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 galaxies (arguably five). He is also a trusted advisor to the Plumbers.
Azmuth is very paranoid, as evidenced by the amount of work he puts into hiding his home from the rest of the universe. He is a bit impolite. He originally refused to repair the Omnitrix in Ben 10: 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 Ben 10: 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.
But despite everything, Azmuth is good at heart and always thinks about the betterment of society.
According to Maltruant, 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.
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 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.
Ben 10: 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 deconstruction 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 of 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.
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.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 make Albedo turned 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 causes the timer to set 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 AbilitiesEven 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 once used a robotic suit that he wore when he first encountered Ben.
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.
Ben 10: Alien Force
- Good Copy, Bad Copy (first re-appearance)
- War of the Worlds: Part 1
- War of the Worlds: Part 2
- Vengeance of Vilgax: Part 1
- Vengeance of Vilgax: Part 2
- The Final Battle: Part 1
- The Final Battle: Part 2
Ben 10: Ultimate Alien
- Map of Infinity (first re-appearance)
- The Forge of Creation
- The Transmogrification of Eunice
- Simian Says
- The Ultimate Sacrifice
- Solitary Alignment
- The Ultimate Enemy: Part 2
Ben 10: Omniverse
- Trouble Helix (first re-appearance; flashback)
- Showdown: Part 1 (flashback and present)
- Showdown: Part 2 (flashback and present)
- The Frogs of War: Part 2 (flashback; cameo)
- A Fistful of Brains (cameo)
- For a Few Brains More
- Blukic and Driba Go to Area 51 (flashback; cameo)
- Universe vs. Tennyson (on a screen)
- Malgax Attacks
Cartoon Network Action Packs
- Double Trouble
- Double Negative
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||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||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. In Showdown: Part 2, Azmuth explains that he 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||In Solitary Alignment, it is revealed that 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.
- According to Dwayne McDuffie:
- According to Derrick J. Wyatt, green is Azmuth's favorite color.
- According to himself:
- Azmuth was just like Ben when he was young.
- Azmuth's only shame is that he has been unable to heal Malware of his pain.
- Despite being a Galvan, Azmuth seems to prefer open spaces away from technology.
- Azmuth's robotic suit in Ben 10: Secret of the Omnitrix is similar to P'andor's and NRG's suit. It is also similar to Clockwork's torso.
- Azmuth expects to live another 3,000 years.
- Azmuth indirectly brought about the formation of the Forever Knights by giving Ascalon to Sir George.