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Victor Drazen was a Balkan warlord and mercenary who carried out several ethnic cleansing campaigns and purges throughout Eastern Europe under Slobodan Milosevic. Although he was allegedly killed in a mission, led by American agent Jack Bauer, he was covertly imprisoned by unknown elements in the United States and held in total secrecy for two years.

During the events of Day 1, the two-year anniversary of his alleged death, Drazen and his sons led a personal vendetta against Bauer and Senator David Palmer, who authorized the mission. They wished to seek revenge for the murder of Drazen's wife and daughter, who were killed in Operation Nightfall. When Jack believed that his daughter was killed, he killed both Andre and Drazen in a fit of rage.

Background

Personal

Education

  • Anti-espionage and covert actions training from KGB
  • Master of Science, Engineering - University of Belgrade

Military

  • Black Dogs - Commander
  • Federal Republic of Yugoslavia - Deputy Director of Intelligence
  • Serbian Army Special Operations Unit - Commander
  • Serbian National Liberation Front (banned 2001) - Officer
  • Kosovo/1389 (Serbian paramilitary, banned 1986) - Officer


Before Day 1

Two years before the events of Day 1, Drazen was targeted for assassination by the United States government. US Intelligence Services want to punish Drazen for his role in the Kosovo Incident. The operation, code-named Nightfall, was authorized by Senator David Palmer. Jack Bauer, an agent with CTU Los Angeles, was in charge of the team sent to target Drazen. Bauer and Palmer were unaware of their connection to each other until Day 1. Stephen Saunders and Robert Ellis also played a vital role in the operation.

It was believed that Drazen had been killed in the operation, however he was able to replace himself with a double. Both Drazen's wife and daughter were killed in the operation. Victor, along with his sons Andre and Alexis, blamed Palmer and Bauer for the death of Vesna and Martina. Unknown to the US Senate, NSA, or the UN, Drazen was held in a top security DOD top security underground detention facility. Andre and Alexis planned to kill Palmer and Bauer, along with rescue their father.

Day 1

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Jack Bauer interrogates Victor.

Approximately at 7:20pm on Day 1, Victor was scheduled to be brought to a Level Three MUDD facility in Saugus, California. Andre Drazen and an associate of his planned to break Victor out of the prison, but Jack Bauer had already arrived at the prison. He kept Mark DeSalvo, the warden of the prison, aware of the situation and informed him that Alexis Drazen hired someone to cut the power off to the facility at 7:20pm. With the power still on and extra security added, Andre and Harris decided to hold back on their assault.

Bauer asked to speak with the prisoner, but DeSalvo couldn't grant him access, as he didn't even have access to the prisoner's identity. DeSalvo agreed to make some calls and Bauer came across the surveillance footage of Drazen's prison cell. Bauer was shocked when he learned that Victor Drazen was the prisoner and due to the circumstances, DeSalvo allowed Jack to have five minutes with the prisoner. Jack began his interrogation on Drazen, but Victor remained silent. After Jack demanded for Drazen to leave his family alone, he advised Drazen to save his sons while he still could. Drazen became furious and claimed that his "sons were soldiers." Andre and his team prepared to destroy the prison's power transformer, in order to continue with the raid. DeSalvo was convinced that he could trust Jack and he allowed him to move the prisoner.

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Jack takes Drazen hostage.

At approximately 7:59pm, the power to the facility was cut off and Jack slammed Victor against the wall. Andre and his team became to walk down the corridor, and Victor menacingly warned Jack that they were coming for him. DeSalvo and his men advanced through the building with Drazen, but one of the walls exploded. Several minutes later, gunfire began to siren and Jack grabbed Victor, and took him hostage. Andre retaliated by taking DeSalvo hostage and he threatened to kill him if Jack didn't capitulate to his demands and release his father. DeSalvo advised Jack to not give in, but Jack surrendered and dropped his firearm. Andre then shot and killed DeSalvo, before he reunited with his father.

Victor spoke Serbian to his son and he then took a firearm, while his men blew up part of the facility. Jack told Drazen that they were now trapped, but Victor was convinced that they would be able to find a way out. The Drazens were able to get in touch with George Mason, the head of CTU Los Angeles. They informed Mason that they had Jack and gave him a deadline to call back. Jack realized that Victor used a body double during the assassination and he told Victor that he was the one to blame for his family's death. Victor was distracted and Jack was able to assault him, and made an attempt to free himself. Andre rushed over and took control of the situation. He began to rapidly kick Jack in the chest, but he made sure he didn't kill him.

Before 9pm, Drazen and his team emerged from the sewer at the prison facility. Victor prepared to shot and kill Jack, but he offered him an ultimatum. Jack told Victor that he wouldn't kill him if he ever wanted to see Alexis again. Victor claimed that his son was dead, but Jack claimed that Alexis was in CTU custody. He confirmed this when he revealed Alexis' meeting with Elizabeth Nash earlier in the day. Andre confirmed that the meeting took place and Victor spared Jack. Meanwhile, Drazen's men successfully kidnapped Kim Bauer, Jack's daughter, who was being transported back to CTU by LAPD Officer Krugman.

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Drazen comforts Nikola.

En route to the Port of Los Angeles, Drazen visit his old friend, Nikola Luminovic. Nikola confirmed with Drazen that all of the plans were set, and he then introduced his daughter, Mila, to Victor. Victor and Nikola sat down and had a feast, while they reminisced about old times. Victor offered Jack food, but Jack declined the offer. Drazen and Nikola discussed costs of transportation out of the country, while Mila catered for them. While Mila walked away from the table, Jack assaulted a guard and he grabbed the knife on Mila's plate. He took her hostage and threatened to kill her. Victor's men pointed their weapons at Jack, who demanded for them to stand-down. They put down their weapons, but Victor still held his up. Victor shot and killed Mila, and his men then restrained Jack.

Andre entered the room and told his men to keep Nikola away from Mila. He was then told to call CTU by his father. Andre called Mason, who decided to go forward with the exchange, against the orders of Ryan Chappelle. Andre told Mason the exchange would happen at 2127 Grand Avenue, a parking garage, in a half hour. Once Drazen's men had Alexis, Andre would show Bauer to Mason. Nikola was devastated over the loss of his daughter and Victor comforted him. He consoled to him that he has lost his daughter and wife, and Nikola accused Victor of being the one to murder Mila. Victor then shot and killed Nikola, and Jack looked upset over what had happened. Kim was then brought in the room, bound and restrained.

Jack pleaded for Kim to be released in the Drazen's van. He told Andre and Victor that they had a shot to get out of the country with Alexis and the killings of innocent people would make it harder. Andre felt that Jack and Kim should be killed at the exact moment and he told Jack to be quiet. The van pulled over to an oil rig and Jack was handcuffed to a post. Andre told him that he would be set free once Alexis was in their custody. A scrambled cellular phone was then placed in Jack's pocket. After Andre was placed in Harris' custody, he swept him for trackers. He discovered a tracker and destroyed it. Jack was then released and was told that if he wanted to see Kim, that he would get in a parked car and drive towards Century City.

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Victor and Andre prepare to detonate a bomb.

Jack was given instructions to go to Palmer's hotel and pass over the scrambled phone, in order for the Drazens to speak with him. They wanted $200 million of their assets, as they were frozen when Victor was captured. After Victor and Andre arrived at the Port of Los Angeles, Alexis began to suffer from internal bleeding. Though the doctor did his best to save him, Alexis didn't make it and died. Victor mourned his son and began to feel the pain of his wife and daughter's loss. He pulled out his handgun and approached Kim. He claimed that he wanted to hear Jacks' screams as he killed there. Andre reminded Victor they still needed her alive in order to get both Palmer and Bauer. Andre successfully convinced Victor to put down his firearm.

At approximately 10:30pm, Jack was able to convince Senator Palmer to take Drazen's call. The scrambled phone rang and Palmer answered it. Drazen greeted Palmer and he then pressed a red button. Palmer made several attempts to talk to Victor, but he received no response. Jack overheard the timer from the bomb and he realized that the phone was a bomb. He threw the bomb out of the window and took cover on the floor with Palmer. Kim heard the explosion and she feared that her father had been killed. When the media confirmed that Palmer was assassinated, Victor and Andre held a celebration. Andre wanted to take care of Kim, but Victor insisted that they may still need her, as Jack may of survived the explosion.

Andre called Jack and learned that he had survived the explosion. Jack offered to turn himself over in exchange for his daughter's freedom. The Drazens accepted his terms and revealed their location. Victor was convinced that Jack would involve his friends and colleagues from CTU. Andre assured him that they didn't need to worry about that, as he had a mole placed inside CTU. Around 10 minutes later, Kim assaulted her guard with a pot of coffee and escaped to the ducks. The Drazens and their men ran after her, but she doved in the water in order to escape. Andre and Victor were convinced that she drowned and they didn't know how they would be able to go forward with the trade. They then got a call from Yelena, Andre's contact inside CTU. She revealed that Palmer was still alive and the story about him being killed was leaked in order for Kim to be kept alive.

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Victor surrenders himself to Jack and is killed.

Kim was able to get into contact with Highway Patrol and she was set to be brought back to CTU. Yelena, who's real identity was Nina Myers, learned about this and she contacted the Drazens. Andre and Victor were convinced that Jack wouldn't turn himself over once he learned that Kim was alive. Victor demanded for Yelena to tell Jack that his daughter was killed, as he felt that Jack would come after him and Andre in a fit of rage. Andre didn't favor the idea, but Victor assured him that Jack would be to crushed to possess a threat against them. Andre and Victor then began to pack up and leave for international waters, when a van crashed through the warehouse. Jack revealed himself and began to take out the hostiles, while Andre and Victor escaped to the docks.

Jack ensued in a firefight with the Drazens, who tried to prepare to leave for the port. Though Jack was hit, he was able to get within a closer range to the Drazens and he killed Andre. He began to go after Drazen, but Victor managed to hit him with one of his rounds and Jack fell to the ground. Victor prepared to release the kill shot, but he ran out of ammunition and he surrendered himself. Jack got up from the ground and shot Victor, which instantly killed him. Even as Victor's corpse laid dead on the ground, Jack continued to fire until his clip ran out of ammunition. Victor was shot with exactly 12 bullets.

Memorable Quotes

  • Nina Myers: You'll have to kill him, no mistakes. If he finds out I lied to him, my cover will be blown.
  • Victor Drazen: Of course we will kill him, that is the point.


  • Victor Drazen: My sons are soldiers!

Appearances

Day 1

12:00am-1:00am 1:00am-2:00am 2:00am-3:00am 3:00am-4:00am 4:00am-5:00am 5:00am-6:00am
6:00am-7:00am 7:00am-8:00am 8:00am-9:00am 9:00am-10:00am 10:00am-11:00am 11:00am-12:00pm
12:00pm-1:00pm 1:00pm-2:00pm 2:00pm-3:00pm 3:00pm-4:00pm 4:00pm-5:00pm 5:00pm-6:00pm
6:00pm-7:00pm 7:00pm-8:00pm 8:00pm-9:00pm 9:00pm-10:00pm 10:00pm-11:00pm 11:00pm-12:00am"
The House Special Subcommittee's Findings at CTU
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