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- 1 Appearance
- 2 Powers and Abilities
- 3 Weaknesses
- 4 History
- 5 Appearances
- 6 Video Games
- 7 Naming and Translations
- 8 Etymology
- 9 Trivia
- 10 References
Ben as Fasttrack
Fasttrack is a feline-like alien with a black suit-like color scheme, and his hands, legs, chest, and part of his head are colored blue. He has black mask-like fins around his green eyes, a triangle-shaped nose, a thunderbolt-like design down his chest, and a triangle one down his back. Similar to Water Hazard, he also has spike-like blades on his arms and legs.
Fasttrack wears the Ultimatrix symbol on his chest.
Albedo as Negative Fasttrack
Powers and Abilities
Much like XLR8, Fasttrack has enhanced speed and agility, and is shown to have enhanced reflexes as well.
Fasttrack is capable of giving himself a boost of speed while running; this is demonstrated when Dr. Animo's missile flew past him, and Fasttrack ran at a higher speed, allowing him to outrun it for a short time and forcing Animo to increase the missile's power. Furthermore, Fasttrack can also jump to great heights while running.
Fasttrack can recover quickly, as he was able to immediately get back on his feet and continue running when he saw that Sir George was about to attack him again. Similarly, Fasttrack was able to recover from falling to the ground after he jumped towards Animo's missile but failed to catch it.
Fasttrack possesses enhanced strength, as he was able to carry both Magister Hulka and Tack to safety without losing any speed. Technically speaking, Fasttrack is physically stronger than Kinecelerans.[MW 1]
There is a limit to how fast Fasttrack can run, as he can have a hard time stopping if he runs too quickly.
Being a speed-based alien, Fasttrack shares similar weaknesses with XLR8, such as his speed being used to an opponent's advantage (as seen when Fasttrack ran straight into Sir George's outstretched arm, badly stunning him), as well as being unable to run on certain surfaces like ice, which can make Fasttrack slip very easily.
- Fasttrack was unlocked offscreen prior to Basic Training.
- Fasttrack first appeared in Basic Training, where he saved Tack and Magister Hulka from an explosion caused by a Nuclear Fusion Grenade.
- In A Knight to Remember, Fasttrack disarmed the Forever Knights by taking all of their weapons away.
- In Solitary Alignment, Fasttrack tried to take the Ascalon from Sir George, but failed and was defeated by him, forcing Fasttrack to switch into Humungousaur.
- In Enemy of My Frenemy, Fasttrack was tied to Gwen and Kevin (with mana) so they could all escape from the Scrutins together. He and the team then met Ignaceous.
- In Couples Retreat, Fasttrack failed to catch Darkstar and stop him from going to the Door to Anywhere. He then looked around for the stolen page from Gwen's spellbook before reverting.
- In The Eggman Cometh, Fasttrack trained with Kevin until they were stopped by Gwen. Later, Fasttrack failed to stop Dr. Animo's missile from destroying a weather balloon experiment.
- In Night of the Living Nightmare, Fasttrack appeared twice in a dream. Firstly, Negative Fasttrack fled from Swampfire. Seconds later, Ben as Fasttrack chased Negative Fasttrack all the way to Mr. Smoothy's.
- In The Beginning of the End, Fasttrack defeated the Esoterica who were spying on him, Gwen, and Kevin.
- Season 3
- Basic Training (first appearance; cameo)
- A Knight to Remember
- Solitary Alignment
- Enemy of My Frenemy
- Couples Retreat
- The Eggman Cometh (x2)
- Night of the Living Nightmare (dream)
- The Beginning of the End
- Season 3
- Night of the Living Nightmare (dream)
- Null Void: Escape Velocity
Fasttrack is a playable racer in the game.
Naming and Translations
|Bulgarian||Скорострел||From скорост/skorost, fast, and стрел/strel, arrow|
|Chinese||快脚||From 快 (Kuài), fast, and 脚 (Jiǎo), feet|
|Croatian||Brzotrak||From brzo, fast, and traka, track|
|Dutch||Snelspoor||From snel, fast and spoor, track|
|French||Accelerator||From AXLR (XLR8 in French) + rator|
|German||Sturmjäger||From sturmjäger, stormhunter|
|Greek||Ταχύς||From ταχύς, fast|
|Hungarian||Gyorsjárat||From gyors, fast, and járat, track|
|Italian||ScattoFelino||From scatto, dash, and felino, feline|
|Polish||Raptus||From raptowny, abrupt|
|Portuguese (Br)||Acelerado||From acelerado, accelerated|
|Romanian||Iuresul||From iures, race|
|From скорость, speed|
From the original English name
|Spanish (HA)||Fasttrack||From the original English name|
|Spanish (Spain)||Raudo||From raudo, swift|
Fasttrack's name is a combination of the words "fast" and "track", referencing his enhanced speed, as well as the sport track and field.
Also, "Fast track" is an informal phrase meaning "the quickest and most direct route to achievement of a goal", as in competing for professional advancement.
- Although Fasttrack did not appear in Omniverse, he was mentioned in Have I Got a Deal for You, The Ultimate Heist, and Breakpoint.
- Fasttrack is the only alien introduced in Ultimate Alien to have been unlocked offscreen.
- Fasttrack's voice sounds very similar to Spidermonkey's.
- Derrick J. Wyatt thinks of Fasttrack as the lamest and most boring alien possible because he is so redundant and too similar to XLR8. He also states that Fasttrack is so much less interesting with a much more generic human design and that being a fan of him is like "being a fan of watching paint dry".[DJW 2][DJW 3]
- In the credits of A Knight to Remember and Solitary Alignment, Fasttrack's name is misspelled as "Fastrack".
- Fasttrack's name was first revealed in a Ben 10: Galactic Racing press release and confirmed by writer Peter David, who revealed the name of Fasttrack's species and home planet as well.[PD 1]
- The reason why Fasttrack was absent in Omniverse was because the crew was unable to figure out how to make him more interesting compared to what was shown in Ultimate Alien.[DJW 4] Had he appeared, Fasttrack would have worn clothes, similar to many other aliens.[DJW 5]
- Fasttrack's design is a combination of several iconic comic book superheroes from both DC Comics and Marvel.
- Fasttrack's torso and limb structures are modeled after the costume commonly worn by Nightwing while his head structure is modeled after the mask commonly work by Wolverine.
- While his color scheme is similar to XLR8's, the way Fasttrack's is laid out is similar to that of the Jaime Reyes version of the Blue Beetle.
- The overall shape of Fasttrack's body bears a striking resemblance to the Terry McGinnis version of Batman, notably the positioning of his spikes and the shape of his feet.
- The execution of Fasttrack's enhanced speed is reminiscent of the Flash.
- There are currently no plans to put Fasttrack in the reboot.[DR 2]