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Vector the Crocodile is a character that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series published by IDW Publishing. He is an anthropomorphic crocodile and the head honcho of the Chaotix, a trio of detectives.

Appearance

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Vector's (left) full profile, from Sonic the Hedgehog #6.

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

History

Past

After Dr. Eggman went missing, Vector and his team began tracking down the doctor so that they could bring him to justice. After finding nothing in Imperial City, the Chaotix found Cubot and Orbot and interrogated them, but they knew nothing about Eggman's whereabouts. With Eggman's computer telling nothing about an escape plan for Eggman either, the Chaotix investigated Eggman's other bases, only to encounter trouble. Along the way, Vector tangled with one of Mystic Jungle's giant snakes.[2]

After receiving an anonymous tip, the Chaotix finally found Eggman in an idyllic village. However, it seemed like Eggman had amnesia, leading to him becoming a productive member of the village, now with the name of "Mr. Tinker". With the majority of them doubting Eggman's condition, the Chaotix spent the next couple of days interrogating and observing Eggman, only to conclude that his amnesia was legit. However, this presented the Chaotix with a new dilemma: whether or not it was right to penalize Eggman now that he was a good man with no recollection of his evil deeds.[2]

The Fate of Dr. Eggman

The Chaotix eventually brought Sonic to the village to help them solve their problem. After Sonic got a look at the amnesiac doctor, Vector began talking with Sonic, Espio and the head of the village about what do with Eggman. During their talk however, a horde of Badniks approached the village. Suspecting the Badniks to be Eggman's rescue force, Vector and co. engaged the Badniks while Sonic confronted Eggman. Sonic soon after joined the Chaotix, though, and helped clear out the Badniks while informing them that the doctor was afraid of his own robots. With the group believing now that Eggman was indeed a changed man, Charmy would annoy Vector with how the crocodile had doubted Eggman's change of heart. Settling afterward on leaving Eggman to his new life, Vector got ready to depart with his friends when Shadow and Rouge showed up, the former seeking to eliminate Eggman after hearing him mention Eggman Land.[2]

When Sonic and Shadow began fighting, Vector and his crew planned to help Sonic, only to see that they could not keep up with them. Due to this, they turned their attention to Rouge, whom Vector blamed for Shadow's arrival. However, Rouge revealed that she was on their side. As it turned out, Shadow was already looking for Eggman, and would have hurt the Chaotix if they got in his way. As such, she gave the Chaotix the anonymous tip that led them to Eggman so they would have time to verify Eggman's situation and bring in Sonic before she "helped" Shadow find Eggman. Afterward, Vector and his crew tried to stop Shadow from getting to Eggman, but failed. Fortunately, Shadow had been convinced by Sonic to talk to the amnesiac Eggman first. After Eggman showed Shadow that his "Eggman Land" was but an amusement park for children, Shadow and Rouge took their leave, although not before Rouge promised a grateful Vector that the Chaotix could keep the fee for finding Eggman.[3]

The Battle for Angel Island

Eventually, Vector and his teammates were called to Resistance HQ. There, they and the Resistance's other allies were informed that the Resistance needed their help to liberate Angel Island, which had been conquered by Neo Metal Sonic and turned into a flying fortress. To make matters worse, Neo had also secured the Master Emerald for himself on the island. Eventually, Vector was assigned to help two of the assembled group's factions with breaking the Egg Fleet's control over Angel Island while Sonic and Knuckles confronted Neo.[4]

On the way to Angel island, Vector spent the time playing cards. Vector offered Knuckles the chance to join, but the echidna was too upset about his island to play. As soon as their ship approached Angel Island however, the Egg Fleet shot it down. Fortunately, Vector and his allies got off the ship before it crashed. Landing then on Angel Island, Vector was instructed to lead his team and "do [their] thing". Soon after, Vector was busy fighting the island's legion of Egg Pawns.[4]

Personality

Vector is an accomplished detective who takes his profession very serious, his agency's policy being to never leave a case half-done. He is also one of high moral standards, as he questioned whether it would ethical or not to penalize Dr. Eggman after the doctor had seemingly lost his memories about his evil deeds and turned over a new leaf.[2]

Vector is also shown to have a short temper and aggressive manners that surface whenever he feels insulted or peeved, namely when Charmy annoys him.[2]

Powers and abilities

Vector is in possession of extraordinary strength, being able to crush Badniks with his bare hands, lift giant metal cables, and keep a giant snake's mouth open using brute force.[2] He likewise possesses incredible jaw strength, enough to easily chew through metal.[4]

Relationships

Friends/allies

Enemies

See also

Notes

  1. 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.

References

  1. Sonic the Hedgehog #5, "Roll Call"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Sonic the Hedgehog #5, "The Fate of Dr. Eggman Part 1"
  3. Sonic the Hedgehog #6, "The Fate of Dr. Eggman Part 2"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Sonic the Hedgehog #9, "The Battle for Angel Island Part 1"

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