Ben Tennyson is an ex-Plumber turned Private eye in Dimension 90214. He derives from a dimension with a "Film Noir" type of environment. On said Earth, Ben had taken the path of becoming a Plumber then Private Investigation, rather than a superhero.
At the age of 17, this Ben is almost a physical match of Ben-Prime. Caucasian human with brown hair and lime green eyes, his hair usually slicked back. Very lean though with muscular build due to an active lifestyle. Dragged across his left eye is a small scar. Has a groomed goatee and constantly seen with a toothpick in his mouth.
As for taste in clothing: He wears a green T-shirt beneath an old, brown Air-Force jacket, previously belonging to his Papa Max. On the left breast of the jacket is the etched outline of the number "10". Beneath such he wears khakis and black/white tennis shoes. On the belt of his khakis is a holster that holds a standard issue blaster from his Plumber days.
And as common among almost all versions of Ben Tennyson, he has an Omnitrix. His happens to resemble that of the Prototype Omnitrix, pre-recalibration.
The Ben of this dimension is somewhat that of a stereotypical Film Noir protagonist. Rough around the edges, deductive and handles problems that ain't his own. Ben has somewhat of a righteous temper, not able to stand by as wrong actions take place. Whenever people do wrong in front of him, he'll always rush forward to make things right. He especially has a disgusted dislike of the anti-alien bigotry that plagues his Earth, often getting physical with those who display such.
Because of his righteous temper, Ben has been described as somewhat of a loose cannon and doesn't get along with authority figures. Not even the Plumbers are safe from such, leading to his expulsion from the force. Ben often crosses paths with nowadays, bickering Magister Rook Blonko.
Being a private eye, Ben is clever and deductive. He often notices detailed that others tend to overlook. He's quick to go on his hunches in a case, them usually being right. Whenever solving a case before law enforcement, he is quick and cocky to rub the news in their faces.
Powers and Abilities
Similar to his counterparts, he is capable of changing into alien forms with his Omnitrix. With years of training and experience, he is more than skilled in the use of these forms, especially in combat. But rather than completely rely on it, Ben does frequently use his natural abilities of combat and intellect. In fact, he prefers saving the Omnitrix for last resorts.
Among the various fights with aliens, Ben has received basic Plumber training in various forms of hand-to-hand combat. Both armed and Unarmed, for that matter. Whenever Ben actually uses his blaster, he displays such with extreme skill and precision. It's all almost to the point that he only uses the Omnitrix when pressed.
The more impressive skill for this Ben though, is his intellect and skills of observation. For once living up to his above average intellect and photographic memory. With his new route of being a detective, he uses these to skills to solve and analyze crime scenes. Most of the time, he uses all of his senses to investigate such matters.
Whenever the Omnitrix times out, Ben is left without it's power until he either dodges or switches to a new alien form. And while Ben's skilled in combat nonetheless, he is still just human. Which of course leaves him a tad vulnerable. And Omnitrix working or not, his alien forms do come with weaknesses that apply to him.
While being more pragmatic and skilled with combat, he is still hindered by multiple variables. He's still an impulsive man with an awful temper. His defiance to authority figures often does him more harm than good.
He often refuses the offer of help in order to prevent someone else getting killed, which usually leaves on his own with little resources.
This Ben Tennyson was born of Dimension 90214, an Earth that bears the imagery and atmosphere akin to the 1920's-1930's. Ben grew up as a trouble maker, with an affinity towards those sci-fi comics. But soon came the arrival of alien life on his Earth. Prejudice and tensions were high between humans and aliens, but not with Ben. Ben was often quick to defend aliens when they'd be treated unfair.
Ben was often curious and a snoop. And one day he went snooping in some of Papa Max's old things in his family's antic. That was when Ben made a discovery about Papa Max and his interaction with aliens. Ben became immediately interested. An interest that only grew even more when one day, a strange thing landed from the sky and next to his home. Popping out from it was a device onto his wrist; A device known as the Omnitrix.
Equipped with incredible powers, Ben began helping those around him. It immediately got the Plumber's attention. They wanted to keep Ben nearby, at least to monitor him. Ben bargained with them by inserting himself in their ranks. At a young age, Ben became a Plumber.
Throughout the years, Ben became a hero towards the people but a hassle for his fellow Plumbers. He was a loose cannon whose antics often cause nothing more than difficulty. Ben had a penchant for not following orders, improvising and using his powers to handle the problems. And his temper towards suspects only made things harder for him, especially when the higher ups were concerned. One day, they just couldn't take it anymore.
Ben would soon be expelled from the Plumbers.
Following the tragedy, Ben moved into Undertown, a segregated neighborhood for aliens beneath Bellwood. He became the neighborhood's sole human resident and a Private Investigator for hire. Ben would continue good in his own way, case by case. Eventually he would become at odds with an alien gangster in Undertown known as Psyphon.
Carl and Sandra Tennyson - Ben's relationship with his parents are pretty much at odds. The two clearly love their son, but are conflicted by his career choice and their different attitude towards aliens. Carl dislikes the fact that Ben chose the same career path as his own father as a Plumber. Sandra simply fears aliens in general, disgusting Ben's principles. Ben and his parents are currently not on speaking terms.
Gwen Tennyson - Similar to Prime, Gwen is Ben's favorite cousin and closest confidant. Ben often frequents the services of her mystical speakeasy, Lucky Girl's. The two get along to this day with Gwen hoping for Ben to stay safe in his line of work.
Max Tennyson - Max has a matching relationship with Ben as that of Prime's. Like Gwen, Max is loving of Ben and hopes for his safety regarding his work and health. Ben often sees his Papa Max at work as a chef at Lucky Girl's.
Zed - Unlike her Prime counterpart, Zed's history is largely unknown, as well as how she got to Earth. Zed was previously the pet of Kevin Levin, left behind at his home after his death. Finding her, Ben took upon himself to take her in as a reminder of his late friend. She is quite friendly and loyal to Ben, yet aggressive to others. She acts as both Ben's pet and guard dog of his home/office.
Jimmy Jones - A human child that Ben gets along with who also acts as his informant of some kind. Jimmy will often comply with Ben out of some kind of hero worship, providing a lead on a case if he can. Ben will often reward the child by taking him out for a drink at Lucky Girl's.
Magister Rook - Magister-ranked Plumber on the force, Ben's ally and constant acquaintance. Though a stickler for the rules, he and Ben do agree on results. If Ben is needing assistance from the Plumbers, Rook will more than often be Ben's friend on the force and man on the inside.
Esther - Being a fellow resident of Undertown, Ben often comes across Esther, a member of the local Krahho tribe. The two easily get along, Esther often trying to tag along on a case despite Ben's wishes. Their relationship helping Ben keep his finger on the pulse of the Undertown community. She will often point him in the right direction on a lead if she can. Unlike his prime self, Ben easily picks up on Esther's advances.
Pakmar - Surprisingly, this Ben does not have the history of destroying Pakmar's businesses. In fact, Ben does not become a nuisance for Pakmar in this world until after becoming a tenant of his at Pakmar's Plaza. And in which, the only two grievances Ben has done is flaking out on paying his rent on time. That, and violating the no pets policy. All in all, Pakmar does tend to be annoyed with Ben.
Psyphon - Not much is known about this world's Psyphon before Earth. No former service with Vilgax. Simply an alien stranded on Earth and acting as a gangster. With his gang and criminal activities, he causes quite the bit of trouble in Undertown, often crossing paths with Ben. Ben being more pron to stop him on occasion.
- Appearance 1
- Appearance 2
- The number of his dimension, 90214, is a reference to Marvel Comic's Earth-90214. Both having the noir-style environment.
- It is mentioned by Professor Paradox to Ben-Prime, that this Ben would have been involved in the Time War, but he was preoccupied with a case at the time.