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AmpFibian (alternatively spelled as Ampfibian) is the Omnitrix's DNA sample of an Amperi from the planet Tesslos in the Andromeda Galaxy.

Appearance

In Ultimate Alien, AmpFibian was a blue jellyfish-like alien with six long tentacles that functioned as two pairs of arms and a pair of legs. AmpFibian had green eyes with no pupils and white swipes on his body, resembling lightning streaks. His main body had three segmented, skirt-like parts, one for his head, chest and abdomen. AmpFibian wore the Ultimatrix symbol on his chest.

In Omniverse, AmpFibian looks almost the same except that the Omnitrix symbol is now on his mouth and his green eyes are larger with the black outlining in them becoming much more prominent. His fins are now pointed instead of curved (His body segments are much the same). The lightning streak swipes on his body have been altered.

Powers and Abilities

  • Electrokinesis
  • Flight
  • Stretchable Arms
  • Electrical Absorption
  • Underwater Breathing
  • Intangibility

AmpFibian can manipulate and produce lightning and electricity. He can launch them in electrical blasts, and as of Cosmic Destruction he is capable of generating a large energy blast surrounding him. He can also absorb electrical energy and relaunch attacks, as seen in Deep, when AmpFibian did so to the Piscciss Volann guards' energy net. AmpFibian can also become pure energy in order to enter electrical cables.

AmpFibian has the ability to become intangible. He is capable of combining that with his electrokinesis to electrically shock objects and beings he phases through.[2]

Even though AmpFibian has not yet trained himself to do so, Ra'ad could read Kevin's thoughts by sensing the electrical pulses of his mind.[DM 1]

AmpFibian is capable of flight.

AmpFibian's tentacles can extend multiple times their length.

AmpFibian's lack of bones allows him to squeeze into extremely tight spaces.

AmpFibian is capable of respiring underwater and swimming at enhanced speeds.

Weaknesses

AmpFibian can use his electricity underwater, but if he is using electricity while entering water, or only part of him is in the water, he will shock himself.[DM 2]

AmpFibian is weak against enemies who drain electricity, like Phil.[3]

Since his body is very frail, heavy objects falling on him can make him faint.

AmpFibian's electric attacks are useless against Solid Plugg.

History

Ben
  • In Fused, AmpFibian's DNA was sampled and put in the Codon Stream by sampling Ra'ad's DNA, trapping Ra'ad in the Ultimatrix as well. Aggregor tried to take AmpFibian to replace Ra'ad. Kevin managed to put the Ultimatrix in Reset Mode, turning AmpFibian back to Ben and freed Ra'ad.
  • In Deep, AmpFibian swam to Piscciss' core.
  • In Viktor: The Spoils, AmpFibian's electric abilities were used to put King Xarion's mind in Viktor's body.
Kevin
Dream

Ben

Appearances

Ben
Season 1
Season 2
Kevin
Season 3
Dream
Season 3

Ben
Season 1
Season 3
Season 4
Season 6
Season 8

Video Games

  • AmpFibian in "Cosmic Destruction"
  • AmpFibian in "Galactic Racing"

Ben 10 Ultimate Alien: Cosmic Destruction

AmpFibian is one of the Andromeda Galaxy aliens playable in the game.

Ben 10: Galactic Racing

AmpFibian is a playable alien in the game.

Punch Time Explosion and XL

AmpFibian is one of the aliens used by Ben as a special attack.

Naming and Translations

Language Name Origin
Arabic أمبفيبيان From the original English name
Bulgarian Водна Мълния From водна, water, and мълния, lightning
Chinese 通灵天人 From 通灵 (Tōng Líng), psychic, and 天人 (Tiān Rén), heaven man
Croatian Ampfibijan From the original English name
French Amphibien From amphibien, amphibian
German Ampfibian From the original English name
Greek Αμφίβιο From αμφίβιο, amphibian
Hebrew דו-חי From דו-חי, amphibian
Hungarian Medúza From medúza, jellyfish
Italian Fulmanfibio From fulmine, thunderbolt, and anfibio amphibian
Polish Ampfibian From the original English name
Portuguese (Br) Anfíbio From "Anfíbio", which means "Amphibian".
Romanian Amfibianul From amfibian, amphibian
Russian Амфибия From амфибия, amphibian
Spanish (HA) Ampfibio From ampfibio, amphibian
Spanish (Spain) Electrofibio A portmanteau of electricidad, electricity, and anfibio, amphibian
Swedish Amfibien From amfibien, amphibian
Turkish AmFibiyan From amfibiyan, Turkish pronunciation of the original name

Etymology

AmpFibian's name is a portmanteau of the words amper and amphibian (with the "ph" changed to a "pF"). It is also a pun off the word “amplify” (amp for short) which means to charge and increase energy, which AmpFibian’s species can do by absorbing, generating, and redirecting electrical energy. The word “amphibian” is also used since most are either adapted to water, or generate their own electricity.

Trivia

  • AmpFibian and the other Andromeda aliens have powers linked to a certain element, for AmpFibian it's electricity.
  • AmpFibian is the only Andromeda Galaxy alien that Ben used in the same episode he was scanned in.
  • Len Wein named AmpFibian.[MW 1]
  • AmpFibian appeared a total of 13 times in the original continuity, the least out of all Andromeda Galaxy aliens.

References

Crew Statements

Dwayne McDuffie

Matt Wayne

Transformations
Introduced in Ben 10 ArctiguanaBlitzwolferBuzzshockCannonboltDiamondheadDittoEye GuyFour ArmsFrankenstrikeGhostfreakGrey MatterHeatblastRipjawsSnare-ohSpitterStinkflyUpchuckUpgradeWay BigWildmuttWildvineXLR8
Introduced in Alien Force Alien XBig ChillBrainstormChromastoneEcho EchoGoopHumungousaurJetrayLodestarNanomechRathSpidermonkeySwampfire
Introduced in Ultimate Alien AmpFibianArmodrilloChamalienClockworkEatleFasttrackJuryriggNRGShocksquatchTerraspinWater Hazard
Introduced in Omniverse AstrodactylAtomixBall WeevilBloxxBullfragCrashhopperFeedbackGravattackGutrotKickin HawkMole-StachePesky DustThe WorstToepickWalkatroutWhampire
Ultimate Aliens Ultimate AlbedoUltimate ArctiguanaUltimate Big ChillUltimate CannonboltUltimate Echo EchoUltimate GravattackUltimate HumungousaurUltimate RathUltimate SpidermonkeyUltimate SwampfireUltimate Way BigUltimate Wildmutt
Fusion Aliens Atomic-XBig ChuckCrashockerDiamond MatterFourmungousaurHeat JawsHumungoopsaurStink ArmsUprigg
Unseen Aliens Decagon VreedleRocksSquidstrictorVentrilosquid
Future Aliens SandboxShellheadSnakepit
Retconned Eon
Non-Canon PortalerAntigraviteslaBob the BlobPlantapocalypseThriller Whale

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