Originally, V wasn’t named V at all.
Instead, he was merely “Jackal.”
A warbot, based off of the mythological species “Jackalope-” He was never initially intended to wind up as a singer, or the pacifist he is today. His brother,a Spine named “Raptor,” too, was in that war- the both of them being somewhat designed around those animal motifs.
Jackal was deemed to be left behind due to attempting to protect his brother- as their Peter wanted to decommision him, use the parts for another bot… but a coworker of the scientist who made the ‘bots called them back- However, not before Raptor was MIA.
Jackal was returned unconcious in a crate, Peter Walter was livid, arguing with the boy named Michael who had the 'defected scrap’ returned, rather than letting them get a paycheck from the government to facilitate the creation of more robots.
In the feud, Michael quit his job, taking the defective automaton with him to fix up, even giving him that favorite color of his to cover old war wounds in Purple.
He’d leave behind the tag of 'Jackal’, and Michael would rename him him 'Violet.” The damage and scars of war left his vocoder glitched so badly that he could not pronounce his own name. Therefore, shortening it to 'V’ until he could get the money to repair the robot as best as he could.
Desperate, Michael began to sink low, he signed a job with the Beciles.
They demanded outrageous designs with confidential reasoning, Michael unable to ask what they were, but still he had to oblige. He created a machine that ran upon green matter- radiated the stuff.
This caused Michael to fall sick, rendering him unable to continue working- thus making the dreaded machine his final project. The product was finalized and since Michael could no longer work, they demanded Violet as payment to keep his house and home.
Of course he refused, causing the two to be forcefully captured. Michael was restrained, interrogated for information upon the Walters but he refused to speak even a word- both out of sturbbornness, and having forgot much of it due to the green matter affecting his mind.
The Beciles would send Violet to become a brothel worker for those with the kink of robotic males, many of which made the thin framed, innocent bot dress in feminine clothing… to the point that he was unsure how to take to male clothing later on.
Desperate for escape, the veteran bot broke from the hold, and against his own vow of peace… he had to murder men upon his way, finding Michael tortured and gutted in a chair- scarring that poor Rabbit for life.
Violet was eventually refound by the brothel, but instead of a second round they would sell him off for scrap. The shipment unintentionally ended up in another world, fallen through a portal and taken in by a certain bot and his brother: Gears ( coppergears ) and Static. ( staticspine )
Unknowingly, both “Raptor” and “Jackal” would have a reunion- The bot Vulture was truely that brother at heart. The two do not get along at all however, staying at opposite ends of that large home.
They have no memories of each other, only the brands upon their neck from the war could possibly confirm that familial link.