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Just watch your cheeks, Vera's a pincher!

Max to Ben and Gwen.[4]

Vera Tennyson is Max and Gordon's sister, and Clyde's grandmother.


Vera is an elderly woman with a similar build to her younger brother, Max. She has grey hair, which reaches down to her shoulders. She is always seen wearing earrings and a matching beaded necklace.

In the Original Series, Vera wore a magenta top, purple shorts, lavender shoes, and a wristwatch.

In Omniverse, Vera now wears a different magenta blouse decorated with a pink tulip pattern, similar to the floral shirt Max wears. She also wears a purple ankle-length skirt and matching high-heeled shoes. In place of her wristwatch is a bracelet that closely resembles her necklace.


Vera is an extremely generous woman who cares for her family and always seeks to help others, even if it can lead to unintentionally causing them minor annoyances. Despite this, Vera always has good intentions in mind.[4]


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In Permanent Retirement, Ben, Gwen and Max went to visit her to the retirement village she lives in. She was first seen talking to Marty about their arrival. Later, the trio had dinner with Vera, consisting of an odd orange pork-flavored gelatin mold, and coffee beans as candy. Disgusted by this, Ben ran to the bathroom to hide. He got the idea to use his alien Ghostfreak to phase through and sneak out of the house, which hurt Vera when she found out about it. During the night, a Limax attacked Vera in her sleep. The next morning, Vera seemingly came into the kitchen. Her mannerisms were stranger: she spoke monotonously; pinched the kids' cheeks harder than usual; and completely freaked out when Gwen spilled a glass of water. She then left the house to go find Max. The real Vera was later found in a pod, having been put inside it by a Limax and replaced. She, along with the other senior citizens, were saved and returned home by Team Tennyson. The next day, the Tennysons said their goodbyes to Vera. She gave Max a hug and Gwen an equally odd gelatin mold to take on the road, which was Ben's idea. Vera told Ben she hoped the visit hadn't "bored him to tears", but Ben admitted that he had lots of fun.


In Clyde 5, Vera visited Plumber Headquarters in the hopes that Ben and Max could convince her grandson Clyde to join the Plumbers' Academy. Vera was seen suggesting putting plants around the base and Max agreed on one plant. Later, Jerry complained to Magister Patelliday about Vera redecorating everything. Patelliday said it was only for a couple of days and things would return to normal after she left. Jerry was still upset, saying he was the one taking in complaints and that the only ones who weren't complaining were Blukic and Driba. Even later, the Plumbers were seen sweating due to the heat and Patelliday started to dehydrate. Vera then turned up the heat again, still thinking it was too cold.

During the battle with Clyde, Rook called Plumber HQ but was answered by Vera. Rook asked for the Plumber on duty, Elliot, but Vera had made him eat something, assuring Rook that Clyde wasn't causing much trouble. Max appeared, asking Vera why she was answering the calls and wondered why it was too hot. Knowing the conditions, Max rushed over to Patelliday and told some Plumbers to take him to the infirmary. Max then heard the call from Rook and was upset at Vera for messing with the operation. Max ordered for Vera to be taken away.

After the situation with Clyde had been dealt with, Max apologized for his actions toward Vera, but she understood that she shouldn't treat him like a child anymore. Max was glad to have an older sister that shared his childhood memories and he and Vera shared a hug.


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  • Much like Max, Vera also enjoys preparing strange, seemingly unappetizing food.[4]
  • Vera likes building ships-in-a-bottle, as well as collecting rare taxidermied birds.[4]
  • Vera's dress in Omniverse having a repeating pattern of flowers is a parallel to her brother, Max's shirt having flowers.


  1. Manny was mentioned in Gwen 10, a non-canon episode. It is unknown if he exists in the canon timeline.


Prime Timeline
Tennyson Family Ben TennysonBetty Jean TennysonBig Chill's OffspringCamille MannCarl TennysonClyde FifeFrank TennysonGordon TennysonGwen TennysonJoel TennysonKen TennysonMax TennysonNatalie TennysonSandra TennysonVera TennysonVerdona
Levin Family Harvey HackettKevin's MotherKevin LevinZedDevin Levin (retconned)
Rook Family Rook BenRook BlonkoRook BrallaRook DaRook SharRook ShiRook Shim
Secondary Characters Alan AlbrightAzmuthBlukicCash MurrayCooperDribaEsterHelen WheelsHexHobbleMr. BaumannJTJimmy JonesJulie YamamotoKai GreenManny ArmstrongPakmarMagister PatellidayPierce WheelsProfessor ParadoxRad DudesmanReinrassig IIIShipSkurdTetrax Shard
Plumbers Magister ArnuxBel Biv KaboomBromebaBranniganBrykChortleMagister CoronachDraxBig EdElliotFistinaGalvan TeacherMagister LabridMagister HulkaI.M. WerfzelJerryLeadfootLucy MannMagistrataMedicMolly GuntherMortyMagister Prior GilhilMagister PykeRobucketScoutSecurity AliensStick DougTackVictor ValadisWat-SennWes GreenXyleneZorian
Forever Knights foreverduke838SquireSir Winston
Galactic Enforcers UltimosSynaptakTini
Andromeda Aliens AndreasBivalvanGalapagusP'andorRa'ad
Sentient Ultimate Forms Sentient Ultimate Big ChillSentient Ultimate CannonboltSentient Ultimate Echo EchoSentient Ultimate HumungousaurSentient Ultimate SpidermonkeySentient Ultimate Swampfire
Galvan Azmuth's FatherChadzmuthDuffyFergiLuhleyDrill InstructorSoldiersUjinY-itZennith
Arachnichimps HaplarHaplar's BabyHaplar's Mate
Atrocians Blue-WorstGreen-WorstOrange-WorstPink-WorstPurple-WorstShe-WorstSlim-WorstViolet-Worst
Gourmands Private BrownbagSergeant Cast IronSergeant CookmeisterQueen Voratia Rumbletum
Highbreed Bailiff (Alien Force)Bailiff (Omniverse)Bunker HighbreedFormer Highbreed SupremeHighbreed Councilors
Lewodans CaitiffCicelyPrince of LewodaZaw-Veenull
Kinecelerans DJE-NK8-EML-EN-8N-DT8-M
Tetramands BahrvadGar Red WindLooma Red WindTetramand Priest
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Magic BezelElsgoodElvesIgnaceousSpellbinderThomas Jingles
In-Universe Media Doggy BuddyFiery BuddyHandy BuddyIshiyamaKappaKenko
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Alternate Dimensions/Timelines
Original Future Timeline Ben TennysonDevlin LevinGalactic Enforcers (UltimosSynaptakTini)Gwendolyn TennysonGwendolyn Tennyson (Ben's Daughter)Ken TennysonKen's PetMax TennysonMaxatomar Kid
Race Against Time Timeline Ben TennysonCarl TennysonMrs. CarlyleCash MurrayConstantine JacobsDoris DaltonEdward WhiteMr. EnguellsGwen TennysonMr. HawkinsMr. JenyxJTMax TennysonOld ManSandra TennysonMr. Whittington
Time Heals Timeline Ben TennysonGwen TennysonKevin Levin
Ultimate Alien Future Timeline Ben Tennyson
Dimension 23 AzmuthBen TennysonSevenSevenTetrax Shard
Omniverse Future Timeline ArgitBen TennysonBlukicGwendolyn TennysonJ. Jonah JonesKai TennysonKen TennysonKevin LevinMax TennysonRook BlonkoWill Harangue
No Watch Timeline Ben TennysonGwen TennysonJTKevin LevinMax Tennyson
Gweniverse Gwen Tennyson
Argitrix Timeline Argit
Mad Ben's Dimension Mad HarangueMad Rook
Gwen 10 Ben TennysonGwen TennysonMax TennysonThe Seer
Goodbye and Good Riddance ArnoldBen TennysonBen's DogBen's TeacherCarl TennysonCash MurrayGwen TennysonJamieJTMax TennysonPetersonSandra TennysonThe Seer
Books Alien ContractorsDinosaur EVOGladiatorGuardIlma NarLonnieLorelaiPlen StroffPresidentPrisoner From the Planet DustovRobotic BullSoolSkraprr ByakkoElena ValadisTimothyTini Rau
Other 10/10/10 Box Aliens
Non-Ben 10
Generator Rex Agent SixBobo HahaCaesar SalazarDiane FarrahRebecca HolidayRex SalazarWhite Knight
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MAD Benjamin Franklin