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NRG? Ha ha. NRG is G-O-O-D!

– NRG.[1]

NRG (pronounced "Energy") is the Omnitrix's DNA sample of a Prypiatosian-B from the planet Prypiatos[merch 1] in the Andromeda Galaxy.

Appearance

Ben as NRG

NRG is a humanoid alien, a physical being constantly emitting pure, red, radioactive energy.[DM 1] He wears a heavy, dark green-teal oven-like containment suit, with three slits capable of letting out some of his radioactive energy.

In Omniverse, NRG's containment suit now has a handle on the head and the shoulders have bolts. There are three more bolts on each hand, and two on the chest.

Inside his suit, NRG wears a green and black lower level containment suit consisting of two straps, a belt, two wristbands on both arms, and two knee braces on both legs.[DJW 1]

While in his armor, NRG wears the Ultimatrix/Omnitrix symbol on its chest seal, and in his true form, the Omnitrix symbol is on his belt.

Albedo as Negative NRG

Negative NRG looks just like Ben's NRG in Ultimate Alien, but with no Ultimatrix symbol on either the chest seal of his containment suit or the chest of his true form, making him look more identical to P'andor.

Mad Ben as Mad NRG

Mad Ben's NRG wears a containment suit similar to Ben Prime's in Omniverse, but has orange spikes on the lower arms, shoulders, legs and hands. It has a grey plate on his grill and a spiked handle. The light coming out of the grill is orange, much like his Omnitrix symbol.

Powers and Abilities

NRG is capable of firing highly radioactive energy beams through the vent in his containment suit, which can corrode or melt metallic objects. The energy NRG radiates is hot enough to melt solid metal and rock through mere contact.[2] This energy can also be found in his saliva.[3]

NRG can channel his heat underground, which results in the eruption of massive geysers of lava.[4]

NRG is capable of producing his radioactive energy with his hands while inside his suit.

NRG's containment suit is fireproof, being able to resist a Methanosian's fire attacks.[5] The containment suit is virtually indestructible against most attacks.[6]

Because the containment suit is made of metal, NRG is immune to being possessed by a Lucubra.[7]

NRG is quite strong, as he can carry Liam[3], throw a Vaxasaurian off his suit[5], hold the head of Sunder[8] and Swamps[5] and fight on par with the Garbage Monster.[9]

NRG is immune to radiation and extremely hot environments;[10] this feat was first demonstrated by Ultimate Aggregor during his visit to the planet Mikd'lty.[11]

NRG's radioactive energy can melt ice, such as the ice breath of a Necrofriggian.[5] He is also immune to extremely cold environments thanks to the heat he generates, as demonstrated by Ultimate Aggregor.[11]

NRG is immune to being controlled by a Vladat via their Corrupturas by mimicking the radiation of a star.[DJW 2]

NRG is immune to being poisoned by lead.[DJW 3]

True Form

NRG is able to easily open his containment suit and get out whenever he wants to.[MW 1] Outside the suit, all of NRG's powers are enhanced massively. He becomes very agile and gains both flight and limited phasing abilities.

Without his containment suit, NRG can manipulate energy at a higher level and is able to consume it simply as nourishment or to increase his power. He can also fire energy balls and blasts out of his hands and mouth.[12]

NRG can make himself glow like a light bulb, which is bright enough to weaken Ectonurites.[13]

NRG can absorb an Aerophibian's neuroshock blasts, as demonstrated by P'andor.[6]

NRG can breathe underwater and grow in size if he absorbs and consumes enough energy; these feats were also demonstrated by P'andor.[6]

Weaknesses

Due to the dangerous radiation his body gives off, NRG must stay in his suit for the safety of others and keep his radiation level to a minimum. There are, however, downsides to this, as most of his abilities become weaker than outside of the suit.

NRG's containment suit also completely removes several abilities, such as his agility and phasing. As such, he is unable to fly while in his containment suit.[14] On the other hand, the suit increases his physical strength.

Taydenite is the only known element that can damage NRG's suit, outside of the suit itself.[6] Likewise, the Kraaho are the only known beings strong enough to rip open the suit.[12]

NRG has a strength limit, as he was unable to rip the Cassiopeian Dream Eater off his armor.[15]

NRG can be frozen and immobilized by ice, such as that generated by a Necrofriggian. Although his suit is heat resistant, he can still be slowed down by fire attacks.[5]

The eye holes in NRG's suit are quite small, making his vision somewhat limited. He can be blinded even further by adhesives, such as those used by Sunder.[8]

NRG is vulnerable to carbon dampening rods because they can slow down nuclear reactions, thereby inhibiting the radiation he generates, as demonstrated with P'andor.[6]

Similar to Heatblast, NRG's powers can be negated when exposed to enough water, such as that generated by an Orishan.[6]

Certain species can withstand NRG's radiation including Slimebiotes,[DJW 4] Aerophibians, and Evolved Arburian Pelarotas, the latter two of which have been demonstrated with P'andor.[6]

NRG's radioactive blasts can be absorbed by the plasma generated by members of Ball Weevil's species, as demonstrated with Leander.[16]

NRG is vulnerable to both a Galilean's gravakinesis[16] and the telekinetic abilities of a Celestialsapien,[17] as also demonstrated with Leander.

History

Ultimate Alien

Omniverse

Mad Ben's Timeline

Appearances

Video Games

Ben 10 Ultimate Alien: Cosmic Destruction

NRG is one of the Andromeda Galaxy aliens playable in the game.

NRG can shoot radioactive beams, which can melt metal. He can also create a big blast of radioactive energy around him, which is powerful enough to leave a funnel cloud. If he is on a high enough platform, he can perform a body slam attack that damages enemies if they are in range.

In the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 versions of the game, NRG's suit is shown to be rusted in certain places, unlike in the Wii version and the actual show in general.

NRG is vital for progression on the Eiffel Tower and Tokyo Nights levels of the game.

Project Exonaut

NRG is a playable Exosuit of the Atlas Brigade on Project Exonaut. His Weapon Mod increases the Marksman's range and clip size. NRG is available for purchase at level 10 for 750 credits.

Naming and Translations

Language Name Origin
Arabic ان ار جي From طاقة Taka, Energy
Bulgarian Енерджи From Енерджи, energy
Chinese 核钢君 From (Hé), nuclear, (Gāng), steel, and (Jūn), man
Croatian Energetski From energetski, energetic
French Energy From the English energy
German Krafter From Kraft, power
Greek Ενεργειακός From ενεργειακός,Energy/NRG
Hungarian Erőgép From erőgép, engine
Italian Fondiraggio From fondere, to fuse and raggio, ray
Macedonian Energija/NRG From Energy/NRG
Norwegian NRGI
Polish Energ From energia, energy, male variant
Portuguese (Br) NRG From NRG, pronounced "êne-érre-gê"
Romanian Energie From energie, energy
Russian Энергия From Энергия, energy
Spanish (HA) NRG
Energía
From the original English name; spelled N-R-G (in Spanish and in American English) or /'ɛn 'er 'gi/
From energía, energy
Spanish (Spain) Combuster From his powers of combustion
Swedish Energi/NRG From Energy/NRG
Turkish Enerji From enerji, energy

Etymology

NRG's name is a gramogram of the word "energy", which references his energy output.

NRG could also refer to NRG Energy, Inc, a large American energy company founded in 1992, whose portfolio includes nuclear generation.

Trivia

  • NRG retains P'andor's armor, even though other Prypiatosian-Bs do not have it and it is not part of their genetic sequence. This is because it was added by the Ultimatrix as part of a life support system to keep him from causing radiation poisoning to those who are vulnerable to his radiation.[DM 2]
  • NRG and Echo Echo are the only aliens whose appearances are actually containment suits. However, NRG wears two containment suits and can exit the outer one.
    • The secondary containment suit NRG wears in Omniverse helps him keep his form and maintain safer radiation levels for a short time out of the suit.[DJW 1]
  • In all of the Omniverse episodes NRG's true form is seen, the Omnitrix symbol is on both of his containment suits, making him the only non-duplicating alien that has two Omnitrix symbols.
    • However, this is an error because NRG's Omnitrix symbol is supposed to unplug from the armor whenever he gets out of it.[DJW 5]
  • NRG is the only Andromeda alien to not be based on an animal, as Terraspin is a cross between a tortoise and a turtle, Water Hazard is a mollusk, Ampfibian is a jellyfish, and Armodrillo is an armadillo.
    • However, like the other Andromeda aliens, he has powers linked to a certain classical element; for NRG, it is fire.
  • NRG has the shortest name out of all of Ben's aliens.
    • NRG and XLR8 are the only aliens whose names are gramograms.
  • NRG was designed by Steven Choi and Chap Yaep[DJW 6] and is partially inspired by the 10,000 Volt Ghost from Scooby-Doo.[DJW 7]
  • NRG speaks with a Russian accent because Russia is known for creating many of the first nuclear weapons, and currently owns about 7,850 nuclear warheads.
  • In opening intro for Omniverse, NRG was originally shown wearing his containment suit before being replaced with his true form beginning with Arc 4.
  • NRG was the Alien of the Month in June 2011.
  • Ben 23 has an alternate counterpart of NRG.[DJW 8]

References

Merchandise

  1. Cartoon Network Action Pack #57; file

Crew Statements

Dwayne McDuffie

Matt Wayne

Derrick J. Wyatt

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
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
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