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Ben as Swampfire
Swampfire is a humanoid, plant-like alien that has an overall green and black colored body, mostly with a red flame-patterned head and root-like feet, seemingly holding black rocks. His eyes are oval-shaped with points at each end with pupils copying the shape but are smaller. Also, his shoulders and head have red petals and his elbows and legs have green frills sticking out. Swampfire is taller than an average human and has a distinct rotten stench that worsens with heat.
In Omniverse, Swampfire's first design was similar to his previous appearance, except for having five fingers on his hands. Swampfire's skin was olive green, and his arms were larger. The red petals on his shoulders, along with the green thorns on his body, were thinner and longer. His torso design changed, splitting the black parts on his waist into two. The Omnitrix symbol also moved from his chest to his stomach.
Swampfire's first stage of "blossoming" was more muscular than his earlier design. He also lost his pupils, one of his red petals on each shoulder, and a green frill from each leg. The lines on his neck thinned and the lines on his chest moved upward and into a pointed down angle. His green color was also a shade lighter than his olive green.
Swampfire's second stage of "blossoming" had more muscle with the black lines being removed from his chest entirely. His red petals formed into a red thorn shape, with two being on each arm. The necklines were triangular and his shade of green was lime green. His face resembled his fully matured form except that instead of orange surrounding the eyes, there was black surrounding them.
As of Charmed, I'm Sure, Swampfire's second appearance, or his "blossomed"/"matured" form, is plant-like, but with major changes. He looks more muscular and taller, his skin color is now light green, his face is now colored yellow, red, and orange, his pupils are gone and his chin is more visible. His hands are now colored black, with four yellow claws (with spikes on the knuckles), and yellow holes in the palms, used to unleash his fire powers. He has six red horns with yellow spots (aesthetically resembling flames); two on each forearm, and one on each shoulder, as well as a green horn on each foot, knee, and elbow. He now has a large collar raised up around his neck, which is yellow on the inside. The Omnitrix symbol is still on his stomach.
Albedo as Negative Swampfire
Anur-Mirrored Ben as Anur-Mirrored Swampfire
Anur-Mirrored Swampfire looks exactly like Ben's Swampfire during his second stage of "blossoming," except his green body and red joints are recolored grey.
Powers and Abilities
Swampfire has the ability to ignite methane in his palms similar to a flamethrower. After his blossoming, he ignites methane from yellow holes in his palms. His fire blasts are precise enough for him to shoot a cage with Kevin and Gwen in it, while the cage melted and Kevin and Gwen were left unharmed.
Swampfire has a high degree of chlorokinesis,[DJW 1] being able to telepathically interface with plant life, manipulate and instantly create biological agriculture, and generate a gas that makes exposed plant life elongate, enlarge and ensnare enemies, seemingly being mutated by the gases. Some plants have a brief green aura when he influences them.
Aside from Earth plants, Swampfire uses his telepathic plant interface with alien plant life, which was what allowed him to free Max from the Highbreed Tree Monster. In his "blossomed" form, his telepathic influence over plants has extended to sentient plant life, such as the Mutant Pumpkins from Anur Transyl.
Swampfire can generate seeds from his body that phase into or pierce into any ground or flooring before turning to vine tentacles strong enough to restrain a Highbreed and a Chimera Sui Generis. They usually are as small as pebbles, but they can sometimes become larger and sharper if used on a metal surface.
Swampfire's body can generate a type of mud that sticks to everything but him, which he used to blind Negative Humungousaur, as the latter could not pull it off his eyes and had to change into Negative Big Chill to get rid of it.
Swampfire is capable of regenerating and regrowing any damaged or destroyed body parts, allowing him to grow back lost limbs, holes in his body, or even his head. He was even able to reform his body from remains when it got splattered to pieces.
Another method of regeneration involves reattaching detached body parts. This is accomplished by manipulating his vine-like "veins" and tentacles to reach out and meld with the insides of the detached limb and return them to the body, allowing him to reconstitute automatically if damaged.
Swampfire's methane has a very pungent smell that is intolerable to some species like the Incurseans, which will make them retch and faint. Using his methane abilities, Swampfire can produce "sleeping spores" that can render humans unconscious.
Swampfire has enhanced strength, being able to push over a Highbreed Weather Array using leverage by turning his feet into roots running deep into the ground. Similarly, he was able to pull himself out and resist the gravitational force of a Null Void portal, and even hold his own against Vilgax with his bare fists. In his "blossomed" form, he appears to be even stronger than before.
Swampfire's body structure allows him to walk straight through thin spaces such as the gaps between iron bars. When he was crushed under a large container, his body deformed into vines that burrowed through and then out of the ground to reform him instantly. In the same instance, Kevin punched Swampfire in the torso, resulting in his fist getting stuck in it until Swampfire punched him back.
Swampfire is able to extend his fingers and feet into long roots that can dig through rock.
Swampfire is capable of jumping exceptionally high.
Swampfire can generate vine-like tentacles from his back.
Swampfire can grow plants from the ground simply by raising his hand, though he only gained this ability after "blossoming".
Swampfire shows the ability to grow vines with a flame tip from his hands and use them as whips.
Similar to Stinkfly's odor, Swampfire's swampy stench can make it hard for him to hide from anybody or anything capable of smelling.
Swampfire's body heat can make it difficult for him to fight opponents that are attracted to heat, like reptiles.
Despite his enhanced durability, Swampfire felt pain from being bitten by Anur-Mirrored Swampfire.
If Ben turns into Swampfire with a broken limb, his limb will be twisted and shriveled, and he will feel pain from it.
- Swampfire first appeared in Ben 10 Returns: Part 1, where he defeated some DNAliens, Forever Knights, and Kevin.
- In Everybody Talks About the Weather, Swampfire battled some DNAliens, gave Alan advice on flying, and destroyed the Highbreed Weather Array with the latter's help.
- In Plumbers' Helpers, Swampfire escaped the Null Void and defeated Manny and Helen.
- In Paradox, Swampfire found and met Professor Paradox and briefly chased him around Los Soledad.
- In X = Ben + 2, Swampfire defeated SevenSeven and some Incurseans and stopped Attea from destroying Earth.
- In Alone Together, Swampfire defeated a large group of Dasypodidae. Later, Swampfire healed Reinrassig III's detached hand, giving the latter a new Methanosian arm.
- In Good Copy, Bad Copy, Swampfire defeated Negative Humungousaur, but was defeated by Negative Big Chill, so he switched into Brainstorm.
- In Undercover, Swampfire saved the team from an exploding Teleporter Pod.
- In Pet Project, Swampfire battled Ship, who was being controlled by Joseph Chadwick, and the Forever Knights.
- In Grounded, Swampfire was defeated by a Highbreed.
- In War of the Worlds: Part 1, Swampfire fought some DNAliens before switching into Murk Upchuck.
- In War of the Worlds: Part 2, Swampfire defeated a Highbreed Commander.
- In Vengeance of Vilgax: Part 2, Swampfire fought and recaptured the escaped Goop.
- In Simple, Swampfire captured the Blue and Red Leaders and forced them to work out a peace treaty.
- In If All Else Fails, Swampfire took over the Highbreed Tree Monster in order to free Max.
- In Singlehanded, Swampfire, with no left hand, battled some Vulpimancers in the Null Void. He scared them and two kids away with a fire blast.
- In Ghost Town, Swampfire protected a young Chimera Sui Generis girl from some Ectonurites.
- In Trade-Off, Swampfire was defeated by Darkstar who drained his powers, but was saved and got them back due to Kevin's intervention.
- The same scene reoccurred in a flashback in Absolute Power: Part 1.
- In Busy Box, Swampfire fought the Vreedle Brothers.
- In The Final Battle: Part 1, Negative Swampfire defeated and captured Gwen.
- In The Final Battle: Part 2, Swampfire was used by Vilgax's Bioids to try and kill Ben and his team before the Omnitrix self-destructed, thus reverting them. Later, Ben as Swampfire fought Vilgax before using the Ultimatrix to go Ultimate.
- In Fame, Swampfire was seen on TV.
- In Hit 'Em Where They Live, Swampfire battled Zombozo, Vulkanus, and Charmcaster.
- In Video Games, Swampfire failed to defeat the Stalker, so he switched into Jetray.
- In Andreas' Fault, Swampfire saved Andreas from Sir Dagonet and the Forever Knights.
- In Ultimate Aggregor, Swampfire went Ultimate to battle the Aggrebots that were patrolling Los Soledad.
- In Perplexahedron, Swampfire thawed Gwen out of some ice.
- In The Forge of Creation, Swampfire went Ultimate to battle Ultimate Aggregor.
- In Eye of the Beholder, Swampfire went Ultimate to battle the Sanctuary Guardians. Swampfire appeared again later when he was changing back to Ben.
- In The Big Story, Swampfire fought the Plant Alien but failed to defeat it before going Ultimate. Swampfire appeared again later when he was changing back to Ben.
- In The Creature from Beyond, Swampfire disarmed two Forever Knights and Sir Cyrus before battling the Lucubra.
- In Basic Training, Swampfire destroyed a shooting target in the Plumbers' Academy.
- In Ben 10,000 Returns, Swampfire went Ultimate to battle Eon only to be destroyed by the latter's time ray. After Eon was defeated, however, Swampfire was restored by Ben 10,000.
- In Prisoner Number 775 Is Missing, Swampfire lit a campfire.
- In Simian Says, Swampfire fought some Arachnichimp DNAliens and cured DNAlien Eunice.
- In Catch a Falling Star, Swampfire, with a broken arm, broke into the dog pound with Gwen.
- In The Eggman Cometh, Swampfire was defeated by some mutant chickens.
- In Night of the Living Nightmare, Swampfire defeated Albedo, who was disguised as Gwen, before switching into Fasttrack in a dream.
- In Have I Got a Deal for You, Swampfire failed to stop the Screegit.
- In Return to Forever, Swampfire tried to break out of a force field, but was reverted by the Forever Knights' DNA scanner.
- In Charmed, I'm Sure, Swampfire was used four times. Firstly, he appeared when Charmcaster teleported to Ben. The other three times, Swampfire battled Mutant Pumpkins, Anur-Mirrored Ben, and Charmcaster in her Alpha Rune Armor, all while he was slowly maturing into his blossomed form.
- Also, Anur-Mirrored Swampfire was destroyed by the real Swampfire.
- In Weapon XI: Part 2, Swampfire was defeated by Mutant Kevin.
- In A New Dawn, Swampfire appeared for a short time when Ben was cycling through his aliens.
- Season 1
- Ben 10 Returns: Part 1 (first appearance)
- Everybody Talks About the Weather
- Plumbers' Helpers
- X = Ben + 2
- Season 2
- Alone Together (x2)
- Good Copy, Bad Copy
- Pet Project
- War of the Worlds: Part 1
- War of the Worlds: Part 2
- Season 3
- Vengeance of Vilgax: Part 2
- If All Else Fails
- Ghost Town
- Busy Box
- Time Heals (alternate future)
- The Final Battle: Part 2 (goes Ultimate)
- Naljian Destructor
- Season 3
- Season 3
- Season 3
- Season 1
- Fame (first reappearance; on TV)
- Hit 'Em Where They Live
- Video Games (selected alien was Chromastone)
- Andreas' Fault
- Ultimate Aggregor (goes Ultimate)
- Season 2
- Season 3
- Eye of the Beholder (goes Ultimate and reverts)
- The Big Story (goes Ultimate and reverts)
- The Creature from Beyond
- Basic Training
- Ben 10,000 Returns (goes Ultimate; destroyed; restored)
- Prisoner Number 775 Is Missing
- Simian Says
- Catch a Falling Star
- The Eggman Cometh
- Night of the Living Nightmare (dream)
- Season 1
- Have I Got a Deal for You (first reappearance)
- Season 4
- Return to Forever (cameo)
- Season 5
- Season 6
- Season 8
- A New Dawn (cameo)
- Anur-Mirrored Ben
- Season 5
- Cartoon Network Action Packs
- The New Order
- Blast from the Past 2
- The Past is the Key to the Future
- Beauty and the Ben
- Target Rath
- Give & Get
- Chapter Books
- War of the Worlds
Swampfire is a playable alien in all versions of the game.
Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 2 and PlayStation Portable Versions
Swampfire and Big Chill are the only aliens available on Ben's arsenal at the beginning of the game.
Swampfire is able to use his fireballs to ignite stacks of hay blocking the path.
Swampfire is vital for progression on the Rural Rumble level of the game.
Nintendo DS Version
Swampfire and Humungousaur are the only aliens available on Ben's arsenal at the beginning of the game.
Swampfire is able to unleash three small or one large fireball, a stream of fire, cause vines to erupt from the ground and imbue his punches and kicks with fire.
Swampfire is not required to be used at all in order to complete the game.
Swampfire is a playable alien in the game.
Swampfire could ignite his hands for "flaming fists," create a ring of fire to attack enemies, and cause thorny vines to sprout from the ground.
Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 2 and PlayStation Portable Versions
Due to the Omnitrix rebooting after Ben's abuse of the quick-change feature during his battle with an animated Mr. Smoothy mascot, Swampfire, along with Big Chill, Spidermonkey, Humungousaur and Cannonbolt were the only aliens available on Ben's arsenal upon his arrival on Vulpin.
Swampfire can use his fireballs to ignite leaking gas canisters and overgrown vines.
Swampfire is the only alien form that is able to defeat the Two-Headed Snake.
Swampfire is the only playable alien with two unlockable combo moves: Ring of Fire and Flamethrower.
Swampfire is vital for progression on the Vulpin and Terradino levels of the game.
Nintendo DS Version
Only Swampfire and Goop are available on Ben's arsenal upon his arrival on Vulpin.
Swampfire is able to safely bypass the dangerous flames produced by the exhaust vents on Vulpin, as well as ignite any plant life on Terradino that is blocking the path.
Swampfire is a playable alien in the game.
Due to the Omnitrix sorting out after Ben fiddled with it, Swampfire and Brainstorm were the only aliens available on Ben's arsenal at the beginning of the game.
Swampfire is able to spray gas that causes roots to grow into vines, which can be jumped on to reach otherwise inaccessible areas or to cross a hazardous path.
Swampfire is also able to rapidly regenerate his health meter, at the cost of draining the Omnitrix Energy meter at an equally fast pace.
Swampfire is a playable alien character in the game.
Swampfire can ignite methane in his palms to project fire. He is able to create plants and ignite them.
Swampfire is vital for progression on the Eiffel Tower, The Great Wall, and The Colosseum levels of the game.
Swampfire is a playable racer in this game on all platforms (except DS).
Swampfire is a playable alien in the game (not on 3DS). He has his original Omniverse appearance.
Swampfire is one of the aliens used by Ben in Battle.
Swampfire's special moves are Fireball and Vinespike, and his super move is Inferno Blast.
Naming and Translations
|Albanian||Moçal i Zjarrtë||From “moçal” (swamp) and “zjarr” (fire)|
|Bulgarian||Блатоплам/Blatoplam||From the блато/blato, mud and плам/plam, swamp|
|Chinese||沼泽火||From 沼泽 (Zhǎo Zé), swamp, and 火 (Huǒ), fire|
|Croatian||Močvarni/Мочварни||From the močvarni/мочварни, the swamp one|
|Dutch||Moerasvuur||From moerasvuur, swampfire|
|French||Régénérator||From régénerer, regenerate|
|Greek||Βαλτοφωτιάς||From βάλτος, swamp and φωτιά, fire|
|Hebrew||ירוק בוער||From the ירוק בוער, burning green|
|Hungarian||Láplövő||From láp, swamp and lövő, shooter.|
|Italian||Fango Fiammante||From fango, mud and fiammante, flaming|
|Korean||머드파이어||From 머드, mud and 파이어, fire|
|Norwegian||Myrild||From the myrild, swampfire|
|Polish||Szlamfajer||From szlam, mud and fajer, the Polish pronunciation of fire|
|Portuguese (Br)||Fogo Selvagem/Fogo Fátuo||From fogo, fire, selvagem, wild, and fátuo, fatuous|
|Romanian||Flacara vie||From the flacara vie, living flame|
| From пламенный/plamennyĭ, a flaming one|
From человек-огонь, fire-man. (This renaming led to confusion with Heatblast.)
|Serbian||Močvarni/Мочварни||From the močvarni/мочварни, the swamp one|
|Spanish (HA)||Fuego Pantanoso||From fuego, fire and pantanoso, swamp|
|Spanish (Spain)||Fangoso||From fangoso, muddy|
|Swedish||Träskeld||From the träskeld, swampfire|
|Turkish||Çamur Ateş||From çamur, mud and ateş, fire|
Swampfire's name is a combination of the words "swamp", and "fire", referencing his plant-like appearance and fire abilities respectively.
- SevenSeven is scared of Methanosians like Swampfire.[DM 3]
- Swampfire is the reason why Kevin has an x-shaped scar on his chin.
- Swampfire is one of the four regular aliens to get a complete redesign in Omniverse; the others being Shocksquatch, Eatle, and Chromastone. However, Swampfire and Chromastone are the only two of these aliens to get redesigns mid-series.
- Additionally, Swampfire and Big Chill are the only aliens whose natural biological behavior has overridden Ben's normal state. Methanosians undergo a kind of growth and "blossoming" phase. In Ben's case, his Omnitrix was unable to select a different alien and he kept developing large facial pustules in his human form until Swampfire had fully blossomed.
- Swampfire's blossoming was Derrick J. Wyatt's idea, as he wanted to use some of Tom Perkins' unused Swampfire concept art.[DJW 2][TP 1]
- Swampfire underwent heavy revisions to his design during the pre-production stage of Alien Force, with concept art drawn by Glenn Wong, Eric Canete, Tom Perkins and Glen Murakami. The final design was created by Glen Murakami, with color styling by Chris Hooten.[GW 1]
- Swampfire is the first alien used in Alien Force. Coincidentally, the first alien used in the original series (Heatblast) also has fire-based powers like Swampfire.
- Swampfire's voice is very stuffy and nasally because he does not have a nose. It also sounds a lot like Maximus from American Dragon: Jake Long.
- Swampfire is one of the four regular aliens to be temporarily destroyed and removed from the Omnitrix/Ultimatrix; the others being Way Big, Chromastone, and Feedback.
- Swampfire has a nano in FusionFall after the player beats Fusion Ben.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 X = Ben + 2
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Good Copy, Bad Copy
- ↑ Absolute Power: Part 2
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 Charmed, I'm Sure
- ↑ War of the Worlds: Part 1
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Ghost Town
- ↑ If All Else Fails
- ↑ War of the Worlds: Part 2
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 9.2 The Final Battle: Part 2
- ↑ 10.0 10.1 Vengeance of Vilgax: Part 2
- ↑ 11.0 11.1 11.2 Ben 10 Returns: Part 1
- ↑ The Final Battle: Part 1
- ↑ 13.0 13.1 13.2 Everybody Talks About the Weather
- ↑ Plumbers' Helpers
- ↑ Fame
- ↑ 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 Weapon XI: Part 2
- ↑ Ben 10 Franklin
- ↑ 18.0 18.1 Video Games
- ↑ The Eggman Cometh
- ↑ Ben 10,000 Returns
- ↑ The Big Story
- ↑ 22.0 22.1 Catch a Falling Star
- ↑ Ken 10