Ben 10

Season 3 Episode 13

The Visitor

Aired Saturday 10:00 AM Apr 21, 2007 on Cartoon Network



  • Trivia

    • Think Back: It's now official that Ripjaws wasn't used for the entire third season.

    • Look Closely: When Ben first transforms into Upchuck, he has four tongues, but when he begins eating the droid he only spits out three.

    • Why didn't Xylene just allow Ben to transform into Upgrade (as Vilgax and Ben 10,000 can), an obvious choice in a fight against a robot, since he can take over it?

    • Think Back: In the previous episode, the family crash-landed in Cairo, but they are now shown to be in St. Louis, with no explanation for how they got back to America.

    • Look Closely: When the Mechadroid destroys the RV, pieces fly all over the place. However, right before they rebuild it, it looks to be intact.

  • Quotes

    • Diamond Head: I got the watch by mistake?

    • Upchuck: What's this guy supposed to do?
      Xylene: (dramatically) You're going to eat it!
      (Upchuck looks blankly at her)
      Xylene: Literally eat it. That's your power.

    • Upchuck: (after first using energy bolt) Cool! Exploding lugies!

    • Gwen: (about Xylene) Grandpa seems to really like her. Maybe we should give her a chance.
      Ben: Yeah, right! Next thing you know, she'll be wanting us to call her "Grandma Lizard"!

    • Xylene: These Earth children are a mystery. On my planet, once you hatch, you're on your own.

    • (Gwen is watching Upchuck in action)
      Gwen: Eww, and I thought you were disgusting before.

    • Xylene: (to Grandpa Max) You haven't changed a bit from the last time I saw you.
      Wildvine: (merged with a tree, spying on them) Ugh! If this keeps up, I'm gonna start hurling sap!

    • Ben: Well, I guess it's time for Grandpa to say goodbye.
      Gwen: Yeah, but to who?

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Xylene's Powers
      Xylene's powers of levitation are very similar to Raven of the Teen Titans. Right down to the glowing aura around the very object they're moving.

    • Max & Xylene: Men In Black 2
      The love story between Max and Xylene may be based on the movie Men In Black 2, in which K (a MIB agent, which are very similar to "The Plumbers") were in love with a female alien.

    • Xylene: Appearance
      Xylene's look could be inspired from the Twi'Lek species of Star Wars lore.

    • Upchuck: Ability
      Upchuck's ability to consume items and spit them out as bursts of energy is similar to the powers of Nintendo's Kirby.

    • Grandpa Max/Xylene: We'll always have Roswell.
      This is an obvious reference to the line "We'll always have Paris." from Casablanca.

    • Roswell: Location
      Twice in this episode, Grandpa Max and Xylene mention they will always have Roswell. Roswell is supposedly the site of a UFO crash.