|Affiliations|| Sixsix (formerly)|
|Powers and Abilities|
|Alias|| Baby Man (Rath)
|Voice Actor||John DiMaggio|
|First Appearance||The Galactic Enforcers (episode)|
Vulkanus is a Detrovite criminal who utilizes a large mechanical suit to make up for his small size.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
While inside his mechanical suit, Vulkanus has superhuman strength and durability. It is durable enough to easily shrug off lasers, can stand up to Four Arms, and it has a drill hand-built into it. He is also naturally resistant to extreme heat.
In the original series, Vulkanus partnered up with Sixsix in order to build a weapon capable of destroying a solar system using element X. He is stopped by Ben and the Galactic Enforcers in The Galactic Enforcers.
Vulkanusre-appears in Ben's dream world in Perfect Day, working alongside Sixsix again.
Alien ForceEditBen 10: Alien Force in Kevin's Big Score. From this appearance on, he now has a chrome-purple suit. According to himself, he was betrayed by Kevin during a "counterfeit isotope" scam a few years earlier. Kevin left him holding the merchandise when The Plumbers arrived, and though he managed to escape, the Plumbers destroyed his ship. Unable to leave Earth, he resorted to trading level three alien technology to get by. When Kevin arrives looking to obtain an important item (a holo-viewer from Grandpa Max), Vulkanus decides to get back at him for the betrayal by forcing Kevin to absorb a small piece of Taydenite, the rarest living gem in the galaxy. This causes Kevin's body to mass-produce the gem, thus giving Vulkanus an endless supply. However, he is foiled by Big Chill who literally freezes off his suit, revealing that Vulkanus is really nothing more than a minuscule alien in a giant suit. Rather than attempt to arrest him, however, Kevin leaves Vulkanus with the Taydenite he had managed to chip off beforehand, considering it payment for his past actions.
In Inferno, it's revealed Vulkanus had used the Taydenite he gathered from Kevin to purchase the Earth and turn it into his home by pumping the magma out of the mantle in order to detonate a bomb which will raise the Earth's surface temperature to 800 degrees. The bomb is stopped by Ben and Kevin is happy that Vulkanus wasted his money.
In Con of Rath, when Rath, Gwen, Kevin discover they need Taydenite to power their ship, Gwen tells Kevin that every time they come across Taydenite they run into Vulkanus. Kevin says their imagining things only to be confronted by Vulkanus. Kevin tries to negotiate with Vulkanus using a gold credit cube(an alien form of currency with no spending limit) but Vulkanus holds firm saying that the three of them were on his planet without any other transactor in viscinity. He is defeated by Rath who ruined most of his Taydenite. Beaten, Vulkanus is forced to hand over his remaining Taydenite.
In Greetings From Techadon, Vulkanus bought a Custom Techadon Factory to destroy Ben, only for Ben to discover how the Techadon were tracking him and prevent them from doing it. This angered Vulkanus and he states that he wasted "enough to buy a whole solar system" for the defunct factory. Ben then uses Kevin's old ID Mask to put a fake Ultimatrix symbol on his back, causing one of the Techadon to begin chasing him instead of Ben. He flies away screaming that he wishes he could hate Ben to death.
Ben 10: Alien ForceEdit
Ben 10: Ultimate AlienEdit
Ben 10: OmniverseEdit
- Special Delivery (first re-appearance)
- Vulkanus's name probably derives from "volcanic", due to his heat-resistant abilities, and the name of his home planet, Vulcan, which, in itself, is named after the Roman god of smithery of the same name.
- Also Vulcanus is the Latin form of the Roman god Vulcan.
- In the original series, Vulkanus seemed to be at the same build as Technorg minus the mace hand, but from Alien Force onward, he is shown to have an infant-like body.
- According to Dwayne McDuffie, Vulkanus and his species are naturally this size and his and Technorg's suits were merely colored in mimic flesh.
- According to Derrick J Wyatt, Technorg and the rest of the species are normally large and muscular, but that he belives that at some point Ben blew up Vulkanus, requiring him to regenerate a new body using his suit. However, because of his suits constantly being destroyed by Ben, his body never has time to regenerate.
- It's revealed in Inferno that Vulkanus currently owns the planet Earth.
- In Absolute Power: Part 1, Vulkanus revealed that whenever his suit gets either damaged or destroyed; the arms are the hardest to repair because "They're always on back-order".
- In Kevin's Big Score, Vulkanus's suit was a greenish color but in his other appearances it is purple, and in Greetings From Techadon, it was more of a violet color.