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Crashhopper is the Omnitrix's DNA sample of an Orthopterran[merch 1] from an unknown planet.

Appearance[]

Crashhopper greatly resembles a mix between a grasshopper and a praying mantis with significantly large three-jointed hind limbs. He has a green film connected to the tibia and tarsus of his legs. He has green skin, which has a hue similar to Stinkfly, a large segmented horn on top of his head, and two smaller horns on the sides of his head where the eyes are placed. Each horn has three tiny spikes behind them. There are also three spikes on each forearm and the back of both tarsi on his legs. He has two sharp fingers, a thumb on each hand, and two light-colored claw-like toes on his feet along with one on the back. His chin is quite small with two lines, he has gill-like structures under his armpits, and his segmented neck extends from a green collar that is fused with the torso.

Crashhopper's suit represents green overalls with three black stripes and a green tip. The green stripe on his stomach has a large green hexagonal patch where the Omnitrix symbol is located and a smaller white stripe.

Powers and Abilities[]

Due to his relatively long and muscular legs, Crashhopper is able to jump extremely long distances. His legs can also kick with considerable force, making them offensive weapons in close-quarters.

The resulting shock waves created by Crashhopper's jumping are strong enough to push through a large number of Mutant Ants should they get on top of him.[1] They are also powerful enough to crack concrete.[2]

Crashhopper's head is hard as steel and full of shock-absorbing viscous matter that cushions the impact on his internal organs.[DJW 1]

Crashhopper possesses enhanced strength, as he is capable of lifting and throwing a Muroid.[3]

Crashhopper can combine his strength and jumping, as seen when he bounced Milleous around.[4]

Crashhopper can propel himself forward by pushing himself off walls, effectively jumping off walls.[5] He is also quite agile.[6]

The claws on Crashhopper's arms and legs can dig into hard surfaces, allowing him to scale walls and other tall structures.[7]

Weaknesses[]

Being an Orthopterran, Crashhopper is vulnerable to being trapped by a member of Mucilator's species, as shown when he got himself in and was unable to escape Mucilator's sticky goo sacs on his own.[1][8]

Crashhopper's body is not as shielded as it looks; when a Contumelia ship missile struck him, he started to stroke his head and feel great discomfort from the impact.[9] Furthermore, he was easily hurt by punches from Princess Looma.[10]

Crashhopper cannot jump from high altitudes, as he was unable to jump from Khyber's ship to Bellwood because it was too high up in the sky.[8]

If his legs are hit correctly, Crashhopper will move backward automatically, as demonstrated with 17-year-old Mutant Kevin.[11]

History[]

Omniverse[]

Appearances[]

Ben
Season 1
Season 2
Season 3
Season 4
Season 5
Season 7
Season 8

Other Comics
Omniverse
Ben
Ben-Bots

Omniverse

Omniverse

Video Games[]

Ben 10: Omniverse[]

Crashhopper is a playable alien in the game (by both 11-year-old and 16-year old Ben; DS and 3DS only).

Ben 10: Omniverse 2[]

Crashhopper is a playable alien in the game on all platforms.

Naming and Translations[]

Language Name Origin
Bulgarian Крашхопър From the original English name
Chinese 炸蚱蜢 From (Zhà), fried, and 蚱蜢 (Zhà Měng), grasshopper. may also reference his collision related properties as it is similar to explosion(爆炸).
Dutch Ramsprinkhaan From ram, crash, and sprinkhaan, grasshopper
French Cigalocrash From cigale, cicada, and crash
German Grashüpfer From Grashüpfer, grasshopper
Greek Συγκρουστής From συγκρουστής, collider
Hungarian Mennykőcske From mennykő, thunderbolt, and szöcske, grasshopper
Italian Super Insetto From super and insetto, insect
Norwegian Krasjhoppe From krasj, crash, and gresshoppe, grasshopper
Polish Crashhopper From the original English name
Portuguese (Br) Crashhopper From the original English name
Romanian Carambol From carambol, collision
Russian Крешхоппер From the original English name
Spanish (HA) Crashhopper From the original English name; pronounced /'kraʃhopɛr/ or /'kaʃhopɛr/
Turkish Çarpan Çekirge From çarpan, crashing, and çekirge, grasshopper

Etymology[]

Crashhopper's name is a portmanteau of "crash", the impact that he makes upon landing, and "grasshopper", the creature he is based on.

Trivia[]

  • When Crashhopper jumps or speaks, a cricket-like sound is heard.
  • Ben enjoys jumping as Crashhopper.[DJW 3]
  • Derrick J. Wyatt did not come up with Crashhopper.[DJW 4] However, he was designed by Derrick[DJW 5] and Chap Yaep.[DJW 6]
  • Skurd could give Ben Crashhopper's legs while in human form. However, the legs would be pretty dangerous for Ben's more fragile human form.[DJW 7]

Notes[]

  1. Despite first being used in It Was Them, Crashhopper was never locked in the Omnitrix.[DJW 2]

References[]

Merchandise[]

Derrick J. Wyatt[]

See Also[]

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Fusion Aliens Atomic-XBig ChuckCrashockerDiamond MatterFourmungousaurHeat JawsHumungoopsaurStink ArmsUprigg
Concept Fusion Aliens GravadactylXLRG
Non-Canon
Competition Winners Alien Maker Contest WinnerMoyoInvinciblePortalerShadowmanStretcheleo
MAD ChromastoneFour ArmsHumungousaurJetrayNRGSwampfire
Total Access AntigraviteslaBob the BlobPlantapocalypse
Ben 10: Science Hero CaetSektoid TransformationShafarnianSteeler
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