It's been reported this morning that Ben Tennyson, the little-lad-sized children's superhero is dead.
Or, at least, if he isn't dead, he was never alive.
Tennyson, 10, and known as Ben, 10, after a clever and inspirational combinational reworking of his surname, has been 10 years old ever since his creation in 2005, and had entertained young, and seemingly audiences all over the world with his magnificent monster- and alien-fighting capabilities with his sister, Gwen.
Ben was a normal ten-year-old kid until the day he found the Omnitrix, a mysterious alien device which, once he put it on, he couldn't take off. The Omnitrix gave Ben the power to transform into ten different alien life-forms, and whether he wanted to or not, Ben became a superhero.
With the help of his Grandpa Max and Gwen, Ben defeated Vilgax, an alien warlord determined to rule the Earth. Ben continued to fight to defend Earth but before he turned eleven he found a way to remove the Omnitrix. His life went back to normal - for a while.
Until today, that is, when it was discovered he was nothing but a animated cartoon character, and, therefore, not alive.
He shouldn't have messed about with the Omnitrix, should he?