Ben 23 first appeared in Store 23.
Ben 23 is a younger version of Ben from an alternate dimension. Max Tennyson died here around the time when Ben received the Omnitrix, and had to teach himself how to use it. Without Grandpa Max, he lacks the morals of main timeline Ben, and became a rich and famous person over the years.
Ben 23 has movie rights, endorsement deals, and uses aliens to make a lot of money. At this point in time, his greatest enemy was the Intellectuary and has not yet encountered greater enemies like Vilgax.
Ben 23 chooses to reflect his amount of money by wearing lots of gold and accessories. He wears a black vest over his white shirt (revealing his short sleeves), a blue tie, ear rings and a locket in the shape of the Omnitrix. Unlike Ben 10, Ben 23 has blue eyes instead of green and his hair is longer. He also wears a Bluetooth on his right ear which he uses to talk to his agent, and carries around a phone for texting.
In a sense, Ben 23 is the same as Ben was at 10-11, but without Grandpa Max to guide him, Ben 23 didn't learn that not all aliens were evil. To fill the void left by the passing of Max, Ben 23 immersed himself in fame and fortune. Unlike Ben 10 at 16, who tries to not let fame go to his head (as it has cost him dearly multiple times), Ben 23 has become overconfident, arrogant and reckless because of it. He also did not have the same sense of right and wrong and didn't want to use the Omnitrix to fight crime or help others in need. One quirk is the fact that he labels most of his aliens with unoriginal names. Like Ben in Alien Force/Ultimate Alien, this Ben announces his alien's name when transforming.
Despite having unlocked around 50, (claimed 90), aliens unlocked on his Omnitrix, Ben 23 keeps only 23 in constant use. As stated with his version of Feedback, (formally Plug Man), whenever he introduces a 'new alien' to the public, he stops using one of his former ones and puts it into storage, in order to stage a comeback some time later and stoke the demand. He even suggested to Ben 10 on the advice of his agent to form a team-up.
After meeting his dimensional counterpart, Ben 23 begins to become much more like him; he now seeks advice from the Azmuth of his world in place of Grandpa Max, hoping to make his dimension just as harmonious as Ben 10's.
Ben 23, at first, disliked smoothies, much like 10-11 year old Ben.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
Ben 23 possesses an Omnitrix with a blue/gold color scheme (reflecting Ben's green/black or green/white).
Ben 23's battle prowess is almost entirely self-taught and like original Ben when he was younger, Ben 23 tends to fight with reckless abandon in front of people and little in terms of strategy.
At present, Ben 23 is currently being tutored by his dimension's Tetrax, Azmuth and Sevenseven.
- Store 23 (first appearance)
Ben 23 has about 50 aliens (claimed about 90). He has some of Ben's aliens, but refers to them by different names.
- Freezelizard (Articguana)
- Charcoal Man (Heatblast)
- Mr. Monkey (Spidermonkey)
- Giant-Manster (Way Big)
- Feedback (originally Plug-Man) (Feedback)
- Vomit Man (Upchuck)
- Dog-Nabbit (Wildmutt)
- Rollaway (Cannonbolt)
- Electricyeti (Shocksquatch)
- Eye Guy (Eye Guy)
- Derrick confirmed that Ben 23 will return.
|Ben's Team (Ben 23, Tetrax Shard, Azmuth, Sevenseven) | Crooks|
|(Dimension 23) Aliens|
|Freezelizard | Electricyeti | Rollaway | Vomit Man | Dog-Nabbit | Charcoal Man | Feedback | Giant-Manster | Mr. Monkey|
|Omnitrix | Plumbers | Mr. Gyro|