Who is your favorite Ben 10 Villain, other than Vilgax?



  • I say other than Vilgax because we all know you can't beat the protagonist's arch nemesis, like Batman with Joker. That and it would be too obvious. So besides Vilgax, who is your favorite Ben 10 villain and why?

    For me, I'd have to say Khyber the Huntsman. While I liked Omniverse overall, I have to admit that the biggest reason I watched was for Khyber. Why I liked him:

    -I'd say his introduction was reminiscent of Vilgax in the Original Series. In the shadows watching, intimidating, mysterious, and charismatic. You have no idea who this guy is but you know he's a serious threat.

    -His motives. Khyber is different from other villains who fought Ben for the Omnitrix. Where most of them wanted the Omnitrix for power, or to sell it to the former for profit, Khyber sought out the Omnitrix to be his greatest trophy, to prove that he was"the greatest hunter in the galaxy". It's funny, I've never found myself too interested in the hunter villains, but I guess in the universe of Ben 10, I liked it as it offered something different in a villain for that series.

    -The Nemetrix. Even though it was Psychobos who created the Nemetrix, you know that this device was fit to be Khyber's signature weapon. I really liked the idea of the Nemetrix, transforming it's wearer into vicious predatory alien animals that were actually the natural predators of the aliens in the Omnitrix. It was creative for what you could call the anti-thesis to the Omnitrix. Plus, it added a new bunch of alien transformations to like outside the Omnitrix (favorite predator is Tyrannopede). I wish we could've seen more of the Nemetrix and more predators for the Omnitrix aliens.

    And there's other stuff like his appearance, personality (he's calm, intimidating, patient), etc.

    And there you go. Khyber is my favorite villain in the Ben 10 franchise other than Vilgax. I really hope he returns in the Ben 10 Reboot (if it turns out good)

    Oh and if you want, post your favorite quotes: "I am the Ultimate predator and YOU are the ultimate prey"



  • @Tyranidomega I have a good bunch of favorites in the Ben 10 series. I'd say that, other than Vilgax, another strong favorite villain in the Ben 10 series for me is Kevin, and I'm referring to the Original Series Kevin. He is by far a great villain in the Ben 10 series mostly because Kevin truly represents the opposite of Ben. That Kevin is the true evil version of Ben. Not Eon and not Albedo. Kevin is the one villain that truly represents a version of Ben that is evil and that is what i like the most out of Kevin being a villain.

    It's unfortunate that Cartoon Network decided to make Kevin transition into a hero character, though. I don't like Kevin as being Ben's best friend and Gwen's boyfriend and, overall, as a hero character. It just doesn't work for the type of person that Kevin truly is and it is something that Kevin would never truly do and Ben and Gwen would never truly accept. I explain everything as to why in my "Addressing the Ben 10 Reboot" page on this website.Kevin doesn't work as a hero character and he should've stayed as a villain character because that is where Kevin is at his best and most fitting.

    Anyways, that is my favorite villain, other than Vilgax of course, in the Ben 10 series. Kevin is even second behind Vilgax for me.



  • @Tactical-Ochoa Personally I grew to like Kevin as a hero, but I completely agree with the rest of what you said. Kevin was a terrifying villain in the Original Series and it's great that what you said about him representing an evil version of Ben, or what if Ben used his abilities for evil deeds.
    In fact I really like those types of villains where they have all the powers and abilities of the heroes plus their own unique power. I like to call them the "superior version", and the obstacle for the hero being to fight this enemy who has everything they had and more.



  • @Tyranidomega I also grew to liking Kevin as a hero character when I was in my teenage years but when I went back and watched all the Ben 10 shows again, it just felt wrong for Kevin to be a hero character. I didn't like it. It just doesn't fit the type of person that he truly is. Heck, he's still behaves like a villain and a criminal because in the sequels, Kevin continues to make decisions and perform actions that are just obviously illegal. Weapons trafficking being the most common example of that. If you like Kevin as a hero character, I'm fine with your opinion. After all, it is your opinion. Really though, Kevin just doesn't work as a hero character. It doesn't suit and fit him at all and it makes absolutely no sense and is completely not understandable as to why Kevin decides to transition into a hero character and why Ben and Gwen would even trust and accept him at all considering everything that Kevin had done to them in the Original Series. Plus, Kevin's transition was done so poorly and lazily as well. Kevin's transition into a hero character and him being Gwen's boyfriend and Ben's best friend was badly and poorly rushed and forced. It was just implemented so badly. Overall, to me, Kevin is just better and at his best as a villain and he should've stayed as a villain.



  • @Tactical-Ochoa I guess "superior version" is a good way to sum up characters and villains such as Kevin. I can agree on that.



  • @Tactical-Ochoa Yeah if I could come up with a good comparison, it's kinda like the dynamic between Spiderman and Venom, just based on the fact that Venom has Spiderman's powers and was always stronger than him.



  • @Tyranidomega Yeah. I did initially like Khyber as well. You did make some good points about him in Omniverse. Unfortunately, Cartoon Network decides to be Cartoon Network and as Omniverse went on with it's seasons, Khyber became more dumbed down to the point where I could no longer favor and credit him as a villain. A good start for him but eventually Khyber succumbed to Cartoon Network's idiotic mindset of dumbing everything down.



  • @Tactical-Ochoa Well, to be fair Khyber didn't have that many appearances in the show anyways. After the 2nd season he disappeared until Albedo teamed up with him and then had his final appearance with Skurd where he was finally caught by the Plumbers.



  • @Tyranidomega Yeah but still, Khyber did have some potential to at least be close to the level as, heck, maybe Vilgax but that potential just ended up being squandered. Vilgax didn't have that many appearances in the Original Series either and look how great of a villain he turned out to be. Just as you mentioned, Vilgax is just too easy of a choice to be considered a favorite villain among fans because he really is the best villain in the series. Quantity doesn't really factor in at all here. It's more importantly about quality. Therefore, Khyber not appearing as often as you state isn't really a justifiable excuse. Heck, come to think of it, Khyber pretty much was the Omniverse version of Vilgax but again, he had a good start but Khyber was no longer able to deliver (or at least able to deliver as well as he did at the start of his run) in his later appearances.



  • @Tactical-Ochoa What about Malware (who I also like). I think Malware was the closest to the next Vilgax.



  • @Tyranidomega Malware was pretty good. He was one of the very few things about Omniverse and the Ben 10 sequels that I did like and I don't even like the sequels very well. Yeah, I guess I could consider Malware a favorite villain for me. He was pretty much one of the very few best and only good parts about Omniverse. The rest of Omniverse was just absolute garbage.



  • @Tactical-Ochoa For me Rook, the villains, and the Nemetrix were the best thing about Omniverse.



  • @Tyranidomega Rook was a nice character and the Nemetrix was a nice concept. The only new villains that I did like in Omniverse were just Malware, Khyber, and Maltruant considering that they were the only new villains that could at least somewhat challenge Ben. Other than that, Omniverse was just horrible and there are only some very few things about that show that I did like but it just wasn't enough to save Omniverse. Even Cartoon Network eventually realized that Omniverse was terrible.



  • @Tactical-Ochoa What's your thoughts on Rook's martial arts teacher Kundo?



  • @Tyranidomega Mixed bag. Again, there's not much of Omniverse that I like. I guess Kundo is ok.



  • I thought he was an A-hole



  • @chronosapien234 Rook? If so, explain how and why?



  • No, Kundo was the massive jerk. I liked rook



  • Albedo was a formidable foe, especialy in omniverse.



  • @chronosapien234 Oh. Ok. You should have pointed out that you were referring to Kundo to avoid confusion.

    Eh, even Albedo is becoming less capable of challenging Ben even when he had the Ultimatrix. Albedo may be smarter than Ben but Ben is the better fighter and strategist as well as being much better experienced in using the Omnitrix than Albedo. As I stated before, too, Albedo is just not the true opposite and evil Ben and neither is Eon. It's Kevin and has and always will be Kevin.