|Behind the Scenes|
|Universe||Ben 10 Universe|
Appoplexians are felinoids with huge muscles from the planet Appoplexia.
Appoplexians resemble muscular bipedal tailless tigers with individual claws sprouting from each wrist. Their fur varies in color, but has been shown to be either orange, maroon, brown, or white. They have white or cream muzzles, hands, stomachs, chests and feet, and black stripes on their head, shoulders, back, and legs. They also have four-fingered hands, three-toed feet, and quill-like eyebrows over each eye.
Powers and Abilities Edit
Appoplexians have immense strength, and are durable enough to withstand a powerful laser at point-blank range without a single scratch. The claws on their wrists can both extend and retract, and are also fireproof. By stabbing the ground, they can create a shock wave strong enough to burst a rock into rubble or knock something over.
Appoplexians are powerful, argumentative, and extremely aggressive. They have the urge to fight anything that breathes because they believe that any problem can be solved by hitting it "a lot". This anger even extends to inanimate objects, and can lead to harm for both themselves and others.
Because of their disjointedness, The Appoplexians are prone mixing up metaphors. Mentally, they are more cat-like than Revonnahganders, hence why Nyancy Chan was able to subject Rath (Ben Tennyson's Appoplexian form) to her cat-controlling powers.
Appoplexians are prone to beginning a conversation with the phrase, "Let me tell ya somethin'....!", followed by either a person's full name or position. For example, Rath refers to Khyber as the "self-proclaimed greatest huntsman in the galaxy", Vulkanus as "baby man", and Grandpa Max as "G-Pa Max".
Appoplexians have animalistic tendencies such as growling, roaring, and relentlessly seeking food when hungry. These traits may often cause them to follow their natural instincts under certain circumstances, which will subsequently override their mindset and completely distract them from whatever they might be doing.
An Appoplexian's brain is hardwired for aggression and as such, the species' greatest weakness is their low intelligence and highly aggressive temperament. As a result of their obsession with violence and anger, they are difficult to stop once they start fighting.
An Appoplexian's temperaments can cause them to easily forget things and become easily distracted. This has been demonstrated with chasing after meat like ordinary Earth tigers.
Because they are cat-like, Appoplexians can also be distracted by and chase after dots of light and smaller animals such as mice and rabbits like ordinary Earth cats.
Despite their enhanced strength, according to Duncan Rouleau, Appoplexians are not as strong as Tetramands.
In the original Ben 10 continuity, Appoplexians are hydrophobic like ordinary Earth cats. However, this weakness does not appear to apply for Appoplexians in the reboot series.
Certain high pitched sounds are fatal to Appoplexians.
Omnitrix Transformation Edit
The Omnitrix's Appoplexian representative is named Rath, who first appeared in the Alien Force episode "Con of Rath". Rath has appeared in every subsequent series.
The Ben Tennyson of Dimension 23 has an equivalent of Rath, who was confirmed to exist in the Omniverse episode "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad Ben World: Part 2".
Rath has also been used by the Prime Timeline Gwen and Azmuth, Albedo, and Mad Ben.
- Most Appoplexians in the original Ben 10 continuity have a strong sense of shame, making Rath technically a nudist. Fortunately, the Slimebiote Skurd was able to correct an error on the Omnitrix, giving Rath a Luchador-based outfit.
- According to Duncan Rouleau, the Omnitrix from the Ben 10 reboot contains Appoplexian DNA. Therefore, Rath was one of the countless aliens whose DNA pod was glimpsed in the episode "Innervasion Part 5: High Override" before being added to the active playlist for Season 3.
- As shown in the opening for Season 3, Rath has replaced Overflow in the active playlist.