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Codon Stream

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The Codon Stream
Type DNA Database
First Appearance Primus

The Codon Stream is a DNA Database for sentient beings containing 1,000,910 DNA samples.The stream was created by Azmuth. He used it to link transformations to the Prototype Omnitrix, and Ultimatrix rather than store each sample in separate containers like the Unitrix. Unlike the previous models, the completed Omnitrix does not rely on the codon stream for transformation, although it may still be connected to it for uploading and receiving new DNA samples.


The Codon Stream is a system of rivers of "green lava" that are spread throughout Primus. The stream originates in a volcano, which is actually the processing plant for the DNA of the stream. There are no non-sapient/sentient species DNA in the Codon Stream. Originally, there was thought to be 10,000 DNA samples in the Codon Stream (as hinted from the episode Ben 10,000). But Azmuth has revealed that there are samples from every sapient species of every world in the Milky Way Galaxy: over 1,000,000. According to Dwayne McDuffie, some of these samples include Osmosian DNA, Pierce's alien half DNA and Human DNA.

In War of the Worlds: Part 1, the Omnitrix stated there were exactly 1,000,903 DNA samples in the Codon Stream at the time.

Ghostfreak was re-added to the Codon Stream after being removed from it in Ghost Town, which made 1,000,904 DNA samples.

In Ben 10: Alien Swarm, Ben gained the form of Nanomech from the Hive, which made 1,000,905 DNA samples.

In Ultimate Alien, Ben obtained the DNA samples of five aliens from the Andromeda Galaxy named Bivalvan, Galapagus, P'andor, Andreas and Ra'ad, resulting in a total of 1,000,910 samples.

Connection to the Omnitrix/Ultimatrix

The river is actually the key to the primary feature of the Prototype Omnitrix and Ultimatrix, in that both are actually wireless receivers connected to the Codon Stream, allowing them to alter the DNA of their wearer.

When the Omnitrix in question is activated, it opens up a holographic display of all aliens unlocked. When the faceplate is pushed back into place, it emits a signal that is picked up by the volcano on Primus, then sent throughout the Codon Stream and back to the Omnitrix, with the selected alien's DNA attached. The selected DNA is then merged with the wearer's DNA, transforming the user into the selected alien.

Species DNA


  • Codon is a basic unit of genetic code.
  • According to Dwayne, Dolphin DNA is in the Codon Stream, as well as two other Earth animals.
  • According to Dwayne, it wasn't Azmuth or Albedo that Azmuth got a Galvan DNA sample from and Myaxx was not where Azmuth got a Chimera Sui Generis DNA sample.
  • The Codon Stream experienced problems with its Arachnichimp DNA sample in Simian Says.

Start a Discussion Discussions about Codon Stream

  • What was the point of introducing the Codon Stream/Primus?

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    • Doctor Aloysius James Animo wrote: Zenoseiya wrote: Doctor Aloysius James Animo wrote:Perhaps he was referring to a different Omnitrix on th...
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  • Total Omnitrix aliens

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    • That's a bunch of crap. The anodites that is. I'm doing to laugh if the fans rage enough. Then in an episode ben gets blasted by Gwen (...
    • your right that is probbly what they did

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