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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 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. But in the Ultimate Alien intro, his tail was black and he had black lips. He wore the Ultimatrix symbol on his chest.
In Omniverse, 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.
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.
16-year-old Ripjaws now has a belt in place of the strap. The Omnitrix symbol is on his belt.
Kevin as Ripjaws
Ripjaws looked as he 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
Ripjaws is strong and is able to lift more than his own weight. He can also easily punch a hole in a dock.
Ripjaws is highly agile and dexterous.
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.
Ripjaws is able to breathe underwater, as well as 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, which can serve as a light in dark areas.
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 is able to fit a mass supply of objects in his mouth.
Ripjaws' greatest weakness is his inability to stay out of water for too long, requiring it to keep him from dehydrating. However, he needs it less in Omniverse, since Piscciss Volanns start to rely less on water as they get older.
Like most fish-based creatures, Ripjaws needs to stay away from extreme heat, or his skin will dry out.
- Ripjaws first appeared in The Krakken. Ripjaws defeated Jonah Melville.
- In Last Laugh, Ripjaws caught some crooks.
- In Secrets, Ripjaws appeared when the Omnitrix malfunctioned, he suffered dehydration on Mt. Rushmore until he turned into XLR8.
- In Truth, Ripjaws battled a Havok Beast.
- In The Big Tick, Ripjaws failed to defeat the Great One.
- In They Lurk Below, Ripjaws battled the Cyber Squids.
- In Back with a Vengeance, Ripjaws saved a drowning man.
- In Divided We Stand, Ripjaws was surfing and scaring tourists.
- In Ben 4 Good Buddy, Ripjaws battled the Road Crew.
- In Perplexahedron, Ripjaws broke himself and Kevin out of a room filled with water.
- Season 1
- Season 2
- Season 4
- Season 1
- Perplexahedron (first reappearance)
- Season 2
- Gone Fishin' (first reappearance; x2)
- Season 7
- Season 8
- A New Dawn (cameo)
- Cartoon Network Action Packs
- Ben 10: Omniverse
- Ben 10 (Issue 2, Issue 4)
- Ripjaws is a playable alien in the game.
Naming and Translations
|Albanian||Peshku i Uritur||From peshku (fish) and i uritur (hungry)|
|Arabic||ريب جوس (Rib Jus)||Rip Jaws|
|Chinese||大钢牙||From 大 (Dà), big, 钢 (Gāng), iron, and 牙 (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|
- In the opening of Ultimate Alien, Ripjaws' lips are black instead of green and his tail is black instead of his skin color.
- He replaces Grey Matter in the opening intro for Omniverse's Arc 5.
- In the original series, Ripjaws was one of the least used out of the original ten aliens Ben had access to, only appearing in nine episodes and one short, and he was entirely absent from Season 3. This trend continued in Ultimate Alien and Omniverse, where he appeared only once and four times respectively. In total, Ripjaws appeared 16 times.
- 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.