|Home World||Galvan B|
|Powers and Abilities|
|Voice Actor|| Tara Strong (10 and 11 Year Old)|
Charlie Schlatter (Kevin)
Paul Eiding (Max)
Yuri Lowenthal (16 Year Old)
|First Appearance||Permanent Retirement|
Upgrade has a black exterior with green stripes that resemble circuitry all over him. The green circle on his head is his eye, which glows whenever he talks.
In Destroy All Aliens, Upgrade looks the same except for the fact that he has more of a metallic sheen, making him look more like a machine.
In Ultimate Alien, Upgrade has green and black stripes where the white was in the original series.
In Omniverse, 16 year old Upgrade wears the Omnitrix symbol inside the ring of his eye and he is more muscular. His circuit pattern has changed slightly. He sounds like teenage Ben, but has a robotic tone in his voice that is similar to Malware's.
11 year old Upgrade looks exactly as he does in the original series, save for a green Omnitrix symbol and his neck being longer.
Powers and Abilities
Upgrade is not completely solid. Due to this, he can reshape himself to let projectiles or blows pass through him by creating a hole in his body at will.Upgrade can use his internal nanotechnology to merge with or control any technology within reach by spreading over it. The size of the device is not significant, and he controls it as naturally as he would his own body. When he merges he upgrades the technology, hence his name. It was shown in Road Trip Rumble that Upgrade can reconfigure technology to suit for any situation, like transform the Rust Bucket into a battle armor with an arsenal of heavy plasma weapons. Occasionally he can merge with organic beings, as long as there is machinery integrated within them, such as with Rojo and Rex.
Upgrade has displayed the ability to launch a powerful green plasma blast from his eye, as shown in Tourist Trap.
Upgrade has the capability to travel through electrical currents, shown in Midnight Madness. He can also phase through most any metal or technology.
Upgrade can gently descend through the air, similar to a parachute. This was demonstrated in Secrets.
Being inorganic, Upgrade is also able to survive in the vacuum of space.
In Battle Ready, Upgrade can make lasers with his hands.
WeaknessesUpgrade is weak against electricity (being living metal), as shown in Tourist Trap when he was battling the Megawhatts.
Upgrade is sensitive to electromagnetic pulse/fields and magnetic fields.
In Color of Monkey, it is revealed that when Upgrade is attached to technology while it is damaged, he will be harmed as well.
- Upgrade first appeared in Permanent Retirement,
- Upgrade stopped some thieves from robbing an ATM machine.
- In Tourist Trap,
- Upgrade failed to defeat the Megawhatts.
- In The Alliance,
- Upgrade defeated Rojo.
- In Last Laugh,
- Upgrade defeated the Circus Freaks.
- In Side Effects,
- Upgrade defeated a thief and found an ice cream truck.
- In Secrets,
- In The Big Tick,
- Upgrade failed to defeat the Great One.
- In Grudge Match,
- In They Lurk Below,
- In Back With a Vengeance,
- Upgrade appeared when Ben unlocked the Master Control.
- In Ben 10,000,
- Upgrade battles an alternate timeline Vilgax.
- In Midnight Madness,
- Upgrade was hypnotized to steal a giant clock.
- In Game Over,
- In Under Wraps,
- Upgrade defeated the Mummy.
- In Be Afraid of the Dark,
- Upgrade traveled into space and battled Viktor before ditching him.
- In Divided We Stand,
- In Ben 4 Good Buddy,
- Upgrade battled the Road Crew.
- In Ben 10: Destroy All Aliens,
- Upgrade destroyed an alien tank with Gwen's help.
- Upgrade was then confronted by Retaliator.
- In Radio Dazed,
- Upgrade accidentally broke a radio.
By 16 Year old Ben
- In OTTO Motives,
- In Something Zombozo This Way Comes,
- Upgrade was used to battle Rook who had been turned into a Zombie Clown.
- In Animo Crackers,
- Upgrade attempted to prevent Animo's escape from Plumber HQ, but was stopped by a magnetic wave bomb.
- In Color of Monkey,
- Upgrade was used to stop Rojo.
- In Final Countdown,
- In A New Dawn,
- Upgrade appeared for a short time when Ben was cycling through his aliens.
By 11 Year old Ben
Ben 10 Shorts
Ben 10: Omniverse
By 16 Year Old Ben
By 11 Year Old Ben
Comics & Manga
Naming and Translations
|Arabic||أبغرَيد||Abghreid/Apgreid, from the original English name|
|Bulgarian||Подобрен||From Подобрен, upgraded|
|Croatian||Tehno||From tehno, techno|
|French||BioTech||From the abbreviation bio, biologique and tech, technologie|
|Greek||Αναβαθμιστής||From αναβαθμιστής / anavathmistis, upgrader|
|Italian||PlusUltra||From PlusUltra, upgrade|
|Portuguese (Brazil)||Ultra T||From ultra, high and from T, abbreviation of technology|
|Russian||Плазма / Plazma||From плазма/plazma, plasma|
|Serbian||Tehno||From tehno, techno|
|Spanish (Hispanic America)||Ultra-T||From ultra, high, and T, abbreviation of technology|
|Upgrade (Ben 10: Destroy All Aliens)||From the original English name|
|Spanish (Spain)||Actualizador||From actualizador, updater|
|Turkish||Güncelleme||Translation from its original English name|
|Chinese||变形怪||From 变形(Biàn Xíng), transform and 怪(Guài), monster|
|Korean||업그레이드||From 업그레이드, upgrade|
- 4" Upgrade
- Upgrade (Battle Version)
- Upgrade (DNA Alien)
- Upgrade (Vehicle)
Ben 10: Alien Force
- Alien Creation Figures from (Ben 10) Stinkfly and Upgrade
- In the FusionFall game files, Upgrade can be seen as a nano.
- Upgrade's Omniverse design was revealed on an iPhone case.