Kuphulu is Thep Khufan villain in Ben 10: Omniverse.
Kuphulu has tangled with Zs'Skayr before he is a small-time crook and repeat offender.
He appeared with Zs'Skayr, Dr. Viktor, and Crüjo to defeat Ben and his team.. After that, he attacks Ben in view of a crowd. He was defeated by Ben but the citizens of Anur Transyl helped Kuphulu to escape. In a large Egyptian-esque temple, Ben, along with Scout, find his team wrapped in bandages in a wall. Hobble tries to say something, but is muffled by the bandages. When Ben frees Hobble's mouth from the bandages, he exclaims that Kuphulu is behind him. Kuphulu rises up and attacks, but Ben transforms into Crashhopper, who manages to to incapacitate him by tying him up in a web of his own bandages.
In The Vampire Strikes Back, he, along with Dr. Viktor and Crüjo, use the vast, immeasurable magical power and energies that Zs'Skayr stole from the Alpha Rune to resurrect Lord Transyl, a member of the long-extinct Vladats. Kuphulu and Viktor get attacked by Lord Transyl, who sought to feed on them. However, Zs'Skayr defeats Transyl and convinces him to help him carry out his plot. Kuphulu, along with his team, and the brainwashed Anur Transyl citizens, attack Ben's team. Lord Transyl then shoots Corrupturasat Rook, Rad and Scout. Ben's team and the brainwashed Anur Transyl citizens attack Ben and Hobble. Kuphulu, along with Viktor and Crüjo, was later shot by Corrupturas created by Ben's new alien, Whampire. Whampire orders them to hold Zs'Skayr and Lord Transyl. Kuphulu and the others comply, but are unable to hold them, and tossed aside, forcing them to retreat. Whampire then forces the three of them to tell him where the castle of Zs'Skayr is. Whampire crashes the Lovely Duck into the castle, having his Corruptura-controlled group battle Lord Transyl's. During the battle, Kuphulu, Crüjo and Viktor are freed by Whampire's Corrupturas when the Omnitrix times out. Ben turns into Atomix and creates a "Fusion Cuisine"; a light ball which kills Zs'Skayr and injures Lord Transyl, leading to everyone being freed from his Corrupturas. Kuphulu and Crüjo joins Viktor in putting Lord Transyl somewhere safe. In the end, the Lovely Duck leaves the Anur System and Viktor imprisons Lord Transyl in a coffin-like containment unit in orbit right in front of the Anur System's sun.
Powers and Abilities
Kuphulu has a very bizzare physiology, that being of a head-like shell with many extendable bandage like tendrils. This gives him numerous powers at his disposal such as stretching and enhanced strength. Like all Thep Khufans, his body is hollow, meaning he can store things in his chest.
He can reshape his body at will. This allows him to split to dodge attacks and reform to counter-attack.
Kuphulu has strength, allowing him to lift with his stretchable limbs and extendable bandage like tendrils. He also has a surprising amount of speed and agility for his size and bandages, even enough to jump from house to house, scale walls and dodge attacks with relative ease.
Kuphulu has a very incredible resistance to damage, with any or all vital organs held in the shell and the ability to regenerate his tendrils.
Kuphulu's composition also allows him to survive in the vacuum of space.
- Kuphulu's name is similar to the being Cthulhu from H.P. Lovecraft's writing.
- Kuphulu's name might also be a pun to the name of the real life Pharaoh Khufu.
- Kuphulu tends to wail and dramatically threatening his enemies as he tried to intimidate Ben and failed.
- Kuphulu's voice is similar to that of Bane's from the Batman film 'The Dark Knight Rises'.
- Like traditional mummies, Kuphulu's lair resembles Egyptian Pyramid's inside lair and including statues.