 that Mikhail is deceased. [1] This can further be heard on the September 21st podcast and on the Blu-ray Disc of Lost: The Complete Third Season.

Trivia

Mikhail without an eye patch ("Through the Looking Glass")

General

  • Out of all the main characters, Mikhail has only met Ben, Juliet, Sayid, Kate, Locke, Desmond, Charlie, Jin, Hurley and Richard.
  • In every episode where Mikhail makes a non-flashback appearance with speaking lines, he is brutally beaten up or wounded until he eventually dies.
  • Mikhail speaks Russian, English and Italian. Later, while treating Naomi, Mikhail seems to also understand Portuguese. ("D.O.C.")
  • When reporting to Ben about Naomi's Freighter he translates the 80 miles distance into 130 "klicks". ("The Man Behind the Curtain"). "Klick" is a common military term meaning "kilometer". Its use became popular among soldiers in Vietnam during the 1960s. He also referred to her helicopter as a "helo", a military term for helicopter.
  • The character shares his name with philosopher Mikhail Bakunin.
  • Mikhail is farsighted.
  • Mikhail appears to have some understanding of the Russian martial art sambo (combat variation), which was probably part of his military training.
  • Mikhail is the third character in the series to have begged to be killed at gunpoint (the first being Rousseau in "Maternity Leave" and the second being Bea Klugh earlier in the same episode ("Enter 77").
  • His birthday, November 12th, is also the birthday of Nadia Comaneci (1961-11-12), which makes Mikhail a Scorpio.
  • In 1967, Nadia Comaneci joined a newly formed gym club, "The Flame".
  • His cat is named after Nadia Comaneci, and also has the same name as Sayid's former lover.
  • In the 15th issue of Lost: The Official Magazine, Andrew Divoff claimed he played the shooting of Bea Klugh as if the two were lovers. He also says he thinks Mikhail did not participate in the Purge.
  • He has a lot of features very similar to Sayid, including his past in the military, his solitary nature and his experience with communications equipment


Production notes


Reference to anarchist philosopher Mikhail Bakunin

Main article: Philosophy
  • The real Mikhail Bakunin was a proponent of anarchism and the questioning of authority. Ironically, the show's Mikhail is referred to by Ben as "a loyalist", and he (apparently) agrees with Bonnie that the Others shouldn't question their orders (Through the Looking Glass).


Unanswered questions

Unanswered questions
  1. Do not answer the questions here.
  2. Keep the questions open-ended and neutral: do not suggest an answer.
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For fan theories about these unanswered questions, see: Mikhail Bakunin/Theories
  • When did he arrive on the Island?
  • What happened to his eye?
  • What is the significance of, presumably, Mikhail's note: "My name is also Andrei"?



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