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Astrodactyl is the Omnitrix's DNA sample of an unknown species from the planet Terradino.

Appearance

Astrodactyl resembles a cross between a Pterodactyl and a glider. He has a large yellow beak-like mouth, green eyes, red skin, black and green clothing on his shoulders and waist, green braces around his wrists and ankles, and small, yellow, retractable wings that resemble a glider in appearance which are connected to a 'jetpack'-like structure on his back.

Astrodactyl wears the Omnitrix symbol on his left shoulder.

Powers and Abilities

  • Flight (via jetpack)
  • Retractable Wings
  • Energy Beams
  • Energy Whip
  • Propulsion Blast
  • Prehensile Feet
  • Enhanced Strength
  • Space Survivability
  • Skilled Hand-to-Hand Combatant

Astrodactyl is capable of flying through the aid of his 'jetpack', with his retractable wings proving stability for this ability. He can create a propulsion blast from his jetpack[1][2] using some kind of internalized star power to enhance his flight.[DJW 2]

Astrodactyl's star power can be used to create different forms of weapons,[DJW 2] the most common weapon being energy whips.

Besides energy weaponry, Astrodactyl can also shoot out stars.[DJW 3]

Astrodactyl can use his star power to fire an energy beam from his mouth.[3]

Astrodactyl can survive in the vacuum of space.[4][DJW 4]

Astrodactyl possesses enhanced strength, as he was able to carry No Watch Ben in the air without any trouble[2] and rip off goo that was too difficult for Ben Prime and Rook to break free from.[5]

Astrodactyl can combine his strength with his energy weaponry, as seen when he pulled and swung around a Techadon robot that was tied up in his energy whips.[6]

Astrodactyl's strength also extends to his prehensile feet, as he can carry and lift a Cerebrocrustacean[3] and a Segmentasapien[2] using his feet.

Weaknesses

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Vulnerability to Electricity

Astrodactyl is very reliant on his jetpack for flying, meaning if it somehow got damaged, he would be at a disadvantage.

Astrodactyl is vulnerable to electricity, such as that generated by a Cerebrocrustacean.[3]

Despite his flight, propulsion blasts, and space survivability, Astrodactyl cannot jump into hyperspace.[DJW 5]

History

Omniverse

Appearances

Ben
Season 3
Season 4
Season 5
Season 6
Season 7
Season 8

Video Games

Ben 10 Omniverse 2 - Astrodactyl

Astrodactyl in Ben 10: Omniverse 2

Ben 10: Omniverse 2

Astrodactyl is a playable alien in the game (not on 3DS).

Naming and Translations

Language Name Origin
Bulgarian Астродактил From the original English name
Chinese 极光翼龙 (Former)
光鞭翼手龙 (current)
From 极光 (Jí Guāng), aurora, and 翼龙 (Yì Lóng), pterodactyl.
From 光鞭 (Guāng Biān), light whip, and 翼手龙 (Yì Shǒu Lóng), pterodactyl.
French Astrodactyle From the original English name
German Astrodactylus From astro and Pterodactylus, pterodactyl
Italian Astrovolante From astro and volante (flying)
Portuguese (Br) Astrodáctilo From astrodáctilo, astrodactyl
Romanian Astrodactyl From the original English name
Russian Астродактиль From the original English name
Spanish (HA) Astrodactyl From the original English name

Etymology

Astrodactyl's name is a portmanteau of the prefix "astro-", meaning star, referencing his abilities, and "pterodactyl", a flying reptile, referencing his appearance.

Trivia

  • The crew came up with Astrodactyl's name first, then figured out his appearance and powers from there.[DJW 6]
    • Eventually, Astrodactyl was designed by Steven Choi.[DJW 7]
  • Despite both of them being flying animal-inspired aliens with energy-related abilities, Derrick J. Wyatt does not consider Astrodactyl to be Jetray's "replacement" in Omniverse.[DJW 8]
    • The reason for this is because they never intended or even wanted to replace any aliens.[DJW 9][DJW 10]
  • It is implied that Astrodactyl was never locked in the Omnitrix.[DJW 11]
  • From Arc 4 of Omniverse onwards, Astrodactyl replaces Bloxx in the opening intro of the show, particularly in the part where the latter used to appear alongside Shocksquatch, Way Big, and Crashhopper.
  • Whenever Astrodactyl talks or becomes excited, he "squawks" like a parrot.
  • While Astrodactyl's star power is colored green, 17-year-old Mutant Kevin's star power is colored red.[7]

References

Crew Statements

Derrick J. Wyatt

See Also

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 AlbedoArctiguanaBig ChillCannonboltEcho EchoGravattackHumungousaurRathSpidermonkeySwampfireWay BigWildmutt
Fusion Aliens Atomic-XBig ChuckCrashockerDiamond MatterFourmungousaurHeat JawsHumungoopsaurStink ArmsUprigg
Unseen Aliens Decagon VreedleRocksSquidstrictorVentrilosquid
Unseen Fusion Aliens GravadactylXLRG
Future Aliens SandboxShellheadSnakepit
Retconned Eon
Non-Canon AntigraviteslaArchfiendzarroBob the BlobCartoon Network AlienDecimus PrimeInvinciblePlantapocalypsePortalerShadowmanStretcheleoThe DarknessThriller Whale

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