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YES! I am invincible!
~ Boris Grishenko's most famous line and last words.

Boris Grishenko is the quaternary antagonist in the Bond film and N64 game Goldeneye, after the film's overall secondary antagonist is defeated. He is a computer wiz, even able to hack into the U.S. Department of Justice. He also uses his skills to hack into the computer of his co-workers, annoying them with the vulgar terms he changes their passwords to. He is shown to be quite corny and often displays inappropriate images on Simonova's computer, making her ask for the password to erase it constantly.

He is portrayed by Alan Cumming who also played Fegan Floop.

History

He started working for the Janus crime syndicate, thus revealing to them the location of the Russian bunker where the controller for the GoldenEye EMP satellite weapon is located. Just moments before the attack on his base, he hacks into the U.S. Department of Justice which even impresses Natalya Simonova. He reveals to her that he wrote a virus which deactivates the security of anyone who tries to track him virtually. After leaving an insulting message on the FBI website, Boris heads out of the bunker claiming that he is taking a smoking break. Once outside, the helicopter of General Ourumov lands next to him. Ourumov and his associate enter the bunker. After ordering a demonstration of the GoldenEye satelite, claiming that it is merely an exercise, Ourumov and Onatop start shooting up the bunker and killing soldiers and technicians alike. The only survivors are Boris, who as their accomplice wasn't inside the bunker, and Simonova who managed to hide.

Ourumov later reports to the Russian Defense Minister, passing off Grishenko as a lucky survivor. Natalya eventually contacts Grishenko via the internet, believing him to be a friend. After telling him that Ourumov shot everyone at the bunker, Boris tells her to meet him at a nearby church and to trust no one. At the church, Boris and Onatop capture Natalya.

After saving Natalya and killing Onatop, Bond does not know how to locate Alec's base. By accessing the computer inside the train Natalya manages to hack inside Boris' network. Although Boris tries to rip out his servers, Natalya finds out that the base is at Cuba.

At the base, Alec tells Boris to heave the base out of the lake. Boris claims that he is not ready but Alec urges him to do it. After the base has emerged, Alec hands Boris the GoldenEye, threateningly telling Boris that it better be working. While Boris makes the final preparations Alex is handed a tablet by one of his henchman and watches footage of Bond and Natalya sneaking onto the base. He sends his men to deal with Bond and orders Boris to have the GoldenEye satellite target London. Eventually, Bond and Natalya are captured and brought before Alec. Boris is delighted to see Natalya but she furiously headbutts him, attacking him until she is restrained by guards. At that point Bond spots Boris' habit of spinning a pen when he is nervous.

Alec then sends Boris back to his computer to check whether Natalya has done any harm hacking before she was captured. Big-mouthed, Boris brags that Natalya does not have his skills and would be unable to hack into the GoldenEye but is proven a liar when an alarm goes off, stating that GoldenEye is about to reenter earth's atmosphere which would cause the satellite to ignite and explode. Boris tries to hack back into the system, viciously clicking the pen. Unbeknownst to Boris Bond had exchanged Boris' pen with his explosive one and thus Boris accidentally arms the pen. Bond senses an opportunity and knocks down Boris. Boris drops the pen near the gasoline canister, causing it to blow up. Fueled by the gasoline and the explosive charge Bond set earlier, the explosion destroys almost the entire control room. However, Boris' computer equipment survives. Alec dispatches a guard to kill Boris should he fail to encrypt Natalya's code and then sets off to hunt down Bond.

Eventually, Boris manages to hack into the system and resets the antenna. However, Bond, who has meanwhile reached the antenna disables the mechanism, causing grave harm to the system. This eventually results in a giant explosion that destroys the remainder of the base. Miraculously, Boris survives. Emerging from the ruins, he loudly exclaims that he's invincible. The same moment, the canisters behind him that contain liquid nitrogen explode, covering and freezing Boris.

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Trivia

  • Despite the fact that Xenia Onatopp is the overall secondary antagonist, after she and Ourumov are defeated Boris fills the position, but only during the final act.


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Dr. Julius No | Ernst Stavro Blofeld | Rosa Klebb | Auric Goldfinger | Emilio Largo | Dr. Kananga | Francisco Scaramanga | Karl Stromberg | Hugo Drax | Aris Kristatos | Kamal Khan | Max Zorin | General Georgi Koskov | Brad Whitaker | Franz Sanchez | Alec Trevelyan | Elliot Carver | Renard | Elektra King | Gustav Graves | Le Chiffre | Dominic Greene | Raoul Silva | Ernst Stavro Blofeld
Henchmen
R.J. Dent | Miss Taro | Three Blind Mice | Annabel Chung | Red Grant | Krilencu | Morzeny | Kronsteen | Oddjob | Pussy Galore | Kisch | Jill Masterson | Fiona Volpe | Vargas | Helga Brandt | Osato | Hans | Irma Bunt | Grunther | Mr. Wint & Mr. Kidd | Bert Saxby | Baron Samedi | Tee Hee | Whisper | Solitaire | Rosie Carver | Nick Nack | Jaws | Naomi | Sandor | Chang | Erich Kriegler | Emile Locque | Hector Gonzales | Claus | Apostis | General Orlov | Octopussy | Gobinda | Mischka & Grischka | Magda | Hans Glaub | May Day | Scarpine | Jenny Flex | Necros | Imposter 00 | Dario | Milton Krest | Ed Killifer | Heller | Perez | Xenia Sergeyevna Onatopp | Arkady Ourumov | Boris Grishenko | Mr. Stamper | Henry Gupta | Dr. Kaufman | Giulietta da Vinci | Mister Bullion | Sasha Davidov | Gabor | Miranda Frost | Zao | Mr. Kil | Mr. White | Valenka | Steven Obanno | Vesper Lynd | Gettler | General Medrano | Severine | Patrice | C | Mr. Hinx | Marco Sciarra | Dr. Vogel
Video Game Villains
Raphael Drake | Makiko "Kiko" Hayashi | Nikolai Diavolo
Organizations
SMERSH | SPECTRE | Quantum | Janus

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