Home World Augstaka
Body Parasitic squid
Powers and abilities
Abilities Sharp teeth Enhanced Agility Able to turn certain other alien species into DNAliens
First Appearance Max Out
Xenocytes are alien "leeches" artificially manufactured by the Highbreed and are mass produced and attached to a host, which create what are commonly known as DNAliens.
As they attach to their host, they take over the personalities of the people they possess and control them (hacking their DNA). Within hours, the Xenocyte will completely cover the host's bodies transforming him into a DNAlien. Xenocytes eggs are created from an egg-laying machine. The eggs hatch underwater in large artificial green rivers. After hatching, the Xenocytes are stored in boxes filled with DNAlien slime. The Xenocyte eggs were going to ship out all throughout the country, but they failed.
It is revealed in the video game
that Xenocytes can turn other alien species into DNAliens; not just Ben 10: Alien Force humans. These examples include DNAliens of Pyronites, Vulpimancers, Florauna, Human/ Osmosian hybrids and Null Guardians. However, they seem incapable of turning silicon based lifeforms like Crystalsapiens into DNAliens.
In the process of turning a human into a DNAlien
episode Ben 10: Ultimate Alien , Simian Says Arachnichimp bounty hunter Simian brought a Xenocyte home and sold it to a crime lord named Mizaru. When Mizaru released the Xenocyte, it infected him and began spreading more Xenocytes throughout all of Aranhaschimmia. Eunice, with the help of Simian and Ben's team, were able to reverse the effect and cure all the Arachnachimps, and destroy the Xenocyte that started it all.
4 inch Alien Collection DNAlien.
4 inch Alien Collection 3-pack - includes: DNAlien (clear), Swampfire & Alan as Heatblast.
It has been confirmed that Xenocyte DNA was in the Codon Stream, it was sampled in , but the Max Out Codon Stream noticed that they are non-sapient, so it deleted the DNA.
Xenocytes are a reference to Starro's parasitic clones in DC Comics.
Xenocytes are also similar to the Illithid monster from Dungeons & Dragons and the Flood from the Halo Games. All three are tentacle-faced creatures that take a humanoid form by altering an existing being.
Xenocytes have the same concept as Yeerks from the Animorphs books. Both are parasites that infest the mind of a sentient being and control their body against their will, but the Yeerks are sentient.
The Brain Parasites from lego Hero Factory are similar to the Xenocytes except that they can fuse to Silicon based life forms.
Ben 10 Villains
Albedo • Aggregor • Diagon • Incursean Empire ( Attea, Dr. Psychobos, Frolic, Lieutenant Rana, Milleous, Sang-Froid, Major Glorff), • Forever Knights ( Connor, Driscoll, Enoch, Joseph Chadwick, Patrick, Red Knight, Sir Cyrus, Sir Dagonet, Sir Morton, Sir Reginald, Squire, Twin Knights, Urian) • The Faction ( Khyber, Khyber's New Dog, Malware) • The Rooters • Vilgax • Zs'Skayr
Aloysius Animo • DNAliens • Elena Validus • Eon • Flame Keepers' Circle ( Conduit Edwards, Esoterica) • Hex • Lucubra • Michael Morningstar • Negative 10 • Psyphon • The Sotoraggian Mercenaries ( Sixsix, Sevenseven, Eighteight, Twotwo) • Vulkanus • Will Harangue • Xenocyte • Zs'Skayrs's Servants ( King Viktor, Mummy, Yenaldooshi)
Adwaita • Aggregor's Soldiers • Animo's mutant animals ( Frankencryptid, Mutant Ant, Mutant Bat, Mutant Bat 2, Mutant Chicken, Mutant Cockatiel, Mutant Frog, Mutant Giraffe, Mutant Hamster, Mutant Hornet, Mutant Lepidopterran, Mutant Mammoth, Mutant Mosquito, Mutant Prairie Dog, Mutant Seagull, Mutant Squid, Mutant Tyrannosaurus, Mutant Kangaroo, Mutant Snail) • Billy Billions • Camille's Ex-Boyfriend • Captain Kork • Carl Nesmith • Circus Freak Trio ( Acid Breath, Frightwig, Thumbskull) • Clancy • Coach Finn • Computron • Computron's Minions • Evil Way Big • Fistrick's Gang ( Fistrick, Corvo, Hoodlum, Unnamed Thug) • Garbage Monster • Gorvan • Highbreed Tree Monster • Howell Wayneright • Hulex ( Hulex Colonel, Hulex Workers) • Jarrett • Jennifer Nocturne • Kraab • Kolar • Ma Vreedle • Mayor Coleman • Mechaneers • Mizaru • Morgg • Mr. Mann • Mrs. Mann • Mutant Seagull (Ultimate Alien) • Mycelium • Nanochips • Nyancy Chan • Paltroon • Palorfang • Pickaxe Aliens • Plant Alien • Plant Clones • Psyphon's Gang ( Bubble Helmet, Bug-Lite, Fistina, Liam, Sweet-Eels Sparklefunk, Thunderpig, Tummyhead, Unknown Psyphon Thug) • R.E.D. • Ragnarok • Red Robot • Road Crew ( Baron Highway, Road Rage, Turbine) • Rojo's Gang ( Rojo) • Sublimino • S.A.M. • Seebik • Slix Vigma • Squires • Ssserpent • Sunder • Sunny • Synthroid • Techadon Robots • The Decoy Queen • The Great One • Trumbipulor • Violet Offenders • Vilgax's Drones • Zombozo
Argit • Baz-El • Bellicus • Blarney T. Hokestar • Hope • Hope's Stone Creatures • Mazuma • Mr. Baumann • Null Guardians • Pakmar • Raff • Serena • Simian • Vreedle Brothers ( Octagon Vreedle, Rhomboid Vreedle)
Bivalvan • Cash • Dragon • Decka • Devlin Levin • Eon's Servants • Ester • Helen Wheels • Highbreed ( Reinrassic III, Highbreed Commander, Highbreed Councilors) • J.T. • Kenko • Kevin Levin • Khyber's Dog • Manny Armstrong • P'andor • Prisoner 775 • Ra'ad • Retaliator • Sentient Ultimate Big Chill • Sentient Ultimate Cannonbolt • Sentient Ultimate Echo Echo • Sentient Ultimate Humungousaur • Sentient Ultimate Spidermonkey • Sentient Ultimate Swampfire • Sir George • Technorg • The Great One's Worshipers ( Leader Alien, Enforcer Alien, Interpreter Alien) • Thomas Jingles • Vance Vetteroy • Victor Validus • Winston • Yeti
Generator Rex Villains
Alpha • Biowulf • Black Knight • Skalamander • I-Bol
The Secret Saturdays Villains
V.V. Argost • Munya
Future & Alternate Villains
Albedo (Vilgax Attacks Timeline) • Albedo (Cosmic Destruction Timeline) • Crooks (Dimension 23) • Dr. Animo (PoE Timeline • Dr. Animo (Ben 10,000 Timeline) • Enoch (Cosmic Destruction Timeline) • Enoch (PoE Timeline) • Evil Way Big (Albedo) • Exo-Skull • Gorvan (Alternate Timeline) • Kevin 11,000 • Kevin Levin (PoE Timeline) • Khyber (Omniverse Game Timeline) • Malware (Omniverse Game Timeline) • Mot Snikrep • Psyphon (Cosmic Destruction Timeline) • Psyphon (Omniverse Game Timeline) • Sploot • Terracotta Army • Terracotta Dragon • Terracotta General • Vilgax (Ben 10,000 Timeline) • Vilgax (Gwen 10 Timeline) • Vilgax (Vilgax Attacks Timeline) • Vilgax (PTE Timeline) • Vilgax (PoE Timeline)