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Kickin Hawk's my best hand-to-hand fighter... Foot-to-head fighter.

– Kickin Hawk preparing to battle Master Kundo.[1]

Kickin Hawk is the Omnitrix's DNA sample of an unknown species from an unknown planet.

Appearance

Kickin Hawk resembles a combination of a rooster and a hawk. He has sharp black claws on his toes and talons on his hands, as well as two larger talons protruding from his arms. He has green eyes and a short yellow beak and is covered in brown feathers. He also has a white-brown mohawk and belly. He wears a green mask, a green belt with a white stripe, and black briefs.

Kickin Hawk wears a strap vest with the Omnitrix symbol on the vest hooker.

Powers and Abilities

Kickin Hawk has enhanced strength, durability, agility and reflexes and can use a special ability where he spins around very fast and knocks enemies away with his feet.[2]

Kickin Hawk is recognized by Ben as his best close-range (hand-to-hand) fighter, or "foot-to-head fighter", fighting almost exclusively with his legs.[1]

Kickin Hawk's legs have surprising flexibility and dexterity, as he is able to use them to reach out and grab objects much like an arm.[3] He is also capable of pulling the trigger of a blaster with his three-fingered hands.[2]

Kickin Hawk's kicks can generate powerful shockwaves that send his enemies flying. He is also able to kick an object with enough force equivalent to a cannonball, and can also run very fast.[4]

Kickin Hawk is capable of withstanding the vacuum of space, but he still needs to breathe to survive. Without an oxygen supply, Kickin Hawk is limited to holding his breath.[5]

Weaknesses

Kickin Hawk is weak against energy-based attacks, such as those generated by a Pugnavore.[6]

Kickin Hawk is vulnerable to electricity, as demonstrated with Liam.[7]

History

Omniverse

Appearances

Naming and Translations

Language Name Origin
Bulgarian Кикин Хоук From the original English name
Chinese 刀锋神鹰 (former)
威力鹰 (current)
From 刀锋 (Dāo Fēng), blade, and 神鹰 (Shén Yīng), eagle
From From 威力 (Wēi Lì), power, and (Yīng), hawk
French Faukonnosaure[CN 1] From faucon, falcon, and -saure, -saur
German Kicking Hawk From the original English name
Greek Κλωτσογεράκι From κλωτσιά, kick, and γεράκι, hawk
Italian Crestabestia From cresta, crest, and bestia beast
Polish Megaszpon From mega and szpon, claw
Portuguese (Br) Cocorocoide From a mix of cocoroco, the natural sound that roosters emit, and -oide, Greek suffix for "similar to"
Romanian Gainovulturul, șoimul From gaina, chicken and vultur, hawk

From falcon

Russian Кикин-Хок From the original English name
Spanish (HA) Halcón From halcón, hawk
Turkish Tekmeleyen Şahin From Tekmeleyen, kickin, and Şahin, hawk

Etymology

Kickin Hawk's name is a portmanteau of "kicking", his main fighting technique; and "chickenhawk", referencing his hawk-like appearance.

Trivia

  • Kickin Hawk's existence was confirmed on the Entertainment Earth website.
  • Derrick J. Wyatt possibly came up with Kickin Hawk, but could not remember if that was true.[DJW 2] He was conceived after the creation of Liam.[DJW 3]
  • Kickin Hawk appears to make a screeching sound when he talks, much like how Liam often makes chicken noises when he speaks.
    • The same sound can be heard during Kickin Hawk's transformation sequence and whenever he kicks.
    • Said sound appears to be the infamous stock eagle screech, which is the cry of the red-tailed hawk. Interestingly, the red-tailed hawk is among the three birds of prey that were once known as chickenhawks.
  • Kickin Hawk's Spinning Kick Attack somewhat resembles the Tatsumaki Senpuyaku from Street Fighter.
  • Kickin Hawk went by multiple working names, such as Ka-Chickin, Chi-Kickin, Ch'Kickin, and KiChicken, before his final name was coined by Matt Wayne.[DJW 4][DJW 5]
  • Kickin Hawk's mask resembles that of Hawkman. The rest of his outfit bears a close resemblance to the 1980's design of Marvel's Hercules.
  • Albedo's Ultimatrix does not contain Kickin Hawk's DNA.[DJW 6]

Notes

  1. There is a common misconception as to how Kickin Hawk was unlocked. Despite having acquired the transformation through a DNA scan,[7] it is implied that Kickin Hawk was never locked in the Omnitrix.[DJW 1]

References

Derrick J. Wyatt

Cartoon Network

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
Future Aliens SandboxShellheadSnakepit
Ultimate Aliens AlbedoArctiguanaBenBig ChillCannonboltEcho EchoGravattackHumungousaurRathSpidermonkeySwampfireWay BigWildmutt
Fusion Aliens Atomic-XBig ChuckCrashockerDiamond MatterFourmungousaurHeat JawsHumungoopsaurStink ArmsUprigg
Concept Fusion Aliens GravadactylXLRG
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