Ben 10

Ben 10 is an acclaimed American media franchise created by "Man of Action" (a group consisting of Duncan Rouleau, Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, and Steven T. Seagle), and produced by Cartoon Network Studios.
The franchise is about a boy who acquires a watch-like alien device called the Omnitrix (later the Ultimatrix) attached to his wrist that allows him to turn into alien creatures.
The Ben 10 franchise has grossed over $2 billion in retail sales in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and has sold 100 million toys worldwide.*re9mXNNVjcTZqaF2kP6Xc/Ben10UltimateAlien.jpg


Ben 10 year old Ben Tennyson finds a device out in the woods called the Omnitrix, which allows him to turn into ten different aliens species. Throughout his summer vacation, travelling the country in the "Rust Bucket" with his Grandpa Max and his cousin Gwen, Ben fights crime and evil aliens with his new powers, gaining the ability to turn into 6 more aliens along the way.

Alien Force

Five years after the original series, Ben has apparently taken off the Omnitrix, but when his Grandpa Max goes missing, he puts it back on, which reboots it and gives Ben a new set of ten aliens. Ben's old enemy, Kevin Levin, somehow escaped the Null Void, but has become (mostly) reformed and joins Ben's team. Alien

Several weeks after the end of Alien Force, Ben now has the Ultimatrix, which allows him to 'evolve' his aliens into more powerful forms. Even though it was advertised that Ben now has all of his old forms, this doesn't really happen until Ben 10,000 Returns.


A fourth series of the Ben 10 franchise was first announced at Cartoon Network Upfront 2011. The title of the series, Ben 10: Omniverse was later confirmed at the UK Toy Fair 2012. The series is set to premiere around September 2012. Yuri Lowenthal, Greg Cipes and Ashley Johnson will reprise their roles as Ben, Kevin and Gwen from Alien Force and Ultimate Alien.


                                 Elements Of Franchise





Falling accidentally into the hands of Ben Tennyson, the Omnitrix and its later upgrade the Ultimatrix are the central element of the Ben 10 story. They are alien devices (of level 20 technology) developed by Azmuth, that transform the user into an any one of a number of alien beings (initially there are 10 to choose from, but this increases as the series progresses). The Omintrix appears in the first two incarnations of the franchise (Ben 10 and Ben 10: Alien Force) and the Ultimatrix in the third incarnation Ben 10: Ultimate Alien. In the final episode of Ultimate Alien, Azmuth takes the Ultimatrix from Ben and replaces it with a new Omnitrix - the original having been only a prototype.


The franchise has a variety of kinds of characters: humans, aliens, and also there are magical characters mixed with the alien subject.
The Plumbers
The Plumbers are an intergalactic policing counter-terrorist/black-ops organization, which dealt with extraterrestrial, paranormal, and other situations that many others could not handle by using many high tech alien gadgets and weapons.
The organization is composed with both human and alien members; each one possesses special badges, all badges bear the intergalactic peace symbol, a green hourglass shape. The badges has many features:
  • Are ommunicator devices
  • Creates a holographic map that can pin-point the location of another Plumber's Badge.
  • Is a universal translator.
  • Access to "Extranet", which is an intergalactic version of the Internet.
In the original series, the Earth's Plumbers are a secret government organization that protects the general public from any alien threat. Their main base is located inside of Mt. Rushmore, where the Null Void projector and the Sub-Energy are stored. Their main adversary was Vilgax. Max was a member in his youth and was ultimately the one who defeated him. Most of the Plumbers had disbanded; however, a few of its members (like Max and his relatives) remain in a semi-active capacity.

Forever Knights
The Forever Knights are a secret British society/paramilitary first formed during the Middle Ages that are dedicating to collect and study alien technology, usually in illegal ways. Any aliens they capture along the way are dissected and studied, and any humans caught with them are immediately deemed worthless and disposed of. It is revealed in "Ben 10: Ultimate Alien" that the reason for their actions is to combat Diagon, an entity from another dimension that nearly conquered Earth in the Middle Ages were it not for the Forever Knights' immortal founder George. However, when George left them, the Forever Knights began to splinter under various self-titled Forever Kings who transformed their knights' duty into a genocidal policy toward anything alien. The Forever Knights also arm themselves with a large variety of medieval weapons enhanced by alien technology, with swords, lances, "laser lances", laser guns and electro shock rods being their most common ones.
Anodites are a humanoid race of energy beings from the planet "Anodyne".
They are based on a vital energy called "Mana", that is present in all living things and beings throughout the entire universe, known as the life source energy. For Anodites, is a source of power, they have the ability to control it as well like "magic" (which is confirmed to derived from Mana), a key difference is that this form of magic (or at least magical rituals) relies much more on the use of spoken incantations, spell books, charms and talismans, and even celestial events, to achieve the desired magical and mystical effects the caster desires. Anodites manipulate this, able to create pink-and-magenta-colored shields and force fields of varying shapes and sizes for protection and circular magenta shapes or globes that can be thrown to disable enemies.
Anodites are quite free-spirited and most don't take life as seriously as most humans to the point that some Anodites disregard the morality of their actions and would rather satisfy their own personal pleasures, but that doesn't stop them from helping others.
Osmosians (a play on osmosis) are human-like aliens from the planet "Osmos V".
They has a unique ability to absorb matter and energy from nearly anything and use it in various ways. Osmosians can channel energy through their hands to manipulate technology, discharge it as an energy blast or use it to speed up cellular regeneration to increase their strength or recover from injuries at an accelerated rate. Osmosians are able to absorb and synthesize the mass, properties, and chemical makeup of matter to change their body into a living matter in the shape as the Osmosian, the absorbed matter is as durable as the matter used to make it and can enhance their strength and durability. Osmosians can also extend their matter to anything they are touching.
Osmosians can become mentally unstable if they absorb energy and cannot control it. Storing energy for long periods of time will worsen their instability.

Galvans (a play on galvanization) are a small bipedal frog-like beings, originally from Galvan Prime; currently they live in Galvan Mark II.
They are naturally extremely intelligent, and can enter complex machines and operate them from the inside. This allows them to understand and operate virtually any machine, even if they've never seen it before.
The Galvan originally had no empire to speak of, instead they were being first kept as pets and then employed by other species as industrial technicians, spies and saboteurs once their intelligence became known. They were smart enough to keep the best secrets for themselves, eventually amassing enough knowledge to build a powerful empire of their own based on the technology they had kept from the rest of the universe, Galvans are very loyal to keeping their research and technology top secret.

Rust bucket III
Each series has featured with some kind of main transportation. The wheeled motor vehicles, even appearing like normal cars, they are equipped with several Plumbers' technology, like a turbo engine, laser guns and also an autopilot. And they often are destroyed during the series.
The Rust Bucket, is an old RV owned by Max Tennyson. And despise being old, and even have been destroyed a few times, Max has a great affection for it.
Ship is a Galvanic Mechamorph (Upgrade's species) alien that has the ability to transform himself into fully operational technology he's once touched. And he merged with the Forever Knights spaceship, from this event, he became the space transportation for Ben's team during the season 3 of Ben 10: Alien Force. He was replaced by the Rust Bucket III, a Plumbers' jet that Kevin has upgraded with alien tech.

Running gags

  • Many characters prefer smashing stuff rather than solving it normally, especially Kevin, who prefers to hit people before talking, but is stopped by Gwen, who is much more sensitive than him. Also, Ben prefers using a big, powerful alien in many situations, but ends up turning into another alien, especially Grey Matter, a really small and less powerful alien.
  • During the original series, Ben has a lack of hygiene, and this is briefly seen in the other series. Is sometimes mentioned that he rarely takes shower, or uses the same clothes, claiming the shirt that is common on the first series, is the only shirt he used during the entire summer.
  • Mr. Smoothy is a restaurant that serves mostly smoothies which Ben and his friends are common customers. The titular mascot is a cup with face and legs that cares a smaller cup. It serves the strangest assortment of flavors in its smoothies made to order and a menagerie of strange flavors which Ben is infamous for drinking numerous of them whenever coming to Mr. Smoothy, like: "Chocolate and carrot", "Nectarine", "Mango and blueberry with extra echinacea" and "all-meat flavored smoothies such as lamb and sardine".
  • Sumo Slammers is a large franchise spawning up to video games, trading card games, TV shows, movies, mp3 players, etc., which appears often in the Ben 10 series. The story similar to anime stories, the details were not shown, but it tells about a warrior called Ishiyama and his archenemy called Kenko with shapeshift abilities, which somehow has joined to Ishiyama. Ben is a huge fan since he was younger, always trying to do something linked with it, like knowing the news about, and pretending that is fighting like them.
  • Kevin's car is a Muscle car armed with Plumber technology as well as other various alien tech, including guns and offroad capabilities. As it is damaged and/or destroyed a lot, mainly during fights or chase scenes, and Kevin constantly repairs it. The Rust Bucket 3 has also become a part of this running gag. In "Video Game" Kevin seems to think Ben's destruction of Will's car isn't a good way of getting back at Harangue for his rage focused at Ben. Due to Kevin's obsession with own his car; it's likely a joke referencing that.

Recurring elements

Technologies advanced technologies shown are both alien and from earth. In the series, they are divided in levels of complication, danger or sophistication. The levels known thus far are 1-20, although some technology is confirmed to be higher than Level 20. Any tech above the allowed level, used on this planet, is considered illegal.
Earth is a level 2 planet, something that is considered very inferior for other aliens, as stated once that Earth is at least 500 years away from being level 3.

Dwayne McDuffie describes some levels:
  • Level 1 includes use and construction of simple tools.
  • Level 2 includes remedial energy Manipulation, the use of Fire and/or the use of simple machines.
  • Level 3 includes intermediate tool use and industrial organization combined with intermediate energy manipulation. Often information management technologies develop at Level 3. This is also the level at which many species accidentally kill themselves.
  • Level 5 includes remedial manipulation of the fundamental force.
Null Void
The Null Void is a alternate dimension created by the Galvan as a penal colony. It is filled with what look like never-ending floating rocks, and flying creatures as guards. It is showed to be worse than a normal prison, often scares many known people that went there, including Kevin, which made him what he is now: one of the protagonists. Mask
ID Masks are masks that can change someone's appearance holographically, they were often used by DNAliens to take forms of human beings, and is also used by Plumbers' Kids who are obviously part alien to hide their appearance and be able to roam freely on Earth.
Techadon Robots
Techadons are powerful war machines that came from a mass produce developed by a Weapons Technology group known as the "Weaponsmasters of Techadon". They are armed with powerful lasers and nanite based regenerative technologies, able to recreate itself in entirety from a single hand. The custom made ones that are commissioned for a hit are stronger and when one is destroyed, the other ones adapt from the defeated ones.
Time Machine
Entropy Pump is a machine made of quartz crystals developed by Professor Paradox during the 1950s, as a time-traveling experiment. It was experimented in a lab when an assistant Hugo drew back and hit the controls, causing the machine to become a vacuum, pulling Paradox inside of it and hurling him into the event horizon of a virtual wormhole. The result powers the Paradox's time traveling project by generating enough energy to weaken the time-space continuum.
Ascalon Ascalon Sword is a weapon also created by Azmuth, with the power to tap into the forces of the universe itself.
The sword is so powerful that it can destroy an entire planet, and can also cause madness to anyone who possesses it. Only the one who is dignified can have such power, that's why Azmuth gave the sword to a human which is immortal, and is battling an extra-dimensional creature, knowing that only "he" needs such power to fight.


Secret of the Omnitrix

The first is a regular animated feature called Secret of the Omnitrix. A trailer of the film was released with the film Billy & Mandy: Wrath of the Spider Queen, and it aired August 10, 2007. The main plot was about during a fight with Dr Animo, Ben's omnitrix accidentally sets off its self-destruct mode and Ben has to find the omnitrix's creator to shut it down and stop the evil Vilgax.

Race Against Time

The second is a live-action film titled Ben 10: Race Against Time which aired November 21, 2007, It revolves around Ben, Gwen and Grandpa Max returning to their hometown of Bellwood and attempting to adjust to being 'normal' again. Unfortunately, their lives are once again disrupted by a mysterious alien known as Eon, who has an unexpected connection to the Omnitrix. It premiered on Cartoon Network on November 21, 2007. The film was directed by Alex Winter. The film was nominated for two Visual Effects Society Awards: Outstanding Visual Effects in a Broadcast Miniseries, Movie or Special - Dina Benadon, Evan Jacobs, Brent Young, Chris Christman; and Outstanding Animated Character in a Live Action Broadcast Program or Commercial - Brent Young, Michael Smith.

Alien Swarm

The third is a live-action film titled Ben 10: Alien Swarm which aired November 25, 2009. It is about Ben, Gwen, Kevin and Grandpa Max. In the movie the group stumbles upon a hive of alien nanobots using humans as host bodies in order to take over the world. The Nanochips, or "alien swarm", are controlled by a single consciousness and Ben and his friends must work together to stop them. 10 / Generator Rex crossover

During Cartoon Network's panel at 2011's San Diego Comic-Con, Ben 10 and Generator Rex creators "Man of Action" announced a crossover special between the Ben 10 and Generator Rex series titled Ben 10/Generator Rex: Heroes United. The forty minute special aired on November 25, 2011 as a Generator Rex episode.
A comic book based on the special titled: "Hero Times Two" was released on November 30, 2011, as the sixty-fifth issue of DC Comics's Cartoon Network: Action Pack.

Destroy All Aliens

A CGI animated movie has been announced, titled Ben 10: Destroy all Aliens and was released on March 11, 2012 (Asia / Philippines) and on March 23, 2012 (US). This film had previously been under the working title Ben 10: Alien Dimensions. The film was based on the original series, and featured the original voice cast. The CGI was animated by Tiny Island Productions, in Singapore.

Feature film adaptation

On June 14, 2011, Producer Joel Silver announced that he along with Warner Bros. and Dark Castle Entertainment would bring Ben 10 to the big screen. Albert Torres is attached to the project as screenwriter.

                   Spin-off media



Following the success of the Ben 10 animated TV series and films, various Ben 10 merchandise has been released for general sale. These items include comic books, card games such as Top Trumps, toys, video games, Lego construction sets, bedding, coloring books, footwear, the watches (the Omnitrix and the Ultrimatrix), and coloring books. All three shows have also been released on DVD, and there are a number of video games.


The game franchise has many different formats. The video games franchise started on 2007 with the release of Protector of Earth. video game of Ben 10: Omniverse will be developed for the series for the Nintendo Wii & Wii U, Nintendo DS & 3DS, Microsoft XBOX 360 & Sony PlayStation 3. The player can play as 13 playable alien heroes, including never-before-seen aliens like Bloxx and Gravattack, as they work for either Ben or Rook to defeat the evil plans of a fierce villain, intent on destroying the world. The game is developed by Vicious Style Stydios for all platforms except for the Nintendo DS and the Nintendo 3DS version, which is developed by 1st Playable Productions. The Wii U version will be based off the Xbox 360 port, while the 3DS version will most likely be directly ported from the Wii version. The plot is that Ben's partner Rook goes back in time and meets a 10-year old Ben. You will be able to access both Bens.
There are 7 games, including Omniverse, these are the games released:
  • Ben 10: Protector of Earth
  • Ben 10: Alien Force
  • Ben 10 Alien Force: Vilgax Attacks
  • Ben 10 Alien Force: The Rise of Hex
  • Ben 10 Ultimate Alien: Cosmic Destruction
  • Ben 10: Galactic Racing
  • Ben 10: Omniverse

Toy Line

Bandai has manufactured a massive amount of Ben 10 toys from the three series.
The series received three McDonald's Happy Meal promotions internationally, as well as one in America in August 2011. The toys are colored translucent dolls of some Omnitrix/Ultimatrix aliens and its Ultimate forms, and inside there is a small photo of Ben. But the Alien Force toys are four rings, each one are an alien (Goop, Jetray, Alien X, Chromastone) and with features linked with their powers.

Comic Books by Jason Hall, Min G. Kuand and Heroic Age. Ben 10 Comic revolves around Ben's summer vacation along traveling with Gwen and their Grandpa Max traveling in the Rust Bucket. Ben 10: Alien Force Comic revolves around Ben battling the Highbreed and the DNAliens along with Gwen and a reformed Kevin.
The Action Packs are comics made by DC Comics and most of the time they have Ben 10 comics in them accompanied by either Samurai Jack, Codename Kids Next Door, The Secret Saturdays, or Generator Rex. Some of the issues are connected with the franchise, while others are non-canon.

Cartoon Network promotion

Cartoon Network Universe: Fusion Fall

Ben Tennyson appears in Cartoon Network's online MMO FusionFall. The character design for Ben Tennyson was changed when the original Ben 10 series ended and was replaced by Ben 10: Alien Force. In the game, he serves as a "Player Guide" offering guide-based missions and special items.

Cartoon Network Universe: Project Exonaut

In another browser-based game entitled Cartoon Network Universe: Project Exonaut; Ben's aliens, alongside Gwen and Vilgax, appear as "exosuits". The exosuits revolve around protecting the player and giving them unique abilities and powers. The planet Kylmyys (the home of one of Ben's aliens, Big Chill) and the Perplexhedron are featured as battle arenas. Ultimate Kevin and Alien X are currently the new exosuits for Project Exonaut representing Ben 10.

Cartoon Network: Punch Time Explosion

 Ben appears in the game as a playable character. Swampfire, Humungousaur, Big Chill and AmpFibian (with Ultimate Humungousaur as a Punch Time) appear as Ben's playable aliens. Vilgax, the archenemy of Ben Tennyson appears also as a playable character for the first time. Gwen and the Vreedle Brothers are summons in the game. Additionally, Bellwood and the Null Void are included as battle arenas. Kevin also appears as a summon in the game, but is featured as a playable character on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii versions, called Cartoon Network: Punch Time Explosion XL. Kevin in Ultimate Kevin form appears in the game as a boss. The young version of Ben appears in the console version of the game as a playable character.

Titanic Kungfubot Offensive Kungfubot Offensive, also known as TKO is a multiplayer online game featured on the Cartoon Network website. The game features famous and notable Cartoon Network characters in a robot-type form. Big Chill, Swampfire, a DNAlien, Kevin, Vilgax, Rath, Armodrillo, Ultimate Humongousaur, Ultimate Echo Echo and Ultimate Big Chill appear as playable characters.



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