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  • And the Fandom Rejoiced: The fact that poor old Dee Bradley Baker won't be massively overworked like he was in Ben 10: Alien Force and Ben 10: Ultimate Alien - by which we mean the aliens will be voiced by a variety of voice actors, just like in the original series.
  • Alas, Poor Scrappy: Despite all the "Die for Our Ship" treatment that Julie got in the UAF era, even some of her haters felt sorry for her in the flashback of "Rules of Engagement."
  • Angst? What Angst?: Seeing the whole universe destroyed? Faced with several For Want of a Nail scenarios where he turns out to be a villain? Nothing really seems to affect Ben.
  • Ass Pull:
    • How did Feedback come back? Well don't ask Matt Wayne (the story editor) because even he doesn't know.
    • Gwen and Kevin just happening to be in Earth's orbit in "For A Few Brains More" when the PROTO-TRUK was crashing.
    • Azmuth's Omnitrix disabling remote. Apparently he always had this. Why he waited so long to use it, given that most villains are motivated to acquire Ominitrix-related technology, is not explained.
  • Author's Saving Throw:
  • Badass Decay: Quite a large complaint about the show was how many characters; heroes, villains, and transformations; were made weaker for comedy's sake.
  • Base Breaker:
    • Skurd. Is he a fun, and often hilarious, Deadpan Snarker that has a nice dynamic with Ben with his powers being useful and creative or is he just an annoying marketing gimmick?
    • Feedback. He's either one of the coolest aliens in the franchise or a Creator's Pet. The big argument for both is him being more effective at containing the creative force of a whole universe than Alien X.
    • Blukic and Driba. A hilarious comedy duo who offer a nice mould break from other Galvans or just annoying nuisances?
    • Princess Looma and her Entitled to Have You attitudes, generally based on how justified she is in thinking that. One camp says that it's excusable on the grounds of it simply being how Tetramand culture works (and thereby consider her an Ensemble Darkhorse) while the other says that she's a Spoiled Brat that Ben should overthrow.
      • Attea for much the same reasons. To some, Ben should rip her head off. To others, she's just misunderstood thanks to her warped upbringing.
  • Broken Base: Fans who prefer the original series are waaaaay more hyped for it than fans of the first sequels. On the other hand, fans that liked Alien Force and Ultimate Alien are up in arms.
  • Character Rerailment: Zig-zagged with Vilgax. While he's often the butt of jokes, if he's the Big Bad then he acts very much like his Original Series self (if a bit snarkier). Being voiced by Steve Blum once again is the icing on the cake.
  • Complaining About Shows You Don't Watch: Just like with one of the previous shows that Derrick Wyatt, the character designer, has worked on, there was a lot of complaining before the show aired.
  • Contested Sequel: Certainly not helped by how it followed two Contested Sequels.
  • Continuity Lock Out: This show features bits of lore and trivia from all three of the previous shows and even some of the EU. The most egregious example is Gorvan being the mole. He may be from Ben 10: Alien Force but he's from the tie-in video game!
  • Designated Hero:
    • Ben can get this in his more notable Too Dumb to Live moments. In the Galactic Monsters arc, he notably doesn't give a damn about actually fighting Zs'Skayr and seemed ready to leave the planet without defeating him.
    • Azmuth is just a bit too much of a Jerkass for some fans. Notable acts include being willing to leave 11-year old Ben with a malfunctioning Omnitrix for years, constantly brushing aside people asking him for help, being rather ungrateful to Ben saving his brain, and locking Albedo in the form of an 11-year old Ben (especially as doing that was Billy Billion's Evil Plan).
    • Kai Green. She's even more of a Jerkass than Azmuth but yet she can somehow wield Excalibur.
  • Die for Our Ship: Kai Green gets this a lot from pretty much everyone who ships Ben with anyone else. Even those who don't ship Ben with anyone have expressed a distaste for Kai.
  • Draco in Leather Pants:
    • Malware receives this treatment from Azmuth's detractors. While true, Azmuth, as Ben calls him out on, delayed helping the suffering Malware for years on end, these fans also ignore that he Malware blew up his own planet and was prepared to burn down the galaxy in his madness. Even their argument that he's only like this due to Albedo sabotaging the Helix is moot one as he'd already been cannibalizing other Meachmorphs.
    • Princess Attea. She's conquered whole worlds, struck fear into the hearts of countless others, and ruined who knows how many lives across the galaxy. But with Foe Yay being what it is, it must all be Emperor Milleous' fault and Ben could heal Attea if given the chance.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse:
    • Rook Blonko. He may have started out as a Replacement Scrappy but even those who dislike Omniverse can't deny that he's fantastic.
    • No Watch Ben. Take teenage Ben Tennyson and then apply Character Development to make him a Humble Hero. Then don't take away the aforementioned Character Development.
    • Gwen 10. Mainly for being regarded as much more fun and likeable by most of the fans than the prime timeline Gwen.
    • Cousin Lucy. She's a fun Cute Monster Girl.
    • Malware only appeared in the first two seasons but he is without a doubt the show's most popular villain.
    • While his daughter Looma proved a Base Breaker, her father, Warlord Gar, proved very endearing with the fanbase. A warlord who is also a Reasonable Authority Figure makes for a fun character.
  • Evil Is Sexy: Subdora is a very attractive member of her race. The way she dresses help enforce this trope.
  • Fanfic Fuel: At the end, Ben and Rook leave Earth to go explore all the inhabited planets in the galaxy.
  • Fan-Preferred Couple: Ben/Ester and Ben/Julie are not universally beloved but both are far better liked than Ben/Kai.
  • Fanon Discontinuity:
    • For some, this show never existed at all. The fact that a lot of fan universes started out as this show was airing cannot be a coincidence.
    • "So Long, and Thanks for All the Smoothies." Ben recreates the universe while wiping away some elements of the UAF era. This was this waiting to happen.
    • The Rooters arc. Oh god, the Rooters arc. Even the biggest fans of Omniverse often pretend it never happened given the massive Retcon it enacts. One that, to many, was unnecessary.
    • "The Most Dangerous Game Show" is perhaps the most hated episode of the whole Ben 10 saga. Not only was it a vehicle to push the much maligned Ben/Kai, it attacked essentially every other Ben ship, the comedic villain proved more powerful than most of Ben's rogue gallery, and was, somehow, too misogynistic even for the Ben 10 fandom. When a fanbase that over sexualizes women in every third fanfic, regards their main lead as a Memetic Sex God that no woman can resist, and features harems by the dozens, thinks an episode too misogynistic, you know you've gone too far.
  • Foe Yay: Ben and Attea.
  • Friendly Fandoms: Was originally very friendly with Transformers Animated, given the shared art-style. Then Seasonal Rot set in and the Animated fans tapped out. The same situation occurred with Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated.
  • Growing the Beard: The Season 1 finale is really thought to be the point where the show comes into its own.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • In 2012, there was a shortlived LEGO Ben 10 line based on Alien Force. Now there's Bloxx, an alien who's actually made of Lego bricks.
    • The whole plot of No-Watch Ben bears a remarkable similarity to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Both focus on alternate versions of a hero with the Naive Newcomer as the story's focus and everything being set in the newcomer's universe.
  • Idiot Plot:
    • "Rules of Engagement" only works because Ben didn't think to pause a video game when he got a phone call or simply said that he'd call Julie back.
    • "Food Around the Corner" would literally never have happened if the Plumbers had contacted an actual Galilean to serve as the mediator of the peace talks instead of using Ben.
  • Internet Backdraft: Kevin's new appearance in this show has garnered a lot of fan hatred.
  • Just Here for Godzilla:
    • As time passed, a lot of fans tuned in just to watch Rook.
    • Maltruant got accused of being a Replacement Scrappy to both Eon and Malware. But he's voiced by Mark Hamill. And everyone loves Mark Hamill.
  • Replacement Scrappy:
    • The new Omnitrix, despite its supposed perfection, is largely viewed as a downgrade by most fans given its lack of an evolutionary function, and how its new bells and whistles actually made it harder to use.
    • Rook in the early days of the show. Then he became the single greatest thing about the show.
    • Maltruant manages to be this for both Malware and Eon in addition to being seen as a Generic Doomsday Villain.
  • Romantic Plot Tumor: Most fans' reaction to Kai/Ben. The writers seem to have been going for Belligerent Sexual Tension and/or a Slap Slap Kiss setup but the two haven't seen each other in six years and their arguing came across as more genuinely antagonistic to many. And why do they even get together in the end? Because Destiny Says So. Literally. Their Kid From the Future, Ken Tennyson/Spanner, pushed them together. Even when they're married, they're still at each other's throats. And Ester, who had until then, been a well received character and interesting romantic interest for Ben, suddenly decides she's not into him anymore and runs off with Antonio, Sunny's ex.
  • Rooting for the Empire: Albedo in his last appearance. His first appearances had him unambiguously be the villain but after Azmuth's Designated Hero moment of locking Albedo as an 11-year old Ben, and the Fantastic Racism that most Galvans had no issue indulging in, some people saw him as right in invading his homeworld.
  • Ruined FOREVER: A lot of fans of the previous sequels aren't looking forward to this series. Conversely, it seems those in the Broken Base who hated Ben 10: Alien Force or Ultimate Alien and/or those who preferred the original series seem more cautiously optimistic. Fans of Teen Titans, Scooby Doo Mystery Incorporated and, most of all, Transformers Animated are hyped up for Omniverse due to Derrick Wyatt doing the character designs and taking the position of story editor, and wanting to see how weird and cool he can make the aliens. Judging by the fandom reaction to Bloxx, it seems he's good at makin' 'em weird.
  • Scapegoat Creator: Derrick J. Wyatt. Despite the widespread belief, he was not responsible for the Denser and Wackier tone. That was the result of Executive Meddling asking that the show be closer to the original series. However, Wyatt often expressed a distaste for the UAF era, likely reinforcing the misconception.
  • The Scrappy:
    • Kai Green. First, she's a Jerkass who treats Ben like an idiot (though that's hardly a sin) and prefers his alien forms (whom she treats as separate individuals) over himself. Then, her relationship with Ben was supposed to be Belligerent Sexual Tension but it came across as outright hatred to many with a good chunk of the fanbase feeling that they were being Strangled by the Red String along with turning all of Ben's other love interests into Romantic False Leads. She can also wield Excalibur which even Ben can't do.
    • Pax. Take every Animal Wrongs Group plot and stereotype, turn them Up to Eleven, and you have this guy.
    • Rad was not disliked at first but the fact that he Took a Level In Jerkass in each appearance made him this very quickly.
    • Princess Looma. Her shrill voice and entitled attitude, along with being purely a comic relief character, didn't endear her to some. Nyancy Chan for similar reasons but she got far more hatred.
    • To a lesser degree, some of the comic of the comic relief characters like Blukic, Driba, and Professor Hokestar.
  • Seasonal Rot: Though the show had a slow start, it really picked things up by the middle of the first season and had a very strong second one. The third season, while still largely well received, felt like something of a step down to some. It's generally agreed that, starting in the fourth, the show went downhill becoming more and more of a Dork Age show, seemingly uninterested of making use of its own World Building.
  • Ship-to-Ship Combat: Ben/Julie and Ben/Ester really went at it when Julie and Ben were revealed to have broken up. Then both ships united against Kai/Ben.
  • So Okay It's Average: The general view of the show. For every good thing it did, it did something wrong that cancelled it out in the eyes of at least one fan.
  • Take That, Audience!: Collectimus. The fans, the UAF ones in particular, were not amused.
  • Take That Scrappy:
    • In "Of Predators and Prey: Part 1," Rook calls Ben out on his arrogance for putting himself above the rules and his Small Name, Big Ego tendencies, pointing out that without someone to constantly pull him out of the fire, Ben would be dead. And as Part 2 reveals, this was not an act. Rook really does think that.
    • Those that really hated Julie were beside themselves when she got dumped after Ben was insulting a video game.
    • Yes, Will Harangue does got some comeuppance.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot:
    • Dialogue in "Showdown" strongly suggested that Feedback was a G-Rated Drug for ten year old Ben. This is dropped in all subsequent episodes.
    • Starting in Season 3, Nothing Is the Same Anymore on Earth with aliens publicly living on Earth. The show could have delved into what this meant for Earth culture and how the human race coped with this change but everything quickly goes back to normal.
    • "Food Around the Corner" implies that Poltroon had a mysterious advisor who knew Ben who advised him to hir the Hulex and stood to benefit from the Appoplexian/Lewodan war. This was given no follow-up.
    • The Galactic Monsters arc. It turned the Anur system into one world (Anur Transyl) and made their culture Halloweentown.
    • Given that the show was so eager to pick up on loose plot threads and explore the galaxy, many questioned why Ben didn't go to check up on the revived Petropia or his Necrofriggian children never showed up.
  • What an Idiot!: Why did Ben and Julie break up? Because Ben couldn't be bothered to pause his video game and Julie mistook the insults that he hurled at it as ones directed towards her. Even those who didn't like Julie; and she keep in mind, she got a lot of Die for Our Ship treatment when Alien Force premiered; felt that she deserved better than that.
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