Ben 10

Cartoon Network (ended 2008)



User Score: 2786

Ben 10
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Show Summary

Upon discovering a mysterious device known as the Omnitrix, 10-year-old Ben Tennyson is bestowed with the power to change into 10 different alien heroes. Each alien hero has its own unique and awesome powers. Although Ben now has the added responsibility to protect others and fight evil forces, he still manages to find time for some mischief and fun!

Character Bios

Heat Blast - Comes from an alien race that lives on the sun rather than a planet. He can project bolts of fire from his hands and mouth, and create fireballs that he can either throw or roll. He also has the ability to absorb flames and heat, meaning he can put out a fire just as quickly as he starts one.

Powers/Strengths - Fireballs, absorption of heat/fire.

Weaknesses - Excess water.

Debut Episode - "And Then There Were 10"


Wildmutt - More animal than humanoid, he is a beastly alien with superhuman athletic abilities, and heightened senses of smell, hearing, and taste. He can also fire the quills on his back as projectiles with incredible accuracy. Even though he has no eyes, his lack of vision is supplemented by his hearing and smell, which works almost as well as actual vision (which appear as red figures against a green backdrop). Wildmutt cannot communicate verbally, but can growl, grunt, and make other similar noises.

Powers/Strengths - Sharp quills, athletic ability, heightened senses of smell, hearing, and taste.

Weaknesses - No sound or smell in surrounding areas.

Debut Episode - "And Then There Were 10"


Diamond Head - He's a crystalline alien whose body is harder than diamond, making him invulnerable to most physical attacks and allowing him to cut and slash through almost anything. He can also use his body to refract light and beam based weapons.

Powers/Strengths - Razor-sharp diamond shards, can refract light/beam-based weapons, ability to morph certain parts of his body into extremely sharp tools/weapons.

Weaknesses - Sonic-based attacks/weapons.

Debut Episode - "And Then There Were 10"


XLR8 - As the name states (pronounced like "accelerate"), he's a lizard-like alien that has the power to manipulate friction in order to gain acceleration, allowing him to move at incredible speeds. He may be fast, but he is not very strong compared to the other alien forms.

Powers/Strengths - Super speed (300 mph), able to manipulate friction, ability to run on almost any surface.

Weaknesses - Magnetic-based attacks/weapons.

Debut Episode - "And Then There Were 10"


Grey Matter - At a mere five inches tall, he's part of an alien race bred to enter complex machines and repair them from the inside. Consequently, he can squeeze through extremely small spaces. He's extremely smart, which gives Ben a boost in intelligence when he's in this form.

Powers/Strengths - Enhanced intelligence, ability to squeeze through small spaces, slimy skin allowing him to climb virtually anything.

Weaknesses - Strength-based opponents/enemies.

Debut Episode - "Washington B.C."


Four Arms - At 12-feet tall, he's an alien of extraordinary strength, and can jump high distances. Unfortunately, due to his body mass and his agility is declined and he is very clumsy.

Powers/Strengths - Super strength, armored skin, ability to create sonic waves when all four hands are clapped at once.

Weaknesses - Extremely quick opponents/enemies.

Debut Episode - "Washington B.C."


Stinkfly - He's a winged, insectoid alien and expert flier, able to pull off amazing acrobatic moves in midair. He can also take care of himself in flight, using his pincers and tail as weapons, as well as shooting slime from his eye-stalks. Much like Earth insects, he also has a tough exoskeleton, but very thin wings.

Powers/Strengths - Acrobatic flight, six pincer legs, very sharp tail, slime-shooting eye-stalks.

Weaknesses - Poisonous gases and water.

Debut Episode - "Washington B.C."


Ripjaws - This aquatic alien form is an extraordinary swimmer since he can breathe underwater and change his legs into a long tail with fins. He's remarkably fast and agile in the water and can fight with his claws or unhinge his powerful jaws to deliver a devastating bite.

Powers/Strengths - Underwater breathing, agility; powerful jaws and sharp claws.

Weaknesses - Dry land.

Debut Episode - "The Krakken"


Upgrade - A biomechanical alien with liquid metallic skin and a system of organic "circuits." He has the ability to merge with any technology and bring it to life with enhanced abilities.

Powers/Strengths - Positronic energy blasts, ability to merge with and upgrade technology.

Weaknesses - Corrosives (acids) and electromagnetic energy.

Debut Episode - "Permanent Retirement"


Ghostfreak - A shadowy, phantom-like alien that has the ability to phase through solid objects, such as walls, and become invisible at will. Ghostfreak also exhibits limited telepathic and telekinetic abilities. He only has one eye, but can position it almost anywhere on his body by moving it along a track traced on his skin.

Powers/Strengths - Intangibility, invisibility, flight, telepathy, and telekinesis.

Weaknesses - Direct light.

Debut Episode - "Permanent Retirement"

Current Schedule

(All Times Eastern)

Saturdays: Saturday morning @ 10:00 AM, part of the Saturday morning block.

Weeknights: Monday - Thursday encores @ 10:00 PM.

Theme Song

It started when an alien device did what it did And stuck itself upon his wrist with secrets that it hid Now he's got super powers, he's no ordinary kid He's Ben 10!

So if you see him you might be in for a big surprise He'll turn into an alien before your very eyes He's tiny, creepy, fast, and strong, he's every shape and He's Ben 10!

With all new powers, he's on the case Fighting off evil from earth or space He'll never stop till he makes them pay 'Cause he's the baddest kid to ever save the day He's Ben 10!

Written by Andy Sturmer Performed by Moxymoreless
Richard Green

Richard Green


Dave Wittenberg

Dave Wittenberg


Richard Horvitz

Richard Horvitz

Grey Matter

Dee Bradley Baker

Dee Bradley Baker

Stinkfly/Wildmutt/Eye Guy

Tara Strong

Tara Strong

Ben Tennyson/Upgrade/Benwolf

Jim Ward

Jim Ward

Diamond Head/XLR8/Wildvine

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Fan Reviews (374)

  • Like it as a kid, it doesn't hold up well.

    If you grew up with Ben 10, it's gonna be hard to admit this, but the show is terrible. Just go watch Batman: TAS and compare it to this.
  • Genius! Absolutely genius!!! :)

    While many people say their favorite show on Cartoon Network during the late 90s and throughout the 2000s was either Powerpuff Girls, Johnny Bravo, Dexter's Lab and Samurai Jack, it's not exactly the same for me. PPG was okay, Dexter was also okay, Johnny Bravo was okay then but now he comes across as creepy, Samurai Jack is clearly an animated masterpiece, but sadly pales in comparison to Ben 10. Hell yes, this was an awesome show; it had great characters, very nice animation, excellent voice acting and bust a gut funny humor. Our premise? Ben Tennyson (voiced by Tara Strong) spends the summer with his Grandpa Max and his cousin Gwen; while camping one night, he stumbles upon an alien pod that holds the Omnitrix. This then latches on to Ben's wrist and give him the ability to turn into 10 different kinds of aliens, each with their own unique super power. Why is this better than Samurai Jack? Well, while Jack is likeable and relateable, to adults and older kids. Ben is fucking 10 and he can become 10 different heroes all in one; what kid wouldn't want that?! He's not responsible at first, but through the guidence of his grandfather, he does mature over time. Gwen is also a great character because even though Ben has the Omnitrix, she still doesn't get along with him because they're the same age (unlike any other story where the hero has powers and all of a sudden even his worst enemies are his friends). Not only that but neither Gwen nor Max feel useless in any of the episodes; they still help Ben save the day even without powers. In the later episodes, it's revealed that Max was part of a MIB inspired organization called the Plumbers, Gwen learns magic, Ben makes an arch rival by the name of Kevin 11 and eventually comes face to face with more dastardly villains along the way. The humor is just so funny and spot on; I mean, you got professional voice actors like Steve Blum acting like a 10 year old. Like what?! Also Ben and Gwen's bickering is actually funny at times; no scratch that, it's always funny. They're always going at it and their dialogue is just so on point, it's funny. Then there's the animation; holy Jesus at the altar is the animation amazing! The character designs look reminisent of the DC animated series any the action pay tribute to those series. For example, in the first episode, Ben fights a giant robot in the form of Diamond Head and-SPOILER ALERT- he deflects the robot's lazors and disseminates it. If you were to see it for yourself, it's looked awesome; and that was just the first episode. This was a great show all the way through; with likeable characters, amazing animation and laugh out loud humor, this is show I'd recommend people of all ages check out. As for it's sequel series, Alien Force, Ultimate Alien and Omniverse, in short, they're all okay; not bad, but they pale in comparison to the original.moreless
  • I hope the theatrical movie coming soon

    I'm a big fan of Ben 10 and i hope their will be updates on the Ben 10 movie. If you see this Joel Silver please bring as soon as you can I love Ben 10 and see how it turns out on the Big Screen.
  • Fantastic

    Ben 10 sure is a good show. Now, before all you haters go "BUT I DOES NOT HAVE A STORY!"... I know. But this was made for kids, and a story can often confuse and/or make them bored. Honestly, for boys and girls around the age of 7-11; This is a dream for them. I remember watching this when I were nine years old, and how I loved the transformations! The fact that a normal boy who were not special at all could save so many people made me believe that I could become better than I was too. The action is exciting without any gore or blood, making up for the bad story.

    Animation/Art style: Beautiful

    Story: Decent for a kids show, low quality for older fans

    Characters: Pretty funny

    Action: Awesome

    Villians: XDDDDD

    Aliens: Wonderful designsmoreless
  • Bland and overrated.

    Yeah, you heard me. I hate this show. And I'm not talking about the new ones (even though those suck as well) ,I'm talking about the original. Yeah, I think the orginal is bad as well. It's one of the shows that caused the downfall of cartoon network along with out of jimmy's ass and squirrel bitch. Okay, Ill admit, this show is tolerable at times (not the new ones, those make me jump into a pit of sharks). But I still don't like this show.

    The premise is creative, but it's not executed well.

    The characters are so bland. Ben is a spoiled brat who is one of my worst characters of all time. Sure, he has his moments where he shows he has a heart, but those moments are few and far in between. Gwen is practically the same as ben. The only redeming quality about her is that she is kinda hot. Grandpa max is a fatty fat fatty fat with no personality.

    The action scenes, to me are forgetable and so are the jokes. The animation is good, but that's not enough to save this show.

    So overall, just a bad show. How does this show have a higher rating than the powerpuff girls? That show was great (and this is coming from a boy) while this show is just stupid.moreless

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