Pose of Brainstorm
General Information
Species Cerebrocrustacean
Home World Encephalonus IV
Body Crustacean
Powers and Abilities
Abilities Enhanced Intelligence





Underwater Respiration

Equipment Neck Brace
Voice Actor Corey Burton
First Appearance Pier Pressure
Brainstorm is the Codon Stream's DNA sample of a Cerebrocrustacean from the planet Encephalonus IV.


Ben as Brainstorm

Brainstorm has a crab-like appearance. He has pincers for hands and six legs. He can open his skull plates at will to reveal his brain, which is pink in color.

Brainstorm wears a neck brace with the Omnitrix/Ultimatrix symbol on it to help him hold up his head. 

In Omniverse, Brainstorm has a black loin cloth with a green stripe running across it on the bottom of his body. He has a black stripe in the center of his head with a green stripe in the center of it. He now has four legs instead of six, and each leg has a black stripe on its joint. Each leg also has a single joint instead of two. He wears the Omnitrix symbol on a white and green neck brace. The hair-like spikes on his face and forehead are longer and his eyes connect to a large black strip that extends around his forehead. Brainstorm now has two spikes on each elbow.

Albedo as Negative Brainstorm

In Ultimate Alien, he looks just like UA Brainstorm, but his eyes are red.

In Omniverse, Negative Brainstorm looks just like Ben's Brainstorm in Omniverse, but he is pale pink in color with yellowish teeth and his stripes are red instead of green. He wears the Ultimatrix symbol on a red and white neck brace.

In some episodes of Ben 10: Alien Universe, he appears orange. In Back in Action: Alien Universe, his head is more circular, his mouth is smaller, and he appears orange in some appearances, and crimson red in others.

In Ben 10: Protector of the Omniverse, he looks like his Omniverse appearance, but his eyes are oval-shaped and he has six legs instead of four.

In Ben 10: Heroics Unleashed, he has his Alien Force/Ultimate Alien appearance, but the colors on his belt are reversed.

In Ben 10 Omniverse Force


In Ben 10: Ultimate Omniverse, he has his Alien Force/Ultimate Alien appearance, but his skin color is the same as Albedo as Brainstorm in A Fistful of Brains.

In Ben 10: The Omniwars, he has his Omniverse appearance, but his neck brace is black with 2 green stripes going around the brace. The Omnimatrix IV symbol is on his neck brace. Ben 10,000 as Brainstorm has headgear that enhances his electricity, six legs, his Omniverse eyes, and a silver and green belt.

In Ben 10: Legends of the Omnitrix, he has his Omniverse appearance. His legs are bigger and each has three sharp toes. He is brighter red in color. His neck brace is now more of a belt and it covers his lower body. There is a bigger space between his belt and his now acting as a chest. He has two sets of arms beneath his claws and each has four sharp claws. One of his claws is a lot larger than the other.

Powers and Abilities

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Brainstorm vs Yeti

Brainstorm has the abilities of electrokinesis, and generate force fields being able to shield himself and being able to lift objects (Including himself) with telekieisis. They are extremely intelligent, but it is never revealed if they rival the Galvan. Due to their extreme intelligence, he can possibly build almost anything
out of spare parts. The top of his head can split open and shoot electric beams. He may be extra durable due to his shell.

In Ben 10: Legends of the Omnitrix, he can see the entire light spectrum, swing his claw as fast as a bullet and snap it shut so fast it results in a powerful jet of air.


Sometimes, because of talking too much, he forgets that he's in the middle of a fight. He does not have good movement with his crab legs.

As shown in Good Copy, Bad Copy, Sonorosian sound attacks give Brainstorm a headache. Also, the species tends to be egomaniacal which makes them forget how to do simple things as seen in Vengeance of Vilgax where Brainstorm forgot to capture a wild Spidermonkey due to its cocky attitude. He also tends to use large, scientific, or intelligent terms that may not be understood by who he's talking to.

If water is spilled on his brain, shooting electricity will electrocute him, shown by Zynon in Simien 10.

Ben 10: Super Omniverse

He as UAF Appearance. He appears in On a Roll (Super Omniverse) to fight Skate-R but failed.

The Aliens

He is the smart one of the group.

Ben 10 Ultimate Universe

He looks like he does in Omniverse but his black lines on his claws are green. He appears in Off to Collage where mentally attacked Sixsix and Sevenseven.

Ben 10: Ultimate Alien


  • Inspector Number 13 (used by Shiki Sakurai)

Albedo 10



Brainstorm is a minor but still major character in Omni-World. He has a small role, as he owns the gang's appartment, and the gang pays him to live there. He also lives there himself.

Ben 10: Superverse

Brainstorm will appear sometime during season 1 of Ben 10: Superverse.

Brandon 10

Alien Force

Ben 10: The Omniwars

Ben first turns into Brainstorm in Real Steal to defeat Mr. Kankisha and his robot form.

He is voiced by Corey Burton.

John Smith 10

Brainstorm is unlocked by Azmuth, to give John a form to defeat Rob Lucci.


By John

By Julie

By Winston

Galactic Battle

Distant Worlds

By Ultimate John

By John

Phantom Watch

By John

By Warmatrix Drone

Ancient Times

By John in Ahmad's body


By John

By Ben

Kingdom Hearts

By John

By Vexen

By Kairi


By Albedo

John Smith 10: Final Fantasy

Brainstorm first appears after John uses the Master Control.


Jane Smith 10

Brainstorm is the first alien used by Jane. She has a more feminine design, and is of her original 10.


Ben 10: Dimensional Warriors

Like the other aliens, Brainstorm has taken on a darker tone.


Ahmad 20


Ben 10: Protector of the Omniverse

Ben 10: Heroics Unleashed


Ben 10: Ultimate Omniverse


Ben 10: The Omniwars

Ben 71: The Planet Wars


  • His new powers in Ben 10: Legends of the Omnitrix resemble that of real crustaceans.
    • Mantis Shrimp can see the entire light spectrum and swing their claws fast.
    • Pistol Shrimp can snap their claws very fast.


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