Upgrade has a black exterior with purple front torse and purple stripes that resemble circuitry all over him. The purple circle on his head is his eye.
Upgrade wears the Omnitrix on his chest.
Powers and Abilities
Upgrade is not completely solid, as he can be both liquid and gelatinous. 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 and possess any technology by encasing himself 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, making the technology he possess far more advanced and futuristic and causing new features to form on it. This enhancement also can destroy the technology if it is already advanced enough, as seen in Freaky Gwen Ben. Possessing technology allows him to transform it with seemingly no limit, such as merging with the Rustbucket and turning it into a space ship, while the moment he un-merged with it, it returned to normal. He can also make his head or his face appear anywhere on the machines he possesses.
Due being made of living metal, Upgrade is able to regenerate himself.
Upgrade is weak against electricity (being living metal). Upgrade is sensitive to electromagnetic pulse/fields and magnetic fields.
As a toddler, Upgrade can not completely merge with technology.
- Upgrade first appeared in Growing Pains, where he defeated Nanny Nightmare.
- In Steam is the Word, Upgrade got to Steam Smythe's ship and battled the Mechanoids.
- In The Beast Inside, Upgrade battled a mutated Lester, but was defeated.
- In Freaky Gwen Ben, Upgrade destroyed the Titan Gauntlets and defeated Hex.
- In Cutting Corners, Upgrade accidentally annoyed the Boblins.
- In Don't Let the Bass Drop, Upgrade got DJ Duster's concert.
- In Xingo, Upgrade unintentionally brought Xingo to reality.
- In Drive You Crazy, Upgrade raced Lagrange.
- In Hole in 10, Upgrade battled the Ground Hawg.
- Growing Pains (first appearance; accidental transformation; as toddler and normal)
- Steam is the Word
- The Beast Inside (accidental transformation)
- Freaky Gwen Ben (by Gwen in Ben's body)
- Cutting Corners
- Don't Let the Bass Drop
- Drive You Crazy
- Hole in 10 (intended alien was Wildvine)
- Upgrade (Original Version)
|Ben 10 Reboot Aliens|
|Introduced in Ben 10|
|Cannonbolt • Diamondhead • Four Arms • Grey Matter • Heatblast • Overflow • Stinkfly • Upgrade • Wildvine • XLR8|
|Amalgam Ben • Grey Arms|