Arii (DJV)
Name Arii Samsonov
Hometown St. Petersburg, Russia
Appears in Def Jam Vendetta
Venue Hangout Da Bridge
Strengths Power, Grappling, Defense, Stamina
Blazin' Move (s) Russian Roulette (Front)
Molotov Cocktail (Rear)
Occupation "Waste Management"
"It is time to take out the trash!"

Arii is a circuit fighter and a playable character in Def Jam Vendetta.


Arii no longer fights for Mother Russia, he fights for himself. Once a Red Army standout, Arii found an easy way to make money once the Cold War ended: working for the Russian mob. For the same reason, he left Russia and came to America. Brutal and ruthless, he has made a name for himself in the land of fortune and opportunity by punishing mob rivals. On the fight circuit, Arii has built a personal fortune, stomping opponents and showing America how a Russian takes care of business.

Role In Def Jam Vendetta

Arii did not play a significant role in story mode. At a certain time in story mode, he challenge the player to a fight alongside Ruffneck.


  • "Ha Ha Ha. No more for youski."


Characters From Def Jam Vendetta
Heros: Briggs · Proof · Spider · Tank
Circuit Fighters: Arii · Chukklez · Cruz · Dan G · Deebo · Drake · Headache · Iceberg · Manny · Masa · Moses · Nyne · Omar · Peewee · Razor · Ruffneck · Sketch · Steel · Zaheer
Circuit Announcer: Funkmaster Flex