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Hah! Good luck... Chasing all of us... At once!

– Ditto and his clones taunting Khyber.[1]

Ditto is the Omnitrix's DNA sample of a Splixson from the planet Hathor.[pop-up 1][2]

Appearance

Ben as Ditto

Ditto is about the height of an average human child. He has white skin, a black and white head and face, black shoulders, large hands with four digits and feet which are merely stubs. Ditto also has three fin-like growths on his head, and gem-like extended sensory nodes[TP 1] on his arms and waist.

In the original series, Ditto's clothes were black and had an overall-like design. He had green eyes with light green shines and wore the original Omnitrix symbol on his forehead.

In Ultimate Alien, Ditto looked exactly the same as he did in the original series, except the white section outlining the hourglass symbol across his chest and arms was blue. He wore the Ultimatrix symbol on his chest.

In Omniverse, 11-year-old Ditto's design is roughly similar to his original appearance except he appears smaller and stubbier. All of his fins are recolored white, with the ones on the sides of his head now connected to his eyes. He has two small whiskers on each of his cheeks, his fingers are sharper, and the sensory nodes on his shoulders have been relocated to his shoulders and wrists. His jumpsuit has been altered as well, with his neck being completely black and the feet being cut off to reveal three cat-like toes on each foot. The Omnitrix symbol on his forehead has been recolored green.

16-year-old Ditto looks exactly like his 11-year-old self, except he his fins are recolored green and his jumpsuit is now green with black patches under his arms, green sleeves, and black ankles. This jumpsuit seems to have a design based on the Omnitrix's insignia, with black triangles on the shoulders and green in the center. The three sensory nodes on Ditto's waist are now on a black belt. Like his younger self, Ditto wears the Omnitrix symbol on his forehead.

Ken as Ditto

Ken's Ditto looked the same as 10-year-old Ditto in the original series.

Powers and Abilities

Ditto has the ability to clone himself with no limit through binary fission.[pop-up 2][2][note 1]

Each Ditto operates independently, regardless of what the others want them to do and each clone is indistinguishable from the others. This allows Ditto to do multiple tasks simultaneously or to cover a large area. An example of this is when Ditto is able to extend his reach across a vast distance by simply cloning himself in a straight line, thereby forming a chain of Dittos.[3]

The extended sensory nodes on Ditto's body[note 2] assist in the sensory web that connects all of his clones[TP 1] by coordinating the hive mind communication between them.[TP 2] This allows the clones to share senses and physical sensations, such as pain.

Ditto is more flexible than a human, and can breathe underwater.[2][1]

Ditto is quite agile and can burrow into the ground and pop out like a mole.[1]

Ditto is strong enough to carry multiple clones.[3]

Ditto can also run very fast.[1]

Ditto can jump surprisingly high for his size; while playing basketball, Ditto slam-dunked the ball through a hoop in a way that would be difficult for an average human to jump high enough to do.[2]

Weaknesses

Ditto's clones share a link to keep track of each other,[pop-up 2][2] making it so that if one Ditto is hurt, all the others feel the same pain and if one Ditto gets killed, the others are automatically killed as well, thus negating the ability to form an army of clones.

Ditto's clones can be fused back together with enough force.[3]

If the Dittos are too far apart from each other, he cannot change back into Ben until all the duplicates are close enough together. It seems that this requires more power from the Omnitrix than normal, as seen later when he could only transform into Upgrade for a fraction of the normal time limit.[2]

Ditto is not resistant to cold temperatures.[1]

Ditto can be harmed by electricity while in water, such as when he was tortured with an electrical prod by Dr. Animo while he was held captive in a container filled with water.[2]

Ditto can be controlled by Vladats via their Corrupturas. However, the latter cannot control all of the Ditto clones as each of them are independent.[DJW 1] Furthermore, the Corrupturas will not be copied across his clones.[DJW 2]

Being a Splixson, Ditto is vulnerable to being trapped by a Panuncian, as they also possess the ability to clone themselves with no limit.[5][1]

Ditto can be forced to duplicate if pulled with enough force.[2]

History

Ben 10

Five Years Prior to Omniverse

  • In Ben Again, 16-year-old Ben in 11-year-old Ben's body used Ditto to battle Eon until the latter retreated.

Ultimate Alien

Omniverse

Future (Original)

Appearances

Ben
Season 4
Ken
Season 4

11-year-old Ben
Season 3
  • Ben Again (first reappearance by 11-year-old Ben; used by 16-year-old Ben in 11-year-old Ben's body; accidental transformation)
16-year-old Ben
Season 4
Season 5
Season 6
Season 8

Naming and Translations

Language Name Origin
Albanian Ditto From the original English name
Arabic ديتو From Dittu/Ditto, ditto
Bulgarian Копие From копие (kopie), clone
Chinese 迪多 Pronounced Dí Duō
Croatian Duplić From duplić, a double
Dutch Ditto From the original English name
French Duplico
D-Deux
From dupliquer, duplicate
From D and deux, two
German Ditto From the original English name
Greek Ντίττο Translated from English to Greek
Hebrew שכפול From שכפול, duplication
Hungarian Dettó From dettó, ditto
Italian Idem Latin word for "The Same"
Korean 듀플로 From 듀플로, Duplo
Polish Klon From klon, clone
Portuguese (Br) Clone
Idem
From " clone", clone and "idem", a Latin word for "The Same"
Romanian Ditto From the original English name
Russian Двойники (Dvoyniki)
Дитто
Двойник
From двойники (dvoyniki), twins
From the original English name
from двойник, twin
Serbian Дито (Dito) From дито (dito), ditto
Spanish (Spain) Ditto From the original English name
Turkish Ditto From the original English name

Etymology

"Ditto" is a word that means "the same thing again", referencing Ditto's self-duplication ability.

Trivia

  • Tom Perkins designed Ditto for the original series; the first design he made was approved as the crew was very busy when Ditto was conceived during development.[TP 3]
  • According to Ben's fansites on the Extranet, Ditto is his cutest alien.[6][DJW 3]
  • If Ben were to use Ditto with Skurd attached to the Omnitrix, only the original Ditto would have Skurd.[DJW 4] If all the clones had to use Skurd's power, they would have to remain huddled together.[DJW 5]
  • Ben 23 may not have an alternate counterpart to Ditto in his Omnitrix. If he did, however, then the alien's name would be Copy Copy 2.[DJW 6]
  • Three clones of 11-year-old Ditto replace 11-year-old Feedback at the end of the opening intro of Omniverse, Arc 4 onwards.
  • Ditto seems to be a homage to Yakko Warner from Animaniacs, as they share the same voice actor (Rob Paulsen) and similar mannerisms.
    • Likewise, 10/11-year-old Ditto shares a similar black and white color layout to Yakko.
  • Ditto and Wildvine are the only aliens to be manually (and accidentally) unlocked by Ben.
  • Ditto's design in Omniverse has some elements of Pikmin.[DJW 7]
  • Had Ditto appeared in the reboot, the crew would have ideally had Rob Paulsen return to voice him.[DR 1]

Notes

  1. In the original series, Ditto's self-duplication was depicted like actually splitting in half. This has been altered in Omniverse, as his self-duplication is now similar to Echo Echo's.
  2. Alternate versions of Ditto have sensory nodes in different colors. For example, 12-year-old Mutant Kevin's sensory nodes are colored red.[4]

References

Crew Statements

Tom Perkins

Derrick J. Wyatt

Duncan Rouleau

Pop-ups

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
Future Aliens SandboxShellheadSnakepit
Ultimate Aliens AlbedoArctiguanaBig ChillCannonboltEcho EchoGravattackHumungousaurRathSpidermonkeySwampfireWay BigWildmutt
Fusion Aliens Atomic-XBig ChuckCrashockerDiamond MatterFourmungousaurHeat JawsHumungoopsaurStink ArmsUprigg
Concept Fusion Aliens GravadactylXLRG
Other Aliens in Official Media AntigraviteslaBob the BlobCartoon Network AlienEon (Retconned)MoyoInvinciblePlantapocalypsePortalerRocksShadowmanSquidstrictorStretcheleo