Black Box: Ben has no idea how the Omnitrix works at the beginning of the story; the best he can do is turning and pushing the dial. This frequently causes him to take the wrong transformation, turn back to normal at the wrong time or merely make mistakes.
Chest Insignia: The Omnitrix's symbol will appear somewhere on the body of every alien it transforms its wearer into. Most commonly in the center of the chest, but it does vary for some.
Clingy MacGuffin: The thing is stuck on Ben's wrist. This prevents villains from simply taking it from him. Though by the last season of Alien Force this is no longer true, as Ben knows exactly how to remove the thing whenever he wants. He just doesn't want to.
Discard and Draw: Since Ben can only use one transformation at the time, his set of powers will change according to which form he is using.
The Omnitrix, due to housing far more potential alien forms than any one user could hope to sort through, generally operates in sets of ten randomly selected (though generally balanced) forms. Though others can be unlocked later, it will default to another set of ten if left inactive for too long, requiring older forms to be re-unlocked.
Emerald Power: The Omnitrix's signature color is green, which also happens to be the favorite color of both Azmuth and Ben.
Empathic Weapon: Strongly hinted; the Omnitrix is never specifically stated to possess a will of its own, but it does act like it had one occasionally.
Flanderization: The Omnitrix's tendency to give Ben the wrong alien started out as only occasional, only to get worse over the course of the Original Series and even worse in Omniverse, where it ends up becoming a surprise when he actually gets the alien he wants. It has reached a point where Ben doesn't even try to select an alien and just push the dial while hoping for the best.
Green Eyes: Though this wasn't the case in the original series, from Alien Force onwards, all of Ben's transformations have green eyes, just like Ben himself. This why he wore sunglasses when he infiltrated the Incurseans as Bullfrag.
Imported Alien Phlebotinum: It was built by the Galvans and supposed to be delivered to Max Tennyson on Earth but Ben found it, and since his DNA was close enough to Max's, it accepted him.
Informed Ability: The Omnitrix used in Omniverse is supposed to be a perfected version of the original Omnitrix, but it has so far yet to display anything the original Omnitrix couldn't do, is more likely to give Ben an alien he doesn't want and has shorter time limit to stay in alien form. On the other hand, it has no cooldown time between transformations, allows him return to human form whenever he wants, and damage taken while in alien form doesn't carry over into human form. While the problems were later vaguely explained by Azmuth as Ben being too rough with it, the device itself still has yet to show any improvement over the original Omnitrix, or even the Ultimatrix.
The shorter time limit and lack of cooldown also are something of a Series Continuity Error, seeing how the flashback of 11-years-old Ben have the original Omnitrix work exactly the same way.
Loyal Phlebotinum: Well, it can work on someone else technically, but once it has chosen a host, removing it is a difficult prospect at best (without intricate knowledge of its operation, anyway). The Omniverse version is designed to only work for Ben. Unfortunately, this means that any sufficient change to Ben's biometrics by outside sources can render it mostly inoperable.
Magic Pants: In the original series and Omniverse, the Omnitrix adapts Ben's clothing to his transformations. This feature was lost in Alien Force and Ultimate Alien, and instead, nanomachines broke his clothes down and stored them until his transformation ended
Multiform Balance: With over 1,000,000 alien forms with varying powers, the Omnitrix could allow its wearer to adapt to any situation imaginable. In theory, anyway.
Omniscient Database: The Codon Stream, for the previous models. Since the Codon Stream and Primus have been erased from continuity, the Omniverse-era Omnitrix doesn't rely on the Codon Stream, instead having all of the DNA stored within itself in a computerized form.
Running Gag: The Omnitrix turning into the wrong alien. However, without this Ben would only have 10 aliens.
Self-Destruct Mechanism: One that can destroy the universe, given it's allowed to charge for a few days. Giving it a duration of less than a minute (30 seconds) makes it just powerful enough to blow a human's arm off.
Too Spicy for Yog Sothoth: Malware tried to absorb the Omnitrix during the time Ben was eleven. When he destroyed Feedback, Ben, out of rage, let him try to absorb it... and it caused him to explode. He survived, but that's still impressive.
Troll: If Ben wants Four Arms, he'll get Grey Matter. If he wants Grey Matter, he'll get Ghost Freak. If he wants Ghost Freak, he'll get Cannon Bolt. While sometimes the Omnitrix knows better than Ben, other times the randomness can only be attributed to it being a jerk.
Articguana's DNA was sampled from a Polar Manzardills, an alien species that is somewhere between a lizard and a fish. They have the ability to breath frozen vapor which can be used as a weapon, provided they aren't out of breath.
Ascended Extra: he was only seen as one of Ben 10,000's aliens in future episodes of both the Original Series and Ultimate Alien initially. Present Ben uses him for the first time in Omniverse.
Breakout Character: Part of the reason he appears more may be the fact that he's a fan-favorite alien.
Blitzwolfer's DNA was sampled from a Loboan, a werewolf-like species from the moon Luna Lobo which orbits the planet Anur Transyl. A wooded moon, Luna Lobo's landscape is prowled with a race of cunning wolf-beasts with a thirst of blood. While these feral creatures mostly hunt in packs, it is a lone wolf beast that often proves to be the most savage of all. Loboans have natural strength, speed, agility, and heightened senses that make them the top predator on Luna Lobo. They also have the ability split their mouth into four parts and perform a sonic howl.Like all the species and planets in the Anur System, the Loboans and Luna Lobo are under the control of the Ectonurites.
Lightning Bruiser: He possess a decent amount of superhuman strength, plus a quite impressive natural speed.
Line-of-Sight Name: When Kai refers to the alien as Benwolf in Omniverse, Ben immediately claims to have changed the name, but can't think of a replacement name until he spots Wolf Blitzer on TV.
Make Me Wanna Shout: His signature ability consist in open his mouth in four mandibles to generate a powerful Sonic Scream.
Metamorphosis: Due to (according to Man of Action) the Omnitrix being stuck between "transforming" and "sampling DNA" functions when the DNA was sampled, Ben's first transformation into this form was gradual, with his skin turning blue, fur growing on him and the instinct partially taking over him.
Noble Wolf: When Mr. "It's Hero Time" becomes a wolf, than yes.
One-Shot Character: He only appeared in one episode of the original series, and didn't appear again until Omniverse. Dialogue from his return episode strongly implies that Ben never used him in the interim.
Our Werewolves Are Different: They're aliens from Luna Lobo, a moon orbiting around Anur Transyl. They obviously don't have a human form and don't infect people by biting (though it was initially believed by the characters they did in Benwolf-see Metamorphosis above). And they have the ability to generate a powerful Sonic Howl.
Space Jews: In Omniverse, he is renamed after Jewish journalist and news anchor Wolf Blitzer, and his accent sounds vaguely Jewish as well.
Suddenly Voiced: Just like for Snare-oh, the alien whose the DNA was sampled from couldn't talk except through growlings. Ben, on the other hand, can express himself just fine.
Heart Is an Awesome Power: His sole power is to curl up into a ball and throw himself at the enemy in Rolling Attacks. Sounds pretty lame, right? Well, not so much when your body possesses a shell that can resist atmospheric re-entry. He actually is one of Ben's most used aliens.
Diamondhead's DNA was sampled from a Petrosapien, a race of green aliens comprised entirely of a diamond-like organic structure from planet Petropia. Petropia is a craggy, geode-like planet where silicon-based beings evolved to build a complex society of separate underground kingdoms. While there are several different gem-based races, from ruby to emerald to sapphire, each with its own distinct abilities and culture, most Petrosapiens now coexist peacefully. The planet is well-known for having been destroyed by Vilgaxand later rebuilt by their guardian Sugilite.Petrosapiens are crystalline beings whose bodies are formed entirely out of opaque gemstones and whose rock-hard physiologies make them all virtually invulnerable to physical attack. While jewel-like in appearance, Petrosapiens are no pretty boys. Their diamond-hard bodies make these fearsome warriors incredibly tough. Shards of the razor-sharp crystals jut out at numerous odd angles from their heads and bodies, discouraging physical contact, and also act as powerful weapons that can turn a car into confetti in a matter of seconds. Combined with their increased strength, Petrosapiens' shredding appendages can be especially devastating. Living prisms, Petrosapiens can refract light and beam-based weaponry, channeling them through their bodies and projecting them back at their source. Petrosapiens are particularly vulnerable to sonic vibrations. While a stereo blast might cause them to splinter, certain ultra-high-pitched sound waves can cause them to shatter - and no glue in this galaxy or the next can put a Petrosapien back together again.
Glass Cannon: Literally, though in a technical point of view, it's averted; Diamondhead actually is one of Ben's most durable aliens, as his crystal skin is extremely durable and he can regenerate his limbs.
Ditto's DNA was sampled from a Splixson, a race of small humanoids able to create unlimited duplicates of themselves. The clones are all linked telepathically meaning they share thoughts and feelings, including pain.
Badass Adorable: An adorable alien that's around the height of a kid who likes praying pranks. However it was used to destroy an army of mutant bugs in its debut episode.
Flanderization: The Expy side was fairly subtle in the Original Series; in Omniverse, he is redesigned with more animal-like features and acts much more like them, down to having a chase scene based on their gags.
Retcon: In the Original Series, his duplication power had a very specific way of working; he split himself in half to duplicate, each clone was independent, they all felt each other's pain, and the death of even one of them would cause all the others to die. They wouldn't transform back into Ben until all of them were close enough to fuse back together, and would be attracted to each other when they get close enough. In Omniverse, his duplication power works similarly to that of Echo Echo, with his clones appearing in a flash of green light, being able to vanish and apparently all vanishing automatically when the original turns back to normal. His weakness was now that "if the original dies they all die".
Weak, but Skilled: compared to other aliens, Ditto is rather weak and lacks any strong power, but this can be balanced by using his ability to be in various places at the same time if you have a good sense of tactics.
Weaksauce Weakness: The clones all feel each others' pain. If even a single one of them dies, they all die.
This was retconned in Omniverse as "if the original dies, they all die". Even though the Original Series showed the way he duplicated didn't involved any "original", seeing how he literally split himself into two.
Four Arms' DNA was sampled from a Tetramand, powerful 12 foot tall aliens with four arms and armor plated skin from planet Khoros. Khoros is a dusty and barbaric world where might makes right and survival is a constant struggle. Due to constant conflict, the planet's culture has long devolved, turning from a confederation of thriving city states into a scorched and boundless wasteland. Nomadic tribes ruled by bloodthirsty warlords ceaselessly roam the landscape, seeking out relics of Khoros' past glory, all in hopes of rediscovering the secrets that will gain them advantage over their enemies.
Leeroy Jenkins: Most notable in the first series; when ever Ben would act incredibly impulsive during a fight, chances are he'd turn into Four Arms. Granted, an alien of this case make that sort of strategy rather effective.
Lightning Bruiser: While not the fastest of aliens, he's still speedy, super-strong and has the ability to jump over skyscrapers.
Spotlight-Stealing Squad: Ben's favorite alien in the original series. Toned down in the sequels, as Ben couldn't access him again until Ultimate Alien, and taking a back seat to Feedback in Omniverse.
Vocal Evolution: Richard McGonagle uses a deep growling voice early on in season 1 of the original series. By season 2, he uses the higher gargling tone Four Arms is known for.
Frankenstrike's DNA was sampled from a Transylian, a race of large humanoids who augment themselves with powerful technology from Anur Transyl. They have the appearance of Frankenstein's monster.Anur Transyl used to be home of two different races, the Transylians and the Vladats. Transylians were the Vladat's main source of food, feeding on their blood. But the Transylians rebelled against the Vladats, and using superior technology that they had developed in secret, they hunted all Vladats on Anur Transyl into extinction and became the dominant species on Anur Transyl. However like the other inhabitants of the Anur Belt, Transylians have become enslaved by the Ectonurites.
Ascended Extra: Only made one appearance in the original series, but returned in Omniverse.
Which is weird, because Frankenstrike's Omniverse debut has him acting unusually intelligently compared to how Ben normally is.
Mad Scientist: or at least the alien the sample was taken from was one.
Mighty Glacier: Debatably; Dr Vicktor still displayed the ability to backhand XLR8 and knock him out, but was otherwise this.
No Name Given: He was never named on-screen, only being given the name Benvicktor in the credits of Be Afraid of the Dark. He, along with Benwolf (Blitzwolfer) and Benmummy (Snare-Oh) have been renamed in Omniverse, most likely because of how lame their old names were.
Ghostfreak's DNA was sampled from an Ectonurite, a race of incorporeal ghost-like aliens from Anur Phaetos. Though many legends have long spoken of it as the center where galactic chaos springs forth, not much is known about the shadowy world of Anur Phaetos. Some say it is more a dimensional realm than a planet. Lacking individuality, Ectonurites seem to be part of a dark mass consciousness that literally composes the fabric of their domain. Since no voyager has ever returned to tell tales of a visit and there is scant evidence as to the true nature of its existence, Anur Phaetos remains the galaxy’s most dangerous mystery.It's later revealed the Ectonurite DNA for Ghostfreak was sampled from Zs'Skayr, the Ecto-Lord of Anur Phaetos.
And I Must Scream: Unlike other species sampled for the Omnitrix, even the smallest sample of DNA contains an Ectonurite's consciousness. A copy of Zs'Skayr's consciousness was subsequently trapped inside the Omnitrix and fully aware the entire time. His fight with Zombozo showed signs of Zs'Skayr taking over.
Ben/Ghostfeak: I just figured out there's something I'm even more afraid of than you: (punches Zombozo and turns invisible) losing my family to some goofball emotional vampire. In other words... (punches Zombozo by the nose and turns invisible again) ... you're going down, clown.
Cyclops: he has a single eye, which can move on every part of his body.
Dangerous Forbidden Technique: Even after regaining the form, Ben was afraid to use it due to the fear of Zs'Skayr taking over. Now that Zs'Skayr is no longer in the Omnitrix, Ghostfreak exists independently from him, so this no longer an issue. However, the fact that the presence of Charmcaster's stone creatures forced the Omnitrix to limit Ben's selection only to Ghostfreak, and Zs'Skayr emerging after Darkstar's ritual was foiled indicates that they might still be connected somehow.
Eyes Do Not Belong There: Can move his eye around his body while in his second skin. Without it his eye is stuck in place because his head is a skull.
Grand Theft Me: Heroic example. He defeats Darkstar by possessing his body.
Before that however, Zs'Skayr existed as Ghostfreak, and his personality slowly overwhelmed Ben's over time the more he used the form.
Fridge Brilliance: Ben, inexperienced as he was at the time, likely didn't know about them. Also, Zs'Skayr was only seen using those abilities in his true form, which Ben never used.
Mook Horror Show: Famous for delivering one of the greatest examples of this trope in the entire franchise to Zombozo.
Name's the Same: Zs'Skayr goes by the same name in-series, but he and Ghostfreak are (sort of) different characters. In Omniverse, the characters begin calling him by his real name.
Our Ghosts Are Aliens: They are a species of aliens from a mysterious sector called Anur Phaetos; they are connected through a Hive Mind that can manifest through even the slightest sample of their DNA; and they are Weakened by the Light, though they can wear a second skin to protect them from it, at the cost of weakening most of their powers. Said skin give them their ghost-like appearance, but behind it, they look like creatures with black-and-white tentacles writhing everywhere, an upside-down cyclopean skull and large claws.
Omniverse dips closer to the conventional ghost; Ben boasts that, in this form, he is not technically alive and thus immune to Darkstar's Life Drain abilities. Word of God has stated that Ectonurites are alive; however, their concept of "life" is very different from other sapient life forms.
Story Breaker Power: In a conflict against a single, powerful opponent, Ghostfreak can immediately end things by just turning invisible, flying up to them, and possessing them.
Super-Powered Evil Side: Zs'Skayr started out as this before his Enemy Without. Ben now has complete control over Ghostfreak, as Zs'skayr is no longer inside the Omnitrix, and when he uses the form in "Mystery, Incorporeal" he says that he still feels like himself.
Took a Level in Badass: In the original series, Ghostfreak wasn't much good in a fight. He was too frail to do any serious damage, and all Ben could do with him was turn invisible/intangible or try to scare people. In Omniverse, he can share his invisibility with others, he's immune to Life Drain, he knows how to use his possession abilities, and his tentacles can launch out and are strong enough to hold a bus.
Vocal Evolution: Steve Blum's performance in Omniverse is much less raspy and villainous-sounding. It fits, because Ben is now in complete control of the form.
Weakened by the Light: Though Ghostfreak wears a second skin that protects him from such a weakness. However, he is still vulnerable to fire.
Grey Matter/Ultimate Grey Matter (OS-02)
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Grey Matter's DNA was sampled from a Galvan, a species consisting of small, incredibly intelligent frog-like beings from Galvan Prime. Despite its diminutive scale, Galvan Prime is one of the most scientifically advanced worlds in the galaxy. Miniature skyscrapers and ultra-fast causeways litter the landscape, leaving little room for nature. First kept as pets and then employed by other species as industrial technicians, spies and saboteurs, Galvans were smart enough to keep the best secrets for themselves, eventually amassing enough knowledge to build a powerful empire of their own. A chaotic world of intrigue and innovation, the coldly technocratic inhabitants of Galvan Prime work tirelessly and consume massive resources to keep an ever-tightening grip over their former masters.Azmuth, the creator of the Omnitrix, is later revealed to be himself a Galvan.
Author Appeal: He is Derrick J. Wyatt's favourite alien. Not only is brought back in Omniverse as a result, but his species a much bigger role than in any previous entry of the franchise.
Lethal Joke Character: Compared to most of Ben's other aliens, his powers seems pretty laughable and useless in a fight, but if well-used, he can become extremely useful and deadly. Not to mention his species is considered the closest thing the Ben 10 Universe has of a dominant species in the Galaxy.
My Brain Is Big: Ultimate Grey Matter, while being roughly the same size as the normal form, is mostly brain.
Overshadowed by Awesome: While Grey Matter's high intelligence and small size were quite useful in the original show, Alien Force introduced Brainstorm, who also possesses high intelligence (though less so than Grey Matter, according to Word of God) and combines it with Shock and Awe and Mind over Matter. Then, Alien Swarm gave us Nanomech, who is even smaller than Grey Matter, can fly and shoot electrical blasts. Possibly to avert the trope, Derrick J. Wyatt established he was smarter than Brainstorm.
Heart Is an Awesome Power: He still find uses for him however; Grey Matter's size makes him a fitting alien to escape bigger predators or hide, and his high intellect doesn't seem useless any more when you can use him to build a solar gun out of scraps. An even more extreme example in Ken 10, where Ken uses him to unlock the Master Code of his Omnitrix.
Heatblast's DNA was sampled from a Pyronite, a race of magma-based aliens from Pyros. Of all the homeworlds in the galaxy, Pyros is unique in that it is actually a fully functioning sun. Pyros is a wide-open landscape of endless natural wonders: Infernal plumes erupt miles into the atmosphere, and raging rivers of molten lava cut massive swaths across the fire-filled tundra. Magma based, all of its inhabitants are composed of a flame-like energy. Drawing strength and nourishment from an almost limitless power source, this world's inhabitants are in need of little else.
Convection Schmonvection: This alien is from, and is in essence, a walking talking sun. Nobody is harmed or complains about the heat from being in close proximity to him. He can even pick things up without burning them, and literally going supernova in one episode does nothing but evaporate the Fountain of Youth.
What Could Have Been: "Inferno" was considered as a name for him. Amusingly, this name was used for the Polish and French dub.
Weaksauce Weakness: Subverted. Just pouring or spraying water on him isn't gonna kill him. One episode of the original series even has him swimming in a pool with no detriment, and his flames spark right up again the moment he gets out. Omniverse even has him able to produce enough heat underwater to melt metal.
Ripjaws' DNA was sampled from a Piscciss Volann, a race of aquatic fish aliens from Pisciss. The water world of Piscciss is one of extreme danger. Thousands of exotic species live in a vast anarchic ocean of eat or be eaten. While most Pisccians live in schools because of the safety in numbers, there is still little feeling among these cold-blooded kinfolk. A world of strong currents and highly stratified environments, the deeper one dives on Piscciss, the darker and more dangerous it becomes.While the Volanns are not the biggest fish in the Pisccian sea, they are definitely the most hazardous. A monstrous hybrid of alligator, eel and leech, Volanns are incredible swimmers who are amazingly fast and agile in the water. A Volanns' huge mouth filled with rows of razor-sharp teeth can chomp through almost anything. Their lower jaw unhinges, enabling them to grip large objects with the strength on an industrial-sized vise. Sinewy and covered in slimy scales, Volanns use their claw-tipped fins to fight in a unique "zero gravity" style that makes them masters of aquatic combat. They can dive deep to the ocean’s floor, easily withstanding the crushing pressure while continuing to breathe through their gills. For all their skill in the water, Piscciss Volanns are unable to walk and are basically useless above the waves. Volanns must keep their gills wet or they'll dehydrate rapidly, which can actually result in their drowning on dry land. As members of their species grow older, however, their ability to spend time on dry land increases, making them more amphibious in adulthood.
One of the last times he was seen in the original series was when Ben used him in a beach episode. Surfing.
Although occasionally this could be subverted, as shown in Ripjaws' last appearance in the Original series, where he proceeded to start tearing chunks out of a bad guy's car, despite being in the desert and the car MOVING.
Weaksauce Weakness: He can't survive without water for long. As a result, he is one of Ben's least used aliens.
Snare-oh's DNA was sampled from a Thep Khufan, an alien species that is comprised entirely of bandage like strips from Anur Khufos. Anur Khufos is a planet rich in Corrodium, a substance known for being extremely radio-active and causing horrible mutations. As such, Thep Khufan had to adapt to this to survive.Like all species in the Anur System, they are slaves to the Ectonurites.
Ascended Extra: Only made two brief appearances in the original series. He's used more often in Omniverse.
Combat Tentacles: The bandages that make up his body actually are thin, but very strong tentacles he has complete control over. They can be used to effortlessly lift Diamondhead.
Confusion Fu: Needless to say he has a very unorthodox attack pattern.
Mummy: Its look is based on one, though otherwise it follows almost none of the cliché usually associated with the trope.
Forgot About His Powers: In "The Frogs of War, Part One". Ben apparantly hadn't used this form for so long that he'd forgotten what it could do.
Healing Factor: Can easily be torn apart and even shredded to bits, and reform nearly instantly.
How Do I Shot Web?: Initially, Ben doesn't really know how to use Snare-Oh's powers, and spends a good deal of a fight with the Yenaldooshi (the DNA sample of Blitzwolfer) getting his ass beaten.
No Name Given: Like Frankenstrike, he was never named on-screen, only being given the name Benmummy in the credits of The Return. When he returns in Omniverse, his name is still not stated on-screen, but he is listed as Snare-oh in the credits of ''The Frogs of War: Part 1".
No Sell: Thep Khufan are completely immune to the horrible mutations corrodium radiations usually cause, allowing them to carry the substance inside their body with no ill side effects. Ben shows this ability as well while in alien form, but it's unclear if it's his aliens' ability or just thanks to the fact he is transforming through the Omnitrix.
One-Shot Character: Appeared only in one episode of the original series, although he did make a brief appearance as a Continuity Nod in a later episode. When he returns in Omniverse, his name is still not stated, but the credits for The Frogs of War: Part 1 list him as Snare-oh.
Stinkfly's DNA was sampled from a Lepidopterran, a race of winged insect-like aliens from planet Lepidopterra. With its advanced and highly specialized ecosystem, Lepidopterra is a generally peaceful swamp planet whose numerous species live among a fantastic variety of giant plants. Residing in a complex of giant hives each ruled by its own queen, Lepidopterrans are the predominant inhabitants of their planet. Life on this planet is seasonal, and every species does its part to make sure the flora continues to produce its fruit so that all can live together in harmony as they have for countless eons.
Upchuck's DNA was sampled from a Gourmand from Peptos XI, a small green species with large appetites. Gourmands have three prehensible tongues, seven acid filled stomachs and diamond hard teeth, allowing them to eat almost anything. Once they feed, they are able to project deadly energy beams from their mouths.
Big Eater: Except he can't digest what is normally considered "food", leading to...
In the original series, this is quoted as Ben exclaims that Upchuck is a bottomless pit, but just can't eat regular food.
Breath Weapon: Upchuck can fire laser beams from his mouth (or as he called them in Upchuck's debut 'exploding loogies'), though it has only been used twice (first against the Forever King in the original series then later on against Chromastone (who had escaped from the Omnitrix) in Alien Force. Though he prefers to fire exploding green energy pellets instead.
Meaningful Name: When he showed off his powers of 'exploding loogies', Ben exclaimed that he had 'Upchuck power', that is to say, acidic vomit.
Wanna know why Upchuck's species comes from Peptos XI? Because due to the species enacting Plan Omega—which is to devour their entire planet—they've done this so many times in the past!
Voluntary Shape Shifting: Sort of. There are two races of Gourmands; one are called Murks, and resemble Upchuck's design from the original series, and the other are called Perks, resembling Upchuck's design from Alien Force and Ultimate Alien. In "Tummy Trouble", Upchuck displays the ability to switch between the two races. Derrick J. Wyatt stated that he did this because likes both designs of Upchuck, and wanted to be able to use both.
Upgrade's DNA was sampled from a Galvanic Mechamorph, a bio-mechanical race. Galvanic Mechamorphs were an accidental creation of the Galvan resulting from an experiment on their moon Galvan B, when they attempt to turn the moon into a planet-sized space station through nanotechnology and a device called the Helix. The experiment was successful, but ended up creating artificial life forms, resulting in the Galvanic Mechamorphs. The Galvan eventually gave up the experiment, and helped the newborn Galvanic Mecamorph to create their own civilization before recognizing them as an independent species.
Robo Speak: Averted, Ben (And Max in the Orginal Series episode Gwen 10) retains his human voice in this form, albeit with some static noises in the background.
Technopath: he can take over any machine by fusing with it, upgrading it (hence his name) to incredible level in the process. But it has limits; if the machine is sentient, it can struggle with the possession and get free.
Way Big (Secret of the Omnitrix note Part 3, or technically OS-52)/Ultimate Waybig (UA-52)
Way Big's DNA was sampled from a To'kustar, a race of enormous aliens created in cosmic storms. Despite their power they are actually peaceful in nature.
Achilles' Heel / Attack Its Weak Point: The movie Destroy All Aliens establishes that Tokustars' head fins are vulnerable to attack. Hit them there and they're paralyzed. It's unclear how long the paralysis lasts, since Ben's transformation ended soon after he was hit.
Story Breaker Power: A lot of enemies would be defeated in a matter of seconds if Ben just used this guy (his first appearance had him easily defeat Vilgax), which might explain why he wasn't introduced until the original series' finale and brought back in the season 2 finale of Alien Force. After that, the writers were forced to either rely on Ben carrying the Idiot Ball or the Omnitrix's tendencies to give him the wrong alien to ensure Ben wouldn't use him too often. Way Big also can't be used inside buildings or aboard space ships because he's too big to fit inside them. Ben knows that using Way Big is overkill in normal circumstances.
So much so that in Ken 10, Ben didn't use him until Kevin pushed his Berserk Button and harmed his son. Note that this was in the middle of a populated city. Ben was really pissed at Kevin at the time.
The Worf Effect: As Ultimate Way Big; he is easily defeated by Diagon to show how dangerous the thing was.
A much more humiliating example is when he is defeated by Trumbipulor in Omniverse.
In general, sometimes the writers will attempt to go out of their way to avoid his Story Breaker Power status, but at the cost of making Way Big seem much less powerful (as of this writing, he's the only alien form to singlehandedly defeat Vilgax before the Time Skip).
Wildmutt's DNA was sampled from a Vulpimancer, a race of canine-like creatures from Vulpin. A pitch black planet at the galaxy's edge, Vulpin has long served as a dumping ground for hazardous materials far too dangerous for other worlds. The little that was once natural here long ago became corrupted by dangerous outside influences. Part penal colony, part toxic waste dump, whatever life that does survive here among the subzero temperatures and the poisoned forests must learn to adapt to the harshest of climates.Notably, Vulpimancers are also a common species in the Null Void, though the ones from this place tend to have a much more monstrous appearance.
Healing Factor: Wasn't revealed in the original series (Ben never got in a situation where he was hurt that bad while in this form), but Omniverse did reveal through the character of Pax that Florauna can heal from being reduced to pieces from a blast.
Informed Flaw: The Bandai profile states that Florauna will quickly wither up and weaken if deprived of water, sunlight or exposed to the cold; Neither Wildvine nor the various actual Florauna that have shown up in the series have ever displayed such a weakness.
XLR8's DNA was sampled from a Kineceleran, an incredibly fast moving species from planet Kinet. A world of violent electrical storms rapidly orbiting the sun, everything on Kinet is accelerated. Days are compressed into minutes and lifetimes are spread over weeks. Due to the ever-changing nature of their environment, Kinetan society is forever in flux. Although the inhabitants remain constant in their highly charged hyperactive nature, it is said, like lightning, that no return visitor to this world ever experiences the same place twice.
Breakout Alien: In the original series, XLR8 was the most popular of Ben's aliens, even winning Cartoon Network's official popularity contest. In season 2 and 3, XLR8 even started to become the most used alien in the show. This didn't prevent it from getting Put on a Bus in Alien Force/Ultimate Alien, even being replaced with Fasttrack in the latter. XLR8 finally returns in Omniverse, with Fasttrack being Put on a Bus.
Flanderization: He had a fairly normal personality in the original show and was perfectly capable of moving like a normal person. Omniverse XLR8 is downright hyperactive and seems unable to move and talk without being fast.
Fragile Speedster: he is physically frail and will usually fall after the first punch. Still, he runs so fast you can barely see him most of the time, so punching him even once is in itself an accomplishment.
Informed Flaw: According to the Bandai profile, his species has problem running on water due to the static electrity they produce while moving. Yet, XLR8 has been seen walking on water with no such problems. Fans usually assume the suit might be protecting him.
Space Elves: The Bandai profile describes his species has possessing Pointy Ears and long hair, much like elves. However, since XLR8 wears a helmet and can't remove it (and every Kineceleran introduced since then wears at least a hat if not the whole helmet), this has never been confirmed. On that note, the shape of his helmet is reminiscent of the Eldars, aliens from Warhammer 40,000 who are basically elves in space.
Stealth Pun: understanding his name involves saying it fast.
Super Speed: 10 years old XLR8 can runs 500 miles an hour. It's unknown exactly how fast the older versions can go, but Ben 10,000's version of the alien was said to be able to break the speed of sound with little effort.
Theme Naming: Somehow Ben gave him a Punny Name that still fits with Kineceleran naming structure, even though he didn't even know what a Kineceleran was at the time.
Tornado Move: he can use his super-speed to generate small tornadoes for attack purposes.
Alien Force Aliens
Introduced in Alien Force
Alien X (AF-13)
Serena voiced by Vicki Lewis (Alien Force), Tara Strong (Ultimate Alien), Kimberly Brooks (Omniverse)
Alien X was sampled from a Celestialsapien, a species of mysterious, god-like aliens with Reality Warping powers.
Awesome, but Impractical: Possibly the most extreme example of the trope; Alien X can warp reality, meaning he is technically omnipotent. Unfortunately, because Ben can only control one of the three personalities he can't use any of that power, thus making the alien not only useless, but dangerous, since Ben needs Selena's and Bellicus' accord to move or turn back to human. Because of this he is the only alien where he had to develop a failsafe on the Omnitrix to ensure he wouldn't turn into Alien X.
Berserk Button: Thanks to a Noodle Incident, Paradox is a Berserk Button for the entire Celestialsapien race. Killing him for an apparent violation of their restraining order against him is the one thing Serena and Bellicus will immediately agree to do.
The Load: Alien X is a reality-bending Super Mode alien, the most powerful being in the universe. The problem is that Ben has to get a majority agreement on the tasks at hand with two other personalities within the alien. But seeing as they can't agree on anything, and are only slighly more likely to agree with Ben, the form is literally dead weight.
Our Giants Are Bigger: Alien X is the size of a normal human; a true Celestiansapien measures in the thousands of feet tall; Kevin was easily able to crash land on one and still had acres of room to spare.
Sealed Neutral in a Debate: Selena and Bellicus do not give a shit about whatever problem Ben is having. Even the destruction of the universe itself was met with indifference. Ben had to convince them to recreate the universe because he couldn't convince them to save it in time.
Sealed Good in a Can: Ben had the alien locked in the Ultimatrix so that it can only be activated for emergencies, and so Albedo couldn't access it were he ever to get his hands on a Codon reciever again.
Big Chill was sampled from a Necrofriggian from planet Kylmyys. An ice planet full of large glaciers and ravaged by snowstorms, Kymyys was for a long time thought to be unhabited, as any life form on it would be instantly frozen. However, Necrofriggians were able to evolve in the deep caves, developping an ability to turn intangible so they could resist extreme climates, as well as ice-based powers. Due to this ability, they were also able to colonize other similarly unhabitable worlds, such as planet Mykdl'dy.Necrofriggians are also an asexual species that reproduce every 70 years by laying eggs.
Art Evolution: Goes from lean and wiry in Alien Force/Ultimate Alien to huge and bulky in Omniverse.
Big Creepy-Crawlies: He looks like a giant, vaguely humanoid, skeleton-like moth. Even more so in Ben 10: Omniverse, where the skeleton aspect is dropped in favor of making him look more like a bulky bug.
Creepy Good: Not as much as Ghostfreak, but he still comes up as creepy, with his skull-like face and ghostly voice.
Extreme Omnivore: When in Mr. Seahorse mode, Big Chill's species chomp down on anything metal and regurgitate it to create a nest for their children. This even gets to the point where Big Chill can digest molten steel without any ill side effects!
Fauxshadow: One episode has him going out of Ben's control, and Gwen believes that he's following in the footsteps of Ghostfreak, since they're both ghost-like aliens. But actually, no, Big Chill was just getting ready to be a mommy/daddy/whatever.
Glass Cannon: His ice powers are extremely powerful and able to defeat much stronger opponent, but his physical structure is relatively weak compared to most of Ben's fight-oriented aliens, making him easy to defeat if you find a way to attack him before he goes intangible (good luck for that though). Possibly averted in Omniverse, where he is shown to be more bulky and possibly stronger physically.
Mama Bear: pregnant Necrofriggians get very aggressive when they believe their eggs are threatened.
Mr. Seahorse: Big Chill's species reproduces asexually every 70 years by laying eggs. Ben is no exception, to the point the form's instincts actually took over his human form to force him to turn into Big Chill regularly and prepare it.
Brainstorm was sampled from a Cerebrocrustacean, a species of sentient, highly intelligent crabs from planet Encephalonus IV. This planet being a place with a lot of energy problema, its inhabitants have developed the ability to produce electrical energy of their own from their very brain. Cerebrocrustaceans are the second smartest species in the galaxy, preceded only by Galvans.
British Accent: In Alien Force and Ultimate Alien. In Omniverse, he has a German accent instead.
The Rival: Apparently, Galvans and Cerebrocrustaceans tend to have a rivalry over which one of them is the smartest species in the Universe; Cerebrocrustacean villain Dr Psychobos' entire motivations resolve around proving his species is superior to the Galvans, Brainstorm once had a small argument on the subject with Azmuth, and Galvan minor characters Blucik and Driba has been known to make condescendant comments about Cerebrocrustaceans at least twice in the show.
Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: Cerebrocrustaceans as a whole seem to instinctively express themselves that way, and Brainstorm is not exception. This actually sometimes become a weakness, as he can distract himself during fights.
Shock and Awe: his brain can generate electric attacks and forcefields by mere thought.
Chromastone was sampled from Sugilite, the guardian of Petropia before Vilgax caused its destruction. A crystal-based alien, he possesses the ability to absorb light and energy, channeling them into attacks.
Flight: Gains this ability in "The Secret of Chromastone"
Omniverse retcons this as a "glitch power" that came about from a glitch in the Omnitrix/Ultimatrix
Healing Factor: though he rarely needs it, considering how tough he is.
Light 'em Up: though he lacks Diamondhead's Gemstone Assault ability, he trades it for an amplified ability to absorb light and energy in general, channel it inside his body and redirect it as light-based attacks.
Lightning Bruiser: he seems to be faster and more agile than Diamondhead, but not as strong and durable.
Put on a Bus: Has only made one appearance in Omniverse, and it was just being used to test Blukic and Driba's new weapon.
Retcon: His biography initially introduced him as a separate species from Diamondhead, called Crystalsapiens, with their own planet known as Motoresi. This was retconned as a legend in after Secret of Chromastone revealed he actually was from the same planet than Diamondhead.
Echo Echo was sampled from a Sonorisian from Sonorisia. Massive, majestic gorges and immense, breath-taking canyons displaying beautiful layers of multi-colored strata from their gradual formation over the ages can be found all over Sonorosia. Sonorosians are the only natives with the innate ability to manipulate sound waves, but other creatures on Sonorosia are able to take advantage of the planet's cavernous topography, utilizing different specific locations on the landscape as whisper chambers or to generate echoes as a defense mechanism. They use the immense gorges to use echolocation to find each other.
Me's a Crowd: Unlike Ditto, however, the duplicates are not constantly synced to each other, so it is possible for each one to transform into different forms separately, as seen in episode 2 of the newest series. Ultimate Echo Echo was originally stated to be incapable of this, but this has been retconned.
Powered Armor: According to Derrick Wyatt, he (and other Sonorosians) are made of living sound waves, so they wear containment suits.
Robo Speak: Sounding like a speech synthesizer as Echo Echo, but loses any inflection and goes straight into Machine Monotone as Ultimate Echo Echo.
Goop was sampled from a Polymorph from Viscosia. A volcanic planet with a significantly lighter grativy than Earth, molten magma flows freely on Viscosia, constantly shaping and reshaping the jagged planetary surface in its path. Lava weeps out from fissures in the ever-changing landscape. Polymorph are unicellular organism capable of shaping themselves as they want and float on the planet's lighter gravity.
Blob Monster: He is made of a slimy, liquid substance that requires a UFO-shaped anti-gravity device to move and keep himself together. As a result, he can alter his shape and fly as long as the device isn't damaged or shut down.
Retcon: Said acid originally was stated by writer Matt Dwayne to be his species' way of digesting food, meaning it was meant to be a natural ability. The writers in Omniverse, however, stated it was a "glitch power" that the new Omnitrix doesn't have.
Humongousaur was sampled from a Vauxausaurian from planet Terradino. A beautiful, mountainous, and lush world, Terradino is home to a vast and varied number of diverse animalistic alien species, many creatures great and small. Tragically, all these different species have not evolved to live here together peacefully. Warring factions in every group constantly seek to wrench control of society for themselves. However, the Vaxasaurians have been able to temporarily restore order through their sheer physical superiority.
The Worf Effect: In Alien Force, Albedo as Ultimate Humungousaur curbstomped Ben as Humungousaur. In Omniverse, Ben easily defeats Ultimate Humungousaur as Feedback.
Your Size May Vary: Even after Humongousaur stopped using his Size Shifter abilities, he still hasn't been shown at a consistent size. While he never nears the skyscraper size he originally had, he ranges from only a head or two taller than the humans to bigger than a small house.
Jetray was sampled from an Aerophibian from planer Aeropela. An oceanic planet completely covered in water with giant spiral rocks protruding out of the sea, Aeropela is constantly visited by fog, rain and hurricanes, as well as the occasional monsoon or tsunami. Aerophibians have evolved to fly, swim and survive in this harsh climate, building their cities inside the planet's spiral rocks. In prehistoric time, their primitive ancestor used their abilities to shoot neuroshock blasts to paralyze and catch their preys. Nowadays, they still possess this ability, but use it more for self-defense.
Introduced in the movie Ben 10: Alien Swarm, Nanomech was sampled from the Hive, a species of nanomechanic parasite life forms that intended to rule over Earth then. Due to some weird result of the DNA combination, Nanomech retains some human features compared to his natural species' usual state. A living nanorobot, he is incredibly small and can shrink even further.
Canon Immigrant: While the other movie alien (Eon) has been absent since The Movie, Nanomech has made the transition to the cartoon.
Badass: Possibly one of the most badass aliens in the Omnitrix.
Badass Boast: His "Let me tell you something" speeches are intended to be this. It usually ends up more like parodying it, but on occasions, he can actually give quite awesome ones; the one he delivered to Jarret of the Pantaphage was particularly epic.
Badass Normal: Aside from his claws, the only thing Rath has is his strength and he still manages to be one of Ben's most powerful aliens.
Berserk Button: Well, technically, he is angry all the time, but there are two major buttons that make him angrier than usual:
Dumb Muscle: Ben get dumber and more aggressive in this form, making it one of his least controllable forms. However, since he usually uses it for heavy combat, he doesn't really mind.
Expy: Pretty obviously a tiger version of Hulk Hogan.
Flanderization: Omniverse flanderizes his cat-like aspects, making him afraid of water (even though tigers have no problem with water), distracted by string-like objects and laser pointers, and vulnerable to Nyancy Chan's cat control powers (even though Rook, who is also a cat-like alien couldn't be controlled).
Full-Frontal Assault: Ben was not happy to find out that members of Rath's species normally wear clothes.
Full-Name Basis: Addresses everyone by their full name and title most if not all of the time, most prominently during his "Lemme tell ya something..." speeches.
No Indoor Voice: This is pretty much his standard way to talk. He only lowered his voice once in the whole franchise.
Papa Wolf: After warming up to the Tiffin. To the point that he'd knit a sweater out of an alien's organs if it declared war.
Stellar Theme Naming: His wrestling moves are based off of stars. Lampshaded when it comes to "Sirius butt kicking!"
Manny: Wait, is that serious as in "very important" or Sirius like the star?
Rath: THE STAR!
Story Breaker Power: He's extremely strong, can survive dropping from thousands of feet in the air (To the point that he tries to kick the Rath-shaped crater he made) and isn't affected by lasers at the slightest (there are burn marks around him). The only things that prevents him from mauling everyone in sight are his limited intelligence and Hair-Trigger Temper.
Spider-Monkey was sampled from an Arachnichimp, a species of sentient monkey-like aliens with arachnoid features from Arachscimia. Arachscimia is a jungle-like planet with incredibly tall trees and large, dangerous predators on the ground. As a result, Arachnichimp have to live in the trees in elevated houses to survive.
Acrofatic: Ultimate Spider-Monkey is remarquably faster and more agile than his massive size would suggest.
Swampfire was sampled from a Methanosian from planet Methanos. Methanos is a swampy planet, bathed in stinky methane that would be toxic to humans. Its inhabitants, the Methanosians, originally were carnivorous plants that over the time evolved into humanoid herbivores. They possess the ability to generate methanes and use it to produce fire.
Art Evolution: In his first appearance in Omniverse, he was almost unchanged from his AF/UA design. In Charmed, I'm Sure, he is set to be redesigned◊ to look more "fiery".
Green Thumb: In addition of being himself a plant, he can generate a gaz that allows him to control plants. If there are no plants in the area, he can also spawn seeds that produce incredibly fast-growing plants.
Lightning Bruiser: He is physically strong enough to defeat an armored alien in one punch, yet as fast and agile as a human being.
Mid-Season Upgrade: In "Charmed I'm Sure" Swampfire goes through puberty and evolves into a new, more powerful form. His ability to control plants and summon vines now function at will (before he had to spray a plant with gas to control it, and his vines only sprouted up wherever he tossed his seeds) and the vines he can summon are absolutely massive.
Puberty Superpower: Around the age of 16, Methanosians go through puberty and mature into a new, more powerful form. Similarly to Big Chill's pregnancy, this had an effect on Ben's human form, causing him to break out with acne.
Super Strength: Not the strongest alien in Ben's arsenal, but he still has enough physical strength to knock down armored knights.
Fragile Speedster / Squishy Wizard: He is the only one amongst the Andromeda Five to lack any natural armor or exoskeleton, but he makes up for it by being far more mobile and possessing a large amount of versatile powers.
Weaksauce Weakness: Sort of. Despite being a jellyfish-like alien, and being able to breathe underwater, he is vulnerable to water. Word of God is that he can use his electricity just fine if he's fully submerged, but if he's using electricity while entering the water, or is only partially submerged, he will electrocute himself.
Pensieve Flashback: Another ability of his is casting holograms of past events over the location where they happened, through whomever is around.
Story Breaker Power: Clockwork's time beams can age anything to dust in seconds, so any enemy Ben hits with them will be killed almost instantly. Hence why Clockwork is never used in combat, unless it's against enemies with similar time powers like Eon.
Time Master: Though he seems to have his limits, seeing how he never use it to travel through time like Paradox does.
Time Stands Still: As demonstrated in "Bengeance is Mine", he can slow down time while moving at normal speed, making him appear super-fast to observers. Ben didn't know he could do it at the time.
Extreme Omnivore: Much like Upchuck, he can eat everything, including metal and concrete.
Expy: His powers aren't really different from Upchuck's; they consist mostly in eating non-organic materials to procude energy attacks from it. The only reason he isn't a Suspiciously Similar Substitute is because Ben was still using Upchuck when he got him.
Horn Attack: His horn can shoot energy beams after eating something.
Mighty Glacier: At least compared to Upchuck, he is significantly taller, bigger and stronger.
The Worf Effect: Doesn't get a chance to do anything in his first appearance before getting clobbered by an Ascalon-powered Vilgax. He is the only alien ever used by Ben to get this treatment, and the first alien whose power wasn't revealed in his first appearance (the only others so far being Joke Characters from Omniverse).
Evil Counterpart: Well, not exactly evil, but he is something of a more mischevious version of Grey Matter.
Genius Ditz: When fixing things rather than breaking them. A good example was in Gone Fishing, where he defeats a whole army of robot pirates of his own... by breaking several of them and using the pieces to build a new, more powerful version to fight the remaining ones. He also built Ben's motorcycle, the Tenn-Speed. And reprogrammed the Forever Knights' Highbreed Pulse Generator to permanently mutate Will Harangue into an alien.
Griping About Gremlins: Basically an alien version of a Gremlin. Omniverse accentuates this by giving him an aviator suit.
Heroic Comedic Sociopath: When in this form, Ben feels a natural compulsion to destroy any non-damaged machine or device that is around him (the first time he used it, he ended up wrecking Kevin's car again). When used right, however, he can actually prove useful by repairing or modifying the machines.
The third of the Andromeda Five to be acquired by Ben. NRG was sampled from alien criminal P'andor, a Prypiatosian-B, who was actually a radioactive Energy Being trapped inside a Powered Armor to prevent his radiation from killing those around him. While in the armor, NRG can produce intense heat and shoot energy beams from his visor, but, if the armor is opened, he can unleash his real powers, which include radiation, flight, heat beams and the ability to feed on radioactive sources.
Lzherusskie: He express himself in a Russian-like accent.
Made of Indestructium: NRG's armor, just like P'andor, is basically indestructible. Unlike P'andor, however, the helmet on NRG's armor has a handle instead of being sealed shut, making it easy for Ben to open the suit at will.
Shocksquatch was sampled from a Gimlinopithecus from the planet Pattersonea, and was accidentally unlocked by Ben in Ben 10 Generator Rex Heroes United; Shocksquatch is a Yeti-like alien with electrical powers.
The second of the Andromeda Five obtained by Ben. Terraspin was obtained from Galapagus, a Geochelone Aerio from Aldabra. Geochelone Aerio are peaceful, innnocent turtle-like creatures who live in harmony with nature. They possess the ability to project powerful wind through their shell, allowing them to fly.
Anti-Magic: The whole species is immune to mana. Pity Ben fails to remember the fact the one time it would have helped.
The first of the Andromeda Five obtained by Ben; Water Hazard was sampled from Bivalvan, an Orishan. Orishans have tough exoskeletons that make them nearly invulnerable, and have the ability to control water.
Crawfish Alien: He is some kind of giant vaguely anthropomorphic crustacean.
Jack of All Stats: Amongst the Andromeda Five; he is resilient, but not as much as NRG's armor, fast but can't fly like Terraspin or Ampfibian, strong but weaker than Armodrillo and possesses long range attack but not as powerful as NRG's or as as verstatile as Ampfibian.
Kamehame Hadouken: His main attack. He even chants "HAA-MEE-NA HAA-MEE-NA HAA-MEE-NA!" while forming them.
Large Ham: Rivals Rath as Ben's hammiest alien yet.
Story Breaker Power: Being second only to Alien X in power, this is a given. Despite being his most powerful practical transformation, using Atomix would be just as overkill as using Way Big.
Both the Duel of the Duplicates and Galactic Monsters story arcs are wrapped up effortlessly just by having Ben turn into this guy.
Super Strength: Able to take out Albedo's recreated Ultimate Humungousaur…with a single punch!
The Power of the Sun: Creates a miniature sun, which kills Zs'Skayr. It also stays in place even after Ben changes back. He leaves it in Zs'Skayr's lab, so that even after he comes back, he won't be able to get in.
The first new alien unlocked in Omniverse. Bloxx was sampled from a Segmentasapien from Polyominus, a species that evolved to easily hide themselves amongst the structures of their home planet. As a result, their body is entirely made of LEGO-like bricks that can reconfigurate and stretch themselves, giving them shapeshifting abilities.
Paper-Thin Disguise: Subverted. While his Omnitrix Symbol should be a HUGE give away, his suit was temporary modified such that the symbol is hidden underneath similar to Big Chill when cloaked by his wings. His green eyes would also be a giveaway, but they're covered by the sunglasses.
Rapid Aging: Incursians physically develop much faster than humans, making him look far older.
Butt Monkey: A lot of his first episodes have Ben getting bad stuff happening to him while in this forms; he accidentally encased his head in rock when first testing his powers, is the first alien Khyber's pet confronts using the right predator, gets the crap beaten out of him by a Tetramand princess, mistaken for a locust by angry farmers, and the list goes on...
Even had a volunteer example, when Ben used himself as a bait in this form to trap the Kraken. Sometimes, you just gotta wonder if Crashhopper's real power isn't to get the crap beaten out of him.
Feedback was sampled from a Conductoid from Teslavorr, a species of living electric cables with the ability to absorb and redirect energy. Unlike other aliens listed in this section, Feedback was first used when Ben was 11 years old, in the time between the original series and Alien Force. He was one of Ben's favourite and most used aliens during this period of time. This was eventually abused by Malware to hurt Ben by destroying the form with his abilities, removing the Omnitrix's ability to absorb Conductoid DNA in the process. Ben was left traumatized by the experience, to the point he actually attempted to kill Malware.
Back from the Dead: Brought back in Showdown Part 2 when Ben finally forgives himself for what happened to the form.
Beware My Stinger Tail: When Malware had him in a headlock, Feedback jabbed him from behind with his tail to break free.
Remember the New Guy: He is introduced in the backstory as Ben's favourite alien when he was eleven, despite never even being mentioned before. Justified in that Ben couldn't use him anymore and swore to never think about it again.
Spotlight-Stealing Squad: 11-year-old Ben was quite found of this alien, using him constantly in the time between the original show and Alien Force, even when other aliens would have been a more logical choice. Lampshaded several times by Gwen:
Gwen: Don't you ever get tired of that alien?
Deconstructed when it turned out using him too much might cause Ben to lose control over other aliens. Then Malware took advantage of it and destroyed the form.
So far averted with present Ben, as he's only used Feedback sparingly since he regained him. Ironically, in Max's Monster, just when Feedback was needed the most, Ben had trouble trying to transform into him.
Gravattack/Ultimate Gravattack (OV-03)
Click here to see Ultimate Gravattack as used by Albedo
Ben's second new alien to be unlocked in Omniverse. Sampled from an Galilean from planet Keplorr, Gravattack is a small living planet with the ability to open itself in a more anthropomorphic form. He possesses his own orbit, which he has complete control over, granting him gravity powers.
Gentle Giant: While not really planet-sized, he is still bigger than Fourarms. However, according to Max in Food Around the Corner, Galilean are well-known for being wise and patient.
Gravity Master: As a living planet, he has his own orbit that he can manipulate at will, allowing him to control gravity. He can use it both manually, or go in planet mode and cause objects to gravite around him.
Story Breaker Power: It's quite possible that he's not used terribly often by the writers due to the fact that his abilities amount to controlling gravity, which, unlike Way Big, who often fights enemies just as big and strong as him or ones that prove they're dangerous, makes him much harder to be defeated in a realistic fashion due to the fact that Ben could just make it hard for them to even move or launch them into space. "Food Around the Corner" shows that Gravattack is not entirely invincible, his planetary core can be destabilized, resulting in a massive explosion, but this required flea-sized aliens to pull off and definitely isn't something that can be done on the fly. Furthermore, what can hold him back is if you significantly increase your mass, which can throw off his orbit.
Super Strength: Expectable when you consider he is a vaguely human-sized anthropomorphic planet.
Vocal Evolution: In "Vilgax Must Croak", his voice is not as deep as it was in "A Jolt from the Past".
Gutrot was sampled from an unknown species. His innards are comprised mostly of gaseous chemicals, which he can combine into a virtually limitless array of compounds and unleash them in gaseous form from the vents on his body.
Area of Effect: An actual limitation to his ability; when it can affect everyone around him, it include his allies.
Blow You Away: This trope is another of his disadvantage, where wind can carry his gaseous chemicals away easily.
Chemistry Can Do Anything: So long as Ben has a vague idea of what he needs to do, he can come up with a chemical compound that fits the situation.
Expy: Based off of Koffing, Derrick J. Wyatt's favorite Pokemon.
Fartillery: Just one method of expelling his gases
Friendly Fire: Averted; he cannot will the chemical gases to not affect his allies in the process.
Instant Expert: Instinctively knows how to form chemical compounds as necessary, including their names and specific effects. Points out that he has no idea how he knows this. This contrasts Chemistry normally being Ben's weaker subject.
Poisonous Person: Through the ability to manufacture basically any chemical compound.
Story Breaker Power: If Ben were willing to kill and/or much more familiar with certain chemical compounds, this form could defeat almost anything that breathes. Then again, he had to make sure said certain chemical compounds won't reach those he's not willing to kill first (such as his allies).
Kickin Hawk was sampled from Psyphon's alien henchman Liam during a confrontation in "Outbreak". A bird-like alien of unknown species, he possesses high physical abilities as well as a pair of natural blades on his two arms. Despite being of the same species as Liam, he looks very different from him. Word of God states that this is because the species has a very wide variety in plumage, and the king resembles a peacock.
Ascended Extra: Was briefly mentioned in the original series episode "Ken 10"; He was one of the aliens on Ken's Omnitrix, but Ken had Ben swap him out for Grey Matter, as Toepick was too disgusting for his taste. He finally makes an appearance in the episode "Special Delivery" in Omniverse.
Creepy Good: He doesn't look scary at first, but the effect of people seeing his face is... disturbing. To better put it: Toepick's face scared the hell out of Psyphon. According to Word of God, he can't even look at his own face without being frightened.
The Dreaded: his literal power when he removes his mask.
Story Breaker Power: Both times he appeared, he saved the day by merely standing in front of the villain. The second time was an accidental transformation and Ben didn't even seem to realize who he was at the time. However, this wouldn't work on robots, beings without emotion, or beings that are blind.
Take Our Word for It: His face is so hideous that it has to be hidden behind a cage-like mask. When it opens, it's so horrible that it isn't shown onscreen.
Whampire is the Omnitrix's DNA sample of an extinct species called Vladat from Anur Vladias and Anur Transyl in the Anur System.The DNA sample was acquired in extraordinary circumstances when Zs'Skayr brought the Vladat DNA source Lord Transyl back to life by using the power he stole from the Alpha Rune.
Horror Hunger: Like Lord Transyl, he has an intense desire to feed on other living beings. Immediately upon transforming, he attacked Hobble out of instinct. He even commented on this side-effect after swallowing a fly.
Last of His Kind: Vladats were hunted into extinction by the Transylians before Azmuth started collecting DNA for the Omnitrix.
Looks Like Orlok: Despite the overarching Dracula theme, he has no visible hair, long clawed fingers, his mask resembles long pointed ears, and he doesn't have an Ominous Opera Cape. He seems to incorporate elements from both Dracula and Nosferatu.
Mind Control: Like his genetic donor, he can create Corrupturas. However, he can't control other members of his species.
Super Strength: Able to send a large mob of mind-controlled Anur Transyl denizens flying.