Fanfic Recs / Ben 10

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    Authors and Sites 
  • Recommended by Ninja Naco
  • Pairings: Ben/Gwen primarily. Also creator of the "KevLie" (Kevin/Julie) 'ship.
  • One of the more well-known Bwen writers out there. Well-written and nothing out-of-character. Also has FFnet, dA and YouTube accounts.

  • Reccommended by Tropers/jenicaaladima
  • Pairings: Big Ben/Julie fan. Also likes Mutant!Gwevin and Julie/Albedo.
  • This girl is wonderful. She's a great character analyst, her art and stories have backstories that make sense with the characters...brilliant. She has an account.

Chyme for the Rhyme
  • Recommended by This Is Ridiculous
  • Pairings: Ben/Rook
  • Chyme also has an ao3 account. Chyme's fics are so well written, it's like reading a cancelled script for Omniverse, and Chyme skillfully intergrates canon into their stories.

    General Fics 
Stories focused on the family and the friendly relationships of the cast. Plot-focused stories or light day-in-the-life stories. Pretty much anything that isn't focused on romance.

Parentheses: AntiFluff Drabbles by Karkadinn
  • Reccommended by: blurrylightning
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: An exploration of the distinct lack of romance between two cousins, and the resulting psychological fallout. Sometimes secrets are the only things we have left to define ourselves with.
  • Comments: Despite the synopsis, there isn't any actual romance between Ben and Gwen in the story. Short stories told from Gwen's perspective, sometimes deconstructs certain aspects of the show, such as Ben's Chronic Hero Syndrome or Max as a Badass Grandpa. Some of the stories try to tackle themes that don't fit the series, but besides that, it expands on most of the subjects the original series haven't really touched.
  • Note: This fanfic was written before Ben 10: Alien Force aired, Kevin's Heel-Face Turn never happened in this fic.
  • Has a page, but still a work in progress.

Emergency by razzamatazz73
  • Reccommended by: lackaDAISYcal
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Gwen needs both of them - she needs Ben to depend on her, and Kevin to make sure she's okay. And at the thought of losing Ben, she's not quite sure what she needs. Alien Force Hurt!Ben and Angsty!Gwen.
  • Comments: Short, well-written story about Ben and Gwen's relationship (in family terms, no incest) after Ben gets hurt. There's a slight amount of Gwevin in the background, but I'm putting this in Gen fics because it's not the focus of the story. Really nice interpretation of Gwen's character, as most authors don't go into depth with her that often. There's also some very precious Kevin quotes, and everyone's very in character.

Reunited by AngelsXAmongXUs
  • Recommended by: The Otaku Ninja
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Set after Darkstar Rising—Kevin tells his mom. Rtd K for once...good job on being child-friendly this time around, Kevin...
  • Comments: A one-shot story that fills in some of the blanks that Ben 10: Alien Force never bothered to explain. Set after the episode "Darkstar Rising", we see Kevin reuniting with his estranged mother, while getting a glimpse into his past, including how his dad was a Plumber, hence his abilities, which also "evolved" over time from being able to absorb energy to being able to copy matter. And as someone who has become very disappointed in the series, this is a nice change of pace, as it delves a little deeper into what was never really elaborated on.

Rewind by Karkadinn
  • Recommended by: Anvildude (aka Earthenfist)
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Charmcaster has finally found a way to end the Tennysons once and for all... or so she thinks, when she sacrifices her magic to create a tape that allows her to 'Rewind' time. But Time Magic is a powerful and dangerous thing to use, especially if you're not an experienced mage...
  • Comments: Kept me up all night reading, and honestly, is probably THE BEST Ben 10 fanfiction I've ever read. A bit of a warning, though: the themes that Karkadinn explores are very, very dark, and there's more than a little bit of graphic violence, with Alternative Character Interpretation all around, but all in all, it's probably the best example of character exploration that I've ever seen.

And Then There Were Dorks by benzarro-smash
  • Recommended by: Dark Automaton II
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: An Evil Ben Family Story.
  • Comments: The link is to the third chapter since the previous two don't have links to either of the other chapters. Mostly revolves around the interactions between the Evil Bens and Eon. The characterization is spot-on and interesting, with plenty of Alternative Character Interpretation. Though, be warned, Mad Ben and Bad Ben have got quite the mouths on them in this.

Eyes of Shadows by Rookblonkorules
  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: When you're a superhero, you tend to get a lot of bad guys out for revenge, but what happens when you're not the one they're after? Written for Purplehood. The Myles Bots]] by
  • Recommended by: Conspiring Colors
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Sypnosis: Max Tennyson (as Overflow) has a main character role in the fanfic.

The Frost Queen by Kenya Starlight
  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: To most of the rest of the universe, Ben Tennyson, wielder of the Omnitrix, is a hero. To a young Necrofriggian hatchling, however, he's something far more... he's a mother.

Egypt on Anur Khufos by Machiner6
  • Recommended by: Sark0Tag
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The planet Anur Khufos is dying from a strange disease, and the only hope its people have rests on "the being of a thousand beings". And when Ben Tennyson and his family crash-land in Egypt just after saving the world yet again, things only get weirder from there.
  • Comments: Egypt On Anur Khufos has a page, but is still ongoing.

    Shipping Fics 
Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.

Alone With You
  • Recommened by: Random Chaos
  • Vanished from the internet. Please post a link if found.
  • Synopsis: Alien Force - Ben and Gwen both end up stranded together on Island in the Caribbean. Now it's up to them to find a way off and survive the wilderness. As they spend so much time together they find out that being so close to each other may be not be so bad.
  • Pairings: Ben/Gwen

A Day to Wait
  • Recommended by: Random Chaos
  • Vanished from the internet. Please post a link if found.
  • Synopsis: Ben and Gwen go to the doctor for their annual checkup, but it is discovered that Gwen is suffering from a fatal disease.
  • Parings: Ben/Gwen

Little Moments by shadows59
  • Recommended by: knife23
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The adventure isn't over just because the summer is. And as the pressure of life and heroing builds, Ben and Gwen start to count on each other more and more.
  • Pairing: Ben/Gwen
  • Comments: While most fics generally try to jump into the fluffiness that is Bwen, the author here takes his time with the two, building them up chapter by chapter from the constantly fighting cousins we love and remember to two people in a more mature relationship. The character development is gradual. Not forced and not rushed. And by the time they kiss, the whole thing feels natural. This story is now completed, but a sequel, Breaking Point, has been announced.
  • TV Tropes page

Breaking Point by shadow59
  • Recommended by: knife23
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: Sequel to Little Moments. Ben and Gwen explore their new relationship and struggle to overcome the trauma of Vilgax's final attack while enemies old and new hunt for them.
  • Pairing: Ben/Gwen
  • Comments: The sequel to Little Moments! Expect the same style and level of detail and intimacy. Additionally, it shares a trope page with Little Moments.

A cat, but smaller. by Anniss
  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Complete, with a sequel, and interquel!
  • Synopsis: Rook wakes Ben up at noon to text him about kittens he has found. Ben doesn't seem to mind.
  • Pairing: Ben/Rook

A Special Evening by Boneless Wingnut
  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Gwen and Kevin attempt to get close until Ben becomes annoying.
  • Pairing: Gwen/Kevin

Spilled Smoothie by UltimateisUltimate
  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "Ben felt a click in his head, he inhaled, let out a soft 'oh'. Because something, 'something', had happened in that moment, something had changed between him and Rook, in that tiny, simple snippet of the day, and Ben didnít know how to feel." Ben falls in love
  • Pairing: Ben/Rook

Re-fitting the Mould by Chyme for the Rhyme
  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Falling in love is in no way like losing a limb. Except, perhaps, for the fact that both of these things hurt. Which means that Ben - being Ben - must rapidly learn to multi-task.
  • Pairing: Ben/Rook

Nothing But Purple Inside by Chyme for the Rhyme
  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Ben goes undercover on a mission, causing Rook to fall prey to some old fears. But little do either of them realise that it's going to turn out oh-so-much worse than they'd imagined. Bad enough even, to actually make cousin Sunny of all people, shut up about her new boyfriend.
  • Pairing: Ben/Rook

A Matter of Loyalty by Annorah
  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: After almost two years in Rook's company, Ben could no longer picture his life without the Revonnahgander by his side. You all might imagine, he just wouldn't allow the best friend and partner he'd ever had to go on a long, dangerous solo-mission.
  • Pairing: Ben/Rook
  • Comments: English isn't the author's first language, so there are a lot of spelling mistakes, but she's perfectly happy to fix any errors you spot as long as you are polite about it. Also, this is one intense fanfic. The two heroes rush to Revonnah because of a social movement that just turned violent.

Elevator Monolauge by RenkonNairu
  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: A take on what happened after the series, combining all show headcannons.
  • Pairing: Gwen/Kevin, eventual Ben/Rook

After the Dawn by csgt
  • Recommended by bbb35
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Pairings: BWEN (Ben/Gwen).
  • Synopsis: Gwen's friend's last request is for Gwen to take care of her baby daughter, who has powerful latent magical abilities. Her parents and Kevin are against this idea, but Ben offers support. Can the two 18-year-old cousins raise - and protect - a little girl by themselves? And will this bring them closer to what is socially acceptable for cousins?

    Crossover Fics 
Stories that blend one universe with another

Bleach: Ultimate Alien Volume I by Bigby the Big Bad Wolf.
  • Recommended by: hencej18
  • Status: Volume I is complete, Volume II is discontinued, and the remake is up. As well as a side story.
  • Ben 10 - Bleach Crossover
  • Synopsis: Ben Tennyson is whisked away to a place known as Huenco Mundo by Professor Paradox. There, he will make an impact, forging new allies and enemies. However, there is a really big reason on why he was sent there in the first place. . .

FateStay Night: Ultimate Master by Ten-Faced Paladin
  • Recommended by Kishou
  • Status: Dormant
  • Ben 10 - Fate/stay night Crossover
  • Synopsis: Set in the Ultimate Alien series (thus made a world famous hero) Ben undergoes a solo mission to investigate the happenings of Fuyuki City. After a battle with Lancer, he ends up partaking the Holy Grail War as the Master of the eighth servant, Avenger.
  • Comments: Sadly hasn't been updated since October 2013, but the (five) chapters it has now are really engaging and draw you in. The pacing flows very naturally and it is interesting to see Servants go toe-to-toe to many of Ben's forms... and who doesn't want to see Way Big squish Berserker like a bug?
  • Trope page can be found here

The Hanging Ten Saga by The Writer with No Name
  • Recommended by CMR Rosa, Storygirl000, and bbb35
  • Status: Cyber-Sweet Sixteen is dormant; the rest are completed.
  • Crossover with: Stōked
  • Synopsises:
    • Hanging Ten: As summer starts at Surfer's Paradise, a sixth grom joins, making friends with the groms, except for Lo, but as strange creatures start showing up, they begin to wonder: what is Ben Tennyson hiding? Gradual Ben/Lo, some ReefFin. AU Stoked S1, S2-3 B10:AF Complete
    • It Came From Room 1313: With a new girlfriend at Sunset Beach, things are looking up for Ben...but when one of his most fearsome foes returns, it's up to him and his new crew to stop this ghostly menace. Complete
    • Witchy Woman: After weeks of being friend-zoned by Emma, Johnny finally decides to move on, but this decision couldn't have come at a worse a not-so-charming guest arrives at Surfer's Paradise, intent on settling an old score. Complete
    • My Cyber-Sweet Sixteen: With her sweet sixteen just around the corner, Lo is officially stoked about her upcoming birthday-bash. Struggling to keep up with preparing for his girlfriend's party, Ben isn't quite as thrilled, especially when an old acquaintance drops by...with her pet. Dormant
  • This series is a Ben 10 and Stoked Crossover, to clarify, alternate Season 1 of Stoked; it will start off fairly close to "canon" Season 1, but will gradually start to diverge. In the Ben 10 universe, this story starts just after Season 2 of Alien Force, before the start of Season 3..
    • To briefly summarize this, this series involves Ben (and later, Kevin and Gwen) getting hired to work at Surfer's Paradise for the summer, joining the groms and dealing with both regular teenage problems (eg relationship issues) and the more extraterrestrial Arc Villains. It's one of those series that is wonderful all around, and it will definitely get you hooked.

RWBBYVerse: Clash of Heroes by bcarandang1
  • Recommended by: tierhalibel
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Crossover with: RWBY
  • Synopsis: Ben Tennyson is accidentally sent to the RWBY universe and tries to fit in. But when he finds out he's a clone of the actual Ben Tennyson, will he actually be able to fit in this foreign universe?
  • Comments: Although the shipping seemed rushed, the rest of the story is quite well written. I hear the writer will actually explain how the ship went so fast. Overall, good story.

Avenging 10 by Captain Rex 75.

Weeping by catlover2976
  • Recommended by: Storygirl000
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: Doctor Who
  • Synopsis: During a fight with Animo, Ben decides to use a new alien. But those who take the form of an angel become an angel. Kevin and Gwen better learn the rules to this red light, green light game before they're sent back in time. (Quick one-shot).
  • Comments: Or, if the title and synopsis aren't obvious enough, Ben unlocks a Weeping Angel form on the Omnitrix and uses it with disastrous results. A quick, fun, creepy read.

Family Business by Akino Ame
  • Recommended by ladyofthelibrary
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: Jonny Quest: The Real Adventures
  • Synopsis: When Ben's cousin Jonny accidentally learns about the aliens, the reaction isn't quite what he'd expected. Maybe traveling the world and fighting weirdness runs in the family.
  • Comments: The idea of Ben and Gwen having a cousin who takes their adventures in stride but isn't an alien is absolutely hilarious and Jonny and his crew are perfectly in character.

Infinity Legion: Heroes Unite by TvFan2244

Five Years Later by Kuro the Artist.
  • Recommended by: Vigilant Sycamore
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Crossover with: Danny Phantom, Invader Zim
  • Tropes page here.
  • Synopsis: It's been five years since Danny Fenton, retired ghost-fighting superhero, revealed his identity to the world and saved it from destruction. When accidentally thrown into an alternate world in attempts to complete his father's work, a new cross-dimensional threat is revealed to him, and his old arch-nemesis, Vlad, is somehow connected. Now, he must "Go Ghost" again with the help of that universes' greatest hero, Ben 10, to defeat the threat before he can obtain his mysterious goal.
  • Comments: A great fic showing Ben and Danny five years after the finales of their respective franchises, Ben in particular being well on his way to becoming Ben 10,000. There's great fight scenes, great characterization,interesting new characters, abilities, and aliens, and the story itself is gripping. However, it is Darker and Edgier than the actual cartoons, with swearing and more realistic violence (blood), although it doesn't take away from the story and it's not just there for shock value.

    Alternate Universe 
Stories with a different universe than Canon

BEN X By The Holy Heretic
  • Recommended by: Cyclopsman
  • Status: Finished
  • Synopsis: Ben, Gwen and Kevin go to an alternate universe where they meet a different version of Ben, a version that is older, more powerful, and possibly more evil than anyone or anything they've ever encountered.
  • Comments: Probably one of the better written, more creative Fanfics, it has elements of a deconstruction, reconstruction, and is generally a page turner.

Ben 10: Guardians by Shadow-DJ
  • Recommended by Araitsume and bbb35
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Pairings: Benlie, Gwevin, and others
  • Synopsis:
    • Ben 10 Guardians Season 1: The Faction: Omniverse AU fic. A few months after the event with the Diagon, Ben has to go through a new beginning after Gwen and Kevin leave for collage. But when a new threat arrives, Ben has to work with a new team: with rookie Plumber Rook Blonco and his girlfriend Julie, along with Ship. Can this team take on the threats presented to them? Complete
    • Ben 10 Guardians Season 2: Malware's Revenge: Season 2 of Ben 10 Guardians: A few months after Khyber's defeat, Ben and his team reunites with old friends as Malware makes his move. Can the Plumbers take on this threat as well as jealous scientists, a angry hunter, and many other threats. With a surprising new ally and new aliens, Ben may have a shot at going against a threat that has haunted him since childhood. Omniverse AU Complete
    • Ben 10 Guardians Season 3: Incursean Invasions: Malware and the Faction have been defeated, but now Ben has to deal with a galaxy-wide threat; the Incurseans have stepped up their game and are on the verge of universal conquest. Attea at the helm of a powerful alliance, Ben has to get old allies and new alike while trying to keep Morale on Earth up...especially when evil does not rest at the cusp of War. Omniverse AU Ongoing
  • Comments: In the author's own words, this is mostly a Fix Fic of Ben 10: Omniverse.

Myles Bots by Unknown
  • Recommended by: Conspiring Colors
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Sypnosis: Max Tennyson (as Overflow) has a main character role in the fanfic.
  • TV Tropes Page

Watch Boy And Lucky Girl by csgt
  • Recommended by bbb35
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Pairings: BWEN (Ben/Gwen).
  • Synopsis:
    • Watch Boy & Lucky Girl: Season One: 16-year-old Ben Tennyson finds a strange watch that can turn him into aliens. And his cousin Gwen - who has magical powers of her own - helps him to fight off evil from Earth and space. Complete
    • Watch Boy & Witch Girls: Season Two: Ben and Gwen continue to fight off evil from Earth and space, now with help from Charmcaster. Meanwhile, Ben and Gwen try to hide their feelings for each other from their parents, and, to make things more complicated, Charmcaster also develops feelings for Ben. Ongoing

Alternative Title(s): Ben Ten