|This article belongs to the Classic Continuity.|
Ben as Cannonbolt
In the original series, Cannonbolt was a hulking, broad-shouldered alien covered in natural, yellow armor plating on his back, shoulders, and the backs of his arms. He was mostly white, with black on his upper half. He had four claws on both of his hands. He originally had sharp teeth. Cannonbolt wore the Omnitrix symbol on his forehead and his eyes were yellow.
When Cannonbolt turns into a sphere, he rolls up into a ball, with his back plates and the plates on his hands covering him. His side plates are the plates on his shoulders. His sphere form has semi-circular stripes across his body, with black lines around the circular plates.
In Alien Force and Ultimate Alien, Cannonbolt had full, human-like teeth. He no longer had the black stripe on his chest that he did before in the original series. He wore the Omnitrix/Ultimatrix symbol on his chest and his eyes were green.
In Omniverse, Cannonbolt looks similar to his appearance in Alien Force and Ultimate Alien. The Omnitrix symbol is on his chest and the black stripe from the original series returns, going down to his belly/chest. His eyes are no longer connected to his shoulders, and his palms are now flat instead of bulging. The yellow bolts on his body are now hexagonal and there are three plates on his back, instead of two.
11-year old Cannonbolt looks identical to his 16-year old Omniverse appearance except that he has the Omnitrix symbol on his forehead.
Ben 10,000 as Cannonbolt
Cannonbolt was similar to the 10-year old version, but with a different color scheme for the legs, which sported a black pants-like design. His claws grew longer and were outlined in grey. Cannonbolt's eyes were closer to his shoulder armor, and the Omnitrix symbol was higher up, being on the top of his head rather than his forehead.
Gwen as Cannonbolt
Gwen's Cannonbolt looks similar to Rollaway, however the markings on her eyes are upturned, similar to eyeliner. She has feminine lips, freckles and a hair clip on her left side. She has pink eyes and a cat symbol shaped Omnitrix on her chest. Her skin is lavender, while her bolts and lips are purple. She has black markings on her torso and pelvis in a similar design to a bikini. Her bolts are also smaller than Ben's Cannonbolt and Rollaway.
When curled into her shell, Cannonbolt looks just like Rollaway in his shell.
Powers and Abilities
Cannonbolt can curl into a ball, encasing himself in his plating. In general, the Arburian Pelarota species mostly used this maneuver for defense, like an armadillo. However, since Ben did not know about this when discovering Cannonbolt, he weaponized Cannonbolt's originally defensive capabilities. When rolled up, Cannonbolt becomes like a motorized wheel that can move at great speed and can increase his rotational momentum to slam into and/or run over enemies. He can also ricochet and bounce off surfaces like a pinball in this form, suffering little-to-no loss in momentum. He can even use his sphere form to increase his agility by quickly opening up his ball shape while airborne. He can create shockwaves and spin into a fierce tornado.
He is also seems to be capable of perceiving his surroundings despite his eyes being covered and encased inside his ball form.
Despite his top heavy body, Cannonbolt has enhanced reaction time, reflexes, dexterity, and balance, allowing him to quickly change in and out of ball form to suit his immediate needs.
Cannonbolt can house people and fairly large objects within his spheroid form.
Cannonbolt's shell is resistant to acids and lava, and can deflect lasers.
From inside his shell, Cannonbolt can withstand even a drop from space without harm from the heat of re-entering the atmosphere, though he can still suffer from mild pain from the force of the impact.
Cannonbolt is capable of withstanding the vacuum of space, but he still needs to breathe. Without an oxygen-supply, Cannonbolt is limited to holding his breath.
Cannonbolt also possesses enhanced strength.
Cannonbolt is subjected to the physical laws of reflection and conservation of momentum, meaning that he has difficulty stopping or controlling his direction if he picks up too much speed.
Cannonbolt's bipedal form is top-heavy, making him very unbalanced and clumsy, though he can still manage to use his curled shape to enhance his agility.
- Cannonbolt first appeared in The Big Tick and was the first alien to be unlocked in the Omnitrix. Cannonbolt couldn't figure out what powers he had, except for rolling around and decided Cannonbolt was useless in battle. Later, he realized Cannonbolt can be rather powerful by defeating the Great One when Ben's other aliens failed.
- In Grudge Match, Cannonbolt battled Kevin 11.
- In The Galactic Enforcers, Cannonbolt defeated Vulkanus.
- In Camp Fear, Cannonbolt saved Gilbert.
- In Back with a Vengeance, Cannonbolt hide from Kevin and Vilgax and battled a Null Guardian.
- In A Change of Face, Cannonbolt defeated Charmcaster.
- In Benwolf, Cannonbolt defeated the Yenaldooshi.
- In Game Over, Cannonbolt battled Kenko's minions, accidentally making Ishiyama lose a life in the process.
- In The Return, Cannonbolt fought Yenaldooshi, the Mummy, and Viktor.
- In Be Afraid of the Dark, Cannonbolt fell onto Earth from space with Max and Gwen.
- In Don't Drink the Water, Cannonbolt battled Hex.
- In Big Fat Alien Wedding, Cannonbolt rolled into a truck, which make it explode. The resulting explosion makes the wedding stage lights on fire, which he tries to put them out by rolling into the chairs that are on fire, blowing, and fanning into the fire, but failed. He extinguished the fire by jumping into the lake. Later, he battled the Lenopan.
- In Ben 10: Secret of the Omnitrix, Cannonbolt broke into Azmuth's lab with enough force after he failed to open the door two times.
- In Goodbye and Good Riddance, Cannonbolt saved Carl from Vilgax.
- Ben 10,000
- In Fame, Cannonbolt was seen in news on TV.
- In Duped, Cannonbolt failed to battle Urian.
- In Video Games, Cannonbolt was defeated by the Stalker.
- In Too Hot to Handle, Cannonbolt goes Ultimate to get P'andor into his armor.
- In Map of Infinity, Cannonbolt escapes a temple.
- In Where the Magic Happens, Cannonbolt defeats some Stone Creatures.
- In Perplexahedron, Cannonbolt battles Ultimate Aggregor, until he goes ultimate. Cannonbolt appeared again later when he was changing back to Ben.
- In The Transmogrification of Eunice, Cannonbolt went ultimate to chase and fight Sunder. Cannonbolt appeared again later when he was changing back to Ben.
- In Revenge of the Swarm, Cannonbolt battled a clone of Victor Validus.
- In It's Not Easy Being Gwen, Cannonbolt battled Dr. Animo twice before going Ultimate.
- Plant Clone
- In Ben 10-Generator Rex: Heroes United, Cannonbolt appeared as one of the many aliens when Ben was explaining his story to Rex.
- 16 year old Ben
- In The More Things Change: Part 1, Cannonbolt tried to stop Liam, Fistina and Bubble Helmet from robbing the market meanwhile causing damage to it accidentally, much to Mr. Baumann's grief.
- In Trouble Helix, Cannonbolt blocked a weapon that Blukic and Driba were testing.
- In Vilgax Must Croak, Cannonbolt defeated Attea, Sixsix, Sevenseven, and Eighteight.
- In Return to Forever, Cannonbolt tried to break out of a force field, but was reverted by the Forever Knights' DNA Scanner.
- In A Fistful of Brains, Cannonbolt battled a member of Slamworm's species, before it fled.
- In For a Few Brains More, Cannonbolt fended off Khyber's Ship in space, being rescued by Rook.
- In The Vengers, Cannonbolt battled the Vengers.
- In No Honor Among Bros, Cannonbolt was defeated by Fistina.
- In The Final Countdown, Cannonbolt saved the Plumbers from the launching Plumber HQ.
- In A New Dawn, Cannonbolt appeared for a short time when Ben was cycling through his aliens.
- 11 year old Ben
- In Trouble Helix, Cannonbolt battled Malware.
- In The Ballad of Mr. Baumann, He attacked the Tentacle Vendor and tried to fight Vulkanus.
- No Watch Ben
- Gwen 10
- The Big Tick (first appearance; x2; first time selected alien was XLR8)
- Grudge Match
- The Galactic Enforcers
- Camp Fear (selected alien was Stinkfly)
- Back with a Vengeance (x2)
- Ben 10,000
- Game Over
- The Return (selected alien was Four Arms)
- Be Afraid of the Dark
- Don't Drink the Water
- Big Fat Alien Wedding
- Ben 10: Secret of the Omnitrix
- Goodbye and Good Riddance
- Ben 10,000
- A Change of Face (in Ben's body)
- Fame (first reappearance; on TV)
- Duped (used by a clone)
- Video Games
- Too Hot to Handle (goes ultimate)
- Map of Infinity
- Where the Magic Happens
- Perplexahedron (x2; goes ultimate and reverts)
- The Transmogrification of Eunice (x2; goes ultimate and reverts)
- Revenge of the Swarm
- It's Not Easy Being Gwen (x2; second time goes ultimate)
- Plant Clone
- Night of the Living Nightmare (cameo)
- 16 year old Ben
- The More Things Change: Part 1 (first reappearance, accidental transformation)
- Trouble Helix
- Vilgax Must Croak
- Return to Forever (cameo)
- A Fistful of Brains (intended alien was Way Big)
- For a Few Brains More (intended alien was Astrodactyl)
- The Vengers (accidental transformation)
- No Honor Among Bros
- The Final Countdown (cameo)
- A New Dawn (cameo)
- 11 year old Ben
- No Watch Ben
- Gwen 10
- Cartoon Network Action Packs
- Chapter Books
- Cannonbolt has the Dark Heroes and the DNA Force skin. Cannonbolt is needed for defeating the Snap Dragon.
Powers and Abilities
- Cannonbolt can curl into a ball to encase himself in his plating, turning into a sphere. He can then use this form to roll into enemies to attack. In addition to the average repelling of walls, he was capable of ricocheting off enemies as well.
- By compressing himself tightly, Cannonbolt can release the pressure to create a sonic blast.
- Cannonbolt can flop onto the ground to create a shockwave, as well as rotate quickly to generate a miniature tornado.
Cannonbolt is a playable alien in the game, replacing Alien X in the Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 2 and PlayStation Portable versions of the game. Cannonbolt is replaced by Murk Upchuck in the Nintendo DS version of the game.
Due to the Omnitrix rebooting after Ben's abuse of the quick change feature during his battle with an animated Mr. Smoothy mascot, Cannonbolt, along with Swampfire, Big Chill, Spidermonkey and Humungousaur were the only aliens available on Ben's arsenal upon his arrival on Vulpin.
Cannonbolt can curl into a ball, encasing himself in his plating. Cannonbolt is able to launch himself from ramps located all over the alien worlds to cross long gaps, as well as insert himself in special slots and use his rotation to power or destroy machinery and reveal hidden structures.
- Cannonbolt is a playable alien in the game (by both 11-year-old and 16-year old Ben).
- Cannonbolt is a playable alien in the game.
- He is one of the aliens used by 10-Year old Ben.
Naming and Translations
|Albanian||Gjyle Topi||From gjyle topi, meaning cannonbolt|
|Arabic||كانونبولت||From Kanunbult/Kanonbolt, cannonbolt|
|Bulgarian||Топовна Мощ (Topovna Mošt)||From Топовна (Topovna), bolt and Мощ (Mosht), cannon|
|Chinese||轰天雷||From 轰天雷 (Hōng Tiān Léi), "the rolling thunder"|
|Croatian||Kugla||From kugla, ball or orb|
|From kanon, cannon, bal, ball and bliksem, bolt|
|French||Boulet de Canon||From boulet de canon, cannonball|
|German||Kanonenkugel||From Kanonenkugel, cannonball|
|Greek||Κάνονμπολτ||From kάνον, cannon and μπολτ, bolt|
|Hebrew||פגז||From פגז, shell|
|Hungarian||Ágyúgolyó||From ágyúgolyó, cannonball|
|Italian||Rotolone||From the verb rotolare, roll|
|Japanese||キャノンボルト||From キャノン (kyanon), cannon and ボルト (boruto), bolt|
| From trafić kulą w płot (Hit the fence with the bullet), making a mistake|
From kula, ball/bullet/sphere and płot, fence
|Portuguese (Br)|| Raio de Canhão|
Bala de Canhão
|From raio, bolt, bala, bullet and canhão, cannon|
|Romanian||Ghiulea||From ghiulea, cannonball|
|Russian||Ядро (Yadro)||From Ядро (Yadro), kernel|
|Serbian||Ђуле (Đule)||From Топовско Ђуле (Topovsko Đule), cannonbolt|
|Spanish (HA)||Cannonbolt||From the original English name|
|Spanish (Spain)||Rayo de Cañón||From rayo, ray and cañón, cannon|
|Turkish||Yıldırım Topu||From yıldırım, bolt and top, cannon|
- Cannonbolt's ball form is similar to Samus Aran's Morph Ball ability from the Metroid games.
- Cannonbolt's spin attacks are based off the Godzilla Monster, Anguirus.
- Cannonbolt was the first alien from the original series to have an ultimate form.
|Ben 10,000 Aliens|
|Arctiguana • Atomix • Buzzshock • Cannonbolt • Diamondhead • Ditto • Four Arms • Grey Matter • Heatblast • Sandbox • Shellhead • Snakepit • Snare-oh • Spitter • Stinkfly • Toepick • Way Big • Wildmutt • Wildvine • XLR8|
|Atomic-X • Big Chuck • Crashocker • Fourmungousaur • Humungoopsaur • UpRigg|