I'm wondering why he chose you...
~ Vinter to Ethan Hunt, wondering why Solomon Lane captured him alive

Janik Vinter, also known as The Bone Doctor, is the secondary antagonist of the 2015 action spy film Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation. He is the second-in-command of the mysterious terrorist organization known as the Syndicate and the main henchman of its supreme leader Solomon Lane.

He was portrayed by Jens Hultén, who is known for playing villains in multiple Swedish TV Shows, and also portrayed Seth Rydell in Johan Falk and Anders Lindström in Wallander.


After Ethan Hunt is captured by the Syndicate he wakes up in a torture chamber, chained to the wall. Vinter enters the room, and says that he is wondering why Solomon Lane chose to take Ethan alive. Ethan reveals that he knows who Vinter is and that he supposedly died three years ago. Vinter starts beating up Ethan to see how much he can endure. Ethan then addresses Ilsa Faust, who is also present, and tells her that she should leave the room as things are about to get ugly. Vinter agrees. He then chooses a bone saw to torture Hunt but is distracted by Faust. Using the distraction, Hunt kicks Vinter in the chest and frees himself. Vinter drops to the ground and hits his head on a pipe which knocks him unconscious. He awakes only to see that his prisoner is fleeing. He takes the gun of a Syndicate henchman and pursues Hunt. During his escape, Faust tells Hunt that she will stay with the Syndicate as a mole. She then runs into Vinter and tells him that Hunt has fled.

After the assassination of the Austrian Chancellor, Ilsa meets Solomon Lane. When she knocks on Lane's apartment door, Vinter opens the door. He leaves the when Ilsa enters, leaving her alone with Lane.

Hunt meets with Ilsa to discuss the list they stole which contains the names of Syndicate members. However,things go awry when Vinter captures Benji. With Benji as hostage, Lane is able to blackmail Hunt to bring him the black box which does not contain the names of Syndicate members but the accounts containing the budget for the Syndicate. While Hunt and his friends make their plans to kidnap the Prime Minister to get access to the money, Benji is visited by Lane and Vinter.

Vinter is present when Hunt meets with Faust to exchange Benji for the money, Hunt is able to negotiate Benji's freedom. After Benji leaves, Lane orders Vinter to kill Faust but to leave Hunt alive as he is the only one that knows the codes for the accounts. Vinter and his men open fire but Hunt and Fau

Vinter gets a knife forced into his chest, killing him

st escape, killing two of Vinter's men. Vinter and the Syndicate agents pursue them but Hunt and Faust manage to kill many of the Syndicate henchmen. When a henchman temporarily fights Hunt he is separated from Faust who is followed by Vinter. She attacks Vinter, who draws a knife. They fight but Faust manages to overpower Vinter by cutting him multiple times, then jumping onto his back and forcing the knife into his head, killing him.


Vinter is an arrogant and ruthless person, torturing people as much for fun as for gaining information.


  • One of the Syndicate's agents has stolen information which contain the identities of every Syndicate agent and the Syndicate's terrorist connections. He was captured and interrogated by the Syndicate and died during the interrogation. It can be assumed that Vinter was the one to torture him.


           MissionImposibbleTitle.png Villains

Mission: Impossible: Jim Phelps | Franz Krieger | Max Mitsopolis | Claire Phelps | Matthias
Mission: Impossible II: Sean Ambrose | Hugh Stamp | John C. McCloy | Wallis | Ulrich | Michael | Simon
Mission: Impossible III: Owen Davian | John Musgrave | Brownway | Kimbrough | Translator
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol: Kurt Hendricks | Marius Wistrom | Sabine Moreau | Brij Nath | Bogdan Anasenko
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation: The Syndicate (Solomon Lane, Janik Vinter, Kagan, Saif, Richter & Atlee)
Mission: Impossible - Fallout: The Apostles (Solomon Lane, August Walker, White Widow, Zola Mitsopolis & Nils Debruuk)

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