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Vector Shadow

Vector as he appears in Shadow the Hedgehog.

Vector the Crocodile (Bekutā za Kurokodairu) is a character from the Sonic the Hedgehog series and leader of the Chaotix detective team who debuted in the game Knuckles Chaotix. Vector is a large strong anthropomorphic crocodile. Vector's trademark is a set of headphones which he always listens to, even during missions.

HistoryEdit

After the events that had occurred on Carnival Island (AKA Knuckles Chaotix), The Chaotix went their separate ways and did their own little jig. However, after some years had passed by, Vector decided to start up his own Detective Agency. Upon contacting his fellows Espio and Charmy, the two agreed to come aboard for more excitement. However, Mighty had declined Vector's offer, for his own reasons. Once they had gotten together, the three settled their Agency in Central City, and have been answering what calls they managed to get ever since.

Sonic the HedgehogEdit

Vector was originally slated to be one of the characters in the scrapped Sonic the Hedgehog sound test, and is thus among the oldest of the Sonic characters alongside Sonic himself, Mighty and Eggman.

Knuckles' ChaotixEdit

Vector's first actual appearance was in Knuckles' Chaotix (simply Chaotix in Japan) for the Sega 32X. The Japanese manual states that after an island rises from the ocean depths, Vector travels there as he interpreted the islands sudden appearance from out of nowhere as a miracle from God. Upon arriving, he is captured by Doctor Eggman, who is building his Newtrogic High Zone base on the island, and the villain places Vector in the "Combi-Confiner". In the American manual, he is a friend of Knuckles the Echidna, and is captured as Eggman attacks "Carnival Island", out to steal its power source.

In both stories, Knuckles the Echidna arrives at the island in order to stop Eggman, and can choose Vector as a partner character after the initial training stage. Vector can do mid-air dashes and climb on walls.

Sonic HeroesEdit

The Chaotix surprisingly reappeared in Sonic Heroes, where Vector, Espio the Chameleon and Charmy Bee have created their own detective agency, with Vector being the leader of the group. They are hired by an anonymous character that contacts them via a walkie-talkie, and perform several missions for the voice after being promised a hefty reward. Throughout the game, Vector is the "power" member of Team Chaotix, and as such uses his strength to destroy obstacles and enemies.

In the end of their story, Team Chaotix rescue their client, who turns out to be Doctor Eggman (Which Vector had figured out but not revealed to Charmy or Espio), framed throughout the game by Metal Sonic. After Metal Sonic transforms into Metal Madness, Team Chaotix help out giving Team Sonic their collected Chaos Emeralds and by attacking Metal Madness's left side, buying time for Sonic, Tails and Knuckles to turn into their super forms and defeat him. After this, the Chaotix chase after the fleeing Eggman in order to get their payment.

Shadow the HedgehogEdit

In Shadow the Hedgehog, Vector works on an unknown case with the rest of the Chaotix. He appears in a few cutscenes throughout Story Mode and is mentioned by Charmy on one stage, but most notably he is a partner character on the Cosmic Fall stage. In that stage, Shadow goes to the Space Colony ARK where he runs into Vector, who is looking for the ARK's main computer room. The player can choose to help him or not, and if one does help him, Vector also appears in the boss fight against Black Doom. After Black Doom is defeated, he "reveals" that Shadow is just a failed experiment, and Shadow slowly walks away as Vector desperately tries to comfort him.

That ending is however only a possibility, and not canon to the storyline. In the real ending, Vector and the rest of the Chaotix are again on the ARK, where they accidentally activate a video created by Gerald Robotnik, which gives Shadow the determination he needs to defeat Black Doom once and for all.

Sonic RivalsEdit

Vector appears on two collectable cards in Sonic Rivals.

Sonic Rivals 2Edit

Vector appears in Sonic Rivals 2 as the main supporter.

Mario and Sonic at the Olympic GamesEdit

In Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games he appears as a Power-type characters, and has the following stats in the DS Version:

  • Speed: 1.5 out of 5
  • Power: 4.5 out of 5
  • Skill: 1.5 out of 5
  • Stamina: 4.5 out of 5
Vector Channel

Vector as he appears in artwork for Sonic Channel.

Sonic Chronicles: The Dark BrotherhoodEdit

Vector makes a cameo appearance working for G.U.N to gather clues about the Marauders.

PersonalityEdit

Vector is the head honcho of the Chaotix Detective Agency, and will take almost any job so long as the pay is right. He has a rough demeanor, and at times he is even downright rude, but deep down he's actually quite a kind soul, and has been known to occasionally do cases for free (such as finding children's lost toys). He often acts very goofy and childish. As stated in the Japanese Chaotix manual, he is, surprisingly, also quite religious.

AbilitiesEdit

Like most Sonic characters, Vector can curl up into a ball (Moreso a wheel) to jump on enemies, in a move known as the "spin jump". He is also known to be quite powerful, as he was the power team member in Sonic Heroes. He has some super speed, as seen in Chaotix, although he isn't as fast as Sonic or Shadow or even Espio. Vector can use bubbles blown up with bubblegum to slowly descend and is able to slam his body on the ground to cause massive damage. In Sonic Heroes, he can also hold and throw Espio and Charmy using his mouth, spit musical notes, fire exploding bubblegum, and can use his sharp teeth to bite through hard obstacles. He can also sing somewhat well, which he does during the Team Chaotix' Team Blast, "Chaotix Recital" though it could be argued that his singing is so bad that it destroyed the robots. He also was included in their theme "Team Chaotix", where he is mentioned and says "Brain damage!".


WeaknessesEdit

He can be rather clumsy quite often, and he's not exactly the best straightforward thinker, despite his current intelligence. He's also known to be very obnoxious.

RelationshipsEdit

FriendsEdit

FoesEdit

Other appearancesEdit

Sonic XEdit

In the anime Sonic X, Vector and the rest of the Chaotix play a very minor role in Season 2, only appearing in one episode. They were hired by Vanilla the Rabbit to find her daughter, Cream the Rabbit. After finding Cream at the Thorndykes' residence, they start to believe that Sonic kidnapped her, which couldn't be more wrong. After a failed sneak attack from Espio, Vector and Charmy get in a fight with Tails, Amy, Cream, and Ella. When Sonic comes in to see the fight, Vector calls him "Sonic the Kidnapper", but the fight ends when Vanilla arrives with Sonic. Vector is thanked by Vanilla for finding Cream and he gets confused when she thanks Sonic for taking care of Cream.

They play a much larger role in Season 3, where Vector and the Chaotix take supplies from Chris Thorndyke's parents to the Blue Typhoon, the warship that Tails built that Chris is aboard. When they arrived, they were attacked numerous times on the thought that they were evil Metarex aliens. After a understanding between Vector and others, they deliver Chris' stuff and Vector plans to catch Cream and bring her to their homeplanet. However, he captures Cosmo the Seedrian as well, and they end up back at the Blue Typhoon. Vector and the others soon leave without Cream. However, they get lost on the way back and meet up with the Typhoon's crew some time later.

The second time, they help Tails impress Cosmo, a girl Tails likes, as repayment for him fixing their ship, (Vector tried to render Knuckles unconscious and disguise him as a Metarex, with Espio holding him up invisible, for Tails to protect Cosmo from, which fails) and later appear to help fight the Metarex. Vector also seems to be in love with Vanilla the Rabbit.

ComicsEdit

In the Sonic the Hedgehog Archie Comic, Vector is a crazy punk who likes having things his way and listening to loud music. So loud are his "tunes" that he once single handily stopped the Dark Legion army in its tracks by turning his music volume up to its highest setting and pointing it at the enemy. Vector and Knuckles met some time after Knuckles' father left to join the Brotherhood of Guardians, and after a few tussles, the two became fast friends. Vector also somewhat disliked Knuckles' girlfriend Julie-Su for some time after her first appearance, but they later came to mutually respect each other. Together with Espio, he is one of the only Chaotix members featured in Mobius: 25 Years Later, where he has a son named Argyle.

In Fleetway's Sonic the Comic, he is the intelligent leader of the Chaotix crew and a close friend to the Omni-Viewer, with links to the Equionix Research Center. He acts as the basic straight man of the group and takes out enemies with his powerful jaws.

In the Archie Sonic X comic, Vector and the Chaotix appear in issue #10, when they help Vanilla the Rabbit find her daughter, Cream. They later disappeared without a trace. It's possible that they might appear in future issues.

VoicesEdit

  • Video games, Sonic X - Kenta Miyake (Japan)
  • Sonic Heroes - Marc Biagi (US)
  • Sonic X (Episode 39) - Jimmy Zoppi (US)
  • Shadow the Hedgehog, Sonic X (Episodes 59+) - Carter Cathcart (US). This is a controversial among fans, as many find Cathcart's voice very annoying and out of character, as opposed to the gruffer, New Yorker-accented voice Marc Biagi provided for the character.
  • Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games - present - Dan Green (US) (He also does the voice for Knuckles)

TriviaEdit

  • Vector's appearance has changed a lot since Knuckles Chaotix. In Chaotix, Vector was slightly taller and much skinnier. In his new design, he is considerably broader, especially in the chest.
  • In Shadow the Hedgehog, Vector has a jump sound that's notably different from every other character's. This game has also made him famous for the line "Find the computer room!"
  • In Sonic Heroes if Team Chaotix wins, Vector acts like a monkey by scratching himself.
  • Vector may be good playing basketball cause his wearing basketball shoes.

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