“Ben 10” trends on Twitter letting users relive old memories

For seemingly no reason, the Cartoon Network series “Ben 10” has been trending on Twitter with users discussing the series for its wide variety of alien characters, its iconic theme song and fan castings.

First airing in 2005, “Ben 10” followed the adventures of Ben Tennyson, his cousin Gwen and their grandfather Max. While on vacation, an alien device attaches itself to Ben’s hand. The device, called the Omnitrix, allows Ben to transform into different types of aliens across the universe. Teaming up with his family, Ben learns to use the Omnitrix to help protect Earth from alien forces.

The series became one of Cartoon Network’s most successful franchises. Since the series’ end in 2008, “Ben 10” has had three continuations, a reboot, a pair of live-action films and an upcoming film based on the reboot.

This however doesn’t explain why the series started trending on Twitter. Regardless, fans have used this to discuss the series once again generating 130 thousand tweets talking about numerous different aspects of the series.

The Theme Song

For anyone who walked the series when it aired, one of the best aspects was the opening theme that drew viewers in. Sung by artist Mz Moxy, the theme song has been dubbed iconic by numerous fans of the series.

Favorite Aliens

One of the main draws of “Ben 10” was the aliens that he would transform into. Ben originally had a set of 10 aliens that he would be able to transform into. These aliens ranged from Diamondhead, a green alien whose body is completely composed of diamonds, to Ripjaws, an amalgamation of several different aquatic animals such as angler fish and shark.

Discussions on Twitter brought up some of fan’s picks for the best and most underrated characters.

Fan Casting

As with any other series, fans also began discussing who they believed would be a good fit to play Ben in a new live action movie or series. Prior to “Ben 10” trending on Twitter, pop culture outlet Screen Rant posted an article discussing a fan art drawing by Instagram user “spdrmnkyxxiii” of “Captain America: The First Avenger” actor Chris Evans as Ben 10,000, a version of Ben in the future.

However, numerous fans have been clamoring behind “Spider-Man: Homecoming” actor Tom Holland taking the role after “spdrmnkyxxiii” drawing another piece of fan art. The fan art became very popular but the actor himself wasn’t a fan commenting on an Instagram post on the topic saying no.

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