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It always seems to give me the right alien, even when I want something else. Guess I should stop fighting it. It seems to know me better than... me.

Ben talking about the Omnitrix.[1]


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. Ben has been wearing this Omnitrix ever since.

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 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.[2]
  • 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.[3][4]
  • The Omnitrix has a Randomizer Function that turns the user into a different amount of aliens at random moments, being randomly selective of the 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 if activated at the same time.[5][6]
  • Unlike the original Omnitrix and the Ultimatrix, the Omnitrix does not mistransform.
    • If it does mistransform, it is Ben's fault.[DJW 2] This is caused by his habit of slamming his hand on the Omnitrix's core and inadvertently the scroll pad.[7]
    • When Ben switches forms as an alien, he is still manipulating the controls. Switching from alien to alien without changing back to Ben does not always work, and it is 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 3]
  • The Omnitrix can grant its user, as well as an alien form, the ability to speak another language fluently.[8]
  • The Omnitrix can change the user's gender to adapt to another species.[DJW 4]

Extensions

  • The Omnitrix has a 2-way communication system with Plumber Badges.[9]
    • The Omnitrix can also record messages, similar to voicemail.
  • The Omnitrix has the functionalities of a regular digital watch.[DJW 5]
  • The Omnitrix adapts the user's clothing to the alien they transform into.[DJW 6]
  • 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.[10]
  • The Omnitrix has a security lock system so that it can only be used by the user, as well as an alternate identification program if changes by outside forces occurs to the user.[11]
  • The Omnitrix has a fail-safe that kicks in in the event that the user's life is in jeopardy. This feature turns them into the needed alien to survive.[1]
  • The Omnitrix has fail-safes installed by Azmuth that prevent Galvanic Mechamorphs from tampering with the device.[DJW 7]

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

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

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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.

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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.[12]

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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.[13]

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.

Known Aliens

The Omnitrix has a total of at least 1,000,912 aliens; 69 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 offscreen 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 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
Diamondhead Petrosapien
Ditto Splixson
Eatle Oryctini
Echo Echo Sonorosian
Elast-Elk[DJW 8] Kraaho
Eye Guy Opticoid
Fasttrack Citrakayah
Feedback Conductoid First used 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 First used 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 Basalt Unlocked offscreen between The Ultimate Enemy: Part 2 and The More Things Change: Part 1[DJW 9]
Shocksquatch Gimlinopithecus
Snare-oh Thep Khufan
Spidermonkey Arachnichimp
Spitter Sphoeroid
Squidstrictor Cephalod-ae Unlocked offscreen between The Ultimate Enemy: Part 2 and The More Things Change: Part 1[DJW 9]
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 10]
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

Ultimate Alien

Season 3

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 11]
  • The Galvan were the first species added to the Omnitrix.[DJW 12] However, Grey Matter's DNA sample came from neither Azmuth nor Albedo.[DJW 13]
  • In addition to the ones listed above, the Omnitrix has hundreds of other features Ben does not know about.[DJW 14] For example, he does not know how to access the setting that changes the user's gender to adapt to another species.[DJW 4]
  • Unlike the Ultimatrix, the Omnitrix does not have an evolutionary feature.[DJW 15] Also, a Polymorphic Crystal cannot transform the Omnitrix itself into an Ultimatrix.[DJW 16]
  • It is implied that aliens such as Astrodactyl, Ball Weevil, Bloxx, Crashhopper, Feedback, Gutrot and Toepick were never locked in the Omnitrix.[DJW 13]
  • The Omnitrix contains interdimensional white lab mouse DNA,[DJW 18] which Ben is unaware of.[DJW 19] It also contains dolphin DNA.[DJW 20]
  • Unitaur and Slapstrike are not an actual aliens/transformations and were created just for The Ben 10 Show (although not by Deefus himself).[DJW 21]
  • Over four unknown aliens have been unlocked offscreen after A New Dawn.[DJW 22] However, Decagon Vreedle, Thriller Whale, Snark Tanque, and Squirtapiller are not among them.[DJW 23][DJW 24][DJW 25]
  • The Omnitrix is loaded with a lot of underpowered and powerless aliens that Ben unlocked when he was 11, including Bungee Sponge, Somnambulizard, Skidmarx, Mealymouth, Hippopotamass, and Crabtastic.[MW 2]
  • There were technical glitches in the original Omnitrix and Ultimatrix that limited the positioning of the symbol during transformations that caused interferences such as unclothed appearances. Azmuth reformatted and corrected these errors in the current Omnitrix.[DJW 26]
  • The Omnitrix is always receiving software updates from Galvan Prime.[DJW 27]
  • The Omnitrix is unable to scan and accept the DNA of certain beings and species including the Ultimate Forms,[DJW 13] cybernetically-enhanced beings such as the Cybermen,[DJW 28] cryptids,[DJW 29] and non-sapient races that do not have as much sentience as Muroids.[DJW 30]
    • It neither contains nor accepts DNA from species such as Slimebiotes and Contumelia because neither of them have genetic material equivalent enough to traditional DNA that can be stored.[DJW 31][DJW 32]
    • It cannot accept TARDIS DNA, mainly due to their nature as living spaceships depicted as commonplace objects.[DJW 33]
    • When asked if it can accept Gem DNA, Derrick J. Wyatt answered "not in [his] show", implying that the acceptance of such DNA is a case depending on the writer.[DJW 34]
  • The Omnitrix is unable to accommodate the DNA of magical creatures because magic is not compatible with the science of the Omnitrix.[DJW 35]
  • The crew once came up with an alien with the ability to teleport, but he did not make it into the show.[DJW 39]
  • When asked which species can have their DNA accepted by the Omnitrix, Derrick J. Wyatt has confirmed that the following races can be accepted: Mala'kak,[DJW 40] Kryptonians,[DJW 41] Yautja,[DJW 42] Flora Colossi,[DJW 43] Irkens,[DJW 44] the Martians from Tim Burton's Mars Attacks!,[DJW 45] Xudarians, Noc'sagians, Chaselon's species, and Decapodians.[DJW 46]
    • The Omnitrix can accept Thunderian DNA, though the resulting transformation would depend on the animal form of the genetic donor and would either resemble some type of cat that has not been seen on-screen or a dog.[DJW 47][DJW 48]
    • Derrick has stated that he would personally like to add the Gelfling and the Space Kook into the Omnitrix,[DJW 49][DJW 50] implying that it can accept their DNA.
  • Azmuth can lock the Omnitrix in person and remotely,[MW 1] much like what he did with the recreated Ultimatrix.[14]
  • The Omnitrix aliens are prime specimens of the respective species,[DJW 51] as demonstrated by Bullfrag and Four Arms.
  • The Omnitrix aliens are optimized adults of their respective species.[MW 3]
  • Unlike some of Ben's alternate counterparts, Bad Ben's Omnitrix does not have a unique name.[DJW 52]
  • The Omnitrix was designed by Matt Youngberg and Shane Poindexter[DJW 53] under the former's supervision. Matt had a really clear vision of what he wanted, and Derrick liked the direction they were going.[DJW 54]
    • For its brief appearance in Ultimate Alien, it was designed by Norm Ryang based off Youngberg's concepts.[DJW 55]
  • The Omnitrix's touch screen interface and Randomizer function were both Youngberg's ideas.[DJW 56][DJW 57]
  • The icons representing each alien that appear on the touch screen interface were designed by TJ Collins[DJW 58] and are inspired by the Autobot and Decepticon insignias from Transformers: Animated, another Cartoon Network animated series that Wyatt had worked on.[DJW 59]

References

Crew Statements

Derrick J. Wyatt

  1. File:Ben 23 Murk Upchuck.png
  2. http://archive.is/qBK7L
  3. http://archive.is/105I6
  4. 4.0 4.1 File:Omnitrix can change gender.PNG
  5. http://archive.is/Dqqkr
  6. http://archive.is/Es5k8
  7. File:Anti-Mechamorph Failsafes.png
  8. File:Elast-Elk Proof.png
  9. 9.0 9.1 File:Rocks and Squidstrictor Unlocked Before OV.png
  10. File:Ventrilosquid LDTTWA.PNG
  11. http://archive.is/fSpWt
  12. File:Galvans First in the Omnitrix.png
  13. File:Omnitrix Other Features.png
  14. File:OV Omnitrix No Evolutionary Function.png
  15. File:Polymorphic Crystal Will Not Turn Omnitrix Into Ultimatrix.png
  16. File:Ben Will Never Regain Ultimate Forms.png
  17. http://archive.is/D1Ss9
  18. File:Ben Is Unaware of White Lab Mouse DNA.png
  19. File:Dolphin DNA in Omnitrix Proof.png
  20. File:Slapstrike and Unitaur Fake.png
  21. File:Aliens Unlocked After Omniverse.png
  22. File:Decagon Vreedle Not in the Omnitrix.png
  23. File:Thriller Whale Not in the Omnitrix.png
  24. File:Snark Tanque & Squirtapiller Not in the Omnitrix.png
  25. File:Old Omnitrix Glitches.png
  26. http://archive.is/rEp8s
  27. File:Omnitrix Dalek & Cybermen DNA.png
  28. File:Omnitrix Cannot Accept Cryptid DNA.png
  29. File:Omnitrix Can Accept Muroid DNA.png
  30. File:NoslimbioteDNAinOmnitrix.jpeg
  31. File:No Contumelia DNA In Omnitrix.png
  32. File:Omnitrix Cannot Accept TARDIS DNA.png
  33. File:Omnitrix Gem DNA.png
  34. File:Omnitrix Cannot Accomodate Magical Creatures.png
  35. File:Omnitrix Cannot Accept Stone Creature DNA.png
  36. File:Omnitrix Cannot Accept Wizarding World Creatures.png
  37. File:Omnitrix Cannot Accept White Walker DNA.png
  38. http://archive.ph/d3DN3
  39. File:Omnitrix Could Accept Engineer DNA.png
  40. File:Omnitrix Can Accept Kryptonian DNA.png
  41. File:Omnitrix Can Accept Predator DNA.png
  42. File:Omnitrix Can Accept Flora Colossus DNA.png
  43. File:Omnitrix Can Accept Irken DNA.png
  44. File:Omnitrix Can Accept Martian (Mars Attacks!) DNA.png
  45. File:Omnitrix Can Accept Each Green Lantern's DNA.png
  46. File:Omnitric Can Accept Thunderian DNA.png
  47. File:Thunderan Transformation Concept.png
  48. File:Derrick Would Like to Put Gelfling DNA in Omnitrix.png
  49. File:Ideal Scooby-Doo Alien For Omnitrix.png
  50. File:Prime Specimen Omnitrix.png
  51. File:Bad Ben's Omnitrix Does Not Have A Special Name.png
  52. http://archive.is/ePKVM
  53. Thread:209533#69
  54. File:Norm Ryang Designed OV Omnitrix.png
  55. http://archive.is/dM5U5
  56. File:Matt Youngberg Randomizer.PNG
  57. File:TJ Collins Omnitrix Icons.png
  58. http://archive.is/Qe5w7

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