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This calls for something speedy with a dash of smashing - Cannonbolt!

– Ben. [1]

Cannonbolt is the Omnitrix's DNA sample of an Arburian Pelarota from the planet Arburia.

Appearance

Ben as Cannonbolt

Cannonbolt is a hulking, broad-shouldered alien covered in natural, yellow armor plating on his back, shoulders, and the backs of his arms. He is predominantly white, with black on his upper half. He also has four white claws protruding from both of his paws. He has green eyes and considerably small, yet sharp teeth. Cannonbolt wears the Omnitrix symbol on his chest.

In Don't Laze Me, Bro, Cannonbolt wore black boots with two horizontal glowing pink lines on each one and a purple and pink wig on his head. He also had black horizontal lines under his eyes, four lime green star-shaped tattoos on the armor plating covering the back of his arms and a smaller yellow one on his forehead.

Max as Cannonbolt

Max as Cannonbolt looks roughly similar to Ben's, only he has Max's hair on his forehead and a bloated potbelly stature. Due to Max assuming this form while inside the Omnitrix, the device's symbol is absent on his body.

In Ben Gen 10, Max as Cannonbolt looks the same as before, except his eyes glowed red due to being under Hex's control.

Powers and Abilities

Cannonbolt can curl into a ball, encasing himself in his plating. When rolled up, he 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.

In his sphere form, Cannonbolt can ricochet and bounce off surfaces. He can even increase his agility by quickly opening up his ball shape while airborne. In this form, he is invulnerable.

Cannonbolt seems to be capable of perceiving his surroundings despite his eyes being covered and encased inside his sphere form. The fur on his body acts much like cat whiskers, registering shifts in air and motion around him. Between that and his excellent hearing, Cannonbolt receives something akin to echolocation, giving him "eyeless" vision.[DR 1]

Cannonbolt's strength and reflexes are at a level comparable to Kinecelerans, as shown when he caught Rush by his fists before the latter could punch him.[2]

Despite his top heavy body, Cannonbolt has enhanced balance, allowing him to quickly change in and out of sphere form to suit his immediate needs.

Cannonbolt has enhanced dexterity, being able to hold Rex while preventing Bobo from breaking his grip.[3]

Cannonbolt's shell is rather durable, being able to deflect lasers. It also makes him resistant to acids and lava.

Cannonbolt's stomach is big enough for him to eat big portions of food.[4]

When angry, Cannonbolt's scream can be very loud and can be heard from a distance.[3]

When falling from a certain height, Cannonbolt can make big splashes.

Weaknesses

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 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 can be held in place by a species with as much strength as a Chimera Sui Generis.[5] Similarly, he is unable to roll if he is constrained by beings with as much strength as King Koil.[6]

Cannonbolt cannot roll on sand or slippery surfaces, the latter of which has been demonstrated with Wreckingbolt.[7]

Cannonbolt can be affected by Nanny Nightmare's Baby Powder, as demonstrated with Wreckingbolt.[2]

Cannonbolt can be too heavy to stand on certain things that are unstable, such as a diving board.[8]

There is a limit to Cannonbolt's durability and stamina, as a punch from a Celestialsapien was able to knock him out.[9]

History

Ben 10

Appearances

Ben 10

Season 1

Season 2

Season 3

Season 4

Season 5

Shorts

Video Games

Ben 10

Cannonbolt is a playable alien character in the game.

Cannonbolt is used in the opening cutscene to battle Zombozo, but is quickly defeated.

Cannonbolt, along with Heatblast and Four Arms are the only aliens available on Ben's arsenal at the beginning of the game.

Cannonbolt is able to curl into a ball, encasing himself in his plating and launching himself from ramps to cross long gaps.

Cannonbolt's Ultimate Ability consists of him aiming at enemies, then charging in ball form towards them.

Cannonbolt is vital for progression on the The Funhouse and the The Hive levels of the game.

Naming and Translations

Language Name Origin
German Kanonenkugel From kanonenkugel, cannonball
Portuguese (Br) Bala de Canhão From bala de canhão, cannon ball
Russian Ядро
Пушечное Ядро
From ядро, kernel
From пушечное, cannon and ядро, kernel
Spanish (HA) Cannonbolt From the original Eglish name

Trivia

  • Cannonbolt was the first alien used on-screen in the Reboot.
  • Cannonbolt, Diamondhead and Way Big are the only aliens to have appeared in every series in the franchise, including the reboot.
  • Compared to his Classic counterpart, this Cannonbolt is more stable.
  • Cannonbolt is one of the five aliens who remained in the active playlist in all five seasons in the Reboot, the other four being Four Arms, Heatblast, Diamondhead, and XLR8.

References

Duncan Rouleau

Transformations
Introduced in Season 1 CannonboltDiamondheadFour ArmsGaxGrey MatterHeatblastOverflowStinkflyUpgradeWildvineXLR8
Introduced in Season 2 RathShock Rock
Introduced in Season 3 HumungousaurSlapback
Introduced in Season 4 GoopJetrayWay Big
Introduced in Season 5 Big ChillBloxxBuzzshockChromastoneRipjawsSpidermonkeySurge
Omni-Enhanced Aliens CannonboltDiamondheadFour ArmsGrey MatterHeatblastOverflowStinkflyWildvineXLR8
Omni-Kix Aliens CannonboltDiamondheadFour ArmsHeatblastHumungousaurJetrayRathShock RockSlapbackXLR8
Omni-Naut Aliens HeatblastJetrayHumungousaurShock Rock
Fusion Aliens Amalgam AlienAmalgam BenGrey ArmsXLRArmBlastDiamondHeat
Non-Canon Aliens Banana AlienBlack Hat AlienHotdawgMole-StacheScooter Alien
Non-Canon Fusion Aliens Omnitrix Glitch FusionDiamondhead-Humungousaur FusionRath ArmsShock Blast
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