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Sugilite is a silicon based alien made of extremely durable crystal. His body is overall purple with several dark lines and spots. His hands and face are magenta, and he also sports six magenta shards on his back, two on his chest, and one on the top of his head that resembles a horn. They all turned red when he absorbed the back-up crystal. His face consists of a mouth and one large white eye at the center.
The original Sugilite was created to serve as the guardian of Petropia.
While exploring the shattered remains of Petropia, Tetrax discovered that the crystal Vilgax used to destroy Petropia (which Tetrax unwittingly handed to Vilgax) served as a back-up for Petropia and its people. With this knowledge, Tetrax stole the back-up crystal back from Vilgax and sought out Ben in order to release Sugilite's genetic back-up from the Omnitrix. He demanded that Ben hand over Chromastone, forcing Ben to transform. However, Tetrax was unaware that Chromastone was destroyed in Vengeance of Vilgax: Part 2 and had re-formed into Diamondhead. Tetrax used a sonic device to shatter Diamondhead, releasing Sugilite's back-up. Tetrax then gave Sugilite's back-up the crystal which he absorbed before flying off into space to restore Petropia and its people. However, the theft of the back-up crystal didn't go unnoticed by Vilgax, who followed Tetrax to Earth.
Sugilite's back-up returns to the shattered ruins of Petropia and begins to reconstruct it. Vilgax chases after Ben, Gwen, Kevin and Tetrax, cornering them in a factory. Kevin then accidentally reveals that Sugilite's back-up has it and Vilgax flies to where Sugilite's back-up is to find a restored planet Petropia. Outraged over the theft of "his" crystal to restore a dead world, Vilgax beats Sugilite's back-up demanding he return the crystal. Sugilite's back-up pleads for mercy, asking Vilgax to let him continue reviving the planet, however Vilgax reveals he has no mercy (saying he's never heard of it). Ben and company arrive too late to save Sugilite's back-up from Vilgax, who then removes the crystal from Sugilite's back-up only to discover the crystal's power has been drained and flies off disappointed. The dying Sugilite back-up gives Ben a second back-up crystal wanting Ben to finish what he started. Ben then takes the crystal from Sugilite's back-up as he fades away. Ben transforms in to Diamondhead (revealing Diamondhead knows what to do) and uses the crystal to revive Petropia's people. This revives the original Sugilite who introduces himself to Ben and thanks him for his help in restoring Petropia and its people (stating they are in his debt). He also reveals that Chromastone still remains within the Omnitrix. He then returns to his post as the guardian of Petropia.
Powers and Abilities
Sugilite possesses energy absorption, projection, and manipulation abilities. He also has the power of flight, which allowed him to travel across space. He has the ability to restore the planet Petropia and its people if they are destroyed, by using a special crystallized back-up when a nearby group of stars are aligned. By channeling the energy from the star alignment, Sugilite can use it to power the restoration of the planet and its people. It is also shown that some of his beams can freeze targets in a hard, red colored crystal, shown by Vilgax when he froze Tetrax Shard in red crystal with a beam from Sugilite's back-up crystal, which Kevin had to strike three times to free Tetrax.
Sugilite is shown to be easily weakened when the crystal on his forehead is detached.
Ben 10: Alien Force
- The Secret of Chromastone (first appearance)
Sugilite is the name of a real type of gemstone, also known as Luvulite.
- After absorbing the backup Petropia crystal, Sugilite's magenta crystals turn red.
- Dwayne McDuffie has confirmed that Sugilite is the only one of his species.