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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. When he becomes smaller, he has less circuitry on his body.

The Antitrix symbol is located on his chest.

Powers and Abilities

  • Technological Possession

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 Bootleg's 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]

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, albeit would probably be destroyed (his DNA pod) 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.[2]

Weaknesses

  • Vulnerability to Electricity
  • Enhancement Overload

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.[3]

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.[4]

History

Appearances

Ben 10

Season 3

Season 4

Naming and Translations

Language Name Origin
Italian Pirata From pirata, pirated
Polish Podróbka From podróbka, fake
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

  • The layout of Bootleg's circuitry loosely resembles Ultimate Echo Echo from the Classic Continuity.
  • Bootleg shares similarities with various Mechamorph characters from the Classic Continuity.
    • 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.

References

Antitrix Aliens
Regular Aliens Fusion Aliens
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