Ben 10

The Alliance

Season 1, Ep 8, Aired 2/18/06
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  • Episode Description
  • Ben, as Four Arms, thwarts an armored car robbery by a very tough female named Joey. During the fight, some of Vilgax's new and improved drones attack and Grandpa Max is injured. When Four Arms takes Grandpa Max to the hospital, Joey starts messing with the drones and is converted into a powerful alien cyborg named Rojo. With these enhancements, Vilgax is able to communicate with her and convince her to work for him. When she attacks Ben at the hospital, she is thwarted once again, but Ben is left thinking that it's too dangerous for him to be around others and runs away. During their final confrontation, it turns out to be the advice of Grandpa Max that helps Ben defeat her. As Upgrade, he is able to stop her, but not before receiving a disturbing message from Vilgax.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Paul Eiding

    Grandpa Max

  • Meagan Smith

    Gwen Tennyson

  • Richard McGonagle

    Four Arms

  • Steven Jay Blum


  • Andy Sturmer

  • Fan Reviews (10)
  • It's ight.

    By ZaleIsBackAgain, Aug 16, 2010

  • It's ight

    By ZaleIsBackAgain, Aug 16, 2010

  • cool episode.

    By tenn99_23, Mar 23, 2008

  • Ben learns that family is the most important support in a superhero's life, and he finally meets Vilgax face-to-face.

    By herculehastings, Nov 28, 2007

  • Now marked in my favorite episodes list.

    By mathwizard09, Sep 08, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (33)

    • Vilgax: (in the empty space talking to Rojo) The Omnitrix: where is it? Rojo: I couldn't get it. And how nice, you didn't tell me I'd be fighting a superhero. I'm through. Vilgax: (swallows Rojo) You'll get me the Omnitrix, and if you fail again, your meaningless criminal life will be over. Now this time make him come to you.

    • Four Arms: Huh? You're all women. Uh, I don't wanna hurt... (a laser blast to the back cuts him off) Joey: Well, isn't that sweet? Gwen: Clobber her!

    • Joey: (after robot drones blow up the armored car) Hey! This is my heist. Female Thug: You can have it. (her team runs away)

    • Grandpa Max: (after hitting Joey with a tire) Ben, those drones must be after the watch. Joey: You'll get yours, old man. (fires rifle at Grandpa Max) (Grandpa Max dodges the blast, but it causes the roof to fall on his head) Gwen: Grandpa! Four Arms: No!

    • Gwen: (after Grandpa Max is injured) We need to get him to a hospital. I'm calling 9-1... (Four Arms grabs her) Gwen: Ben? Four Arms: No time. (picks up Grandpa Max) Hospital up the street.

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    Notes (20)

    • It is revealed by the doctor that vivid imaginations are good coping mechanisms in bad situations.

    • It is revealed that Ben doesn't like to beat up girls in "hero mode."

    • Ben wrote "wash me" with an unhappy face on the RV window.

    • This is the third appearance of Vilgax.

    • At the end of the episode, Vilgax's eyes can be seen looking through the darkness, meaning that he will return and is not giving up.

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    Trivia (13)

    • The Rustbucket was left by Ben, Gwen and Max at the gas station after Max is knocked out, but when Max is discharged, it is outside the hospital.

    • Look/Listen Hard: Unlike the previous episode, "Kevin 11," the opening theme has reverted back to its original version.

    • Listen Closely: In the preview for the next episode, the announcer uses the word Ripjaw in singular form rather than the plural form Ripjaws used by the show itself.

    • Look Closely: Before the display of cookies fall on Gwen, you can see that she was reading a magazine.

    • Think Back: Gwen was given a cell phone by her mom at the beginning of the series, but it was destroyed in "Washington B.C.," so how could she have it in this episode?

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    Allusions (7)

    • Joey/Rojo: Transformers The way Joey changed into Rojo and was recruited by Vilgax is similar to the way Megatron was changed into Galvatron and recruited to hunt the Autobots in Transformers.

    • Four Arms: Leaping When Four Arms leaped away from the opening battle with Gwen and Grandpa Max, he does so in a manner similar to that of Marvel Comic's own powerhouse the Incredible Hulk.

    • Gwen: Smooth move, Tennyson. When Ben accidentally knocks a pile of cookie boxes onto Gwen, she snaps, "Smooth move, Tennyson." This is reminiscent of a slang phrase popular decades ago, "Smooth move, Ex-Lax!"

    • Upgrade: Geist Upgrade's ability to possess inanimate objects and use them is just like Raimi's ability on the Gamecube/PlayStation 2 game, Geist. Also, Upgrade seeing Vilgax when he went in Rojo's head is similar to how Raimi sees flashbacks of a person's life when he possesses a major character.

    • Rojo: Appearance Rojo's cyborg form is similar to Brother Blood's cyborg form, specifically the claws and feet, from Teen Titans.

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