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Diamondhead is the Omnitrix's DNA sample of a Petrosapien from the planet Petropia.

Appearance

Ben as Diamondhead

Being a silicon-based life form,[1][2] Diamondhead's body is composed of durable pale green crystals. He sports four crystal shards on his back and has a sharp head.

In the original series, Diamondhead wore a uniform that was black on the right half and white on the left with a black patch on the left shoulder where the original Omnitrix symbol was.

In Back with a Vengeance, Diamondhead wore a yellow raincoat.

In Alien Force and Ultimate Alien, Diamondhead's lower body, torso, and the top of his head were similar to Chromastone's, consisting of indigo crystal which has black lines and dots over it. There were six crystal shards on his back instead of four and he also sported two more on the front of his chest. His eyes were green, and he wore the original Omnitrix/Ultimatrix symbol on his chest.

In Heroes United, Diamondhead's appearance consisted of real-world crystal due to being drawn in Generator Rex's art style. He also had blades on his forearms.

In Destroy All Aliens, Diamondhead looked like he did in the original series, but his eyes had jewel-like facets and his outfit had detailed textures.

In Omniverse, Diamondhead has clothing almost similar to the first series, except that now instead of half black and half white, it is all black with one large green stripe down the middle up to his belt, and wears black pants. He has a green belt with white stripes on which he wears the Omnitrix symbol. Diamondhead no longer bears the crystals on his chest, and the crystals on his back have also grown in length. His jaw is larger, he wears black shoes with green on the bottom, and there are now only two crystal shards on his back.

11-year-old Diamondhead looks almost identical to the original, but the left side of his suit is missing the black patch around the Omnitrix symbol and the crystals on his back, as well as his jaw, are bigger. His eyes are green and the Omnitrix is recolored.

Kevin as Diamondhead

Kevin's Diamondhead looked the exact same as Ben's did in the original series, but without a black patch on the left side of his uniform. He also lacks an Omnitrix symbol.

Gwen as Diamondhead

Gwen as Diamondhead has darker and shinier crystals, thinner arms, a more rounded body, no shards on her back, and a more square head. She wears a uniform like Ben's Diamondhead in the original series, except it is half dark blue, half light blue. She wears the original Omnitrix symbol on the left side of her chest.

Ben 10,000 as Diamondhead

Ben 10,000's Diamondhead's diamond shards on his back were bigger, and the lower ones have disappeared. He wore a black sleeveless shirt, white pants and black boots, and the Omnitrix symbol on the center of his chest.

Albedo as Negative Diamondhead

Negative Diamondhead looked exactly like Ben's Diamondhead in Alien Force and Ultimate Alien but he had red eyes and his Ultimatrix symbol was red as well.

Gwen 10 as Diamondhead

Gwen 10's Diamondhead almost looks the same as her non-canon counterpart's version from the original series, but is somewhat slimmer and is more bluish colored. Her eyes and original Omnitrix symbol are pink and she has a hairclip just like Gwen 10. Her outfit on the left side is different, as she now has a black patch on her left chest and a blue cat logo around her Omnitrix symbol. Similar to Gwen 10's pants, her own come halfway up her calf, and she wears black shoes.

Mad Ben as Mad Diamondhead

Mad Ben's Diamondhead has an almost completely black Mad Ben-style outfit with an orange belt, a small orange cross on his chest, and orange bandages on his lower arms, thighs, and lower legs. Like Mad Ben's Rath, he has silver spike pads with orange spikes on his knee joints, thighs, lower arms, shoulders, and feet. He lacks the rear head spike that Ben Prime's Diamondhead has, but has a mohawk consisting of three spikes instead. His Omnitrix is on his chest and colored orange, like his eyes.

Powers and Abilities

  • Crystallokinesis
  • Metamorphic Arm/Weapon Manifestation
  • Shard Projectiles
  • Enhanced Strength
  • Enhanced Durability
  • Crystal Imprisonment
  • Space Survivability
  • Arm Extension
  • Crystal Manipulation
  • Energy Redirection
  • Heat Resistance

Diamondhead's body is composed of extremely thick organic green crystals. He has the ability to manipulate the atomic structure of his physiology at will, allowing him to form his limbs into diamond weapons such as blades and bludgeons. Moreover, he can control all the crystals he generates. He can fire crystal shards sequentially out of his hands, as well as explosive ones,[3] and can explode his body parts into crystalline formations,[4] as well as make crystal constructs grow from his body, the latter of which he used to protect Gwen from a falling tree by making large crystalline spikes appear on his back and then disappear.

Diamondhead can make monstrous and large clusters of crystals, conjuring walls and forming crystal shields and ramps. He can also generate crystals from the ground at a distance, can reshape his projectiles into limited shapes, and can also form gaping hands to capture enemies. Diamondhead can levitate crystal prisms,[3] is capable of encasing enemies in crystals,[5] and can create crystals inside of objects and cause them to spike out.

Diamondhead's body resembles a living prism, allowing weapons similar to lasers to be refracted and rendered useless. He is able to absorb energy blasts and redirect them, rather than just refracting.[6] Similarly, rays generated by dimensional transporter devices will reflect off of Diamondhead's body.[7][8]

Diamondhead has inhuman physical abilities, enough to easily able to overpower Vilgax in a one-on-one brawl.[3]

Due to the natural density of crystal, Diamondhead is extremely durable to physical impacts. He has withstood being punched from Galvan Prime all the way to Galvan B by Malgax. This incident also shows that Diamondhead can survive in the vacuum of space.[9]

Diamondhead is resistant to fire and heat, such as that generated by a Pyronite, much like an ordinary diamond.[10]

Because he is made out of organic crystals, Diamondhead is immune to aging. Therefore, he is impervious to time rays generated by a Chronosapien or a Chronian, as diamonds do not age. Ben learned this when being saved from Eon's time rays by Ultimate Ben using Diamondhead's powers.[11]

Diamondhead can regenerate, but to a limited extent. He can also extend his arms.[12][13]

Weaknesses

  • Vulnerability to Sonic Vibrations
  • Durability Limit

Despite his enhanced durability, Diamondhead's body can crack and shatter if he's impacted with enough force.[14][15]

Diamondhead is especially weak to sonic vibrations, such as a Loboan's sonic howls[16] and an Evolved Sonorosian's Sonic Disks.[17] Either scenario can render Diamondhead unconscious.

While Diamondhead can regenerate, there is a limit to how much damage he can recover from.

The two shards on his back can also leave him stuck on a wall or on other surfaces that he gets knocked into. Gwen as Diamondhead, however, lacks this weakness.

History

Ben
Shorts
  • In Handle with Care, Diamondhead stopped some museum thieves and tried to protect the once-stolen crystal eggs at the same time, but reverted before he could catch the falling eggs, thus breaking them.
Kevin
  • In Framed, Kevin used Diamondhead to fight Lieutenant Steel and Ben as Four Arms.
Gwen
Ben 10,000

Ben
Albedo
Bioids

Ben
Ultimate Ben
Gwen
  • In Inspector 13, the Ultimatrix turned Gwen into Diamondhead.
Dream
Flashback

16-year-old Ben
11-year-old Ben
Gwen 10
Mad Ben
Skurd

Appearances

Ben
Season 1
Season 2
Season 3
Season 4
Shorts
Kevin
Season 2
Gwen
Season 2
Ben 10,000
Season 3
Season 4

Ben
Season 3
Albedo
Season 3
Bioids
Season 3

Ben
Season 3
Specials
Ultimate Ben
Season 2
Gwen
Season 3
Dream
Season 3
Flashback
Specials

16 year old Ben
Season 1
Season 2
Season 3
  • Ben Again (x2; second time was 11-year-old Ben in 16-year-old Ben's body)
  • Rad
Season 4
Season 5
Season 6
Season 7
Season 8
11 year old Ben
Season 1
Season 2
Season 4
Season 7
Gwen 10
Season 5
Mad Ben
Season 7
Skurd
Season 8

Cartoon Network Action Packs
Chapter Books
Ben 10: Omniverse
  • Ben 10 (Issue 4)

Video Games

  • Diamondhead in Galactic Racing
  • 16 year old Ben as Diamondhead in Ben 10: Omniverse (Video Game)
  • 11 year old Ben as Diamondhead in Ben 10: Omniverse (Video Game)

Ben 10

Diamondhead is a playable alien in the game.

Ben 10: Galactic Racing

Diamondhead is a playable racer in the game (only on DS).

Ben 10: Omniverse

Diamondhead is a playable alien in the game (by both 11-year-old and 16-year-old Ben).

Ben 10: Omniverse 2

Diamondhead is a playable alien in the game (only on 3DS).

Naming and Translations

Language Name Origin
Albanian Kokë Diamanti From kokë (head) and diamanti (diamond)
Arabic رأس الماس From Raes Almas/Ras Elmas, Diamondhead
Bulgarian Диамантения From Диамантен, diamond
Chinese 钻石战神 From 钻石 (Zuàn Shí), diamond and 战神 (Zhàn Shén), Ares
Croatian Kristalni "Made of crystal"
Dutch Diamandkop From diamand, diamond and kop, head
French Incassable From incassable, unbreakable
German Stahlschädel From Stahl, steel and Schädel, head
Greek Διαμαντοκέφαλος From διαμάντι, diamond and κεφάλι, head
Hebrew ראש יהלום From ראש, head and יהלום, diamond
Hungarian Gyémántfej From gyémánt, diamond and fej, head
Japanese ダイヤモンドヘッド From ダイヤモンド (daiyamondo), diamond and ヘッド (heddo), head
Korean 다이아몬드 From 다이아몬드, diamond
Norwegian Hardhaus "Tough Guy"
Polish Diamentogłowy From diament, diamond and głowa, head
Portuguese (Br) Diamante From diamante, diamond
Romanian Cap de Diamant From cap, head and diamant, diamond
Russian Алмазный робот
Алмазная голова
Алмаз
From алмазный, diamond and робот, robot
From алмазная, diamond and голова, head
From алмаз, diamond
Serbian Kристални (Kristalni) From Кристални (Kristalni), the crystal one
Spanish (HA) Diamante
Cabeza de Diamante (Evil's Encore)
Diamondhead (The Color of Monkey)
From diamante, diamond.
From diamante, diamond; and cabeza, head.
From the original English name.
Spanish (Spain) Diamantino Relative of diamante, diamond
Swedish Diamantskalle From Diamant, diamond and skalle, skull
Turkish Elmaskafa From elmas, diamond and kafa, head

Trivia

  • Diamondhead was initially supposed to be an additional alien, while Cannonbolt would take his place as one of the original 10 aliens.[pop-up 1][18]
  • Chromastone's reformation into Diamondhead in Alien Force had nothing to do with Vilgax's sword being covered in crystal before he killed him.[DM 1]
  • After the destruction of Petropia and prior to the resurrection of the planet and its people in The Secret of Chromastone, Diamondhead and Tetrax were the only known Petrosapiens alive.
  • Diamondhead is the only alien other than Way Big to defeat Vilgax.
    • Diamondhead is also the only alien other than Feedback to defeat Malware.
  • Diamondhead makes a crystalline metallic sound every time he moves.
  • Diamondhead was the first alien in the series to be named, albeit it was Max who came up with it (on a whim) and not Ben.[4]
  • Diamondhead is one of only five aliens to appear in each series of the Classic Continuity; the other four are Upchuck, Cannonbolt, Ghostfreak and Way Big.
    • Currently, Diamondhead and Cannonbolt are the only two of these aliens to have appeared in all series in both the Classic and Reboot continuities.

References

Crew Statements

Dwayne McDuffie

Pop-ups

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 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 Cartoon Network AlienPortalerAntigraviteslaBob the BlobPlantapocalypseThriller Whale

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