In the movie John Wick (2014), we meet an associate of Viggo Tarasov named Avi, played by Dean Winters (maybe best known from Allstate Insurance's Mayhem ads).
In the few scenes that we see Avi, he seems to provide little of value to Viggo:
- When Viggo is chastising his son, Avi seems to be easily bothered and is trying to get away from the scene
- At the end, before the final fight scene, Avi is seen to not even have a gun of his own. He asks for one from Viggo
- From the interplay of Viggo handing his gun to Avi, we see that Avi can easily be toyed with. This would also indicate that he doesn't have a strong personality to be Viggo's consiglieri
- Avi is dispensed fairly easily by John Wick
Viggo has bodyguards, who are each more qualified it would seem than Avi to stand over him.
Also, doing some research on the John Wick Wiki site, it claims that Avi is a marksman. If that is so, I don't understand why he isn't always carrying.
For reference, Avi is at the left here: