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"And here I thought his ego couldn't get bigger…now things literally revolve around him."
Julie about Ben as Gravattack. (Season 1, episode 4.)

Ben 10: Guardians is a Fix Fic created by Shadow-DJ as a way to re-purpose the story-line of Ben 10: Omniverse with small collaborations from Ben 10 Artists KevFilmz2x2, Holycrap1992, Zigwolf and several others. The basic premise of the fic is to adapt the events of Omniverse into something more akin to Ben 10: Alien Force and Ben 10: Ultimate Alien tone-wise, as well as to remove many retcons introduced in Omniverse, the most noteable of which is Ben dumping Julie.


Also expands the role of secondary characters such as The Plumbers Helpers, Tetrax, The Highbreed and also wishes to finish any lost plots from UAF.

The fic hasn't been updated since Jan 28, 2020.

The links to the first three Seasons are as followed:

Ben 10 Guardians: The Faction

Ben 10 Guardians: Malware's Revenge

Ben 10 Guardians: Incursean Invasions

Warning! Beware of unmarked late-arrival spoilers for Seasons 1 and 2.


Ben 10: Guardians contains examples of:

  • Absurdly Youthful Mother: Fay Brasher (nee Tennyson) is actually quite young-looking for a mother of a teenage daughter and the eldest daughter of Max and Verdona. Makes sense as she is an Anodite.
  • The Archmage: In this universe, there is a title in the universe known as 'High Magus', given only to the strongest mages of their specific planet or universe. Dr. Albus Guiden of Friedkin University and Verdona Tennyson are the High Magus of Earth and Anodyne respectively.
    • The Prater Magia is revealed to be an even greater mage, as Hex bows before him when they first meet.
  • Acceptable Breaks from Canon: Since Julie is still with Ben here, she plays a much larger role here than in "Omniverse" and play a role in events where she was absent.
  • Adaptation Species Change:
    • Bloxx isn't a humanoid Lego creature, he's instead a sort of shapeshifting Land Coral that is more organic-looking than before.
    • Sheriff Wat-Senn, the Plumber in charge of Rennovah, was a relatively human-looking alien in canon. This version reimagines him as a sort of Kilowog Expy.
    • Canon Nyancy was a meta-human. Here, she is a Youkai Nekomata.
  • Adaptational Badass: Many of Ben's lesser used aliens get some buffs given the age ups;
    • Rook Blonko has a much better mastery of Revonnah Kai in this continuity.
      • Revonnah-Kai is even given a bit of a buff by the expansion of it as a sort of Chi-based martial arts and not just limited to one move (Stone Cutter)
    • Julie has now joined the Plumber's Helpers as a young recruit, which means she received training and is much more capable of handling herself than her mainstream counterpart. The Helpers themselves are also given more time to shine.
    • Villains such as Billy Billions and other Omniverse-introduced villains are also given this treatment to better fit with the fic's more serious tone.
    • Some of the newer aliens introduced in UAF and Omniverse are this, such as Fasttrack, Crashhopper, and many others are given some upgrades. The Omnitrix is also given more features and actually useful compared to the Running Gag in Omniverse, where it would frequently give him the wrong alien even if it had no reason to.
  • Adaptational Early Appearance: Skurd makes a much earlier appearance as a member of the Faction in Season 1, and becomes a member of team Tennyson in Season 2 onward.
    • The Vreedle Brothers' siblings, Scyles and Parry, also appear earlier to fill in their brother's role as the 'Evil Vreedles'.
    • Kundo and Wat-Senn appears several seasons early, both as part of Revonnahgander life style.
    • Luhley appears before the events of the BLRT, as someone that Cooper called in to look after the lab.
  • Adaptational Expansion: Many characters from over the series are given more roles such as Julie Yamamoto (who becomes a member of team Tennyson), the Plumber's Helpers, Tetrax, Skurd and many other Omniverse characters.
  • Adaptational Heroism:
    • Sunny Tennyson, the anodite cousin of Ben and Gwen, is given Character Development and ends up joining the Plumbers, reforming.
    • Unlike in Omniverse, the Vreedle Brothers actually stick to being Plumbers in this continuity, with their villainous role being taken by Scyles and Parry.
  • Adaptational Intelligence:
    • Blucik and Driba in Omniverse were infamously dim-witted and prone to cause as much, if not more problem than they would solve. This incarnation of them, while still bumbling at times, are more professional and competent, enough to be partners with Cooper and show their worth as tech support. They just bicker some and maybe misfire something, but they actually show their intelligence.
    • In contrast with Omniverse, where he infamously Took a Level in Dumbass, Ben here retains the intelligence and maturity he had gained from Alien Force, which reflects in his relationships with his friends and his creativity.
    • Downplayed with Pax; while definitely not as dangerously stupid as he was in canon, he is still pretty much a Cloud Cuckoo Lander.
  • Adaptational Name Change: Sheriff's Wat-Senn's first name is change from 'Rickdan' to 'Ric'dan'. Two of Ben's new aliens, Snare-Oh and Rocks get changed to Underwraps and Quartzmain.
    • Some of the episodes have had their names changed.
      • "A Jolt From The Past" is changed to "Mega Problems".
      • "So Long and Thanks For All The Smoothies" is changed to "Doomsday Clock is Ticking"
      • "It was Them" was changed to "Summon The Swarm".
      • "Trouble Helix" is changed to "A Whole Helix of Trouble".
      • "Gone Fishin'" is changed to "Bait and Switch".
      • "Outbreak" is changed to "The Jailbreak".
      • "Malefactor" is changed to "Festival Fever".
      • "Bros In Space" is changed to "Tennyson In Farmland".
      • "Something Zombozo This Way Comes" is changed to "Freakshow"
  • Adaptation Relationship Overhaul:
    • Ben and Julie are going strong here as opposed to canon, being together for two years and not showing any signs of romantic problems. This means Ben doesn't have his romantic arcs with Ester and Kai anymore (both are Just Friends to him) nor does Julie date Herve either.
    • Rook and Rayona merely dated in "Omniverse", here, they are engaged after the events of "Tennyson In Farmland".
  • Always Someone Better: Unlike their brothers when they were villains, Scyles and Parry are actually more competent villains and are able to keep up with the Plumbers. Especially given that Scyles, being the eldest, got the last of the 'good batch' originally.
  • An Arm and a Leg: Magister Genma Albright, Alan's father, is missing his right arm.
  • Animal Wrongs Group: Pax is still around, but is now the leader of a group of somewhat well-intentioned animal rights activists. Turns out though that, given Pax's...skewered sense of priorities, it usually ends badly. Kath, his second in command from Fasttrack's species, is the Only Sane Woman of the group as she fully understands the ramifications but doesn't really do much to stop her boss.
  • Ascended Extra: Many minor characters are given a slightly bigger role than in canon. Most notably, the Plumber's Helpers, Lucy, Eunyce, Myaxx, Verdona and Sunny all get moments to shine.
  • Attack Animal: There's more variety in the Nemetrix, giving Khyber more monsters to use.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Malware grows to a humongous size when facing Team Tennyson on Galvan Prime, battled first by Way Big and then by Kevin after he absorbs a To'Kustar's cosmic energy as produced by Eunice.
  • Back from the Dead: Argost is back from the destruction from the end of The Secret Saturdays.
  • BFG: Sheriff Wat-Senn, one of the stationed Plumbers on Revonnah, has one of these as his sidearm.
  • Big Bad: Season 1's is Khyber the Huntsman. Season 2's is Malware. Season 3’s is Attea. Word of God confirms that Season 4’s will be Albedo, Season 5's will be Zs'Skayr, Season 6's will be the Rooters, Season 7's will be Adwaita, and Season 8's will be Maltruant and Eon.
  • Big Creepy-Crawlies: Many of Ben's insectoid aliens are redesigned to have a more insect appearance like Stinkfly and Crashhopper, as well as Sandbox being based on an antlion.
  • Big Good: Eternus, the leader of the Five Powers. Also Ca'rien Fi'zer, the Magistratus and leader of the Galactic High Council, as well as the original founder of the Plumbers.
  • Bizarre Alien Senses: This universe's version of Fasttrack has the 'track' part make more sense like other Fanon versions; in which it has super sensory powers that give it a sort of ThunderCats-styled sensory powers. This also goes with the Komodoan, a species of trackers that look like Komodo dragons. and other aliens have aura-sensing powers like Anodites.
  • Briar Patching: NRG tricks some Kraaho by saying that removing his suit will destroy him, so that when they do open it up, his living radiation form is fully able to take control of the fight.
  • Blue-and-Orange Morality: Ledgus, one of the Five Powers. She is the Mother of Magic and, according to her creator, is the 'Creator of Evil'. She however isn't truly evil, just filling in the role.
  • Brought Down to Badass: Ultimos is revealed to have survived his defeat and De Powering at the hands of Vilgax from Vilgax Returns, but since he lost his superman-like powers, is now fighting using a blaster. He still manages to be efficient.
  • Brick Joke: What gets Ben to control Alien X in this story? Doing BOTH of the things they wanted to talk about in the first appearance of Alien X: saving the dinosaurs and bringing back Pluto as a planet, which he gives them as a new home.
  • The Bus Came Back: Several characters from the original 3 series have returned with bigger roles than before. Tetrax is now a recurring secondary character and a mentor, as well as several One Shot Characters make an appearance as members of the Plumbers or allies that can come and go when needed.
    • Stand out examples include the return of Andreas as a member of the Galactic Enforcers, and Missy and Pinky from the Salem Episode of the Original Series as part of Rojo's gang.
  • Canon Immigrant: Characters from two other fan-reboots created by Kevfilms2x2 and Holycrap1992 are included into this series (With the permission of the original owners).
    • Telebug is an alien from a Ben 10 mobile game.
  • Canon Welding: Ben 10 and Secret Saturdays still share the same earth. As well as some aspects of the Continuity Reboot such as the inclusion of Starshine and Lord Decibel.
  • Cerebus Retcon: Captain Nemesis allowing the Computrons to come back on Earth in "It's Hero Time" is revealed to have caused the death of Billy's parents as they were about to bring back their son.
  • Cool Old Lady: Verdona is more involved in this take, and thus shows off more of her fun grandma self than before. She even gets back together with Max. She is still very tough though.
    • Also up there is Grandma Rafi, Rook's grandma and matriarch of his family. Wise and sassy, she is very progressive compared to her Foil Kundo.
  • Continuity Nod: There are many in this story. There are a few stand outs include:
    • Rook explaining that Undertown was likely made after the events of the Purge.
    • Fistrick is revealed to be an old rival of Kevin's from his days on the alien black market.
    • The Highbreed War's aftermath is touched on when a Highbreed medic arrives to help Ben with an alien infection.
    • Pierce's death has an effect on Ben's team still, as well as Manny's crew. Mentioning it really brings the mood down.
    • Myaxx works with Azmuth during the flashback, as well as many other flashbacks keep things in idea.
  • Crossover: Season 3 crosses over with The Secret Saturdays like canon, but the author also has plans for later crossover chapters for Generator Rex, The Life and Times of Juniper Lee and Transformers Animated.
  • Cuddle Bug: Andreas is VERY affectionate with Ben and Julie, excited to see them when he came back to Earth with his new team. However, he Does Not Know His Own Strength...
  • Day in the Limelight: Episodes focusing on Ben's allies more are prevalent in the series.
  • Darker and Edgier: To go with the original UAF theme, the story is a darker take on Omniverse. Most notably:
    • Billy Billions' backstory of being trapped in Dimension 12 is treated much more tragically than Omniverse's comedic take, with the time here clearly taking a toll on his sanity and his parents dying while trying to bring him back.
    • While Rook's home planet remains for the most part the same, Master Kundo is portrayed as much more aggressive in his efforts to maintain the old ways, essentially turning the whole village into a state prison.
    • Khyber here is fully acknowledged as a Serial Killer rather than just implied to be one.
    • At least two extras are implied to die, with one being eaten alive by an Appoplexian.
    • Malware's destruction of Feedback is depicted as much more violent and painful, with Ben screaming in agony during the entire process.
  • Dark Is Not Evil:
    • Sunny Tennyson has a more gothic style than her cousins, but is an Anti-Hero at most. Same with her team as one is a Shapeshifter and the other is the youngest of a former conquering race. Both of which are members of former enemy races to the Plumbers.
    • Varn of the Galactic Enforcers is a Vladat, the vampire race from the Anur System, yet he is a straight good guy. He is notably irritated by his species' infamous reputation.
  • Deadpan Snarker: MANY different characters are this at times. Julie was a stand out in Season 1's starting two parter, and Varn is one when the others are staring at him.
  • Defeat Equals Friendship: The case of Skurd the Slimebiote, who was once part of the Faction but after being captured and getting into the damaged Omnitrix, resulted in him becoming a Clingy MacGuffin.
  • Defector from Decadence: The Knights of Ascalon are a group of ex-Forever Knights that rejected their xenophobic rhetoric and decided to ally with the heroes.
  • Deprogram: A literal example: Ben and Skurd manage to repair Malware's code, changing him back into the harmless Galvanic Mechamorph he was before he went mad.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: Guardians' take of Sandbox is able to create powerful bursts of sand from his chest and make mini-sandstorm pits.
  • Dragged into Drag: A variation: Tricked Into Drag. During the Revonnahgander festivities on their home planet, Rook's youngest brother Young One, gets Ben and Skurd to wear traditional attire for the festivities... specifically, the female version.
  • Dying Race: The Vladats are this instead of an extinct race, as although many of them were nearly wiped out, some remnants survived, such as Galactic Enforcers member Varn. The author did this because he thought a race a tough as them wouldn't die out so easily.
  • Expy: The new Galactic Enforcers members are expies of several different superheroes in a way:
  • Fantastic Racism: There is some underlying racism involved in certain species: A strong dislike towards Malware for example as a 'subspecies' in the flashback, as well as Looma's reasoning for not wanting to fight Gwen is her being an Anodite. There are also people who show a STRONG distrust towards Varn for being a Vladat.
  • "Fantastic Voyage" Plot: Ben's team goes on one with the aid of Cousin Joel, the Plumber Helpers, Tech Support and a Highbreed Medic to defeat a Virus-like predatory monster that has infected Ben (as Way Big).
  • Five-Man Band: Seasons 1 and 2 got the main characters in a sort of Five-Man group: The Leader (Ben for the heroes, Malware for the villains), The Lancer (Rook for Heroes, Khyber for the Villains), The Smart Guy (Julie for the heroes, Psychobos for the villains), Team Pet (Ship for Good guys, Khyber's dog for bad) and the newcomer (Skurd for the heroes, Orianus for the bad)
  • Fix Fic: The story makes it a point to undo and avoid the many retcons that were present in Omniverse and maintain the darker tone that Alien Force and Ultimate Alien had in comparison to their sequel series Lighter and Softer tone.
  • Flashback Nightmare: It's heavily shown that the events involving Malware has had a toll on Ben's psyche, as he suffers nightmares about him in Season 1.
  • Foreshadowing: Orchid Bay from The Life and Times of Juniper Lee is mentioned in passing in chapter 12, season 2. As mentioned above, the author is planning a crossover with that show.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Cooper, Blukic and Driba are all great inventors and work with some of the tech, even upgrading Ship. On the villainous side, Billy is allowed to show more of his robotic skills.
  • The Gadfly: Lucy Mann is this in spades, being a bit of a goofball and loves messing with the others. She is introduced this in this series as 'forgetful' of her attire and switches to her uniform mid-trip.
  • Gender Bender: Of a sort with Ben's alien Valkyrie, a member of a One-Gender Race who have genetic anomalies after the loss of the male species.
  • Giver of Lame Names: Billy is unable to think of some good names, despite his intelligence. When revealing himself, the others were unsure if he was being serious of the name or not.
  • Godzilla Threshold: In a desperate attempt to win some time against Malware, Eunice lets Kevin absorb To'kustar DNA, temporarily turning him into a gigantic berserker.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: The Plumber's Helpers, being results of half-human, half-alien couples.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: Given Ben's natural ability for improvisation, he can use even his 'weaker' aliens to good effect, from Molestache's binding fur and Scumball (Zigwolf's creation) slime attack. Even an alien that makes others fight is useful in other situations.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Sunny Tennyson joined the Plumbers in Season 2. As well as Prisoner 775 and the Vreedle Brothers.
  • Homage: Several were made for the story to add to the universe. There is a game series of collectible monsters called 'Kawakimon' and there is a Super Smash Bros-styled game with several characters made to be several different Nintendo characters.
  • Horse of a Different Color: Several different kind of alien mounts appear in this series to add to the types of animals that exist in the universe.
  • Hot Skitty-on-Wailord Action: This subject is brought up in that Tetramands, Kinecelerans and Pyronites are incapable of breeding with humans, questioning how Manny, Helen and Alan even exist in the first place. Alan's father Genma Albright answers the question as the result of a special Plumber project called the Amalgam Project that allowed the two different DNA types to work together.
  • Hunting the Most Dangerous Game: Khyber is made to be a Serial Killer instead of simply a 'hunter' as he has killed intelligent aliens, taking them as the 'ultimate prey'. And sees Ben as the ultimate prey as before, but has no qualms about him being human and wishes to mount him on the wall.
  • Ignorant of the Call: Turns out that Ester is a Plumber's kid in this take, and was missed entirely by the heroes because they were unaware of the Kraaho in Bellwood. Which results in Ester becoming a thief when Sebik took charge, but later becomes an occasional ally and good friend to the heroes. She focuses on her work with her tribe instead of joining the Plumbers.
  • In Spite of a Nail:
    • Despite them still being together, the incident that led to their breaking-up in canon still happened. The difference is that, with Gwen's help, they avoid breaking up over the misunderstanding.
    • Despite not being with Julie here, Herve is still pulled into the events of "Ending The Engagement", though this time, it is as Looma's photographer.
  • Klingons Love Shakespeare: Several examples so far in this:
    • Wat-Senn clearly enjoys westerns, given he goes by the title of 'Sheriff' and dresses akin to a western movie cop.
    • Ester, a girl from an Inuit-like race of stretchy aliens, enjoys a Pokémon Expy like Julie does.
    • Blukic and Driba enjoy smoothies like Ben does, though they were not sure originally.
    • Skurd REALLY enjoys TV shows and movies, having spent most of the time in prison watching TV.
  • Knight of Cerebus: The Faction as a whole is this: Led by a monstrous Mechamorph, it also has a sociopathic scientist version of Dr. Psychobos, Khyber the Huntsman who is a monstrous serial killer who hunts the Most Dangerous Game and finally the newcomer Orianus, a Pyromaniac who wants to burn down planets.
  • Lethal Harmless Powers: Many of Ben's "weaker" aliens introduced in "Jail Break" actually have uses, from Vexray's rage inducing gaze to The Itch's bite.
  • Making a Splash: Besides Water Hazard, this universe's version of Overflow (Holycrap1992's alien creation before the Reboot) can manipulate water by going inside of it and making its body.
  • The Mentor: Tetrax grows into this to become a member of the Plumbers as a combat instructor for the younger generation and even helps on the field when needed.
  • Mind over Matter: More telepathic aliens are introduced for the Omnitrix such as Ceremander (A member of Xylene's species)
  • Mister Exposition: Rook and Skurd is this at times when it comes to introducing new alien species.
  • Mood Whiplash: Ben telling the story of how he lost Feedback and gave up the Omnitrix for four years is followed by Julie and Rook giving him sympathy... and Psychobos, who was captured by the heroes, angrily yelling at them to stop using him as a chair.
  • Named by the Adaptation: Prisoner 775 is given the name Valrean and the Magistratus is named Ca'rien Fi'zer. The Squire from the Alien Force Dragon episode is revealed to be named Arthur Churchill.
    • Not to mention the many alien species that are officially identified and named.
  • Never Mess with Granny: Verdona is the High Magus of Earth and Grandma Rafi is a skilled hand to hand fighter. Lampshaded by Julie as she has the apparent only normal grandmother of the main characters.
  • Only Sane Man: Julie and Gwen share this spot as well as several other characters in different situations.
  • Original Character: Many of the OC Aliens as well as some of the Plumbers and relatives added such as Fay Tennyson (Carl and Frank's sister and Sunny's mother), Rook Rafi (Rook's Grandmother) and Adolherd (The Highbreed Plumber and member of Reinassic's family)
  • One-Gender Race: Valkyrie's species, the Femmatals, is introduced as an all-women race but is included into the Omnitrix, as their genetically still compatible with the Omnitrix, but the male DNA is erased from their genetic code.
  • Our Fairies Are Different: Anodites are strongly associated with fairies here, being given a weakness to Cold Iron and are better established as magic-users.
  • Our Gods Are Different: The Five Powers are 5 almighty Celestialsapiens who helped shape the Universe after its initial creation and created the aspects of the universe as a whole. They are also able to be contacted by the Galactic High Council, making them a sort of Physical God.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: Ben's usually this, but the Class S aliens really push this Up to Eleven. According to Tetrax, these aliens are potential planet-busters at the low end and the strongest possible Class S aliens are galaxy-busters. Way Big and Wyvern are classified as Class S.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain:
    • Fisttrick is portrayed as blatantly sexist in this incarnation, flat-out making insulting remarks regarding Julie's gender.
    • Looma is also rather racist towards Anodites.
  • Posthumous Character:
    • Pierce Wheels, who was killed in the Purge.
    • Magisters Marda Armstrong, Manny's mother, and Skid Wheels, Helen's father, were both killed on a Plumber mission. Alan's father Genma was the Sole Survivor.
    • Rook Fra, Rook's uncle, is a hero to his village for sacrificing himself to defend against a rogue Plumber. Was given an honorary Magister ranking for his heroism.
  • Power Armor: Thanks to Ship, Julie gains more power armors than before with different functions, from Super Speed to space travel.
    • Arthur also gets this from the Forever Knights, becoming the leader of the Knights of Ascalon.
  • Power Trio: Lucy, Adolherd and Sunny make one up for the teams as the 'C Team' with Lucy as the leader, Adolherd as The Big Guy and Sunny as the powerhouse.
    • The main characters fit this as well; Ben of course is the leader, Rook is a skilled hand to hand fighter with chi abilities and Julie has a full arsenal in her arms at all time. Makes them pretty tough.
  • The Psycho Rangers:
    • Rojo's gang are all villains and are very similar to the Saban teams of rangers in color motif, even down to gaining The Sixth Ranger.
    • Inverted with the Knights of Ascalon, a group of former Forever Knights who are basically the heroic versions of them and allies to Ben's team.
  • Related in the Adaptation: Will Harangue is the twin brother of Enoch, real name Henry.
    • Darkstar is Starshine's elder brother here.
  • Retcon: As to be expected as it isn't connected to Ben 10 Omniverse in terms of the way the story is taken. It rehashes some of the episodes as well as creates original episodes.
  • Rule 34: Briefly referenced in one chapter, when Eddie realizes that the internet is going to have a field day with Ben's Valkyrie form and refuses to elaborate to Rook, as he doesn't want to "harm his innocence".
  • Secondary Sexual Characteristics: According to Kevin, male and female Anubian Baskurrs are differentiated by skin color, with females being blue.
  • Sentient Cosmic Force: The Five Powers (Eternus, Celon, Domstol, Ledgus and Divinian) are five of the most powerful Celestialsapiens of all time and are basically the ones who created the universe as they know it. However, who created THEM is left unknown to even them...
  • The Sixth Ranger: Sunny is this for the Plumber cadets early in Season 2, while Rook and Skurd are this for Team Tennyson.
  • Shout-Out: One of the workers at the Plumber base is named Lin-Miranda.
    • When Vilgax finally gets his rematch against Team Tennyson, he partially quotes Thanos:
    “I don't consider combat a form of entertainment, but this...does put a smile on my face.”
  • Spared by the Adaptation: Malware ended his story arc Taken for Granite in canon, albeit with a Sequel Hook in a later episode suggesting he might be Not Quite Dead. In this version, he is dealt with by Ben curing him, effectively turning him into a regular, non-insane Galvanic Mechamorph.
  • Status Quo Is God: The Galactic Enforcers regain their powers at the start of Season 3, and Vilgax is back to how he was in the original series; needing cybernetics to maintain himself.
  • Super Team: Ben's team is this technically as they do super hero work as well as Plumber stuff. Another group is the Galactic Enforcers.
  • Surprisingly Realistic Outcome:
    • The events involving the Purge has left some aliens to not fully trust humans, thus going up top in ID Masks to make them feel safe when not in Undertown, apparently a safe haven. Also repercussions of wars with the Highbreed and other events are brought up and have had an effect on the universe as a whole, not just with Ben's immediate group.
    • Julie mentions that as a famous athlete and the girlfriend of Ben, she sometimes has to wear disguises just to avoid the papparatzi.
    • Helen and Manny have spent most of their life as human-alien hybrids, and as such are more used to their alien powers and physiology; when Animo temporarily reverts them back to human, they are crippled by the loss of their powers (Helen, being used to her wheel-like feet and super-speed, can barely stand on her now human legs), and Blucik and Driba confirms the trauma might end up killing them on a long term if they are not cured.
  • Take That!: The infamous video game incident which caused Ben and Julie to break up in "Rules of Engagement" in canon still happened in this continuity, but didn’t result in them breaking up. Why? Because unlike in canon, Julie told Gwen, who then figured out the misunderstanding and arranged for to them to talk about it intelligently like adults. They even get a laugh over how silly the incident was.
  • Take Up My Sword: Manny steps up as leader of the Helpers after Pierce's death in Ultimate Alien. Three of the remaining Forever Knight Factions do this as well: Driscol and Chadwick are revealed to be two of the remaining forever Kings and Arthur Churchill, aka the Ascalon King, is this in a way as well for King George)
  • Token Heroic Orc:
    • Adolherd is a Atasian/Highbreed and a Plumber trainee.
    • Kr'll is a Pisciss Premanns (Kraab's species) and Varn is a Vladat, and they both are Galactic Enforcers.
  • Trauma Button: The Forever Knights are this for Manny's squad, especially Helen as they are the ones who killed her brother. They had a hard time trusting Arthur and his rebel group at first because of this.
    • Meeting Malware again results in Ben temporarily going into a Heroic BSoD and Gwen to go into a protective rage, especially leading the two to try and beat him down.
  • The Stations of the Canon: While the fic has some original episodes, most of the events and story arcs that happened in Omniverse are visited here as well, albeit much differently in some occasions (most notably, Ben is able to use Alien X to stop the Anihilarg in time, preventing the Cosmic Retcon, Skurd makes an appearance and Heel–Face Turn much sooner, and the break-up between Ben and Julie never happens). There are, however, hints that things might start to take a completely different path later on, in particular regarding the Magic Story arc.
  • Villain Team-Up: Many villains do this, even ones that never met in canon.
    • Lagarage allies with the Road Crew.
    • Vulcanus teams up with Fistrick to invade Ravonna.
    • Driscoll reforms the Negative Ten, with Zombozo and Billy Billions serving as replacements to Rojo and Charmcaster.
  • You Have GOT to Be Kidding Me!: Team Tennyson's reaction when Ben tries to use Pesky Dust, an alien Khyber's never seen before and thus wouldn't have a predatory counter for in the Nemetrix, to beat the bounty hunter, only for the Nemuina's exact predator to appear. Turns out Khyber really hates Nemuinas and took preemptive measures.
    • An equal reaction comes from Julie when it's found out that Khyber has three predatory aliens from the Andromeda Galaxy.
  • Youkai: One of Khyber's pet's original forms is based on a Baku of Japanese mythology, and Word of God reveals that Nyancy Chan is actually a Nekomata.