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This character exists primarily or exclusively within the Sonic X anime or comic continuity.
Information in this article may not be canonical to the storyline of the games or any other Sonic continuity.
Vector the Crocodile
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Vector is the leader of the Team Chaotix.
Appearances
First appearance

"Defective Detectives"

Episode
appearances
Appearances
in other media

Sonic X (comic)

Voice actor(s)
Japanese
voice actor(s)

Kenta Miyake

Biographical overview
Age

20

Birthplace

Parallel Earth[note 1]

Physical description
Species

Crocodile

Gender

Male

Height

180 cm (5 ft 10½ in)

Weight

200 kg (440 lb)

Color scheme

Green

Eyes

Vermillion

Attire
  • Pair of black and gray cordless headphones
  • Thick golden neck chain
  • Black cylindrical cuffs with orange stripes and gold-colored buckled fasteners
  • White gloves
  • Black sneakers with white and orange trim and white rubber soles
  • Black shoulder pads
Alignment and character traits
Alignment

Good

Vector the Crocodile is a 20-year-old crocodile and the leader of Chaotix Detective Agency.

History

Anime

He somehow formed the Chaotix Detective Agency, once meeting with Sonic. One day, they were hired by Vanilla the Rabbit to find her daughter Cream, who had also been transported to Earth by Chaos Control. In episode 39, the Chaotix was also brought in and Vector assumed Cream had been kidnapped. This led to the Chaotix finding Cream residing in the Thorndyke Mansion and Vector and Charmy fought Sonic's friends who were present, until Sonic showed up along with Vanilla. Cream was happy to be reunited with her mother, leaving Vector confused.

He later helped Vanilla again in Season 3, bringing supplies to Christopher Thorndyke. However, he made a mistake again, believing he was supposed to bring Cream home and successfully kidnapped her but also Cosmo. Not intending to let the Chaotix take Cream, Vector and Cosmo fought each other until Sonic stopped him and then after hearing Cream's decision to stay with Sonic and co., Vector tells Espio and Charmy that their mission is complete and the Chaotix left. However, they got lost and Charmy Bee broke their transmitter so they couldn't ask for directions so Tails agreed to fix their ship. Vector realized that Miles "Tails" Prower was hiding his feelings for Cosmo and decided some plans in order to get them together so they could fall in love without Tails knowing. First though, Vector and his team wanted to help Tails and Cosmo set up a party before initiating his romance plans. However those plans failed. They eventually worked it out and left, but not before enjoying the party.

They then got sucked through a gravity field and set up a rest stop, where the crew of the Blue Typhoon rested while repairing their ship in episode 71, and Eggman rested after the Crimson Egg was damaged. They later assisted Sonic to defeat Final Nova and eventually returned to Sonic's planet. In a Japanese scene, they are seen with Vanilla again.

Archie Comics

In the Archie Sonic X comic, Vector and his team first appeared in issue #10. Due to the barrier between Sonic's world and Earth becoming more and more unstable, both the Chaotix Detective Agency and Vanilla the Rabbit were transported to Station Square. As the issue opened, Sonic asked Vector how he would handle the situation and Vector decided to keep his detective agency running. He offered Sonic, Tails and Amy a job and promised to always be at their service would they ever need it. A moment later, however, the whole agency and the three detectives mysteriously disappeared, sent back to Sonic's world.

Apparently, they returned in issue #16, where Sonic headed to the agency to ask for dating advice. Vector guaranteed the three of them would be experts on the matter, although Charmy almost responded that none of them ever went on a date. While the team got into a fight over which tips to give, they provided Sonic with a romantic list and Vector advised Sonic to take Amy out for a night in the town.

In issue #33, the Chaotix were at a grill party held at the Thorndyke Mansion. There, Vector explained to Knuckles how he had not noticed himself they were back on Earth until Sonic entered their agency one day. When Chris wanted to know what they were doing back on their own world in the meantime, Vector boasted about how they solved a dozen different cases and fought two dozen amazing battles. Chuck Thorndyke then discovered a meteor containing a Chaos Emerald was heading to the South Pole, and Vector joined the friendly competition to retrieve the Emerald first. As Knuckles refused to play in a team, Vector took over the role of a Captain and chose Espio and Amy as his teammates. On the South Pole, the meteor crashed through the ice and dropped into the water, and everyone started fighting over it. Vector got hold of the meteor in Brazil, but slipped thanks to Big's fishing rod and fell into a mudbath where Dr. Eggman was relaxing. Eventually, Vector's team lost, but as it turned out the Chaos Emerald fell out of the meteor near the beginning of the game, and only Chris, Cream and Charmy were smart enough to pick it up.

In issue #35, the Chaotix investigated the case of mustachioed men resembling Dr. Eggman ransacking Station Square. They were interviewed by Scarlet Garcia on television regarding the case, and Vector was certain that identical quadruplets were behind the robberies. However, his colleagues did not agree with him and they started fighting in the middle of the interview. Later, they followed Charmy's lead to Dr. Eggman, who was indeed responsible for the robberies, but Vector and Espio concluded that the Doctor could not be guilty as he was fighting Sonic all day, so Vector continued suspecting the quadruplets.

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Vector's major role in #39

As Sonic was stalked by the shadow group S.O.N.I.C.X. in issue #38, the hedgehog visited the detective agency to hand the case to the Chaotix. Despite just waking up from a nap, Vector readily agreed to find out what the organization was up to. A moment later, a dart containing a highly-viral mutagen was shot at Sonic, but it hit Vector instead, causing the crocodile to grow 40 feet tall, breaking through the agency. In the following issue, he started rampaging through Station Square, but regained control of himself very soon. Sonic asked Vector not to move while he and Espio hurried to get an ancient ninja remedy. However, Eggman saw his chance to become a public hero and unleashed Super Megatized Bokkun to defeat Vector. They started fighting, but Vector had to watch out not to hurt any of Station Square's inhabitants as well. Eggman already announced Vector's defeat and threw insults at him, so Vector looked down to the Doctor and got rid of him by spewing fire. Unfortunately, G.U.N. fighters started to approach the two giants, so Sonic quickly threw the "ancient ninja remedy", which turned out to be just aspirin, into Vector's mouth, turning the crocodile back to normal.

In the final issue, Vector and his colleagues were rebuilding the detective agency, unable to afford a contractor.

Personality

Vector often listens to music and he enjoys money and energy drinks. He can occasionally be rough and sometimes yells at Charmy for picking on him, but deep in his heart he has a kind soul and is always there to help; he doesn't like to be in illegal situations and he is a good leader.

Trivia

  • Zoppi was credited under Jimmy Zoopi in episode 39, but then he used a different voice from Episode 59 onwards and was credited under James Cather Cathcart, which gave the illusion that Jimmy Zoppi and Carter Cathcart were two different people, though Jimmy Zoppi was just a pseudonym.

Notes

  1. The world where Vector comes from is not named in the anime and comics. The comics state, though, that Vector and his friends traveled across dimensions on a parallel planet, Earth.

See also


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