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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.

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 ultraviolet beams,[DJW 1] tachyon particles fired from a Tachyon Cannon,[6] the energy of an Annihilargh,[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, and possesses 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 punch a boulder apart,[8] 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 "smell" radio signals by using his antennae.[12]

Feedback can levitate, as shown when he was about to defeat Maltruant with the energy released by the latter's Annihilargh.[7]

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

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]

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.[14]
  • 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.
  • 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 4]
    • 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 Timeline, 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 5] and had already started by the time Derrick joined the crew.[DJW 6]
    • Feedback's powers were conceived before Dave came up with his design.[DJW 7]
  • 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 5] but it was ultimately Cartoon Network executives vetoed the idea, which many crew members were thankful for.[DJW 8]
    • 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. While Ben has been able to regain the other aliens, it remains unclear as to how he was able to regain Feedback.
  • 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 Timeline as a whole.
  • 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's Ultimatrix does not have Feedback's DNA.[DJW 9]
  • Derrick J. Wyatt once claimed that Feedback's appearance is actually a containment suit,[DJW 13] like Echo Echo and NRG, but he eventually refuted the statement, admitting that he was wrong.[DJW 14]
  • 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.
  • As of Omniverse, Feedback and Ampfibian are the only aliens who generate blue electricity.
  • 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.
  • 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. Matt Wayne thinks that Feedback was locked from the original Omnitrix.[MW 1] Derrick J. Wyatt, meanwhile, believes Feedback may have been removed from the Codon Stream altogether. This evidenced by Albedo not gaining access to Feedback's DNA when he received the ability to transform into any species.[13][DJW 3]

References

Cartoon Network U.K.

Crew Statements

Derrick J. Wyatt

Omniverse Series Master Brief

Matt Wayne

Dave Johnson

Duncan Rouleau

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
Future Aliens SandboxShellheadSnakepit
Ultimate Aliens AlbedoArctiguanaBig ChillCannonboltEcho EchoGravattackHumungousaurRathSpidermonkeySwampfireWay BigWildmutt
Fusion Aliens Atomic-XBig ChuckCrashockerDiamond MatterFourmungousaurHeat JawsHumungoopsaurStink ArmsUprigg
Concept Fusion Aliens GravadactylXLRG
Other Aliens in Official Media AntigraviteslaBob the BlobCartoon Network AlienEon (Retconned)MoyoInvinciblePlantapocalypsePortalerRocksShadowmanSquidstrictorStretcheleo