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Brainstorm is the Omnitrix's DNA sample of a Cerebrocrustacean from the planet Encephalonus IV.

Appearance

Ben as Brainstorm

Brainstorm has a crab-like appearance. He has pincers for hands and six legs. He can open his skull plates at will to reveal his brain, which is pink in color.

Brainstorm wears a neck brace with the Omnitrix/Ultimatrix symbol on it to help him hold up his head.

In Heroes United, his color was more orange instead of light orange, his skull plates was black instead of grey.

In Omniverse, Brainstorm has a black loin cloth with a green stripe running across it on the bottom of his body. He has a black stripe in the center of his head with a green stripe in the center of it. He now has four legs instead of six, and each leg has a black stripe on its joint. Each leg also has a single joint instead of two. He wears the Omnitrix symbol on a white and green neck brace. The hair-like spikes on his face and forehead are longer and his eyes connect to a large black strip that extends around his forehead. Brainstorm now has two spikes on each elbow.

Albedo as Negative Brainstorm

In Ultimate Alien, Negative Brainstorm looks just like Ben's Brainstorm, but he has red eyes and no Ultimatrix. In Omniverse, Negative Brainstorm looks just like Ben's Brainstorm, but he is pale pink in color with yellowish teeth and his stripes are red instead of green. He wears the Ultimatrix symbol on a red and white neck brace.

Powers and Abilities

  • Brainstorm using his electrokinesis
  • Brainstorm climbing a wall
  • Brainstorm's strength
  • Brainstorm performing mental calculations

Brainstorm's cranium holds an immense brain, giving him super-massive intelligence. He can solve difficult calculations mentally in roughly seconds. He knows and can visualize equations and movement of objects as if they're actually there.[1] He can determine mechanical values and physical properties simply by looking at them. With his intellect, he can perfectly understand the mindsets and mannerisms of his enemies, and any useful objects around him, so he can know exactly what move to make to take down his enemies. His IQ is shown to be 10^30, or one nonillion.[2]

Brainstorm can produce and manipulate green electricity (yellow in Alien Force and Ultimate Alien) in a variety of useful forms, including shoving or launching enemies, shocking enemies, creating protective force fields of energy by opening the exoskeleton plates on his skull.

He can use his electrokinesis to telekinetically move objects, size and mass ranging from trains to living beings. He can generate electricity in his pincers without needing to open his skull plates. He can control machinery and other technology using electrokinesis, giving him a form of technokinesis.

Brainstorm is strong enough to crush a refrigerator using his pincers.

Brainstorm can scale walls and walk on Spidermonkey's webs.

Brainstorm can levitate several stories above the ground.[3]

Weaknesses

Echo Echo's sonic screams can give Brainstorm a headache and it makes it hard for him to concentrate (suggesting concentration is required for him to use his powers).

Brainstorm tends to be egotistical, which makes him forget to do simple things,[4] seen when he was too busy planning an attack on an escaped Spidermonkey before he's reminded by Gwen to scan him.

If his shell is closed when releasing electricity, it will shock and injure his brain.

Brainstorm can be shorted out due to the electricity in his brain.

Since he is a Cerebrocrustacean, he is vulnerable to his species' natural predator, the Vicetopus.

History

Ben

Ben
Dream

Ben
  • In Malefactor, a kid attempted to dunk Brainstorm, but missed.
  • In The Vengers, Brainstorm defeated the Vengers.
  • In A New Dawn, Brainstorm appeared for a short time when Ben was cycling through his aliens.
Albedo

Appearances

Video Games

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Brainstorm in Vilgax Attacks

Ben 10 Alien Force: Vilgax Attacks

Brainstorm is a playable alien in the game.

Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 2 and PlayStation Portable Versions

Due to the Omnitrix rebooting after Ben's abuse of the quick change feature during his battle with an animated Mr. Smoothy mascot, Brainstorm was temporarily locked. Brainstorm was reunlocked upon Ben's arrival on Encephalonus IV.

Brainstorm is able to use his vast intellect to interact with computers for a variety of purposes, such as uploading a virus or unlocking a sealed gate. Brainstorm's unique block animation allows him to redirect focused energy beams to provide power to structures.

Brainstorm is vital for progression on the Bellwood, Encephalonus IV and Mor' Otesi levels of the game.

Nintendo DS Version

Brainstorm, along with Big Chill are reunlocked upon Ben's arrival on Encephalonus IV.

Brainstorm is able to provide power to lifts scattered around Encephalonus IV.

Ben 10 Alien Force: The Rise of Hex

Brainstorm is a playable alien in the game.

Due to the Omnitrix sorting out after Ben fiddled with it, Brainstorm and Swampfire were the only aliens available on Ben's arsenal at the beginning of the game.

Brainstorm is able to power generators, in order to move platforms or to open sealed gates.

Brainstorm's small size allows him to navigate areas that most of Ben's aliens and Ben himself are unable to access.

Brainstorm is the only alien form capable of defeating Techadon Kevin.

Naming and Translations

Language Name Origin
Albanian Mendjendrituri, Truri From “mendjendritur” (bright minded), from “trur” (brain)
Arabic برينستورم
Bulgarian Мозъчен Щурм/Mozŭčen šturm From мозък/mozŭk, brain and щурм/shturm, rush
Chinese 蟹甲智多星 From 蟹甲 (Xiè Jiǎ), crub armor, and 智多星 (Zhì Duō Xīng), sage
Croatian Intelekus From intelekt, intelect
Danish Hjernestorm From hjernestorm, brainstorm
Dutch Brainstorm From the original English name.
French Méga-Méninges From méga, mega and méninges, brain
German Superhirn From super and hirn, brain
Greek Εγκέφαλος From εγκέφαλος, brain
Hebrew ראש גדול From ראש, head and גדול, big
Hungarian Észlény From ész, mind and lény, being
Italian Cervellotico From cervellotico, mastermind
Korean 브레인스톰 Frome the original English name.
Norwegian Brainstorm From the original English name.
Polish Łebkrab From łeb, brain and krab, crab
Portuguese (Br) Artrópode From artrópode, arthropod
Romanian Encefal
Russian Мудрый краб From мудрый, wise and краб, crab
Serbian Intelektus From intelekt, intelect
Spanish (HA) Cerebrón
Brainstorm (The Vengers)
From cerebrón, big brain
From the original English name.
Spanish (Spain) Cerebro From cerebro, brain
Swedish Hjärnstorm From hjärn, brain and storm
Turkish Fırtına Beyin From fırtına, storm and beyin, brain

Etymology

His name comes from the word, brainstorm, which means a spontaneous group discussion to create new ideas and solve problems. It references how he always creates new ideas and solves problems with his IQ.

Trivia

References

Ben 10 Aliens
Introduced in Ben 10
ArctiguanaBlitzwolferBuzzshockCannonboltDiamondheadDittoEye GuyFour ArmsFrankenstrikeGhostfreakGrey MatterHeatblastRipjawsSnare-ohStinkflyUpchuckUpgradeWay BigWildmuttWildvineXLR8
Introduced in Ben 10: Alien Force Introduced in Ben 10: Alien Swarm
Alien XBig ChillBrainstormChromastoneEcho EchoGoopHumungousaurJetrayLodestarRathSpidermonkeySwampfire Nanomech
Introduced in Ben 10: Ultimate Alien Introduced in Heroes United
AmpFibianArmodrilloChamAlienClockworkEatleFasttrackJury RiggNRGTerraspinWater Hazard Shocksquatch
Introduced in Ben 10: Omniverse
AstrodactylAtomixBall WeevilBloxxBullfragCrashhopperFeedbackGravattackGutrotKickin HawkMole-StachePesky DustThe WorstToepickWalkatroutWhampire
Ultimate Forms
Big ChillCannonboltEcho EchoHumungousaurSpidermonkeySwampfireWay BigWildmutt
Future Aliens Fusion Aliens See Also
SandboxShellheadSnakepitSpitter Diamond MatterHeat JawsStink Arms Decagon VreedleRocksSquidstrictorThriller WhaleVentrilosquidEon
Non-Canon
PortalerAntigraviteslaBob the BlobPlantapocalypse
Albedo's Aliens
Regular Aliens
Alien XArmodrilloArctiguanaBig ChillBrainstormChamAlienDiamondheadEcho EchoFasttrackGoopGravattackHumungousaurJetrayLodestarNRGRathSpidermonkeySwampfireWildvine
Ultimate Forms
AlbedoArctiguanaEcho EchoGravattackHumungousaurRathSpidermonkey

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