Vasiliy Fet is a main character and the tritagonist of the series. and once-solitary rat exterminator of Ukrainian descent who joins the war against the vampires.
Fet's parents immigrated to the United States from Ukraine, though they claimed to be Russians. This lie, and their emigration from Europe, both derived from the shame brought on the family by Vasiliy's grandfather, who had served the Nazis as a guard at a death camp in Poland. The elder Fet was unmasked and charged with war crimes ten years after the war. At first he claimed that he had been tormented and conscripted by the Nazis, but the prosecutors presented evidence of his willing, even enthusiastic, participation in the Holocaust, including a picture of him grinning while on duty in the camp, as well as substantial war-profiteering, that allowed him to found his dressmaker's business after the war.
Vasiliy never knew whether his grandfather served at Treblinka or Sobibór, but Thomas Eichhorst, the former commandant of Treblinka, saw Vasiliy at Abraham Setrakian's side at Sotheby's in New York City and claimed to recognize him as the grandson of a guard named Fetorski. Eichhorst commented on the delicious irony that Setrakian should have grown so close to the descendant of one of his previous tormentors.
Early Life and Upbringing
Vasiliy was raised in Bushwick, a working-class neighborhood of Brooklyn. As a result, his accent was "pure Brooklyn,", despite his Ukrainian heritage.
After the vampires were eradicated, Fet and Dutch settled down in New York lived happily ever after. In addition to re-starting his exterminating business, Fet dedicated his life to publishing Setrakian's research on the Strigoi, including his translation of the Occido Lumen, online. Always preferring anonymity to fame, he never sought recognition for his role in eliminating the Master and his strain, but had to contend with a small die-hard fan following, who anointed him online as one of the saviors of the world.
Forsaking the opportunity to study Architecture at Cornell University, Fet became an exterminator. He finds a nest of vampires in the sewers while investigating the sudden plague of rats on the surface. It is only thanks to trusting his own instincts and the cover of daylight he is able to escape his first encounter with the vampires with his life.
Shaken by the encounter he overhears some policemen in a café talking about recent disappearances and starts to realize there is something larger at work in the city. He later returns to work to gather supplies only to find office quite and deserted. On edge but, undeterred he enters the supply room to look for items to fight the vampires. It is here he has an encounter with his transformed boss who lunges to attack from a nearby supply closest. He manages to push the vampire away and open the blinds to improve visibility against his opponent. This results in the vampire burning to death before a shocked Fet's eyes. Before he can get over the shock a sound draws him to an infected Loretta nesting in another part of the room. Before his former colleague and friend can fully awaken to attack a somber Fet opens the blinds above her.
Now a hunter of the strigoi, he prefers the readiness of a pneumatic nail gun to deliver vengeance, being more manually inclined. Although Setrakian likes Fet at his side, he thinks he may be a little too fond of killing. On a softer side of the man, he keeps a stack of Real Estate magazines because he likes the pictures of the beautiful houses. Reminding him of the lives of the happy people that may reside inside. Now it's more a reminder than ever.