Cerebrocrustaceans are a sapient species of crab-like aliens from the stormy planet Encephalonus IV.
Biology[edit | edit source]
Anatomy[edit | edit source]
The Cerebrocrustaceans are crab-like aliens with small bumps around their faces and on top of their very large heads. They have arms with claws sprouting from the sides of their heads, four or six spider-like legs, and a stubby body. Their face is composed of a pair of pupiless eyes and a mouth that does not move as they speak. They wear neck braces to support their heads while moving outside of water.
Although they traditionally have orange exoskeletons, Cerebrocrsutaceans can come in other "crabby colors". For example, Negative Brainstorm has a pale pink exoskeleton while Dr. Psychobos has a purple exoskeleton.
Ecology[edit | edit source]
Cerebrocrustaceans are filter feeders and can project their thoughts with soundwaves.
The Cerebrocrustaceans' natural predators are the Vicetopus.
Powers and abilities[edit | edit source]
Cerebrocrustaceans can open up their shells to shoot beams of electricity from their brains that are powerful enough to harm Necrofriggians, Pturbosaurians, Sonorosians, and Zaroffians. These beams come in different colors, including yellow, green, red, and purple.
Cerebrocrustaceans can create electric field waves from their brains to block attacks, knock away enemies, and generate protective force fields powerful enough to topple an Evolved Arburian Pelarota.
Cerebrocrustaceans are extremely intelligent, being able to solve difficult calculations mentally in seconds and both determine and visualize equations and the movement of objects as if they are actually there. Ultimately, they perfectly understand the mindsets and mannerisms of enemies and the presence of any useful objects around them, so they can know exactly what moves to make in battle.
Cerebrocrustaceans are durable thanks to their exoskeletal shells, and strong enough to pin opponents against walls and rip apart an Arachnichimp's webbing.
Cerebrocrustaceans seem to have enhanced dexterity, despite having pincers. They are also very agile, as they can perform acrobatics such as somersaults and forward rolls.
Cerebrocrustaceans are capable of mnemokinesis, being able to alter and erase other beings' memories and thoughts by manipulating their brain pulsations.
Cerebrocrustaceans can breath underwater because they possess gills, which they have to keep moist when on land.
Weaknesses[edit | edit source]
Cerebrocrustaceans tend to be egotistical, which makes them forget how to do simple things due to their cocky attitude.
If a Cerebrocrustacean's shell is forcibly closed when they are releasing electricity, it will shock them into submission and injure their brains.
Loud noises such as Sonorosian's sonic screams can give Cerebrocrustaceans headaches, making it hard for them to concentrate.
Cerebrocrustaceans can be lifted and carried by a species with as much strength as a Pturbosaurian.
Cerebrocrustaceans can be easily overpowered by a Galilean's gravity powers.
Culture and society[edit | edit source]
Language[edit | edit source]
Cerebrocrustaceans speak in a higher diction with either British or Austrian accents, depending on the individual. However, they do not speak through their mouths because their thoughts are projected as sound waves.
History[edit | edit source]
The Cerebrocrustaceans' ancestors took advantage of the natural storms surrounding the Encephalonus planets, resulting in the destruction of three planets by using up all of their natural resources.
By the time they arrived at Encephalonus IV, the Cerebrocrustaceans had evolved to create the electricity instead of taking it away and therefore arrived as the electricity-generating crustaceans that they are today.
The Cerebrocrustaceans are deeply ashamed of their ancestors having been responsible for the destruction of their original homeworld Encephalonus I and the two other planets (Encephalonus II and Encephalonus III) in their solar system.
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Notes[edit | edit source]
- The Omnitrix's Cerebrocrustacean representative is named Brainstorm, who first appeared in the Alien Force episode "Pier Pressure". Brainstorm has appeared in almost every subsequent series except the reboot.
- Brainstorm has also been used by Albedo.
- The name Cerebrocrustacean is a play on "cerebrum" and "crustacean".
- The Austrian accent used by Cerebrocrustaceans in Omniverse is based on Ludwing von Drake.
- In Alien Force and Ultimate Alien, Cerebrocrustaceans are portrayed as hexapedal. However, in Omniverse, they are instead quadrupedal.
- It is confirmed that the Omnitrix from the Ben 10 reboot contains Cerebrocrustacean DNA. Therefore, Brainstorm is one of the countless aliens whose DNA pod was glimpsed in the episode "Innervasion Part 5: High Override".
- Brainstorm was among the aliens considered to physically appear in the reboot, but did not make the cut because Shock Rock was given a heavy focus during Season 2.
References[edit | edit source]
- According to Derrick J. Wyatt
- According to Dwayne McDuffie
- According to Duncan Rouleau