A former Spetsnaz operative, Vladamir Makarov was the Leader of the originally Russian based Terrorist Cell eventually Special Forces branch of the Axis of Empires, the Inner Circle. He is a ruthless yet cunning strategizer and often outmaneuvered his enemies and made them play by his rules. Taking the zero-sum game to heart, he did whatever was necessary to gain the upperhand, without any regard to the loss of human life. He is the nemesis of John Price. He was part of the Coruscant Massacre along Satale Shan.