|This article belongs to the Classic Continuity|
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 body is slightly larger, his legs are shorter, and his feet have gained toes.
Powers and Abilities
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 can extend the black holes at the tips of his flippers into finger-like claws; this feat was also exclusively demonstrated by Galapagus.
If he gets stuck to something and cannot spin his arms and legs, or if any the holes on his chest get blocked, Terraspin's wind powers will decrease.
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. This also appears to cause him great discomfort, as he describes the ordeal to be "really not comfortable".
Terraspin can be affected by magic if he is not using his magic immunity.
- In Escape from Aggregor, Terraspin's DNA was sampled and put in the Codon Stream when the Ultimatrix scanned Galapagus' DNA.
- Terraspin first appeared in Reflected Glory, where he fought and destroyed a giant robot created by the Forever Knights.
- In The Forge of Creation, Terraspin defeated some Aggrebots on the Rust Bucket 3.
- In Absolute Power: Part 1, Terraspin blew Gwen into a wall, but she used a spell to slow him down, making him powerless and forcing him to switch into NRG.
- In Revenge of the Swarm, Terraspin, Gwen and Kevin charged into Victor's old lab and met Egor.
- In Basic Training, Terraspin put out a fire in the Plumbers' Academy.
- In Simian Says, Terraspin battled some DNAlien Arachnichimps before he reverted.
- In The Widening Gyre, Terraspin fought some mutated seagulls.
- In Inspector 13, Terraspin blew all of Inspector 13's bombs away to get Julie to safety.
- In The More Things Change: Part 2, Terraspin and Rook chased Bubble Helmet.
- In Many Happy Returns, Terraspin was defeated by Princess Looma.
- In T.G.I.S., Terraspin battled some Chupacabras.
- In Vilgax Must Croak, Terraspin blew away Attea and EightEight.
- In While You Were Away, Terraspin helped land the ship Young One was piloting.
- In The Ultimate Heist, Terraspin battled Negative Goop.
- In For a Few Brains More, Terraspin rescued Azmuth and his brain.
- In Catfight, Terraspin battled Princess Looma until Attea used the Omnitrix Remote Control to change him into Bullfrag.
- In Universe vs. Tennyson, Terraspin defeated Fistina.
- In Rook Tales, Terraspin failed to take off Young One's tail.
- In A New Dawn, Terraspin appeared for a short time when Ben was cycling through his aliens.
- Season 2
- Season 3
- Season 1
- The More Things Change: Part 2 (first reappearance)
- Season 2
- Many Happy Returns (accidental transformation)
- Season 3
- Season 4
- Season 6
- Season 7
- Season 8
- A New Dawn (cameo)
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
|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|
| 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 is wind.
- Terraspin was the Alien of the Month in March 2011.
- 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 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.
- Terraspin did not appear in Where the Magic Happens because Ben simply did not know his Geochelone Aerio transformation would have been particularly useful in the magical environment of Ledgerdomain at the time.[DM 3]