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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>Computer Perception<br>Technological Expertise<br>Wall Crawling<br>Sharp Teeth<br>Underwater Breathing<br>Prehensile Tongue
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|power = Enhanced Intelligence<br>Enhanced Agility<br>Enhanced Flexibility<br>Enhanced Jumping<br>Linguistic Intelligence<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==
 
===Ben as Grey Matter===
 
===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. He wears a white jumpsuit with a thin vertical black stripe down the front (a larger version of the same stripe exists on his head, in-between his eyes).
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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 [[Ben 10|original series]], Grey Matter wore the [[Omnitrix (Original)|Omnitrix]] symbol on his back and his eyes were yellowish-green. He spoke with a high-pitched voice.
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In the [[Ben 10|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 [[Omnitrix (Original)|original Omnitrix]] symbol was on his back.
   
 
In '''[[Ben 10: Ultimate Alien|Ultimate Alien]]''', Grey Matter looked exactly the same as before, except his eyes were green and he wore the [[Ultimatrix (Original)|Ultimatrix]] symbol on his chest.
 
In '''[[Ben 10: Ultimate Alien|Ultimate Alien]]''', Grey Matter looked exactly the same as before, except his eyes were green and he wore the [[Ultimatrix (Original)|Ultimatrix]] symbol on his chest.
   
In '''[[Ben 10: Omniverse|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 (Omniverse)|Omnitrix]] symbol has returned to his back, and his voice is slightly deeper.
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In '''[[Ben 10: Omniverse|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 (Omniverse)|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, but his collar is now black. His skin tone is also slightly different.
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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===
[[Gwen Tennyson (Gwen 10)|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. She wore the Omnitrix symbol on her back. She also lacked the stripes [[Ben Tennyson (Classic)|Ben]]'s version has.
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[[Gwen Tennyson (Gwen 10)|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 Tennyson (Classic)|Ben]]'s Grey Matter has.
   
<gallery bordercolor="transparent" captionalign="center" spacing="small" hideaddbutton="true" position="center">
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===Ken as Grey Matter===
Grey Matter Gwen OS.png|10-year-old Gwen as Grey Matter in ''[[Gwen 10]]''
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[[Ken Tennyson|Ken]]'s Grey Matter looked the same as 10-year-old Grey Matter in the original series.
Grey matter rat.png|Grey Matter in '''''Race Against Time'''''
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GreymatterDAA.png|Grey Matter in '''''Destroy All Aliens'''''
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<gallery hideaddbutton="true" bordercolor="transparent" captionalign="center" spacing="small">
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Grey Matter Gwen OS.png|Gwen as Grey Matter
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Grey matter rat.png|Grey Matter in '''''[[Ben 10: Race Against Time|Race Against Time]]'''''
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GreymatterDAA.png|Grey Matter in '''''[[Ben 10: Destroy All Aliens|Destroy All Aliens]]'''''
 
Grey matter omniverse.png|11-year-old Grey Matter in '''Omniverse'''
 
Grey matter omniverse.png|11-year-old Grey Matter in '''Omniverse'''
 
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==Powers and Abilities==
 
==Powers and Abilities==
[[File:Grey Matter's intelligence.png|thumb|218x218px|Grey Matter using his technical intelligence]]
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<gallery type="slideshow">
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. 
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RadEp (345).png|Enhanced Intelligence/Technological Expertise
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RadEp (283).png|Linguistic Intelligence
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SLaTfAtS (127).png|Sticky Feet/Wall Scaling
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DepreyPresa2P409.png|Small Space Maneuvering
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Problem (256).png|Enhanced Jumping
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Grey Matter shark.png|Underwater Breathing
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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>
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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 has 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.
   
Grey Matter's size allows him to squeeze into small spaces and can climb walls due to microscopic pads on his skin.{{Refn|[[:File:Grey Matter Wall.PNG]]|group = pop-up}}<ref>'''''[[Ben 10: Secret of the Omnitrix]]'''''</ref> He also has sharp teeth and his slimy skin makes him difficult to grab.
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Grey Matter's size allows him to squeeze into small spaces and can climb walls due to microscopic pads on his skin.{{Refn|[[:File:Grey Matter Wall.PNG]]|group = pop-up}}<ref>'''''[[Ben 10: Secret of the Omnitrix]]'''''</ref> He also has sharp teeth that can cause pain to those he bites, as well as slimy skin that makes him difficult to grab.
   
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 was the weakest alien in the original series due to his minuscule size, but he compensates with his intellect and efficient technological and calculative skills.
   
Grey Matter is amphibious and has gills.{{Refn|https://archive.is/7F0F0|group = DJW}}
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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|[[:File:Grey Matter Can Learn Things Quickly.PNG]]|group = DJW}}
   
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>
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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 was able to understand [[Pyxi]]'s speech.<ref name="Rad"/>
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Grey Matter can breathe underwater<ref>''[[They Lurk Below]]''</ref> due to having gills, making him amphibious.{{Refn|[[:File:Galvan Amphibious.PNG]]|group = DJW}}
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Grey Matter has a long prehensile tongue, owing to his insectivore nature. As a [[Galvan (Classic)|Galvan]], he also possesses a 'pre-brain' which deals with all basic bodily functions.<ref>[[Rook Blonko]]</ref><ref>''[[For a Few Brains More]]''</ref>
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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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Problem (229).png|Small Size
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Problem (141).png|Trapped in Containers
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Problem (176).png|Animals Thinking He Is a Chew Toy
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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>
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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>
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Being a Galvan, Grey Matter would be vulnerable to being trapped by a member of [[Omnivoracious]]'s [[Omnivoracious (Species)|species]] if they were not extinct.<ref>''[[Showdown: Part 1]]''</ref>
   
 
==History==
 
==History==
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===Ben 10===
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*In ''[[And Then There Was Ben]]'', [[No Watch Ben]] as Grey Matter disabled the shields on the [[Chimerian Hammer (Classic)|Chimerian Hammer]] during the events of ''[[And Then There Were 10]]''.
;Ben
 
 
*Grey Matter first appeared in ''[[Washington B.C.]]'', where he searched through a whole aisle of cereal boxes for a Golden [[Sumo Slammers (Classic)|Sumo Slammers]] card.
 
*Grey Matter first appeared in ''[[Washington B.C.]]'', where he searched through a whole aisle of cereal boxes for a Golden [[Sumo Slammers (Classic)|Sumo Slammers]] card.
 
*In ''[[Hunted]]'', Grey Matter defeated [[Kraab (Classic)|Kraab]] and [[SixSix (Classic)|SixSix]].
 
*In ''[[Hunted]]'', Grey Matter defeated [[Kraab (Classic)|Kraab]] and [[SixSix (Classic)|SixSix]].
*In ''[[A Small Problem]]'', the Omnitrix malfunctioned, trapping Ben as Grey Matter for most of the episode.
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*In ''[[A Small Problem]]'', the [[Omnitrix (Original)|Omnitrix]] malfunctioned, trapping Ben as Grey Matter for most of the episode.
*In ''[[Secrets]]'', Grey Matter defeated one of [[Vilgax (Classic)|Vilgax]]'s [[drones]] before the malfunctioning Omnitrix turn him into [[Upgrade (Classic)|Upgrade]].
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*In ''[[Secrets]]'', Grey Matter defeated one of [[Vilgax (Classic)|Vilgax]]'s [[drones]] before the malfunctioning Omnitrix turned him into [[Upgrade (Classic)|Upgrade]].
*In ''[[Truth]]'', Grey Matter defeated a [[Null Guardians|Null Guardian]].
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*In ''[[Truth]]'', Grey Matter defeated a [[Null Guardians|Null Guardian]] and sent [[Phil Billings (Classic)|Phil]] to the [[Null Void (Classic)|Null Void]].
*In ''[[Grudge Match]]'', Grey Matter defeated one of [[Slix Vigma]]'s [[Slix Vigma's Bodyguards|drones]].
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*In ''[[Grudge Match]]'', Grey Matter disabled the alien prisoners' shock implants, looked for the escape pod controls and defeated some of [[Slix Vigma]]'s [[Slix Vigma's Bodyguards|drones]] with [[Kevin 11]].
*In ''[[Ultimate Weapon]]'', Grey Matter snuck into a building, helped [[Gwen Tennyson (Classic)|Gwen]] and [[Max Tennyson (Classic)|Max]] to get in and opened a safe.
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*In ''[[Ultimate Weapon]]'', Grey Matter snuck into a building and helped [[Gwen Tennyson (Classic)|Gwen]] and [[Max Tennyson (Classic)|Max]] to get in. He then opened a safe to retrieve the [[Mask of Ah Puch]] and escaped from [[Enoch]] and the [[Forever Knights]].
*In ''[[They Lurk Below]]'', Grey Matter saved a drowning man.
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*In ''[[They Lurk Below]]'', Grey Matter saved a drowning man from some sharks.
*In ''[[Ghostfreaked Out]]'', Grey Matter escaped from [[Zs'Skayr]].
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*In ''[[Ghostfreaked Out]]'', Grey Matter fought the [[Circus Freak Trio (Classic)|Circus Freak Trio]] and hid from [[Zs'Skayr]].
*In ''[[Back with a Vengeance]]'', Grey Matter appeared six times. Firstly, he appeared when Ben unlocked the [[Master Control]]. Then, he appeared in a photo. Grey Matter later tried to escape from Vilgax and [[Kevin 11]]. In the [[Null Void (Classic)|Null Void]], Grey Matter escaped from [[Kevin Levin (Classic)|Kevin]] on a Null Guardian, then tried to escape it. At the end of the episode, Ben accidentally transformed into Grey Matter, realizing that the Master Control is once again locked.
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*In ''[[Back with a Vengeance]]'', Grey Matter appeared about eight times. Firstly, he appeared when Ben unlocked the [[Master Control]]. Then, he appeared in a photo. Later, Grey Matter escaped from Vilgax's grip while he and [[Kevin 11]] where arguing. In the [[Null Void (Classic)|Null Void]], Grey Matter was used several times to evade Vilgax and Kevin. At the end of the episode, Ben accidentally transformed into Grey Matter, having just remembered that the Master Control was once again locked.
 
*In ''[[Midnight Madness]]'', Grey Matter was hypnotized into being Gwen's slave.
 
*In ''[[Midnight Madness]]'', Grey Matter was hypnotized into being Gwen's slave.
*In ''[[Merry Christmas]]'', Grey Matter accidentally destroyed the Rust Bucket's air conditioner and later destroyed the [[Jinglelator]].
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*In ''[[Merry Christmas]]'', Grey Matter accidentally destroyed the Rust Bucket's air conditioner and later (intentionally) destroyed the [[Jinglelator]].
*In ''[[The Unnaturals]]'', Grey Matter stopped some thieves from stealing the Liberty Bell and won an MP3 player in a contest.
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*In ''[[The Unnaturals]]'', Grey Matter stopped some thieves from stealing the [[Wikipedia:Liberty Bell|Liberty Bell]] and won an MP3 player in a contest.
*In ''[[Be Afraid of the Dark]]'', Grey Matter escaped from Zs'Skayr and built a [[Sun Gun]].
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*In ''[[Be Afraid of the Dark]]'', Grey Matter evaded Zs'Skayr and [[Viktor]], explained the former's plan to Max and Gwen, and built a [[Sun Gun]].
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*In '''''[[Ben 10: Secret of the Omnitrix]]''''', Grey Matter defeated [[Aloysius Animo (Classic)|Dr. Animo]].
 
*In ''[[Perfect Day]]'', Grey Matter defeated a mutated [[Cash Murray (Classic)|Cash]] and [[J.T. (Classic)|J.T.]] in a dream.
 
*In ''[[Perfect Day]]'', Grey Matter defeated a mutated [[Cash Murray (Classic)|Cash]] and [[J.T. (Classic)|J.T.]] in a dream.
*In '''''[[Ben 10: Secret of the Omnitrix]]''''', Grey Matter defeated [[Aloysius Animo (Classic)|Dr. Animo]].
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*In '''''[[Ben 10: Destroy All Aliens]]''''', Grey Matter escaped [[Azmuth's Father|Retaliator]] and ran back to [[Ben's House|his house]].
*In '''''[[Ben 10: Race Against Time]]''''', Grey Matter rewired various machines in [[Doris Dalton|Mrs. Dalton]]'s [[Le'Roys|diner]] to throw various food at all the customers.
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*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.
*In '''''[[Ben 10: Destroy All Aliens]]''''', Grey Matter escaped from [[Azmuth's Father|Retaliator]] and ran back to [[Ben's House|his house]].
 
   
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===Ultimate Alien===
*In ''[[Gwen 10]]'', Grey Matter was chased by a raccoon.
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*In ''[[Ben 10,000 Returns]]'', Grey Matter was unlocked by [[Ben 10,000 (Ultimate Alien)|Ben 10,000]].
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*In ''[[Ken 10]]'', Grey Matter escaped his room and later unlocked his [[Omnitrix (Replica)|Omnitrix]]'s Master Control.
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===Omniverse===
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*In ''[[So Long, and Thanks for All the Smoothies]]'', Grey Matter stopped the [[Vreedle Brothers]] from shooting at him and [[Rook Blonko|Rook]].
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*In ''[[Snack Break]]'', Grey Matter failed to retrieve his snack in a vending machine.
 
|-|Ultimate Alien=
 
*In ''[[Ben 10,000 Returns]]'', Grey Matter was unlocked by Ben 10,000.
 
|-|Omniverse=
 
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*In ''[[So Long, and Thanks for All the Smoothies]]'', Grey Matter stopped the [[Vreedle Brothers]] from shooting at them.
 
 
*In ''[[Have I Got a Deal for You]]'', Grey Matter was part of an accidental transformation chain along with [[Juryrigg]], [[Nanomech]], and [[Bloxx]].
 
*In ''[[Have I Got a Deal for You]]'', Grey Matter was part of an accidental transformation chain along with [[Juryrigg]], [[Nanomech]], and [[Bloxx]].
 
*In ''[[Of Predators and Prey: Part 2]]'', Grey Matter defeated [[Tyrannopede]].
 
*In ''[[Of Predators and Prey: Part 2]]'', Grey Matter defeated [[Tyrannopede]].
*In ''[[Rad]]'', Grey Matter repaired [[Rad Dudesman|Rad]]'s ship for them to escape.
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*In ''[[Rad]]'', Grey Matter repaired [[Rad Dudesman|Rad]]'s [[Lovely Duck|ship]] so he and [[Ben's Team/OV|the team]] could escape.
 
*In ''[[It's a Mad, Mad, Mad Ben World: Part 2]]'', Grey Matter repaired [[Brainfrog]]'s [[Hero Watch|Omnitrix]], who repaired his in return.
 
*In ''[[It's a Mad, Mad, Mad Ben World: Part 2]]'', Grey Matter repaired [[Brainfrog]]'s [[Hero Watch|Omnitrix]], who repaired his in return.
 
*In ''[[A New Dawn]]'', Grey Matter appeared for a short time when [[Ben Tennyson (Classic)|Ben]] was cycling through his aliens.
 
*In ''[[A New Dawn]]'', Grey Matter appeared for a short time when [[Ben Tennyson (Classic)|Ben]] was cycling through his aliens.
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*In ''[[And Then There Was Ben]]'', Grey Matter was used to disable the shields on the [[Chimerian Hammer (Classic)|Chimerian Hammer]].
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===Future (Original)===
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*In ''[[Ken 10]]'', [[Ken Tennyson|Ken]] as Grey Matter escaped his room to help [[Ben 10,000 (Original)|his father]] battle [[Devlin Levin|Devlin]]. Later, Ken used Grey Matter again to unlock his [[Omnitrix (Replica)|Omnitrix]]'s Master Control before confronting [[Kevin 11,000]] and switching into [[Spitter]] to attack him.
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===(Gwen 10) What-If?===
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*In ''[[Gwen 10]]'', [[Gwen Tennyson (Gwen 10)|Gwen]] as Grey Matter was chased by a raccoon.
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===[[Race Against Time Timeline]]===
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*In '''''[[Ben 10: Race Against Time]]''''', Grey Matter rewired various machines in [[Doris Dalton|Mrs. Dalton]]'s [[Le'Roys|diner]] to throw various food at all the customers.
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
 
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*''[[They Lurk Below]]'' <small>(selected alien was Ripjaws)</small>
 
*''[[They Lurk Below]]'' <small>(selected alien was Ripjaws)</small>
 
*''[[Ghostfreaked Out]]''
 
*''[[Ghostfreaked Out]]''
*''[[Back with a Vengeance]]'' <small>(8x; last time was accidental transformation)</small>
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*''[[Back with a Vengeance]]'' <small>(8x; last time was an accidental transformation)</small>
 
;Season 3
 
;Season 3
 
*''[[Midnight Madness]]'' <small>(under hypnosis)</small>
 
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*''[[Be Afraid of the Dark]]'' <small>(accidental transformation)</small>
 
*''[[Be Afraid of the Dark]]'' <small>(accidental transformation)</small>
 
;Season 4
 
;Season 4
*''[[Perfect Day]]'' <small>(selected alien was [[Heatblast (Classic)|Heatblast]])</small>
 
 
*'''''[[Ben 10: Secret of the Omnitrix]]''''' <small>(selected alien was [[Stinkfly (Classic)|Stinkfly]])</small>
 
*'''''[[Ben 10: Secret of the Omnitrix]]''''' <small>(selected alien was [[Stinkfly (Classic)|Stinkfly]])</small>
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*''[[Perfect Day]]'' <small>(selected alien was [[Heatblast (Classic)|Heatblast]])</small>
 
*'''''[[Ben 10: Race Against Time]]''''' <small>([[Race Against Time Timeline|alternate timeline]]; selected alien was Four Arms)</small>
 
*'''''[[Ben 10: Race Against Time]]''''' <small>([[Race Against Time Timeline|alternate timeline]]; selected alien was Four Arms)</small>
 
*'''''[[Ben 10: Destroy All Aliens]]'''''
 
*'''''[[Ben 10: Destroy All Aliens]]'''''
 
;Shorts
 
;Shorts
 
*''[[Snack Break]]''
 
*''[[Snack Break]]''
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;Gwen
 
;Season 2
 
;Season 2
*''[[Gwen 10]]''
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*''[[Gwen 10]]'' <small>(non-canon)</small>
 
;Ken
 
;Ken
 
;Season 4
 
;Season 4
*''[[Ken 10]]'' (2x)
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*''[[Ken 10]]'' <small>(2x)</small>
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;Season 5
 
;Season 5
 
*''[[And Then There Was Ben]]''
 
*''[[And Then There Was Ben]]''
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;Cartoon Network Action Packs
 
;Cartoon Network Action Packs
*''[[Ole!]]
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*''[[Ole!]]''
 
*''[[Techno Zombies]]''
 
*''[[Techno Zombies]]''
 
*''[[Blast from the Past]]''
 
*''[[Blast from the Past]]''
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*''[[Captured!]]''
 
*''[[Captured!]]''
 
*''[[The Once and Future Ben]]''
 
*''[[The Once and Future Ben]]''
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*''[[Battle Ready]]''
 
*''[[Battle Ready]]''
 
*''[[Ben 10: Slammers]]''
 
*''[[Ben 10: Slammers]]''
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==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
Grey Matter is named after grey matter, one of the components of the central nervous system.
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Grey Matter is named after [[Wikipedia:Grey matter|grey matter]], one of the components of the central nervous system.
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
*Grey Matter is Ben's smartest alien.{{Refn|https://archive.is/M66u2|group = DJW}}
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*Grey Matter is Ben's smartest alien.{{Refn|[[:File:Grey Matter Is Ben's Smartest Alien.PNG]]|group = DJW}}{{Refn|[[:File:Derrick's Favorite Alien.PNG]]|group = DJW|name = derrickfav}}
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*Grey Matter is [[Derrick J. Wyatt]]'s favorite Omnitrix alien.{{Refn|group = DJW|name = derrickfav}} In fact, if Derrick were to have an Omnitrix of his own, one of his aliens would be Grey Matter.{{Refn|[[:File:Derrick's Omnitrix Roster.png]]|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 smart enough to unlock the [[Omnitrix (Original)|original Omnitrix]]'s [[Master Control]], but [[Ben Tennyson (Classic)|Ben]] never considered doing this.<ref>''[[Ken 10]]''</ref>
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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}}
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*Grey Matter's DNA was the first DNA sample added to the Omnitrix.{{Refn|http://archive.is/NIyDK|group = DJW}} However, it came from neither [[Azmuth (Classic)|Azmuth]] nor [[Albedo]].{{Refn|''link unavailable''|group = DJW}}
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*Grey Matter's voice has changed over the course of his appearances in the Classic Continuity:
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**In the original series, he spoke with a high-pitched voice.
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**In ''[[Gwen 10]]'', [[Gwen Tennyson (Gwen 10)|Gwen]]'s Grey Matter had a feminine touch to her voice.
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**In '''Omniverse''', his voice is a lot deeper.
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*11-year-old Grey Matter is replaced with 11-year-old [[Ripjaws]] in the opening intro of '''Omniverse'''<nowiki/>'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.
 
*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.
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*Grey Matter, [[Juryrigg]], and [[Feedback]] are the only aliens with their own theme song.
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*Grey Matter is the first alien to stay in a whole episode due to an [[Omnitrix (Original)|Omnitrix]] malfunction; the second being [[Rath (Classic)|Rath]].
   
 
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*[[Diamond Matter]] (fusion of [[Diamondhead (Classic)|Diamondhead]] and Grey Matter)
 
*[[Diamond Matter]] (fusion of [[Diamondhead (Classic)|Diamondhead]] and Grey Matter)
*[[Grey Arms]] (fusion of [[Grey Matter (Reboot)|Grey Matter]] and [[Four Arms (Reboot)|Four Arms]] in the [[Ben 10 (Reboot|reboot series]])
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*[[Grey Arms]] (fusion of [[Grey Matter (Reboot)|Grey Matter]] and [[Four Arms (Reboot)|Four Arms]] in the [[Ben 10 (Reboot)|reboot series]])
   
 
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Grey Matter is the Omnitrix's DNA sample of a Galvan from the planet Galvan Prime.

AppearanceEdit

Ben as Grey MatterEdit

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 MatterEdit

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 MatterEdit

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

Powers and AbilitiesEdit

  • Enhanced Intelligence/Technological Expertise
  • Linguistic Intelligence
  • Sticky Feet/Wall Scaling
  • Small Space Maneuvering
  • Enhanced Jumping
  • Underwater Breathing

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 has 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 that can cause pain to those he bites, as well as slimy skin that makes him difficult to grab.

Grey Matter was the weakest alien in the original series due to his minuscule size, but he compensates with his intellect and efficient technological and calculative 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 can breathe underwater[7] due to having gills, making him amphibious.[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.[8][9]

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

WeaknessesEdit

  • Small Size
  • Trapped in Containers
  • Animals Thinking He Is a Chew Toy

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.[10]

According to himself, Grey Matter sometimes does not know what he is talking about.[11]

Grey Matter does not know everything, as seen when he (initially) did not know which galaxy his species is from.[12]

Being a Galvan, Grey Matter would be vulnerable to being trapped by a member of Omnivoracious's species if they were not extinct.[13]

HistoryEdit

Ben 10Edit

Ultimate AlienEdit

OmniverseEdit

Future (Original)Edit

(Gwen 10) What-If?Edit

  • In Gwen 10, Gwen as Grey Matter was chased by a raccoon.

Race Against Time TimelineEdit

AppearancesEdit

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 GamesEdit

Ben 10Edit

Grey Matter is a playable alien in the game.

Naming and TranslationsEdit

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

EtymologyEdit

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

TriviaEdit

  • Grey Matter is Ben's smartest alien.[DJW 3][DJW 4]
  • Grey Matter is Derrick J. Wyatt's favorite Omnitrix alien.[DJW 4] In fact, if Derrick were to have an Omnitrix of his own, one of his aliens would be Grey Matter.[DJW 5]
  • Grey Matter is the second smallest alien in Ben's arsenal; the overall smallest being Nanomech.[14]
    • Grey Matter is stated to be about 6 inches (15.24 cm) tall.[12]
  • Grey Matter's DNA was the first DNA sample added to the Omnitrix.[DJW 6] However, it came from neither Azmuth nor Albedo.[DJW 7]
  • 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 a lot 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.

ReferencesEdit

Crew StatementsEdit

Derrick J. WyattEdit

Pop-upsEdit

See AlsoEdit

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 AntigraviteslaArchfiendzarroBob the BlobCartoon Network AlienDecimus PrimeInvinciblePlantapocalypsePortalerShadowmanStretcheleoThe DarknessThriller Whale
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