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The Forever Knights, created by Sir George, are an organization of knights frequently fought by Ben and his team. They were first introduced in the original series and have become recurring antagonists in the franchise.
In Ultimate Alien, it is revealed that the organization was divided into various factions with each on their own motivations until Sir George reunited them.
The Forever Knights operate according to the Medieval way: their members dress in suits of armor, complete with the appropriate, albeit heavily enhanced, weaponry. When Sir George came back and unified the factions, the Knights started using sleeker-looking armor, and improved energy-based weaponry.
Each faction of the Forever Knights had their own goals and motives.
Driscoll's faction wanted to rule the world and usually collect alien technology to achieve their goals. They use any means to achieve power like obtain the Sword of Ek Chuaj or switching the president of the United States.[DM 1]
Patrick's faction's goal is to slay a dragon (actually an alien) that had been captured 1,000 years prior. This led to the acquisition of both human and alien technology in hopes of finding a weapon with which to kill it. This dedication is shown to have evolved into an obsession such that they are willing to exterminate an entire planet of dragon-like aliens, transforming it into a genocidal policy toward anything alien. This goal is twisted or misunderstood throughout generations as the dragon they are supposed to eliminate is Dagon.
The Forever Knight's real and ultimate goal, as intended by Sir George, the true founder of the organization, was to protect the Earth from Dagon and his followers by destroying them through any means necessary. Because of this, it also became their goal to rid the world of all unnatural beings, alien or at least unearthly. To this end, they see themselves as the rightful protectors of the world.
The Forever Knights were founded upon the ideal of protecting Earth and, as such, the Knights see themselves as the "good guys".
Prior to Ben 10
The Forever Knights (Driscoll's faction) first appear in A Small Problem, where they are first known as "The Organization" (this is one of their codenames they use to prevent anyone linking them to their crimes).[pop-up 2] They attempt to dissect Grey Matter (who was caught by Howell, who thought that the Forever Knights would make him and his discovery famous), but are thwarted. Their base is also destroyed, along with the alien technology stored inside.
The Forever Knights returned in Ultimate Weapon, in which their formal name is used. Led by Enoch, they attempt to recover the Sword of Ek Chuaj. Ultimately, they succeed, but the ancient sword crumbles to dust in Enoch's hands, and the pyramid it was hidden in collapsed on top of them.
In Perfect Day, the Forever Knights returned attempting to steal the Omnitrix while trapping Ben in a dream world, using some sort of dream-inducing device. While Ben was in the dream world being monitored by Enoch, the other Forever Knights present were using their technology to remove the Omnitrix. They were stopped by Gwen and Grandpa Max they hacked into the dream Ben was in to free him, and XLR8 later trapping Enoch in a fantasy world where he succeeded in claiming the Omnitrix.
The rest of the Forever Knights return in Ben 10 vs. the Negative 10: Part 1 and Part 2 to help their leader, the so-called Forever King, Driscoll, and a robotic minion called the Forever Ninja, who sought to obtain the Sub Energy, the world's strongest energy source that was located inside of the Plumbers Complex in Mt. Rushmore, where they also team up with 8 more treacherous villains in order to fight Ben and defeat him.
The main Forever Knights (Patrick's faction) appear in Ben 10: Alien Force. This group are allied with the Highbreed and the DNAliens, although they are unaware of (or unconcerned by) their true intentions. The main Forever Knights dress in full plate armor similar to that of a medieval knight, with an infinity symbol on the abdomen, symbolizing the "Forever" in their name, as opposed to the less medieval-style armor the splinter group wore previously.
In Be-Knighted, it is revealed that they had kept a dragon-like alien mapmaker imprisoned for a thousand years and had broken it's Universal Translator so that it could not verbally communicate. After it escaped into space with the help of Ben, the Forever Knights will be ready if more of them come. Notably, the true Forever King is Patrick.
In Reflected Glory, the Forever Knights try to take an energy decoupler from an alien robot, but they were once again defeated by Ben and his team.
In Eye of the Beholder, the Forever Knights attack the team in the open street with high-tech horse-like vehicles. They were all trashed by the team.
In The Creature from Beyond, it is shown that Sir Cyrus is from a faction of the Forever Knights that follows the true path from the ones led by Patrick, Urien, and Driscoll as his faction follows the ways of the First Knight.
In A Knight to Remember Ben and his team went to the Forever Knights' hideout to tell them that Winston is a part of the Flame Keepers' Circle. Driscoll tells them about Dagon and how Sir George defeated it, after Ben demands answers. He also tells about a shrine where Dagon's heart is located. They find the shrine after Gwen deciphers the clues left by George, but the Forever Knights betray Ben and his team. After arriving, the Forever Knights find George at the entrance of the shrine and enter it. The FKC appears and fights the Forever Knights, while Vilgax absorbs the power of Ascalon and Dagon's heart, giving him unlimited power, but he senses there is more. He defeats all of the FKC and the Forever Knights, after Conduit Edwards realizes the FKC has been tricked. Winston then appears (who is under Dagon's control) and says to Vilgax that, to gain even more power he must break the seal that holds the Lucubra. Vilgax finally gets tricked after breaking the seal and is sucked into Dagon's dimension, while Sir George regains Ascalon and his youth.
In The Beginning of the End, the Forever Knights fought against the Esoterica as well as Ben and the gang (as they did not believe that he was serving as an ally to Sir George). A group of Forever Knights followed Sir George and Winston into the cave where the seal of Dagon's dimension was kept. Following Winston's death, the Forever Knights insisted that they fight Vilgax, Dagon's new "pawn", on behalf of Sir George, stating that he would need his strength to fight Dagon. Although the Forever Knights were able to fend off Vilgax's initial attacks, they were eventually overpowered and severely wounded. Ben passed these wounded Forever Knights on his way to assist Sir George.
In The Ultimate Enemy: Part 1 and Part 2, as Sir George allied himself with the gang, the Forever Knights later joined Ben in attempting to take down Dagon by continuing to fight in the war against the FKC. Some of the Forever Knights, specifically the unhelmeted ones, were converted into Esotericas but later became normal.
In Return to Forever, the Forever Knights were revealed to still be active, but just barely - the battle with Dagon at the end of Ultimate Alien had cost the organization most of their forces and equipment. The only known remnant of the Knights was led by Joseph Chadwick, and Sir Morton has also been revealed to still be alive. Chadwick attempted to use the Highbreed Pulse Generator in a combination with the DNA Scanner to help destroy all aliens species on Earth, leaving humanity standing. However, Chadwick and The Forever Knights' plan was foiled by Ben, Rook, and Jimmy.
The Knights returned in the episode An American Benwolf in London, searching for a super strength serum created by Dr. Jekyll, a supposed fictional scientist who was in fact, a member of the Knights. They kidnapped Wes Green, using him as leverage to get his granddaughter Kai, Ben, and Rook to give them the Occulata, twin devices they had found that would reveal the entrance to the Vault of Britannia, which contained the legendary sword Excalibur.
Chadwick planned to use the serum to gain the strength needed to remove the sword from the stone and use it to restore the Forever Knights to their former glory. However, even with his added strength, he was unable to do so, and the plan was foiled by Ben, Rook, and Kai.
Power and Abilities
Forever Knights utilize a wide array of weapons, mostly created through the study of alien technology. These include: laser lances, energy-based kite shields, and laser crossbows. They also possess energy swords and real swords; the former is often use for combat while the latter is used strictly for ceremonial purposes.
In addition to their main arsenal of weaponry, Forever Knights have multiple vehicles and mechanical inventions to assist them. These include: hover-cycles, plasma beam tanks, giant mechanical horse-like walkers, and draconic automaton guards. The Knights also seem to have teleportation technology within their armory. Most of the Knights' leaders, such as Driscoll, use advanced powered armor in battle.
The Forever Knights possess starships.
Sir George is the founder of the Forever Knights, making him the first Forever Knight.
An expelled Plumber named Driscoll was the "Forever King" of his splinter group. He created the Negative 10.
Driscoll was trying to steal the Sub-Energy and drain its power, before Perk Upchuck used the Sub-Energy against him and destroyed his armor. He escapes but it is hinted that he is still lurking the area.
The second Forever King that appears is Patrick, in Ben 10: Alien Force.
Patrick assigns Connor the duty to slay the Alien Dragon with their latest weapon. Upon Connor informing him that the Alien Dragon escaped back to its planet, Patrick now considers that there is a planet full of alien dragons and plans to obtain the technology to head there. At the same time, he plans for the organization's revenge on Ben Tennyson for his interference by creating a new Alien Dragon.
Enoch is a Forever Knight in the Ben 10 series who appeared to be in charge. However, after being defeated in Perfect Day, it was revealed that he was only a head officer.
A servant and protector of Driscoll. He is actually a robot, created by the Forever King Driscoll. He is dangerously armed with two swords and shurikens, but he is also defeated by Perk Upchuck.
Connor is an officer or NCO considered to be greatest of all knights of the Forever Knights.
Squire is a blond young knight, who invites Ben to help the Forever knights in Be-Knighted. He is actually somewhat against the idea of the new Forever King to exterminate a planet full of dragon because he is shown bowing his head in disagreeing sadness after he hears that murderous idea or he could be bowing his head in regret for helping Ben and the team let the dragon escape. He is somewhat similar to an HJ, who were young followers of the Nazi party during the 1930s.
Dr. Joseph Chadwick is the Director of Technology of the Forever Knights. In his debut episode "Pet Project," Joseph was assigned to oversee the production of a spacecraft that will enable the Forever Knights to travel to the Alien Dragon's world. To help perfect it, Joseph sent Sir Morton to capture Ship. During the confrontation at his hideout, Dr. Joseph Chadwick used a control device on Ship until Julie got through to him. When Swampfire hit a gas tank with his fire attack and caused a collapse in the hideout, Dr. Joseph Chadwick was caught in the cave-in. As of Ben 10: Omniverse, he is the New Forever King of what remains of the Forever Knights.
Joseph is apparently a pastiche of notorious concentration camp physicians and head weapons technicians during WWII, including Dr. Joseph Mengele, also known as the "Angel of Death", and Wernher von Braun, creator of the V-2 rocket.
Foreverduke838 is a Forever Knight who is the secret informant of Jimmy Jones. His fate was unknown when the castle he was stationed in was destroyed.
Sir Morton is a heavyset NCO knight under the employ of Dr. Joseph Chadwick. He was sent to capture Ship and ended up battling Gwen and Kevin. Sir Morton ended up succeeding in his mission. During the conflict at Joseph's lab, Sir Morton assisted the other Forever Knights in fighting Ben, Gwen, Kevin, and Julie. When the hideout collapsed, Sir Morton and the other Forever Knights retreated.
Sir Dagonet is an elite intelligence squad officer of the Forever Knights.
Sir Reginald appears in The Creature from Beyond and accidentally releases the Lucubra. His facial appearance resembles actor David Niven at the same time resembles Sir Oswald Mosley of the BU, a British fascist political party led by Mosley during the 1930s until the 1940s.
Sir Cyrus is the one who claims that his Faction is the true path from the ones led by Patrick, Urien, and Driscoll he also appears in The Creature from Beyond. His character maybe a loose reference to Tibet expedition leader Ernst Schäfer (who also supports a beard like Sir Cyrus) while his claims of the Forever Knights' true path to explore the history of the first founding Forever Knight maybe a reference to the Ahnenerbe's true intentions which was to research the anthropological and cultural history of the Aryan race, and later to experiment and launch voyages with the intent of proving that prehistoric and mythological Nordic populations had once ruled the world. His Faction's expedition in the episode could be based on the 1939 German expedition to Tibet.
Winston is a squire to Sir Cyrus. He appeared in season 2 episode 7 of Ben 10: Ultimate Alien. He is captured by the The Creature from Beyond, but later is rescued by Ben's team. It is seen that Winston has a crush on Gwen in this episode. He later gave his life for Sir George when he was about to be attacked.
Dr. Jekyll was a character from the book, "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde". However, he was really a Forever Knight who crafted alien blood to make a purple serum that would make the Forever Knights unstoppable.
- A Small Problem (first appearance)
- Eye of the Beholder
- The Creature from Beyond
- The Purge
- A Knight to Remember
- Solitary Alignment
- The Beginning of the End
- The Ultimate Enemy: Part 1
- Return to Forever (first reappearance)
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The Forever Knight splinter group also appear in the video game Ben 10: Protector of Earth on the second, third and fourth levels, but are shown not to be villains as such when you complete the South West section, later in the game because they manage to discover Vilgax's plan to make a giant Null Void Projector and send Earth into the Null Void. they attempt to use Cannonbolt's DNA extracted from the Omnitrix, combined with a giant robot, to take down Vilgax before it's too late. However, Ben, mistaking Enoch for the main villain, destroys his robot, almost kills him, and makes him unable to stop Vilgax.
The main Forever Knights army return in Ben 10 Alien Force the video game in the first and second levels, in Ben 10 Alien Force: Vilgax Attacks, and the Urien faction in Ben 10 Ultimate Alien: Cosmic Destruction.
- Originally, the Forever Knights were like "Anti-Plumbers", exploiting unusual threats instead of fighting them.[pop-up 3] This was retconned in Alien Force, as the Forever Knights were revealed to be highly xenophobic.
- Enoch's family was in the Forever Knights for centuries.[pop-up 4]
- In the original series, the Forever Knights wanted the Omnitrix as part of their "quest" for alien technology.[pop-up 5]
- While the Forever Knights factions were divided by different various goals, they all have one goal in common: killing Ben and his team for their constant interference in their plans.
- After the war with Dagon, all the Forever Knights' Plumber files are listed as "presumed deceased."[DJW 2]
- The infinity symbol Forever Knights wear on their armor in Alien Force and Ultimate Alien is a reference to the word "Forever" in their name.
- The Forever Knight emblem in Omniverse is a combination of their old one from the original series and Alien Force.
- The Forever Knights are the first original series villains to appear in Alien Force and Ultimate Alien.
- The Forever Knights have an armor version in the game FusionFall.
- The Forever Knights bear much resemblance to the Brotherhood of Steel from the Fallout franchise. Like the Forever Knights, the Brotherhood is also a knightly order dedicated to collecting and studying advanced technology, are xenophobic towards anything that is not human, are divided into several chapters and see themselves as the only path to Earth's salvation.
- Upon being overpowered, Knights will often shout "Run away, run away!", before engaging in the said action; this is a reference to "Monty Python and the Holy Grail", where the same phrase is uttered by King Arthur on several occasions, most noteably after facing a murderous rabbit.
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