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"The doors to the Goumaden are open to all who have COMPs. Allow me to show you my sanctuary, my demon workshop..."
—Victor, Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers

Dr. Victor is a recurring non-player character in the Devil Summoner series. He serves as an assistant to the player in terms of fusing and recording demons.


Victor von Frankenstein is the protagonist of the classic 1818 novel by Mary Shelley, Frankenstein. In the story, he is a Swiss student of chemistry who becomes obsessed with the idea of creating life through inanimate matter. He drops out of school to study alchemy in private, and creates a humanoid creature, which he calls "Adam," out of once dead tissue. Repulsed by his creation's ugliness, Victor abandons it, and in revenge the creature kills several of Victor's family members. Despite Victor's attempts to destroy the monster, he would eventually die of pneumonia.

Many variations of the story have been told throughout history by authors for books, plays and movies.



Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner[]

"No. 00884

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner

Victor is the owner of Hotel Gouma-Den. His name means conqueror or victory, but his namesake is Dr. Victor von Frankenstein, the man who created the famous monster. He was born on the 25th of December, 1826 in Switzerland. He was thought to have died in the Arctic Ocean, but his research into the art of resurrection made him immortal. His skin is pure white and his eyes are red, due to his half-vampiric nature as a result of tranfusing vampire blood into himself, meaning he is unable to go out during the day. He has traveled the world and can speak many languages. He is friendly to Devil Summoners and offers the use of his facilities for demon fusion. His hobby is knitting. In later games, he appears as a captain and a doctor."
—Kazuma Kaneko Works V (translation courtesy of Bee Translations).

Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers[]

"No. 01228

Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers

In the previous game, Victor assisted Devil Summoners as the owner of Hotel Gouma-Den. In this title, he reappears as the captain of a luxury liner; The B. Sinful. The liner, which is docked at Amami Bay, has a fully-built Gouma-Den on board, equipped with an expansive array of devices pertaining to demon fusion. This time around, his attire has completely changed to suit his position as a man of the sea, his long red cloak making him look more like a pirate. His hat is worn further down and his hair is kept long over his face, hiding one of his eyes and diverting attention from the scar-like lines underneath them, helping him blend in."
—Kazuma Kaneko Works VII (translation courtesy of Bee Translations).

Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. the Soulless Army[]

"No. 01382

Dr. Victor
Dr. ヴィクトル
Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. The Soulless Army

Dr. Victor is the owner of the Gouma-Den, a chamber underneath the Konnou-Ya shop in Tsukudo-Cho. He is the same Victor who appeared in the previous two Devil Summoner games, though in a different place and time. He was originally a fictional character in Mary Shelley's bizarre novel Frankenstein, who collected and combined human corpses to create "monsters." He is said to have died in the Arctic Circle after a confrontation with a monster of his own creation, but in this series he wandered the world, discovering and studying the existence of many demons. He acquired near-immortality by transfusing vampire blood into himself through ingesting a potion made from it. Arriving in Japan, he met the owner of Konnou-Ya and became his business partner, which led to him renting out the basement to construct the Gouma-Den."
—Kazuma Kaneko Works IX (translation courtesy of Bee Translations).


Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers[]

Victor is more mature and acts a bit more solemnly in comparison to the Raidou series. He's been alive for so long because he discovered the secret to eternal life, which was transfusing vampire blood into himself. He's very friendly and civil to those who use COMPs, openly offering his services to them. In addition, Victor also demonstrates a newfound sense of sympathy and compassion towards artificial life, seen in his relationship with Mary, who he displays a father-like bond with.

Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzonoha[]

Unlike previous installments in the series, Victor is a much more blatant mad doctor obsessed with discovering the secrets of life and the afterlife, and has little to no qualms with flaunting his more unhinged, eccentric personality, either by fiddling with automatons or coming up with new fusion ideas on the spot with little to no concern for the rate of success. In comparison to his later years, Victor has a much more collegial relationship with Devil Summoners, providing his services only to further his own research through the study of demons. Regardless, he will still provide Raidou with insight on demonic knowledge or solutions to complex situations should he need it.

How he managed to convince the owner of Konnou-Ya to provide him residence remains unknown.


Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner[]

Victor, a colleague of Kyouji Kuzunoha, is the host of Hotel Goumaden in Yaraiginza. When the protagonist first visits the hotel after being reincarnated as Kyouji, Victor hands him his GUMP (and in the PSP version, a compendium).

Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers[]

Victor appears after overhearing that the protagonist has a COMP and makes a deal to fix it in exchange for helping him with his research. Victor also gives software to be added to the COMP to help them, and suggests they go to Shibahama Core so they will be properly equipped to retrieve the Dolly Kadmon he requires.

Victor is the only means to perform Ternary Fusions, and unlike using the COMP, there's no chance of fusion failure. If any Sly or Dumb demons have maxed out Loyalty, he can also perform a Mystic Change on them to create an item. In the 3DS remake, he provides access to a compendium that enables demons to be registered and repurchased with Magnetite.

Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzonoha[]

vs. The Soulless Army[]

Dr. Victor fled from his home country when his research angered the people into a violent mob, and finally settled in Japan. It was here that he discovered the dark art of devil summoning and fusion, and by cooperating with the Devil Summoners in the Capital, has become closer to uncovering the secrets of life.

Victor has come to an arrangement with the owner of the Konnou-Ya that allows him to carry on his research in the basement beneath the shop, although the owner has no idea exactly what it is Victor does. Here in the Gouma-Den, he has discovered much about demon fusion, and works to learn more ways to fuse demons every day by binding ancient alchemy with modern technology. He provides the added services of sacrificial fusion and forge fusion, the art of fusing demons into swords.

Dr. Victor is consulted when a mission to destroy the satellite powering the Soulless God Oumagatsu becomes necessary. He has Raidou capture Rasputin and analyzes his technology. He heavily implies that even at this time, he has modified his body extensively to the point it is hard for him to leave the Gouma-Den.

vs. King Abaddon[]

Dr. Victor can be found in the Gouma-Den through going in save points or simply in Konnou-Ya in Tsukudo-Cho. He returns offering the same services to Raidou, except forge fusion no longer implies fusing demons with swords.

vs. The Lone Marebito[]

Dr. Victor appears briefly in order to fuse Futsunushi for Raidou. He makes one final, brief appearance in the last chapter.

Soul Hackers 2[]

Victor is the proprietor of the Cirque du Goumaden located in Roppo Realm, offering services such as demon fusion and the Demonic Compendium.

DemiKids Light & Dark[]

Dr. Victor is a B-Rank BattleNet opponent in the game under the name Viktor. Viktor runs a demon research ship and uses demons created from fusion errors in battle. Defeating Viktor two times earns a Erdin named Din Luck, defeating him 28 times earns a unique Loki named Pointy, and defeating him 35 times earns a unique Kobold named Hathead.



  • In the Persona 2 duology, the unnamed master of the restaurant "Jolly Roger" is based on Victor wearing the pirate captain outfit in Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers. A model of his cruise ship can also be found in the restaurant.
  • Another reference to his origins is mentioned in Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. The Soulless Army, where he recommends a sea trip to Raidou while commenting it's better to avoid the Arctic Circle, the location of Victor Frankenstein's apparent death in the original novel.
  • Dr. Victor is one of bidders at the Devil Auction in the Devil Survivor games.

Playable Protagonist - Kyouji Kuzunoha - Rei Reiho
Non-Playable Redman - Kumiko Hatano - Charon - Mary Kisaragi - Dr. Victor - Hideo Momochi - "T-Shirt" Isono - Professor Azuma - Madame Ginko - Mitsuba Sanpei - Chen Jianmin - Colonel Cooper Smith - Mayor Fujiwara - Dr. Thrill - DB Busters

Takashi - Sid Davis - Atsushi Nakagome - Tenzan Tendou - Seichii Yamashiro - Inaruna
Asahi Azuma's House - Casa Inui - Hikawa Shrine
Seaside Park Hospital - Public Library - Museum
Mount Kasagi Mount Kasagi - Kitayama University - Chuang Kasagi
Yarai Amusement Park - Yaraiginza - Kuzunoha Detective Agency - Toa TV Station - Radio Tower - Chinatown
Hibari Hills Kumiko's House - Tenzan Tendou's Mansion
Chuo Police Station - New City Hall - Evil Forest - Inaruna's Tomb
Other Fake Astral Plane - Avīci Hell - Sewer - Alien Dimension - River Styx
Soundtracks Sound File - Special Box Premium Music CD
Terminology Personality - Loyalty - Mystic Change - Alien Dimension - Dolly Kadmon
Lists Demons - Bosses - Skills - Items
Playable Protagonist - Urabe Kouichirou - Nemissa - Zeed - Judah Singh - Naomi - Frost Five
Spookies Hitomi Tono - Spooky - Lunch - Six - Yū-ichi
Phantom Society Finnegan - Carol J - Mayone - Nishi - Kadokura - Shemyaza - Satanael
Other Kinap - Protagonist's Father - Protagonist's Mother - Tomoko - Dr. Victor - Mary - Muramasa - Dr. Thrill - Moowis - Rei Reiho - Winpe - Lunch's Father - Juggler - Sukeroku - Madame Ginko - Erika - Romero - Malsum - Manitou
Extra Dungeon Inui - Sid Davis - "Kyouji Kuzunoha" - Raidou Kuzunoha the XIV - Gouto-Douji - Raido Kuzunoha the XIV - Goto-Douji - Soulless God Oumagatsu
Shibahama South Parking Garage - Hotel Goumaden - Shibahama Core - EL-115
Nikamimon Algon NS Building - Algon Main Building - Amami Monolith - Nikamimon Ruins - Primate Intelligence Lab
Akenedai Astro Museum - Akane Mall
Amami Bay Bay Warehouses - Amami Airport - Amami Float - Sea Ark
Yurashima Leon Automotive Plant - Yurashima Depot - Algon Microelectronics - Amami Bypass
Paradigm X Pet Shop - VR Art Museum - VR Haunted Mansion - VR Park
Bonus Dungeons Corridor of Time - Extra Dungeon
Terminology Devil Summoner - Dark Summoner - GUMP - Spookies - Algon Soft - Phantom Society - Nemechi - Loyalty - Personality - Sword Fusion - Mystic Change - Vision Quest - Carrier
Lists Demons - Bosses - Skills - Items - Software - Ailments - Minor Characters
Other Media
Games Intruder - New Generation
Various Original Soundtrack - Nightmare of the Butterfly - Demon Compendium Second Collection
Songs #X
Playable Ringo - Figue - Arrow - Milady - Saizo - Mimi
Other Flamma - Iron Mask - Zenon - Ichiro Onda - Raven - Kaburagi - Hozumi - Mangetsu Kuzunoha - R.S. - Azazel - Ichika - Ash - Ai-ho - Nana
Victor - Madame Ginko - Yume - Lina - Tatara - Mannequin - Hughes
Axis Soul Matrix
Shinsando Zafiro - Bar Heidrun
Karakucho De La Mancha - Club Cretaceous
Mansei Realm COMP Smith - Yang Yang Palace
Roppo Realm Cirque du Goumaden
Komadori Orphange - East Shipping District - West Shipping District - Central Line - Lower Central Line - Subway Line 14 - Ozaki Hope Towers - Ozaki Hope Towers: Tower C - 24th Ward Municipal Tower
Albums Soul Hackers 25th Anniversary Music Album - Soul Hackers 2 Original Soundtrack
Songs "Hopeless Call"
Terminology COMP - Devil Summoner - Aion - Covenant - Soul Hack - Yatagarasu - Phantom Society - Society
Mechanics Demon - Weaknesses - Sabbath - Tandem Skills - Commander Skills - Summoner Skills - Demon Recon (Contracts) - Enemy Symbols - Fusion - Gifts - Mistique - Soul Level - Hangout Events - Meals - New Game Plus
Lists Bosses - Skills - Items - Status Changes - Requests - Demons - Shops
Trophies - Patches and Updates - Steam Profile Items - Cultural References
Other Media
Promotion Daily Ringo's Demon Prediction - Summoners Guide - Which Demon Show
Characters Raidou Kuzunoha the XIV - Gouto - Kaya Daidouji - Shouhei Narumi - Tae Asakura - Dr. Victor - General Munakata - Rasputin - Nakamura - Kiyoshi Daidouji - Dr. Tsukumo - Raido Kuzunoha the XIV - Goto-Douji - Satake Kenzou - Owner of Konnou-Ya - Owner of Ryugu - Sadakichi - Herald of Yatagarasu - Shizu Iida - Denpachi Iida - Detective Kazama
Locations The Capital - Tsukudo-Cho (Narumi Detective Agency - Konnou-Ya - Gouma-Den) - Daidouji Residence - Ginza-Cho (Shin-Sekai Soda Joint) - Fukagawa-Cho - Daidouji Factory - Harumi-Cho - Kasumidai - Shipbuilding Facility - Sakuradayama (Waden One) - Kasuminomori - Akarana Corridor - Nameless Shrine Shinoda (Training Hall) - Dark Realm
Soundtracks Devil Summoner Kuzunoha Raidou vs The Soulless Army Complete Music Works
Demon Orders Pyro - Frost - Volt - Wind - Fury - Pagan - Skill - Undead
Archives Demons - Bosses - Skills - Items - Statuses - Confinement
Major Raidou Kuzunoha the XIV - Gouto-Douji - Shouhei Narumi - Tae Asakura - Dr. Victor - Akane Narita - Geirin Kuzunoha the XVII - Nagi - Dahn - Blonde Young Man - Shinado
Minor Rasputin - Raido Kuzunoha the XIV - Goto-Douji - Goro Tatsumi - Tasuke Narita - Akijiro Tsukigata - Satake Kenzou - Owner of Konnou-Ya - Owner of Ryugu - Sadakichi - Herald of Yatagarasu - Shizu Iida - Detective Kazama - Old Ones
The Capital Tsukudo-Cho (Narumi Detective Agency - Konnou-Ya - Gouma-Den) - Daidouji Residence - Ginza-Cho (Shin-Sekai Soda Joint) - Fukagawa-Cho - Ishigami-Cho (Inari Shrine) - Mannen-Cho - Harumi-Cho - Sakuradayama (Waden One) - Nameless Shrine Shinoda - Kasumidai (Narita Manor) - Dark Realm - Fukorutsubo
Tsukigata Village Tento-Kagura - Tento Springs - Tento Sanctuary - Three Cedars - Nameless Shrine - Confinement Chambers - Infinite Abyss
Albums Devil Summoner 2: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King Abaddon Soundtrack
Terms Luck Locust - Soldier Bug - Pojitrawn - Fukoshi - King Abaddon - Apollyon - Death Ward - Ritual of Unsealing - Loyalty - Personality - Sword fusion - Special conversation - Confinement
Demon Orders Pyro - Frost - Volt - Wind - Fury - Pagan - Skill - Fiend - Evil - Element - Mitama
Lists Demons - Bosses - Skills - Items - Statuses - Case Files