|This character exists primarily or exclusively within the Post-Super Genesis Wave continuity.|
Information in this article may not be canonical to the storyline of the games or any other Sonic continuity.
- For the version of this character before the Super Genesis Wave, see Vector the Crocodile (Pre-Super Genesis Wave).
Vector the Crocodile is a character that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog and its spin-off comic series published by Archie Comics. He is an anthropomorphic crocodile and the leader of the Chaotix trio of detectives. He usually leads his teammates on adventures intended to earn money that often contribute to the welfare of the planet.
Vector is a large, green-skinned crocodile with red scales down his back. When young, he had a yellow front, large, rounded shoulders, and an overall slimmer physique. He wore white gloves, blue shoes with yellow cuffs and zippers and blue headphones with yellow speakers and a yellow belt on which he carried a blue Walkman. In the present, Vector now sports a thicker body; his stomach, as well as arms, are light green and his eyes, as well as the scales down his back, are now vermillion. The large, round shoulders are much smaller and black in color. He wears white gloves with black-and-white cuffs and shoes embellished with gold buckles and a large gold chain around his neck. His now-wireless headphones became black and somewhat chunkier in design.
Vector and his teammates Espio the Chameleon and Charmy first became involved in fighting for their world's welfare when they teamed up with Knuckles the Echidna and Mighty the Armadillo to fight Dr. Eggman's machinations near Isolated Island. Later, the trio would cross paths with Knuckles again-this time as a member of Team Sonic-and they joined Sonic the Hedgehog, Miles "Tails" Prower, and the members of Team Dark and Team Rose in battling the threat of Metal Overlord and the forces he had usurped from Eggman. They also fought alongside these allies when the Black Arms invaded Sonic's World, while Vector alone joined Amy Rose and Cream the Rabbit on an Extreme Gear racing team. Reunited, the trio of detectives investigated Eggman's machinations involving the Wisps, and were among the friends of Sonic captured by the Time Eater, though they were all eventually rescued.
- Note: Due to the Genesis Wave, Vector's history from this point were changed to be nearly identical to that of his game counterpart's.
When another Genesis Wave was launched, Vector, Charmy, and Espio's lives remained largely unchanged in this altered version of their world. They were approached by Sonic to help him in his search for the missing Tails, Knuckles, and Amy Rose. However, their investigation led to an encounter with the villainous Copy Robot, who knocked Vector and his teammates out in order to deliver them to Eggman and Dr. Wily. Shortly thereafter, Vector-now transformed into Vector Man-joined his fellow Roboticized Masters in attacking Sonic, Mega Man, and their allies. He and the other Chaotix members-now Charmy Man and Espio Man-continued to battle the blue heroes, Tails, and Rush after their teammates left to pursue Proto Man. Vector Man was the first to be restored to normal by Mega Man's Mega Buster, which had been modified to emulate Sonic's Spin Dash attack. With his teammate likewise restored to normal, Vector expressed his gratitude to Mega Man and offered him one free job from the Chaotix. The robot hero accepted, and promptly asked Vector and his teammates to find Proto Man.
Vector and his partners soon caught up with Proto Man, although Vector developed the misconception that their new ally was named "Pogo Man." The group eventually caught up with the doctors' flying fortress, the Wily Egg, as it hovered above a teleporter pad in their Skull Egg Zone. Vector and his teammates proved unable to crack the security code, the panel having been designed with colored buttons rather than numbered ones. However, they were soon joined by the various restored Roboticized Masters and other heroes, and forced to do battle with a massive army of Robot Masters created by the doctors. As Sonic led the charge, aiming for the teleporter, Vector reminded him that they hadn't cracked the code while trying to hold onto Centaur Man. He proved a formidable combatant afterwards, working together with his Chaotix teammates and alone against such foes as Snake Man.
Sadly, the tide of battle soon turned against the heroes, and Vector began suffering injuries. One such nearly left him at the mercy of Pharaoh Man, but fortunately Silver the Hedgehog intervened to protect him. Eventually, the heroes found themselves surrounded by the enemy, but reinforcements then arrived: the Light Robot Masters. The battle continued for a time, but heroes and villains alike were then hit by the Super Genesis Wave, which rewrote both their native worlds. Fortunately, Super Sonic and Super Armor Mega Man reversed its effects, though their world suffered some damage thanks to Eggman's interference.
Shattered World Crisis
- Note: From the readers point of view, this picks up from where Vector's original timeline ended.
In the midst of the Shattered World Crisis, Vector and his team were hired by Sally Acorn to help find the Chaos Emeralds, which were key to returning the planet to its previous condition. Their search eventually led them to Pumpkin Hill Zone, where they arrived just in time to help Knuckles fight off a band of Dark Gaia Creatures. The old allies decided to work together to locate the Chaos Emerald, though Vector tested Knuckles' patience with his teasing after he was told about Relic the Pika. After searching through the area-aided in part by their Sling Rings, much to Vector's trepidation-they ran into a rival search party: the Hooligans under Nack. After a brief skirmish, the two groups realized that neither was currently in possession of the Emerald and parted ways. Knuckles and the Chaotix then entered Aquatic Mine Zone, where Vector's impatience quickly wore on Knuckles, who became determined to leave-until he sensed the Emerald nearby. The four allies then discovered the gem in question, in the possession of a small, strange creature.
Unfortunately, the presence of the newcomers frightened the being, whom Knuckles recognized as the spirit he had been sent to find. Vector and the Chaotix pursued the spirit, and cornered him until Knuckles got in their way. They soon befriended the spirit, whom Charmy dubbed "Chip." Unfortunately, the Hooligans soon arrived seeking to claim the Emerald, and were shortly followed by a Dark Gaia Titan. In the midst of the battle, the Hooligans captured Chip and the Emerald and escaped after destroying all the entrances, leaving Vector and his friends trapped in a rapidly flooding chamber. Seemingly doomed to perish in close quarters with their monstrous foe, the heroes were saved when Vector recalled some of Knuckles' reminisces about his previous travels in the area. Escaping through a flooded tunnel, they caught up with the Hooligans, and tricked Bean the Dynamite into attacking the Titan for them. Vector then retrieved Chip and the Emerald, hiding them both in his mouth until the Hooligans departed. Knuckles then dispatched the Titan, and Vector was convinced to entrust the Guardian with the Emerald to keep it safe.
Later on, Vector and the Chaotix were contacted by Sonic and Sally to discuss a worldwide assault on the Eggman Empire to distract the mad scientist. While he struggled to get a clear signal, Vector promised to help and almost added a fee until a nudge from Espio prevented him from doing so.
Vector is loud, obnoxious, and motivated almost solely by money and the thought of reward. While possessed of a heroic streak, he is also reckless and quick to act in his own interests. He is also not above teasing or even ridiculing close friends.
Powers and abilities
Vector possesses great strength, powerful jaws, and the ability to breathe fire. Though he does not always demonstrate it, he is also possessed of a keen deductive mind.
- Freedom Fighters
- Eggman Empire
- Dark Gaia
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Head writer Ian Flynn has revealed on Twitter that Vector's measurements are the same as those of his game counterpart.
- ↑ Knuckles' Chaotix
- ↑ Sonic Heroes
- ↑ Shadow the Hedgehog
- ↑ Sonic Free Riders
- ↑ Sonic Colors
- ↑ Sonic Generations
- ↑ Sonic Universe #51, "When Worlds Collide Part Two: Mistaken Identities"
- ↑ Sonic Universe #52, "When Worlds Collide Part Five: The Advance Guard"
- ↑ Sonic the Hedgehog #249, "When Worlds Collide Part Six: Friends or Foes"
- ↑ Mega Man #26, "When Worlds Collide Part Seven: Evening The Odds"
- ↑ Sonic Universe #53, "When Worlds Collide Part Eight: Liberation"
- ↑ Sonic the Hedgehog #250, "When Worlds Collide Part Nine: All-Out War!"
- ↑ Mega Man #27, "When Worlds Collide Part Ten: No Holds Barred"
- ↑ Sonic Universe #54, "When Worlds Collide Part Eleven: Worst of the Worst"
- ↑ Sonic the Hedgehog #251, "When Worlds Collide Finale: Best of the Best"
- ↑ Sonic Universe #63, "The Great Chaos Caper Part One: On the Hunt"
- ↑ Sonic Universe #64, "The Great Chaos Caper Part Two: The Usual Suspects"
- ↑ Sonic Universe #65, "The Great Chaos Caper Part Three: Chip of the Ol' Emerald!"
- ↑ Sonic Universe #66, "The Great Chaos Caper Part Four: Water Way To Go!"
- ↑ Sonic the Hedgehog #268, "Champions Part One: The Gang's All Here"
- ↑ Sonic the Hedgehog #283, "The Mission"