In Underworld: Evolution, Selene phrases it that Alexander was the only one older and therefore stronger than Marcus and could have defeated him, even in his Hybrid form. This pivotal moment would forever change Marcus, causing him to gradually lose his sanity over the centuries as he stewed in hatred and vengeful thoughts for his fellow Elders and their Coven.. He turns her afterward. Marcus, who had been promised by Viktor that his brother would not be harmed, was betrayed by Viktor and Amelia to keep William and in turn Marcus himself under control. Viktor also views immortality as a gift above all others, as seen when he tries to reason with Selene when she discovers he had killed her family, that his "gift" to Selene should more than make up for what he took from her. D.O.B. He is the son of the first immortal and was bitten by a bat, thus making him into a Vampire. Much of Viktor's relationship with Ilona is unknown. Marcus pleaded for his brother's life, but he was betrayed by Amelia and Viktor, who meant to lock William away for life. 1 Background 2 Underworld: Evolution … Species Notably, Viktor seems to be more upset by Selene's relationship with a Lycan named Michael Corvin than her claims of Kraven's treachery. 1 Overview 2 Species 3 Culture and Hierarchy 3.1 History The vampyre species originated when the Immortal Marcus Corvinus was bitten by a vampire bat. Unknown to him, Kraven had revealed his duplicity in the death of Selene's family just moments earlier. Viktor instructed his botanists to start planting seeds, in preparation for the treaty between our people. Viktor's corpse being examinated by Alexander. Bill Nighy. Viktor accepted and became one of the Vampire Elders. Also Selene stated that Viktor was the "strongest of us all" and since she most likely saw Marcus at one point for his potion of the ruling period, she must know how powerful he is. His blood seeped into Marcus's tomb and revived the slumbering Vampire, changing him into a Vampire/Lycan Hybrid. Relatives Underworld First appearance 1 Background 2 Underworld: Evolution 2.1 Powers 3 References 4 External links Markus was one of three sons … When confronted with Sonja's death, Viktor claims that he loved his daughter dearly, but he was forced to kill her to protect the Vampire species. Title Viktor manages to survive and retreats with Andreas Tanis and the other Elders while the rest of the Vampire Coven are slaughtered by the Lycans. Viktor also took steps to undermine Marcus's power and ensure he could never find and release William, implying that he was suspicious of his sire and never fully trusted him. Furious, Viktor tosses Selene away from Michael and throws the latter through a wall and into the flooded courtyard. He was exhausted and yet very satisfied.  William jumped in front of it and was able to kill the wolf with his sword, but not before it bit his wrist through his chain mail in its death throes. Underworld Forum Posts. Age While William was bitten by a wolf and became the first Werewolf, Marcus was later, for still unknown circumstances, bitten by a rabid bat, mutating his Corvinus Strain with the bat DNA, resulting in his transformation into the first Vampire and the progenitor of the entire Vampire species. He, along with his twin brother, William, inherited the same virus which transformed his father into the first true immortal. Viktor even domesticated a new breed of the Vampires' enemies, a humanized version of the Werewolves known as Lycans, which he used as watchdogs to guard the Vampires during the daylight hours. Viktor was a Hungarian general and warlord with a large army. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Semira attempted to avenge Viktor's death by killing Selene; the attempt was unsuccessful. After Selene arrives to his coven, Thomas distrusts her due to her killing Marcus and Viktor. Later, with the help of a Vampire maid named Erika, Selene escapes the mansion, determined to find proof and clear her name. As his twin brother, Marcus and William have been together since the day they were born and always shared a close and unique bond. You are now in charge of providing food for the wolves and humans. A guilty Viktor apologizes to Selene for not believing her and the two leave to pursue Kraven. Viktor was very grateful to Kraven when he killed Lucian (though this was later revealed to be a ruse). And in return, Viktor was to use his army, turned immortal, to help him. Viktor eventually comes upon Selene, who is in the process of biting Michael, making him a Hybrid to save his life. He is furious and upset when William is injured and locked away, and upon learning that Viktor and Amelia are dead, he immediately becomes hell-bent on finding and freeing William, wanting to create a new species and rule over them together, being more than willing to kill anyone who gets in his way. With Sonja, he trains her as a warrior and frequently lets slip Sonja's constant absences from Council meetings and her constantly disobeying him. He later strongly implies that he will kill her for treason - albeit reluctantly - and was outraged by her obvious affection for Michael and by her defiance of him. Selene is a vampire and one of the best Death Dealers in the Fur … When William is killed in the battle against Michael and Selene, Marcus is temporarily distracted, calling out his brother’s name in obvious distress, thus allowing Selene the opening she needs to kill him as well. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. He apparently loved her or at least cared for her, as he tells Sonja that he regrets she died giving birth to her. Viktor and Amelia's more realistic approach to William's condition would come to cause friction between the three Elders, and would eventually erupt into Marcus's loss of power on the night of his brother's capture. Viktor, thinking that if any of the Corvinus brothers were killed, the Immortal bloodline would eventually die (a lie told by Marcus), locked William far away from the reach of Marcus. He is now sadistic, taking pleasure in biting victims just for the sheer pleasure of drinking their blood, aside from gaining information. Red According to the prologue in the Rise of the Lycans novelization, both twins, overconfident due to the knowledge of the fact that they were both immortal, would go out riding at night, with the belief that nothing could hurt them. Selene's blood, learning the location of his brother's prison. Marcus grew to despise Viktor for this and also resented him undermining his power over the course of centuries, even rewriting Vampire history to make it seem as though he was the oldest and most powerful of the Vampires. William soon went on to ravage the countryside of Hungary, infecting the populace with his highly infectious lycanthropy virus. Underworld Wiki is a FANDOM Movies Community. —Kraven revealing the truth about Viktor to Selene. He placed a great deal of trust in Kraven, making him regent of his Coven during his hibernation. When he discovers Lucian's body, Viktor looked over it with nothing but contempt, before pulling Sonja's pendant from around his neck. After the death of Marius, Selene is selected as one of three new Vampire Elders alongside David and Lena, replacing Marcus, Viktor, and Amelia. In the non-canon novel Blood Enemy, Viktor is shown to love his wife dearly and is devastated by her death, executing the monk responsible in revenge for her murder. Viktor and Amelia finally managed to find William and the Werewolf was captured. Viktor has told me they have stores of seeds for vegetables, fruits and grains. After dicing head bloodsucker Viktor's head in uneven halves, the sexy and undead Death Dealer Selene is on the run from her fellow vampires, her only ally the werewolf-vampire hybrid Michael Corvin. Watch Queue Queue. After William was bitten, Marcus's motivations for capturing his brother was both to protect William and any of his future victims, as well as to relieve his intense survivor's guilt. This is arguably the driving factor of Lucian's rebellion against the Vampires and causes Viktor to gain a fair share of enemies, even among those of his own kind (such as Tanis, Marcus, and Coloman, among others). Follow 953. However, after she revealed she was pregnant with Lucian's child, Viktor was disgusted, even stating that he "regretted the day your Sonja's mother died to give you life". Hair color Later, Viktor's body is retrieved by the Cleaners, an organization dedicated to cleaning up after the Vampire-Lycan war, led by the original Immortal, Alexander Corvinus. Other revised events included responsibility for the war, which he blamed entirely on Lucian. Kraven attempts to escape but is forced to run and hide each time he sees Viktor. Viktor's dead body is most likely destroyed when Alexander Corvinus's ship is blown up. He also appears in the novelization of the sequel.1 He is the son of the first immortal and was bitten by a bat, thus making him into a Vampire. Viktor locked William away in a fortress, where he could not harm anyone or create more of his kind. He then reveals his true plan - to rule over a new race, one in his own image. 1,500+ He is very loyal to him and goes to great lengths to keep him safe. Despite his intense hatred of Viktor, Marcus had neither the power or the opportunity to move against him and tolerated Viktor for several centuries. Marcus awakening while transforming into a Hybrid. Yes. Viktor Almost 200 years after her birth, Sonja falls in love with a Lycan slave named Lucian and becomes pregnant. Viktor asked, sounding very bored. Viktor clearly views her as his surrogate daughter - a replacement for Sonja - though he takes careful steps to ensure she is completely loyal to him and his cause, starting by telling her that Lycans killed her family, causing her deep-rooted hatred of them. Gray He is deeply disappointed with Lucian's subversion, telling him that he has "stung me with your Lucian's betrayal". However, around the time that Selene was turned Viktor sent Semira away, to the Nordic Coven. Viktor grows to truly despise Lucian after his successful rebellion against the Vampires, and the revelation he had been in a relationship with Viktor's daughter. Marcus is shown to deeply love his twin brother, William. marcus replies that they cannot be trusted, and that ultimately they might turn on them if they were to become unhappy. Marcus combats Selene, and is enraged when a resurrected Michael fights and kills William. In the non-canon novel Blood Enemy, Viktor and Marcus have a more positive relationship, with Marcus comforting Viktor over the recent murder of his wife and Viktor also betrothing Marcus's son to his daughter. However, Marcus is distracted by the death of his twin at the hands of Michael, and is wracked by shock and grief. One bitten by bat, one by wolf one to walk the lonely road of mortality as a human. Viktor even went as far as saying he "should've crushed you (Lucian) under my heel the day you were born!" He learned from Tanis that the other half of the key is held by his father, who had retrieved it from Viktor's body, before killing Tanis and travelling to the Sancta Helena to retrieve Viktor's key. His intransigence and unwillingness to compromise prove to be his downfall. Despite ordering her execution, Sonja's death haunts Viktor for the rest of his life. Electric Blue With his newly turned army of immortals, Viktor launched the Vampire-Werewolf War. )Marcus: (Outraged) He was not to be harmed! Obviously, her absence had to be explained, and perhaps some high ranking members, namely the Elders, Kraven and Tanis, were notified. Marcus then swore vengeance against Viktor and all those loyal to him, but was able to do little, as the Death Dealers were loyal to Viktor alone. With Sonja dead, Viktor permits Nicolae to lead a Vampire raid against a silver mine that Lucian had recently captured, but this assault, while destroying most of the Lycans, results in Nicolae's death when Lucian transforms without the aid of the moon for the first time. Underworld is a series of action horror films created by Len Wiseman, Kevin Grevioux, and Danny McBride.The first film, Underworld, was released in 2003.It tells the story of Selene (Kate Beckinsale), a vampire who works as a Death Dealer, killing the lycans who allegedly slaughtered her family. Status In the novelization of Rise of the Lycans, Viktor mentions he sees it as a blessing that Ilona did not live to see what became of their daughter, so it's possible the two bonded over similarly held ideas and beliefs in regards to Vampire purity. At some point prior to 1402, Viktor turned Semira in unknown circumstances. https://underworld.fandom.com/wiki/Marcus_Corvinus?oldid=55564, In all of the official credits, all novelizations, on the official websites, and in the production notes, Marcus's name is spelt with a 'C'. Since Semira vaguely bears some resemblance to Sonja (though Selene favors Sonja to a greater extent) it is possible that Viktor treated her in a similar way to he would later treat Selene; as a protegé or possibly even a surrogate daughter. There, Marcus attacks and seemingly kills Michael, then drinks. (About Viktor) Toward the end of his ruthless life, when the next breath meant more to Viktor than silver or gold, Marcus came with a offer: a reprieve from sickness and death. Selene has had a death warrant placed upon her by the Vampire Council for killing Viktor. One such night, while the twins were riding through the paths of the dark forests of the Carpathian Mountains, they were beset by a huge, black furred rabid grey wolf, lunging out at them from the shadows of the trees. The First True Vampire Vampire Elder The relationship between the two Vampire Elders was always strained. As noted by Tanis, Viktor is not known to express gratitude for anything. Although the Vampire Elder is more powerful, Lucian makes use of Viktor's weakness, sunlight, to incapacitate the Elder, and stabs Viktor through the mouth. Viktor determined to keep the location and map of the dungeon a secret from both Marcus and Lucian, slaughters the family of the man he had commissioned to design it. In Rise of the Lycans, Amelia, though making no physical appearance in the story, there was an unspoken allusion that Viktor was plotting to get rid of her and replace her with his daughter, Sonja: Viktor kept saying "When you are an Elder" to Sonja rather than "If", but never alludes to a future "when" he would be gone, and touting the bonds of family and blood being stronger then anything else; as he sought to further increase and re-inforce his own powerbase within the Vampire Nation, and believing Marcus' lie about how his death would mean the immediate deaths of all Vampires, and that, as his own flesh and blood (and having been planning-out her whole life for her), Sonja would be a more loyal ally then Amelia, if Amelia should ever side with Marcus against him (as Amelia had with Viktor against Marcus over William's sentence), Viktor, paranoid and ambitious as ever, likely sought to replace Amelia with his daughter, Sonja, only to sentence Sonja to death for her affair and pregnancy with Lucian, abandoning this plan. It is likely that Amelia was his only true ally, a relationship that he did not break or damage in any way. Perhaps I should have left someone else in charge of my affairs. When he learns Selene has woken him early and has also supposedly been 'fraternizing' with a Lycan, he is immediately suspicious and has her placed under house arrest. About 800 years later, in 1202 A.D., Viktor led a charge into a Hungarian village which William had previously passed through. Selene still clearly disagrees with Viktor's actions and he abandons her so that he can find and kill Michael. These events marked the beginning of the Vampire-Lycan War. Viktor perhaps did this to erase the 'Lycan taint' from his family name; however, it is also possible that her death was so painful for him, that Viktor couldn't bear to be reminded of her. As a by-product of their identical Corvinus Strain, Marcus shared a bond with his twin brother that their father could never see. Whenever Amelia ever suspected anything about this is unknown, but would give credence to Amelia's later efforts to keeping the existence and birth of her son from Viktor and his followers (and, indeed, the Vampire Nation at large). So certain was Marcus of this, that he truly believed that he and William could rule the Vampire Coven together. Immortal (formerly) Vampire (formerly)Vampire Dominant-Lycan Hybrid Marcus then confronts his father, and mocks his "sentiments" about the world belonging to the human race, and accusing him of rejecting his own sons by standing by while William was imprisoned. Status Around 1210 A.D., Viktor had a daughter named Sonja with a woman named Ilona. As such, they each shared a strong bond of loyalty to each other, closer than to anyone else, even other members of their family. Hair color The sons of the Corvinus clan. Upon learning the truth of Selene's claims, and learning that Amelia has been assassinated by the Lycans, Viktor becomes enraged with Singe, the Lycan captured by Selene. Some of this may have stemmed from his secret relationship with Amelia and their secret son, David. As he was nearing the end of his life, Marcus Corvinus, the first true Vampire, came with an offer: Immortality in exchange for Viktor's military expertise and army in dealing with the Lycans, spawns of Marcus' twin brother… Human (formerly) Vampire He is also power-hungry and quite manipulative, as he takes steps to alter Vampire history books into viewing him as the first and most powerful of the Vampires. He is one of the sons of Alexander Corvinus. Vampire Dominant Vampire/Lycan Hybrid Physiology: Because Marcus was the first Vampire, his powers were superior to those of the rest of his kind, including those of even Viktor and Amelia. Viktor's army (now the Death Dealers), including Amelia, subdued and severely injured William. 1,600+(according to the novelizations) When separated, the twins could sense each other's presence when they came within close proximity to one another. > Which vampire elder in the Underworld franchise (Viktor, Marcus, or Amelia) is the strongest and why? Viktor promptly launches a full-scale assault on the Lycan lair, effortlessly breaking the neck of a transformed Lycan named Raze when the Lycan charges towards him, then driving his sword through his chest. At the insistence of David, Selene believes the invitation when it comes from his father Thomas who had no love for Viktor. The wolf's bite mutated into William's body, causing him to mutat… 0. Marcus Corvinus was a member of the Corvinus Clan, the progenitor of the entire Vampire species, as well as a Vampire Elder. Synopsis. Viktor seemed to hold Kraven in a high regard, likely due to his belief that Kraven had killed Lucian. The Corvinus Strain present in William's body reacted in an immune response with the rabies virus and the wolf's DNA deposited by the wolf's bite, causing it to mutate, changing William's entire physical composition. Weaponry of Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, https://underworld.fandom.com/wiki/Viktor?oldid=55504. He is even willing to work the Council into sparing her life after discovering her affair with Lucian, but refuses when he learns that she is pregnant with Lucian's child. Viktor kept two keys to William's dungeon; the smaller one he kept in plain sight as a necklace worn by his daughter, Sonja, the larger one, however, he kept with him at all times, going as far as to have a bronze frame welded to his rib cage to hold within him, where Marcus could never take it, as Viktor knew well that Marcus would free William if given the chance. Simply put why was Viktor considered MOST POWERFUL AND NOT STRONGEST:- (See Selene's intro in Awakening). Background: 1,400 years ago, Vampires had decided that the best way to ensure the survival of their species was for three Elders--Viktor, Marcus, and Amelia--to 'leap frog' through time, one ruling while the other two slept, each being awakened at their appointed time according to a never-to-be-broken covenant. Viktor promised Marcus he would not harm William, despite the Werewolf's uncontrollable nature. Underworld: Evolution (2006) picks up immediately where the first movie ended: with Viktor and Lucian dead, Selene and Michael (now the dreaded Vampire-Lycan hybrid) find themselves on the run from Marcus, the father of all vampires. Ilona (wife) † Lucian's Mother (sister-in-law) †Sonja (daughter) †Lucian (son-in-law) †Unborn Grandchild †Marcus Corvinus (sire) † Semira (progeny) †Selene (progeny) Kraven (progeny) †Erika (grand-progeny) She specifically woke up Viktor because she believed that he would take her seriously in regards to Lycans coming back and leading the clan to action considering her relationship with him. He detests him for his compassion for humans and also resents him for failing to prevent William’s imprisonment, blaming him for much of his misfortune. According to the Underworld Wiki article on Viktor, the production notes and novelizations of the films differ on who was born earlier. The second film, Underworld: Evolution, was released in 2006. Logan answered. At the beginning of the 13th century, Marcus and Viktor are finally able to capture the first werewolf, William, and begin to slow his spread of the virus. Viktor was the first mortal to become a Vampire and Lucian was the first Lycan (Able to transform between wolf and human forms). Viktor loved his daughter Sonja dearly, though he was also rather controlling of her and didn't seem to care much for her personal desires or wishes. Electric Blue (Vampire transformation) Black (Hybrid Transformation) He still mourns for Sonja centuries later and confirms that he loved her, but tells Selene that he viewed her death as being 'necessary' for the survival of the Vampires. Viktor harbors a great deal of hatred for Lucian. Your sympathy for this Beast is foolish. He does have traits such as affection and loyalty, examples being Sonja, Selene, and Lucian at one point. When Viktor decides that Lucian has become a potential threat to keeping the Lycans subdued, he orders him to be disposed of without a second thought and is seemingly untroubled by it. In time, he exiles the Official Historian Andreas Tanis, who knew that Marcus was the first Vampire. Tony Curran. She slices his head in half with his own sword, saving Michael and avenging both her family, Lucian and Sonja all at the same time. Underworld Wiki is a FANDOM Movies Community. Although Viktor subsequently attempts to arrange a marriage between Sonja and Marcus's son, Nicolae, his plans are ruined when news of this match prompts Sonja to admit her feelings for Lucian. He was the main antagonist of Underworld: Evolution, along with his twin brother William Corvinus, the first Werewolf. While Alexander never denied this, he was unwilling to do so, since Marcus was his son, so the extent of his strength was never displayed. About 800 years later, in 1202 A.D., Viktor led a charge into a Hungarian village which William had previously passed through. , Viktor, however, knew that Marcus's continuous belief that he could control William was no more than a foolish dream. In Blood Enemy, the relationship between Viktor and Marcus does not appear to be strained, and Marcus speaks kindly to Viktor when informing him that his wife had been recently killed in an attack by mortals. A great memorable quote from the Underworld: Evolution movie on Quotes.net - Marcus: (Dispairingly) William...Viktor: (Outraged) Marcus! Actor … Marcus also appears in the non-canon novel, Blood Enemy. Marcus also personally infected Amelia, as she was a Vampire Elder of similar age to Marcus and Viktor. Journeying to the old fortress, Marcus proceeds to release William from his dungeon. "That was far too close, Viktor" Kraven said, coming out of the stall next to him. Following the deaths of Marius and Semira, Selene, David (revealed to be the son of Amelia) and Lena are made the new Vampire Elders, taking the places of Viktor, Amelia, and Marcus. Marcus has the ability to fly thanks to his wings. ... Yeah, because Marcus put Viktor in charge. Due to the threat of the new Lycan leader Marius, the Council agrees to grant Selene clemency for killing Viktor if she will train their new Death Dealers. Not much is known of Marcus’s relationship with Amelia. Due to this, he views the possibility of a Hybrid as an "abomination" and takes extreme measures to prevent such a creature from ever existing. But the security of his power he placed above all priorities and moralities. Eye color However, at what point the Elders agreed to hibernate when not reigning, whether at the Chain's inception or an added measure included centuries later, is also not known. Upon learning of Viktor’s demise, Marcus was ecstatic, and quickly set about reclaiming his power. While Marcus was once sympathetic to the plight of the human and Vampire races at the mercy of the scores of the Werewolves packs roaming the countryside, the eight centuries spent wallowing in his hatred for Viktor and Amelia left Marcus so wound up in his thirst for vengeance and eventual madness that he no longer has any empathy for the suffering of others, particularly when they stand in the way of his goals. He is the main antagonist in both Underworld and Underworld: Rise of the Lycans. Viktor was a Hungarian general and warlord born sometime in the 7th century. He spares one of the blacksmith's daughters, Selene, due to her striking resemblance to Sonja. He continues to love and protect William, even after he becomes a Werewolf and is notably one of the only people who seems to be able to control William. This causes Sonja to become so distraught that she admits her pregnancy by the Lycan slave Lucian, and attempts to flee with him, leading to her execution at the hands of Viktor.
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