Do not make the mistake of thinking you exist outside the rules, no men do.
The Adjudicator to The Bowery King

The Adjudicator is an agent of the High Table, and a representative of the Elder tasked with dealing with John Wick.

They serve as the main antagonist in John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, in which they are given authority by the High Table to deal with John Wick after the latter's assassination of High Table member Santino D'Antonio in John Wick: Chapter 2.


Events of John Wick: Chapter 3Edit

Mr. Wick broke the rules. I trust you understand the repercussions if he survives.
The Adjudicator
Following the death of Santino D'Antonio at the hands of Wick, the Adjudicator was dispatched to the Continental Hotel. After examining the body of Santino, the Adjudicator informs Winston that he will have to step down from his position as general manager of the Continental due to having aided John by delaying his ex-communication from the Continental by one hour. They later visit the Bowery King to inform him that he will be forced to step down and close up the Bowery because he aided John by giving him a gun and seven bullets to kill Santino with.

After Wick initially escapes from the assassins chasing after him, the Adjudicator visits Zero and instructs him to go after John.

Later, after Winston refuses to step down as manager of the Continental and John refuses to kill him, the Adjudicator has the Continental's status as a neutral area revoked and sends in Zero and teams of the High Table's most well-trained assassins to kill him. However, John and Charon manage to kill all of them. After the first wave of assassins has been slaughtered, the Adjudicator phones Winston and proposes a truce. The two meet on the rooftop of the Continental and Winston manages to convince the Adjudicator to stay in power by stating that even if the High Table takes the Continental, they won't be able to hold it due to his connections across New York City. However, when John walks up onto the roof, the Adjudicator questions what will be done about him, to which Winston simply shoots John and lets him tumble off the roof and into the street.

However, when the Adjudicator attempts to have John's body recovered, it is discovered that is has vanished as the Tick-Tock man carried Wick away. Informing Winston of this, the Adjudicator warns him of the consequences.


  • The Adjudicator is the first main antagonist in a John Wick film not to die.
  • The Adjudicator is quite unreasonable since they punish the Bowery King and his men for helping John, despite the fact that it is before his excommunicado.
  • Tattooed on the left side of their neck is "einfühlung", which is german for empathy.
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