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Background information
Feature films The Black Hole
Short films
Television programs
Video games Epic Mickey
Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two
Disney INFINITY: 2.0 Edition
Park attractions
Portrayed by
Portrayed by
Voice Roddy McDowell
Performance model
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name Vital Information Necessary CENTralized
Other names
Personality Smart, polite, humorous, brave
Appearance Small hovering robot
Occupation Utility robot aboard the U.S.S. Palomino
Alignment Good
Allies B.O.B., Alex Durant, Dan Holland, Kate McCrae, Charlie Pizer, Harry Booth
Enemies Maximilian, Hans Reinhardt, S.T.A.R., Sentry Robots
Dislikes Company of robots, sore losers
Powers and abilities Circuits, flight, Grappling hook, E.S.P. communication with Kate McCrae
Weapons Lasers, drill
Fate Travels through the Black Hole.
Quote "If there's one thing I *cannot* stand, it's a sore loser!"
"You can't modify perfection. We are the best."

V.I.N.CENT (short for Vital Information Necessary CENTralized) is one of the main protagonists and a robot from Disney's 1979 live-action film The Black Hole. He is voiced by Roddy McDowell.


An optimistic robot similar to both R2-D2 and C-3P0 from Star Wars. He is very clever and polite and he is very smart.


V.I.N.CENT served as a utility robot aboard the U.S.S. Palomino and as the crew was on the return journey home he detected the black hole, the largest one he had ever encountered. He also picked up the presence of the U.S.S. Cygnus dangerously close to the hole. as the U.S.S. Palomino went in to investigate they got caught in the black hole's gravity pull. As the ship started to suffer sever damage, V.I.N.CENT went out to to affect repairs. He almost got pulled into the black hole but managed to pull himself back to the ship and held on as they escaped the gravity pull and landed aboard the Cygnus.

At first the crew thought V.I.N.CENT was lost to the black hole but were glad to find him safe and sound. Although he's just a robot, the crew care for him as if he was part of crew. Charlie Pizer nearly tried to risk his life by going out there to save him until captain Hollad ordered him to stay at his post. V.I.N.CENT felt uneasy once they were aboard the Cygnus and nearly engaged a physical confrontation with Reinhardt's number one robot Maximilian. Although he was ordered to treat the Palomino crew as their guests, V.I.N.CENT still showed no trust to Maximilian or Reinhardt. He also met another robot like him named B.O.B. who warned him about the danger he and his friends were in.

As the Cygnus began to tear apart, V.I.N.CENT and his friends made a run for the probe ship since the Palomino was destroyed when Harry Booth tried to escape. He engaged Maximilian in battle and was almost defeated until he drilled through his circuitry and killed him. Although victorious he lost his friend B.O.B. who was short circuited by Maximilian. He escapes aboard the Probe ship with Dan, Charlie and Kate but get sucked into the black hole and out into an unknown galaxy.



Production Concept



The Black Hole Logo

Media: The Black Hole | Soundtrack | Beyond the Black Hole (comic book series)

Characters: Hans Reinhardt | Alex Durant | Dan Holland | Charlie Pizer | Kate McCrae | Harry Booth | S.T.A.R. | V.I.N.CENT | B.O.B. | Maximilian | Sentry Robots | Humanoids

Ships: U.S.S. Palomino | U.S.S. Cygnus | Probe Ship

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