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Tech, Tech 10: Rebooted

Tech 10: Rebooted is a fan fiction hosted on the Ben 10 Fan Fiction wiki following the adventures of a teenager named Tech, who uses a gaunlet-like device called the SpecTrix (Short for 'Specialty Omnimatrix') that can change him into a variety of aliens to fight evil, or whatever he views as evil, at least.

Created by ChromastoneandTabby on January 30, 2012, Tech 10: Rebooted is a Continuity Reboot of the author's original 'Tech 10' series. This series is a Continuation Fic taking place shortly after Omniverse, and features a darker tone than the actual show.

Tech 10: Rebooted contains examples of:

  • Action Girl: Moranna Ceres. Though she begins as a Dark Action Girl, this lasts for all of about one full episode and a half before she joins Tech's team.
  • Affably Evil: Warlord Kroz is a perfectly decent person to be around if you aren't fighting him.
  • Ancient Astronauts: The Animam Creari are a race of spacefaring golems that just so happen to land in Ancient Egypt; unlike most examples, however, they make it a point to stay out of human affairs. (For the most part.)
  • Animalistic Abomination: The Creature from Into The Pit certainly qualifies as one.
  • Animesque: The images created for the fic fall into this category; fitting, seeing as it is a Ben 10 fan fic.
  • Anti-Hero: Tech fights more for what he believes is 'justice', whether or not that fits in with anyone else's definition.
  • Anti-Villain: Warlord Kroz prefers to fight fairly using the Galactic Code of Conduct.
  • Arms Dealer: Alvono was in forced labor for one until Tech managed to bust the operation.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: The 'Known Bugs' section of the SpecTrix's page contains issues such as 'Combined aliens spontaneously losing atomic structure.' and 'Mechanizations highly vulnerable to harsh enviroments.', but ends with 'Occasionally teleports tacos from other dimensions into the area.'
    • Can become Fridge Horror when you consider that the Anti-Telefrag isn't fully implemented...
  • Art Evolution: Very noticeable, especially since the art started being made in GIMP instead of MS Paint. For example, compare PHAcid's original design to his current one.
  • Asskicking Equals Authority: This is how Kroz gained his position as ruler of the Emotispecters.
  • Awesome, but Impractical: A few of Tech's alien forms are this.
    • Destructorb is pretty much a living nuclear bomb, but can't control any explosion he starts.
    • Rockoustic is powerful enough to destroy a planet with one blow, but is incredibly clumsy.
    • Mysticon is a straight-up Reality Warper, but lacks anything resembling common sense.
  • Ax-Crazy: Surprisingly Justified; Blyte and other violently insane lifeforms come about as a result of The Void's interference. It's even pointed out that most mentally ill people don't usually end up hurting anyone but themselves.
  • Big Bad Ensemble: Dethrouge and The Puppet Master are the two Big Bads for the first season, which ultimately results in a Villain Team-Up in the season finale.
  • Bizarre Alien Biology: Pretty much every alien fits this to a tee, though special mention goes to Overtide, an alien made almost solely out of ice and water that may or may not just be a walking suit for sentient algae.
  • Ceiling Cling: Attempted by Tech in order to sneak up on some robots. It goes about as well as you'd expect.
    Tech: Wait, you can see me?!
    Tech: Curse you, unforeseen but inevitable kick from reality!
  • Cerebus Rollercoaster: This series tends to switch between light and dark at will, for better or for worse.
  • Comes Great Insanity: Blyte is an incredibly powerful combiner alien, but his base form's contradictory nature turns him into this trope.
  • Darker and Edgier: Where the original Tech 10 continuity was overly simplified and optimistic, this series takes a somewhat more realistic take on the matter.
  • Death Glare: Tech has a frequently used one that tends to set things on fire.
  • Determinator: Napoleon Eldridge. Fitting, seeing as how he's supposed to represent your typical Shōnen protagonist.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: One of Golurth's main abilities.
  • Ditzy Genius: Napoleon Eldridge is your average hot-headed, logic-defying, common sense-ignoring Shōnen-style protagonist; he also happens to be a genius in academic pursuits, especially Linguistics.
  • Do Not Call Me "Paul": Tech rather dislikes his birth name of Isaac, and will angrily insist upon calling him his nickname.
  • The Dragon: Prelude is ultimately revealed to act as this for the Anti-Life Entity.
  • Eldritch Abomination: The Void counts as one, and even introduces itself as such.
    The Void: Oh, I'm not a lifeform, at least not in the way you might think of one. Think of me more as a sentient force of nature, or your friendly neighborhood Eldritch Abomination here to tell you you've made a terrible mistake.
  • Emo Teen: Played with. Tech tries to come off as something like this, but is far too bright and good-natured (in spite of himself) to actually pull it off.
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: Lampshaded when discussing a type of worm that lives inside one planet's soil.
    Description: (Which also happens to be full of mulcher worms. They're pretty much exactly what they sound like.)
  • Extra-ore-dinary: Steelith's main ability.
  • Face Realization: Though technically 'only' an Anti-Hero at worst, Tech is still forced to confront this after realizing the discrepancy between his stated ideology and his actions. After this, he slowly starts to abandon his Jerkass act.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Again, all three main protagonists seem to fall under this, though they get along decently well with each other.
  • Galactic Conqueror: Kroz has fairly won rule over around 72 planets, though he doesn't seem to actually do anything with them.
  • Genius Bruiser: Warlord Kroz is a Leader-class Emotispecter, and has the physique and battle scars to prove it; on the other hand, he apparently possess enough knowledge and mental fortitude to be granted access to the normally restricted Archives of Oberon.
  • Good is Not Nice: All three main protagonists fall under this, each having a unique form of rudeness and sarcasm.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: The Anti-Life Entity is eventually revealed as the driving force behind the plans of a few major villains.
  • Gravity Master: Gravitar is this.
  • The Heavy: Prelude acts as this for the majority of the second season.
  • The Horde: Most Emotispecters (Warlord Kroz's species) are like this.
  • Hot Blade: The Pyronaut Blade Tech owns has the ability to cut through most armor when at full temperature.
  • Humanoid Aliens: Just like the source material, most of the aliens in this series are of the humanoid variety. Eventually explained as the result of a cyclical energy that tends to force sentient species into a humanoid shape during evolution.
  • Immortal Life Is Cheap: Once Tech becomes semi-immortal, he 'dies' several times throughout the rest of the series.
  • Knight in Sour Armor: Tech seems to operate under the first personality type.
  • Lame Pun Reaction: Tech is none too pleased with Igneoux when he makes a couple of these after Tech loses and regains his arm.
  • Laughing Mad: Blyte does this when he first wakes up; when questioned by Kroz on this, he simply expresses disappointment at Kroz not 'getting the joke'.
  • Limited Wardrobe: The only time Tech changes his outfit is when it gets too hot out for his regular winter clothing, and even then, he keeps the same shoes. Lampshaded by Aquadilus.
    Aquadilus: He wore the same outfit all winter. How much variety do you think he actually has in his wardrobe?
  • Magma Man: Magmator's main ability.
  • Meaningful Name: The names Tech gives his alien forms all fall under this.
  • Minovsky Physics: The rules for how spacetime works in this series have been extensively laid out in a text known as Panglar's Theorem of Timeline Relativity.
  • Morality Adjustment: Tech is slowly making his way towards being more empathetic to those around him.
  • Myth Arc: The entire series revolves around the potential arrival of the Anti-Life Entity, which eventually happens in the series finale.
  • My Species Doth Protest Too Much: Warlord Kroz acknowledges and regrets his species's somewhat feral nature.
  • Noble Demon: Kroz sticks to a moral code seemingly of his own invention at all times.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Tech's real name is Isaac Matthew Logical. This doesn't get revealed until the ninth episode of the series, and he immediately bars anyone from using it.
  • Playing with Fire: Heatjet's main ability.
  • Poisonous Person: PHAcid is literally covered in highly corrosive acid.
  • Precision F-Strike: Tech attempts to drop one in the eighth episode, but gets interrupted by a scene cut.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Xr. Nullamor is revealed to have been around in Ancient Egypt around 1790 BC, despite presenting himself as a much more recently born person.
  • Ride the Lightning: Electrolite's secondary ability.
  • Shock and Awe: Electrolite's main ability.
  • Slasher Smile: Blyte has four of these.
  • Super Mode: The SpecTrix's 'Evolution' function can basically activate this for any transformation.
  • Super-Speed: This serves as Terminano's main ability.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: The SpecTrix is basically a souped up copy of the Ultimatrix.
  • The Syndicate: The Obsidian Death spans the entire galaxy, and is involved in multiple operations Tech has fought on Earth.
  • Take That!: The series seems to love taking both subtle and not-so-subtle jabs at the official Ben 10 franchise and cliched fan-fiction.
  • Tele-Frag: One of the SpecTrix's known bugs is that the Anti-Telefrag is not fully implemented, meaning this can easily happen if the coordinates entered are currently being occupied.
  • This Is a Drill: One of Sandrill's main abilities.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Frank and Larry. Oh so much.
  • Verbal Tic: The black market shopkeeper occasionally repeats certain words.
  • Worthy Opponent: Finding one is Kroz's main goal, and the reason he's conquered so many planets.