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|First appearance||"Killing Utne"|
|Voiced by||René Auberjonois|
Manfred is a middle-aged freelance German spy who works with his 19-year-old girlfriend, Uta. They often take jobs from Nikolai Jakov for New York-based activities. His voice is provided by René Auberjonois.
Manfred is on the phone with Malory Archer, who hires them to pretend to assassinate Torvald Utne so that ISIS can get the UN contract from Utne. However, his call is interrupted by Nikolai Jakov, who hires them to really assassinate Utne. When his girlfriend, Uta, walks out of the bathroom, Manfred tells her that they have two jobs: the first, to pretend to kill Torvald Utne; the second, to kill Torvald Utne.
Manfred and Uta are next seen going over the "assassination" plan with Malory, wherein he and Uta will shoot Utne with blanks and he and Uta will be gunned down by the ISIS agents at the party, who are also shooting blanks. However, once Malory is out of earshot, Manfred tells Uta that only he will have real bullets. Manfred notes that this is like taking chocolate from a baby, and Uta says that they will not give their baby chocolate, but carob.
When Manfred sees that Elke Hubsch has arrived at the party, he deduces that Nikolai must have sent two teams again, meaning that if they kill Utne and Hubsch was left alive they would not get paid. Uta then tells Manfred that they should kill both Utne and Hubsch.
After Hubsch was (either purposely or accidentally) poisoned by Uta, Utne decides to leave. However, Utne is gunned down by Manfred and Uta, who proceed to escape. Manfred and Uta end up having an argument outside, before their grappling hooks unhook from the table in the kitchen, preventing Malory and her son Sterling from following them.
In order to cover up the assassination, the bodies of Hubsch and Utne are burned in Trudy Beekman's apartment.
Manfred is later seen standing alone in an area of a park that adults are normally not allowed in without children. When Trinette McGoon confronts him about this, Manfred states that he is with a child, and Uta walks over with an obviously fake baby. Trinette shouts that the baby is not real, and Manfred asks if "that" is, saying that he thought Trinette was about to show off her prize-winning turnip. Trinette shouts that the baby's father knows Krav Maga and that he will kick Manfred's balls through his head.
Immediately after meeting Trinette, Manfred and Uta are hired to put a brainwashing microchip inside Sterling Archer's head so Nikolai could find out Sterling was really his son. Manfred and Uta manage to lure Sterling into a trap, where the KGB implants the microchip into his brain.
- Manfred's primary sidearm is the Mauser M712 Schnellfeuer Pistol.
|Appearances for Manfred|