|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 or beings that are mechanical in nature like a Chronosapien.
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.
Due being made of liquid metal, Upgrade is able to regenerate himself.
As shown in Side Effects, Upgrade can form energy constructs such as a energy spike.
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, Upgrade played with Gwen's laptop. Later, Upgrade defeated some Drones and saved Max from Vilgax.
- In The Big Tick, Upgrade failed to defeat the Great One.
- In Grudge Match, Upgrade merged with Slix Vigma and freed the prisoners from the Megacruiser.
- In They Lurk Below, Upgrade escaped the Cyber Squids with Gwen and Eddie.
- 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, Upgrade cheated on a Sumo Slammers game and accidentally trapped himself and Gwen in the game and defeated many enemies. Later, Upgrade defeated Kenko and freed himself and Gwen from the game.
- 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, Upgrade battled Dr. Animo's Mutant Squid.
- 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 Framed, Kevin took control over a bus.
Ben 10 Shorts
16 year old Ben
- In OTTO Motives, Upgrade merged with Kevin's car and defeated Otto.
- 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, Upgrade was used to successfully halt Kundo's virus upload. He then attempted to launch the Plumber HQ's core into space, but failed.
- In A New Dawn, Upgrade appeared for a short time when Ben was cycling through his aliens.
11 year old Ben
- Permanent Retirement (first appearance)
- Tourist Trap (accidental transformation)
- The Alliance
- Last Laugh
- Side Effects
- Secrets (x2)
- The Big Tick
- Grudge Match
- They Lurk Below
- Back with a Vengeance
- Ben 10,000 (accidental transformation; selected alien was Four Arms)
- Midnight Madness
- Game Over (x2)
- Under Wraps (accidental transformation; selected alien was Snare-oh)
- Be Afraid of the Dark
- Divided We Stand (accidental transformation; selected alien was Ditto)
- Ben 4 Good Buddy
- Ben 10: Destroy All Aliens (x2)
Ben 10 Shorts
Ben 10: Omniverse
16 year old Ben
- OTTO Motives (first re-appearance)
- Something Zombozo This Way Comes
- Animo Crackers (accidental transformation, intended alien was Humungousaur)
- Color of Monkey (accidental transformation, intended alien was Stinkfly)
- Final Countdown (accidental transformation, intended alien was Jury Rigg)
- A New Dawn (cameo)
11 year old Ben
Comics & Manga
- Ben 10-Generator Rex: Heroes United (first re-appearance)
Naming and Translations
|Chinese||变形怪||From 变形 (Biàn Xíng), transform, and 怪 (Guài), monster|
|Croatian||Tehno||From tehno, techno|
|French||BioTech||From the abbreviation bio, biologique and tech, technologie|
|German||Upgrade||From the original English name|
|Greek||Αναβαθμιστής||From αναβαθμιστής (anavathmistis), upgrader|
|Hebrew||אפגרייד||From the original English name|
|Italian||PlusUltra||From PlusUltra, upgrade|
|Korean||업그레이드||From 업그레이드, upgrade|
|Polish||Upgrade||From the original English name|
|Portuguese (Br)||Ultra T||From ultra, high and from T, abbreviation of technology|
|Romanian||Upgrade||From the original English name|
|Russian||Плазма (Plazma)||From плазма (plazma), plasma|
|Serbian||Tehno||From tehno, techno|
|Spanish (HA)|| Ultra-T|
| From ultra, high, and T, abbreviation of technology|
From the original English name
|Spanish (Spain)||Actualizador||From actualizador, updater|
|Swedish||Upgrade||From the original English name|
|Turkish||Güncelleme||From güncelleme, update|
- 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.
- Upgrade is the only alien to actually keep Ben's voice.