Mikhail makes his sole appearance as Celica's final boss encounter during Chapter 3: War of Deliverance. He threatens Celica's party with his force of arcanists, snipers, and his horde of gargoyle terrors, but in spite of his power he is ultimately defeated by the priestess's group. His defeat enables Celica as the renewed Princess Anthiese to have the sluice gate near Mila's Temple lowered, which in turn allows Alm's group to be able to lower their own sluice gate following Tatarrah's demise.
As expected of a minor boss, Mikhail's personality is elaborated upon none whatsoever, but he is not without the typical haughtiness and cruelty that many others of his kind possess in Gaiden/Echoes. A devout follower of the Duma Faithful, his death does nothing to sour his nature, claiming that his death will do Celica's party no good to change their fate.
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
—Mikhail's pre-battle quote.
—Mikhail's defeat quote.
Mikhail (Михаил) is the Russian and Bulgarian equivalent of Michael, which means "who is like God?".
- Despite having a portrait, Mikhail does not have a unique model of his own and uses the generic Cantor's instead, and even includes the beard. This is similar to Tatarrah with the Arcanist class in Alm's route, who is fought on the west end of the gate, and has the same thing applied to him.
- However, he has a few unique animations of his own despite using the generic Cantor's model.