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|home-planet = [[Galvan Prime (Classic)|Galvan Prime]]
 
|home-planet = [[Galvan Prime (Classic)|Galvan Prime]]
 
|body = Humanoid Frog
 
|body = Humanoid Frog
|power = Enhanced Intelligence<br>Enhanced Agility<br>Enhanced Flexibility<br>Enhanced Jumping<br>Enhanced Strength<br>Computer Perception<br>Technological Expertise<br>Wall Crawling<br>Sharp Teeth<br>Slippery Body<br>Underwater Breathing<br>Prehensile Tongue<br>Small Space Maneuvering
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|power = Enhanced Intelligence<br>Enhanced Agility<br>Enhanced Flexibility<br>Enhanced Jumping<br>Enhanced Strength<br>Enhanced Language Understanding<br>Computer Perception<br>Technological Expertise<br>Wall Crawling<br>Sharp Teeth<br>Slippery Body<br>Underwater Breathing<br>Prehensile Tongue<br>Small Space Maneuvering
 
|ultimate form =
 
|ultimate form =
 
|voice = [[Richard Horvitz]] <small>([[Ben 10|Original Series]])</small><br>[[Kari Wahlgren]] <small>([[Gwen Tennyson (Gwen 10)|Gwen]])</small><br>[[Carlos Alazraqui]] <small>([[Ben 10: Race Against Time|Race Against Time]])</small><br>[[Eric Bauza]] <small>([[Ben 10: Omniverse|Omniverse]])</small>
 
|voice = [[Richard Horvitz]] <small>([[Ben 10|Original Series]])</small><br>[[Kari Wahlgren]] <small>([[Gwen Tennyson (Gwen 10)|Gwen]])</small><br>[[Carlos Alazraqui]] <small>([[Ben 10: Race Against Time|Race Against Time]])</small><br>[[Eric Bauza]] <small>([[Ben 10: Omniverse|Omniverse]])</small>
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|Alternate Counterparts = [[Brainfrog]]
 
|Alternate Counterparts = [[Brainfrog]]
 
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'''Grey Matter''' is the [[Omnitrix (Omniverse)|Omnitrix]]'s DNA sample of a [[Galvan (Classic)|Galvan]] from the planet [[Galvan Prime (Classic)|Galvan Prime]].
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'''Grey Matter''' is the [[Omnitrix]]'s DNA sample of a [[Galvan (Classic)|Galvan]] from the planet [[Galvan Prime (Classic)|Galvan Prime]].
   
 
==Appearance==
 
==Appearance==
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<gallery type="slideshow">
 
<gallery type="slideshow">
 
RadEp (345).png|Enhanced Intelligence
 
RadEp (345).png|Enhanced Intelligence
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RadEp (283).png|Enhanced Language Understanding
 
SLaTfAtS (127).png|Wall Scaling
 
SLaTfAtS (127).png|Wall Scaling
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SLaTfAtS (130).png|Enhanced Strength
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DepreyPresa2P409.png|Small Space Maneuvering
 
Problem (256).png|Enhanced Jumping
 
Problem (256).png|Enhanced Jumping
SLaTfAtS (130).png|Enhanced Strength (For His Size)
 
RadEp (283).png|Enhanced Understanding
 
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
 
Grey Matter's small size belies his great calculative and technical intellect. He can create complicated machines from spare parts, understand the function of any device at a glance, and make sophisticated repairs to complex machines (such as a warp-drive engine).<ref name="Rad">''[[Rad]]''</ref>
 
Grey Matter's small size belies his great calculative and technical intellect. He can create complicated machines from spare parts, understand the function of any device at a glance, and make sophisticated repairs to complex machines (such as a warp-drive engine).<ref name="Rad">''[[Rad]]''</ref>
   
Grey Matter's intellect serves as a problem solver and analytical help in difficult situations. This allows Grey Matter to think more strategically when brute force is inefficient. In fact, Grey Matter is smart enough to know how to unlock the [[Omnitrix (Original)|original Omnitrix]]'s [[Master Control]], something only [[Ken Tennyson|Ken]] has demonstrated.<ref>''[[Ken 10]]''</ref>
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Grey Matter's intellect serves as a problem solver and analytical help in difficult situations. This allows Grey Matter to think more strategically when brute force is inefficient. In fact, Grey Matter is smart enough to know how to unlock the [[Omnitrix (Original)|original Omnitrix]]'s [[Master Control]], something only Ken has demonstrated.<ref>''[[Ken 10]]''</ref>
   
Grey Matter's brain capacity makes [[Ben Tennyson (Classic)|Ben]] smarter about things he's never even seen before, like [[Kraab (Classic)|Kraab]]'s alien circuitry.{{Refn|[[:File:Grey Matter Brain Capacity.png]]|group = pop-up}}<ref name="Hunted">''[[Hunted]]''</ref>
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Grey Matter's brain capacity makes [[Ben Tennyson (Classic)|Ben]] smarter about things he's never even seen before, like [[Kraab (Classic)|Kraab]]'s alien circuitry.{{Refn|[[:File:Grey Matter Brain Capacity.png]]|group = pop-up}}<ref>''[[Hunted]]''</ref>
   
 
Grey Matter can sometimes manipulate living things by stimulating certain parts of their nervous system if such beings can be controlled by external stimuli.
 
Grey Matter can sometimes manipulate living things by stimulating certain parts of their nervous system if such beings can be controlled by external stimuli.
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Grey Matter was the weakest alien in the original series due to his miniscule size, but he compensates with his intellect and efficient technological and calcuative skills.
 
Grey Matter was the weakest alien in the original series due to his miniscule size, but he compensates with his intellect and efficient technological and calcuative skills.
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Grey Matter's intelligence is not limited to technology and biology, as he is smart in general. Even if he does not know something, he can learn it very quickly.{{Refn|https://twitter.com/DerrickJWyatt/status/1242919849212272640|group = DJW}}
   
 
Grey Matter appears to be stronger than he looks, as he was strong enough to move a cleaner's bucket with mops in it<ref name="Ultimate Weapon">''[[Ultimate Weapon]]''</ref> and break a coolant pipe to freeze the [[Vreedle Brothers]].<ref>''[[So Long, and Thanks for All the Smoothies]]''</ref>
 
Grey Matter appears to be stronger than he looks, as he was strong enough to move a cleaner's bucket with mops in it<ref name="Ultimate Weapon">''[[Ultimate Weapon]]''</ref> and break a coolant pipe to freeze the [[Vreedle Brothers]].<ref>''[[So Long, and Thanks for All the Smoothies]]''</ref>
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Grey Matter has a long prehensile tongue, owing to his insectivore nature. As a Galvan, he also possesses a 'pre-brain' which deals with all basic bodily functions.<ref>''[[For a Few Brains More]]''</ref>
 
Grey Matter has a long prehensile tongue, owing to his insectivore nature. As a Galvan, he also possesses a 'pre-brain' which deals with all basic bodily functions.<ref>''[[For a Few Brains More]]''</ref>
   
Grey Matter was able to understand [[Pyxi]]'s speech.<ref name="Rad"/>
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Grey Matter was able to understand [[Pyxi]]'s speech.<ref name="Rad" />
   
 
==Weaknesses==
 
==Weaknesses==
Grey Matter's small size makes him unsuitable for physical battle, so he must outsmart his enemies in a fight. Animals like dogs and cats can be a problem, as they may see Grey Matter as a chew toy or food to them.<ref name="Ultimate Weapon"/>
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Grey Matter's small size makes him unsuitable for physical battle, so he must outsmart his enemies in a fight. Animals like dogs and cats can be a problem, as they may see Grey Matter as a chew toy or food to them.<ref name="Ultimate Weapon" />
   
 
Despite possessing immense intelligence, Grey Matter can still make miscalculations, as his attempt to upgrade the [[Rust Bucket]]'s air conditioner caused it to overheat instead, incapacitating the vehicle.<ref>''[[Merry Christmas]]''</ref>
 
Despite possessing immense intelligence, Grey Matter can still make miscalculations, as his attempt to upgrade the [[Rust Bucket]]'s air conditioner caused it to overheat instead, incapacitating the vehicle.<ref>''[[Merry Christmas]]''</ref>
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According to himself, Grey Matter sometimes does not know what he is talking about.<ref>''[[Truth]]''</ref>
 
According to himself, Grey Matter sometimes does not know what he is talking about.<ref>''[[Truth]]''</ref>
   
Grey Matter does not know everything, as seen when he did not know (at first) which galaxy his species is from.<ref name="ASP">''[[A Small Problem]]''</ref>
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Grey Matter does not know everything, as seen when he (initially) did not know which galaxy his species is from.<ref name="ASP">''[[A Small Problem]]''</ref>
   
 
Being a [[Galvan (Classic)|Galvan]], Grey Matter would be vulnerable to his natural predator, the [[Omnivoracious (Species)|Omnivoracious]], if the latter's species was not extinct.<ref>''[[Showdown: Part 1]]''</ref>
 
Being a [[Galvan (Classic)|Galvan]], Grey Matter would be vulnerable to his natural predator, the [[Omnivoracious (Species)|Omnivoracious]], if the latter's species was not extinct.<ref>''[[Showdown: Part 1]]''</ref>
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*Grey Matter is Ben's smartest alien.{{Refn|https://archive.is/M66u2|group = DJW}}
 
*Grey Matter is Ben's smartest alien.{{Refn|https://archive.is/M66u2|group = DJW}}
 
*Grey Matter is the second smallest alien in Ben's arsenal; the overall smallest being [[Nanomech]].<ref>''[[The Ultimate Heist]]''</ref>
 
*Grey Matter is the second smallest alien in Ben's arsenal; the overall smallest being [[Nanomech]].<ref>''[[The Ultimate Heist]]''</ref>
**Grey Matter is stated to be about 6 inches (15.24 cm) tall.<ref name="ASP"/>
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**Grey Matter is stated to be about 6 inches (15.24 cm) tall.<ref name="ASP" />
 
*Grey Matter's DNA was the first to be added to the original Omnitrix, though neither [[Azmuth (Classic)|Azmuth]] nor [[Albedo]] was the source of the DNA sample.{{Refn|''link unavailable''|group = DJW}}
 
*Grey Matter's DNA was the first to be added to the original Omnitrix, though neither [[Azmuth (Classic)|Azmuth]] nor [[Albedo]] was the source of the DNA sample.{{Refn|''link unavailable''|group = DJW}}
 
*Grey Matter's voice has changed over the course of his appearances in the Classic Continuity.
 
*Grey Matter's voice has changed over the course of his appearances in the Classic Continuity.

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Grey Matter is the Omnitrix's DNA sample of a Galvan from the planet Galvan Prime.

Appearance

Ben as Grey Matter

Grey Matter is a grey-skinned, frog-like, bipedal alien that is only four inches tall with large green eyes, which have rectangular pupils and horizontal eyelids.

In the original series, Grey Matter wore a white jumpsuit with a thin vertical black stripe down the front, his eyes were yellowish-green, his forehead had a larger version of the jumpsuit's stripe, and the original Omnitrix symbol was on his back.

In Ultimate Alien, Grey Matter looked exactly the same as before, except his eyes were green and he wore the Ultimatrix symbol on his chest.

In Omniverse, Grey Matter now has a green jumpsuit with a black belt. His suit collar is now black, and the stripe on his head and jumpsuit are no longer present. He wears black, fingerless gloves with a green rectangle on the back. His neck is slightly longer, his Omnitrix symbol has returned to his back.

11-year-old Grey Matter in Omniverse looks exactly the same as he did in the original series except his collar is black, his eyes are green, and his skin tone is slightly different.

Gwen as Grey Matter

Gwen as Grey Matter had Gwen's hair and more oval-shaped eyes, with much smaller pupils. She wore a light blue jumpsuit with dark blue sleeves, and the Omnitrix symbol was on her back. She lacked the stripes Ben's Grey Matter has.

Ken as Grey Matter

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

Powers and Abilities

  • Enhanced Intelligence
  • Enhanced Language Understanding
  • Wall Scaling
  • Enhanced Strength
  • Small Space Maneuvering
  • Enhanced Jumping

Grey Matter's small size belies his great calculative and technical intellect. He can create complicated machines from spare parts, understand the function of any device at a glance, and make sophisticated repairs to complex machines (such as a warp-drive engine).[1]

Grey Matter's intellect serves as a problem solver and analytical help in difficult situations. This allows Grey Matter to think more strategically when brute force is inefficient. In fact, Grey Matter is smart enough to know how to unlock the original Omnitrix's Master Control, something only Ken has demonstrated.[2]

Grey Matter's brain capacity makes Ben smarter about things he's never even seen before, like Kraab's alien circuitry.[pop-up 1][3]

Grey Matter can sometimes manipulate living things by stimulating certain parts of their nervous system if such beings can be controlled by external stimuli.

Grey Matter's size allows him to squeeze into small spaces and can climb walls due to microscopic pads on his skin.[pop-up 2][4] He also has sharp teeth and his slimy skin makes him difficult to grab.

Grey Matter was the weakest alien in the original series due to his miniscule size, but he compensates with his intellect and efficient technological and calcuative skills.

Grey Matter's intelligence is not limited to technology and biology, as he is smart in general. Even if he does not know something, he can learn it very quickly.[DJW 1]

Grey Matter appears to be stronger than he looks, as he was strong enough to move a cleaner's bucket with mops in it[5] and break a coolant pipe to freeze the Vreedle Brothers.[6]

Grey Matter is amphibious and has gills.[DJW 2]

Grey Matter has a long prehensile tongue, owing to his insectivore nature. As a Galvan, he also possesses a 'pre-brain' which deals with all basic bodily functions.[7]

Grey Matter was able to understand Pyxi's speech.[1]

Weaknesses

Grey Matter's small size makes him unsuitable for physical battle, so he must outsmart his enemies in a fight. Animals like dogs and cats can be a problem, as they may see Grey Matter as a chew toy or food to them.[5]

Despite possessing immense intelligence, Grey Matter can still make miscalculations, as his attempt to upgrade the Rust Bucket's air conditioner caused it to overheat instead, incapacitating the vehicle.[8]

According to himself, Grey Matter sometimes does not know what he is talking about.[9]

Grey Matter does not know everything, as seen when he (initially) did not know which galaxy his species is from.[10]

Being a Galvan, Grey Matter would be vulnerable to his natural predator, the Omnivoracious, if the latter's species was not extinct.[11]

History

Ben
Shorts
  • In Snack Break, Grey Matter attempted to retrieve his snack in a vending machine, but reverted before he could grab it and, as a result, got stuck in the machine.
Gwen
  • In Gwen 10, Grey Matter was chased by a raccoon.
Ken

Ben

Ben
No Watch Ben

Appearances

Ben
Season 1
Season 2
Season 3
Season 4
Shorts
Gwen
Season 2
Ken
Season 4

Ben
Season 1
Season 3
Season 7
Season 8
No Watch Ben
Season 5

Video Games

Ben 10

Grey Matter is a playable alien in the game.

Naming and Translations

Language Name Origin
Albanian Materia Gri From materia gri, materia (matter) and gri (grey)
Arabic جراي ماتر From ماتر, matter, and جراي grey
Bulgarian Сиво Вещество (Civo Veshtestvo) From сиво (civo), grey and вещество (veshtestvo), matter
Chinese 小奇兵 From (Xiǎo), little, and 奇兵 (Qí Bīng), soldier
Croatian Siva Tvar From siva, grey, and tvar, matter
Danish Grå Substans From Grå, grey, and Substans, matter
Dutch Grijze Massa From grijze, grey, and massa, matter
Finnish Harmaa Haitta From harmaa, grey, and haitta, disadvantage
French Le Tétard Gris From gris, grey, and tétard, tadpole
Greek Γκρίζα Ύλη From Γκρί, gray, and ύλη, matter
Hebrew תא אפור From תא, cell, and אפור, grey
Hungarian Ragacska From ragacs, putty
Italian Materia Grigia From materia, matter, and grigia, grey
Japanese グレイマター From グレイ (gurei), grey, and マター (matā), matter
Korean 미니그레이 From 미니, mini, and 그레이, grey
Norwegian Gråbarken From grå, grey, and barken, bark
Polish Szara Materia From szara, grey, and materia, matter
Portuguese (Br) Massa Cinzenta From massa, mass, and cinzenta, grey
Romanian Cerebel
Materie cenusie
From cerebel, cerebellum
From materie, matter, and cenusie, grey
Russian Инопланетянин
Гуманоид (Gumanoyd)
From Инопланетянин, alien
From Гуманойд (gumanoyd), humanoid
Serbian Сива Материја (Siva Materija) From сива (siva), grey, and материја (materija), matter
Spanish (HA) Materia Gris From materia, matter, and gris, grey
Spanish (Spain) Materia Gris From materia, matter, and gris, grey
Swedish Grå Dvärgen From grå, grey, and dvärgen, dwarf
Turkish Gri Madde From gri, grey, and madde, matter

Etymology

Grey Matter is named after grey matter, one of the components of the central nervous system.

Trivia

  • Grey Matter is Ben's smartest alien.[DJW 3]
  • Grey Matter is the second smallest alien in Ben's arsenal; the overall smallest being Nanomech.[12]
    • Grey Matter is stated to be about 6 inches (15.24 cm) tall.[10]
  • Grey Matter's DNA was the first to be added to the original Omnitrix, though neither Azmuth nor Albedo was the source of the DNA sample.[DJW 4]
  • Grey Matter's voice has changed over the course of his appearances in the Classic Continuity.
    • In the original series, he spoke with a high-pitched voice.
    • In Gwen 10, Gwen's Grey Matter had a feminine touch to her voice.
    • In Omniverse, his voice is slightly deeper.
  • 11-year-old Grey Matter is replaced with 11-year-old Ripjaws in the opening intro of Omniverse's Arc 5.
  • A running gag in the original series was that when Ben sometimes selects a big and powerful alien, he gets Grey Matter instead.
  • Grey Matter, Juryrigg, and Feedback are the only aliens with their own theme song.
  • Grey Matter is the first alien to stay in a whole episode due to an Omnitrix malfunction; the second being Rath.

References

Crew Statements

Derrick J. Wyatt

Pop-ups

See Also

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 AlbedoArctiguanaBig ChillCannonboltEcho EchoGravattackHumungousaurRathSpidermonkeySwampfireWay BigWildmutt
Fusion Aliens Atomic-XBig ChuckCrashockerDiamond MatterFourmungousaurHeat JawsHumungoopsaurStink ArmsUprigg
Unseen Aliens Decagon VreedleRocksSquidstrictorVentrilosquid
Unseen Fusion Aliens GravadactylXLRG
Future Aliens SandboxShellheadSnakepit
Retconned Eon
Non-Canon Cartoon Network AlienPortalerAntigraviteslaBob the BlobPlantapocalypseThriller Whale
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