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The Omnitrix is a watch-like device that attached to Ben Tennyson's wrist and is the device that the series revolves around. The Omnitrix currently redesigns itself during the finale of every season, altering the available aliens and features as it does. It inspired the creation of the AntiTrix.

Appearance

The Omnitrix looks like a very big wristwatch, primarily black and grey in color, with a grey dial in the middle (like a watch face) which has a green hourglass shape. When Ben selects his aliens it shows the alien's silhouette.

The Omnitrix was upgraded by Ben using Upgrade in Omni-Tricked: Part 4. The white chords and dial were silver and green. The four buttons on the faceplate were replaced with grey squares. There was an additional band of dark grey running around the center of the Omnitrix, the activation button was on this strip.

As of Innervasion Part 5: High Override, the rim of the dial is white, and the squares on the last upgrade are replaced by green arrows, and the area behind the hourglass is now the same color as the new wristband: grey. The outer band is black with green arrows, and the sides of the dial and the ends of the wristband are silver. The top of the grey wristband has a green hourglass underneath the dial. The top of the dial is now black. Unlike the Omnitrix's last two versions, the third version does not have its tube-like circuitry.

Features

General

  • It contains the DNA thousands of aliens and can transform its user into one of them for a limited period of time.
    • Only ten of these DNA samples can be available at any given time, as only ten can be loaded into the loading bay. It is unclear how Ben gained access to eleven during the events of Omni-Tricked, however it clearly caused malfunctions in the watch. The DNA samples are contained in gooey chambers. Run through them to transform inside the Omnitrix. The device had bonded to Ben's genetic code, so only a Tennyson can become an alien by running through those tubes.
  • The upgraded Omnitrix allows the user to transform into enhanced versions of the aliens with the use of Omni-Enhanced energy from Shock Rock.
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Silhouette of aliens seen while selecting.

Omnitrix Symbol Position

  • The Omnitrix symbol is generally located on the chest of the transformations (with the exceptions being Grey Matter, Heatblast, and Slapback).

Clothing

  • The Omnitrix may or may not give clothing to a transformation. Even when it does, the clothing seems to be random, as Diamondhead has black-and-yellow clothing, Grey Matter has black-and-green, and XLR8 has black-and-blue clothing. This is unlike the Omnitrixes in the original shows, which had either a consistent black-and-white or green-and-white clothing theme, which was based on the user's clothes. Only Four Arms and Gax have black-and-white clothing.

Malfunctions

  • If fiddled with, the Omnitrix can start turning users into hybrids of multiple aliens.
  • The Omnitrix is vulnerable to electromagnetic interferences, so the user cannot change back until the magnetic interference is gone.
  • When struck by lightning, the Omnitrix can give the aliens cartoony looks with cartoon characteristics.
  • If the Omnitrix symbol is removed while the user is transformed, the ability to transform back to normal is removed.

Known Unlocked Alien

Alien Species When It Was Unlocked/First Used
Cannonbolt Arburian Pelarota First used in Waterfilter
Diamondhead Petrosapien First used in Freaky Gwen Ben
Four Arms Tetramand First used in The Ring Leader
Heatblast Pyronite First used in Waterfilter
Humungousaur Vaxasaurian Unlocked by the Omnitrix's reboot in Innervasion Part 5: High Override
First used in TBA
Rath Appoplexian First used by Dr. Animo in Animorphosis
Unlocked by the Omnitrix's reboot in Innervasion Part 5: High Override
First used by Ben in TBA
Shock Rock Fulmini Unlocked after the Omnitrix got upgraded in Omni-Tricked: Part 4
First used in The 11th Alien: Part 1
Slapback Ekoplektoid Unlocked by the Omnitrix's reboot in Innervasion Part 5: High Override
First used in Omni-Copped
Stinkfly Lepidopterran First used in Animo Farm
Jetray Aerophibian Unlocked by the Omnitrix's reboot in What Rhymes with Omnitrix?
First used in TBA
XLR8 Kineceleran First used in The Ring Leader

Known Locked/Removed Aliens

Alien Species When It Was Locked/Removed
Gax Chimera Sui Generis Accidentally unlocked in Omni-Tricked: Part 1
Absorbed and locked by Vilgax in Omni-Tricked: Part 3
Grey Matter Galvan First used in The Filth
Locked by the Omnitrix's reboot in Innervasion Part 5: High Override
Overflow Cascan First used in Waterfilter
Locked by the Omnitrix's reboot in Innervasion Part 5: High Override
Upgrade Galvanic Mechamorph First used in Freaky Gwen Ben
Removed when Upgrade merged with the Omnitrix and fused with Ben's DNA (thus becoming Glitch) in order to avoid destruction in Omni-Tricked: Part 4.
Wildvine Florauna First used in Rustbucket RIP
Locked by the Omnitrix's reboot in Innervasion Part 5: High Override
Wildmutt Vulpimancer
Eye Guy Opticoid
Ripjaws Piscciss Volann

Appearances

Trivia

  • The Omnitrix contains DNA samples from all over the Universe,[1] unlike the original Omnitrix from the classic continuity, in which DNA samples were only from the Milky Way.
  • The color scheme of the third version of the Omnitrix is similar to the color scheme of the second Omnitrix in Omniverse
  • Crossover Nexus features Ben transforming into characters from nearly every Cartoon Network original series, a side effect of the Omnitrix being recreated by Strike's blaster.

References

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