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|“||If I wanted to take it easy, I'd go live with my grandma. I'm not about to let anyone down.||”|
- 1 Appearance
- 2 Personality
- 3 History
- 4 Powers and Abilities
- 5 Weaknesses
- 6 Relationships
- 7 Appearances
- 7.1 Ben 10
- 7.2 Alien Force
- 7.3 Ultimate Alien
- 7.4 Specials
- 7.5 Omniverse
- 7.6 Books
- 8 Video Games
- 9 Trivia
- 10 Notes
- 11 References
- 12 See Also
In the original series, Gwen had short red hair held by a blue hair clip and green eyes and wore an elbow-length blue raglan shirt with a cat logo on her chest, white capris trousers, and a pair of white shoes with dark blue stripes.
In the first and second seasons of Alien Force, she wore a white shirt under a dark blue sweater, black stockings under a black mini skirt, and black high heels. Her hair had also grown longer and was down to her waist.
In the third season of Alien Force, as well as The Transmogrification of Eunice, she wore a red shirt paired with a black vest, gray jeans, and black flats. Her hair was worn in a high ponytail.
In Ultimate Alien, Gwen's outfit was similar to her outfit from the first two seasons of Alien Force, but with a red sweater instead of a blue one.
In Ultimate Alien, she wore a standard Plumber suit during a few of her off-world excursions.
In the first episode/season of Omniverse, Gwen still had her ponytail, but it was much shorter. She wore clothes similar to her Alien Force Seasons 1-2 outfit, except she now wore long white socks that went up to her knees with black mary janes. She also had freckles.
For the rest of the series, she has shorter hair with a blue hairclip, a light blue T-shirt with her cat logo on it, a blue plaid miniskirt and blue-tinted glasses. She also wears long white socks and blue sneakers with light blue stripes.
11-year-old Gwen in Omniverse looks just like she did in the original series except that she has freckles and the cat logo on her shirt is now bigger.
In Alien Force and Ultimate Alien, in her Anodite form she looked like a slightly smaller version of Verdona.
In Omniverse, her Anodite form's, or Lucky Girl alter ego, skin is purple. Her hair remains the same length as her human form, but is now made of mana and is pink and her eyes also turn pink. Her form now has clothes. Her glasses become a blue mask and she now wears blue gloves and her shirt is a darker blue with a light blue stripe. Her shirt cuts off and reveals her midriff and naval. She also wears blue boots, a dark blue miniskirt with a light blue stripe and a belt. The cat logo on her shirt also becomes black with pink eyes.[note 2]
In the original series, her pajamas consisted of a long-sleeved purple T-shirt with a crescent moon on it, as well as long blue pants.
During water-based activities in the original series, she wore a purple one-piece swimsuit with a light blue diagonal stripe across her midriff in A Small Problem and a teal green one in Divided We Stand.
In Dr. Animo and the Mutant Ray, she wore an orange life jacket.
In Back with a Vengeance, she wore a yellow raincoat while touring Niagara Falls on a ship, and later wore a Plumber suit when she went to look for Ben in the Null Void.
In A Change of Face, she wore a pilgrim outfit.
In Merry Christmas, while cursed as an elf, she had pointy ears and her eyes were fully green. She later wore a typical elf outfit.
In Game Over, while inside Sumo Slammers Smackdown, she wore a light grey and blue outfit with a grey shoulder pad on her left shoulder and a grey headband. She later briefly became overweight after solving a riddle.
In Ben's dream in Perfect Day, she briefly became a humanoid rat wearing the same outfit as Ultra Ben.
In Divided We Stand, she briefly wore a life jacket over her second swimsuit.
In Big Fat Alien Wedding, during the wedding ceremony, she wore a light blue dress.
In Secret of the Omnitrix, while trying out clothes at the mall, she wore yellow-tinted glasses, a light blue collared shirt, a blue vest, black pants, and red and white shoes.
In What Are Little Girls Made Of?, she wore a white bikini.
In Save the Last Dance, she wore a white dress.
In Alien Swarm, she wore a pale blue coat over her regular outfit. She later wore a grey wooly jacket over a maroon shirt paired with a black vest and gray jeans.
In In Charm's Way, she wore a black bikini.
In Time Heals, she briefly wore glasses and a long coat over her Lucky Girl outfit.
In Con of Rath, Gwen had a desire to go to the beach, and dressed in black sandals, a white sunhat, a yellow bag, black sunglasses and a pink coverup over what appeared to be a black one-piece swimsuit.
In Escape from Aggregor, she wore a pale blue winter coat and blue pants.
In It's Not Easy Being Gwen, she wore a grey T-shirt and black running shorts during her morning run and later wore a white T-shirt and red shorts during her gym class.
In The Perfect Girlfriend, she wore a short-sleeved light blue hospital gown that stopped at her thighs, along with a cast around her left foot.
In the original series, Gwen is portrayed as an intelligent, mature but usually stubborn and smart-mouthed when it came to talking with Ben. Her quick thinking and good instincts give her an edge in dealing with dangerous situations.
As she got older, she became even more mature, caring, and sympathetic. Her affection towards her cousin Ben, became more clear as well. Gwen is willing to forgive villains for their wrongdoings, the most notable being Kevin, if she believes they have changed for the better.
Despite being far more mature and reasonable than Ben and Kevin, Gwen is somewhat hotheaded and can lose control of her mana if angered enough.
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Powers and Abilities
Mana Manipulation and Energy Control
Gwen's magical powers are of alien descent from her grandmother Verdona, a member of a free-spirited alien race of pure energy beings known as Anodites, from the planet Anodyne. Technically speaking, Gwen didn't inherit the powers, but shares a "knack" for mana manipulation, possibly because Verdona manipulated mana in her human form.[DM 2] Verdona herself has explained to Gwen that, like herself, she is an Anodite and has "the spark," and thus is able to freely manipulate and control mana or life energy, the substance of magic. According to Charmcaster, Gwen is filled with mana, having been born made of magic while she had to "work her butt off for her powers."
Gwen can create energy blasts, streams, waves and bolts, as well as energy force-fields, shields and barriers. Her powers are mainly used like energy constructs, allowing her to make many different types of structures like, hammers, protective helmets, battering rams, beams to grab and throw enemies, stepping stones/platforms to carry her and others though air, safety nets, magic weapons: swords, blades and punches, though there is a limit to the types of constructs she can create.[DM 3] It also turns out Gwen can also synchronize her martial arts styles with her energy manipulation abilities.
Gwen has more mana-related powers: she can use mana to track down a living thing by following its energy trail,[merch 1][merch 2] find any person she wants by detecting the traces of mana that they left, or by being at one with the cosmic mana. She can distinguish Ben and Albedo by reading their auras.[DM 4] She can also draw in mana from everything around her. She also has a degree of enhanced strength and durability.
Gwen has the abilities of telekinesis, teleportation, heat vision, clairvoyance, telepathy and healing herself and other living beings.
Magic and Spells
Gwen is seen using magic through casting magical, mystical spells, and reciting spoken incantations thus enabling her to use various magical powers and abilities.
On two occasions, Gwen used the five mystical Charms of Bezel to become a superheroine by the name of Lucky Girl. At first, her power and ability drew from the luck-granting Charm of Bezel, which innately gave her complete and perfect luck in everything she did. While wearing the charm, any action she took would result in a chain reaction benefiting her original intent, but usually injuring Ben in the process. Gwen later brought back her superhero identity after obtaining the legendary lost Keystone of Bezel, which greatly increased her natural abilities to superhuman levels rather than just affecting her luck. Both times, Gwen was forced to retire when the five Charms and Keystone of Bezel were destroyed.
Gwen claims that being self-taught in magic is not so easy as it looks. Trying to get into Yahwahtacsip she mistakes its name for "Wah Di Tah," saying that she knows how to read it but not pronounce it correctly.
Gwen can cast spells and recite spoken incantations. Gwen is less knowledgeable than Charmcaster and Hex, having been self-taught. Despite that, she is more powerful than Charmcaster until she obtained the Alpha Rune, after which she was powerful enough to defeat Gwen with ease. Nevertheless, Gwen is already catching up to Charmcaster as of Omniverse.[DJW 4]
Gwen has learned to astral project through magic, like when she found Ben inside the Ultimatrix.
Gwen can fire magic blasts from her eyes.
Athletics and Martial Arts
Gwen is a capable gymnast and martial artist. Even in the original series, she was occasionally shown to be quite good in hand-to-hand combat fights against enemies who had normal strength levels. She was part of her school's Jujutsu team. By age fifteen, she has already received a black belt in Taekwondo.
When preferring to use her athletics during fights or when she cannot rely on her magical and Anodite powers, she is shown to be highly skilled in hand-to-hand combat.
Gwen does martial arts, horseback riding, softball, skiing and cross country.[DM 6]
Gwen has been shown creating a whip of mana energy and using it as a weapon along with her fighting skills. When Kevin asks her how she learned it, she states remembering it from an old movie.
Knowledge and Intelligence
Gwen is very intelligent and knowledgeable. Before discovering her dormant Anodite powers, she would often use her superior intellect to help Ben solve problems. She is shown to be a bit of computer and tech wiz as well. She has her own laptop which she uses to research enemies she meets.
Although her intelligence and knowledge have only increased since her youth, Gwen is not completely free of her naivete. At times, she can become arrogant.
Gwen can occasionally be too trusting with people who want to exploit her good will, leading her or others into harm's way.
Gwen is vulnerable to being possessed by an ectonurite.
Certain teleportation spells exhaust Gwen the point of having to rest and recover. These spells can even make her faint if she is sick. The distance between her and the location she is teleporting to is a factor to this weakness.[MW 2]
Up until Omniverse, Gwen was seemingly unable to transform into her Anodite form at will without being sufficiently angered.
Overall, while Gwen is immensely powerful, she almost always holds back in battle in order to avoid severely damaging her opponents. As such, this can potentially lead to her opponents gaining the upper hand, thus injuring her instead.
- All episodes except Gwen 10 and Goodbye and Good Riddance.
- All shorts
- Ben 10: Secret of the Omnitrix
- Ben 10: Destroy All Aliens
- Ben 10/Generator Rex: Heroes United (flashback; cameo)
16 years old
11 years old
Cartoon Network Action Packs
- Ben 10: Protector of Earth (Playable only on Nintendo DS version, with a code) (Skin)
- Ben 10: Alien Force (Playable only on the Nintendo Wii, Sony PS2, and Sony PSP versions on levels 3 and 8) (Regular Character)
- Ben 10 Alien Force: Vilgax Attacks (Non-player character) (Regular Character)
- Ben 10 Alien Force: The Rise of Hex (only for Wii and Xbox 360) (Regular Character)
- Ben 10 Ultimate Alien: Cosmic Destruction (Non-player character) (Regular Character)
- Punch Time Explosion and XL (Assist Character)
- Gwen's birthday is in December.
- Gwen's favorite flowers are yellow roses.
- Gwen hates mushrooms, though this may have been a consequence of her ordeal with the Living Mushrooms.
- When she was 10, Gwen had a 4.2 GPA, she was the president of the Computer Club, treasure of the Science Society, volunteer at several local charities, and a member of her school's Jujutsu team.
- At age 16, she mentioned that she had taken three years of Cotillion and nine years of Judo.
- Gwen isn't too fond of some of Ben's aliens, namely Stinkfly, Goop, and Upchuck.
- Gwen is Verdona's favorite grandchild.
- Gwen has much more control over her abilities and her Anodite form than we've seen.[MW 3]
- Gwen lives on-campus in Omniverse.[MW 4] However, she does not yet know her major.[MW 5]
- Gwen dislikes being called an "energy being", and has felt out of place when she was in high school.
- Dagon described Gwen as the most powerful being in the main dimension.
- Gwen has the potential to live as long as she wants to, if she ever chooses to allow Verdona to train her.[DM 7]
- Gwen and Kevin are famous on Earth, just not nearly as famous as Ben.[DM 8] Dwayne McDuffie compared their level of fame to that of American television personality Gayle King.[DM 9] However, Gwen is not very famous in space.[DM 10]
- Gwen can go back in time to change events, but doesn't because she fears changing history for the worse, as she accidentally did once before.[DM 11]
- In Alien Force, Gwen was in her freshman year of high school.[DM 12]
- Gwen's DNA was sampled and randomized into the Unitrix to create Eunice.
- Gwen's Lucky Girl costume in the original series and Alien Force ties into the cat design on her favorite shirt.[pop-up 3]
- By the time of mid-Season 1 of Ultimate Alien, Gwen had already written her college essays.[DM 13]
- When they were kids, disliking Max's cooking was one of the few things Ben and Gwen agreed on.[pop-up 4]
- Before the events of the original series:
- Whenever Gwen transforms into her Anodite form in Alien Force and Ultimate Alien appearances, she gains the ability to fly. In Omniverse, although she has only been shown using mana constructs and later needing the Charm of Telekinesis to fly, she can still fly on her own while in Anodite form.[DJW 6][note 2]
- In the initial stages of the original series' development, Gwen was written as a classmate who happened to be friends with Ben, and had no familial relation to him.[pop-up 7]
- In the original series, Gwen had her own plans for a summer vacation. It was Max who convinced her mother to push her to go on the road trip.
- One of Gwen's concept designs in the original series had long hair and a red and yellow raglan shirt with a mushroom on it. However, Cartoon Network nixed the mushroom design due to drug connotations.[DJ 1]
- Gwen's design in Seasons 1 and 2 of Alien Force was created by Glen Murakami and finalized by Glenn Wong, with colors added by Chris Hooten.[GW 1]
- Gwen's second design in Omniverse bears some resemblance to Velma Dinkley from the Scooby-Doo! franchise.
- Gwen made an appearance in the fifth episode of the sixth season of Robot Chicken, Hurtled from a Helicopter into a Speeding Train.
- At least one student at Friedkin University probably knows that Gwen is Lucky Girl.[DJW 7]
- If Gwen used the Omnitrix from the start, the Rooters would not consider her a threat.[DJW 8]
- The out-of-universe reason for Gwen's mana being recolored from blue to pink was because the crew decided that the color palette needed a review. Regardless, changing the color of Gwen's mana was not Duncan Rouleau's favorite choice.[DR 1]
- Not all of Gwen's alternate counterparts are Anodites like their Classic Timeline counterpart.[DJW 9] Confirmed examples include Dimension 23's Gwen,[DJW 10] Gwen 10,[DJW 11] and No Watch Timeline's Gwen.[DJW 12]
- A counterpart of Gwen does not exist on Rex's home universe.[DR 2] This was proven true during Ben's visit there, as he hypothesized that Gwen may not exist on Rex's Earth.
- Aside from not being an Anodite, Dimension 23's Gwen is cousins with Ben 23 and shy.[DJW 13]
- Gwen's counterpart in Benzarro's reality is an unpowered scientist constantly working on a cure for Benzarro from a secure secret bunker.[DJW 14]
- Gwen's counterpart in Nega Ben's timeline is a cheerleader[DJW 15] with strawberry-blonde hair[DJW 16] of average intelligence. However, she acts less smart than she really is.[DJW 17] Much like her Classic Timeline counterpart, Gwen is dating Nega Ben's version of Kevin.[DJW 18]
- It is unknown if a counterpart of Gwen exists on Mad Ben's dimension.[DJW 19]
- Manny Tennyson was mentioned in Gwen 10, a non-canon episode. It is unknown if he exists in the canon timeline.
- It is implied by Matt Wayne that Gwen changes into her Anodite form whenever she uses her Lucky Girl alter-ego,[MW 1] even though the form doesn't affect her personality or increase her power like in Alien Force and Ultimate Alien. However, Derrick J. Wyatt states that her appearance as Lucky Girl is probably due to a glamor that changes her normal outfit into her Lucky Girl outfit, further explaining that the crew kept Gwen's powers more magic-based.[DJW 1][DJW 2]
- Rook Tales
- Under Wraps
- What Are Little Girls Made Of?
- It's Not Easy Being Gwen
- Double or Nothing
- What Are Little Girls Made Of?
- In Charm's Way
- Kevin's Big Score
- Plumbers' Helpers
- War of the Worlds: Part 2
- Hit 'Em Where They Live
- Lucky Girl
- Tough Luck
- Where the Magic Happens
- Map of Infinity
- The Ultimate Sacrifice
- Don't Drink the Water
- Good Copy, Bad Copy
- Ben 10 Returns: Part 1
- Ben 10,000 Returns
- Washington B.C.
- The Creature from Beyond
- A Knight to Remember
- The Ultimate Enemy: Part 1
- Mystery, Incorporeal
- Busy Box
- Ultimate Aggregor
- Viktor: The Spoils
- In Charm's Way
- Kevin Levin
- Vengeance of Vilgax: Part 2
- Rook Blonko
- The Ultimate Heist
- Ben Tennyson
- Camp Fear
- And Then There Were 10
- Save the Last Dance
- Ghostfreaked Out
- Mud Is Thicker Than Water
- Ultimate Weapon
- Inspector 13
- Girl Trouble
- The Ultimate Enemy: Part 1
- The Transmogrification of Eunice
- Ben 10 vs. the Negative 10: Part 1
- Ben 10: Secret of the Omnitrix
- And Then There Were 10
- Washington B.C.
- Ben 10/Generator Rex: Heroes United
- And Then There Was Ben
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