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What am I, in season?

– Swampfire's reaction to his blossomed form.[1]

Swampfire is the Omnitrix's DNA sample of a Methanosian[2][1] from the planet Methanos.[merch 1]


Ben as Swampfire[]

Swampfire is a humanoid, plant-like alien that has an overall green and black colored body encrusted with muck, 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 Alien Force and Ultimate Alien, Swampfire wore the original Omnitrix/Ultimatrix symbol on his chest.

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.

Naljian Destructor as Swampfire[]

The Naljian Destructor's version of Swampfire looked like Ben's Swampfire in Alien Force and Ultimate Alien, but with glowing light green eyes and a glowing Omnitrix symbol.

Albedo as Negative Swampfire[]

Negative Swampfire looked exactly like Ben's Swampfire in Alien Force and Ultimate Alien, except his eyes and Ultimatrix symbol were recolored red.

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 was recolored grey.

Powers and Abilities[]

Why didn't I think of it before? We're fighting a giant plant and I've got an alien that can control plants!

– Ben before transforming into Swampfire.[3]

Swampfire has a high degree of chlorokinesis,[DJW 1] being able to telepathically interface with plant life and manipulate their growth.[merch 2] Some plants have a brief green aura when he influences them.[4] After "blossoming", he was able to easily grow plants from the ground by simply raising his hand.[1]

Aside from Earth plants, Swampfire can use his telepathic plant interface with alien plant life, which was what allowed him to free Max from the Highbreed Tree Monster.[3] He could also control the plants on Vilgaxia.[4] In his "blossomed" form, his telepathic influence over plants has extended to sentient plant life, such as the Living Pumpkins from Anur Transyl.[1]

Swampfire's body produces large amounts of highly flammable methane gas,[AF Brief 1][merch 2] which he has the ability to ignite in his palms similar to a flamethrower.[merch 1] This allows him to spew out a steady stream of fire, or to create fireballs, which he can throw with great precision, as he was able to free Kevin and Gwen from a cage without harming them by hitting it with a fireball.[5] Swampfire's fire blasts are powerful enough to harm Vaxasaurians[6] and Sonorosians.[7] Swampfire is also capable of breathing fire, as demonstrated by Swamps.[8]

Swampfire is capable of limited flight through means of launching fire from his palms as jet propulsion, much like Heatblast.[9]

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[10] and a Chimera Sui Generis.[11]

Swampfire's body structure allows him to walk straight through thin spaces such as the gaps between iron bars.[5] 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. Additionally, Swampfire is nearly impervious to physical harm[merch 1] and appears to be immune to laser bolts, as they simply passed right through him and seemed to tickle him.[12]

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 re-grow and reform his body from remains when it got splattered to pieces.[13][merch 1]

Another method of regeneration involves reattaching detached or severed body parts.[merch 1] 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.[12]

Swampfire is able to extend his fingers and feet into long roots that can dig through rock.[4]

After "blossoming", Swampfire gains the ability to grow vines with a flame tip from his hands and use them as whips, which are able to slice the plasma generated by Ball Weevil's species.[14]

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.[15] He was even hold his own against Vilgax with his bare fists.[11] However, he is physically weaker than Crystalsapiens,[DM 1] Tetramands, and Vaxasaurians.[DM 2]

Swampfire is capable of jumping exceptionally high,[15] as well as performing acrobatics while in the air, as seen during his fight with Negative Humungousaur.[6]

Swampfire is immune to the lethal toxins in Methanos' atmosphere.[merch 3][merch 2]

Swampfire, despite being a humanoid plant, is resistant to cold temperatures.[15]

Swampfire's methane has a very pungent smell that is intolerable to some species like the Incurseans, which will make them retch and faint.[5] Using his methane abilities, Swampfire can produce "sleeping spores" that can render humans unconscious.[16]

Swampfire can generate vine-like tentacles from his back.[17]

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.[6]

Swampfire is able to heal other people's wounds, as demonstrated when he reattached Reinrassig III's severed hand after it was cut off by an unnamed Turrawuste bug creature.[18]


Swampfire's fire attacks can be cancelled out by fire extinguishers[19] and water generated by Orishan.[8]

Similar to Stinkfly's odor, Swampfire's methane stench can make it hard for him to hide from anybody or anything capable of smelling.

Swampfire can be harmed by electricity, such as that generated by a Conductoid.[14]

Swampfire's seed vines can be killed by using acid, as demonstrated by the Stalker.[19]

Swampfire can be immobilized by ice, such as the ice beams of the DNAlien Freeze Guns and the ice breath of a Necrofriggian.[15][6]

Swampfire's body heat can make it difficult for him to fight opponents that are attracted to heat, like reptiles.[20]

If Ben turns into Swampfire with a broken limb, his limb will be twisted and shriveled, and he will feel pain from it.[21]

Originally, Swampfire was unable to control sentient plants, such as the Plant Clones, let alone weeds.[22] This weakness is no longer a problem ever since he "blossomed".[1]


Alien Force[]

Ultimate Alien[]


Time Heals Timeline[]



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Video Games[]

Ben 10: Alien Force[]

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.

Ben 10 Alien Force: Vilgax Attacks[]

Swampfire is a playable alien in the game.

Swampfire can ignite his hands for flaming fists, create a ring of fire by emitting gas 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 Vulpin Serpent.

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.

Ben 10 Alien Force: The Rise of Hex[]

Swampfire is a playable alien in the game.

Due to the Omnitrix shorting 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.

Ben 10 Ultimate Alien: Cosmic Destruction[]

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. He is also the default optional alien for The Catacombs level.

Punch Time Explosion and Punch Time Explosion XL[]

Swampfire is one of the aliens used by Ben in Battle.

Ben 10: Galactic Racing[]

Swampfire is a playable racer in this game on all platforms (except DS).

Ben 10: Omniverse 2[]

Swampfire is a playable alien in the game (not on 3DS). He has his original Omniverse appearance.

Online Games[]


Swampfire Nano

The Swampfire Nano is a miniature version of Swampfire that supports the player in FusionFall. It's the only nano that has to be acquired by defeating two fusions.

Powers and Abilities[]

  • Heat Stroke Sleep-Area: Swampfire's Heatwave causes nearby monsters to pass out
  • Swamp Gas Sleep-Cone: A concentrated Blast of Swamp Gas puts targeted enemies to sleep
  • Creeping Vine Sneak-Self: This stealthy power allows you to sneak past your foes


Swampfire's special moves are Fireball and Vinespike, and his super move is Inferno Blast.

Naming and Translations[]

Language Name Origin
Albanian Moçal i Zjarrtë From moçal (swamp) and zjarr (fire)
Arabic سوامبفاير / المستنقع الناري Swampfire / Fiery Swamp
Bulgarian Блатоплам/Blatoplam From the блато/blato, swamp and плам/plam, fire
Chinese 沼泽火 From 沼泽 (Zhǎo Zé), swamp, and (Huǒ), fire
Croatian Močvarni/Мочварни From the močvarni/мочварни, the swamp one
Dutch Moerasvuur From moerasvuur, swampfire
French Régénérator From régénerer, regenerate
German Schlammfeuer From Schlamm, mud and Feuer, fire
Greek Βαλτοφύρας From βάλτος, swamp and ancient greek πυρ, 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, sludge and fajer, the Polish pronunciation of fire
Portuguese (Br) Fogo Selvagem/Fogo Fátuo From fogo, fire, selvagem, wild, and fátuo, fatuous
Portuguese (Eu) Fogo do Pântano From fogo, fire, and pântano, swamp
Romanian Flacăra Vie From the flacăra vie, living flame
Russian Пламенный/Plamennyĭ
From пламенный/plamennyĭ, a flaming one
'rom 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 appearance in Video Games was the first mistransformation in Ultimate Alien.
  • Swampfire is the reason why Kevin has an x-shaped scar on his chin.[14]
  • 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 (not counting Rath getting clothes).
  • 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.[1]
  • Swampfire is the first alien used in Alien Force. The first alien used in the Original Series (Heatblast) also has fire-based powers like Swampfire.
    • Swampfire is also the first alien that Ben used via the Ultimatrix.
  • Despite not having a nose, Swampfire somehow has a sense of smell.[12][21]
  • 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.
  • Blitzwolfer and Swampfire are the only known aliens to have some staging forms.
  • Swampfire underwent heavy revisions to his design during the pre-production stage of Alien Force, with concept art drawn by Glenn Wong, Eric Canete,[EC 1] Thomas Perkins,[TP 1] and Glen Murakami. The final design was created by Glen Murakami, with color styling by Chris Hooten.[GW 1]
  • Swampfire's blossoming was Derrick J. Wyatt's idea, as he wanted to use some of Thomas Perkins' unused Swampfire concept art.[DJW 2] The final design was created by Steven Choi.[SC 1]
    • Derrick stated that the design was difficult to finalize. He didn't like anything and the crew kept going around and around because he didn't know what he wanted. Initially, he preferred Swampfire's redesign over his Alien Force design, but he was "still kind of there" to him.[DJW 3] Years later, when asked which design he preferred, he replied with "Eh".[DJW 4]
  • Derrick preferred Ultimate Swampfire to Swampfire, considering him to be a million times better.[DJW 5]



Crew Statements[]

Alien Force Series Master Brief[]

Derrick J. Wyatt[]

Dwayne McDuffie[]

Eric Canete[]

Thomas Perkins[]

Glenn Wong[]

Steven Choi[]

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