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Wildmutt is the Omnitrix's DNA sample of a Vulpimancer from the planet Vulpin.

Appearance

Ben as Wildmutt

Wildmutt appears to be a large orange dog with no eyes, ears, nose, or tail. His posture and movements are also somewhat apelike. His teeth are very defined and stick out of his mouth. The various spines found all across his body function similarly to whiskers with tactile sensing, and are not fur.[DJ 1] Since Wildmutt has no eyes, he uses his sense of smell and hearing to navigate, which are aided by three gill-like nostrils located on each side of his neck.

In the original series, Wildmutt wore a black-and-white brace with the original Omnitrix symbol on his left shoulder.

In Back with a Vengeance, Wildmutt wore a yellow raincoat.

In Don't Drink the Water, 4-year-old Wildmutt looked very similar to his 10-year-old self, but a lot smaller and thinner.

In Ultimate Alien, 16-year-old Wildmutt looks mostly the same except his fur is lighter in color. While his lips were still black in the Ultimate Alien intro, they were in the same color as his fur in the actual series. He wore the Ultimatrix symbol on his chest.

In The Forge of Creation, 10-year-old Wildmutt looked mostly the same as in the original series, except his lips were in the same color has his fur, his shoulder brace did not have any white on it, and the original Omnitrix symbol was recolored green.

In Omniverse, Wildmutt's lips have returned to being black and his forearms are a bit bigger. 16-year-old Wildmutt wears a green and white collar with the Omnitrix symbol.

11-year-old Wildmutt looks closer his appearance in the original series than 10-year-old Wildmutt in Ultimate Alien, what with the white returning to the shoulder brace, though the Omnitrix symbol is still colored green.

Ben 10,000 as Wildmutt

Ben 10,000's Wildmutt was larger than his 10-year-old self, had stripes on his back, his appearance had shifted to a more feline form due to the presence of a tail. Wildmutt wore the Omnitrix symbol on his forehead.

Powers and Abilities

  • Quadrupedalism
  • Enhanced Speed
  • Enhanced Smelling
  • Enhanced Digging/Sharp Teeth
  • Enhanced Strength
  • Enhanced Jumping
  • Enhanced Durability
  • Skilled Melee Combatant
  • Sightless Sensing
  • Invisibility Sight
  • Bipedalism
  • Enhanced Acrobatics
  • Quills
  • Enhanced Agility
  • Prehensile Feet
  • Sharp Claws

Wildmutt's main ability is his sense of smell. As he has no eyes, his "vision" is made up of a dull 3D mapping of where his senses originate, similar to a thermograph. Combined with his enhanced hearing, his senses take the form of a radar or sonar, allowing him to still perceive his environment more clearly.

Wildmutt can sense invisible entities, therefore making invisibility useless against him.[1]

Wildmutt's enhanced speed and reaction time allows him to dodge, evade, and counterattack effortlessly with the help of his senses.

Wildmutt can track almost anything and anyone by their scent.[2]

Wildmutt has enhanced strength, as he could tear apart one of Vilgax's Drones with ease,[3] throw a dumpster at a group of Limax,[4] carry a Florauna on his back without difficulty (even while running),[5] hold his own against a Buglizard,[6] and pin down a Merlinisapien.[2][1] He can also dig deep craters at a fast speed, even while digging through solid stone ground.[7]

Wildmutt has enhanced agility that allows him to run, jump, and climb at an inhuman rate. He is highly acrobatic and gymnastic, with such movements being similar to that of an ape.[8]

Wildmutt is durable enough to survive a steel tower falling on top of him and jump through a glass window.[9][10][1]

Wildmutt is a quadruped. However, he is capable of standing on his hind legs, and he can punch, somewhat awkwardly, by doing this. In addition, his feet are prehensile, as he caught Gwen with his foot as she was about to be sucked into space.[11]

Wildmutt possesses razor-sharp teeth and claws, the latter of which he can use to climb vertical surfaces.

Because of how he does not see in the conventional sense, Wildmutt is not afraid of Toepick's species.[DJW 1]

Although he has never trained himself to do so, the porcupine-like quills on Wildmutt's back supplement his sonar and can also serve as weapons, either protecting him while he's rolling or as projectiles fired off at will.

Weaknesses

  • Sensitive Hearing
  • Vulnerability to Magic
  • Lost Sense of Smell (via cold virus)
  • Sightless Sensing (via cold virus)

Wildmutt cannot talk in human languages. Instead, he communicates through a combination of barking and snarling. Due to this, it is extremely difficult for anyone to understand him.

Wildmutt's lack of eyes makes him completely dependent on his other senses (mainly olfactory).

Wildmutt's senses are very sensitive, making him vulnerable to anything that can overwhelm his senses, such as a high-pitched sound.[12][6]

Wildmutt has a weakness against magic, as shown when Gwen put a spell on him.[13]

When infected with a cold, Wildmutt's nostrils (on the sides of his neck) get blocked by mucus, making him unable to smell or hear and rendering him essentially "blind." In addition, his fur discolors from its vivid orange to a pale yellowish-orange tone, and his lips and claws turn from black to a sickly dark green hue.[14]

History

Ben 10

  • Wildmutt first appeared in And Then There Were 10, where he defeated one of Vilgax's drones.
  • In Permanent Retirement, Wildmutt and Gwen escaped from a group of Limax before they defeated one that was impersonating Max, and followed the scent of the Limax ship to find it.
  • In Last Laugh, Wildmutt battled the Circus Freaks, but was scared into defeat by Zombozo.
  • In Lucky Girl, Wildmutt tried to save some construction workers from falling, but Lucky Girl ended up doing so instead.
  • In Side Effects, Wildmutt, due to a cold, was unable to battle Clancy and ended up accidentally destroying things, including a market, and almost got Gwen blown up by fireworks.
  • In Secrets, Wildmutt briefly appeared while he was captured. Later, Wildmutt surrendered to Vilgax so the latter would spare Max and Gwen.
  • In Truth, Wildmutt tried to negotiate with two Vulpimancers, but failed and was forced to fight them.
  • In The Big Tick, Wildmutt failed to defeat the Great One.
  • In Framed, Gwen mentioned Wildmutt was used by Kevin to terrorize Tallahassee, Florida. Later, Ben as Wildmutt was defeated by Kevin as Upgrade and saved a cable car from falling into the sea.
  • In Camp Fear, Wildmutt searched for Max, during which he discovered the lower parts of Camp Opinicon and the sentient plants.
  • In Tough Luck, Wildmutt was used in a magic act and battled Hex and Charmcaster.
  • In Ghostfreaked Out, Wildmutt tried to help a kid down from a tree only to be tricked and tortured by Ghostfreak in a dream.
  • In Back with a Vengeance, Wildmutt appeared three times. Firstly, he was used by the Master Control and accidentally scared a man in the process, causing him to fall off the boat and prompting Wildmutt to switch into Ripjaws to save him. Then, Wildmutt was seen in a photo. Later, in the Null Void, Wildmutt tried to avoid Vilgax and Kevin 11, but was caught and had to switch into Stinkfly.
  • In Midnight Madness, Wildmutt tried to stop some thieves before being chased by the police.
  • In Merry Christmas, Wildmutt pretended to be a reindeer in order to get Gwen and Elsgood into Mr. Jingles' factory.
  • In Under Wraps, Wildmutt hoed a field.
  • In The Visitor, Wildmutt stole Gwen's kite, prompting her to put him under a spell that would make dogs fall in love with him. Wildmutt escaped them by hiding in a tree.
  • In Ben 10: Secret of the Omnitrix, Wildmutt appeared when the Omnitrix malfunctioned. Later, Wildmutt helped Tetrax search for an intruder, who turned out to be Gwen. He then accidentally opened the air lock and saved Gwen from being sucked into space.
  • In Don't Drink the Water, four-year-old Wildmutt, named Wildpup, defeated Hex's digger monster.
  • In Ben 10 vs. the Negative 10: Part 2, Wildmutt battled the Mutant Prairie Dog and Cooper's security drones.
  • In Dogged Pursuit, Wildmutt saved an old lady's purse and got complimented by her.
  • In Fame, Wildmutt was seen on TV.
  • In The Forge of Creation, Wildmutt tried to get the Rust Bucket 3 free before 16-year-old Ben reverted him.

Five Years Prior to Omniverse

  • In Evil's Encore, Wildmutt freed himself, Max, and Gwen from a sack.

Alien Force

Ultimate Alien

Omniverse

Future (Original)

Race Against Time Timeline

Appearances

10-year-old Ben
Season 1
  • Fame (first reappearance by 10-year-old Ben; on TV)
Season 2
16-year-old Ben
Season 3
Kevin
Season 3
Flashback
Specials

16-year-old Ben
Season 1
Season 2
Season 3
Season 4
Season 5
Season 6
Season 7
Season 8
11-year-old Ben
Season 4
No Watch Ben
Season 5

Video Games

  • 16-year-old Ben as Wildmutt in Ben 10: Omniverse (Video Game)
  • 11-year-old Ben as Wildmutt in Ben 10: Omniverse (Video Game)

Ben 10

Wildmutt is a playable alien in the game.

Ben 10: Omniverse

Wildmutt is a playable alien in the game (by both 11-year-old and 16-year-old Ben).

Wildmutt can release a sonic attack capable of stunning enemies.

Ben 10: Omniverse 2

Wildmutt is a playable alien in the game (only on 3DS).

Etymology

Wildmutt's name comes from wild and mutt, referencing his appearance and his almost wild nature, as he cannot speak.

Naming and Translations

Language Name Origin
Albanian Memeci From memeci, dumb
Arabic وايلد مت
Bulgarian Тъподив (OV)

Дивозвяр (UAF & OV) || From див, wild, and звяр, beast

Burmese Tiger Monkey
Chinese 超能兽 From 超能 (Chāo Néng), super, and (Shòu), beast
Croatian Psina From psina, mutt
Dutch Stomkop/Wildmutt From stomkop, mute head
French Sauvage From sauvage, savage/wild
German Biest From biest, beast
Greek Αγριόσκυλο From Άγριο, wild and Σκυλί, dog
Hebrew כלב פרא From פרא, wild and כלב, dog
Hungarian Vadorzó From vadorzó, poacher and vad, wild
Italian Bestiale From bestiale, bestial
Japanese ワイルドマット From ワイルド (wairudo), wild and マット (matto), mutt
Korean 몬스터 From 몬스터, monster
Norwegian Wildmutt From the original English name
Polish Dzikopysk From dziki, wild and pysk, mouth
Portuguese (Br) Besta From besta, beast
Romanian Salbaticul From salbatic, wild
Russian Дикий пёс
Космический пёс
From дикий пёс, wild dog
From космический пёс, cosmic dog
Serbian Џукац/Džukac From џукац/džukac, tike
Spanish (HA) Bestia/Feral From bestia, beast and fiero, wild
Spanish (Spain) Bestia/Feral From bestia, beast and fiero, wild
Swedish Vilden From vilden, savage
Turkish Yaban Köpek From yaban, wild and köpek, dog

Etymology

Wildmutt's name is a combination of the words "wild" and mutt".

Trivia

  • Wildmutt served as a replacement for Digger when the crew decided to switch from superheroes to aliens. Dave Johnson designed him but noted that, like Ripjaws and XLR8, it was hard for animators to draw him.[DJ 2]
  • Wildmutt is Ben's only alien that is incapable of verbal speech. This is likely due to the fact that Vulpimancer's language is too complex for Universal Translators. However, the Ultimatrix appears to fix this problem with Ultimate Wildmutt.
    • In Race Against Time, Wildmutt had a higher-pitched snarl that sounded almost like screaming.
  • Wildmutt is the only alien in Race Against Time to have his voice actor reprise his role from the original series.
  • Wildmutt was originally planned to be one of the playable aliens in the Game Creator, but was soon removed from the game when Alien Force aired.
  • 11-year-old Wildmutt is replaced with 11-year-old Snare-oh in the opening intro of Omniverse's Arc 4, specifically in the part where the former originally appeared alongside the 11-year-old versions of Four Arms, Feedback, and Grey Matter.
  • Had he appeared on-screen, Mad Ben's Wildmutt would have some kind of harness and collar with spikes.[DJW 2]
  • Wildmutt's name in the Croatian version of the cartoon, "Psina," means "Great Dog," but the same word is sometimes used to name several sharks, especially the Great white shark, which sometimes caused naming confusions between him and Ripjaws.
  • Wildmutt has a very similar concept to the Doom 3 version of the "Pinky" Demon enemy: both are canine-esque beings whose faces display no visible eyes, ears or noses, walk on all fours, roar loudly and have massive powerful jaws with huge pointy teeth sticking out.

References

Crew Statements

Dwayne McDuffie

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Dave Johnson

Derrick J. Wyatt

Transformations
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 Alien ZAntigraviteslaArchfiendzarroBob the BlobCartoon Network AlienDecimus PrimeInvinciblePlantapocalypsePortalerShadowmanStretcheleoThe DarknessThriller Whale

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