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Uh, ah...What can I do? I gotta have something going for me other than the power of cuteness.

– Ball Weevil before figuring out his powers.[1]

Ball Weevil (alternatively spelled as Ballweevil)[2] is the Omnitrix's DNA sample of an unknown species from Atrocius 0.

Appearance

Ball Weevil is a small yellow insect-like alien with black eyes and green pupils. He has four stick legs and a beak along with a big antenna.

Ball Weevil wears the Omnitrix symbol on a green and white brace around his neck.

Powers and Abilities

Eat exploding gummy ball thing!

– Ball Weevil to Tyrannopede.[3]

Ball Weevil can spit round, green, sticky balls of plasma[4][5][note 1] that absorb matter and explode upon impact, or whenever Ball Weevil wants it to.[7] The size of these balls depends on how much matter they absorb.

Ball Weevil's plasma balls can be in more shapes than just spheres. The bigger the ball he creates, the larger the explosion.

Ball Weevil can spew out plasma in a controllable stream to act as a rope to tie up an enemy. The plasma is strong enough to momentarily hold a Tetramand.[7]

Ball Weevil's plasma balls can absorb energy, as seen when he absorbed both a Prypiatosian-B's radioactive energy blasts and an Aerophibian's neuroshock blasts into one of his globules.[8]

Ball Weevil has enhanced agility and balance, being able to roll on his plasma balls and can climb on walls with ease.

Ball Weevil seems to be pretty strong for his size, as shown when he stopped his giant plasma ball rolling at a high speed.[5]

Ball Weevil's plasma balls are buoyant enough to float on water.[DJW 1]

Weaknesses

Ball Weevil can be hurt by his own plasma balls if they are reflected at him.[1] He can also get stuck in his own plasma.[7]

Ball Weevil is vulnerable to being trapped by a member of Terroranchula's species, his natural predator.[3]

Ball Weevil's plasma can be neutralized by a Terroranchula's webs.[1] It is also useless against a species capable of withstanding it, such as Arburian Pelarotas.[DJW 2]

Ball Weevil cannot breathe underwater.[DJW 3] He also cannot use his plasma balls as a helmet because he can't breathe in slime.[DJW 4]

While he can absorb matter and energy using his plasma, Ball Weevil cannot absorb gases.[DJW 5]

History

Omniverse

Appearances

Naming and Translations

Language Name Origin
Bulgarian Болуийвъл From the original English name
Chinese 波尾虫 (former)
闪爆甲虫 (current)
From pronounced Bō Wěi and (Chóng), bug.
From 闪爆 (Shǎn Bào), explosion, and 甲虫 (Jiǎ Chóng), beetle
French Coléoptosaure​[CN 1] From coléoptère, beetle, and -saure, -saur
German Ball Grille From ball, ball and grille, cricket
Greek Μαμουνόμπαλας From μαμούνι, weevil, and μπάλα, ball
Hungarian Labdazsizsik From labda, ball and zsizsik, weevil
Italian Pallamalvagia From palla, ball and malvagia, evil
Polish Rochatynik From rocha, rotation, and tynik, beetle or diminutive form, form into rohatyniec, rhinoceros beetle
Portuguese (Br) Escarábola From escaravelho, scarab and bola, ball
Romanian Taunul From taunul, weevil
Russian Боллуивл From the original English name
Spanish (HA) Escarabola From escarabajo, beetle and bola, ball

Etymology

Ball Weevil's name is a combination of the words "ball" and "boll weevil".

Trivia

  • Derrick J. Wyatt came up with and designed Ball Weevil before he worked on Omniverse; this included coming up with his powers.[DJW 7][DJW 8]
  • Ball Weevil comes from the same planet as The Worst, where they act as a natural sanitation solution.[DJW 9]
  • Ball Weevil's design was inspired by the Pokémon franchise.[DJW 10]
  • Ball Weevil's concept names were Turd Burglar[DJW 11] and Collectiball.[MW 1]
    • The latter name was changed when it was found that there was a product with the same name.[MW 1][MW 2]
  • Out of all the aliens who were introduced in Omniverse, Ball Weevil is Matt Wayne's favorite.[MW 3]
  • Ball Weevil's powers bear a resemblance to the Katamaris' from Katamari Damacy.
  • If Ben 23 were to have his own version of Ball Weevil in his Omnitrix, the transformation's name would be Sticky Cricket.[DJW 12]

Notes

  1. Alternate versions of Ball Weevil are shown generating plasma in different colors. For example, 17-year-old Mutant Kevin's plasma is colored red.[6]
  2. Considering how Ball Weevil's DNA was already in the Omnitrix, it is implied that he was never locked.[DJW 6]

References

Crew Statements

Derrick J. Wyatt

Matt Wayne

Cartoon Network

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
Future Aliens SandboxShellheadSnakepit
Ultimate Aliens AlbedoArctiguanaBig ChillCannonboltEcho EchoGravattackHumungousaurRathSpidermonkeySwampfireWay BigWildmutt
Fusion Aliens Atomic-XBig ChuckCrashockerDiamond MatterFourmungousaurHeat JawsHumungoopsaurStink ArmsUprigg
Concept Fusion Aliens GravadactylXLRG
Other Aliens in Official Media AntigraviteslaBob the BlobCartoon Network AlienEon (Retconned)MoyoInvinciblePlantapocalypsePortalerRocksShadowmanSquidstrictorStretcheleo
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