|Voice Actor||Troy Baker|
|First Appearance||99 For A Change|
|“||Let's see how this story goes.||”|
Maltruence is an enigmatic being that resides in the dark void of Dimension 0 in Ben 10: Omnitrix Unlimited.
Maltruence's appearance largely remains a mystery. His only definite feature are his two blood red glowing eyes, as the rest of the body is often covered in a shadowy mist. When he opens his mouth, he forms a large grin from ear to ear, consisting of serrated shark-like teeth, with the inside glowing blood red. He apparently lacks a tongue.
When stepping out of the shadows, Maltruence gains a more coherent appearance. He is a tall, muscular humanoid, wearing an organic armor of some sort, that has an ink texture. He wears a black headpiece, with each tip ending in short horns. His shoulders are slightly tilted upwards and have spikes on them. His fingers are pointed, with an ink-like substance dripping from his fingertips. At the center of his torso piece rests a dark purple amulet, with a red gem causing his veins in his torso and upper limbs to glow. His lower body consists of six large black tentacles, which are curved backwards at their tip. Numerous black tendrils protrude from his back.
Maltruence has a calm and collected personality, never raising his voice and speaking in a creepy, yet oddly soothing monotone. His relationship with Eon, from what little we have seen, seems to be on relatively good terms. Maltruence has no qualms on using extreme force, bordering on torture, to make others obey him, like MAL.W.A.R.E., all the while remaining completely calm and slightly mocking him.
Powers and Abilities
Maltruence possesses telekinesis, being able to shatter a portal without physically touching it.
Maltruence seems to have a degree of umbrakinesis (darkness manipulation), as he can hide his features behind a shadowy mist and control dark tendrils.
Maltruence was able to conjure a purple aura around MAL.W.A.R.E., which caused the latter immense pain.
Maltruence first appears in 99 For A Change, where he is seen observing, through a portal, Ben Tennyson and his allies, along with their Dimension 99 counterparts and Professor Paradox. He finds Paradox's warning 'utterly predictable', yet remains intrigued about the way events could unfold and simply shatters the portal he was using.
In Ben Quest, he congratulates Eon for recruiting the Dimension 8000 counterparts of Vilgax and Aggregor.
In Ben 10: Across the 23rd Dimension, he forces MAL.W.A.R.E. to join his army and advises Eon to be patient, for a new chapter is about to begin.
Maltruence is a boss in the Bryce Bowman: Origins stage.
- Credits for the infobox image go to ChromastoneandTabby.