Alien Species

Polar Manzardills are a breed of Manzardills from the multi-terrained planet X'Nelli.[1]



Polar Manzardills are large iguana-like creatures with fairly long arms, three-fingered hands, short legs ending in stumped feet, three shark-like fins, a mouth full of sharp teeth, small squinted eyes with pronounced scales and what appear to be gills behind them, and black stripes around their eyes and face.

Although the traditionally have blue skin, Polar Manzardills can come in other colors. For example, Polar Manzardills from Dimension 23 have aquamarine skin and Negative Arctiguana has pale blue skin.

Polar Manzardills are the only cold-blooded species whose blood is really cold.[2]

Powers and abilities[]

Similar to Necrofriggians, Polar Manzardills can breathe a freezing vapor that is not only capable of freezing multiple enemies at once but is also powerful enough to freeze a massive body of water and even molten lava.

A Polar Manzardill's ice breath can be used freeze an Arachnichimp's webbing to the point of making it brittle enough to break free of.

Polar Manzardills possess enhanced agility for their size, being able to skate across ice constructs in a snowboard-like fashion.

Polar Manzardills possess enhanced strength, being able to push a Petrosapien off a building and land on a car hard enough to crush it.

Polar Manzardills can use their ice breaths to levitate or fly, and can carry other beings such as Zaroffians as they do so.

Polar Manzardills possess enhanced durability, as they can withstand landing on a wall and take hits from a Petrosapien's crystal projectiles.

Polar Manzardills are immune to gases.

Polar Manzardills possess enhanced dexterity, being able to climb up walls thanks to their three-fingered hands.

Presumably due to the nature of their blood, Polar Manzardills can survive in subzero climates.[2]


Polar Manzardills may pass out of exhaustion if they are unable to catch their breath.

There is a clear limit to a Polar Manzardill's durability, as a strike to their behind can send them flying.

Polar Manzardills cannot create living snowmen because their powers are not magical.[3]

Culture and society[]


Some Polar Manzardills speak using Jamacian accents. Their voices are slightly high-pitched at a young age.

Notable members[]

  • Arctiguana: An Omnitrix transformation used by Ben Tennyson.
    • Freeze Lizard: An alternate version of Arctiguana used by the Ben Tennyson of Dimension 23.
    • Arctiguana (Ben 10,000 Timeline): An alternate adult version of Arctiguana used by the original Ben 10,000.
    • Negative Arctiguana: An alternate version of Arctiguana used by Albedo.


  • Kevin 11 2.0: 12-year-old Kevin Levin of the Prime Timeline transformed into an amalgamation of Ben Tennyson's second set of 10 aliens, including Arctiguana.
  • Ultimate Ben: Polar Manzardill powers were used by Ultimate Ben.



  • The Polar Manzardills were designed by Tom Perkins and repurposed from a concept design for Perk Upchuck's appearance in the original series because Perkins did not want it to go to waste.[4]
  • It is confirmed that the Omnitrix from the Ben 10 reboot contains Polar Manzardill DNA.[5] Therefore, Arctiguana is one of the countless aliens whose DNA pod was glimpsed in the episode "Innervasion Part 5: High Override".
  • Although they are from different universes, a Polar Manzardill's ice powers not being magical was confirmed using Metahumans such as Queen Elsa as an example.[3]


  1. According to the trivia version of the episode "Ben 10,000"
  2. 2.0 2.1 According to the Ben 10: Omniverse production bible
  3. 3.0 3.1 According to Derrick J. Wyatt
  4. According to Tom Perkins
  5. According to Duncan Rouleau