Lieutenant Vulich

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Lieutenant Vulich

Background

Vulich is a lieutenant in the Russian army. Vulich's astrological sign is Scorpio.

During the events of Theatre Macabre: Season 1 Episode 22 The Fatalist played by Gustaw Holoubek

A group of officers including Vulich and Card Playing Officer are playing a game of cards. Vulich loses the card game and complains that he knew that he would lose. Pechorin asks him why he bothered playing if he knew he was going to lose. Vulich tells him that he believes in fate. Pechorin calls destiny and fate an excuse people make for when anything goes wrong. Vulich says there is no free will and goes back to playing cards. He beats one opponent, but after an Older Officer offers to cover his bank, the Older Officer is shot in the back by the Partisans through a window. Major tells another officer to get a doctor and Card Playing Officer bets all of his money against Vulich's cards and Vulich loses.

Vulich casually walks around during the battle and kills a Partisan sniper that was shooting at him. The rest of the Partisans eventually retreat. After the battle, Pechorin continues to argue with Vulich about fate. Pechorin says that man may choose between good or evil, but Vulich says every day a person is more helpless against destiny as they are closer to death. Pechorin asks Vulich to prove fate exists and Vulich makes a proposition. Pechorin says he will bet that fate doesn't exist and Vulich hands the Major his money. Vulich has Pechorin toss him a random pistol and a Betting Officer bets 50 in money that Vulich will die, while Betting Officer 2 bets 100. Vulich puts the pistol to his head and pulls the trigger, but nothing happens. Doubting Officer thinks the pistol was empty and Vulich points it at some candles and pulls the trigger and a shot rings out. Vulich collects his money, and Pechorin admits he must believe in fate. Vulich leaves and walks by the enlisted soldiers and asks the Sergeant Major if there are any signs of the Partisans. As Vulich goes to the barn, he sees Nastja Pontiniev stumbling around drunk. Nastja thinks Vulich is a Partisan and slashes him with his sword. As Vulich dies he says, he was right.