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A Fistful of Brains is the ninth episode of the fourth season of Ben 10: Omniverse, and the thirty-ninth episode overall.

Synopsis[]

Grandpa Max and Rook are looking all over the galaxy for Ben, who is trapped on Khyber's hidden personal hunting preserve.[CN 1]

Plot[]

The episode begins with Ben and Rook chasing Albedo in Undertown. Albedo runs into a building and Ben goes in too, and just as Rook is about to get in, they realize that it is a spaceship and it flies away with Ben. In Plumber Headquarters, Rook informs Max that Ben is missing.

Ben is trapped in Khyber's personal hunting preserve and encounters a wild Slammoid. He tries to transform into Way Big but fails when the creature hits the tree Ben is on and Ben transforms into Cannonbolt instead. The wild Slammoid becomes nervous after a Crabdozer walks up behind Cannonbolt. It then hides underground, leaving a flower on top of it. The Crabdozer growls, making Cannonbolt afraid to look behind him, hoping if it isn't his natural predator. Meanwhile, Rook and Max are trying to search for Ben's DNA across the galaxy.

Cannonbolt encounters Khyber and his newest pet, a Panuncian. After Cannonbolt transforms back into Ben, Khyber proposes for Ben to participate in a hunting challenge. Ben transforms into Ditto and creates clones of himself, and he learns from Khyber that Panuncians are the natural predators of Splixsons. Khyber then presses the Nemetrix and the Panuncian splits into four and the Dittos run away from it, with one going into a cold area, one going into a desert and two going into a cave. The Ditto in the cold area runs into a Panuncian, but escapes when he splits into three and the trio swims together to get away from the predator. In the desert, the other Ditto digs underground, playing Whack-a-Mole with the Panuncian. At the cave, the other Dittos split into three, going into three tunnels. The Panuncian then splits into the same number to chase them. One of the Ditto clones sees the end of the cave, and the other Dittos follow, with the Panuncians on their tail.

In the meantime, Rook and Max land themselves on Gliese 667C. They find a white hair which matches Ben's DNA but is instead Albedo's. They go back to the spaceship and try again to search Ben's DNA. Magister Patelliday shows up on a computer to inform the two that he didn't find Ben's DNA, but Rook and Max already found his DNA and follow it. Back at the desert, the Panuncian realizes that the Ditto split into ten, and the Panuncian splits into ten as well. They chase the ten Dittos, but they manage to escape. In the cold area, the other Dittos escape through a tunnel after merging all Dittos into one. After Ditto transforms back into normal, he sees Khyber, who whistles to the Panuncians, causing them to transform into all of the Nemetrix aliens, leaving Ben surrounded. Rook and Max finally reach where Ben's DNA is located, then Albedo shows up on their computer, informing the two that he sent some Mechadroids to defeat them.

At the hunting preserve, Ben tries to transform into Way Big again, but transforms into Astrodactyl instead and flies into the sky, and learns that it isn't a sky, but a ceiling. Astrodactyl goes through it, reaching Albedo's location. He sees Albedo as Brainstorm, whom he briefly mistakes for Dr. Psychobos, and they fight. Astrodactyl transforms back into Ben, and Negative Brainstorm transforms back into Albedo's Galvan form. Ben tells Albedo to leave him alone now that Albedo has what he wanted; the power to return to his true Galvan form. Albedo instead wants to have revenge on Ben for his humiliation and imprisonment. Ben tells him to let it go, but Albedo becomes angry and evolves into Ultimate Albedo and shows Rook and Max that they are in trouble. He shows a device so that Rook and Max won't be able to find Ben and he tries to shoot lasers at Ben, but they hit the device.

Rook and Max encounter Albedo's drones, as the spaceship shows up where Ben is. The drones follow them to the spaceship, but are defeated by Max. Meanwhile, Ben transforms into Eye Guy, Upchuck, and Goop to defeat Ultimate Albedo, but fails. Ben then transforms into Shocksquatch to battle him, but Ultimate Albedo transforms into Ultimate Spidermonkey who easily defeats him by climbing on a long platform, catching Shocksquatch and tying him up in his web, and allowing Shocksquatch to fall down to the ground. After Shocksquatch transforms back into Ben, Negative Ultimate Spidermonkey leaps off of the platform and transforms into Ultimate Humungousaur and Ben transforms into Crashhopper and then Diamondhead but is defeated and transforms back into normal. Rook and Max arrive, and Ben tries to transform into Way Big again, but transforms into Feedback instead and defeats Negative Ultimate Humungousaur by redirecting his missile back at him and electrocuting him. and Negative Ultimate Humungousaur transforms back into Albedo's Galvan form. After Feedback transforms back into normal, Rook and Max capture Albedo, but Albedo declares that Ben and his team haven't really won. Khyber arrives with three Panuncians and shows them that they have Azmuth held captive.

Noteworthy Events[]

Major Events[]

Character Debuts[]

Minor Events[]

Characters[]

Villains[]

Aliens Used[]

By Ben[]

By Albedo[]

By Khyber's Panuncian[]

Quotes[]


(Ben activates the Omnitrix and cycles through his transformations.)
Ben: No... no... Armodrillo's the Slamworm's natural prey. Way Big would be overkill. Ah, what the heck. Bigger is better.




Ditto #1: Ha! Good luck...
Ditto #2: Chasing all of us...
Ditto #3: At once!
Ditto #4: (blows raspberry)
(Khyber dismounts the Crabdozer and walks up to his Panuncian.)
Khyber: Fascinating creature, the Panuncian, (pets Panuncian) native to the planet Hathor...
Ditto #2: Hey! That's Ditto's home planet.
Khyber: ...Where it's the natural predator of the Splixson.
Ditto #4: Hey! That's Ditto's species!
Khyber: Is it, now? Ah, fancy that.




(Ben activates the Omnitrix and begins cycling through his transformations.)
Khyber: After they're done, I'll grant you a merciful end.
Ben: And all this time, I thought you didn't like me.
Khyber: Choose wisely, Tennyson. Whichever alien you pick will be your last.
Ben: Now would be a really good time for Way Big.
(Ben slams down the tower and transforms into Astrodactyl. He extends his wings and blasts off.)
Astrodactyl: But at least Astrodactyl can fly. (squawks) So long, suckers! (squawks)
(Astrodactyl hits his head against the sky, revealing the artificial nature of the area.)
Astrodactyl: (squawks; rubs his head) What the what?!
(Astrodactyl flies up to the exposed paneling.)
Astrodactyl: Whoever said the sky's the limit never met Astrodactyl.
(Astrodactyl fires a blast of star energy at the ceiling, and busts his way out.)




Ben: (grunts) What is it with you, anyway, Albedo? You got what you wanted. You're a Galvan again. So go away and live out your little Galvan life somewhere, away from me!
Albedo: And what? I'm supposed to forget the imprisonment? The humiliation? The... (shudders) chili fries?
Ben: Um, yeah. Chili fries are awesome. Get over it, dude.




Shocksquatch: (grunts) Hey! Let me go!
Ultimate Spidermonkey: (chuckles) If you insist.
Shocksquatch: Ugh.
(Negative Ultimate Spidermonkey drops Shocksquatch to the ground. He reverts back to Ben, and Negative Ultimate Spidermonkey laughs.)
Ultimate Spidermonkey: Had enough?
Ben: Bad guys always say that.
Ultimate Spidermonkey: I won't presume to speak for others, but I always mean it. (chuckles)




Ultimate Humungousaur: (palms fist) Let's finish this once and for all.
(Ben begins cycling through his transformations.)
Ben: That's another one villains use too much.
Ultimate Humungousaur: There's nothing wrong with the classics.
(Ben transforms into Crashhopper.)
Crashhopper: And there's nothing wrong with the newbies either.




Ben: Had enough?
Ultimate Humungousaur: Why do good guys always say that?




Ben: (coughing; activates Omnitrix) Come on, Omnitrix. I've been good to you, haven't I? Don't mess with me now. Get ready for a little Way Big.
(Ben transforms, and from the smoke, Feedback's antennae plug into Negative Ultimate Humungousaur, shocking him.)
Ultimate Humungousaur: Aah!
(The antennae disconnect, and Feedback exits the cloud of smoke.)
Ultimate Humungousaur: Huh?
Feedback: I mean Feedback action!




Rook: You are finished... once and for all!
Feedback: (laughs) See, it's funny, 'cause of the thing he said before. Ah, never mind. You had to be there.
Albedo: I was there. It's still not funny.
Feedback: You don't know what's good.



Naming and Translations[]

Language Name Origin
Hungarian Egy Maréknyi Agyért For a Handful of Brains
Polish Za Potęgę Mózgu For the Power of the Brain
Portuguese (Br) Um Punhado de Cérebros A Fistful of Brains
Romanian Un Pumn de Creier A Handful of Brains
Spanish (Spain) Un Puñado de Cerebros A Fistful of Brains

Cast[]

Voice Actor Role(s)
Yuri Lowenthal Ben Tennyson
Albedo
Feedback
Bumper Robinson Rook Blonko
Dee Bradley Baker Astrodactyl
Crashhopper
Paul Eiding Max Tennyson
Eye Guy
Ultimate Spidermonkey
John DiMaggio Ultimate Humungousaur
Tentacle Vendor
Eric Bauza Diamondhead
Galvan Albedo
Ultimate Albedo
David Kaye Shocksquatch
Cannonbolt
Khyber
Rob Paulsen Ditto
Magister Patelliday
Corey Burton Brainstorm


Allusions[]

  • The title of the episode is a reference to the cowboy movie A Fistful of Dollars.
  • Ben's note on "surviving until sundown" is a reference to the 1924 short story The Most Dangerous Game. The episode had many similarities to the story, such as Khyber's Panuncian being similar to General Zaroff's hounds.
  • Ditto's line "I knew we shouldn't have taken that left turn at Albuquerque," alludes to Looney Tunes as it is a line frequently said by Bugs Bunny whenever he ends up in a drastically different location to what was intended.

Errors[]

  • The episode aired with a lighter color palette than the rest of the series. However, this error is corrected on the Ben 10 Omniverse: Duel of the Duplicates DVD and the Arabic dub of the series.
  • In one shot, the black stripes on Rook's head are gone.
  • When the Dittos fall into the water, one of them has an Omnitrix symbol with a green rim.
  • When two Ditto clones vanish before the Panuncians and say, "Three against one?", there are only two Panuncians.
  • When Ultimate Albedo shows Ben footage of Max and Rook, Max's black shirt was missing.
  • When Eye Guy charges up his chest eye, the darker side of his skin faces incorrectly on his arms.
  • Ultimate Albedo shoots a blast at Eye Guy's eyes, but when he reverts to Ben, he rubs his head.
  • When Ben transforms into Upchuck, he is seen holding a piece of metal, despite not holding one before transforming.
  • When Shocksquatch attacks Ultimate Albedo, part of his suit is the same color as his skin, instead of red.
  • After Shocksquatch transforms back into Ben, Negative Ultimate Spidermonkey's web is gone.
  • In one shot, Crashhopper's hands are the same colors as his toes.
  • In three shots, Negative Ultimate Humungousaur's Ultimatrix symbol is not crooked.
  • When Feedback laughs at Albedo's defeat, one of his antennae is briefly not colored in.
  • Ultimate Echo Echo and Ball Weevil are listed in the end credits despite not appearing.

Trivia[]

  • This episode aired in Spain on November 21, 2013.
  • This is the only episode of Omniverse to feature all the Nemetrix aliens.
  • The cold open of the episode was storyboarded by Jae Hong Kim.[JHK 1]
    • Albedo looks exactly like Ben in the storyboards.

References[]

Crew Statements[]

Derrick J. Wyatt[]

Jae Hong Kim[]

Cartoon Network[]

Ben 10: Omniverse Episodes

Arc 1 The More Things Change: Part 1 · The More Things Change: Part 2 · A Jolt From the Past · So Long, and Thanks for All the Smoothies · It Was Them · Trouble Helix · Hot Stretch · Have I Got a Deal for You · Of Predators and Prey: Part 1 · Of Predators and Prey: Part 2
Arc 2 Many Happy Returns · Gone Fishin' · Outbreak · Blukic and Driba Go to Mr. Smoothy's · Malefactor · Bros in Space · Arrested Development · Rules of Engagement · Showdown: Part 1 · Showdown: Part 2
Arc 3 T.G.I.S. · Tummy Trouble · Store 23 · Vilgax Must Croak · Ben Again · Special Delivery · Rad · While You Were Away · The Frogs of War: Part 1 · The Frogs of War: Part 2
Arc 4 Food Around the Corner · The Ultimate Heist · O Mother, Where Art Thou? · Max's Monster · Evil's Encore · Return to Forever · Mud is Thicker Than Water · OTTO Motives · A Fistful of Brains · For a Few Brains More
Arc 5 - Galactic Monsters Something Zombozo This Way Comes · Mystery, Incorporeal · Bengeance is Mine · An American Benwolf in London · Animo Crackers · Rad Monster Party · Charmed, I'm Sure · The Vampire Strikes Back · And Then There Were None · And Then There Was Ben
Arc 6 Catfight · Collect This · The Vengers · Cough It Up · The Rooters of All Evil · Blukic and Driba Go to Area 51 · No Honor Among Bros · Universe vs. Tennyson · Weapon XI: Part 1 · Weapon XI: Part 2
Arc 7 Clyde Five · Rook Tales · Charm School · The Ballad of Mr. Baumann · Fight at the Museum · Breakpoint · The Color of Monkey · Vreedlemania · It's a Mad, Mad, Mad Ben World: Part 1 · It's a Mad, Mad, Mad Ben World: Part 2
Arc 8 From Hedorium to Eternity · Stuck on You · Let's Do the Time War Again · The Secret of Dos Santos · Third Time's a Charm · The Final Countdown · Malgax Attacks · The Most Dangerous Game Show · The End of an Era · A New Dawn

Season 1 The More Things Change: Part 1 · The More Things Change: Part 2 · A Jolt From the Past · Trouble Helix · Have I Got a Deal for You · It Was Them · So Long, and Thanks for All the Smoothies · Hot Stretch · Of Predators and Prey: Part 1 · Of Predators and Prey: Part 2
Season 2 Outbreak · Many Happy Returns · Gone Fishin' · Blukic and Driba Go to Mr. Smoothy's · Malefactor · Arrested Development · Bros in Space · Ben Again · Store 23 · Special Delivery
Season 3 Showdown: Part 1 · Showdown: Part 2 · Tummy Trouble · Vilgax Must Croak · While You Were Away · The Frogs of War: Part 1 · The Frogs of War: Part 2 · Rules of Engagement · Rad · Evil's Encore
Season 4 T.G.I.S. · Food Around the Corner · O Mother, Where Art Thou? · Return to Forever · Mud is Thicker Than Water · OTTO Motives · The Ultimate Heist · A Fistful of Brains · For a Few Brains More · Max's Monster
Season 5 Something Zombozo This Way Comes · Mystery, Incorporeal · Bengeance is Mine · An American Benwolf in London · Animo Crackers · Rad Monster Party · Charmed, I'm Sure · The Vampire Strikes Back · Catfight · Collect This
Season 6 And Then There Were None · And Then There Was Ben · The Vengers · Cough It Up · The Rooters of All Evil · Blukic and Driba Go to Area 51 · No Honor Among Bros · Universe vs. Tennyson · Weapon XI: Part 1 · Weapon XI: Part 2
Season 7 Clyde Five · Rook Tales · Charm School · The Ballad of Mr. Baumann · Fight at the Museum · Breakpoint · The Color of Monkey · Vreedlemania · It's a Mad, Mad, Mad Ben World: Part 1 · It's a Mad, Mad, Mad Ben World: Part 2
Season 8 From Hedorium to Eternity · Stuck on You · Let's Do the Time War Again · The Secret of Dos Santos · Third Time's a Charm · The Final Countdown · Malgax Attacks · The Most Dangerous Game Show · The End of an Era · A New Dawn

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