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Bootleg is the Antitrix's DNA sample of a mutant Galvanic Mechamorph/unknown hybrid and Kevin's equivalent to Upgrade.

Appearance

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.

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.

Unlike Upgrade, Bootleg can merge with technology that is already merged with another Mechamorph, such as when he merged with the Rustbuggy while Glitch was already merged to it.[1]

If his body is damaged or taken over, he can become an 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.[1]

Weaknesses

Being part-Mechamorph, Bootleg shares many of the same weaknesses as Upgrade. For example, he is vulnerable to the electrical attacks of a Fulmini.[1]

Bootleg can still sustain damage from attacks on whatever object or technology he is merged with, as seen when Rath attacked Vin Ethanol's car whilst he was merged with it.[2]

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.[3]

History

  • 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 inadvertently gave Xingo 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.

Appearances

Ben 10

Season 3

Season 4

Naming and Translations

Language Name Origin
Russian Бутлег From the original English name
Spanish (HA) Prueba
Turkish çizme bacak from bootleg

Etymology

Bootleg is a word describing an illegal recreation of a certain object.

Trivia

  • Bootleg loosely resembles Ultimate Echo Echo from the Classic Continuity.
  • As a mutated Galvanic Mechamorph, he is also similar to Malware.

References

Antitrix Aliens
Regular Aliens Fusion Aliens
BashmouthBootlegCrystal FistDark MatterHot ShotQuad SmackRushSkunkmothThornbladeUndertowWreckingbolt Monster Kevin
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