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Terraspin is the Omnitrix's DNA sample of a Geochelone Aerio from the planet Aldabra in the Andromeda Galaxy.


Terraspin is a green, turtle-like alien with eight holes in his shell. He also has large, flipper-like arms, and stumpy legs. The tips of his arms have three holes each, which can extend finger-like claws to use as fingers.

In Omniverse, Terraspin looked the same as he did in Ultimate Alien, except he now has six holes instead of eight, has brown spots on his upper legs, toes, and shoulders, and has a hexagonal body shape rather than circular. The black stripes under his eyes are thicker, his skin is now green instead of a tan/brown, and his feet have gained toes.

Terraspin wears the Ultimatrix/Omnitrix symbol on his chest.

Powers and Abilities

  • Aerokinesis
  • Poison Gas Immunity
  • Flight
  • Tornadoes
  • Enhanced Strength

Terraspin can create devastating wind blasts and tornados. When doing so, he retracts his head into his shell, opens a hatch to see, his fins become triangular, and his legs combine into a similar shape. His shell stays static and suspended while his limbs rotate at high speeds.

The holes in Terraspin's shell eject powerful winds, as well as the reverse, creating strong vacuums. He can use his winds to fly, blowing air to hover over a surface and using his rotating limbs as propellers.

Terraspin's wind blasts are powerful enough to redirect objects.[DM 1]

Terraspin possesses enhanced strength, being able to charge into a building by busting down a door[1] and punch a mutant seagull.[2] He also has superhuman durability when he is completely withdrawn into his shell.[3]

Terraspin can extend the black holes at the tips of his flippers into finger-like claws.[3]

Terraspin is selectively immune to spells and mana.[4][5]

Terraspin is immune to poisonous gas.[6]


If Terraspin's holes on his chest get blocked, his wind powers will decrease.

If Terraspin gets stuck to something and can't spin his arms and legs, his wind powers will be decreased even further.

Unless he is flying, Terraspin's body is cumbersome and not very agile. The position of his face also gives him a very big blind spot and he has to turn his entire body around to see behind him.

If a small object is jammed in Terraspin's shell, it can cause him to stop in order to remove the obstruction.

Like all Geochelone Aerios, Terraspin is capable of using magic, but doesn't know how.

Terraspin can be affected by magic if he isn't using his magic immunity.[7]





Video Games

Ben 10 Ultimate Alien: Cosmic Destruction

Terraspin in Cosmic Destruction

Terraspin in Cosmic Destruction

Terraspin is one of the Andromeda Galaxy aliens playable in the game.

Terraspin is able to use his powers to blast himself forward and up ramps.

Terraspin is vital for progression on The Catacombs and The Colosseum levels of the game.

Naming and Translations

Language Name Origin
Bulgarian Тайфун From тайфун, typhoon
Chinese 旋风神龟 From 旋风 (Xuàn Fēng), tornado, and 神龟 (Shén Guī), turtle
Croatian Teraspin From the original English name
Dutch Cyclospin From cyclone and spin
French Tornade From tornade, tornado
German Turbostürmer From turbo and sturm, storm
Greek Κινητή Γη From κινητή, spin, and γη, terra
Hungarian Búgócsiga From bugócsiga, humming top
Italian Vortice From vortice, vortex
Polish Terrawiatr From terra and wiatr, wind
Portuguese (Br) Tartagira From tartaruga, turtle, and girar, spin.
Romanian Rotorterra From rotor, rotor, and terra, earth
Russian Черепаха
From черепаха, turtle
From ураган, hurricane
Spanish (HA) Tortutornado From tortuga, turtle, and tornado
Spanish (Spain) Torbellino From torbellino, twister
Turkish Terraspin From the original English name


Terraspin's name is a portmanteau of terrapin, which is a turtle or tortoise, as well as "spin", referencing his ability to do so.


  • Terraspin and the other Andromeda aliens have their powers related to a certain element; for Terraspin, it's wind.
  • Terraspin went through many name changes during development, but the early names were all shut down by the writer's legal team.[PD 1]
  • Terraspin is the Alien of the Month in March.
  • Terraspin resembles the Japanese monster Gamera. Both were turtle-like in appearance, both could fly, both look roughly similar, both could draw into their shells and both could spin while in their shells either as an attack or a form of flight.


Crew Statements

Dwayne McDuffie

Peter David

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 Ultimate AlbedoUltimate ArctiguanaUltimate Big ChillUltimate CannonboltUltimate Echo EchoUltimate GravattackUltimate HumungousaurUltimate RathUltimate SpidermonkeyUltimate SwampfireUltimate Way BigUltimate Wildmutt
Fusion Aliens Atomic-XBig ChuckCrashockerDiamond MatterFourmungousaurHeat JawsHumungoopsaurStink ArmsUprigg
Unseen Aliens Decagon VreedleRocksSquidstrictorVentrilosquid
Future Aliens SandboxShellheadSnakepit
Retconned Eon
Non-Canon Cartoon Network AlienPortalerAntigraviteslaBob the BlobPlantapocalypseThriller Whale

Start a Discussion Discussions about Terraspin

  • What if Shellhead is Terraspin?

    4 messages
    • Or he only used him once, and didn't know his powers.
    • Well if he knows he can hide in his shell I'm pretty sure he'd figure out the air blast thing. Specially since Ben would have...
  • 11 year old Terraspin?

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    • 11yo ben managed to transform into clockwork because syncronized with 16yo ben through a time portal
    • Cokedragon wrote:Garbagecan55 wrote:Although he transformed into Clockwork when he was 11 and just didn't remember it because of Paradox,...
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