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Vector the Crocodile is an anthropromorphic crocodile, and leader of the Chaotix of the Chaotix Detective Agency.

History

The Search for Dr. Eggman

Mystic Jungle Flashback

Vector fighting a giant snake in Mystic Jungle.

After Dr. Eggman disappeared, the Chaotix Detective Agency started to search the doctor so they could ring him to justice. After finding anything in Imperial City the Chaotix found Orbot and Cubot and they interrogated them but the two robots didn't know anything about doctor's whereabouts. His computer told any escape plan so the group searched in Eggman's other bases, finding trouble: on the way Vector tangled with a giant snake in Mystic Jungle. (StH: #5)

After receiving an anonymous tip, the Chaotix finally found Eggman in a village, but it seemed that he was suffering an amnesia, he became a productive person for the residents gaining the name of "Mr. Tinker" and didn't remember anything about his evil deeds. Doubting of Eggman's condition now that he was good person the Chaotix had a new dilemma: wether or not if was right to penalize Eggman. (StH: #5)

Tinker and Town

Vector laughing along with Espio, Charmy, Sonic, Mr. Tinker, and the townsfolk.

Espio the Chameleon eventually brought Sonic to the village, so he could help the Chaotix to solve the problem. After Sonic got a look at the amnesiac Eggman, the blue blur started talking with Vector and the head of the village about what to do with him until a Badnik horde approached the village. The Chaotix engaged the Badniks while Sonic confronted Eggman. Soon after Sonic joined the Chaotix to clear the area, thought, he informed his friends that Eggman was terrified by his own robots. With the group believing now that Eggman was indeed a changed man, Charmy annoyed Vector with how the crocodile had doubted Eggman's change of heart. Settling afterward on leaving Eggman to his new life, Vector got ready to depart with his friends when Shadow and Rouge showed up to eliminate Eggman. (StH: #5)

Vector confronts Rouge

Vector questions Rouge.

When Sonic and Shadow began fighting, Vector and the Chaotix planned to help Sonic, only to see that they could not keep up with them. As a result, they turned their attention to Rouge, whom Vector blamed for Shadow's arrival. However, Rouge revealed that she was on their side. She informed them that Shadow was already looking for Eggman and would have hurt the Chaotix if they got in his way. As such, she gave the Chaotix the anonymous tip that led them to Eggman so they would have time to verify Eggman's situation and bring in Sonic before she "helped" Shadow find Eggman. Afterward, Vector and the Chaotix tried to stop Shadow from getting to Eggman, but failed. Fortunately, Shadow had been convinced by Sonic to talk to the amnesiac Eggman first. After Eggman showed Shadow that his "Eggman Land" was but an amusement park for children, Shadow and Rouge took their leave. (StH: #6)

Battle For Angel Island

Eventually, Vector and his teammates were called to Resistance HQ where they and the Resistance's other allies were informed that the Resistance needed their help to liberate Angel Island, which had been conquered by Neo Metal Sonic and turned into a flying fortress. To make matters worse, Neo had also secured the Master Emerald for himself on the island. Eventually, Vector was assigned to help two of the assembled group's factions with breaking the Egg Fleet's control over Angel Island while Sonic and Knuckles the Echidna confronted Neo. (StH: #9)

On the way to Angel Island, Vector spent time playing cards. Vector offered Knuckles the chance to join, but Knuckles was too upset about the situation with his island to play. As soon as their ship approached Angel Island however, the Egg Fleet shot it down. Fortunately, Vector and his allies got off the ship before it crashed. Landing on Angel Island, Vector was instructed to lead his team and do their thing. Soon after, Vector was busy fighting the island's Egg Pawns. Eventually, Vector and his team began focusing on destroying the right wing unit that had been attached to Angel Island, but they were unable to make much progress until Tails hijacked an Egg Fleet battleship and began bombarding the wing unit with it. As the wing unit fell apart, Vector was kept from falling off the island by Tangle the Lemur, who then carried him onboard the battleship that Tails had secured. Soon after on the bridge, Vector saw Master Overlord (Neo Metal Sonic further transformed) approach them. As the robot attacked the battleship, Vector joined his allies in a midair assault on Master Overlord, whom they forced closer to Angel Island, which itself was in free fall due to the absence of the Master Emerald, while Knuckles focused on removing the Master Emerald from Master Overlord's body. During the battle, Vector got shaken off Master Overlord, but was rescued by Silver the Hedgehog with his psychokinesis. Knuckles subsequently got the Master Emerald away from Master Overlord and brought it back to Angel Island, which returned the island to the sky while Master Overlord powered down to his normal Metal Sonic form. With the battle over, Vector was brought down on Angel Island where he collapsed from exhaustion. (StH: #9, #10, #11)

As everyone got ready to leave Angel Island onboard a repaired Egg Fleet battleship, Vector and his team went to see Amy Rose to collect their payment for their services, which included finding Dr. Eggman, uncovering the identity of the doctor's impersonator, and helping bring down Metal Sonic. Being unprepared for the request, Amy tried insisting that being part of the Resistance was its own reward. (StH: #12)

Appearance

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Vector the Crocodile

Vector is a large, tall, green-skinned crocodile with red scales down his back. Vector sports a bulky body; his stomach, as well as arms, are light green and his eyes, as well as the scales down his back, are vermilion. He wears small, black shoulder pads, white gloves with black-and-orange cuffs embellished with gold buckles, black shoes figured with white and orange colors, and a large gold chain around his neck. His wireless headphones are black and are somewhat chunky in design.

Personality

Vector is an accomplished detective who takes his profession very seriously, his agency's policy being to never leave a case half-done. He is also one of high moral standards, as he questioned whether it would be ethical or not to penalize Dr. Eggman after the doctor had seemingly lost his memories about his evil deeds and turned over a new leaf. While very heroic and more than willing to help out his friends and allies, Vector also has ambitions about getting rich as seen by his desire to get "hazard pay" for his and his colleagues' heroic efforts.

Vector is shown to have a short temper and aggressive manners that surface whenever he feels insulted or peeved, namely when Charmy annoys him.

Powers and abilities

Vector is in possession of extraordinary strength, being able to crush Badniks with his bare hands, keep a giant snake's mouth open using brute force, and fold metal sheets like paper. He likewise possesses incredible jaw strength, enough to easily chew through metal.

Relationships

Friends/Allies

Enemies

Background Information

  • Vector made his full debut in the SEGA 32X spin-off game Knuckles Chaotix, though an earlier version of the character appeared in official art for the scrapped "Sonic’s Band" concept from the original Sonic the Hedgehog game. Long after Chaotix, Vector returned in his current incarnation-along with his current Chaotix teammates-in Sonic Heroes.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 http://www.gameinformer.com/b/features/archive/2018/02/15/writer-ian-flynn-discusses-giving-the-sonic-comic-series-a-fresh-start.aspx?PostPageIndex=1
  2. IDW Sonic the Hedgehog Issue 5
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