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Ben 10 is the 5th installment in the Ben 10 Franchise, following Ben 10: Omniverse and is the franchise's first Continuity Reboot.

The series takes a Revisiting the Roots approach, with 10 year olds Ben and Gwen on a summer road trip with their Grandpa Max, going on various adventures involving battling supervillains and aliens with an alien device, the Omnitrix, stuck on Ben's wrist.

The series, in a change from the previous four series, features two 11-minute shorts per episode, with a focus on comedy and slapstick, similar to Teen Titans Go and the 2016 version of The Powerpuff Girls.

The series premiered in many European countries first in October 2016 (the earliest being Australia and Asia Pacific) with the United States getting it in 2017.
Tropes used in Ben 10 include:
  • Adaptation Species Change: Downplayed with Diamondhead who is now a Petrosapien Subsapien.
  • Adaptational Angst Upgrade: Inverted with Phil whose life is now much happier than his original timeline self.
  • Adaptational Attractiveness:
    • Whilst not exactly handsome, Stinkfly is more humanoid instead of a gigantic insectoid.
    • Strangely enough, a vehicle receives this. The Rustbucket goes from a rusty old RV, to a bright new camper.
  • Adaptational Badass:
    • Vilgax. Quite terrifying when you remember just how badass he was in the original series. His arms can detach into individual tentacles which he uses to great destructive effect. Or just to type faster.
    • The Circus Freaks and Zombozo, previously Dumb Muscle and a Non-Action Big Bad, can now fight Ben's aliens on equal footing.
    • Kevin was handy with alien tech in the original continuity, but here he proved able to build his own Omnitrix.
    • Kraab goes from the weakest of the bounty hunters to managing to outlast Sixsix and shatter Tetrax's arm.
  • Adaptational Heroism: Phil is a kind hearted inventor and old friend of Max.
  • Adaptational Villainy:
    • Tetrax. He may have been an Anti-Hero in the original timeline but here he's an ally of Sixsix and Kraab and comes back to claim a bounty on Ben.
    • Many of the alien races. In the original timeline, most species just kept to themselves. Here, a decent amount of them have made their own attempts to conquer other worlds.
  • Adaptational Wimp:
    • Grandpa Max starts the series as a Bumbling Sidekick, having no knowledge of advanced alien weaponry.
    • Gwen lacks the magical powers that she developed in the original series.
    • The Omnitrix itself. Per Word of God, it currently only allows for ten aliens at a time (though Ben might overcome this in the future), it can't perform genetic repairs, and it doesn't allow the user to unlock transformations by scanning a member of that species.
  • Adapted Out: So far, there's no sign that the Plumbers exist in this timeline.
  • Ascended Extra: In a sense, Upgrade, becoming much more plot relevant. Though uniquely, his impact comes after he dies.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: Several episodes see Ben being forced to let the bad guy succeed in their current scheme to prevent larger damage.
  • Broad Strokes: Appears to apply this (somewhat) to the original series. Ben already has the Omnitrix (something that the show never explicitly explains but is implied to have occurred in much the same way as the first time around) and has already met most of the villains such as Dr Animo and Hex (the only exception appears to be Zombozo).
  • Cerebus Retcon: The Omni-Enhancements are revealed to be the Fulmini turning the Omnitrix into a wormhole so they can invade Earth.
  • Composite Character:
    • Vilgax looks, sounds, and acts like he did in the Original Series but has his Eye Beams from the UAF era.
    • Having a red Evil Knockoff of the Omnitrix, Kevin has a few shades of Albedo.
    • Rather than a whole Nebulous Evil Organisation, there's now only one Forever Knight. He takes on aspects of Driscoll (forming a Legion of Doom) and Old George (wanting to kill all aliens).
  • Continuity Reboot: It goes back to the original series premise: a 10-year old Ben and Gwen traveling throughout the USA along with Grandpa Max, in the Rust Bucket.
  • Crystal Spires and Togas: Petropia. Its surface civilization at least.
  • Decomposite Character: Lucky Girl was Gwen's alter-ego in the original timeline. Here, Lucky Girl is a Show Within a Show character.
  • The Dreaded: Vilgax freaks out when he learns that the Fulmini are going to invade.
  • Foreshadowing: In the opening scenes of "Innervasion", Ben mentions that the Omnitrix glitches whenever he tries to use Upgrade and that he hasn't used him in quite a while.
  • Easily-Thwarted Alien Invasion: Going by the "Alien Worlds" shorts, it doesn't take much to repel an invasion.
  • The Empire: The Fulmini.
  • Enemy Mine:
    • Vilgax teams up with the Tennysons in the Season 2 finale.
    • All the races of Petropia team up to fight off the Fulmini invasion of their world.
  • Energy Beings: The Fulmini.
  • Eskimos Aren't Real: Ben doesn't believe in camels or reindeer.
  • Expy: Overflow couldn't have more in common with Water Hazard if he tried.
  • Fountain of Youth: Nanny Nightmare's Regressive Baby Powder.
  • Freaky Friday Flip: "Freaky Gwen Ben."
  • Galactic Conqueror: Seemingly about half the galaxy has tried their hand at it but the Fulmini seem the most successful.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Glitch. Half-human, half-Galvanic Mechamorph.
  • Hand Wave: Vilgax knows many things about the Omnitrix that he will not explain.
  • Heel Face Revolving Door: Tetrax, Kraab and Sixsix fight for who ever has hired them. In their debut, they try and help keep the Omnitrix from Vilgax. They later return trying to claim the Omnitrix for a buyer.
  • Killed Off for Real: Upgrade's DNA sample was all but destroyed when Ben used Upgrade to fix the Omnitrix in the Season 1 finale.
  • Knight of Cerebus: When Vilgax shows up, the series takes a much more serious tone.
  • Meat Puppet: The High Override can control other Fulmini. Such as use Ben to build a wormhole to bring forth his invading army.
  • Merchandise-Driven: The more humanoid designs of Stinkfly and Wildvine were likely for this reason, in order to make designing toys easier. XLR8 has this too, changing from the modern velociraptor pose into a more Godzilla like stance.
  • Mid-Season Upgrade: The Omnitrix gets a redesign and different active list every season.
  • Mythology Gag:
    • Ben's hat in "Freaky Gwen Ben" is modelled after Wildmutt's head.
    • "The Sound and the Furry" and "Poles Apart" have Ben wearing his outfit from Ben 10: Omniverse.
  • Planet of Hats: All the aliens come from one. The "Alien Worlds" shorts deconstruct this a bit as several races are shown to be stagnating without outside influence.
  • Revisiting the Roots: Even more so than Omniverse.
  • Scars Are Forever: Vilgax gets his face burnt in the first season finale and retains a dark splotch on his face afterwards.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: The Petrosapiens (Diamondhead's race) and the Arburian Pelarotans (Cannonbolt's people).
  • Super Mode:
    • The Omni-Enhancements, thanks to Shock Rock's DNA being unlocked. It's all a trap by the High Override.
    • The Omni-Kix armor.
  • The Unmasqued World: Thanks to smartphones, Ben doesn't even bother with a Secret Identity this time around.
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: The common citizen has no shits to give about all the aliens, supervillains and mechas.
  • Vile Villain Saccharine Show:
    • Despite the Lighter and Softer tone, the show turns very dark when Vilgax shows up.
    • And it turns even darker when the High Override makes his debut.
  • The Worf Effect: To demonstrate how dangerous the High Override and the Fulmini are, Vilgax is freaked out by them before he's banished to the Null Void by the High Override.
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