Function Order: Te-Si-Ne-Fi
Marcus originally changed Viktor to gain him as an alley against his Lycan brother,William, knowing that Viktor had amassed the power, lands, and assistance required to stop him from savaging entire villages. Viktor goes on not only to establish a chain of command by turning another Elder (Amelia), but creating an entire surf system under which the vampires can survive, using Lycans as their slaves. He breeds them until they produce offspring that can turn at will, choosing to keep Lucian alive rather than kill him when he discovers he has survived his birth. He also kept William alive, under the mistaken assumption that killing him might kill all the Lycans, and therefore end the slave race. When others accuse him of mishandling his affairs, he defends himself by pointing out how he has increased their wealth and influence, and retained power for them through alliances with the humans. But he isn’t above showing the humans who is in charge by killing a few of them. He makes decisions with his head that devalue humanity at times; hiring Selena’s father to create an impenetrable, inescapable prison for William, and then killing them all to protect his secret. Fearful of the ‘abomination’ in his daughter’ stomach, he orders her execution, even though it guts him to do it. Viktor is a staunch traditionalist, who wants to protect and maintain the system that has worked since he first set it in place (“One awake, two asleep”). He’s offended that Selene has broken the chain and that she is incapable of organizing her thoughts to give him clear, precise information. He has a lower Ne fearfulness of the unknown; he doesn’t want to find out what happens when you breed Vampires and Lycans, since he’s concerned it might mean the end of Vampires. Viktor sees nothing good about this transition or possibility, nothing to exploit, just a potential downfall. This fear causes him to act proactively to eliminate the threat, whether it involves his own daughter or Michael. Viktor has tender feelings toward Selene and has treated her as a daughter, but makes the same mistake he did with Sonja – to be willing to see her punished, rather than listening to his heart and showing her mercy. This gets him killed.
Enneagram: 1w2 so/sp
Viktor terrifies everyone because he has such strong opinions about what’s right and wrong. He calls his daughter’s union with Lucian an abomination, and shameful, because she has transgressed and ‘lain with an animal.’ He moralizes about William’s wanton slaughter. When Selene wakes him up and Kraven comes to cower before him, Viktor rebukes the modern Coven for its salaciousness and threatens to dethrone him, since it’s obvious they need moral guidance. Despite his love for Selene, she has broken the rules and must face punishment, the same reasoning he gave for executing his own daughter centuries earlier. He says he loves her, but she has done something wrong and he will let the Council and Elders decide what to do with her. When she accuses him of slaughtering her family, Viktor feels hurt and asks her if he has not given her far more than he took away, by making her immortal. As if he expects his good deeds to atone for his wicked ones. He has given her love all these years, he expects her loyalty in return, and he felt the same about his daughter. How dare she betray him!