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{{Quote|Omniverse is always taking place "now." Ultimate Alien is always taking place just before Omniverse. Alien Force was always taking place "now," until Ultimate Alien aired, at which point it took place about a year ago.}}
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:—Dwayne McDuffie's concept of "now", implying the use of a [[Wikipedia:Floating timeline|floating timeline]]. Due to the nature of a floating timeline, the contents are subject to revision.
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The '''main timeline''' is where all of the canon ''[[The Ben 10 Story|Ben 10]]'' episodes take place.
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{{Quote|'''Omniverse''' is always taking place "now." '''Ultimate Alien''' is always taking place just before '''Omniverse'''. '''Alien Force''' was always taking place "now," until '''Ultimate Alien''' aired, at which point it took place about a year ago.}}
   
This is timeline where nearly the entire Ben 10 series take place. '''[[Ben 10: Race Against Time]]''' didn't directly happen in this timeline, and ''[[Gwen 10]]'' and ''[[Goodbye and Good Riddance]]'' are "what if" episodes.
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:—[[Dwayne McDuffie]]'s concept of "now", implying the use of a [[Wikipedia:Floating timeline|floating timeline]]. Due to the nature of a floating timeline, the contents and the dates are subject to revision.{{Refn|[[:File:Floating_Timeline.png]]|group = DM}}
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The '''Classic timeline''' is where all of the canon Classic Continuity episodes of '''[[The Ben 10 Story|Ben 10]]''' take place.
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This is the timeline where nearly the entire '''Ben 10''' series take place. '''''[[Ben 10: Race Against Time]]''''' didn't directly happen in this timeline, and ''[[Gwen 10]]'' and ''[[Goodbye and Good Riddance]]'' are "what if" episodes.
   
 
==The Beginning==
 
==The Beginning==
*The Universe had been created by the[[ Contemelia]] and the [[Slimebiote]]s started their life long mission of seeding life across the growing universe.
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*The [[Universe]] had been created by the [[Contemelia]] and the [[Slimebiote]]s started their lifelong mission of seeding life across the growing universe.
*The Timeline at the beginning started to branch into many timelines and shift creating it's own [[Timestream]].
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*The Timeline at the beginning started to branch into many timelines and shift creating its own [[Timestream]].
 
*Realities began to diverge.
 
*Realities began to diverge.
   
 
==Prior to 231AD==
 
==Prior to 231AD==
 
*'''Millions of years prior to Omniverse'''
 
*'''Millions of years prior to Omniverse'''
**A meteor crashes on [[Galvan Prime]].
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**A meteor crashes on [[Galvan Prime (Classic)|Galvan Prime]].
 
**The [[Omnivoracious]] species becomes extinct.
 
**The [[Omnivoracious]] species becomes extinct.
 
*'''Before 231AD'''
 
*'''Before 231AD'''
**[[Azmuth]] is born.
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**[[Azmuth (Classic)|Azmuth]] is born.
 
**[[Zennith]] is born.
 
**[[Zennith]] is born.
**Azmuth creates [[Primus (Planet)|Primus]] and later begins creation on [[Ascalon]].
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**Azmuth creates [[Primus]] and later begins creation on [[Ascalon]].
 
**Zennith leaves Azmuth, he doesn't know until he found her gone when he finishes creating Ascalon.
 
**Zennith leaves Azmuth, he doesn't know until he found her gone when he finishes creating Ascalon.
   
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**[[Sir George]] is born.
 
**[[Sir George]] is born.
 
*'''Prior to 1131'''
 
*'''Prior to 1131'''
**The destruction of the [[Incursean]] homeworld takes place.
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**The destruction of the [[Incursean Homeworld]] takes place.
 
*'''1131'''
 
*'''1131'''
**[[Sir George]] acquires [[Ascalon]] from [[Azmuth]].
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**[[Sir George]] acquires [[Ascalon]] from [[Azmuth (Classic)|Azmuth]].
 
*'''After 1131'''
 
*'''After 1131'''
**Azmuth creates the [[Eunice|Unitrix]] and the Omnitrix.
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**Azmuth creates the [[Eunice|Unitrix]] and the [[Omnitrix (Original)|Omnitrix]].
**[[The Forever Knights]] are founded by Sir George.
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**The [[Forever Knights]] are founded by Sir George.
**[[The Forever Knights]] kidnap a map making alien dragon.
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**The Forever Knights kidnap [[Dragon|an alien mapmaker]].
   
 
==20th Century==
 
==20th Century==
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**[[Professor Paradox|Paradox]]'s time machine fails, sending him out of time for 100,000 years.
 
**[[Professor Paradox|Paradox]]'s time machine fails, sending him out of time for 100,000 years.
 
*'''1962'''
 
*'''1962'''
**[[Max Tennyson|Max]] meets [[Verdona]] along with the [[Synthroid]].
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**[[Max Tennyson (Classic)|Max]] meets [[Verdona]] along with the [[Synthroid]].
**[[Max Tennyson|Max]] is discharged from the Air Force in order to be an astronaut.
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**[[Max Tennyson (Classic)|Max]] is discharged from the Air Force in order to be an astronaut.
 
**[[Magister Labrid]] invites Max to become a [[Plumbers|Plumber]].
 
**[[Magister Labrid]] invites Max to become a [[Plumbers|Plumber]].
 
*'''1962-1970s'''
 
*'''1962-1970s'''
**[[Max Tennyson|Max]] becomes a [[Plumbers|Plumber]].
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**[[Max Tennyson (Classic)|Max]] becomes a [[Plumbers|Plumber]].
   
 
==20th and 21st Century==
 
==20th and 21st Century==
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**[[Kenneth Tennyson|Ken Tennyson]] is born.
 
**[[Kenneth Tennyson|Ken Tennyson]] is born.
 
*'''Eleven years prior to the original series'''
 
*'''Eleven years prior to the original series'''
**[[Kevin Levin]] is born.
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**[[Kevin Levin (Classic)|Kevin Levin]] is born.
 
*'''Ten years prior to the original series'''
 
*'''Ten years prior to the original series'''
**[[Ben Tennyson]] and [[Gwen Tennyson]] are born roughly a year later on the same day.
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**[[Ben Tennyson (Classic)|Ben Tennyson]] and [[Gwen Tennyson (Classic)|Gwen Tennyson]] are born roughly a year later on the same day.
 
*'''Seven years prior to the original series'''
 
*'''Seven years prior to the original series'''
 
**[[Mrs. Levin]] marries [[Harvey Hackett]].
 
**[[Mrs. Levin]] marries [[Harvey Hackett]].
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==21st Century==
 
==21st Century==
 
*'''2000s'''
 
*'''2000s'''
**[[Kevin Levin|Kevin]] destroys his house due to his insanity and then runs away thinking his punishment was being kicked out on the street.
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**[[Kevin Levin (Classic)|Kevin]] destroys his house due to his insanity and then runs away thinking his punishment was being kicked out on the street.
 
**[[Mrs. Levin]] divorces [[Harvey Hackett|Harvey]].
 
**[[Mrs. Levin]] divorces [[Harvey Hackett|Harvey]].
 
*'''six years ago'''
 
*'''six years ago'''
 
**'''Summer'''
 
**'''Summer'''
***The events of [[Ben 10]] take place.
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***The events of '''[[Ben 10]]''' take place.
 
*'''One week prior to ''[[The Big Tick]]'''''
 
*'''One week prior to ''[[The Big Tick]]'''''
 
**[[Arburia]] is destroyed by the [[Great One]].
 
**[[Arburia]] is destroyed by the [[Great One]].
*[[Azmuth]] begins working on the [[Omnitrix]].
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*[[Azmuth (Classic)|Azmuth]] begins working on the new [[Omnitrix (Omniverse)|Omnitrix]].
*The events of '''[[Ben 10: Destroy All Aliens]]''' take place.<ref>http://new.spring.me/#!/DerrickJWyatt/q/378205767557212211</ref>
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*The events of '''''[[Ben 10: Destroy All Aliens]]''''' take place.{{Refn|http://archive.is/KI3pi|group = DJW|name = link}}
 
*'''5 years ago'''
 
*'''5 years ago'''
**The flashback events of ''[[Ben 10: Omniverse]]'' take place.
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**The flashback events of '''[[Ben 10: Omniverse]]''' take place.
 
*'''2 to 4 years ago'''
 
*'''2 to 4 years ago'''
**[[Ben Tennyson|Ben]] removes the [[Omnitrix (Original)|Omnitrix]].
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**[[Ben Tennyson (Classic)|Ben]] removes the [[Omnitrix (Original)|Omnitrix]].
 
*'''1 year ago'''
 
*'''1 year ago'''
**The events of ''[[Ben 10: Alien Force]]'' take place.<ref>http://dwaynemcduffie.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=72480#p72480</ref>
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**The events of '''[[Ben 10: Alien Force]]''' take place.
**The events of '''[[Ben 10: Alien Swarm]]''' take place.
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**The events of '''''[[Ben 10: Alien Swarm]]''''' take place.
 
*'''Present'''
 
*'''Present'''
**[[Aggregor]] kidnaps [[Bivalvan]], [[Andreas]], [[P'andor]], [[Ra'ad]], and [[Galapagus]].<ref>http://dwaynemcduffie.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=72480#p72480</ref>
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**[[Aggregor]] kidnaps [[Bivalvan]], [[Andreas]], [[P'andor]], [[Ra'ad]], and [[Galapagus]].
**The events of [[Ben 10: Ultimate Alien]] take place.<ref>http://dwaynemcduffie.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=72480#p72480</ref>
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**The events of '''[[Ben 10: Ultimate Alien]]''' take place.
**[[Azmuth]] destroys the [[Ultimatrix]].
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**[[Azmuth (Classic)|Azmuth]] destroys the [[Ultimatrix (Original)|Ultimatrix]].
**The events of [[Ben 10: Omniverse]] take place.
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**The events of '''Ben 10: Omniverse''' take place.
   
 
==Future==
 
==Future==
*'''Ten years after ''[[Ben 10]]'''''
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*'''Ten years after '''[[Ben 10]]
 
**[[Ben 10,000 (Ben 10)|Ben]] loses his childlike glee of being a hero.
 
**[[Ben 10,000 (Ben 10)|Ben]] loses his childlike glee of being a hero.
 
**Ben mutilates [[Vilgax (Future)|Vilgax]].
 
**Ben mutilates [[Vilgax (Future)|Vilgax]].
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**The Limax War takes place and [[Max Tennyson (Future)|Max]] loses his right arm.
 
**The Limax War takes place and [[Max Tennyson (Future)|Max]] loses his right arm.
 
*'''2022'''
 
*'''2022'''
**The Plutonian Revolt take place, and [[Ben Tennyson|Ben]] starts calling himself [[Ben 10,000 (Ben 10)|Ben 10,000]] after the war.
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**The Plutonian Revolt take place, and [[Ben Tennyson (Classic)|Ben]] starts calling himself [[Ben 10,000 (Ben 10)|Ben 10,000]] after the war.
*'''Twenty years after ''Ben 10'''''
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*'''Twenty years after Ben 10'''
 
**The events of ''[[Ben 10,000 (Episode)|Ben 10,000]]'' take place.
 
**The events of ''[[Ben 10,000 (Episode)|Ben 10,000]]'' take place.
*'''Twenty-one years after ''Ben 10'''''
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*'''Twenty-one years after Ben 10'''
 
**[[Devlin Levin]] is born.
 
**[[Devlin Levin]] is born.
*'''Twenty-two years after ''Ben 10'''''
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*'''Twenty-two years after Ben 10'''
**[[Ken Tennyson (Future)|Ken Tennyson]] is born.
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**[[Ken Tennyson]] is born.
*'''Thirty-two years after ''Ben 10'''''
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*'''Thirty-two years after Ben 10'''
 
**The events of ''[[Ken 10]]'' take place.
 
**The events of ''[[Ken 10]]'' take place.
 
*'''After ''Ken 10'''''
 
*'''After ''Ken 10'''''
 
**Ben creates the [[Biomnitrix]].
 
**Ben creates the [[Biomnitrix]].
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*'''4 years after ''Ken 10'''''
 
**[[Professor Paradox]], [[Gwen Tennyson (Gwen 10 Timeline)|Gwen 10]], [[Ben Tennyson (Dimension 23)|Ben 23]] and [[No Watch Ben]] visit this timeline to recruit Ben 10,000 in the fight against [[Vilgax]] and [[Eon]].
 
**[[Professor Paradox]], [[Gwen Tennyson (Gwen 10 Timeline)|Gwen 10]], [[Ben Tennyson (Dimension 23)|Ben 23]] and [[No Watch Ben]] visit this timeline to recruit Ben 10,000 in the fight against [[Vilgax]] and [[Eon]].
 
**Ken recruits a younger Ben and Rook to battle [[Maltruant]] in the future.
 
**Ken recruits a younger Ben and Rook to battle [[Maltruant]] in the future.
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
*When it was released, '''[[Ben 10: Destroy All Aliens|Destroy All Aliens]]''' was not considered canon, but when ''[[Ben 10: Omniverse|Omniverse]]'' started, [[Derrick J. Wyatt|Derrick]] made the movie canon to the story.<ref>http://new.spring.me/#!/DerrickJWyatt/q/378205767557212211</ref>
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*When it was released, '''''[[Ben 10: Destroy All Aliens]]''''' was not considered canon, but when '''[[Ben 10: Omniverse|Omniverse]]''' started, the movie was made canon to the story.{{Refn|group = DJW|name = link}}
*It is revealed in ''[[And Then There Were None]]'' the main timeline branched into many alternate realities and [[Ben 10,000 Timeline|timelines]].
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*It is revealed in ''[[And Then There Were None]]'' that the main timeline branched into many alternate realities and timelines.
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*The current '''Ben 10''' series always takes place "this year". The original series is perpetually six years ago to the current "now".{{Refn|[[:File:Ben 10 Timeline This Year.PNG]]|group = DM}}{{Refn|[[:File:OS 2004.PNG]]|group = DM}}
   
 
==References==
 
==References==
 
{{Reflist}}
 
{{Reflist}}
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===Crew Statements===
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====[[Dwayne McDuffie]]====
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{{Reflist|group = DM}}
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====[[Derrick J. Wyatt]]====
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{{Reflist|group = DJW}}
 
[[Category:Dimensions]]
 
[[Category:Dimensions]]
 
[[Category:Timelines]]
 
[[Category:Timelines]]

Revision as of 11:13, November 9, 2019

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Omniverse is always taking place "now." Ultimate Alien is always taking place just before Omniverse. Alien Force was always taking place "now," until Ultimate Alien aired, at which point it took place about a year ago.
Dwayne McDuffie's concept of "now", implying the use of a floating timeline. Due to the nature of a floating timeline, the contents and the dates are subject to revision.[DM 1]

The Classic timeline is where all of the canon Classic Continuity episodes of Ben 10 take place.

This is the timeline where nearly the entire Ben 10 series take place. Ben 10: Race Against Time didn't directly happen in this timeline, and Gwen 10 and Goodbye and Good Riddance are "what if" episodes.

The Beginning

  • The Universe had been created by the Contemelia and the Slimebiotes started their lifelong mission of seeding life across the growing universe.
  • The Timeline at the beginning started to branch into many timelines and shift creating its own Timestream.
  • Realities began to diverge.

Prior to 231AD

  • Millions of years prior to Omniverse
  • Before 231AD
    • Azmuth is born.
    • Zennith is born.
    • Azmuth creates Primus and later begins creation on Ascalon.
    • Zennith leaves Azmuth, he doesn't know until he found her gone when he finishes creating Ascalon.

231AD-1900

20th Century

20th and 21st Century

21st Century

Future

  • Ten years after Ben 10
    • Ben loses his childlike glee of being a hero.
    • Ben mutilates Vilgax.
  • 2017
    • The Limax War takes place and Max loses his right arm.
  • 2022
    • The Plutonian Revolt take place, and Ben starts calling himself Ben 10,000 after the war.
  • Twenty years after Ben 10
  • Twenty-one years after Ben 10
  • Twenty-two years after Ben 10
  • Thirty-two years after Ben 10
    • The events of Ken 10 take place.
  • After Ken 10
  • 4 years after Ken 10

Trivia

  • When it was released, Ben 10: Destroy All Aliens was not considered canon, but when Omniverse started, the movie was made canon to the story.[DJW 1]
  • It is revealed in And Then There Were None that the main timeline branched into many alternate realities and timelines.
  • The current Ben 10 series always takes place "this year". The original series is perpetually six years ago to the current "now".[DM 2][DM 3]

References

Crew Statements

Dwayne McDuffie

Derrick J. Wyatt

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