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"It started when an alien device did what it did. It stuck itself upon his wrist with secrets that it hid. Now, he's got superpowers; he's no ordinary kid. He's Ben 10!"
Original series theme tune

Ben 10 is a series of cartoons made by a group called Man of Action (Duncan Rouleau, Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, and Steven T. Seagle) that has aired on Cartoon Network since 2005. It was the group's first collaboration.

The series follows a boy named Ben Tennyson who, on the first night of a summer road-trip with his grandfather Max and his cousin Gwen, stumbles across an alien device known as the Omnitrix which bonds itself to his wrist like a watch. Ben finds that the device has alien DNA encoded in it which allows him to transform to a variety of alien species, with their own set of skills. From then on, Ben uses the device to take on any threats that come his way, while causing a few bouts of mischief in the process. As he grows as a hero, Ben learns that he didn't gain the Omnitrix by coincidence and finds that his family has been involved with aliens long before he has.


Taken as a whole, the Ben 10 franchise is Cartoon Network's longest-running series with a grand total of 402 episodes across 22 seasonsnote , four made-for-TV movies, 40 shorts, and 2 specialsnote . It also has the highest number of episodes and seasons among all Cartoon Network original series.


TV Series

Original Continuity (Classic)

New Continuity

  • Ben 10 (2016-present): The fifth series and a Continuity Reboot. Even more comedy and slapstick-driven than Omniverse, this installment has the most drastic art shift yet in order to reflect the new tone. Despite taking a "back-to-basics" approach, some elements and characters from later entries of the original continuity do make an appearance. Man of Action returned to serve as executive producers, with John Fang (Generator Rex) serving as supervising producer.

Made-For-TV Movies

  • Ben 10: Secret of the Omnitrix (2007): Ben and Gwen travel through outer space in order to find the creator of the Omnitrix after a fight causes the device's self-destruct sequence to activate, which could potentially destroy the universe if not fixed. Though it premiered during the middle of the show's final season, it serves as the canon Grand Finale to the original series.note 
  • Ben 10: Race Against Time (2007): An Alternate Universe Live-Action Adaptation that takes place shortly following the events of the original series. Ben must go up against a new foe named Eon, who is after the Omnitrix in order to start an Alien Invasion.
  • Ben 10: Alien Swarm (2009): The second live-action adaptation, this time based on Alien Force. Ben, Gwen and Kevin find themselves caught up in a conspiracy involving alien nanochips that hold a dark secret that could leave to a world takeover. Unlike the previous live-action film, this one is canon and is referenced directly during the events of Alien Force.
  • Ben 10: Destroy All Aliens (2012): A CGI film set shortly after the events of the original series and later made canon to the original continuity. The Omnitrix once more gets damaged during a fight and must be repaired. While handling the problem of the malfunctioning watch causing Ben to randomly teleport around the world, the characters must also deal with a bounty hunter that wants the device.

TV Special

Video Games

  • Ben 10: Protector of the Earth: Ben, Gwen and Max deal with their usual rogues gallery while trying to reclaim the Omnitrix's aliens from a space mosquito. (Platforms: PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 2, Nintendo DS and Wii)
  • Ben 10 Alien Force: An original story of Ben, Gwen and Kevin being recruited by a undercover Plumber to retrieve parts for a dangerous weapon. Naturally, all isn't what it seems. (Platforms: Wii, PlayStation 2, PSP, and Nintendo DS)
  • Ben 10 Alien Force: Vilgax Attacks: Pretty much what is says on the tin. Ben and the group take on Vilgax once more. (Platforms: Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, PSP, Wii and Xbox 360)
  • Ben 10 Alien Force: Rise of Hex: Once again the title tells you everything you need to know. (Platforms: Wii via WiiWare and Xbox 360 via Xbox Live).
  • Ben 10 Ultimate Alien: Cosmic Destruction: Ben, Gwen and Kevin find themselves hopping the globe to stop different menaces from destroying the cites. (Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, PSP, Xbox 360, Nintendo DS and Wii)
  • Ben 10: Galactic Racing: A Mario Kart-style racer. (Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo DS, Wii, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation Vita)
  • Ben 10: Omniverse: Ben's Omnitrix goes haywire once more and warps Ben and Rook into the past where they meet the former's 11-year old self. When Malware gets his hands on Rook's weapon and creates an alternate future, the three set out to stop him and fix the damage. (Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U (one of its launch titles in fact).
  • Ben 10: Omniverse 2: Ben once again takes on the Incurseans. (Platforms: PlayStation 3, Wii, WiiU, Xbox 360 and Nintendo 3DS)
  • Ben 10: Up to Speed: The player will play as Ben and his alien forms to collect some collectibles scattered around the levels while avoiding any obstacles and enemies similar to Temple Run. (Platforms: iOS)

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