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.

From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Alex_Rider_characters
Other Results: 5 Series
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Rated: Restricted - no under 16s
Summary: At MI6's insistence Alex goes back to Scorpia once again. He ends up in a situation he never thought he'd find himself in, with people he couldn't trust.
Categories: Action/Adventure, Angst, Slash > Alex/Yassen, *Fests & challenges* > Spy Fest 2011
Characters: Alan Blunt, Alex Rider, Derek Smithers, Jack Starbright, Original Female character, Original Male Character, Tulip Jones, Yassen Gregorovich, Zeljan Kurst
Warnings: AU, SPOILERS for Scorpia Rising, Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Completed: Yes • Words: 19612 • Views: 212
[Report This] Published: 26/09/2011 Updated: 26/09/2011
Rated: Not suitable for young children
Summary: Yassen and Alex have a conversation about whether or not there is such a thing as the greater good and that if there is, does it apply in this setting where Snake is at the point to die but Alex has left him to continue following after Yassen in the hopes of preventing him from delivering a dangerous package to his cohorts. Alex is 16.
Categories: Action/Adventure, Angst
Characters: Alex Rider, K Unit, Yassen Gregorovich
Warnings: AU, Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Completed: Yes • Words: 2576 • Views: 141
[Report This] Published: 05/09/2009 Updated: 06/09/2009
Rated: Restricted - no under 16s
Summary: Alex had just finished a mission in Paris when he bumped in to the last person he ever thought he'd see: Yassen. Their paths crossed on more than one occasion, and soon Alex found himself drawn in to something he didn't know if he could handle. Will he be able to cope with everything? Or will he break?
Categories: Action/Adventure, Angst, Hurt/Comfort, Mission, Romance, Slash
Characters: Alex Rider, Yassen Gregorovich
Warnings: Sex, Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 2 [Table of Contents]
Completed: No • Words: 7337 • Views: 431
[Report This] Published: 05/05/2011 Updated: 18/05/2011
Rated: Adults only
Summary: Scorpia has agreed to let Alex live. In return, Alex has promised to not work for MI6. Two years after making the promise, Alex is now caught breaking it.
Categories: *Fests & challenges* > Spy Fest 2011
Characters: Alex Rider, Yassen Gregorovich
Warnings: Dub-con, Sex
Series: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Completed: Yes • Words: 5953 • Views: 121
[Report This] Published: 29/11/2011 Updated: 29/11/2011
Rated: Adults only
Summary: The tables were finally turned and victory tasted even sweeter than he’d imagined. Drabble, PWP
Categories: Drabble, Slash > Alex/Yassen
Characters: Alex Rider, Yassen Gregorovich
Warnings: Dub-con, Sex
Series: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Completed: Yes • Words: 1086 • Views: 122
[Report This] Published: 06/10/2011 Updated: 08/10/2011
Rated: Not suitable for young children
Summary: Going into deep cover can be a blessing or a curse. Do it right and you're on the fast track to the top. Screw it up and you're dead. John Rider doesn't want to take that chance, but it doesn't look like he has a choice.
Categories: Mission, Friendship, Action/Adventure, Romance
Characters: Ash (Anthony Sean Howell), John Crawley, Yassen Gregorovich, Helen Rider, Ian Rider, John Rider, Julia Rothman, Derek Smithers
Warnings: Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 3 [Table of Contents]
Completed: No • Words: 5990 • Views: 210
[Report This] Published: 19/06/2009 Updated: 28/08/2010
Rated: Adults only
Summary: [YG/AR] Kidnapped by Yassen and raised by Scorpia, Alex Rider is the world’s youngest assassin. When a mission takes an unexpected turn, MI6 sends Ian Rider to bring him home. Alex would rather die than work for the people who he thinks killed his father, but the choice is about to be taken out of Alex’s hands. It’s kill or be killed, and the time to choose has run out. AU
Categories: *Fests & challenges* > Spy Fest 2010, Slash
Characters: Alan Blunt, Alex Rider, Ian Rider, Julia Rothman, Nile, Yassen Gregorovich
Warnings: AU, Character death, Non-con, Sex, Torture, Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Completed: Yes • Words: 22296 • Views: 203
[Report This] Published: 10/06/2010 Updated: 10/06/2010
Rated: Restricted - no under 16s
Summary: FeatureAlex just wants to have a normal life. But when danger turns up on his doorstep, he's not given any choice but to fight back.
Categories: Action/Adventure, Angst
Characters: Alan Blunt, Yassen Gregorovich, Tulip Jones, Original Male Character, Alex Rider, Wolf
Warnings: Torture, Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 13 [Table of Contents]
Completed: Yes • Words: 17226 • Views: 4504
[Report This] Published: 02/10/2008 Updated: 02/10/2008
Rated: Adults only
Summary: NOT WORK SAFE -- Yassen Gregorovich is never quite sure what to make of little Alex, especially when the boy always seems to turn up in the most inopportune places. Yassen has saved him in the past, but this time he might not have that option ...
Categories: Action/Adventure, Angst, Slash > Alex/Yassen
Characters: Alex Rider, Original Female character, Original Male Character, Yassen Gregorovich
Warnings: Abuse, Non-con, Sex, Torture, Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Completed: Yes • Words: 15902 • Views: 690
[Report This] Published: 05/02/2011 Updated: 05/02/2011
Rated: Not suitable for young children
Summary: Three times that Alex thinks he sees Yassen Gregorovitch again.
Categories: Action/Adventure, Mission, Mystery, *Fests & challenges* > Spy Fest 2010
Characters: Alex Rider, Yassen Gregorovich
Warnings: Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Completed: Yes • Words: 4225 • Views: 155
[Report This] Published: 23/06/2010 Updated: 23/06/2010
Rated: Not suitable for young children
Summary: FeatureThe truth is not necessarily black and white. Alex needs to grow up and bit and start making his own decisions about what is right and what is wrong. Unfortunately for Alex, wherever he goes and whatever he does, he always attracts more than his fair share of trouble.
Categories: Action/Adventure, Angst, Friendship, Hurt/Comfort, Mission
Characters: Alan Blunt, Yassen Gregorovich, Tulip Jones, Original Male Character, Alex Rider, John Rider
Warnings: Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 7 [Table of Contents]
Completed: No • Words: 7902 • Views: 17123
[Report This] Published: 10/10/2008 Updated: 22/12/2008
Rated: Restricted - no under 16s
Summary: Yassen is quietly undone by the machinations of the world and a fourteen year old boy.
Categories: *Fests & challenges* > Flash Rider, Slash > Alex/Yassen
Characters: Alex Rider, Yassen Gregorovich
Warnings: Sex
Series: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Completed: Yes • Words: 1016 • Views: 245
[Report This] Published: 21/07/2010 Updated: 21/07/2010
Rated: Adults only
Summary: AU, Inspired by After the End of the World by Silver Queen. Alex failed his mission at Skeleton Key. Seven years later, the world is a vastly different place. The New Soviet Union was one of the most powerful countries in the world, Britain was uninhabitable and Alex Rider was dead. All that was left was Lieutenant Alexander Alexeievich Sarov, General Sarov's adopted son and a few weary ghosts.
Categories: Angst, Slash > Alex/Yassen
Characters: Alex Rider, General Alexei Sarov, Tulip Jones, Yassen Gregorovich
Warnings: AU, Sex, Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Completed: Yes • Words: 6141 • Views: 354
[Report This] Published: 10/06/2010 Updated: 10/06/2010
Rated: Restricted - no under 16s
Summary: Alex is the son of one of the world's most notorious assassin. Getting dragged to hell on earth, Brecon Beacons, is only the beginning.
Categories: Action/Adventure
Characters: Alan Blunt, Alex Rider, K Unit, Scorpia, Tulip Jones, Yassen Gregorovich
Warnings: AU
Series: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Completed: No • Words: 665 • Views: 60
[Report This] Published: 04/03/2012 Updated: 04/03/2012
Rated: Not suitable for young children
Summary: Part two in the Blood & Fire arc. Following the events of Never Say Never, Alex tries his best to forget his terrible ordeal and stay out of trouble. But when he finds a letter written by his uncle, he can't help but investigate. Before long, Alex finds himself on the run with nowhere left to turn.
Categories: Action/Adventure, Angst, Slash , Mystery
Characters: Alex Rider, Original Male Character, Scorpia, Wolf, Yassen Gregorovich
Warnings: Abuse, Violence
Series: Blood and Fire
Chapters: 9 [Table of Contents]
Completed: Yes • Words: 18303 • Views: 2571
[Report This] Published: 09/09/2009 Updated: 27/09/2009