Methanosians are a floral sapient species from the swamp planet Methanos.
Biology[edit | edit source]
Anatomy[edit | edit source]
Methanosians are humanoid plant-like aliens taller than Humans with a red flame-patterned head, root-like feet seemingly holding black rocks, pointed oval-shaped eyes ending with pupils copying the shape but in a smaller size, red and yellow petals on their shoulders and heads, four or five-fingered hands, and green frills sticking out of their elbows and legs.
During their first stage of "blossoming", Methanosians look mostly the same except they become more muscular, the lines on their necks have thinned, and the lines on their chest have moved upward into a pointed-down angle. They lose their pupils, one of their shoulder petals, and one of their leg frills. Their fingers are more claw-like than before.
During the second stage of "blossoming", Methanosians become even more muscular, their red petals form a thorn-like shape, and the lines on their necks become triangular. They lose the lines on their chests, their remaining leg frills, and another of their shoulder petals, yet gain two petals on each forearm and thorns on their feet. Their hands become black and their fingers become two different shades of yellow. Their faces are colored red, yellow, orange, and black. They also have large collars raised up around their necks that are yellow on the inside and the same color as the rest of their skin on the outside.
"Blossomed" Methanosians are even more muscular and taller than before, their faces no longer have black parts over the eyes, their chins are more visible, they gain thorns on their knees and elbows, and their red petals have yellow spots that evoke flames.
Although they traditionally have green skin, Methanosians can come in other colors. For example, Methanosians from Dimension 23 are aqua, Anur-Mirror Swampfire is grey, and Benjamin Franklin's Swampfire is yellow. The tone of a Methanosian's skin changes as they "blossom".
Powers and abilities[edit | edit source]
Similar to Pyronites, Methanosians can generate and blast flames of various amounts of heat and intensity through their hands and mouths by breaking down rotting plant matter in their stomachs and igniting the methane in their bodies. A Methanosian's fire attacks are powerful enough to harm Vaxasaurians and Sonorosians, and become more powerful as they age.
Similar to Florauna, Methanosians are capable of different feats of chlorokinesis, such as telepathically interfacing with plant life, manipulating agriculture, generating seeds, and sprouting vines as both tentacles and whips. As they age, a Methanosian's chlorokinetic abilities are slightly modified so that they can control sapient plant life.
Methanosians are strong enough to push down a large Highbreed weather array, resist the gravitational force of a Null Void portal, and fight on-par with a Chimera Sui Generis of Vilgax's power level. Their natural strength increases as they age.
Methanosians can reattach and regenerate severed body parts. They can also jump exceptionally high.
Methanosians possess enhanced durability, which can be amplified as they age so they can take more hits.
Methanosians have a swampy stench which other beings find repulsive, due to their race coming from a swamp planet.
Weaknesses[edit | edit source]
Similar to Pyronites, a Methanosian's fire attacks can be canceled by water or fire extinguishers. They are also ineffective against a Chimera Sui Generis or a containment suit worn by Prypiatosian-B.
Methanosians can be temporarily immobilized by ice, such as a Necrofriggian's ice breath, until they thaw themselves using their fire powers.
Methanosians are vulnerable to electricity, such as a Conductoid's attacks.
Methanosians can be affected by magic, as such an attack can leave their backs scorched.
Methanosians can be easily overpowered by a Galilean's gravity powers.
Planets controlled by Methanosians can be killed by certain chemicals.
Culture and society[edit | edit source]
Methanosians have stuffy voices because they do not have noses. However, they do possess a sense of smell.
History[edit | edit source]
Methanosians are descended from carnivorous swamp plants, but evolved into plant-like herbivorous humanoids at some point in their evolution.
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Notes[edit | edit source]
- The Omnitrix's Methanosian representative is named Swampfire, who first appeared in the Alien Force episode "Ben 10 Returns: Part 1". Swampfire has appeared in almost every subsequent series except the reboot.
- The Ben Tennyson of Dimension 23 has an equivalent of Swampfire named Mr. Mucky.
- Swampfire has also been used by Albedo, Vilgax's Bioid army, the Ben 10 Franklin version of Benjamin Franklin, and Anur-Mirrored Ben.
- The Sotoraggian SevenSeven is afraid of Methanosians.
- The Methanosians' "blossoming" cycle was Derrick J. Wyatt's idea, and the final "blossomed" design was a repurposing of unused concept art made by Tom Perkins.
- It is confirmed that the Omnitrix from the Ben 10 reboot contains Methanosian DNA. Therefore, Swampfire is one of the countless aliens whose DNA pod was glimpsed in the episode "Innervasion Part 5: High Override".
References[edit | edit source]
- According to Derrick J. Wyatt
- According to Dwayne McDuffie
- According to Tom Perkins
- According to Duncan Rouleau