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General Episodes

Ben 10, later known as Ben 10 Classic or Classic Ben 10, is an American animated series created by the group Man of Action and produced by Cartoon Network Studios. The pilot episode And Then There Were 10, aired on December 27, 2005, as part of a sneak peek of Cartoon Network's Saturday morning lineup.

This series was followed-up by three sequels called Ben 10: Alien Force, Ben 10: Ultimate Alien, and Ben 10: Omniverse, and was later rebooted.

Plot

Ten-year-old Ben Tennyson, his ten-year-old paternal first-cousin Gwen, and their paternal Grandpa Max start their summer camping trip. Ben goes stomping off into the woods after another fight with Gwen, whom he is not happy to have along on the trip, and is almost crushed when a meteor crash lands, only to discover it’s an alien cargo pod. When he examines it, he finds a mysterious, watch-like device, called the Omnitrix. As Ben reaches inside the pod for it, the device attaches permanently to his wrist and gives him the ability to transform into a numerous variety of alien life-forms, each with their own unique powers and abilities. Although Ben realizes that he has a responsibility to help and save others with these new abilities at his disposal, he is not above a little ten-year-old super-powered mischief now and then. Along with Gwen and Max, Ben embarks on an adventure to fight evil, both extraterrestrial and earthly. Ben has faced lots of villains including villains fighting together in a team or a partner once such as when Vilgax and Kevin 11 teamed up to destroy Ben and steal the Omnitrix.

Characters

Allies

Main Characters

Secondary Characters

Tennyson Family

Others

Future

Gwen 10

Goodbye and Good Riddance

Villains

Main Villains

Secondary Villains

Others

Future

Gwen 10

Aliens

Original

Additional

Future Aliens

Fusions

Video Games

Movies

Cast

Voice Actor Role(s)
Tara Strong Ben Tennyson
Upgrade
Ken Tennyson
Future Gwen
Buzzshock
Blitzwolfer
Wildmutt (Ghostfreaked Out)
Sumo Slammer Collecting Boy
Thug
Edith
Lucy Mann
Mrs. Fang
Sandra Tennyson
Policewoman (The Krakken)
Woman (Tourist Trap and Super Alien Hero Buddy Adventures)
Waitress (Lucky Girl)
Elderly Woman (Lucky Girl)
Old Lady (A Small Problem)
Computer Voice (Ultimate Weapon)
Volunteer #2 (Midnight Madness)
Female Guard (A Change of Face)
Doll (Merry Christmas)
Kid (Super Alien Hero Buddy Adventures)
Cheerleader #1 (Perfect Day)
Little Kid (Ready to Rumble)
Meagan Smith Gwen Tennyson
Pretty Girl (Ben 10,000)
Cheerleader #2 (Perfect Day)
Student #1 (Goodbye and Good Riddance)
Paul Eiding Max Tennyson
Future Max
Camper (And Then There Were 10)
Security Guard #2 (Washington B.C.)
TV Announcer (Washington B.C.)
Seasoned Pro (Truth)
Firey Buddy (Super Alien Hero Buddy Adventures)
Radio Chatter #2 (Ben 4 Good Buddy)
Thug (Ready to Rumble)
Announcer (Ready to Rumble)
Soldier #1 (Ben 10 vs. the Negative 10: Part 1)
Bird Villain #1 (Goodbye and Good Riddance)
Dee Bradley Baker Wildmutt
Stinkfly
Stink Arms
eye GUy
Spitter
Cash Murray
Drones
Mutant Cockatiel
SixSix
Limax
Acid Breath
Joe
Interpreter Alien
Amazing Alan
Elsgood
Mr. Zu
Joel Tennyson
Camille's Ex-Boyfriend
Porcupine
Immovable Object
Carl Tennyson
Gluto
Security Guard #1 (Washington B.C.)
Robber #1 (Permanent Retirement)
Kid (Tourist Trap)
Gang Member #1 (Kevin 11)
Cop #2 (Kevin 11)
Officer (The Alliance)
EMT (The Alliance)
Punk #1 (Lucky Girl)
Trapped Worker (Lucky Girl)
Thug (Side Effects)
Computer #1 (Truth)
Male Vulpimancer (Truth)
SACT Soldier #1 (Framed)
Robber #2 (Gwen 10)
Security Guard (Ultimate Weapon)
Tuba Player (Ghostfreaked Out)
Teen (Ben 10,000)
Mall Cop #1 (Midnight Madness)
Mall Official (Midnight Madness)
Thief #2 (A Change of Face)
Server (A Change of Face)
Doggy Buddy (Super Alien Hero Buddy Adventures)
Kitty Litterer (Super Alien Hero Buddy Adventures)
Eskimo Teen #2 (The Visitor)
Priest (Big Fat Alien Wedding)
DJ (Ben 10 vs. the Negative 10: Part 1)
Student #2 (Goodbye and Good Riddance)
Prisoner #1 (Ben 10: Secret of the Omnitrix)
Security (Ben 10: Secret of the Omnitrix)
Steve Blum Heatblast
Ghostfreak
Heat Jaws
Vilgax
Future Vilgax
Zs'Skayr
Four Arms (Don't Drink the Water)
Roger
Bob
Steve Cummings
Mr. Mann
Edward White
Nightmarish Alien
Regis (Washington B.C.)
Robber #2 (Permanent Retirement)
Bystander (Tourist Trap)
Radio Announcer (Kevin 11 and The Big Tick)
Barker (Last Laugh)
Female Vulpimancer (Truth)
Robber #1 (Gwen 10)
Security Guard (Ghostfreaked Out)
Fisherman (Dr. Animo and the Mutant Ray)
Tour Guide (Back with a Vengeance and Don't Drink the Water)
Volunteer #1 (Midnight Madness)
Handy Buddy (Super Alien Hero Buddy Adventures)
Narrator (Super Alien Hero Buddy Adventures)
Steve (Monster Weather)
Band Member #2 (Monster Weather)
Eskimo Teen #1 (The Visitor)
Alien Fly Prisoner (Ben 10: Secret of the Omnitrix)
Jim Ward Diamondhead
XLR8
Wildvine
Diamond Matter
Jack
Hotel Guard
S.A.M.
Gordon Tennyson
Mr. Beck
Piscciss Volann Prisoner
Ranger (And Then There Were 10)
TV News Anchor (The Alliance)
News Reporter (Secrets)
Commander (Truth)
Manager (Truth)
Larry (Dr. Animo and the Mutant Ray)
Mall Cop #2 (Midnight Madness)
Newscaster (Midnight Madness)
Announcer (Super Alien Hero Buddy Adventures and The Unnaturals)
Security Guard (Super Alien Hero Buddy Adventures and Under Wraps)
Radio Announcer (The Return)
NASA Engineer (The Return)
Referee (Ready to Rumble)
Soldier #2 (Ben 10 vs. the Negative 10: Part 1)
Security (Ben 10: Secret of the Omnitrix)
Richard McGonagle Four Arms
Dr. Kelly
Gladiator
Exo-Skull
President
Cop #1 (Kevin 11)
Driver (The Alliance)
Radio News Announcer (Lucky Girl)
Fred Tatasciore Ripjaws
Cannonbolt
Way Big
Ben 10,000
Krakken
Duane
Bug-Lite
Dr. Doomacus
Mycelium
Coach Finn
Squire
Thief #2 (Last Laugh)
Policeman (Last Laugh)
Alarm Voice (Secrets)
Computer #2 (Truth)
Soldier (Truth)
Employee (They Lurk Below)
Tourist (Back with a Vengeance)
Vendor (A Change of Face)
Thief #1 (A Change of Face)
Kappa Statue (Game Over)
Convict #2 (The Return)
Guard (Divided We Stand)
Security Guard (Don't Drink the Water)
Guard #2 (Ben 4 Good Buddy)
Train Conductor (Ben 4 Good Buddy)
Richard Horvitz Grey Matter
Sublimino
Billy
Arnold
Lepidopterran Prisoner
Robber (Washington B.C.)
VIP #1 (Washington B.C.)
Teen (The Unnaturals)
Dwight Schultz Dr. Animo
Future Dr. Animo
Earl
Police Officer (Washington B.C.)
VIP #2 (Washington B.C.)
Father (Tourist Trap)
Driver (Tourist Trap)
Monitor (Ben 10,000)
Jennifer Hale Rojo
Teacher
Jamie
Mandy
Gilbert
Turbine
Boy (The Alliance)
Tour Guide (Ben 10 vs. the Negative 10: Part 1)
Adam Wylie J.T.
Young Max
Peterson
Khary Payton Hex
Punk #3 (Lucky Girl)
Forever Knights (Ultimate Weapon)
Foreman (Ultimate Weapon)
Driver (Tough Luck)
Boy #1 (Under Wraps)
Convict #1 (The Return)
Automated Voice (Be Afraid of the Dark)
Richard Doyle Enoch
Mr. Jingles
Dr. Shueman
Umpire (The Unnaturals)
Thug (Ben 10 vs. the Negative 10: Part 1)
Dave Fennoy Tetrax
Radio Newscaster (The Alliance)
Doctor (The Alliance)
Prisoner #3 (Ben 10: Secret of the Omnitrix)
Prisoner #4 (Ben 10: Secret of the Omnitrix)
Cree Summer Frightwig
Jeff Doucette Thumbskull
Robin Atkin Downes Jonah Melville
Miriam Flynn Vera Tennyson
Walker Edmiston Marty
Billy West Kraab
Guard (Lucky Girl)
Punk #2 (Lucky Girl)
Charlie Schlatter Kevin Levin
Devlin Levin
Kevin 11,000
Michael Reisz Kevin Levin (Kevin 11)
Mikey Kelley Attendant (Kevin 11)
Helicopter Pilot (Kevin 11)
Gang Member #2 (Kevin 11)
John Kassir Zombozo
Thief #1 (Last Laugh)
Nancy Linari Tour Guide (Lucky Girl)
Reporter (Lucky Girl)
Woman (Lucky Girl)
Computer Voice (Side Effects)
Larry Cedar Howell Wayneright
Head Scientist (A Small Problem)
Nolan North Brad
Forever Knight (A Small Problem)
Rosalind Chao Councilwoman Liang
Nicholas Guest Clancy
Robert Patrick Phil
Rookie (Truth)
Robert Picardo Leader Alien
James C. Mathis III Enforcer Alien
Michael Gough Lieutenant Steel
SACT Soldier #2 (Framed)
Vanessa Marshall Tini
Myaxx
Four Arms (Gwen 10)
Diamondhead (Gwen 10)
Cannonbolt (A Change of Face)
Policewoman (A Change of Face)
Salesperson (Ben 10: Secret of the Omnitrix)
Grey DeLisle Heatblast (Gwen 10)
Xylene
Camille Mann-Tennyson
Mrs. Mann
Kari Wahlgren Charmcaster
Grey Matter (Gwen 10)
Young Hex
Kid (Tough Luck)
Bill Ratner Narrator (Gwen 10 and Goodbye and Good Riddance)
Bird Villain #2 (Goodbye and Good Riddance)
Armin Shimerman Slix Vigma
Jack Angel Technorg
John DiMaggio Vulkanus
Baron Highway
Tom Kane Arctiguana
Ultimos
Donovan GrandSmith
Greg Ellis Synaptak
Kim Mai Guest Andy
Pinky
Young Elsgood
Kid
Sunmin
Grandson
Dave Wittenberg Upchuck
Harold
Road Rage
Escape Artist (Tough Luck)
Emcee (Tough Luck)
Eskimo Teen #3 (The Visitor)
Prisoner #2 (Ben 10: Secret of the Omnitrix)
Kath Soucie Eddie GrandSmith
Tiffany
Joan Maplewood
Boy (Ghostfreaked Out)
Boy #2 (Under Wraps)
Cowgirl (Under Wraps)
Patricia Lentz Mildred (Tough Luck)
Shelby
Gypsy Woman (Tough Luck)
Jennifer Malenke Missy
Bettina Bush Kai Green
Miguel Nájera Wes Green
Clancy Brown Kenko
Keone Young Ishiyama
Josh Keaton Tim Dean
Hector
Kid (Don't Drink the Water)
John Cygan Abel North
Kane North
Rob Pinkston Todd Maplewood
Mark Thompson Vance Vetteroy
Jess Harnell Band Member #1 (Monster Weather)
Announcer (Monster Weather)
Michael Dorn Frankenstrike
Viktor
Richard Green Snare-oh
Rob Paulsen Ditto
H. E. Grady (Ready to Rumble)
Monitor (Ken 10)
B. J. Ward Betty Jean Tennyson
Neil Ross Laurence Wainright
Guard #1 (Ben 4 Good Buddy)
Radio Chatter #1 (Ben 4 Good Buddy)
Jason Spisak Gaterboy
Cathy Cavadini Cooper Daniels
Robert David Hall Azmuth

Theme Song

The theme song of Ben 10 was sung by Moxy and written by Andy Sturmer. In the first and second seasons, Ghostfreak was the ninth alien in the theme song. Cannonbolt replaced Ghostfreak as the ninth alien in the third and fourth seasons.

Lyrics

It started when an alien device did what it did,
And stuck itself upon his wrist with secrets that it hid,
Now he's got super powers, he's no ordinary kid,
He's Ben 10!.... (Ben 10! Ben 10!)

So if you see him, you might be in for a big surprise,
He'll turn into an alien before your very eyes,
He's slimy, creepy, fast and strong, he's every shape and size,
He's Ben 10!.... (Ben 10!)

Armed with power, he's on the case,
Fighting off evil from Earth or space,
He'll never stop till he makes them pay,
'Cause he's the baddest kid to ever save the day!
Ben 10! (Ben 10! Ben 10! Ben 10! Ben 10! Ben 10! Ben 10!)

Errors

Videos

Trivia

  • The entire series takes place over the three month summer vacation.[pop-up 1][1]
  • In the initial stages of the original series' development:
    • The title of the show was Ben to the Tenth.[pop-up 2][pop-up 3][2]
    • Gwen was written as a classmate who happened to be friends with Ben, and had no familial relation to him.[pop-up 4][2]
    • Gwen wasn't even supposed to come on a road trip. She was going to a summer study program instead.[pop-up 5][3]
  • The black dots in the transformation sequences are Kirby dots.[AC 1]
  • Ben 10 was produced in both 16:9 (HD) and 4:3 (SD/widescreen) formats, but was only aired in 4:3 due to restrictions put in place by Cartoon Network. As of June 14, 2015, all four seasons are available in HD and widescreen format on iTunes. Amazon Instant Video and Google Play has all four seasons in widescreen format.
  • In 2016, Ben 10 was renamed Classic Ben 10 to differentiate from the 2016 reboot
  • In Norway, Sweden and Denmark, episodes 22 and 23, 24 and 25, and 27 and 28 switched places.
  • In the latest reruns, the theme song has been shortened (except in the episodes Ben 10 vs. the Negative 10: Part 1 and 2). The current airings on Boomerang have now gone back to the original theme song's length.
  • In Poland, episodes 50, 51, and 52 were switched in airing.
  • On iTunes the icons of each season include the following aliens:

Opening

  • The Flash-animated segment was meant to show that the series would also be fun, in addition to having action.[AC 2]
  • Ghostfreak was replaced by Cannonbolt in the theme song from Season 3 onwards due to his escape, although Ghostfreak could be seen in the Seasons 3-4 intro at the very end when all the aliens get sucked into the watch before the logo comes up.
  • In the Mandarin music video, female noises are heared after every each verse and the aliens are mentioned in Mandarin after the female singer stops singing. However, the noises didn’t made it into the broadcast.
  • The baseline of the theme song is played when Ben Tennyson introduces himself in Crossover Nexus.

References

Pop-ups

Audio Commentary

Ben 10 TV Series
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