Ben 10: Ultimate Alien

Season 1 Episode 1


Aired Saturday 9:00 AM Apr 23, 2010 on Cartoon Network
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Episode Summary

After Ben's secret identity is revealed to the world, Kevin and Gwen take him to the person responsible, a young fan named Jimmy Jones. Using the information that Jimmy acquired, the gang discovers the existence of an alien attacking a NASA facility in Orlando.

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    Yuri Lowenthal

    Yuri Lowenthal

    Ben Tennyson

    Ashley Johnson

    Ashley Johnson

    Gwen Tennyson

    Greg Cipes

    Greg Cipes

    Kevin Levin

    Dee Bradley Baker

    Dee Bradley Baker

    Jetray / Humungousaur / Chromastone / Spidermonkey / Ultimate Spidermonkey

    Yuri Lowenthal

    Yuri Lowenthal

    Soldier / Ultimatrix

    Guest Star

    Dee Bradley Baker

    Dee Bradley Baker

    Bivalvan / Pilot 3

    Guest Star

    John DiMaggio

    John DiMaggio

    Will Harangue / Aggregor / Colonel

    Guest Star

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (11)

      • You can see Wildmutt at the beginning of the episode before the opening theme, showing that Ben might have regained him but won't use him until a later episode.

      • This is the first time since getting Benmummy that Ben doesn't use an alien form after obtaining its DNA sample.

      • The working titled for the series was Ben 10: Evolution.

      • This is the first time in any of the Ben 10 series that Ben does not use an alien with fire powers in the first episode of the series (Heatblast, Swampfire and Ultimate Swampfire). Even though Swampfire is shown briefly in the beginning of the episode, Ben does not transform into him.

      • Alien Forms Used:

        1) Humungousaur
        2) Jetray
        3) Chromastone
        4) Spidermonkey
        5) Ultimate SpiderMonkey

      • Featured Alien: Ultimate Spidermonkey.
        It bears the appearance of a large purple gorilla with four long spider legs coming out of it's back. It has six green eyes and can dislocate it's lower jaw to fire webbing.

      • In this episode, Ben is seen driving his car from the live-action movie, Ben 10: Alien Swarm, indicating that the movie was canonical.

      • The plot device of Ben collecting alien DNA that only appeared in main arc of the third season of the original series returns. The Ultimatrix gains the DNA sample of a creature from the Andromeda galaxy, whereas Primus only contains the DNA of every life form in the Milky Way Galaxy. Furthermore, it's indicated that there are four more life forms from the Andromeda galaxy, indicating that Ben might get samples from them as well.

      • Ultimate Spidermonkey is the first Ultimate alien to be used by Ben in "Ben 10: Ultimate Alien". Previously, Ultimate Humungousaur and Ultimate Swampfire were used in the season three finale of "Ben 10: Alien Force".

      • Goof:
        In the scene where Ben and Julie are going into the school together, Ben's bag starts out orange, then changes to the same color as Julie's bag, before ultimately returning to orange.

      • The opening sequence for "Ben 10: Ultimate Alien" features the most amount of Ben's aliens to ever appear in a single opening sequence with forty-six different aliens.

    • QUOTES (16)

      • (talking about their new ship)
        Gwen Tennyson: We can use our Plumber Badges to access any database on Earth. Even secure ones.
        Ben Tennyson: (uninterested) Boring. Make it go.

      • (after Ultimate SpiderMonkey defeats Bivalvan)
        Ultimate SpiderMonkey: (realizes) The bomb!
        (the bomb's timer stops ticking at 10 seconds)
        Kevin: Got it! With ten seconds to spare.
        Ultimate SpiderMonkey: You did that on purpose!

      • (Bivalvan is in the cave where Ben, Gwen and Kevin left him when he hears someone coming)
        Bivalvan: Hello? Are you Plumbers? Ben said you'd be here quickly, but I didn't expect you to be....
        (he sees that it's a horrific humanoid creature)
        Bivalvan: Aggregor!
        Aggregor: No one escapes from me, Bivalvan.
        (he walks offscreen and Bivalvan's screams can be heard)

      • Kevin Levin: Sometimes I think the only reason you guys used to hang out with me was because I was the only one who could drive.
        Ben Tennyson: Well, maybe at first...
        Gwen Tennyson: Ben!

      • Bivalvan: (After the Ultimatrix has finished scanning his DNA) What did you do?
        Ben Tennyson: Oh, now you want to talk. (Activates the Ultimatrix and transforms into Chromastone)
        Chromastone: Chromastone! I wasn't even sure I still had this one.

      • (After Ben uses Humungousaur to scare away the news reporters)
        Kevin Levin: You should have used one of your new ultimate transformations.
        Ben Tennyson: I wanted to scare them, not me.

      • Julie Yamamoto: Why don't we go for a drive in your new car? That always cheers you up.
        Ben Tennyson: I don't need cheering up. I'm not upset.
        Julie Yamamoto: Why not? Everybody hates you.

      • Ben Tennyson: Maybe I can do more good as a public superhero than I did in secret. Sure, most people think I'm a menace now.
        Julie Yamamoto: Only 26% of adult viewers think you're a menace.
        Ben Tennyson: See? That's not bad.
        Julie Yamamoto: 74% think you're a threat.
        Ben Tennyson: Well, my point is, once people get to know me, I can win them over.
        Julie Yamamoto: That hasn't been my experience.

      • Gwen Tennyson: We know you were trying to help, but by revealing Ben's secret, you've made it harder for him to help people.
        Jimmy Jones: I'm sorry. I thought you'd like the fame. You know, all the attention and money.
        Ben Tennyson: Attention?
        Kevin Levin: Money?

      • Ben Tennyson: (About the new airship) Specs?
        Kevin Levin: Supersonic in atmosphere, subspace hyperdrive for effective FTL, bonus gizmos I've acquired here and there.
        Ben Tennyson: Sweet! This is going to be the coolest thing I ever crashed!

      • Gwen Tennyson: According to this, they're building a starship.
        Kevin Levin: About time. Earth tech is so primitive, I'm embarrassed to tell my friends I'm from here.

      • Gwen Tennyson: Kevin, those guys are on our side! You can't shoot at them!
        Kevin Levin: No harm done. He ejected, and his parachute is only a little on fire.

      • Ben Tennyson: (About Bivalvan) Now I get it. He's doing the same thing you always do, Kevin.
        Kevin Levin: Stealing?

      • Julie Yamamoto: (sees Ben standing in front of the high school entrance) You have to go in some time.
        Ben Tennyson: I could drop out.
        Julie Yamamoto: Last night, you were two feet from an atomic bomb. You can't be scared of your classmates.
        Ben Tennyson: Everybody knows my secret, Julie. And if they've been watching the news, everybody hates me.
        Julie Yamamoto: (After kissing Ben on the cheek) Not everybody.

      • Jimmy Jones: I've got pictures of a lot of your alien forms- Humungousaur, Goop, Jeffrey...
        Ben Tennyson: Jeffrey?! You thought I named one of my aliens Jeffrey? It's Jetray!
        Jimmy Jones: Hm, that does make more sense...

      • Bivalvan: There is nothing you can do to stop me.
        SpiderMonkey: Maybe not me, but my new Ultimatrix comes with some new features. There's a time to go hero and there's a time to go ultimate! (transforms into Ultimate SpiderMonkey)
        Ultimate SpiderMonkey: Ultimate SpiderMonkey!

    • NOTES (1)

      • Kevin's powers have once again changed; now, when he absorbs material, he is able to shape his hands into weapons, much like his mutant form in season three of Ben 10: Alien Force. This is because, according to Dwayne McDuffie, Kevin retained his knowledge how to do it after his mutation was undone.

    • ALLUSIONS (3)

      • Jimmy Jones' name seems to be a portmaneau of the names of the comic book characters Jimmy Olsen and Rick Jones.

      • Will Harangue: Ben Tennyson: Threat or menace?

        Will Harangue is very similar to the Spider-Man character J. Jonah Jameson; Both are newsmen who are distrusting of heroes, and go out of their way to discredit them.

      • Ben Tennyson: (After transforming into Chromastone) I wasn't even sure I still had this one.

        This is a reference to the fact that Chromastone was seemingly destroyed in the "Ben 10: Alien Force" episode "The Secret of Chromastone".