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Feedback is the Omnitrix's DNA sample of a Conductoid from the Teslavorr Nebula.

Appearance

Feedback has a black body with one green eye in the middle of his head, two antennae, a tail with round plugs on their tips, four-fingered hands, and feet with only two front toes.

11-year-old Feedback had a white chest color and round plugs on the tips of his fingers.

16-year-old Feedback looks identical to his 11-year-old self except his chest is recolored green and his fingers are now square. He also has gold battery bolts on his shoulders, arms, and hips.

Feedback wears the original Omnitrix/Omnitrix symbol on his chest.

Powers and Abilities

  • Electrokinesis
  • Lightning Waves/Electric Field Waves
  • Energy Absorption
  • Elastic Antennae Tentacles
  • Electrokinetic Flight
  • Electrokinetic Levitation
  • Electric Explosions
  • Radiolocation
  • Levitation
  • Enhanced Strength
  • Enhanced Jumping
  • Quadrupedalism
  • Electricity Charged Impacts
  • Energy Ball Generation
  • Enhanced Speed (on electrical lines)

Feedback has the ability to absorb and redirect energy attacks,[CN 1] most commonly electricity. This ability is refined to the point that Feedback can redirect any type of energy at near-point-blank range. He absorbs energy through the plug-like conductors on his antennae, tail, and fingers.

Feedback can absorb energy out of living beings, as seen when he battled Argost[1] and Phil in his Terroranchula form.[2][3]

Feedback can absorb a Crystalsapien's ultraviolet beams[DJW 1] and missiles that are generated by an Evolved Vaxasaurian.[4]

Feedback can use stored energy to generate electrical charges, which can be used as ranged attacks or to empower his punches.[5]

Feedback can fire energy balls by joining his fingers and absorbing the energy out of electric devices.[6]

Feedback has enhanced agility and jumping abilities, and possesses enhanced speed but only while running quickly on electrical power lines.[6]

Feedback can fly by projecting energy behind him like a jet engine.[7][8]

Feedback has enhanced strength, as he can punch a boulder apart[5] and charge into a building by busting down a wall with ease.[9]

Feedback is able to stretch the plugs on his head, hips, and hands for more range.[2] He can also "smell" radio signals by using his antennae.[10]

Feedback can levitate, as shown when he was about to defeat Maltruant with the energy released by the latter's Annihilargh.[11]

Due to his species being born in a nebula rather than a planet, it is implied that Feedback can survive in the vacuum of space.[OV Brief 1]

Weaknesses

  • Vulnerable Antennae
  • Ineffective Electrokinesis
  • Unstoppable Electric Blasts

Feedback needs to absorb energy from time to time to fight because the energy contained within him will deplete with use.[7]

Feedback's antennae can be easily pulled on, causing him great discomfort and leaving him stuck in place.[9]

Feedback's electric blasts are occasionally ineffective against opponents who can absorb electricity, such as Phil.[2]

Feedback cannot stop himself from shooting his electric energy blasts, meaning he will have to resort to shooting it all up in the air to avoid any collateral damage if he fails to catch his target.[9]

Unlike Chromastone, Feedback does not have the ability to absorb fire.[12][6]

History

Ben 10

Five Years Prior to Omniverse

Omniverse

Appearances

11-year-old Ben
Season 1
Season 2
Season 4
16-year-old Ben
Season 2
Season 3
Season 4
Season 5
Season 6
Season 7
Season 8
Skurd
Season 8

Ben 10: Omniverse

Video Games

  • 11-year-old Feedback in "Ben 10 Omniverse (Video Game)"

Ben 10: Omniverse

Feedback is a playable alien in the game (by 11-year-old Ben on consoles only). He is playable by 16-year-old Ben, but only on DS and 3DS.

Ben 10: Omniverse 2

Feedback is a playable alien in the game (only on 3DS).

Naming and Translations

Language Name Origin
Bulgarian Фийдбек From the original English name
Chinese 电蜥 From (Diàn), electric, and (Xī), lizard
Dutch Feedback From the original English name
French Rétroactor (11 years old)
Feedback (16 years old)
From rétroactor, retroractor
From the original English name
German Blitzschlag From blitz, lightning and schlag, hit
Hungarian Feedback From the original English name
Italian Mangiaenergia From mangia, eat/eater, and energia, energy
Japanese フィードバック From フィードバック (Fīdobakku)
Korean 드백 From 피드백, feedback
Polish Feedback From the original English name
Portuguese (Br) Feedback From the original English name
Romanian Unda From unda, wave
Russian Фидбек From the original English name
Spanish (HA) Feedback
Retroalimentación (Malefactor)
From the original English name
From retroalimentaión, feedback
Turkish Geribesleme From Geri, back and besleme, feed

Etymology

Feedback, in electronics, is the process of returning part of the output of a system to the input; this references Feedback's ability to absorb and then redistribute energy.

Trivia

  • Ben 23 had originally named his version of Feedback "Plug Man", but eventually changed it due to liking the name "Feedback" better.[13]
  • 11-year-old Feedback's color scheme is similar to Buzzshock's design in the original series.
  • According to Yuri Lowenthal, Feedback has the heroic voice that he always wanted for himself.[AC 1]
    • Whenever Feedback speaks, an electrical sound is heard.
  • The concept of Feedback came from Glen Murakami and Dwayne McDuffie's story ideas.[DJW 3]
  • The loss of Feedback, who was Ben's favorite alien at the time, was supposed to be the reason Ben took off the original Omnitrix and retired from being a hero, but none of the crew liked that direction.[MW 1][DJW 3]
    • Due to the loss of Feedback, he is one of the four regular aliens to be temporarily destroyed and removed from the original Omnitrix/Ultimatrix; the others being Chromastone, Way Big, and Swampfire.
    • It is unknown when Ben was able to regain access to Feedback after he was destroyed. Despite not turning into him again until Showdown: Part 2, it is implied that Feedback was never locked in the current Omnitrix.[DJW 4]
  • Feedback is the first new alien transformation to appear onscreen in Omniverse. He is also the final alien used by 16-year-old Ben onscreen in Omniverse, as well as the Classic Continuity as a whole.
  • Albedo's Ultimatrix does not have Feedback's DNA.[DJW 5] This is because said DNA was not available in the Codon Stream when Albedo received the ability to transform into any species in Double or Nothing.[DJW 6]
  • Derrick J. Wyatt once claimed that Feedback's appearance is actually a containment suit,[DJW 10] like Echo Echo and NRG, but he eventually refuted the statement, admitting that he was wrong.[DJW 11]
  • When asked how he would do in a fight against Captain Marvel, Derrick answered that Feedback is unable to absorb all of her cosmic energy and would have to redirect it elsewhere.[DJW 12]
  • Feedback, Grey Matter, and Juryrigg are the only aliens with their own theme song.
    • Feedback's theme sounds extremely similar to the song "You Need to Stop" by Osmo Band.
  • Feedback and Diamondhead are the only aliens who have ever defeated Malware.
  • While Feedback's electricity is colored blue, 17-year-old Mutant Kevin's electricity is colored red.[14]
    • As of Omniverse, Feedback and AmpFibian are the only aliens who generate blue electricity.
  • Feedback was designed by Dave Johnson, the art director of the first two seasons of the original series.[DJ 1]
  • Feedback's places in the Omniverse intros change a lot over the course of the show.
    • From Arc 4 onwards, 11-year-old Feedback is replaced with his 16-year-old self.
    • Furthermore, as of Arc 4, three clones of 11-year-old Ditto take 11-year-old Feedback's place in the part where the latter was originally lined up alongside the 11-year-old versions of Ben, Four Arms, Cannonbolt, XLR8, Wildmutt, Ripjaws, and Diamondhead at the end.
    • Feedback is also replaced with Snare-oh in the opening intro of Arc 5.
  • In FusionFall Heroes, Feedback has a yellow eye and a pupil, even though he doesn't have either in the show.

References

Cartoon Network U.K.

Crew Statements

Derrick J. Wyatt

Omniverse Series Master Brief

Matt Wayne

Dave Johnson

Audio Commentary

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 AlbedoArctiguanaBig ChillCannonboltEcho EchoGravattackHumungousaurRathSpidermonkeySwampfireWay BigWildmutt
Fusion Aliens Atomic-XBig ChuckCrashockerDiamond MatterFourmungousaurHeat JawsHumungoopsaurStink ArmsUprigg
Unseen Aliens Decagon VreedleRocksSquidstrictorVentrilosquid
Unseen Fusion Aliens GravadactylXLRG
Future Aliens SandboxShellheadSnakepit
Retconned Eon
Non-Canon AntigraviteslaBob the BlobCartoon Network AlienInvinciblePlantapocalypsePortalerShadowmanStretcheleoThriller Whale

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