Lesson 1 THEIR
WAR - OUR WORLD
Plot- Story of transformer
The film opens with
heroic leader of the benevolent
describing in a
destruction of the Transformers' home world,
Cybertron. It was
destroyed by the evil
Megatron in his
quest to obtain the
The Autobots want to find the All Spark so they can use it to rebuild Cybertron
and end the war between the Autobots and the Decepticons, while the Decepticons
want to use it to defeat the Autobots and conquer the universe. Megatron found
the All Spark on Earth, but crash-landed in the
Arctic Circle and
was frozen in the ice. Captain
and his crew of explorers stumbled upon Megatron's body in 1897. Captain
Witwicky accidentally activated Megatron's navigational system and his eye
glasses were imprinted with the coordinates of the All Spark's location. Sector
7, a secret United States government organization founded by
discovered the All Spark in the
and built the
Hoover Dam around
it to mask its energy emissions. The still-frozen Megatron was moved into this
facility and was
to advance human technology.
In the present day, the rest of the Decepticons—Blackout,
landed on Earth and assumed the disguise of Earth vehicles (except Scorponok,
who hides within Blackout). Blackout and Scorponok attack the U.S.
military base in
Qatar and try to
hack into the
U.S. military network to find the location of Megatron and the All Spark. Their
mission is thwarted when the base staff severs the network cable connections.
While Blackout destroys the rest of the base, Scorponok chases a small group of
survivors who have photographic evidence of the robots, but he is eventually
repelled. During this battle, the military discovers the only effective weapons
against the Transformers' armor are high-heat
After Blackout's failure, Frenzy infiltrates
Air Force One to
again hack into the military network, and plants a virus. He finds the map
imprinted on Captain Witwicky's glasses, whose descendant Sam, intends to sell
eBay. Frenzy and
Barricade begin tracking Sam's location. Autobot scout
Bumblebee is also
on Earth, disguised as a
1976 Chevrolet Camaro,
and is bought by Sam while shopping for his first car. Bumblebee helps him woo
Bumblebee leaves at night to transmit a homing signal to the rest of the
Autobots and Sam sees him in robot mode. Barricade confronts Sam and demands
Archibald's spectacles, but Bumblebee rescues him and Mikaela. They leave to
rendezvous with the rest of the Autobots—Optimus Prime,
landed on Earth and taken the forms of Earth vehicles as well. Sam, Mikaela, and
the Autobots return to Sam's home and obtain the glasses; however, agents from
Sector 7 arrive and capture Sam, Mikaela and Bumblebee.
Frenzy, disguised as Mikaela's cellphone, secretly accompanies the group to
Hoover Dam and releases Megatron from his frozen state. Locating the All Spark,
Frenzy sends an alert to the other Decepticons. Sam convinces the Sector 7
agents to release Bumblebee so that he can get the All Spark to Optimus Prime.
Frenzy's virus has shut down government communications, but a group of humans
manage to establish a signal to the
Air Force in
order to support the Autobot-human convoy, who have gone to Mission City (which
is 22 miles away) to hide the All Spark. The Decepticons attack and Bonecrusher,
Frenzy, Jazz, Devastator and Blackout are all killed during the ensuing battle.
Sam, who is ordered to get the All Spark to a rendezvous point for it to be
taken to a safe location, instead chooses to ram it into Megatron's chest,
destroying the All Spark and killing Megatron. Optimus takes a fragment of the
All Spark from Megatron's corpse, but realizes that with its destruction, their
home world Cybertron cannot be restored. Consequently, Optimus sends a signal to
other surviving Autobots in the universe, directing them to their new home,
Earth. The government orders the closure of Sector 7 and has the four
Decepticons killed in Mission City battle dumped into the
Starscream, who fled the battle, escapes into space.
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Lesson 2 Transformer
the teenager who unknowingly buys
Bumblebee as his
first car. The character is based upon the mechanic Spike from the television
but the nickname was considered inappropriate because the character's profession
was dropped from the adaptation.
Bay stated he wanted to make Sam an
average Joe, and
not a geek. Bay initially considered LaBeouf too old, having only seen his
but he was bowled over by the actor's enthusiasm.
A Transformers fan,
LaBeouf also reminded the filmmakers of the young
He worked out five days a week for three months and gained twenty-five pounds of
muscle to prepare for the role, but realized during shooting that his role
required agility rather than strength.
LaBeouf performed his own stunts, including a scene in which Sam clings to a
approaches, with only a safety harness to protect the actor. "There are action
stars who wouldn’t have been as dumb," he joked.
plays Sam's crush,
whom he woos with Bumblebee's help. Banes is mechanically skilled because her
father was a
grease monkey and
paroled car thief. She had previously auditioned for Bay's production of
The Amityville Horror.
To encourage a tough performance from Fox, Bay often threatened to repeatedly
takes at night so
she would appear frustrated and tired.
Fox gained ten pounds of muscle during shooting to support the physicality of
play the soldiers,
William Lennox and
Robert Epps, respectively. The characters are part of a seven-man
Joint Special Operations
Command team in
on the base. Lennox has a wife and newborn daughter in the
Duhamel and Gibson were fans of the toy line as children,
and Gibson paid the filmmakers so he could be in the film.
They spent three days in
boot camp to
prepare for the role. Gibson met combat controller Ray Bollinger, and spent time
learning technical terms and military code to make his dialogue sound
plays Reggie Simmons, a Sector 7 agent. Bay wanted
Steve Buscemi for
the role, but he was busy, so Turturro, whom Bay had wanted to work with ever
The Big Lebowski,
was cast instead.
Turturro gave a
performance, which was intended to be in contrast to the serious military
scenes, so that a sense of fun would not completely disappear.
The actor claimed to have based his performance on the director, although Bay
stated he couldn't see anything of himself in Turturro's performance. A
backstory was fashioned for Simmons, explaining his family had served in Sector
7 for generations, giving him a "mother's
boy" personality. Bay cut these jokes as they were too crude.
plays Maggie Madsen, who assists the Department of Defense in decoding
the virus left by Frenzy. She realizes that those hacking into the government's
data files cannot be human, due to the ease with which they made the attack. The
writers had initially envisioned Maggie as quirkier and more
The filmmakers opted for Taylor's natural Australian accent to give the film a
She found many of her scenes difficult because of the
high heels she
plays Glen Whitmann, a
and friend of Maggie.
Jon Voight plays
United States Secretary of
Defense John Keller.
plays Tom Banachek, the head of Sector 7's Advanced Research Division.
Kevin Dunn and
Julie White play
Bernie Mac cameos
as Bobby Bolivia, a
dealer from whom
Sam purchases Bumblebee.
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who comes to
Earth to destroy
All Spark in
order to end the war.
decided after discussions with fans on his website that they wanted the
surviving voices from the original 1980s cartoon series,
Cullen described reprising the role as easy as "slipping into an old pair of
very comfortable shoes that you haven't worn for a while", and was grateful to
the fans for wanting him back.
His performance consisted of much improvisation with Bay, and portraying the
traditional heroism of the character as well as bringing a sense of humor.
Bay told the animators to seek inspiration from
Liam Neeson to
Optimus transforms into a
cab over design
was rejected because that would only transform into a twenty-feet tall model of
the character, whereas the filmmakers wanted him to stand twenty-eight feet
Optimus has red flame artwork on his blue body. This was a compromise between
Hasbro, who wanted to retain the character's iconic red chest, and Bay, who felt
red alone would not photograph well.
Hasbro had previously rejected designs of Optimus which were too blue.
Optimus' head was built on set as a prop.
the character's two lines at the end of the film, when he regains his voice. For
most of the film's duration, Bumblebee communicates with radio
because of his damaged vocal processor. Before being cast in the role, Ryan had
acted as a
stand-in for the
robots during filming, reading out their lines.
The decision to make Bumblebee silent was inspired by Spielberg's
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial,
in order to show that his bond with Sam was beyond words.
The filmmakers had considered using lines from various
including "I feel the need for speed!" from
Top Gun, but
decided such lines would be too obvious.
Credited clips used in the film include
John Wayne from
El Dorado and
Uhura from the
television series. A full scale puppet of Bumblebee was also used for the film.
The animators modeled Bumblebee's performance on
Michael J. Fox.
Bumblebee transforms into a
1976 Chevrolet Camaro,
and upgrades into
the 2009 model.
Bay rejected the character's 1980s form of the
as it reminded him of
Herbie the Love Bug.
Hasbro did not mind as long as the car remained yellow. In reference to his
original form, the Beetle is parked next to Bumblebee when Sam is buying him.
The modern Camaro was chosen for its friendly appearance,
while the old model was chosen to show that Sam's father could only buy him the
cheapest car he could find. In the film, Bumblebee upgrades because Mikaela
calls his choice of form "a piece of crap".
develops a fondness for
McCrary said he was honored to follow in the footsteps of
who voiced Jazz on The Transformers. "When I was actually [recording], I
really did feel Scatman's presence," he said.
Mark Ryan had tried out numerous voices for Jazz, including a
impersonation, before McCrary was cast.
Jazz transforms into a modified
a car the director felt was too small, but he decided not to argue with GM.
Hasbro felt it was still a "cool
reminiscent of his original
Porsche 935 form.
The screenwriters chose to kill off Jazz as they felt he was the most likable
character after Optimus and Bumblebee.
transforms into a modified
GMC TopKick C6500
medium-duty truck. The character is a cantankerous weapons specialist. Peter
Cullen voiced Ironhide on The Transformers and auditioned to reprise the
role in the film.
When Ryan was voicing the character on set, he used a Southern accent as Cullen
team's medical officer. He transforms into a
Search and rescue
Hummer H2. The
writers had wanted to keep his original
but the producers wanted something else. Hasbro did not mind if the character
was either an ambulance or a
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Decepticon leader who crash-landed in the Arctic thousands of years ago in his
quest to obtain the
All Spark. When
he is defrosted, he keeps his original alien jet form out of vanity.
Frank Welker, who
played the part on television opposite Peter Cullen, auditioned to reprise the
role. Bay considered his voice too soft and felt it would be disrespectful to
ask Welker to change it. Weaving's voice had been the inspiration Bay gave to
his animators for the character, and the character's voice had become that of
Weaving in the director's mind. Weaving recorded his lines in
directed by Bay through
The deviation from Megatron's 1980s
pistol form was done to avoid
and Kurtzman also felt it would be "the equivalent to
[becoming] his own
having someone else swing him around".
Fans disliked leaked images of the character's head design, so it was redesigned
during filming. The prototype design had a much narrower face than the one seen
in the finished film.
Optimus calls Megatron his brother; Cullen interpreted this line literally,
but while the writers state this was the case in early drafts, they consider the
line in its final context to be metaphorical.
Megatron's second-in-command. Despite being a popular character, his role is
limited because of the film's running time.
A post-credits scene of him escaping Earth was added because audiences at
wanted to know what happened to him.
He transforms into a
F-22 Raptor jet,
which is the successor to his original form, the
F-15 Eagle. This
keeps the character's role as the powerful and technologically advanced air
small and vicious spy who transforms into a
later into a
Frenzy was primarily animated by one man, who gave the character quirky
movements: Bay could tell which shots were not done by him and felt the
character totally changed in those scenes.
A puppet was also used on set.
Frenzy was originally named
the writers decided to rename him because he was significantly different from
the original character.
police car, whom
Frenzy guides to Sam. The character was inspired by the G1 Autobot
the writers thought a Decepticon displaying authority would use the police car
who attacks Optimus on the highway to Mission City. The animators modeled his
fighting styles on
and his alternate form of the
Buffalo H Mine-Protected
vehicle was modified with a larger fork.
the crew chose to use an
M1 Abrams tank
prop built for
xXx: State of the Union.
The character was intended to be named
Brawl, but a
subtitled Cybertronian line reads "Devastator reporting". It was not fixed
despite recognition of the error.
transforms into a
MH-53J Pave Low III
helicopter, with his minion
attaching to him. Soundwave had been considered for this role,
Ravage as his
but Hasbro insisted Soundwave have a music-based role.
Scorponok was chosen after the writers discovered him in the pages of The
Ultimate Guide and felt he was appropriate to the setting. A model of his
head and tail was built, while
used for his ripple movements in the sand. This was potentially dangerous to
cast members, generating genuine terror in the actors' performances.[46
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to go to dialogue of Transformers
a robot. You know, like a super advanced robot. It's probably Japanese. [pause]
It's definitely Japanese.
with his teacher for a better grade] Sir, look outside. Do you see that man
sitting in the green car? That's my dad. Let me tell you a story about a dream,
a boy's dream and a man's promise to that boy: a man promised to buy his son a
car if he brought home three A's and two thousand dollars. I already have the
two thousand and two A's. [holds his hands up in a circle] Here's the
dream. Your B minus? [mimes the circle exploding] Poof! Dream gone.
Ka-put. Now ask yourself—what would Jesus do?
isn't hiding! This is my backyard, not a truck stop! [to the Autobots, who
are in vehicle mode in his backyard]
Frenzy] Not so tough without a head, are ya? [kicks Frenzy's head]
Sector 7 agents subduing Bumblebee] STOP! He's not going to hurt you!
drives off to signal the Autobots] Hey, that's my car!
out his car for the first time] Feels good.
Bumblebee] You're my guardian?
an injured Bumblebee] I'm not going to leave you!
into phone] Hello, 911 emergency. My car's been stolen! I'm in pursuit! I
need the whole squadron, bring everybody! No, no don't ask any questions, my
father's the head of the neighborhood watch!
into phone] My name is Sam Witwicky. Whoever finds this, my car is alive,
okay. [holds up phone briefly to show Bumblebee] You see all that? If
these are my last words on Earth, I just want to say that Mom, Dad, I love you
and if you find Busty Beauties under my bed, it wasn't mine, I'm holding
it for Miles. No, no, wait that's—Okay, that's not true. It's mine; Uncle
Charles gave it to me. I'm sorry. Mojo, I love you.
to Optimus Prime through his bedroom window] Okay, listen. You've got to
listen to me. If my parents come out here and see you, they're gonna freak
out; my mother's got a temper.
Mikaela] You have to get in the car. Trust me!
his car transform for the first time] Oh my God...
Barricade transform right in front of him] Oh God, NO!!! Oh shit, oh shit,
oh God, OH SHIT!!! [when being chased by Barricade]
See, now you pissed him off. That car is sensitive. I mean, $4,000 just drove
away. [When Mikaela calls Bumblebee a "piece of crap Camaro"]
Mikaela] So listen, I was wondering if I could ride you home—I mean... uh,
give you a ride home... in my car, to your house.
is kind of thing romantic friends pull, and I would never think of doing this,
because I'm not that kind of friend. Well, I could be. [when Bumblebee
suddenly swerves offroad while Sam is driving Mikaela home]
don't mind females working on my engine. I prefer it actually.
it's a good book, your friends'll love it. It's got mazes in it, you know,
little coloring areas, sections, pop-up pictures... it's a lot of fun.
sacrifice, no victory. (The Witwicky family motto)
years from now, when you look back at your life, don't you want to say you had
the guts to get in the car?
Mikaela] It's weird; I just wouldn't peg you for mechanical.
into phone about Bumblebee] Satan's Camaro, in my yard! It's stalking
Mikaela, wondering if Sam thinks she is "shallow"] I think there's more than
meets the eye with you. [after she gets out] "More than meets the eye
with you"... that's a stupid line.
being attacked by Frenzy] He's trying to kill me! [Runs away after Frenzy
succeeds in removing his pants]
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Secretary of Defense John Keller
Good luck... to us all.
facing war against a technological civilization far superior to our own. Our
enemy can take any shape. They could be anywhere!
is as real as it's ever gonna get.
we talking about... an invasion?
seeing the frozen body of Megatron] Dear God... what is this?
Maggie] If you don't get a handle on that brain-mouth thing, you're off the
they know the Cube is here.
the President has ordered Sector Seven be terminated, and the remains of the
dead aliens disposed of. The Laurentian Abyss is seven miles below sea level,
deepest place on our planet. The massive depth and pressure there, coupled with
freezing subtemperatures, would crush and entomb them... leaving no evidence.
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Lesson 5 BUMBLE
Bumblebee (known as Bumble
) is the "little brother" of the heroic
faction, constantly striving to prove himself in the
eyes of the taller, stronger robots that he respects -
especially his leader,
. So strong is this admiration toward others,
he takes risks that put him in danger. Although a bit of a
wise-cracker, he is a capable and reliable messenger and spy,
his small size allowing him to go places that his larger
comrades cannot. He is highly fuel efficient, has great visual
acuity, is particularly adaptable to undersea environments and
transforms into a
. He was later reconstructed in a stronger,
more mature form as Goldbug.
Bumblebee is established as the smallest of the first year
Autobots, but his actual size varies greatly in the various
media, ranging from the same size as other Autobot cars to
barely taller than a human. His only official height was in an
early issue of the Marvel comics where it is stated he is 15
Bumblebee's primary function in the original Transformers
animated series and comics was to serve as the "young" character
with whom the youthful viewing audience could identify, and he
would befriend the Autobots' primary human ally - the young son
Witwicky family (Buster in the Marvel comic - see issue #1 -
and Spike in the cartoon) - to this end, a concept that persists
into the 2007
live-action film. Although a well-known character because of
this, Bumblebee is quite unusual in that, unlike many other
Transformers, his name has not been re-used and applied
to unrelated characters throughout the ensuing twenty years of
Transformers media, due to the loss of the trademark until
recently. His role as the "young yellow character", however, has
inspired other Transformers characters with the same role such
Bumblebee holds the distinction of being the second-ever
character to appear on-screen in the original Transformers
animated series, while on a mission to recover a small clutch of
energy conductors with
Wheeljack, illustrating the energy crisis holding sway over
their home planet of
Cybertron. Bumblebee was subsequently among the Transformers
Ark as it set off searching for new worlds and new energy
sources, which crashed on Earth, causing the Transformers within
to be trapped in stasis for four million years. Awakening in
1984, Bumblebee distinguished himself by helping
Ironhide quell a raging river and using his small size to
Sparkplug Witwicky plant explosives in the midst of a
Decepticon mining operation.
He later befriended Sparkplug's son Spike, but their first
adventure together was not a pleasant one, as they were both
kidnapped by the Decepticons, and Bumblebee was brainwashed into
luring the other Autobots into a trap.
As a regular character throughout the show's first two
seasons, spanning 1984-1985, Bumblebee's escapades were almost
always carried out alongside Spike. His adventures have taken
him back to Cybertron, to the prehistoric
Dinobot Island, the sunken city of Sub-Atlantica, a world of
alien giants, a debaucherous gambling asteroid locale and more.
He has been scorched by
acid rain, fought as a mindless gladiator, been mauled by a
monstrous alien cat, quested for "robotic insecticide" and, in
one of his most significant roles, was one of the few Autobots
to survive a brainwashing scheme by the Decepticons, leaving it
up to him to save his comrades.
In the episode 51, "Prime Target" the big game hunter
Lord Cholmondeley captured a secret
Soviet jet, leading to panic of possibly war. Cholmondeley
then set his sights on the ultimate trophy, the head of
Optimus Prime. In order to lure Optimus in Cholmondeley
captured Bumblebee and several other Autobots. Optimus Prime
accepted Cholmondeley's challenge and defeated the big game
hunter and freed the Autobots.
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WALL•E is a love story set in the year 2815.After hundreds of
lonely years of doing what he was built for, WALL•E (short for Waste
Allocation Load Lifter Earth-Class) discovers a new purpose in life (besides
collecting knick-knacks) when he meets a sleek search robot named
EVE. EVE comes to
realize that WALL•E has inadvertently stumbled upon the key to the planet's
future, and races back to space to report her findings to the humans (who
have been eagerly awaiting word that it is safe to return home). Meanwhile,
WALL•E chases EVE across the galaxy to win her heart.
The year is 2815 A.D. The Earth is a barren dystopia covered
in what are literally mountains of trash, suffering from
numerous sandstorms and torrential downpours. About 700 years
ago, the megaconglomerate corporation Buy n Large (BnL) took
control of the planet's entire economy, including the
government, and humanity spiraled into a state of mass
consumerism, quickly covering the planet in garbage. In the year
2110, BnL CEO Shelby Forthright (Fred Willard) sponsored a
five-year exodus from Earth into space aboard a series of the
executive starliners, the most prominent of which was the
Axiom, taking a luxury cruise while hundreds of thousands of
WALL•E (Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth-Class) units were
left behind to compress the trash into small cubes with which
they used to build colossal spires for easy disposal as part of
the proposed "Operation Cleanup". They were to then initiate
"Operation Recolonize", returning to Earth after five years,
which was believed to be enough time to clean the planet. This
plan failed, however, and as Earth was deemed too toxic to
re-inhabit, all the WALL•E units promptly deactivated, save for
one (Ben Burtt).
The last active WALL•E on Earth has continued the same
routine each and every day for 700 years: each morning he would
wake up and recharge his solar cells before setting off to
fulfill his directive of constructing trash spires with
compressed cubes. But by this time, he has become sentient and
developed a personality. To cope with the boredoms of doing the
same day every day, other than working with his trusty cockroach
companion Hal, he has become extremely curious. Whenever he
would find anything he finds interesting in the refuse (a
Rubik's cube, a light bulb, a match lighter, etc.) he would
place it in a water cooler and take it back to his truck at the
end of the day, placing it in his ever-growing knick-knack
collection. He would also salvage spare parts for himself from
his fellow deactivated WALL•E units should the worst happen. The
pride of his collection: a VHS copy of the film Hello, Dolly!,
which has taught him how to dance as well as all of his
emotions. He loves the film and its music so much that he plays
the song "Put On Your Sunday Clothes" while he works, and when
he watches the scene with the song "It Only Takes a Moment", he
learns how to hold hands; however, because he has no one else to
hold hands with, he becomes lonely.
One day, he discovers something unlike any else he has seen:
a seedling plant. Stricken by its beauty and delicate
appearance, he carefully pots it in an old shoe. While returning
home from work later that day, WALL•E notices a small red light
on the ground, and decides to chase after it, ending up in the
middle of a clearing. It turns out that the light is actually a
tracking beacon of a landing ship. WALL•E immediately hides and
witnesses a small white pod emerging from the ship; the pod
opens itself and moves, revealing a sleek, state-of-the-art
feminine probe-droid named EVE (Elissa Knight), who immediately
begins scanning the area as if searching for something. WALL•E
is stunned by the elegant-looking robot and falls in love with
her upon first sight, but is too timid to speak to her,
especially when she demonstrates her unhesitating will to fire
her laser gun at any sudden movement. WALL•E's companion Hal
decides to approach EVE out of curiosity, and she tries to shoot
him, but when she finds that her target is a harmless cockroach,
she shows signs of light-heartedness by playing with him.
However, she is startled by WALL•E and holds him at a gunpoint,
demanding to know who he is; Hal defends WALL•E by crawling into
his hand. EVE scans him, subsequentially deeming him non-hostile
returning to her mission, thinking nothing else of him. WALL•E,
still fascinated by EVE, becomes determined to attract her
attention as cautiously as possible, but she hardly notices him.
Soon she begins to grow frustrated with not finding what she is
looking for, but after taking her anger out on a magnetic crane
that she gets stuck to and destroys, she calms down. By now,
WALL•E sums up the nerve to approach EVE while she is docile and
speaks with her again, introducing himself. EVE, while refusing
to disclose her classified "directive", becomes amused by his
behavior, and formerly introduces herself as well. A sandstorm
suddenly brews, and WALL•E directs EVE to his truck for shelter.
EVE is fascinated when she sees all the little knick-knacks
WALL•E has collected. Among his treasures, he shows her
Hello, Dolly! and tries to teach her how to dance, though it
gets a little out of hand and she accidentally knocks him away,
damaging his right eye (fortunately, he is able to repair
himself using his spare parts). He tries to hold her hand as he
had seen in the film, which he determines to be an act of
sharing love. Unfortunately for him, EVE does not understand
what he is trying to do and thus does not return his love,
especially as she is distracted by the mesmerizing flame of a
match lighter and does not fully appreciate the film as he does.
WALL•E then decides to show her the plant he found; suddenly,
EVE grows excited, taking the plant from him and storing it
inside herself, sealing up into her pod form and entering
standby mode. WALL•E does not understand why she will not unlock
or speak to him, but nonetheless does everything in his power to
keep her motionless body safe from the elemental hazards of the
desolate Earth in the hopes she will wake up, taking her out on
a series of "dates" in the process; finally, WALL•E gives up
hope that she will ever awaken and leaves her. Soon the ship EVE
arrived in returns and takes her away. While it is clear that
EVE had sent a homing beacon to her ship to retrieve her, WALL•E
believes she is being kidnapped and climbs onto the side of the
ship in an attempt to "save" her, telling Hal to stay where he
is, clinging on as it launches off the planet and into the
depths of space. WALL•E gazes in wonder at the beautiful cosmos
as he arrives aboard the Axiom.
Still on standby, EVE is taken to a group of cleaning robots
led by a small robot named M-O (Ben Burtt). WALL•E is also taken
by accident, dumbfounding and irritating M-O with the amount of
dirt on his body. The two robots engage in a brief, mild
conflict about his filthy body when the ship's
second-in-command, GO-4, inspects EVE and finds that she is
storing the plant inside her, and has her taken away somewhere,
with WALL•E giving chase. As M-O prepares to leave for his next
assignment, he notices that WALL•E has left an awful amount of
filth behind by his tracks. M-O ultimately decides to forgo his
assignment and clean these tracks on his own, knowing they will
lead him to WALL•E, and obsessively initiates a cat-and-mouse
chase while unknowingly developing the ability to think for
himself. Around this time, WALL•E discovers that the humans
aboard the vessel have lost considerable bone mass and are
morbidly obese, having adapted after centuries of living in
micro-gravity, consuming liquefied food, and leaving all manual
labor to be handled by the robots. They never acknowledge each
other in ways other than through holographic screens in front of
their faces, and can't even move without a hovering chair or
other automated assistance. Even piloting the ship is left in
the care of the autopilot, aptly named "Auto"; all the real
Captain (Jeff Garlin) does is make the morning announcement each
and every day, as well as re-check the ship's status with Auto.
WALL•E encounters a human man named John (John Ratzenberger) who
falls off his chair, but is quickly helped back on by WALL•E,
much to his appreciation. While trying to approach EVE's tram,
he accidentally turns off the computer screen of another human,
a woman named Mary (Kathy Najimy), awakening her to the world
around her, mainly the pool, which utterly amazes her.
EVE is taken to the Captain, who is suddenly surprised that
she has returned "positive" (i.e., with a plant), and learns of
Shelby Forthright's "Operation Recolonize"; all he needs to do
now is bring the plant to the holo-detector on the lido deck,
and the ship will automatically make a hyperspace jump to Earth.
EVE reactivates and finds WALL•E, telling him to stay hidden.
But when the Captain prepares to take the plant, he finds that
it is missing. EVE assumes that WALL•E took it, though he was
never seen doing such a thing. Unable to find the plant
anywhere, Auto declares that EVE's memory is faulty, and that
things can go back to normal; the Captain similarly dismisses
the event as a false alarm and has EVE sent to the repair ward
for diagnosis. WALL•E is suddenly discovered, and he shakes
hands with the Captain, getting dirt on his hand. The Captain
has WALL•E taken with EVE to be cleaned. As they leave for the
repair ward, EVE refuses to speak with or even look at WALL•E,
believing him to be an irresponsible, petty thief, much to his
dismay. The Captain analyzes the dirt WALL•E left and discovers
that he is from Earth. His curiosity about humanity's former
home planet is ultimately sparked, and he becomes enthralled in
researching what it is like.
Arriving at the repair ward with all the other malfunctioning
robots on the ship, EVE is fitted with a red boot that
deactivates her with the press of a button. She is taken into a
room behind a translucent screen as WALL•E is placed in a cell.
Her laser arm is removed and she is cleaned, but while EVE
actually enjoys the experience, WALL-E misinterprets it by what
he can see and hear and believes she is being tortured. WALL•E
escapes his cell and breaks into the diagnosis room, grabbing
her detached arm and accidentally firing it at the power cell of
the room, releasing the legitimately haywire robots from their
cells; in the process, WALL•E accidentally begins playing "Put
on Your Sunday Clothes". As WALL•E is whisked away by the
malfunctioning robots, they are stopped by the stewards,
allowing EVE to track WALL•E down. However, EVE is photographed
by the stewards in a position that makes her appear as if she is
going to attack with it, labeling her as a "rogue robot". Now a
wanted criminal, EVE must evade security as she takes WALL•E to
the escape pods.
Furious and fed up with WALL•E for all the trouble he has
caused for the ship and for her, EVE activates an escape pod set
to return him to Earth. WALL•E wants EVE to come with him but
she refuses, stating that she must stay to find the plant and
fulfill her directive. Slightly offended, WALL•E stubbornly
refuses to leave, frustrating EVE. They are then forced to hide
when GO-4 enters the room and activates the pod's self-destruct
sequence. He then places the plant inside, exposing himself as
the true thief. WALL•E goes into the pod to retrieve the plant
for EVE, but GO-4 launches it with him inside, and EVE, in spite
of everything he had done, gives chase to try and save him.
Realizing that he cannot stop the pod or its self-destruct
sequence, WALL•E tries to make an escape by opening the
emergency hatch, but it is stuck; as he begins banging on the
door with a fire extinguisher, the pod explodes. Horrified, EVE
rushes to the scene when WALL•E flies past her by completely
unharmed, having managed to escape at the last second and find
propulsion with the fire extinguisher. EVE is deeply relieved
and reconciles with WALL•E, but before she can say another word,
WALL•E presents to her the plant, also unharmed. EVE is
overjoyed and, after taking back the plant, gives WALL•E a
"kiss", which causes a small static shock, and they share a
dance in space around the Axiom. Witnessing this dance
are the humans John and Mary, who recognize WALL•E and suddenly
notice each other, falling in love.
WALL•E and EVE return onboard the Axiom where EVE is
still wanted by security. WALL•E tries to hold her hand again,
but EVE is much too concerned with carrying out her directive,
as well as keeping a low profile, and rejects his offer. She
decides to sneak onto the bridge through the garbage chute,
telling WALL•E to stay put. She presents the plant to the
Captain who, after being completely fascinated with the customs
on Earth he had learned about, such as farming and dancing,
decides to watch her security recordings of Earth; however, he
is shocked and confused to see that Earth is not the green
paradise he learned it to be. As they watch the recordings, EVE
witnesses footage from the Hello, Dolly! video that
WALL•E had shown her before. She watches the scene with "It Only
Takes a Moment", which she did not previously have the time to
appreciate, and learns how to hold hands much like WALL•E had.
The recording then begins to play security footage of what
happened when she took the plant and entered standby mode, and
she sees everything that WALL•E did to protect her motionless
body, as well as all the "dates" he took her on. She is touched
by WALL•E's deeds and, realizing that he truly does love her,
begins to fall in love with him as well. Meanwhile, WALL•E grows
rather anxious about waiting for EVE, trying to put his feelings
for her in the right words, until he decides to follow her,
slowly climbing up the garbage chute.
The Captain has an epiphany: a great deal of care and work is
needed in order to benefit Earth, and that humanity must return
to make amends and save it. He prepares to place the plant in
the holo-detector, but Auto tries to take it from him, saying
that they cannot return to Earth. Auto refuses to disclose why
not, but the annoyed Captain orders him to reveal his
intentions. Auto plays the recording of a top-secret
announcement by Shelby Forthright, explaining how "Operation
Cleanup" had failed and he deemed Earth too toxic to ever
support life again. He issued Directive A-113, which was for
autopilots to stay the course in space and never return to
Earth. The Captain is outraged, learning that this video was
taken over 700 years ago, and that things have now changed: if
one plant can survive on Earth, then that certainly proves that
Earth is now inhabitable. Auto, however, overrules this, being
unable to disobey his directive, and stages a mutiny with GO-4,
who steals the plant back for Auto. EVE tries to coerce GO-4
into returning it, but he throws it down the garbage chute.
Fortunately, it conveniently lands on top of WALL•E's head as he
arrives to be with EVE. GO-4 restrains EVE, and WALL•E and Auto
have a brief struggle in which WALL•E stores the plant inside
his chest cavity before Auto violently electrocutes him, sending
him down the chute. He then deactivates the distressed EVE with
her red boot and has her sent down the chute as well before
proceeding to lock the Captain in his quarters.
EVE reactivates when the robotic mice on her body activate
her boot. She finds herself stuck in a pile of garbage in the
waste disposal facility, inhabited by a pair of giant WALL•A
robots, which are much like WALL•E with the exception of size.
She is trapped inside a large compressed garbage cube, her boot
breaking off in the process, and placed in an airlock, set to be
jettisoned into space with the seriously damaged WALL•E and the
plant. However, entirely by chance, M-O appears in the chamber,
having followed WALL•E there while fixated on cleaning his
filthy trail, and uses his body to keep the airlock door open,
with the robots inside clinging on to him as they are being
sucked into the vacuum of space. The WALL•A take notice and
activate the airlock, saving them. As M-O finally cleans WALL•E
and befriends him, EVE finds that WALL•E's encounter with Auto
has burned a hole in his motherboard, and tries in vain to find
replacement parts. WALL•E gives her the plant, telling her to
bring it to the holo-detector and fulfill her directive, but EVE
refuses, having now become completely enamored with him, and
declares that her new directive is to be with WALL•E. She offers
to hold WALL•E's hand but he rejects it, insisting she return
the plant; WALL•E reminds her that if they return the plant,
they will return to Earth, where he had stockpiled spare parts
for himself which can be used to repair him. EVE agrees and,
with WALL•E, M-O and the plant in tow, they escape the facility.
EVE directly confronts the stewards and attacks, recognized
as the "rogue robot" from before. The Captain views the new
security photo from his quarters and notices that they have the
plant. He hotwires the communications in his room, directing
WALL•E and EVE to the holo-detector before being cut off by
Auto. He then takes a holographic image of WALL•E holding the
plant and presents it to Auto, tricking him into thinking he has
obtained it. Auto enters his chambers where the Captain jumps
him, engaging in a struggle that accidentally knocks GO-4 out of
the bridge and crashing to the deck below. Meanwhile, WALL•E,
EVE and M-O recruit the malfunctioning robots that were let
loose, who recognize them thanks to the song "Put on Your Sunday
Clothes" he had played earlier, and decide to help them by
destroying the security drones in their way before reaching the
lido deck. The Captain manages to activate the holo-detector,
which is a pedestal that rises from the deck, summoning all
humans, asleep or awake, to the main chamber but Auto tilts the
Axiom to its side, knocking the Captain to the ground,
piling all the humans in a corner, and causing WALL•E and EVE to
drop the plant. EVE protects the humans from falling trams that
threaten to flatten them—during the chaos, John and Mary save a
group of babies, apparently adopting them. Auto tries to close
the holo-detector, but WALL•E attempts to hold it open. Auto
then tries to kill WALL•E by slamming the holo-detector shut,
which jams over his body and ultimately crushes him. As EVE is
preoccupied with protecting the humans and forced to watch on in
horror, the enraged Captain summons the strength to stand up on
his own and resume his battle with Auto. He manages to switch to
manual control, restoring the tilt to the Axiom and
relieving everyone from the menace of Auto once and for all. EVE
rushes to WALL•E's aid, retrieving the plant with the aid of the
humans who also managed to stand up and the other robots. She
places it in the holo-detector, opening it and releasing him,
finding that he is mortally damaged. The hyperdrive of the ship
is activated, and they immediately return home at a thrusting
Having arrived on Earth directly on the spot where the
Axiom first launched, EVE carries the dying WALL•E back to
his truck where she desperately puts him back together with his
surplus and recharges him, successfully reactivating him.
Relieved, EVE proceeds to try and hold his hand like they
desired so many times before, but WALL•E does not seem to
recognize her, turning away and preparing to leave. EVE realizes
that WALL•E has lost his memory after the incident but, in a
state of blissful denial, does everything in her power to make
him remember: she shows him his treasured knick-knacks as well
as Hello, Dolly!, but WALL•E instead begins to compress
his collection into cubes, following his original directive.
Each failure makes EVE more and more miserable; in one attempt
she tries to play WALL•E's recording of "It Only Takes a Moment"
but finds that it too has been erased, and she concedes that the
WALL•E she knew and loved is gone forever. Heartbroken, EVE
finally takes a hold of his hand and softly hums "It Only Takes
a Moment" herself before giving him a parting "kiss", causing
another static shock. She prepares to leave in sorrow, but her
fingers are stuck between his. Suddenly, WALL•E slowly grasps
EVE's hand as he recognizes her, and he becomes ecstatic when he
sees that they are holding hands; the spark of the kiss had
rebooted his memory. EVE is filled with joy, and they embrace
for a tender kiss. WALL•E and EVE prepare to spend the rest of
their lives together alongside their new robot friends,
assisting the humans—led by the enthusiastic Captain—as they
work to restore Earth to its former beauty, first starting by
planting the growth in the ground and the camera zooms out,
there are many more plants growing.
Lesson 7 BEN
A. BEN 10 BACKGROUND
show is about Ben Tennyson, his cousin Gwen, and their grandfather Max. During
the start of their summer camping trip, Ben goes stomping off into the woods
after another fight with Gwen, whom he is not happy to have along on the trip,
and finds an alien pod on the ground. When he examines it, he finds a
mysterious, watch-like device, called the
Omnitrix, stored inside. The device
attaches permanently to his wrist and gives him the ability to transform into a
variety of alien lifeforms, each with their own unique powers, quite similar to
DC's Dial H for Hero comic. Although Ben realizes that he has a
responsibility to help others with these new abilities at his disposal, he is
not above a little superpowered mischief now and then. Along with Gwen and Max,
Ben fights evil, both extraterrestrial and criminal.
the first season, the plot
mainly focuses on the villain
Vilgax, an evil alien warlord who
wants to use the Omnitrix to conquer the galaxy. Injured at the start of the
season, he sends various drones to get the Omnitrix until he is healed. After he
is fully healed, he attempts to retrieve it himself, only to be stopped by Ben,
Gwen and Max. Furthermore, it is hinted throughout the season that Max knows
more about aliens than he lets on, culminating in the revelation that he and
Vilgax had fought previously. A more subtle plotline involves Ben being forced
to "grow up" and learning to use the Omnitrix responsibly, with particular
emphasis on that point in the episode "Kevin 11".
second season mostly
follows a "villain of the week" format. The few plot-centric episodes focus on
Kevin, a super-powered teen with the power to absorb different types of
energies, who meets Ben in the first season. Having inadvertently allowed Kevin
to absorb the Omnitrix's ability during their first meeting, Kevin serves as an
antithesis to Ben. A sociopath, Kevin eventually morphs into a hideous amalgam
of Ben's original ten forms and blames Ben for it. Vilgax also returns in the
finale, teaming up with Kevin in the hopes of succeeding where he failed
originally. Again, he fails, and both he and Kevin are trapped in an alternate
dimension, the Null Void.
Another important event during this season is the destruction of
Ghostfreak, one of Ben's original
ten forms. Having escaped from the Omnitrix, he plans to possess Ben and use the
power of the Omnitrix to begin his own legacy of conquest. However, he is
defeated and destroyed by Ben.
third season has a similar
yet darker plot layout. Its few plot-centric episodes focus around aliens styled
on traditional horror monsters that Ben acquires as new forms through their
contact with the Omnitrix. Purple-colored lightning, caused by a teleportation
device created by the Frankenstein-esque alien Doctor Vicktor, heralds their
appearance. Vicktor, in turn, is loyal to Ghostfreak, who is resurrected later
in the third season. He plots to shroud the earth in darkness with the use of a
corrodium beam projected from a space station and expanded across the earth
using a transmitter in New Mexico, thus allowing him to be at full power and
rule over the planet. His attempt, however, is thwarted by Ben; he dies once
more from direct exposure to the sun, but not before his DNA is re-added
to the Omnitrix.
fourth season revolves
around Ben's last adventures as summer vacation ends. The few plot-centric
episodes revolve around the leader of the Forever Knights organization,
Forever King, and his plans to deal with the Tennysons himself. He gathers many
of Ben's enemies to serve as members of his group, the "Negative 10" to
both battle the Tennysons and steal a powerful energy from the Plumber base at
Mount Rushmore. Ben eventually defeats the Forever King, destroying the Mount
Rushmore faces in the process, though it is implied that a hologram is used to
recreate the faces. Ben 10: Secret of the Omnitrix is set shortly after
series' final episode shows
a possible take on Ben's return to normal life following the end of his summer
vacation, and ends with the reveal of his secret powers to his father and the
general public, after a final climactic battle with Vilgax. The film Ben
10: Race Against Time portrays a similar situation, the difference being
that Ben fights an original character created for the film and his secret
The main focus of the series is the Omnitrix, a watch-like alien device
found by Ben in the first episode. Using
it, Ben can transform into a number of different aliens, which he uses to battle
the various villains in the series. As explained in the show, the Omnitrix works
by binding alien DNA to Ben's, transforming him into the alien of his choice for
ten minutes and then reverting him back to normal. As revealed in
Ben 10: Race Against Time, the time
limit is a failsafe designed to keep the alien DNA from overwhelming the user.
To prevent the obvious problem of someone simply stealing the Omnitrix from Ben,
the Omnitrix is depicted as quite difficult to remove, being more or less
integrated into Ben's skin. Furthermore, when anyone tries, it emits an omni-directional
energy burst to discourage such attempts. When people have actually removed the
device, it seems to take them a very long time or complicated machinery to
accomplish the task. Despite its mechanical appearance, the way it works makes
it seem more organic in nature, even possessing a mind of its own. The Omnitrix
also adapts for the gender of the user
and any illnesses the current user may be afflicted with also spread to all
of the aliens as well. It appears to grow along with the user, as Ben
10,000's Omnitrix is at least three times the size of the ten-year-old
Ben's, and the aliens age along with the user as well.
As a running gag,
as well as an occasional plot point, the Omnitrix tends to work in ways contrary
to Ben's wishes. This is because Azmuth created it to do so as a security
precaution. It will transform him into the wrong alien (probably because the
alien Ben changes to has a better advantage in that certain battle than the one
Ben wanted to change to), shut down at inopportune moments, or simply not
activate at all, actually resisting Ben's attempts to push the face back down.
This has yet to occur in Ben 10: Alien Force, except on two occasions,
meaning Ben Tennyson has, to some extent, mastered the functions of the Omnitrix,
though not as entirely like his future self in the episode "Ben 10,000". Various
episodes in the original series show that at least part of this behavior is
Ben's unfamiliarity with the device, and several episodes showcase people (or
aliens) whose knowledge of the device allows them to operate it with much
greater ease than Ben. When used to its full potential, the Omnitrix is shown to
allow the user to become or switch to any alien by merely thinking about it,
stay in alien form indefinitely, referred to as the Omnitrix's "Master Control"
The Omnitrix's origins are explored in Ben 10: Secret of the Omnitrix.
Its creator, Azmuth, explains that he built it to provide the various species of
the universe a better understanding of each other—the proverbial
'walk-a-mile-in-another's-shoes'. To that end, the Omnitrix absorbs and
integrates the DNA of aliens for use by the one wearing it. Because of the
combat potential in some of the aliens, particularly those Ben commonly
transforms into, it came to be seen as a weapon by Vilgax and others. Afraid
that it would be used for the wrong purposes, Azmuth installed a self-destruct
feature into the Omnitrix, which served as the central plot point in Secret
of the Omnitrix.
At some point in the years between the original series and Ben 10: Alien
Force, Ben managed to remove the Omnitrix by an unknown but difficult
process. When Ben puts it back on, the Omnitrix reconfigures into a more
watch-like shape, giving Ben access to a new
set of alien forms and a holographic alien display, rather than merely
presenting the silhouettes of the aliens. Also, Ben has lost his previous alien
transformations; this is noted in "Ben 10 Returns", when he first uses the new
Omnitrix and states that he doesn't recognize anyone in his selection, in
"Everybody Talks About the Weather", when he told Alan Albright that he used to
turn into Heatblast, and in "Pier Pressure" when he saw a Galvanic Mechomorph
and told Julie that he used to be able to turn into Upgrade. Ben himself also
retains any injuries suffered by his alien forms, although this has not been
shown to be any real problem as of yet. Also, Ben is able to transform multiple
times in succession but it will eventually shut down to recharge its power. In
addition, the Omnitrix has the ability to repair genetic damage, such as that
caused by DNAlien mutation. It uses a previously unseen speech function to
inform Ben of this feature. Also, this Omnitrix's fail-safe seems to less
pronounced- Big Chill attempted to eat every piece of metal he could see tomake
a nest for it's children.
1.1 Ben Tennyson
Benjamin "Ben" Tennyson
(voiced by Tara Strong and portrayed by Graham Phillips in the
live action film
Ben 10: Race Against Time) is the main
protagonist of the series. He is a typical ten-year-old boy—he plays video
games, rides his bike, and often gets into mischief.
During a walk, Ben finds the
Omnitrix, which latches onto his arm.
Unable to remove it, he uses its powers to become a superhero, fighting evil
both extraterrestrial and criminal. However,
he finds the job trickier than he imagined, especially with the evil
Vilgax pursuing him relentlessly to
retrieve the Omnitrix. No matter what bizarre form Ben takes, inside he is still
the same mischievous 10-year-old boy. He is something of a glory hog, sometimes
taking credit that he does not deserve.
He also tends to be a sore loser, especially when it is Gwen - with whom he
shares a love-hate relationship - who outdoes him. Ben is not above using
the Omnitrix to pull pranks, even during urgent situations.
In spite of all this, Ben is good-hearted and will stop at nothing to protect
his family or anyone in danger. Even when not in alien form, Ben's
resourcefulness has saved himself and others from many a dire situation,
especially when the Omnitrix cannot activate or does not provide him with
the form he originally wants. His most frequent catchphrase, usually said when
something goes wrong, is "Aw, man!" His others include "It's hero time!" and
Ben's relationship with Gwen in the original series is complex. The two of them
bicker almost constantly, can hardly agree with each other on anything (the only
exception being their dislike of Max's bizarre cooking), and their fights have,
on occasion, even led to physical confrontations. Despite all of this, they
truly care about each other, showing genuine concern when the other is in
serious danger. A prominent example is in Ben
10: Secret of the Omnitrix, when Ben is deeply saddened when it is
thought that Gwen had died, and hugged her while in tears when it is revealed
that she had survived.
In "Goodbye and Good Riddance", it is shown that Ben is - or was - very
unpopular at school, being picked on by the other kids on a regular basis,
although this changes after the entire population of Bellwood learns of his
Omnitrix-fueled exploits over the summer. Also, in "Last Laugh", it is revealed
that Ben had suffered from
coulrophobia for some time, but gets over
it in order to fight Zombozo.
Twenty years into the future, Ben (voiced by Fred Tatasciore) has become
a full-time superhero. He no longer bothers to conceal his identity, as he is
recognized everywhere as Ben 10,000 or Ben 10-K, no matter what alien
form he is using. He also has 10,000 alien forms, hence the name, and has once
again unlocked the Omnitrix's master control function,
allowing him to switch forms at will. Having been fighting crime for such a long
time, Ben 10,000 has grown into a more strict and serious character, going so
far as to stop naming his aliens (which the present Ben considers "half the fun"
of using them), and has a darker way of dealing with villains, such as defeating
Vilgax by literally dismembering him, though his interaction with his past self
in the episode "Ben 10,000" causes him to lighten up somewhat, naming his aliens
all over again. Ben's alien forms have aged with him, which is evident in their
appearances and abilities. For example, Ben 10,000's XLR8 is
noticeably taller with grey outlines in place of the
ordinary blue, as well as being considerably faster. In an alternate timeline,
Ben eventually has a son named Ken (named after Gwen's brother), whom he teaches
to use the Omnitrix in the episode "Ken 10".
In the sequel, Ben 10: Alien Force, Ben (voiced by Yuri
Lowenthal) is a much more mature and resourceful character, having learned
the value of teamwork through his role as a goalkeeper for his soccer
team, at the same time growing out of his childish antics, and is far more adept
when using the Omnitrix, actually thinking about which alien would be most
effective against an opponent or the most appropriate for a situation, rather
than simply selecting the one with the most physical power as he originally did,
though there is still a bit of the young Ben Tennyson in him. His relationship
with Gwen is also better; they no longer fight, and their quips about one
another are more friendly. He now sports a black shirt, a green jacket with a
white vertical line with the number 10 on it, while his soccer uniform resembles
his original clothing. He found a way to remove the Omnitrix roughly five years
before the series began, allowing him to live a normal life. When Grandpa Max
goes missing, he teams up with Gwen and a reformed Kevin to find him. The
Omnitrix has been recalibrated, giving access to a new set of alien forms; in
addition, it reconfigures into a more watch-like shape. It shows to have an
array of new abilities that Ben wasn't aware of before, such as being able to
speak and remove genetic corruption from creatures. It also carries a new
weakness: if Ben's aliens are hurt, when the Omnitrix times out, so too is Ben
hurt as a result, though this has not proven to be any real problem so far.
Contrary to the Omnitrix's previous ill-timed deactivations, the new
recalibrated Omnitrix appears to deactivate more or less to Ben's will or simply
manually by rotating the dial as shown in the episode 'Alone Together',
additionally it can be used multiple times in succession or indefinitely when
used at its maximum potential, though its power will eventually deplete and will
require time to recharge. The Omnitrix has only displayed one instance of 'glitching',when
a tremor causes Ben to buckle, and replace the alien he selected with
Brainstorm. It also has yet to introduce any new aliens to Ben's omnitrix.
Although he, like Gwen, is a descendant from the Anodite race, Ben does not bear
the "spark" to use their powers. Ben has also learned some degree of martial
arts taught by his cousin Gwen.
Another view of Benjamin 'Ben' Tennyson
Ben Tennyson was once an ordinary ten-year-old boy. While on a camping trip with
his Grandpa Max and his cousin Gwen, he saw a shooting star. Running off into
the woods to investigate, Ben discovered that the shooting star was actually an
alien artifact that looked like some kind of wristwatch. When he approached the
object, it animated and attached itself to his arm. After freaking out and
yelling a bit, he tried to pull and pry it off, but to no avail.
Ben soon discovered that the device had several buttons and a dial with many
settings. Thinking that the right combination might allow him to remove the
device, Ben started tinkering around. In the process, he discovered that the
device allowed him to turn into an alien. And not just one alien, but several
different ones, each with cool new powers. He promptly decided to use his
newfound powers to become a hero, at least until summer vacation ends.
Ben eventually found out that the device is called the Omnitirx. It's apparently
a one of a kind prototype and it transforms him by injecting him with alien DNA.
The Omnitrix crashed to earth when Vilgax the space pirate destroyed the vessel
that was carrying it. Vilgax wants the Omnitrix so that he can mass-produce it
and create an invincible army. He will stop at nothing to get it back from Ben.
Vilgax was grievously wounded in his last attempt to capture it, but has since
recovered thanks to extensive cybernetic enhancement. Ben defeated him once
more, but it's unclear if the threat that is Vilgax is truly gone.
Personality/Motivation: A generally kindhearted and brave boy, Ben wanted
to help people even before he got powers. Now that he can actually make a
difference, he's just as happy as could be. However, he's still learning to use
his powers in a responsible manner. He's only recently learned that being a hero
should be it's own reward, and that he shouldnÂ’t expect fame, fortune or favors
as a result of his heroic efforts. A thank you from time to time would be nice
Ben's a pretty typical ten year old american male. He has a bit of a mischievous
streak, especially towards his "geeky" cousin Gwen. He's used the Omnitrix to
play pranks on her and others on occasion. He's also used the device for
personal gain, such as using Grey Matter's small size to look for the hidden
prize in a boxes of cereal or using XLR8's speed to do chores. He once hung a
pair of children by their underwear, but they were bullies that totally had it
"Look, if I can figure this thing out, maybe I can help people. I mean, really
help them, not just, you know, make things worse."
"Time to go hero!"
Powers/Tactics: Ben can use the Omnitrix to assume the forms of several
different alien heroes, each with separate strengths, powers and weaknesses.
While Ben's appearance and voice change, he retains all his memories and
personality. However, he does describe the experience like being himself and
someone else at the same time.
Normally, Ben can only remain in a given form for ten minutes at a time, but
this has been known to fluctuate considerably.
So far, Ben has not figured out how to change from one alien form to another,
nor can he end a transformation prematurely. The Omnitirix flashes red and beeps
loudly to alert him when it's "battery" is running low. He often ends up
reverting to his human form at inconvenient time, such as while flying or
running at top speed across the surface of a lake. Luckily, he's managed not to
hurt himself... so far.
It's unclear exactly how long the Omnitrix takes to recharge or even how it
It's also not clear at this point if the Omnitrix is sentient or if it is merely
programmed with protocols that Ben doesn't comprehend. Frequently it has changed
Ben into an alien form he didn't select, but which ultimately proved to still be
useful. Other times it has cut his transformations short or extended them for
hours. It's even defended itself from direct attack on a few occasions. The
Omnitrix seems to have a mind of its own sometimes, and that mind seems
determined to turn Ben into a true hero. Ben just thinks the watch is prone to
malfunction, not realizing that it malfunctions most often when he is using it
in an inappropriate manner.
Ben and others have been unable to remove the Omnitirx. The alien mercenary
Hoverboard has explained that the device is bound to Ben on a genetic level. It
likely cannot be removed without extensive surgery. At least, not while Ben is
Ben's Powers and Abilities
Ben has no inate special abilities however since acquiring the Omnitrix he has
gained the abilitiy to megamorph into 12 known alien forms. When he first
got the Omnitrix he only was able to transform into 10 alien forms but recently
he has gained two forms which he is able to occupy. Each alien form has its own
powers and abilities as well as its own weaknesses. For the aliens powers and
weaknesses refer to the Omnitrix Alien section of the webpage.
1.2 Gwen Tennyson
Gwendolyn "Gwen" Tennyson
(voiced by Meagan Smith) is Ben's ten year-old
cousin (the two share the same birthday).
Haley Ramm portrays Gwen in the live-action film, Ben 10: Race
Gwen shares a love-hate relationship with Ben, insulting him with dry
wit and sarcasm most of the time.
She uses her laptop to research any strange people and/or creatures they might
and is a capable gymnast and has had some training in martial arts.
She has also shown an almost innate skill in using various complicated devices
or objects, such as in the "What If?" episode "Gwen 10", when Gwen gained
the Omnitrix instead of Ben and proved to be far more adept in its use than he
Overall, her most notable skill is her innate, if latent, ability at magic.
Having within her what
Charmcaster calls a "magical aura",
Gwen is capable of using various magical artifacts and spells.
When using the magical, luck-giving Charm of Bezel, she was able to activate it
instinctively, whereas Hex did or could not.
Later on, when she takes and uses his staff, she was able to make it fire an
energy blast — according to Charmcaster, only someone of Hex's skill should have
Gwen starts tapping into her magical powers when she procures a book of spells
from Charmcaster in the episode "A Change of Face".
In the possible future of "Ben 10,000", Gwen (voiced by Tara Strong) has
gone by her full first name since college. A combination of physical and magical
training leads her to become both a black belt and a master magician using the
Charms of Bezel (Gwen has traveled to the Dimension of Bezel where a new set of
charms was created for her), which makes her a hero in her own right. In "Ken
10", Ben's son, Ken, looks at her as more of an aunt than a cousin. She does not
appear in person during the episode, being on a mission on another planet, but
she makes two appearances as an astral projection; first appearing during
Ken's birthday party to give him his present (a self-regenerating, dog-like
member of the stone creatures that Charmcaster commonly uses as watchdogs and
familiars), and then talking privately with Ben about Ken's behavior with his
Omnitrix after Devlin's attack on their home.
On two occasions, Gwen has the Charms of Bezel to become a superheroine by the
name of Lucky Girl. At first, her ability drew from the "luck" Charm of Bezel,
which innately gave her perfect luck. While wearing the charm, any action she
took would result in an Rube Goldberg-style chain reaction benefitting
her original intent, but usually injuring Ben in the process.
She later brought back her superhero identity after obtaining the Keystone of
Bezel, which increased her natural abilities to superhuman levels rather than
just affecting her luck.
Both times, Gwen was forced to retire when the Charms of Bezel were destroyed.
In the sequel, Ben 10: Alien Force, Gwen (voiced by Ashley Johnson)
is now a black belt. In this version, Gwen wears a plain, blue shirt with
a white collar, a black skirt with black stockings, her hair is much longer and
darker, her eyes are much darker, and her lips are more visible. Her magical
abilities have also grown considerably. She is able to create energy constructs
for nearly any purpose, usually creating platforms to levitate herself (and
others), beams to grab enemies, and circular blasts to knock enemies back. She
also has a wide range of other loosely defined magical abilities, such as
dowsing and clairvoyance. Her powers are revealed to be alien in
origin; her grandmother, Verdona, is an energy being known as an Anodite.
Verdona tells Gwen that what she and others originally thought of as "magic" was
actually the manipulation of a Force-like energy called
mana. Verdona offers to take Gwen to her
home planet and train her in the mystical ways of the Anodites, but Gwen prefers
to remain on Earth with Ben and Kevin. She hates being called an "energy being",
referring to her Anodite heritage.
Another view of Gwendolyne 'Gwen' Tennyson
Whenever Ben is ready to dive headfirst into trouble, his 10-year-old cousin
Gwen (the two share a birthday) is the voice of reason that tries to keep him
from it, often unsuccessfully. Ben usually doesn't want to listen to her and
thinks that (from his point of view) she doesn't know when to stop nagging him.
Gwen is always trying to plan ahead and calculate the consequences of their
(mostly Ben's) actions. As such, she is convinced that Ben never thinks before
he acts. She uses her laptop to research any strange people and/or creatures
they might come across. Although the two of them bicker a lot, she continually
tries to help Ben figure out how the Omnitrix works (much to her own dismay).
She also seems to know martial arts. Most of the time she holds Ben in contempt,
insulting him with dry wit and sarcasm, but deep down has some respect for him,
though she doesn't like to show it.
Gwen's Powers and Abilities
Gwen has no natural superhuman powers however she temporarily had the ability to
control probability subconsiously, bending 'luck' to her will. She gained these
abilities from one of the 'Charms of Bazell'. Her abilities are mystical in
nature meaning that they can be limited, like any other source of power, however
the current limitations are unknown. And luck does not always work in ways
expected. Meaning that if her luck powers were activated while she was running
from somebody then they shot a beam of energy she would trip over something.
These abilities were lost however when she destroyed the entire set of the
Charms of Bazell.
In an alternate reality Gwen gained the Omnitrix allowing her all of its powers,
therefore all of the aliens abilities.
1.3 Max Tennyson
Maxwell Tennyson (voiced by Paul Eiding), or Grandpa Max as his grandchildren
call him, is the 60-year old, rather overweight and a bit slow at times,
paternal grandfather of cousins Ben and Gwen Tennyson. With a keen sense for
adventure and a strange taste in food (the only topic about which Ben and Gwen
never argue), max always ends up taking the kids on interesting trips. As
soon as school lets out, Ben looks forward to going on a traditional summer road
trip with Max. Much to Ben's annoyance, Ben discovers that his cousin Gwen (whom
he dislikes) is joining them as well. Max travels in a motorhome nicknamed "The
Rust Bucket", which he has modified with advanced technology. The Rust
Bucket is a replica of a GMC Classic Motorhome.
Max was once in the army, had joined the astronaut program, and was a "plumber"
(among other things, it seems) and has been through his share of scrapes; he
takes his grandson gaining superpowers in stride and supports Ben in any way he
can. Ben and Gwen were ignorant of this at first, believing him to have been a
literal plumber. They began questioning this after several incidents in which he
displayed knowledge and skills that a plumber would not normally have;
everything from military-style hand signals to a working knowledge of nuclear
reactors. Max and Vilgax are also old enemies, with Vilgax even going so far
as to call Max "a thorn in his side."
In reality, Max was indeed a plumber, but not the kind that Ben and Gwen thought
he was. He was part of a government organization called "The Plumbers" which
dealt with extraterrestrial, paranormal, and other situations that many others
could not handle. Their base was beneath Mount Rushmore. The group was
disbanded shortly after Max defeated Vilgax for the first time, suggesting that
Vilgax had been largely responsible for the various incidents they dealt
with. Max was to have been among the candidates eligible for the Apollo 11
mission, and would have gone were it not for other concerns.
By the age of 80, Max has further modified his RV, grown a beard, and seems to
have lost his arm. In its place, he uses a neuroprosthetic replica of his arm,
which can also extend and transform into a laser. Further in the future, around
when his great grandson Ken is 10, Max has lost his beard and much of his weight
and height, though the reason behind the drastic change in appearance is
Max is an old friend of an alien named Xylene. She had intended to send the
Omnitrix to Max, but Ben found it by accident. Max and Xylene seem to have
been romantically involved and work well as a team. Xylene tries to convince Max
to form a partnership and travel across the galaxy with her, but Max eventually
turns her down twice: the first time due to his duties as a Plumber, and the
second time due to his need to look after the kids.
In the live action Ben 10 film, Max is played by Lee Majors.
In Ben 10: Alien Force (sequel) Max has more wrinkles and has full white hair.
He apparently still wears the same clothes as in the previous show.
1.4 Kevin Levin
Kevin Ethan Levin
(voiced by Michael Reisz in his first appearance, Charlie Schlatter
in his following ones, and by Greg Cipes in Ben 10: Alien Force)
is a mutant with the ability to absorb any type of energy and release it at
will, though he seems only able to release electricity, or he may simply favor
this due to its offensive potential. The energy can be used to activate or
overload various machines and can also be used to make energy blasts. Kevin was
abandoned before the start of the series due to his powers, and has been
alienated ever since, this has lead to him developing anti-social behavior
disorders that border on sociopathy, however, he is reformed over the course of
Ben 10 Alien Force, and rejoins society and apparently recociles
with his family. When absorbing energy from the Omnitrix's aliens, he becomes an
incomplete, but effective, version of that alien. In his first appearance in "Kevin
11", he is first encountered by Ben in an arcade, where he was assaulted by
bullies and saved by Ben as XLR8. The two attempt to steal video games from a
warehouse and get caught by the police, forcing Ben to reveal his powers to him
in order to escape. Eventually, Ben breaks off their partnership when Kevin rigs
two trains to collide, not caring that hundreds of innocent people would be
killed. He then absorbed the abilities of
Fourarms, using the former form's powers to
get revenge on those who had wronged him. He absorbed the latter form's powers
during his second battle with Ben to even the odds. After trying to take the
Omnitrix from Ben, the Omnitrix emitted a feedback pulse to prevent Kevin
from taking it, seemingly neutralizing his power. Kevin, however, exhibits
the ability to create flame at the end of the episode.
Kevin serves as the main antagonist of the second season. His ability to project
heat at the end of "Kevin 11" is a result of the Omnitrix's feedback pulse: the
amount of energy it emitted allowed him to fully absorb its powers, giving him
access to every alien form Ben had at the time. However, because Kevin's ability
to regulate this power is poorer than that of the Omnitrix itself, the energy
suppresses his human form and forces him to remain as an alien most of the time.
As revealed in "Framed", Kevin blamed Ben for this, so he used the powers of the
Omnitrix to start a crime spree in Los Angeles, both for his own benefit
and to damage Ben's (or rather, his alien forms') reputation. Eventually,
Kevin's ability to regulate the power fails altogether, causing him to
permanently mutate into what Vilgax would describe as a "misshapen, chaotic
amalgam of creatures from the Omnitrix."
After his mutation, Kevin gloats that he has all of Ben's powers plus his own,
making him "Kevin 11" (the name Kevin is credited under in the ending sequence
of the show). Despite Kevin's claim, Ben notes that Kevin's powers are only
one-tenth as strong,
(although this assessment may not be accurate) and Kevin never exhibits his
original powers in this form (the same is true for Ghostfreak, Upgrade (though
this is debatable when Kevin used XLR8's tail to slam a tray of Megacruiser food
into Technorg's face), Grey Matter, or Wildmutt. Kevin's form also limits his
ability to use the special powers of his alien forms. Being a random fusion of
aliens, Kevin only has access to the powers most prevalent in his form. In
addition to these limitations, Kevin seems unable to use the powers of any
aliens Ben has gained since their original encounter.
During his third appearance in "Grudge Match", Kevin attacks Ben to get revenge,
blaming his condition on Ben. As the two battle, they are abducted and forced to
fight in Slix Vigma's gladiator games. During their battles, Ben helps Kevin to
realize the advantages of his mutated form. Because Kevin 11 is an amalgam of
aliens, he can mix and match their powers to make up for their reduced potency.
Although forced to work together, Kevin's only goal was killing Ben. He is
transported to a different galaxy at the end of the episode while locked in
combat with Technorg, whom he managed to kill. He then took the ship as his own.
Kevin returns in the episode "Back With a Vengeance", where he teams up with
Vilgax to defeat Ben, and eventually manages to remove the Omnitrix. However, he
betrays Vilgax later in an attempt to leave both in the Null Void and use the
Omnitrix to take over the world, only for Ben to escape and leave him and Vilgax
In "Ken 10", Kevin returns after at least thirty years of imprisonment in the
Null Void (though he has been sent in and out several times prior to the
episode), having been set free by his son, Devlin Levin. Devlin was born after
one of these escapes in which Kevin fled to a colony on Saturn, where he started
a family before being captured again. Kevin has now fully mastered his powers
and can return to his human form. In his human form, he can also utilize the
powers he has absorbed to a limited extent, such as XLR8's speed, without having
to transform into that alien, and is able to simply shrug off an intense beating
from Way Big. His mutated form, though still an amalgam, has changed
considerably from his continued absorption of alien DNA, leading to his new
title of "Kevin 10,001". Eager for revenge and having not so much as a care for
his son, despite Devlin's role in releasing him, Kevin proceeds to beat on Ben
and his son, Ken. Ironically, it is Devlin who stops him, trapping his father
back in the Null Void.
In the video game Ben 10: Protector of Earth, Kevin as a mini-boss
Ben fights at the end of Lumber Mill. He reappears when a Null Void portal is
opened up and frees him. While Ben deals with several monsters also unleashed as
a result, Kevin kidnaps Max and takes him to the Lumber Mill. Once beaten, Kevin
is sucked back into the Null Void.
reappears in Ben 10: Alien Force as an ally of Ben and Gwen. Kevin's
powers operate differently from the way they did in the original series. He has
a normal human form, and his absorbing abilities now allow him to absorb the
properties of matter as opposed to draining energy, allowing Kevin to cover
himself and others with a layer of any solid substance he is touching (similar
to Marvel's Absorbing Man). He has a green sports car which he takes care
of obsessively. Through the years, Kevin has gained a considerable amount of
knowledge about aliens, possibly through his brokering of alien technology to
various aliens and the Forever Knights, this and possibly because he spent a
short amount of time in space. He also seems to know a lot about humans with an
alien heritage, hinting that his powers may have come from alien ancestry, and
that his guess about Gwen's powers being of alien origin was proven correct. As
revealed in the episode "The Gauntlet", Kevin, as mentioned by JT, is now
reputed as "the toughest kid in town", indicating that he has taken up residence
In "Darkstar Rising", he reveals that his father was also a Plumber. He never
met his father, but his mother told Kevin about what his father did. This is a
big gap in the original series because in Ben 10, he said that his
parents both left him because of his strange electrical powers but it may have
only been an exaggeration on his part, since it is slightly hinted that Kevin's
mother remarried, due to him saying, "My father, my real father," . At
the end of the same episode, Kevin, along with Gwen and Ben become official
Plumbers, after which, Kevin leaves to tell his mother about his membership,
this suggests that he has now reconciled and rejoined with his family. In
Darkstar Rising, when explaining that he wanted to be a Plumber for the sake
of being just like his father, it served as the main reason that he joined the
Tennysons in the first place.
There have been several hints throughout the series that Kevin has feelings for
Gwen, although he has proven reluctant to admit it. In the episode "Save the
Last Dance" he was very nervous about going to Gwen's dance with her, completely
ignoring Ben's problem and focusing on trivial things such as what to wear and
which fork to use at dinner. He even buys her a corsage and when it turns out
they are unable to go to the dance due to complications from Ben, he plays a
slow song on the radio and they share a dance.
2.2 The Galactic Enforcers
2.3 Tetrax Shard
2.4 Julie Yamamoto
(voiced by Robert David Hall in the TV movie
and by Jeff Bennett in "Ben 10: Alien Force") is the genius and
pessimistic Galvan creator of the Omnitrix. He originally created the
Omnitrix to help people of the galaxy to better understand each other, but was
disgusted when some people (particularly Vilgax) considered it as a weapon. He
built numerous security systems into the device, which is why Ben has some
problems using the Omnitrix.
Azmuth first appears in The Secret of the Omnitrix, where Ben, Gwen and
Tetrax look for him in the hope he will deactivate the Omnitrix's self
destruction mode. When they finally find him, he refuses at first, saying that
the Universe doesn't deserve to be saved, but eventually accepts and unlocks the
alien form Way Big. Azmuth tells Ben that he has a lot to learn
about the Omnitrix.
Azmuth briefly reappears in the Ben 10: Alien Force episode Good Copy,
Bad Copy, where his former assistant Albedo creates a copy of the Omnitrix.
Azmuth arrives to punish Albedo for creating a copy that nearly threatened the
universe and deactivated his false Omnitrix before sending him to prison in his
human teenage form. He then stated that Ben is the only one who used the
Omnitrix for good, and decide to let him find his own way to use it rather than
Azmuth is known to have had two assistants. The first, introduced in The
Secret of the Omnitrix, was a female Chimera Sui Genesis (same species as
Vilgax) named Myaxx who helped Azmuth in the creation of the Omnitrix (including
collect DNA used for several form as Ghostfreak and Wildvine), but left soon
after, irritated by his lack of trust in her, though she eventually came back to
his service. The second, Albedo, introduced in Alien Force, was an
arrogant and rude Galvan who tried to create his own Omnitrix, only to trap
himself in Ben's human form after he set it to sync with Ben's Omnitrix. He is
currently incarcerated in a Plumber prison for trying to destroy Ben.
2.2 The Galactic Enforcers
The Galactic Enforcers
are a group of alien superheroes
who act as law enforcement for the universe. The three of them seen in
the series make their first appearance in the episode "The Galactic Enforcers".
Its current members include:
Ultimos the Specimen Prime
(voiced by Tom Kane) — The leader of his team, Ultimos is a
Superman pastiche, complete with the same powers. His attitude is an
ultra-strict copy of Superman, as well, as he follows the Galactic Code of
Conduct too much to the letter and is prone to giving formal, stilted and
overblown speeches, though he claims in the same episode that fighting
villains in Ben's way is fun. Earth chocolate is poisonous to his
species (in essence, his kryptonite), causing
his body to shrivel and turn brown.
(voiced by Greg Ellis) — Synaptak is a
telekinetic, flying brain with an octopus-like lower body and a computerized
face. He is initially jealous of Ben, as he has a crush on Tini but she
loves Ben more, until he saves her life. He and Tini are hinted to have
become much closer after that.
Vanessa Marshall) — The muscle of the
three, Tini is a female Tetramand,
Fourarms' species, and hence has the
same powers, as well as better mastery over them. Her name (pronounced
"tiny") might be considered a pass at humor, since she is approximately ten
feet in height. She had a crush on Ben upon meeting him in Tetramand form
(this persisted even after he had turned back to his original form), until
Synaptak saved her life.
After arriving on Earth to arrest
Ultimos grants Ben an honorary membership in their organization, the Omnitrix
making him a hero by proxy. Tini develops a crush on Ben after first seeing him,
Ben having inadvertently timed his transformation into Fourarms with their
arrival. He makes it a point to avoid the form afterwards, despite Tini's desire
for him to use it. This in turn brewed up jealously in Synaptak, who is in love
with Tini. Ben, however, is perceptive enough to catch onto this and goads
Synaptak into revealing his feelings for Tini, granting
both their wishes.
The three appear again in "Ben 10,000", where future Ben's near-perfect
policing of the entire planet leaves them basically without a job,
being forced to ferry Ben's captured criminals to prison instead. After future
Ben is "reformed" by his past self, he tells them to handle the Neuvo Circus
Freaks in his stead. They have not appeared in the "present day" of the series
since their first appearance.
Although only three members have been shown in the actual series, it has been
hinted that the Galactic Enforcers have had many other members who have served
in the past. In fact, the very first group of Galactic Enforcers were
responsible for creating the prison colony Incarcecon, which Ben visited in
Secret of the Omnitrix.
2.3 Tetrax Shard
(voiced by Dave Fennoy), dubbed "Hoverboard" in
his first appearance for his namesake flying device, is a Petrosapien mercenary,
Vilgax in the episode "Hunted" to take the
Omnitrix from Ben. Coincidentally or otherwise, he also happens to be one of the
type of aliens in Ben's Omnitrix. He has nearly impenetrable gray armor, a black
helmet with a small, green triangle (presumably for sight) on it, and
carries a large rifle. His Petrosapien physiology can manifest through the
armor, allowing him to use his powers without removing it.
Unlike the other hunters, Tetrax is allied against Vilgax. Upon first
discovering that Ben has the Omnitrix, he laments the fact that out of the
planet's six billion inhabitants, it would end up on the wrist of a child. He
also berates Ben's lack of strategy in regards to its use. After helping Ben to
defeat the other hunters, during which Ben learns to use the Omnitrix
strategically, he decides that the Omnitrix is in good
hands, allowing it to remain with Ben. He also gives Ben his
hoverboard, which contained a message that
revealed his real name, saying that it might come in handy. Ben uses it several
times throughout the series (using it for the first time, at least on-screen, in
"Tough Luck"). In Ben 10: Secret of the Omnitrix, the hoverboard is
melted in a vat of acid, but Ben is given a replacement.
Tetrax returns in Ben 10: Secret of the Omnitrix, where his past is
explained. As a being who cared about no one but himself, he became a mercenary
and ended up hiring himself out to Vilgax. When he finished the job Vilgax gave
him, Vilgax created a weapon and used it to destroy the Petrosapien homeworld
when they would not bow down to him. This caused Tetrax to betray his former
employer, and he now works to rid the galaxy of his evil and prevent other
superweapons (such as the Omnitrix) out of Vilgax's hands. He arrives on Earth
after receiving the Omnitrix's SDM (Self Destruct Mode) signal, and takes Ben
aboard his ship in search of Azmuth, the creator of the Omnitrix and the only
one who can deactivate the self-destruct function. Unfortunately, Tetrax's
problems are multiplied when Gwen stows away aboard his ship, and Ben's
transformations are revealed to accelerate the countdown.
On the planet Incarceron, Tetrax runs into Sixsix, another of the bounty hunters
hired by Vilgax who ended up on the prison planet. After a brief battle, he and
the Tennysons find Myaxx, Azmuth's former assistant. Because of her, Tetrax is
forced to reveal that the Omnitrix's explosion will create a shock wave
affecting the entire universe, instead of just the wearer as he told Ben. Myaxx
then leads the group to Azmuth's compound on Xenon, where he faces Sixsix again
twice before defeating him. After Vilgax is also defeated, Tetrax returns Ben
and Gwen to Earth and departs.
2.4 Julie Yamamoto
(voiced by Vyvan Pham) is introduced in
Ben 10: Alien Force as Ben's new love interest. She first appears in the
first episode, where Julie congratulates Ben on his soccer win, sparking Ben's
Julie later plays a bigger role in "Pier Pressure", where Ben manages to ask her
out on a date (with help from Gwen). Their romantic evening at the pier soon
turns wild when a dog-like
Galvanic Mechomorph attacks the area.
Although Ben is initially desperate to hide his heroic lifestyle from Julie, he
is eventually forced to come clean about it. Julie is quite accepting of Ben's
Omnitrix-fueled exploits, and later helps him to repair a damaged Mechomorph
ship. Besides being good at
tennis, she also is good in school and tutors
Ben. In the episode "Save the Last Dance" she plays a major role, helping Ben
firgure out what's happening with Big Chill. She is adept at note taking, and is
shown to care deeply about Ben by following Gwen and Kevin to help save Ben from
List of Omnitrix aliens
The Omnitrix's original ten aliens
This is a list of aliens stored within the fictional
Omnitrix device in the American
animated television series Ben 10 and its sequel Ben 10:
For most of the series, the Omnitrix remains on Ben, and hence the aliens are
described in relation to him. The What If-styled
episode "Gwen 10" shows what some of the aliens would appear as if they were
female, and the episodes "Ben 10,000" and "Ken 10", set in the near
future (relative to the show) highlight what the aliens would appear as if they
were older. Though Ken, Ben's son, also has an Omnitrix in the latter episode,
his aliens are no different than those normally featured.
Ben 10 forms- ORIGINAL TEN
Ben 10 forms
At the start of the series, Ben only has access to ten aliens. More are gained
in the following seasons.
(voiced by Jim Ward in the TV series and by
Daran Norris in the live-action movie) is a
Petrosapien ("Petro-" referring to rocks, "sapien"
referring to an intelligent being; Petrosapien would mean "intelligent rock")
from the crystal planet Petropia (a combination of the Greek "Petro-" and "topos",
forming a word similar to "rock place").
The planet was destroyed by Vilgax with assistance from
Tetrax, who unknowingly helped him create
the weapon that destroyed his home.
Ben first transforms into Diamondhead in "And Then There Were 10" when he needed
Vilgax's giant robot. In the planning
stages, Diamondhead was set up to be one of the aliens Ben would have discovered
later on, while
Cannonbolt would have been one of the
Diamondhead's body is composed of an extremely durable organic crystal, making
him nearly invulnerable. Diamondhead can control his crystal physiology at will,
allowing him to create crude crystal weapons from any part his body on demand or
fire crystal shards from his hands. This same ability also allows him to
regenerate to an extent, such as regrowing lost limbs. In addition to growing
crystal from himself, Diamondhead can grow crystal over other objects. Lasers
and other similar weapons are useless against Diamondhead, as his crystal body
acts as a prism, refracting the beams. The one drawback to Diamondhead's crystal
form is the crystal itself, which can shatter if exposed to sufficiently strong
sonic vibrations. While Petrosapiens can regenerate limbs, there is a limit to
how much damage they can recover from.
Ben's preferred offensive form is Fourarms
(voiced by Richard McGonagle), a Tetramand (tetra meaning "four"
in Greek, mand being "arms" in Latin) from the desert
planet Khoros. Khoros epitomizes a dystopia, resulting in the
Fourarms is the most used alien in the original series, since it is the form
that most suits 10-year-old Ben's fighting style: blindly rushing at the
enemy with little forethought. Ben first transformed
into Fourarms in "Washington B.C." when he needed to fight the giant mammoth
that Dr. Animo had reanimated.
Fourarms is a ten-foot tall, four-armed, four-eyed powerhouse with armored skin
and extremely dense musculature, making him unmatched in pure physical
strength. His strength is such that he can create shockwaves simply by
pounding the ground or clapping all four of his hands together, dubbed the "Big
Smack", and his leg strength allows him to cross entire city blocks in a single
jump. However, all the extra mass of his muscles and heavy skin makes Fourarms
slow, and his size likewise makes using things designed for smaller species
difficult, especially when enlarging them is a bad idea.
When under the effects of an illness, Fourarms' strength and stamina are
somewhat lessened and he develops pungent hives in his armpits.
(voiced by Steven Blum) is an Ectonurite (ecto
playing on ectoplasm) from the perpetually dark planet Anur Phaetos (phaetos
playing on phantom). Ectonurites are part of a hive mind, which is
contained within the vast genetic memory of every Ectonurite.
Ben first transformed into
Ghostfreak in "Permanent Retirement" when
he wanted to get away from his Aunt Vera for a while. Ben's version of
Ghostfreak outwardly resembles a one-eyed ghost, the result of a second skin,
while Ghostfreak's true form is that of a wraith-like genie with
blue claws, decaying skin, and an exposed, upside-down skull with a single eye
for a head.
Under Ben's control, Ghostfreak is composed of a variable-density protoplasm
which allows him to become invisible and/or intangible at will. Ghostfreak can
levitate freely, and he
doesn't require oxygen, allowing him to survive in a vacuum. For the short time
Ben has access to the form, it has no real weaknesses to speak of, aside from
Ben's limited access to its true powers. The second skin protects him from
Ghostfreak's otherwise fatal aversion to sunlight, and also allows Ben to
frighten his opponents by pulling back the skin to reveal his true form beneath.
The second skin also has 'tracks' on it, in which Ben can move his single eye
about, allowing him to see behind him, or anywhere the eye decides to go.
In his true form, revealed once Ghostfreak's personality becomes dominant,
Ghostfreak demonstrates a number of powers Ben himself cannot use. In addition
to the standard invisibility and intangibility, Ghostfreak can render others
intangible through physical contact. His intangibility also enables him to
possess humans, controlling them from within. Ghostfreak also has psychic
abilities such as telepathy and telekinesis, but the extent of these abilities
His true form also has a flock of tentacles protruding from his chest, which can
be used as extra appendages. In total darkness, these
features become even more pronounced, and he can fire energy blasts from his
However, having torn off the protective skin Ben made use of, Ghostfreak is
extremely photosensitive, spontaneously combusting when exposed to direct
sunlight over a prolonged period.
He is also unable to possess Ben while in alien form, as the Omnitrix
repels negative forces aimed at it, but can possess other true aliens. Ben loses
access to the form in "Ghostfreaked Out", but, at the end of "Be Afraid of the
Dark", Ben gains the natural Ectonurite form.
(voiced by Richard Steven Horvitz in the TV series and by Carlos
Alazraqui in the live-action movie) is a Galvan (the former a play on actual
grey matter and
Greys, the latter a play on
galvanization) from the tiny planet Galvan
Ben first transformed into Grey Matter in "Washington B.C." when he saw that a
gold Sumo Slammer card could be found in a box of cereal. Gwen found him
looking for the card in the cereal boxes at the supermarket. Although Ben rarely
intentionally selects Grey Matter, he often finds himself in that form as a
result of accidental transformations, such as in "A Small Problem".
Grey Matter is a gray-skinned, frog-like, bipedal alien only five
inches tall, however his size belies his intellect, which is second to none. He
can create almost anything from spare parts and deduce the function of any
device at a glance. This ability extends to organic organisms
also, determining the position of nerve clusters under the skin of an alien
creature he'd never seen before..
His size allows him to squeeze into small spaces, and he can climb walls thanks
to tiny suction cups on his skin. He also has sharp teeth, and his slimy skin
makes him difficult to grab. However, Grey Matter's size makes him unsuited for
battle, and hence Ben must outsmart his enemies while using the form.
Showing a more light-hearted side of the Omnitrix, Ben, despite being able to
understand any device, does not consciously comprehend what he is doing, leading
him to remark as such.
(voiced by Steven Blum in the TV series and by
David Franklin in the live-action movie) is a Pyronite (pyro
meaning fire) from the star Pyros.
Heatblast is Ben's first transformation, which was activated in "And Then There
Were 10" when Ben was tampering with the Omnitrix upon it first attaching to
Heatblast is a magma-based lifeform that can control fire at will, either
projecting it in a wide range of forms or absorbing it into himself. He can fire
streams of flame, create fireballs, manifest tornadoes of flame, utilize said
tornadoes to carry himself and others short distances, and radiate heat in all
directions for a localized explosion. He can also achieve flight by firing at
the ground to propel himself like a rocket. Apart from this, Heatblast is also a
highly durable alien, able to endure being thrown through buildings without
While under the influence of an illness, Heatblast's powers are reversed, giving
cryokinetic powers instead of the normal
pyrokinesis. Heatblast's dependency on heat
is also his weakness, as his powers can be negated by sufficient amounts of
water or similar fire-extinguishing materials. He is also unable to lower his
own body temperature, which prevents him
from touching things without burning them, people included.
The aquatic alien Ripjaws (voiced by Fred Tatasciore) is a
Piscciss Volann (from piscēs, the Latin word for fish) of the water planet
Ben first transformed into Ripjaws in "The Krakken" in order to take the
Krakken's eggs back from Jonah Melville.
Because of the extremely specific conditions required to maintain Ripjaws, he is
the least used Omnitrix alien, and is not seen for the entirety of the third
Ripjaws shares a number of traits of Earth aquatic
lifeforms—namely alligators, eels, anglerfish, and
sharks—combined into a single being. Naturally, his main ability is being
able to breathe underwater. Ripjaws can also withstand a remarkable amount of
pressure, and his luminescent dangler allows him to see in the darkest of depths
(or otherwise dark areas). He can swim at great speeds, and his sharp teeth and
claws can pierce through almost anything. His lower jaw can unhinge to allow him
to bite much larger objects.
Though his tail hides a pair of legs for travel on land, Ripjaws is limited by
his need to remain hydrated, dehydrating rapidly if left out of the water
for even a few minutes.
Another of Ben's more commonly used forms, Stinkfly
(voiced by Dee Bradley Baker) is a Lepidopterran from the swamp planet
Lepidopterra (a play on
lepidoptera, the scientific name for
butterflies and moths).
Ben first transformed into Stinkfly in "Washington B.C." when he had to save
Gwen after she fell from the Washington Monument.
Stinkfly is meant to be a combination of various Earth insects (dragonflies,
crickets, and praying mantises specifically).
His primary ability is flight facilitated by the four thin wings on his back,
which grant Stinkfly high mobility and speed. Stinkfly also possesses
disproportionate strength, enough to carry people and objects heavier than
himself. In "Don't Drink the Water", the child form of Stinkfly (Stinkyfly) was
able to unleash a powerful herbicide gas by farting. Stinkfly's
four eye stalks give him a wide range of vision from the sky, including the
ability to look directly behind himself. Pollen ducts in his eyes and mouth
allow Stinkfly to excrete high-pressure streams of liquids.
The type of liquid can range from a flammable toxin to an immobilizing jelly.
His razor-sharp tail and pincer-like legs can also be used in melee combat.
Stinkfly's primary weakness is water, which can negate his flight if it gets on
his wings. In addition, while his body is fairly strong, his wings are not.
A more minor
inconvenience is Stinkfly's intense body odor (hence the name), which is a
result of the oils he secretes to keep his joints moving.
(voiced by Tara Strong) is a Galvanic Mechomorph (mecho- meaning
machine and -morph meaning shape) of the moon Galvan B, which orbits
Galvan Prime. Though originally uninhabited, Galvan B was accidentally brought
to life when Galvan scientists introduced self-replicating nanotechnology
to the moon, which bonded with the moon's minerals and created sentient life.
Ben first transformed into Upgrade in "Permanent Retirement" to stop some
criminals who were robbing an ATM. Upgrade is the only alien form in which Ben's
voice does not change, aside from the more computerized tone behind it. The
reason for this is revealed in the enhanced version of "Game Over"; Galvanic
Mechomorphs can't bond with organic things, so Ben's transformation into Upgrade
Upgrade is composed of nanotechnology, allowing him to reshape his body at will.
This makes restraining or harming him difficult, as he can "melt" to avoid
either and will quickly regenerate from any damage taken.
Upgrade can also merge with other technology, earning his name by upgrading it
far beyond its original design as long as he is merged with it. The size of the
device is inconsequential. While merged with a device, Upgrade controls it as he
would his own body.
Even without a machine at hand, Upgrade can reconfigure his form around his eye
in order to fire a plasma beam from it. Upgrade is also capable of forming
simple constructs from plasma, such as spikes. Upgrade's weakness is his
specialization: being technology-oriented, Upgrade cannot possess biological
creatures, and sentient or more powerful robots are harder for him to control.
Upgrade's liquid-metal composition can also work against him, namely where
electrical attacks are concerned. Furthermore, any sort of metal corrosive can
upset Upgrade's delicate internal workings and wreak havoc on his systems.
(voiced by Dee Bradley Baker) is a Vulpimancer
from the garbage planet Vulpin (a play on
vulpine, which means fox).
Ben first transformed into Wildmutt in "And Then There Were 10" after his second
experiment with the Omnitrix. This was Ben's first intentional transformation.
Wildmutt is a vaguely dog-like alien whose physical features are a cross between
a lion and a gorilla.
Ben 10,000's Wildmutt has much more pronounced feline traits, including
stripes and a tail. Wildmutt's powerful arms allows him to run, jump, and climb
objects at high speeds, in addition to making him fairly strong. Wildmutt has no
eyes, but has gills on his neck which allow him to hear and see many times
better than humans, giving him radar-like sight which is depicted as functioning
somewhat like a thermograph sensor. According to various profiles on
Wildmutt, the porcupine-like quills on his back supplement his radar sight and
can also serve as weapons, either protecting Wildmutt while he's rolling or as
projectiles which can be fired off at will.
This ability is unique to adult Vulpimancers, and since Ben's version is only
ten years old, these quills haven't developed. Wildmutt's weakness, though it is
rarely an issue, is his lack of sight, which can be impeded through various
and he is rendered effectively useless if his nostrils are clogged. Wildmutt is
also the only Omnitrix alien who cannot speak in any understandable fashion,
communicating through snarls and growls, which can
be a problem when attempting to relay messages or avoid conflict.
(voiced by Jim Ward) is a Kineceleran (a
portmanteau of the words 'kinetic' and 'accelerate') from the
hyper-accelerated planet Kinet (the first part of kinetic, which is
Ben first transformed into XLR8 in "And Then There Were 10" when he decided to
play around a bit with his newfound power, using the form to get revenge on some
bullies that he fought with earlier in the episode.
XLR8 resembles a semi-armored
velociraptor, the base creature for the
XLR8 has wheel-shaped feet and wears a helmet with a windshield, which is part
of his alien biology, leaving the features of his head unknown. Ben 10,000's
XLR8 also has a scanner built into the helmet, the product of nanotechnology Ben
10,000 uses to enhance his aliens.
The Bandai profile for XLR8 describes the actual species much differently. The
profile states that Kinecelerans are vaguely elfin in appearance, with long
hair, blue skin, pointed ears, large tails, and oversized feet,.
The Bandai profiles also create another contrast: actual Kinecelerans are said
to be incapable of running on slippery surfaces. Furthermore, because of their
constant motion, Kinecelerans build up large stores of static electricity, which
reacts badly with water.
XLR8 has never had either of these problems. Also, the Ben 10: Alien Force
episode "Plumber's Helpers" directly contradicts the Bandai profile, as the
female Kineceleran named Helen perfectly resembles XLR8.
XLR8 can manipulate friction to reach speeds of 500
mph in an instant, and the same power
allows him to climb up walls and run on water with relative ease. Using his
speed, XLR8 can perform a number of unique feats. He can create tornadoes
through centrifugal force, either through running in a small circle or
spinning, and can deliver speed-enhanced attacks in rapid succession.
Amazing reflexes accompany this speed, allowing XLR8 to quickly
dodge attacks with relative ease. His scissor-like claws can also cut through
objects. XLR8's weakness is his lack of physical strength, which is about on par
with a normal human, although his speed tends to make up for it. Magnets and
charged pulses are said to be a problem, apparently disorienting Kinecelerans to
the point that they cannot balance properly,
but the series has never addressed this weakness.
Starting with the second season, Ben begins unlocking new forms, either through
DNA sampling or pure chance.
(voiced by Richard Green) is a Thep Khufan
(playing with the word Khufu, an Egyptian pharaoh) from the desert planet Anur
Khufos. Ben gains this form in "Under Wraps" when another Thep Khufan
inadvertently adds its DNA to the Omnitrix, but accidentally transforms into
Upgrade instead when trying to use him. Ben first uses the form in "The Return"
to fight off the
Yenaldooshi. The credits give the name "Benmummy,"
though Ben never named it on-screen. Ben's version looks slightly different,
with his eyes and the gaps between his bandages glowing green instead of purple.
Benmummy also has black bracers and greaves, as well as a smaller mask and the
Omnitrix symbol on his left shoulder. Benmummy can speak, even though the
original seems to be mute.
Benmummy is composed of a bandage-like material that can be reshaped at will,
allowing Benmummy to stretch his limbs, split apart to dodge attacks, and
instantly regenerate damage, even impalement and dismemberment. He
is also deceptively strong, able to throw a creature as heavy as Diamondhead
with little effort. The material that makes up his body, however, is fairly weak
on its own, and can be torn with relative ease. Benmummy's
body is also fairly light because of it, making him susceptible to strong winds
or other pulling forces.
(voiced by Michael Dorn) is a Transylian (a
play on the region of Transylvania, the setting for many monster movies)
from the planet Anur Transyl. Ben first gains this form while battling with
Doctor Vicktor in "Be Afraid of the Dark", during which time Doctor Vicktor
accidentally grabs the Omnitrix. Ben uses the form later in the same episode to
fight Ghostfreak. The credits give the form's name as Benvicktor, even though
Ben himself has yet to name it.
Benvicktor looks slightly different than Doctor Vicktor, the source alien.
Benvicktor sports longer hair, a smaller left eye (Vicktor's appears to be
mechanical), and generates green lightning rather than purple.
Benvicktor's overall appearance is reminiscent of Frankenstein's monster.
Benvicktor's main power is the ability to manipulate electricity, which is
generated by the structures on his back. With this power, he can channel
electricity through metal surfaces or fire it as powerful bolts from his fists.
Benvictor's body is made of an organic metal which conducts this
electricity, as well as making him quite strong and durable. The metal can also
be magnetized to allow him to stand firmly on metal surfaces.
(voiced by Tara Strong) is a Loboan (as
in Lobo, Spanish for wolf) from the Anur Transyl moon, Luna
Lobo (literally translating from Spanish as
"Wolf Moon"). Ben obtains this form after an alien of the same species scratched
the Omnitrix, causing its DNA to be added into Ben's selection of aliens.
Because this is the first alien added in such a manner, he transforms over the
course of several hours instead of instantly as he normally does.
Benwolf more or less resembles a werewolf, with the exception of a quadri-hinged
mandibled mouth. In keeping with this,
Benwolf has enhanced strength, speed, agility, and senses.
By opening his mouth, Benwolf can emit an ultrasonic howl capable of
shattering rock. The only weakness of the form is that it appears to be
(voiced by Fred Tatasciore)
is an Arburian Pelarota (based on pelota, Spanish for "ball" and
rota, a play on "rotation") from the planet Arburia. The information from
the Bandai Alien Collection toy for Cannonbolt refers to his species as a
Vulpinic Tortugan (tortuga is Spanish for "turtle") from the planet Vulpin,
which Wildmutt also originates from.
The Pelarotan home planet was destroyed by "The Great One" shortly before Ben
discovers the form in "The Big Tick". Cannonbolt is the first new alien to
appear on the Omnitrix,
and eventually replaces Ghostfreak in the opening theme. Cannonbolt was
originally meant to be one of the original ten aliens, but was replaced by
Diamondhead in production.
Cannonbolt is a hulking, broad-shouldered alien covered in natural armor
plating. This armor can resist almost any attack, ranging from acids to lasers
to extreme heat.
By curling up into a ball, much like an armadillo or
pillbug, Cannonbolt can encase himself in
his armor, becoming virtually invulnerable. He can then spin himself like a
wheel, rolling into enemies at high speeds to attack.
The drawback is that Cannonbolt quickly picks up inertia, which can make
hitting more maneuverable targets difficult, as he can't slow down quickly.
In addition, Cannonbolt's
speed and maneuverability is limited outside of his ball form, owing to his bulk
and high center of gravity.
(voiced by Rob Paulsen) is a Splixson (based on
the word "split") from the Earth-like planet Hathor (the first syllable of this
name being similar to the word "half"). Ditto first appears in "Divided We
Ditto is a small, humanoid alien with the ability to clone himself
without limit. Every clone operates independently, regardless of whether or not
Ben wants them to, and each clone is indistinguishable from the others. Though
the clones are autonomous,
they share each other's pain, and the death of one clone will cause the death of
the rest (as seen with Dr. Animo's Ditto-enhanced Stinkfly mutants) which
negates the usefulness of making large numbers of clones. The child-size Ditto
is also no stronger nor faster than his size and build suggests.
When the Omnitrix times out, the Ditto clones are forcibly recombined into one
before the transformation reverts. If one or more clones are isolated from each
other when the Omnitrix times out, the timer will reset periodically until they
are reunited. This only seems to apply when a clone is physically unable to
reunite with the others; in open air, the clones will float to each other over
great distances in order to facilitate the transformation. It is implied that
the reset "glitch" forces the Omnitrix into a state where the next
transformation is timed out much faster than usual, due to the strain of being
active through multiple timeouts.
In the film Ben 10: Race Against Time, the alien Eon
Christien Anholt), a Chronian from Chronia,
uses the Omnitrix to turn Ben into a younger version of himself, due to the fact
that the Hands of Armageddon needed the energy of a young Chronian to activate.
He also deactivated the failsafe so his DNA would completely overtake Ben's
personality, essentially changing Ben into a clone of himself. As Eon, Ben
activates the Hands of Armageddon, but returns to normal after Gwen manages to
reach Ben inside Eon.
Like the original Eon, the Omnitrix clone has vast time manipulation
powers, though Ben himself exhibits little of them besides energy projection.
(voiced by Dee Bradley Baker) is a part bat, part reptile alien
introduced in the first alternate opening of Ben 10: Secret of the
Omnitrix, replacing Heatblast during the fight with Doctor Animo.
How Eye Guy was
obtained is never addressed.
Eye Guy's upper-body is covered in eyes, hence the name, though he has no eyes
on his head, which consists of a mouth and a very large pair of ears. From these
eyes, Eye Guy can fire numerous energy beams. The eyes can be merged to create
different effects, such as three on his shoulder which can form a freezing beam.
By merging every eye into the large eye in his chest, he can fire his strongest
energy blast. He can also scale walls. His only appearance in the TV series
itself was in "Ben 10 vs. the Negative 10", where Ben was attempting to prevent
the Negative 10 from stealing the Sub-Energy.
(voiced by Dave Wittenberg)
is a Gourmand (from the French word meaning one who enjoys fine food or
glutton) from the planet Peptos XI (Peptos being the Greek word for 'cooked' or
and the XI being the roman numeral for eleven).
Upchuck first appears in the episode "The Visitor", in which an alien named
Xylene enters a code into the Omnitrix to activate the form.
Upchuck is a small alien with a very large appetite. He has four strong,
adhesive tongues that can stretch to great lengths, allowing him to latch
onto large objects and
reel them in with relative ease. Upchuck's mouth and stomach stretch to
facilitate the digestion of such objects. Upchuck possesses several acid-filled
stomachs that can dissolve all forms of inorganic matter, meaning they can't
digest organic matter such as ordinary food. The items ingested are converted
into explosive balls of liquids that can be expelled at will with great
Upchuck also seems to have impressive stamina for his size, as he is able to
take on the impact of a moving car
 as well as survive being thrown
through a wall. His only impediment seems to be his size.
(voiced by Fred Tatasciore) is a To'kustar, an
alien species created as an anomaly during cosmic storms. 
He is by far the biggest alien in Ben's arsenal.
Way Big's size grants him extraordinary strength and invulnerability to most
attacks; however, in proportion to his size, Way Big does not seem to be any
more durable than normal, as Vilgax is able to cause him pain by digging into
Way Big's hand with his sharp claws.
Way Big first appears in Ben 10: Secret of the Omnitrix, when
Azmuth activates it on the Omnitrix so Ben
can fight off Vilgax's army. His only appearance in the TV series itself was in
"Ken 10" when Ben loses his temper and viciously beats Kevin into the ground
after the latter pushes him too far by injuring Ken.
(voiced by Jim Ward)
is a Florauna (a combination of flora and fauna) from the planet
Flors Verdance (a combination of flora and verdens, Latin for
green). Wildvine makes his first appearance in the episode "Camp Fear" as an
Wildvine is a plant-based alien with five vine-like legs, four-fingered claws,
and venus flytrap-shaped flaps covering his head. Wildvine can grow to stretch
his limbs great lengths or grow thorns to cause additional damage. He can also
merge with other plants, and can burrow underground to conduct surprise attacks
or travel quickly. Eight regrowable seeds on his back can be used as various
types of explosives, both lethal and non-lethal. When exposed to cold, kept from
sunlight, or deprived of a water source, however, Wildvine quickly withers up.
Ben has never encountered this problem, likely due to the limited periods in
which the form is used.
Ben 10,000 forms
In the episode "Ben 10,000", set twenty years into a possible future, a
thirty-year old version of Ben has access to 10,000 different aliens, of which
he demonstrates three not yet accessible by the present Ben.
(voiced by Dee Bradley Baker) is a Spheroid
from the rainy planet Scalpasc. A large, blowfish-like alien, Spitter has
the power to spit slime at high pressures.
(voiced by Tara Strong) is a green
Megawhatt (the electric aliens from "Tourist Trap") from the Nosedeen
(voiced by Tom Kane) is a Polar
Manzardill, one of many types of Manzardill, from the polar ice caps of
X'Nelli. He is a blue iguana-like
alien that can breathe freezing vapor.
A number of alien forms were mentioned in the episode "Ken 10", although none
have made an onscreen appearance. Snakepit, Sandbox, and
Shellhead were among Ken's starter aliens. Of the three, only Shellhead is
described, being a turtle-like alien
whose only power is to hide within its shell for defense. Another of Ken's
initial aliens was Toepick, until he was replaced by Grey Matter (Ken
described him as too gross even for him). Ken also mentions one called Atomix,
expressing disappointment that it was not among his choices.
Ben 10: Alien Force
In the sequel series, Ben 10: Alien Force
an older Ben gains ten new alien forms from a recalibrated Omnitrix.
The aliens were designed by mixing and matching the powers of the aliens from
the original series.
With the exception of Alien X, each alien form is voiced by Dee Bradley Baker.
10: Alien Force forms
Alien X is a Celestialsapien from the planet Zvezda.
 Alien X is capable of warping
reality at a whim. He has a black body covered with tiny white stars, white
hands, black feet, green eyes, and three horns protruding from his head. Alien X
possesses three distinct personalities: Serena (voiced by Vicki Lewis),
the voice of love and compassion; Bellicus (voiced by Kevin Conroy), the
voice of rage and aggression; and Ben, the voice of reason. All three speak in
unison when Alien X speaks. In order for Alien X to perform any action,
including but not limited to simple movement and transforming back into Ben, two
of the three personalities must agree to
do so. As both Serena and Bellicus have been arguing for an eternity, and before
Ben had no tiebreaker, getting them to focus on any present task is difficult at
best, leaving the body of Alien X frozen in place while Ben attempts to convince
them to act. Alien X first appears in "X = Ben + 2", where Ben uses the form to
stop a flood caused by a broken dam. After much fruitless argument, Ben
eventually convinces them to let him leave. He resolves to never transform into
Alien X again.
Big Chill is a Necrofriggian (a play on "necro", meaning death, and "frigid",
meaning very cold) from the planet Kylmyys (a play on "clammy", meaning cool or
A moth-like alien, Big Chill's wings and antennae can "fold" up, giving him the
appearance of a phantom. He can become intangible and invisible, fly, is
superhumanly strong despite his frail appearance, and can breathe freezing
vapor. He can also freeze the objects he phases through at his discretion. He
first appears in "Kevin's Big Score" to chase down Kevin after he stole the
In the episode "Save the Last Dance", it is revealed that Big Chill's species
eggs once every eighty years. They build a nest out of digested metal,
from which their offspring hatch. The newborn Necrofriggian live in space,
feeding on solar plasma. When Ben goes through this reproductive cycle, Big
Chill takes over his personality, causing Ben to unwillingly transform into Big
Chill to carry out his task. Big Chill is revealed that, despite this creature's
affinity with cold-based powers, it is easily capable of withstanding extreme
heat levels, at one point even drinking molten metal directly from a massive
Brainstorm is a Cerebrocrustacean (a play on "cerebrum" and "crustacean") from
the planet Encephalonus IV (a play on "encepha-", a prefix referring to the
 Brainstorm is a genius crustacean
alien with the ability to control electrical energy and project force fields
around himself and others through thought, accomplished by opening the
exoskeleton plates on his skull. In this form, Ben speaks with much greater
diction and with a British accent. He first appears in "Pier Pressure" to battle
Ship. Brainstorm is Ben's first accidental transformation in the new series, and
the first alien that Ben thinks up a name for (Ben simply shouts out the names
of the other aliens upon using them).
Chromastone is a Crystalsapien from the planet Morotesi (which is the Turkish
word for ultraviolet). Chromastone is a living crystal, able to absorb energy
(like a conductor) and rechannel it into multi-colored laser blasts or simply
allow it to pass harmlessly through his body. He also has superhuman strength
and is nearly invulnerable to harm. He first appears in "All That Glitters" to
stop a group of zombified schoolgirls.
Echo Echo is a Sonorosian from the planet Sonorosia (both a play on sonar). He
is a small white alien whose body is a living amplifier. He can scream at
ultrasonic frequencies capable of overloading machinery and stopping projectiles
in mid-flight. He also has the ability to duplicate himself, not unlike Ditto,
but different in that the clones aren't linked in any way, allowing entire
groups to be knocked out without hampering the rest. By combining these two
aspects, Ben can create the "Wall of Sound", where he and his clones can
redirect projectiles back to their source by bouncing them off of strategically
He can also use echolocation, as seen in "Alone Together". He first appears in
"Ben 10 Returns" when Ben fights a robotic dragon controlled by the Forever
Goop is a Polymorph (a word meaning "many shapes") from the planet Viscosia (a
play on "viscous").
 He is a shape-shifting,
self-regenerating green blob that weighs 200 pounds. Goop's slime is controlled
by a UFO-like machine over his head, which is also where Ben's voice comes from.
The UFO can cause the slime to take any shape and even hover off the ground.
However, if the UFO and the slime are separated by even a short distance, the
slime will become inert until the UFO recollects it. Goop's slime can be made
acidic, as seen in "Good Copy, Bad Copy". Goop first appears in "The Gauntlet"
when Ben battles an alien robot.
Humongousaur is a Vaxasaurian, a humanoid dinosaur alien from the planet
Terradino (a play on "terra", Latin for earth, and "dino" from dinosaur).
Standing at about twelve feet tall, Humongousaur has great strength and vast
resistance to injury. He also has the power to increase his own body size and
mass, growing up to sixty feet in height. His strength increases as he grows,
and his dinosaur features become more pronounced. His first appearance is in
"Ben 10 Returns" when Ben fights a swarm of DNAliens.
Jetray is an Aerophibian (a play on "aero" for air and "amphibian") from the
planet Aeropela. Jetray is a manta ray-like
alien capable of flying and swimming faster than the speed of sound. He
can fire neuroshock blasts from his eyes and tail, and the stingers on his head
carry a powerful poison. Jetray first appears in "Everybody Talks About
the Weather" when Ben needed to chase after Alan Albright.
Spidermonkey is a Arachnichimp (a play on arachnid and chimpanzee) from the
planet Aranhascimmia. As his name suggests, he is a six-limbed monkey-like
alien. He has superhuman agility and, like a spider, can spin webs that he can
swing from or create nets from his tail, and stick to walls. When Ben transforms
into Spidermonkey, he talks in an excited, childish tone and displays
mischievous characteristics with occasional monkey-like screeching. He is first
seen in "What Are Little Girls Made Of?" to fight his grandmother Verdona
Swampfire is a Methanosian from the planet Methanos (referring
to methane). Swampfire is a plant-like alien with a flame-patterned head.
He is described as a living swamp. He has superhuman strength, vast regenerative
powers, the ability to control plant life through a type of gas, and the ability
to shoot fire from his palms. The fire is created by igniting methane naturally
produced within his body, which makes him stink.
His regenerative ability also allows him to alter his own body, such as
tunneling underground in vine form, growing his feet to root himself into
the ground, heal the limbs of others, or passing through prison bars.
Swampfire is Ben's first transformation when the Omnitrix is recalibrated in
"Ben 10 Returns".
A vicious, intergalactic conqueror from an unknown alien species and an
unspecified planet, Vilgax will stop at nothing to obtain the Omnitrix and use
it to build an army capable of conquering every planet in the galaxy. After
being severely injured after a final attack from the ship that was transporting
the Omnitrix, he was confined to a regeneration tank, ordering his robotic
minions and cosmic bounty hunters to track down the Omnitrix, not realizing that
his minions are outsmarted and outfought by Ben. While his body was being
repaired, he was also being cybernetically enhanced. When he was finally able to
leave the regeneration tank, he had been enhanced to the point that none of the
Omnitrix's aliens could so much as scratch him. Vilgax's ship was destroyed with
him still aboard, but the fact that he could survive every attack by the
Omnitrix's aliens and a sizeable fall puts his demise into question. His ability
to survive the destruction of his previous ship by a nuclear missile, at which
point he had not been enhanced, casts further doubt on his demise.
(voiced by Steven Blum)
is a Chimera Sui Generis, as well as a vicious, intergalactic conqueror, and he
will stop at nothing to obtain the
Omnitrix and use it to build an army
capable of conquering every planet in the galaxy and alongside Kevin 11 and
Doctor Animo the most recurring villain of the series. Vilgax serves as the main
antagonist of the first season, responsible for half of Ben's enemies before
appearing in person in the final episode of season one. He is one of the most
feared aliens in the galaxy, having destroyed five planets and created a black
hole. In fact, he is so feared, that almost no biological lifeform is willing to
work for him, forcing him to use robots for his entire crew, though he is able
to find mercenaries willing to work for him. He is also a self-proclaimed master
of the Omnitrix, as he claimed that unlocking the Omnitrix's master control
function was "child's play" for him.
In the first season, Vilgax is confined to a regeneration tank after being
severely injured by the final attack from Xylene's ship, ordering his robotic
minions and cosmic bounty hunters to track down the Omnitrix for him.
While his body is repaired, he is cybernetically enhanced, making him more than
a match for any of the Omnitrix aliens after finally emerging from the tank. The
modifications greatly augment his physical prowess, allowing him to easily to
leap above skyscrapers, survive in space for a short amount of time, and smash
apart mountains with his bare hands, along with being able to increase his
strength at will. Even before his modifications, Vilgax had uncanny resistance
to harm, being able to survive a nuclear explosion at point blank range, though
it appears this put him out of action for quite some time, as the universe
largely believed him dead until he reappeared on Earth. During the Tennysons'
run-in with Rojo, Vilgax establishes a psychic link with Ben (something he seems
unaware of) which is how the Tennyson's knew in advance about Vilgax's arrival.
At the end of the first season, Vilgax tries to retrieve the Omnitrix himself,
but is fought off by the Tennysons. Vilgax's ship, the Chimerian Hammer, is
destroyed with him still aboard.
In "Truth", Max tells Ben and Gwen how he had a run in with Vilgax who
was stealing warheads from a military base when Max and his partner showed up.
In the resulting fight, Vilgax was strapped to a warhead by Max and launched
into his own ship. At that time, Vilgax was only slightly larger than a human
man, compared to his now colossal size (perhaps an addition to his cybernetic
At the end of the second season, Vilgax is still alive, having survived the
destruction of his ship by teleporting out just before the explosion. He is
found encased in ice by Kevin 11, and gets into a brief skirmish with the latter
when Kevin claims that he "doesn't look so tough". Discovering Kevin's
connection to the Omnitrix, Vilgax decides to team up with him in another
attempt to retrieve the Omnitrix, but both are locked away in the Null Void
dimension by the end of the episode.
In the episode "Ben 10,000", set twenty years in the future, Vilgax
eventually escaped the Null Void by stumbling across a Null Void portal being
opened on another planet, but lost yet another battle to Ben 10,000. This time
around, Ben didn't take any chances with Vilgax's defeat, literally tearing
him apart. Dr. Animo resurrects Vilgax using
his Transmodulator, giving him a stronger new form with enhancements such as
genetically implanted weapons (such as ropes and mines in his right arm) and
bio-boosters, and knowledge of all the future Ben's alien moves, and the two of
them then attempt to get revenge, only to be defeated by both the present and
future Bens and Gwens. Ben 10,000 defeats Vilgax by freezing him in a river.
Vilgax appears in Ben 10: Secret of the Omnitrix,
where he once again attempts to retrieve the Omnitrix. During a flashback,
Tetrax reveals that Vilgax destroyed the Petrosapien homeworld, and he (Tetrax)
unwittingly gave Vilgax the final element needed to carry out his plan. Vilgax
has somehow found a portal out of the Null Void, and he refers to his anger at
having been trapped there (including showing a short nervous twitch at its
mention), which has deepened his grudge against Ben to the point where he
refuses to acknowledge the danger threatening the universe if the Omnitrix
self-destructs (but nevertheless gains enough respect for Ben to the point of
calling him by his first name instead of his last name). He
encounters Ben aboard Tetrax's ship and attacks him, only to be shot out of
the airlock by Ben. He is eventually defeated when Azmuth, the creator of
the Omnitrix, gives Ben access to a massive alien, Way Big, who hurls Vilgax
into outer space.
Vilgax returns in "Goodbye and Good Riddance", yet again to steal the Omnitrix.
Through the combined efforts of Ben and his father, Vilgax is caught in a
natural gas explosion. It is unknown whether or not he survived, although he had
to be resurrected by Animo in the episode "Ben 10,000", which means that he was
killed by Ben at one point. However, as Ben 10,000 never explicitly stated
when he "left him in pieces" it is possible that he survived, and it is also
worth noting that Ben 10,000 may no longer be canon
due to him interfering in his own past. Also, given Vilgax's extreme resistence
to damage, it is likely this failed to kill him as well and he may return in
Ben 10: Alien Force to get revenge on the Tennysons and attempt to
steal the Omnitrix once again. Vilgax is mentioned in "Darkstar Rising", an
episode of Alien Force.
Vilgax is shown as his future form in Ben 10: Protector of Earth.
After being released from the Null Void by Ghostfreak, Vilgax sends a small
mosquito-like drone to go to the Omnitrix and extract the DNA from it. Using the
DNA, Vilgax plans to use the Null Void, plus other Plumber technology, to create
a vortex large enough to erase Earth from existence. To stall for time, Vilgax
sends Dr. Animo, Ghostfreak, and Floraunas to distract Ben, giving him more than
enough time to prepare. However, due to Ben shooting Vilgax through space via an
airlock, Vilgax is warped back to the Null Void, along with his ship, and
the Null Void Projector. After the credits, Vilgax is shown to have survived,
minus his limbs and being repaired by robots, vowing to come back.
4.2 The Forever Knights
The Forever Knights
are a secret society first formed during the
Middle Ages that is dedicated to collecting alien technology. Any aliens
they capture along the way are dissected and studied, and any humans caught with
them are immediately deemed worthless and disposed of. Their entire organization
dresses as if they were knights, complete with the appropriate, albeit
heavily enhanced, weaponry and stylized metal facemasks. They use a coat of arms
over a pair of crossbones as their symbols. In their fourth appearance in
"Perfect Day", a larger man in a full-body suit of armor called the Forever King
is shown to be their superior.
The original purpose of the Forever Knights is the slaying of a dragon (actually
an alien) that had been captured 1000 years prior.
This led to the acquisition of both human and alien technology in hopes of
finding a weapon with which to kill it, meaning everything they did in the
original series was for the sole purpose of acquiring weapons they could use to
slay the dragon.(i.e. the Sword of Ekchuah, the Sub-Energy, the Omnitrix, etc.).
This is apparently a dedication handed down throughout the ages, as the prospect
of finding more dragon-like aliens serves to motivate the group once again after
the first one escapes.
The Forever Knights first appear in the episode "A Small Problem", then known
only as The Organization (according to the enhanced version of "The
Ultimate Weapon", this is one of their codenames they use to prevent linking
them to their crimes). They attempt to dissect Grey Matter, but are thwarted.
Their base is also destroyed, along with the advanced technology stored on the
site. They returned again in "Ultimate Weapon", in which their formal name is
In "Perfect Day" they returned, attempting to steal the
Omnitrix while trapping Ben in a dream world,
using some sort of dream-inducing device. While Ben was in the dream world, the
other Forever Knights members were using their technology to remove the Omnitrix.
However, they fail when Ben takes control of the dream and wakes up.
The rest of the Forever Knights return in "Ben 10 vs. The Negative 10" to help
their leader obtain the Sub-Energy, the world's strongest energy source, but are
defeated along with the Negative 10 by the end of the episode.
The Forever Knights appear in Ben 10: Protector of Earth, but are
shown not to be villains when you complete the South West, later in the game.
They manage to discover Vilgax's plan and attempt to use the Cannonbolt DNA
extracted from the Omnitrix, combined with a giant robot, to take down Vilgax
before it's too late. However, Ben, mistaking Enoch for the main villain,
destroys his weapon and makes him unable to stop Vilgax.
The Forever Knights reappear in Ben 10: Alien Force. Here, they
are allied with the
Highbreed and the
DNAliens, although they are unaware (or
perhaps uncaring) of their true intentions. The Forever Knights now dress in
full plate armor with an infinity symbol on the abdomen, as opposed to the more
medieval-style armor they wore previously and are more dedicated to their noble
As of both series, different voice actors have voiced the Forever Knights:
Khary Payton, Jeff Bennett,
Greg Cipes, Greg Ellis, Robert
David Hall, Yuri Lowenthal, Richard McGonagle, and Kevin
The Forever King:
He is the leader of the Forever Knights. The first Forever King featured in
the series was the fourth season's main antagonist. This Forever King was
known as Driscoll, a former Plumber. However, he was thrown
out of the Plumbers in disgrace when he was revealed to have been stealing
alien technology for his own benefit. He later joined the Forever
Knights and worked his way up the ranks, eventually becoming their leader.
Driscoll first appeared in "Perfect Day", where he finds Enoch defeated by
Ben. He then leaves Enoch after his multiple failures and decides to take
care of Ben himself. He appears again in "Ben 10 vs. The Negative 10" where
he rounds up a collection of Ben's old enemies to form a specialized team,
the episode's titular Negative 10, in an effort to steal the Sub-Energy, a
powerful energy source given to the Plumbers after capturing an alien
convict. He eventually manages to steal it and
enhances his armor suit with it. The energy source is eaten by Upchuck. His
suit is destroyed, but Driscoll survives and escapes. At an unknown point
and time (as revealed in "Be-Knighted"), Driscoll retired and a new Forever
King named Patrick (voiced by Michael York) was chosen.
(voiced by Richard Doyle): Enoch has significant influence in the
organization, appearing as their leader in their first three appearances. In
"A Small Problem", Enoch is in supervision of the attempted dissection of
Ben, who is trapped in the form of Grey Matter at that time. After his plan
is thwarted by the Tennysons and disappointed alien freak Howell Wayneright,
which leaves their castle mansion totally destroyed, he orders his
subordinates to find out about Ben, Gwen, and Max. In the episode "Ultimate
Weapon," Enoch attempts to retrieve the Sword of Ekchuah (a sword of
incredible power), only for it to crumble to dust when he finally finds it
in a temple (according to Max, "That's what happens when your 'ultimate
weapon' is over 5,000 years old."). He remains in the temple as it
collapses, trying to collect the dust of the weapon. At the end of "The
Unnaturals", Enoch resurfaces as part of an effort to replace the President
with a robotic duplicate using a team of robotic baseball players fittingly
called the "Squires". His plot was foiled by the Tennysons, though they
remain unaware that he was part of it. In "Perfect Day," Enoch had entered
Ben's dream at the time of his capture and posed as Lt. Steel to claim that
the real Gwen and Max were Limaxes. Ben as Fourarms eventually saw through
his disguise. Enoch's plot was finally foiled when Ben took control of the
dream and escaped. After a brief struggle with XLR8, Enoch was trapped in
the dream world by the end of the episode where Max mentions that he'll
remain there until the police arrive, though the Enhanced Version reveals
that he did not recover from this for many years. With Enoch's multiple
failures, the Forever King decides to leave him be and that he will deal
with the Tennysons himself. Enoch also serves as a mini boss in the video
The Forever Knight Ninja: This Forever Knight is a member of both the
Forever Knights and the Negative 10. He is defeated by Upchuck, who spits
shurikens back at him. It is left
ambiguous as to whether he is a robot or just someone wearing a suit of
powered armor. He does not have a voice actor, being silent throughout
the entire special. As other members of the Forever Knights were shown
wearing suits similar to this in perfect day, it is possible that the Ninjas
are, in fact, a rank in the organization (possibly the group's elite
troops) and not just a specific individual.
4.3 Zs'Skayr (Ghostfreak)
Steven Blum) was trapped as one of Ben's
Ghostfreak, but escaped from the Omnitrix.
His evil personality was trapped within the Omnitrix when his DNA was sampled.
He finally manages to force his way out of the Omnitrix in "Ghostfreaked
Out". For some reason, Ghostfreak goes by the name Ben gives him, and
does not mention having a real name. After peeling off the protective layer of
skin that normally covers him, he tries to take over Ben's body in order
to become whole again. After a failed attempt to possess Ben, he coerces Acid
Breath, Thumbskull, and Frightwig to help him by taking over Thumbskull and
tossing him about the room in a show of force. However they failed and Ben
opened a curtain exposing Ghostfreak to sunlight, thus killing him. After this
episode, Ben is unable to transform into Ghostfreak. Ghostfreak is later
Cannonbolt in the opening credits at the
start of the third season.
Zs'Skayr is the main antagonist in the third season, returning in the two-part
episode "The Return"/"Be Afraid of the Dark", where he is
resurrected by an alien scientist named Dr. Vicktor. Gathering a group of
horror-themed aliens as minions, Vicktor enacted a plan to resurrect Zs'Skayr,
whose master plan was to plunge the Earth into darkness, just like his
actual home world. Zs'Skayr himself is still intent on
gaining control of the Omnitrix. Using corrodium retrieved by the mummy alien in
"Under Wraps", they set up a corrodium beam that will block out light
from the sun, allowing Zs'Skayr to exist in eternal darkness. Zs'Skayr succeeds
in doing so, allowing him to reach his full potential, but only for a while
before Doctor Vicktor accidentally rammed Max into the corrodium projector
during a dogfight. In the end, Ben kills him once again on board a space
shuttle, when Max opens the shuttle's roof and exposes him directly to the sun.
Ben regains use of the form during this time, except in Ghostfreak's natural
state, indicating a possible return.
Zs'Skayr appears in Ben 10: Protector of Earth as the main boss of
the North East, and is fought in Gold Coast Theater or Effigy Mounds in Hex's
body. While not the main villain, he is the one who frees Vilgax from the Null
Void and instigates the plot. He appears similar to his form in "Be Afraid of
the Dark", having shoulder spikes and more detailed features.
During the Ben 10 Week event on April 13, 2008, revealed his real name and that
he was High Ecto-Lord of Anur Phaetos. He learned about the Omnitrix when one of
Vilgax's data probes crash landed and he read its data files. Not long after, he
met up with Myaxx when she was scouting the planet for DNA samples and aided her
in acquiring samples from the nearby planet of Flors Verdance. However, Zs'Skayr
Florauna Myaxx was sampling
and used his powers to allow his DNA to enter the Omnitrix along with the
Zs'Skayr's (Ghostfreak's) Minions
These three aliens appeared in separate episodes during the third season. It is
later revealed that they were working together on a complex scheme of Zs'Skayr's
design. It is explained that back when Ghostfreak was still inside the Omnitrix,
Ben used him to sneak into a horror movie, at which point he was overtaken by
the alien, who contacted Doctor Vicktor with his plans. Zs'Skayr and his minions
are all based on horror monsters (Frankenstein's monster, a mummy, a werewolf,
and a ghost), and all come from the Anur system.
by Michael Dorn) is a Transylian from Anur Transyl, an alien
resembling Frankenstein's monster, who works at NASA, disguised as a
human scientist as a means to hijack a space shuttle. Despite his size, he
possesses excellent reflexes, able to quickly spin around and backhand a
super-speeding XLR8 when the latter attempted a sneak attack on him. He is
intelligent, and working
for Zs'Skayr; his immediate plan was to resurrect his master, whose ultimate
plan was to prevent the sun's light from reaching the earth using various
satellites (therefore meaning that Zs'Skayr would be at full power all of
the time). He is not treated with respect after Zs'Skayr is resurrected.
After he asks why they need Ben, Zs'Skayr takes control of his body and
throws him around. He serves as the unofficial leader of the three
horror-themed aliens. The purple lightning that the previous two horror
aliens appeared in was generated by a teleportation machine that he uses.
His name is derived from the name of Victor Frankenstein from the Mary
Shelley novel. His first appearance is in "The Return", where he succeeds in
resurrecting Zs'Skayr. In the next episode "Be Afraid of the Dark", Ben
fights Doctor Vicktor and Zs'Skayr on Earth. Ben accidentally gains use of
Doctor Vicktor's form when Vicktor finds Ben and grabs him by the wrist,
unintentionally adding his DNA to the Omnitrix. Vicktor essentially defeats
himself near the end of the episode. In an attempt to teleport Ben to
an unspecified location, he and the mummy alien are tossed into the portal
he created. Ben 10: Protector of Earth features "Vicktors" as enemies
on Zs'Skayr's planet.
The mummy appeared in "Under Wraps", a Thep Khufan from the
planet Anur Khufos, was sent by Doctor Vicktor to find a dangerous
element called corrodium that crashed on Earth millions of years ago.
Grandpa Max explains that the crystals are a potent but unstable power
source, and the radiation emitted by the crystals causes almost instant
mutation in humans and other Earth-born creatures. Todd Maplewood, a boy Ben
and Gwen met, said it arrived in purple lightning, which is the same way the
Yenaldooshi arrived in "Benwolf". Max states there may be a connection
between the werewolf and the mummy, which is proven in "The Return". During
Ben's battle with the creature, its DNA is absorbed by the Omnitrix, giving
Ben access to the form. The mummy is frozen solid by Upgrade, who merges
with a container holding liquid nitrogen, and buried, along with its
corrodium, under a thick bed of concrete. It was released by the werewolf in
"The Return", and assists in Dr. Vicktor's plan to plunge the earth into
eternal darkness. When Ben is fighting Ghostfreak, Doctor Vicktor, and the
mummy in "Be Afraid of the Dark",
Doctor Vicktor inadvertently sends both himself and the mummy to an
unspecified location, most likely the Null Void, through an ill-timed use of
his teleportation device. Ben's version of the mummy is named
Benmummy. The mummy appears as an enemy
in the game "Ben 10: Protector of Earth" as two enemies: Mummy and
werewolf - his actual racial name is
Loboan - was sent by Doctor Vicktor to steal communication equipment from a
reservation that Ben, Gwen, and Grandpa Max were visiting in "Benwolf".
Ben first fights against the Loboan as Wildvine. When Ben is transformed
back to his normal self by the Omnitrix, the Loboan slashes the Omnitrix's
faceplate, causing the device to download his DNA (signified by its face
turning yellow) and gradually change Ben into the form. In their second
battle, the Loboan appears to be killed by a cave-in, though it is not
actually shown dead. The device that it was building is shown coming online
at the episode's end, its purpose left unrevealed. The Loboan is revealed to
have survived in "The Return", and its device is used as part of
Ghostfreak's plan to block out the sun. In the next episode "Be Afraid of
the Dark", the Loboan's transmitter explodes when Grandpa Max rams a space
shuttle into Ghostfreak's corrodium projector. It is unknown whether or not
the Loboan survived the explosion of the corrodium transmitter.
The Loboan appears as an enemy in Ben 10: Protector of Earth in two
Fangface and Fangface Howler.
The Highbreed are an alien race that serve as the primary antagonists of
Ben 10: Alien Force. They consider themselves as the highest lifeform in
the universe, believing that they were the first race to exist, and that all
other races are mongrels and vermin. They are determined to cleanse the universe
of all races except themselves, with Earth as their next target. They do not
hide their hatred for other races; a Highbreed Commander that fought with Ben in
the pilot episode continually insulted him with remarks like "filth" and "scum,"
and even exclaimed that Ben had "infected" him when Ben bit him on the hand.
Thier belief that other races are "filth" is so strong, to the point they appear
to have a fear of possible contamination though direct contact with other races
(one even goes so far as to choose exile, after it realizes it had developed
mutual-respect/friendship with the Ben, view itself as having been "tainted" by
Ben's human sentiments & compassion).
They use the DNAliens to do their menial work (likely due to their preference to
avoid as much contact with other lifeforms as possible), but still consider them
to be vermin, as "their human half makes them repulsive."
The Highbreed are tall humanoid beings with white skin, four eye-like marks on
their torsos, black hands and feet, fold-out wings on their back, and purple
faces with four red eyes and no distinguishable mouth. They have remarkable
physical prowess, able to easily overpower
Humongousaur's base strength. Their
fingertips can be fired like darts and quickly regenerate. They can open their
chests and use appendages within to bring water up from deep underground. Like
the DNAliens, they do not operate well in warm climates, and quickly dehydrate
when deprived of water.Although
most Highbreeds have the same attitude towards other life forms,
one of them changes his views (see description below)
as he worked with Ben in order to get back to Earth. He later decided to stay
behind as he thought that he didn't have any reason to return to Earth or his
own (due to him no longer being a "pure" Highbreed, due to him having formed a
friendship with Ben). Several voice actors have voiced the Highbreeds: Paul
Eiding, Richard McGonagle, and Kevin Michael Richardson.
Reinrassic the III
Reinrassic the III is a Highbreed Commander who appears as a villian at the
beginning the episode, "Alone Together". After an accident with a teleporter
pod, he and Ben are stranded on a desert planet that acts as a routing station
for the teleporter. The pair are forced to work together to fend off the
dangerous predators on the planet while making their way to the routing station,
much to the Highbreed's chagrin. As these two unlikely allies make their way
across the desert, the two save each other from danger several times, even
risking their own lives to do so. After reaching the teleporter pod, Reinrassic
III stays behind, having deemed himself contaminated by Ben and thus a risk to
the purity of his species.
Reinrassic III (or Reiny as Ben calls him) reveals
some insight into the nature of the Highbreed
(including the basis of the Highbreed's supremacist beliefs). However, he has
also shown that they are not incapable of compassion for other lifeform (having
risked his life to save Ben, even when he could have easily left him die). He
even comes to understand the concept humor (or at the very least
sarcasm) during his time with Ben. Reiny's personality is at first very
similiar to other Highbreed Commander, at first showing utter disdain
towards the human Ben (for example he orders Ben to walk ten paces behind him),
though he eventually develops certain amount of respect for Ben, reveals that
the Highbreed may have a sense of honor. However despite all this, Reiny's
beliefs of Highbreed superiority prove to strong, to the point that he views
himself to have become "tainted" due to his friendship with Ben, prefering
self-exile, rather than risk tainting his fellow Highbreed. It is unknown
whether his views may change, nor if he could survive alone on the desert
planet, given the fact Highbreeds aren't suited to desert's daytime climates,
however since he can thrive in the desert cold nights it is possible he could
survive. If he survives is possible that his friendship with Ben, could possibly
lead to him and Ben becoming allies later on (Ben even told Kevin & Gwen that he
considered Reiny a friend), however this is only speculation a least for now.
The DNAliens are asexual half-human, half-alien drones who serve the
They are created by attaching a Facehugger-like parasite called a
Xenocyte to a human host, which alters the host's genetic structure, mutating
them into a DNAlien within hours. The alteration process is not exclusive to
only humans. Other alien species can fall victim to a Xenocyte, resulting in a
DNAlien with traits from the alien victim.
However, it is possible for the Omnitrix to separate a human from a Xenocyte.
The body of a DNAliens is composed of a flock of tentacles that arrange
themselves into a roughly humanoid form. The DNAliens can disperse this
configuration to attack from long range. They can also spit a potent adhesive
slime, strong enough to resist even Humongousaur's strength. They can disguise
themselves as humans thanks to special masks which project a hologram over their
bodies. The holograms that the masks project can be disrupted momentarily by a
lightning strike. They seem to prefer cold climates, though they repeatedly
demonstrate the ability to survive in warm climates with no apparent difficulty,
and thus they build weather control devices wherever they need to operate. The
DNAliens are variously voiced by Richard McGonagle, Dee Bradley Baker,
Diane Delano, and Paul Eiding.
4.4 Secondary Villains -
The Negative 10
The Negative 10 is a group of villains recruited by the Forever King to defeat
Ben in Ben 10 vs the Negative 10, most of which are arch-nemeses of Ben.
The Negative 10 consists of:
Forever Knight Ninja, a devoted servant of the King, skilled in single
The Circus Freak Trio (Acid Breath, Frightwig and Thumbskull)
Joey/Rojo (armed with a new cybernetic suit provided by the Forever Knights)
Clancy (now having devolved into a giant mutant insect since his last
encounter with Ben)
The Negative 10 (sans Driscoll and the ninja) are defeated when the Tennysons
exploit their competitive feelings towards each other and trap them in the force
field which previously stored the Sub-Energy.
Dr. Aloysius Animo
(voiced by Dwight Schultz) was once a promising
researcher in veterinary science who had a special way with animals. His career
was cut short when it was discovered that he was performing twisted genetic
experiments on animals. He had hoped that his research would win him the Verties
Award, which is an award in veterinary science. Because of the nature of his
research, he lost the award to another doctor, named Kelly. This drove him
insane, and he dropped off the map for five years until he could perfect his
research. In the episode "Washington B.C.", he finally finishes his work,
primarily due to seeing the report about Diamondhead saving a campground back in
"And Then There Were 10", which pushed him to find a way to create his own
By using the Transmodulator, a device of his own design, Animo can mutate
animals into giant versions of themselves. The second phase of his work involves
reanimating dead cells, allowing him to literally resurrect the dead
(though, as seen with the T-rex he reanimated in that same episode, it is
possible that his reanimated creatures are not truly alive, but merely undead).
All of this is in pursuit of the award which he had lost. His quest ends in
failure, since Ben was there to stop him, reversing the effects of his
Transmodulator by damaging it. He is arrested
in that episode, and Ben takes his original
Transmodulator as a trophy.
He appears again in the episode "Dr. Animo and the Mutant Ray", where he
creates a much larger version of the Transmodulator using the broken-off
faceplate of the Omnitrix. This version mutates living creatures with alien DNA,
creating odd mixtures of alien and terrestrial creatures, such as a "Heatbat".
Before he can complete his plans to use a satellite
to shoot the ray all over the world, Ben stops him with Gwen's help. Since his
mutants were never shown being cured, it is possible that they are still around.
From then on, he attempts to steal DNA from the Omnitrix. For some reason, his
trademark giant frog is also present, though he may have simply re-mutated it
sometime after his original defeat. How and when he escaped is unknown.
In "Ben 10,000",
Animo is still alive in the future, though his head is the only part of him that
remains. He had attempted to gain Kevin 11's powers by recreating his mutation.
He failed and destroyed his body, but managed to survive by placing his head in
a special preservation tank. However, it controls a unique apparatus that allows
him to attach himself onto animals specially reformatted with a similar device
(in this case, an albino gorilla, Making him look very similar to DC comics
villain Ultra-Humanite) and control them. He was the one responsible for
creating Exo-Skull and resurrecting Vilgax, as well as organizing the
"Interspecies Gang", a band of human/animal hybrids created by Animo which
serves as a key antagonist in Ben's future. He is defeated by both Gwen and her
future self, Gwendolyn, as well as a cybernetically enhanced Max.
In "Divided we Stand", the present-day Dr. Animo escapes from prison with the
help of a mutated seagull, and is soon resuming his experiments. After capturing
one of Ben's Ditto clones (the alien only recently discovered by Ben), Animo
creates an army of self-multiplying mutant Stinkflies, but Ben exploits the
inherent weakness in the clones to destroy every Stinkfly clone and capture Dr.
Animo once more. Afterwards, Max deletes all of his computer files, preventing
him from copying any more Omnitrix DNA if he escapes again.
He also appears in Ben 10: Secret of the
Omnitrix, but only as the instigator of the main plot. In it he tries to
create a DNA bomb that was designed to devolve all life on Earth. He is defeated
and the bomb is disabled, but a stray burst of energy is still emitted by it.
Ben's Omnitrix absorbs the energy, causing it to start a self-destruct sequence
and therefore beginning the plot. The Enhanced version of the movie mentions
that Animo has learned how to control animals psychically, a talent learned from
Clancy during his time in the Negative 10. Dr Animo was also mentioned in "Ken
10", as his actions caused Ben to move the Null Void chamber for safe-keeping.
He appears in the episode "Ben 10 vs. The Negative 10" as part of the Negative
10. He was then joined by a mutant bat and prairie dog. He makes a brief
appearance at the end of the following episode, "Goodbye and Good Riddance",
wearing an exo-suit resembling a headless Trojan Horse, and leading a
group of animal mutants towards Ben's school, and Ben and Gwen prepare to fight
him as the original series comes to an end.
Dr. Animo appears in Ben 10: Protector of Earth as the main villain of
the South East, and is fought at Oil Refinery. His Omnitrix-created mutants
serve as Ben's foes through those
stages and he battles in a robotic gorilla suit, similar to his appearance in"
Ben 10,000", although the in-game version is obviously more robotic and is
merely Animo in a suit, instead of being a disembodied head on a cyborg gorilla.
(voiced by Kari Wahlgren) is Hex's niece. Like Hex, she uses magic, but
instead of using a staff, she wields a bag from which she can draw all manner of
items, such as magical explosives, throwing blades, or even various clay animals
to enlarge and animate. Although small, the bag seems to have something of a
pocket dimension inside (basically a magic satchel), allowing Charmcaster
to store things within it that logically should not fit (at one point, she
produces Hex's magic staff, an item that is at least four feet tall). The bag
also found its way back to Charmcaster under its own power. She is also skilled
in various magical spells, although it's clear that because of her inexperience,
she isn't as powerful as her uncle. Although she (like many other villains)
dislikes Ben, Charmcaster especially despises Gwen on account of their shared
affinity for magic, similar to Ben and Kevin's
In her debut appearance, "Tough Luck", she busts her uncle out of prison
and assists him in trying to steal the Keystone of Bezel. She manages to trick
Gwen by putting on an act about hating her uncle, only to swipe the Keystone
while hugging Gwen. She then gives Hex the Keystone. In the end it's revealed
that Hex needs the Keystone to recreate the Charms of Bezel, and that she is
manipulating her uncle into doing it so that she can take their power for
herself. In the end, her powers, like Hex's, seem to be absorbed by the
Charmcaster returns in "A Change of Face", her powers having regenerated
since her recent encounter with the Tennysons. She attempts a body swap
spell with Ben, hoping to take advantage of the Omnitrix in order to boost her
magic. Her efforts fail,
however, as her three attempts end in swapping with Gwen, being returned to her
normal body while Ben and Gwen are swapped, and returning Ben and Gwen to their
normal bodies respectively. She is arrested at the end of the episode, and her
bag is tossed into the sea. She is last seen in a juvenile detention ward, where
she is about to be beaten up by two female inmates whom Gwen spurned while she
was in Charmcaster's body. Gwen procures her spellbook during this period, and
keeps the item as a souvenir, eventually learning to use it.
Charmcaster makes a small cameo at the end of "Don't
Drink the Water", where she is seen taunting her uncle (who has been reduced to
an infant by the Fountain of Youth) and saying that she's giving the
She appears in "Ben 10 vs. The Negative 10" as part of the Negative 10. Although
loyal to Driscoll and his plans, she is more concerned with crushing her
arch-rival Gwen than anything else. She also is shown to have a slight rivalry
with fellow teammate Rojo.
(voiced by Nicholas Guest), featured in the episode "Side Effects",
is a green-skinned man who has the ability to control any type of insect or
arachnid. How he gained his powers is unknown, though he hints that he was born
with them, possibly making him a mutant. The enhanced commentary for
"Secret of the Omnitrix" states that this ability is psychic
and that he successfully taught it to Dr. Animo, in the case of the latter's
mutant animals. Clancy always speaks using first-person plural pronouns like
"we", as he speaks for all of his insects as well as himself.
Clancy originally lived at 8610 Chester Street, an abandoned apartment building.
When Councilwoman Liang tries to redevelop the area and have his home torn down,
he kidnaps her with the intention of feeding her to
his insects. Fourarms stops him, but accidentally destroys his home in the
process when Clancy's insects swarm him. After that plan fails, Clancy tries to
cause the nearby nuclear power plant to meltdown, killing everyone and
everything in the city. Clancy makes himself a protective suit out of
cockroaches (which are presumed to be the only living creatures on the planet
that would survive a nuclear war) in order to survive the blast. A sick
Heatblast, whose powers are reversed by the virus, giving him the ability to
control ice instead of heat, stops this plan by freezing the reactor core.
Finally, he attempts to take revenge on the trio. Once again, he is stopped,
this time by Max's San Ju Yen Pien cold medicine, which attracts the bugs and
overrides Clancy's control over them, at which point Max knocks him out with a
single punch and leaves to call the police.
Clancy doesn't appear to actually be deranged at first, just someone who was
trying to save his home (though his comment about letting his bugs eat the
councilwoman seems to be going a bit overboard), but he starts doing things that
show him to be psychotic when the building is destroyed along with most
of his bugs.
In "Ben 10 vs. The Negative 10," he joins the Negative 10 and has since been
mutated into a monstrous, dragonfly-like creature; due to this form's
resemblance to Stinkfly, it is possible that Dr. Animo assisted him in using
this form. In this form, he no longer demonstrates the capability of human
speech and is able to fire swarms of insects from his mouth.
Clancy makes a minor appearance in his human form in Ben 10: Protector of
as a mini-boss working for Dr. Animo.
(voiced by Jennifer Hale) is the leader of a heavily armed female biker
gang, first appearing in "The Alliance". When she tries to rob an armored truck,
she is thwarted by Ben as
Fourarms and two of Vilgax's drones coming
after Ben. The remnants of one of
Vilgax's defeated drones fuses with Joey as
she investigates it, and she becomes Rojo (Spanish for red), a powerful
cyborg. The upgrade gives her the ability to fly, superhuman strength,
invulnerability, metallic claws, and a pair of laser blasters attached to
each shoulder. Vilgax is able to communicate with her through the parts and
force her to track down the Omnitrix for him. Joey is turned back to normal when
Upgrade shorts out the spare parts, after which Gwen knocks her unconscious for
attempting a sneak attack on Upgrade.
Joey is greedy, wild and amoral, and not hesitant to attack innocent bystanders
just because they annoy her. Neither her real name or her cyborg name is
mentioned in the show, except for in "Ben 10 vs. The Negative 10," where her
name is pronounced with an English "j," but are listed as such in the credits.
Joey returns in "Ben 10 vs. The Negative 10" as part of the Negative 10, with
alien technology and armor presumably supplied by the Forever Knights. In that
episode she is also shown to have a rivalry with Charmcaster for being the "baddest
girl" in the group.
The Circus Freaks
This trio of thieves are recurring minor villains. They worked together in the
guise of being freak show performers in
Zombozo's circus. As his minions, they would perform to lure in an audience for
Zombozo. While Zombozo would feed on the crowd, they would go out and strip the
town of all its valuables. After Zombozo was beaten by Ben, they set out
on their own. In "Ghostfreaked Out", they reappeared trying to steal some
trophies, but were ruthlessly thwarted by Ghostfreak. While they were hiding,
Ghostfreak found them and forcibly became their leader. Shortly after Ghostfreak
was fried, the Circus Freak Trio were taken to jail. In "Ben 10,000", a future
version of the group, called the "Neuvo Circus Freaks" are mentioned in passing
by Ultimos. In "Ben 10 vs. The Negative 10", they are all working for the
Negative 10 and are partnered with Sublimino during the attack
on Fort Knox. In all of their appearances, Ben
defeats all three of them with relative ease.
(voiced by Dee Bradley Baker)
is one of Zombozo's three minions, and without a higher rank to command
them, he acts as the trio's leader (with somewhat inconclusive
results). His appearance is quite like that of a zombie. He has the ability
to project corrosive acid from his mouth in the form of either a vapor or a
liquid; he claims that he learned this trick from his mother. This acid can
easily dissolve whatever he wants it to, even metal and stone. Despite the
potency of his breath, however, he is one of Ben's least dangerous foes. If
his mouth is jammed by an object (such as a baseball), or if something
causes him to cough and gag (such as when Gwen blew a fire extinguisher's
contents into his mouth), Acid Breath will be briefly unable to use his
powers and vulnerable to attack.
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has pale skin, a tight-fitting body suit, and five orange tentacles
for hair. They are also tipped with metal orbs for greater concussive
damage. She's also extremely nimble and skilled in acrobatics. Despite her
strength, she is always easily subdued by Ben, normally by being tied up
with her own hair. The future episode "Ben 10,000" reveals that Frightwig,
now middle aged, is the leader of the Nuevo Circus Freaks from 20 years in
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as the name suggests, has a head shaped like a thumb (complete with a
fingernail-like hairstyle on his forehead). He also has incredible strength
(though inferior to that of Fourarms), but limited intelligence. He is also
easily beaten by Ben, normally even worse than the others. His name is a
play on the insult "numbskull", as well as the obvious appearance gag.
(voiced by Richard Steven Horvitz) is an evil
hypnotist who uses hypnosis to force people to commit crimes for him. Ben ended
up as one of his victims, and Ben's alien forms prove instrumental in retrieving
the necessary parts to build a giant hypnosis machine, allowing Sublimino to
control an entire mall full of people. When Sublimino hypnotized everyone in the
mall, Ben alone escaped the trance. As Wildvine, he brought down Sublimino and
broke his hypnotic spell. Other than his hypnotic powers, Sublimino is a
weakling, relying on his slaves to protect him using various objects in the
mall, and proved no match for Wildvine.
Sublimino first appears in "Midnight Madness." He resurfaces in "Ben 10
vs. The Negative 10" when the Forever King recruits him to lead the
Circus Freaks, though he is silent throughout the entire special. He does,
however, manage to put the
technopathic Cooper into a trance, allowing
him to hypnotize the young boy into attacking the Tennysons.
Hex (voiced by Khary Payton), also known as Hexlord, is a self-proclaimed
"Master Magician" who desires to rule the world with his unmatched powers. He
possesses five "magical" charms called the Charms of Bezel that give him
the powers of levitation, fire, reincarnation, lightning,
and luck, in addition to his own spellcasting abilities.
In "Lucky Girl", he attempts to steal an ancient spellbook known as the
Archamada Book of Spells, dating back to the 16th century and containing
powerful spells that, combined with the Charms, give the wielder unimaginable
powers. However, the Charm of Luck falls into Gwen's possession during Hex's
fight with Ben, and she soon learns to utilize its power (the first hinting of
Gwen's latent powers). Despite Hex's attempts to
reclaim the Charm and the Book, he is eventually defeated by the Tennysons and
arrested, while Gwen destroys the Charms.
Hex returns in "Tough Luck", having been broken out of prison by his niece and
apprentice Charmcaster. Together, they search for the Keystone of Bezel,
which he plans to use to recreate the other five Charms and multiply his power
tenfold. Again, Gwen gets ahold of the Keystone and is soon attacked by the
pair. Hex fails again due to both the Tennysons' interference and Charmcaster
betraying him so she can take the Charms for herself (though she fails as well).
He then reappears in "Don't Drink the Water", having aged into an old man since
his last appearance. Learning of the Fountain of Youth, he tracks it down and
uses it to become immortal. However, Ben, reduced to a toddler by the
effects of the Fountain, uses Heatblast to evaporate the Fountain, which
overexposes Hex and reduces him to an infant. Hex is last seen in Charmcaster's
hands, where his niece enjoys taunting him at his expense. It has been confirmed
that Hex will make an appearance in season 3 of Alien force.
Hex (who is revealed to have been possessed by Ghostfreak once defeated) appears
in Ben 10: Protector of Earth, but only as a mini-boss that Ben
faces at the end of Effigy Mounds.
is one of three alien bounty hunters sent to take the
Omnitrix from Ben. He is a merecenary from the Sotoragg system. Unlike the other
hunters, he only speaks in his own language, though they can still understand
him and vice versa. Sixsix has purple armor and strange, clamp-like feet; the
armor he wears was taken from an assassin droid he gutted. He is equipped with a
jetpack, and his armour is covered with pouches that hold various weapons
and projectiles, such as twin blasters, laser discs, an energized buzz saw,
laser blade and whip, a sonic weapon, throwing pikes, grenades, bolas,
rockets, and several tentacle-mounted lasers coming out of his back pack. He
also has several very strange small claws and hands that extend from his
shoulders that are usually used to throw the small pikes coming out of his jet
pack, or bombs when he is using his blasters.
Sixsix appears in the episode "Hunted". Sixsix
later appears in "The Galactic Enforcers", teaming up with Vulkanus as
part of his plan to combine Element X with bisynthium alloy (an unspecified form
of iron ore) to create an explosive capable of wiping out an entire solar
system. Sixsix and Vulkanus reappear in "Perfect Day" as villains in Ben's
He appears as Vilgax's henchman in Ben 10: Secret of the Omnitrix
after Vilgax found him drifting outside Incarcecon. His helmet is broken,
revealing a gray-skinned creature beneath; however, the enhanced commentary for
the special reveals that Sixsix is a mutant, and that others of his kind do not
look the same. Strangely, he seems to become more feral after this happens:
Vilgax attaches a leash to him in order to keep him under control. He seems to
have developed a grudge against Tetrax since "Hunted", attacking him
relentlessly upon meeting him again. He was finally defeated by Tetrax as he
tries to escape after Ben defeats Vilgax and his army.
Sixsix appears again in Ben 10: Protector of Earth as a mini-boss,
fought at the end of Cape Canaveral. His role is only to stall for time
as Vilgax prepares the final phase of his plan.
Ben 10: Alien Force
introduces the bounty hunter Sevenseven, a visually similar character of the
same race described as being far more dangerous than Sixsix. His armor is
similar to that of Sixsix, but a lighter shade of purple, and, like Sixsix, he
does not speak a word of English (even when talking to those who do), but other
aliens are able to understand him perfectly.
(voiced by John DiMaggio) is a Detrovite (the
same species as Ben's ally Technorg from "Grudge Match") who partners up with
Sixsix in order to build a weapon capable of destroying a solar system. Unlike
Technorg, he isn't enhanced in any way. He is stopped by Ben and the Galactic
Enforcers in the episode "The Galactic Enforcers".
He reappears in Ben's dream world in "Perfect Day" working alongside Sixsix
again, and in the future episode "Ken 10", where he was defeated by Ben 10,000
and transported to the Null Void dimension.
Vulkanus makes an appearance in Ben 10: Alien Force, in the
episode "Kevin's Big Score". According to Vulkanus, he was betrayed by Kevin
during a "counterfeit isotope" scam a few years earlier. Kevin left him holding
the merchandise when the Plumbers arrived, and though he managed to escape, the
Plumbers destroyed his ship. Unable to leave Earth, he resorted to trading
low-level alien technology to get by. When Kevin arrives looking to obtain an
important item (a holo-disc from Grandpa Max), Vulkanus decides to get back at
him for the betrayal by forcing Kevin to absorb a small piece of Taedenite, the
rarest living gem in the galaxy. This causes Kevin's body to mass-produce the
gem, thus giving Vulkanus an endless supply. However, he is foiled by Ben, who
uses Big Chill to literally freeze off his armor, revealing that Vulkanus is
really nothing more than a minuscule alien in a robotic suit. Rather than
attempt to arrest him, however, Kevin leaves Vulkanus with the small fortune in
crystals he had managed to chip off beforehand, considering it as payment for
his past actions.
(voiced by Wil Wheaton) is an energy-absorbing
being who first appeared in Ben 10: Alien Force in the episode All
That Glitters. He can manipulate the energy he absorbs to fire energy blasts
and fly. As he flys he gives off a golden glow. He drains life-force from girls
at a local school, turning them into zombies. He does this through morningstar
shaped openings on his hands, which leaves a morningstar mark on his
victims. Gwen defeats him by absorbing his own energy, leaving him withered, at
which point he escapes.
He later returns in the eponymous season two episode Darkstar Rising, now
calling himself Darkstar and claiming that Mike Morningstar no longer
exists. He seems to have lost his ability to fly, although his power to absorb
energy has increased. He can now absorb energy through black energy rays that
drain the energy from whatever they touch, no longer does he have to make
contact, whcih expands his list of possible targets expedentially. He can also
shoot black energy rays, though these seem to be no different then his old ones
besides beuing black in color. After capturing Magister Ghilhil, a Highbreed
Lord, Kevin, and Ben, Gwen again causes his downfall with the help of DNAliens.
He is then arrested by the Plumber and taken to be imprisoned in the Null-Void.
As Darkstar, Mike wears a metal mask to cover his ruined face.
The BIONICLE Story
STORY SETTING IN DIFFERENT LOCALES/ AREAS
MAHRI NUI &
The City of Legends, Metru Nui was a great metropolis. Resting in a sea of
liquid protodermis, the city and was widely known for its quality of
craftsmanship and high standards.
Like Mata Nui after it, Metru Nui was divided into six districts. Po-Metru,
where large areas were set aside for manufacturing and sculpting; Ga-Metru, with
temples and halls of learning; Ta-Metru, with its great hot forges and
mask-makers; Onu-Metru and its extensive archives; Le-Metru holding the
transportation facilities; and Ko-Metru with its Knowledge Towers. The massive
Coliseum at the center of the island city hosted sporting events and other
For thousands of years, the city was prosperous, defended by legions of Toa and
ruled by wise Turaga. But that peace came to an end after Makuta infiltrated the
city and posed as Turaga Dume. He rid the city of Toa and had the Matoran put
into pods, which later found their way to the island of Mata Nui.
A great quake shook the city, toppling towers and causing much damage. Later,
spidery Visorak hordes invaded the city, casting webs throughout the tall towers
and further harming the once-great metropolis. After the Toa Metru left, the
city was abandoned until the Toa Nuva returned with Takanuva to rebuild.
Hardly had the rebuilding started when the Toa were sent on missions of vital
importance, casting the future of Metru Nui into uncertainty once again…
The unforgiving island of Voya Nui was a wasteland. This island of doom,
as its Matoran inhabitants named it, held secrets that forced the island to
become the center of battles between powerful foes.
Once, the crescent-shaped island had been whole, until part of the island
dropped away to become Mahri Nui. The two – floating Voya Nui and sunken Mahri
Nui – were connected by a stone cord that prevented the island from toppling
back into the sea.
Before even Mahri Nui broke off, the island had been part of the World that
Feeds the World, Karda Nui. Long before, it had broken free of that enormous
cave, and shot to the surface of the ocean.
Deep beneath the surface of Voya Nui, the Chamber of Life held a special Kanohi
mask: the Mask of Life. It had been hidden by the Great Beings long, long ago,
in case its power was needed. Powerful guardians kept others from claiming the
mask, but it truly was needed and so Toa Matoro eventually received the mask.
After evacuating the Matoran, he and his fellow Toa destroyed the stone cord
supporting the island, which then plummeted to fill the hole it had created in
Voya Nui. Mahri Nui was also destroyed by Voya Nui’s fall.
This sunken village of Mahri Nui was surrounded by air bubbles, which allowed
its Matoran villagers to survive. Once a part of the floating island of Voya
Nui, this submerged village remained linked to Voya Nui through a stone cord.
Mahri Nui’s position was dangerous. Not only did the Matoran and their Hydruka
helpers need to constantly replenish their air supplies, the village itself was
perched near the lip of The Pit, a deep and unfriendly realm. The Pit was once a
prison, home to all the worst beings imaginable, but its guardians were
destroyed a thousand years ago in the Great Cataclysm. The Barraki and others
swarmed toward Mahri Nui, which lay nearly defenceless.
But the Mask of Life, which had fallen from Voya Nui down to Mahri Nui, brought
with it Toa that helped defend the Matoran and their little village. Despite
battles that raged around it, the bubbled village survived long enough for the
Toa Mahri to evacuate the Matoran through the stone cord up to Voya Nui.
Once the Mask of Life was safely in the Toa’s possession and the Matoran safe,
they destroyed the stone cord and Voya Nui smashed through Mahri Nui.
The cave of Karda Nui, “the world that feeds the world,” is so big it’s
practically a universe in itself. The bottom of the cave is submerged and
enormous, strangely shaped stalactites have dropped from the ceiling and impaled
on the floor. In the center of the cave, the last remnants of a once fantastic
waterfall have exhausted themselves, creating a vast swamp far below. The water
of Karda Nui is a mixture of liquid protodermis and saltwater.
The waters emit light at the center, as well as heat. During the time the
waterfall was active, ripples on the water shaped the stalactite formations.
Occasionally, pieces break off the rocks and fall into the swamp.
High up in the cave, the air is good and visibility excellent, but the closer
you get to the swamp, the more difficult it becomes to see. The air down below
is shrouded in mist and fog.
Each of the stalactites is almost a world all its own, with some being inhabited
by Av-Matoran. The foundations of the stalactites are fragile and escape from
them is virtually impossible … unless you can fly.
Six heroes began a quest on the island paradise of Mata Nui. The Toa –
biomechanical beings who command elemental powers – found themselves banding
together to help the island’s inhabitants: Matoran villagers and their Turaga
elders. Golden Kanohi masks of power helped the Toa tame rahi beasts that had
been turned to evil by the Makuta, a dark and mysterious being who wove dark
plots in his lair beneath a volcano.
Together, the six heroes learned to trust one another and learned the meaning of
Unity, Duty, and Destiny. Together, Tahu, Gali, Kopaka, Lewa, Pohatu, and Onua
used their golden Kanohi to tame the rahi and confront Makuta in his lair.
Together, they sent Makuta away from Mata Nui, but before fading Makuta released
another blight onto Mata Nui.
The Bohrok Swarms.
Once released from their slumber, these voracious mechanical bugs levelled
everything in their path. Inside their curved heads lay rubbery Krana, creatures
that used the Bohrok as an exoskeleton. Krana could not only drive a Bohrok,
they could act as a mask and take over any form of life – Matoran, Turaga, even
Toa, as Lewa discovered.
The Turaga told an ancient tale of the Bohrok: the Toa must collect eight
different types of krana from each of the six types of Bohrok in order to defeat
the swarms. Despite villages being ravaged, the Toa and Matoran bravely fought
the bugs. The Toa discovered a Bohrok nest and placed their Krana into niches
within the tunnels, halting the swarm but unleashing Cahdok and Gahdok, the
Bahrag twins. They commanded the Swarms. The Toa created an energized
protodermis cage which traps the Bahrag, finally halting the swarms.
In their moment of triumph, the Toa are swallowed into pools of energized
protodermis, transforming them into the even more powerful Toa Nuva. This new
power would help them fight the Bohrok-Kal, backup commanders of the Bohrok in
case the Bahrag failed. The Kal unleashed the Bohrok Swarms once again, and
stole the mysterious Nuva symbols which now contained the Toa Nuva’s elemental
powers. The Kal planned to use the stone symbols to form a Nuva cube, which
would free the Bahrag, but the Toa tricked the Kal and fed their energies into
the symbols. The greedy Kal, thinking to rule along with the Bahrag, destroyed
themselves. The swarms were stopped once more.
After the Matoran rebuild shattered villages, a Matoran named Takua found a
mysterious Kanohi mask: the Mask of Light. He and the Captain of the Ta-Koro
guard, Jaller, are tasked with searching for the heralded Seventh Toa. Deadly
Rahkshi creatures are sent by Makuta, who has returned to Mata Nui, to stop the
two Matoran. Their journeys reveal that Takua is meant to be the seventh Toa,
and he dons the mask, becoming Takanuva, Toa of Light. Takanuva battles Makuta
in his dark lair and vanquishes the dark menace, in the process leading everyone
to rediscover the lost city of Metru Nui.
The Turaga elders decide it’s time to tell of that ancient city, the City of
Legends. A thousand years before, Metru Nui was full of life and bustle, before
the coming of the Morbuzahk. This nasty vine being wreaked havoc on the
metropolis, under the control of Makuta, who was disguised as that city’s Turaga.
The lone Toa of Metru Nui, Toa Lhikan, helps transform six Matoran into Toa
Metru. These Toa would later become the Turaga elders of Mata Nui, but as Toa
they tracked the Morbuzahk to the great furnace in Ta-Metru and defeated it with
Great Kanoka Disks they’d collected.
The six Toa heroes, far from being thanked for their work, are called impostors
by the fake Turaga Dume, and are forced to evade both mechanical Vahki
peacekeepers and Dark Hunters. The Toa Metru discover Makuta is impersonating
Turaga Dume, who orders all Matoran to be placed into pods and put to sleep.
This sends the Great Spirit Mata Nui into a deep sleep as well. After
imprisoning Makuta in a shell of Protodermis using a special Mask of Time, the
Toa Metru attempt to retrieve the Matoran pods.
But they are stopped by the spidery Visorak. Venom transforms the Toa Metru into
Toa Hordika, half-beasts who must search for the legendary Rahi Keetongu to free
them from being Hordika. In doing so, the great city is greatly damaged. Finally
restored to their Metru forms, the six Toa bring the Matoran pods up to the
newly-discovered island paradise of Mata Nui and awaken them. The heroes give up
their powers to become Turaga, and don’t tell the newly awakened and confused
Matoran of their past.
The Turaga finish their tale of Metru Nui, and the inhabitants of Swarm-ravaged
Mata Nui decide to go back to Metru Nui. But once there, they discover the Great
Spirit Mata Nui isn’t just sleeping – he’s dying. The Toa Nuva must find the
floating island of Voya Nui and retrieve the Kanohi Ignika, the Mask of Life,
guarded by fearsome warriors. But they’ve been beaten to it by six nasty
creatures who call themselves Piraka. The Piraka have fooled the Matoran of Voya
Nui into thinking they are actually Toa. The Piraka are after the Mask of Life
too. But they didn’t count on six new heroes created from Matoran, the Toa Inika,
challenging their plans.
Only the scheming and backstabbing actions of the Piraka keep them from getting
their claws on the Mask of Life before it plummets into the deep ocean. At the
bottom of the ocean lies another city, Mahri Nui, broken off the main island of
Voya Nui long ago. Surrounded by air bubbles, Mahri Nui’s survival is
precarious. It’s right next to The Pit, where undesirables have been sent for
millennia to be punished.
The Barraki, six warlords who were hideously transformed when sent to the Pit,
fight over the Mask of Life to restore themselves to power. But they are denied
their prize when the Toa Inika journey to Mahri Nui and are transformed into
water-breathing Toa Mahri by the Mask of Life itself. After battling many creeps
from the deep, including their old nemesis Makuta in a robotic form, Toa Matoro
finally wins the mask. They destroy the stone cord linking Voya Nui with Mahri
Nui, plunging Voya Nui down to plug a hole in the World That Feeds The World,
Karda Nui. But they aren’t in time.
The Great Spirit Mata Nui died.
Faced with the destruction of the universe, Matoro places the Mask of Life on
his face, and chooses to sacrifice himself to save the Great Spirit and his
friends. The massive energies from the Ignika bring Mata Nui back to life, but
still in a dangerous sleep. There’s only one place where the Toa Nuva can wake
Mata Nui, so they are transported to a massive cave, where they find Matoran of
Light battling winged Makuta in the mists of Karda Nui.
In the toxic swamp at the bottom of Karda Nui, the Toa Nuva fight for the Mask
of Life and search for ways to enter a mysterious metallic dome buried in a
fallen stalactite. But even with the help of the silent Toa Ignika, the Toa Nuva
must battle mutated Makuta to waken Mata Nui.
Six Matoran of Metru Nui were selected by Lhikan, that city's last remaining
Toa, to become heroes and free Metru Nui from the schemes of Makuta. After
saving the Matoran of Metru Nui and bringing them to Mata Nui, the Toa Metru
sacrificed their powers to awaken the Matoran and turned into Turaga.
Toa Metru Onewa
Toa Metru Vakama
Toa Metru Matau
Toa Metru Nuju
Toa Metru Whenua
Toa Metru Nokama
Toa Metru Onewa
Toa Metru of stone and guardian of Po-Metru, Onewa is strong-willed and
stubborn. No matter the odds, Onewa will never admit defeat – he always finds a
way to win. When his own strength and agility are not enough, he uses his proto
piton tools and his Great Mask of Mind Control.
Toa Metru Vakama
Toa Metru of Fire and guardian of Ta-Metru, Vakama uses his disk launcher and
Great Mask of Concealment to defeat threats to Metru Nui. His strange visions of
the future lead the Toa on dangerous quests into the darkest parts of the city
of legends. Includes disk launcher and Kanoka disk.
Toa Metru Matau
Toa Metru of air and guardian of the transport hub of Le-Metru, Matau is known
for his instincts and his sense of humor. His Great Mask of Illusion and twin
aero slicers make him a hero to be reckoned with.
Toa Metru Nuju
Cold and aloof Toa Metru of ice and guardian of Ko-Metru, Nuju carries two
crystal spikes for climbing the Knowledge Towers and wears the Great Mask of
Toa Metru Whenua
Toa Metru of earth and guardian of Onu-Metru, Whenua spends much of his time in
the vast Archives beneath the city. When danger threatens, he relies on his twin
earthshock drills and his Great Mask of Night Vision.
Toa Metru Nokama
Toa Metru of water and guardian of Ga-Metru, Toa Nokama can often be found using
her twin hydro blades to speed through the protodermis canals. Intelligent and
strong, she has the wits to solve mysteries and the power to defeat any foe.
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