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Bootleg has a black torso, arms, and legs and blue wrists, feet, and shoulders. He has blue stripes that extend from his body, resembling circuitry, and two large spiky balls on his back. The red dot on the front of his head is his eye. When he becomes smaller, he has less circuitry on his body.
The Antitrix symbol is located on his chest.
Powers and Abilities
Being part-Galvanic Mechamorph, Bootleg shares many of the same abilities as Upgrade, such as technological possession, elasticity, and enhanced flexibility. Due to the alterations Kevin made to the Antitrix, Bootleg is most likely much more powerful than Upgrade.
If Bootleg's body is damaged or taken over, he can become a smaller form, ditching the rest of his body. The body can then continue performing its own actions independently, even after Bootleg has timed out, and can also be merged back into himself.
Seeing as how Upgrade was able to upgrade the Omnitrix to permanently enhance his other aliens, Bootleg could most likely perform the same activity too, although his DNA pod would probably be destroyed in the process.
Due to being made of living metal, Bootleg is able to regenerate himself.
Being inorganic, Bootleg is able to survive in the vacuum of space.
Due to Kevin's alterations to the Antitrix, Bootleg is too powerful for the inexperienced Kevin to currently utilize to the fullest. For example, Bootleg accidentally gave Xingo a power-up by mistake whilst being merged with a TV.
- Bootleg first appeared in Franken-Fight, where he upgraded the Rustbuggy before being defeated by Shock Rock, resulting in the Rustbuggy turning into a monster. He later teamed up with Shock Rock to revert the Rustbuggy back to normal.
- In Xingo Nation, Bootleg both freed Xingo and gave him a power-up.
- In Vin Diagram, Bootleg competed in a race with Vin Ethanol, whilst threatening the lives of the other racers in his battle with Heatblast and Glitch, before switching into Bashmouth.
- In Adrenaland Jr., Bootleg tried to upgrade the park but was stopped by Shock Rock and Heatblast.
- In The Greatest Lake, Bootleg teamed up with Omni-Kix Cannonbolt to defeat Hex and his water monster.
- In Tales from the Omnitrix, Bootleg appeared in Max's story, where he battled Jetray in space.
- In Ben 10 Versus the Universe: The Movie, Bootleg battled Vilgax before the latter removed the Antitrix from him.
Naming and Translations
|German||Bootleg||From the original English name|
|Italian||Pirata||From pirata, pirated|
|Polish||Podróbka||From podróbka, fake|
|Portuguese (Br)||Vírus||From vírus, virus|
|Russian||Бутлег||From the original English name|
|Spanish (HA)||Prueba||From prueba, proof|
|Turkish||çizme Bacak||from bootleg|
Bootleg is a word describing an illegal recreation of a certain object and also a type of illegal download such as pirated music or pirated music videos. This is a reference to how Bootleg, as well as the other Antitrix aliens and the Antitrix itself, are copies of the Omnitrix and its aliens.
- The layout of Bootleg's circuitry loosely resembles Ultimate Echo Echo from the Classic Timeline.
- Bootleg shares similarities with various Mechamorph characters from the Classic Timeline.
- Firstly, he is a mutant Mechamorph like Malware.
- Secondly, he is an alternate counterpart of Upgrade with a blue color scheme like Techno-Bubble and the Retaliator Armor.
- Thirdly, he speaks with a voice that is essentially Kevin's voice through a speaker, similar to Upgrade's appearance in Framed.
- Lastly, he is a Mechamorph hybrid like Uprigg.
- When Vilgax removes the Antitrix from Bootleg, forcing the latter back into human form, the animation is similar to how Vilgax removed Gax from the Omnitrix in Omni-Tricked: Part 3.
|Regular Aliens||Fusion Aliens|
|Bashmouth • Bootleg • Crystalfist • Dark Matter • Hot Shot • Humungoraptor • Quad Smack • Rush • Skunkmoth • Thornblade • Undertow • Wreckingbolt||Alien V • AntiVilgax • Monster Kevin • Monster Kevin (Story)|