This is all about the icon. Check that out. See how tough Victor is? He's just sitting there while the guy takes out his eye with a spoon gouge. He's got his left hand free and in position to grab and crush the fella's nads, but he didn't. Like a good martyr, he was willing to submit and suffer for his faith.
Victor had been a soldier in Damascus, but he was denounced as a Christian. Having admitted to the charge, he was tortured, blinded, and then beheaded.