Ivan Mikhailov is first seen in Keros Chronicles Disk 4 in the level Enslavement. He is talking with a group of Ultranationalist Soldiers. The player then kills the two and tackles Ivan to the ground. Ivan then confesses and then takes his headgear off. He then attempts to lead the Sangheili's to safety and start and uprising to take back the planet.
- Ivan Mikhailov's voice actor is Brian Bloom, who voice acted Yuri in Modern Warfare 3.