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Loria is one of the main antagonists of the series. Loria is a pedophile, whose primary objective is to capture his beautiful maiden and love interest, Tanya von Degurechaff.
As a pedophilic man, Loria has an obsession to capture Tanya and revels in the idea of enacting his sexual desires upon her.
Besides his pedophilia, he is also a ruthless yet competent official. He is clever and loyal to his duties, making him the trusted subordinate to General Secretary Josef.
As the Head of the NKVD, he took an important role in the Great Purge, ordering of many so-called "enemy of the people" (such as nobles, monarchists, high-ranking officers, mages) arrested and sending them into lageri. His predecessor Iezhov was also one among who got purged. He perfectly suppressed the reactionary inside the Federation and got in the general secretary's confidence. After the first invasion against the Empire was defeated, he persuaded the politburo to release and give the high-ranking officers and mages, who were in the lageri, the reinstatement.
(Loria while watching Tanya during Moskva Raid) : "I want her. I must have her. I’ve got to have her."
- His name is reference to Lavrentiy Beria, the infamous secret police chief and politician of Soviet Union during Cold War.
- Similar to his fictional counterpart, Beria too was a known sexual predator. Despite the numerous rapes he committed, Beria's competence and wartime importance was considered by Joseph Stalin, and thus he never had Beria imprisoned. Though Stalin did state that he did not "trust Beria." In one instance, when Stalin had learned his daughter was alone with Beria in his house, he telephoned her and told her to leave immediately.
- He is a pedophile owing to the fact that he loves and has sexual desire for Tanya.