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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.
Crashhopper appears to be very eager to fight and sometimes, even excited. He is one to dive headfirst into a situation without much consideration, making him somewhat cocky.
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. They are also powerful enough to crack concrete.
Crashhopper's head is hard as steel and full of shock-absorbing viscous matter that cushions the impact on his internal organs.[DJW 1]
The claws on Crashhopper's arms and legs can dig into hard surfaces, allowing him to scale walls and other tall structures.
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.
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. Furthermore, he was easily hurt by punches from Princess Looma.
- Chronologically, Crashhopper first appeared in It Was Them, where he battled Dr. Animo's Mutant Ants and Mucilator.[note 1]
- In So Long, and Thanks for All the Smoothies, Crashhopper destroyed some Contumelia ship missiles that were about to crash onto Earth.
- In Hot Stretch, Crashhopper failed to catch Ester.
- In Of Predators and Prey: Part 1, Crashhopper was crushed by Mucilator, so he switched into Armodrillo.
- In Of Predators and Prey: Part 2, Crashhopper fought Buglizard until she switched into Mucilator.
- In Many Happy Returns, Crashhopper was defeated by Princess Looma.
- In Gone Fishin', Crashhopper defeated the Krakken.
- In Bros in Space, Crashhopper helped scare away the Muroids.
- In The Frogs of War: Part 1, Crashhopper briefly battled Milleous until he reverted.
- In Mud Is Thicker Than Water, Crashhopper defeated Psyphon and his gang in a Plumber Tank.
- In A Fistful of Brains, Crashhopper was defeated by Negative Ultimate Humungousaur.
- In Rad Monster Party, Crashhopper defeated Kuphulu.
- In Clyde Five, Crashhopper defeated Liam.
- In Breakpoint, Crashhopper fought Fistrick, Corvo, Liam, and Solid Plugg.
- In A New Dawn, Crashhopper appeared for a short time when Ben was cycling through his aliens.
- Season 1
- So Long, and Thanks for All the Smoothies (first appearance)
- It Was Them (first chronological appearance; accidental transformation)
- Hot Stretch
- Of Predators and Prey: Part 1
- Of Predators and Prey: Part 2
- Season 2
- Season 3
- Season 4
- Season 5
- Season 7
- Season 8
- A New Dawn (cameo)
- 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).
Crashhopper is a playable alien in the game on all platforms.
Naming and Translations
|Bulgarian||Крашхопър||From the original English name|
|Chinese||炸蚱蜢||From 炸 (Zhà), fried, and 蚱蜢 (Zhà Měng), grasshopper. 炸 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||Schmetterhüpfer||From schmettern, smashing, and 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|
Crashhopper's name is a portmanteau of "crash", the impact that he makes upon landing, and "grasshopper", the creature he is based on.
- Derrick J. Wyatt did not come up with Crashhopper.[DJW 3]
- Ben enjoys jumping as Crashhopper.[DJW 4]
- When Crashhopper jumps or speaks, a cricket-like sound is heard.
- Crashhopper's abilities are similar to those of Cricket from Generator Rex, another series Man of Action worked on.
- The film connected to the tibia and tarsus of Crashhopper's legs is similar to both Jetray and Stinkfly's wings.
- From Arc 4 of Omniverse onwards, Crashhopper is replaced with Bullfrag in the opening intro of the show, specifically in the part where the former initially appeared alongside Shocksquatch, Way Big, and Bloxx.
- 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 5]