- "So, are you still planning—what did you threaten before? To go all "Rocky IV" on my ass?"
- —Mikhail Arkadin to Mick Rory[src]
When the Legends infiltrated Luskavic Labs looking into Vandal Savage’s Operation Svarog, Arkadin led Soviet soldiers in capturing Martin Stein, Ray Palmer, and Mick Rory and incarcerated them in the Koshmar prison camp.
At Koshmar, Arkadin tortured Ray and Mick in order to get Stein to divulge his knowledge of Firestorm. When Jefferson Jackson cut the circuit breaker to Koshmar, a prison riot broke out. Arkadin attempted to contain the prisoners, but Leonard Snart pushed him into a cell with Boris, who proceeded to beat him up. Arkadin was killed when Valentina Vostok (as Firestorm) became unstable, causing a nuclear explosion at Koshmar.
- Expert interrogator/Torturer: As a military officer, Mikhail is a capable torturer.
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Behind the scenes
- In the DC Comics, Mikhail Arkadin is a Soviet superhero known as Soviet Firestorm and Pozhar (Russian for uncontrolled loose fire). His origins are alluded to in the series, as he's involved in the creation of Soviet Firestorm in Operation Svarog.