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XLR8 (pronounced "Accelerate") is the Omnitrix's DNA sample of a Kineceleran from the planet Kinet.

Appearance

Ben as XLR8

XLR8 resembles a semi-armored Velociraptor. He has black orbs on his feet and wears a black conoid helmet with a visor, leaving the other features of his head unknown. Whenever the visor does come up, one can see that he has a blue face, green eyes, black lips, and stripes above and on the right side of his eyes. He has five blue stripes on his tail.

In Back with a Vengeance, XLR8 wore a yellow raincoat.

In Ultimate Alien, XLR8 looked the same as he did in the original series, albeit his skin was slightly darker.

In Omniverse, XLR8 is now taller and the white color on his shirt is replaced by green, which now covers his whole neck. He has four blue stripes on his tail. The black balls on his feet are bigger. His helmet is longer in the back and front. His claws are also longer and his visor is darker. XLR8's voice now sounds like Ben's, but in a fast-talking, higher-pitched way.

11-year-old XLR8 in Omniverse looks exactly the same as his 16-year-old self, except that he is shorter, and the green color of his shirt is white. He has three stripes on his tail.

XLR8 wears the original Omnitrix/Ultimatrix/Omnitrix symbol on his chest.

Ben 10,000 as XLR8

XLR8's arms, legs and tail stripes were white instead of blue. There were less stripes on his tail and he was taller. XLR8's clothing had longer sleeves with a pair of stripes under the shoulders and has an arrow-shaped symbol on his lower torso.

XLR8 wore the Omnitrix symbol on his chest.

Gwen as XLR8

Gwen's XLR8 is more upright. Her face lacks the black markings that Ben's has, replaced with freckles. She has pink eyes and Gwen's hairclips. She has a black helmet. The majority of her outfit is dark blue with a light blue section around her neck that goes down her chest in a V-formation, light blue stripes on her forearms and wrists, two light blue stripes on the end of her tail, and a light blue stripe on each of her legs where the outfit ends. Her hands are more human-shaped with claws for fingers. She wears the Omnitrix symbol on her chest with a cat shape surrounding it. Her visor now has pink markings.

Powers and Abilities

  • Enhanced Speed
  • Vortex Generation

XLR8 can manipulate friction to reach speeds of 500 mph within two seconds. XLR8 can accelerate so quickly that time appears to completely stop to him.[1] Kinecelerans become faster as they grow older, as XLR8 was capable of traveling globally in just a few seconds when used by Ben 10,000.[2][pop-up 1]

Basically, XLR8 can run so fast to the point where he cannot be seen until a camera's slow-motion is used.[1] He also appears to have more control over his speed than fellow speed alien Fasttrack,[3] seeing as he could always stop immediately after running for a while.

XLR8 has very high dexterity, being able to type on keyboards or keypads at high speeds. Using this skill, he can input any code to deactivate devices.[4]

XLR8 can also think, act and react at superhuman speed as well, as he was able to think of a million combinations in a few seconds.[4]

XLR8 can deliver speed-enhanced attacks with rapid succession, such as excessively kicking or stabbing enemies with great speed and strength.

XLR8 has quick reflexes, allowing him to dodge attacks with little effort.

XLR8 is fast enough to run on water.[5]

XLR8 is capable of creating tornadoes by generating a centripetal vacuum powerful enough to lift a To'kustar, either by running in a circular pattern or spinning at supersonic speeds.[6]

XLR8's scissor-like claws can cut through many materials with relative ease.

XLR8 has enhanced strength, enough to carry a multitude of fishermen and Gwen across a lake to shore without slowing down,[5] as well as to greatly damage someone like Exo-Skull with physical attacks, which are further enhanced by striking at rapid succession due to XLR8's speed.[2]

XLR8 can recover from injuries faster than other species.[pop-up 2][7]

When Kevin 11 was pushed and almost fell off a cart, he used his Kineceleran tail to hang on to the wire, revealing the tail is prehensile.[8]

XLR8 is able to cling to surfaces, either due to his claws, his agility, or a combination of the two.[9]

Weaknesses

XLR8's speed does not work on all surfaces, like ice or strong adhesives, which can slow him down.[10]

XLR8's tail can be held down to keep him in place.[11][12]

Despite his enhanced strength, XLR8 is not as strong as Fasttrack.[MW 1]

In Omniverse, XLR8 is very hyperactive and it can be difficult for him to stay focused, most notably shown when he got bored of looking at magic books and started reading a Sumo Slammers magazine instead.[13]

History

Ben
Ben 10,000
  • In Ben 10,000, XLR8 appeared thrice. Firstly, he defeated Exo-Skull. Later, he brought Ben and Gwen back to his headquarters. Then, he was defeated by Vilgax.
  • In Ken 10, XLR8 appeared four times. Firstly, XLR8 ran home to be on time to Ken's birthday party. Later, XLR8, along with Ken as XLR8, left home to stop Sploot. Afterward, Devlin broke into his headquarters, XLR8 attempted to imprison him, but failed. On the next day, XLR8 fought Devlin.
Ken
  • In Ken 10, XLR8 went on his first mission with his dad only to get stuck to the floor.

Ultimate Ben
Ben
Flashback

11-year-old Ben
16-year-old Ben
Gwen 10

Appearances

Video Games

  • XLR8 in Protector of Earth
  • XLR8 in Omniverse 2

Ben 10

XLR8 is a playable alien in the game.

Ben 10: Protector of Earth

XLR8 is the third alien Ben obtains. The main thing you will need him for is to go to a lever, make him speed to it and to the other lever to complete the levels. XLR8 has a Dark Heroes and DNA Force skin. His Dark Heroes skin erases his visor replacing it with a red robotic stripe.

Powers and Abilities

XLR8 is capable of running at high speeds for a brief second, upwards or diagonally.

He can run in a circle to attack enemies at a high speed.

XLR8 can create sonic booms and attack enemies by dashing straight beside them, as well as damage enemies using his tail.

Punch Time Explosion XL

XLR8 is one of the aliens used by 10-year-old Ben.

Ben 10: Omniverse

XLR8 is a playable alien in the game (only by 11-year old Ben; only playable by 16-year-old Ben on DS and 3DS).

Ben 10: Omniverse 2

XLR8 is a playable alien in the game.

Naming and Translations

Language Name Origin
Albanian XLR8 From the original name
Arabic اكس ال ار ثمانية From thamania, eight
Bulgarian Акселерат From стрелоск/strelosk, speedshot
Chinese 快闪之星 From 快闪 (Kuài Shǎn), flashback and 之星 (Zhī Xīng), the meteor
Croatian Brzi From brzi, "fast"
Dutch XLR8 From the original English name; pronounced iks-el-er-acht
French AXLR From accélère, accelerate. Pronounced Accelerer
German XLR8 From the original English name
Greek XLR-8 From the original English name
Hebrew אקס אל אר From אקס, X, אל, L and אר, R
Hungarian Villámmanó From villám, lightning and manó, elf
Italian XLR8 From the original English name; pronounced ics-elle-erre-otto
Japanese エクセラレート From エクセラレート (ekuserareto)
Korean 스피드 From 스피드/seupideu, speed
Polish Szybcior
Śmigacz (by Ben 10,000)
From szybcior, fastguy
Portuguese (Br) XLR8 From the original English name; pronounced xís-éle-érre-oito
Romanian XLR8 From the original English name; pronounced ics-el-er-opt
Russian Реактивный
Молния
From реактивный, reactive
From молния/molniya, lightning
Serbian Муња/Munja From муња/munja, lightning
Spanish (HA) XLR8
XELR8 (Ken 10)
From the original English name; pronounced /'ɛkis 'ɛlɛ 'ɛrɛ 'otʃo/.
Dub error; pronounced /'ɛkis 'ɛ 'ɛlɛ 'ɛrɛ 'otʃo/.
Spanish (Spain) XL8 Form the original English name; pronounced /'ɛkis 'ɛlɛ 'otʃo/
Swedish XLR8 From the original English name
Turkish Şimşek Hız From şimşek, lightning and hız, speed

Etymology

XLR8's name has the same sound as the word "accelerate", referring to his high speed. Otherwise, some translated versions of the series also call him XLR8, but in their respective ways of pronunciation, the names used for official dubbing don't fit the original international pun making them senseless.

Trivia

  • XLR8's visor is part of his Kineceleran biology and is not mechanical.[pop-up 3][14]
  • In Omniverse, there is a buzzing-like sound effect that occurs whenever XLR8 speaks.
  • XLR8 is the final alien used in the original series.
  • XLR8 and NRG are the only aliens whose names are just letters that sound like a word that relates to them and their powers.
  • XLR8 was the winner of a Cartoon Network Ben 10 alien poll that only had the first twelve aliens.
  • XLR8's name was used in a Pop dance group in the Philippines.
  • In the online game Ben to the Rescue, XLR8's visor is miscolored green.
  • XLR8's name was used on a CD about different technical institutes by the Universal Technical Institute.

References

Crew Statements

Matt Wayne

Pop-ups

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 Ultimate AlbedoUltimate ArctiguanaUltimate Big ChillUltimate CannonboltUltimate Echo EchoUltimate GravattackUltimate HumungousaurUltimate RathUltimate SpidermonkeyUltimate SwampfireUltimate Way BigUltimate Wildmutt
Fusion Aliens Atomic-XBig ChuckCrashockerDiamond MatterFourmungousaurHeat JawsHumungoopsaurStink ArmsUprigg
Unseen Aliens Decagon VreedleRocksSquidstrictorVentrilosquid
Future Aliens SandboxShellheadSnakepit
Retconned Eon
Non-Canon Cartoon Network AlienPortalerAntigraviteslaBob the BlobPlantapocalypseThriller Whale

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