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  • Adored by the Network: Why else did you think that the show got so many sequels and a reboot? Eventually Cartoon Network got tired of the series.
    • In 2017, Cartoon Network bought reruns of the original Ben 10 back as promotion for the reboot. However, the reboot got very little reruns to the point where there were actually more reruns of the original.
  • Dawson Casting: Both done in Race Against Time, and in Alien Swarm.
    • Graham Phillips (Ben) was 13, playing a 10 year old, and Haley Ramm (Gwen) was 14, also playing a 10 year old in Race Against Time.
    • Also, in Alien Swarm, Alyssa Diaz (Elena) was 24 playing a 16 year old, Ryan Kelley (Ben) was 23 playing a 16 year old, and Nathan Keyes (Kevin) was 24, playing a 16 year old.
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    • The only actual teenager was Galadriel Stineman (Gwen), who was 18 during filming, and playing a 16 year old.
    • This is played straight with the voice actors for the show, who are all fully grown adults playing teens and kids.
  • Fake Nationality: Kenny, Ben and Kai's future son, is biracial (half-Caucasian and half-Native American) but was voiced by a white actor.
  • Flip-Flop of God: Regarding the Ben 10,000 timeline: Matt Wayne and the original episode's pop-up trivia stated that it's simply one of Ben's many possible futures, Dwayne McDuffie stated that it was never our Ben's timeline, Derrick J. Wyatt stated that it's Ben Prime's current future, and Duncan Rouleau isn't sure.
  • God Does Not Own This World: Man of Action Studios created the original Ben 10 show. It has been repeatedly stated by them and others that they have nothing to do with the three sequels, as those shows had entirely different creative teams: Dwayne McDuffie for Alien Force and Ultimate Alien and Matt Youngberg for Omniverse. Even then, they were mostly on writing duties in regards to the original series, due to the inexperience they had with animation production at the time. They only gained full creative control upon the Continuity Reboot.
  • I Knew It!:
    • In the first episode Max corrects Gwen that Ben had turned into an alien instead of a monster, leading fans to think he was involved with aliens sometime in his past, as it turns out he was part of a an intergalactic law-enforcement organization called the "Plumbers".
    • Some guessed that Ghostfreak would turn evil when they found out the Monster of the Week was an Ectonurite in "Ghostfreaked Out", despite some sources saying that it was a completely separate Ectonurite. When the episode aired, the truth became apparent after a nightmare detailing Ghostfreak telling Ben to let him out of the watch, and then subsequently escaping the watch after dealing with Zombozo's unemployed henchmen.
  • Playing Against Type: Richard Steven Horvitz as Grey Matter. The little alien is certainly more subdued (and a heck of a lot smarter) than a few of Horvitz's other well-known roles.
  • Shout-Out:
    • At the very end of the where the elves try to get Grandpa Max to be Santa, you'll notice that the three children who talk to the old man look familiar. Who are they? Why, none other than Konohamaru, Moegi, and Udon from Naruto!
    • And "Super Alien Hero Buddy Adventures" has Sakura Haruno (from Naruto's team, minus the pink hair) near the end in the crowd.
  • What Could Have Been: Enough for its own page.
  • Word of Gay: The writers confirmed on Twitter that Rojo is a lesbian.


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