Generator Rex

Friday 8:30 PM on Cartoon Network
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  • Fifteen-year-old Rex is not like other boys. Infected by microscopic molecular-altering nanites, this boy has the ability to grow machines out of his body. As a result he travels the world investigating biological mutations.

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  • Episode Guide
  • S 3 : Ep 19

    Rock My World

    Aired 12/26/12

  • S 3 : Ep 18

    Endgame, Part 2

    Aired 1/3/13

  • S 3 : Ep 17

    Endgame, Part 1

    Aired 1/2/13

  • S 3 : Ep 16

    Enemies Mine


  • S 3 : Ep 15

    Target: Consortium

    Aired 12/27/12

  • Cast & Crew
  • Grey DeLisle

    Dr. Holiday

  • John DiMaggio

    Bobo Haha

  • Daryl Sabara


  • Wally Kurth

    Agent Six

  • J.K. Simmons

    White Knight

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (93)

    • Rex: Hello monster-guy, I'm Rex, now thrill me.

    • Bobo Haha: Might I remind you that monkeys like to throw "bobo-bombs"? And I had Mexican yesterday.

    • Rex: Do we really have to go back to base? Let's go get a pizza and celebrate! Agent Six: Celebrate? You wrecked six city blocks. Rex: Aw, come on. It was four at the most... all right, maybe five.

    • Dr. Holiday: I'm talking about the 90% negative spike in your bioenergy. Have an explanation for that? Rex: My bios spike every time I see you, Dr. Holiday. Bobo: Smooth, like sandpaper.

    • Rex: Up for a little road trip? What do you think? Bobo: Don't ask me. I'm a bad influence.

    • Rex: (to Noah) You know the best thing about amnesia? I forgot. (Rex and Noah laugh) Bobo: (scoffs) You call that comedy?

    • Bobo: Ever been in a fight, blondie. Noah: I took kickboxing at the mall once. Bobo: Oh, brother.

    • Rex: How'd you find me? Agent Six: High-frequency transponder. Rex: You tagged me, like a dolphin? Agent Six: Not you. It's in the monkey's diaper. Bobo: It's a simian undergarment!

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    Notes (39)

    • The episode won an Emmy Award for¬†Outstanding Individual in Animation -¬†background painters.

    • This episode marks the first appearances of the extra function on Rex's "Smack Hands" which allow him to spin the fists around like a top for a more powerful punch.

    • This episode marks the first appearance of Rex's "Punk Busters" or otherwise known as Rex's giant boots.

    • This episode marks the second appearance of Van Kleiss.

    • This episode marks the first appearance of Rex's "Big Fat Sword"'s secondary function. Which allows the tip of the sword to fold out and spin so it can be used as a buzz saw.

    • This episode marks the third appearance of Van Kleiss.

    • This episode introduces Circe.

    • This is the second episode that features Rex losing control of his powers due to emotional troubles.

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    Trivia (53)

    • We learn that Bobo wears diapers. He prefers them to be called 'simian undergarments'.

    • We learn that the extra function on Rex's "Smack Hands" is able to be used as a fully functional drill to dig underground.

    • We now know that Rex's ability to cure EVO's isn't always successful, and apparently the EVO needs to somehow "let" Rex cure it.

    • We learn that Dr. Holiday has a sister, whom is an uncurable Evo.

    • The scene where Rex first fights Biowulf and Skalamander, one of Scalamander's crystals get into his arm. After he pulls it out, there is a rip in his coat. When he pulls out his 'Smack Hands', the rip disappears for a few seconds then reappears a few seconds later. Then the next scene where he is pushed back, it is gone and stays gone for the rest of the episode.

    • Towards the end, when Rex tries to absorb all of Weaver's nanites, the machines start to come out of his back/head because he is having a 'nanite overload'. If you watch, his goggles come off and rip. But after Six 'takes the shot', Rex picks them up and they are not ripped at all.

    • We learn in this episode that Rex is only able to absorb a certain amount of nanites into his body. We also learn if Rex absorbs too many nanites, he risks a "nanite overload" which causes Rex's nanites to go completely out of his control. This "nanite overload" also causes Rex's body to mutate and deform no differently than an Evo body.

    • Rex's formal wear looks very similar, if not exactly like the suit that Six wears without the tie. Which might hint that Rex got the suit from Six himself. A way to confirm that is at the end when Rex jumps into the muddy river, Six says "Are those my pants?"

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    Allusions (10)

    • When Rex's nanites are overloading which is causing his body to slightly mutate, it vaguely resembles Tetsuo's Iron metal like mutating scenes in the black and White Japanese (cult) B Movie Tetsuo the Iron Man. (1989)

    • The rabbit EVO Rex fights throughout the episode is based on the Rabbit of Caerbannog from the British comedy movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Much like the protagonist of the movie, Rex dismisses the rabbit as harmless (among other things), only to realize the hard way that it is more deadly than it looks.

    • Robo Bobo: We'll sing the body electrical. Based on the Ray Bradbury short story, "I Sing The Body Electric", wherein a child, Agatha, is unwilling to accept an Electrical Grandmother as a surrogate for her dead mother, until the Grandmother demonstrates her own immortality.

    • When Rex said he feels when Breach is there and shivers is an allusion to when Uncle from Jackie Chan Adventures says he has the "Willies" when ever there is dark magic close by.

    • Alpha's "Alpha-Omega" form resembles the gigantic mech Granzeboma, from the Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann anime.

    • Ben becoming Upgrade and merge with Rex to a suit for Rex looks like the cyber suits in Tron Legacy.

    • The theme song Rex composes for himself is similar to the original Ben 10 theme music.

    • The episode title is a play on the comic strip Spy Vs. Spy.

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  • Fan Reviews (18)
  • Matrix mixed with and Teen Drama

    By Questionmarc99, Aug 22, 2012

  • generator rex and ben 10

    By camkirby5, Sep 14, 2014

  • Best Show In The World

    By EzhanJaved, Sep 04, 2014

  • CN, you just dont know who to let go early

    By Raven77, Jan 03, 2014

  • Killed by the Merch :-(

    By bushidohacks, Jan 07, 2013