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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!"
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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 408 episodes across 23 seasonsnote , five made-for-TV movies, 40 shorts, and 5 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 (2016-2021): 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. It lasted five seasons for a total of 178 episodes, plus a TV movie. 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.
  • Ben 10 Versus the Universe: The Movie (2020): A movie set in the 2016 continuity. Ben goes to try and take on Vilgax in space but ends up stranded in the Null Void. As he tries to find a way out, Gwen and Max must team with Kevin to protect the world during his absence.

TV Special

Classic Continuity

Reboot Continuity

  • Crossover Nexus (2018): A special crossover episode of OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes that involved 2016 Ben as one of the main characters in which he joins KO, Garnet, and Raven in saving CN City from destruction by a supervillain.
  • Ben 10,010 (2021): In the distant future, the Earth is under attack by an alien horde called the Xerge. Gwen, now President of the United States, must track down and persuade her cousin to come out of retirement to help fight back the threat.
  • Ben Gen 10 (2021): When a series of misunderstandings between Ben and a young Generator Rex result in the Omnitrix shorting out and infecting people across the Eastern United States with alien DNA, they must try to work together and solve the crisis before Providence utilizes their own deadly solution.
  • Alien X-tinction (2021): When the Tennysons are attacked by a villainous, dimension-hopping Ben using Alien X to cause havok, they must work together with versions of themselves from across the omniverse, including the classic continuity, to combat the threat.


  • Cartoon Network Action Packs (2006-2012): Strips collected as Ben 10 Classics
  • Cartoon Network Fusionfall (2007)
  • Ben 10 Alien Force: Doom Dimension (2010)
  • Ben 10: Ultimate Alien (2010)
  • Ben 10: Omniverse - No Laughing Matter (2012)
  • Ben 10 Omniverse (2013-2014)
  • Ben 10 (2013-2014)
  • Cartoon Network Super Secret Crisis War (2014)
  • Ben 10: The Truth Is Out There (2019)
  • Ben 10: For Science (2019)
  • Ben 10: Mecha Madness (2019)
  • Ben 10: The Manchester Mystery (2020)
  • Ben 10: The Creature From Serenity Shore (2020)

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)
  • Ben 10 Power Trip (2020) The Tennyson family go on an European holiday until it is interrupted by Hex awakening four mysterious crystals and summoning monsters from the Void. (Platforms: PlayStation , Switch, Xbox One and PC)

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