|Species|| Galvan (formerly)|
|Age|| 11 (physically)
16 (physically in Austen 14)
|Affiliations|| Vilgax (formerly)|
|Occupation(s)|| Azmuth's Assistant (formerly)|
|Abilities|| Enhanced Intelligence|
|Equipment|| Omnitrix Copy (formerly)|
Ultimatrix (Recreated) (Currently)
|Relatives||Ben Tennyson (DNA origin)|
|Voice Actor||Yuri Lowenthal|
|First Appearance||Good Copy, Bad Copy|
Albedo is a character introduced in Ben 10: Alien Force in the episode Good Copy, Bad Copy. Originally a Galvan, and Azmuth's former assistant, Albedo was turned into a red, silver-haired clone of Ben after a failed attempt to create his own Omnitrix. While he had only two appearances in Alien Force, Albedo has since became quite popular amongst the fans, and played a major role in the series by introducing the Ultimatrix. He also has a red jacket, instead of a green one.
Before his DNA was synced with Ben's, he looked like a normal Galvan with a green tunic.
In Alien Force and Ultimate Alien, he wears a negative version of Ben's jacket and has red eyes as well. He has silver hair.
In Omniverse, he wears a completely reversed version of his jacket. He also has black markings below his eyes. In For A Few Brains More, he transforms into a negative version of 11 year old Ben.
In Ben 10: Protector of the Omniverse, his human form has his Omniverse appearance but with his 11-year old self's clothes. His Galvan form has his Ultimate Alien appearance, but the colors on his outfit are reversed. After being turned into a baby, he wears a negative version of Omniverse Grey Matter's suit.
In Ben 10: Heroics Unleashed, he has his Omniverse appearance, but he wears a red T-shirt with a black line going in a horizontal direction right at the middle. He wears long black pants.
In Ben 10: The Omniwars, he has his Omniverse appearance after the events of For A Few Brains More, but with a smaller version of his clothes from Alien Force/Ultimate Alien.
He only appeared in It's Project Presenting Time, where it took him 6 months to create a spaceship and come to Galvan Prime, willing to kill Azmuth. On the way, he accidentally bumped into Blank, and became the main villian in the episode.
Albedo is portrayed as a rude, arrogant, and ambitious person who shows sociopathic tendencies. He is unaccepting of Ben's right to wear the Omnitrix, feeling that only he has the right to wield such a power. He bears animosity towards Azmuth, even so much as denying him the credit of the creation of the Omnitrix. Originally a scientist, he speaks with a larger vocabulary, being much more intellectual than Ben , though in a rather cold and condescending manner.
Because he had gained Ben's DNA, Albedo apparently has also gained Ben's cravings and needs: he shares the boy's tastes in food, scratches himself in places he suspects are inappropriate, and his left eye twitches when he lies. As a running gag, he especially craves for chili fries, actually even more than Ben, and calls it a "human weakness", originally he hated this habit, but later on when meeting back up with Vilgax and when asked what took him so long, he said he had to stop for chili fries. Because of his arrogance, he denies the fact that he likes them, blaming his human DNA for causing this.
Albedo is continually suspicious of everyone, suspecting Vilgax's inevitable betrayal to steal the Omnitrix once they had taken it from him when they had teamed up. Despite Vilgax twice saying that he was only out to kill Ben Tennyson and conquer his world, Albedo kept his mistrust, which was sound, when Vilgax did keep the Omnitrix for his army and turned it against Albedo.
Powers and AbilitiesIn all of his appearances so far, Albedo used a copy of the Omnitrix which gave him alien shape-shifting abilites similar to Ben's. He originally had an Omnitrix he had built himself, giving him access to all of Ben's alien forms. The Omnitrix was of low quality, however, and as a side effect caused him to be turned into a clone of Ben. This Omnitrix was destroyed by Azmuth at the end of Good Copy, Bad Copy. Notice that after his human form changed color from the bio-energy feedback, his aliens' eyes and Omnitrix symbol are now red instead of green, due to this Albedo's transformations are red instead of green (while Ben is transforming the cells and bones are green but Albedo's are red).
In the two-part Alien Force finale, The Final Battle, Albedo used the Ultimatrix, a new enhanced version of the Omnitrix, created by Azmuth, and completed by himself. In addition to the ability to turn into any of Ben's aliens, he could make them take their original process of evolution so they can evolve into their "Ultimate" form (which is sort of like what happens on Pokemon). The Ultimatrix was later taken from him by Ben.
In addition to his Omnitrix, Albedo is highly intelligent, "very smart even for a Galvan" according to Dwayne McDuffie, and has a large amount of knowledge about the Omnitrix, having been Azmuth's assistant. He was able to create a copy of the Omnitrix that, other than turning him into a clone of Ben, worked perfectly, as well as successfully repair the Ultimatrix by integrating its energy core on his modified former Omnitrix's bracelet, possibly using the extra energy to evolve the aliens. It was also confirmed that Albedo was the one who created the function to allow the aliens to evolve, not Azmuth.
In Double or Nothing, Albedo easily defeated Ben, when they were both in human form, and even managed to knock him out for a while. Also in the same episode, Albedo gained the ability to alter his DNA into any alien species in the Codon Stream, without a need for an Omnitrix device. However, because Ben had interfered, he will always revert back to his 'Ben' form.
Ben 10: Alien Force
Albedo was Ben's evil clone until their Omnitrixes send out a shock wave that damaged his form. Albedo was once Azmuth's assistant, so he knows more about the Omnitrix/Ultimatrix than Ben. At one point before his first appearance, he asked Azmuth for his own Omnitrix, as he didn't trust "a mere human" (Ben) for the destiny of the entire universe. When Azmuth refused, stating there could be only one Omnitrix, Albedo used his knowledge of the project to build a copy, and set it to match Ben's. However, by doing so, he unintentionally put Ben's DNA as the default, causing him to lose his Galvan form and become a clone of Ben.
Disgusted by what had happened to him, Albedo traveled to Earth in Good Copy, Bad Copy in order to take Ben's Omnitrix and use it to cure him. During his search for Ben, he savagely attacked at least 3 Forever Knight castles, and multiple DNAlien hives, in order to get information, causing the Knights to believe Ben was attacking them for no reason and getting Gwen and Kevin's attention. When Albedo and Ben eventually met during Albedo's rampage at another Knight castle, Albedo pretended being the creator of the Omnitrix, accusing Azmuth of being a liar, and asked Ben to give it back to him. When Ben, suspicious, refused, Albedo transformed and attacked him in order to take his Omnitrix by force. After clashing with him twice, their Omnitrix locked with each other, almost causing a feedback that could have destroyed a whole galaxy. During the process, Albedo's human form was damaged, resulting in him becoming a negative version of Ben. Azmuth then arrived and destroyed Albedo's Omnitrix by removing the dial, trapping him in his human form, before sending him to the Null Void Prison. In the Alien Force series finale, Albedo escaped from prison with the help of Vilgax, and stole the Ultimatrix, a more powerful but incomplete version of the Omnitrix, from Azmuth (with Diamondhead replacing Chromastone, plus Lodestar and Rath). Using pieces from his broken fake Omnitrix and tools given by Vilgax, he successfully complete the Ultimatrix and tried to use it in order to turn back to his Galvan form. However, the Ultimatrix was still linked to Ben's Omnitrix, still causing him to be trapped in his form. Vilgax then offered him an alliance, promising he would let him get Ben's Omnitrix. Though not really trusting him, Albedo accepted and helped him. Despite the alliance being a success, Vilgax quickly double-crossed Albedo and made him his prisoner. After the Omnitrix was destroyed, Ben freed Albedo and forced him to hand over the Ultimatrix by threatening to destroy it too. Dwayne McDuffie has said that Albedo is still alive out there somewhere.
In Ben 10: Alien Universe, Albedo makes two appearances as a main villain. In his first appearance, he is found by Ben and the two face-off eventually leading to Ben using Alien X to revert his DNA. In his second appearance, Zs'Skayr finds Albedo and reverts him to Albedo Ben with a new copy of the Omnitrix. In this appearance, Albedo hesitates to fight, but is forced to by Zs'Skayr. In the end, Ben again uses Alien X to revert Albedo's DNA.
Ben 10: Ultimate Alien
Albedo returns in Double of Nothing to try and regain his normal form but fails.
Ben 10: Omniverse
- Trouble Helix (first re-appearance; true form)
- The Ultimate Heist
- A Fistful of Brains
- For a Few Brains More
Ben 10: Omnitrix Unlimited
Originally, he has his appearance from For A Few Brains More, but after fixing his stabilizer, he reverts back to a negative version of 18-year-old Ben. He appears in The Negative Effect, where he forms an unlikely alliance with Sunny. After being defeated once again by Ben Tennyson, he suffers from extreme coughs and checks his condition on a computer, leaving it a mystery to the viewer.
Ben 10: Gigatrix Chronicles
Albedo returns in Ben 10: Gigatrix Chronicles and kidnaps Azmuth and makes him build a different Gigatrix, but know one knows where he is. In Haunted it was revealed that he planned to get the DNA and put it in a robot, but because the Gigatrix only absorbs DNA, he needed to collect the DNA and he needed a body template. So he used the robot and his Gigatrix controls, (the robot has every species powers programmed into it,) and he lets the Assassin absorb it. But he betrays him, so he left him for the Plumbers.
Ben 10: Multi TrixesHe has made a few appearances as a villain, but he turned good. He hasn't appeared since he was freed from Eon's army in BTMT Movie Season Finale Thingy!.
Ben 10: Shattered Dimensions
In Ben 10: Shattered Dimensions, Albedo is the hero of a different dimension and he helps Ben and 3 other Bens to defeat 5 Vilgaxes. He doesn't hate his human form, in Ben 10: SD.
KEN 10:ALIENS UNLEASHED
He only makes a cameo in "Like villain like son" wishing good luck to Albedo jr.
Mark 12: Evolutions
It was confirmed he would aperar with the Megatrix.
He is now a parnter and main charcter in Mark 12.
Ben 10: Rise of Evil
He is one of the main villains.
Albedo appears as a villain for a time, but he reforms.
Ben 10- Ultimate Alien Force
Albedo appears from another dimension and teams up with his self from that dimension to take down Ben and his friends.
Albedo now looks like Ben, but with a white shirt, grey pants, and red and black shoes. He wears the inferior copy of the Omnitrix on his left wrist.
- Incarcecon Breakout, Part 1 (first re-appearance) (alternate timeline?)
- Incarcecon Breakout, Part 2 (alternate timeline?)
- Big Chill
- Echo Echo
Negative Omnitrix (Vilgax Attacks) :
- Negative Goop (All Versions)
- Negative Jetray (All Versions)
- Negative Swampfire (All Versions)
- Negative Humongousaur (All Versions)
- Negative Echo Echo (DS version)
- Negative Spidermonkey (DS version)
- Negative Brainstorm (DS version)
- Negative Big Chill (DS version)
- Negative Chromastone (DS version)
- Negative Upchuck (DS version)
- Negative Alien X (DS version)
- Negative Diamondhead
- Negative Swampfire
- Negative Spidermonkey
- Negative Rath
- Negative Lodestar (hologram only)
- Negative Humongousaur
- Negative Ultimate Humongousaur
He appears as a boss in the level Mor' Otesi (Chromastone's home planet), aided by a tricked Cooper in making a energy core from Taedenite. Also, if you look carefully at Albedo's Omnitrix, all of his aliens' eyes and Omnitrix symbol are red. In the DS version, after you defeat him, he attempts to use Alien X, but this freezes him, being locked in argument with Serena and Bellicus.
. After you have beaten the game, there is a cut scene where he is attempting to leave Alien X while Bellicus and Serena bring up an old argument. Once you beat him on Hero Mode he becomes a alternate skin on DS.
He uses an unknown machine to turn into Evil Way Big. Ben has to assemble the Potis Altiare to power up Way Big and stop him. He disappears on the moon, because he detransformed. Then he was knocked out by Lu.
- Unlike Ben, he does not shout the names of the aliens when he transforms into them.
- Just like Ben, he craves for chili fries but not because of Ben's DNA. According to Dwayne McDuffie, Albedo is just blaming it on Ben.
- When he lies his left eye twitches, just like Ben. Kevin seems to be the only one to have noticed this.
- On the Albedo toy and in The Final Battle and Vilgax Attacks Albedo wears a black shirt even though the Omnitrix damaged his form in Good Copy Bad Copy, turning his black shirt into white, he probably replaced his white shirt with a black shirt, Jimmy Jones' white shirt might be Albedo's white shirt.
- Unlike Azmuth who didn't fare so well with it, Albedo showed remarkable skill with the Omnitrix and its aliens. He was more than a match for Ben when both were transformed and was able to defeat both Kevin and Gwen. However, it should be noted Azmuth's only fight using the Omnitrix was against Vilgax, someone more than a match for any of its aliens.
- In the two-part series finale of Ben 10: Alien Force, The Final Battle, when the Omnitrix was destroyed it turned Kevin back to normal, Albedo didn't go back to his original Galvan because Azmuth trapped him in Ben's human form as revealed by Dwanye.
- In "Double Negative" (the second chapter book), Albedo doesn't like smoothies as much as Ben does. He says a peanut butter seaweed smoothie, one of Ben's favorites, tastes like feet.
- Albedo is named after the measurement of how much light an object reflects. Which itself was named after the Latin word for "whiteness". Also, it's probably a bit of a spoof on the word "albino" meaning an animal that shouldn't really have it, but does, have white fur.
- In Vilgax Attacks Albedo has a red Omnitrix, not a red Ultimatrix. So far this purpose is unknown.
- Dwayne said that "Albedo is still alive" somewhere.
- While fighting Albedo in the Vilgax Attacks, he always seems to exclude one move out of his alien's move sets.
- Animation error: In the episode The Final Battle: Part 1, when Ben goes to Albedo's hideout, Albedo is seen wearing a red Omnitrix, instead of a red Ultimatrix.
- Albedo is almost similar to Zak Monday (Negative of Zak Saturday from the Secret Saturdays).
- In Secret of the Omnitrix Pop-up version, it is stated that Azmuth had other Galvans help him make it. This is a reference to Albedo.
Ben 10: Protector of the Omniverse
Ben 10: Heroics Unleashed
- Smarts (first reappearance)
- Mirror on the Wall (first re-appearance)
- Unlucky Charms
- Memories Last Forever
- Puppets on a String
- Harangue; Our Future Mayor
- The Ultimate Revenge
Albedo is yet to appear in BTUAM and may never appear, but in the non-canon game (real and downloadable) Ben 10: Ultimate Alien MEGATRIX Search for Gwen and Kevin Albedo is the main antagonist after teleporting the team to an alternate dimension and kidnapping Gwen and Kevin.
|“||Now I see the universe for what it is: We are all dust, bound by one enormous, universal force. No, not universal, not even multiversal, this omniversal force continues forever, in every direction through every reality. My lust for power, my jealousy of Azmuth, it isn't just evil, ultimately; it's pointless. I could never truly destroy you. You would only have not been not existent in what could have not now been the past, present, and partial future. To tear down and destroy is of no consequence or quality; to create is divine.||”|
–Albedo, For A Few Brains More