|This article belongs to the Classic Continuity|
Ben as Ghostfreak
Ghostfreak is a phantom/ghost-like alien with a gaseous appearance and claw-like hands, and grey skin with black lines running all over him. His skin is removable with black and white striped tentacles underneath it, and if his skin gets ripped off, his true form will unveil.
In Ultimate Alien, Ghostfreak looked like the enslaved Chimera Sui Generi from Ghost Town, but was more muscular. His eye was bigger and green with a black pupil, and the spikes on his elbows were gone. Ghostfreak wore the Ultimatrix symbol on his chest.
In Omniverse, Ghostfreak now has green chains all over his front side which lead to his neck, waist, and center/chest, giving him the appearance of being contained in a straitjacket, but with his arms out freely. The spikes on his elbows have returned, his skin is now a greenish-white shading, and he has two cuffs on each of his arms. The Omnitrix symbol is located at the center of his chains. When possessing someone, he has a green glow. His tentacles are now black and purple-striped and his eye is colored green.
Bad Ben as Bad Ghostfreak
During the original series, Ghostfreak appeared to share the same personality as Zs'Skayr, making himself a dangerous alien to use. This was proven in Alien Force, when Zs'Skayr completely took over Ben when he turned into Ghostfreak.
By Ultimate Alien, however, Ghostfreak has begun to exist as a separate individual whose character was independent from Zs'Skayr's. As of Omniverse, Ghostfreak's connection to Zs'Skayr is no longer an issue, making him safer to use.
Powers and Abilities
Ghostfreak's powers are composed of several aspects of traditional ghosts from myths and lore such as flight, levitation, phasing through solid matter, intangibility, invisibility, and body possession.
Ghostfreak is able to possess the bodies of his enemies and control their movements to the point where he can cause them to fly like himself, allowing him to freely slam them against walls or hit themselves. He can also access the abilities of other beings that possess superpowers. In the case of Darkstar, he also had access to his powers once he possessed him.
Ghostfreak can make himself intangible and invisible as both a powerful defense and infiltrating high-security locations. He is also capable of making other objects or people intangible and transparent through physical contact.
Ghostfreak has a movable eye, which is especially seen when he wears his outer skin. Although his outer skin protects him from burning in the sunlight, his tentacles appear to be resistant towards sunlight.
Ghostfreak possesses enhanced strength, as shown when he used his tentacles to grab a bus full of people.
Ghostfreak is immune to Darkstar's energy absorption ability, as he does not have Mana in him. That is because Mana is life energy, and Ectonurites are not alive in the same conventional way that most other life forms are.
Ghostfreak can make people feel deathly cold by simply moving right through them.
Ghostfreak can alter his shape and deform like gas by making himself into a grey, somewhat transparent smoke-like wispy form.
Though he has never formally done so on his own accord, Ghostfreak is capable of telekinesis and can project energy beams from his tentacles; these feats were first demonstrated when Zs'Skayr took over Ben's body.
Ghostfreak's intangibility is useless when faced by another being that can go intangible, as it will cancel out their ability to do so. Certain substances can also neutralize his intangibility and invisibility, such as a special orange liquid used by Kraab.
Ghostfreak's second skin inhibits many of his powers, but removing it will make him vulnerable to sunlight. Furthermore, Ghostfreak would also be vulnerable to the light generation of a Prypiatosian-B, as demonstrated with Zs'Skayr.
Although he is able to fly, he is not very fast in the air, and therefore must rely on his intangibility and invisibility to evade attacks.
Ghostfreak's intangibility seems to require conscious thought to activate, so opponents will be able to hit him if he is caught off guard, as seen when he got hit by a punching bag that Thumbskull threw at him while he was distracted.
There are certain beings Ghostfreak cannot possess. For example, he cannot possess zombies due to them lacking minds of their own. He is also unable to possess the Sentient Ultimate forms, though the reason why remains unclear.
- Ghostfreak first appeared in Permanent Retirement, where he escaped Vera's house, drove a golf cart, was about to steal an apple pie before being disgusted by a Limax disguised as a human woman, and then followed another Limax that was impersonating Marty.
- In Hunted, Ghostfreak scared Gwen and defeated Kraab.
- In Kevin 11, Ghostfreak snuck into a game room and played a Sumo Slammers video game.
- In Last Laugh, Ghostfreak scared and defeated Zombozo.
- In Secrets, Ghostfreak briefly appeared in the middle of a fight before the malfunctioning Omnitrix made him switch into Grey Matter. Later, Ghostfreak escaped from Vilgax and searched for Gwen and Max.
- In The Big Tick, Ghostfreak failed to defeat the Great One.
- In Ghostfreaked Out, because he was being taken over by Zs'Skayr, Ghostfreak violently battled the Circus Freaks. When the Omnitrix timed out, Zs'Skayr escaped the Omnitrix, removing Ghostfreak from it.
- In Be Afraid of the Dark, the Omnitrix scanned Zs'Skayr again, putting Ghostfreak back in the watch.
- Ghostfreak was removed from the Codon Stream.
- In Mystery, Incorporeal, Ghostfreak saved Professor Xagliv from Michael Morningstar, then possessed the latter and made him stop the spell in order to save Gwen. Ben has now gotten over his fear of using Ghostfreak because he has complete control over him now.
- In Bengeance Is Mine, Ghostfreak battled Psyphon and saved a busload of people.
- In Charm School, Ghostfreak searched for Charmcaster in Friedkin University and lured her into the library before she defeated him.
- In Vreedlemania, Ghostfreak possessed Ma Vreedle and ordered the Pretty Boys to stop wreaking havoc on Bellwood, but Ma fought him out of her body once the Vreedles found out that it wasn't her speaking.
- In Malgax Attacks, Ghostfreak fought off Vilgax's Drones.
- In A New Dawn, Ghostfreak unsuccessfully tried to possess the zombie red coat. Later, Ghostfreak appeared for a short time when Ben was cycling through his aliens.
- Bad Ben
- Season 1
- Permanent Retirement (first appearance)
- Kevin 11
- Last Laugh
- Secrets (2x; both times were unintentional transformations)
- Season 2
- Season 2
- Season 3
- Ghost Town (first reappearance)
- Season 3
- The Ultimate Sacrifice (first reappearance)
- Season 5
- Season 7
- Season 8
- Bad Ben
- Season 5
- Cartoon Network Action Packs
Ghostfreak is a playable alien in the game.
Naming and Translations
|Albanian||Fantazma||From fantazma, meaning ghost, phantom|
|Arabic||جوست فريك (Just Frik)||From the original English name|
|Bulgarian|| Чудодух (Čudoduh)
(OV & AF)
Призрака (Prizraka) (UA & OV) || From чудо (čudo), miracle and дух (duh), ghost From призрака, the ghost
|Burmese|| The White Smoke|
|Chinese||鬼影||From 鬼 (Gúi), ghost and 影 (Yǐng), shadow|
|Croatian||Prikaza||From prikaza, apparition or ghost|
|Dutch||Spokie||From spook, ghost|
|Finnish||Oikkuaave||From oikkuaave, freakghost|
|French||Spectral||From spectral, spectre|
|German||Schattenmonster||From schatten, shadow and monster, monster|
|Greek||Φάντασμα (Fádasma)||From φάντασμα, phantasm|
|Hebrew||רוח פחד||From רוח, ghost and פחד, fear|
|Hungarian||Szellem||From szellem, ghost|
|Italian||Pelle d'oca||From pelle d'oca, goosebumps|
|Japanese||ゴーストフリーク||From ゴースト (gōsuto), ghost and フリーク (furīku), freak|
|Korean||섀도우||From 섀도우, shadow|
|Norwegian||Ånden||From ånden, ghost/spirit/genie|
|Polish||Fantom||From fantom, phantom|
|Portuguese (Br)||Fantasmático||From fantasma, which means ghost, and the sufix "ático", which means "relational", "similar to".|
|Romanian||Stafia||From stafia, ghost|
|Russian|| Призрак (Prizrak)|
| From призрак (prizrak), ghost|
From урод, freak
|Serbian||Утвара (Utvara)||From утвара (utvara), spectre|
|Spanish (HA)||Fantasmático||From fantasma.|
|Spanish (Spain)||Espectral||From espectral, spectre|
|Swedish||Skuggan||From skuggan, shadow|
|Turkish||Gölge Hayalet||From gölge, shadow and hayalet, ghost|
Ghostfreak's name is a combination of the words "ghost"(referencing his appearance) and "freak".
- "Ben's not here", a line said by Ghostfreak in Ghostfreaked Out, was used in auditions for the role.[AC 1]
- According to himself in the original series, Ben was always creeped out when he was Ghostfreak and was still scared to transform into him 6 years later (especially after the Zs'Skayr incident), but when he transforms into Ghostfreak in Mystery, Incorporeal, he states that he feels like himself, suggesting that he is no longer in danger of being taken over by Zs'Skayr.
- As such, in the original series, Ghostfreak was the least used out of all the original ten aliens Ben had access to, only appearing in 7 episodes and being used a total of 8 times.
- Ghostfreak's voice has changed over the course of his appearances:
- In the original series, he spoke with a faint and whispery voice.
- In Alien Force and Ultimate Alien, his voice was considerably deeper and raspy like Zs'Skayr.
- In Omniverse, his voice has returned to the faint and whispery way it was in the original series, albeit it was higher pitched.
- In And Then There Were None, Bad Ben's Ghostfreak sounded more like Zs'Skayr compared to his main counterpart.
- When Ghostfreak was taunting Kraab in Hunted, Ben may not have been the one in control.[pop-up 2] After he reverted, Ben even stated that it felt "even weirder" than when he is normally Ghostfreak.
- In The Alliance, Ben wanted to use Ghostfreak to try and help an injured Max at the hospital by "melding" with him. This indicates that Ben already knew about Ghostfreak's ability to possess people, even though he never does this until Ghostfreaked Out.
- Ghostfreak replaces Shocksquatch in the intro for Omniverse's Arc 5, specifically in the part where the latter normally appears alongside Toepick, Astrodactyl, and Bullfrag as of Arc 4.
- Ghostfreak's powers of invisibility, intangibility, and body possession are similar to the DC Comics character, Deadman.
- Ghostfreak is one of five aliens to appear in each series of the Classic Continuity; the other four being Cannonbolt, Upchuck, Way Big, and Diamondhead.
- However, Ghostfreak is the only one of these aliens who has changed his appearance throughout all four series of the Classic Continuity.
- Ghostfreak is also one of the only five aliens who escaped from the original Omnitrix; the others being Chromastone, Spidermonkey, Goop, and Way Big.
- Ghostfreak is the first alien form that has managed to repress Ben's personality. Eon followed this trend prior to being retconned.[pop-up 3]
- Despite using him at least once to terrorize a city when he was 11, Kevin has never liked Ghostfreak.
- In the intro for the first two seasons of the original series, Ghostfreak's eye is red instead of purple.
- It is also worth noting that after Season 2, when Zs'Skayr successfully escapes the Omnitrix and thus removing Ghostfreak from it, he is replaced with Cannonbolt in the intro for the third and fourth seasons.
- Dave Johnson designed Ghostfreak for the original series.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Ghostfreaked Out
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Ghost Town
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 The Ultimate Sacrifice
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Mystery, Incorporeal
- ↑ Kevin 11
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 Be Afraid of the Dark
- ↑ Last Laugh
- ↑ The Big Tick
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 Hunted
- ↑ 10.0 10.1 Bengeance Is Mine
- ↑ Malgax Attacks
- ↑ 12.0 12.1 Rad Monster Party
- ↑ Map of Infinity
- ↑ A New Dawn
- ↑ Charm School
- ↑ The Vampire Strikes Back
- ↑ Ben 10: Race Against Time
- ↑ Gwen Tennyson
- ↑ Framed
- ↑ Save the Last Dance