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Jet-Vac

Jet Vac Promo

Species: Sky Baron
Gender: Male
Role: Ally
Homeworld: Skylands
Element: Air
Appearances: Skylanders: Giants
Skylanders: Spyro versus The Mega Monsters
Skylanders: Swap Force
Attacks/Actions: Vac Blaster
Suction Gun
Jet Vac Jet Pack
Vac Blaster 9000
Fiester Fan
English Voice Actor: Ally McCrae[1]
First Release: Skylanders: Giants
"Hawk and Awe!"
—Jet-Vac's official catchphrase

Jet-Vac is a wingless Sky Baron who is one of the Skylanders in the Skylanders series, first appearing in Skylanders: Giants. He has a Legendary counterpart called Legendary Jet-Vac, who is available in a Legendary pack with Legendary Slam Bam and Legendary Ignitor.

His Series 2 counterpart is named Turbo Jet-Vac.

Background

Personality

Jet-Vac is known as the greatest and most daring flying ace throughout his homeland. He is also very noble, having sacrificed his wings to a mother in order to fly her children out of harm's way when their home was attacked.

Biography

Jet-Vac was the greatest, most daring flying ace in all of Windham. He was given his magical wings when he was young, as was the tradition for all Sky Barons. But when his homeland was raided, he chose to sacrifice his wings to a young mother so she could fly her children to safety. This act of nobility caught the attention of Master Eon, who sought out the young Sky Baron and presented him with a gift - a powerful vacuum device that would allow him to soar through the skies once again. Jet-Vac accepted the gift with gratitude, and now daringly fights evil alongside the other Skylanders.

Story

History

It's traditional for Sky Barons to be given their magical wings when they are young, and when Jet-Vac got his, he quickly demonstrated some amazing aerial skills. As the years passed, Jet-Vac became known as the most daring flying ace in all of Skylands. He swooped. He soared. He sailed through the air, amazing the people of his home town, Windham, and protecting them whenever danger reared its ugly head.

Then one day when Windham was raided, Jet-Vac was horrified to see a young mother struggling to get her children away from danger. He was faced with a choice - either fly to safety himself, or give his wings to the mother so she and her children could make their escape. Of course, there was only one option the noble Jet-Vac was ever going to go with. He selflessly sacrificed his wings to save the others - and caught the attention of Master Eon in the process. While the feathered flight ace remains wingless to this day, Eon equipped him with a hearty vacuum-powered jet pack which more than makes up for it.[2]

Skylanders: Spyro versus The Mega Monsters

Spyro with Jet-Vac and Trigger Happy

Jet-Vac playfully complimenting Spyro's legendary status along Trigger Happy.

Jet-Vac was in a training session with Spyro, Drill Sergeant, and Trigger Happy generated by Master Eon. After the session ended with Spyro accidentally unleashing a jet of flames at Trigger Happy and Drill Sergeant, the Sky Baron noticed that Spyro was feeling down about not being able to master his Daybringer Flame technique, and Jet-Vac reassured Spyro that the dragon can't be good at everything.

The Sky Baron later went with Spyro and Drill Sergeant to the Desert of Columns to save the Molekin, Diggs, from a strangely familiar giant troll. Kaos soon arrived, saving the day by 'vanquishing' the monster with a magic staff after claiming to have turned over a new leaf by defeating evil doers. 

When the Warrior Librarians of the Eternal Archives arrived at Eon's Citadel, Jet-Vac, along with Trigger Happy, jokingly complimented on Spyro's legendary status after the Lead Curator, Wiggleworth, recognized the young dragon and recalled reading Spyro's heroic exploits from the Scrolls of the Ancients. The Sky Baron stayed behind at the Citadel when the other present Skylanders went with the Librarians to protect the Eternal Archives, and he later helped his fellow Skylanders in repairing the Archive Walls after their battle with Kaos.

Abilities

Jet-Vac uses his powerful vacuum device to shoot bursts of air and suck in enemies and items to him. Having given up his wings, Jet-Vac now flies using his vacuum device on his back.

Stats

These are the starting and maximum statistics for this Skylander in the console version of the games.

  • Health: 240 (max. 480)
  • Speed: 50 (max. 98)
  • Armor: 12 (max. 42)
  • Critical Hit: 20 (max. 70)
  • Elemental Power: 25 (max. 100)

Warning: These stats are not used in any of the Skylander games. They are only listed for completeness reasons.

  • Strength: 60
  • Agility: 70
  • Defense: 50
  • Luck: 80

Warning: These stats are not used in any of the Skylander games. They are only listed for completeness reasons.

  • Strength: 65
  • Agility: 80
  • Defense: 50
  • Luck: 90

Powers and Upgrades

Several images are missing in Jet-Vac's upgrade list. If you have the high quality images of their respective upgrades from the game of Skylanders, please add them in the links that are on the list.

NOTE: Do not upload the upgrade pictures from DarkSpyro.net due to the watermarks. If there are upgrade pictures with the DarkSpyro.net watermarks, please feel free to replace them with high quality un-watermarked versions.

Basic Abilities
These abilities are available from the start of the game.
Soul Gem Ability
Requires Soul Gem from:
Autogyro Adventure

Vac-Blaster Suction Gun Eagle-Air Battle Gear
Jet-Vacprimarypower

Primary Ability
Press Attack 1 to shoot enemies with a powerful blast of air.

Jet-Vacsecondarypower

Secondary Ability
Press Attack 2 to suck enemies into the spinning fan blades.

Jet-Vacsoulgempower

Price: 4000
Jet-Vac gets an enhanced armor and a pretty sweet visor.

Basic Upgrades
Skylanders can buy new abilities from Persephone.

Fiester Fan Jet-Vac Jet Pack Vac Blaster 9000 Turbine Suction Fan
Jet-Vacbasicupgrade1

Price: 500
Bigger spinning fans blades on the Suction Gun do increased damge to enemies.

Jet-Vacbasicupgrade2

Price: 700
Press Attack 3 to fly and perform new attacks in the air.

Jet-Vacbasicupgrade3

Price: 900
Vac Blaster does increased damage.

Jet-Vacbasicupgrade4

Price: 1200
Suction Gun attacks do even more increased damage.


Bird Blaster
Further develop Jet-Vac's Vac-Blaster attacks.

Piercing Winds Vac Master-Blaster 20X Super Suction Air Blaster

Price: 1700
Vac Blaster does even more increased damage and pierces multiple enemies.

Price: 2200
Vac Blaster does maximum damage.

Price: 3000
Suck up enemies with the Suction Gun and it gives the Vac Blaster a super shot.


Vac-Packeteer
Further develop Jet-Vac's Suction and Flight attacks.

Tank reserves The Mulcher Flying Corkscrew
Jet-Vacpath2upgrade1

Price: 1700
Jet-Vac can remain in flight longer and his vacuum blaster can recharge faster.

Jet-Vacpath2upgrade2

Price: 2200
Suction gun attacks do maximum damage

Jet-Vacpath2upgrade3

Price: 3000
While flying, Press Attack 2 to blast forward and perform a poweful corkscrew attack.

Skylanders gain new abilities automatically based on their level.

Starting Powers

  • Vac-Blaster (Primary Attack): Press Y to shoot enemies with a powerful blast of air.
  • Suction Gun (Secondary Attack): Hold X to suck enemies into the spinning fan blades.

Upgrades

  • Super Suction Air Blaster (requires level: 2): Suck up enemies with the Suction Gun to charge up the Vac Blaster with a super-shot.
  • Flying Corkscrew (requires level: 5): Sprint (A) to send Jet-Vac into a furious spinning assault, damaging any enemies he passes.
  • Turbo Jetpack (requires level: 8): Hold B to use Jet-Vac's jetpack to hover in the air for a time.

Minigame Abilities
Skylanders get special abilities in minigames based on their element.

Sky Defense Castle Assault Ground Defense
SSUSkyDefenseair

Create a tornado that makes enemy projectiles spin and hurt other enemies.

SSUCastleAssaultair

Launch a projectile that makes the projectile move upwards instead of falling down.

SSUGroundDefenseair

Create a tornado that stuns and pushes away enemies in range.

Quotes

Battle Cries

  • "Hawk and Awe!"
  • "Tally Ho!" - when using Flying Corkscrew
  • "Take to the skies!"
  • "No wings, no problem!"
  • "Fight and Flight!"
  • "You fought a good fight!"
  • "Success is mine!"
  • "Barrel roll!"
  • "Air strike!"
  • "Feathers of fury!"
  • "Best of the nest!"
  • "Nothing I can't handle!"
  • "Soaring to new heights!" - checking stats
  • "The sky's the limit!" - checking stats
  • "Ranking up!" - leveling up
  • "The spoils of war!" - opening a treasure chest
  • "I'll take it all!" - opening a treasure chest
  • "I like it! Rolls right off the beak!" - when given a nickname
  • "Yes, that'll do just fine!"- when given a nickname

Book Quotes

Skylanders: Spyro versus The Mega Monsters

  • "What are you waiting for, old boy? You need to do something." - when urging Spyro to attack the Goliath Drow illusion during their training session.
  • "That scoundrel wouldn't know a good deed if one came up and bopped him on the nose. He really ruffles my feathers."
  • "Ready to fight beak and claw. Tallyho!"

Media Quotes

  • "Oh they're real; they're spectacular, and they're HUGE!" - Giants E3 2012 Trailer
  • "I love it when I'm right!"
  • "Oh, thats not good!" Obey commercial

Character Trailers

Skylanders Giants - Jet-Vac Preview Trailer (Hawk and Awe)00:30

Skylanders Giants - Jet-Vac Preview Trailer (Hawk and Awe)

Skylanders Giants - Meet the Skylanders - Jet-Vac (Hawk and Awe)00:36

Skylanders Giants - Meet the Skylanders - Jet-Vac (Hawk and Awe)

Skylanders Giants - Jet-Vac's Soul Gem Preview (Hawk and Awe)00:12

Skylanders Giants - Jet-Vac's Soul Gem Preview (Hawk and Awe)

Skylanders Swap Force - Meet the Skylanders - Turbo Jet Vac (Hawk and Awe)00:36

Skylanders Swap Force - Meet the Skylanders - Turbo Jet Vac (Hawk and Awe)

 

LightCore

Meet the Skylanders LightCore Jet-Vac00:32

Meet the Skylanders LightCore Jet-Vac

 

See also

Gallery

Trivia

  • His name is a play on the word 'jet pack'.
  • Jet-Vac was originally called Vac Eagle, then Airgle.
  • He is the only Skylander in the UK version of the 'Tall Tales' trailer who has his voice actor changed.
  • In the Tall Tales trailer, Jet-Vac lays an egg out of shock when Tree Rex and Bouncer revealed themselves.
  • In the Tall Tales trailer with his original voice, he spoke with a thick Scottish accent.
  • His catchphrase is based on the military phrase "Shock and awe".
  • If you use the Suction Gun attack when the Jet Pack meter runs out, it makes the meter recharge faster.
  • As a LightCore figure, his chest symbol and the end of his vac glow.
  • If the room is dark enough, the light from the end of his Vac sometimes makes the barrel seem translucent.
  • One of his upgrades, Vac Blaster 9000, is a pun on the Equals Three (a popular YouTube series created by RayWilliamJohnson) episode "Vag Blaster 9000".
    • Apparently, Ray called Ace Power's Horseback riding exercise machine the "Vag Blaster 9000".
  • He and Gill Grunt are the only Skylanders who fly using jet packs.
  • He shares some battle cries with Sonic Boom being "Best of the nest", "Feathers of fury!" and "The sky's the limit".
  • Jet-Vac is the only air Skylander who can't go over water even though he can fly. This is possibly because of the Air Meter in his jet pack.
  • One of his upgrades, Super Suction Air Blaster, makes the suction gun act like the suck cannon from Ratchet & Clank (A game made by Insomniac Games, Spyro's former developers).
  • Jet Vac resembles one of the Three Gargoyles in Legends of the Hidden Temple.

References

  1. Ally McCrae voices JETVAC character
  2. Skylanders: Universe - Official Sticker Book, page 51

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