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Vector the Crocodile

Vector the Crocodile as he appears in Shadow the Hedgehog.
Game series Sonic the Hedgehog
First game Knuckles Chaotix
Voice actor(s) (English) Bill Corkery (Games) (2004)
Jimmy Zoppi (TV) (2005)
Carter Cathcart (TV)(Games) (2005-present)
Voice actor(s) (Japanese) Kenta Miyake
In-Universe Information
Species Crocodile
Gender Male
Height 180 cm (5 ft 10 ½ in)
Weight 200 kg (440 lb)
Age 20
Likes Money, Performing in a band[1]
Dislikes Working for the landlord[1]
Skills Detecting[1]

Vector the Crocodile is a video game character from the Sonic the Hedgehog series and leader of the Chaotix detective team who debuted in the game Knuckles Chaotix. Vector is a large anthropomorphic crocodile. He is 20 years old, 180 cm (5' 10 ½") and weighs 200 kg (440 lb),[1] making him the 2nd heaviest non-robotic character (characters such as E-123 Omega weigh well over one ton) in the series, Big being the 1st. He is also the oldest hero in the series, and 2nd oldest of all the characters, Dr. Eggman being first. Vector's trademark is a set of headphones which he always listens to, even during missions. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1136x1312, 179 KB) Summary Vector Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Shadow the Hedgehog is a video game starring an antihero of the Sonic the Hedgehog series, Shadow the Hedgehog. ... The Sonic the Hedgehog series is a franchise of video games released by Sega starring their mascot character Sonic the Hedgehog. ... Knuckles Chaotix on the Sega 32X Knuckles Chaotix, also known as Chaotix is a Video Game in the Sonic the Hedgehog universe, released for the Sega 32X. The game was released in North America in March 1995. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Jimmy Zoppi (sometimes credited as Billy Beach, born March 8, 1954 in West Long Branch, New Jersey) is an American bassist, vocalist, and voice-over artist. ... Kenta Miyake , born August 23, 1977 in Okinawa Prefecture) is a seiyÅ« who is affiliated with 81 Produce. ... Genera Mecistops Crocodylus Osteolaemus See full taxonomy. ... A video game character is a character appearing in a video game or computer game. ... The Sonic the Hedgehog series is a franchise of video games released by Sega starring their mascot character Sonic the Hedgehog. ... Team Chaotix, as seen in Sonic Heroes. ... Knuckles Chaotix on the Sega 32X Knuckles Chaotix, also known as Chaotix is a Video Game in the Sonic the Hedgehog universe, released for the Sega 32X. The game was released in North America in March 1995. ... An anthropomorphic character Anthropomorphism, also called personification anthropomorphism, is the attribution of human characteristics and qualities to nonhuman beings, inanimate objects, or natural or supernatural phenomena. ... Genera Mecistops Crocodylus Osteolaemus See full taxonomy. ... E-123 Omega (オメガ), or, technically, E-123 Ω, is a fictional robot from the Sonic the Hedgehog gaming universe, first appearing as a playable character in the multiplatform game Sonic Heroes, which was first released in Japan on December 30th, 2003. ... Big the Cat ) is a fictional character from the Sonic the Hedgehog universe. ... A trademark, trade mark, â„¢ or ®[1] is a distinctive sign of some kind which is used by an organization to uniquely identify itself and its products and services to consumers, and to distinguish the organization and its products or services from those of other organizations. ... Headphones (also known as earphones, earbuds, stereophones, headsets, or by the slang term cans) are a pair of transducers that receive an electrical signal from a media player or receiver and use speakers placed in close proximity to the ears (hence the name earphone) to convert the signal into audible...

Contents

History

Sonic the Hedgehog

Vector was originally slated to be one of the characters in the scrapped Sonic the Hedgehog sound test, and is thus among the oldest of the Sonic characters alongside Sonic himself and Eggman. Sonic the Hedgehog is the platform game that launched the career of Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic Team. ... Sound Test is a function built into the options screen of many video games. ...


Knuckles' Chaotix

Vector's first actual appearance was in Knuckles' Chaotix (simply Chaotix in Japan) for the Sega 32X. The Japanese manual states that after an island rises from the ocean depths, Vector travels there as he interpreted the islands sudden appearance from out of nowhere as a miracle from God. Upon arriving, he is captured by Doctor Eggman, who is building his Newtrogic High Zone base on the island, and the villain places Vector in the "Combi-Confiner". In the American manual, he is a friend on Knuckles the Echidna, and is captured Eggman attacks "Carnival Island", out to steal its power source. Knuckles Chaotix, in Japan called simply Chaotix, is a platform game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, developed and published by Sega for the Sega 32X. The game was released in North America in March 1995, in Japan on April 21, 1995 and finally in Europe during May 1995. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article discusses the term God in the context of monotheism and henotheism. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Knuckles the Echidna ) is a video game character within the Sonic the Hedgehog fictional universe of video games, television shows and comics. ...


In both stories, Knuckles the Echidna arrives at the island in order to stop Eggman, and can choose Vector as a partner character after the initial training stage. Vector can do mid-air dashes and climb on walls.


Sonic Heroes

The Chaotix surprisingly reappeared in Sonic Heroes, where Vector, Espio the Chameleon and Charmy Bee have created their own detective agency, with Vector being the leader of the group. They are hired by an anonymous character that contacts them via a walkie-talkie, and perform several missions for the voice after being promised a hefty reward. Throughout the game, Vector is the "power" member of Team Chaotix, and as such uses his strength to destroy obstacles and enemies. Sonic Heroes (ソニックヒーローズ) is a video game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. ... Espio the Chameleon is a fictional character from the Sonic the Hedgehog series of video games. ... Charmy Bee is a fictional character from the Sonic the Hedgehog series of video games and a member of the Chaotix detective team. ... A walkie-talkie is a portable, bi-directional radio transceiver, first developed for military use. ...


In the end of their story, Team Chaotix rescue their client, who turns out to be Doctor Eggman, framed throughout the game by Metal Sonic. After Metal Sonic transforms into Metal Madness, Team Chaotix help out giving Team Sonic their collected Chaos Emeralds and by attacking Metal Madness's left side, buying time for Sonic, Tails and Knuckles to turn into their super forms and defeat him. After this, the Chaotix chase after the fleeing Eggman in order to get their payment. Metal Sonic ) is the robotic counterpart of video game character Sonic the Hedgehog. ... This article is about the video game character. ... Miles Prower ), better known by his nickname Tails ), is a video game character in the Sonic the Hedgehog series of video games, comics, and animated cartoons released by Sega. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Shadow the Hedgehog

In Shadow the Hedgehog, Vector works on an unknown case with the rest of the Chaotix. He appears in a few cutscenes throughout Story Mode and is mentioned by Charmy on one stage, but most notably he is a partner character on the Cosmic Fall stage. In that stage, Shadow goes to the Space Colony ARK where he runs into Vector, who is looking for the ARK's main computer room. The player can choose to help him or not, and if one does help him, Vector also appears in the boss fight against Black Doom. After Black Doom is defeated, he reveals that Shadow is just a failed experiment, and Shadow slowly walks away as Vector desperately tries to comfort him. Shadow the Hedgehog is a video game starring an antihero of the Sonic the Hedgehog series, Shadow the Hedgehog. ... This article is about the video game character. ... Space Colony ARK, as seen in Sonic X. The Space Colony ARK is a fictional space station in the Sonic the Hedgehog series of video games. ... Flag Ship from the video game Gorf In video games, a boss (sometimes called a guardian) is a particularly large or difficult computer-controlled character that must be defeated at the end of a segment of a game, whether it be for a level, an episode, or the very end... Black Doom is the fictional antagonist from the game Shadow the Hedgehog, created by Sega Studios USA. Black Doom is the leader of the Black Arms. ...


That ending is however only a possibility, and not canon to the storyline. In the real ending, Vector and the rest of the Chaotix are again on the ARK, where they accidentally activate a video created by Gerald Robotnik, which gives Shadow the determination he needs to defeat Black Doom once and for all. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Professor Gerald Robotnik ) is a fictional character in the Sonic the Hedgehog universe. ...


Sonic Rivals

Vector appears on two collectable cards in Sonic Rivals. Sonic Rivals is a new game in the Sonic series, created by Death, Jr. ...


Personality

Vector is the head honcho of the Chaotix Detective Agency, and will take almost any job so long as the pay is right. He has a rough demeanor, and at times he is even downright rude, but deep down he's actually quite a kind soul, and has been known to occasionally do cases for free (such as finding children's lost toys). He often acts very goofy and childish. As stated in the Japanese Chaotix manual, he is, surprisingly, also quite religious.


Abilities

Like most Sonic characters, Vector can curl up into a ball to jump on enemies, in a move known as the "spin jump". He is also known to be quite powerful, as he was the power team member in Sonic Heroes. He has some super speed, as seen in Chaotix, although he isn't as fast as Sonic or Shadow or even Espio. Vector can use bubbles blown up with bubblegum to slowly descend and is able to slam his body on the ground to cause massive damage. In Sonic Heroes, he can also hold and throw Espio and Charmy using his mouth, spit musical notes, fire and exploding bubblegum, and can use his sharp teeth to bite through hard obstacles. He can also sing somewhat well, which he does during the Team Chaotix' Team Blast, "Chaotix Recital" though it could be argued that his singing is so bad that it destroyed the robots. Bubblegum is a type of chewing gum that is especially designed for blowing bubbles. ...


Relationships

Family (exclusive to the Archie comics)

  • Wife (alternate/possible future): (name unknown)
  • Son (alternate/possible future): Argyle

Friends

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Foes

This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Black Doom is the fictional antagonist from the game Shadow the Hedgehog, created by Sega Studios USA. Black Doom is the leader of the Black Arms. ... Metal Sonic ) is the robotic counterpart of video game character Sonic the Hedgehog. ... The Dark Legion is a fictional organization from the Sonic the Hedgehog comics. ... Enerjak is a fictional villian from the Sonic the Hedgehog Archie Comics series. ... Lien-Da (a. ... Mammoth Mogul is a character from the Sonic the Hedgehog Archie Comics. ... In the fictional universe of Sonic the Hedgehog, Ixis Naugus (voiced by Michael Bell and Tim Curry) is a famed sorcerer who was known for creating the mysterious Void. He first appeared in the SatAM cartoon show (and would have become a more important villain had the show not been... The Destructix are an organzation from the Sonic the Hedgehog Archie Comics. ...

Other appearances

Sonic X

In the anime Sonic X, Vector and the rest of the Chaotix play a very minor role in Season 2, only appearing in one episode. They were hired by Vanilla the Rabbit to find her daughter, Cream the Rabbit. After finding Cream at the Thorndykes' residence, they start to believe that Sonic kidnapped her, which couldn't be more wrong. After a failed sneak attack from Espio, Vector and Charmy get in a fight with Tails, Amy, Cream, and Ella. When Sonic comes in to see the fight, Vector calls him "Sonic the Kidnapper", but the fight ends when Vanilla arrives with Sonic. Vector is thanked by Vanilla for finding Cream and he gets confused when she thanks Sonic for taking care of Cream. The main cast of the anime Cowboy Bebop (1998) (L to R: Spike Spiegel, Jet Black, Ed Tivrusky, Faye Valentine, and Ein the dog) For the oleo-resin, see Animé (oleo-resin). ... This article is becoming very long. ... Vanilla the Rabbit ) is a fictional character in the Sonic the Hedgehog series of video games. ... Cream the Rabbit ) is a fictional character from the Sonic the Hedgehog universe. ...


They play a much larger role in Season 3, where Vector and the Chaotix take supplies from Chris Thorndyke's parents to the Blue Typhoon, the warship that Tails built that Chris is aboard. When they arrived, they were attacked numerous times on the thought that they were evil Metarex aliens. After a understanding between Vector and others, they deliver Chris' stuff and Vector plans to catch Cream and bring her to their homeplanet. However, he captures Cosmo as well, and they end up back at the Blue Typhoon. Vector and the others soon leave without Cream. However, they get lost on the way back and meet up with heroes some time later. Chris Thorndyke as he appears in Sonic X | inuniverse{{Sonic character | species = human | gender = male | height = 140cm | weight = 35kg | age = 12 Christopher Chris Thorndyke is the main human protagonist from the Sonic X anime series. ... Dark Oak, the Metarex Leader. ... Cosmo is a fictional character from the Sonic X television series. ...


The second time, they help Tails impress Cosmo, a girl Tails likes, as repayment for him fixing their ship, (Vector tried to render Knuckles unconscious and disguise him as a Metarex, with Espio holding him up invisible, for Tails to protect Cosmo from, which fails) and later appear to help fight the Metarex. Vector also seems to be in love with Vanilla the Rabbit. Knuckles the Echidna ) is a video game character within the Sonic the Hedgehog fictional universe of video games, television shows and comics. ... Dark Oak, the Metarex Leader. ... Vanilla the Rabbit ) is a fictional character in the Sonic the Hedgehog series of video games. ...


Comics

In the Sonic the Hedgehog Archie Comic, Vector is a crazy punk who likes having things his way and listening to loud music. So loud are his "tunes" that he once single handily stopped the Dark Legion army in its tracks by turning his music volume up to its highest setting and pointing it at the enemy. Vector and Knuckles met some time after Knuckles' father left to join the Brotherhood of Guardians, and after a few tussles, the two became fast friends. Vector also somewhat disliked Knuckles' girlfriend Julie-Su for some time after her first appearance, but they later came to mutually respect each other. Together with Espio, he is one of the only Chaotix members featured in Mobius: 25 Years Later, where he has a son named Argyle. Most of the main cast of Sonic the Hedgehog, published by Archie Comics Sonic the Hedgehog is an ongoing series of American comic books published by Archie Comics, featuring Segas mascot video game character Sonic. ... The Dark Legion is a fictional organization from the Sonic the Hedgehog comics. ... The Brotherhood of Guardians is an organization in the Sonic the Hedgehog (Archie comic) series. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


In Fleetway's Sonic the Comic, he is the intelligent leader of the Chaotix crew and a close friend to the Omni-Viewer, with links to the Equionix Research Center. He acts as the basic straight man of the group and takes out enemies with his powerful jaws. Sonic the Comic, known to its many readers as STC, was a UK childrens comic published fortnightly by Fleetway Editions (the merged companies Fleetway and London Editions, which progressively became integrated with its parent company Egmont until it became known as Egmont Magazines) between 1993 and 2002. ...


In the Archie Sonic X comic, Vector and the Chaotix appear in issue #10, when they help Vanilla the Rabbit find her daughter, Cream. They later disappeared without a trace. It's possible that they might appear in future issues. Sonic X is an ongoing comic book series published by Archie Comics, based on the animated series of the same name. ...


Voices

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Vector the Crocodile
  • Vector's Japanese voice actor is Kenta Miyake.
  • In Sonic Heroes, Vector was voiced by Marc Biagi.
  • In Sonic X, Vector was voiced by Jimmy Zoppi in episode 39, and from episode 59 onward Carter Cathcart.
  • Starting with Shadow the Hedgehog, Vector was voiced by Carter Cathcart in the games. This is a controversial among fans, as many find Cathcart's voice very annoying and out of character, as opposed to the gruffer, New Yorker-accented voice Marc Biagi provided for the character.

Image File history File links Wikiquote-logo-en. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Kenta Miyake , born August 23, 1977 in Okinawa Prefecture) is a seiyū who is affiliated with 81 Produce. ... Jimmy Zoppi (sometimes credited as Billy Beach, born March 8, 1954 in West Long Branch, New Jersey) is an American bassist, vocalist, and voice-over artist. ... Shadow the Hedgehog is a video game starring an antihero of the Sonic the Hedgehog series, Shadow the Hedgehog. ...

Trivia

  • Vector's appearance has changed a lot since Knuckles Chaotix. In Chaotix, Vector was slightly taller and much skinnier. In his new design, he is considerably broader, especially in the chest.
  • Vector's line in Shadow the Hedgehog, "Find the computer room!" has become an internet meme, often used in sarcastic, melodramatic leet, such as "FIND DA COMPUWTER WUMM!!!1!"

Shadow the Hedgehog is a video game starring an antihero of the Sonic the Hedgehog series, Shadow the Hedgehog. ... In 1976, evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins coined the term meme to describe cultural information that is passed from one mind to another, such as songs, catch phrases, or clothes fashions. ... This article is about the modification of text. ...

References

In addition to information taken from the Sonic the Hedgehog games themselves, content from the instruction booklets of the U.S. and Japanese versions of the games were also used as references for this article.

  1. ^ a b c d http://sonic.sega.jp/chara/vector/index.html

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Vector is a friend of Knuckles, Espio, and Charmy.
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Vector the Crocodile - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (725 words)
Vector the Crocodile is a fictional character from the Sonic the Hedgehog series and leader of the Chaotix detective team who debuted in the game Knuckles Chaotix.
Vector can use bubbles blown up with bubblegum to slowly descend and is able to slam his body on the ground to cause major damage.
Vector was originally slated to be one of the characters in the scrapped Sonic the Hedgehog sound test, and is thus among the oldest of the Sonic characters alongside Sonic himself and Eggman.
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