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Whoa... check me out! I'm not just big, I'm WAY BIG!

– Way Big, astounded by the new form.[1]

Way Big (alternatively spelled as Waybig)[2] is the Omnitrix's DNA sample of a To'kustar, a race of ultra-rare,[pop-up 1][1] gigantic aliens that are created during unpredictable cosmic storms.[pop-up 2][1]

Appearance[]

Ben as Way Big[]

Way Big is a white colossal humanoid creature with a large frill on his head, which is black at the front and red at the bottom. He has blade-like growths on his shoulders and spikes on his waist. He also has red arms with three black lines and white fins on the elbows, wristband-like outgrowths on his wrists and yellow eyes on his head with two extra eyes protruding on his cheeks, one on each.[TP 1] He has red feet with two toes, a black sandal-like covering on the middle of his feet and three black lines on the side of his neck. The red parts of Way Big's body are made of an unknown cosmic material with metallic properties.[DJW 1] Ben 10,000's Way Big is identical to this design.

In Alien Force and Ultimate Alien, Way Big was a little bigger than he was in the Original Series.[DM 1] His head frill was red on the front and black on the bottom, his arms were white with red fins coming out of them and his neck and wrists were black. Way Big's eyes are green and he did not bear the extra ones on his cheeks. He lacked the stripes on his arms as well as the blades on his shoulders and waist. He also had red boot-like feet and did not have the sandal-like coverings. Kevin as Way Big is identical to this design.

In Destroy All Aliens, Way Big looked mostly the same as in Alien Force and Ultimate Alien, except the red parts were colored to match his portrayal in the Original Series.

In Omniverse, Way Big has two red lines on his neck, the blades on his shoulders and waist have returned and are red and he also has black fingerless gloves, similar to the ones Four Arms wears in the same series. He is now more muscular, his head is less skull-shaped and has eyes on his cheeks again, which are more metallic. The fins on his arms are longer and he has regained the stripes on his arms and legs, and the wristband-like outgrowths on his wrists. Both 16 and 11-year-old Way Big share the exact same design.

Way Big wears the original Omnitrix/Ultimatrix/Omnitrix symbol on his chest.

Mad Ben as Mad Way Big[]

Mad Ben's Way Big is near identical to Ben Prime's Way Big in Omniverse, except for orange replacing the eyes and the red parts. He also wears gray shoulder pads with orange spikes, spiked shoes, and orange wraps around his forearms and calves. His arm and head blades are also serrated.

Powers and Abilities[]

Way Big can shoot a powerful cosmic ray[DM 2][note 1] from the outer edge of his right hand by crossing his arms together.[note 2] His cosmic rays are powerful enough to overpower the Incursean Conquest Ray.[4][DR 1] Ben learned this ability by practicing as Way Big.[DM 3]

Way Big is very strong, being able to hurl targets into orbits from planets with an atmosphere as thick as Earth's,[MW 1] as shown when he threw Vilgax (who was Way Big's size at the time) into orbit from Primus.[5] He can even lift objects larger and heavier than him, as he managed to lift the Hyperspace Jump Gate.[6] Way Big is also powerful enough to destroy a small planet.[JK 1]

Way Big has great durability, being able to withstand attacks from strong opponents his size, such as the Trash Monster,[7] a giant Trombipulor,[8] a giant Malware[9] and several Way Bads.[4]

Way Big can jump very high.[9] He also has extremely quick reflexes, being able to react to Milleous' Incursean Conquest Ray.[4]

Way Big possesses enhanced speed, being able to run fast enough to generate a massive vortex that was powerful enough to launch the Trash Monster out of orbit.[7][note 3] Way Big also has a massive stride, so he can get to his destination quicker than other aliens.[DJW 3]

Due to the nature of his species' creation, Way Big can survive in the vacuum of space.[pop-up 2][1]

Weaknesses[]

The frill on Way Big's head is by far his greatest weakness, as attacking it will cause him great pain and stun him.[10][11]

Because of Way Big's massive size, the person transformed as him can be clumsy with their surroundings and accidentally cause property damage, by knocking into or leaning against things.[12][13]

Smaller opponents such as Nanomech can take advantage of Way Big's large size and attack him without noticing, as demonstrated when Nanomech entered Way Big's ear and began attacking him from inside, immediately incapacitating him.[3]

Way Big is vulnerable to powerful discharges of electricity, such as that of the Mechamorph Armor and the Hyperspace Jump Gate.[11][6]

Way Big can be rendered unconscious if hit by many sedative quills from a member of Argit's species.[4]

Way Big can be controlled by Vladats via their Corrupturas.[DJW 4]

History[]

Ben 10[]

Five Years Prior to Omniverse[]

Alien Force[]

Ultimate Alien[]

Omniverse[]

Original Future[]

Mad Ben's Timeline[]

Comics[]

Appearances[]

Ben
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Season 7

Cartoon Network Action Packs
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Alien Force

Video Games[]

Ben 10 Ultimate Alien: Cosmic Destruction[]

Way Big is used by Ben during the final battle against the Evil Way Big in Tokyo, Japan. Way Big used the Potis Altiare to enhance the power of his cosmic rays to the level where it was powerful enough to launch the Evil Way Big to the Moon.

Naming and Translations[]

Language Name Origin
Albanian Më i Madhi From më i madhi, the biggest
Arabic واي بيج Transliteration of "Way Big"
Bulgarian Грамада Giant
Chinese 超巨人 From (Chāo), super and 巨人 (Jǜ Rén), giant
Croatian Golijat From David and the Goliath from the Bible
Dutch Heel Groot/Megareus From heel, very, groot, tall and reus, giant
Filipino Ang Pinakamalaking Higante From ang, the, pinakamalaki, biggest and higante, giant
French Géant From géant, giant
German Superriese From super and riese, giant
Greek Παρά Μέγας From παρά, way, and μέγας, big
Hebrew וויי ביג from the original English name
Hungarian Óriás Giant
Italian Gigante From gigante, giant
Polish Największy (Ben 10: Secret of the Omnitrix)
Way Big (other series)
From największy, the biggest
From the original English name
Portuguese (Br) Grandão / Gigante From grandão, big guy and gigante, giant
In Primus he is called "Grau Gigante" (Giant Degree), and in his first appearance he is called "Bem Grandão" (Way Big Guy)
Romanian Uriașul From uriaș, giant
Russian Супербольшой
Суперогромный
Великан
From cупер/super, super and большой, big
From cупер/super, super and огромный, huge
From великан, giant
Spanish (HA) Muy Grande
Grandote (Ken 10 and Ben 10: Destroy All Aliens)
From muy, very and grande, big
From grandote, very big
Spanish (Spain) Gigante From gigante, giant
Turkish Way Big From the original English name

Trivia[]

  • The parts of Way Big that have metallic properties can allow Osmosians like Kevin to absorb it.[9]
  • Way Big's height is portrayed inconsistently in many of his appearances. His actual height is supposed to be either nearly 100 feet (30.48 meters),[CN 1][merch 1] at least 100 feet (30.48 meters)[14][11] or 120 feet (36.58 meters).[MW 3]
    • Interestingly, Way Big's height was also meant to be variable originally, but it is unknown whether that was the final decision.[TP 2]
  • Way Big is one of Ken's favorite aliens.[15]
  • Way Big and Diamondhead are the only aliens who have ever defeated Vilgax.
  • Way Big is one of four aliens to make their debut in a movie or special; the others being Eon, Nanomech, and Shocksquatch.
  • Way Big is one of three aliens to have been unlocked by Azmuth; the others being Bullfrag and Atomix.
  • Way Big is one of only five aliens who appeared in each series of the Classic Continuity; the other four are Upchuck, Cannonbolt, Diamondhead, and Ghostfreak.
    • So far, Diamondhead, Cannonbolt, and Way Big are the only aliens to have appeared in every series in the franchise, including the reboot.
    • Additionally, Way Big is one of the only five aliens who escaped from the original Omnitrix; the others are Spidermonkey, Goop, Ghostfreak, and Chromastone.
    • Furthermore, Way Big is one of four regular aliens to be temporarily destroyed and removed from the original Omnitrix/Ultimatrix, the others being Chromastone, Feedback, and Swampfire.
  • Way Big could be eaten by a Gourmand if he were chopped up into bite-sized chunks.[DJW 5]
  • Way Big could be subdued by the Hephestan Neuro Grip, but only if this move were to be performed by beings with hands much bigger than Slapstrike's.[DJW 6][DJW 7]
  • Derrick J. Wyatt viewed Way Big as Ben's sixth most powerful alien.[DJW 8] Prior to Atomix's introduction, Matt Wayne guessed that Way Big was a runner-up to Alien X in terms of power.[MW 4]
  • Way Big's Original Series design was made by Thomas Perkins.[TP 3] The first prototype design he made was approved as the crew was very busy at the time.[TP 4]
  • As of Secret of the Omnitrix, Way Big did not have any powers, such as his cosmic beams. He was simply envisioned as a giant alien. The other powers and abilities were added by future writers.[TP 5][TP 6]
    • Similarly, Way Big's frill was also not meant to be a weak point. Thomas Perkins commented that it would not make sense for such a prominent feature to be one,[TP 7][TP 8] and called it an "unfortunate choice".[TP 9]
  • A predator for Way Big was conceptualized during the production of Omniverse,[DJW 11] however, art of it was never drawn and it ultimately went unimplemented. Derrick J. Wyatt imagined the alien as a cross between a sentient virus and an infestation of mites and fleas.[DJW 12]
  • Way Big's design and fighting style are based on the heroes of the Ultraman series. For example, Way Big's cosmic ray attack is similar to Ultraman's signature technique, the Specium Ray.
    • Both the transformation durations of the Omnitrix and Ultraman had their own time limit settings.
    • In Omniverse, Way Big speaks with a Japanese accent, further comparing him to Ultraman.
    • However, Way Big's vulnerable to electricity makes him different from Ultraman, who is immune to it.
    • Thomas did not intentionally design Way Big as an Ultraman-inspired alien, but noted that Ultraman was a formative part of his childhood, so some elements of Ultraman's design made it into Way Big's.[TP 10][TP 11]

Notes[]

  1. Way Big's cosmic rays were originally colored pale blue in Ultimate Alien before being recolored green in Omniverse. Meanwhile, alternate versions of Way Big are shown firing cosmic rays in different colors. For example, Mad Ben's Way Big fires orange cosmic rays.[3]
  2. In Ultimate Alien, Way Big's cosmic ray attack was executed by crossing his arms in an "L" shape, with his right forearm vertical and left forearm horizontal in front of it and the thumb edge of his hands facing his body. In Omniverse, this move is slightly revised, as Way Big now crosses his arms in an "X" shape.
  3. According to Derrick J. Wyatt, Way Big's enhanced speed was due to a glitch with the original Ultimatrix. This ability was removed from Way Big's DNA when Ben acquired the new Omnitrix in The Ultimate Enemy: Part 2.[DJW 2] However, it is unknown if this is canon as Matt Wayne seemed to be unaware of the existence of glitch powers.[MW 2]

References[]

Crew Statements[]

Thomas Perkins[]

Derrick J. Wyatt[]

Dwayne McDuffie[]

Duncan Rouleau[]

Matt Wayne[]

Joe Kelly[]

Glenn Wong[]

Pop-ups[]

Cartoon Network[]

Merchandise[]

See Also[]

Transformations
Introduced in Ben 10 ArctiguanaBlitzwolferBuzzshockCannonboltDiamondheadDittoEvil Way Big (Destroy All Aliens)Eye GuyFour ArmsFrankenstrikeGhostfreakGrey MatterHeatblastRipjawsSnare-ohSpitterStinkflyUpchuckUpgradeWay BigWildmuttWildvineXLR8
Introduced in Alien Force Alien XBig ChillBrainstormChromastoneEcho EchoGoopHumungousaurJetrayLodestarNanomechRathSpidermonkeySwampfire
Introduced in Ultimate Alien AmpfibianArmodrilloChamalienClockworkEatleFasttrackJuryriggNRGShocksquatchTerraspinWater Hazard
Introduced in Omniverse AstrodactylAtomixBall WeevilBloxxBullfragCrashhopperFeedbackGravattackGutrotKickin HawkMole-StachePesky DustThe WorstToepickWalkatroutWhampire
Future Aliens SandboxShellheadSnakepit
Ultimate Aliens AlbedoArctiguanaBenBig ChillCannonboltEcho EchoGravattackHumungousaurRathSpidermonkeySwampfireWay BigWildmutt
Fusion Aliens Atomic-XBig ChuckCrashockerDiamond MatterFourmungousaurHeat JawsHumungoopsaurStink ArmsUprigg
Concept Fusion Aliens GravadactylXLRG
Non-Canon
Competition Winners Alien Maker Contest WinnerMoyoInvinciblePortalerShadowmanStretcheleo
MAD ChromastoneFour ArmsHumungousaurJetrayNRGSwampfire
Total Access AntigraviteslaBob the BlobPlantapocalypse
Ben 10: Science Hero CaetSektoid TransformationShafarnianSteeler
Tim 10 BloxxFour ArmsHeatblastSkateasaurusUpchuckXLR8
Other Cartoon Network AlienEon (retconned)Evil Way Big (Cosmic Destruction)Fuel Run AlienGrendene AlienK-Zone AlienRobot AlienRocksSquidstrictor
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