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  • Recommended by Ninja Naco
  • Pairings: Ben/Gwen primarily. Also creator of the "KevLie" (Kevin/Julie) 'ship.
  • One of the more well-known Bwen writers out there. Well-written and nothing out-of-character. Also has FFnet, dA and YouTube accounts.


  • Reccommended by Tropers/jenicaaladima
  • Pairings: Big Ben/Julie fan. Also likes Mutant!Gwevin and Julie/Albedo.
  • This girl is wonderful. She's a great character analyst, her art and stories have backstories that make sense with the characters...brilliant. She has an account.

Chyme for the Rhyme

  • Recommended by This Is Ridiculous
  • Pairings: Ben/Rook
  • Chyme also has an ao3 account. Chyme's fics are so well written, it's like reading a cancelled script for Omniverse, and Chyme skillfully intergrates canon into their stories.

    General Fics 
Stories focused on the family and the friendly relationships of the cast. Plot-focused stories or light day-in-the-life stories. Pretty much anything that isn't focused on romance.

Parentheses: AntiFluff Drabbles by Karkadinn

  • Recommended by: blurrylightning
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: An exploration of the distinct lack of romance between two cousins, and the resulting psychological fallout. Sometimes secrets are the only things we have left to define ourselves with.
  • Comments: Despite the synopsis, there isn't any actual romance between Ben and Gwen in the story. Short stories told from Gwen's perspective, sometimes deconstructs certain aspects of the show, such as Ben's Chronic Hero Syndrome or Max as a Cool Old Guy. Some of the stories try to tackle themes that don't fit the series, but besides that, it expands on most of the subjects the original series haven't really touched.
  • Note: This fanfic was written before Ben 10: Alien Force aired, Kevin's Heel-Face Turn never happened in this fic.
  • Has a page, but still a work in progress.

Emergency by razzamatazz73

  • Recommended by: lackaDAISYcal
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Gwen needs both of them - she needs Ben to depend on her, and Kevin to make sure she's okay. And at the thought of losing Ben, she's not quite sure what she needs. Alien Force Hurt!Ben and Angsty!Gwen.
  • Comments: Short, well-written story about Ben and Gwen's relationship (in family terms, no incest) after Ben gets hurt. There's a slight amount of Gwevin in the background, but I'm putting this in Gen fics because it's not the focus of the story. Really nice interpretation of Gwen's character, as most authors don't go into depth with her that often. There's also some very precious Kevin quotes, and everyone's very in character.

Reunited by AngelsXAmongXUs

  • Recommended by: The Otaku Ninja
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Set after Darkstar Rising—Kevin tells his mom. Rtd K for once...good job on being child-friendly this time around, Kevin...
  • Comments: A one-shot story that fills in some of the blanks that Ben 10: Alien Force never bothered to explain. Set after the episode "Darkstar Rising", we see Kevin reuniting with his estranged mother, while getting a glimpse into his past, including how his dad was a Plumber, hence his abilities, which also "evolved" over time from being able to absorb energy to being able to copy matter. And as someone who has become very disappointed in the series, this is a nice change of pace, as it delves a little deeper into what was never really elaborated on.

Rewind by Karkadinn

  • Recommended by: Anvildude (aka Earthenfist)
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Charmcaster has finally found a way to end the Tennysons once and for all... or so she thinks, when she sacrifices her magic to create a tape that allows her to 'Rewind' time. But Time Magic is a powerful and dangerous thing to use, especially if you're not an experienced mage...
  • Comments: Kept me up all night reading, and honestly, is probably THE BEST Ben 10 fanfiction I've ever read. A bit of a warning, though: the themes that Karkadinn explores are very, very dark, and there's more than a little bit of graphic violence, with Alternative Character Interpretation all around, but all in all, it's probably the best example of character exploration that I've ever seen.

And Then There Were Dorks by benzarro-smash

  • Recommended by: Dark Automaton II
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: An Evil Ben Family Story.
  • Comments: The link is to the third chapter since the previous two don't have links to either of the other chapters. Mostly revolves around the interactions between the Evil Bens and Eon. The characterization is spot-on and interesting, with plenty of Alternative Character Interpretation. Though, be warned, Mad Ben and Bad Ben have got quite the mouths on them in this.

Eyes of Shadows by Rookblonkorules

  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Dead (last updated May 2017)
  • Synopsis: When you're a superhero, you tend to get a lot of bad guys out for revenge, but what happens when you're not the one they're after? Written for Purplehood.

The Myles Bots

  • Recommended by: Conspiring Colors
  • Status: Dormant; last updated April 2018
  • Sypnosis: Max Tennyson (as Overflow) has a main character role in the fanfic.

The Frost Queen by Kenya Starlight

  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: To most of the rest of the universe, Ben Tennyson, wielder of the Omnitrix, is a hero. To a young Necrofriggian hatchling, however, he's something far more... he's a mother.

Egypt on Anur Khufos by Machiner6

  • Recommended by: Sark0Tag
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The planet Anur Khufos is dying from a strange disease, and the only hope its people have rests on "the being of a thousand beings". And when Ben Tennyson and his family crash-land in Egypt just after saving the world yet again, things only get weirder from there.
  • Comments: Has its own page.

Thaw by Xparrot

  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Even the most powerful superheroes can't always make it by themselves. But that's what friends are for. Or, how Kevin Levin learned to relax and love snuggling.

Watchless by verboseDescription

  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: You're Ben Tennyson. Normal high school kid. But maybe, that's about to change.
A story about the Ben without a watch, and what he does after meeting the other bens

Extra Ordinary by Karkalicious769

  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: In the most ordinary world imaginable, the Ben without an Omnitrix struggles to be something more.

Home Is Where the Smoothies Are by Silybum

  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Dormant; last updated April 2020
  • Synopsis: Between roads not taken and posibilities not shown, it's important to know how to find your way back home.

Language by Kariachi

  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: An off-hand comment leads the Tennysons to a crash course in interspecies relations and ongoing prejudices.

The Forgotten One by ilovelegendsalot

  • Recommended by: Storygirl 000, ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Ken Tennyson loves his younger sister and cousin. They've been ignoring him lately though...
  • Comments: Remember Ken Tennyson, Gwen's older brother who only ever appeared in one episode and was never mentioned again? Not only does this fic give a reasonable explanation for his absence, it's going to make you wish that the writers had actually used him again. Highly recommended.

With Great Power by n00dl3Gal

  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: ...should come great responsibility, but Ben has never been the most responsible. And when the power is as great as this, well, who can resist?

Diamonds Are Forever by MissNihilist

  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A year after Petropia’s recreation, Ben and Rook are assigned a deceivingly simple job the planet — overseeing an "official yearly Plumber check" to ensure that societal development and reassimilation with the galaxy is going smoothly. With Tetrax acting as their guide, it soon becomes clear that not all is as it seems. Digging through conspiracies and figuring out who can be trusted, they find that the glittering surface of the planet is covering a horrible conspiracy against the Petrosapiens, which may hide roots closer to home than any of them realized.

Tabula Rasa by Akino Ame

  • Recommended by: Lyra Dhani
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: AF Season 3. Ben is discovered with amnesia, and Max, Gwen, and Kevin must figure out what happened to him. Meanwhile Ben tries to analyze himself and his relationships with everyone and figure out why he feels like he's missing part of the story.

An Unlikely Top Tennyson by Saint Heartwing

  • Recommended by: cyclonerachel
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The Omnitrix, a device that can turn you into any alien you'd desire, and it's rightful owner is Ben Tennyson. But in one and only one dimension, Ben never got it. Even so, he's a true hero, joining the intergalactic peacekeepers known as the Plumbers. Whilst on a trip to Galvan Prime though, he'll find a challenge waiting that he never expected! A challenge named MALWARE...
  • Comments: A fascinating take on Malware in the No-Watch universe, and how he and that version of Ben would meet.

Regrets by Cybra-Sensei

  • Recommended by: cyclonerachel
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Inspired by this post that I found by chance. I figured that Malware and Azmuth’s twisted relationship needed more.
  • Comments: This person writes Azmuth really well, and her exploration into his thoughts and how he feels about Malware's situation post-Malgax Attacks is especially interesting.

    Shipping Fics 
Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.

Alone With You

  • Recommended by: Random Chaos
  • Vanished from the internet. Please post a link if found.
  • Synopsis: Alien Force - Ben and Gwen both end up stranded together on Island in the Caribbean. Now it's up to them to find a way off and survive the wilderness. As they spend so much time together they find out that being so close to each other may be not be so bad.
  • Pairings: Ben/Gwen

A Day to Wait

  • Recommended by: Random Chaos
  • Vanished from the internet. Please post a link if found.
  • Synopsis: Ben and Gwen go to the doctor for their annual checkup, but it is discovered that Gwen is suffering from a fatal disease.
  • Parings: Ben/Gwen

The Little Moments Classic series by shadows59

  • Has a tropes page.
  • Recommended by: knife23
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Ben/Gwen
  • Synopsis:
    • Little Moments Classic: Summer's over, but the adventure isn't. (Complete)
    • Comments: While most fics generally try to jump into the fluffiness that is Bwen, the author here takes his time with the two, building them up chapter by chapter from the constantly fighting cousins we love and remember to two people in a more mature relationship. The character development is gradual. Not forced and not rushed. And by the time they kiss, the whole thing feels natural. (Complete.)

    • Breaking Point Classic: Sequel to Little Moments. They should be done. Vilgax is dead and the Watch is off. The only thing that Ben and Gwen should have to worry about is their growing relationship, but the world always needs heroes.(Complete)
    • Comments: The sequel to Little Moments! Expect the same style and level of detail and intimacy. Additionally, it shares a trope page with Little Moments. (Incomplete. Going to be rewritten.)

    • Little Moment: As Old As You Feel by Erico: After Vilgax's attack on Phoenix in June of 2000, a traumatized Ben 10 journeys to Azmuth to have the watch removed at long last. While Ben and Gwen share their first and last alien sunset, their grandfather and the genius behind the Omnitrix have a moment of their own to reflect. And feel their age. A small companion piece to Little Moments, written with Shadows59's blessing. (Complete)

The Little Moments Rebooted Universe.

  • Recommended by: realmofshadows
  • Notes: In 2019 the original writer and his co-writer relaunched Little Moments with expanded content. It has since grown into its own universe with the following stories:
    • Little Moment: Stone in the River by Erico
    • Status: Complete
    • Pairings: Ben/Gwen, Ben/Kai
    • Synopsis: Ben 10,000 is the hero of the world and Gwendolyn Tennyson is almost as famous as a mage and a scholar, but she can't shake the feeling that her life has gone wrong. But when she stumbles on everything she needs for a second chance in Africa, will she be brave enough to challenge the river of time? A companion piece to Shadows 59's Breaking Point.
    • Little Moment: Kiss Me Goodbye by Erico
    • Status: Complete
    • Pairings: Ben/Gwen, Ben/Kai
    • Synopsis: Gwendolyn watched their ten-year-old selves disappear back in time and waited for the world to change. And waited. And waited. Now she must pay the price for challenging destiny. The sequel to Stone In The River.
    • Little Moments Rebooted by shadows59 and Erico
    • Status: Complete
    • Pairings: Ben/Gwen
    • Synopsis: Summer's over, but the adventure isn't. Rewritten with expanded content
    • Little Moment: Rumble In The Jungle by Erico
    • Status: Complete
    • Pairings: Max/Xylene, Max/Verdona
    • Synopsis: In the Summer of 1965, Captain Max Tennyson is the pride of the USAF's 563rd Tactical Fighter Squadron, with a future in NASA and a moonshot waiting for him back in the States. But all of that seems a world away after being shot down over the jungles of North Vietnam, hostile aliens at his tail and one at his side. (Complete)
    • Little Moment: The Sorceress And The Knight by Erico
    • Status: Complete
    • Pairings: Bezel/Knight
    • Synopsis:Before Ben 10, before the Plumbers, before history itself, the Earth was guarded by Knights from a city called Atlantis. This is the story of the last of that noble line, a man who was sworn to the only daughter of the Mage King, Bezel, and how they changed the world... (Complete)
    • They Mostly Come Out at Night by Erico.
    • Status: Complete
    • Pairings: Ben/Gwen
    • Synopsis: The best part about working for Mr. Smoothies was that nothing happened. That's doubly true for the graveyard shift until it isn't. Until tonight, when a huge red alien with four arms in a white striped T-Shirt walks up wanting a drink. Some days it just doesn't pay to get out of bed. (Complete)

A cat, but smaller. by Anniss

  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Complete, with a sequel, and interquel!
  • Synopsis: Rook wakes Ben up at noon to text him about kittens he has found. Ben doesn't seem to mind.
  • Pairing: Ben/Rook

A Special Evening by Boneless Wingnut

  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Gwen and Kevin attempt to get close until Ben becomes annoying.
  • Pairing: Gwen/Kevin

Spilled Smoothie by UltimateisUltimate

  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "Ben felt a click in his head, he inhaled, let out a soft 'oh'. Because something, 'something', had happened in that moment, something had changed between him and Rook, in that tiny, simple snippet of the day, and Ben didn’t know how to feel." Ben falls in love
  • Pairing: Ben/Rook

Re-fittingthe Mould by Chyme forthe Rhyme

  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Dormant; last updated May 2019
  • Synopsis: Falling in love is in no way like losing a limb. Except, perhaps, for the fact that both of these things hurt. Which means that Ben - being Ben - must rapidly learn to multi-task.
  • Pairing: Ben/Rook

Nothing ButPurple Inside by Chyme forthe Rhyme

  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Ben goes undercover on a mission, causing Rook to fall prey to some old fears. But little do either of them realise that it's going to turn out oh-so-much worse than they'd imagined. Bad enough even, to actually make cousin Sunny of all people, shut up about her new boyfriend.
  • Pairing: Ben/Rook

A Matterof Loyalty by Annorah

  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Dead(last updated August 2017)
  • Synopsis: After almost two years in Rook's company, Ben could no longer picture his life without the Revonnahgander by his side. You all might imagine, he just wouldn't allow the best friend and partner he'd ever had to go on a long, dangerous solo-mission.
  • Pairing: Ben/Rook
  • Comments: English isn't the author's first language, so there are a lot of spelling mistakes, but she's perfectly happy to fix any errors you spot as long as you are polite about it. She also loves constructive criticism and feedback. Fair warning, this is one intense fanfic. The two heroes rush to Revonnah because of a social movement that just turned violent.

Elevator Monolauge by RenkonNairu

  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Dormant; last updated March 2020
  • Synopsis: A take on what happened after the series, combining all show headcannons.
  • Pairing: Gwen/Kevin, eventual Ben/Rook

Eleven Steps Forward, Two Steps Back by The Otaku'Hazel Eyes

  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: In the hours following Maltruant's attack on Plumber HQ, Gwendolyn can't help but wonder what possessed Kevin to fight as he did against Exoskull. When she confronts him about it, both parties realize just how much an insanity-driven past still haunts the present.
  • Pairing: Gwen/Kevin

The Imperial Knee by Barkour

  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: In the aftermath of "Many Happy Returns," Kevin and Gwen have a chat about honesty, appropriate things to do in cars, and where to go for the rest of spring break.
  • Pairing: Gwen/Kevin

Weaker ThanStarlight by Chyme forthe Rhyme

  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Mana energy of Gwen Tennyson, meet black hole, Kevin Levin. And again and again, for the rest of your lives.
  • Pairing: Gwen/Kevin

Who's ScaredNow? by Karkalicious769

  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: What starts as nothing but a fight gone wrong quickly spirals out of control. Ben heals from his unfortunate injuries well-enough, but when he returns to hero work, he's greeted by the public's newfound hostility towards Rook, his Omnitrix, and aliens everywhere. As the populous begins to turn on aliens, Ben finds himself juggling politics, a deeply-laid plan to rid the planet of aliens for good, dark thoughts he's always been content to ignore, and a rapidly-developing crush on his partner that he wishes would go away. It's a good thing that Ben knows how to multitask.
  • Pairing: Ben/Rook
  • Comments: I am a sucker for fics about politics and intrigue, and this fic has it by the boatload!

Furries & Smoothies by RenkonNairu

  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Kevin starts a rumor that Ben's a furry. Then screams for 15 minutes when Ben and Rook hook up.
  • Pairing: Ben/Rook
  • Comments: The premise of the story is kind of silly, but if aliens are anything like humans, I could actually see this happening. Plus, I love fics that play with a concept, even if the concept in question is furries. Jam-art's art is exceptional as always!

Arrested for Attempted Romance by Silybum

  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Dead; last updated July 2019
  • Synopsis: Here's the thing: heroes have it so easy in stories—go there, slay that, save this person, ride into the sunset. Eventually, Ben figures that, like everything else, the world at large has lied to him about this. (Or, Ben catches feelings and sometimes they're contagious.)
  • Pairing: Ben/Rook, Ben/Kai, Gwen/Kevin
  • Comments: I love how Kai is portrayed here!

After the Dawn by csgt

  • Recommended by realmofshadows
  • Pairings: BWEN (Ben/Gwen).
  • Synopsis: Sometimes, being a hero means saving the universe. Sometimes it means raising your friend's baby even when your boyfriend and your parents think that its too much for an 18 year-old-girl. After a tragedy, Gwen learns just what she's made of as she tries the impossible, but does she really have to do it alone?

Watch Boy & Lucky Girl by csgt

  • Recommended by realmofshadows
  • Status: Dormant
  • Pairings: BWEN (Ben/Gwen).
  • Synopsis:
    • Watch Boy & Lucky Girl: The strangest thing in Ben's life should have been the Watch that he found, but it isn't. No, Ben finds out just how close to home weird really is as he fights off evil from Earth and space. Complete
    • Watch Boy & Lucky Girl v2: When the world is threatened by a whole army of Ghostfreaks, can Ben and Gwen really trust the original when he offers to help? And is the real threat to the couple's happiness closer to home? Dormant; last updated January 2019.

Reminder by Nate-Mihael.

  • Recommended by realmofshadows
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Pairings: BWEN (Ben/Gwen).
  • Synopsis: Grandpa Max thought that things were getting better as he watched Ben and Gwen get closer after they got back from space. He didn't hear the nightmares. Set after 'Secrets of the Omnitrix'.

Dancing Alone by Nate-Mihael.

  • Recommended by: realmofshadows
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Pairings: BWEN (Ben/Gwen).
  • Synopsis: After time's hiccup Ben's stuck in a world where Gwen has the Omnitrix and she still hates him. But he learned to live with his Dweeb once, he was sure he could do it again. It's a whole new Hero Time! Time travel fic set after 'Gwen 10.'

Another Anodite by The Blade of Osh-Tekk

  • Recommended by: realmofshadows
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Bwen (Ben/Gwen)
  • Synopsis: Verdona never could take no for an answer, but it isn't Gwen that pays the price in this AU of What Are Little Girls Made Of?

Courting Disaster by shadows59 and Erico

  • Recommended by: realmofshadows
  • Pairing: Ben/Gwen
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: So many things depend on a single moment. In one world Ben and Gwen are separated when they're four and sent to different schools. In another, they aren't. In this world, that one change starts a chain reaction that can't be stopped. In this world, they're Ben and Gwen and everyone else can just deal.
  • Comments: A rather cute ongoing story starting when the kids are four and a half and their parents decide to send them both to the same private school instead of splitting them up and follows how their lives changed from there.

    Crossover Fics 
Stories that blend one universe with another

Omni Evolution by Gigglingskull.

  • Recommended by: ssjSega
  • Status: On Hiatus. Though the author has expressed a desire to continue it.
  • Crossover with: X-Men: Evolution
  • Summary: "We all know Mystique had two children in her life. Kurt, the son lost as an infant and Rogue, the adopted daughter. What if she had a third child? What if this one was thought dead by everyone, but had actually survived? Watch as a family is reunited, the waves it creates and as a small child regains the mother they lost."
  • Now has a tropes page. In DESPERATE need of wiki love.

Bleach: Ultimate Alien Volume I by Bigby the Big Bad Wolf.

  • Recommended by: hencej18
  • Status: Volume I is complete, Volume II is discontinued, and the remake is up. As well as a side story.
  • Crossover with: Bleach
  • Synopsis: Ben Tennyson is whisked away to a place known as Huenco Mundo by Professor Paradox. There, he will make an impact, forging new allies and enemies. However, there is a really big reason on why he was sent there in the first place. . .
  • The fic and its sequels have a trope page.

FateStay Night: Ultimate Master by Ten-Faced Paladin

  • Recommended by Kishou
  • Status: Dead; last updated October 2013
  • Crossover with: Fate/stay night
  • Synopsis: Set in the Ultimate Alien series (thus made a world famous hero) Ben undergoes a solo mission to investigate the happenings of Fuyuki City. After a battle with Lancer, he ends up partaking the Holy Grail War as the Master of the eighth servant, Avenger.
  • Comments: Sadly hasn't been updated since October 2013, but the (five) chapters it has now are really engaging and draw you in. The pacing flows very naturally and it is interesting to see Servants go toe-to-toe to many of Ben's forms... and who doesn't want to see Way Big squish Berserker like a bug?
  • Trope page can be found here

Hanging Ten Saga by The Writer with No Name

  • Recommended by CMR Rosa, Storygirl000
  • Status: Cyber-Sweet Sixteen is dormant; the rest are completed.
  • Crossover with: Stōked
  • Synopsises:
    • Hanging Ten: As summer starts at Surfer's Paradise, a sixth grom joins, making friends with the groms, except for Lo, but as strange creatures start showing up, they begin to wonder: what is Ben Tennyson hiding? Gradual Ben/Lo, some ReefFin. AU Stoked S1, S2-3 B10:AF Complete
    • It Came From Room 1313: With a new girlfriend at Sunset Beach, things are looking up for Ben...but when one of his most fearsome foes returns, it's up to him and his new crew to stop this ghostly menace. Complete
    • Witchy Woman: After weeks of being friend-zoned by Emma, Johnny finally decides to move on, but this decision couldn't have come at a worse a not-so-charming guest arrives at Surfer's Paradise, intent on settling an old score. Complete
    • My Cyber-Sweet Sixteen: With her sweet sixteen just around the corner, Lo is officially stoked about her upcoming birthday-bash. Struggling to keep up with preparing for his girlfriend's party, Ben isn't quite as thrilled, especially when an old acquaintance drops by...with her pet. Dormant
  • This series is a Ben 10 and Stoked Crossover, to clarify, alternate Season 1 of Stoked; it will start off fairly close to "canon" Season 1, but will gradually start to diverge. In the Ben 10 universe, this story starts just after Season 2 of Alien Force, before the start of Season 3..
    • To briefly summarize this, this series involves Ben (and later, Kevin and Gwen) getting hired to work at Surfer's Paradise for the summer, joining the groms and dealing with both regular teenage problems (eg relationship issues) and the more extraterrestrial Arc Villains. It's one of those series that is wonderful all around, and it will definitely get you hooked.

RWBBYVerse: Clash of Heroes by bcarandang1

  • Recommended by: tierhalibel
  • Status: Cancelled and eventually deleted.
  • Crossover with: RWBY
  • Synopsis: Ben Tennyson is accidentally sent to the RWBY universe and tries to fit in. But when he finds out he's a clone of the actual Ben Tennyson, will he actually be able to fit in this foreign universe?
  • Comments: Although the shipping seemed rushed, the rest of the story is quite well written. I hear the writer will actually explain how the ship went so fast. Overall, good story.

Avenging 10 by Captain Rex 75.

Weeping by catlover2976

  • Recommended by: Storygirl000
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: Doctor Who
  • Synopsis: During a fight with Animo, Ben decides to use a new alien. But those who take the form of an angel become an angel. Kevin and Gwen better learn the rules to this red light, green light game before they're sent back in time. (Quick one-shot).
  • Comments: Or, if the title and synopsis aren't obvious enough, Ben unlocks a Weeping Angel form on the Omnitrix and uses it with disastrous results. A quick, fun, creepy read.

Dial by DesertChocolate

  • Recommended by: Mikeal 52
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: Marvel Cinematic Universe
  • Synopsis: One day, Mahmoud Schahed finds himself meeting a certain time-travelling professor, and is thrown into New York with a watch full of alien DNA. Even if he's wondering why some Marvel superheroes are portrayed as famous actors, he's not willing to just stand by and let the world go to ruin. As HYDRA rears its ugly heads and Captain America becomes a fugitive, the world will realize what time it is: Hero Time.
  • Tags: Self-Insert
  • Comments: There's a lot to enjoy about this fic: Dial's super smart forms schmoozing with geniuses like Tony Stark, an Upgraded War Machine fighting the Absorbing Man, Fourarms employing martial therapy against the Hulk, and the Avengers roster slowly expanding as SHIELD is transformed to match an increasingly weird world. Writing is solid, development is impressive, and there are plenty of amazing moments to behold.
  • Now has a sequel - Call Resumed (Ongoing)

Of Gemstones and Watches by Transwiththeplans

  • Recommended by weissqueen
  • 'Crossover with: RWBY''
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: In an alternate timeline, Ben Tennyson instead travels his summer with the equally mischievous Ruby Rose. But there's something more to this girl than meets the eye, and once Ben receives the Omnitrix, their summer takes a strange, and sometimes more horrifying, turn.
  • Comments: This now has a wiki page in desperate need of some love.

Family Business by Akino Ame

  • Recommended by ladyofthelibrary
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: Jonny Quest: The Real Adventures
  • Synopsis: When Ben's cousin Jonny accidentally learns about the aliens, the reaction isn't quite what he'd expected. Maybe traveling the world and fighting weirdness runs in the family.
  • Comments: The idea of Ben and Gwen having a cousin who takes their adventures in stride but isn't an alien is absolutely hilarious and Jonny and his crew are perfectly in character.

Infinity Legion: Heroes Unite by TvFan2244

Five Years Later by Kuro the Artist.

  • Recommended by: Vigilant Sycamore
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Crossover with: Danny Phantom, Invader Zim, Generator Rex
  • Tropes page here.
  • Synopsis: It's been five years since Danny Fenton, retired ghost-fighting superhero, revealed his identity to the world and saved it from destruction. When accidentally thrown into an alternate world in attempts to complete his father's work, a new cross-dimensional threat is revealed to him, and his old arch-nemesis, Vlad, is somehow connected. Now, he must "Go Ghost" again with the help of that universes' greatest hero, Ben 10, to defeat the threat before he can obtain his mysterious goal.
  • Comments: A great fic showing Ben and Danny five years after the finales of their respective franchises, Ben, in particular, being well on his way to becoming Ben 10,000. There's great fight scenes, great characterization, interesting new characters, abilities, and aliens, and the story itself is gripping. However, it is Darker and Edgier than the actual cartoons, with swearing and more realistic violence (blood), although it doesn't take away from the story and it's not just there for shock value.

Size by Kariachi

  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: His Dark Materials
  • Synopsis: Unless small size was needed he would be something big and obvious. A ziboson like Kraphal, or a sand ripper, something of that like. The consensus was that he was making up for all the mass she lacked and that this was perfectly acceptable from a daemon...

Loud 10 By Ninjamon1228

  • Recommended by: qazsedc
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Crossover with: The Loud House
  • Synopsis: A watch-like device falls from space and attaches to Lincoln Loud and gives him the power to transform into different aliens. Now he, Leni and his dad must work together to stop petty thugs, mad scientist and evil warlords all while trying to keep Lincolns secret from the rest of his family.
  • Comment: Along with having a different starting ten aliens, this fic combines episodes from both Ben 10, Loud House, and has original episodes in it. Extremely touching, suspenseful, and epic with plenty of humor, and tons of references from movies, games, comics, and shows, both TV and web. His favorite being Team Four Star. The author also has the characters on point, with lots of development, and tries not to focus on the toxic traits every other author abuses. Amazing read, highly recommend.

Agent XI: Volume 1 by ZombieQueen

  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: SCP Foundation
  • Synopsis: Does the black moon howl? Only when a golem is born of a human woman and an alien man.

Forbidden Fruit by ZombieQueen

  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: SCP Foundation
  • Synopsis: Intelligencer Mann is assigned to take out the Global Occult Coalition, and take it down from the inside. Will she rise, or will she fall?

Heroes Never Die; It's Hero Time by CreateGunner1209

  • Recommended by: X59
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Crossover with: My Hero Academia
  • Synopsis: "One would think that in a world where everyday people possess impossible abilities; nothing would really be a surprise. For Izuku Midoriya, who upon the age of four was diagnosed as quirkless and thus was denied of his dream of become a hero that can save everyone with a smile. But fate gives him a chance; allowing him access not to one but a universe of powers and abilities. Together with his friends, family, and allies at his side he will rise up to protect all that they care for."
  • Comments: Primarily focused on the characters of My Hero Academia, with the worlds and lore of Ben 10 incorporated within. While Ben doesn't exist aspects of his character have been placed within Izuku beyond obtaining the Omnitrix such as the minor fear of clowns and the feud with Mr. Baumann.
  • Trope page here.

Tempest by allusionmaster

  • Recommended by ultimomant
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Crossover with: Fate/Apocrypha
  • Synopsis: While battling some magical villains, Ben Tennyson gets injured and the Omnitrix is damaged, causing him to be stuck in Frankenstrike's form. Then he falls into a portal and is transported through time and space. He lands near the female Frankenstein's Monster, who thinks he is the husband that Dr. Victor Frankenstein promised her, while he thinks she is a fellow Transylian. The misunderstanding is sustained because she only speaks French while he only speaks English.
  • Comments: Warning, there is a lot of graphic violence, language, nudity, and sexual situations. However, Fran is simply adorable.

Galactic Shift Extend by Seanzilla1988

  • Recommended by faizguy
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Crossover with: BlazBlue and several other series
  • Synopsis: instead of ending up in the alternate tineline where Noel didn't exist, Makoto Nanaya instead ends up in Bellwood and saved by Ben Tennyson just before he meets Rook for the first time.
  • Comments: Found it one day and was instantly hooked. All the characters are in-character, many events have been altered, and there's even a second story that acts as a series of side stories that goes with this. While it starts off with just Ben 10 and BlazBlue, it's expanded to include many other series such as My Life as a Teenage Robot, Robotboy, Transformers Animated, Max Steel, and even Danganronpa.
  • Now has a tropes page. In DESPERATE need of wiki love, please.

Ben 10: Unlimited by The Incredible Muffin

  • Recommended by eruptor142
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: Justice League
  • Synopsis: Ben Tennyson has lost everything. Now, in a new universe, he must decide: will he return to the role of hero?
  • Comments: This story was actually the inspiration for several other stories in the Fanfic Recs, like Avenging 10 and Sandman Unlimited, so it's very surprising that it hasn't been added until now. It also has two sequels that tie it into Young Justice, with one being completed while the other was, unfortunately, cancelled. Currently, the entire saga is being rewritten by chidoriprime. It also crosses over with the aforementioned Bleach: Ultimate Alien fanfic.

Ultimate Fairy by Ultimate10

  • Recommended by eruptor 142
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Crossover with: Fairy Tail
  • Synopsis: Ben Tennyson has found himself in another universe, one filled with magic he never imagined. He comes across a few wizards who invite him to their guild, Fairy Tail. With no immediate ways to return home Ben must adapt to this new world, form new bonds, and grow stronger with his teammates to overcome many obstacles.
  • Comments: One of the biggest Ben 10 crossovers, it may start simply being Ben sent to the land of Fiore, but slowly but surely, it grows bigger, having its characters evolve in different ways, alongside giving Ben an Adaptational Angst Upgrade.
  • While the one by Ultimate 10 is still ongoing, this work is also adopted by pyrohelixdrago. you can check it here.

Break of Reality by MagnoliaTurtle

  • Recommended by: MoonlightSaltShaker
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Crossover with: Generator Rex
  • Synopsis: When Eon takes a special interest in Rex’s corner of the multiverse, he teams up with his inter-dimensional ally: the Great Ben Tennyson. With some help from an alternate version of Ben’s cousin armed with her own Omnitrix, these three are the last line of defense against cosmic destruction.
  • Comments: Still early on. Chapters are short but well-written and the author updates frequently. Crossposted to

Ben 10 RWBY by The Omni-Remnant

  • Recommended by: Victorio M Wolff-Haddock
  • Crossover with: RWBY , Generator Rex, The Secret Saturdays
  • Status:
  • Synopsis:
    • Volume I: After an incident involving an old foe and a Null Void Portal, Ben and his team are transported to the world of Remnant... right in the middle of the Battle for Beacon. What will be the consequences? Ben doesn't know, but he does know one thing: It's Hero Time!
    • Volume II: Having returned from a massive adventure in the world of Remnant, Ben, Team RWBY, and the rest of their friends find themselves faced with new challenges at every turn on Earth. Be it villains old and new… or even things that they never imagined to be real. It's going to be a challenge unlike any they've seen before, but they're up for it. It's Hero Time!
  • Comments: not every day you got RWBY isekai fanfic that started mid-Battle for Beacon. the actions are fantastic, some characters get better character development, and really love seeing both the Earth's heroes and villains introduce the Remnant characters to Earth's media and cultures. some characters are retconned, like turning Thunderhog from a humanoid boar alien to a normal human and a friend to Human!Exo-Skull before Dr. Animo turned them into human/animal hybrid using Faunus DNA, and the crossover pairings are adorable.

Fate Stay Night: A Hero's Path by Seanathan311.

  • Recommended by: Victorio M Wolff-Haddock
  • Crossover with: Fate/stay night
  • Status: Completed
  • Synopsis: When Ben Tennyson visits Fuyuki on a trip for some Extra credits and some downtime, instead he finds himself locked into a bloody battle for a Wish-Granting Grail. With no other choice, Ben shall use the power of the Ultimatrix and newfound allies to put an end to the battle and uncover the truth of the Holy Grail War of Fuyuki.
  • Comments: while the writings may be a bit clunky, it is pretty good. due to the machinations of Professor Paradox and Moon Cells, Ben is sent to Fuyuki for extra credits, only to become the Eight master with a different Caster. The best part is that thanks to Ben and Paradox, Shiro has a 4th path he can choose for his future.

Ben 10:In the World of Titans by Shinobi360

  • Recommended by: Victorio M Wolff-Haddock
  • Crossover with: Attack on Titan
  • Status: ongoing
  • Synopsis: He was supposed to return back home. After helping Rex Salazar to defeat Alpha, Ben manages to put him in the Null Void but instead of ending up in Bellwood,he ends up in an alternate reality where humanity is at the brink of extinction. Perhaps with his presence,they can forge a better future for themselves.
  • Comments: a good read. thanks to Ben, Eren did not get arrested and trialed by vouching for him.

Ultimate Kaisen by Shinobi360

  • Recommended by: Victorio M Wolff-Haddock
  • Crossover with: Jujutsu Kaisen
  • Status: ongoing
  • Synopsis: He was supposed to be dead. After sacrificing himself to save the Ultimates, Ben finds himself not in the afterlife, but in a world far different from his own. Stranded with no way to return back home,Ben must adjust to his new life. However,it seems that wherever he goes, his responsibilities as a hero still remains the same. Only instead of fighting Aliens,he now faces Spirits.
  • Comment: in this story, Ben will eventually awaken his Anodite powers. if you're not into that, this is not for you. the best part is Ben and Yuuji's friendship and the fight scenes.

Ben 10: A True Hero by MegaRdaniels

  • Recommended by: Victorio M Wolff-Haddock
  • Crossover with: The Boys (2019)
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Ben Tennyson, now going by the alias of Ben 10,000, has been teleported to the world of corrupt superheroes, and must aid a resistance group to expose the lie to the public that a multinational corporation who owns these heroes mean more harm than good.
  • Comment: Pretty top-notch with the locals baffled with Ben 10.000's altruism. This is the Original Series!Ben 10.000, so expect Adaptational Seriousness.

The Omnitrix and the Umbral Star by JDog2K

  • Recommended by: Victorio M Wolff-Haddock
  • Crossover with: Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star
  • status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: In one world, two thirds of the Extella Trio are having a ball with who may be their greatest partners, Tamamo with an unlucky spiky teen with a mysterious right hand, Nero with a boy with more guts then one hundred spec ops soldiers, but what about the final member? Well she gets flung into a different world and entwines her fate with that of a young watch wearing hero of course!
  • Comment: Ben discover Kid!Altera alongside the Omnitrix. shenanigans ensue.

Priestess 10 by SilverSoulmmc

  • Recommended by: Victorio M Wolff-Haddock
  • Crossover With: Persona 4
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: It's been a couple of months since Yu Narukami and The Investigation Team solved the case and returned peace to their town of Inaba. Yukiko Amagi was looking forward to spending the upcoming summer with her friends however it seemed that her parents had other plans for her, plans that involved sending her to America for a Summer Road Trip with relatives she's only recently heard of.
  • Comment: Yukiko joins the Tennysons in their summer vacation just as the events of Persona 4 are over. Due to certain circumstances, She can now use her Persona in the real world, although only Ben and Gwen can see it.

Emi 10 by SilverSoulmmc

The Alien Hero of Teyvat by TheDJwriter

  • Recommended by: Victorio M Wolff-Haddock
  • Crossover With: Genshin Impact
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Ben is transported to the world of Teyvat because he severely underestimated a technology that belonged to Dr. Psychobos. What sort of adventures would be in store for the extraterrestrial hero in this strange new world?
  • Comment: Ben is transported into Teyvat, near Mondstadt, and decided to help people nearby. the minor gripe is how the locals insist that Ben's transformation is a Spirit no matter how much he explains it. a possible Ben x Amber.

    Alternate Universe 
Stories with a different universe than Canon

BEN X by The Holy Heretic

  • Recommended by: Cyclopsman
  • Status: Finished
  • Synopsis: Ben, Gwen and Kevin go to an alternate universe where they meet a different version of Ben, a version that is older, more powerful, and possibly more evil than anyone or anything they've ever encountered.
  • Comments: Probably one of the better written, more creative Fanfics, it has elements of a deconstruction, reconstruction, and is generally a page turner.

Ben 10: Guardians by Shadow-DJ

  • Recommended by Araitsume
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Pairings: Benlie, Gwevin, and others
  • Synopsis:
    • Ben 10 Guardians Season 1: The Faction: Omniverse AU fic. A few months after the event with the Diagon, Ben has to go through a new beginning after Gwen and Kevin leave for collage. But when a new threat arrives, Ben has to work with a new team: with rookie Plumber Rook Blonco and his girlfriend Julie, along with Ship. Can this team take on the threats presented to them? (Complete)
    • Ben 10 Guardians Season 2: Malware's Revenge: Season 2 of Ben 10 Guardians: A few months after Khyber's defeat, Ben and his team reunites with old friends as Malware makes his move. Can the Plumbers take on this threat as well as jealous scientists, a angry hunter, and many other threats. With a surprising new ally and new aliens, Ben may have a shot at going against a threat that has haunted him since childhood. Omniverse AU (Complete)
    • Ben 10 Guardians Season 3: Incursean Invasions: Malware and the Faction have been defeated, but now Ben has to deal with a galaxy-wide threat; the Incurseans have stepped up their game and are on the verge of universal conquest. Attea at the helm of a powerful alliance, Ben has to get old allies and new alike while trying to keep Morale on Earth up...especially when evil does not rest at the cusp of War. Omniverse AU (Dormant; last updated January 2020; has resumed September 2022)
  • Comments: In the author's own words, this is mostly a Fix Fic of Ben 10: Omniverse.

Myles Bots by Unknown

  • Recommended by: Conspiring Colors
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Sypnosis: Max Tennyson (as Overflow) has a main character role in the fanfic.
  • TV Tropes Page

Wielder of the Omnitrix by csgt

  • Recommended by realmofshadows
  • Status: Dormant; last updated July 2020
  • Synopsis: Futuristic AU. Ben Tennyson never wanted to be a hero or a rebel, but life never gave him a choice. Neither did the Omnitrix. A choose your own adventure type story where the character choices are decided by the audience!

Playing the Odds by Nate-Mihael

  • Recommended by realmofshadows
  • Status: Dormant; last updated September 2020
  • Pairings: BWEN (Ben/Gwen).
  • Synopsis: By day, Gwen is the smartest girl in her class. The one everyone can depend on, especially her lazy cousin, but by night... A Superhero AU

Ben 10: What If? by Ultimate10

  • Recommended by: Victorio M Wolff-Haddock
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: There's always more to reality than one imagines. Through Cross-Time, alternate worlds with different histories and scenarios are made possible. Join Professor Paradox as he guides us through these new realities of the Ben 10 classic timelines. Come, and let's ponder the age-old question... What If?
  • Comments: inspired by What If…? (2021). Paradox and Dagon (the latter was by force) are observing all possible realities for the alien shapeshifter.

OmniGlitch AU by Justmenoworries

  • Recommended by: Jackie-Chaos-Bunny
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: An AU in which a glitch in the Omnitrix caused the aliens to become actual people. The series follows their adventures as the heroes of earth, as well as their daily lives and struggles.
  • Comments: A really interesting and endearing AU where the aliens are now their own beings and form a found family with Ben, Gwen and Max.