|First appearance||"Mole Hunt"|
|Voiced by||Peter Newman|
|Occupation||Head of KGB (formerly)|
Malory Archer (ex-girlfriend)|
Sterling Archer (possible son)
Nikolai Jakov was the head of the KGB, and possibly the biological father of ISIS agent Sterling Archer. He attempted to defect to ISIS in order to get to know his possible son better, but was killed in the ISIS safe house by Barry Dylan. He is voiced by Peter Newman.
A One-Night StandEdit
40 years prior to the start of the storyline, Nikolai had a relationship with Malory Archer, where he may have possibly conceived Sterling Archer. However, as Jakov notes, this was the night before she broke his heart and disappeared for nine months.
The KGB MoleEdit
Nikolai planted the KGB mole, Kremenski (who went by the name Crenshaw), in ISIS. Crenshaw had everyone in ISIS fooled for (presumably) years, until an issue with Archer's expense accounts forced Crenshaw to reveal himself, leading to his death.
Malory later stated that she would have known if there was a KGB mole, since she was having phone sex with Nikolai earlier that day.
When Malory was holding a dinner party for Torvald Utne so that ISIS could get a UN contract, Nikolai hired Mannfred and Uta to kill Utne. However, it was later revealed that Nikolai also hired Elke Hubsch to kill Utne. When Mannfred realizes that "that Russian prick" sent two teams again, Uta suggests that they should kill both Hubsch and Utne.
Hubsch later received her orders from Nikolai via her cosmetic communicator. Sterling later found her cosmetic communicator in the bathroom, where Nikolai hastily turned it off. Sterling, believing that Malory put LSD in the baby aspirin again, states that is just "classic her".
After Hubsch was unintentionally poisoned by Uta, Utne is killed when Mannfred and Uta open fire on him. Mannfred and Uta manage to escape, and are thus paid for killing Utne.
The Chum GuzzlerEdit
The Mind Control ChipEdit
Nikolai hires Mannfred and Uta to capture Archer and insert a mind control chip into his brain so Nikolai could find out whether or not he was Archer's father. However, once the chip was in, several problems began to arise.
Rona the Sleeper AgentEdit
Nikolai is seen as his assistant, Boris, pretends to be a studio executive greenlighting Malory and Cyril Figgis' rewrite of Rona Thorne's movie Disavowed as a sequel to Mandigo called Mandingo 2: The Enslavening.
The DNA TestEdit
When Archer attempted to find out if Nikolai was his father, he ended up being captured by the Finnish. Malory is forced to hire Barry Dylan to rescue him. Unfortunately, Barry ends up killing two Russian guards in the process, meaning that Nikolai couldn't let Sterling live even if he was his son. However, the DNA test ended up inconclusive, since Boris spit on the DNA sample.
Barry the CyborgEdit
After Katya Kazanova's defection, Boris reveals that he greenlit a project to turn Barry into a cyborg so that he could get a promotion. However, Barry ends up causing havoc in New York, meaning that Boris gets no promotion.
Defection and DeathEdit
After Barry Dylan becomes the head of the KGB, he orders Boris to ship Nikolai off to Siberia. However, Boris instead ships Nikolai off to the United States, where Nikolai defects to ISIS. Nikolai is sent to the ISIS safe house, but without protection as Archer left to have sex with Pam Poovey. Barry manages to convince Cheryl Tunt to take him to the ISIS safe house, where he chokes Cheryl into submission and knocks Nikolai out.
Nikolai wakes up as he is being tied to a chair. Barry explains that finding out whether or not Nikolai is his father would give Archer some much-needed closure, which is precisely why Barry can't let it happen. Barry has a block of ice with a fork in it, placed inside a microwave with ten minutes on the timer, with a room full of methane. Barry then leaves Nikolai to die, with no remaining DNA for a DNA test.
Nikolai begins to leave Archer a message, though it is unknown what the message was. However, ten minutes go by, and the spark from the fork in the microwave creates a spark that ignites the methane and causes an explosion which kills Nikolai and may have destroyed the tape as well.
- Nikolai Jakov's name is meant to sound like "jack-off" as an inside joke. His military rank is Major, so when people call him Major Jakov it sounds like "major jack-off".
- He has the same habit as Archer to refer to Malory's actions as "classic her", as well as cooking kebabs.
- He chartered the boat Chum Guzzler in a failed attempt to impress Malory Archer. When it was destroyed he lamented that he probably had lost his security deposit on the boat.
- According to ISIS's profile on Jakov, he is 5'11" and weighs 235 pounds.
- Despite being the head of the KGB, it seems that Nikolai is just as poor as any other Soviet citizen and is extremely poor compared to other world leaders.
- Nikolai is the only one of Malory's lovers that know that Sterling could be his. Despite his connection to the KGB, Archer still attempted to reach out to him as his possible father.
Gallery of ImagesEdit
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- ↑ Archer S01E01: "Mole Hunt"
- ↑ Archer S01E04: "Killing Utne"
- ↑ Archer S01E05: "Honeypot"
- ↑ Archer S01E06: "Skorpio"
- ↑ Archer S01E10: "Dial M for Mother"
- ↑ Archer S02E02: "A Going Concern"
- ↑ Archer S02E07: "Movie Star"
- ↑ Archer S02E12: "White Nights"
- ↑ Archer S02E13: "Double Trouble"
- ↑ Archer S03E09: "Crossing Over"