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Hey! Why don't you pick on someone with real firepower?

– Heatblast while fighting Vilgax's Drones.[1]

Heatblast is the Omnitrix's DNA sample of a Pyronite from the planet-like star Pyros.

Appearance

Ben as Heatblast

Heatblast is a plasma-based life-form whose body is composed of a super hot inner plasma body covered by a dark red or brown rocks.[pop-up 1][2] As a fire-based entity, his body radiates high amounts of heat. His feet have a slight oval-like design with only two toes and one back toe. His tongue is also made of fire.[3]

When under the effects of a cold in Side Effects, Heatblast's body and flames turned blue.

In Back with a Vengeance, Heatblast wore a yellow raincoat.

4-year-old Heatblast looked the same as 10-year-old Heatblast did in the original series, but with a much smaller and thinner body, as well as an oversized head.

In Ultimate Alien, Heatblast closely resembled Alan, only taller, not as skinny, slightly altered and his face shape was more similar to the original series. His eyes were no longer connected to the fire on his head. The rocks over his body were darker, and their pattern was different, with fewer rocks covering his inner plasma body.

In Heroes United, Heatblast looked the exact same as he did in the original series, only his jaw was a lot lower than it was before.

In The Forge of Creation, 10-year-old Heatblast's appearance is a mix between the Ultimate Alien design and the original series' body color. Also, his Omnitrix symbol was green.

In Omniverse, Heatblast looks the same as he did in Ultimate Alien, only his eyes are once again connected to the fire on his head, like in the original series. He is taller and more muscular, his face's design is different and his shoulder plates are slightly tilted up. His feet are also redesigned.

10/11-year-old Heatblast in Omniverse looks exactly the same as his 16-year-old self, except for the fact that he is shorter and much less muscular than his sixteen-year-old self.

Heatblast wears the original Omnitrix/Ultimatrix/Omnitrix symbol on his chest.

Kevin as Heatblast

Kevin's Heatblast looked the exact same as Ben's did in the original series, albeit he had paler skin and lacked an Omnitrix symbol.

Gwen as Heatblast

Gwen's Heatblast was leaner, her chest was larger, and her face was longer and more curved. Her forearms were considerably skinnier than Ben's Heatblast.

Ben 10,000 as Heatblast

Ben 10,000's Heatblast looked similar to his younger self's, but he sported two miniature volcanoes on his shoulders and had a more muscular build.

Alpha as Heatblast

Alpha as Heatblast looked roughly similar to Ben 10,000's Heatblast, only his head was more monstrous, his hands and feet were animalistic, his chest had an opening, and there was a tail-like attachment on his back. He wore a red fake Ultimatrix symbol on his chest.

Powers and Abilities

Being one of Ben's most versatile alien forms, Heatblast is a pyrokinetic, meaning he has the ability to generate and manipulate intense heat and fire from his body. He can form fire into any shape that he chooses, commonly fireballs. He can also enhance the fire in his hands for flaming punches,[1] and can breathe fire like a dragon.[3] To top it all off, he can even absorb heat and fire at the same time.[4][5] This means he can put out a fire faster than he can start one.

Heatblast's fire can become hot enough to melt a tank[6] or a road, as he almost buried Vilgax in boiling tar when he was younger.[1] Several years later, Heatblast was able to bury him in the ground up to his shoulders.[7]

Heatblast can make his flames explosive, explaining why his fire tended to cause explosions on a regular basis. On that note, he can even create fire uses with the snap of his fingers.[8] He can also create sharp fire-made disks and throw them as slicing weapons, as seen when he battled a swarm of Vilgax's drones[1] and when he battled Dr. Animo's mutant hornet.[9]

On occasion, Heatblast has been shown to be able to instantly travel distances by enveloping himself in a tornado-like swirl of smoke, and disappearing before any smoke clears, zipping through the air to a new location. The extent of this pyroportation is unknown, and has only been shown transporting him small distances.[3][8]

When 4-year-old Heatblast had a temper tantrum his firepower was greatly magnified to the point that Gwen called it "supernova-hot" and the heat was so extreme that it flash vaporized the Fountain of Youth and destroyed a large portion of the cave they were in.[10] Similarly, Heatblast can increase the temperature of his heat and fire with his speed, as seen when he vaporized S.A.M.'s water creature by racing around it until his fire was again "supernova-hot".[11]

Heatblast can create a small fire-board on which he can ride at high speeds by launching fire backwards like an engine. On this board, he has enough skill to ride in a continuous circle.[11] After several years of practice, Heatblast is now capable of high-speed flight by propelling himself forward.[1][12][13]

Heatblast is able to teleport by producing a fiery tornado around himself, as shown when he avoided getting hit by a subway train and appeared again on top of it.[14] Similarly, he can even transport others to safety inside his tornadoes without burning them with his fire, as seen when he saved a boy and his mother from a burning building[4] and when he teleported Kangaroo Kommando.[15]

Due to being made of fire and charcoal, Heatblast glows in the dark like a candle.[16] Furthermore, he is fireproof, heat resistant, and invulnerable to magma.

Heatblast is cold resistant and ice proof thanks to the heat he produces, allowing him to thaw his way out of ice such as an Evolved Necrofriggian's ice flames.[17]

Heatblast is capable of limited terrakinesis by channeling fire through the ground.[DM 1] One result of this capability is the ability to surf through the air on a board of rock.[6][18][19][20] This was first demonstrated when Ben taught Alan how to master his own flying abilities.[21]

Heatblast has enhanced strength, enough to hold his own with his fists against Viktor, making the latter stumble several steps backwards.[6] He was also able to lift a broken portion of a house, rip off and buckle the door of a car[4] and stop the Wooden Bell.[13]

Heatblast has enhanced durability, being able to survive getting thrown through multiple buildings at high speed by Vilgax with no damage,[1] as well as Malware's laser blasts.[22] He also casually shrugged off multiple laser blasts from Rojo[8] and survived the Chimerian Hammer's explosion.[1]

Heatblast is capable of jumping exceptionally high.[23]

Heatblast can swim and use his powers underwater, but with a very low intensity. Ironically, he can even breathe underwater despite being a fire-based alien.[5]

Heatblast is immune to being controlled by a Vladat via their Corrupturas as long as he can burn them off his body with a small flare.[DJW 1]

When infected with a cold, Heatblast's powers are completely inverted, making his pyrokinesis becoming cryokinesis (the ability to create and control cold and ice), and he is constructed of icy fire rather than regular fire. While in this state, he can shoot blasts of ice from his hands that could freeze and cool down a nuclear reactor, and create blue "ice-fire" balls to encase and trap his opponents in.[24]

Weaknesses

If exposed to enough water or fire-extinguishing substances, Heatblast's fire will be extinguished, though he can still heat up and reignite his fire in short amounts of time.

As mentioned above, when under the effects of a cold, Heatblast's pyrokinesis is replaced with cryokinesis. Despite the new powers this gives him, Heatblast works completely "nonfunctional" to his fiery nature and the cold still prejudiced his health, meaning that it's still technically a "weakness," but not totally since it never exactly slowed Heatblast down (albeit taking a while to master it).[24]

If Heatblast isn't careful, he may cause a fire that will accidentally go out of control and spread in certain areas.[2]

Because of his fiery body, on occasion, Heatblast cannot hold anything without burning or melting it. He is also prone to burning the place where he sits.[4] Similarly, he can leave scorch mark footprints on certain floors.[12]

Despite having a body made of fire, Heatblast can still be rendered immobile by ice until he melts it off.[17][12]

Heatblast can be temporarily blinded by adhesives.[19]

Despite his enhanced durability, Heatblast can still feel pain from heavy impacts, as shown when he lost control of his fire board during his fight with the Megawhatts and crashed headlong into a concrete pillar, leaving him badly stunned.[3]

Being a Pyronite, Heatblast is vulnerable to being trapped by a Crabdozer.[25][26]

Heatblast's fire attacks are useless against anything diamond-related or fireproof in general, such as Petrosapiens,[27] Crabdozers,[13] and weapons and/or armor made from their DNA.[28]

Heatblast is vulnerable to the telekinetic abilities of a Uxorite[29] and a Celestialsapien, the latter of which has been demonstrated with Alan.[30]

Heatblast can get dizzy by flying around in a continuous circle at extremely high speeds.[11]

Heatblast can be paralyzed by an Aerophibian's neuroshock blasts, as also demonstrated with Alan.[21]

Despite his Corruptura immunity, Heatblast can still be controlled by Corrupturas unless they are burned off his body.[DJW 1]

History

1773

Ben 10

Five Years Prior to Omniverse

Alien Force

Ultimate Alien

Omniverse

Future (Original)

Future (Ultimate Alien)

Gwen 10 (What If?)

  • In Gwen 10, Gwen as Heatblast wrote her name in the sky with fire, to Ben's chagrin (as he states, it took him a month to learn how to do that).

Race Against Time Timeline

Appearances

10-year-old Ben
Season 2
16-year-old Ben
Season 3
Ultimate Ben
Season 3
Flashback
Specials
Alpha
Specials

16-year-old Ben
Season 1
Season 2
Season 3
Season 8
11-year-old Ben
Season 1
10-year-old Ben
Season 5
Skurd
Season 8

Video Games

Ben 10

Heatblast is a playable alien in the game.

Ben 10: Protector of Earth

Heatblast is one of the two aliens that are given from the beginning, Four Arms is the other, as you unlock combos you use him at his full strength. You will also need his abilities to run though fire and absorb it, and also to produce a rock to ride for a short distance in a fiery trail. Heatblast's special move is to create an orb of fire around himself, while another move creates a fiery tornado. The most powerful move is called "Armageddon" and features Heatblast ascending to the sky, off the screen, and raining fireballs upon his enemies.

Ben 10: Galactic Racing

Heatblast is a playable racer in the game.

Ben 10: Omniverse

Heatblast is a playable alien in the game (by both 11-year-old and 16-year-old Ben).

Ben 10: Omniverse 2

Heatblast is a playable alien in the game (only on 3DS).

Punch Time Explosion XL

Heatblast is one of the aliens used by 10-year-old Ben.

Project Exonaut

Heatblast is a plyable exosuit of the Banzai Squadron on Project Exonaut. His weapon mod increases the damage, but slows the firing rate of the Marksman. He is available for purchase at level 40 for 5000 coins.

Etymology

Heatblast's name comes from heat, referencing his fire-based abilities and blast, referencing his explosive flames.

Naming and Translations

Language Name Origin
Albanian Skëterra From skëterra, meaning inferno
Bulgarian Огнен Порив (Ogan Poriv) From огън (ogan), fire, and порив (poriv), air-blast
Chinese 火焰人 From 火焰 (Huǒ Yàn), fire, and (Rén), man
Croatian Magma From magma
Dutch Vuurvlaag From vuur, fire, and vlaag, blast
French Inferno (Ben 10 seasons 1 and 2, and Omniverse)
Lance-Flammes (Ben 10 seasons 3 and 4)
From inferno
From lance-flammes, flamethrower
German Inferno From inferno
Greek Φωτιάς (Fo̱tiás) From φωτιά (fo̱tiá), fire
Hebrew להט From להט, heat
Hungarian Lánglovag From láng, flame, and lovag, knight
Japanese ヒートブラスト From ヒート (hīto), heat, and ブラスト (burasuto), blast
Korean 파이어 From 파이어, fire
Norwegian Fakkelen From Torch
Polski Inferno From inferno
Portuguese (Br) Chama From chama, flame
Romanian Torta vie From torta vie, living torch
Russian Человек-огонь From человек-огонь, fire-man
Serbian Ватрени (Vatreni) From ватра (vatra), fire
Spanish (HA) Fuego From fuego, fire
Spanish (Spain) Inferno From inferno
Turkish Ateş Topu From ateş, fire, and topu, ball

Trivia

  • Heatblast is the first alien Ben ever transformed into in the Classic Continuity and entire franchise. Coincidentally, the first alien used in Alien Force (Swampfire) also has heat-based abilities like Heatblast.
    • Also by coincidence, Heatblast is replaced with Whampire, the final alien introduced in the Classic Continuity, in the opening intro of Omniverse's Arc 5.
  • Despite not appearing in Alien Force, Heatblast's hologram can be briefly seen on the recalibrated Omnitrix in Vengeance of Vilgax: Part 1[31] and Busy Box.[32]
  • Heatblast's flaming appearance resembles Marvel Comics' Human Torch, a member of the Fantastic Four.
  • Heatblast's voice has changed throughout his appearances in the Classic Continuity.
    • In the original series, Heatblast's voice was deep and raspy, though his voice was less deep in Race Against Time.
    • In Don't Drink the Water, 4-year-old Heatblast had a high-pitched voice.
    • In Ultimate Alien, 16-year-old Heatblast's voice was a deeper version of Jetray's. In The Forge of Creation, 10-year-old Heatblast's voice leans closer to what it was in the original series.
    • In Omniverse, Heatblast's voice sounds like Ghost Rider, another Marvel Comics superhero with fire-based powers.
  • Heatblast tends to make fire-based puns.
  • Among all of Ben's aliens who have eyes, Heatblast is the only one who never had green colored eyes.
  • Heatblast was originally planned to be one of the playable aliens in the online game, Game Creator, but was soon removed from the game when Alien Force aired.
  • When asked how he would do in a fight against Superman, Derrick answered that Heatblast is an obvious choice against Martian Manhunter.[DJW 2]
  • Gwen 10's Heatblast would resemble Ben Prime's Heatblast except she is colored pink.[DJW 3]
    • Bad Ben's Heatblast would instead look exactly the same as his Prime Timeline counterpart but with the Omnitrix symbol recolored mint green.[DJW 4]

References

Crew Statements

Duncan Rouleau

Dwayne McDuffie

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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
Unseen Aliens Decagon VreedleRocksSquidstrictorVentrilosquid
Future Aliens SandboxShellheadSnakepit
Ultimate Aliens AlbedoArctiguanaBig ChillCannonboltEcho EchoGravattackHumungousaurRathSpidermonkeySwampfireWay BigWildmutt
Fusion Aliens Atomic-XBig ChuckCrashockerDiamond MatterFourmungousaurHeat JawsHumungoopsaurStink ArmsUprigg
Unseen Fusion Aliens GravadactylXLRG
Retconned Eon
Other Aliens in Official Media AntigraviteslaBob the BlobCartoon Network AlienInvinciblePlantapocalypsePortalerShadowmanStretcheleo
Crew's Unofficial Aliens ArchfiendzarroAlien ZBraindrainBungee SpongeDecimus PrimeFunguyHippopotomassGurgeSnark TanqueSquirtapillerTerrorsaurThe DarknessThriller WhaleTransmutorTrunk ManWarp
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