Nik Malikov is a member of the House of Knives, (HoK) a notorious crime family.
Nik's a goofy character - making the best in every situation and getting through difficult situations with humor/sarcasm. He's the comic relief in such a heavy book, brewing with war and death.
Nik has dark hair, dark eyes, and dimples. He is most clearly of Russian descent, as his family is based in New Petersburg and because his last name is distinctly Russian/eastern European. In "Gemina," he describes himself as being lean and good-looking, with great abs from working out in prison (but take this with a grain of salt, as Nik may be exaggerating).
Nik also has numerous tattoos. At the beginning of "Gemina" they are noted as being: a sleeve of blades noting his membership in the HoK, a single chain around his waist o note his time in juvie, and an angel inked across his throat to note his deadly crime.
- talented gunner and shooter
- drug dealer and drug lab assistant
- bravery, adjusted to death and fighting as a child
- smokes cigarettes
- funny, self-confident
- In Obsidio, he keeps a pistol in his pocket