Franchise / Ben 10

"It started when an alien device did what it did..."
Original series theme tune

Ben 10 is a series of cartoons made by a group called Man of Action (Duncan Rouleau, Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, and Steven T. Seagle) that has aired on Cartoon Network since 2005. It was the group's first collaboration.

The series follows a boy named Ben Tennyson who, on the first night of a summer road-trip with his grandfather Max and his cousin Gwen, stumbles across an alien device known as the Omnitrix which bonds itself to his wrist like a watch. Ben finds that the device has alien DNA encoded in it which allows him to transform to a variety of alien species, with their own set of skills. From then on, Ben uses the device to take on any threats that come his way, while causing a few bouts of mischief in the process. As he grows as a hero, Ben learns that he didn't gain the Omnitrix by coincidence and finds that his family has been involved with aliens long before he has.

Taken as a whole, the Ben 10 franchise is Cartoon Network's longest-running series with 261 aired episodes, 9 unaired but ordered making a grand total of 270 episodes across nineteen seasons, four made-for-TV movies, 10 shorts, and 1 special but that was counted as an episode for Generator Rex as of March 11, 2017. It is also the most number of episodes on all Cartoon Network original series along with Regular Show.

TV Series

Original Continuity

New Continuity

  • Ben 10 (2016): The fifth series and a Continuity Reboot. This series underwent the biggest art overhaul yet in order to completely distance itself from the previous shows and Man of Action returned to serve as executive producers.

Made-For-TV Movies

  • Ben 10: Secret of the Omnitrix (2007): Ben and Gwen travel through outer space in order to find the creator of the Omnitrix after a fight causes the device's self-destruct sequence to activate, which could potentially destroy the universe if not fixed. Though it premiered during the middle of the show's final season, it serves as the canon Grand Finale to the original series (designated as the 49th-51st episode of the series in official order) despite that it is listed on or Wikipedia as the first three episodes of season 4 in production and actual chronological order.
  • Ben 10: Race Against Time (2007): An Alternate Universe Live-Action Adaptation that takes place shortly following the events of the original series. Ben must go up against a new foe named Eon, who is after the Omnitrix in order to start an Alien Invasion.
  • Ben 10: Alien Swarm (2009): The second Live-Action Adaptation, this time based on Alien Force. Ben, Gwen and Kevin find themselves caught up in a conspiracy involving alien nanochips that hold a dark secret that could leave to a world takeover. Unlike the previous live-action film, this one is canon and is referenced directly during the events of Alien Force.
  • Ben 10: Destroy All Aliens (2012): A CGI film set shortly after the events of the original series. The Omnitrix once more gets damaged during a fight and must be repaired. While handling the problem of the malfunctioning watch causing Ben to randomly teleport around the world, the characters must also deal with a bounty hunter that wants the device. Was later made canon to the main timeline.

TV Special

Video Games

  • Ben 10: Protector of the Earth: Ben, Gwen and Max deal with their usual rogues gallery while trying to reclaim the Omnitrix's aliens from a space mosquito. (Platforms: PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 2, Nintendo DS and Wii)
  • Ben 10 Alien Force: An original story of Ben, Gwen and Kevin being recruited by a undercover Plumber to retrieve parts for a dangerous weapon. Naturally, all isn't what it seems. (Platforms: Wii, PlayStation 2, PSP, and Nintendo DS)
  • Ben 10 Alien Force: Vilgax Attacks: Pretty much what is says on the tin. Ben and the group take on Vilgax once more. (Platforms: Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, PSP, Wii and Xbox 360)
  • Ben 10 Alien Force: Rise of Hex: Once again the title tell you everything you need to know. (Platforms: Wii via WiiWare and Xbox 360 via Xbox Live).
  • Ben 10 Ultimate Alien Cosmic Destruction: Ben, Gwen and Kevin find selves hopping the globe to stop different menaces from destroying the cites. (Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, PSP, Xbox 360, Nintendo DS and Wii)
  • Ben 10: Galactic Racing: A Mario Kart-style racing. No we are not kidding, this exists. (Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo DS, Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Play Station Vita)
  • Ben 10: Omniverse: Ben's Omnitrix goes haywire once more and warps Rook and him into the past where they meet his 11-year old self. When Malware gets his hands on Rook's weapon and creates an alternate future, the three set out to stop him and fix the damage. (Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U (one of its launch titles in fact.))
  • Ben 10: Omniverse 2: Ben once again takes on the Incurseans. (Platforms: PlayStation 3, Wii, WiiU, Xbox 360 and Nintendo 3DS)
  • Ben 10: Up to Speed: The player will play as Ben and his alien forms to collect some collectibles scattered around the levels while avoiding any obstacles and enemies similar to another mobile game named Temple Run. (Platforms: iOS)