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Crashhopper is the Omnitrix's DNA sample of an Orthopterran[merchandise 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 is 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.

Personality

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.[1]

Powers and Abilities

  • Enhanced Jumping
  • Enhanced Durability/Hard Head
  • Enhanced Strength
  • Enhanced Agility
  • Strong Head
  • Strong Knees
  • Shock Waves
  • Quadrupedalism
  • Wall Climbing

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 Crashhoper's jumping are strong enough to crack concrete[2] and push through a large number of Mutant Ants should they get on top of him.[3]

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.[4]

Crashhopper can combine his strength and jumping, as seen when he bounced Milleous around.[5]

The claws on Crashhopper's arms and legs can dig into hard surfaces, allowing him to scale walls and other tall structures.[6]

Weaknesses

  • Trapped by Mucilator
  • Durability Limit
  • Jumping Limit

If he gets stuck in the sticky goo sacs of his natural predator, Mucilator, Crashhopper will be unable to escape.[3][7]

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.[8] Furthermore, he was easily hurt by punches from Princess Looma.[9]

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.[7]

If his legs are hit correctly, Crashhopper will move backward automatically, as demonstrated with 17-year-old Mutant Kevin.[10]

History

Omniverse

Appearances

Video Games

  • Crashhopper in Ben 10: Omniverse (Video Game)
  • Crashhopper in Ben 10: Omniverse 2

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
Dutch Ramsprinkhaan From ram, crash, and sprinkhaan, grasshopper
French Cigalocrash From cigale, cicada, and crash
German Schmetterüpfer From schmettern, smashing, and Grashüpfer, grasshopper
Greek Συγκρουστής From συγκρουστής, collider
Hungarian Mennykőcske From mennykő, thunderbolt, and szöcske, grasshopper
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

  • Ben enjoys jumping as Crashhopper.[DJW 2]
  • 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.
  • It is implied that Crashhopper was never locked in the Omnitrix.[DJW 3]

References

Merchandise

Crew Statements

Derrick J. Wyatt

See Also

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 AlbedoArctiguanaBig ChillCannonboltEcho EchoGravattackHumungousaurRathSpidermonkeySwampfireWay BigWildmutt
Fusion Aliens Atomic-XBig ChuckCrashockerDiamond MatterFourmungousaurHeat JawsHumungoopsaurStink ArmsUprigg
Unseen Aliens Decagon VreedleRocksSquidstrictorVentrilosquid
Unseen Fusion Aliens GravadactylXLRG
Future Aliens SandboxShellheadSnakepit
Retconned Eon
Non-Canon AntigraviteslaArchfiendzarroBob the BlobCartoon Network AlienDecimus PrimeInvinciblePlantapocalypsePortalerShadowmanStretcheleoThe DarknessThriller Whale

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