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Fridge: Ben 10: Omniverse
Fridge Brilliance
  • Khyber's pet, when confronting Ben, doesn't transform into the fitting predator to Ben's current alien until "It Was Them". This suddenly makes sense when you realize in all the previous confrontations, Ben transformed after him, while he was already in alien form when the pet confronted him in this episode. Word of God hinted this was intended.
    • 'Of Predators And Prey' reveals it can rapidly transform into different forms at Khyber's command. Why didn't it do this before? Ben only recently discovered it was one creature and not a large number of isolated incidents. Khyber was trying to maintain the element of surprise by keeping Ben in the dark.
  • Gwen's voice actor from the original series didn't return to voice young Gwen and is instead voiced by Ashley Johnson, the voice of Gwen now. If you listen you can hear her trying to sound like her original, but you can tell the difference. Now if you want a canon reason as to why her voice sounds different as opposed to the hand wave of The Other Darrin... This is an 11-year-old just going through a little puberty!
    • This is also the explanation Zak's change in voice as he's presented as 16 instead of 13 here.
  • Malware is defeated rather easily in the first episode, and almost seems to be exaggerating his ego and Genre Savvy when asking if Ben has any last "Pithy quips or clever observations", before easily running off when confronted with Feedback. He got what he needed already (a sample of the Omnitrix's code). He just needed an excuse to retreat.
  • Ben never getting the alien he wants, despite the Omnitrix's upgrades makes sense as he has so many aliens now that he probably only has time to hope he's getting the one he wants.
    • OTTO Motives shows best why Ben taking the time to look for the right alien can have consequences. He's taking so long to cycle through them all to find the one he thinks is right for the situation (it worked, but the not the point) that by the time he's picked it, Kevin's car is falling to its doom. Any longer trying to look for the right alien might have got them all killed.
  • Why is the use of the Nemetrix so powerful against Ben, when, logically, the lifeforms in the Omnitrix are dominant and are able to fight back against their predators? Because Ben fights entirely on instinct, meaning he's far more vulnerable against the predators in the Nemetrix than their actual prey. He's never been taught how to fight against them, while they know exactly how to deal with him, putting him at a severe disadvantage.
  • Rook's given name is Blonko, pronounced identically to the Spanish word for the color 'white', blanco; and what color is Rook's face?
    • Light blue.
      • No it's clearly White dude.
      • You're both wrong; it's grey.
      • Actually, it's both.
  • It was pretty much implied or outright stated that Ben has never been popular in school, until UA where his identity was revealed. So the fact that Billy Billions is so jealous of how popular Ben was when they were younger should be a case of Canon Discontinuity, right? Wrong! The examples of Ben being more 'popular' than Billy are told by Billy, who, with his skewed perception and highly inflated ego, is a case of an Unreliable Narrator. We can easily see how the situation actually played out when you think about it.
    • The case of the teacher picking Ben to answer the question despite not knowing the answer, had Ben acting like his typical prankster and trouble-causing self. Yes, he was getting attention that Billy wanted, but the kids around them didn't seem particularly interested in what Ben was saying.
    • And with the picking teams, it's implied that Ben and Billy are the last two to be picked. Not what you'd expect of someone so popular, eh? And the reason for the blonde girl picking Ben over Billy? Well, wouldn't you rather pick the boy actually in the gym uniform and isn't wearing a bow tie that could become a choking hazard in the right (or wrong, really) circumstances?
      • That, and about Billy knowing that Ben could turn into aliens? Not a case of continuity error, as it's pretty much shown that, although having an ego that size of his head, Billy is fairly smart. And stalkerish, considering he was on a helicopter watching for Ben. So him figuring out that Ben could transform considering how much Ben likes "going hero" isn't very hard to believe. And Billy not telling anyone is also obvious, seeing as how he wouldn't want to make Ben even 'more' popular than he percieves him to be.
  • Ben 23 is shorter than Ben 10, less mature than Ben 10, has the old Omnitrix, and has a voice similar to when he was ten-years old. This is a reality where Grandpa Max has died and Ben 23 has lived without his influence, fighting against Azmuth thinking he was an "evil monster hater alien". In this reality you could say that without Grandpa Max, Ben 23 hasn't grown as much as Ben 10.
  • Why did Khyber's pet need Khyber's command to change form? Because the coding of the Nemetrix wasn't complete: It was functioning on the prototype Omnitrix's code, which also explains why Khyber's pet transformed so rapidly and uncontrollably in "Outbreak".
  • In Omniverse, Ben has been turning into the wrong alien quite a few times. Derrick says that these transformations are entirely Ben's fault. This makes little sense when you realize that this bareley happened in Alien Force-until you realize that in Alien Force he was dealing with all new aliens as opposed to his old ones with a new look. He simply doesn't recognize his old aliens with the newer Omnitrix.
    • If you look at the new iPad-style interface on the Omnitrix, you can see that it has the advantage of showing all the aliens in that particular "playlist." As a trade-off, the transformations are represented by small faces instead of the more descriptive holograms of the past Omnitrixes. In the heat of the moment it would all too easily to select the wrong alien.
  • Throughout the series, Classic Ben's favorite alien was stated to be Feedback. He said that Feedback felt like he was a part of him in some way. Guess who voices Feedback? the same person who voices Modern Ben.
  • You probably noticed this already, but look at Ben's new look: the design is similar to his 10-year-old self, and the color scheme is more like AF and UA.
  • The reason that Ben gets Feedback again might be due to the fact that Malware, having absorbed the Omnitrix's code earlier in his life and destroying Feedback, might have left him with residual data. Enough data that the Omnitrix would notice and give back.
    • That's still contradictory with the fact Azmuth clearly stated a failsafe prevented the Omnitrix from ever accepting Conductoid DNA in the first place.
      • And then you realize that it's a new Omnitrix.
      • Which is still a case of Fridge Logic : by that logic, Azmuth should have known that and placed Feedback's dna in the new Omnitrix again. He may be a dick, but that's pushing it to think he wouldn't do that.
      • Perhaps Azmuth thought it would be better off for Ben to deal with the consequences of losing an alien form, to help him cope with loss, since as he put it himself, Ben doesn't seem to learn much from winning.
      • I keep saying this is overestimating Azmuth's dickery, and even if it was the real reason, you'd expect them to actually mention it.
      • Omniverse tends to Flanderize some aspects of the show, such as the Omnitrix's time outs, and Ben's intelligence level. Honestly, with this theory of Azmuth being this much of a dick, he's probably a much nicer guy then how he could've turned out in the show.
      • Who ever said that AZMUTH included the fail save? It could have been Malware.
  • While Water Hazard defeating the Ultimate Panuncian may seem like an Ass Pull, it actually makes sense. If the high pressure of the water was continuously sprayed into the mouth of any creature, it would be very difficult for that creature to breathe, even at the size the Panuncian was.
  • The fact that Khyber specialised in countering Ben's alien forms by using the Nemetrix to give him control of their natural predators may bring to mind a plot point from the Ben 10,000 arc, where Ben won the day by dropping the alien forms and fighting as himself. Shouldn't Khyber have looked up the natural predator for humans just to be safe? Well, how do we know Khyber himself doesn't cover that?
  • That padlock hanging from Kevin's neck may just be a ready source of hardened steel for Kevin to absorb at any time.
  • In 'Something Zombozo This Way Comes', Ben doesn't really seem scared of clowns again until Max is turned. It seems logical for Ben to be scared of his grandfather becoming a zombie, let alone a clown. The idea of Max becoming a zombie clown was terrible enough to put the fear back in him.
    • Furthermore, it's implied that the flashback where Max is in clown makeup is when Ben acquired his fear of clowns in the first place.
  • At first it doesn't make sense that Earth us suddenly a strategic point that an empire like the Incurseans could use to conquer the galaxy when it's been regularly described as backwater. Until you remember that this was after Ben's reconstruction of the universe. Of course he'd made it that much more important.
  • Big Chill being redesigned to be larger and more muscular suddenly makes a bit more sense when you realize that his name is Big Chill.
  • Why are there so many predatory alien species preying on smaller but more intelligent species (Buglizards to Lediopteranns/Stinkfly's race for instance)? Because predation by these species over millions of years led to adaptions in mental ability to counter their brute strength, with the members of the preyed on species not able to adapt being eaten and as a result leaving only more intelligent offspring.

Fridge Horror
  • Practically everything in Khyber's trophy room becomes massive Fridge Horror when you realize most aliens whose bodyparts are present are sentient beings in the Ben 10 Universe.
  • In the episode "So Long & Thanks for the Smoothies" the universe is destroyed thanks to the Annihilaarg. Ben then copies the universe and everything continues as normal except he has a stylin' new jacket. The horror kicks in once you realize that this universe is just a copy. All the characters we've grown to know and love are all dead and the ones we will be viewing from now on are just a bunch of glorified clones.
    • Kind of makes you stop and wonder, has this ever happened before?
    • This assumes that Alien X didn't simply shuffle every living thing that existed one nanosecond before the Annihilaarg went off into the new universe. It's Alien freakin' X! He can do that, and it arguably makes more sense, since we can assume that beings that Ben isn't aware of (and could thus not "clone") are still present in the new universe.
    • However, it seems that Derrick is going with the idea that Primus was wiped out of existence thanks to the Annihilaarg. So either this was intentional, which makes no sense as Ben has no reason to wipe it out of existence, or he forgot to put it back. It wouldn't be a very long stretch to assume that Alien X can bring people back, but the real question is if he can.
    • I don't think Alien X can bring people back and yes, Word of God is that the new universe made is not an exact copy of the old, hence things like Primus not existing and other various Retcons in certain areas and new character looks, like Gwen's and Kevin's (and the way their powers work now.) Since places, appearances, and powers are different, it can be assumed that the characters themselves really are new existences entirely. It didn't matter if Ben wasn't aware of certain beings, since Alien X (or, to be more precies, Bellicus and Serena) were, being omnipotent and all that, so they were copied, albeit imperfectly.
      • Gets even worst when you take in account the fact that Primus isn't the only thing to have been Ret Gone; according to Word of God, characters such as Eunyce have removed as well. Who knows how many other people didn't get brought back thanks to Ben's incompetence to use Alien X?
      • This may also mean the likes of Julie coming back are likely very slim as well.
      • Well, Julie's appeared in the series after the Annihilaarg hit. However, this very well may explain why they were broken up in the series.
  • "Hot Stretch" involves a bunch of aliens trying to literally cause a volcanic eruption in the middle of Bellwood. While Ben did stop it, of course, who knows how many people might have died in this sudden apparition of lava in the middle of the inhabited town? Especially seeing how entire buildings are seen touched. To make things worse, the aliens get away with it.
  • What did Malware absorb that made him look so reptilian looking?
    • A Tachyon Cannon. It disrupts every individual cell with matching DNA taking the target apart on a sub cellular level. Malware absorbed it. He looks like he does now. Kind of a bit of Fridge Logic as to how it makes him look like that, but oh well.
      • He did just get ripped apart on a sub cellular level. Maybe Malware couldn't make himself look the way he did before, or deliberately changed himself at his first given opportunity to do it. And why wouldn't he? His old form still was incredibly recognizable to the typical Galvanic Mechamorph, and considering Malware believes himself superior he'd probably want to make himself as different as possible. Either that or Rule of Cool.
  • "Store 23" seems like such a cute and funny episode...until we see Ben 23 and the idea of him beating up the allies that the original Ben 10 and tearing them apart.
  • Malware destroying Feedback, if you think about it. Before narrating the event, Ben mentions that Feedback felt like he was part of him, more so than other aliens. Malware pulled him out of Feedback. Ben must have felt like if a part of him was being ripped off from him before seeing said part being destroyed right in front of his eyes... no wonder then that he was so horrified and traumatized by the event.
  • The Gourmands devour their own planet before moving on to another world. They've done this several times, meaning they've caused the destruction of multiple ecological biomes. And everyone is generally okay with this.
    • The planets looked barren actually. Since they can eat anything they might not need a biome.
  • Eyeguy's redesign isn't too different from his original one, save for the fact that he now has eyes in the palms of his hands. Now then I'm not too sure about this, but if he's fighting with Eyeguy and he makes a fist wouldn't he be curling his fingers into his eye? What about if he blocks a punch with his hand?
    • Those eyes would safely move out of the way.
  • The Nemetrix holds the DNA of the primary predator of every species in the Omnitrix. What kind of Eldritch Abomination hunts To'kustar?!
    • Or having a counter of Alien X.
      • Anything immune to Alien X's abilities or better yet, just something that can cut off the minds from eachother, Alien X has plenty of exploitable weaknesses, it doesn't have to be brute force.
    • The predator of the To'kustar is apparently a virus. Despite being only a concept now, one can only imagine the sheer horror. A small being taking down the To'kustar makes sense, but just how big would they be?! Or are they the same size as human viruses, but just much worse?!
  • The implications behind the Esoteric Happy Ending of Frogs of War. So Attea is in charge of the Incursean Empire, now? Congratulations, heroes: you just unleashed in the Galaxy a Psychotic Manchild over a Galactic Conqueror in charge an empire with the required technology to blow up planets just by drawing switch. Sure this will go well for everybody...
  • How did Ben know about Toepick's scary face in the first place? Did anyone saw it beforehand?
    • I don't think he even knew who Toepick was at that point. He just transformed into him and Psyphon was just creeped out by seeing him, which are his powers. Just seeing him will make you tense up in fear. Though, that makes Toepick himself walking Fridge Horror.
      • It may also make his entire species a walking tearjerker when you think about it.
      • Derrick J. Wyatt has said that even Alien X would be terrified by Toepick's face. It's that level of a Brown Note. But presumably they aren't affected by looking at each other.
  • The episode "Rad Monster Party" finally introduces us to the Anur System, home of the various "monster" aliens. While a bit of creepy-ness is to be expected from the home system of the alien versions of the Universal Monsters, there's one thing that seems to be present in this system that REALLY makes it stand out in this troper's mind: the massive cobweb-like structures that stretch across the system in all directions and seem to connect all the various planets and moons in the Anur System to one-another. Does this mean that the Anur System is home to some manner of gigantic space-spiders so cosmically massive that they make Way Big look like Nanomech?

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