Professor Blarney T. Hokestar was a con-man and current smoothie salesman in Omniverse.
Blarney is a four-armed humanoid alien who wears a brown uniform with tan stars, pockets and gloves. He also wears a brown top hat with a yellow star on it and matching goggles. He has orange hair and a mustache that covers his mouth. He has green skin, and is a little taller than Ben.
Blarney is very talkative and talks in a formal dialect. According to his records at Plumber HQ, he is considered to be a 'flim-flam' artist and entrepreneur, though not considered to be a major threat. He bears no malicious intent and tries to present himself as a respectable business man. He's also shown to be a morally indifferent con-man of sorts, attempting to con various people into buying his "Miracle Elixir", which is made from the milk of a dangerous and endangered creature called a Screegit.
Blarney's desire to make a quick profit often involves him in questionably-legal business affairs, with a general lack of thinking things through or foresight. As a result, his scams usually end with dire consequences.
In his first appearance, Blarney attempted to sell a product called "Professor Blarney T. Hokestar's Miracle Elixir", which is made from the milk of a captive Screegit, to Ben, to get him as his spokesman.
However, an alien rights activist named Pax recruited Ben to his cause of freeing the captive Screegit. A three way fight ensued between Ben, Blarney, and Pax over the Screegit, resulting in it being turned loose and growing to a huge size when exposed to Earth's nitrogen-rich atmosphere.
Blarney, with Ben's help, was able to quarantine the Screegit and vacuum out the nitrogen, returning it to his proper size. The Screegit was taken into Plumber custody and Ben informed the Professor that if he ever went near a Screegit again, he would handcuff him to Pax for a year.
In Store 23, Blarney has been selling smoothies in his dimension-hopping Mr. Smoothy's store since Have I Got a Deal for You. When Ben, Blukic, and Driba try to find Mr. Smoothie #23, they are surprised to see Hokestar as the manager of the store. By the end of the episode, as they were about to go back to their own dimension, Hokestar insisted (in vain) on staying due to the profit he might earn after seeing the people want smoothies. His store was also referenced in Blukic and Driba Go to Mr. Smoothy's as the 23rd that Ben never knew of. Blarney was not seen in the episode and in Store 23 (according to Driba), his store was not listed by the Mr. Smoothy website. He made a cameo making and selling smoothies at a Mr. Smoothy stand on Khoros in OTTO Motives.
He returned in Collect This and seemingly did not learn his lesson and is again selling his Miracle Elixir (this time he claims it is Screegit-free). Due to the fact that Ben will not endorse him, he is forced to get involved with Simian to promote Deefus' intergalactic television show, based on the hero. This was to sell his elixir, other merchandise and give public displays for promotional purposes. However, this endeavor comes into conflict when they arrive on Earth.
Due to the underhanded dealings by Simian with Collectimus, the Earth is sold as a "Ben 10 collectible". Though Ben was able to avert the disaster, Hokestar was once again left with no profit for his troubles. And worse when Deefus decides to go with his own name, Hokestar broke into tears.
He makes a brief appearance at the end of It's a Mad, Mad, Mad Ben World: Part 2, having been recruited by Rook to use his dimension-hopping Mr. Smoothy to find and bring Ben and Ben 23 back from Mad Ben's Dimension.
Ben 10: Omniverse
- Have I Got a Deal for You (first appearance)
- Special Delivery (cameo)
- Store 23
- OTTO Motives (cameo)
- Collect This
- It's a Mad, Mad, Mad Ben World: Part 2 (cameo)
Naming and Translations
|Norwegian||Professor Bjarne T. Falsen|
His name is a play on the word bl'arney, which is Irish for hooey.
- He resembles Willy Wonka from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
|Ah Puch • Argit • Baz-El • Bellicus • Blarney T. Hokestar • Galactic Gladiator • Serena • Sheriff of Bellwood • Starbeard • Stone Creatures • Strabismus|