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Original Omnitrix
Recalibrated Omnitrix
General Information
Creator Azmuth
User Ben Tennyson (formerly)
Azmuth (temporarily)
Vilgax (temporarily)
Albedo (duplication, formerly)
Gwen Tennyson (Gwen 10)
Max Tennyson (Gwen 10)
Gwen Tennyson (alternate)
Type Level 20
DNA Alterer
Reviver
Details
Voice Actor Yuri Lowenthal
First Appearance And Then There Were 10
Gallery

The Omnimatrix, better known as the Omnitrix, was a watch-like device that attached to Ben Tennyson's wrist in the first episode of the series and is the device that the series revolved around.

The Omnitrix was created by Azmuth as a tool of peace in an act of repentance following the destruction caused by his previous creation, Ascalon, a weapon of terrible power.

The Omnitrix had a two-fold purpose:

  • It would promote inter-species understanding by allowing other beings to experience different ways of life.
  • It would serve as a repository for the DNA of over a million different intelligent species, preserving them in the event that any of them should ever become extinct and bring them back.
  • Secretly, Azmuth had another reason for creating the Omnitrix: he hoped that his estranged lover Zennith, who had left him as he created Ascalon, would learn of his change and come back to him.

The Omnitrix was destroyed in The Final Battle: Part 2 in order to prevent Vilgax from further using it.

Azmuth revealed in The Ultimate Enemy: Part 2 that he had started working on the second Omnitrix ever since Ben found this Omnitrix.

Appearance

Ominitrix-ben10

Before recalibration

In the first form that Ben encountered, the Omnitrix looked like a very big wristwatch, primarily black and grey in color, with a grey (or black) dial in the middle (like a watch face) which has a green hourglass shape (the intergalactic "peace" symbol, also on Plumber's Badges and Galvan Prime) on it. This symbol design, however, was a scratch guard, which fell off after Ben 10: Destroy All Aliens. When Ben selects his aliens it shows the alien's silhouette.

When it recalibrated, the Omnitrix gained a more watch-like shape, a green wristband, became smaller and sleeker, and the face dial became black and green. The inside of the hourglass shape glowed in different colors at certain moments. These colors signify the mode that the Omnitrix was presently in. When Ben is selecting his aliens it rather shows the alien's hologram standing on the core rather than the alien's silhouette.

Known Users

User Put On Removal
Ben Tennyson In And Then There Were 10, Ben found the Omnitrix and it put itself on Ben's wrist. In Back with a Vengeance, the Omnitrix was removed by Kevin Levin.
In Back with a Vengeance, Gwen gave Ben the Omnitrix and he put it back on. After the Omniverse flashbacks, Ben removed the Omnitrix off-screen.
In Ben 10 Returns: Part 1, Ben put the Omnitrix back on. In Primus, the Omnitrix removed itself.
In Primus, Ben took the Omnitrix from Vilgax and put it back on. In The Final Battle: Part 1, Humungousaur removed the Omnitrix.
Gwen Tennyson In the Gwen 10 Timeline, Gwen found the Omnitrix instead of Ben.
In the non-canon Gwen 10, Gwen found and put on the Omnitrix. In Gwen 10, the Omnitrix came off when Gwen was hit by an electric bolt.
Max Tennyson In the non-canon Gwen 10, the Omnitrix put itself on Max.
Albedo Prior to Good Copy, Bad Copy, Albedo created and put on a duplicate Omnitrix. In Good Copy, Bad Copy, Azmuth removed the Omnitrix from Albedo.
In the Vilgax Attacks Timeline, Albedo used a copied Omnitrix.
Azmuth In Primus, Azmuth put on the Omnitrix.  In Primus, the Omnitrix was removed by Vilgax.
Vilgax In Primus, Vilgax put on the Omnitrix. In Primus, the Omnitrix was removed by Ben.
In The Final Battle: Part 1, Vilgax put on the Omnitrix. In The Final Battle: Part 2, the Omnitrix was destroyed by Ben.

Modes

  • Active Mode (Original Omnitrix)
  • Active Mode (Recalibrated Omnitrix)
Active Mode is the Omnitrix's default mode. Actual usage time is unknown (about 10-20 minutes). The Omnitrix seems to time out sooner if it's taxed by activities with a lot of moving, like fighting. However, if regular transformations are tampered with, the user can't always turn back. After the Omnitrix recalibrated, the symbols on the aliens were also of the green color, and located on their chests (Dwayne said this was because the Omnitrix was working properly).

  • Recharge Mode (Original Omnitrix)
  • Recharge Mode (Recalibrated Omnitrix)
When the Omnitrix times out, it goes into Recharge Mode. It takes around 5 minutes to recharge, though it may take more time if tampered with. Recharge Mode's main purpose is to keep the Omnitrix from damaging the user. The Omnitrix is powered by a special self-renewable power supply that will long outlive Ben.

The Omnitrix can instantly recharge to protect the user from direct physical threat. This was shown when Ben was stuck to a wall about to be killed by Kevin 11 and when Zs'Skayr tried to possess Ben. Both times, despite just timing out within a minute earlier, the Omnitrix recharges instantly when the user's life is put in direct threat. This feature was switched off after the recalibration.

If the user is knocked out or hurt enough, the Omnitrix will revert them to their normal form.

The recalibrated Omnitrix times out with no warning due to the warning being switched off when the Omnitrix recalibrated. In War of the Worlds: Part 2, the Omnitrix had reset, turning the time out warning feature back on.

The hourglass, when recharging, also flashes red instead of remaining a solid red as it had when the Omnitrix was in its original form.

  • Scan Mode (Recalibrated Omnitrix)
  • Scan mode (Original Omnitrix)
When a new DNA sample has been unlocked from the Codon Stream (it identifies the DNA on Primus, then unlocks that DNA), or when the Omnitrix captures new DNA not present in the Codon Stream. Can also reclaim lost or removed alien DNA that was in the Codon Stream. Unlike in the original series, the Omnitrix in Alien Force would not scan by touch (due to its recalibration).

  • Self-Destruct Mode (Original Omnitrix)
  • Self-Destruct Mode (Recalibrated Omnitrix)

In Self-Destruct Mode, the Omnitrix charges energy while counting down until it explodes. S.D.M. functions as a last resort should the Omnitrix fall into the wrong hands. It can be activated by Voice Command.

When in S.D.M. for a few days, the Omnitrix can charge enough energy to cause an energy ripple that will destroy the entire universe.

In the original series while the Omnitrix was in S.D.M. it sent out bursts of energy that threw Ben through the air.

When the S.D.M. is activated, the Omnitrix sends out a signal that any ship can pick up (unless it was activated by Voice Command), such as when Vilgax picked it up with a stolen ship and Tetrax picked up the signal. Likely as a distress signal.

The S.D.M was used and successfully triggered in The Final Battle: Part 2, though it only destroyed the Omnitrix and not the universe because it was charged for 30 seconds (as opposed to a few days).

Recalibration Mode Omnitrix

Recalibration Mode (Original Omnitrix)

The Omnitrix begins to recalibrate while selecting a set of new aliens.

The Omnitrix makes a beep-like noise, then it changes to a glowing black and green and morphs into its new shape. It is unknown how Recalibration Mode is activated.

According to Dwayne, the Omnitrix has hundreds of different forms (this is to fit different users).

Features

General

  • The Omnitrix acted as a wireless receiver for the Codon Stream.
    • By accessing the Codon Stream, the Omnitrix rewrote the user's DNA and transformed them into one of the 1,000,910 DNA samples. The Omnitrix cannot transform the user into another of its own species.
  • In order for the user to change size, matter was created from energy or reconstituted to energy as needed.
  • The Omnitrix had a quick change feature.
  • The Omnitrix would alter its size to fit the user's size, as shown in The Final Battle: Part 2.
  • When transformed, the Omnitrix protected the user from negative effects, like possession by an Ectonurite, the effect of Corrodium or Dr. Animo's mutant ray.
  • If someone tried to tamper with the Omnitrix against the user's will, the Omnitrix creates a large feedback pulse for defense.
  • Once placed on the wearer, the Omnitrix cannot be removed by normal physical means.
  • The Omnitrix could show a database image of all aliens unlocked.
  • The Omnitrix was able to repair genetic damage, such as turn DNAliens back to normal and remove the Xenocyte.
  • The Omnitrix could genetically manipulate DNA or reprogram a species' DNA (like fuse DNA from different species of aliens).
  • According to Derrick J. Wyatt, the Omnitrix in the original series had a scratch guard that Ben didn't know how to remove. It fell off after Ben 10: Destroy All Aliens.[1]
  • The Omnitrix changed the aliens' eye color to match the user's eye color.
    • This can be turned off.
  • The Omnitrix could be synchronized with another Omnitrix even without the user's intent as revealed by Professor Paradox.

Extensions

  • The Omnitrix had AI (Artificial Intelligence).
  • The Omnitrix functioned as a GPS as shown in The Final Battle: Part 1.
  • The Omnitrix could create a hologram map, which is similar to the one in Plumber Badges.
  • The Omnitrix had a 2-way communication system with Plumber Badges.
  • The Omnitrix had a built-in Universal Translator.
  • The Omnitrix could teleport the user through Azmuth's teleportation channel.

Color Coding

  • The Omnitrix could display ten colors, each meaning something different:
    • Green: Active Mode
    • Red: Recharge Mode
    • Yellow: Capture Mode
    • Blue: Recalibration Mode
    • Purple: Controlled
    • Orange: Self Destruct Mode (original Omnitrix form)
    • Grey: Deactivated
    • Black: Stop Mode
    • Pink: Under spell effect
    • White: Not Working Properly

Display Modes

  • The Omnitrix had two known display modes
    • Black silhouettes of the aliens.
    • Dark green holograms of the aliens.
  • By changing the settings on the Omnitrix, either display modes could have been used with either Omnitrix form.

Clothing

  • The Omnitrix could alter the clothing of the wearer to better fit the alien forms.
    • Ben lost this function in Alien Force because the Omnitrix recalibrated.
    • During Alien Force, nanomachines broke them down and stored them until the transformation ends.

Allocation

  • When the user was transformed, an Omnitrix symbol appeared on the chest. The symbol was actually the Omnitrix itself, appearing in this form because many species don't have wrists.
  • The Omnitrix was in the center of the chest area on every alien in Alien Force is for easy access. The symbol was put in different places on some aliens in the original series which was a side effect of the Omnitrix not working properly.

Voice Command

  • The Omnitrix could be controlled by voice, called Voice Command.
    • Access Master Control
    • Decouple Omnitrix Command Code: 000 - Release Coupling - 0
      • Removes the Omnitrix.
    • Omnitrix Self Destruct in (time): Command code: 000 - Destruct 0
      • Activates Self-Destruct Mode.
    • Abort Self Destruct Code 10
      • Deactivates Self-Destruct Mode.
    • Omnitrix Reset Code 10
      • Activates Reset Mode.
    • Omnitrix Abort Reset Code 10
      • Deactivates Reset Mode.
    • Command Function Override Code 10
      • Overrides function.

Malfunctions

  • If the Omnitrix's faceplate cover is broken off, the result was DNA hybrids.
  • When exposed to an electromagnetic interference, the Omnitrix could cause unintentional transformations and the Omnitrix will be unable to deactivate until the source of the interference is gone.
    • This could work in reverse, rapidly changing the user from one form to another until someone/something stops it.
  • Technical glitches caused power glitches that would cause random flight and abilities not native to the alien species, as well as leaving all the aliens naked and cold.
    • Azmuth reformatted and corrected these errors in the new Omnitrix.[2]

Known Unlocked Aliens

Alien Species When It Was Unlocked/Obtained/Locked
Alien X Celestialsapien Unlocked by the recalibration in Ben 10 Returns: Part 1
Arctiguana Polar Manzardill Unlocked off-screen after Ben 10: Destroy All Aliens
Locked by the recalibration in Ben 10 Returns: Part 1
Snare-oh Thep Khufan Unlocked by scanning the Mummy in Under Wraps
Locked by the recalibration in Ben 10 Returns: Part 1
Frankenstrike Transylian Unlocked by scanning Viktor in Be Afraid of the Dark.
Locked by the recalibration in Ben 10 Returns: Part 1
Blitzwolfer Loboan Unlocked by scanning the Yenaldooshi in Benwolf
Locked by the recalibration in Ben 10 Returns: Part 1
Big Chill Necrofriggian Unlocked by the recalibration in Ben 10 Returns: Part 1
Brainstorm Cerebrocrustacean Unlocked by the recalibration in Ben 10 Returns: Part 1
Cannonbolt Arburian Pelarota Accidentally unlocked by Gwen in The Big Tick
Locked by the recalibration in Ben 10 Returns: Part 1
Unlocked using the Master Control in War of the Worlds: Part 1
Chromastone Crystalsapien Unlocked by the recalibration in Ben 10 Returns: Part 1
Clockwork Chronosapien Temporarily unlocked by synchronizing with the Omnitrix in Ben Again
Diamondhead Petrosapien Unlocked prior to And Then There Were 10
Locked by the recalibration in Ben 10 Returns: Part 1
Unlocked by the destruction of Chromastone
Ditto Splixson Accidentally unlocked by Ben in Divided We Stand
Locked by the recalibration in Ben 10 Returns: Part 1
Echo Echo Sonorosian Unlocked by the recalibration in Ben 10 Returns: Part 1
Eye Guy Opticoid Unlocked off-screen prior to Ben 10: Secret of the Omnitrix
Locked by the recalibration in Ben 10 Returns: Part 1
Four Arms Tetramand Unlocked prior to And Then There Were 10
Locked by the recalibration in Ben 10 Returns: Part 1
Feedback Conductoid Unlocked off-screen after Ben 10: Destroy All Aliens
Removed and destroyed by Malware
Ghostfreak Ectonurite Unlocked prior to And Then There Were 10
Escaped in Ghostfreaked Out
Re-obtained by scanning Zs'Skayr in Be Afraid of the Dark
Removed prior to Alien Force
Re-obtained by scanning Zs'Skayr in Ghost Town
Goop Polymorph Unlocked by the recalibration in Ben 10 Returns: Part 1
Grey Matter Galvan Unlocked prior to And Then There Were 10
Locked by the recalibration in Ben 10 Returns: Part 1
Heatblast Pyronite Unlocked prior to And Then There Were 10
Locked by the recalibration in Ben 10 Returns: Part 1
Humungousaur Vaxasaurian Unlocked by the recalibration in Ben 10 Returns: Part 1
Jetray Aerophibian Unlocked by the recalibration in Ben 10 Returns: Part 1
Lodestar Biosovortian Unlocked by reset in War of the Worlds: Part 2
Rath Appoplexian Accidentally unlocked by Tiffin in Con of Rath
Nanomech Human/Nanochip Obtained by scanning the Nanochips in Ben 10: Alien Swarm
Ripjaws Piscciss Volann Unlocked prior to And Then There Were 10
Locked by the recalibration in Ben 10 Returns: Part 1
Spidermonkey Arachnichimp Unlocked by the recalibration in Ben 10 Returns: Part 1
Spitter Spheroid Unlocked off-screen after Ben 10: Destroy All Aliens
Locked by the recalibration in Ben 10 Returns: Part 1
Stinkfly Lepidopterran Unlocked prior to And Then There Were 10
Locked by the recalibration in Ben 10 Returns: Part 1
Swampfire Methanosian Unlocked by the recalibration in Ben 10 Returns: Part 1
Perk Upchuck Perk Gourmand Unlocked by Xylene in The Visitor
Locked by the recalibration in Ben 10 Returns: Part 1
Murk Upchuck Murk Gourmand Unlocked by the Master Control in War of the Worlds: Part 1
Upgrade Galvanic Mechamorph Unlocked prior to And Then There Were 10
Locked by the recalibration in Ben 10 Returns: Part 1
Way Big To'kustar Unlocked by Azmuth in Ben 10: Secret of the Omnitrix
Locked by the recalibration in Ben 10 Returns: Part 1
Unlocked by the Master Control in War of the Worlds: Part 1
Wildmutt Vulpimancer Unlocked prior to And Then There Were 10
Locked by the recalibration in Ben 10 Returns: Part 1
Unlocked by the Master Control in War of the Worlds: Part 1
Wildvine Florauna Accidentally unlocked by Ben in Camp Fear
Locked by the recalibration in Ben 10 Returns: Part 1
XLR8 Kineceleran Unlocked prior to And Then There Were 10
Locked by the recalibration in Ben 10 Returns: Part 1

Appearances

Ben 10

Ben 10: Alien Force

Ben 10: Ultimate Alien

Ben 10: Omniverse

Toys

Ben 10

  • Voice Changer Set
  • Omnitrix Set with Punching sounds
  • Omnitrix FX
  • Digital Omnitrix

Alien Force

  • Omnitrix
  • Omnitrix Special Hologram 10-pack with Exclusive Alien X Hologram
  • Omnitrix X10
  • Omnitrix disc viewer 1
  • Omnitrix disc viewer 2

Naming and Translations

Language Name Origin
Hungarian Omnitrix From the original English name
Spanish (HA) Omnitríx
Omnitrix (since The Alliance)
From the original English name
Spanish (Spain) Omnitrix From the original English name

Trivia

  • According to Derrick J. Wyatt:
    • The Galvan were the first species to be added to the Omnitrix.[3]
  • Azmuth compares the Omnitrix to Noah's Ark and Ben to Noah.
  • The Omnitrix was originally intended for Max and was programmed to work for his DNA, because Ben is Max's grandson, the close genetic match is what allowed him to use it.
  • According to Ben, he feels that he is somebody else when he transforms into an alien.
  • The Omnitrix's voice-activated self-destruct sequence is the same code from "Star Trek III: The Search for Spock" that James T. Kirk used to activate the Enterprise's one minute self-destruct sequence (000 destruct-0).

References

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