Alexander Block

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Alexander Block
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Name
Alexander Block
Nickname
Commander
Faction
Army
Age
30
Location
Town Hall

Alexander Block (Александр Блок) is the Commander of the Western Army.

Description

A character inspired by Antonius Block from The Seventh Seal, Alexander is fairly young for his rank—a “thirty-year-old general”. The country’s military top brass really is pushing him to join their conspiracy, while the powers that be seek to tarnish his reputation. Block is strung out, his nerves are frayed, and his heart, already hardened. He’s trying to keep his feelings to himself and especially to prevent his emotional instability from claiming a random victim. Nevertheless, his nervous tension takes its toll, and by the time the Gorkhon operation begins, he is already on edge, about to snap any moment.
From the game's design documents

Alexander Block is instructed to visit the Town to determine the most important course of action regarding the plague outbreak. His army is on orders to arrest or eliminate Inquisitor Lilich, though he himself seems initially intent on taking action on the Town. Immediately upon arrival, it seems that there is dissent among his men, with many taking word by Captain Longin. Leading to the cumulative Day 11, there remains infighting and conflict among the troops.

Spoiler warning: Significant plot details follow.
Lara Ravel eventually discovers Alexander Block is the one responsible for the murder of her father. By chasing her to the Town Hall where she plans on murdering him, Artemy is able to talk her down from committing a crime that will have her killed.

Upon the eleventh day, if the orders to destroy the Polyhedron are delivered to him, Artemy will discover Alexander Block has been allying himself with Changeling and her 'magic powers'. In spite of her protest, Alexander Block commands his cannons to destroy the Polyhedron, resulting in the Dinural Ending. It is unclear of his fate within the town afterwards if this choice is made.

Significant plot details end here.

Pathologic: The Marble Nest

Spoiler warning: Significant plot details follow.
It is revealed by a sentry that Block perished from the Plague prior to the events of Pathologic: The Marble Nest and was succeeded by Captain Longin. It's also rumored that rather than succumb to the Plague, the Commander ultimately hung himself with a tourniquet noose.

Given the nature of The Marble Nest, as well as the implication in Pathologic 2 of the various "attempts" to perform their play, this is likely not the Commander's ultimate.

Significant plot details end here.


Spoken Dialogue

→ See The Commander/Spoken Dialogue#Pathologic_2

Screenshots

Official Art

Alexander Block
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Name
Alexander Block
Nickname
Commander
Faction
The Army
Age
30
Location
Town Hall

Alexander Block (Александр Блок). The General, Commander of the Western army, and the draftsman of the military reform which improved the effectiveness of the Army to the prejudice of the ruling top's interest. Some speak of him as an honest and noble man, and a true knight. Others mention his brutality and ruthlessness.

Notes

  • In the original English translation of the game, his name was written as "Alexander Blok."
  • The appearance of The General belongs to Peter Potapov, Ice-Pick Lodge's Technical Director.

Spoken Dialogue

→ See The Commander/Spoken Dialogue

Screenshots

Official Art