Dr. Victor Kureze was a former Niantic researcher and a physicist. Worked with Calvin in previous XM experiments. He would die in the Niantic Facility on April 21st, 2013 after interacting with the body of Roland Jarvis. He would later appear as Shards in the Portal Network during Abaddon. The Resistance would capture his shards during the Abaddon Anomaly in Hamburg. Due to the RES victory, he would re-awaken as a simulacrum at the end of Abaddon and is now out in the world.