Victor Nieves was a scientist who joined Monarch 's expedition; backed by the military, onto the mysterious Skull Island . He was at first hesitant of flying through the dark and cumulous clouds ahead, afraid they would meet a certain demise. To his luck they survived nature's peril only to face an attack via King Kong. After surviving, he was left with James Conrad 's team and ventured into the depths of the island. After encountering the Natives of Skull Island, he along with others learned about the ancient history of Kong via Hank Marlow , a WW2 pilot who had crashed onto the sandy shores of Skull Island. After a good night's rest, he along with the rest of the team began fine tuning Marlow’s makeshift boat, which desperately needed it. With the help of Slivko and Conrad. They fine tuned the boat and prepared for their long trip away from the island of doom.
The group along with Nieves; cheered in celebration after hearing from Colonel Packard, but a flock of Leafwings swooped in and chose Nieves as their prey, lifting him into the air in a sudden motion and tearing him apart as his team could only watch in shock.