If you have a young son, chances are you know Ben 10. He is the boy with a watch called Omnitrix which he uses as a tool to change form and fight evil forces. If you are one of these young kids, you know what we are talking about.
Ben 10 is produced by Cartoon Network and made by Man of Action. It is a cartoon series shown on Cartoon Network and Boomerang. The real name of the character is Ben Tennyson, a 10 year-old boy who can transform into 10 different aliens, thus the title Ben 10. The first episode was shown on December 27, 2005. The show had four seasons and a total of 52 episodes.
The story started with Benjamin Kirby Tennyson as a 10 year-old boy who lives in Bellwood. In school, he is an unpopular kid who is often bullied. He is naturally an immature and happy-go-lucky kid who does not take things seriously. His personality and childish behavior often gets him in trouble.
Ben acquired his supernatural power when he went camping with his grandpa Max and cousin Gwen. As he was exploring the forest, he found the Omnitrix which attached itself to his wrist. Ben was unable to remove it so he just learned how to use it and discovered that by using it, he can transform himself into 10 different powerful alien creatures, making him an alien shape-shifter. He later on acquired more alien species to which he can transform into. The aliens in Ben 10 include Grey Matter, Stinkfly, Ripjaws, Heatblast, Wildmutt, Diamondhead, Ditto, XLR8, Upgrade, Eyeguy, Way Big, Four Arms, Ghostfreak, Upchuck, Wildvine, Cannonbolt, Benmummy, Benwolf, and Benvictor.
The Omnitrix was made by Azmuth, a very intelligent Galvan who intended it for peace. He thought that letting other creatures live as another species can promote understanding and unity within the universe. It was later on revealed that the Omnitrix was intended for Max and that Xylene accidentally sent it to the forest where Ben found it. Due to the similarities in genetic composition, the Omnitrix thought that Ben was Max and attached itself on Ben.
Ben's super villain enemies include Kevin 11, Doctor Animo, and Vilgax- the evil alien who desires to have the Omnitrix and use it as a weapon for war. Due to the popularity of the series, Ben 10 Alien Force and Ben 10 Ultimate Alien were made to continue the story and adventures of Ben.
In Alien Force and Ultimate Alien, Ben is not a kid anymore. He is a fifteen year-old teen who continues to use the Omnitrix, which will then be the Ultimatrix, to maintain peace in the universe and defeat evil forces. In those series, he acquires more alien species including Swampfire, Humungousaur, Big Chill, Jetray, Brainstorm, Rath, and Spidermonkey in Alien Force while he gets Nanomech, Ampfibian, Terraspin, Clockwork, and Shocksquatch in Ultimate Alien.
Evidently, the character has become quite popular among young children and as a result, movies, toys, and Ben 10 games were made. In online flash games alone, there is a great abundance of Ben 10 games. There are also many Ben 10 games available for different game consoles and popular titles include Ben 10 Alien Force: Vilgax Attacks, Ben 10 Galactic Racing, and Ben 10: Protector of Earth.