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->''"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 [[Creator/ManOfActionStudios Man of Action]] (Duncan Rouleau, Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, and Steven T. Seagle) that has aired on Creator/CartoonNetwork 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 [[ImportedAlienPhlebotinum an alien device]] known as the Omnitrix which [[ClingyMacGuffin bonds itself]] [[SuperWristGadget to his wrist like a watch]]. Ben finds that the device has alien DNA encoded in it which [[VoluntaryShapeshifting allows him to transform to a variety of alien species]], [[MultiformBalance with their own set of skills]]. From then on, [[HenshinHero 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 [[SecretLegacy 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 230 episodes across eighteen seasons and four [[MadeForTVMovie made-for-TV movies]] created prior to its ContinuityReboot.

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!! TV Series
!!!Original Continuity
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' (2005-2008): The original series, centering on the cross-country road trip mentioned above. Established all the major elements seen throughout the franchise, from [[CreatureHunterOrganization the Plumbers]] to the various alien races, and lasted four seasons for a total of 52 episodes. [[GodDoesNotOwnThisWorld The ONLY installment of this continuity that Man of Action had significant involvement with.]] Alex Soto (''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'') served as supervising producer.
* ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'' (2008-2010): The DarkerAndEdgier TimeSkip continuation of the series set mostly in Ben's hometown of Bellwood. Five years have passed since the original show and Ben is now a teenager living a normal life, but that all changes when a new alien threat is discovered. Ben must once again wear the Omnitrix to combat it, helped along by Gwen and [[HeelFaceTurn former villain]] Kevin. It lasted three seasons for a total of 46 episodes, [[ArtShiftedSequel underwent a complete art overhaul]], and had Creator/DwayneMcDuffie as supervising producer.
* ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien'' (2010-2012): A direct continuation of the ''Alien Force'' series. Ben now has a new Omnitrix called the Ultimatrix which allows him to transform into [[SuperMode "Ultimate" versions of his original aliens]] and his identity as a shape-shifting hero [[TheUnmasking has been revealed to the world]]. It lasted three seasons for a total of 52 episodes and once again had Dwayne [=McDuffie=] as supervising producer.
* ''WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse'' (2012-2014): The DenserAndWackier fourth iteration of the series. [[TheUnmasquedWorld Aliens are now well-known to the Earth]] and Ben has now joined the Plumbers police force, working with a new partner named Rook. The series also [[WholeEpisodeFlashback dedicates some episodes]] [[{{Interquel}} to show events that happened during Ben's second summer road trip]] between the original series and ''Alien Force''. It lasted eight seasons for a total of 80 episodes, underwent another art overhaul to recapture the tone of the first show, and serves as the end to the original continuity. Matt Youngberg (''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'') served as supervising producer.

!!!New Continuity
* ''[[{{WesternAnimation/Ben102016}} Ben 10 (2016)]]'': The fifth series and a ContinuityReboot. 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

* ''WesternAnimation/Ben10SecretOfTheOmnitrix'' (2007): Ben and Gwen must traveling 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 [[ApocalypseHow destroy the universe]] if not fixed. Though it premiered during the middle of the show's final season, it serves as the canon GrandFinale to the original series.
* ''Film/Ben10RaceAgainstTime'' (2007): An AlternateUniverse LiveActionAdaptation 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 AlienInvasion.
* ''Film/Ben10AlienSwarm'' (2009): The second LiveActionAdaptation, 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''.
* ''WesternAnimation/Ben10DestroyAllAliens'' (2012): A [[AllCGICartoon 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. [[RetCanon Was later made canon to the main timeline.]]

!! TV Special
* ''WesternAnimation/Ben10GeneratorRexHeroesUnited'' (2011): An IntercontinuityCrossover with ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex'' set during ''Ultimate Alien''. While in pursuit of an alien, Ben is accidentally warped to Rex's universe and inadvertently gets involved with Rex to fight a strange nanite creature known as Alpha.

!! 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: UsefulNotes/PlayStationPortable, UsefulNotes/PlayStation2, UsefulNotes/NintendoDS and UsefulNotes/{{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'': [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin 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 UsefulNotes/XBox360)
* ''Ben 10 Alien Force: Rise of Hex'': Once again the title tell you everything you need to know. (Platforms: Wii via UsefulNotes/WiiWare and Xbox 360 via UsefulNotes/XboxLive).
* ''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 ''VideoGame/MarioKart''-style racing. [[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer No we are not kidding, this exists.]] (Platforms: [=PlayStation=] 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo DS, Wii, UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS, UsefulNotes/PlayStationVita)
* ''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 UsefulNotes/WiiU (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)