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Clockwork is the Omnitrix's DNA sample of a Chronosapien from an unknown planet.


In Ultimate Alien, Clockwork was a robot-like alien with skin that was made of copper, with black stripes and a transparent piece of green circular glass on his chest, revealing gears inside of him.

In Omniverse, 16 year old Clockwork has a larger body and holes on the protrusion on his head. His head is also restructured a little. The piece of glass is now in the shape of a hexagon instead of a circle. On his back, he has a black stripe that splits into two stripes with a keyhole between them.

11 year old Ben's Clockwork has a thinner and rounder head, a white and black shirt, and a smiley face, but unlike the 16 year old self, his piece of glass is once again in the shape of a circle, instead of a hexagon.

Clockwork wears the Ultimatrix/Omnitrix symbol on his chest.

Powers and Abilities

  • Clockwork using his powers
  • Clockwork slowing down time
  • Clockwork viewing the past

Clockwork can slow down time around himself, making it look like to others that Clockwork is moving at very high speeds.[1]

By rotating the key on his head, Clockwork can create a projection of what happened in the past.[2][3]

Clockwork can travel through time.[4]

Clockwork can fire green time rays from his hands or chest which have various effects, such as sending people back in time or into a different timeline, aging an object/person to dust, or restoring individuals who have been erased from time.[5][6]

Because he is as a technological being, it is possible for a Galvanic Mechamorph to merge with Clockwork, enhancing his abilities. When upgraded, Clockwork's time rays become stronger, his speed and stamina increases to superhuman levels, and he gains the ability to morph his hands into drills, as well as shoulder-mounted rocket launchers.

Clockwork also has a degree of enhanced strength as he was able to throw a pipe so hard it became heavily embedded into a wall.[1]


Clockwork and Gwen

Unconscious Clockwork

Clockwork is not very durable, as Overlord's glove's laser beam could break Clockwork's arm and make him shut down. When Clockwork changed back to Ben from this state, Ben's arm was broken.

When a Squid Monster struck the key on his head, Clockwork was badly stunned.

Because of his large body and short legs, Clockwork is quite slow and low on stamina. Therefore, he tires out quickly.

Time has no effect on gumballs[7] and diamond,[8] so Clockwork's time rays are virtually useless on those items. 

The use of Clockwork's powers create a ripple effect in time which can be sensed or reversed by another Chronosapien or a time-traveller, such as Eon.


Ultimate Ben

Clockwork's first appearance as a hologram


16 year old Ben
11 year old Ben
  • In Ben Again, Clockwork fixed the time stream with the help of 16 year old Ben as Clockwork.
No Watch Ben


16 year old Ben
11 year old Ben
  • Ben Again (11 year old Ben in 16 year old Ben's body)
No Watch Ben

Naming and Translations

Language Name Origin
Bulgarian Времебоец From време/vreme, time and боец/boets, warrior
Chinese 时钟王 From 时钟 (Shí Zhōng), clock and (Wáng), king
Croatian Vremenski From vrijeme, time, the time one
Dutch Uurwerk From uurwerk, clockwork
French Temposaure From temps, time and -saure, -saur
German Uhrwerk From uhrwerk, clockwork
Hungarian Időgép From időgép, time machine
Italian Raggiotempo From raggio, ray and tempo, time
Polish Mechaniczny
From mechaniczny, mechanical
From zegar, clock
Portuguese (Br) Ampulheta
Contra Tempo
From ampulheta, hourglass
From contra tempo, contretemps
Romanian Ceasornicul From ceasornic, clock
Russian Часы From часы, clock
Spanish (HA) Clockwork From the original English name
Spanish (Spain) Crono Crono from cronológico, chronological
Turkish Klokvork From Klokvork original English name


  • Clockwork makes gear sounds when he moves, which is similar to Armodrillo when he moves his arms.
    • In Omniverse, Clockwork ticks like a clock for the entirety of his transformation, and his time rays make a sound similar to the tolling of Big Ben when they strike their target. This sound also occurs when Clockwork is struck on his rotor ir sometimes at the end of his transformation sequence
  • Clockwork's torso looks somewhat like Azmuth's armor in Secret of the Omnitrix.
  • Clockwork is one of the aliens alongside Buzzshock, Spitter, Arctiguana, and Way Big to be revealed by Ben 10,000 and later unlocked by Ben. However, every other alien in the list was revealed by another Ben 10,000, while Clockwork was revealed by a different Ben 10,000 in Ben 10,000 Returns.


Ben 10 Aliens
Introduced in Ben 10
ArctiguanaBlitzwolferBuzzshockCannonboltDiamondheadDittoEye GuyFour ArmsFrankenstrikeGhostfreakGrey MatterHeatblastRipjawsSnare-ohStinkflyUpchuckUpgradeWay BigWildmuttWildvineXLR8
Introduced in Ben 10: Alien Force Introduced in Ben 10: Alien Swarm
Alien XBig ChillBrainstormChromastoneEcho EchoGoopHumungousaurJetrayLodestarRathSpidermonkeySwampfire Nanomech
Introduced in Ben 10: Ultimate Alien Introduced in Heroes United
AmpFibianArmodrilloChamAlienClockworkEatleFasttrackJury RiggNRGTerraspinWater Hazard Shocksquatch
Introduced in Ben 10: Omniverse
AstrodactylAtomixBall WeevilBloxxBullfragCrashhopperFeedbackGravattackGutrotKickin HawkMole-StachePesky DustThe WorstToepickWalkatroutWhampire
Ultimate Forms
Big ChillCannonboltEcho EchoHumungousaurSpidermonkeySwampfireWay BigWildmutt
Future Aliens Fusion Aliens See Also
SandboxShellheadSnakepitSpitter Diamond MatterHeat JawsStink Arms Decagon VreedleRocksSquidstrictorThriller WhaleVentrilosquidEon
PortalerAntigraviteslaBob the BlobPlantapocalypse

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