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Echo Echo is the Omnitrix's DNA sample of a Sonorosian from the planet Sonorosia.

Appearance

Because his true form is made of living sound waves,[DJW 1] Echo Echo's appearance is actually a small, white containment suit[DJW 2] made of silicon,[1][2] making his body a living amplifier.

One of his most noticeable features is a square appendage resembling an MP3 player behind his back with a port on it, decorated with a 10 symbol and what looks like cassette tapes on his lower legs. The green circle-shaped indents on the back of Echo Echo's hands are sound holes,[MW 1] and the inside of his mouth is also green with lines that give it the appearance of an amplifier. He also wears headphones so he would not be hurt by his own sonic screams.[DM 1]

In Alien Force and Ultimate Alien, Echo Echo wore the original Omnitrix/Ultimatrix symbol on his chest.

In Heroes United, Echo Echo looked mostly the same as before, except his eyes were bigger and his mouth was recolored black.

In Omniverse, Echo Echo's eyes bulge out, he has two black stripes on both of his earplugs, which are more pronounced, his legs are stubby, he now has three toes, and the green circles on his hands are now bigger. He is also shorter and has a circular shape on his stomach and the tapes on his legs are now gone. His head is less round and is wider and the outlines of his mouth and eyes are thicker as well as his wires. He wears the Omnitrix symbol on his forehead.

Powers and Abilities

  • Self Duplication
  • Sonic Screams
  • Sonic Force Fields
  • Enhanced Strength
  • Enhanced Jumping
  • Wall of Sound
  • Echo Chamber
  • Echolocation
  • Levitation (via Glitch)
  • Object Duplication (via Glitch)

Echo Echo can scream at audible to ultrasonic frequencies capable of overloading machinery, shattering steel and stopping projectiles in mid-flight.

Echo Echo has the ability to duplicate himself, much like Ditto, but it is different in the sense that the clones are not linked to each other in any way, allowing entire groups to be knocked out without harming the rest and he can clone himself much faster than Ditto could.

By combining these two aspects, Echo Echo can create a wall of sound, where he and his clones can redirect projectiles back to their source by bouncing them off of strategically placed clones, as seen during his battle with Argit.[3]

Echo Echo can create an echo chamber, where his clones attack from all directions and keep screaming until the target is knocked out or defeated; this is demonstrated in his fights with Helen[4] and Ultimate Kevin.[5]

Echo Echo can detect vibrations in the ground.

Echo Echo's sound holes help him resonate.

Using his sonic screams, Echo Echo can locate objects/people, giving him the ability of echolocation.[6]

Echo Echo can channel vibrations to enhance his screams, as seen when he touched Kevin, who had absorbed metal that caused him to vibrate when struck by Gwen's Mana.[7]

Echo Echo can transmit sound waves through speakers, such as phones.[8]

Echo Echo can use his sonic screams to create a force field.[9]

Echo Echo is quite agile, as he is capable of jumping exceptionally high.[10][3]

Echo Echo seems to have more strength than his size suggests, as he can carry a power coupling ok his own,[11] kick off the trunk door from the DX Mark 10 with one foot,[5] throw a Plumber Ship about a meter with the help of nine clones,[12] and carry a Murk Gourmand with the help of two clones.[13]

Echo Echo used to have the abilities of levitation[14] and creating copies of any object he was holding while making clones[15] due to a glitch in the original Ultimatrix. Both of these abilities were removed from Echo Echo's DNA when Ben acquired the new Omnitrix in The Ultimate Enemy: Part 2.[DJW 3][DJW 4]

Weaknesses

Echo Echo has a fragile body that can easily be destroyed in battle, as shown when Ultimate Kevin destroyed several Echo Echo clones with Jetray's neuroshock blasts.[5]

Echo Echo's sonic screams can easily hurt his teammates' ears.[10][16]

Echo Echo has a limit to the number of duplicates he can make, which depends on the amount of energy he has access to.[DM 2]

History

Ben
Albedo

Ben
Flashback

Ben
Skurd

Appearances

Ben
Season 1
Season 2
Season 3
Flashback
Specials

Ben
Season 1
Season 2
Season 3
Season 4
Season 8
Skurd
Season 8

Video Games

  • In Vilgax Attacks and Cosmic Destruction
  • In The Rise of Hex

Ben 10: Alien Force

Echo Echo is a playable alien character in the Nintendo DS version of the game.

Echo Echo is initially unavailable, but is unlocked upon completion of the Shipyard 1-2 level.

Echo Echo is able to use sonic screams and up to six duplicates to chain various combo attacks.

Echo Echo is not required to be used at all in order to complete the game.

Ben 10 Alien Force: Vilgax Attacks

Echo Echo is a playable alien in the game.

Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 2 and PlayStation Portable Versions

Due to the Omnitrix rebooting after Ben's abuse of the quick-change feature during his battle with an animated Mr. Smoothy mascot, Echo Echo was temporarily locked until Ben's arrival on Anur Phaetos.

Echo Echo is able to duplicate himself up to two times, for a total of three Echo Echos at a time, in order to activate multiple pressure-sensitive platforms simultaneously.

Echo Echo is able to use his sonic screams to shatter obstructing crystals.

Wall of Sound is an unlockable combo move for Echo Echo.

Echo Echo is vital for progression on the Anur Phaetos and Mor' Otesi levels of the game.

Nintendo DS Version

Echo Echo and Chromastone are reunlocked upon Ben's arrival on Mor' Otesi.

Echo Echo is able to use his sonic screams to shatter Mor' Otesi diamonds.

Ben 10 Alien Force: The Rise of Hex

Echo Echo is a playable alien in the game.

Due to the Omnitrix sorting out after Ben fiddled with it, Echo Echo was temporarily locked until the beginning of Level 6.

Echo Echo is able to duplicate himself up to two times, for a total of three Echo Echos at a time, in order to activate linked switches simultaneously for access to further areas. Each duplicate can be controlled separately.

Echo Echo's small size allows him to navigate areas that most of Ben's aliens and Ben himself are unable to access.

Ben 10 Ultimate Alien: Cosmic Destruction

Echo Echo is a playable alien in the game.

Echo Echo's small size allows him to fit into small passages other aliens cannot. Like in Vilgax Attacks, Echo Echo can only clone himself to a maximum of three clones at a time. He can also go Ultimate.

Echo Echo is vital for progression on The Catacombs and The Amazon levels of the game.

Naming and Translations

Language Name Origin
Afrikaans Eggo Eggo From eggo eggo, echo echo
Arabic صدى صدى/S'da S'da From صدى/sada, echo
Bulgarian Exo Exo/Eho Eho From exo/eho, echo
Chinese 小波波 From (Xiǎo), little, and 波波 (Bō Bō), wave
Croatian Eho Eho/Exo Exo From eho/exo, echo
Danish Ekko Ekko From ekko, echo
French Écho Écho From écho écho, echo echo
German Echo Echo From the original English name
Greek Ηχώ Ηχώ From ηχώ, echo
Hebrew אקו אקו From the original English name
Hungarian Echo Echo From the original English name
Italian Eco Eco From eco, echo
Korean 에코 From 에코, Echo
Norwegian Ekko Ekko From ekko, echo
Polish Echo Echo From the original English name
Portuguese (Br) Eco Eco From eco, echo.
Romanian Ecou Ecou From ecou, echo
Russian Эхо Эхо / Ekho Ekho From эхо/ekho, echo
Serbian Eho Eho/Exo Exo From eho/exo, echo
Spanish (HA) Eco/Eco Eco From eco, echo
Spanish (Spain) Eco/Eco Eco From eco, echo
Swedish Eko-eko From eko, echo
Turkish Eko Eko From eko, echo

Etymology

An echo is the reflection of a sound that arrives at a listener with a delay after the direct sound, referencing his audio-kinetic powers. The repetition of "Echo" in his name references both the nature of an echo and his self-duplication power.

Trivia

  • Echo Echo had concept art drawn and his final design created by Glen Murakami, with color styling by Chris Hooten.[GW 1]
  • Echo Echo's design was based on an Apple iPod.[GW 1]
  • Echo Echo originally had the ability to extend his neck and arms in the pre-production stage of Alien Force.[GM 1]
  • Echo Echo was supposed to retain the Omnitrix symbol on his chest in the pre-production stage of Omniverse.[DJW 5]
  • If Ben were to use Echo Echo with Skurd attached to the Omnitrix, Echo Echo's clones would have to remain huddled to use Skurd's power.[DJW 6]
  • Echo Echo's voice has changed throughout his appearances in the franchise:
    • In Ben 10 Returns: Part 2 and Kevin's Big Score, it originally sounded very high-pitched and tinny, and had a strong robotic filter.
    • In Alone Together, it became higher-pitched, and the robotic filter was less prevalent.
    • From Good Copy, Bad Copy until his final appearance in Ultimate Alien (Inspector 13; excluding Undercover), the robotic filter was missing.
    • In Undercover, it sounded like it did in Alone Together, but slightly deeper.
    • In Omniverse, it is high-pitched and more robotic, and it echoes more, akin to speaking through a portable microphone.
    • At some point in early production of Alien Force, Echo Echo's voice was supposed to sound like his most frequently-used voice in the series, but with an echo effect.[17]
  • Echo Echo was Dwayne McDuffie's favorite Omnitrix alien.[DM 3]
  • Like Rath and Atomix, Echo Echo gives names to his attacks and moves.
  • Originally, Echo Echo was a robot-like alien.[DM 2] This was later changed in Omniverse, as he is actually living sound waves wearing a containment suit.[DJW 1][DJW 2]
    • Echo Echo, NRG, and Feedback are the only aliens whose appearance is actually a containment suit.
  • From Arc 4 of Omniverse onwards, Echo Echo is replaced with Juryrigg in the opening intro of the show.
  • In FusionFall, there is a fusion of Echo Echo that, when defeated, releases Forever Ninja sets.
  • Echo Echo is similar in some ways to Echoes, the Stand of Koichi Hirose in Part 4 of the manga and anime series Jojo's Bizarre Adventure.
    • Both Echo Echo and Echoes ACT 3 are short, white humanoids with green as a secondary color.
    • Echoes (specifically ACT 1 and ACT 2) and Echo Echo are able to unleash powerful sound attacks from multiple angles simultaneously (Echo Echo via his duplication, and Echoes through writing onomatopoeia on surfaces).

References

Crew Statements

Derrick J. Wyatt

Glenn Wong

Glen Murakami

Dwayne McDuffie

Matt Wayne

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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