Bad Grief

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Bad Grief
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Name
Grigory Filin
Nickname
Bad Grief
Гриф
Faction
Humbles
Location
Bad Grief's Nest
Voice Actor
Dmitry Polonsky (Russian)
Alex D'Attoma (English)

Grigory Filin, better known as Bad Grief, is the head of the criminal world and a smuggler. Officially, he's considered a "shopkeeper". He sells weapons and illegally made twyrine in the Warehouses.

Description

Grief dreams of not being ordered about by anyone (neither people nor, say, the steppe monsters, of which he has a slight superstitious fear). He prefers humiliating an enemy to really, reliably finishing them off (this isn’t humanism, just another side to his love of beauty). He’s a little playful in everything he does, but his is not an intellectual playfulness—more of the contrary, the natural antics of someone who is, in a certain sense, naïve. He’s an “anti-Immortell” who runs an “anti-Theatre” at the Warehouses, his outlaw domain.

A general air of mockery. He knows something highly compromising about you; he knows the nets you’ve let yourself get caught in—and he relishes knowing it before you do. He may sneer and grimace, cocking his head to one side and then the other, as if appraising you like merchandise.

From the game's design documents

Missing Extended Description.

Background

During his childhood Bad Grief was friends with Lara Ravel (nicknamed Gravel), Artemy Burakh (the Haruspex), and Stanislav Rubin (more often called Stakh). Artemy claims that they used to disappear for weeks, enjoying their freedom in a way that children of the Town normally cannot, according to Khan. Missing Extended Background Information.

Plot

Haruspex Route

My path was not called 'The Spider'. No, think wider. It was 'The Silkworm'! The end of a railroad, I pulled strings firm; unaware someone more cunning pulled mine upstairs.

Missing Haruspex Plot.

The Marble Nest

Bad Grief died prior to the events of The Marble Nest.

Spoken Dialogue

→ See Bad Grief/Spoken Dialogue#Pathologic_2

Screenshots

Official Art

Animation Video

Bad Grief
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Name
Grigory Filin
Nickname
Bad Grief
Faction
Humbles
Age
49
Location
Bad Grief's Lair

Bad Grief (Гриф Gryph) is the head of the criminal world and a smuggler, although he's officially considered a storekeeper. He sells weapons and illegal twyrine tinctures.

Description

Bad Grief is notorious in town. However, he is not without principles. In particular, he and his associates never attack people with knives and razors, and never to kill. As it turns out during the course of the game, it is revealed that it is Barley the Barber who is responsible for the night robbery. Barley broke away from Bad Grief's gang and in so doing, became his enemy. Grief seems to honor local traditions, only allowing flesh to be cut by those with special status, namely menkhu and butchers.

Spoiler warning: Significant plot details follow.
However, in the Changeling's scenario this is revealed to be a lie. If you use hypnosis on Bad Grief, he admits that he was behind the killings, but was able to place the blame on Barley.
Significant plot details end here.

Portrait Quotes

What is he? A store keeper that neither keeps nor stores. He's got a whole community of birds of his feather there. Somehow they manage the warehouse business past Big Vlad's pocket. They accept twyre-gatherers and throat-cutters as their brethren; uncharacteristically of the locals, sometimes they put their knives to use. But really, their twyrine is something else...
Peter Stamatin's take on him
His real name is Grigory Filin. The thieves call him Big Bad Grief, even though he's merely a nuisance. Grief is the kingpin of the shady world. Name any prohibited item—and rest assured they're selling it. Father has no choice but to tolerate him; somehow these loafers managed to get a firm grip over the workmen community. If only we had direct communication options with them, there would be no need for those parasite middlemen... or should I say meddlemen?
Vlad the Younger's take on him

Notes

  • In the original English translation of the game, his name was written as "Gryph."
  • Grief's surname, Filin, means 'eagle owl' in Russian; his nickname, Grief, is formed from the first syllables of his first and last names (Grigory Filin), and means 'vulture'.
  • His English name, 'Bad Grief', is a pun on the phrase 'good grief', an exclamation of surprise and dismay.

Spoken Dialogue

→ See Bad Grief/Spoken Dialogue

Screenshots

Official Art