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General

  • Viktor's robotic hand from the Prototype skin can be seen in the video for the Mac Version of League of Legends.
  • Viktor has an accent reminiscent of a stereotypical "Hollywood Russian" accent.
  • Viktor was the last champion released in 2011.
  • Viktor's character concept shares similarities with the Deus Ex series, as the theme of the series deals with Transhumanism and the use of human enhancement technologies.
  • Viktor's dance references the Melbourne Shuffle, a dance originating from Australia.
    • A side-by-side comparison can be seen here.
  • Viktor can be compared to Clockwerk from the Sly Cooper games. Like Clockwerk, Viktor converted his body into metal because of an obsession.
  • Viktor was the first champion who had a unique item available only for him (Prototype Hex Core item Prototype Hex Core) sharing this feature with Kalista OriginalSquare Kalista.
  • Viktor is the 5th lightning themed Champion, the first being Ryze OriginalSquare Ryze (Before his rework), the second being Blitzcrank OriginalSquare Blitzcrank, the third being Kennen OriginalSquare Kennen, the fourth being Xerath OriginalSquare Xerath and the 6th being Jayce OriginalSquare Jayce.
  • His name means "winner, conqueror" in Latin (original c changes to k), sharing PIE root *weyk-[1] "to overcome" with Veigar OriginalSquare Veigar.

Development

  • Viktor is voiced by Owen Thomas.
  • Viktor was designed by Joe 'Hephastopheles' Ziegler[2] and reworked by Sol 'Solcrushed' Kim.
  • During development he was called Hexmage.
  • Viktor was concepted to be a part of the Rift Quest skin line as the Dungeon Master of the group, his staff would have had a 20 sided die.[3]
  • Viktor's third arm was originally just an arm, Riot added lasers to it because they couldn't find any other purpose for it.[4]
  • Viktor's Evolving Technology Hex Core was originally conceived as part of his concept as tech mage and a villain style champion.[5]
  • A scrapped spell tested on Viktor includes Augment Power Augment Power bouncing between targets and increasing the shield strength based on damage dealt.[6]

Lore

  • Viktor's lore resembles a lot that of a famous Serbian-American inventor, Nikola Tesla. Professor Stanwick stole credit for Viktor's creation, Blitzcrank OriginalSquare Blitzcrank. Similar to that was Tesla, where Thomas Edison stole credit for a lot of Tesla's work (such as the well known Edison lightbulb that Tesla made) during his time working for the famed American inventor and Guglielmo Marconi for stealing credit for the creation of the radio.
  • Despite being heavily augmented, Viktor still enjoys drinking sweetmilk.

Quotes

  • Viktor shares a quote with Jayce OriginalSquare Jayce: "Pave the way."
  • Viktor's quote concerning upgrading is a reference to the Cybermen in the TV show Doctor Who.
  • Viktor's quote "Glorious Evolution" may be a reference to The Glorious Revolution in English History.

Skins

Viktor OriginalCircle Original Viktor
  • The scene depicted has him using Death Ray Death Ray.
  • Zaun can be seen in the background of his splash art.
Viktor PrototypeCircle Prototype Viktor
  • This skin represents Viktor in his early stages of augmentation, when the majority of his cybernetic implants were still prototypes.
  • This skin bears some resemblance to The Doctor from G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.
Viktor FullMachineCircle Full Machine Viktor
  • This skin depicts Viktor as completely robotic rather than having some organic parts like his classic skin.
  • This skin bears some resemblance to the Cybermen from the Doctor Who series.
    • Both share similar goals, as the Cybermen seek to make all beings the same as them, cold and without emotions.
  • This skin also bears some resemblance to Cyrax from the Mortal Kombat franchise.
Viktor CreatorCircle Creator Viktor
  • The splash art features Cho'Gath BattlecastPrimeCircle Battlecast Prime Cho'Gath and pre-rework Urgot OriginalSquare old2 Battlecast Urgot. In addition, a floating figure with a glowing eye can be spotted in the background, which was a forecast to Vel'Koz BattlecastCircle Battlecast Vel'Koz.
  • This skin depicts Viktor as the maker and leader of the Battlecast line.
  • Creator Viktor is the only skin where Viktor is depicted as having his right arm replaced instead of his left one. This may indicate that Creator Viktor is in fact from a parallel universe, but for now, there isn't other evidence to support this possibility.
  • Creator Viktor's Recall Recall animation features a holographic screen, displaying Skarner BattlecastAlphaCircle Battlecast Alpha Skarner, Kog'Maw BattlecastCircle Battlecast Kog'Maw and the mysterious sting-ray /moth creature seen in Vel'Koz BattlecastCircle Battlecast Vel'Koz's splash art.
Viktor DeathSwornCircle Death Sworn Viktor

Relations

  • Viktor led the team of doctoral students that constructed Blitzcrank OriginalSquare Blitzcrank, the first steam automaton which obtained sentience.
    • Unfortunately Viktor's triumph was usurped by Professor Stanwick Pididly, who stole credit for Blitzcrank's creation. However, most now know the truth.
  • Viktor views Jayce OriginalSquare Jayce, the young and charismatic inventor from Piltover, as an obstacle to his "glorious evolution". One that he must overcome.
    • Viktor defeated Jayce and stole a powerful arcane crystal to power his creations. Jayce later created the Mercury Hammer and counter assaulted Viktor's laboratory, destroying the arcane crystal which caused Viktor's machines to erupt in flames.
  • Viktor is the leader of The Evolution, seeking to replace organic life with machine-augmented bodies. The Battlecast line of skins show the results of his victory, warping the League's champions to suit his vision.
  • Despite Viktor's ideals clashing with most of his colleagues, he is respected by some of them, such as Heimerdinger OriginalSquare Heimerdinger.
  • Orianna OriginalSquare Orianna is listed as Viktor's rival. This could be due to her unique construction that equals Viktor's technology in power, or because people wrongly identify her as an example of what Viktor is striving for, when in fact Viktor is striving for living technology, which Orianna is not.


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