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Chamalien is the Omnitrix's DNA sample of a Merlinisapien from an unknown planet.

Appearance

Ben as Chamalien

Chamalien has a slim body that resembles a large purple salamander with darker purple camo-esque spots all over his body and a short tail. He has three triangular eyes, the left being blue, the right red and the top green, but the red and blue eyes are the only ones that blink, while the green eye doesn't. The top of his head is purple-black, with a spike-shaped fin on the back of his head. He has four-fingered hands and three toes on his frog-like feet. He also has a wide mouth with sharp teeth.

Chamalien wears the Ultimatrix symbol on his chest.

Albedo as Negative Chamalien

Negative Chamalien looks just like Chamalien except all of his eyes are red and missing the Ultimatrix symbol on his chest.

Powers and Abilities

Albedo as ChamAlien

Camouflaged Chamalien

Chamalien's main ability is his camouflage; he is capable of blending in with the color of his surroundings with such effectiveness that he appears invisible.

Chamalien is very agile, quick, flexible and can climb walls with ease.

His body is highly slippery and smooth, making him very difficult to grab.

Chamalien has a long, retractable black barb that can come out of the tip of his tail.[1]

Chamalien has enhanced strength and durability, enough to push a car and a huge truck several yards away and defeat a Vulpimancer in battle.[1]

Weaknesses

Although Chamalien appears to turn invisible when he camouflages himself, he actually just changes his color, so his shadow can still be seen. As such, any place filled with too many bright lights can be a disadvantage.

Vulpimancers and Anodites can track Chamalien with his smell or mana respectively.[1]

History

Ultimate Alien

Ben

Albedo

Appearances

Ultimate Alien

Ben
Season 2
Season 3
Albedo
Season 3

Naming and Translations

Language Name Origin
Bulgarian Хамеловък
Chinese 小题大做 From 小题大做 (Xiǎo Tí Dà Zuò), "make a fuss"
French Caméleon
Éxagérator
From caméléon, chameleon
From exagérer, exaggerate and -ator
German Chamäleon From Chamäleon, chameleon
Greek Εξωγήινος Χαμελέοντας From εξωγήινος, alien and χαμελέοντας, chameleon
Hebrew חייזר זיקית From חייזר alien and זיקית, chameleon
Hungarian Kaméleon From kaméleon, chameleon
Italian Camaleontide From camaleonte and -ide, chameleon-like
Polish Przeginka From Overkill
Romanian Cameleonul From cameleon, chameleon
Russian Хамелеон From хамелеон, chameleon
Spanish (HA) Camaleón From camaleón, chameleon

Etymology

Chamalien's name comes from chameleon, an animal capable of changing its color.

Trivia

  • Chamalien was revealed in a picture released on the Ben 10 Facebook page as a reward for hitting 1,000,000 fans.
  • When Ben first transformed into Chamalien, he yelled "Overkill" as a joke. He would eventually use the form's real name later on.
  • In Universe vs. Tennyson, Ben would have used Chamalien to spy on Chadzmuth, but the whole scene was dropped as the story was changed.[DJW 1][DJW 2]
    • Because of this, ChamAlien does not appear in Omniverse.
  • Chamalien's appearance is similar to that of the Randall Boggs from the Monsters, Inc. franchise, and the Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland (referring to his smile), and his body shape also resembles Oscar from Oscar's Oasis.
  • His three eyes are a reference to the 1953 movie adaptation of The War of the Worlds. The Martians in the movie have three eyes that are just like Chamalien's. The colors red, blue, and green are the basic colors the human eye perceives.

References

Crew Statements

Derrick J. Wyatt

Transformations
Introduced in Ben 10 ArctiguanaBlitzwolferBuzzshockCannonboltDiamondheadDittoEye GuyFour ArmsFrankenstrikeGhostfreakGrey MatterHeatblastRipjawsSnare-ohSpitterStinkflyUpchuckUpgradeWay BigWildmuttWildvineXLR8
Introduced in Alien Force Alien XBig ChillBrainstormChromastoneEcho EchoGoopHumungousaurJetrayLodestarNanomechRathSpidermonkeySwampfire
Introduced in Ultimate Alien AmpFibianArmodrilloChamalienClockworkEatleFasttrackJuryriggNRGShocksquatchTerraspinWater Hazard
Introduced in Omniverse AstrodactylAtomixBall WeevilBloxxBullfragCrashhopperFeedbackGravattackGutrotKickin HawkMole-StachePesky DustThe WorstToepickWalkatroutWhampire
Ultimate Aliens Ultimate AlbedoUltimate ArctiguanaUltimate Big ChillUltimate CannonboltUltimate Echo EchoUltimate GravattackUltimate HumungousaurUltimate RathUltimate SpidermonkeyUltimate SwampfireUltimate Way BigUltimate Wildmutt
Fusion Aliens Atomic-XBig ChuckCrashockerDiamond MatterFourmungousaurHeat JawsHumungoopsaurStink ArmsUprigg
Unseen Aliens Decagon VreedleRocksSquidstrictorVentrilosquid
Future Aliens SandboxShellheadSnakepit
Retconned Eon
Non-Canon PortalerAntigraviteslaBob the BlobPlantapocalypseThriller Whale

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