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Ben 10 is the fifth iteration of the Ben 10 franchise. It serves as a reboot to the television series and is loosely based upon the original series serving as a parallel timeline to the Classic series.
- 1 Summary
- 2 Characters
- 2.1 Allies
- 2.2 Villains
- 2.3 Neutral
- 2.4 Aliens
- 2.4.1 Regular Aliens
- 2.4.2 Omni-Enhanced Aliens
- 2.4.3 Omni-Kix Aliens
- 2.4.4 Omni-Naut Armor Aliens
- 2.4.5 Fusions
- 2.4.6 Alternate Timeline Aliens
- 2.4.7 Kevin's Aliens
- 2.4.8 Kevin's Future Aliens
- 2.4.9 Gwen's Aliens
- 2.4.10 Billy's Aliens
- 2.4.11 Squirrel's Aliens
- 2.4.12 Space Slime's Aliens
- 2.4.13 Steam Robot Aliens
- 2.4.14 Max's Aliens
- 2.4.15 Vilgax's Aliens
- 3 Songs
- 4 Crossovers
- 5 Video Game
- 6 Movies
- 7 Cast
- 8 Opening
- 9 Trivia
- 10 References
Building on the highly successful franchise about kid hero Ben Tennyson, Ben 10 introduces a re-imagined Ben, his cousin Gwen, and Grandpa Max are normal, as they travel the country during summer vacation. When Ben finds the Omnitrix, a mysterious watch that transforms him into 10 different friendly aliens, a world of extraterrestrial superpowers opens up to him. The series is produced by Cartoon Network Studios and created and executive produced by Man of Action Entertainment (Big Hero 6, Generator Rex), with John Fang (Mixels, Generator Rex) on board as supervising producer.
Ben 10, along with other Cartoon Network shows, had a collaboration with Mighty Magiswords in the app "MagiMobile". It had Magiswords based on some of Ben's aliens for players to collect, including all the season 1 aliens
A Villainous short released on the Brazilian Cartoon Network YouTube channel features Flug analyzing Vilgax while Dementia tries using his advice on Black Hat. The short ends with Flug creating his own Omnitrix for Vilgax, who attempts to transform into Black Hat before being eaten by the form. It uses clips from Omni-Tricked: Part 3, Omni-Tricked: Part 4, Out to Launch, Animorphosis, The 11th Alien: Part 1, and The 11th Alien: Part 2.
OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes!
An episode of OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes! is a crossover event which premiered on October 8, 2018. Crossover Nexus featured Ben Tennyson, Raven from Teen Titans Go!, Garnet from Steven Universe and K.O. from OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes! as they band together to escape the destroyed CN City and stop Strike.
In the episode Ben Gen 10, Ben meets a young Generator Rex on the run from a hostile Providence working through a series of misunderstandings in order to save the world from being infected with alien DNA.
The Tennysons are attacked by a villainous dimension-hopping Omni-Alien only known as Alien X. With help from a parallel universe version of Max, they bring multiple Bens and Gwens together to form an alien hero army and combat this threat. Multiple Bens based off previous iterations appear in this special.
A video game based on the series was released worldwide on November 10, 2017 (for Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One). It was developed by Outright Games and distributed by Bandai Namco in the EMEA. In the game, players discover aliens and use them to help Ben defeat three of his greatest enemies: Zombozo, Queen Bee, and the Weather Heads.
On March 3, 2020, it was announced that another Ben 10 video game was in the works. It was revealed to be Ben 10: Power Trip and was released on October 9, 2020.
The openings of seasons 1-4 showed all 10 of Ben's current aliens posing next to a number. At the end of each opening, Team Tennyson do some sort of interaction with eachother.
The opening showed the majority of Ben's enemies, along with his current aliens at the time.
Ben Gen 10
The opening showed Team Tennyson traveling around the world in the Rustbucket, while Ben cycles through all of his aliens.
The opening showed Ben showcasing all 10 of his current aliens, aside Max and Gwen. Towards the end, the silhouettes of Original Series Ben, Alien Force Ben, Ultimate Alien Ben, and Omniverse Ben are shown in their respective series order.
- In Season 1-4 intro, when Ben transforms into Four Arms, the core of Omnitrix doesn't pop up.
- In Ben 10,010 Intro, when Slapback switches to Humungousuar, Humungousuar only has one spike.
- This is the longest running Ben 10 series, having produced 184 episodes and airing for six years.
- Unlike previous iterations of Ben 10, this series' episodes have a run-time of 11 minutes each instead of 22 minutes; episodes which are 22 minutes in production are broken into two segments. This decision was done by Cartoon Network so they can mix and match episodes. It also works better for comedy.[DR 1]
- Season 5 consisted of 3 movie-length specials, each of them had a 44-minute runtime, which is the equivalent to 4 normal 11-minute episodes.
- Where as the the look of the Omnitrix changed with each Classic series, the Omnitrix in this series changes its appearance every season. The out-of-universe reasons for the Omnitrix having a new appearance every season are to repurpose unused designs from pre-production, to differentiate one season from another, and for marketing purposes.[DR 2]
- Another aspect of this series that differs from previous iterations is that Ben is only able to have 10 aliens at a time. The one time this rule was not kept (during the events of Omni-Tricked when Ben unlocked Gax), the Omnitrix began to glitch and freak out. Starting with Innervasion Part 5: High Override, aliens are now added and removed from rotation. However, this rule is no longer being used as of Ben 10,010.[DR 3]
- The crew has been been moving through the aliens they felt were at Ben's core because they are his favorite go to characters across the life of the entire show.[DR 4] They also like to keep the title of 10 being consistent.[DR 5]
- The addition and removal of certain aliens is also based on what type of stories they want to tell in the new season, then which aliens would work best with those stories and which would not.[DR 6]
- When asked why Ben would have three different aliens with enhanced strength as a main ability in his roster starting with Season 3, Duncan Rouleau stated that their working philosophy is not about the perfect well-rounded team as much as working with what you got. Until Ben has mastery over the Omnitrix, he will get all sorts of odd, sometimes lopsided, lineups.[DR 7]
- In addition to being composed of specials, Duncan described Season 5 as being "celestial"[DR 8] and "large in scale" with having some guest stars as voice actors.[DR 9]
- The premises for each special came when Cartoon Network executives Tramm Wigzell and Keith Fay asked Man of Action to "pitch [them] the craziest stories [they] could never do". Though they were credited only with "story" on these specials, Anthony J. Marchisello and Marcus Reinhart actually wrote full scripts for each special from the story pitches Man of Action provided.[STS 1]
- Duncan is unsure of what the future of the franchise will hold following Alien X-Tinction,[DR 11] noting that changes at WarnerMedia have put things on pause.[DR 12] These include:
- The appearances of more aliens from previous series; Swampfire,[DR 13][DR 14] Upchuck,[DR 15][DR 16] The Worst, and Toolboxx were all considered to appear at one point during the show's run.[DR 17]
- Further details regarding the origins and inner workings of the Antitrix and its aliens.[DR 18][DR 19][DR 20]
- Many aliens from previous series were initially considered to appear in the reboot at different points of development only to be excluded:
- Every electric alien in the franchise did not make the cut because Shock Rock was created for plot purposes.[DR 21] Despite that, Buzzshock appears in Ben 10,010 as one of Ben 10,000's aliens whereas Ampfibian appears in Alien X-Tinction as one of Ultimate Alien Ben's aliens.
- Gravattack was considered too powerful for the earthbound villains on the show to fight.[DR 22]
- The crew excluded Wildmutt because they did not want him looking like anything other than a dog. Had he appeared on the show, he would have been more humanoid.[DR 23][DR 24]
- There were no plans to expand on either Shellhead, Sandbox, or Snakepit on the show. Despite that, Duncan believes that it is possible the crew will in the future.[DR 25]
- When asked if either Rocks or Squidstrictor would be appearing, Duncan laughed.[DR 26]
- Other aliens unable to appear include Clockwork,[DR 27] Fasttrack,[DR 28] Spitter, Chamalien,[DR 29] and Atomix.[DR 30]
- Sometimes, ideas such as Forever Knight being sentient technology were left ambiguous in case Man of Action came up with a better idea later and wanted to change the direction.[KT 1]
- This is the second Cartoon Network reboot series after The Powerpuff Girls (2016).
- Duncan Rouleau has occasionally brought up the possibility of a new iteration of Ben 10 starting with some new angle,[DR 31] saying that there is always a chance it could happen.[DR 32]
- The crew is currently developing many options; the changing fields of platforms from cable to streaming, the consolidation of Warner Bros. franchises, and a "thousand other factors" will determine where, how, and when Ben's next iteration will finally settle.[DR 33] An example of this is the possibility of a show featuring an older Ben at some point. However, that will not be happening any time soon.[DR 34]
- The crew is currently in talks with Cartoon Network, who have some strong ideas about the future of Ben 10[DR 35] that they are working on. Hopefully, some announcements will be made sometime in late 2021.[DR 36]
- Unlike the previous series, Playmates is now handling the toys instead of Bandai.
- The show's soundtrack is composed by Kevin Manthei, who has previously composed music for Man of Action's two previous shows Generator Rex and Ultimate Spider-Man.
- Upgraded forms only appeared in even numbered seasons.
- This is the second series to show Ben Prime's Omnitrixies.
- This series features the longest season in the franchise, with season 3 being comprised of 52 episodes. This series also featured the shortest season in the franchise, with Season 5 being comprised of 3 full-hour specials.
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