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Ben as Brainstorm
Brainstorm has a light orange crab-like appearance. He has pincers for hands and six legs. He can open his skull plates at will to reveal his huge brain, which is pink in color.
In Heroes United, his color was a more vibrant orange instead of light orange and his skull plates were black instead of grey.
In Omniverse, Brainstorm has a black loincloth with a green stripe running across it on the bottom of his body. He has a black stripe in the center of his head with a green stripe in the center of it. He now has four legs instead of six, and each leg has a black stripe on its joint. Each leg also has a single joint instead of two. He wears the Omnitrix symbol on a white and green neck brace. The hair-like spikes on Brainstorm's face and forehead are now longer, and his eyes connect to a large black strip that extends around his forehead. He also has two spikes on each elbow.
Albedo as Negative Brainstorm
In Ultimate Alien, Negative Brainstorm looks just like Ben's Brainstorm but had red eyes and lacked an Ultimatrix symbol.
In Omniverse, Negative Brainstorm looks just like Ben's Brainstorm, but is pale pink in color with yellowish teeth and his stripes are red instead of green. He wears the Ultimatrix symbol on a red and white neck brace.
Powers and Abilities
Brainstorm's cranium holds an immense brain, giving him super-massive intelligence. He can solve very difficult calculations mentally in roughly seconds, and knows and can visualize equations and movement of objects as if they're actually there. He can even determine mechanical values and physical properties by simply looking at them.
With his intellect, Brainstorm can perfectly understand the mindsets and mannerisms of his enemies, and any useful objects around him, so he can know exactly what moves to make to take down his enemies. His IQ is shown to be 10^30, or one nonillion.
Brainstorm is capable of altering or erasing other people's memories and thoughts by manipulating brain pulsations, giving him mnemokinesis.
Brainstorm can produce and manipulate electricity in a variety of ways, such as electrocuting or launching enemies, disabling or destroying machinery, and creating protective force fields by opening the exoskeleton plates on his skull. Brainstorm can even charge up his electrical energy to produce a concentrated beam of electricity strong enough to blast Ship out of the air. He can also produce electric field waves from his brain to block attacks and knock away enemies.
Brainstorm can use his electrokinesis to telekinetically move objects, size and mass ranging from trains to living beings without damaging or hurting them. He can also generate and fire electricity from his pincers as well as his brain and can control machinery and other technology using electrokinesis, giving him a form of technokinesis.
Brainstorm is strong enough to pin opponents against walls using his pincers, and rip an Arachnichimp's webs off his face.
Brainstorm is very durable thanks to his shell.
Brainstorm is very agile and can perform acrobatics such as somersaults and forward rolls.
Brainstorm can scale walls and walk on an Arachnichimp's webs.
Brainstorm can levitate several stories above the ground.
Brainstorm has gills, and he has to keep them moist when he's on land.[DM 1] This means Brainstorm is capable of breathing underwater, although this is never shown.
Brainstorm tends to be rather arrogant and egotistical, which can make him forget to do simple things, as shown when he was too busy trying to convince an escaped Spidermonkey to return to the Omnitrix before he was reminded by Gwen to scan him.
If Brainstorm's shell is closed when releasing electricity, it will shock and injure his brain.
Brainstorm can be shorted out due to the electricity in his brain.
- Brainstorm first appeared in Pier Pressure, where he defeated Ship and saved Julie from him.
- In What Are Little Girls Made Of?, Brainstorm stopped Kevin from splashing him.
- In Good Copy, Bad Copy, Brainstorm battled Negative Big Chill and Negative Echo Echo.
- In Voided, Brainstorm defeated D'Void and later failed to defeat him again.
- In War of the Worlds: Part 2, Brainstorm piloted Ship in "Battle Mode".
- In Vengeance of Vilgax: Part 2, Brainstorm captured the escaped Spidermonkey.
- In Inferno, Brainstorm built a pen for some Pyroxovores out of some train tracks.
- In Singlehanded, Brainstorm battled Sunder.
- In Fame, Brainstorm was seen on TV.
- In Escape from Aggregor, Brainstorm took control of a Yeti, told it to attack Dr. Animo, and then freed it.
- In Fused, Brainstorm was defeated and nearly killed by Aggregor but was saved by Ra'ad.
- In Eye of the Beholder, Brainstorm freed Baz-l, but also awoke the Sanctuary Guardians.
- In Greetings from Techadon, Brainstorm got a hole in one in golf using his "mental calculations".
- In The Ultimate Sacrifice, Brainstorm battled the Sentient Ultimate forms before turning into Diamondhead.
- In Night of the Living Nightmare, Negative Brainstorm figured out that Ben somehow broke free from the Cassiopeian Dream Eater in a dream.
- In Malefactor, a kid attempted to dunk Brainstorm, but missed.
- In The Vengers, Brainstorm defeated the Vengers.
- In A New Dawn, Brainstorm appeared for a short time when Ben was cycling through his aliens.
- Season 1
- Season 2
- Season 3
- Season 1
- Season 2
- Season 3
- Season 3
- Night of the Living Nightmare (dream)
- Season 2
- Malefactor (first reappearance)
- Season 6
- Season 8
- A New Dawn (cameo)
- Season 4
- Cartoon Network Action Packs
Brainstorm is a playable alien in the game. He can launch energy bolts and create large energy blasts.
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, Brainstorm was temporarily locked until Ben's arrival on Encephalonus IV.
Brainstorm is able to use his vast intellect to interact with computers for a variety of purposes, such as uploading a virus or unlocking a sealed gate. Similar to Chromastone, Brainstorm's unique block animation allows him to redirect focused energy beams to provide power to structures. Lightning Storm is an unlockable combo move for Brainstorm.
Nintendo DS Version
Brainstorm and Big Chill are reunlocked upon Ben's arrival on Encephalonus IV.
Brainstorm is able to provide power to lifts scattered around Encephalonus IV.
Brainstorm is a playable alien in the game.
Due to the Omnitrix sorting out after Ben fiddled with it, Brainstorm and Swampfire were the only aliens available on Ben's arsenal at the beginning of the game.
Brainstorm is able to power generators, in order to move platforms or to open sealed gates.
Brainstorm's small size allows him to navigate areas that most of Ben's aliens and Ben himself are unable to access.
Naming and Translations
|Albanian||Mendjendrituri, Truri||From “mendjendritur” (bright minded), from “trur” (brain)|
|Bulgarian||Мозъчен Щурм/Mozŭčen šturm||From мозък/mozŭk, brain and щурм/shturm, rush|
|Chinese||蟹甲智多星||From 蟹甲 (Xiè Jiǎ), crub armor, and 智多星 (Zhì Duō Xīng), sage|
|Croatian||Intelekus||From intelekt, intelect|
|Danish||Hjernestorm||From hjernestorm, brainstorm|
|Dutch||Brainstorm||From the original English name.|
|French||Méga-Méninges||From méga, mega and méninges, brain|
|German||Superhirn||From super and hirn, brain|
|Greek||Εγκέφαλος||From εγκέφαλος, brain|
|Hebrew||ראש גדול||From ראש, head and גדול, big|
|Hungarian||Észlény||From ész, mind and lény, being|
|Italian||Cervellotico||From cervellotico, mastermind|
|Korean||브레인스톰||Frome the original English name.|
|Norwegian||Brainstorm||From the original English name.|
|Polish||Łebkrab||From łeb, brain and krab, crab|
|Portuguese (Br)||Artrópode||From artrópode, arthropod|
|Romanian||Encefal||from encefal, brain|
|Russian|| Мудрый краб|
| From мудрый, wise and краб, crab|
From краб, crab
|Serbian||Intelektus||From intelekt, intelect|
|Spanish (HA)|| Cerebrón|
Brainstorm (The Vengers)
| From cerebrón, big brain|
From the original English name.
|Spanish (Spain)||Cerebro||From cerebro, brain|
|Swedish||Hjärnstorm||From hjärn, brain and storm|
|Turkish||Fırtına Beyin||From fırtına, storm and beyin, brain|
His name comes from the word, brainstorm, which means a spontaneous group discussion to create new ideas and solve problems. It references how he always creates new ideas and solves problems with his IQ. It also refers to the electrical powers in his brain, as electricity is usually produced from "storm" clouds.
- Brainstorm had concept art drawn by Eric Canete, whereas his final design was created by Glenn Wong, with color styling by Chris Hooten.[GW 1]
- Brainstorm is the first of five of Ben's aliens to have an accent, followed by NRG, Chamalien, Clockwork, and Shocksquatch.
- Brainstorm's mouth doesn't move except to show emotion. He does not speak through his mouth because his thoughts are projected as sound waves.[DJW 1]
- Brainstorm's electricity was originally yellow in Alien Force and Ultimate Alien before being recolored green in Omniverse.
- Brainstorm is a brain alien with some minorly electric side powers, hence why he did not appear in Max's Monster alongside the rest of Ben's electric-based aliens.[DJW 2]
- Madison likes Brainstorm better than Rath and refers to him as "the brain crab".