|Land Without Color Character|
|Hair color:||Dirty Blond|
|Portrayed by:||David Anders|
|First appearance:||"The Doctor"|
|Latest appearance:||"In the Name of the Brother"|
What I'm going to accomplish goes far beyond magic.
Doctor Victor Frankenstein is a character on ABC's Once Upon a Time. He débuts in the fifth episode of the second season. He is portrayed by guest star David Anders, and is the Land Without Color counterpart of Dr. Whale.
Victor Frankenstein is based on the character of the same name from the classic novel, Frankenstein.
- Solid lines denote blood parent-child relationship
- Dashed lines denote marriage and adoption relationships
- † denotes the deceased
- The name "Victor" is of Latin origin that literally means "victor".
- The surname "Frankenstein" is of Germanic origin derived from surname bearers belonging to the knighthood class of Middle Rhine and Franconia regions of Germany with the origin being in Rhineland and Westphalia.
- Victor Frankenstein is the first character to appear from a work of literature not written for children.
- The character of Victor Frankenstein was inspired by Mary Shelley's husband, Percy Shelley, who was known to be a womanizer. Victor's Storybrooke counterpart is also a womanizer. ("Snow Falls", "The Shepherd", "The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter", "Red-Handed", "Lacey")
- When Frankenstein first appears, he is seen wearing rose tinted spectacles while sketching. This is a possible allusion to Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Picture Show, a musical spoof of Frankenstein which features a song called "Rose Tint My World". ("The Doctor")
- He's a business associate of both Rumplestiltskin and Jefferson. ("The Doctor")
- Although the literary (and movie) Frankenstein is better known for reconstructing people from parts of different bodies, the Once Upon a Time version makes use of a magic heart to bring people back to life. That said, when his brother revives, he is clearly stitched together a la the classic Frankenstein monster. ("The Doctor", "In the Name of the Brother")
- Though the credits and the show's website spell his name "Victor", the commission he is given by his father spells his name "Viktor." ("In the Name of the Brother")
- Victor's commission letter is written in German. It transliterates as: ("In the Name of the Brother")
by the force of power and authority, which are invested in me by the Chancellor of Austria, and the emperor's commission, I appoint you FIELD MEDIC.
You are expected to carefully and conscientiously execute the duties of the medical field and to serve as an example to lower ranked officers and soldiers. We expect you to follow said instructions to keep order and discipline and execute future commands. Posted in arms, written by me and sealed on the third of March. By order of the Emperor invested in me, T Herman
Klagenfurt-Land County in the name of the Minister-President of the Austrian Empire"
|Once Upon a Time: Season Two|
|"Broken":||"We Are Both":||"Lady of the Lake":||"The Crocodile":||"The Doctor":||"Tallahassee":||"Child of the Moon":||"Into the Deep":||"Queen of Hearts":||"The Cricket Game":||"The Outsider":|
|"In the Name of the Brother":||"Tiny":||"Manhattan":||"The Queen Is Dead":||"The Miller's Daughter":||"Welcome to Storybrooke":||"Selfless, Brave and True":||"Lacey":||"The Evil Queen":||"Second Star to the Right":||"And Straight On 'Til Morning":|
|Once Upon a Time: Specials|
|"Magic is Coming":||"The Price of Magic":||"Journey to Neverland":||"Wicked is Coming":||"Storybrooke Has Frozen Over":||"Secrets of Storybrooke":|
"Archive" denotes archive footage.
- ↑ http://www.behindthename.com/name/victor
- ↑ http://www.houseofnames.com/frankenstein-family-crest
- ↑ https://books.google.com/books?id=x3u9fsQGkc8C&pg=PA170
- ↑ https://books.google.com/books?id=rwOCvfd6Ud4C&pg=PA75
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 File:212Comission.PNG
- ↑ https://twitter.com/QuestionAnders/status/262717361801527298