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|“||I am Azmuth, creator of the Omnitrix, sculptor of worlds, smartest being in five galaxies!||”|
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]
- 1 Appearance
- 2 Personality
- 3 History
- 4 Powers and Abilities
- 5 Weaknesses
- 6 Appearances
- 7 Azmuth's Known Inventions
- 8 Video Games
- 9 Etymology
- 10 Naming and Translations
- 11 Trivia
- 12 References
Azmuth is an elderly Galvan, approximately 5 inches tall. He resembles an anthropomorphic grey frog, with gills and sticky skin. He has bulbous green 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.
As of Omniverse, Azmuth is more level-headed, as he appears to be more confident and is slightly more lenient than before. He also seems to have developed a slight sense of humor, as he reset Albedo's Ultimatrix to permanently lock his default form to be an 11-year-old version of Ben.
As a tadpole he achieved a perfect score on his GATs before he became the first thinker.
In his youth, Azmuth enjoyed a relationship with a female Galvan named Zennith, and while on a date with her witnessed a planetary alignment. The sight inspired Azmuth to create a powerful sword, which sadly brought his romance with Zennith to an end as she disapproved of his creation. Later realizing for himself the dangers of the sword, Azmuth began to dedicate himself to peaceful science, eventually creating the Omnitrix, hoping to create a means for the races of the galaxy to live in harmony. He used the Omnitrix's Scan Mode to gather the DNA of thousands of species over hundreds of years.[pop-up 1] He also hoped that it might redeem him in Zennith's eyes.
In Secret of the Omnitrix, Azmuth was found in his lab on Xenon by Cannonbolt, Tetrax, and Myaxx, where he is eventually convinced to turn off the Omnitrix's self-destruct. He also unlocked Way Big so Ben could defeat Vilgax. Azmuth modified one of Vilgax's drone's heads to be able to leave Xenon in it, taking Myaxx with him.
Destroy All Aliens revealed that Azmuth, inspired by Ben's obvious concern for his family, decided to reunite with his own after a long absence. After detecting a strange signal coming from the Omnitrix (caused by Gwen casting a dismantling spell on Upgrade), he contacted Tetrax and arranged to meet the Petrosapien on Earth. Traveling to Earth using his drone-head ship, Azmuth disguised it as a semi-truck and headed for his rendezvous with Tetrax. He was then contacted by his concerned father, who watched as a strange light-coming from the malfunctioning Omnitrix-shone over Azmuth and his ship crashed.
When a malevolent looking To'kustar appeared on the video feed following Azmuth's disappearance, his father came to believe that Azmuth had perished at the hands of the giant alien. Donning a set of Mechamorph Armor created by Azmuth, his father traveled to Earth, where he ran into Ben. At first unaware that Ben was transforming between different alien forms-unable to revert to human due to Tetrax activating a feature of the Omnitrix-he demanded to know the whereabouts of the To'kustar. Ben had fought the giant alien only for it to disappear; he and Azmuth's father would later discover that the being had been downloaded into the Omnitrix.
Following the To'kustar's escape from the Omnitrix, the Tennyson family realized that the giant being was Azmuth himself, mutated by the malfunctioning device and so disturbed by the change that he was unable to recognize his own father or friends. Eventually they brought him out of it, and Azmuth used the Mechamorph armor to repair the Omnitrix and revert himself back into his normal Galvan form. Azmuth's father then revealed his own Galvan form, which was younger than that of his son-this was due to Azmuth transferring his father's mind into a clone body.
Father and son forgave each other for their misdeeds, with Azmuth confessing that he should have warned his father about the armor's tendency to increase aggression. Azmuth also helped restore Ben's parents, who had likewise been transformed into aliens, to normal. He commented on the Omnitrix's malfunction being caused by a mana overload, confusing Gwen, who was ignorant at the time about her Anodite lineage. Azmuth and his father then returned home.
Five years prior to Omniverse
In a flashback in Trouble Helix, Azmuth was working on a second Helix with Albedo, where Max comes in, asking him to fix the malfunctioning Omnitrix, to which he refuses. XLR8 comes and makes him by breaking one of his machines. Azmuth later revealed his hand in the creation of the Galvanic Mechamorphs through his experiment called the Helix, in the intent of making Galvan B habitable. He also revealed he had been working for many years on trying to heal Malware, a Galvanic Mechamorph whose life code is corrupted and incomplete.
During a flashback in Showdown: Part 2, Azmuth helps comfort and advises Ben, after Ben lost Feedback.
Azmuth returned in Good Copy, Bad Copy. Azmuth revealed that Albedo used to be one of his assistants, and that he had came to take the Omnitrix copy from Albedo. Azmuth states that only one Omnitrix is allowed in the universe (though later on, Azmuth began to create an improved version).
In War of the Worlds, Azmuth and Paradox warn Ben that the Highbreed are conquering and destroying planets, and their fleet was heading towards Earth. Galvan Prime has already been destroyed and its destruction would be the beginning of the end. Although he doesn't want Ben to fight, Azmuth realizes that there's no stopping him and activates the Master Control for the sake of the battle. When the Omnitrix was reset by the DNA wave Ben used to stop the Highbreed (locking the Master Control), Azmuth left to help rebuild Galvan Prime without reactivating it, telling Ben to "have fun figuring it out."
In The Vengeance of Vilgax, when Ben and Kevin tried to hack the Omnitrix, Azmuth contacts Ben telling him not to tamper with it, stating that he will learn how to activate the Master Control when the time is right. When an accident unleashes Chromastone, Goop, Spidermonkey, and Way Big from the Omnitrix, Azmuth instructs Ben to reabsorb the alien forms into the Omnitrix. Dissatisfied with what happened, Azmuth also tells Ben that he won't help him again.
In Primus, Azmuth wields the Omnitrix in order to protect Primus from Vilgax, but is defeated and Vilgax takes the Omnitrix from him. Azmuth himself attributes his defeat to his "skills being a little rusty." He is saved by Ben, who manages to trick Vilgax by showing him how to use the Omnitrix. Ben gets Vilgax to transform into Goop, allowing Ben to get the upper hand and remove the Omnitrix from Vilgax. In the end, even though Azmuth hasn't forgiven Ben for damaging the Omnitrix, he allows him to keep it anyway.
In The Final Battle, Myaxx informs Azmuth that the Ultimatrix was stolen. Myaxx also shows security footage of Ben, or someone who looks exactly like him, stealing the Ultimatrix; Albedo, to which Azmuth replied "No! Not him! Anyone but him.". In the later half of the episode, Azmuth answers Ben's plead for help. He explains to Ben that the Omnitrix was originally meant for Max. When Ben says he let Azmuth down, he agrees. Azmuth tells Ben that "winning isn't so easy without the Omnitrix", making Ben realize that the only way to defeat Vilgax would be to destroy the Omnitrix. Azmuth reveals he thinks that Earth has lovely weather.
Azmuth returns to Ultimate Alien in Map of Infinity, right after Ultimate Aggregor defeated Ben and his team. He tells Ben and his group about the Map of Infinity, an item Ultimate Aggregor is planning to steal in order to go to a location called the Forge of Creation. He also mocks the Ultimatrix, saying it is "pathetic workmanship." Azmuth reveals that he is constructing a third Omnitrix. He also refuses to let Ben have it, because he is too reckless and requires much patience. In addition, it wasn't completed anyway. He also thinks that adding an evolutionary feature to the Ultimatrix was a terrible idea, that is just "begging for trouble". He introduces Ben and the team to Galvan Mark II, Galvan Prime rebuilt. He later puts Max in a tube to replace his damaged nervous system, caused by Ultimate Aggregor.
In Perplexahedron, Azmuth was not happy with Ben's failures over losing three pieces of the Map of Infinity; he told Ben where the final piece was.
In The Forge of Creation, Azmuth was still not happy with Ben's failure and his loss of all four pieces of the map; he scolds Ben and his team about letting Ultimate Aggregor beat them each time when they had four opportunities to stop him. After Paradox transforms Alien X back to Ben, Azmuth has an argument with Paradox about Ben and his friend's ability to save the universe this time. Azmuth also says that trusting Ben with the Omnitrix was a "grave mistake" though Paradox had said that it was not a mistake at all, and that he and Azmuth knew the reasons why all too well. Azmuth resentfully begins to reveal that Paradox had told him that Ben was a legendary being born with incomprehensible, immeasurable power, and that he would someday do something amazing, as it was his "grand destiny," but Paradox interrupted him, saying that there must be "no spoilers."
In The Transmogrification of Eunice, Azmuth is little in Sunder and Ben's battle for the Unitrix and seeing Ben and Sunder fighting in a muddy area. He is also the one who hired Sunder to retrieve the Unitrix. He had told Ben and his team about the Omnitrix prototype called the Unitrix. He had an argument with Ben about Eunice's life but, after being impressed by Ben's strong defense over Eunice and his belief about his aliens, he agreed to a compromise and allowed her to live a free life as one of his assistants. He stated that he always needed help tending to Primus.
In Simian Says, Eunice contacted Azmuth about the degradation of the Arachnichimp DNA sample on Primus; he angrily told her to send Voliticus Biopsis to get a fresh sample.
In The Ultimate Sacrifice, Azmuth saves Ben from death and frees the Ultimates from the Ultimatrix. Ben has regained Azmuth's trust, it seems, as he was willing to sacrifice himself for his aliens' freedom.
In Solitary Alignment, Azmuth becomes involved with the Forever Knights by claiming that the sword Sir George used to fight Dagon with is his, which leads Ben to question him about the first knight. Azmuth reluctantly agrees to tell his origins and one of his early inventions.
In Showdown: Part 1, Azmuth was ambushed by Dr. Psychobos, Khyber, and his dog. They turn Khyber's dog into Omnivoracious to kill Azmuth. When she's busy battling Ben, Azmuth makes a whistle out of a bone and turns Omnivoracious into Vicetopus to hold Dr. Psychobos captive.
In Showdown: Part 2, Azmuth helped plan together on how to stop Malware from taking over Galvan Mark II. He, along with Gwen and Rook, traveled to the remains of Galvan B to find a solution while Ben and Kevin are keeping Malware busy. Azmuth eventually finds the Helix, which he believes could be beneficial. Azmuth is seen again, bringing Feedback the Helix so he can use its powers to defeat Malware. Azmuth also revealed that he brought the Galvanic Mechamorphs back to life and he watches as Feedback finally defeats Malware for good. Azmuth appears again in 16 year old Ben's subconscious, telling 11 year old Ben that Ben never learns anything just from winning and says that Ben could learn something from losing Feedback.
Azmuth makes an appearance at the end of A Fistful of Brains, as he was kidnapped by Albedo and Khyber, and was trapped within a machine. In next episode, For a Few Brains More, Albedo drained Azmuth's intelligence, causing Azmuth's "pre-brain" to take control; as a result, Azmuth became a childish buffoon. After Azmuth was turned back to normal, he modified the Ultimatrix to turn Albedo into an eleven-year old clone of Ben as punishment. He also said that Ben needs to stop hitting the Omnitrix so hard, because whenever he transforms into an alien, the impact of his hit sets the timer to random.
Azmuth is mentioned in the case during Universe vs. Tennyson, in which Chadzmuth indicates that the changes in his appearance and voice over the years have been the result of Celestialsapiens redesigning the universe.
In Malgax Attacks, Ben comes to Azmuth, asking him to separate Skurd from the Omnitrix. Azmuth is fascinated by Skurd, having believed that the Slimebiote race was extinct. Though he tries to dissuade Ben from his decision, Azmuth agrees to use ionic particle surgery to remove Skurd. He then places Skurd in a container, hoping to study him. When Vilgax and Albedo attack Galvan Prime, Azmuth chooses to deal with Albedo. When he confronts his former assistant in his lab, Albedo (as Ultimate Rath) seemingly vaporizes him. However, Blukic and Driba discover that Azmuth had actually teleported himself at that exact moment, and manage to reconstitute him. Azmuth uses a device to shut down Albedo's Ultimatrix, once again trapping him in the form of an eleven-year old Ben. He then reveals to Albedo that he became the first thinker for coming up with possible contingency plans, such as a failsafe for preventing the misuse of an Omnitrix. After Vilgax is defeated, Azmuth commends Blukic and Driba for being smart enough to recognize the clue he left behind, adding that the reconstitution process has fixed his sciatica, leaving him feeling "like brand new."
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?" Despite this, he can plan ahead, as demonstrated in Malgax Attacks.
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
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 4] It was designed by Tom Perkins.[TP 1]
- Azmuth believes that humans are the most annoying species in the galaxy.[DVD 1]
- 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]
- Azmuth is not afraid of Ma Vreedle.[DJW 6]