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For other uses of the term, see Vector the Crocodile (disambiguation).

History

Sonic Heroes

Vector in his detective office.

In Sonic Heroes, Vector, Espio and Charmy have opened their very own detective agency. One day, Vector was listening to his music and relaxing in his office when Charmy bursts through the door with a parcel and rammed into Vector. A walkie-talkie fell out of the parcel right into Vector’s hands. Through the walkie-talkie, an unknown client asked for the Chaotix’s service, persuading Vector by promising to pay handsomely. When Espio expressed his doubts, Vector reminded him of their policy never to turn down paid work, and headed out with his team to begin the investigation.

At first, the client wanted to the test the Chaotix’s abilities by having them collect hermit crabs in Seaside Hill and free a Chao caged in Ocean Palace. There, they met Dr. Eggman in the Egg Hawk, who was furious at the team for destroying his robot armies, which Vector stated was a part of their job. At their client’s order, they defeated the machine and Dr. Eggman fled from the scene. About to enter Eggman’s territory next, Vector opposed Espio's suggestion to back out since they needed the job for rent payments. After destroying Eggman’s robots in Grand Metropolis and Power Plant upon orders from the client, Team Chaotix encountered Team Dark, who they suspected to be their client’s adversary, and began a brief fight with them.

Arriving in Casino Park, Vector stopped Charmy from playing at the slot machines before being assigned to a test of luck. After collecting ten V.I.P. chips in Bingo Highway to enter Dr. Eggman’s next hideout, the Doctor unleashed his Robot Carnival on them. After defeating the robots, the Chaotix infiltrated the terminal station in Rail Canyon and Eggman’s base in Bullet Station, where their client ordered them to destroy capsules containing secret weapons. Afterwards, the trio destroyed the Doctor's Egg Albatross before it could escape through the canyon, but when they found an Eggman dummy lying on the floor, their client claimed it being fake was obvious and urged them to head to Frog Forest. As Espio and Charmy wondered about their client's extensive knowledge of Eggman, Vector started to realize his true identity.

Vector growing suspicious of their client.

After being assigned to collect Chao scattered throughout Lost Jungle, Team Chaotix encountered Team Rose. Vector politely tried to ask Amy a question, but she turned him down, believing he wanted a date with her. As Vector sparked with anger, Espio told Team Rose to hand over Cheese, which caused Cream to believe the Chaotix were the kidnappers of Chocola, starting a fight. In Hang Castle, they discussed the prior misunderstanding until the client told them to find the keys to enter Mystic Mansion. After finding another way out of the mysterious castle, the Chaotix met Dr. Eggman who attacked with his Robot Storm. Upon seeing Eggman, Vector insulted him as a moustache moron, much to the dismay of the client.

Team Chaotix finally managed to get on board of the Egg Fleet. When Eggman attempted to intimidate them with his powerful armada, Vector stated his policies to always finish a job once started, and infiltrated the battleship with his colleagues. This led them to Final Fortress, where the client was held captive. After finding the keys to his cell, the Chaotix were confronted by Dr. Eggman in his Egg Emperor. After defeating the Egg Emperor, Eggman melted in a metallic liquid, and Vector concluded he was a fake the whole time. Afterwards, Vector and his friends accessed the cell, confirming their client to be the real Dr. Eggman. Though Eggman was surprised he knew it all along, Vector remarked it was part of being a good detective. As they accused Eggman of fooling them, the doctor told them he never intended to trick them and promised to pay handsomely once he conquered the world. Vector, however, had enough of false promises and prepared to beat Eggman.

After beating Eggman, the Chaotix learned from Eggman that he was locked up in the room by Metal Sonic to seize control of the Eggman Empire and then the world. Team Chaotix and Dr. Eggman later arrived in time to watch the robot's transformation to Metal Madness, and Vector’s team agreed to buy Team Sonic some time by distracting the metallic monstrosity. Despite their efforts, however, Metal Madness was able to complete its transformation into Metal Overlord. After a super transformed Team Sonic had defeated Metal Sonic, Vector was about to close their case when Charmy reminded him of their outstanding payment. Vector angrily spotted Dr. Eggman just as he tried to sneak away and the three of them chased after him.

Shadow the Hedgehog

In Shadow the Hedgehog, Vector and Team Chaotix were working on a case surrounding Gerald Robotnik, G.U.N. and the project of the ultimate life form, although Vector was not willing to share its details.

Prison Island

Shortly after the Black Arms' invasion had begun, Vector sent Charmy to Prison Island to locate five secret discs from G.U.N..

Mad Matrix

As a part of their investigation, the Chaotix headed to Dr. Eggman's base. There, Vector would rush Espio as he tried to hack Eggman's computer while silencing Charmy's bugging until Shadow unexpectedly entered. Knowing his past with Eggman, Vector asked for help from Shadow, who opened the portal to Mad Matrix. Vector then had Espio follow Shadow into cyberspace and get the info they sought from the databases.

Cosmic Fall

Vector and Shadow facing Black Doom.

Later on-board the ARK as it was being attacked by the Black Arms, Vector searched for the main computer room when he came across Shadow, and requested his aid for finding said computer room before the ARK would collapse from the damage it was sustaining from the attack by the Black Arms.

In the Hero scenario where Shadow helps Vector, the duo found the computer room, only to meet Black Doom there, who manipulated Shadow into thinking that he was an evil experiment. Vector told Shadow not to believe Black Doom and focus on defeating him instead, aiding Shadow in the following fight. While they won, Shadow still believed Black Doom's words and felt guilt for the tragedies he had caused despite Vector trying to convince him otherwise.

In the Dark scenario where Shadow came to the Space Colony to find a Chaos Emerald, Vector showed up to support Shadow when he was attacked by Dr. Eggman in his Egg Dealer.

Last Story

The Chaotix, trying to hack the ARK's main computer.

In the last story, Vector, Espio and Charmy had found the ARK’s main computer which they tried to hack. Worried about losing their data, Vector had Espio do the computer work while keeping Charmy from disturbing him. However, Charmy lost his patience and rammed the computer. This resulted in the Chaotix getting access to a video by Gerald Robotnik which played all around the world and gave Shadow the determination to defeat the Black Arms once and for all.

Sonic Rivals 2

In Sonic Rivals 2, Vector ordered Espio to tail Silver the Hedgehog, who the crocodile suspected to be responsible for the Chao disappearances and wanted Espio to find some evidence. After having some communication problems, Vector reappeared at the end of the story to ask if Silver was indeed behind the Chao disappearances, which Espio confirmed. Having already spent their client's money for rental payments, Vector was mad at Espio for not having collected any evidence and furiously yelled at his co-worker only to realize he already left.

Sonic Free Riders

Vector participating in the World Grand Prix.

In Sonic Free Riders, Vector entered King Doc's World Grand Prix alongside Amy and Cream as a member of Team Rose, having accepted Amy's offer to join them and get half of the prize money. Unfortunately, Amy hired him only half an hour before the opening ceremony, and Vector only arrived during the opening ceremony to register Team Rose for the Grand Prix. Amy blamed Vector for their late arrival, but they were relieved to be entered anyway.

Their first opponents turned out to be Team Heroes, who did not treat them like serious contenders and were surprised when Team Rose won every single round. However, Knuckles told Vector he would not get far with his brute force, enraging the crocodile. Their quarrel was overheard by Team Babylon, who compared the situation to kindergarten until Amy stopped the trash talk, declaring Vector as the team's only useless kid. After their victory against the Babylon Rogues, Vector started fantasizing about the prize money and all the meals he would eat, indicating he could not afford any dinner lately. His dreams were interrupted by Team Dark, promising to send them home empty-handed. With the beginning of the final round, Team Rose's series of victory continued, and Vector talked about finally being able to pay off his debts to "Big Louie" and "Small Louie". Amy and Cream asked him to concentrate on the competition, but Vector stated thinking about money would get him motivated and reminded Amy once again of their agreement, leading them into another argument until Cream told them to stop. Vector apologized and caught sight of the overheated E-10000B. After winning against Team Dark in the final race, E-10000B was too damaged to race, and Vector pointed out that would disqualify the opponents. Unfortunately, the disqualification made the prior race invalid, meaning Vector, Amy and Cream had to face Shadow and Rouge alone one more time. Despite the disappointment causing even more controversy among Team Rose, they were able to win once again, making them the champions of the Grand Prix. While Amy left for a date with Sonic and Cream hurried to get her back, Vector stayed behind to collect the cash prize by himself.

Over the course of the Championship, Team Rose had their own set of defeats. When facing Team Heroes in Dolphin Resort, Vector angered Amy already when entering by interrupting her talk about fate by saying everyone knew she followed Sonic to the Grand Prix. Sonic and Knuckles did not take Team Rose seriously, and despite Vector's eagerness to beat them, eventually lost.

As Team Rose challenged Team Babylon in Metropolis Speedway, Storm made fun of Vector for being broke, raising Omochao's sympathy for the crocodile. They ended up losing, but Wave was not surprised as she said it would be hard to compete in a race while having to babysit.

Vector, Amy and Cream also were unsuccessful taking on Team Dark in the final round in Forgotten Tomb. However, Team Rose was more worried about E-10000B's condition, and Vector warned Rouge the prize could not be worth so much as to put it over her own teammate. When the robot eventually broke down, Vector pointed out Team Dark's disqualification and tried to stop Rouge and Shadow in a final race, though he was still disappointed about losing a chance to the prize money.

In the end, every team seemed to have achieved an equal number of victories. When the teams came to the awards ceremony however, King Doc announced another finale against the "ultimate Gear-jockey" robot. Vector had enough of his lies, but joined the race. Afterwards, Dr. Eggman, no longer under disguise, revealed he used E-10000B robots to collect all the riders' data to create the ultimate Extreme Gear. Unwilling to go home broke, Vector as well as the others accepted his challenge. Upon Dr. Eggman's defeat, E-10000B exploded and revealed Metal Sonic, who had used the collected data for himself and challenged Sonic to a race, which Vector and the others watched. As it turned out, Dr. Eggman had no prize money to begin with, and Vector was depressed to find out all his work was for free. Cream felt sorry for him, but Amy said he should be thankful since it would not be every day one was able to race with two cuties like them.

Sonic Colors

Vector meeting Sonic and Tails on Planet Wisp.

In the Nintendo DS version of Sonic Colors, Vector and the Chaotix were sent to Planet Wisp to investigate Dr. Eggman's Incredible Interstellar Amusement Park, their primary target being finding Dr. Eggman. Sonic and Tails first encountered Vector on the third mission of Planet Wisp, waiting for Espio and Charmy, whom he had sent on patrol. When Vector caught sight of Sonic and Tails, he asked them to leave claiming he was busy, but Sonic teased him saying he never thought the Chaotix ever were. Before Vector was able to voice his outrage, however, Charmy arrived to report an attraction that seemed fishy to him. Although Vector worried the Chaotix would not be allowed to collect their reward, he allowed Sonic to check the ride out for them. Afterwards, however, it became clear Charmy's lead brought them nowhere, a result Vector did not seem surprised about, who instead wondered about Espio's whereabouts. The chameleon immediately reported to his boss, stating he was with them all the time, and Vector laughed at his colleague's inconspicuousness when he realized they had all ignored him.

Vector later seemingly gave up on finding Eggman on Planet Wisp, asking Sonic if he had any other jobs to offer, and left the amusement park with Espio and Charmy some time before its destruction.

Sonic Generations

In the console/PC version of Sonic Generations, Vector attended and helped prepare Sonic’s surprise birthday party. As the party began, however, the Time Eater suddenly appeared and Vector was sucked into one of the Time Eater's Time Holes and ended up in White Space, where he was turned into a statue due to the Time Eater's effects.

Vector telling Sonic about his hunch.

Eventually, Vector was restored to normal by Sonic and Classic Sonic, whom he told his suspicion that someone was controlling the Time Eater. When the Sonics confronted the Time Eater, which was revealed to be controlled by Dr. Eggman and Classic Eggman, Vector arrived at the battle with the others and cheered on both Sonics, allowing them both to transform into Super Sonics. When the Sonics defeated the Time Eater, Vector and the others were sent back to the present. Resuming the celebration, Vector later waved goodbye to Classic Sonic and Classic Tails as they returned to their own world.

Sonic Forces

Vector fighting Eggman's army.

In Sonic Forces, Vector and his colleagues were alongside those who formed the Resistance after Dr. Eggman defeated Sonic (and seemingly killed him) and took over the world. At some point after the takeover, Vector and the Chaotix would organize a town's forces until Eggman invaded it a few days later. Vector ordered everyone to their positions, including a rookie soldier who he requested to shore up their defenses. The rookie was unsuited for heavy lifting however, leaving an annoyed Vector to do it himself. When Eggman's robots then forced their way into the village, Vector and his allies faced them head-on. Frantically, Vector requested for someone to use the artillery cannon to shoot at Eggman's battleship. Luckily, the rookie managed to cripple Eggman's ship and invasion force with it, forcing him to retreat for the time being. Vector then happily called for a break and congratulated the rookie on his victory before making plans for an evacuation.[10]

Several months later, with the war still on-going, a frustrated Vector met up with the Resistance's other core members at their headquarters, discussing how people have become too terrified to fight back without Sonic to give them encouragement and hope. He was then introduced to their newest recruit before learning that Sonic was being held hostage at the rebuilt Death Egg, so Vector and the others went to the Spaceport in the Chemical Plant to steal a shuttle from there. However, Eggman soon found out about their rescue plan and launched an ambush while on their way to the orbital prison. Luckily, the group still managed to find Sonic and escaped.

The Chaotix later fought Eggman's forces at Seaside Hill before coming over to Park Avenue and helping secure an escape route for civilians. Soon, they learned of Eggman's plan to eliminate the Resistance in only three days, and while again leading the defense in the city, Vector's group was attacked by an army of mass-produced Death Egg Robots and Shadow, who turned out to be a replica created by the Phantom Ruby. As Sonic engaged the replicas, Vector joined Knuckles' Operation Big Wave, a large-scale assault launched at Eggman's headquarter at Metropolis. Unfortunately, Infinite was waiting for the Resistance and activated the Phantom Ruby, wiping out over 80% of the heroes' forces in the confusion. Forced to regroup, the Resistance launched another plan to destroy the Death Egg, the largest power supply for the Phantom Ruby.

The Resistance watching the illusionary sun closing in.

Thanks to the Sonics' cooperation, the Death Egg eventually exploded and the Resistance prepared their final attack on Dr. Eggman's central tower, believing the Phantom Ruby's power to be gone. As they fought their way through the army of replicas, Eggman finally launched his plan: Using the Phantom Ruby's back-up power source, he would drop the sun on the Resistance, killing them all. Vector watched in despair as the Rookie tried to utilize the last Phantom Ruby prototype to neutralize the effect, which the Rookie accomplished in the last second. The battle eventually turned in favour of the Resistance, and Vector and the others followed the Phantom Ruby's signal, trying to find the entrance to the underground back-up power source. As Classic Sonic found an entrance and Sonic and the Rookie traced down the reactor, the others continued the battle. However, Vector found himself surrounded by more and more replicas after the reactor's destruction, as Eggman revealed it was just a decoy: he incorporated the actual Phantom Ruby into his Death Egg Robot. However, Sonic, Classic Sonic and the Rookie managed to destroy the robot and Eggman's army finally vanished.

Vector and the others celebrated their victory, and later watched as Classic Sonic was sent back to his own dimension. The friends then followed Sonic's example and set out to rid the world of all traces of Eggman's reign, bringing it back to its old state. At a last meeting in the Resistance headquarters, Knuckles disbanded the Resistance as the Avatar announced their departure. Vector complimented the Rookie for staying with the resistance until the end. The friends then agreed with Tails that even though they were going back to their old lives, they would be friends forever and keep working together to restore the world.

Team Sonic Racing

In Team Sonic Racing, Vector was contacted by Tails, who requested Team Chaotix to investigate Dodon Pa, a strange Tanuki who invited Team Sonic and Team Rose to participate in a dangerous racing competition in cars he created. Tails suspected him to be working with Eggman and wanted the Chaotix Detective Agency to look into who he was, what his background was, and if he was working with Eggman or not. Vector sent Espio and Charmy to perform a secret background investigation on him while Vector snuck into the competition to spy on their target and directly gain information. Upon arrival, he met up with Silver the Hedgehog and Blaze the Cat, who were invited by Dodon Pa. Vector convinced them to join the competition and form Team Vector with him, using the prize money as a cover for his motivation to participate while also partially wanting to win the money for real.

Vector racing in the Beat Monster.

While waiting for their next race, Team Vector were radioed by Tails, who instructed them to join Team Sonic and Team Dark on the racetrack in order to help them take down Dr. Eggman, who had intruded on the two teams' race in order to compete against them on his own as a "special guest". Being bored of waiting for the next race and refusing to let Eggman win, Vector gladly answered the call. On the racetrack, Vector helped get Blaze into position using the Skim Boost. He then joined forces with the rest of Team Vector, Knuckles, Tails, Rouge, Omega and Team Rose. Together, they surrounded Eggman on the racetrack before delivering a massive beatdown on the doctor with their combined Wisp power-ups. However, Dodon Pa was too busy watching Eggman's beating to see who crossed the finish line first.[11]

Vector continued to participate in several races during the competition with his team, secretly sending any information he or Espio and Charmy obtained to Tails. While working together, Blaze eventually figured out Vector was lying about his motives and confronted him, and the crocodile confessed to his team about the Chaotix's investigation on Dodon Pa, adding he was focused on winning the race regardless.

Vector finding out the truth about Dodon Pa.

As the competition got more brutal, Vector received his follow-up report from Espio, revealing that Dodon Pa was the President of Donpa Motors and the king of a planet called Donpa Kingdom. Dodon Pa confirmed he was hosting the competition to further his research on the Ultimate Energy Engine, planning to use it for philanthropic reasons. As such, the racers deemed Dodon Pa trustworthy.

Soon after, the heroes learned from Big that Eggman had kidnapped Dodon Pa and brought him to the Final Fortress. Wanting to rescue Dodon Pa, Vector and co. went to the Final Fortress. There, Eggman had them compete in a number of races with Team Eggman and his army of Eggpawns in exchange for Dodon Pa, not knowing Eggman was using them to gather the Ultimate Team Energy needed to finish the Ultimate Energy Engine. Once the engine was complete, Eggman stole it from Dodon Pa and incorporated it into his Death Egg. Vector and his crew subsequently faced the Death Egg, and beat it in a race. However, the Death Egg soon after went crazy and drove into the Final Fortress's core. As the Final Fortress crashed, Vector and his companions were forced to abandon their cars and evacuate the airship while Team Sonic saved Dodon Pa. Down on the ground, Vector was reunited with Team Sonic when they arrived with Dodon Pa. Just as the Grand Prix seemed over since the cars had been destroyed when the Final Fortress crashed, Dodon Pa decided to give everyone new cars, thus allowing Vector and his friends to race once more.

Other game appearances

Knuckles' Chaotix

Vector in the Newtrogic High Zone.

Vector's first actual appearance was in Knuckles' Chaotix for the Sega 32X. In the English manual, he is described as one of Knuckles the Echidna's friends often seen either jamming to his headset tunes or "investigating" the local food courts, who was captured when Dr. Robotnik attacked Carnival Island, planning to steal its energy source known as the Power Emerald. The Japanese manual instead states that after an unnamed island rose from the ocean depths, Vector traveled there independently since he interpreted the island's sudden appearance as an act of God. Upon arriving, the crocodile was captured and placed in the Combi Catcher by Dr. Robotnik, who was building his Newtrogic High Zone base on the island.

Soon after, Knuckles arrived on the island and freed Vector, who then teamed up with the echidna as well as Espio the Chameleon, Charmy Bee and Mighty the Armadillo to stop the Doctor's plans and destroy his theme park. After they defeated Dr. Robotnik in all five of Newtrogic High Zone's attractions, Metal Sonic fused with the Stage Select machine and used its numerous weapons to stop the group. Vector and the others were able to destroy the machine and damage Metal Sonic in the process, and the robotic doppelganger fled back to his creator, who transformed his Special Ring into a Dark Ring. The heroes were then confronted by a huge, red, monstrous robot. In a final battle, Vector and co. destroyed the beast and with the power of the six Chaos Rings, freed the island from Robotnik's influence for good.

Sonic Gems Collection

In Sonic Gems Collection, Vector appears in various screenshots from Sonic Heroes, as well as in artwork from Knuckles' Chaotix that can be looked at in the Museum section of the game.

Sonic Rivals

Vector appears on two collectible cards in Sonic Rivals.

Mario & Sonic series

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games

Rough-and-tumble Vector is a crocodile that loves money, which means he wants that gold medal more than anything. With incredible power skills, he'll perform well in the throwing events and, given his unique swimming stroke, can excel in the pool as well.

Vector the Crocodile's profile, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games website

In Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, Vector appears as one of the playable characters in both the Wii and Nintendo DS version of the game. He has an unique swimming stroke, the "Crocodile Paddle", and uses an attack resembling Hammer Down as his special attack for Dream Table Tennis.

In both versions of the game, Vector has the following characteristics and icons:

Icon Ability Type Stats Emblem
VectorOlympicGames icon.PNG Power Vector-Stats.png Vector Olympics Emblem.png

In the Mission Mode in both the Wii and Nintendo DS versions of the game, Vector has to beat a set of five missions, which will unlock a final mission. Clearing all six missions will award the player with the Vector Emblem. These missions include:

  • Wii:
    • 100m Freestyle: Aim for the specified time! - Finish with a time between 48 and 51 sec.!
    • Single Sculls: Beat your rival! - Finish before Bowser! (Your overall place doesn't matter.)
    • 4x100m Freestyle: Finish in the specified placing! - Finish in 2nd place!
    • Dream Table Tennis: Beat your rival! - Defeat Yoshi!
    • Skeet: Shoot the fast targets! - Shoot down 3 or more targets that are flying at high speed!
    • Dream Race: Finish in the specified placing! - Finish in 2nd place!
  • Nintendo DS:
    1. 100m Freestyle - Finish in 2nd place, within 50 seconds!
    2. Hammer Throw - Perform a GREAT throw!
    3. Trampoline - Earn GOOD ratings 8 times in your performance!
    4. Fencing - Individual épée - Overcome a 5-point handicap and win!
    5. Dream Canoe - Use items on all of your opponents.
    6. Dream Table Tennis - Beat Bowser when he's in top condition!

in both the Wii and Nintendo DS versions of the game, the player can also earn the Vector Crown by getting all gold and 1st medals using Vector.

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games

Vector the Crocodile is large and strong, and heads the Chaotix Detective Agency. Vector's Head Slide ability on the Wii and DS, and Gum Balloon ability on the DS will put him toe-to-toe with the other contestants as he goes for #1!

Vector the Crocodile's profile, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games website

Crocodile who heads the Chaotix Detective Agency with an upbeat attitude. Physically strong and quick to speak his mind, he is a surprisingly clear thinker.

Vector the Crocodile's profile, Sonic Series Character Book

In Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games, Vector is a playable character in both the Wii and Nintendo DS version of the game. In the Wii and Nintendo DS version, Vector also has the special skill, the Head Slide, which he can use in certain events to gain speed. He can as well use an ability called Hammer Shot in the Dream Ice Hockey and the Fever Hockey event. In the Rocket Ski Jump event, he can accelerate by using Gum Balloon.

In both versions of the game, Vector has the following characteristics and icons:

Icon Skill Type Stats Special Skill Emblem
Wii DS
M&S London 2012 - Vector Icon.png Power Vector-Wii-Stats.png Vector-DS-Stats.png Vector flag.jpg

In the Wii version of the game, a Mii costume based on Vector can be unlocked in the game after winning five gold or/and 1st place medals in any Olympic/Dream Events with Vector and then buying the costume in the boutique.

Vector answering Charmy's quiz mini-game.

In Adventure Tours mode on the Nintendo DS version of the game, Vector appears as one of the unlockable characters who can take part in the mode's sports events. Vector himself first appears in Icepeak. Toad wonders how unusual it is to see a crocodile in such a cold place and calls for him, and a terrified Vector tells him not to shout like that. He greets Sonic and the rest of the gang, but quickly became curious about the 'big fella’. After a short conversation about music, Vector challenges Donkey Kong to a Short Track 500m race in honor of their first meeting. After Donkey Kong’s victory, Vector admits Team Chaotix came to investigate Whitestones, but he skipped out on work as he prefers to practice for the Short Track event. To have an excuse in front of Espio and Charmy for interrupting his own investigation, he joins the player's team.

When Toad recalls how somebody asked for him earlier, Vector shamefully remembers having abandoned Charmy in Cubyrinth, so he asks the group to head there next. On the way they meet Espio, whom Toad unintentionally informs about how Vector was skipping out on work. Espio is angry at him for neglecting his duties, but is willing to finish their research alone. Later in Cubyrinth, Charmy does not believe it is the real Vector and refuses to open the gate, much to Vector's annoyance, but then remembers the password is a quiz about the Olympic Games. After Vector completes the "Quiz Time!" mini-game, in which Vector must answer questions based on real and Dream Winter Olympic sports and the islands of the Snow Spirits correctly within 45 seconds, Charmy opens the gate and is glad to see his friend again. Vector then continues his adventure with the group, eventually taking on Dr. Eggman and Bowser in Blitzland to stop their plan of taking over the Olympic Winter Games.

Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games

Rough-and-tumble Vector is a crocodile that loves money, which means he wants that Gold Medal more than anything. With incredible Power skills, he'll perform well in the throwing events, and given his unique swimming stroke, can excel in the pool as well.

Vector the Crocodile's profile, Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games, website

In Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games, Vector appears as one of the playable characters in both the Wii and Nintendo 3DS version of the game. In the Wii version, Vector also has the special skill, the Head Slide, which he can use in certain events to gain speed. Like in the first game, he also has an unique swimming stroke, this time called "Gator style".

In this game, across both versions, Vector has the following characteristics and icons:

Icon Skill Type Stats (Wii) Class (3DS) Special Skill Flag
M&S London 2012 - Vector Icon.png Power Vector stats.png Wild Ones Head Slide Vector flag.jpg

In the Wii version of the game, Vector also appears as an interactable character in London Party Mode. Here, the player can speak to him on two different occasions in order to play minigames and earn stickers. In the first minigame, Vector offers stickers to the winner of a Point-Based Shell Showdown. On the second occasion, Vector ends up initiating a 2-on-2 Tablet Tussle minigame where the players must bring a stone tablet back to the British Museum. Also, a Mii costume based on Vector can be unlocked in the game by either winning it through a Scratch Card or paying ten blank cards.

Vector challenging Bowser.

In the Nintendo 3DS version, Vector belongs to the Wild Ones class and can only take part in sports events selected for this group. In the game's story mode, Vector and Knuckles were summoned by Espio and Charmy before the Olympics, who were actually a Dry Bones and a Lakitu in disguises that a Magikoopa had put on them. As a result, Vector and Knuckles were lured into a sports hall, where the Magikoopa stunned them by summoning a Chain Chomp and Piranha Plant. Due to the attack, Vector and Knuckles were not in top condition for the sports disciplines that Bowser challenged them to, and thus lost to him. However, when they fully recovered, they failed to catch Bowser because his minions stopped them. When the Phantasmal Fog later covered London, Vector and Knuckles caught up with Bowser and challenged him when he tried to fight Sonic. After defeating Bowser, Knuckles destroyed one of the Fog Machines, thus clearing the Horse Guards Parade of the fog. The two were then left to keep watch over Bowser, who ultimately turned out to be a three-dimensional hologram. Sometime after, the Phantasmal Fog returned to London, but stronger than ever. However, Vector and Knuckles, with the help of Donkey Kong, managed to clear out the fog at the Horse Guards Parade, which was later reported to Sonic and Mario as their way of supporting the duo during their final showdown with Dr. Eggman and Bowser. Vector then asked Donkey Kong to join Team Chaotix, but Donky Kong declined the offer as he preferred to stick with his bananas. After everything had been resolved, Vector came to the opening ceremony for the Olympic Games.

In the Nintendo 3DS version of the game, a badge of Vector can also be obtained from the badge machine.

Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games

In Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, Vector appears as one of the playable characters. In this game, Vector has a new special skill replacing the Head Slide which he can use in certain events to gain speed.

In this game, Vector has the following characteristics and icons:

Icon Skill Type Special Skill Biography Flag
M&S London 2012 - Vector Icon.png Power Head Slide With a love of all things gold, this crafty croc will use his impressive strength to snag as many Gold Medals as possible. Vector flag.jpg

In Legends Showdown, Vector is on the third team, along with Shadow, Luigi and Princess Daisy. Also, a Mii costume based on Vector can be unlocked in the game by getting a perfect at least fourteen times in a single Snowboard Slopestyle match.

Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

In Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Vector appears as a playable character in the Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, and arcade version of the game.

In the Wii U version of the game, Vector is available from the beginning and playable in all events. Also, a Mii costume set based on Vector can be unlocked in the game by completing Vector's Carnival Challenge. However, it must be collected in two separate parts, each with their own stat changes.

In the Wii U version of the game, Vector has the following characteristics, description and icons:

Icon Skill Type Stats Playable Event(s) Biography Flag
Power Speed Technique
Mario Sonic Rio Vector Icon.png Power 8 3.5 6.5 All events This crafty croc leads the Chaotix Detective Agency. Vector may speak in a rough tone and he may not sweat the details, but uses his powers of deduction to solve any case with dignity and respect. Vector is a true leader with dreams of becoming rich, but is perpetually broke since he often takes jobs that help people but don't pay. There's a strong possibility he'll be competing in the Olympic Games on an empty stomach. Mario Sonic Rio Vector Flag.png

In the Road to Rio mode in the Nintendo 3DS version of the game, Vector appears as one of the trainers at Sonic's gym. In Mario's story, Princess Peach asked Vector to investigate potential ghost sightings after rumours started spreading at Copacabana, distracting athletes and tourists and disrupting the Olympic Games. Peach later tried finding Vector at Sonic's gym, but thanks to Espio learned that he was working on a case in Maracanã. When the newest athlete of Mario's gym met Vector there, the detective revealed two of the alleged ghosts were actually Roy Koopa sleeping on the beach and Diddy Kong falling out of a tree, and while unable to shut down the rest of the sightings, presumed they were mix-ups as well (they were later revealed to be Mario keeping watch for Bowser at night). He then supported Mario's gym member in the finale in the Golf event and spotted Bowser running to the bus stop afterwards, having stolen the athlete's gold medals after losing.

In Sonic's story, Amy reached out to Vector worrying about Sonic's whereabouts, and his intel soon led them to Deodoro, where Blaze spotted the hedgehog running up a mountain near the airport. Upon looking there himself, Vector concluded Sonic had already left Deodoro, but noticed a mechanical hum coming from the mountains. Soon, machines all over Rio started acting up and Vector received reports of people's phones not working, and learned from E-123 Omega that an unidentified electronic signal was causing the problems. Sonic and Tails eventually found the source: an Eggman factory in the mountains of Deodoro the Doctor used to interfere with electronic devices and brainwash two boys in Mario and Sonic costumes in order to start rumours about the two gyms becoming enemies and ruining the competition. Upon entering the factory however, the gate sealed behind Sonic, and Tails ran back to Copacabana to ask his gym mates for help. Vector then assisted in tracking down Jet, whom they needed to pick the lock of the factory door, and learned he was headed for Maracanã to watch the preliminaries of the Football event. After Mario, Sonic and the new athlete successfully foiled Bowser and Eggman's plan, Vector and everyone else headed to the stadium to celebrate and dance at the Carnival.

In the Nintendo 3DS version of the game, Vector is available from the beginning and has the following characteristics:

Artwork Stats Playable Event(s) Challenged in Road to Rio?
Vector the Crocodile 2013.png Rio2016Stats3DSVector.png
  • Golf
  • Table Tennis

In the arcade edition of the game, Vector belongs to the main roster of characters. However, in the Japanese arcade version, he needs to be unlocked using the Aime card functionality. In this version, Vector has the following characteristics:

Icon Skill Type Stats Recommended Event(s)
Power Speed Technique
M&S London 2012 - Vector Icon.png Power 8 5 5
  • Hammer Throw
  • 100m Freestyle Swimming

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

In Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, Vector is a playable character in both the Nintendo Switch and arcade version version of the game. In the latter, he was added to the game on 3 September 2020.[12]

Vector agreeing to help Tails and Luigi, from Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

In the Nintendo Switch version of the game, Vector appears as one of the characters in the story mode. In this mode, while competing in Discus Throw at the Olympic Stadium, Vector met Tails and Luigi, with the latter explaining that Sonic, Mario, Dr. Eggman, Bowser and Toad had all been trapped inside the Tokyo '64 gaming system. Although Vector agreed to the seriousness of it all, he refused to fulfill Tails' request of helping them find Dr. Eggman Nega and Bowser Jr. who had the Tokyo '64, unless he was paid a fee or had a competitor for Discus Throw. Tails agreed to the latter, and competed against Vector. Afterward, Vector agreed to help, and began getting help from others to gather info. As a start, he tried enlisting Toadette. When she revealed that she had no clue where Eggman Nega and Bowser Jr. were though, Vector instead asked her to join them in their search, which she accepted after competing in an event with Silver. Afterward, Vector had everyone split up in order to find Eggman Nega and Bowser Jr. Eventually, Vector found the two bad guys and had Eggman Nega analyse the Tokyo '64, with Tails and Luigi eventually catching up to them. When Eggman Nega decided to bring out Zazz to have some fun with the heroes while he analyzed the device however, Vector decided to take Zazz on to cure his boredom. In the end, Vector won. When Eggman Nega returned though, he stated that there was no way to get the trapped people out of the Tokyo '64. Not believing this, Vector told him to try again, which made Eggman Nega remember that gold medals had an effect inside the game. This prompted everyone to go off in search of gold medals. When Bowser Jr. tried to steal some however, Vector stepped in to stop him. However, their argument was interrupted by Princess Peach.

Later, Bowser Jr. ran off with the Tokyo '64. When the heroes found him, he refused to hand it over unless they beat him in an event. Stepping up, Vector beat Bowser Jr. After getting the Tokyo '64 back however, Vector and the crew noticed that it was running out of battery. Vector and Tails subsequently deduced that this meant their friends and enemies would disappear forever if the battery ran out. While Tails and Luigi left to find the Excitement Battery for the Tokyo '64, Vector stayed with Eggman Nega to ensure the Tokyo '64 did not die on them. After everyone had gotten out of the gaming system and the scores had been settled with the villains, the Olympics were ready to commence.

In the Nintendo Switch version of the game, Vector is only playable in the 2020 events and has the following characteristics:

Artwork Skill Type Biography Wears unique clothing
between events
Vector Tokyo.png Power The head of the Chaotix Detective Agency. He has a sharp mind and a sharp tongue, but is also an optimist with a compassionate heart.

In the arcade version of the game, Vector is only playable in the 2020 events and has the following characteristics and icons:

Icon Skill Type Stats Wears unique clothing
between events
Power Speed Technique
Mario Sonic Rio Vector Icon.png Power 8 5 5

Super Smash Bros. series

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

In Super Smash Bros Brawl, Vector appears as a collectable Sticker:

Image Name Page ID Area of Effect Effect User
NA PAL
Brawl Sticker Vector The Crocodile (Knuckles' Chaotix).png
Vector The Crocodile (Knuckles' Chaotix) Vector the Crocodile (Knuckles' Chaotix) 273 683 Specials: Direct Attack +10 Everyone

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS

Vector appears in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS as one of the collectable trophies representing the Sonic the Hedgehog series in the game.

Name Picture Category Description Acquisition
NA PAL NA PAL
Vector Vector the Crocodile VectorTheCrocodileTrophy3DS.png Series Related The croc detective, Vector the Crocodile! He leads the Chaotix Detective Agency. Despite his scaly exterior, he has a kind heart, so he is open to doing jobs for free if it means helping out someone who is truly in need. His life would probably make for a really good noir film! Presenting Vector the Crocodile, ace detective! Loud-mouthed and bossy on the outside, but a real softy on the inside. Despite having a business to run, he'll lend his keen eye and brilliant mind free of charge to anyone in need. ...Someone should really make a film about his life! Random

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Vector appears as a part of the Chaotix spirit with Espio and Charmy. They are a Novice class primary spirit and are a Grab Type. To earn the Chaotix, the player must win a spirit battle against their puppet fighters of Sonic, Pichu and King K. Rool.

Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood

In Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood, the Chaotix voluntarily assisted G.U.N. in gathering clues about the Marauders and finding out where they imprisoned Knuckles. After pinning down four possible hideouts, Vector greeted Sonic over G.U.N.'s channel and told him it was about time he returned. When Sonic asked about information regarding Shade, Vector promised to do some more digging.

Sonic and the Black Knight

In Sonic and the Black Knight, Vector does not physically appear- However, "Vector" is one of the default save file names.

Sonic Jump series

Sonic Jump (2012)

In Sonic Jump (2012), Vector was supposed to be released as a playable character in an update, but was later scrapped.[13] Despite this, Vector holds a record of 2150m in every stage of Arcade Mode, placing third on the preset leaderboards.

Sonic Jump Fever

In Sonic Jump Fever, Vector was again planned to become a playable character through an update, but was never made available before the game was eventually taken down.[14] However, he does appear on the game's preset leaderboards, placing tenth and sometimes ninth in each Zone. When playing a Zone, a destructible monitor containing Vector's portrait will appear if his score has been passed.

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed

In Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, Vector appears as an icon on the game's "Race Leader" Sticker.

Sonic Dash

Vector appears as a playable character in Sonic Dash, added to the game in the 4.0.0 update. He is unlocked after restoring Temple Zone.

Image Affinity Bonus Upgrade Profile
Power-Up Highest level
VectorDash.png
Sonic Dash Cucky.png Dash Boost 9
x2 Multiplier 9
Magnet 11
Shield 11
Headstart 8

Sonic Runners series

Sonic Runners

Vector in Sonic Runners.

In Sonic Runners, Vector is a playable Power/Chaotix Type character with the following characteristics:

Icon Type Controls Profile Unlocking Requirement
Sonic Runners Vector Icon.png
Sonic Runners Power Chaotix.png
  • Dash attack
  • 50% Ring Bonus
Vector is a kind and reliable detective, and the head of the Chaotix Detective Agency. Though he loves money, he'll never refuse to help someone in need.
  • Spend 200 Red Star Rings
  • Spend 2000000 Rings

During the "Birthday on Windy Hill" event, Vector and Team Chaotix were kidnapped by Dr. Eggman on their way to Sonic's birthday party. While they managed to escape their holding place, they learned Eggman was planning something in a nearby base. The Chaotix soon found Team Sonic, where Vector had Espio give Sonic a birthday surprise, before passing on their intel on Eggman. Though the info turned out to be a trap, Vector joined Sonic's celebration after Eggman was beaten, where he wished Sonic a happy birthday while excited over solving another case.

Sonic Runners Adventure

In Sonic Runners Adventure, Vector is a playable character that can be unlocked by spending 2000 Rings upon reaching Chapter 3 (Lava Mountain). He retains his dash attack and the Power/Chaotix-type from the predecessor, with the "Chaotix" bonus here changing 30% of Rings into Super Rings for a limited time.

Sonic Forces: Speed Battle

In Sonic Forces: Speed Battle, Vector is a playable character with the following stats that are applied in gameplay:

Image Rarity Stats Items
Projectile Boost Trap
Vector-Sonic-Forces-Speed-Battle-Artwork.png
Rare

Speed: 9/10

Acceleration: 8/10

Strength: 8/10

SFSBFireball.png
Fireball
SFSBInvincibility.png
Invincibility
SFSBBubbleBomb.png
Bubble Bomb

On 12 May 2021, Vector was re-released as "DJ Vector", a variant character of Vector dressed in a DJ-inspired costume as a part of the 3.7.0 update. This character has the following stats in gameplay:

Image Rarity Stats Items
Projectile Boost Trap
SFSBDJVector.png
Special

Speed: 9/10

Acceleration: 7/10

Strength: 8/10

SFSBAudioAssault.png
Audio Assault
SFSBBeatBoost.png
Beat Boost
SFSBStormCloud.png
Storm Cloud

SEGA Heroes

Vector appears as a playable hero and boss enemy in SEGA Heroes, added into the game as the lead character of the third set representing the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise in version 2.5.9. He became first unlockable in the "Inspector Vector" event.

Icon Hero Color Rarity Skills Traits
Vector Sega Heroes Icon.png Green Epic
  • Beyondering
  • Striker
  • Modern
  • Bold
  • Cheerful

Sonic Racing

In Sonic Racing, Vector is a playable character. He becomes available by reaching League 4.

Image Vehicle Skill Bio
Sonic Racing Vector.png Beat Monster Capsule Gift The leader of the Chaotix Detective Agency. Never takes those headphones off.

Sonic at the Olympic Games

In Sonic at the Olympic Games, Vector appears as a playable character. He is available in the events Javelin Throw, Hammer Throw, Shooting - Trap, Trampoline, BMX, Fencing and Karate and also participates as an opponent in these events.

In the game's story, Vector visited Tokyo with the rest of the Chaotix Detective Agency and was taste-testing famous sweets before Dr. Eggman decided to take over the city. Despite the danger, Vector came along with Charmy who insisted on souvenir shopping in Nihonbashi, where they ran into Sonic. As the hedgehog helped Charmy pick up a souvenir, Vector informed him about Espio's ninja training and then watched the two face off in fencing before leaving the area. Later, the crocodile was informed by Tails that Eggman had let loose six Guardians and decided to track down the one stationed in Nihonbashi, taking it on in the trampoline event to repay Sonic for his earlier help. Afterwards, Vector went to Shibuya and supported Sonic in his final showdown against Eggman, before congratulating him on saving the city and celebrating their victory.

Sonic Colors Ultimate

In Sonic Colors Ultimate, Vector makes a cameo appearance as a customizable player icon, purchasable from the Options Satellite for five Park Tokens.

References

  1. ●SonicJPNews● on Twitter (12 November 2019). Archived from the original on 12 November 2019. Retrieved on 12 November 2019.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Sonic Channel (Japanese). Characters: Vector. Sega (3 July 2015). Archived from the original on 25 May 2019.
  3. Knuckles' Chaotix (Sega 32X) Japanese instruction booklet, p. 7.
  4. Sega (7 May 2020). Sonic at the Olympic Games iOS/Android. Sega. Area/level: Collection (Badges). "Has apparently been taste-testing all the best sweets in Tokyo."
  5. Sonic Channel (Japanese). Sonic Comic: Act 011. Sega (9 September 2016).
  6. Sonic Team (June 24, 2015). Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Wii U. Sega. Level/Area: Copacabana Beach Mii: "Since I completed my Vector costume, I've had people approach me with all kinds of dangerous gigs. Guess he's a real talented detective after all, huh? The kids only dealt in candy, but I took their jobs anyway! Vector would never pass up a job, or a stick of bubblegum!"
  7. Sega Japan (October 13, 2009). Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games. Nintendo DS. Sega. Level/Area: Icepeak Vector the Crocodile: "I may skip out on work, but I'd never skip out on a competition!"
  8. Sonic Team (4 November 2010). Sonic Free Riders. Xbox 360. Sega. Level/Area: Metropolis Speedway. "Vector the Crocodile: Now I can finally pay off Big Louie...And maybe Small Louie, too..."
  9. Sonic Team (4 November 2010). Sonic Free Riders. Xbox 360. Sega. Level/Area: Final Factory. "Vector the Crocodile: I've had it up to here with robots and Eggman and ALL of it!"
  10. Sonic Forces: Moment of Truth, "Moment of Truth"
  11. Team Sonic Racing One-shot, "Team Sonic Racing"
  12. Sega on Twitter (Japanese). Twitter (3 September 2020). Archived from the original on 1 November 2020.
  13. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=472187286250073&set=a.188286361306835.46633.176427729159365&type=1&theater
  14. "Sonic Jump Fever - Vector and Rouge Gameplay"
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