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You hold the key to a power struggle so ancient, so vast, it is beyond your feeble comprehension! Picture an entire army, each in command of one Omnitrix, and all at my command! I will be invincible! I will rule the universe! And the only thing between me and my destiny… is you.
~ Vilgax to Ben Tennyson.
I am Vilgax, Conqueror of Worlds!
~ Vilgax.

Vilgax is the main antagonist of the Ben 10 franchise.

He is Ben Tennyson’s archenemy and a Chimera Sui Generis conqueror that has conquered many planets and wishes to claim the Omnitrix for himself and conquer the entire universe. He is a past enemy of Max Tennyson and, later, would become the enemy of Ben Tennyson, once he finds out that Ben wields the Omnitrix.

Roles

In the original series, he served as the main antagonist of Season 1, the secondary antagonist of Season 2, a supporting antagonist in Season 3 (as a futuristic version of himself), the main antagonist of the film, Ben 10: Secrets of the Omnitrix, and the main antagonist of the non-canon Season 4 finale, Goodbye and Good Riddance.

In Ben 10: Alien Force, he serves as the main antagonist of Season 3. In Ben 10: Ultimate Alien, he serves as the secondary, later true main antagonist of Season 3. In Ben 10: Omniverse, he serves as a supporting antagonist in Arc 3, the main antagonist of the Arc 4 finale, And Then There Was Ben, and a supporting antagonist in Arc 8, serving as the secondary antagonist of the series finale, A New Dawn.

He serves as the main antagonist of the Ben 10 Reboot series.

Personality

Extremely cruel, arrogant, authoritative, and power-hungry, Vilgax is always intent on his goal of ruling the universe, namely through obtaining the Omnitrix, which he views as the ultimate weapon. Vilgax is also very deceiving and manipulative, so as to accomplish his goals and has little to no sense of mercy.

Powers and Abilities

Currently

  • Superhuman Abilities: Without his cybernetic augmentation, Vilgan natural physiology has high amounts of superhuman strength and durability.
    • Metamorphosis: Vilgan can also transform into a monstrous octopus-like form when in water, which he refers to as his true form. However, when he used this form, he lost his arsenal.
  • Cybernetic Enhancements: After being enhanced, Vilgax has not only become much bigger, his strength, speed, and durability are even more increased.  
    • In Alien Force, Vilgax possesses the powers and abilities of all the champions he defeated in battle. His abilities include superhuman strength, nigh-invulnerability, high-speed flight, laser vision, superhuman hearing, and breathable to generate cyclonic winds.
    • Strength Boosters: His arms also have steroidal boosters, letting him increase his strength whenever necessary, though they cause him pain when used.
  • Alien Technologies: Vilgax also uses a number of weapons, consisting of the Ruby Ray of Ulo, which can fire powerful laser beams, the Shield of Ziegel, which generates powerful forcefields to protect him and can also function as a taser, a sword that projects energy beams and can cover its blade in fire or crystals to reflect energy blasts, as well as slash through a spaceship, a laser gun, and gauntlets that generate photo kinetic energy.  

Formerly

  • The Ascalon: With the Escalon sword, Vilgan's could channel the fundamental forces of the universe. He could fire off shock waves, and his original and absorbed powers were amplified greatly. He could even cover himself in a mystical armor.  
  • Eldritch Powers: As the Herald of Diagon, he has even more power, proving able to dispatch a group of Forever Knights. Vilgax can also fire energy blasts from his hands and eyes and teleport between dimensions at will. 
  • Diagon's Powers: After absorbing Diagon's demonic powers, he also gained all of his demonic abilities. He could transform into Diagon, command his cult and even command eldritch magic & fire eldritch blasts.  

Alternative Timeline

  • Genetic Enhancements: After being resurrected by Dr. Animo in Ben 10,000, Vilgax was even stronger and had a number of enhancements, including a whippy tentacle and bio-grenades in his right arm, and an instinctual knowledge of all of Ben 10,000’s moves.

Portrayals

Trivia

  • Vilgax’s defeat at the hands of Way Big in Alien Force is similar to his defeat in Secret of the Omnitrix, which has been confirmed to be an intentional touch.
  • Vilgax has a number of similarities in design and goals to Cthulhu.
  • In the original Ben 10 series, Vilgax's homeworld was given as the Null Void Frontier or the Shadowy Realm before it was confirmed as Vilgaxia (formerly known as Murray) in Alien Force.
  • The producers of the show refer to Vilgax as “Darth Vader without a sense of humor”.
  • According to the Ben 10 pop-up marathon, Vilgax won’t meet his final demise until 200 years after the original Ben 10 series.
  • Derrick had intended for Vilgax to look like his original self, but Matt Youngberg thought Vilgax's Alien Force/Ultimate Alien appearance had more personality.

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           Ben 10 Villains

Main Villains
Vilgax | Zs'Skayr | Aggregor | Aloysius Animo | Hex | Highbreed | Maltruant

The Faction
Khyber | Malware | Dr. Psychobos | Khyber's Panuncian | Ultimate Panuncian

Magic
Charmcaster | Michael Morningstar | Adwaita | Pallorfang | Scrutins

Aliens
Argit | Looma Red Wind | Skurd | Great One | Cyber Squids | Mr. & Mrs. Mann | Camille's Ex-Boyfriend | P'andor | Sunny | Antonio | Cassiopeian Dream Eater | Prisoner 775 | Vilgax's Squid Monsters | Corruptura

Forever Knights
Forever King | Driscoll | Enoch | Patrick | Sir Cyrus | Joseph Chadwick | Conner | Dagonet | Sir George | Sir Morton | Twin Knights | Winston | Dragon Robot | Forever Ninja

Highbreed
DNAliens | Xenocyte | Mizaru | Simian

Negative 10
Rojo | Clancy | Sublimino

Flame Keepers' Circle
Diagon | Conduit Edwards | Esoterica | Lucubra

Circus Freaks
Zombozo | Acid Breath | Frightwig | Thumbskull | Zombie Clowns

Incursean Empire
Milleous | Attea | Raff | Sangfroid | Way Bads

Bounty Hunters
Sixsix | Sevenseven | Eighteight | Synthroid | Sunder | Kraab | Vulkanus

Zs'Skayr Minions
Dr. Viktor | Yenaldooshi | Mummy | Crujo | Kuphulu | Lord Transyl | Anur-Mirrored Ben | Anur-Mirrored Charmcaster | Anur-Mirrored Hobble | Anur-Mirrored Rook | Mutant Pumpkins

Vreedles
Octagon Vreedle | Rhomboid Vreedle | Ma Vreedle | Pa Vreedle | Parallelogram Vreedle | Isosceles Right Triangle Vreedle

The Hive
Elena Validus | Nanochips | Decoy Queen

Psyphon's Gang
Bug-Lite | Bubble Helmet | Liam | Gorvan | Pickaxe Aliens | Sweet-Eels Sparklefunk | Hooded Alien | Thunderpig | Tummyhead

Fistrick's Gang
Fistrick | Hoodlum | Fistina

Road Crew
Baron Highway | Turbine | Road Rage

Rooters
Proctor Servantis | Phil Billings | Ragnarok | Swift | Leander

Vengers
Billy Billions | Captain Nemesis | Kangaroo Kommando | Mazuma | Simons | Will Harangue

Future
Kevin 11,000 | Exo-Skull | Sploot | Subdora

Evil Bens
Eon | Albedo | Bad Ben | Benzarro | Mad Ben | Nega Ben

Other Villains
Benevelon | Blue Leader | Buzz | Charles Zenith | Mayor Coleman | Collectimus | Evil Way Big | Garbage Monster | Hammer | Heatbat | Hulex | Inspector 13 | Jarett | Jonah Melville Kolar | Captain Kork | Kundo | Mr. Beck Morgg | Mutant Reptile Leader | Mycelium | Nyancy Chan | Oliver Thompson | Plant Alien | Poltroon | Red Leader | Seebik | Solid Plugg | Ssserpent | Suemungousaur | Surgeon | Tetramand Prisoner | Trans-Dimensional Monster | Trumbipulor | King Xarion | Yetta

Robots
B.L.R.R.T. | S.A.M. | Slix Vigma Computron | Otto | Techadon Robots | R.E.D.s | Stalker | Mechaneers | Jungle Guardians

Nemetrix Aliens
Buglizard | Crabdozer | Hypnotick | Mucilator | Omnivoracious | Panuncian | Slamworm | Terroranchula | Tyrannopede | Vicetopus

Redeemed
Kevin Levin | Zed | Blarney T. Hokestar

The Headlined Villains
2009

January
Shadow Queen

February
None

March
Lord Voldemort

April
Darth Vader

May
Dahlia Gillespie

June
Smithy

July
Manfred Von Karma

August
Light Yagami

September
Lee Woo-jin

October
Imhullu

November
Gaston LeGume

December
None

2010

January
Leatherface (original)

February
GLaDOS

March
Edward Hyde

April
Dimentio

May
The Chairstealer

June
Walter Sullivan

July
Vlad the Impaler

August
None

September
Audrey II

October
Albert Wesker

November
None

December
Skynet

2011

January
Thanos (Marvel)

February
Big Brother (Nineteen Eighty-Four)

March
Grimmjow Jaegerjaquez

April
Lord Zedd

May
Magneto

June
Cthulhu (Lovecraft)

July
Shredder (1987 TMNT)

August
None

September
Cobra Commander

October
None

November
None

December
None

2012

January
Doctor Doom (Marvel)

February
Lucifer (Dante's Inferno)

March
Vilgax

April
Peter Stegman

May
Sweet Tooth (Twisted Metal)

June
President Coriolanus Snow

2013

February
Dominic Greene

September
Chase Young

December
Benjamin Willis

2014

May
Kyuubey
Geese Howard
Horace Pinker

July
Kurumi Tokisaki

August
Grand High Witch

September
James Moriarty

October
Koba

November
B.P. Richfield

December
Judge Claude Frollo

2015

January
The Grinch

February
Darth Nihilus

March
Darkseid (DC)

April
Fallen Hana

May
Dick Dastardly

June
Francis Dolarhyde

July
Nyarlathotep (Lovecraft)

August
Pamela Voorhees

September
Frieza

October
Agatha Trunchbull

November
The Beldam

December
Santa Clause

2016

January
Randall Flagg

February
Alex (A Clockwork Orange)

March
Yog-Sothoth

April
Esdeath

May
Count Dracula (Bram Stoker)

June
Jerome Valeska

July
Lord Shen

August
Bill Cipher

September
Tate Langdon

October
Oogie Boogie

November
Dr. Venom

December
Krampus (Krampus)

2017

January
Joker (Nolanverse)

February
Lust

March
Lubdan

April
Sauron (Middle-earth)

May
Aku

June
General Grievous

July
Norman Osborn (Marvel)

August
Jaws (007)

September
It (Stephen King)

October
Ridley (Metroid)

November
Venom (Marvel)

December
Stripe

2018

January
Frank the Rabbit

February
Queen of Hearts (Disney)

March
Bowser

April
Bebop and Rocksteady

May
Ainz Ooal Gown

June
Father (Fullmetal Alchemist)

July
Thulsa Doom

August
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