Calculator Kid, Zapper
Place of Birth
Los Angeles, California
Runaways Vol.2 #1
Runaways Vol.2 #6
Brown, Glowing Blue when powers are active
Marianella kept Victor isolated on the West Coast so that he would not make contact with any super-beings, who were concentrated on the East Coast. Victor was a student at East Angeles High School in Los Angeles when he first met the Runaways. Ultron, still wishing to keep Victor's true origin a secret, sent a Doombot to kidnap Marianella and pose as Victor's father. Victor and the Runaways rushed to rescue her and the Doombot was destroyed; Ultron chose that moment to reveal himself and killed Marianella right in front of Victor. Ultron then triggered Victor's sleeper-switch so that he would attack the other Runaways; however, Gert was able to reason with Victor and he rejected his programming, defying his "father". Afterwards, the Runaways took the now-orphaned Victor back to their hideout to keep him from ending up in Social Services.
Because of his superior intelligence and electromagnetic powers, Chase nicknamed him the Calculator Kid and Nico called him Zapper. After observing the team in action for a month, Victor proved his worth by defeating Swarm using his electromagnetic abilities.
Presently, the Runaways are mostly friendly towards Victor, but they know that he is still a potential threat. He is often paired with Molly Hayes when the team separates to buy supplies, because Molly is the only individual member of the team strong enough to take him down should he go rogue. Chase Stein is still suspicious of Victor, and resents his developing interest in Gert. Judging by a comment made by Nico Minoru, she is fully prepared to kill Victor if the need arises.