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Don Victor Stracci was an old-fashioned Don from Staten Island, Victor had strong views on prostitution, believing it to be an immoral practice.
Role in the warEdit
Victor embraced the scheme of Don Emilio Barzini to unite against the Corleone family and force them into the heroin trade. He was present at the sitdown where the families convinced Don Vito Corleone to accept drug trafficking in his territory and guarantee peace. His family was seen as the weakest of Corleone's enemies at this point.
On the day of Michael Corleone's revenge, Victor was on his way to a peace conference. He was exiting an elevator with an associate when Peter Clemenza, who was about to enter the elevator, revealed a shotgun concealed in a flower case and proceeded to kill them both.
Personality and traitsEdit
Stracci is referred to as an old fashioned Don, like Vito Corleone, hence why he will not deal in prostitiution, but he was also shrewd enough to realise that he needed to accept drug trafficking due to the waterfront location of his operations.
In the novelEdit
In the novel, only Emilio Barzini and Phillip Tattaglia were killed at the baptism. Victor remained an ally of the Corleones, who sued for peace along with fellow survivor Ottilio Cuneo. He was also an old friend of Nick Geraci, who attempted to use Victor and Frank Greco as part of a plan to resign Michael Corleone from the Commission, but Victor relayed this information to Michael, who had Geraci executed. Also, the Don was known as Anthony Stracci, as opposed to Victor.