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Azmuth is the creator of the Omnitrix, along with numerous other inventions and creations. He is a Galvan from the planet Galvan Prime. Azmuth's scientific creations and achievements have made him a very respected scientist throughout the universe. Professor Paradox calls him the smartest being in the universe, but Azmuth demurred, saying he is the smartest being in three (arguably five) galaxies. He is also a trusted advisor to the Plumbers, though he has no authority over them.[DM 1]
Azmuth is an elderly Galvan, approximately 5 inches tall. He resembles an anthropomorphic grey frog, with gills and sticky skin. He has bulbous eyes with rectangular black pupils and eyelids that open and close horizontally. Four thin tendrils grow out of his lower jaw, while two longer ones grow out of his upper jaw, giving him the appearance of having a beard.
In the flashbacks in Solitary Alignment, the tendrils on his upper jaw were shorter and he only had two tendrils growing out of his lower jaw. He also wore a shorter tunic that stopped at his legs.
In the original series, Azmuth wore a dark green jumpsuit, with a lighter green Intergalactic Symbol of Peace logo on his chest. Bronze colored platings covered the base of his neck, shoulders and wrists. A belt of the same color surrounded his waist and he had yellowish-green eyes.
In Alien Force and Ultimate Alien, Azmuth wore a green Galvan tunic with black sleeves and a black stripe running down his chest and abdomen with a black belt surrounding his waist. The platings were colored silver and covered more of his neck, shoulders and wrists, as well as his legs and feet, leaving his toes exposed. His eyes were light green and also appeared smaller, as if squinting in a human manner.
In Omniverse, Azmuth had minimal changes. He now possessed two additional tendrils on each side of his head, as well as two liver spots on the right side of his face and two more above his right eye. The skin around his eyes was now colored black, his facial tendrils and neck were slightly longer and the black belt around his waist was replaced by silver plating.
Azmuth was very paranoid, as evidenced by the amount of work he put into hiding his home from the rest of the universe. He was a bit impolite. He originally refused to repair the Omnitrix in Secret of the Omnitrix, and was willing to let the universe get destroyed.
Azmuth was very pessimistic, unwilling to shut down the Omnitrix's self-destruct at first, despite it meaning the destruction of the universe. The reason why is that he simply didn't believe the universe was worth saving. This is because he invented the Omnitrix so the aliens of the universe would have a better understanding of each other, but other people like Vilgax only wanted to use it as a weapon of war.
In Alien Force, Azmuth has become less pessimistic and more serious, showing a no-nonsense personality in War of the Worlds. This is especially apparent in Map of Infinity, where he was dealing with a disaster of intergalactic proportions, and when the universe or galaxy is being threatened. This time around, throughout the series and its sequels, he is concerned about the safety of the universe and his planet, Galvan Prime. This is seen when he gets angry at Ben Tennyson for losing the Omnitrix to "the most dangerous being in the universe", as well as not being able to retrieve the pieces of the Map of Infinity. He also spent considerable time mixing into the Galvan society as well as developing the complete defence system of Galvan Mark II.
Powers and Abilities
Even by the super-intelligent Galvan standards, Azmuth's mental prowess is considered worlds apart from the rest of his race. He is well-regarded as the smartest being in the universe (or at least 3 to 5 galaxies). He is often referred to by his Galvan peers as "First Thinker."
Along with his intelligence, Azmuth is gifted with years of experience and knowledge.
Azmuth is a skilled inventor, having created numerous inventions, his greatest being the Omnitrix.
Because he created the Omnitrix, Azmuth knows all about its functions so he has the potential to use any model of the Omnitrix more effectively than anyone else. Azmuth once used the Omnitrix to fight Vilgax, though only for a short time.
Azmuth always thinks ahead on possible scenarios whenever one of his inventions has possible qualities for usage by evil. This was most prominently displayed by the fact that he made a device that could permanently disable Omnitrix technology.
Azmuth once used a robotic suit that he wore when he first encountered Ben. He also uses a slew other gadgets he designed himself.
Although he is the Omnitrix's creator, Azmuth has been shown to have less skill fighting with it than Ben. Azmuth attributes this to being "a little out of practice."
Despite being the smartest being in three (arguably five) galaxies, Azmuth can be reckless at times, and does not at times plan ahead. In his own words, "Contingency plans? Who has time to worry about that nonsense?"
Like all Galvans, his small size makes him physically vulnerable to larger foes.
- Vengeance of Vilgax: Part 1
- Vengeance of Vilgax: Part 2
- The Final Battle: Part 1
- The Final Battle: Part 2
- The Transmogrification of Eunice
- Simian Says
- The Ultimate Sacrifice
- Solitary Alignment
- The Ultimate Enemy: Part 2
- Trouble Helix (first reappearance; flashback)
- The Frogs of War: Part 2 (flashback; cameo)
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Azmuth's Known Inventions
|Unitrix||A prototype model of the Omnitrix. At first, Azmuth intended to store the DNA in separate containers, however the idea was discarded for something that could store/hide/collect DNA, keep track of collected DNA, make it easier to safeguard and, if necessary, revive dead species more easily. (Primus, Voliticus Biopsis) The Omnitrix introduced the idea of walking in the shoes of other lifeforms. This prototype eventually led to the birth of Eunice.|
|Omnitrix (Original)||Azmuth's greatest invention. Allows the user to transform into many different aliens. Created as a device to allow one to understand other species better, its power was seen as a weapon by many, including Vilgax. Originally was to be entrusted to Max, but was found by Ben. Self-destructed in The Final Battle: Part 2 to prevent Vilgax, who had obtained it by forcing Ben into giving it to him, from using it.|
|Ultimatrix (Original)||The successor of the Omnitrix with some of the same features as the Omnitrix. Azmuth wasn't finished making it when it was stolen, completed, and modified by Albedo in The Final Battle: Part 1, who added an evolution feature that evolves aliens into their Ultimate form. Azmuth mentions that it's shoddy workmanship, likely a result of Albedo not being as skilled as Azmuth. He also cites the evolutionary function as "begging for trouble." It was removed by Azmuth in The Ultimate Enemy: Part 2 so that he can give Ben his third Omnitrix. He later destroyed it.|
|Omnitrix (Omniverse)||In Map of Infinity, Azmuth said he had been making yet another new Omnitrix. He mentions that he may give it to Ben in the near future, but states that Ben's maturity must increase and also it isn't ready for him. However, in The Ultimate Enemy: Part 2, Azmuth reveals that the Omnitrix is a prototype and he started working on the improved Omnitrix six years ago. In the same episode, he removes the Ultimatrix and gives the Omnitrix to Ben, as he has proved worthy enough for his new creation.|
|Codon Stream||DNA database.|
|Voliticus Biopsis||Mosquito-like creatures created by Azmuth to collect DNA from aliens for the Codon Stream. They live on Primus.|
|Primus||A planet created by Azmuth which contains the Codon Stream. Acts as a wireless transmitter to the Omnitrix and Ultimatrix. Its location can be changed to keep it hidden or in the case of being compromised.|
|Galvan Mark II||In The Final Battle: Part 1, Azmuth is seen speaking with Myaxx about Albedo and the Ultimatrix on Galvan Mark II. In Map of Infinity, he reveals it to be Galvan Mark II. Azmuth designed Galvan Mark II to have a series of firewalls in case of viral attacks. In light of Malware's attack, he made upgrades in their defenses.|
|Ascalon||Azmuth was the one who created Ascalon and gave it to Sir George 1,000 years ago. He got the idea of making Ascalon after doing some star-gazing while observing a nearby planetary system in complete alignment. After the destruction of the Incursean homeworld by Ascalon and falling out between him and his girlfriend Zennith, Azmuth regrets inventing Ascalon and vowed to dedicate himself to peaceful sciences. It was given back to Azmuth by Ben in The Ultimate Enemy: Part 2.|
|Helix||An experiment in the hopes of making Galvan B inhabitable for colonization. It lead to creating the Galvanic Mechamorphs and Malware. He had been working on creating a second helix to cure Malware's condition, but it was stolen and upgraded Malware having lasting effects to this day.|
|Galvanic Mechamorph||In an experiment to make Galvan B habitable for colonization using his helix, he accidentally brought the Galvanic Mechamorphs into existence. This ended his plans of colonization of Galvan B.|
|Mechamorph Armor||A suit of armor that allows the user to become a Galvanic Mechamorph, unfortunately, a single flaw "pumps up the users aggression" and makes them almost feral.|
|Galvanian Skeuomorph||The Skeuomorph was created to destroy the B.L.R.R.T. on Earth.|
Azmuth appears as a non-playable character in the game. He fixes the Omnitrix error and, at the end, he gives Ben extra DNA.
Azmuth's name comes from "azimuth," an angular measurement in a spherical 3 axis coordinate system.[DM 2]
Naming and Translations
|Spanish (HA)|| Azmuth|
Ozmeth (Blukic and Driba Go to Area 51)
| From the original English name; pronounced /'azmʊt/|
Dub error; pronounced /'ozmɛt/.
|Spanish (Spain)||Azmuth||From the original English name; pronounced /az'mʊt/.|
- Azmuth's voice has changed over the course of the Classic Continuity:
- In Secret of the Omnitrix and Destroy All Aliens, he spoke with a high voice, albeit one deeper than Grey Matter's.
- In Alien Force and Ultimate Alien, his voice became considerably deeper and growler.
- In Omniverse, his voice is once again high, but it now sounds like a human male in his early 50s.
- Azmuth was looking for Ben in The Final Battle: Part 2 because he started looking for him when the Ultimatrix was stolen.[DM 3]
- Azmuth is "not even close" to being the oldest Galvan[DM 4] and expects to live another 3,000 years.
- Azmuth consistently works with tech levels in the mid-teens.[DM 5]
- Azmuth pretty much does what he wants.[DM 6]
- Green is Azmuth's favorite color.[DJW 2]
- Azmuth gets his intelligence from his mother's side.[DJW 3]
- According to himself:
- Azmuth's robotic suit in Secret of the Omnitrix is based on the ancient machine gods worshipped by the primitive Galvan.[pop-up 1] It was designed by Tom Perkins.[TP 1]
- Azmuth believes that humans are the most annoying species in the galaxy.[pop-up 2]
- Azmuth indirectly brought about the formation of the Forever Knights by giving Ascalon to Sir George.
- No matter the alternate dimensional timeline, Azmuth is always too smart to be evil, meaning he would not help in evil acts anywhere in space-time.
- When Azmuth transforms into Rath in Primus, he takes on Rath's lower intelligence and tendency to refer to himself in the third person, but unlike Ben, retains his regular voice (in Latin America, he has Rath's voice). He also refers to himself as Azmuth rather than Rath.
- Azmuth's Omniverse design seems to have been inspired by the transforming Grey Matter figure.[AC 1]