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Rath is the Omnitrix's DNA sample of an Appoplexian from the planet Appoplexia.

Appearance

Ben as Rath

Rath resembles an orange and white bipedal muscular tiger with no tail and scruffy fur standing about 9 feet tall. He has one large black claw coming out of each of his wrists, green eyes, and black stripes on his shoulders, head and upper body. He has a white jaw, neck, chest, stomach, hands and feet and half-white eyebrows.

In Welcome to Zombozo-Zone!, Rath wore armored shin guards, shoulder pads, and wrist guards alongside a helmet with a green feather.

In Them's Fightin' Words!, Rath temporarily wore a U.S. Army uniform corresponding to the rank of Lieutenant General before ripping it apart to show off his "big muscles".

The Omnitrix symbol is located in the center of his chest.

Animo as Rath

Rath wears brown pants, has white sideburns, and lacks the Omnitrix symbol.

Personality

Uncommonly amongst Omnitrix transformations, Rath has an effect on Ben's personality. While in this form, is personality he becomes more aggressive and hot-headed, frequently speaks in third person, and once angry, usually yells a sentence containing "Let me tell ya something," followed by the person or object's name he is referring to.

As Ben is still learning how to control Rath, he is unable to think clearly when in risky situations, as seen when people were about to fall off of a tree and he tried to chop it down.[1]

Rath often follows his natural instincts under certain circumstances, which will subsequently override his mindset and completely distract him from whatever he might be doing. This is most noticeably demonstrated with his chasing mice, rabbits and over such smaller animals over even the lives of innocents surrounding him, or even his own.

Powers and Abilities

  • Enhanced Smelling
  • Enhanced Strength
  • Enhanced Durability

Rath demonstrates enhanced strength, able to punch through a solid wall and lift a Cascan[2] with ease.

Rath's black claws are retractable, and can be used to slice or stab objects or enemies. These claws are also resistant against a Pyronite's fireballs.[3]

Rath is an extremely acrobatic fighter, as he has demonstrated numerous fighting tactics.

Just like an Earth cat, Rath possesses both enhanced jumping and senses, and can climb up surfaces quickly and effortlessly. He can combine this with his strength to carry extra weight while climbing.[1]

Rath is shown to be extremely durable, as shown when he managed to survive a rough fall from a cliff.[4]

Rath has enhanced dexterity as he can run on all fours.[1][5]

Weaknesses

Rath's brain is hardwired for aggression and as such, his only known weakness is his lack of intelligence and highly aggressive temperament. This causes Rath to become easily distracted and difficult to stop once he starts fighting.

Despite his enhanced strength, Rath is physically weaker than Tetramands.[DR 1]

Similar to cats, Rath can be distracted by mice[1] and laser pointers.[6][7]

Like most actual cats yet unlike tigers, Rath hates water.[8][9] Oddly, he is not always bothered by it.[1]

History

Ben 10

Appearances

Ben 10

Season 2

Season 3

Season 4

Video Games

Ben 10: Power Trip

Rath is a playable alien in the game.

Naming and Translations

Language Name Origin
Russian Рэт From the original English name

Trivia

  • Animo's Rath appeared in an episode of Villainous as a mascot on a cereal box[10] who was later hospitalized after a sugar overdose.[11]
    • The idea of Rath being a cereal mascot is a parody of the Frosties brand's mascot Tony the Tiger.
  • Rath replaces Overflow in the active playlist.[12]
  • Rath is the first alien from Alien Force that debuted in the Reboot.
  • The Reboot is currently the only series Rath has appeared in which he is not voiced by John DiMaggio.

References

Crew Statements

Duncan Rouleau

Transformations
Introduced in Season 1 CannonboltDiamondheadFour ArmsGaxGrey MatterHeatblastOverflowStinkflyUpgradeWildvineXLR8
Introduced in Season 2 RathShock Rock
Introduced in Season 3 HumungousaurSlapback
Introduced in Season 4 JetrayWay Big
Introduced in Season 5 TBA
Omni-Enhanced Aliens CannonboltDiamondheadFour ArmsGrey MatterHeatblastOverflowStinkflyWildvineXLR8
Omni-Kix Aliens CannonboltDiamondheadFour ArmsHeatblastHumungousaurJetrayRathShock RockSlapbackXLR8
Omni-Naut Aliens HeatblastJetrayHumungousaurShock Rock
Fusion Aliens Amalgam BenGrey ArmsXLRArmBlastDiamondHeat
Non-Canon Aliens Banana AlienHotdawgMole-Stache
Non-Canon Fusion Aliens Omnitrix Glitch FusionRath ArmsShock Blast

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