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Bashmouth is the Antitrix's DNA sample of a mutant unnamed species/unknown hybrid.

Appearance

Bashmouth's appearance is based on a husky. He has bluish grey and cream colored fur, with three sharp claws on each hand and foot. He has a tail that is small. His eyes and the inside of his mouth are red. He wears a dark orange and red armored vest, black pants, black gauntlets, and an iron shoulder pad on his right shoulder.

While under the influence of Dr. Animo, Bashmouth's eyes were glowing white.

Bashmouth has the Antitrix symbol in the center of his vest.

Powers and Abilities

  • Sharp Teeth

Bashmouth's signature ability is his ability to generate metal from various parts of his body. One known example of this is generating scaled armor plates from his forearms that are dense enough to harm Four Arms.[1]

Another way Bashmouth generates metal is though his sharp teeth, which can crunch through concrete. The metal teeth retract over his normal teeth. Even when not using his metal generation, Bashmouth's bare teeth are strong enough to cause Humungousaur discomfort by biting his tail.[2]

Bashmouth is strong and agile enough to easily handle Four Arms, Rath and Humungousaur in direct hand-to-hand combat. His roar is strong enough to demolish a building[1] and launch Humungousaur against a wall.[3]

Bashmouth has enhanced dexterity as he can run on all fours.[3]

Weaknesses

Bashmouth is similar to Rath, in the sense that his instincts can take over. For example, the carnivorous aspect of his husky physiology will make him divert his attention to meat.[1] The same thing can happen with sticks.[4]

Bashmouth can also become easily enraged, such as when he began attacking Breaker One-Nine relentlessly for inadvertently scratching his armour.[5]

Despite the durability of his forearm plating, Bashmouth can be harmed by Slapback's durability if the latter duplicates enough times.[4]

Due to Kevin's alterations to the Antitrix, Bashmouth is too powerful for the inexperienced Kevin to currently utilize to the fullest.

History

Appearances

Ben 10

Season 3

Season 4

Naming and Translations

Language Name Origin
Italian Zannanera From zanna nera, black fang. Possibly a pun on Zanna Bianca
Polish Piącha From pięść, fist
Russian Ударный коготь
Башмут
Бэшмаут
Громопач
From ударный, percussion and коготь, claw
From the original English name
From the original English name
From гром, thunder
Spanish (HA) Noqueador
Turkish Darbe çene from bashmouth

Etymology

  • Bashmouth's name is a reference to the popular band Smash Mouth.

Trivia

  • Bashmouth is the first and so far only one of Kevin's aliens that Ben has never had access to.
  • When the storyboards for his debut episode were being made, Bashmouth had neither a tail nor the ability to retract his metal teeth.[Forosha 1]

References

Crew Statements

Duncan Rouleau

Forosha

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