Mission Impossible
Nils Delbruuk
Name: Nils Delbruuk
Status: Arrested
Role: Henchman
Age: 45[1]
Date of birth: June 22, 1972[1]
Nationality: Norwegian
Residence(s): Norway
Affiliation: The Apostles
Profession: Scientist
Weapons specialist
Criminal operative
Expertise: High intelligence
Genius-level intellect
Played by: Kristoffer Joner
First appearance: Mission: Impossible – Fallout
Last appearance: Mission: Impossible – Fallout

Nils Delbruuk (born June 22, 1972) is a supporting antagonist who appeared in the pre-title sequence of the 2018 global blockbuster Mission: Impossible – Fallout. He is a Norwegian scientist who had created the designs for three portable nuclear weapons for the shadow organization, the Apostles, including the use of three stolen Russian plutonium cores.


Early life[]

Little is known about Nils Delbruuk's early life other that he was born on June 22, 1972. He became a scientist and nuclear weapons expert, but his security clearance was revoked after his anti-religious views were discovered. Soon afterwards, he went missing.

Working with the Apostles and Arrest[]

In 2017, Delbruuk creates the designs for three plutonium cores for the Apostles, turning them into portable nuclear weapons capable of being deployed anywhere on Earth in a matter of hours. Later, after a car crash in Berlin that supposedly left him in a two-week coma, Impossible Mission Force agents Ethan Hunt and Luther Stickell attempt to force him to reveal the bombs' designs, telling him that the bombs had "gone off" in Rome, Jerusalem and Mecca. Delbruuk said he will only give them the designs if Wolf Blitzer, apparently reporting the attacks and their effects, reads the manifesto written by August Walker. After they got the designs, Ethan reveals that it was a hoax, and Blitzer was Benji Dunn in disguise, who also drove the car that injured him. Ethan then drugs Delbruuk with an unknown substance, possibly a sedative. It is also believed that Delbruuk also knew about Walker's impending meeting with Alanna Mitsopolis, as the designs also led the IMF to a server in Iceland, where a message between Walker and Mitsopolis was stored.

Behind the Scenes[]

Nils Debruuk was portrayed by Norwegian actor Kristoffer Joner in the pre-title sequence of Mission: Impossible – Fallout.



  • The name is spelled "Delbruuk" in the briefing of the first scene of the film but "Debruuk" in the end credits.
  • In the beginning of the film when Delbruuk is introduced his name is first pronounced "Dell Bruuk," then moments later as a single name "Delbruuk."


  1. 1.0 1.1 Ethan Hunt's briefing Mission: Impossible – Fallout, at 03 : 47