- Note: This is the Reboot version of Ben Tennyson, For his Prime Counterpart, See Here
Benjamin Kirby Tennyson (simply known as Ben) is the titular main protagonist of the 2016 reboot series Ben 10, He was a normal 10 old kid until he found the Omnitrix, a powerful watch-like device that allows him to turn into ten different aliens. Though immature and clumsy, he uses the Omnitrix to stop evil, but that doesn't stop him from using it for his personal needs.
Like the original Ben, he is voiced by Tara Strong.
Ben wears a black and green T-shirt with the number 10 on the top left corner, dark green cargo shorts, blue boxer shorts, black low profile sneakers, and white socks. His eyes are green, and his hair is brown. He wears the Omnitrix around his left wrist.
In Ben 10 Versus the Universe: The Movie, Ben wears a green, gray and white Omni-Naut Armor suit with green neon bands while arriving to space.
Ben is childish and cocky and likes to have fun. He doesn't like to do lots of cleaning. His reckless behavior sometimes leads to consequences, such as Ben awakening the Hydromanders when splashing on Niagara Falls as Cannonbolt. Besides his childish behavior, Ben is heroic and caring, willing to help, and save anyone in need.
Ben is not into as many fandoms as Gwen and usually teases her and geek culture. Despite his brattish and indifferent demeanor, Ben by far is anything but ignorant; having guessed straight away just what exactly child star Michael Morningstar truly is by just a few glances.
Ben is afraid of squids, more specifically, tentacles. He has grown the courage to use them as Gax, but the fear is still there when he's a human.
Ben can be bored very easily and is not good at math.
Ben was born as the grandson of Max Tennyson. From six years of age, Ben was taken care of by his nanny, Penny. Her nanny was very overprotective, which caused Ben to feel uncomfortable in front of her.
When he entered the school, Ben developed a phobia of tentacles due to a joke caused by Cash and JT in a play; where a tentacle falls on Ben destroying the stage, causing the laughter of the public and a great humiliation towards him.
At 10 years old, his grandfather took him on a summer trip with his cousin Gwen.
As seen in Ben 10: Full speed, when Ben arrived with his grandfather Max and his cousin Gwen, the boy was only thinking of playing video games of the top rappers until Max removed his console. The grandfather orders him to collect wood for the fire, to which a renegade Ben obeys.
While carrying the firewood to the Rustbucket, Ben saw how a meteorite fell to Earth. Out of curiosity, the boy goes to check, only to discover that it was a container or an alien clock (Omnitrix). The watch immediately adheres to your wrist. Frightened, Ben squeezes him to drag him off his wrist, but unintentionally activates the catalog and presses the button, causing it to transform into Fire.
Once Ben realizes that being in flames was not affecting him, mysterious robots appear to destroy him. Fire defeats them with improvisation and immediately tells his family everything. From that moment, Ben would dedicate himself to fighting crime with the help of his family and his powers.
The Omnitrix: A powerful device that allows Ben to transform into 10 different aliens with a variety of different skills and powers.
Whenever the Omnitrix times out, Ben is left powerless unless he switches into a new alien form. In addition to gaining the selected alien's powers, he gains its weaknesses. The Omnitrix also mistransforms at times, sometimes choosing an alien not fit for the situation.
- Ben is 7 seconds younger than Gwen.
- Ben does not believe camels and reindeer actually exist.
- The biggest adjustment Tara Strong had to make in voicing this version of Ben is that Ben is not as mean to Gwen as his Classic Continuity counterpart.
- The first alien Ben has ever turned into was Four Arms.
- Ben's winter outfit is the same as Ben's occasional appearance in Omniverse, but it lacks the green 10 logo, the cuffs are white and has an extra pocket on the torso.
- Ben's flashback outfit is a direct reference to his original series outfit.