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Vector Prime was the Yuuzhan Vong term for the path from which they would begin their invasion of the galaxy. It was located in the outer edges of the Dalonbian Sector, (L30) near the Helska system. The invasion was needed to start in Vector Prime due to it being the only place known where the Yuuzhan Vong fleet could penetrate the energy field surrounding the galaxy.

However, other Yuuzhan Vong suggested it had been chosen due to its proximity to the New Republic/Imperial Remnant border, allowing for weaker New Republic military response.

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Star Wars Fanon

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The Star Wars wiki of fan invention.

Vector Prime
Astrographical
Region

Deep Core

System

Vector system

Suns

1: Vector

Moons

Vector II and Vector III

Physical
Class

S?

Diameter

25,1517 Miles

Atmosphere

Type I

Climate

mild, warm

Gravity

Normal

Primary terrain

City

Points of interest

The Sith City

Societal
Native species

Aqualeesh,Kaleesh,

Immigrated species

Herglic, Human, rodian, Quarren, Sith, Yuuzhan Vong, Ithorians, Duros, Chiss,wooikes and Zabrack Twi'lek And More

Official language

Twi'leki,Basic, Huttese, RodiesseGalactic Basic Standard

Major cities

(3) 1 regular, 1 aqualeesh, 1 mon clamarian

Major imports

water, gourmet foods

Major exports

Metals

Vector Prime was a planet that had formed exactly on 100 ABY. It had two moons, one of which melted due to lava effects.

History

When Ben Skywalker was converted to the Dark Side by Darth Krayt, he soon after committed mutiny against him. He then turned to Darth Revan who taught him how to build a planet using the Dark Side Of The Force. With his new power, Ben Skywalker then built Vector Prime. The planet soon after becomes the home planet of the Sith. Darth Krayt built a Sith Academy there for Sith hopefuls to be trained.

Darth Revan found the power of infinite Force Energy from a Force Nexus soon after. He realized that if the Star Forge was moved there then, Revan would have the ability to have more power than one could possibly imagine. But before this was possible, Kol Skywalker saved the galaxy from Darth Revan's plot.

Planet Information

Vector Prime has an asteroid belt one light-year away from the planet. The belt was formed when Coruscant was destroyed.

The planet had many regions. There was the Capital City which was an industrial area, and was inhabited by many species. Another region was an Aqualish City that was mainly built with rock. There was also a city for Mon Calamari which was built around an ocean.

Climate Change

Originally, it was a Forest Planet for about 10 years. That was until Darth Raxus ordered it to have cities and to be more populated with more species. After the cities were built, the Northern Region became an Artic Climate and had many mountains.

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Transformers

Up to date as of February 05, 2010

From Teletraan I: The Transformers Wiki

The name or term Prime refers to more than one character or idea. For a list of other meanings, see Prime (disambiguation).
Vector Prime is an Autobot from the Cybertron portion of the Unicron Trilogy continuity family.
He gives a new meaning to the term "grandfather clock".

Vector Prime is Primus's appointed guardian of time and space. Though recorded history pegs him as 25 million years old[1], he has identified himself as 9 billion years old[2], making the clockwork-covered Transformer one of the 13 original Transformers. Despite his age, Vector Prime is very powerful, and can warp both space and time, though excessive use of this power can severely weaken him.

Vector Prime was once a holder of the Matrix of Leadership[2] before he left Cybertron to guard space and time, a lonely job which isolated him from Cybertronian culture for tens of millions of years. Though he has rejoined the timestream on occasion to protect it from large-scale dangers,[3] his extraordinary exile has left him emotionally, culturally, and politically disconnected from his race. He speaks in archaic terminology steeped in chivalry from an age long past and is unfamiliar with the Autobot/Decepticon war. Despite this disconnect, Vector Prime never forgets that these strange modern creatures are the reason he guards space and time so fiercely. It is the miracle of time that allows these precious lives to continue.

Vector Prime has a "Guardian Mini-Con" called Safeguard, and is also responsible for the Recon Mini-Con Team.

Chinese name (Taiwan): Victor / Vector

Contents

Fiction

Cybertron comic

Hey, I can see THE DAWN OF MAN from here! Hi, Phil!

During the long dormancy of Primus and Unicron at the beginning of time, Vector Prime retreated from the march of history to prepare for when his skills would once again be called upon. From this isolation he watched the greatest victories and defeats of the Transformers race across the various timelines, intervening only when his hand was needed to preserve the balance of time. (For example, Vector Prime helped mend Generation One Optimus Prime and repair the timestorm that Predacon Megatron had unleashed in the Beast Wars.) However, the awakening of Primus and Unicron returned Vector Prime to active service, following the wake of Unicron across the multiverse to prevent or restore what damage the Dark God had inflicted with its contaminating presence.

After the Powerlinx Battles, Primus attempted to lock Unicron's essence away in the center of a newborn sun, but this plan backfired and the sun collapsed into a black hole, also known as the Unicron Singularity. This threatened the multiverse itself, so Vector Prime was called back to Cybertron to assist the Autobots in locating artifacts which would destroy the black hole.

Hey, we got swords. Let's parry.

During the Autobots' search, Vector Prime would routinely confer with Alpha Trion on their progress. During one such visit, Ramjet and Nemesis Prime, followers of Unicron, attacked them, heavily damaging Alpha Trion and destroying Vector Sigma. It was Ramjet's plan that Nemesis Prime would unleash his Dead Matrix to destroy their Creator, and so the two travelled to the chamber deep within Cybertron that housed Primus' essence. Vector Prime and Sentinel Maximus met and battled them there. Vector Prime and Ramjet's fight left the chamber and ended ultimately high above Cybertron. Though Vector Prime was able to defeat Ramjet and seal him away in another dimension, this act weakened him considerably. The guardian of space and time returned to the Autobots on Earth and left Cybertron in the care of Over-Run, a Mini-Con who had taken the reins of what remained of Vector Sigma.

Cybertron cartoon

Voice actor: Richard Newman (English), Shô Hayami (Japanese), Joscha Fischer-Antze (German)
This additional weapon would have aided myself in the previous battle with the villainous Ramjet. What folly to not have used it!

Appearing in the skies over Cybertron, Vector Prime immediately made contact with Optimus Prime and his Autobot team, making them aware of the Cyber Planet Keys and how they could stop the black hole. As Vector Prime then synchronised his map of the keys’ locations to the current arrangement of the cosmos, he was approached by the evil Megatron, who exploited Vector Prime's diminished memory of the Autobot/Decepticon conflict and convinced him to hand over the map. Vector Prime realized his mistake too late, just as the other Autobots arrived to attack Megatron. The villain made good his escape, but not before his lieutenant Starscream caused Autobot warrior Landmine to be caught in the black hole’s gravitational pull, forcing Vector Prime to open a portal to save him, transporting him to Earth. Fallen

Vector Prime joined with Optimus Prime's Autobots in relocating to Earth in pursuit of Landmine, who had been befriended by three human children. Upon meeting these humans, Vector Prime recognised a symbol decorating the t-shirt of the female, Lori, as the pattern of the Omega Lock, the device that focused the power of the Cyber Planet Keys, and deduced that it lay in hiding somewhere on Earth. Further studies of duplicate patterns around the world failed to locate it, but did yield the co-ordinates of Velocitron, the Speed Planet, resting place of the first Cyber Planet Key. Later, the lock was apparently discovered buried in the desert; the battle had catastrophic consequences when a Decepticon attack killed the Mini-Cons, and Vector Prime drew on his powers for the first time in ages to rewind time and save their lives. Time The lock in question was proven to be a fake, but the genuine article was soon discovered and acquired by Vector Prime, the Mini-Cons and the humans aboard the Atlantis—an ancient Cybertronian spaceship that had crashed on Earth and inspired the legend of the sunken continent. Ship

Vector Prime subsequently journeyed to Velocitron to observe Hot Shot win the world’s Cyber Planet Key in a racing tournament, and then to the Jungle Planet, where he counselled Optimus Prime in his battles with world leader Scourge, leading to the acquisition of the second Cyber Planet Key. The third key, from Earth itself, was soon discovered, Optimus Prime battled Megatron for possession of the Lock and keys within Megatron's dimension. At Optimus's order, Vector Prime used his portal-generating abilities to collapse the dimension in upon itself, apparently destroying Megatron. Cybertron Megatron’s Unicronian armor sustained him, however, and he returned to Cybertron just as the Omega Lock was put in place and the planet transformed into Primus’s robot mode. Darkness

Vector Prime’s studies eventually revealed the location of the fourth Cyber Planet Key, on the Giant Planet of Gigantion, which had slipped through a space/time vortex into another universe. Both the Autobots and Decepticons raced for the key, but the Decepticons ultimately prevailed thanks to Megatron’s transformation into Galvatron, leaving the Autobots stranded on Gigantion. Showdown The vortex would not open again for a year, and despite the protestations of his friends and allies Vector Prime made the decision to use his powers to rewind time and open the vortex again – even though a feat of such magnitude would end his life. Before performing this decisive action, Vector Prime passed on to the young human Bud his planet map, and parted from Safeguard to spare him his fate. As the Autobots passed through the vortex, Vector Prime’s overexerted body dissolved, and he died. Guardian

However, as Vector Prime had already explained to the Autobots, since he had existed for most of his life outside of time, he would always exist there, able to observe the passage of time, even though he could now no longer enter the linear universe. He swore to always watch over Optimus Prime and the Autobots, and would be there for them in spirit when their need was greatest. The first of such moments came during Optimus Prime's pivtol moment within the black hole, as he appeared alongside the Autobot leader as he reached for the Omega Lock. End

Battling.. IN THE NEXT DIMENSION!

Subsequently, the black hole was sealed, but Galvatron was not yet through, and challenged Prime to a final one-on-one duel. During the battle, as Galvatron stood poised to deliver the final blow, Vector Prime's planet map flew from the pocket of the watching Bud and moved between the two combatants, blocking Galvatron's blow. Vector Prime spoke to Optimus once more, promising to always be there for him, and bestowing upon him the greatest of gifts—his own sword, Rhisling, with which Optimus Prime defeated and destroyed Galvatron once and for all. Unfinished Not long afterwards, as the Autobots departed on a mission across the universe to create a new space bridge, Vector Prime appeared to Optimus once more, smiling at his old friend. Beginning

Vector Prime dueled with Galvatron in an existence after death.


Kiss Players

"Scary-Faced Gear Man," she calls him.

As ShaoShao piloted Fortress Maximus in pursuit of a mysterious golden hand that had stolen a fragment of the Allspark, the flying fortress crashed into a wall of time, scattering its passengers through space, time and relative dimensions.

After a brief adventure on Primus's surface, Shao found herself face to face with Vector Prime, who informed her that he was a former guardian of time and space and that she was trapped in a parallel world. He used his sword to slash a hole between dimensions, from which the golden hand emerged and grabbed ShaoShao, pulling her through.


Real world

At some undetermined point in Vector Prime's life, he took the time to answer a series of questions about himself, other Transformers, and the Transformers: Cybertron toyline in a recurring feature on Hasbro's official Transformers website called "Ask Vector Prime". Because of his mastery of time and space it is impossible to determine when exactly he visited—or perhaps merely communicated with—our universe, but it may have been during the course of events in the Cybertron animated series, as he answers questions regarding those events and other characters who he had not met before the series began. Alternatively, he may have answered the questions after the conclusion of the series from within the Allspark, which is known to be a dimensional nexus of sorts. This may be the geekiest paragraph ever written by human hands.

Toys

Cybertron

  • Vector Prime (Voyager, 2005)
    • Japanese ID number: GC-03
    • Accessories: Sword, missile
I'm the Last Autobot's beiger cousin.
First released in Japan, Vector Prime transforms into a large cybertronic space cruiser with "solar panel" wings, his shape seemingly taking cues from both the Beast Wars starship Axalon and the Star Wars Sith Infiltrator. His nosecone has a spring-loaded missile launcher at the tip. He is also one of the few early molds in the series to have Mini-Con Powerlinx plugs. Inserting his unique Cyber Planet Key in either mode activates electronic sounds. He comes with his Mini-Con partner Safeguard.
Vector Prime has some significant differences between the Takara and Hasbro releases. Takara's release uses a matte gray plastic with a lighter, burgundy-tinted brown, uses firmer plastic for his clear-blue parts, and has more intricate paint applications. Hasbro's release has a higher-contrast color scheme of white with chocolate-brown, more flexible clear-blue plastic (for safety reasons), and less-intricate paint applications.
This mold was also used to create BotCon 2007 Alpha Trion.


  • Vector Prime vs Starscream (Multi-pack, 2005)
    • Accessories: Sword, missile
The Vector Prime in this Toys 'R' Us exclusive set is identical to the regular-retail version, even though the Starscream is not only a mold not available at normal US retail, but is in an entirely new coloration not used for its Japanese release.


  • Vector Prime (Legends of Cybertron, 2006)
And I'm his poorer cousin who can't afford paint.
As part of the Legends of Cybertron line, Vector Prime is a miniature, heavily-simplified version of the Voyager-class toy, yet retaining much of the sculpted detailing. He was part of the third wave of product, the first wave to be sold outside of "market six" stores and in "big box" chains like Toys 'R' Us and Kmart.
This mold was redecoed into Universe Scattershot.


  • Galaxy Force Vector Prime (Voyager, 2006)
    • Accessories: Sword, missile
Safeguard pimps his ride. Fo sho.
Not to be confused with the Galaxy Force release of Vector Prime, Galaxy Force Vector Prime is a matte gold redeco of Vector Prime released near the end of the Cybertron toyline. His transparent blue parts were changed to transparent orange, and he has the same number of paint applications as the original Cybertron Vector Prime toy. The packaging photography shows the prototype as considerably more blinged out than the rather yellowish matte gold plastic actually used for the production run.


  • Vector Prime (Jollibee Kids Meal, 2007)
The Guardian of Shakes and Fries
Available exclusively from the Jollibee restaurant chain in the Phillipines, this small scale, extremely simplified version of Vector Prime was sold under the subline Transformers: Cybertron Robot Blasters. Similar to the Legends of Cybertron version, the Robot Blasters Vector Prime has an even more simplified transformation sequence and less articulation and paint detailing. However he impressively retains a significant amount of Vector Prime's sculpted detailing.


Attacktix

  • Vector Prime (Booster, 2006)
Go ahead. Ask me again about how well I blend.
Attacktix ID number: TF11
Faction: Autobot
Class: Leader
Special: Vengeance -- 2525 (77%) success ratio
Point Cost: 40
Base Speed: 4
Attack Type: Shooter (Energy Blast)


Part of the first assortment of Attacktix Transformers-series Booster packs, Vector Prime is one of the less stable shooters his size. He has three points of articulation (shoulders and waist) which you can use to put him in a more stable stance than his default, though it doesn't look very comfortable.
Vector Prime appears to have been created as the counterpart to the powerful Decepticon Scorponok figure. His Special Power is the antithesis of Scorponok's, allowing you to instantly remove up to two of your opponent's in-play Insecticons. Who knew Vector Prime hated Terrorcons so much?
This version uses the Takara coloration of gray with a metallic burgundy. Production pictures of a more Hasbro-release-like white-and-brown redeco have been shown, often used for publicity photos by Hasbro.


Universe (2008)

  • Vector Prime (Voyager, 2009)
Viddy well, droogies: A Clockwork Black, Brown, and Silver, with Some Light Blue, and Just Two Small Bits of Orange.

Black repaint alert! And this time, you don't have to go to a convention to get it.

A repaint of Vector Prime with a color scheme which slightly resembles that of the Last Autobot. The electronic gimmicks have been taken out for this release and the battery compartment is sealed, but we get a snazzified Cyber Planet Key with chromed planet symbol parts by way of recompense. The key doesn't activate anything; it just sits there and looks slick.

Trivia/Notes

  • "Vector Prime" was the originally proposed name for Sentinel Maximus, going so far as to be printed on Sentinel Maximus's shipping cases.
  • According to the Hasbro panel at BotCon 2006, Vector Prime's head was largely based around the Autobot insignia. At one point in the design process, a flip-down battle mask identical to the Autobot symbol was proposed.[4] Also, his early sketch shows that he was originally going to have two swords.[5]
  • Vector Prime's design has some similarity to the Last Autobot.
  • Before he played Vector Prime, voice actor Richard Newman did the voice of another Transformer: Beast Wars Rhinox. He seemed to be channelling Rhinox, with an older, British accented voice.

External links

  • Vector Prime at TFU.info
  • Ask Vector Prime archive at In Space, No One Can Hear Starscream

Footnotes

  1. Revelations, Part 4
  2. 2.0 2.1 Ask Vector Prime
  3. Vector Prime: In the Beginning
  4. BotCon - Friday - Vector Prime's original head
  5. Original Vector Prime mockup
  6. From www.unicron.com

This article uses material from the "Vector Prime" article on the Transformers wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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