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Pyronites are humanoid magma-based aliens from the planet-like star Pyros.
Pyronites are a humanoid species who are composed of flames and rock that flare up on their head like hair and they have redish rocks covering their bodies.
Female Pyronites are basically the same as male Pyronites, except they have more curved figures and their chests slightly jut outward.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
Pyronites are masters of fire, capable of generating flames from their bodies in many forms. The flames can be projected as weapons, breathed out of their mouths, or used to provide flight.
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.
According to Dwayne McDuffie, Pyronites are capable of limited terrakinesis by channeling fire through the ground. One result of this capability is the ability to "surf" through the air on a board of rock.
Due to the alterations Kevin Levin has made to the Antitrix, Hot Shot is more powerful than ordinary Pyronites.
Because of their heat and fire based nature, Pyronites do not react well to water or fire retardants. Exposure to these substances can cause mixed results, such as temporary extinguishing their flames or preventing them from using the full extent of their abilities.
When under the effects of an Earth cold, a Pyronite's pyrokinesis is replaced with cryokinesis. Despite these new powers, the effected Pyronite works completely "nonfunctional" to their fiery nature and the cold will still prejudices their health.
Pyronites are weak against Crabdozers, their natural predators, due to their skin being fireproof and their saliva capable of extinguishing their flames.
Due to their homeworld being a planet-like star, Pyronites have had limited contact with other alien species.
With little outside contact, Pyronites have been able to spend their whole lives perfecting their pyrokinetic abilities.
Omnitrix Transformation Edit
The Omnitrix's Pyronite representative is named Heatblast, who first appeared in the original series episode "And Then There Were 10". Heatblast has appeared in almost every series except Alien Force.
The Ben Tennyson of Dimension 23 has an equivalent of Heatblast named Charcoal Man, who was confirmed to exist in the Omniverse episode "Store 23".
The reboot version of Kevin 11 has a mutant hybrid equivalent of Heatblast named Hot Shot, who first appeared in the episode "Which Watch".
Heatblast has also been used by the Prime Timeline Kevin, the "What-If" Gwen 10, Ben 10,000, Race Against Time Ben, Ultimate Ben, and the Alpha Nanite.
The name Pyronite comes from "pyro", relating to heat and fire.
- During Cartoon Network's 20th Birthday Celebration, there was a live-action commercial of a family of Pyronites throwing a birthday party for a young one who seemed about 4 or 5.
- There was a grown male who looked exactly like Heatblast from Race Against Time, a grown female who looked similar except that the flames on her head blew to either side, and an elderly pyronite who had low flames and blue hands.
- If Pyronites have evolved forms, their fires would be recolored blue since fire can sometimes be yellow or blue.