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|home-planet = [[Piscciss (Classic)|Piscciss]]
|home-planet = [[Piscciss (Classic)|Piscciss]]
|body = Humanoid Anglerfish
|body = Humanoid Anglerfish
|power = Speed Swimming<br>Enhanced Bite Force<br>Steel-Bending Jaws<br>Mouth Expansion<br>Sharp Teeth<br>Sharp Claws<br>Underwater Breathing<br>Tail Formation<br>Glowing Lure<br>Enhanced Strength<br>Enhanced Durability<br>Enhanced Dexterity<br>Enhanced Agility <small>(underwater)</small><br>Aquatic Combat
|power = Underwater Breathing<br>Tail Formation<br>Speed Swimming<br>Enhanced Bite Force<br>Steel-Bending Jaws<br>Mouth Expansion<br>Sharp Teeth<br>Sharp Claws<br>Glowing Lure<br>Enhanced Strength<br>Enhanced Durability<br>Enhanced Dexterity<br>Enhanced Digging<br>Enhanced Agility <small>(underwater)</small><br>Aquatic Combat
|voice = [[Fred Tatasciore]] <small>([[Ben 10|Original Series]])</small><br>[[Eric Bauza]] <small>([[Ben 10: Omniverse|Omniverse]])</small>
|voice = [[Fred Tatasciore]] <small>([[Ben 10|Original Series]])</small><br>[[Eric Bauza]] <small>([[Ben 10: Omniverse|Omniverse]])</small>
|1st-appearance = The Krakken
|1st-appearance = The Krakken

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


Ben as Ripjaws

Ripjaws shares a number of traits with Earth's aquatic life, such as alligators, eels, anglerfish, and sharks. 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 and had chest plates. In Perplexahedron, his tail had triangular lines and was grey like his skin and his lips were green. In the Ultimate Alien intro, however, his tail was black and he had black lips. He wore the Ultimatrix symbol on his chest.

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 and his tail is now bigger. 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
  • Sharp Teeth
  • Mouth Expansion
  • Enhanced Strength
  • Enhanced Durability
  • Speed Swimming
  • Steel-Bending Jaws
  • Enhanced Digging
  • 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]


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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. However, exposure to extreme heat will cause Ripjaws to dehydrate quickly.[2]


  • In Framed, Gwen mentioned Ripjaws was used by Kevin to terrorize Chicago, Illinois.
  • In Gwen 10, Gwen used Ripjaws off-screen to catch some fish.




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  • Ben 10 (Issue 2, Issue 4)

Video Games

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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 


  • 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 Ben never considered him to be one of his favorite aliens in the original series.


Crew Statements

Dwayne McDuffie

See Also

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 Cartoon Network AlienPortalerAntigraviteslaBob the BlobPlantapocalypseThriller Whale
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