Koshchei the Deathless
A mythological figure, the ruler of a land variously described as "Thrice-Ten Kingdom, or the "Kingdom Beyond Blue Kingdoms". He is nearly immortal, having (as is so often the case) but one mortal weakness: a pin in his possession (and very closely guarded) will be his doom should its point ever be broken off. His role in the tales is as the captor of beautiful princesses, who must needs be recovered by their suitors. His doom is encompassed by Prince Ivan, who seeks the rescue of his lady.
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