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Now I remember why I liked this guy! Feedback rules!

– Feedback after being used for the first time in five years.[1]

Feedback is the Omnitrix's DNA sample of a Conductoid from the Teslavorr Nebula.[OV Brief 1]

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[]

So you need an alien who can channel energy? I think I know just the guy.

Ben to Zak, referring to Feedback.[2]

Feedback has the ability to absorb and redirect energy attacks,[CN 1] most commonly electricity.[note 1] This ability is refined to the point that Feedback can redirect any type of energy and an infinite amount[DR 1] 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[2] and Phil in his Terroranchula form.[4][5]

Feedback can absorb a Crystalsapien's energy beams,[DJW 1] tachyon particles fired from a Tachyon Cannon,[6] the energy of an Annihilarrgh,[7] and multiversal levels of energy (as long as the energy of these other universes have their basis in the same set of physical laws).[DR 2]

Feedback can use stored energy to generate electrical charges, which can be used as ranged attacks or to empower his punches.[8]

Feedback can fire energy balls by joining his fingers and absorbing the energy out of electric devices.[9]

Feedback has enhanced agility, reflexes and jumping abilities, as well as enhanced speed, but only while running quickly on electrical power lines.[9]

Feedback can fly by projecting energy behind him like a jet engine.[1][10]

Feedback has enhanced strength, as he can lift Phil in his Terroranchula form[5] and charge into a building by busting down a wall with ease.[11]

Feedback has enhanced durability, as he quickly shrugged off Malware's blast that made him fall into water[1] and was unfazed when Terroranchula Phil threw him against a wall.[4]

Feedback is able to stretch the plugs on his head, hips, and hands for more range.[4] He can also use them to electrocute foes by directly "plugging" into them, somewhat like a taser.[8] He can also "smell" radio signals by using his antennae.[12]

Weaknesses[]

Feedback needs to absorb energy from time to time to fight because the energy contained within him will deplete with use.[1]

Feedback's antennae can be easily pulled on, causing him great discomfort and leaving him stuck in place.[11]

Feedback's electric blasts are occasionally ineffective against opponents who can absorb electricity, such as Phil.[4]

Once Feedback powers up his electric energy blasts, he cannot stop himself from shooting them, meaning he will have to resort to shooting them all up in the air to avoid any collateral damage if he fails to catch his target.[11]

Feedback can be reverted to human form by a Pugnavore.[13]

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

Graphic Novels
Omniverse
Other Comics
Omniverse

Omniverse

Video Games[]

Feedback OV .

11-year-old Feedback in Omniverse

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, strike
Greek Τροφοδότης from τρέφω, feed
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 Undă From undă, 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[]

  • 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.
  • Whenever Feedback speaks, an electrical sound is heard.
  • Feedback is the first new alien transformation to appear on-screen in Omniverse. He is also the final alien used by 16-year-old Ben on-screen in Omniverse, as well as the Classic Continuity as a whole.
  • Ben 23 had originally named his version of Feedback "Plug Man", but eventually changed it due to liking the name "Feedback" better.[15]
  • Feedback is one of two exceptions to the principle that transformations are not full-blown aliens due to retaining Ben's personality, memories, and consciousness; the other being Ghostfreak.[DR 3][DR 4]
  • Due to his DNA being absent from the Codon Stream during Double or Nothing, Albedo is unable to turn into Feedback.[DJW 5]
  • Derrick J. Wyatt once claimed that Feedback's appearance is actually a containment suit,[DJW 9] like NRG, but he eventually refuted the statement, admitting that he was wrong.[DJW 10]
  • Feedback was designed by Dave Johnson at the request of Derrick J. Wyatt so he could look more like an Original Series alien.[DJ 1][DJW 11]
    • This explains why 11-year-old Feedback's color scheme is similar that of outfits worn by many of 10/11-year-old Ben's aliens throughout the Classic Continuity, particularly Buzzshock's design in both the Original Series and Ultimate Alien.
  • The concept of Feedback came from Glen Murakami and Dwayne McDuffie's story ideas,[DJW 12] and had already started by the time Derrick joined the crew.[DJW 13]
    • Feedback's powers were conceived before Dave came up with his design.[DJW 14]
  • 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,[MW 2][DJW 12] but it was ultimately Cartoon Network executives who vetoed the idea, which many crew members were thankful for.[DJW 15]
  • In FusionFall Heroes, Feedback has a yellow eye and a pupil, even though he doesn't have either in the show.
  • According to Yuri Lowenthal, Feedback has the heroic voice that he always wanted for himself.[AC 1]
    • Feedback is also one of Yuri's favorite aliens.
  • Feedback was considered to appear in the reboot but did not make the cut as an electric alien for Ben because Shock Rock was created for plot purposes.[DR 5]

Notes[]

  1. Alternate versions of Feedback are shown generating electricity in different colors. For example, 17-year-old Mutant Kevin's electricity is colored red.[3]
  2. Different crew members have had different interpretations of what happened to Feedback:
  3. Kevin Rubio believes that Ben was able to talk to his younger self because Malware absorbed Feedback and a little bit of Ben's genetic code when he destroyed Feedback. Thus, part of him really was missing.[KR 1] Correlating with this, Matt Youngberg and Derrick J. Wyatt believe that Ben reabsorbed Feedback's DNA when he was floating inside Malware.[MY 2][DJW 4]

References[]

Cartoon Network U.K.[]

Omniverse Series Master Brief[]

Crew Statements[]

Derrick J. Wyatt[]

Matt Wayne[]

Kevin Rubio[]

Matt Youngberg[]

Dave Johnson[]

Duncan Rouleau[]

Audio Commentary[]

Transformations
Introduced in Ben 10 ArctiguanaBlitzwolferBuzzshockCannonboltDiamondheadDittoEvil Way Big (Destroy All Aliens)Eye 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
Future Aliens SandboxShellheadSnakepit
Ultimate Aliens AlbedoArctiguanaBenBig ChillCannonboltEcho EchoGravattackHumungousaurRathSpidermonkeySwampfireWay BigWildmutt
Fusion Aliens Atomic-XBig ChuckCrashockerDiamond MatterFourmungousaurHeat JawsHumungoopsaurStink ArmsUprigg
Concept Fusion Aliens GravadactylXLRG
Non-Canon
Competition Winners Alien Maker Contest WinnerMoyoInvinciblePortalerShadowmanStretcheleo
MAD ChromastoneFour ArmsHumungousaurJetrayNRGSwampfire
Total Access AntigraviteslaBob the BlobPlantapocalypse
Ben 10: Science Hero CaetSektoid TransformationShafarnianSteeler
Tim 10 BloxxFour ArmsHeatblastSkateasaurusUpchuckXLR8
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