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Tetramand are an alien species from the desert planet Khoros.

Appearance

Tetramands are a buff and bulky species. Most Tetramands are red, but blue and brown ones have been seen. Tetramands have spikes on their arms, and sometimes on their heads. They have two front toes on each foot. Tetramands appear to have an additional set of smaller pectoral muscles below their primary set to help move their second set of arms.

Some Tetramands have black hair which becomes grey when they are older, but most male Tetramands lack hair.

Younger Tetramands are skinnier than adults, and have disproportionately larger eyes and heads.


Behavior

Tetramands are a warrior race. Generally speaking, they are fairly aggressive and favor violence.

Because female Tetramands are traditionally stronger than males, they are in turn considered the better warriors, and due to this, if a male Tetramand manages to defeat a female Tetramand, the male becomes the female's chosen husband.

As a Tetramandian custom, the bride collects four items before a wedding: "Something conquered, something bruised, something severed, and something blue."

Tetramands are not very amicable towards outsiders, as in the case of Kevin when he went to get one of their Tetramand Engine Blocks for his car. Initially, he was refused, until he agreed to marry Princess Looma in three years, after which he was allowed to have the Engine Block.

Tetramands are very strict in the upholding of their laws; an offender whose crime was merely jumping the turnstiles at an auto show was buried up to his neck in sand.

According to Kevin, Tetramands are not big on exceptions, even to other law enforcement officers like the Plumbers.

Tetramands have a unique way to ultimately decide court cases; fight. Tetramands get to fight with their accusers in a battle arena and the winner of the Tetramand Trial of Combat wins the case. There is nothing in the rules that states that the person must stay a Tetramand.

Powers and Abilities

Tetramands have four very muscular arms. Due to this, Tetramands have a considerable advantage in close hand-to-hand combat.

While not really martial artists, Tetramands have developed an arsenal of specialized maneuvers that make use of their prodigious physiology, with a heavy emphasis on power blows and grappling holds, and they are able to use a variety of melee and ranged-weapons simultaneously. A favorite move is a sonic wave that is produced by smashing together all four hands concurrently.

Tetramands have dense, armor-plated skin, giving them resistance to damage and immunity to fire.

With their incredibly strong legs, a Tetramand can jump at a height of several stories.

Technology

Tetramands make the toughest and most durable engines in the galaxy.

According to Matt Wayne, "Tetramands seem fairly Bronze Age-y for their level of technology".[1] This was retconned in Omniverse as Tetramands are shown to have a far more advanced civilisation than humans.

Weaknesses

Sick Four Arms

Tetramand infected with a cold virus

If a Tetramand is infected with an Earth cold virus, they become significantly weakened in strength and agility, and they get hives under their armpits.

A Tetramand's size makes them easy targets.

Notable Tetramands

Notable Tetramand Hybrids

Etymology

Tetramand is made of two Greek words "tetra", meaning four, and "mand" meaning arms. Thus, it literally means Four Arms.

Naming and Translations

Language Name Origin
Spanish (HA) Tetramand
Cuatrobrazos (Ben 10: Destroy All Aliens)
Diamante (Ben 10: Destroy All Aliens)
Tetramandiano, Tetradiano (Catfight)
Tetramano (Universe vs. Tennyson and Fight at the Museum)
Tretamandiano (Let's Do the Time War Againo)
From the original English name;pronounced as /tɛtra'mand/ (The Galactic Enforcers (Episode) and Ben 10: Omniverse until OTTO Motives) and as /'tɛtramand/ in (OTTO Motives).
From cuatro, four and brazos, arms; dub error (Tetramands are referred by Four Arms's Latin American name).
From diamante, diamond; dub error (Tetramands and Tetrax have Diamondhead's Latin American name in Ben 10: Destroy All Aliens).
Tetramandiano, Tetradiano and Tetramano are variatons of Tetramand; pronounced /tɛtraman'dɪano/, /tɛtra'dɪano/ and /tɛtra'mano/ respectively.
Tretamandiano is mentioned due an unknown dub error.

Trivia

  • According to Retaliator, the pyramids were built by Tetramands.
    • However, this was proven wrong in Fight at the Museum, where an ancient stone tablet shows they were in fact built by humans with the "help" of Blukic and Driba.
  • The Shokans from the Mortal Kombat series share some similarities with Tetramands, both species having two toes, four arms and amazing strength.

References

Species
Sapient Species
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Evolved Sapient Species
AppoplexianArachnichimpArburian PelarotaGalilieanGalvanHumanMethanosianNecrofriggianPolar ManzardillSonorosianTo'kustarVaxasaurianVulpimancer
Unnamed Sapient Species
Argit's SpeciesAstrodactyl's SpeciesAtomix's SpeciesBall Weevil's SpeciesCrashhopper's SpeciesDagger AliensDecka's SpeciesEatle's SpeciesEnforcer Alien's SpeciesGutrot's SpeciesHobble's SpeciesJury Rigg's SpeciesKickin Hawk's SpeciesMedic's SpeciesMole-Stache's SpeciesPakmar's SpeciesPickaxe AliensProbity's SpeciesStone CreaturesTack's SpeciesTechadon Weapon Master's SpeciesTiny's SpeciesToepick's Species
Sapient Subspecies
Osmosian
Non-Sapient Species
Airborne Clown VirusAldebaran BeidafangsAnubian BaskurrArburian CarcharodonBuglizardCassiopeian Dream EaterChupacabraCorrupturaCortalopusCrabdozerDasypodidaeDravekGracklflintHavok BeastHydromanderLavadrexLucubraMuroidNanochipNull GuardiansOmnivoraciousPallorfangPanuncianPsycholeopterranRodilia DentiaRoot SharkSand RipperScreegitScrutinTerroranchulaTongue BeetleVicetopusVoliticus BiopsisWigsilian Org BeastXenocyteZiboson
Evolved Non-Sapient Species
Panuncian
Unnamed Non-Sapient Species
Cyber SquidsLiving MushroomsMucilator's SpeciesSlamworm's SpeciesSquid MonstersTime BeastsTyrannopede's Species
Unknown
Humpbackus

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