Ben 10: Ultimate Alien

Season 1 Episode 14

Where the Magic Happens

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Aired Saturday 9:00 AM Oct 29, 2010 on Cartoon Network
8.6
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Gwen is forced to team up with her nemesis Charmcaster when she finds herself in a hostile magical dimension.

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  • This was a good idea that could have been much better executed.

    4.0
    I thought the idea for this episode was good. Charmcaster's backstory was revealed and through a forced alliance with Gwen and the gang she becomes a better person as a result. However I felt like the whole thing was rushed. Her character development from evil to good was done so quickly that she came off more out of character than believably changed.

    Take Kevin for example. before he went crazy and had that big fight against Ben, it was hinted at in previous episodes. We sensed what it was leading up to. Charmcaster big life changing character development happened all in this one episode where it started with her wanting Gwen dead just as she always did and ended with her sacrificing her safety for Gwen's sake. Maybe if her true good nature was hinted at in older episodes it would have been great but the fact that it was all done in one just didn't cut it for me.

    Also I think her backstory about how she had to flee from home and how she lost her father would have been better if we had gotten a hint of it in other episodes as well. The explanation seemed so rush we didn't even have time for a proper flash back.

    I think Charmcaster is an interesting character. She's been around since the original series and I think she deserved a better episode than this if they really want her to go into a new direction.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

Four Arms / Humungousaur (Ultimate Humungousaur) / Jet Ray / Cannonbolt / Chromastone

Dee Bradley Baker

Dee Bradley Baker

PallorFang

Guest Star

John DiMaggio

John DiMaggio

Addwaitya / Faint Voice

Guest Star

Kari Wahlgren

Kari Wahlgren

Charmcaster

Recurring Role

John DiMaggio

John DiMaggio

Ultimate Aggregor

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (10)

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Addwaitya: Thieves, all of you!
      Cannonbolt: The only thief around here is a guy called Aggregor!
      Kevin: We're more like well-meaning trespassers.

    • Gwen: (fending off Charmcaster's attacks) We don't have time for this. The universe is in danger!
      Charmcaster: You have more immediate problems.

    • Ben: Is it bigger then a bread box?
      Kevin: Yeah. Nineteen questions left.
      Ben: Is it an Incursion battle cruiser with ion drive?
      Kevin: Yeah. How do you always guess so fast?
      Ben: 'Cause it's always either a car or a ship.
      Kevin: Uh-uh! Sometimes it's a weapon!

    • Charmcaster: Gwen Tennyson. What a coincidence. I was just thinking about you. About killing you, to be specific!

  • NOTES (4)

    • It can be assumed that the reason Aggregor chose to absorb Terraspin was for his immunity to mana. That way, even if he had to directly confront Addwaitya for his piece of the map (the Alpha Rune), Addwaitya would not be able to do any damage to Aggregor with his mana-based attacks.

    • Aggregor stated in "Map of Infinity" that Galapagus' people were unaffected by Mana attacks. Perhaps the reason for this is that one of Galapagos' people (Addwaitya) holds the power to control all magic/mana (the Alpha Rune).

    • Addwaitya resembles one of Terraspin's race, the Aldabrans. In "Escape From Aggregor", Galapagus said to Ben "Thank Addwaitya I've found you!", implying that Addwaitya may be a form of deity to his kind.

    • Ben appears to have something close to a photographic memory; he is able to reproduce the markings for Zoraster from the Gate to Anywhere after only quickly glancing at them from a distance.

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