Ben 10

Tough Luck

Season 2, Ep 9, Aired 7/12/06
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  • Episode Description
  • Hex's niece, Charmcaster, enters the underground prison he's held at to release him out of his cell. With her help, Hex was able to regain most of his powers after being given his magical staff. Meanwhile, Ben, Gwen, and Grandpa Max head to a magic convention held in Las Vegas, and in there, Gwen finds the legendary Keystone of Bazell. With it, she gains the powers of Lucky Girl once again, but will it last after finding out that Hex and his niece are after it?moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Meagan Smith

    Gwen Tennyson

  • Paul Eiding

    Grandpa Max

  • Tara Strong

    Ben Tennyson/Upgrade

  • Steven T. Seagale

  • Scooter Tidwell

  • Fan Reviews (8)
  • Hoverboard, nuff said.

    By ZaleIsBackAgain, Jan 08, 2011

  • I especially like the hoverboard part.

    By herculehastings, Aug 25, 2008

  • good episode.

    By tenn99_23, Mar 23, 2008

  • At the same time Gwen's powers return, Hex and his niece Charmcaster devise a plan to recreate the Charms of Bezel.

    By trm6, Jan 20, 2007

  • "Tough Luck" for Hex and his niece, Charmcaster. Even with the help of the Charms of Bazell, nothing other than a strong heart represents true strength.

    By arukun14, Jul 16, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (11)

    • Ben: You know, there are are other ways to be a hero. Gwen: Like riding on a hoverboard? Ben: Well, it takes a lot of practice to get good on that thing... (Gwen flies off on the hoverboard) Ben: Hey!

    • Hex: (to Charmcaster) Now, to find the keystone. The moment of alignment is nearly upon us. (blasts a hole in the wall) Once I have completed the ritual and gained its powers, I shall take my revenge on the one responsible for imprisoning me in this festering sewer!

    • Hex: (to Charmcaster) My staff. Charmcaster: (handing Hex his staff) The magic must have drained out of it or something; it doesn't work, but I swear it's not my fault. Hex: (taking his staff) It's powers can be brought to life only in the hands of a master magician.

    • Hex: Charmcaster, I've been waiting. Charmcaster: Hmm. Major jail breaks aren't exactly easy to pull off, you know. Hex: You will show me respect, my dear niece, or you will suffer the consequences. Charmcaster: Yes, Uncle.

    • Gwen: Guess it's all up to you, Ben. Ben: I'll need some help. Still feeling lucky? Gwen: What can I do without my powers? Ben: Hey, you never needed magic powers to help out before.

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    Notes (25)

    • This is the first and only time in the series when we see the Omnitrix dial pop-up when its red.

    • Omnitrix Malfunctions - Four Arms-Wildvine

    • Running Gag: Charmcaster saying, "Yes, Uncle."

    • Hex sports a slighty different look here. He wears a new leather strap around his chest, devoid of the slots used to hold the Charms of Bazell, which the previous one had.

    • A billboard in Vegas has the words "Soto sings tonight," in reference to the series producer, Alex Soto.

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    Trivia (7)

    • Listen Carefully: The theme song was played faster in this episode.

    • Subtitle/DVD Tidbit: In the subtitles for this episode on the DVD, it mistakes "Ben Tennyson is at your service!" for "Ben 10 is at your service!" And when Ben says, "Wildvine!?" it mistakes it for "I'm fine."

    • Think Back: Many believe Charmcaster lost her powers in this episode, yet she still had magic when she appeared in "A Change Of Face." But if she didn't lose her powers, what was the purple energy that left her body?

    • Look Closely: When the bird's eye view of the senior citizen's bus is shown falling off the road, the RV is not seen. Then, when Four Arms turns around to help the senior citizens off the bus, the RV is seen behind him.

    • Listen Carefully: Whenever Hex uses his powers, it uses yet another sound effect from the Stargate shows, this time the sound effect used is when some one dials in the D.H.D.

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