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Nanomech is the Omnitrix's DNA sample of a Nanochip/Human hybrid.


Nanomech is about an inch tall at full size. He has grey skin with a green circuit-like design on it. Nanomech possesses green wings as well as one large, green cyclopean-eye. His body is a carbon or silicon-based alloy, and he has triangular feet. He wears the Omnitrix/Ultimatrix symbol on his chest.

In Video Games, Nanomech wore a blue motion capture suit.

In Omniverse, Nanomech's circuit design is gone, being replaced with one pushing more to his Alien Swarm design, and the Omnitrix symbol is where his eye was. He has different wings and four small eyes around the Omnitrix, similar to Stinkfly. His legs have also changed shape, and his body now emits a bright green glow that completely surrounds him.

Powers and Abilities

Nanomech has the ability to fly. He is very agile, and his wings glow when he is airborne.[1]

Nanomech can reduce his size at will, even to microscopic scales.[2] He can return to his original size, but cannot grow any larger.
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Nanomech's bioelectricity and flight

Nanomech can launch green bioelectrical energy from his hands and eye, ranging in forms from beams to orbs.[3]

Nanomech has the ability to adapt to his opponents very fast, such as sprouting energy tentacles like the Decoy Queen seconds after she attacked him with her own.[2]

Nanomech's adaptability allows him to understand the functions of machinery and tech and use that information to make them malfunction and break in a matter of seconds.[4]

Because he is a hybrid, Nanomech can't be controlled by Nanochip Queens. He described it to be due to the fact he is part human, and "humans never give up".[2]


Much like Grey Matter, Nanomech's minuscule size can be a problem if fighting larger opponents as seen when Kevin as Nanomech was harmed by a fly swatter.[3]

Even though Nanomech can't be controlled by Nanochip Queens, he can still be partially influenced by them.[2]


  • Nanomech first appeared in Ben 10: Alien Swarm. He was unlocked by scanning the Nanochips. Also, Nanomech destroyed the Decoy Queen of the Alien Chip hive. He was used to enter Victor's brain and battle the queen. After a grueling battle, Nanomech destroys the Queen and thus the entirety of the chips, freeing everybody from their control.

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  • In A New Dawn, Nanomech appeared for a short time when Ben was cycling through his aliens.



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Naming and Translations

Language Name Origin
Bulgarian Наномех From the original English name
Chinese 极微人 From 极微 (Jí Wēi), minimum, and (Rén), man
Dutch Nanomech From the original English name
French Nanomech From the original English name
German Nanomech From the original English name
Greek Νανομηχανισμός From νανομηχανισμός, nanomechanism
Hungarian Picuri From pici, small
Polish NanoBen A combination of nano and Ben
Portuguese (Br) Nanomech From the original English name, pronounced Nanomé
Romanian nanomecanicul from nanomecanic, nanomech
Russian Наномеханизм From наномеханизм, nanomechanism
Spanish (HA) Nanomech From the original name
Spanish (Spain) Nanomec From the original English name without the letter h
Swedish Nanomek From the original name including the letter k
Turkish Nanomek From nanomek, Turkish translation of original name


  • Nanomech is Ben's smallest alien, smaller than even Grey Matter.[5]
  • Benchip was Nanomech's working name.[DM 1]
    • This makes Nanomech the fourth alien who's working name had ben's name in it the first 3 were Blitzwolfer, Snare-oh, and Frankenstrike all in that order.
  • Nanomech is identified as an unknown bio-mechanical organism/creature by both Inspector 13's technology and the Plumbers' scanners.[3]
  • Nanomech's voice has changed in his appearances, mainly due to the perspective he is seen from:
    • In Alien Swarm, his voice was very deep due to being seen from anything of his size's perspective.
    • In Ultimate Alien, his voice became squeaky and high-pitched due to being mostly seen from a human-sized perspective.
    • In Omniverse, his voice is similar to his Ultimate Alien voice but with a more robotic tone.
  • Nanomech is the only one of Ben's aliens that is part-human.
  • During the Birthday Bash in Cartoon Network Universe: FusionFall, players could get a Nanomech helmet that looked like his live action movie version. However, after Ben 10: Ultimate Alien premiered, it changed to match the animated version. This item has been re-released as a code item.
  • Nanomech is one of four aliens to debut in a movie or special, the others being Way Big, Eon, and Shocksquatch.


Crew Statements

Dwayne McDuffie

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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
Ultimate Aliens Ultimate AlbedoUltimate ArctiguanaUltimate Big ChillUltimate CannonboltUltimate Echo EchoUltimate GravattackUltimate HumungousaurUltimate RathUltimate SpidermonkeyUltimate SwampfireUltimate Way BigUltimate Wildmutt
Fusion Aliens Atomic-XBig ChuckCrashockerDiamond MatterFourmungousaurHeat JawsHumungoopsaurStink ArmsUprigg
Unseen Aliens Decagon VreedleRocksSquidstrictorVentrilosquid
Future Aliens SandboxShellheadSnakepit
Retconned Eon
Non-Canon PortalerAntigraviteslaBob the BlobPlantapocalypseThriller Whale

Start a Discussion Discussions about Nanomech

  • How tall is Nanomech

    • Nanomech is kind of 2.5 inches.
  • What Exactly is Nanomech

    5 messages
    • Because the Nanochips merged with human DNA to make Nanomech probably.
    • BlackNightmare10 wrote:That makes sense. But why is he part human? dunno the movie makers probaly did not knew how the omnitrix worked and assu...
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