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The Omnimatrix, referred to as the Omnitrix, is one of Azmuth's creations and the successor of the Ultimatrix.

Appearance

The Omnitrix resembles a wristwatch. Its faceplate is now square instead of round and has a white and green color scheme. The faceplate is black with two green stripes forming an outline for the hourglass of the intergalactic peace symbol. When the faceplate is slid back, the Omnitrix's core is revealed.

History

The Omnitrix was first mentioned by Azmuth in Map of Infinity. He was planning on giving it to Ben, but it was not complete, and Ben's maturity needed to increase before he would be allowed to use it.

Azmuth, by the events of The Ultimate Enemy: Part 2, had completed the Omnitrix and claimed that he was working on it ever since Ben got the original Omnitrix (approximately six years ago). In the same episode, he gave it to Ben because he deemed him worthy of wielding it after removing the Ultimatrix from the latter's wrist.

Features

General

  • Just like the original Omnitrix and the Ultimatrix, the Omnitrix mainly allows for the user to alter their DNA at will and transform into a numerous variety of alien species that are each with their own unique powers and abilities (along with their weaknesses) and in a selection of alien DNA that is in groups of 10.
  • The holographic interface
  • Activated
  • The Omnitrix has a holographic interface, where a holographic circle is shown, with the top half having alien faces, which is activated and scrolls through the aliens by the user touching the faceplate, or in other ways, scrolling up and down or scrolling in a circle, akin to a touch screen. The faceplate will then slide open automatically after Ben chooses his alien, after that, the Omnitrix's core will come out. When pressed, it will trigger the transformation.
  • ​The Omnitrix has a DNA scanner.
  • The Omnitrix has a quick change feature that automatically transforms the user back to normal when they are done using their transformation, causing it not to time out and allowing the user to transform again far quicker.
    • Manually touching the Omnitrix symbol not only can allow the user to immediately transform back into normal but can be used to transform into different alien forms while already transformed.
  • The Omnitrix has a Master Control.[1]
  • The Omnitrix has a Randomizer Function that turns the user into a different amount of Aliens at random moments; being randomly selective of it’s transformations.
  • The Omnitrix can add extra features to alien forms in order to make them safer/more stable.
  • The Omnitrix can synchronize with another Omnitrix.
  • Unlike the original Omnitrix and the Ultimatrix, the Omnitrix does not mistransform.
    • If it does mistransform, it's Ben's fault;[DJW 1] caused by his habit of slamming his hand on the Omnitrix's core and inadvertently the scroll pad.[2]
    • When Ben switches forms as an alien, he's still manipulating the controls. Switching from alien to alien without changing back to Ben doesn't always work, and it's bad for the Omnitrix.[MW 1]
  • The Omnitrix does not rely on the Codon Stream for transformation; instead, the DNA is stored within itself in a computerized form.[DJW 2]

Extensions

  • The Omnitrix has a 2-way communication system with Plumber Badges.[3]
    • The Omnitrix can also record messages, similar to voicemail.
  • The Omnitrix has the functionalities of a regular digital watch.[DJW 3]
  • The Omnitrix adapts the user's clothing to the alien he/she transforms into.[DJW 4]
  • The Omnitrix has a built-in Universal Translator.
  • The Omnitrix has a distress signal function and homing device as Azmuth was able to find and rescue Ben when was trapped inside the Incursean Exile Pod.[4]
  • The Omnitrix has a security lock system so that only Ben can use it.[5]
    • It also has an alternate identification program if some change by outside forces occurs to Ben.
  • The Omnitrix has a fail-safe that kicks in in the event that the user's life is in jeopardy. This feature turns him into the needed alien to survive.[6]

Voice Command

  • The Omnitrix can be controlled by Voice Command.
    • Omnitrix User Access Voice Recognition Mode
      • Makes the Omnitrix recognize Ben
    • Command Code 1010 Tennyson Benjamin Disengage Life-Form Lock
      • Disengages Life-Form lock

Modes

Omniverseomnitrixactive
Active Mode is the Omnitrix's default mode - the Omnitrix can be used and nothing is wrong.

Omnitrix rebateri
Recharge Mode's main purpose is to keep the Omnitrix from damaging the user by staying transformed for too long. It's deactivated automatically, once the Omnitrix is recharged.

Omnitrix scanmode
Scans DNA by being near the alien it detects. However, if the Omnitrix is far away from the detected sample, the Omnitrix's other functions will be disabled until the alien is scanned.[7]

Omnitrix-Randomizer2
The Omnitrix has a randomizer function that works in one of two ways: either the user will continuously change between different aliens every few minutes before timing out, or they will turn into one random alien for an inconsistently short period of time before changing back.[8]

Allows the user to stay transformed for an extended period of time without a time-out. It is dangerous to use often.

The user can transform with a simple thought, neglecting the use of the dial. The limiter is also disabled, allowing the user to stay transformed indefinitely.

Aliens

The Omnitrix has a total of at least 1,000,912 aliens; 70 have been named and unlocked, and Ben has been seen transforming into 62 of them.

Unlocked Aliens

Alien Species When It Was Unlocked/Obtained
Alien X Celestialsapien Unlocked off-screen between The Ultimate Enemy: Part 2 and So Long, and Thanks for All the Smoothies
AmpFibian Amperi
Arctiguana Polar Manzardill
Armodrillo Talpaedan
Astrodactyl Unknown First used in While You Were Away
Atomix Unknown Accidentally unlocked by Azmuth in For a Few Brains More
Ball Weevil Unknown First used in Of Predators and Prey: Part 1
Big Chill Necrofriggian
Blitzwolfer Loboan
Bloxx Segmentasapien First used in The More Things Change: Part 1
Brainstorm Cerebrocrustacean
Bullfrag Incursean Unlocked by Azmuth in The Frogs of War: Part 2
Buzzshock Nosedeenian Unlocked by Phil's electromagnetic interference in Max's Monster
Cannonbolt Arburian Pelarota
Chamalien Merlinisapien
Chromastone Crystalsapien
Clockwork Chronosapien
Crashhopper Orthopterran First used in It Was Them
Decagon Vreedle Vreedle
Diamondhead Petrosapien
Ditto Splixson
Eatle Oryctini
Echo Echo Sonorosian
Eye Guy Opticoid
Fasttrack Citrakayah
Feedback Conductoid Obtained in Showdown: Part 2
Four Arms Tetramand
Frankenstrike Transylian
Ghostfreak Ectonurite
Goop Polymorph
Gravattack Galilean First used in A Jolt from the Past
Grey Matter Galvan
Gutrot Unknown First used in Animo Crackers
Heatblast Pyronite
Humungousaur Vaxasaurian
Jetray Aerophibian
Juryrigg Planchaküle
Kickin Hawk Unknown Unlocked by scanning Liam in Outbreak
Lodestar Biosovortian
Mole-Stache Unknown Unlocked by Blukic and Driba in Outbreak
Nanomech Human/Nanochip
NRG Prypiatosian-B
Pesky Dust Nemuina Unlocked by Blukic and Driba in Outbreak
Rath Appoplexian
Ripjaws Piscciss Volann
Rocks [DJW 5] Basalt Unlocked and used off-screen
Shocksquatch Gimlinopithecus
Snare-oh Thep Khufan
Spidermonkey Arachnichimp
Spitter Sphoeroid
Squidstrictor [DJW 5] Cephalod-ae Unlocked and used off-screen
Stinkfly Lepidopterran
Swampfire Methanosian
Terraspin Geochelone Aerio
Toepick Unknown First used prior to Special Delivery
The Worst Atrocian Unlocked by Blukic and Driba in Outbreak
Perk Upchuck Perk Gourmand
Murk Upchuck Murk Gourmand
Upgrade Galvanic Mechamorph
Ventrilosquid Unknown First used prior to Let's Do the Time War Again[DJW 6]
Walkatrout Ickthyperambuloid Unlocked by Blukic and Driba in Outbreak
Water Hazard Orishan
Way Big To'kustar
Whampire Vladat Obtained by scanning Lord Transyl in The Vampire Strikes Back
Wildmutt Vulpimancer
Wildvine Florauna
XLR8 Kineceleran

Appearances

Ben 10: Ultimate Alien

Season 3

Ben 10: Omniverse

Naming and Translations

Language Name Origin
Spanish (HA) Omnitrix From the original English name; pronounced /'omnɪtrɪks/ (normally) and /omnɪ'trɪks/ (by Alan Albright in Weapon XI: Part 2).
Spanish (Spain) Omnitrix From the original English name; pronounced /omnɪ'trɪks/.

Trivia

  • The Omnitrix is not hack proof.[DJW 7]
  • The Galvan were the first species added to the Omnitrix.[DJW 8]
  • The Omnitrix doesn't have the Ultimatrix's evolutionary feature.[DJW 10]
  • Almost every alien that Ben has discovered over the course of Omniverse weren't ever locked in the Omnitrix.[DJW 9]
  • Snakepit, Sandbox, and Shellhead's DNA do not exist in the Omnitrix yet.[DJW 11]
  • Ben would be horrified to know that the Omnitrix has a Vreedle DNA sample, justifying why he is unaware of Decagon Vreedle being available.[DJW 12]
  • There were technical glitches in the original Omnitrix and Ultimatrix that limited the positioning of the symbol during transformations. This caused interference with the transformations, such as power glitches.[DJW 13]
    • Azmuth reformatted and corrected these errors in the Omnitrix.
  • The Omnitrix is always receiving software updates from Galvan Prime.[DJW 14]
  • The Omnitrix can't accommodate magical creatures from Ledgerdomain.[DJW 15]
  • Azmuth can lock the Omnitrix in person and remotely.[9][MW 1]
  • The Omnitrix aliens are optimized adults of their respective species.[MW 2]
  • It is currently unknown whether or not Ben can actually transform into aliens that have been used by Deefus on the Ben 10 Extranet program such as Unitaur and Slapstrike [10], as he made a sarcastic remark saying that those form was in "[his] other Omnitrix".[11]
  • Matt Youngberg and Shane Poindexter designed the Omnitrix.[DJW 16]
    • It was designed under Matt Youngberg's supervision. Matt had a really clear vision of what he wanted, and Derrick liked the direction they were going.[DJW 17]
  • It was Matt Youngberg's idea for the Omnitrix to have the touch screen interface.[DJW 18]
  • The icons on the Omnitrix were designed by TJ Collins.[DJW 19]
    • They are inspired by Autobot and Decepticon symbols from Transformers: Animated, another Cartoon Network animated series that Wyatt had worked on.[DJW 20]
  • The Omnitrix contains the DNA of white laboratory mice.[DJW 21]
  • The Omnitrix is a reference to the Dial H comic book.

References

Crew Statements

Derrick J. Wyatt

Matt Wayne

Omnitrixes
Unitrix character Omnitrix1 character Ultimatrix character Omnitrix2 character
Unitrix Omnitrix (Original) Ultimatrix Omnitrix
Omnitrix ken character Biomnitrix character Omnitrix23 character Power Watch character
Omnitrix Replica Biomnitrix Hero Watch Power Watch
Ultimatrix albedo character Nemetrix day Argitrix
Ultimatrix (Recreated) Nemetrix Argitrix
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