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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.

Summary

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.[1]

Characters

Allies

Main Characters

Others

Future

Alternate Dimension

Generator Rex

Villains

Major Villains

Recurring Villains

One-Time Villains

Neutral

Aliens

Regular Aliens

Omni-Enhanced Aliens

Omni-Kix Aliens

Omni-Naut Armor Aliens

Fusions

Alternate Timeline Aliens

Kevin's Aliens

Kevin's Future Aliens

Gwen's Aliens

Billy's Aliens

Squirrel's Aliens

Space Slime's Aliens

Steam Robot Aliens

Max's Aliens

Vilgax's Aliens

Songs

Crossovers

Mighty Magiswords

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

Villainous

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.

Generator Rex

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.

Alien X-Tinction

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.

Video Game

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.

Movies

Cast

Voice Actor Role(s)
Tara Strong Ben Tennyson
Ben Tennyson (Road Trip Without Gwen Dimension)
Ben Tennyson (Original Series Dimension)
Sally
Upgrade (Freaky Gwen Ben)
Mrs. Billions
Gladys
Mrs. Roland
Carol
Robin Food
Charmcaster
Glitch
Buzzshock
Ben Prime (10-year-old)
Montserrat Hernandez Gwen Tennyson
Four Arms (Freaky Gwen Ben)
Allen
President Gwen
David Kaye Max Tennyson
Shock Rock
Omni-Kix Shock Rock
Omni-Naut Shock Rock
Humungousaur
Omni-Kix Humungousaur
Omni-Naut Humungousaur
Steve
Prospector Pete
Spider
Boxer
Lester
Mr. Billions
Shock-O (Riding the Storm Out)
LaGrange
Cybear
Buddy
Forgeti
Melvin
Azmuth
Clerk
Piscciss Volann Prisoner
A.I. Max
John DiMaggio Four Arms
Omni-Enhanced Four Arms
Omni-Kix Four Arms
Glamour Man
Maurice
Magg-O-Net Monster
Zombozo
Harry
Thumbskull
Phil
BlackSmith
Loboan Prisoner
Secretary Zombozo
Maurice (Future)
Bobo Haha
Daryl Sabara Heatblast
Omni-Enhanced Heatblast
Omni-Kix Heatblast
Omni-Naut Heatblast
Alien Guy
Vulpimancer Prisoner
Rex Salazar
Josh Keaton XLR8
Omni-Enhanced XLR8
Omni-Kix XLR8
Shady Looking Dude
Ryan Sez (Adventures in Babysitting)
Acid Breath
SixSix
Robert
Roger Craig Smith Diamondhead
Omni-Enhanced Diamondhead
Omni-Kix Diamondhead
Iron Kyle
Bill
Napoleon (hand)
Steam Smythe
Gil
King Brunch
Forever Knight
Milleous
Way Big
Sergeant Smythe
Travis Willingham Cannonbolt
Omni-Enhanced Cannonbolt
Omni-Kix Cannonbolt
Sydney
Ant
Arte
Tim Buktu
CarlTeramite
Kraab
Todd Haberkorn Grey Matter
Omni-Enhanced Grey Matter
Slapback
Omni-Kix Slapback
Grey Arms
Tevin
Tetrax Shard
Lenny
Sir Crepe
Max Mittelman Overflow
Omni-Enhanced Overflow
Todd
David Sobolov Upgrade
Vin Ethanol
David Hornsby Wildvine
Omni-Enhanced Wildvine
Greg Cipes Stinkfly
Omni-Enhanced Stinkfly
Goatadactyl
Kevin Levin
Quad Smack
Hot Shot
Rush
Crystalfist
Wreckingbolt
Bootleg
Dark Matter
Undertow
Thornblade
Skunkmoth
Bashmouth
Humungoraptor
Yuri Lowenthal Gax
Vilgax
AntiVilgax
Alien V
Michael Morningstar (The Charm Offensive)
Ectonurite Prisoner
Ben Tennyson (Alien Force Dimension)
Ben Tennyson (Ultimate Alien Dimension)
Ben Tennyson (Omniverse Dimension)
Fred Tatasciore Hydromander
High Override
Ben 10,000
Surge
Four Arms
Heatblast
Robin Atkin Downes Hex
The That
General Hex
Cree Summer Shasta Fay
Betts McCabe
Vanessa Marshall Queen Bee
Carlos Alazraqui Minitaur
Chinzilla
Jeff Bennett Madcow
Wolfen Sheep
Hail-O
Gust-O (The 11th Alien: Part 2 onwards)
Shock-O (The 11th Alien: Part 2 onwards)
Rob Paulsen Bruce
Coach Keene
Dwight Schultz Dr. Animo
Admiral Animo
Gunnar Sizemore Billy Billions
Eric Bauza

Gust-O (Riding the Storm Out)

Audrey Wasilewski Maxine Sez
Debi Derryberry Simon Sez (Adventures in Babysitting)
Jessica DiCicco Frightwig
Tom Kenny Xingo
Polar Twain
Dee Bradley Baker Napoleon (head)
Nugget
Slurpstack
Oliver
King Koil
Rath (Ben)
Omni-Kix Rath
Jetray
Omni-Kix Jetray
Omni-Naut Jetray

Major Glorff
Goop
Opticoid Prisoner
Spidermonkey

Ogie Banks Simon Sez (Battle at Biggie Box)
Ryan Sez (Battle at Biggie Box)
Keith David Yawk
Vic Chao Agent Six

Opening

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.

Ben 10,010

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.

Alien X-Tinction

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.

Errors

  • 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.


Trivia

  • 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]
    • Duncan personally confirmed Vic Chao as one of the aforementioned guests stars and avoiding spoiling which character Chao would be voicing.[DR 10]
  • 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:
  • Many aliens from previous series were initially considered to appear in the reboot at different points of development only to be excluded:
  • 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.

References

Crew Statements

Steven T. Seagle

Duncan Rouleau

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  4. http://archive.is/JQNZJ
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  6. http://archive.is/0LdW7
  7. http://archive.is/dYW9n
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  30. File:RB No Atomix in Season 5.png
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  32. File:Always the Chance for More Ben 10.png
  33. File:Developing Many Options for the Next Ben 10 Series.png
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