Arctiguana is the Omnitrix's DNA sample of a Polar Manzardill from the planet X'Nelli.



Arctiguana has clothing which covers most of his body. His chest is covered by a white shell. He has four pointed fins instead of three. The clothing goes all the way up to his head and his pants are fully black. The black stripes on his face do not go through his mouth anymore, instead going around his mouth. The spikes on his face are now on his chin. His gills are no longer visible. The claws on his front feet are pointier, and less dexterous, and he now has two claws on each of his back feet. The Omnitrix symbol is on his chest. When 11-year old Ben was in 16-year old Ben's body, his voice was slightly higher.

Powers and Abilities

Similar to Big Chill, Arctiguana is capable of firing a long-range freeze ray that isolates targets in ice on contact, cold enough to freeze molten lava. The ray can create an icy path that he can skate across in a snowboard-like fashion.

Arctiguana can survive in any sub-freezing temperatures.

Arctiguana also has the ability to breath underwater.

Arctiguana can use his breath as a means of quickly hovering himself (along with anyone holding on to him) across the ground.


  • Freezing Breath
  • Cryo Immunity
  • Enhanced Strength
  • Enhanced Durability
  • Enhanced Agility
  • Enhanced Dexterity
  • Wall Crawling
  • Underwater Breathing


If Arctiguana uses his ice breath too much, he'll need to catch his breath before using it to freeze things again.


  • Ben 10,000 originally named this alien "Absolute Zero". However, it was changed to "Arctiguana" on 10-year-old Ben's suggestion.
  • Arctiguana was originally unlocked off-screen around the same time as Feedback and Spitter, which is sometime between Ben 10 and the Omniverse flashbacks.
  • In Omniverse, whenever Arctiguana speaks, a windy sound is heard.
  • Arctiguana is the result of re-purposing (and re-coloring) one of Upchuck's concept arts.
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