Viktor's father was one of Stalin's top assassins in the KGB. British assassins tracked down his home and broke in, however, Viktor's father was not at home. In retaliation, they raped and murdered Viktor's mother. Later when his father returned home, he blamed Viktor for being too weak and beat him. Since that day, Viktor has spent every minute to become as strong as possible to not put himself in that position again.
Early in their Freshman days, Victor was teased by Shabnam during a martial arts class and was humiliated by the teacher, Master Zane. Viktor and several others ganged up on Shabnam in the showers in retaliation. Marcus Lopez intervened and defended Shabnam.
Viktor held his grudge and when Marcus was going through relationship issues with Saya, Viktor hid in the shadows to spy on Marcus as he overheard their actions at the Tenderloin. Viktor later approached Marcus with an ultimatum; he turn himself into Master Lin, or turn his friends into Master Lin for their crimes of murdering at the Tenderloin. Marcus had enough with Viktor and planned to murder him. When Viktor went on his usual morning run, he was not expecting Marcus to track him. As he entered the showers, he bent over to pick up soap when Marcus fired his gun. The shot barely missed Viktor and took off his ear. Viktor began to run for his life and pushed past Master Zane who was entering the showers and took a bullet to the head. Viktor ran to the auditorium where the school was meeting to hid in plain sight with the rest of the class. At that time, Marcus entered and hid his gun and motives as he sat down to wait out the meeting. However, they were all in shock when Master Lin announced he knew there was murder occurring within the school. He announced their new assignment was to kill those students who have killed others.
Shabnam quickly made his move and teamed up with several students who were not rats, including Viktor. He agreed to become the intelligence if Viktor would be the military and he offered Viktor a large automatic weapon a gesture of their new partnership to kill Marcus. Viktor soon spotted Marcus and his crew. However, instead of sniping them from a distance, he wanted to hunt them and give them the death they deserved.
Viktor and his crew soon tracked down Billy. Billy was left to improvise and was savagely beaten by Viktor. Viktor thought Billy was weak and lazy as he told them the story of his past. Just before he was about to kill him, Billy sprung a trap and a stone pillar crushed Viktor's back. Marcus and Petra arrived and were surprised Billy had gone through so much. They fled to the last place anyone would look -- the Tenderloin. However, Viktor surprisingly got up, bloody and battered, and was determined to kill the crew and teamed up with Dan to hunt the down.