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

The Original Omnimatrix (often referred to as the Omnitrix) was a watch-like device that attached to Ben'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 using it.

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

Background

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The Original Omnitrix

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 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.

Known Users

User When it was 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 offscreen.
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 (Alternate Timeline) In the Gwen 10 Timeline, Gwen found the Omnitrix instead of Ben. Gwen has not been known to remove the Omnitrix.
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 (Non-canon) In the non-canon Gwen 10, the Omnitrix put itself on Max. Max has not been known to remove the Omnitrix.
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. Albedo has not been known to remove his 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 2the Omnitrix was destroyed by Ben.
Kenneth Tennyson (Ben 10,000 Timeline) In the Ben 10,000 Timeline, Ben gave a duplicate Omnitrix to his son Ken on his 10th Birthday. Ken has not been known to remove his Omnitrix.

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

Omnitrix recalibration

The Omnitrix re-calibrates itself

  • The Omnitrix could display nine 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
  • 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.
      • In order for the user to change size, matter was created from energy or reconstituted to energy as needed.
  • The Omnitrix had two known display modes:
    • The mode in the original series provides black silhouettes of the aliens.
    • The mode in Alien Force provides dark green holograms of the aliens.
    • According to Dwayne, by changing the settings on the Omnitrix, either display modes could of been used either Omnitrix form.
  • The Omnitrix functioned as a GPS as shown in The Final Battle: Part 1.
  • 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.
  • The Omnitrix would alter its size to fit the user's size, as shown in The Final Battle: Part 2.
  • The Omnitrix could be controlled by voice, called Voice Command.
Command Function
Access Master Control Unlocks the Master Control. Only works to Azmuth's voice.
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.
  • 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.
    • In the original series, the Omnitrix symbol appeared in random places, this is due to it not working correctly.
  • 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.
    • The same applied to Kevin during his second mutation, as it came from the Omnitrix too.
  • 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, (in Ben's case his left wrist), the Omnitrix cannot be removed by normal physical means.
    • In Vilgax's case, Ben was able to easily remove it after Vilgax became Goop and Ben shut off his gravity disk.
  • The Omnitrix had AI (Artificial Intelligence).
  • The Omnitrix could show a database image of all aliens unlocked.
  • The Omnitrix could create a hologram map, which is similar to the one in Plumber's 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.
  • 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 is how Tiffin was unintentionally giving off an electromagnetic interference that caused the Omnitrix to malfunction, turning Ben into Rath.
    • This could work in reverse, rapidly changing the user from one form to another until someone/something stops it.
  • 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 Dwayne, the Omnitrix in Alien Force was green because it was working correctly, which also meant it wasn't working as it should during the original series. 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 (head on Ditto, back on Grey Matter, etc.) in the original series which was a side effect of the Omnitrix not working properly (which explains why all the symbols were moved to the chest in Alien Force since it was working right).
    • 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 Destroy all Aliens.
  • If the Omnitrix's faceplate cover is broken off, the result was DNA hybrids.

Aliens Used

Pre-Recalibration

Post-Recalibration

Known Unlocked Aliens

These were the alien forms that Ben gained access to with the Omnitrix.

Alien Species When Unlocked/Obtained/Locked
Alien X Celestialsapien Alien X was unlocked by the Omnitrix recalibration in Ben 10 Returns: Part 1
Articguana Polar Manzardill Articguana was unlocked off-screen after the events of Ben 10: Destroy All Aliens.
Articguana was locked by the Omnitrix recalibration in Ben 10 Returns: Part 1.
Snare-oh Thep Khufan Snare-oh was unlocked by scanning the Mummy in Under Wraps.
Snare-oh was locked by the Omnitrix recalibration in Ben 10 Returns: Part 1.
Frankenstrike Transylian Frankenstrike was unlocked by scanning Dr. Viktor in Be Afraid of the Dark.
Frankenstrike was locked by the Omnitrix recalibration in Ben 10 Returns: Part 1.
Blitzwolfer Loboan Blitzwolfer was unlocked by scanning the Yenaldooshi in Benwolf.
Blitzwolfer was locked by the Omnitrix recalibration in Ben 10 Returns: Part 1.
Big Chill Necrofriggian Big Chill was unlocked by the Omnitrix recalibration in Ben 10 Returns: Part 1.
Brainstorm Cerebrocrustacean Brainstorm was unlocked by the Omnitrix recalibration in Ben 10 Returns: Part 1.
Cannonbolt Arburian Pelarota Cannonbolt was accidentally unlocked by Gwen in The Big Tick.
Cannonbolt was locked by the Omnitrix recalibration in Ben 10 Returns: Part 1.
Cannonbolt was unlocked using the Master Control in War of the Worlds: Part 1.
Chromastone Crystalsapien Chromastone was unlocked by the Omnitrix recalibration in Ben 10 Returns: Part 1.
Clockwork Chronosapien Clockwork was unlocked by synchronizing with the Omnitrix in Ben Again.
Clockwork was locked by the Omnitrix recalibration in Ben 10 Returns: Part 1.
Diamondhead Petrosapien Diamondhead was first unlocked prior to And Then There Were 10.
Diamondhead was locked by the Omnitrix recalibration in Ben 10 Returns: Part 1.
Diamondhead was re-unlocked by the destruction of Chromastone.
Ditto Splixson Ditto was accidentally unlocked by Ben in Divided We Stand.
Ditto was locked by the Omnitrix recalibration in Ben 10 Returns: Part 1.
Echo Echo Sonorosian Echo Echo was unlocked by the Omnitrix recalibration in Ben 10 Returns: Part 1.
Eye Guy Opticoid Eye Guy was unlocked off-screen prior to Secret of the Omnitrix.
Eye Guy was locked by the Omnitrix recalibration in Ben 10 Returns: Part 1.
Four Arms Tetramand Four Arms was first unlocked prior to And Then There Were 10.
Four Arms was locked by the Omnitrix recalibration in Ben 10 Returns: Part 1.
Feedback Conductoid

Feedback was unlocked off-screen after the events of Ben 10: Destroy All Aliens.

Feedback was removed from the Omnitrix and destroyed by Malware.
Ghostfreak Ectonurite Ghostfreak was first unlocked prior to And Then There Were 10.
Ghostfreak escaped the Codon Stream in Ghostfreaked Out.
Ghostfreak's DNA was re-obtained by scanning Zs'Skayr in Be Afraid of the Dark.
Ghostfreak's DNA was removed from the Codon Stream prior to Alien Force.
Ghostfreak's DNA was re-obtained once more by scanning Zs'Skayr in Ghost Town.
Goop Polymorph Goop was unlocked by the Omnitrix recalibration in Ben 10 Returns: Part 1.
Grey Matter Galvan Grey Matter was first unlocked prior to And Then There Were 10.
Grey Matter was locked by the Omnitrix recalibration in Ben 10 Returns: Part 1.
Heatblast Pyronite Heatblast was first unlocked prior to And Then There Were 10.
Heatblast was locked by the Omnitrix recalibration in Ben 10 Returns: Part 1.
Humungousaur Vaxasaurian Humungousaur was unlocked by the Omnitrix recalibration in Ben 10 Returns: Part 1.
Jetray Aerophibian Jetray was unlocked by the Omnitrix recalibration in Ben 10 Returns: Part 1.
Lodestar Biosovortian Lodestar was unlocked by Omnitrix reset in War of the Worlds: Part 2.
Rath Appoplexian Rath was accidentally unlocked by Tiffin in Con of Rath.
Nanomech Human / Nanochip Nanomech's DNA was obtained by scanning the Nanochips in Alien Swarm.
Ripjaws Piscciss Volann Ripjaws was first unlocked prior to And Then There Were 10.
Ripjaws was locked by the Omnitrix recalibration in Ben 10 Returns: Part 1.
Spidermonkey Arachnichimp Spidermonkey was unlocked by the Omnitrix recalibration in Ben 10 Returns: Part 1.
Stinkfly Lepidopterran Stinkfly was first unlocked prior to And Then There Were 10.
Stinkfly was locked by the Omnitrix recalibration in Ben 10 Returns: Part 1.
Swampfire Methanosian Swampfire was unlocked by the Omnitrix recalibration in Ben 10 Returns: Part 1.
Perk Upchuck Perk Gourmand Perk Upchuck was unlocked by Xylene in The Visitor.
Perk Upchuck was locked by the Omnitrix recalibration in Ben 10 Returns: Part 1.
Murk Upchuck Murk Gourmand Murk Upchuck was unlocked by the Master Control in War of the Worlds: Part 1.
Upgrade Galvanic Mechamorph Upgrade was first unlocked prior to And Then There Were 10.
Upgrade was locked by the Omnitrix recalibration in Ben 10 Returns: Part 1.
Way Big To'kustar Way Big was unlocked by Azmuth in Secret of the Omnitrix.
Way Big was locked by the Omnitrix recalibration in Ben 10 Returns: Part 1.
Way Big was unlocked by the Master Control in War of the Worlds: Part 1.
Wildmutt Vulpimancer Wildmutt was first unlocked prior to And Then There Were 10.
Wildmutt was locked by the Omnitrix recalibration in Ben 10 Returns: Part 1.
Wildmutt was unlocked using the Master Control in War of the Worlds: Part 1.
Wildvine Florauna Wildvine was accidentally unlocked by Ben in Camp Fear.
Wildvine was locked by the Omnitrix recalibration in Ben 10 Returns: Part 1.
XLR8 Kineceleran XLR8 was first unlocked prior to And Then There Were 10.
XLR8 was locked by the Omnitrix recalibration in Ben 10 Returns: Part 1.

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

Trivia

  • According to Derrick J. Wyatt:
    • The Galvan were the first species to be added to the Omnitrix.[1]
    • There were technical glitches in the second Omnitrix and Ultimatrix that limited the positioning of the Omnitrix during transformations.
      • This actually caused interference with the transformations such as 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]
    • The reason the Omnitrix symbol was white in the original series, but never again, is that there was just a scratch guard that Ben never realized needed to be removed.
      • It fell off just after Destroy All Aliens.[3]
  • The Omnitrix was Level 20 technology.
  • According to Vilgax, the Omnitrix was supposed to be the ultimate weapon.
  • Azmuth compares the Omnitrix with Noah's Ark and Ben with 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.
  • Vilgax had the Omnitrix four times, including once during Back With a Vengeance, once during Primus, once during Vengeance of Vilgax: Part 2 and once during The Final Battle: Part 2 .
  • 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).
  • The Omnitrix changed the aliens' eye color to match the user's eye color.
    • This can be turned off.
  • The Omnitrix's voice was identical to Ben's.
  • The Omnitrix cannot transform the user into another of its own species.
  • The last alien ever used with the Omnitrix was Swampfire, when Vilgax transformed his Bioids into Swampfire to destroy Ben, but the Omnitrix was destroyed before they had a chance to cause any harm due to the activation of the S.D.M. by Ben's voice command.
  • Ben's alternate timeline son, Kenny, gained his own Omnitrix for his tenth birthday (with 10 aliens accessible selected by Ben).
    • It was revealed in the Ben 10 Enhanced Marathon that Kenny's Omnitrix was created by Ben using his smartest aliens.
  • Unlike Recharge Mode and Capture Mode, Recalibration Mode makes only the hourglass change color. Not the pop-up button or four code buttons.
  • The Omnitrix before recalibration adapted the user's clothing into the aliens clothing.
  • The Omnitrix could be synchronized with another Omnitrix even without the user's intent as revealed by Professor Paradox.
  • According to Ben, he feels that he is somebody else when he transforms into an alien.

Naming and Translations

Language Name Origin
Spanish (Latin America) Omnitríx (Ben 10 - Hunted and said by Rojo in The Alliance) From Omnitríx, Omnitrix
Omnitrix (said by Vilgax since The Alliance) From the original English name
Spanish (Spain) Omnitrix

References

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