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

History

Knuckles' Chaotix

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

In both stories, Knuckles the Echidna arrived at the island in order to stop Robotnik and free his friends. Vector then teamed up with Knuckles and the others to confront the Doctor and destroy his theme park. After defeating Dr. Robotnik in all five of Newtronic High Zone's attractions, Metal Sonic took over the Stage Select machine and used its numerous dangerous weapons to stop Vector and co. Vector and the others were able to destroy the machine and damage Metal Sonic which caused him to flee back to Dr. Robotnik. As a last resort, Dr. Robotnik took the giant ring and escaped with Metal Sonic as a huge, red, monstrous robot suddenly appeared and took their place, which Vector and co. destroyed in order to free Carnival Island once and for all.

Sonic Heroes

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Vector in his detective office.

The Chaotix returned in Sonic Heroes, where 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.
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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.

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Team Chaotix rescuing their client.

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 Team Super 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

Shadow, are you okay

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

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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 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 Free Riders

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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

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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 the White Space, where he was turned into a statue due to the Time Eater's effects.

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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

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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.[8]

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 Death Egg Robot sentinels 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.

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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.

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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.[9]

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.

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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 monster machine. Vector and his crew subsequently faced the monster machine, and beat it in a race. However, the monster machine 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

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

Icon Ability Type Stats Emblem
VectorOlympicGames icon Power Vector-Stats Vector Olympics Emblem
Quotation1 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. Quotation2
Vector's profile from the game's official website[10]

Vector appears as a a playable Power Type character in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games. His main rival is Bowser, whom Vector has to face in his final mission in the DS' Mission Mode in Table Tennis, and in the Wii’s Mission Mode in Rowing – Single Sculls.

He has an unique swimming stroke, the Crocodile Paddle, and uses an attack resembling his Hammer Down ability from Sonic Heroes as his special attack for Dream Table Tennis.

In the Mission mode of both the Nintendo 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.

Vector's missions in the Wii version:

  • 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!
  • Final: Dream Race: Finish in the specified placing! - Finish in 2nd place!

Vector's missions in the Nintendo DS version:

  • 100m Freestyle: Finish in 2nd place, within 50 seconds!
  • Hammer Throw: Perform a GREAT throw!
  • Trampoline: Earn GOOD ratings 8 times in your performance!
  • Fencing - Individual épée: Overcome a 5-point handicap and win!
  • Dream Canoe: Use items on all of your opponents.
  • Final: Dream Table Tennis: Beat Bowser when he's in top condition!

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games

Icon Ability Type Wii Stats DS Stats Special Flag
M&S London 2012 - Vector Icon Power Vector-Wii-Stats Vector-DS-Stats
  • Head Slide
  • Gum Balloon (DS only)
  • Hammer Shot
  • Vector Special
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Quotation1 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! Quotation2
Vector's profile from the game's official website[11]
Quotation1 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. Quotation2
Vector's profile from the Sonic Series Character Book

Vector reappears in the sequel, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games, once again classified as a Power Type character. He uses an ability resembling Hammer Down in the Dream Ice Hockey and the Fever Hockey event, known as the Hammer Shot. In the Rocket Ski Jump event, he accelerates by blowing up the Gum Balloon. This ability is very similar to the Bubblegum Descent from Sonic Heroes. He also gains a new ability, the Head Slide, a speed boost used in many different events. In this game, his main rival is Donkey Kong, who he quickly befriends in Adventure Tours.

In the DS version's Adventure Tours, Vector was first mentioned by Charmy, guarding a gate in Cubyrinth and refusing to open it to anyone other than his boss. Vector himself appeared in Icepeak, standing next to a mission sign. Toad wondered how unusual it was to see a crocodile in such a cold place and called for him loudly, and a terrified Vector told him not to shout like that. He greeted Sonic and the rest of the gang, but quickly became curious about the 'big fella’. After a short conversation about music, Vector challenged Donkey Kong to a Short Track race in honor of their first meeting. After Donkey Kong’s victory, Vector admitted Team Chaotix came to investigate Whistones, but he skipped out on work as he preferred to practice for the Short Track event. To have an excuse in front of Espio and Charmy for interrupting his own investigation, he joined Mario and Sonic on their adventure.

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Vector taking on Charmy's quiz.

When Toad recalled how somebody asked for him earlier, Vector shamefully remembered having abandoned Charmy in Cubyrinth, so he asked the group to head there next. On the way they met Espio, whom Toad unintentionally informed about how Vector was skipping out on work. Espio was angry at him for neglecting his duties, but was willing to finish their research alone. Back in Cubyrinth, Charmy did not believe it was the real Vector and refused to open the gate, much to Vector's annoyance, but then remembered the password was a quiz about the Olympic Games. After answering five questions right, Charmy finally opened the gate and was glad to see his friend again. Vector then continued 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

Ability Type Class Stats (Wii version) Sticker
Power Wild Ones Vector London stats Vector-Sticker

Vector is a playable Power Type character in the series’ third entry, Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Like in the first game, he has an unique swimming stroke, this time called Gator style, and once again uses Head Slide in various events. His special attack resembling Hammer Down from Sonic Heroes also returns, this time used in the Olympic Table Tennis event and the Tennis (Singles) event in the 3DS version.

In the Wii version's London Party mode, Vector is an NPC character met on two different occasions, provided Vector is none of the participants. On the first occasion, he is angry at a recent client for paying the Chaotix in stickers and offers them to the winner of a Point-Based Shell Showdown to take his mind off it. After watching it, Vector found it so fun that he wanted to hand out a cash prize, but thought he would then have participated himself. On the second occasion, Vector finds a famous stone tablet from the British Museum. Hoping for a big reward, he offers the participants to help him bring it back to the British Museum. However, when everyone starts fighting over the stone tablet, a 2-on-2 Tablet Tussle begins. Afterwards, just as he decides to split the reward with the winner of the minigame, he realizes the stone tablet is merely a replica.

Some days prior to the Olympic Games, Vector and Knuckles were called to the wrestling venue to meet Charmy and Espio, only to encounter Lakitu and Dry Bones, transformed to look like the two Chaotix members. Vector felt something was wrong about them, but walked right into a trap when he accepted a challenge from Bowser and was suddenly bitten by a summoned Piranha Plant, leaving him too weak to win. Before they could accuse him of the foul play, however, Bowser's minions got in the way and the king left.

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Vector challenging Bowser.

When the Phantasmal Fog started covering London, Vector came to the Beach Volleyball court with Knuckles when Amy requested them to check out the Horse Guards Parade. Arriving there, he found Bowser, but lost track of him in the fog, so he agreed with Espio to send Sonic to the court. When Sonic arrived, Bowser tried to sneak attack him, allowing them to corner the Koopa King. Vector and Knuckles then challenged Bowser to some Olympic events, using this to test his leadership of the Chaotix Detective Agency. After beating Bowser, Vector guarded him while Knuckles destroyed the fog machine. With the mist gone, the two of them stayed to interrogate Bowser about the incident. Shortly after, however, Bowser dissolved into thin air, and Vector realized they were fighting an imposter. When the Phantasmal Fog began covering London again, Vector and Knuckles had Donkey Kong help them clear the Horse Guards Parade and then headed to the main stadium to watch the opening ceremony.

Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games

Quotation1 With a love of all things gold, this crafty croc will use his impressive strength to snag as many Gold Medals as possible. Quotation2
Vector's profile from the game's official website.

Vector appears as a playable Power Type character in the fourth entry of the Mario & Sonic series, Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games.

In Legends Showdown, Vector joined forces with the rest of the Mario and Sonic cast to compete and win the Legend Trophy. Teaming up with Daisy, Luigi and Shadow to take on Area 3, they met mysterious doppelgangers emerging from their shadows. The team managed to defeat the doppelgangers after several events and reached the yellow key for the Legend Trophy, but as they approached it, Jet the Hawk appeared, challenging them to an event. Vector's team defeated Jet and collected the yellow key.
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Vector facing his doppelganger.

Afterwards, Vector met the other teams at the top of the castle. Before they could approach the Legend Trophy, however, they were attacked by Dry Bowser, Eggman Nega and Rouge the Bat, who wanted the Legend Trophy for themselves. However, Vector and the others beat the trio in a Winter Sports Champion Race and got the last key. Finally in possession of the Legend Trophy, Vector and the others started celebrating.

Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Vector is a playable character in the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS versions and the Arcade Edition of Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. In the 3DS version, he can only be used in the events Golf, Table Tennis, and its Plus event counterparts.

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

In Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, Vector will appear once again as a playable character.

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
Sonicchannel vector nocircle
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 Description
Vector the Crocodile VectorTheCrocodileTrophy3DS NA: 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!

PAL: 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!

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 and the Black Knight

"Vector" is one of the default save file names in Sonic and the Black Knight.

Sonic Jump series

Sonic Jump

In Sonic Jump (2012), Vector was supposed to be released as a playable character in an update, but was later scrapped.[12] 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.[13] 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 on a collectible sticker called Race Leader which is also featured as an achievement for the Xbox 360 version and as a trophy for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita versions of the game. It is unlocked by winning a Matchmaking game.

Image Name Description Gamerscore/Trophy
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Race Leader Race Leader Win a Matchmaking game 15G/Bronze trophy

Sonic Dash

Vector appears as a playable character in Sonic Dash, added to the game in the update to version 4.0.0. In order to unlock him, players have to restore the Temple Zone. Vector's affinity bonus doubles the number of Cuckies saved while playing.

Sonic Runners series

Sonic Runners

Sonic Runners Vector

Vector in Sonic Runners.

In Sonic Runners, Vector is a playable Power Type character in the game. In gameplay, he can perform a midair dash attack and boost the number of collected Rings by 50%.

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:

Rarity Speed Acceleration Strength Utilizable items
Rare 9/10 8/10 8/10

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Sonic Channel (Japanese). Characters: Vector. Sega (3 July 2015). Archived from the original on 25 May 2019.
  2. Knuckles' Chaotix (Sega 32X) Japanese instruction booklet, p. 7.
  3. Sonic Channel (Japanese). Sonic Comic: Act 011. Sega (9 September 2016).
  4. 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!"
  5. 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!"
  6. 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..."
  7. 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!"
  8. Sonic Forces: Moment of Truth, "Moment of Truth"
  9. Team Sonic Racing One-shot, "Team Sonic Racing"
  10. http://www.olympicvideogames.com/mario-and-sonic-beijing/
  11. http://www.olympicvideogames.com/mario-and-sonic-winter//
  12. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=472187286250073&set=a.188286361306835.46633.176427729159365&type=1&theater
  13. "Sonic Jump Fever - Vector and Rouge Gameplay"
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