I picture him a lil like Han Solo. He lives within the Empire (colony) but does not directly support or oppose it. He tries to play a hardass and that is easy to do around Jabba (Marcus), but chinks in this persona are apparent when he associates with better people like chewbacca (fernando) and experiences a life changing event and goes to the Deathstar (springs Michael) because he can not let the good people go it alone.
I like Victor too! I think he's probably had it rough, especially when you take Kelly's observation that he'd been married.
What happened to her? Was she infected and he had to put her down? Did he have to leave her in order to save himself a la Samantha in Chinwe's tower?
The only time he volunteers any information about himself is during his and Saul's conversations with Chinwe. We find out that he had been an insurance salesman "among other things."
He also seems to like reading over electronic stimulation, when he reads "Lord of the Flies" in the office building, which he gets points for in my book.
He just seems like a good guy, dependable and brave. Even though he didn't agree with Marcus's way of running the colony, he also didn't side with the opposition.
I hope we find out more about Victor in season 3.
Here's one that I've been wondering about Victor, and I sound like a harpy doing this, but...
How far has Victor made it in that Lord of the Flies book? Inquiring minds want to know. Ok, maybe it's one mind, but still.
"I have better things to do tonight than die."
-Springer (while loading a mortar shell)