Benjamin "Ben" Kirby Tennyson, nicknamed Ben 10,000, is one of Ben's possible futures from an alternate timeline in which he is a full time superhero.
Ben 10,000's nickname comes from the fact that Ben now has access to at least 10,000 alien forms (though he says he stopped counting since then).
Ben 10,000 has long, tied hair, sports a full beard, has a muscular build, and wears a black-striped white shirt with short sleeves, black fingerless gloves, green pants, and black boots. He also has a belt with pouches and wears the Omnitrix on his left arm.
Ben 10,000 had stayed cocky and happy until he was 20, when Vilgax showed up one day. It's unclear on the details about what happened that day that caused his change, but it caused him to mutilate Vilgax.
Ever since then, Ben 10,000 became so strict, cynical, and serious about the hero business to the point where it's almost obsessive. He rarely turned back to his human form, spending most of his time as XLR8, skimming his patrol routes and brutalizing criminals as quickly as he could. He has also stopped naming his aliens, which the present Ben considers "half the fun" of using them.
Ben 10,000 stayed this serious for ten years until Gwendolyn brought his younger self to talk to him. After taking on Vilgax, Ben 10,000 started to lighten up in time for Max's 80th birthday.
Twelve years after Animo's break in, Ben 10,000 has lightened up, and it has been reflected in his brighter clothing, the fact that he started naming his aliens again, and his time spent with his son.
While he tries to be close with his son, Ben 10,000 can doubt his abilities as a parent and become over-protective. He can also be somewhat obtuse, not realizing where his son got his attitude from and grasping the obvious to Max's annoyance.
Despite his change to more light-hearted and relaxed person, Ben 10,000 has a ferocious temper that returns him to his more aggressive and grim personage he displayed up until his thirties. The best example of this is when he transformed into Way Big and viciously pounded Kevin 11,000 into the ground for attacking Ken.
Ben 10,000 first met his past self when his cousin brought his and her younger selves to help them fight Animo and a resurrected Vilgax. As the younger Gwen pointed out, Gwendolyn brought the younger Ben so that Ben 10,000 can get a major attitude adjustment. This interaction with his younger self caused him to lighten up somewhat, renaming his aliens.
In preparation his son Ken's 10th birthday, Ben used his smartest aliens to create a replica Omnitrix that behaves much like the first one he wore in his youth.
Ben 10,000 defeated Vulkanus just in time to attend Ken's 10th birthday, and gave him his own Omnitrix. They then worked together to defeat villains such as Sploot and Mot Snikrep. However, Ken barely contributes as much to his disappointment. Ben 10,000 and Ken rekindle their relation when working together to defeat an escaped Kevin 11,000. Kevin's son Devlin, who also helped defeat his father, is given the opportunity to live with the Tennysons following their victory.
Powers and Abilities
Ben 10,000 can transform into any of his aliens at will, due to having unlocked the Master Control. As Ben got older, the Omnitrix also transformed, thereby giving him more control and access to more aliens.
Ben 10,000 has mastered his alien forms and is capable of using their powers to their fullest potential. This is thanks to both years of practice and Ben enhancing each of his aliens with nanotech. As such, the aliens themselves have changed, with their appearances being different and their abilities being at greater levels.
When presented with a problem, Ben 10,000 presents a quick and logical response to it. His intelligence is most evident by his creation of Ken's Omnitrix via the collaboration of multiple intelligent transformations. His sharp mind allows him to take advantage of most situations and turn the tide in his favor.
On his own, Ben 10,000 is strong enough to knock down aliens of his size or larger, allowing him to hold his own against opponents when his Omnitrix has timed out. Of course, he is very much dependent on transforming while fighting more powerful opponents like Vilgax.
Ben 10,000 wears an evolved form of the original Omnitrix on his left arm, which lets him transform into his original aliens and many more.
- Four Arms
- Way Big
- Bungee Sponge
- Jak the Freeze
- Kringl the Summoner
- Big Nose
- This Ben 10,000 gained the notation of "Primordial" due to him being the future version of Ben when he first got the Omnitrix.
- His new look with a tied hair is inspired by the Classic series artist, Tom Perkins.