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- 1 Appearance
- 2 Powers and Abilities
- 3 Weaknesses
- 4 History
- 5 Appearances
- 6 Naming and Translations
- 7 Etymology
- 8 Trivia
- 9 Notes
- 10 References
Toepick is a greenish yellow-skinned, ogre-like alien with long and misshapen arms that have weed-like spikes coming out of them, pointy fingertips, and a visible belly button. He wears a simple pair of black briefs with a metal dark green waistline with white bolts on it. His eyes are glowing green and can be seen through the bars of a dark green metal cage helmet worn on his head. Inside his helmet is Toepick's terrifying face, which is supposed to resemble an eldritch horror.[DJW 1] He also has a layer of tentacles that covers his true face.[DJW 2]
Toepick's helmet has two horns protruding from the sides of it, and also a crest that resembles a toenail in shape. The cage's door has five bars, three of which are in the center of the door. It opens in two halves, with the lock in the very center of the door, staying on the right half. Connected to this cage is Toepick's armor, which wraps around his shoulders and goes halfway down his chest and is connected to his briefs by chains.
Toepick's Omnitrix symbol is on the helmet's extension covering his chest, with two green metallic protrusions accompanying the symbol on both sides.
Powers and Abilities
Toepick's only known way of defeating his enemies is with his extremely scary face, which taps into the primordial fears locked in all beings' subconscious and primitive brains.[DJW 3] Toepick's face is so hideously horrifying that almost no being in the known universe can look at it without being scared to the point of turning pale white. If someone were to take a photograph of Toepick's face, the picture would come out blurry, but it would still make people uneasy.[DJW 4]
The sight of Toepick's face can cause adverse effects.[DJW 5] The most common of these effects are the inducement of terror and insanity, as a Dwarf Star-powered Psyphon was so terrified by Toepick's face that he begged him to stay away in-between screams of terror.
Other beings such as Ectonurites,[DJW 6] Loboans, Thep Khufans, Transylians, Vladats, Ormerowons,[DJW 7] Appoplexians,[DJW 8] and even a Celestialsapien's personalities[DJW 9] and Ultimate Kevin[DJW 10] can be terrified by Toepick's face. Depending on the time, Maltruant can also be scared by his face.[DJW 11]
Toepick has a type of layered multiphasic eyesight that makes his already mediocre vision even worse when looking at multidimensional or unknowable sights,[DJW 12] meaning that he cannot be frightened by his own face if he were to look into anything reflective.
Toepick is able to bulge his eyes outwards,[DJW 2] and in addition to his face, he can also produce a series of horrifying sounds for extra terror.
When Toepick's helmet prepares to open, it releases a small amount of green gases. It is also incredibly difficult to damage.[DJW 13]
Due to him being too heavy, Toepick can easily lose balance.
Despite having a layer of tentacles covering his face, Toepick cannot use his tentacles to attack blind beings.[DJW 19]
Beings that lack sapient emotion or survival instincts, such as drones and robots, would be immune to Toepick's face and sounds as well. However, it would invoke some sort of defensive reaction from them.[MW 1]
Toepick has below-average reflexes, making it possible to sneak up on him and attack before he has time to open his cage.
As mentioned above, Toepick's vision is considered worse than mediocre, making it difficult for him to see.
- Toepick first appeared in Special Delivery, where he scared and defeated a Dwarf Star-powered Psyphon.[note 2]
- In Something Zombozo This Way Comes, Toepick scared Zombozo into destroying his own machine, despite being scared of Zombozo himself, thus turning all the zombie clowns back to normal.
- In Cough It Up, Toepick scared Psyphon and Argit in order to get the dehydrated Techadon Army Cube out of the latter's stomach.
- In A New Dawn, Toepick appeared for a short time when Ben was cycling through his aliens.
- In Ken 10, Toepick was mentioned by Ben 10,000 as one of Ken's aliens in the latter's Omnitrix. Fortunately for Ken, his father replaced Toepick with Grey Matter in his son's arsenal offscreen.
- Special Delivery (first appearance)
- Something Zombozo This Way Comes (accidental transformation)
- A New Dawn (cameo)
Naming and Translations
|Bulgarian||Тоупик||From the original English name|
|Chinese||托比||Transcription; pronounced Tuō Bǐ|
|French||Pince-Orteil||From pince, claw, and orteil, toe|
|German||Stinkzeh||From stinkzeh, stinktoe|
|Greek||Συλλεκτής Νυχιών||From συλλέγω, pick, and νύχι, toe|
|Hungarian||Ujjcsákány||From ujj, finger, and csákány, pickaxe|
|Italian||Toepick||From the original English name|
|Polish||Toepick||From the original English name|
|From frieira, chilblain|
From espanto, astonishment. and -óide, "similar to"
|Romanian||Scobitoare de Picioare||From scobitoare de picioare, toothpick|
|From the original English name|
From напальчник, fingertip
|Spanish (HA)||Toepick||From the original English name|
|Spanish (Spain)||Hurgapiés||From hurga, poke, and piés, feet|
|Turkish||Toepick||From the original English name|
Toepick's action figure's voice box allows you to hear him say "You can pick your friends, you can pick your toes, but you can't pick your friend's toes." This is a play on the phrase "You can pick your friends, you can pick your nose, but you can't pick your friend's nose."
- Toepick is Ben's scariest alien[DJW 23] and his second least favorite alien; his least favorite overall being The Worst.[DJW 24]
- Toepick was first mentioned in Ken 10; at the time, there were never any plans to design him during the original series as characters without screen time would be an undesirable financial expense to the studio.[TP 1]
- Incorporating Toepick into Omniverse and giving him a physical form and powers was Derrick J. Wyatt's idea.[DJW 25]
- Toepick's appearance was inspired by an artpiece from the Autry Museum[DJW 26] while his powers were inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft.[DJW 27] Had Tom Perkins designed him when his name was first conceptualized, he would likely look different.[TP 2]
- Derrick designed Toepick's tentacle face for Bandai, which was used for his deluxe figure and mini-figure.
- From Arc 4 of Omniverse onwards, Toepick replaces Way Big in the opening intro of the show, particularly in the part where the latter initially appeared alongside Shocksquatch, Bloxx, and Crashhopper.
- When the cage on Toepick's head opens, sounds of terrified screams, agonized wailing, roaring, unholy groans and wails, hissing, and deep demonic laughter can be heard until the cage is once again closed or when Toepick turns into another alien.
- This power and the execution of it greatly resembles that of Yukk from the 1979 cartoon "Mighty Man and Yukk", apart from the noises coming from Toepick and the destructive power of Yukk's face compared to that of Toepick's.
- Toepick's appearance is similar to Hades from the God of War franchise. Both are tall, have cages on their heads, are fat and have fearful faces, with the only difference being that Hades' face can be seen in God of War III. Hades' is covered with spikes going through him.
- Neither Toepick nor his species are from the Anur System.[DJW 28][DJW 29]
- Benzarro's version of Toepick is not scarier than his other counterparts.[DJW 30]
- A hypothetical Ultimate version of Toepick would have the power to radiate fear.[DJW 31]
- Toepick's acid powers were forgotten about by the time he was incorporated into Omniverse, as Derrick J. Wyatt tried to get a list of all those pop-up facts a couple times but never got them.[DJW 16] Despite that, Derrick believes that Toepick still has acid powers.[DJW 17]
- Considering how Toepick's DNA was already in the Omnitrix, it is implied that he was never locked.[DJW 5] This is supported by Ben already knowing how to utilize Toepick's abilities.
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