The Hands of Armageddon is an ancient device said to exist simultaneously throughout time and space, acting as a crosstime gateway.
The Hands of Armageddon resemble Mayan calendars. The Hands has five orbs; four on the outer ring and one larger orb in the center. Between the four orbs on the outer ring are lemniscate patterns; a mathematical symbol representing the concept of infinity.
The etching on the Hands are always the same in every universe, but the Hands can be made of an assortment of materials, such as metals and minerals.
Ben 10: Race Against Time- The first Live-Action Adaptation of Ben 10 featured metallic-looking Hands that operated like electrical technology, with the five orbs and creases of the Hands lighting up purple when activated. These Hands were destroyed by that universe's Ben Tennyson by having Eon collide with it while it was activated.
Ben 10: Ultimate Alien- A second version of the Hands was found by Ben Prime, which had a duller, blue-and-green tint and appeared to be made from stone. These hands operated more supernaturally than the previous ones, as Gwendolyn was able to briefly see through to an alternate dimension just by activating them with a spell. These Hands were destroyed by Ben with a prolonged neuroshock from Jetray.
Zim's Universe (5 Years Later)- The third pair The Heroes have interacted with are the ones used for Eon's overall plan, and were attached to Eon's machine. These hands also appear to be made from a brick-like texture, but the orbs are a golden metal. After the Godmaker was activated, an explosion occurred that destroyed these Hands.
- In Chapter 4: The Fallen Gods we see in a flashback Eon beginning his quest to use the Hands to save his people.
- In Chapter 6: Weightless Eon locates the version of the Hands in Zim's Dimension at Keshawn Desert. He then tells Doctor Animo to build "The Device" here.
- In Chapter 7: Fold, The Heroes arrive at Keshawn Desert and see that The Godmaker is now complete and the Hands has been placed inside of it.
- In Chapter 8: Risen, The Hands of Armageddon is being used as a part of The Godmaker to control the evolutionary process of the device, allowing Eon to become boundless.
- In Chapter 9: Time Out part of Future Fenton's armor is made from a piece of the Hands of Armageddon.
- In Ben 10: Race Against Time, the Hands of Armageddon was referred to as a Chronian artifact, but this misunderstanding was proven false in Ben 10: Ultimate Alien.
- In the past, a few Plumbers had tried to destroy the Hands of Armageddon.
- The first failed attempt created the Grand Canyon.
- The second failed attempt caused the Great Chicago Fire.
- The third failed attempt started the Great Quake of 1989.