>Ben 10: UA Episode 39
>Kevin rages at Albedo
>"He's risked his life a hundred times for people he didn't even know -- for slobs like me, for jerks like you!"
>"He's a hero, and more important... He's my best friend."
Were Ben and Kevin... EVER actually friends in the series??
Outside of this line, I do not remember them having a good friendship, like, at all.
They were enemies in the OG series, and Omniverse onward should never be touched upon, ever.
But throughout AF and UA, they were very toxic to each other.
Majority of their scenes was just them arguing with one another, throwing insults, acting sarcastic, Kevin threatening violence and Ben just being disrespectful or riding a high horse.
Other than that, they only ever acted like acquaintances or teammates to one another. They never seemed to actually LIKE being around one another and only force themselves to team up and tolerate the other for a mutual benefit.
Like, I remember watching every single episode and I cannot recall a single intimate or friendly scene between them. So this line of Kevin calling Ben his Best Friend just sounds inaccurate and forced to apply a meta narrative that doesn't actually exist in the story.
How am I meant to buy that Kevin is Ben's best friend when all they ever did to one another was treat the other like dirt?
I'd love to get proved wrong, though.