Vector Breath (ベクターブレス,Bekutāburesu?) is a move used by Vector the Crocodile which first appeared in Sonic Heroes. When using this technique, Vector releases his powerful and putrid breath in all directions to damage his opponents with varying effects depending on Vector's level.
When performing Vector Breath, Vector falls down on his tail and balances on it slightly above the ground. Vector then puts his head down, facing forward, and does a 360-degree turn on his tail while using a powerful mouth breath that damages anything caught within its radius.
Level 1: Vector spins around on his tail while using his booming voice to create a concentrated, directed burst of soundwaves from his mouth. This move takes the shape of a stream of several colored musical notes being released.
Level 2: Vector spins around on his tail while spewing out fire from his mouth. Attack radius is slightly increased and the resulting damage dealt is about doubled.
Level 3: Vector spins around on his tail while blowing and spewing out several pink bubblegum bubbles into the air, which create small explosions upon contact with the enemy or after a few seconds. Attack radius and damage is at maximum.
To perform this technique in gameplay, the player must have Team Chaotix in Power Formation and must have finished performing the Fireball. Immediately after finishing using the Fireball, the player then has to press // to use the Vector Breath. While using the Vector Breath, the player can jump to prematurely end the move.
In SEGA Heroes, the Vector Breath returns as Vector's Star Skill in the game. In order to prepare the move, the player has to match four or more green tiles on the board to create a Star tile. Matching the Star tile will cause Vector to spit out three bubblegum bubbles at random enemies. The bubbles also fortify friendly Sword, Heart, Shield, or Clock tiles, preventing them from being matched and losing their effect. The damage caused by Vector Breath will increase based on the level.
In other media
In the anime series Sonic X, Vector uses the Vector Breath in the fight against Final Mova, breathing fire at the beast to prevent it from destroying the heroes' spaceship in the episode "The Light in the Darkness".
In the accompanying comic series, Vector also blows Dr. Eggman away using the Vector Breath while stuck in his mutated form.