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


Ben as Way Big

Way Big is a white colossal humanoid creature with a large fin 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 two 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. 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]

In Alien Force and Ultimate Alien, Way Big's fin 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.

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, he 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. Uniquely, 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.

Ben 10,000 as Way Big

Ben 10,000's Way Big looked identical to 10-year-old Way Big in the original series.

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

  • Cosmic Rays
  • Enhanced Strength
  • Enhanced Agility/Acrobatics
  • Enhanced Reflexes
  • Enhanced Durability
  • Enhanced Jumping
  • Sharp Head Fin
  • Enhanced Speed

Way Big is very strong (even for his size), as shown when he defeated Vilgax (who was Way Big's size at the time) and threw him into orbit.[3] Technically speaking, he is powerful enough to destroy a small planet.[JK 1]

Way Big has great durability, being able to withstand attacks from enemies while barely even feeling them. He is also resistant to extreme temperatures.

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

Way Big is very skilled in hand-to-hand combat, as seen when he fought giant versions of Vilgax,[3] the Garbage Monster,[5] Trombipulor,[6] and Malware.[7]

Way Big can shoot a powerful cosmic ray[DM 1] from the outer edge of his right hand by crossing his arms together.

Due to the nature of his species' creation, Way Big can survive in the vacuum of space.

Way Big has enhanced speed, similar to XLR8 and Fasttrack albeit with him leaving a red and white trail behind.[5] Way Big also has a massive stride, so he can get to his destination quicker than other aliens.[DJW 2]


  • Durability Limit
  • Unintentional Size Damage
  • Ambushed by Small Enemies
  • Vulnerability to Time Rays
  • Unintentional Strength Damage
  • Vulnerability to Electricity
  • Vulnerable Head Fin

Way Big sometimes forgets how strong he is, as shown when he accidentally destroyed the statue of Zabin by leaning on it. His size also gives him a slight mobility issue, since he has to be careful where he steps to avoid crushing objects and people around him, and easily gives his location away.[8]

Because of his size, Way Big cannot be used inside buildings or confined spaces.

Since Way Big's fin is a weak spot, a hit to that area can paralyze him.[9][10]

Despite his immense durability, Way Big is weak against opponents with sufficient strength, such as a giant Trombipulor.[6] He also felt pain when Vilgax clawed his hand while Way Big was holding him.[2]

Way Big is vulnerable to electricity, which can incapacitate him.[10][11]

Like other organic beings, Way Big is vulnerable to being aged to dust by the time rays of a Chronosapien or a Chronian.[12]

Certain beings that are about as small as Nanomech can go inside Way Big's head and attack him.[13]

A Kineceleran can generate a tornado strong enough to lift Way Big off of his feet, as demonstrated with the Way Bads.[4]

Way Big can be harmed by Argit's quills, as also demonstrated with the Way Bads.[4]

Way Big can be controlled by Vladats via their Corrupturas.[DJW 3]

Way Big can be harmed by high-pitched noises, such as a Sonorosian's sonic screams, if they were to get close enough to his ears.[DJW 4] This weakness was first referenced when Shocksquatch made an unsuccessful attempt at attacking a Way Bad using a megaphone made from Echo Echo's DNA.[14]

Way Big can be eaten by a Gourmand, though he would first have to be chopped up into bite-sized chunks.[DJW 5]

Way Big can 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]


Ben 10

Five Years Prior to Omniverse

Alien Force

Ultimate Alien


Future (Original)


Ben 10,000
Season 4

Season 2
Season 3
Season 3

Season 1
Season 2
Season 3
Season 3

16-year-old Ben
Season 2
Season 3
Season 6
Season 8
11-year-old Ben
Season 3
Season 8
Mad Ben
Season 7

Cartoon Network Action Packs
  • Black Knight's Flight
Chapter Books

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
French Géant From géant, giant
German Superriese From super and riese, giant
Greek Μεγάλος From big guy
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 Uriasul From urias, giant
Russian Супербольшой
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 Vey Big Way Big


  • Way Big's original series design was created by Tom Perkins, while his Alien Force/Ultimate Alien one was created by Glenn Wong, with color styling by Chris Hooten.[GW 1]
    • The first design Tom made for Way Big was approved as the crew was very busy when he was being designed.[TP 1]
    • When Tom designed Way Big for the original series, he did not envision him with cosmic powers, as the script simply called for a giant alien.[TP 2]
  • The parts of Way Big that has metallic properties can allow Osmosians like Kevin to absorb it.[7]
  • According to Derrick J. Wyatt, Way Big's enhanced speed[5] 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 8]
    • However, it is unknown if this is canon as Matt Wayne seemed to be unaware of the existence of glitch powers.[MW 1]
  • Way Big is Ben's sixth most powerful alien.[DJW 9]
  • Way Big's size is portrayed inconsistently in many of his appearances. His actual height is supposed to be 120 feet (36.576 meters) tall.[MW 2]
  • Not counting Ball Weevil or Bloxx, Way Big and Snare-oh are the only aliens in Omniverse whose 16-year-old appearances look identical to their 11-year-old selves.
  • 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.
    • Ironically, Way Big is vulnerable to electricity, whereas Ultraman is actually immune to it.
    • Coincidentally, both the transformation durations of the Omnitrix and Ultraman had their own time limit settings.
    • In Ultimate Alien, the 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.
    • Also in Omniverse, Way Big speaks with a Japanese accent, further comparing him to Ultraman.
  • Way Big's cosmic rays were originally colored pale blue in Ultimate Alien before being recolored green in Omniverse.
  • From Arc 4 of Omniverse onwards, Way Big is replaced with Toepick in the opening intro of the show, specifically in the part where the former used to appear alongside Shocksquatch, Bloxx and Crashhopper.
  • When asked if Way Big can absorb cosmic energy, Derrick said that he probably could to some degree.[DJW 10]
  • 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 four aliens to have been unlocked by Azmuth; the others being Murk Upchuck, Bullfrag, 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.


Crew Statements

Dwayne McDuffie

Joe Kelly

Derrick J. Wyatt

Matt Wayne

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Glenn Wong

Tom Perkins


See Also

Introduced in Ben 10 ArctiguanaBlitzwolferBuzzshockCannonboltDiamondheadDittoEye 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
Ultimate Aliens AlbedoArctiguanaBig ChillCannonboltEcho EchoGravattackHumungousaurRathSpidermonkeySwampfireWay BigWildmutt
Fusion Aliens Atomic-XBig ChuckCrashockerDiamond MatterFourmungousaurHeat JawsHumungoopsaurStink ArmsUprigg
Unseen Aliens Decagon VreedleRocksSquidstrictorVentrilosquid
Unseen Fusion Aliens GravadactylXLRG
Future Aliens SandboxShellheadSnakepit
Retconned Eon
Non-Canon AntigraviteslaBob the BlobCartoon Network AlienInvinciblePlantapocalypsePortalerShadowmanStretcheleoThriller Whale

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  • Who is taller

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    • Way Big could beat up the giant monster, When he is about looks like 530550 feet
    • Way Big is nowhere near 500'000 feet tall. The average human is about 6 feet tall, so if we assume Vilgax is 12 we can work out that Way ...
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