Doctor Benjamin “Ben” Kirby Tennyson was a regular ten-year-old kid, until he identified the Omnitrix, a potent watch-like device that permitted him to turn into ten unique aliens. Even though initially immature and clumsy, he grew to become a accurate hero. By the time he was sixteen, he had grow to be famous in not only his hometown of Bellwood, but on Earth and beyond. Ben has also turn into a member on the Plumbers and gained far more aliens as time progressed. In Mystery, Incorporeal, Ben obtains an honorary college degree from Friedkin University.
Ben’s physical appearance has changed all through the series from a ten-year-old to a sixteen-year-old. Having said that, he retains some recurring characteristics. He has shaggy brown hair, green eyes, pale skin, and he’s pretty skinny for his age, although he shows loads of muscle definition as a consequence of becoming athletic.
When he was five, as revealed in a flashback of how he initial met his future frenemy Mr. Baumann, Ben wore green overalls having a white shirt underneath it. White numbers saying “5 1/2″ exactly where on a black square in front of his overalls.
Inside the original series and Omniverse flashbacks, Ben’s usual garments consists of a black-striped, white shirt with quick sleeves, green pants and black and white shoes with black stripes. Ben wears the prototype Omnitrix on his left wrist.
In Alien Force and Ultimate Alien, Ben wears a black shirt, blue pants along with a green jacket with white stripes along with the number 10 on it, and black shoes. Ben wears the prototype Omnitrix in Alien Force as well as the Ultimatrix in Ultimate Alien on his left wrist.
In Omniverse, Ben wears a shirt which can be black and features a green stripe in the middle using a white 10 and green stripes on the sides of his shirt. He wears brown pants with pockets in the knees and green and white shoes. He later gains a white hooded jacket with green stripes on each arms and a green quantity 10 around the right side. He wears the Omnitrix on his left wrist.
Ben is initially portrayed as a cocky, arrogant, and immature boy who tends to produce jokes, even when fighting enemies. He effortlessly gets filled with himself and enjoys consideration from other folks. This attitude can often make him appear obnoxious or dumb, often resulting in criticisms from Gwen later Kevin and also a couple of other folks. It also causes a number of conflicts in between him and Azmuth.
These traits, having said that, as hinted within the Forge of Creation, stem from Ben’s attempts to hide his own worry concerning the situation (although he denied it and stated he was really oblivious). Even so, he’s matured because the initially series and although he is usually goofy, he’s also capable of fantastic leadership expertise and tends to have critical when the circumstance calls for it.
Despite his immaturity, Ben is actually good-hearted, and his actions are motivated above all by a powerful and sincere will to assist other people in require. He’s shown to deeply care for other’s lives, and would choose to save folks by himself, even when he dislikes them (like Cash and J.T.). This causes him to have a powerful dislike for sacrifices or life compromises and occasionally acts against cause, which include when he chooses to save half-cured DNAlien Tyler over seizing the crucial for the Highbreed’s invasion (Inside Man), or when he tries to save The Sentinel when losing the final Map of Infinity piece to Ultimate Aggregor (Perplexahedron). When meeting an enemy in difficulty (like Kevin or the Highbreed), he’ll ordinarily try to assist them rather than win the hard way. Though this somehow overly idealistic nature is normally criticized by Azmuth, most characters normally think about it as Ben’s most significant excellent. Professor Paradox when even stated that he had the gift to make the right choices in the suitable moments.
When he sees people today hurt by his fault or since of his failures, Ben tends to get mad and acts a lot more violent and aggressive than he generally does. For example, when Overlord kidnapped Julie, or when Aggregor successfully absorbed the Andromeda aliens, Ben went berserk and beat them up with all his strength, and, in Ultimate Aggregor’s case, to the point exactly where Gwen stopped him from attacking a lot more. Also, when Kevin mutated again shortly following stopping Ultimate Aggregor and temporarily went back to his psychotic way, hurting all the Plumbers’ helpers, Ben became willing to kill Ultimate Kevin by any means necessary. He started acting ruthless, aggressive, pessimistic, cold-hearted, nasty, and also prepared to fight Gwen as Way Huge when she attempted to cease him. Gwen, nonetheless, was ultimately in a position to convince him to try a different way as he was about to kill Ultimate Kevin. Throughout the episode, Ben confesses to Max he feels guilty for letting fame get into his head, and claims that he’s attempting to act extra mature for as soon as. Ultimately, within the Purge, when the Forever Knights are holding a big group of aliens hostage (and have killed some aliens currently), Ben threatens to hunt the Forever Knights down for the rest of their lives if they don’t let the aliens go.
Though often stated to be silly or unintelligent since of his immaturity, Ben is actually shown to become cunning and resourceful when needed, typically showing superior adaptation expertise when the Omnitrix does not give him together with the alien he wanted. When he occasionally place his immaturity aside (most particularly in the first two seasons of Alien Force), he’s shown to be a responsible leader too as a really competent fighter.
It is also pertinent to note that Ben has inherited each his paternal grandparents’ personality. While Ben inherited his grandmother Verdona’s spirit, sense of humor, and overconfidence, he also inherited his paternal grandfather’s determination, and adventurous and self-sacrificing attitude. He’s also as a great deal of a practical joker as his Anodite paternal grandmother Verdona.
In Omniverse, Ben thinks of himself as far more of a superhero than a Plumber. He frequently tells Rook that he is a superhero and not a cop. He’s also gotten slightly more cocky, but nevertheless retains his selfless and heroic nature. His fame triggered him to get a degree at Gwen’s university, Friedkin University in Mystery, Incorporeal.