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Ben said that if he knew the Omnitrix can copy alien DNA from aliens by touching it, he can become them and that he would be an awesome Vilgax. But back in the episode, "Secrets" Vilgax did touch the Omnitrix to turn Heatblast back to Ben.
Ben had to go through this entire changing phase in order to finally transform into Benwolf's original form. This is what a werewolf does. What does an alien life-form have to do with mythical werewolfs?
Since Wes was a Plumber, he should've known about Ben and the Omnitrix; at the least, heard rumors of. For some reason, he was shocked when he saw Ben transform into Wildvine.
Pay Attention: This is the first and only episode where the transformation from making contact with an alien hasn't been instantaneous.
Look Closely: At the end of the of the episode, when Ben looked at the alien werewolf's silhouette on the Omnitrix, it looked different than it did when Ben looked at it after he reverted back to his human form.
Look Closely/Pay Attention: When Ben begins to help Wes and Max across the lava chasm, right when he starts to say, "I'll need to take both of you..." the Omnitrix starts flashing red, but doesn't make any sound.
Pay Attention: While looking for the Yenaldooshi, you can see Wes, Grandpa Max and Benwolf are in a cave. But when Wes shoots the flare, they are outside, because you can see stars in the sky.
Look Closely: When Ben is fighting the Yenaldooshi (after it uses its sonic roar on them), and Ben and the alien tackle each other, if you look closely, you can see Ben still has the Omnitrix on his wrist, even though he said it wasn't.
Look Closely: At the beginning, the receiver tower has no satellite dish on top, but the Yenaldooshi steals a dish from the same tower.
Look Closely: While the Alien Wolf's eyes and sonic blasts are purple, Benwolf's are both green.
Outside Knowledge: Wes says that the creature is a Yenaldooshi, or skin-walker in Navajo, but the term Navajos use for skin-walker is yee naaldlooshii.
Ben: (Grandpa Max and his friend spot something by a shadow) Wait, don't shoot! It's me, Benwooooooolf!!!
Ben: (looking at Kai performing the ceremonial dance) You know, I was hoping to see one of those before the summer ended.
Gwen: Since when have you been interested in Native American Spiritual Dance?
Ben: Only like forever, dweeb. It rocks!
Benwolf: Let's see what else I can wolf down! Ha, get it?
Grandpa Max: (astounded) An alien werewolf. Just when I thought this summer couldn't get any stranger.
(after the silver pendant fails to destroy the wolf creature)
Wes: I don't understand, that should have worked.
Kai: Grandpa, the pendant didn't work because, maybe we're not dealing with a Yenaldooshi.
Benwolf: But, it bit me. Isn't that why I'm like this?
(suddenly, Benwolf collapses to the ground, howls and undergoes one final transformation, and to his surprise, the Omnitrix logo appears on his chest)
Ben: (starting his Benwolf transformation) Gwen, could you scratch my back for a second?
Gwen: My fingers? On your back? I'd rather have my fingernails pulled out one at a time!
Ben: Can this get any... (stops and sees Kai doing a native dance) Cooler. (falls in love)
(Ben fills a bowl with milk and eggs, eats face first, making a mess on Gwen and Kai; Ben holds a napkin in his mouth)
Ben: Uh... napkin?
Kai: You know, the Yenaldooshi is considered a god.
Ben: I guess a little back hair isn't so bad.
Wes: Were you bitten by the Yenaldooshi?
Ben: When I was Wildvine, but it didn't even break the skin. Or should I say, the root.
Wes: Ben, this is nothing to make light of. The Yenaldooshi can create others in its exact image, and when it does, those followers will seek to destroy those closest to them.
Gwen: Lucky we don't like each other, right?
Ben: Well, time to go pure Stinkfly. (activates Omnitrix; transforms into Wildvine)
Wildvine: Oh, man!
Ben: It's a long summer. Maybe I'll see you again.
Kai: The thing is, Ben, you seem like a nice guy, but you're just not my type.
Ben: Huh? I thought you really liked me.
Kai: Well, that was before you turned back into, well, you.
Ben: What's wrong with me?
Kai: Nothing, and the alien stuff's cool, just not as cool as when you were a Yenaldooshi. I figured I could train you, tame you, you know?
Gwen: Train him? Tame him? He's a person, not a pet! You can't talk to my cousin like that!
Gwen: (to Kai) Only I can talk to my cousin like that. You just blew it big time!
Kai: Oh, well. Whatever.
Ben: Kai seems bummed. Maybe I could cheer her up.
Gwen: Since when do you care about what girls care a... bout? Unless you like her!
Gwen: That's it! Like, you so, like, like her.
Ben: No way!
Gwen: (singing) Ben's got a crush, Ben's got a crush!
Ben: So not!
Gwen: So do!
Ben: So don't! But if you're hanging around Kai or something, could you do me a favor?
Ben: Sort of let it slip how cool I am, you know, that you're lucky to have me for a cousin.
Gwen: So basically, you want me to totally lie?
Ben: Well, when you put it that way, sure.
Benwolf: Oh, man!
Grandpa Max: What?
Benwolf: Well, if I knew I could just go different aliens if they touched the watch, I'd have let them scratch it a long time ago. I'd be an awesome Vilgax.
Benwolf: (to alien werewolf) Who are you lookin' at, ugly?
Ben/Kai: (to each other) Be careful.
Gwen: I think I'm gonna puke!
(after Ben saves Kai)
Kai: Thank you. But can I...
Ben: Repay me? Forget it! I'm one of those "leap first, look second" kind of guys.
Kai: That's nice. What I meant was, "can I have my hand back now?"
Ben: Goin' Ripjaws! (tries and fails to push the Omnitrix face down) Okay, goin' by myself!
(alien werewolf climbs mountain, Wildvine pops up out of the ground and grabs it)
Wildvine: Tag. And you're it, fangface.
(alien werewolf bites him)
Wildvine: Ow. So you want to fight dirty, eh? (goes back underground, dragging the alien werewolf with him, pops back up, with lid over head covering head)
Wildvine: Going up. (lid opens, Omnitrix starts beeping red) Oh, not now. (reverts back to Ben)
Ben: Uh, that fangface nickname; I meant it in a nice way.
(alien werewolf runs at him, swiping him, Ben runs, swipes twice, hitting Omnitrix, making Omnitrix glow yellow, Ben falls; as he gets up, Grandpa Max and Wes run in)
Grandpa Max: Ben!
(all look at it running away, Grandpa Max and Wes follow, Ben looks at Omnitrix, faceplate turning flashing yellow, shrugs shoulders and follows monster)
Omnitrix Malfunctions: Ripjaws-Himself
Benwolf is the last alien transformation sequence we'll see.
This is the second episode where Ben mentions a possible alien fusion. This time he mentions XLRwolf.
This is the first and final appearance of Benwolf because he was never reused.
This was the episode that ended the Ben 10 Alien Showdown.
This is the first time since "The Big Tick" that Cannon Bolt's transformation sequence has been shown.
Main Villain Bio: Yenaldooshi Alien - A tall blue werewolf alien that has been stealing some of the technology in the small town that Ben, Gwen, and Grandpa Max were visiting. The Native Americans refer the werewolf alien as the "Yenaldooshi," Navajo for "skin walker." Ben briefly glimpsed the alien, then fought against him as Wildvine during their second encounter. When Ben is transformed back to his normal self by the Omnitrix, the alien werewolf slashes the Omnitrix, causing the device to download his DNA (signified by its face turning yellow) and gradually changed Ben into its form, Benwolf.
This episode helps show why Ben cannot learn the master control of the Omnitrix yet, and why he needs to go Ben: because it looks like the Omnitrix can only absorb alien DNA when Ben is in human form.
This episode hints that (as in the TV series, The Roswell Conspiracies) certain creature's from Earth folk tales may actually be aliens.
There is sort of a pattern with Wildvine's appearances. In the previous episodes he has appeared in, including "Camp Fear," "Tough Luck," "Midnight Madness," and "Benwolf," Wildvine has once been activated in the daylight in "Midnight Madness." The others are always nighttime, or dark outside.
Main Villain(s): Yenaldooshi Alien.
A strange machine is seen activating at the end of the episode, suggesting that the werewolf alien may return.
Benwolf does not appear to be weak to typical werewolf weaknesses as might be expected. A silver pendant touched to the original alien's chest did nothing.
When the Omnitrix absorbs a new DNA, its color turns from green to yellow.
Ben for the first time has a crush on a girl, Kai.
After the Omnitrix timed out Benwolf, Ben checked it to see if Benwolf was on it, which marks the third time the Omnitrix has instantly recharged.
Ben only uses his extra aliens in this episode. None of the original 9 that are available.
Wes, like Phil, used to be part of the Plumbers.
New Alien Powers:
1) Wildvine reveals a burrowing ability that can drag enemies underground. Wildvine can also cover his head using venus fly trap-esque shoulder blades.
2) Cannon Bolt can repulse some enemies just by standing still.
Main Transformation(s): Benwolf.
This is the first time in the series that Gwen has stood up for Ben.
This is the third time Ben has gotten a new alien on the Omnitrix. In this case, it's Benwolf.
We learn that Gwen doesn't like bats.
This episode takes place in, or near the city of, Chinle, Arizona.
Grandpa Max refers to the RV as "The Rust Bucket" for the first time.
The Omnitrix is revealed to have the ability to absorb the DNA of any alien that touches it, resulting in a slow, automatic transformation of the user into that alien.
Wes Green, a former Plumber cohort of Max's, is introduced.
Alien Form(s) Used:
3) Cannon Bolt.
Before airing in the US, this episode aired in the UK on February 16th as part of Cartoon Network UK's Ben 10 week.
This episode resembles the Teen Titans episode, "The Beast Within." Both Ben and Beast Boy were turned into ferocious beasts, had to face a villain who was also a ferocious beast, then were able to use their new power afterwards.
Ben transforming into a werewolf and returning to normal near to the end of this episode is just like one time when Martin Mystery got scratched by a werewolf.
Benwolf has a mouth that resembles the predator alien.
Wildvine: Tag. And you're it, Fangface.
Fangface was the name of a cartoon werewolf.
Monuments: Canyon de Chelly
The Canyon de Chelly, located in Arizona, is presently a national Monument. The Navajo Indians thought of this place as spiritual because it helps guide their souls to a better place.
Benwolf is referred to as the Yenaldooshi, of the Skin-walker. This is a creature that was thought as evil human beings enchanted with a taboo that give them the ability to change between a wolf and a man.
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