History WesternAnimation / Ben10Omniverse

22nd Sep '16 8:29:07 PM nombretomado
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** To an extent, 16 years old Ben is portrayed as much more [[TookALevelInDumbass bumbling, immature and clumsy]] than he was in the two previous sequels, and has big moments of Jerkasserie as well; exemples include taking credit for Rook's idea in front of Max in ''Predators and Prey'', accidentally breaking up with Julie over a misunderstanding that was caused by his stupidity or failing to recognize the threat ''[[ArchEnemy Vilgax]]'' represented (the latter, especially, contracticts his attitude in the finale of UltimateAlien). This was toned down a bit toward the end of the second story arc, only to have him flanderized again in the third story arc. There is even flanderization of his flanderization: in season 3 of Alien Force and Ultimate Alien, Ben had taken the habit to constantly (and annoyingly) remind everybody he had saved the entire Universe during the Hightbreed war. Now, he constantly reminds people he "Saved the Universe a billion times".

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** To an extent, 16 years old Ben is portrayed as much more [[TookALevelInDumbass bumbling, immature and clumsy]] than he was in the two previous sequels, and has big moments of Jerkasserie as well; exemples include taking credit for Rook's idea in front of Max in ''Predators and Prey'', accidentally breaking up with Julie over a misunderstanding that was caused by his stupidity or failing to recognize the threat ''[[ArchEnemy Vilgax]]'' represented (the latter, especially, contracticts his attitude in the finale of UltimateAlien).''[[WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien Ultimate Alien]]''). This was toned down a bit toward the end of the second story arc, only to have him flanderized again in the third story arc. There is even flanderization of his flanderization: in season 3 of Alien Force and Ultimate Alien, Ben had taken the habit to constantly (and annoyingly) remind everybody he had saved the entire Universe during the Hightbreed war. Now, he constantly reminds people he "Saved the Universe a billion times".



* ManipulativeEditing: In "The Vengers", Will Harangue edits footage of the fight between Ben and the Vengers to make it look like Ben provoked the fight and tried to kill them. The footage jumps around like crazy, managing to be even more obvious than Harangue's editing was back in UltimateAlien, but it still takes Billy Billions admitting to it on live television for the public to realize the manipulation.

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* ManipulativeEditing: In "The Vengers", Will Harangue edits footage of the fight between Ben and the Vengers to make it look like Ben provoked the fight and tried to kill them. The footage jumps around like crazy, managing to be even more obvious than Harangue's editing was back in UltimateAlien, ''[[WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien Ultimate Alien]]'', but it still takes Billy Billions admitting to it on live television for the public to realize the manipulation.
22nd Sep '16 5:56:50 PM nombretomado
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** In "Collect This", Ben [[WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce plays soccer]], refers to the events of [[UltimateAlien Simian's last appearance]], and mentions the [[WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien Unitrix]]. In the same episode, Hokestar has toys based off of Ben 23's aliens and is running the extranet show heard in "Bros in Space", and Collectimus indicates he's aware of Ben's remaking the universe back in "So Long and Thanks for All the Smoothies" and mentions a Ben 10 movie that blends the names of Ben10SecretoftheOmnitrix and Ben10RaceAgainstTime. Somewhat ironic for an episode that mocks fans for obsessing over continuity.

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** In "Collect This", Ben [[WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce plays soccer]], refers to the events of [[UltimateAlien [[WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien Simian's last appearance]], and mentions the [[WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien Unitrix]]. In the same episode, Hokestar has toys based off of Ben 23's aliens and is running the extranet show heard in "Bros in Space", and Collectimus indicates he's aware of Ben's remaking the universe back in "So Long and Thanks for All the Smoothies" and mentions a Ben 10 movie that blends the names of Ben10SecretoftheOmnitrix and Ben10RaceAgainstTime. Somewhat ironic for an episode that mocks fans for obsessing over continuity.



** The show has Ben constantly boasting that he "saved the Universe a Billion times". While he did accomplished many heroic deeds over the course of the franchise, most of them were a much more limited area, such a town, Earth, the Galaxy or some other planet. The number of occasions where he ''actually'' saved the entire Universe onscreen doesn't exceed three times (''[[{{Ben10}} Secret of the Omnitrix]]'', [[Ben10UltimateAlien the Aggregor case and Diagon's return]], to be specific), and it seems very unlikely that the universe was so often in danger offscreen for him to save it that many times. Of course, [[UnreliableNarrator it is Ben talking]]. This is Lampshaded in "An American Benwolf in London."

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** The show has Ben constantly boasting that he "saved the Universe a Billion times". While he did accomplished many heroic deeds over the course of the franchise, most of them were a much more limited area, such a town, Earth, the Galaxy or some other planet. The number of occasions where he ''actually'' saved the entire Universe onscreen doesn't exceed three times (''[[{{Ben10}} Secret of the Omnitrix]]'', [[Ben10UltimateAlien [[WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien the Aggregor case and Diagon's return]], to be specific), and it seems very unlikely that the universe was so often in danger offscreen for him to save it that many times. Of course, [[UnreliableNarrator it is Ben talking]]. This is Lampshaded in "An American Benwolf in London."



* StrawFan: Collectimus. A big-headed, tantrum-throwing, sedentary, nasally-voice alien with NerdGlasses, he is presented as a parody of fans of Alien Force and Ultimate Alien. Professing himself to be Ben 10's biggest fan, he is obsessed with Ben 10 trivia and merchandise, specifically "collecting" the latter. However, he disregards the "real" Ben, complaining that the world of Omniverse should be DarkerAndEdgier and showing interest only in items from [[{{Ben10}} when Ben was younger]] and from a [[WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce low quality]] [[Ben10UltimateAlien Animesque knock-off]].

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* StrawFan: Collectimus. A big-headed, tantrum-throwing, sedentary, nasally-voice alien with NerdGlasses, he is presented as a parody of fans of Alien Force and Ultimate Alien. Professing himself to be Ben 10's biggest fan, he is obsessed with Ben 10 trivia and merchandise, specifically "collecting" the latter. However, he disregards the "real" Ben, complaining that the world of Omniverse should be DarkerAndEdgier and showing interest only in items from [[{{Ben10}} when Ben was younger]] and from a [[WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce low quality]] [[Ben10UltimateAlien [[WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien Animesque knock-off]].
21st Sep '16 6:41:57 PM nombretomado
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** In "Collect This", Ben [[AlienForce plays soccer]], refers to the events of [[UltimateAlien Simian's last appearance]], and mentions the [[UltimateAlien Unitrix]]. In the same episode, Hokestar has toys based off of Ben 23's aliens and is running the extranet show heard in "Bros in Space", and Collectimus indicates he's aware of Ben's remaking the universe back in "So Long and Thanks for All the Smoothies" and mentions a Ben 10 movie that blends the names of Ben10SecretoftheOmnitrix and Ben10RaceAgainstTime. Somewhat ironic for an episode that mocks fans for obsessing over continuity.

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** In "Collect This", Ben [[AlienForce [[WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce plays soccer]], refers to the events of [[UltimateAlien Simian's last appearance]], and mentions the [[UltimateAlien [[WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien Unitrix]]. In the same episode, Hokestar has toys based off of Ben 23's aliens and is running the extranet show heard in "Bros in Space", and Collectimus indicates he's aware of Ben's remaking the universe back in "So Long and Thanks for All the Smoothies" and mentions a Ben 10 movie that blends the names of Ben10SecretoftheOmnitrix and Ben10RaceAgainstTime. Somewhat ironic for an episode that mocks fans for obsessing over continuity.



** In AlienForce, Ben functioned as the tie breaker for Alien X. If he could get either Serena ''or'' Bellicus to agree to anything then it would be decided. In Omniverse the decision has to be unanimous, with ''both'' Serena and Bellicus agreeing.

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** In AlienForce, WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce, Ben functioned as the tie breaker for Alien X. If he could get either Serena ''or'' Bellicus to agree to anything then it would be decided. In Omniverse the decision has to be unanimous, with ''both'' Serena and Bellicus agreeing.



* StrawFan: Collectimus. A big-headed, tantrum-throwing, sedentary, nasally-voice alien with NerdGlasses, he is presented as a parody of fans of Alien Force and Ultimate Alien. Professing himself to be Ben 10's biggest fan, he is obsessed with Ben 10 trivia and merchandise, specifically "collecting" the latter. However, he disregards the "real" Ben, complaining that the world of Omniverse should be DarkerAndEdgier and showing interest only in items from [[{{Ben10}} when Ben was younger]] and from a [[Ben10AlienForce low quality]] [[Ben10UltimateAlien Animesque knock-off]].

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* StrawFan: Collectimus. A big-headed, tantrum-throwing, sedentary, nasally-voice alien with NerdGlasses, he is presented as a parody of fans of Alien Force and Ultimate Alien. Professing himself to be Ben 10's biggest fan, he is obsessed with Ben 10 trivia and merchandise, specifically "collecting" the latter. However, he disregards the "real" Ben, complaining that the world of Omniverse should be DarkerAndEdgier and showing interest only in items from [[{{Ben10}} when Ben was younger]] and from a [[Ben10AlienForce [[WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce low quality]] [[Ben10UltimateAlien Animesque knock-off]].
11th Sep '16 3:43:14 AM Anicomicgeek
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* TheNthDoctor: The episode "Universe Vs. Tennyson" establishes that, Celestialsapiens, the source species of Alien X and a species of {{Reality Warper}}s, as the cause of the various redesigns and TheOtherDarrins throughout [[Franchise/{{Ben 10}} franchise]], with Azmuth cited as an example (going from [[Series/{{CSI}} Robert David Hall]] in [[WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}} the original series]] and ''[[WesternAnimation/Ben10DestroyAllAliens Destroy All Aliens]]'', to Creator/JeffBennett doing an Creator/ReneAuberjonois impression in the ''[[WesternAnimation/Ben10Alien Force]]''/''[[WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien Ultimate Alien]]'' era, to Auberjonois himself voicing Azmuth in ''Omniverse'').
15th Aug '16 8:48:15 PM Isaac_Heller
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* VaguenessIsComing: The Rooters justify their villainy by claiming to be preparing for a coming threat. Max and Ben believe this to be a lie they cooked up to continue their experiments.
* VileVillainSaccharineShow: The show itself is notably DenserAndWackier / LighterAndSofter compared to the previous sequels, but its major villains are an EgomaniacHunter SerialKiller, a [[TheSociopath Sociopathic]] NotSoHarmlessVillain and a MadScientist who [[spoiler:attempts to commit a genocide of the Galvans]].

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* VaguenessIsComing: The Rooters justify their villainy by claiming to be preparing for a coming threat. Max and Ben believe this to be a lie they cooked up to continue their experiments.
experiments. [[spoiler: It's not...the threat they are talking about is ''Ben'', whom they believe is a danger to the universe.]]
* VileVillainSaccharineShow: The show itself is notably DenserAndWackier / LighterAndSofter compared to the previous sequels, but its major villains in the first two arcs are an EgomaniacHunter SerialKiller, a [[TheSociopath Sociopathic]] NotSoHarmlessVillain and a MadScientist who [[spoiler:attempts to commit a genocide of the Galvans]].Galvans]].
** Later there are the Rooters, especially their leader Proctor Servantis.


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** "The Rooters of All Evil", which reveals that [[spoiler:most of what everyone thinks they know about Kevin - including Kevin himself - is a lie and part of a sinister conspiracy.]]
15th Aug '16 8:42:01 PM Isaac_Heller
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** A variation of this phrase is used by Gwen to describe Charmcaster: "Not a bad person, just damaged."
15th Aug '16 8:33:29 PM Isaac_Heller
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** To an extent, 16 years old Ben is portrayed as much more [[TookALevelInDumbass bumbling, immature and clumsy]] than he was in the two previous sequels, and has big moments of Jerkasserie as well; exemples include taking credit for Rook's idea in front of Max in ''Predators and Prey'', accidentally breaking up with Julie over a misunderstanding that was caused by his stupidity or failing to recognize the treath ''[[ArchEnemy Vilgax]]'' represented (the latter, especially, contracticts his attitude in the finale of UltimateAlien). This was toned down a bit toward the end of the second story arc, only to have him flanderized again in the third story arc. There is even flanderization of his flanderization: in season 3 of Alien Force and Ultimate Alien, Ben had taken the habit to constantly (and annoyingly) remind everybody he had saved the entire Universe during the Hightbreed war. Now, he constantly reminds people he "Saved the Universe a billion times".

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** To an extent, 16 years old Ben is portrayed as much more [[TookALevelInDumbass bumbling, immature and clumsy]] than he was in the two previous sequels, and has big moments of Jerkasserie as well; exemples include taking credit for Rook's idea in front of Max in ''Predators and Prey'', accidentally breaking up with Julie over a misunderstanding that was caused by his stupidity or failing to recognize the treath threat ''[[ArchEnemy Vilgax]]'' represented (the latter, especially, contracticts his attitude in the finale of UltimateAlien). This was toned down a bit toward the end of the second story arc, only to have him flanderized again in the third story arc. There is even flanderization of his flanderization: in season 3 of Alien Force and Ultimate Alien, Ben had taken the habit to constantly (and annoyingly) remind everybody he had saved the entire Universe during the Hightbreed war. Now, he constantly reminds people he "Saved the Universe a billion times".
15th Aug '16 8:08:35 PM Isaac_Heller
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* "Charm School" retcons the ''Ultimate Alien'' episode "The Enemy of My Frenemy" out when Hex says he didn't know where Charmcaster had gone when previously he had been told by Gwen that she went to Ledgerdomain, Charmcaster mentions that Adwaita was all-powerful until she turned him into a totem which was not at all what was shown before, and the entire event in which Charmcaster temporarily ''killed'' Ben, Gwen and Kevin to resurrect her father is not mentioned nor hinted at by any of these characters even when it logically should be brought up.

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* ** "Charm School" retcons the ''Ultimate Alien'' episode "The Enemy of My Frenemy" out when Hex says he didn't know where Charmcaster had gone when previously he had been told by Gwen that she went to Ledgerdomain, Charmcaster mentions that Adwaita was all-powerful until she turned him into a totem which was not at all what was shown before, and the entire event in which Charmcaster temporarily ''killed'' Ben, Gwen and Kevin to resurrect her father is not mentioned nor hinted at by any of these characters even when it logically should be brought up.
15th Aug '16 8:07:42 PM Isaac_Heller
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** In ''Ultimate Alien'', Dr. Viktor was one of Evil!Kevin's victims, and his lifeless body was taken over by King Xarion of Zarcovia. He was defeated by being encased in metal, but Ben and co. were unable to arrest him due Plumbers only being allowed to arrest aliens (despite the fact that Xarion is an alien body). In ''Omniverse'', the Plumbers have Viktor's metal-encased body stored in their basement. This allows the aforementioned Zs'Skayr to enter Viktor's body, where he absorbs Xarion's soul, allowing the original Viktor to regain control and resume being his minion.

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** In ''Ultimate Alien'', Dr. Viktor was one of Evil!Kevin's victims, and his lifeless body was taken over by King Xarion of Zarcovia. He was defeated by being encased in metal, but Ben and co. were unable to arrest him due Plumbers only being allowed to arrest aliens (despite the fact that Xarion is an alien body). In ''Omniverse'', the Plumbers have Viktor's metal-encased body stored in their basement. This allows the aforementioned Zs'Skayr to enter Viktor's body, where he absorbs Xarion's soul, allowing the original Viktor to regain control and resume being his minion. Also, the Plumbers in ''Omniverse'' can and do arrest humans.



** The ''UltimateAlien'' episode "Basic Training" was about Ben, Gwen, and Kevin attending Plumber training to become fully certified Plumbers. In "The Rooters of All Evil" it becomes a plot point that Ben is not officially a Plumber.

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** The ''UltimateAlien'' ''Ultimate Alien'' episode "Basic Training" was about Ben, Gwen, and Kevin attending Plumber training to become fully certified Plumbers. In "The Rooters of All Evil" it becomes a plot point that Ben is not officially a Plumber.



* "Charm School" retcons the ''Ultimate Alien'' episode "The Enemy of My Frenemy" out when Hex says he didn't know where Charmcaster had gone when previously he had been told by Gwen that she went to Ledgerdomain, Charmcaster mentions that Adwaita was all-powerful until she turned him into a totem which was not at all what was shown before, and the entire event in which Charmcaster temporarily ''killed'' Ben, Gwen and Kevin to resurrect her father is not mentioned nor hinted at by any of these characters even when it logically should be brought up.



** That same episode revealed that Gwen liked Kevin back when they were kids, even though he was an AxeCrazy sociopath at that point; NoAccountingForTaste?

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** That same episode revealed that Gwen possibly liked Kevin back when they were kids, kids (and he ''certainly'' liked her), even though he was an AxeCrazy sociopath at that point; NoAccountingForTaste?
13th Aug '16 10:33:07 PM Doug86
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A few months have passed since the events of ''Ultimate Alien''. [[TheUnmaskedWorld Earth has eventually been declared a free system, and the aliens now live freely amongst humans]]. Ben, now equipped with his new Omnitrix, is still working for the Plumbers. Eventually, Gwen decides to leave Belwood to go to college, and Kevin follows her. With Ben now alone, Max assigned him a new partner, a young BadassNormal alien plumber named [[AscendedFanboy Rook]] ([[IWorkAlone much to Ben's dismay]]). As Ben must learn to cooperate with Rook, he has to face the arrival of Khyber, a mysterious alien hunter who [[HuntingTheMostDangerousGame set his sights on him]].

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A few months have passed since the events of ''Ultimate Alien''. [[TheUnmaskedWorld [[TheUnmasquedWorld Earth has eventually been declared a free system, and the aliens now live freely amongst humans]]. Ben, now equipped with his new Omnitrix, is still working for the Plumbers. Eventually, Gwen decides to leave Belwood to go to college, and Kevin follows her. With Ben now alone, Max assigned him a new partner, a young BadassNormal alien plumber named [[AscendedFanboy Rook]] ([[IWorkAlone much to Ben's dismay]]). As Ben must learn to cooperate with Rook, he has to face the arrival of Khyber, a mysterious alien hunter who [[HuntingTheMostDangerousGame set his sights on him]].
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