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Big Chill is the Omnitrix's DNA sample of a Necrofriggian from the planet Kylmyys.

Appearance

Ben as Big Chill

Big Chill is a humanoid, moth-like alien whose four wings and antenna can fold up into a hooded robe (much akin to a poncho), giving him the appearance of a phantom.

Big Chill has a black body with cyan patches on his arms, shoulders, legs, the back of his wings, and the back of his neck that resemble ice chunks. Each patch has thick blue outlining except for the ones on his wings, which are outlined in black. There is also a black line that runs on the edge of the outer margin on the back of each wing. On his torso are three plates: one resembling the chest, a shorter plate under the chest, and one resembling the stomach. On his face are blue cheeks and underjaw, a mouth that always shows bluish-white teeth, and large green eyes with dark green spots. The top of his head also sports a blue Y-shaped marking that extends over his scalp. He has three pointed fingers and a thumb on each hand, and two toes on each foot and a third toe-like extension on his ankles. Big Chill wore the Omnitrix/Ultimatrix symbol on his chest in Alien Force and Ultimate Alien.

In Heroes United, he had a paler color scheme. The patches on his body were not symmetrical. He also had five fingers instead of four and they were less pointed.

In Omniverse, Big Chill has a much more muscular build and is more hunched over, also now having sharp eyebrows surrounding his eyes. He has a green belt on his waist with a white stripe where the Omnitrix symbol is located. He has bigger wings, claws, and a black beard design under his chin. His wings are less like a moth and more like a bat. His chest piece now extends over his entire chest and sports three gill-like marks on each side. There is also a line running down his abdomen. He has a wider mouth and has a blue stripe on his chin. He also now has a third antenna that folds onto his back in wing mode. When his wings are folded, the antennae form a larger hood and the robe goes down to his ankles instead on his knees.

15-year-old Big Chill in Omniverse looks exactly the same, but he lacks the belt and the original Omnitrix symbol is on his chest.

Albedo as Negative Big Chill

In Alien Force, Negative Big Chill looked exactly like Ben's Big Chill. In Ultimate Alien, he had red eyes and lacked an Ultimatrix symbol.

In Omniverse, Negative Big Chill looks just like Big Chill in Omniverse but has a paler color scheme, a red belt with a red Ultimatrix symbol on it, and red eyes.

Powers and Abilities

  • Freezing Breath
  • Intangibility
  • Flight
  • Cryokinesis
  • Ice Beam Emission (Ice Generation)
  • Underwater Breathing

Big Chill is capable of breathing a gas, wind or beam that reduces the temperature surrounding it, turns to ice constructs mid-air or upon touching a target, or encasing a target completely in ice.

His breath can also be as strong as wind, enough to push the moving Rust Bucket 2 off a cliff.[1]

Big Chill has cryokinesis, allowing him to control the ice he generates at will. He can also generate ice beams from his hands which he can manipulate.[2]

He can form manipulable ice constructs from the ground by touching it.[3]

He can freeze objects just by touching them.[4]

Big Chill can become intangible, to the point where he can cause objects to freeze by phasing through them, though he can choose not to.

Big Chill has enhanced strength, as seen when he was on a metal-eating spree, he effortlessly ripped apart a large metal statue and snapped iron girders in half. This strength also extends to his jaws, as Big Chill was capable of chewing up metal statues, poles, buildings, signs, iron girders, serving trays, and drinking molten steel.[5]

Big Chill is immune to extreme temperatures, both hot and cold.[6]

Big Chill can survive underwater,[7] as well as in the vacuum of space.[8][9]

Like Jetray, Big Chill can use his feet to hold things while flying.[4]

Weaknesses

  • Under Hypnosis
  • Vulnerability to Electricity

Big Chill's intangibility is useless against opponents who can also turn intangible, as their intangibility cancels out.[6] The only inanimate objects that have been able to touch intangible Big Chill are the Rust Bucket 2's netting,[1] the Shield of Seagle,[10] the Plumber Headquarters' prison cell's door[11] and the Techadon Robots' defense systems.[12]

Big Chill's intangibility is consciously used, not reflexively, which means he can't use his intangibility if he is caught off guard.[10]

Big Chill's ice breath is useless against Hypnotick and other Psycholeopterrans, his natural predator.[13]

Big Chill has a weakness against electricity.[14][10]

History

Ben
Albedo

Ben
Albedo
Flashback

16-year-old Ben
15-year-old Ben
Albedo

Doom Dimension (Volume 1)

Appearances

Ben
Season 1
Season 2
Season 3
Specials
Albedo
Season 3
Flashback
Specials

16-year-old Ben
Season 1
Season 2
Season 3
Season 4
Season 5
Season 8
15-year-old Ben
Season 3
Albedo
Season 4

Cartoon Network Action Packs
Chapter Books
Ben 10: Omniverse
  • Ben 10 (Issue 1, Issue 4)
Others

Video Games

  • In Vilgax Attacks and Cosmic Destruction (uncloaked)
  • In Vilgax Attacks and Cosmic Destruction (cloaked)
  • In The Rise of Hex
  • In Galactic Racing
  • In Ben 10: Omniverse 2

Ben 10: Alien Force

Big Chill is a playable alien in the Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 2 and PlayStation Portable versions of the game.

Big Chill and Swampfire are the only aliens available on Ben's arsenal at the beginning of the game.

Big Chill is able to glide across considerable distances as well as ride on wind currents to temporarily increase his altitude.

Big Chill is used at the end of the Running on Autopilot level to survive the fall from the Highbreed Ship.

Big Chill is vital for progression on The Forest Mid-evil/Medieval, Bombs Away!, A Few Bad Eggs, Plumber Trouble, Rural Rumble and Running on Autopilot levels of the game.

Ben 10 Alien Force: Vilgax Attacks

Big Chill is a playable alien in the game.

Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 2 and PlayStation Portable Versions

Due to the Omnitrix rebooting after Ben's abuse of the quick-change feature during his battle with an animated Mr. Smoothy mascot, Big Chill, along with Swampfire, Spidermonkey, Humungousaur and Cannonbolt were the only aliens available on Ben's arsenal upon his arrival on Vulpin.

Big Chill is able to glide across considerable distances as well as ride on wind currents to temporarily increase his altitude.

Big Chill is capable of generating spiked balls of ice around his fists as well as hurling ice spikes. He can also cause these spikes to sprout from the ground that surrounds him.

Big Chill is the only alien form capable of defeating D'Void, freezing the Kormite energy sources to weaken the otherwise invincible foe.

Ice Storm is an unlockable combo move for Big Chill.

Big Chill is vital for progression on the Bellwood, Terradino, Encephalonus IV, Anur Phaetos and Null Void levels of the game.

Nintendo DS Version

Big Chill and Brainstorm are reunlocked upon Ben's arrival on Encephalonus IV.

Big Chill is able to glide across considerable distances and is the only alien capable of defeating D'Void.

Big Chill is vital for progression on the Encephalonus IV, Mor' Otesi and Null Void levels of the game.

Ben 10 Alien Force: The Rise of Hex

Big Chill is a playable alien in the game.

Due to the Omnitrix sorting out after Ben fiddled with it, Big Chill was temporarily locked. Big Chill was reunlocked at the beginning of Level 4.

Big Chill is able to double jump and glide across considerable distances, as well as slowly descend from a high altitude, avoiding hazards along the way.

Ben 10 Ultimate Alien: Cosmic Destruction

Big Chill is a playable alien in the game. Big Chill can be used for flight. His ice breath can be used to extinguish fire and freeze an object and enemies. He can attack with an "icy uppercut" as well as manipulate the cold around him to make a frosty tornado. His Ultimate form, Ultimate Big Chill, is used in a boss battle.

Big Chill is vital for progression on The Great Wall and The Amazon levels of the game.

Ben 10: Galactic Racing

Big Chill is a playable racer in this game on all platforms.

Ben 10: Omniverse 2

Big Chill is a playable alien in the game.

Punch Time Explosion and XL

Big Chill is one of 16-year-old Ben's playable aliens.

Naming and Translations

Language Name Origin
Albanian Ngrica From “ngrica” (frost)
Arabic بيغ تشيل Bigh Tshil/Big Chil, from the original English name
Bulgarian Страшен Студ From cтрашен, scary and cтуд, cold
Chinese 寒冰幽灵 From (Hán), cold, (Bīng), ice, and 幽灵 (Yōu Líng), ghost
Croatian Ledena Avet From ledena avet, icy ghost
French Glacial From glacial, freezing/icy
German Froster From frost
Greek Μεγάλη Ανατριχίλα From Μεγάλη, big and Ανατριχίλα, chill
Hebrew מכת קור From "מכה", strike snd "קור", cold
Hungarian Nagy Fagy From nagy fagy, big chill
Italian Gelone Literally "chillblain", but also sounds like "big freezing cold"
Korean Blue Ghost From 블루 (파란), blue and 고스트 (유령), ghost
Norwegian Frostus From frost
Polish Ziąb From "ziąb", chill
Portuguese (Br) Calafrio/Friagem From calafrio/friagem, chill
Romanian Viforul From viforul, blizzard
Russian Крылатый
Биг Чилл
From крылатый, winged
From the original English name
Serbian Ledena Avet From ledena avet, icy ghost
Spanish (HA) Frío
Big Chill (The Frogs of War: Part 1)
From frío, cold
From the original English name.
Spanish (Spain) Gélido From gélido, icy
Swedish Frosten From frosten, the frost
Turkish Büyük Korku From büyük, big and korku, fear

Trivia

  • Big Chill had concept art drawn by Eric Canete. In his final design, the back view was created by Glenn Wong, whereas the front view was created by either Glen Murakami or Chap Yaep, with color styling by Chris Hooten.[GW 1]
  • When asked if Big Chill is female, Dwayne McDuffie replied "Sort of".[DM 1]
  • It was Dwayne McDuffie's idea to have Big Chill make ice puns.[MW 2]
  • The idea behind Big Chill's redesign in Omniverse was to make him more like Man-Bat from Batman: The Animated Series in terms of proportion.[DJW 1]
  • Big Chill is the first alien to appear whose mouth does not move when he speaks.
  • Big Chill's hologram alternates between his robed form and un-robed form throughout the shows.
  • Big Chill is one of the two of Ben's aliens whose natural biological behavior overrides his normal state; the other one being Swampfire, whose Methanosian's drive to grow and "blossom" also overrides the Omnitrix.[15]
    • Necrofriggians undergo a reproduction phase. In Ben's case, if he turns into an alien that is not Big Chill (e.g. Jetray), the Omnitrix will automatically and immediately make him switch to the Necrofriggian form (or simply whenever the time calls for it, Ben, in his human form, will stop doing whatever he is doing and transform into Big Chill) and start eating any metal object he can find while laying eggs and building a nest for them until the Omnitrix times out, causing Ben to pass out, wake up in the middle of nowhere and forget everything he did until the eggs have finally hatched.[5]
  • Big Chill is a playable character in Cartoon Network's game TKO. His special moves are the Cold Rush and the Chill Out. His super move is the Ice Quake. His alternate color (when the players choose the same characters) is a darker blue/purple.
  • Big Chill has many similarities with the DC Comics character Blue Beetle.
  • Big Chill's design resembles the altered and more famous interpretation of Mothman.

References

Crew Statements

Glenn Wong

Dwayne McDuffie

  1. link unavaliable

Matt Wayne

Derrick J. Wyatt

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 Cartoon Network AlienPortalerAntigraviteslaBob the BlobPlantapocalypseThriller Whale

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