|Behind the Scenes|
|Universe||Ben 10 Universe|
Gourmands (from "gourmet", associated with food) are a species from the molten planet Peptos XI, after they ate Peptos XI they moved to another planet.
Gourmands are a small species with stubby limbs, 4-fingered hands, 3-toed feet, 6 tubular growths on the back of their head and gill-like facial markings.
One race of Gourmands called Murks are green all over, with a darker green on the top of their head and all over their backs and hands. They have very crooked teeth.
Another race of Gourmands called Perks are swampy-green, have tan bellies and muzzles, black digits and black-green spots on their tails, limbs, hips and back. Their eyes are sharper and look pupil-less. Also, their teeth are now more aligned with visibly sharp canine teeth.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
Gourmands have strong eating abilities, with seven acid-filled stomachs, diamond-hard teeth, elastic stomachs, bellies and mouths and 4 long, adhesive tongues. They are able to eat anything inorganic like metal, rocks, fluids, etc. They can swallow very large objects and digest them in seconds. After digesting something,
Gourmands can vomit glowing spheres of acid that explode upon touching anything. They also have great stamina for their size, such as being hit by a car, skidding across a concrete road for a decent distance or crashing through a brick wall.
- According to Derrick J. Wyatt], there are three races of Gourmands named Gourmand Perk, Gourmand Murk and an unnamed race which their Queen belongs to. The last is not sampled in the Omnitrix.
- The name "Gourmand Perk" is an homage to Tom Perkins, who designed Upchuck]] in the Ben 10, while the name "Gourmand Murk" is an homage to Glen Murakami, who was an executive producer for Ben 10: Alien Force and [[Ben 10: Ultimate Alien.
- The name "Gourmand" comes from "gourmet" someone likes and judges good food, which is ironic for creatures that will eat almost anything.