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No magic. Just my natural magnetism.

– Lodestar before defeating Urien.[1]

Lodestar is the Omnitrix's DNA sample of a Biosovortian[2][3] from an unknown planet.

Appearance

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 Generator Rex Art Style.

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.

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

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[4] and Chronosapiens.[DJW 2]

Lodestar can use his magnetic fields to block solar energy attacks.[3]

Lodestar can use his magnetism to damage and destroy any magnetic substance at will, as seen when he opened the Naljian Destructor,[5] dismantled a Techadon robot,[6] and tore apart the Toltech Battle Armor.[1]

Lodestar can generate a green magnetic force field that protects him from most ballistic attacks.[7]

If Lodestar gets destroyed by something as dangerous as an explosion, he can regenerate by pulling his shattered pieces back together with his magnetism.[7]

Lodestar has telekinetic control over metal, allowing him to levitate and move it around without physical contact.[5] He can also use this "magno-telekinesis" to make himself levitate and fly.[8]

Lodestar possesses enhanced durability, as he was able to withstand being hurt by the red troops' laser blasts,[9] being thrown through the walls of a house,[10] and the Forever Ninja's throwing stars.[11]

Lodestar can use his magnetic abilities to perform electrokinesis.[5]

Lodestar possesses enhanced strength, as he was able to briefly grapple with the Stalker but with some difficulty.[10] Furthermore, if an Osmosian ally like Kevin absorbs metal, Lodestar can use his magnetism to throw said ally toward their enemies.[12][13]

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]

Weaknesses

Despite being disconnected from his body, Lodestar's head is magnetically bonded to it. Wherever his head goes, his body follows.[10] As such, Lodestar's head can be knocked away from his body, leaving the latter blind, helpless, and unable to reconnect with the head.[14]

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.[11]

Lodestar's powers are useless against non-magnetic objects, such as the Forever Ninja's throwing stars.[11]

Despite his enhanced durability, Lodestar can still feel discomfort while being fired at.[9]

History

Alien Force

Ultimate Alien

Omniverse

Appearances

Ben
Season 3
Bioids
Season 3

Ben
Season 1
Season 4
Season 8

Cartoon Network Action Packs
Chapter Books
Others

Video Games

Lodestar in Ben 10 Alien Force: The Rise of Hex

Ben 10 Alien Force: The Rise of Hex

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

Language Name Origin
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

Etymology

Lodestar's name comes from lodestone, a naturally magnetized piece of the mineral called magnetite.[DM 1]

Trivia

  • 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.

References

Crew Statements

Derrick J. Wyatt

Dwayne McDuffie

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 AlbedoArctiguanaBig ChillCannonboltEcho EchoGravattackHumungousaurRathSpidermonkeySwampfireWay BigWildmutt
Fusion Aliens Atomic-XBig ChuckCrashockerDiamond MatterFourmungousaurHeat JawsHumungoopsaurStink ArmsUprigg
Concept Fusion Aliens GravadactylXLRG
Other Aliens in Official Media AntigraviteslaBob the BlobCartoon Network AlienEon (Retconned)MoyoInvinciblePlantapocalypsePortalerRocksShadowmanSquidstrictorStretcheleo