Ben 10: Ultimate Alien

Season 1 Episode 4

Video Games

Aired Saturday 9:00 AM May 14, 2010 on Cartoon Network
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Episode Summary

After defeating Ssserpent by using Four Arms for the first time in 6 years, Ben's celebrity status lands him a starring role in a video game and is asked to show all of his aliens' abilities. In reality, TV reporter Will Harangue has been using the video game as an excuse to build a giant spider-like robot that knows all of Ben's alien forms' moves and use them against him.moreless

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  • Four Arms briefly returns for the first time since the original series, Ben gets his own video game, Gwen learns how to drive, and a biased newscaster turns out to be more than just biased.moreless

    Ben defeats Ssserpent by transforming into Four Arms for the first time since the original series (6 years in the show's timeline), and easily brings him down. Watched by a video game maker, Ben has the chance to star in his video game. However, the video game is actually a way to track and study Ben's movements so that Will Harangue, the reporter from the 1st Ultimate Alien episode that called Ben a menace, can fight him with a robot that knows and counters every move Ben throws at him. Harangue does this to both increase his ratings and to kill Ben, truly believing him to be a menace to society. Meanwhile, a nervous Gwen learns how to drive, but Kevin and an official instructor disapprove, and Ben is thinking more about the video game than his cousin's driving skills. Overall, an interesting episode, with a bit of nostalgia for the old school fans of the show.moreless
Yuri Lowenthal

Yuri Lowenthal

Ben Tennyson

Ashley Johnson

Ashley Johnson

Gwen Tennyson

Greg Cipes

Greg Cipes

Kevin Levin

Dee Bradley Baker

Dee Bradley Baker

Humungousaur / Swampfire / Jetray / Cannonbolt / SpiderMonkey / Big Chill / Lodestar / Waybig / Four Arms / Nanomech

Greg Cipes

Greg Cipes

Exasperated Guy

Guest Star

Dee Bradley Baker

Dee Bradley Baker


Guest Star

John DiMaggio

John DiMaggio

Will Harangue

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

  • QUOTES (5)

    • (Gwen jumps over a bridge with SpiderMonkey on the roof)
      SpiderMonkey: (in regards to the robot chasing them) Maybe it can stop SpiderMonkey, but it wont stop Chromastone.
      (transforms into Swampfire)
      Swampfire: SWAMPFIRE... was not who I was going for. I can still make this work.

    • (Ben transforms into Four Arms after six years)
      Four Arms: Four Arms! Ooh, didn't even know that was still in there!

    • Will Harangue: Any last words?
      Ben: None that I'm allowed to say on television.

    • Kevin: Look, Gwen, you have to treat a car like you treat a woman.
      Gwen: Go on.
      Kevin: No. I sense I've made a mistake of some kind...

    • Ssserpent: Who are you to challenge the might of Ssserpent?
      Ben: I'm a deputized agent of the Plumbers. You're breaking your parole.
      Ssserpent: And you think you possessss the power to ssstop me?
      Ben: Yup, kinda do!

  • NOTES (5)

    • Ben threatens to swear in this episode.

    • Dwayne McDuffie has confirmed that Will Harangue was able to avoid getting arrested for the damage his robot caused during the battle with Ben at Washington because he didn't air those scenes.

    • Richard McGonagle does not reprise his role of Four Arms. Instead, Dee Bradley Baker voices him here and also voices Nanomech who was previously voiced in Ben 10: Alien Swarm by Alex Winter.

    • Ben said in this episode that it would be weird to have multiple Bens running around, but yet he didn't think twice about the idea of duplicating himself with Echo Echo in "Duped".

    • Apparently, the black stripes on Four Arms' head are growths of hair; the hair on the back of his head having grown into a ponytail.


    • The Will Harangue/J. Jonah Jameson parallels continue: the Stalker robot shares similarities with the "Spider-Slayer" robots featured in the Spider-Man comics. Both were built to neutralize their target's strengths, and one model of Spider-Slayer had a screen which projected Jameson's face, much like the Stalker with Harangue.