Transylians are an extraterrestrial species of Frankenstein's Monster-like humanoids from the planet Anur Transyl. They are one of several races under the command of the Ectonurites.



Transylians are a Human-like species which resemble Frankenstein's monster in the sense that they have stitches across their bodies. They also have a pair of metallic-organic generator-like growths on their backs,[1] which they gain as they age.

Powers and abilities

Transylians are capable of shooting electric bursts from either their hands or the generators on their backs that are powerful enough to harm Piscciss Premann, tangible Ectonurites, and Evolved Necrofriggians. Although their bio-electricity discharge is naturally colored green,[1] it can come in other colors such as purple and blue.

Transylians can attach to metal surfaces using electromagnetism.

Transylians can survive in the vacuum of space, likely due to their undead-like nature.

Transylians possess enhanced durability, being able to withstand a hybrid Terroranchula's attacks. They are also immune to an Anodite's Mana attacks.

Transylians are immune to intense heat, such as a Pyronite's attacks and an evolved Necrofriggian's ice flames.

Transylians possess enhanced strength, being able to punch through robots. They also possess enhanced dexterity, as they can throw manhole covers like frisbees.

Like the other races in the Anur System, Transylians are immune to the effects of Corrodium and can see in the dark.[2]

Certain Transylians possess enhanced intelligence, as Viktor is considered to be the preeminent scientist of the Anur System.[2]


Despite all of their electrokinetic abilities, Transylians are incapable of absorbing electricity.[2] Additionally, they can be harmed by their own electricity.

As their generator-like growths are the source of their electricity, opponents such as a hybrid Terroranchula can absorb electricity through them.

Certain Transylians are unable to fit through small or tight spaces.

Like other living beings, Transylians can be controlled by a Vladat's Corrupturas.

Like other organic beings, Transylians can be banished to another timeline by a Chronosapien.

Culture and society

Depending on the individual, Transylians have a myriad of personalities, though according to Viktor, they commonly share a hatred of Vladats, due to being enslaved by them and used ultimately as food in the past.

Transylians are not too friendly towards beings from outside the Anur System and view them as monsters.

Transylians view anything hideously ugly as attractive. For example, Viktoria had a crush on Ben Tennyson while he developed a severe case of acne, a side-effect of Swampfire undergoing his "blossoming".


Anur Transyl used to be home of two different races: the Transylians and the Vladats. The Transylians were the Vladats' main source of food until the Transylians rebelled against the Vladats, using superior technology that they had developed in secret, they hunted all Vladats on Anur Transyl into utter extinction and became the dominant species on Anur Transyl.

At some point, Transylians learned how to harness the lightning from Anur Transyl's giant storms with their own electric powers.[1]



  • The Omnitrix's Transylian representative is named Frankenstrike (formally known as Benviktor), who first appeared in the original series episode "Be Afraid of the Dark" after the Omnitrix "sampled" Viktor's DNA.[3] Frankenstrike solely appears in the original series and Omniverse.
    • The Ben Tennyson of Dimension 23 has an equivalent of Frankenstrike named Lightning Volt, who first appeared in the Omniverse episode "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad Ben World: Part 2".
    • Frankenstrike has also been used by Benzarro.
  • The name Transylian is a play on Transylvania.
  • In the original series, Transylians were referred to as the second smartest beings in the galaxy behind the Galvan.[4] This has been retconned in Omniverse, as enhanced intelligence is not a common trait among Transylians.[2]
  • Similar to how Humans have organ donors, Transylians can have their limbs replaced with those from another member of their species. However, the process is much easier with no tissue rejection.[2]
  • It is confirmed that Tummyhead is not a Transylian.[2]
  • Derrick J. Wyatt has announced that he will release full-color models of Frankenstrike's hypothetical appearance in Omniverse flashbacks and alternate counterparts used by Albedo, Mad Ben, and Nega Ben for $3,500.
  • It is confirmed that the Omnitrix from the Ben 10 reboot contains Transylian DNA.[5] Therefore, Frankenstrike is one of the countless aliens whose DNA pod was glimpsed in the episode "Innervasion Part 5: High Override".


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 According to the trivia version of the episode "Be Afraid of the Dark"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 According to Derrick J. Wyatt
  3. According to Dwayne McDuffie
  4. According to the trivia version of the episode "Ken 10"
  5. According to Duncan Rouleau
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