Gang #2/Attendant/Helicopter Pilot
Gang #1/Cop #2
In this episode, Ben turns into Four Arms by mistake. Usually it is the other way round, where Ben wants Four Arms but gets another alien instead.
Look Hard: There are various Sumo Slammer posters/signs throughout the different scenes in New York City in this episode.
Look Hard: Instead of having the normal number of arms that Four Arms has, Kevin 11 has six. Also, only two of them are enlarged. The other four are normal sized. He also has three eyes: one normal and two like Four Arms.
Look Hard: The bearded man seen on the billboard in the episode "Washington B.C." is seen again here. This time, he appears alone on a sign under some Sumo Slammer images. He can be seen right after the police shoot out the giant television.
Look/Listen Hard: The opening credits for this episode have been changed. The music is slightly different and the border surrounding the video has been made smaller. Also, the logo at the end of the theme is no longer flat vertically.
Pay Attention: When Ben attempts to turn into Four Arms but turns into Heat Blast instead, the dial on the Omnitrix did not pop up.
Look Closely: When Kevin mutates into Four Arms, his armbands break off. But when he returns to human form, they're back on his wrists.
Why exactly does an entire swat team show up for a couple guys breaking into a warehouse? Three helicopters chasing these guys around? That seems a bit much. And why is it that no one seems to be the least bit freaked out that they're trying to chase an enormous bug? This doesn't seem like the kind of thing NYC policemen are trained for.
How could Grandpa Max possibly have known where Ben was when he was hanging from the train? The reporter only mentions the subway lines near 51st Street. He does not mention a specific train or its direction. Similarly, Ben never told him where he was. The likelihood of Grandpa Max arriving at that specific spot at the exact time that the train was passing it is slim to none.
Ben: I'm switching the track back! Time to go Four Arms.
Ben: This is my vacation, too. You can't always tell me what to do. You're not my dad.
Grandpa Max: (shocked) Well, if I was I'd... (composing himself) Look, I'm going back to the hotel to see if I can get at least some of my money back. I'll be back in a few minutes.
Ben: (walks over to sleeping area) Don't hurry.
Gwen: He'll be fine.
Ben: I'm sorry, Grandpa. For everything.
Grandpa Max: I know you are. You're my grandson and nothing will ever change that, but my trust is something you'll have to earn back.
Kevin 11: (after being beaten by Four Arms) Guess I went too wild with power. I don't have anyone else like you to help me.
Ben: We can still be partners. We'd just be kicking butts for good, instead of for ourselves. You could hang with us.
Kevin 11: What's in it for me?
Ben: For starters, people will like you. (holds out hand)
(Kevin grabs Ben's hand)
Grandpa Max: Ben! (starts running to Ben)
Kevin 11: Oh, man. You are so dim.
(Grandpa Max attacks him and is thrown back)
Kevin 11: Your mommy drop you on your head when you were a little baby? Now give me that watch.
Ben: You're the one who's dim. I told you I can't.
(Gwen & Grandpa Max help the gang members escape)
Grandpa Max: Moving day. Get out.
Kevin 11: (laughing after taking Four Arms' power) This is gonna be real fun.
Four Arms: Tell me about it.
(Four Arms & Kevin begin to fight)
Kevin 11: I'm taking all your alien powers.
Kevin 11: (has pinned the gang under a large pipe) Ha! So much for your gang.
(the power he took from Heat Blast wears off)
Kevin 11: Huh? What's going on?
Four Arms: Your power is gone.
Kevin 11: Looks like you're about to give me some more, Ben.
Four Arms: No.
Kevin 11: You don't have a choice. (he charges his hands) I still got enough juice to fry these guys.
(Four Arms grabs Kevin before he can fry the gang; Kevin absorbs Four Arms' power)
Gang #1: (as Kevin destroys the gang's hideout) Uhh, Kevin. We can work this out.
Kevin 11: I don't think so.
Ben: (holding onto the train) Come on. Hold on.
(Grandpa Max drives up beside the train, honking and opening the awning on the RV)
Ben: (seeing a rapidly approaching gate on the train) Oh, that's gonna hurt. (jumps onto the RV's awning)
Gwen: Nice catch, Grandpa.
Radio Announcer: And expect delays on the uptown subway line near 51st Street. There have been reports of fires breaking out all over the tunnels.
Grandpa Max: I know. (does a u-turn)
Kevin 11: (after his train crash plan fails) Forget the money. Time to get some priceless revenge.
Kevin 11: (after absorbing Heat Blast's power) Psyche. I absorb energy, remember?
Heat Blast: You don't have to do this. (attacks Kevin; he dodges and hits Heat Blast with a fireball)
Kevin 11: It's time I got what's coming to me. Nobody's calling me freak anymore.
(the trains approach)
Kevin 11: Payday.
Ben: (to himself) You don't care about anyone else but yourself.
Kevin 11: You talking about me?
Ben: No, I'm talking about me.
Kevin 11: Oh, you do not want to make me mad.
Ben: Me neither. I'm switching the track back.
Ben: (about Kevin's plan to crash the trains) You can't do this.
Kevin 11: Sure we can. I just switched the tracks.
Ben: I mean, I'm not going to let you do this.
Kevin 11: We shook. We're partners.
Ben: No. This is going way too far.
Kevin 11: Then try and stop me, watch boy.
Ben: What are we doing?
Kevin 11: A money train loaded with cash comes down this track, so when it crashes into the oncoming passenger train, boom! Instant jackpot. You turn into that XLR8 guy and we're out of here!
Ben: But hundreds of innocent people will be killed.
Kevin 11: Hey, no pain, no gain.
Kevin 11: (after escaping the police) So that watch lets you do that dragonfly thing whenever you want?
Ben: And not just that one. It sends out this special energy so I can turn into ten different aliens.
Kevin 11: Ten? So the speed guy at the arcade was you.
Kevin 11: You're the man! Show me what other aliens you can morph into.
Ben: It's not that simple. It has a mind of its own.
Kevin 11: Give me it. Maybe I can make it work.
Ben: I can't. It's stuck on my wrist.
Kevin 11: We should be partners. Between the two of us, with our powers, we could do whatever we want, whenever we want. We'd totally cash in. What do you say? Friends?
Kevin 11: (as Stinkfly is carrying him) Oh, yeah! And people call me a freak. How'd you do that?
Stinkfly: Talk later.
Cop #1: Freeze, punks!
(Kevin finds a forklift and uses his power to activate it)
Kevin 11: Time to rev things up. (runs the forklift into the cop; to Ben) Let's go.
(the police cut Ben & Kevin off as they try to escape)
Ben: Great. No way out.
Kevin 11: Any ideas?
Ben: Only one, but can you keep a secret?
Kevin 11: Sure.
(Ben starts setting the Omnitrix)
Kevin 11: What are you doing with your watch?
(Ben transforms into Stinkfly; Kevin stares in awe, then recoils at the smell)
Kevin 11: Ugh. You reek.
Stinkfly: I know.
(Ben & Kevin go to a warehouse by the docks)
Kevin 11: I got a tip a new shipment just came in. (he uses his power to short out the lock) Help me kick in the door.
(Ben & Kevin kick in the door, setting off the silent alarm; the warehouse is filled with Sumo Slammer game crates)
Kevin 11: (opening a crate) Check it out. Wait's over, dude.
(the police fire tear gas into the room)
Ben: What do we do?
Kevin 11: Get out of here!
Ben: (admiring Kevin's subway home) You live here?
Kevin 11: Yeah, by myself.
Ben: What about your family?
Kevin 11: Long gone. They weren't too thrilled having a freak for a son, but it just means I don't answer to nobody.
Ben: Sounds good to me. So why was that gang after you?
Kevin 11: I kinda trashed their hangout under the 39th Street bridge. What about you? Sounds like your grandpa's pretty steamed at you.
Ben: Like usual, and all I did was sneak in and play the new Sumo Slammer video game.
Kevin 11: The one that won't be out until Christmas?
(Kevin smiles, thinking of something)
Grandpa Max: (asking Gwen angrily) Where's Ben?
Gwen: (laughing nervously) Yeah. About that...
Ben: So, how'd you get your power?
Kevin 11: I was born with it. I'm like an energy sponge. Motors, air conditioners, lights, batteries, whatever. Soak it up and dish it out when I have to... or want to.
Kevin 11: Come on. I'll show you where I live.
Gwen: (after Ben helps Kevin as XLR8) I can't believe you went alien.
Ben: He helped me, so I helped him. You wouldn't get it, and neither would Grandpa. That's the problem.
Kevin: (walking up) You see what that speed guy did to those losers?
Ben: Yeah. Dude's name is XLR8. In fact, we're pretty tight.
Kevin: Cool. Want a tour of New York?
Gwen: You keep Grandpa waiting any longer, he's going to pop another gasket. We gotta go. Like now, Ben.
Ben: Don't you mean you have to go?
Gwen: You're on your own. (walks away)
Ben: Good. That's the way I want it. (walks away with Kevin)
Kevin 11: How's the hangout? Still trashed like I left it for ya?
Gang #1: Yeah, and you're gonna pay. You can't take us all alone, freak.
XLR8: But I can.
Gang #2: (laughing) Little early for halloween, dude, isn't it?
(XLR8 beats up the first gang member and runs off)
Gang #2: Where'd he go?
(XLR8 beats up two of the three remaining gang members, then stops next to the last one)
XLR8: (opening his mask) Trick or treat?
(the gang member screams and runs away; XLR8 waves and then leaves)
Kevin 11: (laughing at Ben's joke) You're funny. Here, you owe me one. (uses his power to cause the arcade machine to spit out tokens)
Ben: Whoa. How'd you do that?
Kevin 11: I've got some skills.
Gwen: We can't take those. They're not ours.
Ben: They are now. (picks up a handful of tokens) Thanks. I'm Ben.
Kevin 11: Kevin.
Ben: Wanna play some air hockey?
Kevin 11: (sees gang members walking up) Nah. Gotta bail.
Gwen: He's total trouble.
Ben: He seemed okay to me.
Bully #1: (to Kevin) Long time, no see.
Bully #2: Where ya going, freak? Home to recharge your batteries?
Ben: Need some help?
Bully #1: He's gonna need a lot more than you. (tosses Ben away) Now beat it.
Ben: I've got some skills, too. (runs off to use Omnitrix)
Gwen: Ben, don't!
(Ben transforms into XLR8)
Kevin 11: Oh, if they thought I was a freak before, just wait. (his hand catches fire and laughs maniacally)
Grandpa Max: (yelling at traffic) Move it.
Ben: Goin' Stinkfly. See you at the 39th Street bridge.
(the Omnitrix transforms Ben into Four Arms)
Four Arms: Great, now I turn into Four Arms.
Grandpa Max: Are you ever planning on listening to me? None of this would have happened if you'd just obeyed me from the beginning. It's all about trust.
Ben: Then trust me that Kevin's probably misusing Heat Blast's power right now.
Gwen: Grandpa, Ben's right. There's no telling what he could do now.
Grandpa Max: Okay, so where is he?
Ben: I think I know.
Ben: (after his argument with Grandpa Max) Not fair. Not fair. Totally not fair.
Gwen: Glad to see you're handling things so maturely.
(Ben walks out)
Gwen: Where do you think you're going?
Ben: Where does it look like? Out.
Gwen: Get back here.
Ben: Sorry. I don't speak dweeb.
Gwen: You're going to be so grounded.
(Ben continues to ignore her; she sighs)
Gwen: Next summer, I'm going to sleep-away camp.
Ben: (after winning game) Yes! New high score!
Security Guard: (finds Ben playing game) What do you got to say for yourself, kid?
Ben: Uh, game over?
Ghostfreak: (after sneaking past security guard) The ultimate sneak peek, for the ghost with the most freak.
Four Arms: (hearing Omnitrix beep) No! (quickly beats up Kevin)
Kevin 11: Come on, I give, I give! I'm sorry! Please, just lighten up.
Ben: (after reverting back to human form) I just did... by about 300 pounds.
(the Omnitrix beeps, preparing to shut down)
Heat Blast: Oh, man. I hate that sound.
Ben: Time to go Four Arms.
(the Omnitrix transforms Ben into Heat Blast instead)
Heat Blast: Ugh. Stupid watch.
Heat Blast: Move back.
Kevin 11: Or what? You're going to burn my dinner?
Heat Blast: Fight me, you're the one who's gonna be burned.
Grandpa Max: (driving the RV) Of all the stunts Ben's pulled, this is the worst. When I find him...
Gwen: Ohh, I should really be enjoying this. So why aren't I?
Ben: (playing a video game) Game over? It just started. This thing ate my tokens.
Attendant: Read the sign, kid. It says play at your own risk. (walks away)
Ben: This place is a rip-off, you know that?
Kevin 11: You're right. The games here stink.
Ben: Yeah, but not as bad as his breath. Major case of sewer mouth.
Grandpa Max: How do you expect me to trust you if you keep misusing the watch?
Ben: Excuse me, I used it a hundred times for good. Why can't I use it just once for me?
Grandpa Max: It's not how many times you use it, Ben, it's how you use it.
Ben: It was no big deal.
Grandpa Max: To you, and that's all you care about. So, no more Sumo Slammer stuff for two weeks. No comics, no trading cards, no--
Grandpa Max: Neither is getting booted from a 4-star hotel I already paid for.
Ben: Fine, take it out of my allowance.
Gwen: You don't get an allowance.
Grandpa Max & Ben: Stay out of this!
(after they get kicked out of the hotel)
Security Guard: And never come back!
Grandpa Max: (to Ben) I told you not to sneak in there.
Ben: Well, if you want to get all technical about it.
Gwen: I never even got a chance to take a shower in a real shower, for the first time all summer. Plus, they had a spa. A spa! Nice going, doofus.
Ben: (seeing the Sumo Slammer display) Woo hoo! The new Sumo Slammer video game is in there.
Security Guard: Pass?
Ben: Uh, must have left it inside. I'm one of the game pros testing out the system.
Security Guard: VIPs only.
Grandpa Max: I know what you're thinking, so no sneaking back in there.
Ben: I won't.
(Grandpa Max & Gwen walk away; Ben transforms into Ghostfreak)
Ghostfreak: But he will.
This is the only episode that Michael Reisz voices Kevin 11. In all of his appearances after this, he will be voiced by Charlie Schlatter.
Third appearance of Ghostfreak, third appearance of XLR8, fourth appearance of Stinkfly.
This is the second time in the series when Ben goes alien five time, the first was in "Permanent Retirement."
In this episode, Ben gives Kevin a chance for him to join him, Gwen and Max, a fate that occurred in the spin off, Ben 10: Alien Force.
This is the fifth appearance of Four Arms.
This is the fourth appearance of Heat Blast.
The 39th Street bridge collapses in this episode.
This is the first episode to plausibly reveal the Rustbucket is not a typical motorhome, as when Grandpa Max flicks a switch, an awning pops out.
Although it seems like Kevin only absorbed the powers of Four Arms and Heat Blast, he actually absorbed all of the original 10 aliens, as revealed in "Framed".
Four Arms - Heatblast
Stinkfly - Four Arms
First appearance of Kevin.
Kevin wears a small, gray padlock for a necklace.
Main Transformation(s): XLR8 & Heat Blast.
Cartoon Network (UK) airdate: Saturday, April 8th, 2006.
The Statue of Liberty and Times Square are featured in this episode.
The Sumo Slammer video game that was mentioned by Kevin in this episode was set to be released at Christmas.
It appears that Kevin 11 also likes Sumo Slammer stuff, since he had posters of them where he lived.
Unlike Ben, Kevin 11 was born with his powers.
Alien Forms Used by Kevin 11: Heat Blast and Four Arms.
The Omnitrix continues to show signs of malfunction when Ben transforms into an alien he didn't want, despite him choosing the correct one, which explains why it's still only a prototype.
Ben's addiction to Sumo Slammer-related stuff from "Washington B.C." is seen once again in this episode when he sneaks in to play a new, unreleased Sumo Slammer video game.
Barring any major revelations, Kevin 11 is the first metahuman enemy Ben has faced.
Out of all the other episodes he has appeared in, XLR8's transformation sequence is featured for the first time.
After Kevin 11 is defeated at the end of the episode, he goes and hides in the subway and plans revenge. He manages to use Heat Blast's power without having any of Heat Blast's features. During the episode, all Kevin gets are Heat Blast's and Four Arms' powers.
The Omnitrix has a built-in feedback when anyone other than the bearer tries to take it off by force.
Alien Form(s) Used:
4) Heat Blast.
5) Four Arms.
Main Villain Bio: Kevin 11 - Kevin has an unusual power to absorb any form of energy. He can than release that energy whenever he wants. He can use the energy to overload or activate electronic devices. He can also use it to enhance his own strength or fire energy beams from his hands. When absorbing energy from Ben's alien forms, he takes on some of the traits of those aliens, becoming an incomplete but effective version of the alien. After a feedback pulse from the Omnitrix seemed to neutralize his powers, he gained the ability to permanently use Heat Blast's power.
Main Villain(s): Kevin 11.
This sign is very similar to the "ESPN Zone" sign.
Kevin is similar to Rogue from X-Men, being able to absorb powers.
Ghostfreak: Black Mist
When Ghostfreak turns into a black-like mist, he looks incredibly similar to X.A.N.A's Specters on Code Lyoko.
Sumo Slammer: Gameboy
The new Sumo Slammer video game in this episode is for the "Gamebox", a reference to the Nintendo Gameboy.
Episode Title: Episode Premiere Date
This episode took place in New York City, so the episode title, "Kevin 11," could be a possible reference to September 11th, 2001 - when terrorists attacked the World Trade Center. Since this episode was made after that day, the World Trade Center was not featured in the episode. Also, the episode's premiere date coincidentally refers to the episode's title itself.
Arcade Game: Eating Tokens
This is actually quite accurate. When Ben gets the game over message on the baseball game, the screen shows that he has two balls, one strike, and no outs. At the very least, the game would have ended when he struck out after three strikes. As it was, the game ended after the fourth pitch. He was indeed robbed by the game.
New York City: The Large Television
The large television that Stinkfly passes while carrying Kevin 11 is in Times Square in New York City.
Kevin 11: Powers/Abilities
Kevin 11's abilities are very similar to Parasite and Livewire from Superman: the Animated Series (they even teamed up once). His ability to take on certain properties is also reminiscent of Marvel Comics supervillain Absorbing Man.
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