The Anihilargenesistoriafimiaorgost (Anihilaarg for short) was an extremely powerful and dangerous device used by the Contemelia.
The Anihilaarg looks like a purple box with a red button inside it.
Powers and Abilities
When the Anihilaarg is activated, upon detonation, it will either create or destroy an entire universe; if the Anihilaarg is activated in a timeless place where no universe exists yet, then it will create an entire new universe, but if there is already a universe there, then the Anihilaarg will instead wipe all of that universe out.
Beside creating a universe, the Anihilaarg also indirectly create a timestream from which timelines diverge.
When inert, the Anihilaarg can be easily crushed and destroyed underfoot like a paperweight.
It was originally believed that the Anihilaarg was used by the Contemelia as they traveled across the multiverse playing various practical jokes on the inhabitants of a universe. If the Contemelia did not like a particular dimension, they would use the Anihilaarg to reduce it all to nothingness. However, that was not true.
The Anihilaarg was intended to create universes as experiments. It has never been used as a weapon by the Contemelia, as commonly believed in childhood tales.
At some point in time, it was believed that the Contemelia died off, but their vessel still flew across the multiverse labyrinth, as it passed into legends along with its weapon of judgment.
The Anihilaarg first appeared in So Long, and Thanks for All the Smoothies, where a Contemelia vessel materialized in the universe and appeared above Earth, Argit was sent aboard the ship by Milleous to obtain the Anihilaarg while the Vreedle Brothers sought it for themselves.
Later in the episode, the Anihilaarg was accidentally activated when Ben, Rook, the Incurseans and the Vreedle Brothers were fighting to obtain it. It destroyed the entire universe, but Ben recreated it as Alien X. With the Anihilaarg activated, it was rendered useless.
Everyone present (other than Ben) believed that the Anihilaarg was defective, unknowing that the universe was even destroyed in the first place as Rhomboid went over and crushed the Anihilaarg underfoot, destroying it completely.
In A New Dawn, Ben chases after Maltruant all the way to the beginning of the universe, who strives to replace the current one with one in his image by switching the Anihilaarg about to be used for the experiment being conducted by the Contemelia. That would result in the current universe being replaced with a different one threatening to rewrite all of its history across the branching Timestream. Taking advantage of the Omnitrix fail-safe that will keep Ben alive in the event of life-threatening conditions, Ben was able to neutralize and destroy the modified Anihilaarg and replace it with the original, creating the universe as intended.
Ben 10: Omniverse
- So Long, and Thanks for All the Smoothies (first appearance)
- Mud Is Thicker Than Water (fake)
- The End of an Era
- A New Dawn
Naming and Translations
|Spanish (HA)||Aníquilaarg||From aniquila, annihilate and the suffix -arg|
The first part of the full name is derived from "annihilate", which means to destroy completely. The second part comes from "genesis", which means the origin of something.
- It is said that the Anihilaarg isn't its full name, saying that "Anihilaarg" is all that could be said of its full name before it is activated..
- This is a reference to "The Castle of Aaargh" from Monty Python and the Holy Grail, as it was believed that it was all that was written by the original writer before he died.
- The Anihilaarg is similar to Marvel Comics' Ultimate Nullifier, as it also has the power to destroy an entire universe.