|“||Vector! That's me, cause I'm committing crimes with both direction and magnitude! OH YEAH!!!||”|
|Full name||Victor Perkins|
20s (Despicable Me)
World's #1 Hottest Supervillain
The wealthy villain is famous for stealing the Great Pyramid of Giza, and becoming Gru's archenemy when he attempts to hijack his plans to steal the Moon. He is also the first villain Gru ever battled and is the reason why Gru became a hero.
Vector is always shown wearing an orange and white tracksuit which can convert into a flight suit enabling the owner to fly and a fully-functional spacesuit. His apparel is often mistaken for pajamas by Agnes, much to Vector's annoyance.
He has a pudding-bowl haircut, brown eyes and a sharp nose. He also wears large black glasses.
Vector is highly intelligent, but also overly confident and exceedingly arrogant, as shown when he boasts to Gru about some of his unorthodox inventions such as the piranha gun and the squid launcher.
He soon gets angry with Gru when the latter freezes his head in annoyance after his father boasts about him. As revenge, Vector steals the shrink ray and shows that he truly has great talents in the art of villainy.
Vector has a rather excessive fondness for cookies. As such, he eagerly admits Agnes, Edith and Margo into his fortress when they arrived to sell them. Vector also seems to have an affiliation for aquatic life (both marine and freshwater animals), as he keeps an adult great white shark in a large aquarium in his fortress and uses advanced, aquatic-themed weapons such as the squid launcher and the piranha gun. It is even seen that he watches marine life documentaries on his television in his home. Unlike Gru, Vector has no qualms about kidnapping children and taking them as hostages. Even after Gru gives him the moon, he refuses to release Agnes, Edith, and Margo, inciting an angry Gru to enter the fortress and attempt to attack him.
His relationship with his father is that of a neglected child. Like many rich families, his father thinks that giving in to all his child's desires more than makes up for his lack of support and true parental responsibilities. The lack of attention by the parent could help support Vector's psychopathic tendencies. Despite this, it is unclear whether or not Vector is willing to commit murder. Furthermore, Vector's father is shown to be cold towards him whenever he shows incompetence: he angrily points out that Gru has reclaimed the shrink ray and scolds Vector for not even knowing about this. Though Vector may appear to be a spoiled and wrongful villain, it is probable that he is simply trying his hardest to impress his father by carrying on the family legacy of being villainous.
Vector was born under the name of Victor and seemed to be particularly close to his father Mr. Perkins, as the latter was shown carrying him on his shoulders as Victor flew a toy great white shark, indicating to the viewer that his adoration for aquatic animals probably began during his childhood.
Vector is first implied to have managed to steal the Pyramid of Giza under everyone's nose and replace it with a giant inflatable replica for an unspecified period of time (perhaps even years). Vector relocates his trophy at his fortress and repaints it in a successful attempt to camouflage it.
In his first real appearance in the film, he meets Gru at the Bank of Evil where he introduces himself and shows the latter his piranha gun, though he is embarrassed by an error with his contraption and then is bitten by a rogue piranha. After Gru meets with Vector's father, Mr. Perkins, Vector finds his head frozen by the older supervillain because Gru, having found out about Vector being responsible for the ingenious pyramid heist, becomes extremely jealous.
Told by his father, Mr. Perkins, that Gru is planning to steal a shrink ray in East Asia, Vector follows Gru to the facility with his airship. As Gru and his Minions take their coveted prize, Vector cuts a hole in the older villain's ship and takes the shrink ray from them. Managing to successfully evade Gru's futile attempts to shoot him down, Vector blasts Gru's plane with the shrink ray as payback for the incident at the bank, and makes a successful getaway.
Vector stores his new toy in his fortress vault. When Gru attempts to steal back the shrink ray from his rival, Vector activates all sorts of traps, effectively defeating Gru once again. He then allows Margo, Edith, and Agnes in his lair when they asked if he wanted to buy some cookies. Vector's love of cookies is soon exploited by Gru, who designs cookie robots to shut down Vector's defenses and cut a hole from inside the vault. Vector never catches wind of this plot as it is occurring, though he nearly discovers Gru twice while he infiltrates Vector's fortress.
After this incident, Mr. Perkins shows Vector a picture that proves Gru has the shrink ray and reveals that the three girls are adopted by Gru. Vector confidently reassures Mr. Perkins that he can defeat Gru and demonstrates his squid launcher to his father, by launching a squid into another room, accidentally shooting a person with the airborne cephalopod.
Vector attempts to hijack Gru's rocket using the squid launcher to grapple onto the ship and threatening Gru with the piranha gun. Vector, however, gets a surge of electricity for his effort and following that, as he glides to safety using his innovative flightsuit, he hits an electrical tower and falls to the ground after once again being electrocuted.
After recovering, Vector kidnaps the girls from their dance recital and leaves Gru a note, telling the newly adoptive father to bring the moon to his fortress. Unpredictably, Vector refuses to release the girls when Gru submits the shrunken moon. When Vector realizes Gru is angry enough to break into Vector's House and somehow punch his pet shark after it tries to attack him a second time, he attempts to escape with Margo, Edith, and Agnes in his pod.
Thanks to the Nefario Principle, the moon begins to grow and rolls around Vector's pod, breaking the girls' glass cell. Gru, now in his airship with Dr. Nefario, manages to force open the pod's door and get Edith and Agnes away from Vector and onto Gru's ship. Before Margo could jump off Vector's pod, however, Vector grabs her and attempts to shoot Gru with his piranha gun. The moon then hits Vector and he drops Margo, who is rescued by Gru and his minions.
Vector is propelled out of the Earth's atmosphere with the rapidly expanding moon, and finally ends up in the moon's original placement in the sky. He manages to survive thanks to his jumpsuit, which also functions as a spacesuit. Vector is left marooned on the moon with the weightless Minion who drank Dr. Nefario's anti-gravity serum earlier in the movie and flew up into the sky.
At the end of the movie, Vector is seen on the moon dancing to the music heard in the ending scene along with the floating minion.
Given the fact that Vector's father is still alive on earth during the time that he is stranded on the moon, it is possible that his father either sent him survival resources for him to live on the moon, or simply sent a rocket to space to retrieve him. However, his exact fate is unknown as of now.
Appearances in Other Media
In Minion Rush, Vector somehow ended up in Gru's Lab and appears as a boss there. The player is tasked by Gru to defeat him. After Vector appears, the player's Minion must dodge his big drones, and tap on the smaller drones to hurl them back at him. After hurling a couple of them back at him, or simply dodging these objects, Vector can be defeated. In the original game design, Vector will still show up seldomly while running in Gru's Lab, much like with any other bosses in the game. After the July 2014 updates, Vector only appears in some levels.
- "VECTOR!! That's me. 'Cause I'm committing crimes with both direction and magnitude. OH YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!" - As he introduces himself to Gru in the bank.
- "Hahahahaha! Vector! That's me." - When he appears in Minion Rush.
- "AHHH!" - When he gets blasted by robots and when he is defeated.
- "Not so fast! Hahaha!" - While blasting robots at you in Minion Rush, and when he grabs Margo in Despicable Me.
- "Un-pre-dictable!" - When your minion gets defeated in Minion Rush, and after he refuses to give Gru his daughters back in Despicable Me.
- "THEY ARE NOT PAJAMAS!!!" - After Agnes asks Vector if he uses his warm-up suit for sleeping.
- "Oh poop." - After realizing he's stranded on the Moon.
- "Aw, look at you, a little tiny toilet, for a little tiny baby to... (Water sprays at him) AAH! CURSE YOU TINY TOILET!!!" - When he shrinks his toilet with the Shrink ray, and he touched it, causing it to fly off due to extreme water pressure caused by the unaffected water supply tube.
- Hahahahahahahahahahaha! Now maybe you'll think twice before you freeze someone's head! - When he steals the Shrink Ray from Gru.
- ↑ "Yes I did, Victor." "I am not Victor any more. Victor was my nerd name; now I'm Vector!" (Despicable Me)