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Victor Stecker-Epps
Victor
Gender Male
Occupation Operative; Wrangler
Age unknown
Place of Origin unknown
Relatives Wife (deceased) and Son (deceased)
First Appearance Bad Blood
Last Appearance Lesser Evil
Actor Michael Shanks
Status Deceased


Victor Stecker-Epps was an operative working for the Miami branch of the organization (referred to by Victor as "The Machine"), whose primary operatives include Carla Baxter.

HistoryEdit

Early HistoryEdit

Not much is known about Victor, except that he was a CIA operative working out of Mexico. He was stationed there with his wife and four year old son who were later killed in a bomb blast and a burn notice was issued for Victor the same day.

Victor eventually made it back to the United States. It was after he arrived that Carla approached him and recruited him into the Organization for Miami operations. Eventually Victor discovered that Carla had his family killed as part of his recruitment. The time Victor realized that Carla orchestrated his family's deaths is not certain, although it is assumed towards the end of season 2 he had this knowledge prior to the start of the show.

Victor's activities in MiamiEdit

As an operative for the Organization:

  • Wrangled Michael Westen into stealing a sniper rifle from a Miami loading dock under the threat of harming Westen's family and friends if he didn't agree to the job.

As a rogue operative:

  • Orchestrated bombing deaths of various operatives, including sniper Bill Johnson and a failed attempt on Michael's life.
  • Eliminated Cayman Islands Bank Manager Gustavo to prevent Michael from accessing information to his intended assassin and replaced him with a hired gun, who fell to his death from a parking garage.
  • Attempted to kill Michael with an explosion at his loft but Michael survived thanks to his instincts.
  • Compiled blackmail materials on Carla as part of an operation to reach her superiors.

Lesser EvilEdit

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Victor in Lesser Evil

After Michael successfully subdued Victor in the Men's bathroom at a Miami Municipal Courthouse, Michael convinced Victor to join him to beat Carla at her own game. Shortly after offering to protect Victor long enough to get to the bottom of his burn notice, Victor assisted Michael throughout the day to facilitate his escape from The Machine's operatives. Fiona found free time to use the C4 she bought from an arms dealer to stop their pursuers. Victor then developed some respect for Fiona after seeing her explosions and asked Michael where he'd met her, implying that he was impressed by her dedication and willingness to help Michael.

Victor asked Michael and Fiona to accompany him to an electric pole by a hotel to retrieve Carla's blackmail material folder so they can use it later.

As Victor was ready to cast off the boat from shore, a sniper shot Victor in the abdomen. Standing by the sniper is Carla, who called Michael to offer him his life in exchange for ending Victor's as the hero. If he did not comply in killing Victor before Management arrives, then she would detonate the boat with the C4 she rigged on board. Fiona arrived in the nick of time to kill Carla with her own sniper rifle. The Machine operatives gave pursuit on Sam and Fiona who were forced to flee.

Victor realized the gunshot had punctured a vital organ and he was mortally wounded. He begged Michael to kill him so he could maintain his cover that Michael had been operating on The Organization's behalf. After much hesitation, Michael finally relented and shot Victor, sparing him a fate if he had been alive to be interrogated by The Organization.

PersonalityEdit

Victor was once an operative just like Michael, until he was burned. Prior to his burning, Victor was a devoted operative with a wife and young son. Then, Carla killed Victor's family, changing him for the worse.

As a result of being burned, Carla's organization gave him an opportunity to work for them. He took it as "a way back in" and became one of their operatives while investigating his burning. When he found out that Carla was actually responsible for his life's ruin, he snapped inside.

Victor devoted his life to destroying every part of Carla's organization including any operative. He justified his actions by believing that no one is "completely innocent," when it came to operatives or government agents.

TriviaEdit

  • Victor was the first of Michael's clients to have been killed in the course of a job.
  • Victor was played by Michael Shanks who is famous for playing Dr. Daniel Jackson in the sci-fi show, Stargate SG1.
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