Glitch Ben, nicknamed Glitch, is a fusion of Ben's DNA and Upgrade's DNA. He is a mysterious heroic presence that originally maintained the Omnitrix from within.[1]


Glitch has Ben's overall appearance but with Mechamorphic physiology. His hands have five fingers each, more closely resembling Upgrade's hands rather than Ben's.


Compared to his human donor, Glitch is far more patient and way more serious, especially with the High Override's influence on Shock Rock. Due to being created inside the Omnitrix, he has a far larger amount of knowledge of it, but still retains Ben's playful, headstrong, and argumentative nature. Though his voice is the same as Ben's, it has a tone to show he is much more intelligent.

Powers and Abilities

Glitch could use his internal nanotechnology to merge with and possess any technology by encasing himself over it. The size of the device is not significant and he controls it as naturally as he would his own body. When he merged he upgraded the technology, making the technology he possessed far more advanced and futuristic and causing new features to form on it.

One notable ability is being able to maintain the Omnitrix from within and wield it as offense or defense. Glitch can manipulate the internal structure to provide cover and can activate the Omnitrix's internal defenses.


As part Galvanic Mechamorph, Glitch is weak against electricity (being living metal). Glitch is sensitive to electromagnetic pulse/fields and magnetic fields.


In Omni-Tricked: Part 4, Glitch was created by accident when Ben used Upgrade to enhance the Omnitrix. The watch rebooted and destroyed Upgrade's DNA, with a part of him fusing with Ben's DNA to survive, resulting in the creation of Glitch.

In Innervasion Part 5: High Override, Glitch fused with the Tennyson boxcar, and as Ben, Gwen, and Max exited the Omnitrix, Glitch give Gwen and Ben a ride in the upgraded Boxcar. He joined the Tennyson's as a new addition to the family.


Ben 10


  • Although his figure had been seen briefly before at the Hong Kong Toy Fair 2018, Glitch's name and existence was first directly addressed at New York Toy Fair 2018.
    • Interestingly, the toy has only four fingers on each hand. His arms are scaled-down versions of the arms used for Upgrade's figure.


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