Victor von Gerdenheim

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"I shall create LIFE!!" The year is 1830. The place, northern Germany. It is a rainy night, and the sound of thunder echoes throughout the halls of Schloss von Gerdenhiem. The mad scientist Prof. von Gerdenheim has succeeded in his greatest experiment: the creation of human life. Unfortunately, his frail body could not withstand the excitement of his deed, and his heart gave out.

"Professor... I... strong." Victor decided to leave the castle and prove to the Professor, his father, that he is the strongest man in the world. A couple of months have passed since Victor's sister, the ever-innocent Emily, stopped functioning. Emily and Victor are both golems, created with the doctor's deft hands. Victor put her limp, pale body in the chair, and waited patiently for a stormy day, one like the thunderous front that enabled his birth. One night, somebody spoke to him using telepathy. It was a message sent from, the stranger, Jedah in Makai. "Every soul must return to one." Victor thinks, with his loosely attached brain, that this message must refer to a resurrection of life, and shambles off for Majigen believing that Emily will be returned the gift of life.
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Page Updated:  Nov. 2nd, 2022

Victor is an interesting stereotype of horror icon Frankenstein (and all of his knockoffs). Capcom cleverly gave him a German name as well, paying direct homage to ol' Frank. In the Darkstalkers series, Victor makes a perfect "big guy" AKA "the Zangief" of the game. 

Victor isn't a fan favorite and is often overlooked... but he is a pretty memorable design and has some crazy animations (while not as fluid or original as other comparable designs). He's also decent comic relief for the series, which is probably one of his best aspects. Otherwise, he's over-shadowed by many other characters from Darkstalkers. I think Victor is limited by being so closely based off of Frankenstein, which other characters from Darkstalkers are much more original and are more attractive character designs that stand on their own. Speaking of standing, Victor usually looks like he's about to fall over because he's so top heavy.

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