Bio: The man both
foes and fans hate. Handsome, charming, and well-spoken, the treacherous
Agent Alex Krycek (Nick Lea) worms his way into the confidence
of Fox Mulder, first appearing in the second season episode Sleepless,
where he plays a worshipful junior FBI agent sharing Mulder's
passions and beliefs. He tries to get closer to Mulder trying
to form a rift between him and Scully. But his true allegiance
shows when he warns The Cigarette-Smoking Man that separating
Mulder and Scully had not stopped their partnership, and that
The Cigarette-Smoking Man has underestimated Agent Scully as a
danger to their secrets.
His darker side appears even more clearly in the dual episodes
Duane Barry and Ascension, where he is instrumental
in the abduction of Agent Scully and the silencing of Duane Barry.
His faithlessness earned him the moniker "Ratboy" from Internet
His deceit exposed, he disappears from the Bureau, only to become
a greater threat than ever as he goes underground. Acting almost
as a hitman for the Consortium he bumps of both Mulder's father
and Scully's sister. At the end of the second season, in Anasazi,
he murders Mulder's father and frames him for the killing. Later
in The Blessing Way he watched while his associate Luis
Cardinal(with orders from the Consortium) fatally shot Scully's
sister Melissa in the head mistaking her for Scully.
Since then, Krycek's motives have become somewhat fuzzy, and it
seems as if he has had a falling out with the Consortium. In fact,
they seem to have made a few unsuccessful attempts to get rid
of him such as trying to kill him with a car bomb. He escapes
with a digital audiotape (DAT) containing sensitive Defense Department
files. Subsequently (Piper Maru) he was infected with the
black oil (substance through which aliens can take control of
people) and locked up by the Cancerman after he gives him the
DAT tape. Since then his relationship vis-a-vis the Consortium
and specifically Cancerman has deteriorated.
He now seems to be a free agent-double-crossing anybody and everybody.
In Terma his ever shifting or rather non-existent loyalty
again emerges when he becomes all-conspiratorial with the owners
of a Siberian Gulag where he and Mulder are captured. His left
arm was removed in a rather gross way in the same episode.
Ever the unpredictable, in cahoots with the Russians he then develops
a vaccine at their Tunguska prison, which he uses as a bargaining
tool with the Consortium in Patient X. In the same episode
we learn of his alliance with Marita Covarrubias where we find
that they have been partners in more ways than one. In true Krycek
style though she double-crosses him.
In The End, he's back to doing the bidding of the Consortium…after
exchanging a vaccine against the black oil developed by the Russians
(The Red and The Black) in return for his freedom. Relations
with the Cancerman though are still unclear…he has to stop himself
from killing him in The End, yet later he is seen playing
the perfect lackey to him (Two Fathers). At the same time
however he is inciting Jeffrey Spender against his father. Subsequent
developments have indicated that he is actually just using the
Consortium as a front for his own agenda (One Son).
Meanwhile he has got himself a perfect weapon of leverage - he
has A.D. Skinner under his control. Skinner had been injected
with microscopic atom-sized machines which using nanotechnology
could be programmed to kill him. Krycek controls these atoms and
therefore Skinner. Skinner under this pressure hands over to him
video tapes of his confidential discussions with Mulder and Scully.
Alex goes on to kill Michael Kritschgau as well.
- Describing Scully to the Cigarette Smoking Man:
"A problem. A much larger problem than you described." (Sleepless)
- Referring to the alien colonists, Krycek tells Mulder
It's "a struggle for heaven and earth. Where there is one law:
fight or die. And one rule: resist or serve."(The Red and
- "I don't appreciate being ditched like someone's bad date."
- "The autopsy revealed 43 small internal haemorrhages and
skeletal fragments which just doesn't just happen spontaneously,
not without some kind of corresponding external trauma..." (Sleepless)
- "Where do you get off copping this attitude? I mean, you
don't know the first thing about me." (Sleepless)
- "You know, back at the academy, some of the guys used to
make fun of you." (Sleepless)
- "That would be me....Krycek.....Alex Krycek" (Duane Barry)
- "The truth, the truth... There is no truth. These men, they
make it up as they go along. They're the engineers of the future."
- "They found me in North Dakota. They liberated me on a salvage
hunt... When you go underground you have to learn to live with
the rats!" (Tunguska)
- "Tell them it's all going to hell...." (Patient X)
- "You tell them to kiss my american ass.." (Patient X)
- "Hear this, Agent Mulder...Listen very carefully because what I'm
telling you is deadly serious. There is war raging and unless
you pull your head out of the sand, you and I and about five
billion other people are going to go the way of the dinosaur.
I'm talking planned invasion. The colonization of this planet
by an extraterrestrial race." (Patient X)