Victor "Tanque"[reference?] Rodriguez was the Carnales' primary enforcer. Like his Vice Kings counterpart, Anthony "Big Tony" Green, Victor's physical toughness was the stuff of urban legend.[reference?] He was said to have survived over a dozen Vice King drive-bys[when?] and his survival of a point-blank gunshot in one cutscene[which?] was not only a testament to his physical resilience, but also suggested that his black leather zippered vest was probably lined with Kevlar.
Victor Rodriguez first appeared at the end of the mission The Missing Shipment where he was seen discussing business with Los Carnales leader Hector Lopez. Hector soon received a phone called about what the 3rd Street Saints had done to their operations and ordered both Victor and his brother Angelo Lopez to "tear Saint's Row apart." Together Angelo and Victor led the first incursion into Saint's Row and although they managed to get away, the attack was ultimately foiled by the Saints.[mission?]
After the assassination of Hector , Victor supported Angelo[cutscene?] in his ascension as the new leader of the Carnales, even though Angelo lacked the same experience and effectiveness as his brother. He later tried to ambush The Protagonist and Dexter Jackson as they were making their way to a strip club in retaliation for Hector's death, but failed to catch them.[mission?]
Not ready to give in, Victor decides to lead a second incursion into Saint's Row in which he and his gang storm the Saints Row Church with the intent to kill everyone inside. While Los Carnales take the fight directly to the Saints, Victor patrols around the back of the church in his customized Bulldog. Once the Saints start to gain the upper hand, The Protagonist quickly exits the church and destroys Victor's vehicle. After this, the Saints gang up on Victor and after an intense shootout, he succumbs to multiple gunshot wounds and dies.Troy Bradshaw is later seen smugly lighting a cigarette off of the still burning remains of Victor, much to Dex's disgust.
Victor Rodriguez is unable to speak English throughout the whole of the story and can only speak Spanish.
In the mission "Meeting Orejuela", Victor chases The Protagonist away with his Bulldog. It can be destroyed, but Victor still survives this and continues to chase The Protagonist on foot, showing his extreme resistance to damage.