So! You came looking for black powder, did you? No one asks about the black powder, but I knew it had a purpose!
Victor, to Percy[1]

Victor is a vendor of mining products (and byproducts) in Vasselheim, and he serves as Percy's source of black powder in Othanzia.  As an NPC, Victor is played by Matthew Mercer.

Description Edit

Appearance Edit

Victor is described as a lithe, crooked-looking man, who is quite elderly but very spry for his age.  His arms and legs are quite spider-like and lanky.  He has frazzled, grey hair and wears spectacles of two different lens sizes, at least for his work.[4]  Supplied with a variety of refuse from mining operations (such as gravel, sulfur, and quartz), he utilizes them in the creation of black powder (presumably sulfur, charcoal, and saltpeter).

Personality Edit

Erratic and eccentric, Victor is considered to be a "crazy old coot" by his friend and supplier, Samson.[5]

Biography Edit

Background Edit

"The Rematch" (2x07) Edit

Before leaving Vasselheim, Percy decided to look for supplies to make ammunition. He asked around in the Braving Grounds and was directed to Victor's hovel. Victor became very excited when Percy said he was looking for black powder and sold him one hogshead worth of the material.

"Return to Vasselheim" (4x05) Edit

The second time Percy visited Victor, Victor was missing several fingers due to an accident that also destroyed part of his roof.[6]  He told Percy that he has not been his only customer; he was also patronized by a nicely-dressed woman, possibly Anna Ripley.

"Duskmeadow" (5x01) Edit

When Percy next saw him, Victor was missing all of the fingers on his right hand, for which Percy designed a prosthetic with two attachments.

Relationships Edit

Percival de Rolo Edit

Percy buys black powder from Victor and maintains a friendly relationship with him. Victor's eccentricity makes Percy uncomfortable but for the most part they maintain a amicable relationship.

Character Information Edit

Abilities Edit

Notable Items Edit

Quotations Edit

  • "That'll put some hair on your balls" - Victor in reference to his black-powder infused tea, "Duskmeadow" (5x01)
  • "Learn from my mistakes!"

Trivia Edit

Gallery Edit

Critical Role Animated - The Black Powder Merchant

Critical Role Animated - The Black Powder Merchant

External Links Edit

References Edit

  1. See "The Rematch" (2x07) at 2:10:40.
  2. Matthew Mercer confirmed Victor's name on Twitter.
  3. Matthew Mercer tweeted Victor's age.
  4. See "The Rematch" (2x07) at 2:08:51.  Percy meets Victor for the first time.
  5. See "The Rematch" (2x07) at 2:14:29.  Percy and Samson agree on Victor's strangeness.
  6. See "Return to Vasselheim" (4x05).[citation needed]
  7. Matthew Mercer tweeted about creating Victor.


  1. Fan art of Victor, by Kit Buss (source).  Permission needed.
  2. Fan art of Victor, by Nicklas Andersson (source).  Permission needed.
  3. Fan art of Victor, by Andy Lee (source).  Permission needed.
  4. Fan art of Victor, by Andy Lee (source).  Permission needed.
  5. Fan art of Victor in "Return to Vasselheim" (4x05), by Der Krakel (source).  Permission needed.
  6. Fan art of Victor, cropped from original, by Wendy Sullivan Green (source).  Used with permission.