|This article belongs to the Classic Timeline|
|“||Top of the food chain, baby! Upchuck doesn't have a natural predator!||”|
- 1 Appearance
- 2 Powers and Abilities
- 3 Weaknesses
- 4 History
- 5 Appearances
- 6 Video Games
- 7 Naming and Translations
- 8 Etymology
- 9 Trivia
- 10 Notes
- 11 References
- 12 See Also
Ben as Perk Upchuck
Perk Upchuck has green skin, six sprout-like growths on the back of his head, a dark-green patch of skin on his head, light-green skin on his face and belly and a crooked teeth overbite. He has whisker like lines on his face, and a green tail.
In the original series, Perk Upchuck had white eyes and wore a black open-front suit with white over-sleeves and white bands around his legs and white padding under his three-toed feet. He wore the original Omnitrix symbol on his left hand.
11-year-old Perk Upchuck looks almost the same as the original series, but his eyes and original Omnitrix symbol are recolored green and he now has bare feet with short claws.
Ben as Murk Upchuck
Murk Upchuck has swampy-green skin, a tanned stomach and muzzles, black sprouts and black-green spots on his tail, limbs, and back. His eyes are sharp and green, he has whisker-like lines, his teeth are more aligned with visibly sharp canine teeth and his tail is short and straightened, as opposed to Perk Upchuck's curled tail. Gwen as Murk Upchuck shares these traits.
In Heroes United, Murk Upchuck's black stripes on his face were longer, reaching his mouth, and he only had two lines instead of three. His claws were attached to his hands through finger stubs.
In Omniverse, Murk Upchuck resembles his previous design, except that his claws are longer and bigger, his sprouts are brighter, and he has less spots on his body. He now has only two teeth in the shape of an underbite, and the markings on his face are thinner and contained by the face, no longer spanning the head.
Mad Ben as Mad Perk Upchuck
Mad Ben's Perk Upchuck has skin coloring that looks more like that of a Murk Gourmand. His teeth are now mirrored, and he wears a black helmet with a spike and orange glasses on it and spiked shoulder pads that are connected. He has orange bandages around his wrists, the spikes on the pads are orange, and the strap connecting the pads goes around the Omnitrix, which is on his chest. His eyes and Omnitrix are orange.
Powers and Abilities
Both Upchucks have three very strong, adhesive tongues that can stretch to great lengths, allowing them to latch onto large objects and reel them in with relative ease. They can eat virtually any object or matter all the way up to Ascalon.[DJW 2]
Both Upchucks' mouths can stretch, allowing them to swallow objects larger than themselves. They are connected with a trans-space bladder dimension where they store all the "food" they eat. Both Upchucks are connected to the Gourmand species and can sense any danger to their people through their stomachs.
The items ingested by either Upchuck are converted into explosive balls of liquids that can be expelled with great accuracy.[note 1] The explosive power of these "loogies" depends on the chemical composition and overall size of what Upchuck ate to create them.[pop-up 1]
Both Upchucks can make their "loogies" curve like a boomerang, shuriken, or Frisbee. They can also fire powerful streams of their explosive vomit like an energy beam by building up digested matter and releasing it all at once.
Either Upchuck is able to take a surprising amount of punishment for a creature of their size, taking the force of a moving car impact, as well as surviving after being thrown through a wall.
Both Upchucks have a limit to how many big objects they can swallow at once. They also become slow and excessively when they eat a lot of things. Otherwise, they are somewhat quick, considering their small size.
If either Upchuck does not spit out something they eat, they will get very fat and rendered immobile until they spit it out.
Upchuck cannot eat Ultimate Panuncians as they would simply thrash in his stomach until he regurgitates them safely.
Despite being able to eat a Celestialsapien, neither Upchuck can gain the latter's powers in any form or way.[DJW 5]
- Perk Upchuck first appeared in The Visitor, where he was unlocked by Xylene and defeated the Mechadroid.
- In Ben 10: Secret of the Omnitrix, Perk Upchuck was defeated by Myaxx.
- In Ben 4 Good Buddy, Perk Upchuck battled the Road Crew and was defeated by Turbine.
- In Ben 10 vs. the Negative 10: Part 2, Perk Upchuck defeated the Forever Ninja and Driscoll and accidentally destroyed Mt. Rushmore in the process.
Five Years Prior to Omniverse
- In Evil's Encore, Perk Upchuck stopped Dr. Animo's control of the Plumber Base and accidentally destroyed Mt. Rushmore in the process for the second time in a row.
- In From Hedorium to Eternity, Perk Upchuck accidentally broke one of Mr. Baumann's car windows.
- Murk Upchuck first appeared in War of the Worlds: Part 1, where he was unlocked by the Master Control. Murk Upchuck battled an army of DNAliens and unsuccessfully attempted to destroy the Hyperspace Jump Gate alongside his teammates before switching into Way Big.
- In Vengeance of Vilgax: Part 2, Murk Upchuck fought and captured the escaped Chromastone.
- In In Charm's Way, Murk Upchuck defeated Charmcaster's giant animated Mr. Smoothy.
- In Duped, Arrogant Ben used Murk Upchuck to battle Urien, but was defeated.
- In Ben 10,000 Returns, Perk Upchuck was re-unlocked by Ben 10,000.
- In The Purge, Murk Upchuck was defeated by the Forever Knights.
- In Ben 10/Generator Rex: Heroes United, Murk Upchuck ate the Alpha Nanite's container to transport it out of Rex's dimension.
- In Inspector 13, Gwen as Murk Upchuck helped rescue Ben.
- In Night of the Living Nightmare, Murk Upchuck was seen confronting Albedo in a dream.
- In Tummy Trouble, Upchuck appeared four times. First, Perk Upchuck defeated Nyancy Chan's tigers. Later, both Upchucks helped settle peace negotiations between the Perk and Murk Gourmands. Lastly, Perk Upchuck helped eat Peptos XI with the other Gourmands.
- In Store 23, Murk Upchuck was one of several aliens Ben Prime was showcasing for Ben 23.
- In A Fistful of Brains, Perk Upchuck was defeated by Ultimate Albedo.
- In For a Few Brains More, Perk Upchuck ate Crabdozer before spitting out Ultimate Panuncian.
- In The Rooters of All Evil, Perk Upchuck fought the Rooters.
- In No Honor Among Bros, Perk Upchuck defeated Rook at the Golden Fist Tournament.
- In Universe vs. Tennyson, Perk Upchuck defeated Thunderpig.
- In A New Dawn, Perk Upchuck appeared for a short time when Ben was cycling through his aliens.
Mad Ben's Timeline
- In It's a Mad, Mad, Mad Ben World: Part 1, Mad Perk Upchuck defeated Ben Prime, Ben 23, and Dr. Psychobos.
- Season 3
- The Visitor (first appearance)
- Season 4
- Season 2
- War of the Worlds: Part 1 (first reappearance)
- Season 3
- Season 1
- Duped (first reappearance)
- Season 3
- Season 3
- Season 3
- Night of the Living Nightmare (cameo)
- 16-year-old Ben
- Season 3
- Season 4
- Season 6
- Season 8
- A New Dawn (cameo)
- 11-year-old Ben
- Season 4
- Evil's Encore (first reappearance by 11-year-old Ben)
- Season 8
- From Hedorium to Eternity (cameo)
- Mad Ben
- Season 7
Perk Upchuck is a playable alien character in Protector of Earth; he is unlockable with a cheat on the DS version. He deals heavy damage to regular enemies and mini-bosses, but not to boss enemies.
Due to the Omnitrix rebooting after Ben's abuse of the quick change feature during his battle against Vilgax's forces, Murk Upchuck was temporarily locked until Ben's arrival in the Null Void, where both Murk Upchuck and Jetray are re-unlocked.
Murk Upchuck is able to consume any enemy projectile and spit it back as a green glowing energy ball. He is the recommended alien during the battle with the animated Mr. Smoothy mascot.
Perk Upchuck is a playable alien in the game (by 11-year-old Ben only). He is an exclusive for the DS and 3DS version.
Perk Upchuck is a playable alien in the game (only on 3DS).
Naming and Translations
Vjellja (Alien Force)
|From trashaluqi, ugly face and llupesi, gluttonous|
From vjell vomit
|Bulgarian||Ъпчък||Bulgarian audible version from upchuck|
|Chinese||恶爆蛙||From 恶 (É), evil, 爆 (Bào), burst, and 蛙 (Wā), frog|
|Croatian||Žderko||From žderko, eater|
|Dutch||Opslok||From opslok, swallower|
|French||Gobe-Tout||From gober, swallow whole, and tout, everything|
|German||Spucknick||From spucken, spitting and sputnick|
|Greek||Πράσινος Εμετός||From пράσινος, green and εμετός, vomit|
|Hebrew||ריח חומצי||From ריח,smell and חומצי acidic|
|From böffencs, puking|
From bendő, rumen
|Italian||Vomito||From vomito, vomit|
|Norwegian||Oppkast||From opp, up, and kast, throw|
|Polish||Apczak||Polish audible version from upchuck|
|Portuguese (Br)||Glutão||From glutão, glutton|
|Romanian||Upchuck||From the original English name|
|From блевака, spew|
From обжора, glutton
From головастик, polliwog
|Serbian||Žderko||From žderko, eater|
|Spanish (HA)||Ultrachoque (The Visitor)
Vomitón (No Honor Among Bros)
|From ultra, ultra-; and choque, shock|
From the original English name; pronounced /'optʃok/
From vomitón, a baby that vomits a lot It's also Vomit Man's Latin American name
|Spanish (Spain)||Vomitón||From vomitar, barfing|
|Turkish||Kusmuk (The Visitor)
|From kusmuk, vomit|
From Yala, lick, and Yut, swallow
Upchuck's name is a pun of the verb "upchuck", which means to vomit, referencing his abilities.
- Upchuck is the only known Omnitrix alien who can switch between the different races of his species.[DJW 8] Azmuth's reasons for including both subspecies are unknown.[DJW 9]
- Unlike most aliens featured in Omniverse that had clothes in the original series, Perk Upchuck was unclothed as he appears cuter and more uncivilized naked.[DJW 12]
- Upchuck does not have a natural predator because his species is at the top of the food chain.[DJW 13]
- Both Perk Upchuck and Murk Upchuck have the same abilities; neither of them have abilities exclusive to any one Upchuck.[DJW 14]
- Upchuck would have been the real winner of the loogie contest in Back with a Vengeance had Ben unlocked him prior to the events of the episode.[pop-up 2]
- In the original series, Perk Upchuck was unable to consume human food.[pop-up 3] This was retconned in Omniverse, as he can now eat normal food as well as everything else.[DJW 15]
- The out-of-universe reason for this change was because the crew felt that Upchuck not eating Earth food was too limiting.[DR 1]
- Some of Perk Upchuck's prototypes were used to create Spitter, Arctiguana, Sploot, Mot Snikrep, and Zzzakt.[TP 2]
- Like Arctiguana, Buzzshock, Frankenstrike, and Snare-oh, Murk Upchuck appeared in Omniverse, but he did not appear in A New Dawn.
- The out-of-universe reason reason Murk Upchuck had fewer appearances than Perk Upchuck in Omniverse is because Derrick believes "Perks are the best Upchucks".[DJW 16]
- Upchuck is one of the five aliens who have appeared in every series in the Classic Timeline; the other four are Cannonbolt, Diamondhead, Way Big, and Ghostfreak.
- Murk Upchuck is the first alien in Alien Force to not have the Omnitrix on his chest. Instead, the symbol was on his stomach.
- Perk Upchuck and Bullfrag are the only aliens to have been manually unlocked by entering a code into an Omnitrix.
- 11-year-old Perk Upchuck is replaced with Juryrigg in Omniverse's Arc 5.
- Upchuck was among the aliens considered to be featured in the reboot.[DR 2][DR 3]
- For a Few Brains More
- The Most Dangerous Game Show
- Tummy Trouble
- It's a Mad, Mad, Mad Ben World: Part 1
- Ben 10: Secret of the Omnitrix
- Ben 10-Generator Rex: Heroes United
- Vengeance of Vilgax: Part 2
- Ben 10 vs. the Negative 10: Part 2
- Ben 4 Good Buddy
- Evil's Encore
- A Fistful of Brains
- Back with a Vengeance
- The Visitor
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