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It's like a skate, so this can wait. Fast not late, XLR8!

– XLR8.[2]

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


Ben as XLR8

XLR8 resembles a semi-armored Velociraptor. He has grey roller balls on his feet and wears a black conoid helmet, which is made up of his skin and part of his skull.[DR 1] He has predominantly cyan skin with bulging green eyes, black lips, and black stripes extending from his eyelids.

XLR8 has two grey fins on his back, which are comparable to the dorsal fins of a fish. XLR8 also has a long striped blue and black tail. His elbows and legs are sharply pointed, and he has 2 claw-like fingers on each of his hands. He is dressed in black bodysuit and turtleneck shirt with a blue stripe on the center. XLR8 wears the Omnitrix symbol on his chest.

In Innervasion Part 3: Strange Bedfellows, the Omnitrix symbol was absent from XLR8 due to being used inside the Omnitrix.

Steam Smythe's robot as XLR8

Steam Smythe's robot looks identical to XLR8, excpet he is brownish orange with dark brown shoulders, head, legs, back and tail. His eyes are red and his mouth is opened with visible teeth which is a speaker. The fins on his back are replaced with smoke stacks and the gear is on his chest where the Omnitrix is.

Powers and Abilities

XLR8 can run at extreme speeds of more than 500 miles per hour.[merch 1] He is able to run at speeds up to 888 miles per hour, though the feat caused him visible strain.[3] He can accelerate so quickly that time appears to gradually slow down around him.[4]

XLR8 has enhanced durability, agility, and reflexes. He can also can run up walls and on water.

XLR8 can go fast enough to create vortexes that are able to lift the Rustbucket.[5]

XLR8 has enhanced strength, being able to pick up objects Ben cannot.[6] He can also carry multiple Humans and other beings while running.[7][8]

XLR8 is capable of delivering speed-enhanced attacks (namely, punches) with rapid succession.

XLR8 has accelerated thinking, and thinks faster than any average human being.[9]

XLR8 can go back in time if the Omnitrix is struck by energy from an external source.[10]

XLR8 can able to achieve speeds that are sufficient to create after-images of himself, making it appear like he is in multiple locations at once, as demonstrated by Rush.[11]

Although he has never used it, XLR8 has a visor hidden in his helmet.[DR 2]

XLR8 is completely frictionless.[DR 3]

XLR8's tail is prehensile, meaning it can be used to pick up people or objects.


XLR8's speed does not always work on all surfaces, like ice or strong adhesives, which can make it hard to control or slow him down.

XLR8's tail can be held down, thereby keeping him held in place and unable to use his powers.

XLR8 can only run so far or fast before showing some strain and fatigue, as shown when he was unable to keep up with LaGrange's car.[12]

XLR8 can be affected by Earth poison, such as that made from a poison oak.[13]

XLR8 has a durability limit, as Steam Smythe's XLR8 robot was able to harm him.[14]


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Video Games

Ben 10

XLR8 is a playable alien character in the game. XLR8 is initially unavailable, but is unlocked towards the end of the The Funhouse level.

XLR8 is able to use his incredible speed to deliver lightning-fast punches and kicks, as well as run so fast time appears to halt completely.

XLR8's Ultimate Ability consists of him running away to grab some Chili Fries and coming back to find enemies waiting for him. He begrudgingly defeats them with rapid punches, but when he turns towards the Chili Fries, Gwen is seen eating some of them.

XLR8 is not required to be used at all in order to complete the game.

Ben 10: Power Trip

XLR8 is a playable alien in the game.

Online Games

Super Hero Time

XLR8 is a playable alien in the game.

Naming and Translations

Language Name Origin
Portuguese (Br) XLR8 From the original English name
Russian Молния From молния/molniya, lightning
Spanish (HA) Acelerador[15]
From acelerador, accelerator.
From the original English name; pronounced /ɛkˈsɛlɛreɪt/.


  • XLR8's design in the reboot heavily resembles his Classic counterpart's appearance in the original series but his hands having only two fingers each, his torso being colored blue, and a pair of sharp fins being added to his back.
  • XLR8 is one of the five aliens who remained in the active playlist in all five seasons in the Reboot, the other four being Four Arms, Heatblast, Diamondhead, and Cannonbolt.
  • XLR8 is the only alien to revert back from their Omni-Kix form.[16]


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Introduced in Season 1 CannonboltDiamondheadFour ArmsGaxGrey MatterHeatblastOverflowStinkflyUpgradeWildvineXLR8
Introduced in Season 2 RathShock Rock
Introduced in Season 3 HumungousaurSlapback
Introduced in Season 4 GoopJetrayWay Big
Introduced in Season 5 Alien XBig ChillBloxxBuzzshockChromastoneRipjawsSpidermonkeySurge
Omni-Enhanced Aliens CannonboltDiamondheadFour ArmsGrey MatterHeatblastOverflowStinkflyWildvineXLR8
Omni-Kix Aliens CannonboltDiamondheadFour ArmsHeatblastHumungousaurJetrayRathShock RockSlapbackXLR8
Omni-Naut Aliens HeatblastJetrayHumungousaurShock Rock
Fusion Aliens Amalgam AlienAmalgam BenGrey ArmsXLRArmBlastDiamondHeat
Non-Canon Aliens Banana AlienBlack Hat AlienHotdawgMole-StacheScooter Alien
Non-Canon Fusion Aliens Omnitrix Glitch FusionDiamondhead-Humungousaur FusionRath ArmsShock Blast