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Hi Mr Eugene. I Saw ben 10 destroy all aliens and it was a superb movie. I have some questions about it. 1. As mentioned by gwen, does ben only had one shirt? 2.When the omnitrix malfunctioned it turned ben's parents into heatblast and wildmutt.They had the same appearances as wildmutt and heatblast. But when the omnitrix turned azmuth into a waybig, why was his appearance different than the original waybig in the omnitrix? 3.When Azmuth reverted from waybig to his ownself his memory was not affected but bens parents forgot everything? Why. 4. So is this movie canon to the Show? 5. How come ripjaws was not in the movie? I mean he is one of the original 10 and u guys are not showing him in the movie and the ultimate alien series? This is so wrong
In-universe, Ben lost access to him after the Omnitrix re-configured at the start of AF, and he was not re-unlocked until the events of "Deep" (episode 13 of UA), when Ben scanned Magister Pyke off-screen (as confirmed by the late, great Dwayne McDuffie). Since then, he has been used exactly once, in UA15, "Perplexahedron".
The real reason Ripjaws doesn't appear too often though is because his weakness (he becomes dehydrated if he's out of water for too long) makes him impractical for most occasions. Missions that take the team underwater are rare, and Ben typically has other aliens who would prove more useful then anyway. (Jetray and AmpFibian in particular can function both underwater and out of it.)
Speaking of unlocking, that reminds me... a question or two for the writers (and my apologies if any of this has been asked before):
1. When Ben 10,000 unlocked all of Ben's past aliens in "Ben 10,000 Returns", he mentions he threw in a few new ones "because it'll annoy Azmuth when he finds out". Were Clockwork, Eatle, Fasttrack and Jury Rigg (who have all debuted since then) among those few? (And I know Fasttrack appeared in an earlier episode on TV, but in the DVD listings, "Basic Training" is set AFTER "Ben 10,000 Returns".)
2. Of the four hybrid "Plumber's Helpers" (Alan Albright, Pierce and Helen Wheels, and Manny Armstrong), it's been revealed that Manny's mother was his non-human parent. But what about the other three? Did they all have human fathers and alien mothers, or did it vary?
3. Speaking of Pierce, is his non-human parent the same species as Argit, or something else?
4. And speaking of "Helen Wheels" - how on earth did THAT name get past the censors?
That's all for now!
Until next time...
Anon e Mouse Jr.
Hey Matt and Eugene. Im a big fun of you and Ben 10. Im from Norway. I have 5 questions:
1. Why does Ben transform into a wrong alien all the time?
2. Why is Shocksquatch so different from Heroes United to Omniverse?
3. What is the names of the species and homeworlds to Jury Rigg, Shocksquatch and Clockwork? And what is the name of the homworld to Cham-Alien?
4. Dwayne have said that Ben can transform into Delphin. Is there other animals Ben can transform into? If it is, who?
5. How do you come with the ideas of the Andromeda aliens?
Had another thought come to mind, and again, if it's been asked before, my apologies.
1. How does everyone come up with Ben's new aliens? Does someone toss out an idea for one, and then then a scenario that would require it, or do you come up with a scenario that would need a new one (such as the events that led to Ben's first and so far only use of Ultimate Wildmutt), and then come up with an alien to suit that episode?
Thanks in advance!
Until next time...
Anon e Mouse Jr.
I just have a few questions:
1.) Are the animators getting lazy now? Because I remember back in the original series, Diamondhead was 7 different shades of greenish-blue, his growing limbs and crystals were shown in high detail, and whenever he moved you'd head a slight "glass" sound effect. Now, he's two shades, he has the sounds of a regular person, and his crystals just APPEAR now. He just shoots them from his fist, and in Couples Retreat, they literary faded in from oblivion instead of growing from somewhere.
2.) I know you say 'I didn't write that episode' a lot, is there somewhere we can ask the people who did? It's not that I don't like you answering everything, but it would be interesting to hear from the other writers.
3.) I've had this question back since Dwayne answered the forums in '09, but I never got a chance to ask it because I've always had better things to ask: Are any other people who work on Ben 10 aware you answer these? Like does everyone know you come here regularly and answer our questions? I was also wondering if they are aware of the wikia. I'm sure you know about it.
4.) Terribly sorry for a fourth question, but I've wondered this too: Is the original Man of Action team stil working on Ben 10 (Duncan Rouleau, Joe Casey Joe Kelly, and Steven T. Seagle) or is it in the hands of new people and they just check in every now and then?
Also, I would just like to say I can't WAIT for Omniverse! I don't really care about the animation, because I remember before Alien Force came out, I HATED 15 year old Ben, but now I love the design a lot. Before Ultimate Alien came out and evolving aliens was just a rumor, I laughed and thought it was a stupid joke and a horrible idea. Now, I think it's genius, and I even made a few custom Ultimate Aliens myself that I know I'm not suppose to mention here (So I won't). So now, I can't wait to see what's in store for Omniverse! By the way, are you still working on Ben 10 in Omniverse?
Ben that's overkill
No It's Swampfire, I don't have an alien named Overkill. Cause if I did I'd you know, shout "Overkill!"
What's with the shouting names thing anyway?
It strikes fear into my enemies
You go right on believing that bud
1. What species is Kodek Branigen?
2. Does Kodek Branigen have any powers?
Yes, I know I'm a .
This is a question for the other Ben 10 fans from me, Mortie. Who is your favorite alien form? Vote here now!
Eon (if he count):
Ultimate Big Chill:
Ultimate Echo Echo:
Ultimate Ben (if he count (cause he is just Ben's Ultimate form)):
Ultimate Way Big:
Super Fourarms (if he exists):
Open for anyone to vote. Begin now! (Note: The first vote to Fasttrack is just from me).
Wanted to say Jake Black penned another winner in this month's CN action pack, he gets these characters, which brings me to my curiosity
1. Is DC cancelling the CN Action packs, did not see solicits for new ones?
2. Is there ever going to be plans for a real Ben 10 adventures style ongoing comic?
3. Any chance Jake Black will being writing anymore episodes?
Alien Force Season 3 was good
Currently watching Wings, Green Lantern TAS, Cheers, TAXI
Scooby discussion on the media board
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You should put this in the Ben 10 forum, this really isn't the place to ask the fans questions
Don't feed the trolls, they bite
Well, Matt and Eugene, you guys win, it's a bad thing you couldn't see how dangerous Eunice could be, or how Enoch got out of that dream world, good luck with The Beginning of the End finally airing in 2 days without any changes
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