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"Who I am is not a disease."
—Viktor Hargreeves[src]

Viktor Hargreeves,[5] (born Vanya Hargreeves) originally designated as Number Seven, is one of the forty-three children who were all born on the 12th hour of the first day of October 1989 to mothers without any previous signs of pregnancy. The baby was one of seven kids adopted by Sir Reginald Hargreeves with the intention of training them to save the world. Unlike his six adoptive siblings, Viktor seemingly had no superpowers. He had a talent for violin, and when he was an adult wrote an autobiography about his life as the ordinary member of the Umbrella Academy.

However, Viktor's life was a lie. He not only possessed powers but, ironically, was arguably the most powerful of the entire academy. Early on, Sir Reginald discovered that his emotions were linked to his ability to harness sound and convert it into energy. Despite trying to teach him to control them, he deemed Viktor's powers to be too great and destructive to ever be let out. As a result, Sir Reginald worked to cover them up and suppress them. He was placed on medication to suppress his emotional state, and Sir Reginald made his sister, Allison, convince him that he was ordinary by using her own power to subtly alter reality by lying.

Viktor learned the truth about his powers when Leonard Peabody came across Sir Reginald's journal and manipulated him to gain revenge on the Academy. After all the revelations and the way he was treated by his family, Viktor's powers became fully unleashed and, in his subsequent rampage, he incidentally triggered the apocalypse.

Despite being transported away from the apocalypse, Viktor found his mind wiped after being hit by a car when he arrived in October 12, 1963 through the time jump. He was taken in by the family who drove the car in which he formed a unique bond with. He rediscovered his unique ability shortly after which allowed Five to track him down and reunite him with the remainder of the Academy. While trying to stop an apocalyptic nuclear war, Diego learned that it was Viktor who once again triggered the apocalypse by blowing up an FBI building during the motorcade of John F. Kennedy which was blamed on the Soviets, leading to World War III. Ben was able to talk Viktor out of this action and finally avert the apocalypse.

After returning to 2019, Viktor came out as a transgender man, changing his name from Vanya to Viktor.[6]


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Early life

"On the 12th hour of October 1st, 1989, 43 women around the world gave birth."
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Tatiana gives birth to Viktor.

Viktor Hargreeves is one of forty-three children born simultaneously to mothers with no previous signs of pregnancy on the twelfth hour of October 1st, 1989. He was adopted by Sir Reginald Hargreeves and designated as his "Number Seven."[1] He was assigned female at birth, and lived this way until his coming out much later in life.

Searching for a Nanny

"Hello, Number Seven. My name is Grace. I'm your new nanny."
—Grace to Viktor[src]
Vanya refuses to eat her oatmeal.

Viktor refuses to eat his oatmeal.

At the age of four, Viktor proved to be troublesome. He disliked oatmeal and refused to eat it. Sir Reginald hired a succession of nannies to force Viktor to cooperate, but Viktor harnessed the power of a whistling kettle to injure (potentially fatally) each one in turn when they tried to make him eat the oatmeal.
Grace attempts to persuade Vanya to eat her oatmeal

Grace attempts to persuade Viktor to eat his oatmeal

Finally, Viktor was introduced to Grace, a robot built by Sir Reginald. Once more, Viktor channeled the sound of the kettle and threw Grace across the room. However, Grace was unfazed despite her head being rotated 180 degrees around, and she simply readjusted her head to the correct position and encouraged him to eat. A disturbed Viktor quickly began eating his breakfast.[7]

Viktor's Training

"I heard a rumor, you think you're just ordinary."
—Allison to Viktor[src]
Vanya struggles to break the wine glasses with her power

Viktor struggles to break the wine glasses with his power

Viktor's powers were tested by Sir Reginald. In a controlled environment, Sir Reginald had Viktor concentrate on the resonance of a tuning fork, harnessing it and using it to destroy a wine glass.[8]
Vanya successfully uses her power.

Viktor successfully uses his power.

Viktor's training under Sir Reginald continued for twelve days straight with success. However, during a thunderstorm, Viktor was unable to concentrate on the resonance of the tuning fork. Instead, he harnessed the sound of the storm around him, destroying all of the wine glasses without a shred of control. Sir Reginald began to see just how powerful Viktor was and concluded his training for the time being.[8]
Vanya being brought to a confinement cell.

Viktor being brought to a confinement cell.

Sir Reginald took Viktor to a special soundproof vault he had constructed in the basement, telling him that it was a special place just for him. Sir Reginald wanted to further test Viktor's abilities to see if they could be regulated. With Pogo's help, he locked a scared Viktor into the chamber.[8] Eventually, he came to the conclusion that his powers could not be controlled and were too dangerous.
Vanya being locked away by Reginald.

Viktor being locked away by Reginald.

Any emotional turbulence or lack of focus caused his powers to be uncontrollably released, each time with massive destructive capability. Sir Reginald decided that even training him was too risky to attempt.
Vanya is brainwashed by Allison.

Viktor is brainwashed by Allison.

As a result, he locked him in the soundproof box, telling the other children that Viktor was sick and had to be isolated. None of the children questioned it. Grace brought food and medicine for Viktor. One day, Sir Reginald brought Allison to the chamber and made her use her power on Viktor, telling him, "I heard a rumor, you think you're just ordinary."[8]

The Umbrella Academy

"We've been through this before Number Seven. I'm afraid there's just nothing special about you."
Sir Reginald Hargreeves and Viktor.[src]
Reginald tells Vanya theres nothing "special" about her.

Reginald tells Viktor there's nothing "special" about him.

At the age of thirteen, the children of the Umbrella Academy made their first public appearance, stopping a robbery at the Capital West Bank. As the rest of the Academy dealt with the thieves, Sir Reginald watched from above with Viktor. When Viktor asked why he could not play with the rest of the children, Sir Reginald told him it was because he was not special.
Vanya is saddened by Reginalds comment.

Viktor is saddened by Reginalds comment.

Once the Academy had successfully stopped the robbery, Sir Reginald introduced the world to the inaugural class of the Umbrella Academy, but only mentioned that he adopted six children, rather than seven.[1]
Vanya helps Reginald train the others.

Viktor helps Reginald train the others.

Despite not being part of the team, Viktor assisted Sir Reginald with training the other members of the Academy. His brainwaves were monitored by his father while he slept. All of the children, except for Viktor, were given umbrella tattoos on their wrists.
Vanya draws the Umbrella Academy emblem on her wrist.

Viktor draws the Umbrella Academy emblem on his wrist.

In an effort to feel included, Viktor drew one on his own wrist in marker.[1]

With his siblings off on a mission, Sir Reginald told Viktor to be prepared to study alone. Viktor saw Sir Reginald's violin and asked to borrow it as his studies pertained to music. Sir Reginald agreed. Viktor promised Grace that he would learn to play it and be extraordinary.[9]

Shortly after Number Five became lost in the future, Viktor packed a bag and ran away from the Academy. However, he only made it to a bus stop before realizing he did not know a life beyond Sir Reginald's neglect. He returned shortly after to find that no one had even noticed his departure.[10]

Leaving the Academy

"Not after what you did."
—Diego to Viktor[src]
Vanya leaves the Umbrella Academy.

Viktor leaves the Umbrella Academy.

In 2014, Viktor purchased a typewriter from a pawn shop. He wrote a tell-all biography about his life as Number Seven entitled "Extra-Ordinary: My Life as Number Seven". The book was a moderate success; Viktor engaged in a press tour reading excerpts from the book. Eventually, interest waned in Viktor's book and it was offered at a 50% discount.[11]
Vanya reading her book at a convention.

Viktor reading his book at a convention.

After the publication of the book, Viktor sent a copy to his father with the inscription: "Dad, I figured, why not. V."[1]

Return to The Academy

Attending the funeral

"What is she doing here? You don't belong here."
—Diego Hargreeves to Allison and Viktor[src]
Vanya plays a song on her violin.

Viktor plays a song on his violin.

Viktor played a number of songs from The Phantom of the Opera at a violin audition. On the way home, he saw a news report on television that his father had died and took a taxi to the Academy. Viktor's arrival was met with a mixed reception; Allison was pleased to see him, but Diego believed Viktor should not be there after writing his book about them. Viktor was welcomed by Pogo and asked if Sir Reginald ever read his book.
Vanya learns of her fathers death.

Viktor learns of his fathers death.

Pogo told him that he did not to the best of his knowledge.[1] The reunion with the rest of the family was mixed. Luther suspected that their father was murdered and that one of them might be to blame. The return of Number Five through a temporal anomaly surprised all of the gathered siblings.
Vanya witnesses the return of Number Five.

Viktor witnesses the return of Number Five.

They questioned him about his absence and then attended their father's memorial service in the courtyard. During the service, Luther and Diego got into a fight that ended when Diego drew blood. Viktor angrily told him that he never knew when to stop, but Diego replied by asking if he had enough material for a sequel.
Vanya at Reginalds funeral.

Viktor at Reginald's funeral.


Learning the truth

"The world ends in 8 days. And I have no idea how to stop it."
—Five to Viktor[src]

Feeling unwelcome at the Academy, Viktor left. Pogo told him that the Academy will always be his home and that he was always welcome there. He also made a point of telling him that Sir Reginald loved Viktor in his own way.[1]

Vanya getting ready to converse with Number Five.

Viktor getting ready to converse with Number Five.

When Viktor arrived home, he found Number Five waiting for him. Because he was ordinary, Five believed that Viktor was the only one he could trust with the truth. He told him that after he arrived in the future, he discovered that the human race had been destroyed in an apocalypse. Five had no idea what caused it, only that it would occur in eight days time.[1] Number Five told Viktor how he survived in the future.
Vanya learns of the apocalypse.

Viktor learns of the apocalypse.

Viktor was understandably overwhelmed by Five's story and wondered if their father's warning that time travel could mess with the mind is the reason. Five brushed that off, believing Viktor was too young to understand or comprehend what he was trying to say. Viktor apologized, telling him that he didn't want to lose him again so soon after his return. He offered him the couch for the night and promised that they would talk again in the morning.[3]

Meeting Leonard Peabody

"I'm Leonard. I'm your four'o clock."
"Oh my. I forgot..I am so sorry.
—Leonard and Viktor[src]
Vanya sees Allison in distress.

Viktor sees Allison in distress.

When Viktor wakes, he finds the Five has left in the night. He goes in search of him and finds him in his old room at the Academy. Viktor apologizes for being dismissive, but Five assures him it is alright and may be time travel is affecting his mind. Viktor offers to refer him to a therapist but Five tells him that he is going to try and get a good night's sleep instead. On his way out of the Academy, Viktor runs into an upset Allison who had recently had a heated conversation with her ex-husband, Patrick. Viktor tries to comfort his sister but his efforts fail when he infers that Allison is better off at the Academy, and not with her daughter. Allison gets angry with Viktor and tells him that he cannot blame all his problems on their father now he is an adult.
Vanya is snapped at by Allison.

Viktor is snapped at by Allison.

[3] Viktor returns to his apartment and his new student shows up, a man named Leonard Peabody. His normal students are children so he is surprised that he wants violin lessons. Viktor and Leonard begin to bond and they have an obvious interest in each other but Viktor is reluctant to pursue it quickly.
Vanya meets her new student.

Viktor meets his new student.


Discussing Grace

"Mom was, well, designed to be a caretaker..but also a protector"
—Viktor to his family[src]
Vanya arrives late.

Viktor arrives late.

Running late, Viktor arrives at rehearsals after the practice has begun. Although he tries to take his seat and set up without disturbing anyone, his attempts fail and the orchestra is forced to stop until he is ready. Viktor apologizes for being late, but the conductor comments that he didn't even notice.[11] Once the rehearsal is over, Viktor talks with the violin first chair, Helen Cho, complimenting her skills.
Vanya compliments Helen Cho.

Viktor compliments Helen Cho.

When Viktor comments that he has been practicing work that Helen makes look so easy, Helen replies that sometimes skill is not enough. Helen questions whether or not Viktor is truly passionate about the violin.[11] Dejected, Viktor heads to Bricktown to visit Leonard's woodworking shop. The pair talk and continue to bond while Viktor admires his work. Leonard presents him with a wooden violinist figure that he made for him. Outside, Viktor accepts Leonard's invitation to dinner.
Vanya and Leonard talk about their personal lives.

Viktor and Leonard talk about their personal lives.

Viktor is surprised when Allison arrives, wanting him to come to the Academy since they need to have a family meeting about Grace. Leonard recognizes Allison since she is a famous actress and member of the Umbrella Academy, then asks if Viktor was involved. Viktor tells him no, then likens himself to the fifth member of the Beatles. He is pleased when Leonard reveals he was always more of a Rolling Stones fan. As Leonard leaves, Allison apologizes for the way she spoke to Viktor at their last meeting, telling him that she is not good at being a sister.[11]
Vanya watches the footage of her fathers death.

Viktor watches the footage of his fathers death.

Viktor, Luther, Allison, Diego, and Klaus gather at the Academy to discuss Grace. Luther plays the security footage of Grace not helping Sir Reginald on the night he died, and further examination shows Grace taking Sir Reginald's monocle. The discussion turns to the possibility of shutting Grace down since Luther is concerned that she is malfunctioning – Grace's programming was meant to offer assistance in the event of an emergency. They take a vote on it. Luther and Allison want to shut Grace down. Diego is in opposition and tries to deny Viktor since he still believes he doesn't belong with the family. He changes his mind when Viktor agrees with keeping Grace online. Klaus is also in opposition, but the vote is not final since Five is not there and they postpone the decision.[11]
Vanya enters the house in the midst of an attack.

Viktor enters the house in the midst of an attack.

Shortly after, the Academy is invaded by Hazel and Cha Cha. Viktor stumbles into the chaos and is attacked by Hazel, suffering a head wound. Luther saves Viktor from Hazel. In the aftermath of the battle, Diego angrily berates Viktor since his lack of powers or skills is a liability that could have gotten him or any of them killed. Allison tries to calm the situation but the inference is clear – Viktor is not like them. Leaving the Academy, Viktor heads to Leonard's house where he takes him inside, concerned that he is bleeding from a head wound.[11]

Bond with Allison

"And listen...last night, what I said"
"No, no, don't...don't worry about it
—Allison and Viktor[src]
Vanya on Leonards couch.

Viktor on Leonards couch.

The next morning, Viktor wakes on Leonard's couch, having fallen asleep. He has to attend rehearsal and is worried since he did not bring his medication refill meaning he would have to play without his pills. Leonard convinces Viktor that he can go one day without his medication and walks him to rehearsal even though it is not on his way at all. As they talk about their respective relationships with their families, they are passed by Helen Cho as they arrive at the Icarus Theatre. Viktor explains the entire concept of the "first chair" position in an orchestra and how she has not be unseated in five years.[12]
Vanya talking with Allison.

Viktor talking with Allison.

Allison finds Viktor after rehearsal. She apologizes for yesterday and gives Viktor his apartment keys. When Viktor asks why Allison has his keys, she tells him its a long story and takes Viktor for a drink. In the bar, Allison tells Viktor about finding Leonard in his apartment earlier in the day, finding it a little suspicious. Viktor is sure there is a reasonable explanation though. They continue to talk and bond as siblings.[12]
Vanya takes Allison to her apartment

Viktor takes Allison to his apartment

Viktor takes Allison back to his apartment. Allison loves it, with Viktor comments that his apartment is probably smaller than one of Allison's rooms. Going into the bedroom, Viktor finds that Leonard left flowers for him. He calls Leonard to thank him and they arrange to have breakfast the following morning.[12]
Vanya declines Allisons offer.

Viktor declines Allison's offer.

The next morning, Allison arrives at Viktor's with breakfast. However, Viktor has to decline since he is meeting Leonard but is concerned that he has run out of medication. Allison admits that she has a bad feeling about Leonard, but Viktor does not think that Allison has the right to give him dating advice after not seeing him for twelve years. Viktor heads off to meet Leonard.[13]
Vanya telling Leonard about Allison.

Viktor telling Leonard about Allison.

At the coffee shop, Viktor talks with Leonard about Allison's attempts to be a sister, pointing out that they are all exactly the same age although sometimes it doesn't feel like it. Viktor tells Leonard that Helen has not been showing up to rehearsal lately, meaning that the first chair position is open. Viktor doesn't believe he has what it takes, but Leonard convinces him to audition.[13]
Vanya is confronted by Allison on the topic of Leonard.

Viktor is confronted by Allison on the topic of Leonard.

Allison tries to convince Viktor about his concerns surrounding Leonard, telling him that he tried to find information on him but there was nearly no records on him. Viktor is angry that Allison is checking up on his relationship, and believes that Allison doesn't trust him. Telling Allison that she is not his mother, Viktor asks her to leave and worry about her own daughter.[13]

Discovering His Powers

Being Excluded

"And how could I presume to be worthy of their attention? Nothing's ever big enough next to their holier-than-thou, weight of the world bullshit."
—Viktor to Leonard[src]
Vanya auditions for First Chair.

Viktor auditions for First Chair.

At the Icarus Theatre, Viktor auditions for the position of first chair. At first, his playing is ordinary and does not inspire the conductor and others present. As Viktor plays, energy ripples out from his violin and captures the attention of the conductor and his staff. Enraptured, they listen to Viktor's playing.[13]
Vanya tells Leonard about her audition.

Viktor tells Leonard about his audition.

Viktor arrives at Leonard's house and excitedly tells him that he got the position of first chair. Leonard is ecstatic and Viktor is surprised about how well he played without his medication. Leonard tells him that he should play without it. Viktor and Leonard kiss and make love.[13] Leonard convinces Viktor to invite his family to his first concert as first chair, telling him that they need to see how talented he is. Arriving at the Academy, Viktor finds Allison, Diego, and Klaus in a meeting.
Vanya find that her family had a meeting without her.

Viktor finds that his family had a meeting without him.

When asked what's going on, Allison looks at Leonard and mentions that it is a family matter. Viktor explodes since they did not bother to include him. Allison tries to calm him by telling him that she will fill him in when they are alone. Viktor reminds them that he has been left out of things all his life. He thought it was because of their father, but now he knows it was not just him, but the rest of the family. Viktor storms out, but Leonard claims that he left his coat and heads back.[14]
Vanya causes the street lamps to bend.

Viktor causes the street lamps to bend.

Outside, Viktor rages about his family and how he thought they would be proud of him. As he angrily walks down the street, streetlights bend and cars are damaged. When Leonard points it out, telling him he caused it, he tells him that it is impossible. When the rain stops, Viktor claims it is a coincidence.[14]

Leonard tries to convince Viktor he has powers that have lain dormant. Viktor does not believe him and apologizes for being ordinary and disappointing him. Leonard tells him that nothing could be further from the truth.[14]

Vanya finds Reginalds journal inLeonards home.

Viktor finds Reginald's journal in Leonard's home.

At Leonard's apartment, Viktor finds Sir Regianld's journal under his bed. Looking through it, he reads several entries about him confirming that Viktor does indeed have powers but that Sir Reginald covered them up and kept him controlled with medication because they were dangerous.[14]

The entire day is rewound as a result of Number Five altering the timeline by dropping into the family meeting at the Academy shortly after Viktor's argument with the family.[14]

As with the previous version of the day, Viktor rages about his family to Leonard and bends the street lights and damages the cars. Again, he brushes it off as a coincidence as he doesn't have powers.[15]

Leonard's Trick

"You know..we don't have to stay here. We can just get a shitty motel or something
"No. It's perfect for what we need to do."
"Which is what, exactly?"
"We need to find out what you're truly capable of
—Viktor and Leonard[src]
Vanya is brought to Leonard's Grandmother's cabin.

Viktor is brought to Leonard's Grandmother's cabin.

Leonard invites Viktor to his grandmothers' isolated cabin. While at the Academy, he had overheard Number Five talking about finding Harold Jenkins – his real name. Unknown to Viktor, Leonard is fully aware of his potential abilities, having found Sir Regiand's journal in a dumpster after it was thrown away by Klaus. He also had a grudge against the Academy, having been born on the same day but being in no way special.[15]
Vanya attempts to use her powers.

Viktor attempts to use his powers.

In the woods, Leonard tries to get Viktor to use his powers by trying to move a boat on the water. Viktor feels ridiculous even trying, and wonders how his siblings ever used theirs with a straight face. After Viktor makes no progress, they decided to go for dinner in the local town.[15]
Vanya uses her powers to save Leonard.

Viktor uses his powers to save Leonard.

After finishing dinner, Viktor and Leonard walk out into the parking lot. They find Leonard's vehicle surrounded by three drunk men. Leonard tries to get them to move, but they refuse. As they try to leave, Leonard confronts the men and one smacks Viktor's butt. The men start to assault Leonard while holding Viktor back. As they kick Leonard while he is laying on the ground, Viktor feels his anger rise and his latent power triggers. A shock wave bursts from his body and sends the three men flying across the parking lot.[15]

Later, at the hospital, Viktor watches over Leonard as he recovers from the beating. He is badly wounded, including missing an eye.[15]

Vanya and Leonard prepare to leave the hospital.

Viktor and Leonard prepare to leave the hospital.

At the hospital, Viktor is concerned when Leonard tells him that he is being discharged. Leonard lies and says they don't need him for observation, just to come back the following day to fit a prosthetic eye. A member of staff catches him before he leave and forces Leonard to sign voluntary discharge papers. As he does, Viktor inquires about the other three men from the parking lot. He learns that two are dead and the third is in critical condition.[8]

Training with Leonard

"You have a power, Vanya. You have a gift."
"It's like with the boat. If I try to do it I can't. And if I don't try, people die.
—Leonard and Viktor[src]
Vanya feels guilty for killing the men.

Viktor feels guilty for killing the men.

At the cabin, Leonard tries to convince Viktor that what happened the previous night was not his fault. Viktor knows otherwise, and is horrified that he killed the two men. Leonard points out that he was trying to defend him, and that his power is a gift. Viktor does not see it that way, seeing it as one more thing he could not do right. Leonard promises to help him try and control it.[8]
Vanya practices her power in the woods.

Viktor practices his power in the woods.

Leonard helps Viktor to figure out that his power is linked to his emotions, and he is able to focus on the sound around him and change it into energy. Viktor remembers focusing on the sound of a car engine the night before, and it was the trigger that allowed his powers to activate. Leonard secretly uses Sir Reginald's journal to guide him training, almost slipping up when he accurately describes how Viktor's powers work but managing to cover it by saying he was just putting it together. Viktor manages to repeat the feat on a less destructive scale than the previous night.[8]
Vanya tells Leonard her music is important.

Viktor tells Leonard his music is important.

Leonard tries to make Viktor understand that his accomplishments were extraordinary and that he has been special all along. Viktor mentions practicing, but he means his violin because his concert is the following day. Leonard is put out because he wants to continue his power training, believing it to be important. Viktor tells him that his music is important as well. Leonard reluctantly agrees and leaves him to practice.[8]

Viktor practices his violin, then goes looking for Leonard but he has left the cabin. Viktor begins to have a panic attack and only calms down by remembering Leonard's help controlling his powers earlier and playing his violin. As he plays, Viktor's power are focused by the violin and cause things to move throughout the cabin.[8]

Allisons Arrival

"Look at me and tell me you're not threatened now"
—Viktor to Allison[src]
Vanya realizes the truth.

Viktor realizes the truth.

Viktor continues playing, and is surprised when Allison arrives. Allison sees all the weird things happening and wonders what is causing it. Viktor admits that it is him, and he has apparently had powers all along. Allison tells him that is great, but has other things on her mind. Viktor wants to know what, and Allison tells him that Leonard Peabody is actually Harold Jenkins, a convicted murderer. Viktor cannot believe it, even when Allison told him about being in Leonard's house and finding the macabre shrine to the Umbrella Academy. Viktor starts to sob, not knowing how to deal with all the new information.[8]
Vanya holds Allison while she bleeds.

Viktor holds Allison while she bleeds.

Allison suddenly remembers the incident from when they were four, and tells Viktor about using her power on him. Viktor is furious, accusing Allison of knowing about his powers all along and being responsible for keeping it a secret. Allison denies it, having not realized the significance of that day until Viktor's revelation about his powers. Viktor's rage grows, blaming Allison for everything that had happened in his life and accusing her of being threatened by Viktor. As Viktor's fury builds, threatening to tear the cabin apart, his skin begins to grow pale and grey. With no choice, Allison tries to stop him by using her power. Viktor instinctively slashes the air with his violin bow and the energy cuts Allison's throat.[8]
Vanya crying over an injured Allison.

Viktor crying over an injured Allison.

Clutching her bleeding throat, Allison drops to the floor as Viktor suddenly realizes what he has done. Crying and sobbing, Viktor tells Allison that he is sorry and did not mean to hurt her. As Allison bleeds out on the cabin floor, Leonard arrives and pulls Viktor away, telling him that he did what he had to and they have to go.[8]

Becoming The Bomb

Assassination Of Leonard Peabody

"Your father was right. Not strong enough. He knew it. And now I know it. You're weak!"
"Stop it"
"You're pathetic"
"Please don't"
"Look at you, you're nothing"
—Leonard and Viktor[src]
Vanya finds Reginalds journal.

Viktor finds Reginalds journal.

At his home, Leonard tries to convince Viktor that they have to leave because his family will come after them for killing Allison. Still in shock, Viktor hopes that if he explains that he lost control they will forgive him. Leonard convinces him that he is the only one on his side and that he is special.[7]
Vanya kills Leonard.

Viktor kills Leonard.

As they get ready, Viktor knocks Leonard's bag off the side and finds Sir Reginald's journal inside. He begins to realize that Leonard has been manipulating him from the start and has known about his powers. Viktor begins to realize that Allison was right about Leonard all along. Leonard tries to convince him that his family does not care about him at all but Viktor realizes that he loves them. Leonard turns on him, calling him weak and pathetic and thumping Sir Reginald's journal. Emotionally shattered, Viktor's powers flare and he coldly kills Leonard by levitating him and sending multiple sharp objects flying into his chest.[7]
Vanya crying over Allisons message.

Viktor crying over Allisons message.

Going back to his apartment, Viktor listens to his telephone messages. The last one is from Allison, apologizing for the way they left things at the Academy and telling Viktor that she loves him. Viktor breaks down crying as he listens to his sister's message.[7]


"I'm sorry, but she's staying put. Just until we know what we're dealing with. She stays put."
—Luther to Allison[src]
Vanya is met by Luther.

Viktor is met by Luther.

Viktor decides to go the Umbrella Academy. He meets Luther in the atrium, who now knows all about Viktor's powers from Allison and Pogo. Viktor asks about Allison and is relieved to learn that she is alive. Breaking down, he tells Luther that he never meant to hurt Allison. Luther knows that he didn't and takes him in a hug. However, Luther now knows how dangerous he is and uses his strength to choke him into unconsciousness.[7]
Vanya locked away by her brother.

Viktor locked away by his brother.

Waking up in the secret soundproof chamber below the Academy, he panics and begs to be let out while Luther tells Diego and Klaus about his powers. They want to help him, but Luther refuses to open the door. Viktor watches Allison arrive and tries to tell her he is sorry. Even Allison wants to let Viktor go, telling Luther that it was her fault. Despite their objections, Luther refuses to let Viktor go until they know what they are dealing with.[7] Left alone in the chamber, Viktor's reflection changes to his thirteen year old self and encourages him to embrace everything that the others are afraid he is. When accused of killing Leonard, Viktor dismisses it, recalling that he had lied to them. Young Viktor convinces his older self that his family are going to keep him locked up forever and that his siblings are no better than their father.
Vanya absorbs the sound of her own heartbeat.

Viktor absorbs the sound of his own heartbeat.

In the sound proof room, Viktor focuses on his own heartbeat and harnesses it to create the energy he needs to break out of his cell. Viktor's powers turn his eyes white and goes into a sort of trance, becoming a cold, ruthless, and unstable version of himself. [7]

The Apocalypse

"The apocalypse will always happen. And Vanya will always be the cause."
—Number Five[src]
Vanya prepares to face her siblings

Viktor prepares to face his siblings

The newly unleashed Viktor moves through the Academy. As he reaches rooms, he remembers incidents from his childhood that took place in them; catching Luther and Allison in a private moment, being told that he can't go on missions without a power, being left out of a family photograph. The memories cause Viktor to destroy each one in turn. Pogo confronts Viktor in order to give his siblings time to escape. He tells him that his brothers and sister are not to blame for what happened to him. Viktor's power subsides and he asks Pogo if he knew about his powers. When he admits he did, Viktor's powers reactivate and he kills Pogo by impaling him on mounted set of antlers. Viktor completes his destruction of the Academy.[9]
Vanya leaves for her concert

Viktor leaves for his concert

Viktor goes home and gets ready for his concert, then travels to the Icarus Theatre. The concert begins and Viktor plays beautifully. Unknown to Viktor, his siblings have come to stop him as they have realized that he is the cause of the apocalypse. As Viktor plays, he see Allison in the crowd. They see each other and smile. Allison wants to try talking to Viktor, but Luther and Diego use it as a distraction and charge Viktor. With a sweep of his violin bow, he unleashes a wave of energy that knocks them flying. The crowd flees and the orchestra try to do the same. Viktor uses his powers to keep them playing.[9]
Vanya plays at her concert.

Viktor plays at his concert.

Allison recognizes that Viktor's violin is his lightning rod, and they might have a chance if they get it away from him. Armed gunmen burst into the Theatre and try to kill the Umbrella Academy and stop them from preventing the apocalypse. The orchestra flees but Viktor keeps playing. The Academy fights back, with Klaus able to manifest Ben's spirit into the real world to deal with the gunmen. As Viktor continues to play, Luther, Diego, Klaus and Five decide that if they rush him one of them might get through to stop him.
Vanya drains the life from her brothers.

Viktor drains the life from his brothers.

Their plan fails when Viktor uses his power to suspend them all in the air, connected to him by energy tendrils and draining the life from them.[9] Behind Viktor, Allison aims a gun at his head. Instead of shooting him, Allison places the gun next to his ear and fires, disrupting his power. Viktor releases his brothers, and a lance of energy burst from his body and streaks through the roof of the Theatre, striking the moon. The moon begins to break apart.
Vanyas beam of energy blows up the moon.

Viktors beam of energy blows up the moon.

[9] The apocalypse has not been averted. Five has a plan to use his time travel powers to transport them all away before the end so they can try and fix it. All of the Academy agree – even Ben, now that his siblings know he is around – and Viktor's unconscious body is gathered up by Luther. He questions the wisdom of bringing him, but Five tells him that Viktor will always be the cause of the apocalypse unless they fix him. Five succeeds in transporting them all away before the apocalypse can kill them.
The Umbrella Academy travels back in time.

The Umbrella Academy travels back in time.


New Timeline

Meeting Sissy

"Son of a biscuit."
—Sissy after running over Viktor[src]
Vanya gets run over.

Viktor gets run over.

Five's ability to time travel is not perfect, however, and Viktor finds himself in Dallas, Texas during 1963. Shortly after arriving, he is hit by a car by Sissy Cooper, who takes him into her home and allows him to live with her family whilst he is suffering amnesia from the accident. Viktor spends numerous months on the ranch trying to figure out who he is and where he came from, and Sissy's husband, Carl Cooper, puts numerous advertisements in the newspaper to try and get answers for Viktor; they are unsuccessful, however, and nobody comes looking for Viktor.

Living on the Ranch

"Still no memories"
"Well then, we just need to get busy making you some new ones!
—Viktor and Sissy[src]
Vanya listens to Carl.

Viktor listens to Carl.

A couple months after his arrival, Viktor interacts with Harlan, the son of Sissy and Carl. Sissy is delighted that Harlan and Viktor are bonding. She asks Viktor how he's feeling. Viktor says whilst his headaches have been getting better, he still has no memories of his past. Sissy remarks that they need to make him some new ones. Carl comes in and rants to Viktor about his booming business. He pronounces that he's put up advertisements everywhere, but has no takers for Viktor. Viktor says that maybe nobody wants him, and Sissy replies that she highly doubts that and if Viktor left they would miss him already. Carl leaves for "work," giving Viktor and Sissy some alone time.
Vanya finds Sissy smoking.

Viktor finds Sissy smoking.

Viktor gets up in the middle of night to see Sissy smoking in the kitchen. They take some time alone to hang by the barn. Sissy comments that if her mother saw her, she would die all over again. Viktor replies that he never knew Sissy was so rebellious. Sissy pronounces that men have sides, but women have secrets. Sissy then rants to Viktor about her "Escape Plan."
Sissy and Vanya bond some more.

Sissy and Viktor bond some more.

She tells Viktor that she's been hiding the money she's earned in a jar under the sink, and when she has enough, she's taking him and Harlan away. Sissy tells Viktor that Carl is a good man, but good men still leave, and then it's every women for herself. Sissy tells Viktor that Carl means well, but she had silly dreams back then. They stay up staring at the stars.

Meeting Luther

"You know who I am?
—Luther and Viktor[src]
Vanya gets Carl.

Viktor gets Carl.

The next morning Viktor sees Sissy rushing around the house looking for her keys. Sissy informs Viktor that Carl called her, drunk as a skunk, asking her to pick him up. Viktor assures Sissy that she doesn't need to worry, and he'll pick up Carl himself. Sissy thanks Viktor and remarks that she wish she'd ran him over years ago. Viktor picks up Carl at the same bar where Luther works. As Viktor and Carl drive away, Luther notices Viktor and decides to follow him.
Vanya sees Luther.

Viktor sees Luther.

Viktor plays hide and seek with Harlan in the barn. He is about to find Harlan when Luther comes into the barn, ready to shoot. He calls out Viktor's name, and Viktor is elated to see that someone knows him. Luther tells Viktor to stay back. He then adds that it's not funny of Viktor to fake amnesia. Viktor persuades him that he's not faking it. He replies that if he hurt him, he's sorry, but soon realizes that he was the one who hurt him. Luther tells Viktor he felt as if he was in charge, and that he never wanted to be the bad guy. They are interrupted by Sissy, aiming a rifle at Luther. She threatens that if Luther doesn't leave instantly, she'll shoot him. Luther glances back at Viktor once more and leaves the barn.
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Viktor receives a palm-reading.

Later that night, Sissy checks on Viktor, and insists that he should avoid Luther from now on. Viktor replies that he really wishes he could remember something. Sissy comforts him and tells him that he need not rush. Sissy offers to read Viktor's palms and Viktor obliges. Sissy strokes the creases on Viktor's hands and notices the callouses on his fingertips, wondering where they're from. Viktor and Sissy connect for a moment, but soon wish each other good night.

Learning The Truth

"What do you mean, the apocalypse?"
"I mean the end of the world as we know it.
—Viktor and Five[src]
Vanya is confused by the Swedes

Viktor is confused by the Swedes

On the highway, Viktor listens to the radio whilst driving late at night, but is forced to pull over when he finds the Swedes standing in the middle of the road. One of the Swedes waves at Viktor, feigning happiness. The Swedes begin to approach Viktor in a menacing manner, and Viktor is forced to duck once they fire their weapons and commence firing bullets. Viktor is forced to put the car on the rear setting and drive back, but ultimately, this does nothing. With thrust, he launches the car forward but inadvertently collides with a corn field, resulting in the in balance of the car.
Vanya's car loses its equilibrium.

Viktor's car loses its equilibrium.

Viktor exits the car and heads towards the corn field, in hopes that the extension, darkness, and height of the corn will lengthen the distance between him and the Swedes. The Swedes follow him into the corn field and he attempts to hide from them by ducking. One of the Swedes wanders through the field and eventually sees Viktor. Taking a chance, they attempt to eradicate him, but none of their bullets hit him as he runs the other way. Viktor unwittingly runs into Otto and Axil, who also attempt to shoot him. He is eventually surrounded by all of them, and they continue to shoot as they close in on him.
Vanya is trapped by the Swedes.

Viktor is trapped by the Swedes.

Fearing for his life, Viktor is able to let out a large sound blast that throws the Swedes back long enough for him to escape. The next morning Viktor sees a figure making its way through the corn field, and is ultimately surprised to see the figure is none other than his brother, Five. Five suggests that they head out. Viktor is bewildered, but follows him nonetheless. Both of them stop at a coffee shop where Five takes a go at explaining Viktor's past life. He divulges about Viktor's childhood, and his life in the Umbrella Academy. He mentions the Apocalypse. Viktor is dismayed by this, and asks him what causes it.
Vanya witnesses the aftermath of her powers.

Viktor witnesses the aftermath of his powers.

Five wishes to tell him the truth, but is aware that it may bring harm to him and understands the toll he's been through, so he instead says it was the moon. Viktor contemplates on this new-found story. He calls Sissy, who attempted to provoke Harlan. Viktor offered compensation for not returning the car, but Sissy replied that she didn't care about the car. Viktor explains that he met his younger brother, and will return soon. Sissy and Viktor emotionally bond on the phone but the call is cut off by Five. Viktor, infuriated at Five, scolds him about what he did, divulging that Sissy is his friend and it was rude of him to interfere with his personal life. Five dusts that away.
Vanya informs Sissy of the most recent events

Viktor informs Sissy of the most recent events

He remarks that there are more important matters at the moment, and that if they don't band together the Swedes will continue to come after them.

Crisis At The Farm

"The point is I can't stay here"
"No, I can't risk anything happening to you or Harlan
—Viktor and Sissy[src]
Vanya learns that she was the one brought on the Apocalypse.

Viktor learns that he was the one brought on the Apocalypse.

Viktor and Five manage to find Luther and witness his boxing match first-hand. Luther, meanwhile, allows himself to be beaten by his opponent citing that he wants to feel the pain, much to Five, Viktor and Jack's surprise as he loses the fight. Viktor and Five visit the hostel where Luther is staying and, whilst Five waits with the car, Viktor goes to his room to talk with him. He asks him about the apocalypse, and it is here he learns that he caused the apocalypse indirectly. They're interrupted before they can finish their conversation, however, by Jack who enters and demands to know why Luther threw the fight; the two are unable to reconcile their differences, however, Jack tells Luther that they are done with one another. Luther asks Viktor to leave him alone and enforces that he cannot help him. Viktor is angry at Five for lying to him about the apocalypse and tells him that he is returning to the farm and cannot help him either, given he is keeping secrets from him. Viktor drives away leaving Five alone as he receives a smirk from Luther who witnessed the whole situation.
Vanya is enraged at Five for keeping the truth from her.

Viktor is enraged at Five for keeping the truth from him.

Viktor explains everything going on to Sissy, including the details about the Swedes coming after him, and how he fears that he is putting Harlan and her in danger by staying with them. Sissy tells him that they will go away for a little while and she will protect him, but Viktor is unwilling to take the risk. The two notice that Harlan slips out of the house and run after him, but are forced to split up when neither one of them is sure of which way he went. Viktor eventually comes across a lake and, believing that he could be at the bottom, uses his ability to part the water.
Vanya parts the water.

Viktor parts the water.

He finds Harlan at the bottom and attempts to give him CPR but he is unresponsive. As he is trying to resuscitate Harlan, Viktor uses his powers to transfer particles of energy into his body. Moments later, he is able to cough the water up and wakes up just as Sissy arrives and the two embrace.

Later that night, Viktor pours Sissy a drink and the two talk about Harlan. Sissy tells Viktor about how she feels small and invisible as Carl no longer sees her and Harlan is reluctant to communicate with her. Viktor expresses that he should leave, but is caught off guard when Sissy kisses him; the two of them begin to make out. They are unaware of Carl watching them from afar.

Finding his Family

Viktor is unaware that he has an extensive family somewhere, and is unaware of the part he plays in the family. Luther is the first to approach Viktor, but when he finds out that he is unable to recall anything, he leaves, citing that he was returning a wallet left at the bar by Carl, however it is clear that Viktor realizes there is much more to the story.[16]

Five is the next to find Viktor, and explains his history, but alludes to tell him that he triggered the apocalypse in 2019 that ended the world. This revalation drives a wedge between Five and Viktor, who believes that everything Five has told him has been a lie. When Viktor meets the rest of the Umbrella Academy, he finally realizes that he is a part of something bigger, and is forced to help Five on his attempts to avert the second apocalypse and return them to their rightful place within the timeline.

Still without his memories, however, and believed to be a Russian spy, Viktor nearly triggers a second apocalypse whilst being interrogated by the FBI — Diego realizes that Viktor is, and always will be, the bomb that triggers the apocalypse. Ben is able to save Viktor, however, and the Umbrella Academy prepare to face off against the Commission and to save Harlan.

Battling the Commission

After being saved, Viktor receives visions of Harlan struggling in pain whilst screaming out his name, and he realizes that he must save him before returning to 2019. He and the rest of the Umbrella Academy return to Sissy's farm, where Viktor finds Harlan experiencing strange, but familiar, outbursts of power; outbursts that have come as a result of Viktor transferring his energy to Harlan.

Viktor tries to save Harlan, but is caught off guard by an attack by the Temps Commission. He is forced to use his abilities to save his family and kills hundreds of Temps Commission agents in one blast. He returns to Harlan where he takes back the energy he had previously given him, allowing him to return back to a normal life.[4]


Viktor is a kind and bright man who suffers from deeply rooted trauma. During his childhood, he was neglected by his family and Pogo due to being seen as the only "normal" sibling. Even when Viktor tried to fit in, he was turned away, instilling in him intense feelings of neglect and a desire to be special. However, due to his medication, his emotions were suppressed until the medication was disposed of. After going off of his medication, he showed a greater range of emotion and would sometimes lash out at his siblings for perceived slights.

When he began dating Leonard, he became deeply attached to him due to the constant stream of compliments and preferential treatment Leonard gave him. His need for validation and love caused him to ignore his family's warnings about Leonard using him. Leonard took advantage of this to trigger Viktor's powers by staging a confrontation with three drunk men, then comforting him and promising to help him control his abilities.

Initially, Viktor was afraid of his own powers. He was horrified upon learning that he killed two of the drunk men and placed the third in critical condition, and broke down crying after he slashed Allison's throat. After the latter incident, he was despondent and was reduced to a near-catatonic state while Leonard scrubbed Allison's blood off of his body. When Luther took him to the soundproof chamber, he begged to be released. Tragically, Luther's decision to lock him away only fully unleashed Viktor's powers when he was reminded of his childhood trauma.

Viktor also had a deep love for his music. His violin was a gift given to him by Grace, and playing it put him in a setting where he felt loved and at peace with himself. When Leonard claimed that practicing his powers was important, Viktor retorted that his music was also important.

When his powers were triggered, Viktor's demeanor would sometimes become cold and impassive, causing him to ruthlessly attack those that harmed him or caused him significant irritation or stress. In the soundproof chamber, he hallucinated younger versions of himself. These hallucinations encouraged him to take out his anger and vengeance, causing him to destroy the Academy and murder Pogo. However, he still recognized and smiled at Allison when she entered the Icarus Theater, despite impulsively attacking her earlier.

After the siblings arrived in the 1960s, Viktor suffered amnesia and was taken in by the Cooper family. While on their farm, he found himself caring for Harlan and falling in love with Sissy. Despite not being aware of his powers, he was able to use them to save Harlan when he accidentally drowned. Without the trauma of his past, Viktor was more emotionally stable and happy, but felt conflicted and angry when he encountered Five and realized Five was lying to him about the cause of the apocalypse. He also demonstrated much greater control over the dispassionate state he entered as a result of his powers.


Viktor is a beautiful 29 year old man with long brown hair (cut short following his transition) and brown eyes. He has a thin build and a square facial structure, with a wide forehead, sharp jawline, and thin lips. As a child, he had bangs. In the first season he is often seen with his hair tied back, but lets it down in moments where he becomes more confident and assertive. He is shorter than the rest of his siblings, sans Five.

Throughout the series, he wears outfits that match his tomboyish personality, such as oversized or plaid shirts, jackets, trousers and jeans. He wore a black tuxedo for his performance at the Icarus Theater; this suit later turned white as a result of his powers.

Viktor's appearance when using his powers has evolved throughout the series. In the first season, his eyes would turn white (with the pupils appearing larger) and his skin would take on a paler appearance; when fully charged, his body would emanate so much energy that he appeared to glow brightly. From the second season onwards, his eyes and skin would glow more prominently. In a teaser for the fourth season, the color of his powers has changed drastically, now causing his eyes and hands to glow a bright orange.

Powers and Abilities

Viktor currently does not have any powers after the reset of the universe.[17][18]

Former Powers


Vanya Hargreeves White Violin Powers

  • Sound Manipulation: Viktor was able to manipulate sound to his desire, converting it into energy and physical force. Significant emotional turmoil could amplify his abilities and cause him to lose conscious control over them, but with practice he was later able to activate them with conscious effort. He has since lost his powers following the reset of the universe.
    • Enhanced Hearing: Viktor possessed far more sensitive hearing than the average human, enabling him to hear sounds from greater distances, focus on a particular sound (no matter its volume) and harness even the smallest sounds to devastating effect. While training in the forest, he was able to hear the wind chimes from the cabin, and later used the sound of his own heartbeat to escape from the soundproof chamber. While training with an adult Harlan, he discovered that he could hear sounds that his physical hearing could not detect, such as a person's life energy.
    • Sound Absorption and Projection: Viktor's abilities were reliant on him being in contact with sound, causing him to resonate with sound and energy similarly to a tuning fork. When harnessing significant energy, his irises turned white and his skin paled, sometimes with a bright white light emanating from the center of his chest. He could convert and project absorbed energy as transparent ripples of force or as bright white energy emanating from his body. On several occasions, he also demonstrated the ability to channel energy through his violin and bow, delivering more precise attacks or creating sweeping shockwaves. He was capable of generating enough concussive force to throw three adult men across a parking lot, send a car flying rapidly across several city blocks, and destroy buildings. At its lowest intensity, his energy was capable of cutting through flesh; when his powers were disrupted by Allison, he released a powerful beam of light that broke apart the moon.[9]
      • Energy Manipulation: Viktor could manipulate energy in a variety of ways.
        • Energy Siphoning and Transference: During the fight at the Icarus Theater, Viktor demonstrated the ability to shape his energy into tendrils of energy emanating from his chest. He used these tendrils to suspend four of his siblings in the air, slowly draining them of life until Allison fired a gun next to his ear, incapacitating him and returning them to normal. He was later able to impart some of his own energy onto Harlan, reviving the boy and unintentionally sharing his powers with him. Before the Hargreeves siblings departed from 1963, Viktor attempted to siphon the energy he gave to Harlan and remove his powers, but this was later proven to be unsuccessful as Harlan retained his powers in the alternate 2019.
        • Force-Field Generation: Viktor could manifest protective, bulletproof barriers capable of absorbing intense amounts of force. In an alternate 1963, he was able to shield himself from a Soviet tank round by projecting a barrier that was strong enough for the round to explode against harmlessly[2], and when attacked by the Swedes he instinctively generated a force-field that burst into a shockwave of concussive force powerful enough to repel the assassin and flatten the cornfield they were in. His barrier could be broken if it came into contact with something of similar strength, as his and Harlan's force fields repelled each other and sent them both flying across the room they were in.
    • Telekinesis: By manipulating sound waves, Viktor was able to move and control objects, as well as generate force, with his mind. Offensively, he could immobilize, restrain, constrict and repel others through simple gestures. As a child, he caused several nannies to be sent flying across the room, out of a nearby window, or down the staircase. During the brief fight between Luther and Diego at Sir Reginald's funeral, it is implied that Viktor unconsciously altered the trajectory of Diego's knife, causing it to simply graze Luther's arm. After an argument with his siblings, he caused the streetlights to bend and made nearby cars shake simply by walking past them. When confronting Leonard, he telekinetically levitated him into the air and held him in a crushing grip, then impaled him with several sharp objects (including glass shards, scissors, and kitchen utensils). After Pogo confirmed that he allowed Sir Reginald to use Allison to conceal Viktor's powers, Viktor hurled him across the Umbrella Academy's living room and into the antlers of a mounted deer head. After losing his memories, he emptied a pond in search of Harlan by suspending the water in the air, and was able to maintain control of it for several moments while not actively focused on it. While drugged and interrogated by the FBI, he nearly choked an interrogator.
      • Electronic Disruption: Viktor's powers would sometimes cause nearby lights to flicker and behave erratically.
      • Flight: Viktor could lift and propel himself through the air using force he creates out of sound. In an alternate 1963, he levitated himself into the air before destroying a round fired by a Soviet tank; when he escaped from the FBI interrogators, he rose into the air surrounded by energy.
      • Matter Manipulation: During his concert and subsequent battle with his siblings, Viktor somehow altered the color of his clothing and his violin, turning them both white; his suit remained white even after he was no longer using his powers. He did the same to his civilian wear in an alternate 1963 after accidentally destroying the floor of a building he was being interrogated in by the FBI.
  • Atmokinesis: Viktor was able to manipulate the weather to a certain extent and was able to make it rain when he became upset or angry. While leaving the Hargreeves estate after an argument with his family, his anger caused thunder and rainfall that was isolated to the street he was on. On several occasions, he generated heavy winds in conjunction with his telekinesis, causing his hair to blow back from his face. A promotional image for the second season lists this ability as separate from his sound-based powers, and indicates that it is linked to his emotions.
  • Telepathic Link: As a side effect of sharing his powers with Harlan, Viktor developed a telepathic connection to the boy. Through this link, he received visions of Harlan screaming his name, alerting him that Harlan was in danger.


  • Expert Violinist: Viktor spent much of his childhood practicing with a violin that had previously belonged to Sir Hargreeves' deceased wife and, as an adult, had begun a career as a violin teacher and performer in an orchestra. With enough confidence, he managed to get a more prominent role in the concert he was due to play in.


See also: Allison and Viktor, Klaus and Viktor, Number Five and Viktor, Vanya and Leonard, and Vanya and Sissy

Differences from Comics

  • Viktor's physical appearance, both as himself and as the White Violin, differs between the comics and the show:
    • In the comics, Vanya is tall with short black hair. When she becomes the White Violin, her entire body turns white, her blood turns grey, and she gains violin markings on her skin. The transformation also appears to be permanent, and is the result of being tortured by the Conductor.
    • In the show, Viktor is shorter and has long brown hair, which is later cut short. When he becomes the White Violin, his body emits blue and white energy, the color appears to drain from his skin and any clothing he is wearing turns white.
    • After slashing Allison's throat, Viktor is seen with streaks of her blood on his neck and chest, alluding to the violin markings his comics counterpart has.
  • Vanya only demonstrates the ability to channel sound through her violin. Viktor can use any sound as a power source.
  • Vanya develops amnesia in the Dallas arc after being shot in the head, and is wheelchair-bound until healed by Carla Hargreeves. In the show, Viktor's amnesia is caused by him getting hit by a car shortly after arriving in the past, and he does not use a wheelchair at any point in Season Two.
  • Vanya is a cisgender woman in the comics, while Viktor is a trans man. This change was made after Elliot Page came out as transgender.



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