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Flying's no fun if everybody can do it.

– Jetray while being pursued by Vilgax.[1]

Jetray (alternatively spelled as Jet Ray)[2] is the Omnitrix's DNA sample of an Aerophibian from the planet Aeropela.

Appearance

Jetray is a red, humanoid manta ray-like alien with green eyes, black outlines on his face, yellow horns extending from his nose, gills underneath his arms, yellow patagia which he uses to fly and glide through water, and two black lightning bolt-like stripes coming down from his shoulders to the original Omnitrix/Ultimatrix symbol on his chest.

In Video Games, Jetray wore a blue motion capture suit.

In Heroes United, the black stripes on Jetray's body are straight rather than lightning-bolted.

Powers and Abilities

  • Neuroshock Blasts
  • Flight
  • Enhanced Speed
  • Enhanced Agility
  • Space Survivability
  • Underwater Breathing
  • Enhanced Durability
  • Enhanced Strength
  • Prehensile Tail
  • Prehensile Feet/Heat Resistance
  • Electricity Immunity
  • Hyperspace Entrance

Jetray is Ben's fastest flier as he can fly at supersonic speeds. Jetray maneuvers through the air with little to no flapping and accelerates to great speeds with ease.

Jetray is capable of surviving and maneuvering through space,[3] a task which no amount of flapping would allow. It would appear that he has an additional key to flight beyond his wings. In proportion to his size, he has a very short wingspan, although his weight is unknown.

Jetray can fire green neuroshock blasts from his eyes and tail. These blasts are strong enough to paralyze a Pyronite[4] and an Amperi,[5] and even cause great discomfort to a Vaxasaurian[6] and destroy a Sonorosian with just one shot.[7]

Jetray is durable enough to withstand gunfire from a fighter jet.[8] He is also heat resistant, as he could withstand a Prypiatosian-B's radioactive blasts.[9]

Jetray can safely fly through the Earth's atmosphere and into space, and travel on an interstellar level. When he is done flying, he can land on his two feet perfectly.[10]

Jetray has enhanced strength, which he demonstrated in his battles with Alan[4] and Ultimate Kevin.[11]

Jetray's strength extends to his feet, which are prehensile, as he is able to carry a Vaxasaurian in the air with his feet without being tired or weighed down.[6]

In addition to his feet, his tail is also prehensile, as shown when Jetray carried Gwen while flying up in the air.[12]

Jetray is resistant against heat, such as that generated by a Pyronite.[4]

Jetray can enter hyperspace.[10]

Jetray is highly adaptable underwater.[13][14][15]

Jetray's neuroshock blasts are capable of starting fires, as demonstrated by Swift.[16]

Jetray is immune to electricity, such as that generated by an Amperi.[15][5]

Weaknesses

  • Vulnerability to Neuroshock Blasts
  • Trapped in Webbing
  • Ineffective Neuroshock Blasts
  • Intangible Opponents
  • Durability Limit
  • Vulnerability to Fire
  • Vulnerability to Strong Winds
  • Vulnerability to Magic
  • Electricity Immunity Limit
  • Ledgerdomain Flight Incapability

Jetray's neuroshock blasts can hurt himself, as seen when they struck him after being deflected by the Stalker.[17]

Jetray's neuroshock blasts can be absorbed by either Prypiatosian-Bs[9] or the plasma generated by members of Ball Weevil's species, the latter of which has been demonstrated with Swift.[5]

Despite his enhanced durability, Jetray can still feel discomfort when he is being fired at.[8]

Despite his electricity immunity, Jetray can still be thrown into the air by a strong enough electric blast.[15]

Jetray is vulnerable to strong winds.[11]

Jetray's neuroshock blasts are useless against certain non-living targets, such as mechanical-like species like Talpaedans[18] and robots like Computron's minions.[19]

Jetray cannot walk very well due to his proportionally thin hind limbs.

Jetray can be ensnared by an Arachnichimp's webs.[6]

On the ground, Jetray is slower than Kinecelerans.[DM 1]

Jetray cannot fly in Ledgerdomain due to its sky being unparallel to Earth's.[20][21]

Jetray is vulnerable to magic, as shown when he was incapacitated by one of Gwen's spells.[21]

Jetray is vulnerable to a Galilean's gravakinesis,[5] as well as the telekinetic abilities of a Celestialsapien, as demonstrated with Swift.[16]

History

Alien Force

Ultimate Alien

Future (Ultimate Alien)

Appearances

Video Games

Jetray VilgaxAttacks

Jetray in Vilgax Attacks

Ben 10: Alien Force

Jetray is a playable alien in the Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 2 and PlayStation Portable versions of the game.

Jetray is initially unavailable, but is unlocked at the beginning of the Bombs Away! level.

Jetray is able to use his sonic dash to quickly cross long gaps. He can also dive underwater and move freely, something that the rest of Ben's aliens and Ben himself are unable to do.

Jetray is used at the end of the A Few Bad Eggs level to escape the collapsing facility underneath Parkville.

Jetray is vital for progression on the A Few Bad Eggs, Rural Rumble, Running on Autopilot, and A Change in the Weather levels of the game.

Ben 10 Alien Force: Vilgax Attacks

Jetray is a playable alien in the game.

Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 2 and PlayStation Portable Versions

Due to the Omnitrix rebooting after Ben's abuse of the quick-change feature during his battle with an animated Mr. Smoothy mascot, Jetray was temporarily locked until Ben's arrival in the Null Void.

Jetray is able to glide and ride on wind currents to temporarily increase his altitude like Big Chill. However, he can do so for considerably longer distances and with greater speed than Big Chill.

Tri Shot is an unlockable combo move for Jetray.

Jetray is vital for progression on the Null Void level of the game.

Nintendo DS Version

Jetray and Murk Upchuck are reunlocked upon Ben's arrival in the Null Void.

Jetray is able to use his sonic dash to quickly cross long gaps in the Null Void.

Ben 10 Alien Force: The Rise of Hex

Jetray is a playable alien in the game.

Due to the Omnitrix sorting out after Ben fiddled with it, Jetray was temporarily locked until the beginning of Level 9.

Jetray is able to double jump and use his sonic dash to quickly cross long gaps.

Jetray is the last alien used in the game, in order to escape the collapsing catacombs after the battle with Hex.

Naming and Translations

Language Name Origin
Bulgarian Турбоскат From турбо/turbo, turbo and скат/skat, ray
Chinese 魟人 From (Hóng), ray, and (Rén), man
Croatian Jetrey/Џетреј From џет, jet, and реј, ray
Dutch Jetstraal From jet and straal, ray.
French Super-Jet From super and jet
German Turbomanta From turbo and manta
Greek Τζέτρευ Translated from English to Greek
Hungarian Sugárrája From sugár, ray/beam and rája, ray/skate.
Italian Pinnajet From pinna, fin and jet
Norwegian Jetstråle From јet and ståle, beam
Polish Jetray From the original English name
Portuguese (Br) Arraia-a-Jato From arraia, ray; the "-a-Jato" is like "jet-powered"
Romanian Jetray From the original English name
Russian Лучистый/Luchistyĭ
Молния
From лучистый/luchistyĭ, radiant
From молния/molniya, lightning
Serbian Jetrey/Џетреј From џет, jet, and реј, ray
Spanish (HA) Jetray From the original English name; pronounced /'jɪtreɪ/ (normally) or /'jɛtreɪ/ (The Eggman Cometh).
Spanish (Spain) Turbo-Raya From turbo and raya, ray
Swedish Rockan From rockan, the ray
Turkish Yüzen Kanat From yüzen,floating and from kanat,wing

Etymology

Jetray's name is a portmanteau of a "jet", a fast aircraft vehicle, referencing his enhanced speed, and "manta ray", the creature his appearance is based on. Additionally, he can fire neuroshock rays, adding to the "ray" part of his name.

Trivia

  • Jetray had concept art drawn by Eric Canete, whereas his final design was created by Glenn Wong, with color styling by Chris Hooten.[GW 1]
  • Jetray's voice was somewhat high-pitched until Paradox, where it became deeper.
  • Dwayne McDuffie wrote an underwater battle scene for Jetray, but it was eventually scrapped.[DM 2]
  • In Fame, Jimmy thought Jetray's name was "Jeffrey" until Ben corrected him, similar to how a kid at Ben's school called Four Arms "Quad Hands" until he was corrected by Ben in Goodbye and Good Riddance.
  • Even though Jetray is more adaptive in water, Ben mostly uses him for aerial fights or traveling through space.
  • Jetray's flight and neuroshock blasts are reminiscent of the dragon-like Zok, of The Herculoids.
  • Jetray is the only regular alien featured in both Alien Force and Ultimate Alien who does not appear in Omniverse. However, he was mentioned in Tummy Trouble, Weapon XI: Part 1, and The Color of Monkey.
  • It was initially rumored that, because Derrick J. Wyatt disliked Jetray's design and thought he was "overused" during previous series, he decided to create Astrodactyl as Jetray's "replacement" in Omniverse. Derrick, however, denies these rumors, saying that the crew never intended or even wanted to replace any aliens.[DJW 1][DJW 2][DJW 3]
    • Elaborating on the subject of Jetray's absence, Derrick stated that the real reason he was excluded from Omniverse was because he could not figure out how he wanted Jetray to look or how to put clothes on him.[DJW 4]
    • Derrick eventually drew 15 and 16-year-old versions of Jetray in the Omniverse art style as part of a GoFundMe in 2020.[DJW 5]
  • According to Derrick, Jetray's ability to jump into hyperspace[10] was due to a glitch in the original Ultimatrix.[DJW 6][DJW 7]
    • However, it is unknown if this is canon as Matt Wayne seemed to be unaware of the existence of glitch powers.[MW 1]
  • Ben 23 does not have his own version of Jetray in his Omnitrix[DJW 8] but if he did, then the transformation's name would be Fish Kite.[DJW 9]
  • Jetray is the final alien used onscreen in Alien Force.

References

Crew Statements

Dwayne McDuffie

Glenn Wong

Derrick J. Wyatt

Matt Wayne

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 AntigraviteslaBob the BlobCartoon Network AlienInvinciblePlantapocalypsePortalerShadowmanStretcheleoThriller Whale
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