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Tetramand are an alien species from the desert planet Khoros.
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. Each one of their four hands has three fingers and a thumb. They also have four eyes.
Younger Tetramands are skinnier than adults and have disproportionately larger eyes and heads.
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.
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.
Tetramands are a spacefaring race that are a part of galactic society. They may either settle on any number of worlds and raise a family or live their lives on starships that rarely return home to Khoros, if ever.[DJW 1]
Tetramands live in very close knit family tribes and defend their kin to the death.[pop-up 4]
Powers and Abilities
The Tetramands' most prominent ability is their enhanced strength, being able to lift several times their own weight and punch through various resilient materials with ease. Technically speaking, Tetramands are physically stronger than Methanosians and Vaxasaurians at base size.[DM 1] Female Tetramands are generally stronger than their male counterparts.
A Tetramand's strength allows them to use anything heavy as a weapon, from big rocks they can throw several feet away, to beams and pillars that can be used as clubs. Their great strength even extends to their jaws and bite, allowing them to bite metal and damage it.
The older a Tetramand grows, the stronger they become.
Tetramands can alternatively create shockwaves by slamming their fists on the ground.
Tetramands can jump several times their own height, at least seven stories up, in a single bound.
Tetramands can climb up walls by pushing their fingers into them to make hand holds.
When infected with a cold, Tetramands can sneeze out sprays of slimy snot from their mouth, and although disgusting, this can be useful against insects.
A Tetramand's bulk can sometimes become a disadvantage, as all the extra muscle mass makes them relatively slower than other opponents and their immense size makes them an easy target for enemy attacks.
Despite their massive strength, Tetramands still can not penetrate the Plumber Base cell doors, pull Excalibur out of its stone, penetrate Benevelon's shield and remove Rook Ben's bi'nthak, all of which were demonstrated by Four Arms.
If under the effects of a cold, a Tetramand's strength and stamina are severely reduced, their skin turns from bright red to a dark shade of orange, and they develop pungent hives in their armpits.
Tetramands can feel great discomfort while being attacked by a swarm of ants.
Tetramands make the toughest and most durable engines in the galaxy.
Tetramands are shown to have a far more advanced civilization than humans.
- Four Arms (the Omnitrix's DNA sample of a Tetramand)
- Tetramand Prisoner
- Looma Red Wind
- Gar Red Wind
- Tetramand Priest
- Tetramand citizens of Khoros
- Manny's donor
- Tetramand Spectator
Notable Tetramand Hybrids
- Manny Armstrong (½ Human)
- Stink Arms (½ Lepidopterran)
- Fourmungousaur (½ Vaxasaurian)
- Tetramand Kevin (½ Osmosian)
- Kevin 11 (1/11 Tetramand)
- Kevin 11,000 (part Tetramand)
- Ultimate Kevin (part Tetramand)
Tetramand is made of two Greek words "tetra", meaning four, and "mand" meaning arms. Thus, it literally means Four Arms.
Naming and Translations
Cuatrobrazos (Ben 10: Destroy All Aliens)
Diamante (Ben 10: Destroy All Aliens)
Tetramandiano, Tetradiano (Catfight)
Tetramano (Universe vs. Tennyson, Rook Tales and Fight at the Museum)
Tretamandiano (Let's Do the Time War Again and Malgax Attacks)
|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.
- Tetramands have multiple arms to help them fight the giant predators on Khoros.[pop-up 6]
- The pyramids were built by Tetramands with the assistance of humans, as well as Driba and Blukic.[DJW 2]
- Originally, Tetramands seemed fairly Bronze Age-y for their level of technology.[MW 1] This was retconned in Omniverse as Tetramands are shown to have a far more advanced civilization than humans.
- The Shokans from the Mortal Kombat series share some similarities with Tetramands, both species having two toes, four arms and amazing strength.
- Ben owns a red Tetramand flag in his bedroom.[DJW 3]
- The Tetramand species seems to be loosely based on the Klingon race in the Star Trek Universe. Some evidence of this includes their similar war-like nature, the Tetramands' society's division into tribal systems, like the Klingon "Houses" as well as resolving disputes through judgment by combat. More evidence is in the name of the Tetramands' home planet, Khoros, which bears a striking similarity to the name of the Klingons' home planet, Qo'noS.
- Ben 10: Destroy All Aliens
- Gwen 10
- Game Over
- Ben 10: Secret of the Omnitrix
- Many Happy Returns
- Rules of Engagement
- OTTO Motives
- Kevin Levin
- Universe vs. Tennyson
- Rook Blonko
- Many Happy Returns
- The Forge of Creation
- Monster Weather
- Ben 10/Generator Rex: Heroes United
- The Alliance
- Ghostfreaked Out
- Side Effects
- The Ultimate Heist
- An American Benwolf in London
- Blukic and Driba Go to Area 51
- Rook Tales
- Kevin 11
- Ken 10
- Ready to Rumble
- Weapon XI: Part 1
- It's a Mad, Mad, Mad Ben World: Part 2
- The Rooters of All Evil
- Grudge Match
- Perfect Day
- Azmuth's Father
- Fight at the Museum