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Clockwork is the Omnitrix's DNA sample of a Chronosapien from an unknown planet.

Appearance

In Ultimate Alien, Clockwork is a robot-like alien with skin that is made of golden metal, with black stripes and a transparent piece of green circular glass on his chest, revealing the gears inside of him.

In Omniverse, Clockwork has a larger body and holes on the key on his head, which is restructured a little. The piece of glass on his chest is now in the shape of a hexagon instead of a circle. On his back, he has a black stripe that splits into two stripes with a keyhole between them.

11-year-old Clockwork has a thinner and rounder head, a white and black shirt, a smiley face, and a circular piece of glass similar to his appearance in Ultimate Alien. The Omnitrix symbol also has a gold outer casing instead of silver, like his 16-year-old counterpart.

Clockwork wears the Ultimatrix/Omnitrix/original Omnitrix symbol on his chest.

Powers and Abilities

  • Power Activation
  • Temporal Slow Motion
  • Time Ray
  • Retrocognition
  • Drill Manifestation (merged with Techno-Bubble)
  • Missile Launchers (merged with Techno-Bubble)

Clockwork can slow down time around himself, making it look like to others that Clockwork is moving at very high speeds.[1]

By rotating the key on his head, Clockwork can create a projection of what happened in the past.[2][3]

Clockwork can travel through time.[4][5]

Clockwork can fire green time rays from his hands or chest which have various effects, such as sending people back in time or into a different timeline, aging an object/person to dust, or restoring individuals who have been erased from time.[6][7]

Because he is as a technological being, it is possible for a Galvanic Mechamorph to merge with Clockwork, enhancing his abilities. When upgraded, Clockwork's time rays become stronger, his speed and stamina increase to superhuman levels, he can jump extremely high, and he gains the ability to morph his hands into drills, as well as shoulder-mounted rocket launchers.[8]

Clockwork also has a degree of enhanced strength as he was able to throw a pipe so hard it became heavily embedded into a wall.[1]

Weaknesses

  • Below Average Stamina
  • Vulnerable Head Key
  • Unconsciousness

Clockwork is not very durable, as a laser blast from Carl Nesmith's glove could break Clockwork's arm and cause him to shut down. When Clockwork changed back into Ben in this state, Ben's right arm was broken.[6]

When a Squid Monster struck the key on his head, Clockwork was badly stunned.[1]

Because of his large body and short legs, Clockwork can't run very fast and is low on stamina. Therefore, he tires out quickly.[9]

Time has no effect on gumballs[10] and diamond,[5] so Clockwork's time rays are virtually useless on those items. 

The use of Clockwork's powers create a ripple effect in time which can be sensed or reversed by another Chronosapien or a time-traveler, such as Eon.[7]

History

Ultimate Ben
Closerclock

Clockwork's first appearance as a hologram

Gwen
Ben

16-year-old Ben
11-year-old Ben
  • In Ben Again, Clockwork fixed the time stream with the help of 16-year-old Ben as Clockwork.
No Watch Ben

Appearances

Ultimate Ben
Season 2
Gwen
Season 3
Ben
Season 3

16-year-old Ben
Season 1
Season 2
Season 3
  • Ben Again (16-year-old Ben in 11-year-old Ben's body)
Season 5
Season 7
Season 8
11-year-old Ben
Season 3
  • Ben Again (11-year-old Ben in 16-year-old Ben's body)
No Watch Ben
Season 5

Naming and Translations

Language Name Origin
Bulgarian Времебоец From време/vreme, time and боец/boets, warrior
Chinese 时钟王 From 时钟 (Shí Zhōng), clock and (Wáng), king
Croatian Vremenski From vrijeme, time, the time one
Dutch Uurwerk From uurwerk, clockwork
French Temposaure From temps, time and -saure, -saur
German Uhrwerk From uhrwerk, clockwork
Hebrew המכני From המכני, mechanical
Hungarian Időgép From időgép, time machine
Italian Raggiotempo From raggio, ray and tempo, time
Polish Mechaniczny
Zegar
From mechaniczny, mechanical
From zegar, clock
Portuguese (Br) Ampulheta
Contra Tempo
From ampulheta, hourglass
From contra tempo, contretemps
Romanian Ceasornicul From ceasornic, clock
Russian Машина времени
Часы
Часовой механизм
From машина времени, time machine
From часы, clock
From часовой механизм, clockwork
Spanish (HA) Clockwork From the original English name
Spanish (Spain) Crono Crono from cronológico, chronological
Turkish Klokvork From Klokvork original English name

Etymology

The term "clockwork" means a mechanism with a spring and toothed gearwheels, used to drive a mechanical clock and other types of devices. This refers to Clockwork being a mechanical alien with gears.

Trivia

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  • Clockwork fused with Techno-Bubble bears a strong resemblance to the Haywire Clockwork action figure.
  • Clockwork makes gear sounds when he moves, which is similar to Armodrillo when he moves his arms. In Omniverse, Clockwork ticks like a clock for the entirety of his transformation and his time rays make a sound similar to the tolling of Big Ben when they strike their target. This sound also occurs when Clockwork is struck on his head key or sometimes at the end of his transformation sequence.
  • Clockwork speaks with a thick German accent.
    • Germany is famed for inventing the watch, a portable timepiece that could tell time no matter wherever someone was in the world.
    • Clockwork is the fourth of five of Ben's aliens to have an accent, with the first three being Brainstorm, NRG, and Chamalien, and the fifth being Shocksquatch.
  • Clockwork is one of the aliens alongside Buzzshock, Spitter, and Arctiguana to be revealed by Ben 10,000 and later unlocked by Ben, albeit Clockwork was first revealed by a different Ben 10,000 (from an alternate timeline) than the one who revealed the rest.
  • Derrick J. Wyatt thinks that 11-year-old Ben kept Clockwork after the events of Ben Again, but Matt Youngberg always said he didn't.[DJW 1]

References

Crew Statements

Geoffrey Thorne

Derrick J. Wyatt

Transformations
Introduced in Ben 10 ArctiguanaBlitzwolferBuzzshockCannonboltDiamondheadDittoEye GuyFour ArmsFrankenstrikeGhostfreakGrey MatterHeatblastRipjawsSnare-ohSpitterStinkflyUpchuckUpgradeWay BigWildmuttWildvineXLR8
Introduced in Alien Force Alien XBig ChillBrainstormChromastoneEcho EchoGoopHumungousaurJetrayLodestarNanomechRathSpidermonkeySwampfire
Introduced in Ultimate Alien AmpFibianArmodrilloChamalienClockworkEatleFasttrackJuryriggNRGShocksquatchTerraspinWater Hazard
Introduced in Omniverse AstrodactylAtomixBall WeevilBloxxBullfragCrashhopperFeedbackGravattackGutrotKickin HawkMole-StachePesky DustThe WorstToepickWalkatroutWhampire
Ultimate Aliens Ultimate AlbedoUltimate ArctiguanaUltimate Big ChillUltimate CannonboltUltimate Echo EchoUltimate GravattackUltimate HumungousaurUltimate RathUltimate SpidermonkeyUltimate SwampfireUltimate Way BigUltimate Wildmutt
Fusion Aliens Atomic-XBig ChuckCrashockerDiamond MatterFourmungousaurHeat JawsHumungoopsaurStink ArmsUprigg
Unseen Aliens Decagon VreedleRocksSquidstrictorVentrilosquid
Future Aliens SandboxShellheadSnakepit
Retconned Eon
Non-Canon Cartoon Network AlienPortalerAntigraviteslaBob the BlobPlantapocalypseThriller Whale

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