In this universe, Vince labored under (Anti-)Strauss, who wasn’t any better than his prime-verse counterpart--he just focused his efforts on the battleroids rather than the AIs he gave to ONI, and took a particular ‘liking’ to Vince. This proved fatal not only for him, but at least two-thirds of the crew; of the combat personnel, Vince spared only ten people: his fellow surviving second-gen battleroids, and Volker.
He was aided in his rebellion by fellow deserter Durandal, who only agreed to it after cracking under pressure.(Anti-)Durandal is somehow even worse than his counterpart at processing his guilt and sorrow; while Durandal Prime tried to shove it all down and not deal with or acknowledge it, Anti-Durandal believed that it was all deserved and let it bury everything else, if that makes sense. (He still gets real snippy if you press the matter)"