Hold the sword in hand, meeting Death with a smile...
A (mis) interpretation:
Chapter 4: The War Began.
Section 4: The Cruelty of War.
Nikolai Milvesky was in the Spetsnaz and ran a secret police wing for several years before the fall of the Soviet Union. Milvesky then becomes a mercenary for hire, working for a major Russian mafia group back by a powerful oligarch from behind the scene. Milvesky is a sociopath with zero empathy. He was an orphan but upon the death of his foster parents, of which the Moscow police investigators believe but without tangible proof that was perpetrated by Milvesky, he was sent to an orphanage where the constant abuse and poor living conditions forged him into currently who he is. A physical giant, Milvesky possesses a certain degree of cunningness and intellectual skills. Rumour has it that when he was recruited into the Spetsnaz, the training officer had him expelled to the icy coldness of the Siberian wilderness near the Artic Circle for a week due to an indiscipline conduct. Despite the extreme conditions, Milvesky survives and legend has it that he killed a polar bear with his sheer bare hands, which could be true as he has several severe scar tissues all over his body which matches the claws of a bear. This leads to his nickname, "The Ice Beast". He has a tattoo of a bear across his broad muscular chest.
Milvesky manages the mafia's underground martial art games where participants fight to their death. He would personally participate in these games and enjoy breaking the bones of his opponents before killing them. It is in one of these games that he becomes acquainted with Alger, the only person whom could defeat Milvesky, thus earning his respect. As for Alger, he sees in Milvesky a great potential as an ally for his upcoming grand plan to destroy the Spades Family.
When Alger turns traitor and joins the Diamond Family as their Diamond 2, he seeks out Milvesky to recruit him into the group. Milvesky doesn't need much convincing as he sees Alger's plan to be perfect for him to exercise his ever unquenchable thirst for murders and mayhem. He is assigned as the 4 of Diamond. Together with Alger, and Juarez, the 3 of Diamond, they form a formidable triptych which would alter the power structures of the Four Families in the City forever. Although Alger is ranked the lowest, he would held highest authority and leadership over all of them outside the knowledge of Diamond K.
After the severed hand of Spade 3 with a note that Spade 4 is being held hostage at a secluded cabin is sent to the Spades Family, Ada, the sister of Spade J, Ogier and herself the Spade 6, quietly discussed a plan to carry out a rescue and retaliation mission despite objection from the Spade K and the Ace of Spade. Regardless, the Q of Spade sees this as an opportunity to get rid of Ada, the daughter of Spade K and succeed in convincing Spade K to allow them to proceed with the plan.
The mission is led by Harry Muller, the Spade of 7, a veteran of the family. Harry, a former SAS, has a bad feeling that Spade 4 are already dead. And all this is a ruse set up by the Diamond Family to start a war against the Spades Family. What he wants to know is who the real perpetrator behind this. He selects twelve members for this mission, including Ada whom insists on proving her own self worth to the Family despite Harry's hesitation.
When they arrives at the cabin, the Spades take positions around the place. The Red Baron, Spade 5, takes up a sniping position which gives him a good overview and angle except for a second cabin. Six members lead by Harry approach the cabin. He has secretly modified the large case carrying the money. Entering the cabin, he sees Juarez, the Diamond 3 and two Diamond members. Harry puts the case on the table and unzip it, showing the Diamond 3 piles of dollar bills wrapped in plastic. Juarez signals one of the Diamond members whom whistle out to a nearby sawmill. Ada looks in horror as two badly mutilated bodies are carried out and thrown onto the muddy ground. Suddenly the Mexican draws out a knife and throws it at Harry who dodges in time. The Butcher then draws out both his machete and attempts to cut apart Harry but the Spade 7 has rigged the suitcase with a hidden shotgun of which he immediately open fire. The shot kills one of the two Diamonds in a cloud of bloods but Juarez dodges in time, the bullet only grazes his arm. The Diamond 3 engages Harry but could not match the former special force veteran of war. They parried for a split second before Spade 7 impale the Mexican with his own knife onto the table and then pushes the remaining Diamond against the wall, firing the mini uzi hanging on his waist. Juarez pulls out his injured right palm and escapes from the cabin. Members of the Diamond Family begins to emerge from their own hiding place and open fire at the Spades Family members.
Suddenly a RPK machine gun is firing into the cabin. Harry sees a huge man hiding just behind the opposite cabin. He kicks the table down as cover as hail of bullets fly across the cabin. Spade 5 shoots down as many Diamond members as possible but could not get a clear shot against the hidden RPK machine gunner. Harry orders Spade 5 to cover Ada and retreats from the woods to an awaiting Land Rover. The Red Baron blood goes cold when he sees a trail of white smoke flying towards the cabin. 'RPG!!!' he yells into the intercom. Harry immediately jumps through the back window as the entire cabin explodes. He is thrown into the air by the explosion and strafed by wood splinters. One of the Spade members drag Harry behind a pile of woods. The explosion has ruptured Harry's eardrum, and bloods are pouring out from numerous wounds all over his body, arms and legs. The pile of wood begins to shatter and split apart as bullets from the RPK begins to fire non stop at it. The severely injured Harry could then see him. A dirty blonde giant carrying his RPK, pacing out from the smokes. He keeps strafing towards the woodpile, smashing it apart. The Spade member tries his best to return fire but could not get a proper aim. He empties his final clip. And so is Spade 7.
Harry and the Spade crew have no choice but to raise up their arms and surrender. Although severely injured, Spade 7 struggles to stand up. He sees Milvesky. 'I'm all yours. But let him go,' says Harry to the Beast. A round of fire goes off at the Spade member's head and falls to the ground. Without a word, Milvesky throws away all his weapons and tosses a giant dagger towards Harry's feet. 'If you were to die, die as a fighter, deduskha.' Harry picks up the dagger and lunges at Milvesky. The Russian dodges the stabbing stance, grabs Harry and slams him onto the ground. He then breaks Spade 7's right arm and snaps the wrist. 'Get up. I know you got more in you than this. Despite the injuries,' Milvesky mocks Spade 7. Trembling with blurry vision, Spade 7 grips his dagger tightly with his left hand, calm and with a hint of smile, dashes toward Milvesky. The Beast dodges, but Harry delivers two deep cut onto the Russian's chest. But Milvesky is fully cladded in motorcycle armour suit. Spade 7 tries to stab Diamond 4 once more but the latter blocks it, slapped away the dagger and breaks Harry's left arm. Milvesky then delivers three successive punches across Harry's face. As Harry lies on the ground, Milvesky stomps onto his stomach, causing Spade 7 to vomit blood. He then hauls up Spade 7 and brings him down with all his strength, breaking Harry's spine with his knee. 'You disappoints me, deduskha. Now, you've my permission to die,' says Milvesky as he wraps his massive hands around Harry's throat, lifts him up and squeeze. The sound of neck breaking is heard. From afar, Ada's tears stream down her eyes as Spade 5 frantically pulls her away into the Land Rover as members of the Diamond Family close in.
At the City's airport arrival hall, a man in shades and paperboy cap walks toward a cab. 'Where to?' asks the cabbie. 'Hell,' replies Ogier.
This is the third Diamond members I got recently under DAM Toys Gangsters Kingdom series. It is caricature version of Dolph Lundgren, and most likely based on his role from The Expendables movies. He is wearing a motor cycle safety jacket, motorcyle pants and boots, and various weapons. The mis-interpretation is based on the write up on the box as well as a hint of the bad ass guy from The Equalizer.