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5 Years Later is a webcomic created by Kuro the Artist, and a crossover between Danny Phantom and Ben 10. It can be read here.

Five years after the events of Phantom Planet, Danny is living a relatively peaceful life with his parents. Now that ghost-hunting is obsolete, his father, Jack, has been working on a way to use the Fenton ghost portal to access other dimensions. While he eventually seems to give up, Danny decides to continue his work for him and ends up opening a portal to the Null Void, which he chooses to explore.

One Let's You and Him Fight and a battle against a mutant To'kustar later, he ends up befriending Ben Tennyson and Rook Blonko.

Unfortunately, Danny's not the only being from his world to enter Ben's universe, and soon the two of them are forced to face off against a villain team-up of epic proportions.

The comic and extended media has a Discord channel here.

This work provides examples of:

  • Adaptational Heroism: The Saiyans of the setting are far less destructive and murderous to those around them than their canon counterparts. Their settling of planet Vegeta, most notably, has them living in co-existence with the Tuffles and not blowing them all up into extinction.
  • Adaptation Origin Connection:
    • The Weapon Masters of Techadon created the Sonorosians (Echo Echo's species) as a servant species.
    • Saiyans are offshoots of the Kryptonian species that adapted to the world of Vegeta with constant exposure to yellow sunlight.
  • After the End: Both Sonorosia and Kylmyys are both post-apocalyptic wastelands caused by predecessors ruining the enviornment.
  • The Alcoholic: It's implied that Jack Fenton became one after giving up on cross-dimensional travel.
  • All There in the Manual: The wiki provides details that aren't mentioned in the story.
  • Alternate Universe: Jack starts studying these after ghost hunting becomes obsolete. Of course, as it turns out, Ben and Danny's universes are this to each other.
  • Amazonian Beauty: Beyond 5 is filled with a lot of muscular and beautiful Saiyan woman, with the few Kryptonian woman exposed to yellow sunlight also having this appearance.
  • Ambiguously Related: Portaler's species is known as the Florpus Tesabo, bringing to mind Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus. Given Portaler's ability to create wormholes any relation between the species and Florpus Holes is not certain: it may just be a reference or it may be more than that.
  • Ancient Astronauts: Thep Khufans visited Earth in Ancient Egyptian times and shaped the culture there as a result.
  • The Apprentice: Eve, one of the Plumber recruits Ben mentors, was Gwen's apprentice for two years.
  • Art-Style Dissonance: The webcomic combines the art-style of Omniverse and Danny Phantom but is Darker and Edgier compared to both of series, due to the inclusion of blood and swearing. Chapter 9 takes it even further by including a decapitation.
  • Ascended Extra: Monki, a Saiyan form, originated as the result of Kuro doing a video about Ben being able to beat Goku (and Superman), was eventually given full art, an appearance in the comic itself, and his own episode in And Beyond, becoming the first original alien to star in an episode of the series.
  • Bad Future: Future Fenton comes back from one two years after Chapter 9 to try and stop Eon/Divinity.
  • Big Bad: Eon is the big bad of the main comic, while And Beyond has ZsíSkayr fulfill that role.
  • Big Creepy-Crawlies: Chirp and Eve, two members of the Orion Squad.
  • Body Surf: Whenever Eon's body becomes too weak, he transfers his consciousness to another version of Ben.
  • Both Sides Have a Point: The debate between Ben and Kevin on whether or not to use Alien X to solve the current crisis is presented as this. Kevin argues that doing so would guarantee an instant win against a dangerous adversary whose plans could potentially threaten multiple realities, while Ben gives valid reasons as to why he treats the form as an absolute last resort, citing the ethical concerns of one person (no matter how moral) being able to instantly enforce what they consider 'right' on the rest of reality, noting that doing so too often would likely result in the rest of the universe treating a fallible being as the defining line between right and wrong.
  • Brainwash Residue: Eon's been using Benís body for so long that he started to believe he was Ben.
  • The Cameo: Dannyís family, Tucker, and Sam all make cameos during Danny's Opening Monologue.
  • Canon Welding: Both versions of Eonís backstory are melded together here. Eonís backstory is the same as it was in Ben 10: Race Against Time, but heís been hopping between the bodies of alternate Bens for so long that he believed himself to be a version of Ben for a while.
  • Casual Interstellar Travel: Just like the original series, it isn't hard for many in the Ben 10 universe to travel around either by ship or on their own power, and often with a casual acknowledgment that it is easy to travel to the Andromeda Galaxy, something the original series implied was somewhat out of the way. The Aerophibians are even employed as delivery couriers who travel around both galaxies on their own power to deliver things like an intergalactic version of Amazon.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Gwen and Kevin are mentioned briefly by Ben in his Opening Monologue before they appear to help him and Danny with Vlad.
  • Clothing Damage: Vlad suffers this during his fight with Danny and Ben. Technus gives him a new outfit.
  • Combination Attack: Ben and Danny end up using one of these during their battle with the To'kustar.
  • Composite Character:
    • Kuro managed to find a way to fuse together two different versions of Eon: the one that's trying to save his dying race, and the one that's an evil future version of Ben.
    • Bardock manages to be a composite character of two versions of himself: he resembles his canon self in appearance and may have been in the battle against Freiza, but he also is a 'great inventor' who managed to reverse engineer the scouters for the Saiyans own, more benevolent, use.
  • Connected All Along:
    • "And Beyond" reveals that the Techadon Weapon Masters (or the Olimarans as they were originally known) created Echo Echo's race, the Sonorosians, as a source of cheap labor.
    • The episode on the Anur system would directly tie Toepick to the Anur races and Eye Guy's race to Toepicks. Expanded material would connect Way Big's species, the To'kustar, to the Ectonurites and reveal their home 'planet', a space rip, formed from the corpse of one (which is referenced in the main episode, but not directly identified as one), following a battle with a member of The Void's species, the Pae Sadilla.
  • The Corrupter: Eon, to Vlad.
  • Crossover: Primarily between Danny Phantom and Ben 10.
    • And later Invader Zim.
    • The wiki reveals that Saiyans exist in the Ben 10 universe, serving as the DNA source for MonKi, one of Ben's aliens created for the comic (and ranked as one of Ben's 10 strongest aliens). This is subverted, however, since they aren't from the world of Dragon Ball and its story; The Saiyans of the Ben 10 universe are stated to be more peaceful and to have stopped and defeated Frieza, resulting in Vegeta being king and Goku just being an average citizen, never sent to Earth. MonKi is eventually used officially in Chapter 9. Word of God implies that other alien species from Dragon Ball, like Namekians, also exist in story.
    • Similarly, a transformation for a Klyntar (a Marvel Universe symbiote, IE Venom) is also confirmed to exist.
    • Chapter 7 introduces elements from Generator Rex, (though Rex doesn't appear himself), which is quite fitting considering the canon crossover TV special.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Zim is on the receiving end of this from Gwen during the space battle. Lampshaded by Kevin
    Kevin: You realize my girlfriend captured you the second we realized you were there, right?
  • Darker and Edgier: Than either series it was based on, thanks in part to the more realistic amount of blood and swearing.
  • Death by Adaptation: Freeza died in this setting's version of the attempted destruction/conquest of Vegeta, per Word of God, and seems prone to actually staying dead.
  • Deconstructed Trope: Eon takes the idea of the classic Ben 10 series being The Prime Timeline of universes like his like anyone would: as an insult to the idea of his timeline mattering at all instead of being just an Expendable Alternate Universe.
  • Divergent Character Evolution:
    • In this series Saiyans are descendants of Kryptonians whose colony was abandoned and eventually resettled on planet Vegeta and evolved on the planet. The evolution seems to have cost them some of the super abilities a Kryptonian can have (such as super breath and laser vision) in exchange for learning how to use Ki for energy blasts and transform into a Golden Super Mode.
    • Eatle's design for the events of Five Years Later depicts him with wings and the ability to fly, giving him further divergence from Upchuck.
    • Fasttrack is listed as having enhanced smell and hearing to distinguish him a bit from fellow speed aliens.
    • Ditto possesses a telepathic ability to communicate among his duplicates that Echo Echo is noted in Beyond to explicitly not possess.
    • Toepick's species evolved from Eye Guy's Optocoid species when stranded on a planet with twelve times gravity and mutagenic Corrodium which squashed the cartilage forms down into dumpier appearances and limited the species eye's to their faces while gaining paralyzing gas and light powers.
  • The Dragon: Vlad, to Eon.
  • Expy:
    • The Saiyans origin story in universe has a fair amount in common with the Daxamites as a offshoot species from Kryptonian settlers that developed different powers as a result of their isolation.
    • Their friendly nature, tropical utopia planet, off-human skin tone despite looking human, and animalistic elements can also bring the Tamaraneans (Starfire's species) to mind.
  • Evil Counterpart:
    • The Olimarans (Weapon Masters of Techadon) to the Galvan. Both are immensely intelligent and known for invention, but the Olimarans primarily build weapons and lack the empathy and emotion the Galvan have. They also created artificial intelligent life by accident in the form of the Sonorosians and Galvanic Mechamorphs, but the Sonorosians were created to be servants and workers and remained this way even after discovering their sentience while the Galvan gave the moon of Galvan B to the Mechamorphs.
    • The Kryptonians are similarly intelligent, dissimilarly amoral counterparts to the Galvan. Unlike the Olimarans they managed to not destroy their planet, though this is only due to their technology. They also seek to prove themselves against the Galvan's intelligence, but they don't primarily build weapons to sell to others. They are in fact much less social with other species than either the Galvan or Olimaran. Their actions led to the creation of a new species, but they did not create the Saiyans the same way that the Galvan or Olimarans did (it was an evolution of a lost colony).
    • The Thep Khufans are a lesser example: like the Galvan they accidentally created a species known as the Wrighthers. However this was caused by them abandoning mutating humans on Anur Ormerow unlike the Galvan who gave the Mechamorphs Galvan B. Unlike the completely abandoned Sonorosians however the Khufans are interested in their former servants and do try to help them. This just often tends to involve trying to return them to their ancestral home, which goes poorly every single time it is tried.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Danny considers the Null Void creepy, even by his standards.
  • Expanded Universe: Kuro's Youtube channel produces some supplementary information on the story's world, such as videos about planets such as Terradino, Methanos, and The Ghost Zone.
  • Expendable Alternate Universe: Well, Expendable Alternate Bens, but Eon's practically made a habit of kidnapping alternate Bens to serve as his bodies. That being said, rather hypocritically, he doesn't like the idea of his timeline being one.
  • Fatal Flaw: Lula's is her desire to prove herself to Ben, which clouds her better judgment more often than not.
  • Fist Bump: Ben and Danny do this after their fight with Vlad.
  • Fix Fic: According to Kuro, this series is meant to do justice to both franchises as they were mistreated by their respective networks.
  • Hammerspace: Danny pulls the Infi-Map out of seemingly nowhere. Lampshaded by Ben.
    "You just...always carry that around with you?"
  • Gentle Giant: The lore video on Terradino (homeworld of Humungousaur's species and Orion squad member Crawnch) declares the Vaxisarians this: being the friendliest of Terradino's three major races, if also the least intelligent.
  • A God Am I: Eon, once he uses the Godmaker (a.k.a. a giant Ultimatrix) to become an Ultimate Chronian.
  • Good Counterpart: The Eter' Caniec are underpowered, highly advanced predecessors whose actions ruined their world. However unlike the Olimarans it was not by intentional resource overuse but by poor but well-intentioned choices. They also are extinct predecessor species like the Vladats (that could be obtained by Ben in a similar way to Whampire), but the Eter' Caniec did not exist with the Necrofriggian and Thermoscorian and thus did not enslave them.
  • HeelĖFace Door-Slam: Vlad appears to have had a Heel Realization in the Time Skip. Unfortunately, Eon reverts him back to how he used to be.
  • Heel Realization: Vlad had one in the Time Skip, realizing his path to vengeance has left him with nothing. Eon, however, is having none of it.
  • Heroic BSoD: Lula suffers one after Ben's second What the Hell, Hero? speech directed at her.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: The ultimate fate of the mutant To'kustar.
  • Karmic Jackpot: Saiyans in the series originated from Kryptonian colonists whose world was cut off and out of resources who, when aided by the Dragons and Tuffles did not blow them up, conquer other worlds, and otherwise be unpleasant blood knights like their canon counterparts or their destructive Kryptonian brethren. As a result they thrived with a higher tech level and resource availability than in canon, were able to drive off Freiza, and have one of the most popular planets for tourism in the entire Andromeda Galaxy.
  • Killed Off for Real: Eon, or as he is calling himself as of Chapter 9 Divinity, kills Animo and Cooper. Animo to keep the Doctor's knowledge from being used against him, and Cooper for defying him.
  • Kryptonite Factor: Ecto-energy is so alien to Ben's aliens that the energy absorbers can't absorb it safely. Eon plans to use this in having Vlad kill Ben.
  • Let's You and Him Fight: Ben initially thinks Danny is a villain and acts accordingly.
  • Make Me Wanna Shout: Danny and Ben both end up using this during their fight via the ghostly wail and Echo Echo respectively.
  • Multicultural Alien Planet: Many of the planets featured in And Beyond and the expanded universe have more than one sentient species of various tech levels.
    • Terradino is home to the Vaxasaurians, Pturbosaurians, and the Mulgogians. The subterranean Mulgogians are the most advanced of the three with a tech level comparable to that of Earth (give or take a century or two) while the rest of the planet is akin to the Stone Age but the Pturbosaurians consider themselves the supreme species due to being able to fly. Conflict between the two is common, while the Vaxasaurians are friendly with both groups.
    • Methanos is home to the Methanosians and the Xolbrine. The Methanosian live in the forests while the Xolbrine are limited to bogs. The species do not frequently interact though the Xolbrine are known to occasionally abduct and feed on young Methanosians. Their tech level is similarly primitive.
    • Sonorosia is home to two inorganic races in the Sonorosians and the Sanavox. The Sanavox inhabit the storm-ridden ruins of the surface while the Sonorosians inhabit old tunnel systems under the surface though both species frequently interact in friendly trade and cooperation. The creators of the Sonorosians, the Olimarans, departed the planet as it fell into desolate ruin before the Sanavox were accidentally created. While the planet under the Olimarans was highly advanced with a tech level of 13, the post-apocalyptic state it currently is in has reduced the tech level considerably, though the two species seek to restore the planet in the vain hope of the return of the Olimarans.
    • Planet Vegeta is the home planet of a race called the Tuffles, who traded their abundant plant resources with the dragonic neighboring planet of Zaka Chagg for metallic resources. Zaka Chagg's overpopulation meant a permanent population of Dragons and the eventual settling of a failed Kryptonian colony's population led to the evolution of a third species in the Saiyans whose power and technology helped create a utopian planet.
    • Krypton is a planet with the Tech Level 18 under the immigrant Kryptonians. The native Rrejjoe, who may or may not be sentient, are primitive animalistic (or outright animals) stone creatures whose ability to create a unique gem with energy storing properties led to them being over harvested by the Kryptonians.
    • The Anur system has several planets with sizeable populations of different sentient species: Anur Millgan is home to the aquatic Milit Lagish and the Sonarquids who frequently cooperate while Anur Transyl is home to many Theb Khufans, Ectonurites, and Loboans as well as the native Transylians. The planet was even stabilized by a multi-species collation centuries ago. The planet also used to be home to populations of the Vladat species who forcibly dominated the planet, but a multi-species coalition with the aforementioned species and other more isolated species in the system led to the Vladats extermination. Tech levels vary from planet to planet, with the fairly high tech Anur Transyl and Anur Khufos contrasting with the techless Anur Ormerow and the isolated Anur G'rrnay whose tech level is comparable to Earth.
    • The planet Prypiatos has two distinct subspecies: the underground Prypiatosian-A that absorbed only limited amounts of radiation behind lead shielding that enabled them to generate it while the Prypiatosian-B remained on the irradiated surface and absorbed and mutated so much as a result of exposure they constantly crave it.
    • The Andromeda planet Nogrog, a planet with medieval-esc tech levels, has the Bruderma and Onyon share the planet. Unfortunately the super-intelligent Onyon are unable to communicate with the dim-witted Bruderma due to biological limitations, making planetary development struggle even when Kryptonian eradicators aren't attacking.
    • The planet Goromasay is home to the Archimargian, a race whose culinary skills are respected throughout the Milky Way. Their signature dishes involve the Shelled Velollusk, which they do not know are also sentient.
    • Kylmyys, home plant of Necrofriggians (Big Chill) are also home to a deep-sea species known as the Thermoscorians, and the predecessor species known as the Eter' Caneic, which are now extinct. The two extant species don't generally interact, though some Necrofriggians may prey on the deep-sea species. The planet is very low-tech, with the Necrofriggians lacking society at all due to their anti-social behavior. It was at a higher tech under the Eter' Caneic, but they managed to kill themselves off by burning away the planet's atmosphere and the tech level has never recovered.
    • Aeropela itself is home to the Aerophibians, Jetray's species, a species dedicated to racing and thrillseeking who work as intergalactic deliverymen for the Aero-To-Go company. Due to their planet's unique structure, its immediate outer environs are inhabited by the Leviicteans, a space dwelling whale-like species that predate on the Aerophibians and live as pirates. While the planet is key to the inter-galactic economy, it lacks an economy of its own and its tech seems to be entirely based on off world technology tied to Aero-To-Go.
  • Mythology Gag: Plenty sprinkled throughout the comic:
    • Several references are made to the Rooters when Ben and Rook try to figure out who and what Danny is.
    • A mutant To'kustar ends up being the first thing Ben and Danny face as a team, and Rook mentions that their Earth was invaded using them.
    • In chapter 3, the billboard Ben grabs onto to break his fall is advertising the Ben 10 reboot.
    • Ben breaks out his jacket from Alien Force (now covered with patches and medals) to celebrate the fact that he, Gwen, Kevin, and Grandpa Max are working together again.
  • Named by the Adaptation:
    • Toepick's species is named Terretnal Ogres.
    • Atomix is identified as a Prypiatosian-A.
    • Portaler is identified as a Florpus Tesabo.
    • The Krakken is identified as a Ganic Lagorge.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero:
    • Ben and Danny's Make Me Wanna Shout fight ends up awakening a mutant To'kustar.
    • Also, Lula insisting that everyone in her squad stays together instead of at their posts in case of a big threat ends up allowing GIR to steal information from the base's computers.
  • No Man Should Have This Power: The reason Ben refuses to use Alien X to solve the situation.
    Ben: Guys, I'm not a God. It's not my place to alter reality at will just because I can. If I treat the universe like my own custom playground, what kind of world would I be saving? It wouldn't be genuine. It wouldn't be... Life. Every single alien in the watch matters. I'm supposed to be an example of that. If I always use Alien X to save the day, people would start looking to me for approval, as if I was the determining vote between right and wrong. It's nobody's right to feel that way. And that's exactly why we can't let Eon win.
  • No-Sell:
    • Ben (as Four Arms) tries to enact Death from Above against Vlad...only for the halfa to effortlessly grab his fist and toss him into a nearby building.
    • Eon, or more specifically Divinity, no sells Gwen's attempt to reverse time to fix the damage to Zim's Earth by more or less catching time in his hand.
  • "Not So Different" Remark: Kevin points out that Lula acts similar to how Ben did back in the day.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: Entire timelines of them. as revealed in chapter 10 the current plot of Eon is actually one he's been essentially resetting everytime it goes badly for a very long time at this point. There were many team ups between Ben and Danny to defeat him before the one we were seeing that all ended in Eon's defeat by slightly slimmer margins each time. In a number of them it even became a fight between time dieties with Clockwork versus Divinity and more.
  • Off with His Head!: Danny blows off Ben's head during their fight. Since he's in Swampfire form at the time, this does jack squat but inconvenience him.
  • Oh, Crap!: Danny's reaction to seeing Vlad again.
  • Opening Monologue: Danny gives one at the beginning of the story, telling us what's happened between Phantom Planet and the present. Ben and Eon give similar ones at the beginning of chapters 2 and 4, respectively.
  • Original Character: The Orion Squad, Ben's squad of Plumber trainees. Along with many alien forms.
  • Outside-Context Problem: Beyond general multiverse level confusion of different powers, ecto-energy in particular works so differently from most aspects of the universe. So much in fact that Ben's energy absorbing aliens, such as Chromostone, don't really handle it well.
  • Proud Merchant Race: The Thep Khufans are this of the Anur system, leveraging their planet's rich deposits of corrodium (a powerful resource in the system) to become an economic powerhouse.
  • Planet of Hats: The Dragon mapmaker in 'Alien Force' was the only representation of the species in canon. In this series Dragons have a species-wide goal of mapping the entire universe.
  • Playing with Fire: Danny demonstrates the ability to generate green-white ectoplasm flames in his fight with Vlad.
  • Power Makes Your Hair Grow: Kryptonians only grow hair if they are exposed to yellow sunlight.
  • Pretty Boy: Ben calls Danny one in chapter 3.
  • Reality Warper: The Chronians (Eon's species), which ended up taking a toll on their physical bodies.
  • Related in the Adaptation:
    • The Saiyans are an off-shoot of Kryptonians who mutated from exposure to a combination of yellow sunlight and ki.
    • Terretnal Ogres (Toepick's species) are the descendants of Opticoids (Eye Guy's species) that were stranded on Anur G'rrnay.
    • Atomix is identified as a Prypiatosian-A, a relative of the Prypiatosian-B form that Ben possesses
    • The Krakken from the original series is identified here as a Ganic Lagorge: An Apex creature native to Anur Millgan in the Anur System that is important to the planets' ecosystem by producing the mineral-rich black waters that are found across 91% of the planet.
  • The Reveal: Chapter 3 ends by revealing that Vlad was being used as a distraction so that GIR could steal some code from the Plumbers satellite.
    • Chapter 8 reveals that the files the villains stole were blueprints for Ben's old Ultimatrix which were used to create a device that would allow Eon to turn himself into an Ultimate Chronian.
  • Royalty Superpower: The Rulers of Krypton, the 'Gods' that descend from the first God Rao, are the only Kryptonians with yellow sun charged powers. The means of getting these powers are kept secret by them: preventing any other Kryptonians from leaving their planet and discovering the means of obtaining them.
  • Servant Race: The Sonorosians were originally created by the Olimarans (the weapon masters of Techadon) to serve them and left them on Sonorosia when the planet became uninhabitable for them.
  • Shout-Out:
  • Show Within a Show: As mentioned above under Mythology Gag, the rebooted Ben 10 show exists in Ben's universe as a Celebrity Toon that takes liberties due to intentionally only being loosely based on real events. According to Word of God, Ben voices Vilgax in the show (as a reference to the real life Casting Gag of Yuri Lowenthal) and Kevin's animated counterpart has the AntiTrix in the show due to him not wanting his real troubled past exploited.
  • Sudden Sequel Death Syndrome: Mr. Lancer died between Phantom Planet and 5 Years Later.
  • Super Speed: Lula, being a Citrakayah, has this ability.
  • Taking Advantage of Generosity: Whenever the Skyskimmers/Pturbosaurians (Astrodactyl's species) kill a Tyrannopede, they take advantage of the Vaxisaurians gratitude to get them to build large stone spires for them.
  • Tempting Fate: Eve suggests that one of the villains who could attack the base is Vilgax.note 
    GoTro: Donít be dense. No one's seen Vilgax in years.
    (alarms go off)
    GoTro: Well, shit.
    Eve: If itís Vilgax, and if we all somehow survive, Iím laying eggs in your stomach.
  • Terms of Endangerment: Vlad calls Danny "my dear boy" during their fight.
  • Time Skip: As the title indicates, this takes place five years after the events of both Phantom Planet and Omniverse.
  • Time Stands Still: Eon uses this to rescue Vlad from his predicament in chapter 3.
  • Took a Level in Badass:
    • While many have gotten stronger in fic (Vlad having mastered all ghost abilities up to and including the ghostly wail, Ben having Master Control, etc), special mention should go to Clockwork, whose transformation is now considered one of Ben's ten most powerful after two series of being Difficult, but Awesome to really show his stuff with a display of his powers when used by a more experienced Ben.
    • Portaler, a game-only alien, had mostly been depicted as a roller with his portal-generation powers only said not shown. In fic not only are these powers front and center, but have gotten him put on the powerhouse playlist. He can weaponize unstable wormholes like swords.
  • Ultimate Life Form:
    • What Divinity claims to be.
    • Ben's transformations being prime samples of their species continue, with notable new examples of this including Lank (an Irken form who is notably taller and more effective than a typical Irken or even a Tallest), and Power Plant (a Highbreed form whose coloration is notably a lot more vibrant and 'alive' than the typically pale-white unaltered Highbreed).
  • Unexpected Character: Of all the characters to cameo in chapter's nine future team, many were not expecting to see Kim, Ron, and Rufus under the simple reason that the story has had only Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon characters while the three are Disney characters.
  • The Unpronounceable: Eve's real name is physically impossible for humans to pronounce, hence her nickname.
  • Wham Episode:
    • Chapter 4 reveals Eonís backstory, as well as two new members of the Villain Team-Up.
    • Chapter 8 has Ben unlocking his powerhouse playlist to defeat an ultra-powerful alternate Ben, Cooper's revelation that the device Eon is using is essentially a giant Ultimatrix, and the chapter ends with Cooper possibly dead and Eon successfully evolving into an Ultimate Chronian.
  • Wham Line: From Chapter 8.
    Cooper: That tower Eon's hooked up to right now? It's a giant Ultimatrix!
  • Wham Shot: Chapter 3 does this to introduce a new player to our crossover: Invader Zim!
    • Chapter 7 reveals what Technus contributes to the alliance of villains and it is quite a doozy; He's used the nanites from Generator Rex to turn mind-controlled alternate Bens into E.V.Os who have parts of the Omnitrix's aliens mixed in!
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Ben gives one to Lula twice after her behavior causes files to go missing from the Plumber base she's stationed at, with Lula throwing one right back at him after the second for how harsh it was.
  • Why Don't You Just Shoot Him?: Justified. When Vlad questions why Eon simply doesnít travel back in time to kill Ben Prime before he became a threat, Eon reveals that various key points of the Prime timeline have been locked away from him.
  • You Don't Look Like You: Kuroís massive redesign of Bloxx, who had been stated to be Kuro's least favorite alien form.
    • Skulker and Ember have very different looks when they appear; Skulker's suit is more obviously robotic with more glowing parts, while Ember has horns and now has taloned cyborg legs, tattoos on her arm, and a more revealing top. The Ghost Zone episode of 'Beyond' suggests this was a result of an attempt to reduce ecto energy mutation.


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Anur Millgan

A dark water world of the Anur System that is home to the Millit Laggish: water-dwelling creatures that work in symbiosis with the larger Ganic Lagorge (the same creatures as the Krakken from the Ben 10: Original Series) to keep their environment habitable.

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