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Ripjaws is the Omnitrix's DNA sample of a Piscciss Volann from the planet Piscciss.

Appearance

Ben as Ripjaws

Ripjaws shares a number of traits with Earth's aquatic life, such as an alligator, an eel, an anglerfish, and a shark. He can change between a fishtail or legs at will and has a phosphorescent light on his head.

In the original series, his body was mostly grey. He wore the original Omnitrix symbol on a black patch over his left pectoral.

In Back with a Vengeance, Ripjaws wore a yellow raincoat.

In Ultimate Alien, Ripjaws had a catfish-like face with green eyes with black pupils. He had chest plates and had three fingers instead of four. In Perplexahedron, his tail had triangular lines and was grey like his skin, his lips were green and his fins were a darker shade of green than in the original series. In the intro, however, his tail and lips were black. He wore the Ultimatrix symbol on his chest.

In Heroes United, one of Ripjaws' eyes was pink.

In Omniverse, 16-year-old Ripjaws has his original appearance, except that his eyes are green, he now has arm and neck braces, his antenna light is green, he has a big fin on his back, the fins on his arms are longer, he is a little more hunched back, his claws are black and his tail is now bigger and drags behind him. He now has a belt in place of the strap that holds the Omnitrix symbol on it.

11-year-old Ripjaws appears almost exactly the same as he did in the original series, except he now has green eyes and the Omnitrix symbol on his left upper torso is now green.

Kevin as Ripjaws

Kevin's Ripjaws looked the exact same as Ben's did in the original series, but without an Omnitrix symbol. He also has a black patch on the right side of his torso instead of his left.

Powers and Abilities

  • Underwater Breathing/Speed Swimming
  • Tail Formation
  • Sharp Teeth
  • Underwater Vortex Generation
  • Mouth Expansion
  • Enhanced Strength
  • Enhanced Durability
  • Enhanced Jumping
  • Enhanced Digging
  • Steel-Bending Jaws
  • Glowing Lure

Ripjaws' main ability is to breathe underwater and swim at high speeds with amazing agility. He has great endurance and can withstand strong water pressure, meaning he possesses the nature of abyssal aquatic life, hence his blank eyes and the anglerfish light in his forehead.

Ripjaws displays the distinctive feature of turning his legs into a fish's tail and vice-versa, giving him a merman-like appearance. While outside the water environment, he displays a loincloth with a similar pattern to his tail (implying the loincloth wraps around his legs, fusing with it and becoming the tail). While his legs are formed into a tail, Ripjaws can swim very well at great speeds.

Ripjaws has enhanced strength, being able to easily punch a hole in a dock,[1][2] tear a door of the Perplexahedron open,[3] lasso an anchor,[4] and hold his own against Vulkanus while underwater.[5] He is also capable of lifting more than his own weight.

Ripjaws' large jaws and sharp teeth are his most deadly weapon, being able to shred even metal from submarines. He also possesses sharp claws that can damage metal.[6]

Ripjaws is rather durable, as shown when he was able to withstand being thrown against Sheelane's ship.[5]

Ripjaws is able to fit a mass supply of objects in his mouth.[1][4]

Much like an ordinary anglerfish, Ripjaws' lure can serve as a light in dark areas.[7]

Ripjaws is capable of digging, as shown when he seemingly had no problem when he popped out of a cluster of sand.[8]

Ripjaws can only talk to the kind of fish that can talk back.[DJW 1]

Weaknesses

  • Vulnerable Tail
  • Dehydration
  • Constrained by Tentacles

At age 10, Ripjaws' greatest weakness was his inability to stay out of water for too long, requiring it to keep him from dehydrating. However, he has started to rely less on water as he got older, as he had no trouble surviving outside of water at age 16.

Exposure to extreme heat will cause Ripjaws to dehydrate quickly.[2]

Ripjaws' tail can be easily pulled on while fighting opponents underwater.[5]

Ripjaws can be immobilized by ice, such as the ice breath of an Evolved Necrofriggian, as demonstrated with several Piscciss Volann guards.[9]

History

Ben 10

Ultimate Alien

Omniverse

Gwen 10 (What-If?)

  • In Gwen 10, Gwen used Ripjaws off-screen to catch some fish.

Appearances

Ben
Season 1
Season 2
Season 4
Shorts

Ben
Season 2
Flashback
Specials

Ben
Season 2
Season 7
Season 8

Cartoon Network Action Packs
Ben 10: Omniverse

Video Games

Ben 10

Ripjaws is a playable alien in the game.

Naming and Translations

Language Name Origin
Albanian Peshku i Uritur From peshku (fish) and i uritur (hungry)
Arabic ريب جوس (Rib Jus) Rip Jaws
Bulgarian Къртозъб
Chinese 大钢牙 From (Dà), big, (Gāng), iron, and (Yá), teeth
Croatian Ralja From ralje, "the jaws"
Dutch Scheurbek From scheur, rip, and bek, jaws
French La Mâchoire From la mâchoire, the jaw
German Kampfkiefer From kampf, battle, and kiefer, jaw
Greek Σαγόνιας (Sagonias) From σαγόνι (sagoni), jaw
Hebrew מלתעות From מלתעות, jaws
Hungarian Penge From penge, blade
Italian Mastica From masticare, to chew
Japanese リップジョーズ From リップ (rippu), rip and ジョーズ (jōzu), jaws
Korean 메가죠스 From 메가, mega, and 죠스, jaws
Norwegian Rivkjeft From riv, tear, and kjeft, mouth
Polish Zębal From zęby, teeth
Portuguese (Br) Aquático From aquático, aquatic
Romanian Falcă From falcă, jaw
Russian Челюсти (Čeljusti) From челюсти, jaws
Serbian Свирепи (Svirepi) From свирепи (svirepi), cruel-guy
Spanish (HA) Acuático From acuático, aquatic
Spanish (Spain) Fauces From fauces, jaws
Turkish Yüzençene From yüzen, float, and çene, jaw 

Trivia

  • 11-year-old Ripjaws replaces 11-year-old Grey Matter in the opening intro for Omniverse's Arc 5.
  • Ripjaws' voice has changed over the course of his appearances:
    • In the original series, he spoke with a deep, rasping voice.
    • In Omniverse, he speaks in a higher, garbled voice that is slightly similar to how a person sounds underwater.
  • In Perplexahedron, Ben refers to Ripjaws as an "old favorite", even though he never considered him to be one of his favorite aliens in the original series.

References

Crew Statements

Dwayne McDuffie

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
Ultimate Aliens AlbedoArctiguanaBig ChillCannonboltEcho EchoGravattackHumungousaurRathSpidermonkeySwampfireWay BigWildmutt
Fusion Aliens Atomic-XBig ChuckCrashockerDiamond MatterFourmungousaurHeat JawsHumungoopsaurStink ArmsUprigg
Unseen Aliens Decagon VreedleRocksSquidstrictorVentrilosquid
Unseen Fusion Aliens GravadactylXLRG
Future Aliens SandboxShellheadSnakepit
Retconned Eon
Non-Canon AntigraviteslaArchfiendzarroBob the BlobCartoon Network AlienDecimus PrimeInvinciblePlantapocalypsePortalerShadowmanStretcheleoThe DarknessThriller Whale

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