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AntonSokolov

Anton Sokolov, working on his elixir.

Anton Sokolov is the head of the Academy of Natural Philosophy and the Royal Physician. He is a prolific inventor, and is responsible for much of the technology encountered in Dishonored. He also created Sokolov's Health Elixir, which restores health and staves off the dangerous effects of the rat plague.

Sokolov has little consideration for ethics, and intentionally infects healthy citizens to research the plague; one of these can be found imprisoned in his laboratory.

In his spare time, Anton is a painter, art patron and drunkard. His works are famous and nobles pay a lot of money to have portraits made for them, despite Sokolov's contempt for the aristocracy. He is somewhat obsessed with the Outsider, so much so that he attempts rituals and sacrifices in order to summon him, to no avail. The Outsider's reasoning for not showing himself to Sokolov is that he doesn't find him "interesting enough" to be worth meeting.

Before the events of Dishonored, Anton worked with Esmond Roseburrow to create the industrial revolution, and possessed an intense rivalry with Piero Joplin. Currently, Sokolov lives above Kaldwin's Bridge, in a safehouse located at the very top.

On the orders of Farley Havelock, Anton is targeted for abduction by the former Lord Protector turned assassin, Corvo Attano, and is later interrogated by the pair at the Hound Pits pub.

Trivia

  • Based on his name, it is possible that he has Tyvian descent/ethnicity.
  • Sokolov's paintings can be found in Dishonored, and are among the most important things to look for. Every painting is worth three hundred coins; furthermore, the game counts "Sokolov's paintings found" as a separate point at the end of each mission. It is therefore recommended to obtain the paintings for the sake of completion, as well as for major bonus cash.
  • Sokolov may be modeled after Grigori Rasputin, the Russian mystic who was hired to heal Czar Nicholas II's son of hemophilia and was a notoriously debauched party animal, both on his scruffy appearance and name composition. However, his genius mind at technology and his fame at painting has a resemblance to the renowned Renaissance polymath Leonardo da Vinci.
  • In the low chaos ending, he and Piero reconcile their differences and use their two elixirs to cure people of the plague.

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