The expression, "The bigger they are, the harder they fall", no one really understands what it means until it happens to them. Everyone gets to a point in life where they think nothing can knock them down and that they are king of all that they survey. Or something along those lines. Nikolai was a king once, the heir to a notorious throne built on blood, money and drugs. The Chernarussian mob had always been a part of the government, always bribing officials to look the other way so that they could do what they want. As the mob grew, so did their influence over Chernarus. Enter Nikolai, the son of one of Chernarus' most notorious mobsters. Despite being an heir to the huge empire the mob controlled, Nikolai was no snob or spoilt rich kid. He worked from the age of twelve for the mob, starting with drug running and moving up to the bigger roles within the empire. He established a name for himself and made his father and family proud.
As he got older, more and more responsibility was placed upon his shoulders. Little by little his own empire grew, spreading through poor towns like a plague. His family couldn't be more proud. Nikolai was well on his way to taking over from his father as soon as the old man felt like hanging up his boots. Everyday Nikolai was closer to that throne. However, as with all kings throughout history, there was always someone else trying to claim the throne for themselves. Arguments broke out between the other families about who should inherit the empire and soon the backstabbing began. Gangs clashed on the streets all in the struggle for power. It soon became clear that some bloodshed on the streets would not be enough to stop the fighting, and other means were introduced.
Information was key, and being able to prove what another family had done in the past was the solution to bringing down other families. Crimes were being revealed to the public in an attempt for the corrupt government to take action. Outcry from the public soon came to the point where money from mobsters wasn't going to fix it. The government needed scapegoats to take the fall and suffer for the crimes the Chernarussian mob had committed. And the most obvious choice of scapegoat was Nikolai.
At first Nikolai was adamant that he wouldn't go down for anything. His family had paid off the government for years to look the other way, why should this time be any different? But even Nikolai's father could see that this would not be solved easily. The fighting between the separate families had grown to much and was compromising the whole empire. Nikolai's father could not let this happen, and decided to throw his own son to the wolves. He claimed Nikolai was responsible for everything and that he deserved to be punished by the government and people for his crimes. Of course, Nikolai was enraged, but even his own men turned on him and he has no choice but to face the music.
He was sentenced to numerous crimes including murder, assault, burglary and even arson and was left to serve four life sentences in Chernarus' harshest prison. He had no parole and was to die in the prison. Abandoned by everyone and left to die, the only thing Nikolai could think about was that stupid expression, and how close he was to claiming his throne.