"If you're making me an offer, get on with it."
"Looks like we've got two choices here, either I crush this case down to the size of a baseball, and nobody gets what they want, or..."
"Or we could kill you, and take it."
―Viktor Orlov and Jeffrey Mace[src]

Viktor Orlov was a former KGB agent and HYDRA operative hired by the Watchdogs to kill S.H.I.E.L.D. Director Jeffrey Mace and steal a briefcase containing evidence of Project Patriot.


Early Life

KGB and HYDRA Agent

Born in the Soviet Union, Orlov joined the KGB before joining the terrorist organization HYDRA.[1]

Watchdogs Assassin

Attack on Jeffrey Mace

Years later, the Watchdogs hired Orlov to kill Director Jeffrey Mace. Orlov was present at the ceremony, where Yuri Zaikin did a failed assassination attempt on Mace. Daisy Johnson pushed Orlov on her way to caught Zaikin. Their plan succeeded, as Mace fly to a safe-house. With his Quinjet crashed and Mace hiding in a cabin with Phil Coulson and Alphonso Mackenzie, Orlov and his men surrounded the cabin. Mace approached them and tried to reason with them, but as a truck was exploded, they started shooting at each other. Orlov entered a warehouse to kill Mackenize. However, Melinda May busted in and the two managed to take Orlov down.[1]


  • Expert Combatant: As a former member of Russian intelligence agencies and HYDRA, Orlov had received an intensive military training which gave him incredible combat proficiency. As such, he was able to briefly hold his own while simultaneously fighting Alphonso Mackenzie and Melinda May LMD, even wounding the latter, during a Watchdogs ambush on Jeffrey Mace, before being overpowered by the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents.


  • SIG Sauer P228: Orlov used his handgun to threaten Jeffrey Mace when he tried to negotiate Orlov's surrender with a bluff, but Orlov and his men ended up opening fire on him, who was only saved because Coulson used his Energy Shield to protect him.






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