Mikhail Faustin's unnamed bodyguard (henceforth referred to as "The Bodyguard" in this article) is a minor character featured in Grand Theft Auto IV. A member of the Faustin Family, he serves as the personal bodyguard of Faustin Family leader Mikhail Faustin, and is also prominently the character responsible for the murder of Roman Bellic in the "Deal" mission string.
The Bodyguard's internal model name for cutscenes reads
The Bodyguard, at some unknown point in time, joined the Faustin Family, rising up the ranks to become the personal bodyguard of Mikhail Faustin. He first appears during the cutscene for the mission "No Love Lost" with Mikhail Faustin when he escorts Niko Bellic into the living room of Faustin's Mansion, and is sent to find Dimitri Rascalov at the end of the mission cutscene.
If the player chooses the Deal storyline, The Bodyguard will appear at Roman Bellic's wedding to assassinate Niko Bellic under orders from Dimitri Rascalov. As The Bodyguard attempts to shoot Niko, Niko manages to get The Bodyguard gun to shoot himself but unfortunately a stray bullet kills Roman in the process.
The Bodyguard was voiced by Jacek Krawczyk.
- This character resembles Agent 47 from the Hitman series, as shows his baldness and his black suit, both trademarks of the character.
- The Bodyguard is commonly misinterpreted as being the same character as Sergei, as both characters are bald and work for the Faustin Family. However, analysis of the GTA IV games files proves that both characters are completely different from each other; Sergei's character model is
cs_sergeiwhile the Bodyguard's is