Ben 10: Omniverse

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Ben 10: Omniverse
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When lives are on the line, it's hero time! BEN 10!
Genre: Science-fiction
Action
Adventure
Comedy
Drama
Superhero
Running Time: 22 minutes
44 minutes (for specials)
Country: United States
Release Date: August 1, 2012 - November 15, 2014
Network(s): Cartoon Network
Created by: Man of Action
Distributed by: Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Starring: Yuri Lowenthal
Ashley Johnson
Tara Strong
Greg Cipes
Bumper Robinson
Paul Eiding
Dee Bradley Baker
Eric Bauza
Corey Burton
John DiMaggio
David Kaye
Rob Paulsen
Kevin Michael Richardson
Charlie Adler
Seasons: 8
Episodes: 80
Previous show: Ben 10: Ultimate Alien (2010-2012)
Next show: Ben 10 (2017-2021)


Ben 10: Omniverse is the fourth iteration of the Ben 10 franchise, and is the sequel to Ben 10: Ultimate Alien.

Summary

This entry in Cartoon Network's popular `Ben 10' franchise features the superhero exploring the quirky side of the alien underworld in a secret alien city. Although Ben's ready to work alone, Grandpa Max teams him with a new, by-the-book partner. Along the way, Ben discovers enemies from his past looking for a rematch as well as a new batch of aliens to battle.

Why It Rocks

  1. The show has an interesting plot that takes place after both the original series and Ultimate Alien.
  2. Captures some of the qualities from the original show.
  3. Very likable and enjoyable characters.
  4. New Omnitrix with new aliens. It even allows Ben to turn into aliens he had previously but never turned into, like Arctiguana and Buzzshock.
  5. All of the characters from the previous shows appear in this show like Gwen, Max and Kevin.
  6. The voice acting is really good, especially Yuri Lowenthal as 16-year-old Ben and Tara Strong as 11-year-old Ben.
    • Speaking of Tara Strong, she even reprised her role as 10-year-old Ben in the 2016 reboot.
  7. All of the aliens have very creative designs and features.
  8. Lively animation by Derrick J. Wyatt, who also did Scooby Doo! Mystery Incorporated and Transformers Animated.
  9. The 11-year-old version of Ben is also part of the plot.
  10. It had a crossover with the Secret Saturdays, which was surprising since the show was cancelled a few years before the episode's debut and hardly anyone even remembers it.
  11. One episode had alien versions of Cow and Chicken. They even managed to get Charlie Adler to reprise his role!
  12. Perhaps the best example of Ben 10's captivating worldbuilding and top-notch sound design.
  13. The first video game based on the series was awesome.

Bad Qualities

  1. Ben 10,000 is now portrayed as a man who combines two aliens into one. The fusions shown throughout the series look like something that was lifted straight from DeviantArt.
  2. The art-style is a huge step back from its three predecessors. Even for a series that greatly pays homage to the original series, at least the latter had a much better art style than Omniverse.
  3. There were a few bad episodes like And Then There Were None/And Then There Was Ben.
    • The crossover with the Secret Saturdays, while a decent episode, is greatly inferior to Generator Rex/Ben 10: Heroes United.
  4. Julie and Ben are revealed to have broken up because of a video game. Not as in "one of them chose to play a video game over being with the other", but instead Julie misinterpreting Ben's complaints about a video game as him dumping her.
    • This was because the writing staff never liked Julie to begin with, but Dwayne McDuffie did. After McDuffie died suddenly in 2011, the staff went out of their way to get rid of Julie and eventually brought back Kai Green from the original series, who ended up becoming Ben's official love interest.
      • Speaking of Julie, she was sadly flanderized due to the above reasons, going from a sweet, loving, and supportive girl to a cheating and non-listening person.
      • Speaking of Kai Green, just like in the original series, she's an incredibly unlikable character in this series, in fact, she’s even more unlikable now as a teen than as a kid.
  5. In the final three seasons, Cartoon Network simply stopped caring about Omniverse and starting burning off new episodes at 6:00 AM in the morning.
  6. The sequel of the video game based on the show of the same name wasn't great.
  7. Sadly, the end of Omniverse also marked the end of the original continuity.
  8. Unfortunately, just like Teen Titans, it got a bad reboot.
    • However, surprisingly, unlike Teen Titans GO!, the reboot managed to improve itself until it finally became an actual good reboot starting with Season 5.
  9. Tons of unnecessary retcons.

Trivia

  • Derrick J. Wyatt later admitted that he hated working on the show.

Comments


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ItMeansNothing

20 months ago
Score 0
I wish this show had a better premise and not wasted into shit...like that goddamn sixth season premiere. <nowiki>|:(
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SmileFace24

5 months ago
Score 2
These guys who downvoted it can't handle your opinion about it.
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Jego5542Gonzalez

10 months ago
Score 1
This was my favorite one out of the Ben 10 franchise.
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Tony Li

5 months ago
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Same
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Crs3011

7 months ago
Score 1
The animation looks a little similar to Scooby-Doo: Mystery Incorporated.
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Snesboy12

6 months ago
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I never realized that, it kinda does now that I look at it.
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CrusaderPrime

3 months ago
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It is the same artist who also Transformers Animated.

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