Alien Species
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Pyronites are humanoid magma-based aliens from the volcanic, star-like planet Pyros.[1]

Biology

Anatomy

Pyronites are a humanoid plasma-based species composed of a bright inner plasma body[2] covered by a rock-like skin and flames flaring up on their heads like hair. As they age, a Pyronite's flames become lower, their shoulders resemble miniature volcanoes, and their hands change to a different color.

Certain Pyronites have more skeletal-looking faces that is sharper and has black lines on their mouths. Their eyes are rectangular and slanted, with the lines that connects the eyes to the flame on their head go through these eyes.

Female Pyronites are basically the same as males, except they have more curved figures, chests slightly jutting outward, and can sometimes have the flames on her head blowing to either side.

Although they traditionally have skin ranging from yellow to orange to red, Pyronites can come in other colors. For example, Pyronites either from Dimension 23 or infected with an Earth cold have blue skin, Gwen 10's Heatblast has pink skin,[3] and Hot Shot has olive green skin. It is even believed that there are white Pyronites.[3]

Ecology

The Pyronites' natural predators are Crabdozers and Lavadrexes.

Powers and abilities

Pyronites are masters of fire, from which they can wield amazing results by generating flames from their bodies in many forms ranging from shooting fireballs from their arms or eyes[4] to breathing fire out of their mouths like dragons.[5] Their flames are powerful enough to harm Sonorosians, Xerge, Vaxasaurians, hybrid Prypiatosian-Bs, Vladats,[6] and even Celestialsapiens.

Pyronites are not limited to simply creating fire. Because their bodies are naturally heat convective, they are able to absorb heat, effectively allowing them to put out fires.

Since they are literally made of fire, Pyronites are fireproof, heat-resistant, and invulnerable to magma. They are also cold-resistant and ice-proof thanks to the heat they produce.

Pyronites appear to have enhanced durability, being able to withstand being thrown across multiple buildings at high speeds with no visible damage. For Omni-Enhanced, Omni-Kix, and Omni-Naut Pyronites, their natural durability is increased thanks to their respective armors.

Pyronites are capable of limited terrakinesis by channeling fire through the ground,[7] allowing them to "surf" through the air on a board of rock.

Due to the solar-like radiation they generate, Pyronites are immune to being possessed by an Ectonurite.[3]

Pyronites can shoot streams of fire by pointing their arms downwards, providing them with a means of flight. As they age, their flight becomes more natural. For Omni-Enhanced and Omni-Naut Pyronites, they can instead use their jetpacks to fly.

Pyronites can create huge tornados made of their fire.

Despite being a fire-based species, Pyronites can breathe underwater. Correlating with this, Omni-Enhanced Pyronites possess a higher tolerance to water. However, Omni-Naut Pyronites can their fire powers while underwater without them being neutralized thanks to their Omni-Naut armor.[8]

Pyronites can generate small amounts of light to help see better in dark-lit areas.

Due to the alterations Kevin Levin has made to the Antitrix, Hot Shot is more powerful than ordinary Pyronites.

Omni-Enhanced Pyronites possess a level of electrokinesis, allowing them to electrify their fire attacks.

When under the effects of an Earth cold, a Pyronite's pyrokinesis is replaced with cryokinesis. Omni-Enhanced Pyronites also possess cryokinesis.[8]

Omni-Kix and Omni-Naut Pyronites are equipped with flamethrower arms that can shoot fire as either projectiles or streams.

Weaknesses

Because of their heat and fire-based nature, Pyronites do not react well to water, fire retardants, or a Crabdozer's saliva. Exposure to these substances can temporarily extinguish their flames, preventing them from using the full extent of their abilities.

A Pyronite's fire attacks are useless against certain species and materials, including Crabdozers, Aerophibians, Petrosapiens, Tentaclaws' Species, and anything else diamond related. Even the most intense heatwaves they can generate are ineffective against a Chimera Sui Generis.

Despite their enhanced durability, Pyronites can be paralyzed by an Aerophibian's neuroshock blasts.

Pyronites can be easily overpowered by a Uxorite or a Celestialsapien's telekinesis.

Despite being ice-proof, Pyronites can temporarily be immobilized by an Evolved Necrofriggian's ice flames.

Pyronites can temporarily be controlled by a Vladat's Corrupturas until they can be burned off with a small flare.[3]

Pyronites can lose their fire out of exhaustion after continuously using their powers for a while.

Pyronites can be affected by magic, as there is a spell that can constrain them in glowing purple "chains".

Pyronites cannot survive in the vacuum of space.[8]

Despite their cryokinetic powers, Pyronites affected by an Earth cold work completely "nonfunctional" to their naturally fiery nature. Similarly, said cold will prejudice their health.

Pyronites can quickly lose control of movement if their vision is disabled by certain materials such as a Lepidopterran's slime and a hybrid spider's webbing.

Culture and society

Due to their homeworld being a planet-like star, Pyronites have had limited contact with other alien species. Because of this, they have spent their whole lives perfecting their pyrokinetic abilities by trying many different extreme sports, like windsurfing and Dune Buggy racing.

Pyronites cannot wear clothes, or at least have difficulty wearing them.[3]

Certain Pyronites tend to make fire-related puns.

Technology

A few coats of Pyronite wax can make anything completely fireproof.

Notable members

  • Heatblast: An Omnitrix transformation used by Ben Tennyson.
    • Charcoal-Man: An alternate version of Heatblast used by the Ben Tennyson of Dimension 23.
    • Heatblast (Gwen 10): An alternate female version of Heatblast used by the "What-If" Gwen 10.
    • Heatblast (Gweniverse): An alternate female version of Heatblast used by the Gweniverse Gwen 10.[3]
    • Heatblast (Race Against Time Timeline): An alternate version of Heatblast used by the Ben Tennyson of the Race Against Time Timeline.
    • Heatblast (Original Series Dimension): An alternate version of Heatblast used by the Ben Tennyson of the Original Series Dimension.
    • Heatblast (Ben 10,000 Timeline): An alternate adult version of Heatblast used by the original Ben 10,000.
    • Heatblast (Reboot Future): An alternate adult version of Heatblast used by an alternate Ben 10,000.
    • Heatblast (Tim 10): An alternate version of Heatblast used by Timothy.
    • Bad Heatblast: An alternate version of Heatblast used by Bad Ben.[3]
  • Alan's Donor: A Pyronite captured by Servantis for his experiments.
  • Pyronite Diplomat: A Pyronite seen attending Max Tennyson (Ben 10,000 Timeline)'s retirement.
  • Pyronite Spectator: A Pyronite seen amongst the audience of the Megacruiser.
  • Squivel

Half-qualifiers

  • Hot Shot: A mutant hybrid equivalent of Heatblast used by the Kevin Levin of Dimension 27998.3.
  • Kevin Levin: The Prime Timeline's Kevin Levin transformed into a copy of Heatblast using his Osmosian powers.
    • Kevin 11/Devlin 11: 11-year-old Kevin Levin of the Prime Timeline transformed into an amalgamation of Ben Tennyson's first set of 10 aliens, including Heatblast. Devlin Levin can transform into an identical amalgamation.
    • Ultimate Kevin: 17-year-old Kevin Levin of the Prime Timeline transformed into an amalgamation of every alien available in the Ultimatrix prior to traveling to the Forge of Creation, including Heatblast. He would also absorb Alan's powers.
  • Alan Albright: A Plumbers' Helper under Max Tennyson's command; originally believed to have naturally been born as a hybrid Pyronite before it was revealed he was given his powers by Servantis' experimentation.
  • Glitch: Glitch has reconfigured his vehicle form when interacting with Heatblast and Hot Shot.
  • Ultimate Ben: Pyronite powers were used by Ultimate Ben.
  • Alpha Nanite: By copying the Ultimatrix, the Alpha Nanite transformed into an E.V.O. version of a Pyronite.
  • Sandra Tennyson: Sandra was temporarily transformed into a Pyronite due to an Omnitrix malfunction.
  • Psyphon: Psyphon was temporarily mutated into a Pyronite due to an Omnitrix malfunction.
  • Heat Jaws: A Biomnitrix transformation comprised of Pyronite and Piscciss Volann DNA.
  • XLRArmBlastDiamondHeat: An Omnitrix fusion comprised of Pyronite, Petrosapien, Kineceleran, and Tetramand DNA.
  • Shock Blast: An Omni-Glitch fusion comprised of Pyronite and Fulmini DNA.
  • Heatbat: A bat mutated with Pyronite DNA by Dr. Animo.
  • Skurd: Skurd has been able to create a mace using Pyronite DNA.
  • Amalgam Ben: The Ben Tennyson of Dimension 27988.3 transformed into an an amalgamation of his first 10 aliens, including Heatblast.
  • Monster Kevin/AntiVilgax: The Kevin Levin and Vilgax of Dimension 27998.3 transformed into amalgamations of every alien available in the Antitrix, including Hot Shot.

History

A year after Ben Tennyson found the Omnitrix, a Pyronite Diplomat was captured by Servantis and the Rooters and became the donor of Alan Albright's alien DNA.

During one of their games, the Pyronites were visited by the Ekoplektoids, who came to Pyros unexpectedly to search for more space for their own kind.

Kineceleran representatives came to Pyros to discuss with the Pyronites about the diplomacy while the younger members of both races played a heated game of fire balls.

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Notes

  • The name Pyronite comes from "pyro", relating to heat and fire; it was first used on-screen by Pierce Wheels in the Alien Force episode "Plumbers' Helpers".
  • Pyronites can have zits just like humans. However, they pop and are consumed by fire almost instantly.[9]
  • If a Pyronite wanted to wear an ID Mask, they would need a special one designed to be heat-resistant.[7]
  • In 2020, Derrick J. Wyatt released a full-color model of Squivel, a Pyronite civilian modeled after Raf Esquivel from Transformers: Prime.
  • During Cartoon Network's 20th Birthday Celebration, there was a live-action commercial of a family of Pyronites modeled after Heatblast's apperance in Ben 10: Race Against Time throwing a birthday party for a young Pyronite who seemed about 4 or 5.
  • If Pyronites were to have evolved forms, their fires would be recolored blue since fire can sometimes be yellow or blue.
  • Pyros has been portrayed different between series, being referred to as a fully functioning sun in the original series[10] and presented as a volcanic planet whereas the Alien Worlds shorts based on the reboot. Duncan Rouleau has cleared up the matter, stating that Pyros is actually both a planet and a star.
  • An Omni-Enhanced Pyronite's jetpack resembles pieces of Fulmini technology.
  • Although they are from different universes, Pyronites are especially powerful against Green Martians.[3]
  • Pyronites are the first Omnitrix-associated alien species to be introduced in the franchise via the Classic Continuity.

References

  1. According to Heatblast's lenticular bio card from Bandai's Ben 10 toyline
  2. According to the trivia version of the episode "And Then There Were 10"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 According to Derrick J. Wyatt
  4. According to the Brazilian Ben 10: Alien Force Online Editora Sticker Album
  5. According to Alan/Heatblast's bio card from Bandai's Ben 10: Alien Force toyline
  6. According to the trivia version of the episode "The Return"
  7. 7.0 7.1 According to Dwayne McDuffie
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 According to Duncan Rouleau
  9. According to Matt Wayne
  10. According to Heatblast's bio card from Bandai's Ben 10 toyline
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