|Throat slit under Eli Loche's orders|
Ivan Yankov is an unseen minor character in The Last Ones.
Little to known is about Ivan's early life other than that he was eventually arrested for an undisclosed crime and was placed in the same prison as Eli Loche, whom he raped and made life incredibly difficult for. After some time, Eli paid a large sum of money to the family of a life-serving inmate with nothing to lose in order to have Ivan killed as he slept. The inmate did as instructed and slit Ivan's throat, killing him. There were rumour Eli was responsible but it could never be proven. It was enough, however, to give Eli the respect he felt he was due.
Eli mentions Ivan to Lorna Thompson, one of his prisoners.
This list shows the known victims that Ivan has killed:
- Ivan is one of the few characters who hasn't appeared in any form.
- His name suggests he was of Bulgarian descent.
- Eli described him as a "beast of a man in a literal and figurative sense," implying he was a large man.