Kerenza IV
"Am I not merciful?"
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Mikhail Malikov is a member of the House of Knives, father of Ella Malikova, brother of Zakary Malikov, and uncle of Nik and Erik Malikov. He is one of the first people to be killed aboard the Heimdall during the attack on Terra Day.




Mikhail first appears when he implants the Lanima larvae into their cows with Soraya Een Hajji and Nik Malikov.

Later, he accompanies Nik to receive the biotainer from BeiTech Industries. Since the delivery is late and Nik needs to give Hanna the dust she ordered, he negotiates with Nik so that the latter can take care of his other business. After Nik leaves to meet Hanna, the Mao finally arrives.[1] The House of Knives members unload the ship and are then shot by the BeiTech employees on board.[2]


  1. GEMINA: The ILLUMINAE Files_02, Page 96-101
  2. GEMINA: The ILLUMINAE Files_02, Page 128
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