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NRG is the Omnitrix's DNA sample of a Prypiatosian-B from the planet Prypiatos in the Andromeda Galaxy.


Ben as NRG

NRG is a humanoid alien, a physical being constantly emitting pure, red, radioactive energy[DM 1] wearing a heavy, dark green-teal oven-like containment suit capable of containing high levels of radiation and heat.

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 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.

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

  • Radioactive Energy Blasts
  • Nuclear Energy Projection
  • Flight
  • Light Generation
  • Lava Eruptions
  • Heat Generation
  • Pyro Immunity

NRG is capable of firing highly radioactive energy beams through the vents 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.

NRG can channel his heat underground, which results in the eruption of massive geysers of lava.[2]

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.[3] Overall, the containment suit is virtually indestructible against most attacks.[4]

True Form

Outside his containment 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.[5]

NRG can make himself glow like a light bulb, which is bright enough to weaken Ectonurites.[6]

NRG is able to easily open the suit and get out whenever he wants to.[MW 1]


Because NRG is always in his containment suit, his abilities, such as his speed and agility, are weaker than if he was outside the suit. Due to the dangerous radiation his body gives off, NRG must stay in the suit for the safety of others and keep his radiation level to a minimum.

Taydenite is the only known element that can damage NRG's suit, outside of the suit itself.[4] Likewise, the Kraaho are the only known beings strong enough to rip open the suit.[5]

NRG is unable to fly while in his containment suit.[7]

The eye holes in NRG's suit are quite small, making his vision somewhat limited.

NRG is vulnerable to carbon dampening rods, which slow down nuclear reactions and inhibit his radiation generating abilities, as demonstrated by P'andor.[4]



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Video Games

  • NRG in Cosmic Destruction
  • NRG Exosuit in Project Exonaut

Ben 10 Ultimate Alien: Cosmic Destruction

NRG is one of the Andromeda Galaxy aliens playable in the game. He can shoot laser beams, which melt metal. He can also create a big blast of radioactive energy around him, which was 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.

NRG's suit is shown to be rusted in certain places, while in the show, it isn't.

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
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


When pronounced, his name sounds similar to energy.


  • NRG retains P'andor's armor, even though other Prypiatosian-Bs do not have it and it is not part of their genetic sequence. 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.
  • NRG, Echo Echo, and Feedback are the only aliens whose appearances are actually containment suits. However, NRG wears two containment suits and can exit the outer one.
  • NRG speaks with a Russian accent. Russia is famed for creating many of the first nuclear weapons, and currently owns about 7,850 nuclear warheads.
  • 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 episodes NRG's true form is seen, the Omnitrix symbol is on his armor as well as his secondary containment suit. However, NRG's Omnitrix is supposed to unplug from the armor.[DJW 2]
      • As a result of this, NRG is the only alien that has two Omnitrix symbols.
  • NRG's spit is radioactive.[8]
  • NRG is the only Andromeda alien not to be based on an animal. Terraspin being a cross between a tortoise and a turtle, Water Hazard being a mollusk, AmpFibian being a jellyfish and Armodrillo being an armadillo.
  • NRG and the other Andromeda aliens have powers linked to a certain classical element; for NRG, it's fire.
  • NRG has the shortest name out of all of Ben's aliens.
  • NRG and XLR8 are the only aliens whose names are just letters that sound like a word that relates to them and their powers.
  • In the first three arcs of Omniverse, NRG was originally shown in the opening intro wearing his containment suit. As of Arc 4, however, NRG is seen in his true form.
  • NRG was the Alien of the Month in June 2011.


Crew Statements

Dwayne McDuffie

Matt Wayne

Derrick J. Wyatt

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