|Birth Date||March 14th|
|Affiliation|| Haijima Industries|
8th Special Fire Brigade
|Manga||The Sinister Blasphemer|
Victor is a young man with a large, dark-colored curly afro, and drowsy, dark, large eyes. He dons a long white lab coat, with a black and white horizontally-striped vest underneath, black trousers and white shoes.
Victor is said to be a mad scientist, and is a self-described weirdo.. He is interested in the matters of the Special Fire Forces, as he personally looked into Akitaru Ōbi's life before he became a Fire Soldier and attended the Rookie Fire Soldier Games as a spectator. As a scientist, Victor is deeply interested in the Adolla Burst, going as far as crawling on the floor and grabbing Shinra Kusakabe's feet to get a closer look. Though somewhat creepy, he seems to be an intelligent, meticulous and curious man. He is viewed by many characters as being incredibly suspicious. Licht has also impiled that he ultimately aims to become a famous scientist, to the point he is willing to hide potentially vital information from his allies to ensure he alone is responsible for his discoveries.
Licht seemingly lacks any ignition abilities. However he is incredibly intelligent, showcasing tremendous knowledge of chemistry as he is capable of creating an explosive from Infernal Remains and an ability to analyse abilities he cannot fully visualise. He was also able provide an escape route for Joker during the Rookie Fire Soldier Games, showing a level of careful planning and forethought from Licht.
Victor attended the Imperial University of Tokyo, and graduated in record time after being the top of his class. He later joined Haijima Industries, where he locked himself away while doing research, and was eventually appointed head of incendiary research.
Introduction arc Edit
Victor provides Joker with jars of explosive substance, which is later used to disrupt and intimidate the Special Fire Force Company 8 in the Iriya District. Later on, he spectates the Rookie Fire Soldier Games in the stands, alongside other important guests. The following day, Victor and Joker have a discussion about the events of the tournament and research on Special Fire Force Company 8.
Preacher Pursuit arc Edit
During a meeting of all the Special Fire Force Battalion Commanders and Raffles III, Victor ask Joker if he can hear the conference. Following the meeting, the Tokyo Empire orders Haijima Industries scientists to join Special Fire Brigade's, in-order to strengthen their chemistry divisions. Victor later tells Joker of becoming a member of Company 8, and that the timing of the appointment was perfect for the pair.
Vulcan's Workshop arc Edit
After the battle for Asakusa, Company 8 return to find Captain Hibana and Sister Iris confronting a new Fire Soldier joining the group that Captain Akitaru is unaware of. This new member is Victor Licht and has been appointed the group's science officer. After introducing himself to his Company, Shinra walks in the building, much to Victor's interest. He dashes to the floor and grabs Shinra's feet, questioning aloud where the Adora Burst is, but Hibana removes him from Shinra protectively. Victor is then asked what exactly is the Adora Burst, to which he goes on to explain how its history and potential. Shinra then asks Victor of Adora Link, to which he lies and says he has not heard of it, but is interested that Shinra knows of it. Akitaru and Hibana then question Licht on why he wanted to join Company 8, and as he explains his reasoning, leaving Akitaru unconvinced. As the 8th and Hibana discuss how they will confront Vulcan, Victor observes from a distance, simply intrigued by how they decide to confront Vulcan personally. He thinks to himself that maybe he can use Company 8 to achieve Joker's objective.
When the siege at Vulcan's Workshop and battle with the White Hood begins to turn against the Fire Force, Vulcan's Workshop erupts into flame, seemingly by Licht's timely intervention. Victor drives a truck carrying Iris, the unconscious Yū and Vulcan through the blaze and while the White Hoods are disoriented, Shinra climbs abroad carrying the wounded Arthur while Vulcan uses a crane to scoop up the injured Hibana. Licht is briefly confronted by the Ash Flame Chivalric Order's leader, however, Licht's mysterious partner Joker arrives to protect the escaping Company 8.
Licht is later questioned by Hibana about his convenient and sudden arrival on battlefield. Victor privately notes she is unaware of his connection to Joker, while publicly brushing off her concerns. Hibana reassures him that she will make him suffer if he continues to be suspicious.
While the allies of Company 8 gather, Licht is sent to Vulcan's Workshop to collect clues needed to find the location of the Chivalric Order's headquarters. While collecting his samples, Licht meets with Joker. While he might be able to find their base, Licht notes that the White Hoods are still ahead as they managed to capture the Key to Amaterasu and the Joker raises concerns about Company 8's ability to match the Order. Joker leaves Licht to find a way of increasing Shinra's strength to the point the young devil could fight either Sho or Joker himself.
Shinra's training with the Captain of Company 7 is aided by Licht. To develop a unique skill that takes advantage of Shinra's speed, Licht says can be achieved by condensing Shinra's flames in a single direction and blast. This concept is tested and successfully demonstrated by the composite Fire Captain and pushes Shinra into attempting it himself. Licht sits alongside Konro to watch the boy's progress. Company 7's Lieutenant questions Licht's loyalty to Haijima Industries and threatens the scientist if he ever turns on the 8th Company. When Shinra finally succeeds in using these compressed flames by using 'Art of Hand Signs', Licht is amazed by both his progress and that Joker was able to predict his growth.
Netherworld arc Edit
Licht presents his findings to his colleagues, having discovered that the Ash Order's hideout is located in the Nether. By examining evidence left behind by Giovanni and Infernal outbreaks, Licht pins the exact location as being close to Yotsuya. Despite not being suited for this type of operation, Licht dons his uniform for the first time and joins his allies in the field. As the 8th Company nervously enter the Nether, they are confronted by Princess Hibana, begging for help before being pulled screaming into the darkness. Akitaru quickly deduces that this was the work of Jonah and that this is not the real Hibana. Before the group can proceed, mist envelopes them and they are separated in the confusion. Licht is pulled away by a member of the White Hoods and Shinra gives chase.
After escaping the dentist part of the fog, Shinra sees that Licht is being held at knifepoint by the White Hood who dragged him away from Company 8. While the Devil is surrounded and ordered to surrender, Licht pushes Shinra to use his Tiger Gesture attack the Rapid, which allows Shinra to free Licht and defeat a White Hood so quickly the rest of their foes don't understand what happened. The pair discuss what to call this ability, with Licht suggesting 'The Rapid'. Later, after Shinra has defeated the rest of their opposition, the dark-haired duo move forwards.
VS. Special Fire Force Company 4 arc Edit
Fifth Pillar arc Edit
Chinese Peninsula arc Edit
- Victor bears a resemblance to Franken Stein, a character from Atsushi Ōkubo's previous work Soul Eater: both characters are both mad scientists who wear a lab coat, and their names allude to the character Victor Frankenstein from Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein.
- Despite first appearing in Chapter 4, Licht is not named until Chapter 51.
- ↑ Chapter 67, Page 11
- ↑ Weekly Shōnen Magazine, Issue 2-3 2016
- ↑ Chapter 52, page 12
- ↑ Chapter 82, Page 15
- ↑ Chapter 9, Page 7
- ↑ Chapter 80, Page 8
- ↑ Chapter 52, page 11
- ↑ Chapter 4, Page 1-2
- ↑ Chapter 51, Page 21
- ↑ Chapter 52, Pages 12-14
- ↑ Chapter 62, Page 10
- ↑ Chapter 63, Page 14-16
- ↑ Chapter 64, Page 12
- ↑ Chapter 65, Page 15
- ↑ Chapter 67, Page 5
- ↑ Chapter 67, Page 20
- ↑ Chapter 72, Page 1-4