In addition to what that other Anon was talking about with “The Flash Problem” I do have a few other gripes with Ben 10k.
The first is that he’s always at the end of his road. He’s grown up, he’s unlocked all of his powers, he’s gone through all of his character arcs and learned when to be fun and when to be serious, what the fuck is left? You’re starting off near the end, and having him retread old ground, or learn shit he really would have conceivably learned earlier is just going to make him look like an idiot.
The second is that because he has no limitations on the Omnitrix anymore, he’s just going to defer to a handful of aliens that he’s either the best or most comfortable with. A writer can only come up with so many reasons to use a weird specific Xeno.
And my third issue, which is the biggest, and admittedly more so a gripe with the way that they use him than Ben 10k himself, is that his setting and the ways he fits into it is so fucking boring.
Like, oh wow, he’s a generic ass Capeshit figure who fights crime and evil and acts above he law, but also always obeys it, just beating up baddies and throwing them in jail to break out and do it all again. Gone is the creepy and cool shit like the Mushroom monster from Camp Fear, now we just get generic rogues.
Oh and he lives in a typical futuristic metropolitan city with sleek designs, flying cars, and a an eclectic hodgepodge of aliens, no sects, skewed populations or Xeno ghettos or anything, just a random number generator of aliens, totally not the same shit as TMNT: Fast Forward which definitely wasn’t a bore.
OH and he has a son who looks like a lightly-toasted, carbon copy clone of him, acts just like he did when he was a kid, and wants to do exactly what dad does and help him as sidekick, not have his own ambitions or style or anything. Totally not something you see in current capecomics or anything.
Like seriously how fucking uninspired can you get?