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— Spoilers for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided follow!
Nikoladze is involved in a power struggle with his second-in-command, Otar Botkoveli and therefore relies on his spies, Louis Gallois and Konstantine Zoidze (who died in the Růžička Station bombing), to fend off Otar.
Nikoladze has a mechanical leg, which is a well-kept secret (Gallois states that only four people know that, with Adam Jensen becoming possibly the fifth). Nikoladze gets his Neuropozyne from Gallois and has Václav Koller maintain his leg.
Deus Ex: Mankind DividedEdit
Nikoladze is first heard about in random dialogue between generic Dvali members and in an e-mail sent from him to Koller.
If Nikoladze is still the leader of the Dvali when Jensen returns from G.A.R.M., Jim Miller will suggest that Jensen break into Nikoladze's office to gather intel. If Otar is still alive in this scenario, Jensen discovers that Nikoladze has made a deal with Viktor Marchenko purely for the large profits while fiercely justifying this decision to Otar.
If Otar is dead when Jensen reaches Nikoladze's office, he will instead be seen negotiating with Marchenko over the price of smuggling the Orchid and the bombs into the Apex Centre. Here, Nikoladze tries to triple the price but eventually gives up and goes back to the original agreed upon amount.
Nikoladze will not make an appearance in the Dvali Theater during Martial Law if Otar replaces him as the leader of the Dvali in Prague, with his former second-in-command stating that he was killed in an "unfortunate accident."
- Nikoladze can be encountered in his office during the player's second visit to Prague, though there are no indication of any sort to inform them about this. If he is taken down during this period, then he will presumably be killed off-screen by Otar, and his dossier on the investigation board in TF29's headquarters will be marked as deceased.
- Ironically, Nikoladze will use the slur "clank" when negotiating with Marchenko, despite the fact that Nikoladze is also augmented.