Yassen Gregorovich
Yassen Gregorovich was a recurring villain in the series, appearing from the first novel to the fourth. He was formerly a Russian-born contract killer, trained by and apparently working for the clandestine terrorist organization SCORPIA. A superb assassin, Yassen was considered one of the world's best.

For all his skills, Yassen is obviously best known for his assassinations; throughout the series, his reputation seems to be one of a man who makes no mistakes, and is considered an active threat by MI6. It is suggested that his training was grounded in ninjutsu, including, as is demonstrated on a single occasion, basic psychological warfare. He was also supposedly an expert with conventional weaponry and terrorist technique, though both are demonstrated only once throughout the series before his death, in the fourth book. Yassen made another appearance (in a scene set in the past) in the seventh book of the series, Snakehead. He was also revealed to be fluent in 7 languages and was learning Japanese at the time of his apparent death.

Yassen was at least partially instructed by Alex Rider's late father, John Rider, who appeared to be working as an unspecified instructor (though certainly in some form of combat, considering that he was a weapons and martial arts expert) for SCORPIA on the Italian island of Malagosto. However, he was secretly working for MI6 under deep cover.

Yassen is in debt to John Rider; during a joint assignment in the Amazon, Rider saved his student's life by killing a black widow on Yassen's throat; something which Yassen never forgot. Though Alex does not initially realize the reason, Yassen exhibits some care for the boy, on more than one occasion saving (or sparing) his life. At the time of his death (which was caused by a bullet from Damian Cray's gun), Yassen actually tells Alex he loved both John Rider and Alex.

Having trained in a special assassin school in Italy, he killed his first man when he was 19 in the Amazon Jungle. Yassen Gregorovich became a professional and reliable contract killer and is employed by SCORPIA. They sent him on numerous jobs throughout the world. He was apparently killed by Damian Cray in the book Eagle Strike.

Considering Yassen's reputation and position, it is probable that his assassinations are numerous. Throughout the entire series however, only four of Yassen's assassinations are revealed.

Born in Russia, Yassen's father was killed by an accident of a biochemical warfare project that was hushed up by the Russian Government. His mother died 6 months after due to illness. After his parents death, Yassen (who was at the time 14) made his way to Moscow in search of SCORPIA. While in Moscow, Yassen ran errands for the local mafia. Eventually, Yassen Gregorovich found and started to work for SCORPIA.

Yassen Gregorovich is described as attractive, having blond hair, pale blue eyes, pale skin, distinctly chiseled lips, and "almost feminine eyelashes". He also has a long, distinctive scar along his neck caused by John Rider when he saved him from a black widow spider by shooting it off his neck, leaving a mark where the bullet grazed his skin. Yassen's relaxed and graceful poise is often compared to that of a dancer.

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Other Results: 5 Series
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Rated: General - all ages
Summary: Alex sinks into depression as he faces his first Christmas without his uncle, Ian Rider.
Categories: Angst, Friendship, Hurt/Comfort
Characters: Alan Blunt, Yassen Gregorovich, Tom Harris, Tulip Jones, Alex Rider, Helen Rider, Ian Rider, John Rider, Julia Rothman, Jack Starbright
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Completed: Yes • Words: 17833 • Views: 1051
[Report This] Published: 09/01/2009 Updated: 10/01/2009
Rated: Adults only
Summary: Yassen Gregorovich had beautiful hands – long, elegant and strong at the same time. They were also among the most terrifying things Alex had ever seen.
Categories: Action/Adventure, Angst, Slash , Hurt/Comfort, Slash > Alex/Yassen
Characters: Alex Rider, Yassen Gregorovich
Warnings: Sex, Torture
Series: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Completed: Yes • Words: 10819 • Views: 863
[Report This] Published: 13/06/2010 Updated: 13/06/2010
Rated: Adults only
Summary: During their first meeting on the helipad of Sayle Enterprises, Alex threatens to kill Yassen one day in retribution for the death of Ian Rider. Yassen decides to show Alex what his future holds if he continues to work for MI6.
Categories: Action/Adventure, *Fests & challenges* > Spy Fest 2009
Characters: Alex Rider, Yassen Gregorovich
Warnings: Abuse, Non-con, Torture, Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Completed: Yes • Words: 8342 • Views: 665
[Report This] Published: 01/10/2009 Updated: 01/10/2009
Rated: Not suitable for young children
Summary: Ian has but one question for his captor. Written for The Firm's June prompt challenges.
Categories: Humour, Crack
Characters: Yassen Gregorovich, Ian Rider
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Completed: Yes • Words: 625 • Views: 281
[Report This] Published: 29/06/2009 Updated: 29/06/2009
Rated: General - all ages
Summary: In which Alex is cloned and doesn't like it one bit. One-shot with a side of Alex/Tom.
Categories: *Fests & challenges* > Spy Fest 2010, Crack, Humour
Characters: Alex Rider, Fox (Ben Daniels), K Unit, Tom Harris, Wolf, Yassen Gregorovich
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Completed: Yes • Words: 1745 • Views: 147
[Report This] Published: 10/06/2010 Updated: 10/06/2010
Rated: Not suitable for young children
Summary: He didn't stand a chance and never had stood a chance.
Categories: Angst, *Fests & challenges* > Spy Fest 2009
Characters: Alex Rider, Yassen Gregorovich
Warnings: Character death, Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Completed: Yes • Words: 3222 • Views: 381
[Report This] Published: 01/10/2009 Updated: 01/10/2009
Rated: Not suitable for young children
Summary: Alex froze as well. Then, he smelt it. Some part of the helicopter was on fire, and Wolf, Eagle and Fox were still inside, and unconscious. Story for Spy Fest 2009.
Categories: Action/Adventure, Friendship, *Fests & challenges* > Spy Fest 2009
Characters: Alex Rider, Fox (Ben Daniels), K Unit, Wolf, Yassen Gregorovich
Warnings: Character death, Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 9 [Table of Contents]
Completed: Yes • Words: 37149 • Views: 806
[Report This] Published: 14/08/2009 Updated: 02/11/2012
Rated: Not suitable for young children
Summary: One did not, in general, expect to encounter one of the world's deadliest assassins on the Tube...
Categories: Action/Adventure
Characters: Alex Rider, Yassen Gregorovich
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Completed: Yes • Words: 5397 • Views: 422
[Report This] Published: 26/09/2010 Updated: 26/09/2010
Rated: Adults only
Summary: Alex is unable to kill Yassen, and they both know it, so Alex has perfected the avoidance method in dealing with the assassin. When circumstances bring them together, face to face, for the first time in seven years, Yassen wants Alex‘s life, but in an entirely unexpected way.
Categories: Action/Adventure, Angst, Slash , Slash > Alex/Yassen
Characters: Alex Rider, Jack Starbright, John Rider, Julia Rothman, Nile, Original Male Character, Tulip Jones, Yassen Gregorovich
Warnings: Abuse, AU, Dub-con, Sex, Torture, Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 11 [Table of Contents]
Completed: Yes • Words: 43790 • Views: 9551
[Report This] Published: 11/04/2009 Updated: 30/01/2010
Rated: Adults only
Summary: Yassen wants for Alex to use Band-Aids. And Alex wants Yassen. Compromise, anyone?
Categories: Slash > Alex/Yassen
Characters: Alex Rider, Yassen Gregorovich
Warnings: Sex
Series: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Completed: Yes • Words: 720 • Views: 99
[Report This] Published: 15/11/2011 Updated: 16/11/2011
Rated: Not suitable for young children
Summary: A triple cross
Categories: Angst, *Fests & challenges* > Flash Rider
Characters: Alex Rider, Yassen Gregorovich
Warnings: Character death
Series: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Completed: Yes • Words: 892 • Views: 207
[Report This] Published: 05/02/2011 Updated: 05/02/2011
Rated: Not suitable for young children
Summary: Alex Rider, Julia Rothman's son, is in a bit of trouble. An assignment that he thought had gone perfectly smoothly ends up bringing his world crashing down around him. Everything he thought he knew is a lie. Sequel to Divergence.
Categories: Action/Adventure, Angst, Friendship, Mission, Mystery
Characters: Alex Rider, Ash (Anthony Sean Howell), Helen Rider, Ian Rider, John Rider, Julia Rothman, Nile, Scorpia, Yassen Gregorovich
Warnings: AU, Violence
Series: Threads
Chapters: 2 [Table of Contents]
Completed: No • Words: 3463 • Views: 390
[Report This] Published: 29/12/2009 Updated: 18/04/2010
Rated: Not suitable for young children
Summary: Alex doesn't believe in evil. Mad surely, deranged of course, and everyone has a bit of crazy, but there is no such thing as evil. (It would be nice if there was a category for 'Introspective')
Categories: Angst, Drabble
Characters: Alex Rider, Yassen Gregorovich
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Completed: Yes • Words: 789 • Views: 104
[Report This] Published: 08/05/2011 Updated: 09/05/2011
Rated: Restricted - no under 16s
Summary: John Rider, an instructor at the Training and Assessment Centre for Scorpia, asks his student, Yassen Gregorovich, to come see him in his room one night after dinner. John had no idea that where Yassen came from, older men fucking younger boys was a normal and expected thing to do.
Categories: *Fests & challenges* > Flash Rider
Characters: John Rider, Yassen Gregorovich
Warnings: Sex
Series: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Completed: Yes • Words: 1116 • Views: 144
[Report This] Published: 29/11/2011 Updated: 29/11/2011
Rated: Adults only
Summary: As a fourteen-year-old orphan, trying to survive on the streets of Moscow, Yassen is easy prey to an older boy. Ten years later, Yassen is now one of the world’s deadliest assassins. He returns to Moscow to confront his abuser.
Categories: *Fests & challenges* > Flash Rider
Characters: Original Male Character, Yassen Gregorovich
Warnings: Non-con, Sex, Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Completed: Yes • Words: 1114 • Views: 119
[Report This] Published: 29/11/2011 Updated: 29/11/2011