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The Omnitrix is a watch-like device that attached to Ben Tennyson's wrist and is the device that the series revolves around.

Appearance

The Omnitrix looks like a very big wristwatch, primarily black and grey in color, with a grey dial in the middle (like a watch face) which has a green hourglass shape. When Ben selects his aliens it shows the alien's silhouette.

The Omnitrix was upgraded by Ben using Upgrade in Omni-Tricked: Part 4. The white chords and dial were silver and green. The four buttons on the faceplate were replaced with grey squares. There was an additional band of dark grey running around the center of the Omnitrix, the activation button was on this strip.

As of Innervasion Part 5: High Override, the rim of the dial is white, and the squares on the last upgrade are replaced by green arrows, and the area behind the hourglass is now the same color as the new wristband: grey. The outer band is black with green arrows, and the sides of the dial and the ends of the wristband are silver. The top of the grey wristband has a green hourglass underneath the dial. The top of the dial is now black. Unlike the Omnitrix's last two versions, the third version does not have its tube-like circuitry.

Features

General

Silo

Silhouette of aliens seen when selecting

  • It contains the DNA of thousands of aliens from all over the universe[1][2] and can transform its user into one of them for a limited period of time. Only ten of these DNA samples can be available at any given time, as only ten can be loaded into the loading bay.
    • The DNA samples are contained in chambers. The device had bonded to Ben's genetic code, so only a biological relative of the Tennyson family can become an alien by running through those tubes.[1]
    • If Ben knew how to cycle in new chambers and replace the others, he could access the entire cache of aliens. However, he hasn’t figured out the proper sequencing to remove it from semi to fully automatic.[DR 1]
  • The upgraded Omnitrix allowed the user to transform into enhanced versions of the aliens with the use of energy from Shock Rock.[3]
    • When the Omnitrix rebooted itself for the second time, the Omni-Enhancements were removed.[1]
  • The Omnitrix emits a frequency, even when not in use, so the user can easily be tracked using it.[4][5]
  • The Omnitrix can instantly be recharged by inputting a certain code sequence; only Kevin as Dark Matter knows this code sequence.[6]

Omnitrix Symbol Position

  • The Omnitrix symbol is generally located on the chest of the transformations.

Clothing

  • The Omnitrix may or may not give clothing to a transformation. Even when it does, the clothing seems to be random:
    • Diamondhead has either black-and-yellow or red-and-yellow clothing.[7]
    • Grey Matter has green-and-black clothing.
    • XLR8 has black-and-blue clothing.
    • Four Arms and Gax have white-and-black clothing, similar to 10/11-year-old Ben's transformations from the original series and Omniverse flashbacks.
    • Slapback has white, blue, and black clothing.
    • The rest appear to be unclothed, similar to 15/16-year-old Ben's transformations from Alien Force and Ultimate Alien.

Malfunctions

  • If fiddled with, the Omnitrix can start turning users into hybrids of multiple aliens.[8]
  • The Omnitrix is vulnerable to electromagnetic interferences, such as that created by Polar and Solar Twain, so the user will randomly switch from one alien to another and/or experience delayed transformations until the electric/magnetic interference is gone.[9][10]
  • Having more than 10 DNA pods in the loading bay can cause the user to randomly and uncontrollably switch from one alien to another.[11]
    • The only time this has occurred was because Vilgax, who knows how the Omnitrix works, used his DNA as an inside man to activate Gax's chamber as part of his scheme of claiming the Omnitrix for himself.[12][DR 2]
  • When struck by lightning in close proximity with Xingo, Omnitrix aliens and their powers can become cartoonish.[13]
  • If the Omnitrix symbol is removed while the user is transformed, the ability to transform back to normal is removed.[14]

Known Aliens

The following list shows all known transformations that are or have been available in the active playlist.

Alien Species Unlocked In First Used In S1 S2 S3 S4
Unlocked In Season 1
Cannonbolt Arburian Pelarota Prior to Season 1 Waterfilter
Diamondhead Petrosapien Freaky Gwen Ben
Four Arms Tetramand The Ring Leader
Gax [note 1] Chimera Sui Generis Omni-Tricked: Part 1
Grey Matter Galvan Prior to Season 1 The Filth
Heatblast Pyronite Waterfilter
Overflow Cascan
Stinkfly Lepidopterran Animo Farm
Upgrade [note 2] Galvanic Mechamorph Freaky Gwen Ben
Wildvine Florauna Rustbucket RIP
XLR8 Kineceleran The Ring Leader
Unlocked in Season 2
Shock Rock Fulmini Omni-Tricked: Part 4 The 11th Alien: Part 1
Unlocked in Season 3
Humungousaur Vaxasaurian Innervasion Part 5: High Override This One Goes to 11
Rath [note 3] Appoplexian Rath of Con
Slapback Ekoplektoid Omni-Copped
Unlocked in Season 4
Jetray Aerophibian Unknown TBA

Known Locked Aliens

The following list shows all known transformations that are currently in the Omnitrix's DNA pod vault but have not been seen on-screen yet.

Alien Species
Alien X Celestialsapien
AmpFibian Amperi
Arctiguana Polar Manzardill
Armodrillo Talpaedan
Astrodactyl Unknown
Atomix Unknown
Ball Weevil Unknown
Big Chill Necrofriggian
Blitzwolfer Loboan
Bloxx Segmentasapien
Brainstorm Cerebrocrustacean
Bullfrag Incursean
Buzzshock Nosedeenian
Chamalien Merlinisapien
Chromastone Crystalsapien
Clockwork Chronosapien
Crashhopper Orthopterran
Decagon Vreedle Vreedle
Ditto Splixson
Eatle Oryctini
Echo Echo Sonorosian
Eye Guy Opticoid
Fasttrack Citrakayah
Feedback Conductoid
Frankenstrike Transylian
Ghostfreak Ectonurite
Goop Polymorph
Gravattack Galilean
Gutrot Unknown
Juryrigg Planchaküle
Kickin Hawk Unknown
Lodestar Biosovortian
Mole-Stache Unknown
NRG Prypiatosian-B
Pesky Dust Nemuina
Ripjaws Piscciss Volann
Rocks Basalt
Sandbox Unknown
Shellhead Unknown
Shocksquatch Gimlinopithecus
Snakepit Unknown
Snare-oh Thep Khufan
Spidermonkey Arachnichimp
Spitter Sphoeroid
Squidstrictor Cephalod-ae
Swampfire Methanosian
Terraspin Geochelone Aerio
Toepick Unknown
The Worst Atrocian
Perk Upchuck Perk Gourmand
Murk Upchuck Murk Gourmand
Ventrilosquid Unknown
Walkatrout Ickthyperambuloid
Water Hazard Orishan
Way Big To'kustar
Whampire Vladat
Wildmutt Vulpimancer
Unnamed Unknown

Appearances

Trivia

  • The Omnitrix contains the DNA samples of every alien catalogued in the Omnitrixes from the classic continuity[DR 3], even if most of them will not be appearing in the show.
  • Unlike the Omnitrixes in the classic continuity:
    • The Omnitrix cannot collect new DNA by scanning other aliens.[DR 4]
    • The Omnitrix cannot repair DNA.[DR 5]
DNA pods

DNA Pods

  • Leaked concept artwork of Omnitrix genetic material features (from left to right):[note 4]
    • Stinkfly, Shock Rock, Heatblast, Cannonbolt, XLR8, and Gax in the top row.
    • Overflow, Diamondhead, Four Arms, Wildvine, Grey Matter, and Upgrade in the middle row.
    • Wildmutt, Eye Guy, Slapback, Humungousaur, Rath, and Ripjaws in the bottom row.
  • Crossover Nexus features Ben transforming into characters from nearly every Cartoon Network original series, a side effect of the Omnitrix being recreated by Strike's blaster. However, these forms can only be accessed in the Nexus Realm.[DR 6]
  • The crew looked long and hard at the original lineup of the classic continuity when deciding which aliens to include in the roster for Season 1.[DR 7]

Notes

  1. Gax was accidentally unlocked by Vilgax. He was locked again when Vilgax absorbed his DNA in Omni-Tricked: Part 3
  2. Upgrade was removed when he merged with the Omnitrix and fused with Ben's DNA (thus becoming Glitch) in order to avoid destruction in Omni-Tricked: Part 4.
  3. Appoplexian DNA was used by Dr. Animo in Animorphosis even though Rath was locked during Season 2.
  4. Certain aliens whose DNA appear in the concept art (i.e. Wildmutt, Eye Guy, and Ripjaws) are not necessarily going to show up in the series. They may be concept ideas that got scrapped in the production process.

References

Crew Statements

Duncan Rouleau

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