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|“||No one kills him but me||„|
|~ Karl about John McClane|
Karl Vreski is the secondary antagonist in the 1988 live action film Die Hard. He was a brutal German terrorist-turned-thief and Hans Gruber's second-in-command.
He was portrayed by the late Alexander Godunov.
Karl was Hans Gruber's lead henchman during the operation at Nakatomi Plaza; when entering in the building, he killed the receptionist and the rest of the security with assistance from fellow terrorist Theo.
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 disguised as a hostage. As people were walking out of the building, he drew a Steyr AUG Assault Rifle 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.