The Most Dangerous Game Characters

Richard Connell
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Ivan

Ivan is the deaf and dumb assistant to General Zaroff. He is extremely large and seems to enjoy torturing and murdering helpless captives. Indeed, Zaroff uses the threat of turning his huntees over to Ivan if they will not comply with his desire to hunt them; the huntees invariably choose to be hunted rather than face the brutal Ivan. Ivan, like Zaroff, is a Cossack-a Russian who served as a soldier to the Russian Czar in the early 1900s. Ivan dies as the result of one of Rainsford's traps.

Sanger Rainsford

After hearing gunshots in the darkness, Sanger Rainsford falls off a yacht into the Caribbean Sea. "It was not the first time he had been in a tight place," however. Rainsford is an American hunter of world renown, and is immediately recognized by General Zaroff as the author of a book on hunting snow leopards in Tibet...

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