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|“||Let's see how your brawns goes against brains.||”|
Dark Matter is a red-skinned, frog/demon-like, bipedal alien that is significantly taller than Grey Matter, rivaling Four Arms in height. His limbs and fingers are long and slender, with his fingers having claws. Unlike Grey Matter's feet, he has two front toes and one back toe on each foot, which are also pointy. He has large glowing red eyes with minus-shaped pupils, seemingly lacking the black outlines other Galvan have. On his head are two horn-like growths. He wears a grey vest over a black sleeveless jumpsuit with two black stripes going around the middle of his chest.
While under the influence of Dr. Animo, Dark Matter's eyes were glowing white and lacked pupils.
In Tales from the Omnitrix, Dark Matter was slim, skinny, and has pale skin color. One of the most notable feature is that his face is bloated and swollen.
Dark Matter wears the Antitrix symbol on his chest.
Powers and Abilities
Being part-Galvan, Dark Matter possesses enhanced intelligence similar to Grey Matter, allowing him to instantly recharge Ben's Omnitrix by inputting a specific code sequence. Due to Kevin's modifications to the Antitrix, however, Dark Matter is more powerful than Grey Matter and most likely smarter than him.
Dark Matter has enhanced strength, as shown when he kicked Four Arms and nearly knocked him over and when he threw Ben across a room. He can also shoot dark red fireballs from his hands that encase enemies in a red crystal-like substance.
The weapons Dark Matter creates from out of his body are a by-product of his mind. While the energies generated in a regular Galvan lead to the acceleration of synaptic activity, in Dark Matter, those energies undirected or improperly directed create the dark matter he issues out from inside.[DR 2]
Dark Matter has enhanced dexterity, as he was able to crawl on the ground with ease.
Dark Matter's larger size makes him easier to hit than a standard Galvan.
If Dark Matter's cerebrospinal fluid is forcibly extracted from him, it will cause great pain to him, as well as render him incapacitated.
Due to Kevin's alterations to the Antitrix, Dark Matter is too powerful for the inexperienced Kevin to currently utilize to the fullest.
- Dark Matter first appeared in King of the Castle, where he battled Four Arms before abruptly timing out.
- In Wheels of Fortune, Dark Matter stole numerous objects (including a shirt from Ben) while teaming up with LaGrange. However, Dark Matter was later betrayed by LaGrange and used as a means of fuel until XLR8 remind him he can break free by switching to Quad Smack.
- In What Rhymes with Omnitrix?, Dark Matter manually charged up the Omnitrix for Ben to turn into Shock Rock, then he teamed up with the latter to battle Charmcaster, but to no avail.
- In You Remind Me of Someone, Dark Matter battled Humungousaur.
- In Roundabout: Part 2, Dark Matter battled the Forever Knight.
- In The Monsters in Your Head, Dark Matter teamed up with Shock Rock to break the mutant animals free of Animo's mind control. After being subjected to Animo's control himself, he was defeated by Humungousaur off-screen before switching into Bashmouth.
- In Tales from the Omnitrix, Dark Matter appeared in Gwen's story, where he was discovered to be the mysterious alien.
- In Ben 10 Versus the Universe: The Movie, Dark Matter briefly appeared due to a glitch with the Antitrix. Later, he defeated Solar and Polar Twain and was about to finish them before Gwen intervened.
- King of the Castle (first appearance)
- Wheels of Fortune
- What Rhymes with Omnitrix?
- You Remind Me of Someone
- Roundabout: Part 2
- The Monsters in Your Head
- Tales from the Omnitrix (imaginary)
- Ben 10 Versus the Universe: The Movie (2x; first time cameo)
Naming and Translations
|French||Matière Noire||From the original English name|
|German||Dunkle Eminenz||From dunkel, dark and eminenz, eminence|
|Italian||Materia Oscura||From the original English name|
|Polish||Ciemna Materia||From ciemna, dark and materia, matter|
|Portuguese (Br)||Matéria Negra||From the original English name|
|From черная дыра, black hole|
|Spanish (HA)||Materia Oscura||From the original English name|
|Turkish||Karanlık Madde||From the original English name|
- Much like Diamond Matter from the Classic Timeline and Grey Arms, Dark Matter is a Galvan hybrid.
- Dark Matter bears a resemblance to Juryrigg.
|Regular Aliens||Fusion Aliens|
|Bashmouth • Bootleg • Crystalfist • Dark Matter • Hot Shot • Humungoraptor • Quad Smack • Rush • Skunkmoth • Thornblade • Undertow • Wreckingbolt||Alien V • AntiVilgax • Monster Kevin • Monster Kevin 2|