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Hang on! This is gonna be a bumpy ride.

– Fasttrack to Gwen and Kevin.[1]

Fasttrack is the Omnitrix's DNA sample of a Citrakayah from the planet Chalybeas.[PD 1]

Appearance

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

Negative Fasttrack looks just like Ben's Fasttrack, but with red eyes and no Ultimatrix symbol.

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.[2] Furthermore, Fasttrack can also jump to great heights while running.[1]

Fasttrack is durable enough to withstand being thrown against the Seal.[3]

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.[3] Similarly, Fasttrack was able to recover from falling to the ground after he jumped towards Animo's missile but failed to catch it.[2]

Fasttrack possesses enhanced strength, as he was able to carry both Magister Hulka and Tack to safety, [4] as well as Gwen and Kevin while in Ledgerdomain.[1] Technically speaking, Fasttrack is physically stronger than Kinecelerans.[MW 1]

Fasttrack has enhanced dexterity, as seen when he disarmed a group of Forever Knights by taking their weapons away and was able to carry them all in his hands before dropping them on the floor.[5]

Fasttrack seems to have an exceptional level of balance, as he was easily able to run out of Kevin's car without falling down and stay on his feet even while it was speeding through the desert.[2]

Like XLR8, Fasttrack has an enhanced sense of direction, as he could easily knock down several Esoterica in seconds while running in sharp zigzags and circles.[6]

Weaknesses

There is a limit to how fast Fasttrack can run, as he can have a hard time stopping if he runs too quickly.[2]

It is implied that, despite his enhanced speed, Fasttrack is physically slower than Kinecelerans.[7][3]

There is a limit to how much damage Fasttrack can recover from, as an explosion caused by the Door to Anywhere was able to knock him out.[8]

Being a speed-based alien, Fasttrack shares similar weaknesses with XLR8. For example, he is being unable to run on certain surfaces like ice, which can make him slip very easily.[2]

Similarly, opponents with good reflexes and reaction time can counter Fasttrack's speed and land a blow on him, as seen when Fasttrack ran straight into Sir George's outstretched arm, badly stunning him.[3]

Being a feline-based alien, Fasttrack can be controlled by people who have the ability to control cats, like Nyancy Chan, depending on how prevalent his feline attributes are.[DJW 1]

Unlike XLR8, Fasttrack is not completely frictionless.[DR 1]

History

Ultimate Alien

Appearances

Video Games

Fasttrack in Galactic Racing

Ben 10: Galactic Racing

Fasttrack is a playable racer in the game.

Naming and Translations

Language Name Origin
Bulgarian Скорострел From скорост/skorost, fast, and стрел/strel, arrow
Chinese 快脚 From (Kuài), fast, and (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
Russian Скорость
Фасттрек
From скорость, speed
From the original English name
Spanish (HA) Fasttrack From the original English name
Spanish (Spain) Raudo From raudo, swift
Turkish Fasttrack From the original English name

Etymology

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.

Trivia

  • Although Fasttrack did not appear in Omniverse, he was mentioned in Have I Got a Deal for You, The Ultimate Heist, and Breakpoint.
    • Regardless of his absence from Omniverse, Derrick J. Wyatt admits that there were no plans for Fasttrack to appear during the early seasons of the show.[DJW 2]
  • Fasttrack is the only alien introduced in Ultimate Alien to have been unlocked offscreen.
  • Fasttrack's voice sounds very similar to Spidermonkey's.
  • 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 3]
    • Had he appeared, Fasttrack would have worn clothes, similar to many other aliens.[DJW 4] Dee Bradley Baker would have also reprised his role, but with some feline attributes added to his voice.[DJW 5]
  • A concept idea for Fasttrack's Omniverse design depicted him with wheeled feet inspired by the Wheelers from Return to Oz. However, it was rejected because the design made him look even more similar to XLR8.[DJW 6]
    • Derrick eventually drew a version of Fasttrack in the Omniverse art style, as well as an alternate version depicting him with sunglasses similar to Bullfrag's, as part of a GoFundMe in 2021.[DJW 7] The alternate design was made after Derrick received several fan requests regarding Fasttrack wearing sunglasses.[DJW 8]
  • Fasttrack's design is a combination of several iconic comic book superheroes from both DC Comics and Marvel.
    • Fasttrack's costume is highly reminiscent of Black Vulcan, the structure of his torso and limbs are modeled after the costume commonly worn by Nightwing, his head structure is modeled after the mask commonly worn by Wolverine.
    • The layout of Fasttrack's color scheme is similar to that of the Jaime Reyes version of the Blue Beetle.
    • The overall shape of Fasttrack's body, most notably the positioning of his spikes and the shape of his feet, bears a striking resemblance to the Terry McGinnis version of Batman.
    • The execution of Fasttrack's enhanced speed is heavily reminiscent of the Flash.
  • Despite coming up with a design for him years later, Derrick thinks of Fasttrack as the lamest alien because he is so redundant and too similar to XLR8. He also states that having a much more generic human design makes Fasttrack so much less interesting.[DJW 9]
    • In general, Derrick does not like Fasttrack because he is the most boring alien possible and that being a fan of him is like "being a fan of watching paint dry".[DJW 10]

References

Peter David

Matt Wayne

Derrick J. Wyatt

Duncan Rouleau

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
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