|Victor von Gerdenheim|
|Name in Kana||ビクトル・フォン・ゲルデンハイム|
|Name Romanized||Bikutoru Fon Gerudenhaimu|
|Aliases||Frank (According to Darkstalkers 3)|
|Height||8'2" or 249 cm|
|Weight||507 lbs or 230 kg|
Victor von Gerdenheim was first introduced in Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors (Vampire: The Night Warriors in Japan). He is based off of Frankenstein's monster from the classic horror movie Frankenstein which was based off of Merry Shelly's 1823 novel of the same name, Frankenstein. In game he is awaken to find his creator, Professor von Gerdenheim long dead. Emily who is an early creation of the Professor is awoken only to have her eventually stop functioning. Both characters assist Victor in Darkstalkers 3 (Vampire Savior in Japan).
Victor has made several cameos outside of the series including Pocket Fighters and Capcom Fighting Evolution. He was featured in Udon's Darkstalkers series where he teams up with Donovan Baine to rescue Anita and Emily.
Victor was the creation of a mad scientist by the same name. However, Professor Victor Von Gerdenheim died shortly after giving life to Victor. Believing that if he proves that he is the strongest in the world, the Professor would accept him, Victor leaves the castle. After Victor had fought many Darkstalkers, he came back to the castle hoping the Professor would accept him, but the dead Professor did not wake up. Instead, the prototype Emily welcomed Victor back.
The two lived happily for many years until one night, Emily's functions came to a stop. Victor believed that if he collects many souls, he could revive Emily. He entered the Majigen to collect souls with this intent. In the end, he sacrificed himself by using all his powers to revive Emily.
Professor Victor Von Gerdenheim Edit
Every one of his research projects had some kind of humane or ethical problems. He was also marked as a dangerous man to the council that managed medical academic research. His research on Revival of Dead Cells was a completely new idea in the field but was nothing more than a nuisance to those who lost their rights due to it. Although he was known as a weird professor, people started spreading false rumors about. Rumors that he was an inhumane, publicity chaser and even a drug addict. Because of these rumors, the public and the council were filled with suspicion and contempt. Due to the power of the council, his chances to speak in public were taken away as well. Soon, he was forgotten by society.He did not continue his research for fame. It was almost better that the public ignored him for his research. He moved his laboratory to an old hospital in a country town and spent his days in the underground laboratory. The creation of life was the ultimate goal that grabbed his heart. According to his research, if he obtained the right materials and enough electric power, he believed that he would be able to prove his research. He used any measure to obtain the materials he needed. He obtained various chemicals and medicines in preparation for the creation of life. After moving into the laboratory, no saw him for over 20 years and this isolation drove his mind into further madness. His will alone made him move and called miracles.
Professor Von Gerdenheim left some pieces of writing before he died At present, it is very hard to obtain these books, but they covered researching the reactivation of electromagnetic waves and cells, the new boundaries between life and death, Arkane's Theorem about the research that Professor Von Gerdenheim put forward about spiritual energy, the principless of brain wave phenomenon that appears under special conditions, the future of studying revival, and parts 1 and 2 of the uncut reports of Professor Lugendreih, the head authority on organic cell research
For most of his latter days of his life, he spent his time experimenting on Victor. It was very difficult to read his research material when he was insane and many mysterious signs were used in his writings. This is the legacy of the Professor who researched the creation of life that lies beyond the darkness.
Emily's history EditBefore the Professor went into his real experiment, he did many tests on human bodies. Emily was made as a prototype that couldn't generate electricity by herself and could only be activated once. He failed many times over and over until he finally succeeded in animating Emily. But she was only a doll that moved by flowing electricity into her constantly.
Her limbs could move temporarily and would only last for about 30 seconds. But this was still one step closer to his goal of creating new life. He began to design Victor who could generate electricity by itself and increased the size of the body to do this. It is still unknown why Emily can move like Victor after the experiment. Most likely, when Victor was created, a part of the large amount of electricity used to animate Victor flowed into Emily as well. She was able to store a vast amount of electricity in her due to an accident.
About the 'real' Frankenstein Edit
Victor's date of birth coincides with the final revision of Mary Shelly Wollenscraft's novel Frankenstein. His name is derived from the mad, obsessed scientist, Dr. Victor Frankenstein, who experimentally creates an artificial life, an Unnamed Monster, that ultimately terrorizes the Bavarian countryside. In 1931, Mary Shelly's Frankenstein was adapted into a Hollywood film that launched the career of actor Boris Karloff. Notably, while many people refer to the monster as Frankenstein, the monster was never given the name, instead called "Frankenstein's Monster" during the novel. Victor's name being identical to that of his creator might be a subtle hint to this.
In other video gamesEdit
- SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters Clash
- SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters Clash 2
- SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters DS
- Pocket Fighters, Victor appears on the Chinatown Restaurant stage along side Bishamon and Jon Talbain.
- Capcom Fighting Evolution, appears in Pyron's ending.
Cameos in other mediaEdit
- Darkstalkers the Animated Series
- Night Warriors: Darkstalkers' Revenge OVA, Victor appears in the opening fighting with Felicia.
- According to one of Victor's Darkstalkers 3 win quotes, he also goes by the name Frank. This nickname may or may not be canon as it only appears in Darkstalkers 3.
- Additionally, hacking the original Darkstalkers game will reveal an unused name, Franken. It is unknown which region would've identified Victor by this name.
- Discounting characters who have weights that change, Victor is the second heaviest character in the Darkstalkers series; Huitzil is the heaviest.
- Victor's Darkstalkers 3 special boss fight is against Lilith.
|The full image gallery for Victor von Gerdenheim may be viewed Victor von Gerdenheim/Gallery.|
|Main characters||Anakaris • Baby Bonnie Hood • Bishamon • Demitri Maximoff • Donovan Baine • Felicia • Hsien-Ko |
Huitzil • Jedah Dohma • Jon Talbain • Lilith • Lord Raptor • Morrigan Aensland • Pyron • Q-Bee
Rikuo • Sasquatch • Victor von Gerdenheim
|Other characters||Anita • Belial Aensland • Dark Talbain • Dee • Harry Grimoire • Le Malta • Majorette • Marionette • Oboro Bishamon • Shadow|