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No one kills him but me
~ Karl about John McClane
Karl Vreski is the secondary antagonist in Die Hard. He was a brutal German terrorist turned thief and Hans Gruber's right-hand man.
Karl was Hans Gruber's lead henchman during the operation at Nakatomi Plaza. After John McClane killed his brother Tony, he started a manhunt throughout the building to capture him. After a brutal fight with John McClane in the floor leading to the roof, Karl was left hanging by a chain as the roof exploded and everybody fled. After Hans was killed and the authorities started evacuating everyone, Karl managed to break free from the chain and went down to the first floor. As people were walking out of the building, he drew a machine gun to try to kill John and Holly. However, he was killed by Sgt. Al Powell, who quickly drew out his revolver and shot him five times.