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|“||No magic. Just my natural magnetism.||”|
- 1 Appearance
- 2 Powers and Abilities
- 3 Weaknesses
- 4 History
- 5 Appearances
- 6 Video Games
- 7 Naming and Translations
- 8 Etymology
- 9 Trivia
- 10 References
Lodestar has a magnetically floating metal head surrounded by a glowing white aura and levitates in an arch between his shoulders. He has crab-like claws for hands (similar to Brainstorm's) and his body is mainly brownish-black with yellow feet, hands, shoulders, and chest. His body is also made of living alien metal.[DJW 1]
In Heroes United, the yellow parts of Lodestar's body are slightly darker.
In Omniverse, Lodestar has a yellow eyebrow-like crest on his forehead, which looks similar to that of Jetray. His head is more skull-shaped with has lines beneath his mouth. The glowing aura around his head is recolored green, the yellow from his feet go up to his thighs, his shoulders are now larger, and the yellow stripes by his chest are shorter.
Powers and Abilities
Lodestar is able to project magnetic fields that are capable of overloading electrical circuits and attracting magnetic materials to himself. He can also emit magnetic pulses that allow him to magnetize any ferromagnetic metals (iron, nickel and cobalt). This will cause objects magnetized by him to attract everything magnetic before flying towards and colliding with the target, even mechanical beings like Evolved Sonorosians and Chronosapiens.[DJW 2]
Lodestar can use his magnetic fields to block solar energy attacks.
Lodestar can use his magnetism to damage and destroy any magnetic substance at will, as seen when he opened the Naljian Destructor, dismantled a Techadon robot, and tore apart the Toltech Battle Armor.
Lodestar can generate a green magnetic force field that protects him from most ballistic attacks.
If Lodestar gets destroyed by something as dangerous as an explosion, he can regenerate by pulling his shattered pieces back together with his magnetism.
Lodestar possesses enhanced durability, as he was able to withstand being hurt by the red troops' laser blasts, being thrown through the walls of a house, and the Forever Ninja's throwing stars.
Lodestar can use his magnetic abilities to perform electrokinesis.
Lodestar possesses enhanced strength, as he was able to briefly grapple with the Stalker but with some difficulty. Furthermore, if an Osmosian ally like Kevin absorbs metal, Lodestar can use his magnetism to throw said ally toward their enemies.
Lodestar can act as a compass.[DJW 3]
Lodestar can survive in the vacuum of space due to his head not being connected to his body.[DJW 4]
Despite being disconnected from his body, Lodestar's head is magnetically bonded to it. Wherever his head goes, his body follows. As such, Lodestar's head can be knocked away from his body, leaving the latter blind, helpless, and unable to reconnect with the head.
Lodestar's head can also be flipped over and spun if something hits it, though he can always touch his head to stop it from moving so rapidly.
Lodestar's powers are useless against non-magnetic objects, such as the Forever Ninja's throwing stars.
Despite his enhanced durability, Lodestar can still feel discomfort while being fired at.
- In War of the Worlds: Part 2, Lodestar was unlocked onscreen after the Omnitrix was reset and Ben immediately transformed into him offscreen.
- Lodestar first appeared in Simple, where he defeated the red troops and tried to reason with them.
- In Busy Box, Lodestar battled the Naljian Destructor and ripped it open to release its cube form, but was unable to destroy it when the Naljian arrived.
- In Primus, Lodestar fought and dismantled a red Techadon robot, but reverted before he could destroy it.
- In Vendetta, Lodestar battled Ragnarok until the latter escaped.
- In The Final Battle: Part 2, Lodestar was briefly used by Vilgax's Bioids.
- In Duped, Lodestar defeated Urien.
- In Video Games, Lodestar was defeated by the Stalker.
- In Ultimate Aggregor, Lodestar and the team defeated a group of Aggrebots. Afterwards, Lodestar boarded Aggregor's ship and was destroyed when it exploded, but survived and regenerated.
- In Absolute Power: Part 1, Lodestar violently attacked some Forever Knights to find out about Ultimate Kevin's location.
- In Girl Trouble, Lodestar battled some of Computron's minions.
- In The Purge, Lodestar fought a Dragon Robot and destroyed it with Kevin's help.
- In Ben 10/Generator Rex: Heroes United, Lodestar battled Rex before switching into Rath.
- In Night of the Living Nightmare, Lodestar appeared twice in a dream. Firstly, Ben as Lodestar was defeated by Aggregor. Later, Lodestar was seen confronting Albedo.
- In The More Things Change: Part 1, Lodestar stopped Zombozo from stealing a brain from the brain bank.
- In Return to Forever, Lodestar battled the Forever Knights and saved Jimmy from them.
- In A New Dawn, Lodestar appeared for a short time when Ben was cycling through his aliens.
- Season 3
- Simple (first appearance; intended alien was Humungousaur)
- Busy Box (selected alien was Humungousaur)
- Season 3
- Season 1
- Season 2
- Season 3
- Season 3
- Season 1
- The More Things Change: Part 1 (first reappearance; accidental transformation)
- Season 4
- Season 8
- A New Dawn (cameo)
Being the main alien and the replacement for Alien X, Lodestar is a playable alien in the game.
Due to the Omnitrix sorting out after Ben fiddled with it, Lodestar was temporarily locked until the beginning of Level 7.
Lodestar is able to magnetically attract himself to metallic emblems embedded on the walls of the temple and catacombs underneath Bellwood. He can increase his altitude, move across considerable distances and slow his descent to avoid potential hazards.
Throughout the game, Lodestar strangely interacts with 15 mystic talismans. Because of this, he is the only alien form capable of defeating Hex, destroying all but one talisman to weaken the otherwise invincible foe. Lodestar uses the remaining talisman to trap Hex inside it.
Naming and Translations
|Albanian||Magneti Yjor||From “magnet” (magnet) and “yj” (stars)|
|Bulgarian||Полярна Звезда||From полярна, polar and звезда star|
|Chinese||北极星||From 北极星 (Běi Jí Xīng), lodestar|
|Dutch||Poolster||From poolster, lodestar|
|French||Aimantosaure||From aimant, magnet and -saure, -saur|
|German||Polarstern||From polarstern, polar star|
|Greek||Πολικός Αστέρας||From πολικός αστέρας, lodestar|
|Hungarian||Sarkcsillag||From sark, polar and csillag, star|
|Italian||Fulmiraggio||From fulmiraggio, lightning ray|
|Norwegian||Ledestjerne||From ledestjerne, lodestar|
|Polish||Polarny||From polarny, polarize|
|Portuguese (Br)||Estrela Polar||From estrela polar, polar star|
|Romanian||Lodestar||From the original English name|
|Russian||Звезда||From звезда, star|
|Spanish (HA)||Lodestar||From the original English name; pronounced /'lodstar/ (Ben 10: Alien Force and Night of the Living Nightmare), /'loʊdstar/ (Ben 10: Ultimate Alien), /'lodestar/ (Ultimate Aggregor and The Purge) or /lodes'tar/ (Cough It Up)|
|Spanish (Spain)||Estrella Polar||From estrella polar, pole star|
|Turkish||Çoban Yıldızı||Meaning Farmers Star, another name for the planet Venus in Turkish|
- Lodestar is the first alien used by 16-year-old Ben in Omniverse.
- In Alien Force and Ultimate Alien, Lodestar appears to have a mouth, but with the exception of several errors, it never opens. However, in Omniverse, his mouth moves when he talks, much like Eatle.
- Lodestar's magnetic pulses have changed color throughout his appearances:
- When he is introduced in Simple, the pulses are white. In his subsequent Alien Force appearances, they are green.
- In Ultimate Alien, they are white again.
- In Heroes United and Omniverse, they are green again.
- Lodestar's power are similar to those of the Marvel Comics characters Magneto and Polaris.
- In the code Nano section on the FusionFall website, a picture of Lodestar's head can be seen.
- The Ben 10 reboot game Brains vs. Bugs has a magnet upgrade that resembles Lodestar's upper body minus the shoulders, arms, and head.
- Lodestar is the longest known alien in Ben's possession whose home planet isn't named or known.
- Ben 10: Alien Force Volume 9 DVD; file