1/2 Human 1/2 Unknown
|Residence||Rooter Headquarters (formerly)|
|Age||10 (Thnks fr th Mmrs and Cool Kids)|
19 (Protector of the Omniverse)
|Affiliations||Amalgam Kids (disbanded)|
|Powers and Abilities|
Sleep Inducing Quills
Skilled Melee Combatant
|Equipment||Proto-Tech Armor (formerly)|
|Relatives||Jacelyn Wheels (adoptive mother; deceased)|
Helen Wheels (adopted sister)
|Voice Actor||Adam Wylie|
|First Appearance||Thnks fr th Mmrs|
Pierce Wheels (born Pierce Valdes, 1994) is a hero in Bonds and Ben 10: Protector of the Omniverse. He first appeared in Thnks fr th Mmrs. He is a human/Argit's species hybrid from the planet Earth. He is the adopted brother of Helen Wheels. He is the Timeline 1 equivalent of the canon Pierce.
As a 10-year old human, Pierce had tan skin, blue eyes and spiky brown and white hair. He wore an unzipped greenish yellow hoodie, along with a black T-shirt and black pants.
As a 10 and 11-year old human/alien hybrid, Pierce looked mostly the same but had spikes on his face and arms.
While working for the Rooters, he wore black Proto-Tech armor.
As a 19-year old, he has his Alien Force/Ultimate Alien appearance, but he wears an official Plumber suit, though his forearms are exposed to allow him to fire his spikes.
His colors match the color palette of Heroes United.
Prior to Bonds
In 1994, a powerful group known as the Rooters planned to restart their failed Amalgam Kids initiative, but this time, they wanted to take their time raising and training the Amalgam Kids instead of rushing things. Magister Wheels in particular wanted to have a child with her husband and fellow Rooter Trystan to train personally. Fearing for his potential child's future if they were to be used as a child soldier, he decided not to have one. It was around this time that Magister Wheels and Trystan's teammates, the Valdes family, had a child named Pierce. They were thinking of giving him up for adoption as they did not think they had enough money to raise him, which led Magister Wheels to convince them to give him to her. Ultimately, they decided to keep him. Dead set on having Pierce to herself, she brought the Valdeses and their other teammates, the Waynes, on a mission without Trystan's knowledge and set them up to die. She gained custody of Pierce and the Waynes' daughter, Helen. Horrified by Magister Wheels' actions, Trystan went into hiding, prompting the Rooters to issue a galaxy-wide manhunt. Magister Wheels began to raise and train Helen and Pierce.
Pierce briefly appeared at the end of Thnks fr th Mmrs with Helen and Magister Wheels after Servantis, a reluctant ally of the Rooters, returned to the Null Void Incarcecon. Magister Wheels informed him that he was being assigned a new job at their headquarters; to oversee the new Amalgam Kids, consisting of Alan, Helen and Pierce.
On the same day, Servantis fused Helen and Pierce with the DNA of a Kineceleran and an unknown species, respectively. He discovered that Helen and Pierce's bodies were filled with microscopic probes, which were all connected. He extracted a probe from Helen's body for further study.
Almost three months later, in Cool Kids, Servantis pitted Helen and Pierce against each other in a training session. After Pierce won, Servantis revealed that the Rooters were sending the Amalgam Kids on their first mission. He later joined Magister Coronach in debriefing the kids about the mission, stating that their objective was to retrieve the Conquest Ray from the leader of the Incurseans, Emperor Milleous. On the way to the space cafe Fllrton where Milleous was having a drink, Pierce confided in Helen, doubting that they would succeed. Servantis interrupted him through comms and assured him that he had the necessary skills to lead the Amalgam Kids to success. He also stated that he would guide them on the mission.
However, as soon as the kids arrived at Fllrton, Servantis muted himself at the request of the Rooters, as they wanted the Amalgam Kids to fail the mission. The kids managed to follow Milleous back to the Incursean ship by disguising themselves as Incurseans with the use of ID masks, at which point the latter ordered to have them seized and removed their masks as he did not fall for the act. Helen used her enhanced speed to bring the team a good distance away from Milleous. Pierce decided to fight off the Incurseans, while Alan and Helen went in separate directions to find the Conquest Ray. Helen eventually found Milleous resting in his room and, during a battle with him, swiped the Conquest Ray (unbeknownst to her, it was actually a decoy) and ran off to find Alan.
After doing so, she went to find Pierce. With little warning, the decoy Conquest Ray exploded, injuring Helen, therefore rendering her unconscious, and destroying some parts of the ship. Pierce arrived at the scene and before long, the kids were surrounded by Milleous, as well as the Incurseans and their commander, Raff. Milleous threatened to kill Helen if Alan and Pierce did not surrender. As soon as they did, Servantis, Magister Wheels and Magister Coronach invaded the ship and brought the kids back to Rooter Headquarters. Magister Wheels berated Pierce for failing the mission, a conversation that ended in Pierce walking away in anger.
Servantis conducted a medical check-up on Helen and gave her a sedative. When Helen regained consciousness, she talked to Pierce, who expressed his doubts about the Amalgam Kids' true purpose and revealed his suspicions about Magister Wheels. Helen still had faith, however, and convinced Pierce to wait for the truth to reveal itself.
Over a year later, in Verge, Servantis informed the Amalgam Kids that their latest mission, which the Rooters had previously stated was important, was canceled. Dissatisfied with the explanation given, the kids decided to snoop around to get answers by disabling the camera in the elevator to access the restricted levels. Alan and Pierce went to sub-level 2, only to be greeted by Servantis, who told them to return to their rooms. Magister Gorvan and Magister Leander arrived at the scene. Magister Gorvan reprimanded the boys for disobeying orders, and soon realized that Helen wasn't with them. He checked the cameras and saw Helen taking their prisoner, Trystan, out of the interrogation room in which he was held. He made an announcement to notify the rest of the Rooters and told Servantis to take the boys back to their rooms. They tried to stand their ground, but Servantis electrocuted them to knock them out. The two Magisters then left to find Helen.
Contrary to what he was told to do, Servantis left Alan and Pierce on the ground and went to find Helen as well. Alan was later woken up by the sound of Pierce screaming in pain. Magister Coronach then arrived at the scene and scolded Alan for being in a restricted area. He soon took notice of Pierce's condition and, after examining him, brought him to the operating room for further study and sedated him, with Alan tagging along. Servantis arrived with Helen not too long after that and performed a scan on her and Pierce's bodies, confirming his theory that the probes injected by Magister Wheels had something to do with their condition. He sedated Helen and confessed to killing Magister Wheels to Magister Coronach, who grew furious. Servantis ultimately managed to convince him to help him save Helen and Pierce. Magister Chang and Phil soon found them and demanded to know the truth, but Servantis and Magister Coronach lied.
Magister Gorvan came shortly after that and revealed that he found Magister Wheels' body, and that he killed Trystan. To balance the scales, he intended to kill Servantis and the Amalgam Kids, as he claimed they were of no use because Magister Wheels, who came up with the idea in the first place, was dead. Magister Chang agreed, but Magister Coronach and Phil did not. Phil transformed into his Terroranchula form and trapped Magister Chang in a web before engaging in a battle with Magister Gorvan with Alan's help. This gave Servantis a chance to focus on saving Helen and Pierce. He explained to Magister Coronach that the probes were overloading their pain receptors, killing them slowly. He began writing a program to make the probes attack each other, which proved successful. He persuaded Magister Coronach to set the Amalgam Kids free, admitting that he cared about them and that he did not want them to suffer the same fate as the original Amalgam Kids. Magister Coronach agreed, so Servantis erased almost all of Helen and Pierce's memories, and they were promptly sent to Bellwood. They regained consciousness in the middle of the desert, alone and confused. The only thing they remembered was that they were adopted siblings.
Prior to Protector of the Omniverse
Helen and Pierce eventually met Manny and the three formed a team dedicated to fighting crime. Unlike Manny and Helen, after sending someone with a Plumber Badge to the Null Void, he began to have doubts about what they were doing. However, before he could voice his concerns, he was believed to be killed when an attempt to destroy a DNAlien with the "Eradicannon" went wrong, this was later revealed to be false when the weapon they were using was revealed to be a Mark 1 Null Void Projector.
Pierce went through some of the same events as his canon equivalent, as depicted in the episodes Voided and War of the Worlds: Part 2. Afterwards, he spent several months being trained by Max with the rest of the Plumbers' Helpers.
With Max's help, the Plumbers' Helpers were then made into an official group, consisting of children and teenagers who are too young to be official Plumbers but still wish to help the universe in some way.
Powers and Abilities
Pierce has the ability to grow thorns on his body. He can grow and retract them at will, as well as being able to shoot them as projectiles or break them off in order to use them as weapons. His thorns can also put others to sleep, similar to those of Argit.
Pierce is also highly skilled in acrobatics and hand-to-hand combat, regularly using them in combination with his powers.
The thorns on Pierce's body can become stuck in certain surfaces if he is not careful, giving him a disadvantage during a fight.
- Jacelyn Wheels: While he was initially grateful for having a caregiver, Pierce's relationship with his adoptive mother deteriorated when he became an Amalgam Kid as he started to realize that she had been secretive all his life.
- Helen Wheels: Pierce is protective of Helen and is willing to risk success on missions to ensure her safety, as shown when he surrendered to Emperor Milleous when he threatened to kill her.
- Alan Albright: Pierce considers Alan a good teammate and friend and finds him easy to get along with.