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Animorphosis is the forty-eighth episode of Ben 10.

Synopsis

As the Tennyson trio dig up dinosaur fossils in the Badlands, Ben is unaware that Vilgax and Dr. Animo have teamed up to steal alien DNA from within the Omnitrix.

Plot

Animo's Alphas begin fighting, annoying Animo. He questions how can he realize his scientific visions, without more powerful DNA. Soon Vilgax walks in. He startles Animo, and throws a few drones on the Alphas' heads. Animo questions who he is, and what did he do to his Alphas. Vilgax tells him that he gave them what Animo could not, discipline and purpose. Vilgax tells him he can build him a device capable of sharing his genetic engineering gifts with the world, as long as he helps get access to one of the most powerful genetic material in the universe - The Omnitrix.

At a dinosaur fossil dig site, Ben, Gwen, and a bunch of other kids run out searching for fossils. Gwen finds a fossil, but discovers that it is fake. Ben snatches the bone from Gwen, and runs off. Max looks at them happy to to see them "working together". Gwen tackles Ben and takes the bone. She walks away and trips over something. She notices it's a real fossil. She believes if she turns it in to the museum, she could get rewarded. Ben leaves to go find his own fossils.

Ben arrives at a random location. He prepares to dial up Diamondhead, but Animo's Alphas land in. Ben sees them, questioning if they're back for another beat down. He attempts to transform into Heatblast, but is thrown by Madcow. He then tries to transform into Wildvine. The Alphas manage to put ben down. Ben questions when did they get so coordinated. He states that four against one is unfair. Then Animo steps in disagreeing, stating that they both know Ben has 10 aliens to back him up. Ben insults Animo and Animo gets mad, but Vilgax steps in telling him to focus on the task at hand. Ben is surprised at Animo working with Vilgax.

Animo collecting alien DNA.

Animo uses his DNA gun and collects all the DNA from Ben's Omnitrix. Animo questions why he didn't think to do this sooner in excitement. Vilgax tells him he didn't and he did, however Animo claims that without his expertise in DNA manipulation, the secrets of the Omnitrix would remain just secrets. Vilgax demands Animo's alphas to bring him the gun. Animo is confused, and thrown near Tennyson. Vilgax leaves the alphas with Animo and Ben, while he goes to the lab.

Ben tells Animo to hit his watch. Animo transforms Ben into Omni-Enhanced Stinkfly. Animo demands Ben to take out the mind control units on their necks. Stinkfly shoots his goo and misses, however the goo tracks the target. The mind control units are then taken out. Ben saves Animo from almost getting eaten by Wolfen Sheep. Stinkfly drops Animo off on a skinny mountain, freaking him out. Stinkfly tells Animo that he needs to stay put while he goes to stop Vilgax from whatever he's planning. Animo then convinces Ben to let him come with. Ben questions how does he know that Animo isn't trying to trick him. Animo states that Vilgax is his enemy too, since he double crossed him. They shake hands, and Ben times out. Animo demands Ben to take him to the lab, however they have to wait about five minutes.

Later, Omni-Enhanced Overflow flies Animo over to the lab. They manage to sneak in without being caught. Vilgax takes the DNA tube out of Animo's DNA gun. He then throws the gun away. Animo gets mad at him for throwing the gun. Overflow tells Animo to forget the gun. Animo states that the gun is the key, and with it he can disable Vilgax's DNA cannon. Overflow goes to distract Vilgax. He shoots water at some of his drones, and the rest of Vilgax's drones begins to fire. Vilgax steps in and attacks Overflow, holding him, leaving him unable to attack. Animo calls out, revealing that he retrieved the gun. Vilgax states that he's an old man, and even weaker than Ben. Animo admits that he is right, and uses his DNA gun on himself. He begins transforming. After a painful transformation, Animo transforms into Rath.

Animo as Rath.

Animo attacks Vilgax. Vilgax throws Overflow to the side and begins fighting Animo. Overflow jumps in and shoots Vilgax with his electrified water. He then does it again, telling Animo to duck. Vilgax bumps into the DNA canon, and with the help of Overflow's water, the weapon begins to explode. Animo yells out telling them that the canon will destroy them all. Overflow and Animo manages to escape. Overflow believes that they work surprisingly well together, however Animo still despises him. Vilgax emerges from under the rubble, revealing to have survived the lab explosion. Vilgax states that he should've never wasted his time with a human, and a mistake that he'll never make again. Vilgax escapes using his drones, and Overflow is disappointed that Vilgax is on the loose again. Animo states that there is one upside to this day. Overflow questions what, and Animo claims that it's the day that he finally gets to destroy his rival. Animo picks him up and slams him on the ground, and Ben times out. Right before Animo prepares to end Ben, he reverts back to human. Ben laughs at Animo, he now knows how it feels to "time out".

Later, Ben arrives back a the dig site, seeing Max and Gwen eat cookies.

Noteworthy Events

Minor Events

  • Animo encounters Vilgax for the first time.
  • Ben and Dr. Animo team up for the first time.

Omnitrix Alien Debuts

Characters

Villains

Aliens Used

By Ben

By Dr. Animo

Cast

Voice Actor Role(s)
Tara Strong Ben Tennyson
Montserrat Hernandez Gwen Tennyson
David Kaye Max Tennyson, Boxer, Announcer
Max Mittelman Omni-Enhanced Overflow
Greg Cipes Omni-Enhanced Stinkfly
Yuri Lowenthal Vilgax
Dwight Schultz Dr. Animo
Jeff Bennett Madcow, Wolfen Sheep
Roger Craig Smith Napoleon


Quotes

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Dr. Animo: Who are you? What have you done to my alphas?
Vilgax: I am Vilgax, Conqueror of Worlds. And I've given your alphas what you could not -- discipline and purpose.
Dr. Animo: Well, you can't just barge in here and --
Vilgax: I can build you a device capable of sharing your genetic engineering gifts with the world. In return, you will help me get access to the most powerful genetic material in the universe.
Dr. Animo: Tennyson?


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Ben: Come on! Four against one is so far from fair!
Dr. Animo: Oh, I disagree, Tennyson. You and I both know that you've got 10 other aliens to back you up.
Ben: Euggh, I thought I smelled a moldy scientist.
Dr. Animo: Moldy?!
Vilgax: He's trying to provoke you, Doctor. Let's focus o the task at hand.
Ben: Vilgax?! You guys are working together? (Animo uses DNA gun). (Ben Whimpers).
Dr. Animo: Yes! It's working! (Laughs evilly).
Ben: What's working?!
Dr. Animo: I am collecting all the incredible alien DNA from your watch. Why didn't I think to do this sooner?!
Vilgax: You didn't! I did.
Dr. Animo: Well, without my expertise in DNA manipulation, the secrets of the Omnitrix would remain just that -- secrets.
Vilgax: Yet, without my leadership, human, you are no better than Tennyson. Now, bring me the gun.
Dr. Animo: What?! Who do you think you -- Huh? My alphas? What -- What are you doing?! Stop! You nincompoops, I created you! Ow! Aah! Ugh!
Vilgax: These creatures, when commanded by the right leader, aren't so useless after all.


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Vilgax: I don't need any more hindrances, child. That fool Animo was more than enough for one day.
Dr. Animo: Aha! How does it feel to be double-crossed?
Vilgax: You're nothing but and old man -- even weaker than this changeling.
Dr. Animo Ohhh! You're right. Let's see what we can do to change that! (Injects DNA into his body using DNA gun)


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Dr. Animo (as Rath): Let me tell you something: All this time I have been experimenting on animals when I should have just cut to the chase! There's only room for one ruler of this planet, Vilgax!


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Vilgax: Even with your new form, you're nothing more but a pest. (gets shocked)
Overflow: Pest #2, reporting for duty.


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Overflow: Animo, duck!
Dr. Animo (as Rath): Actually, I think I'm more of a tiger.


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Naming and Translations

Language Name Origin
Spanish (HA) Animórfosis Animorphosis

Trivia

References

Ben 10 Episodes

Season 1 WaterfilterThe Ring LeaderThe FilthFreaky Gwen BenTake 10Animo FarmClown CollegeSomething I AteRustbucket RIPBen 24hrsRiding the Storm OutThe ClocktopusGrowing PainsShhh!Brief Career of Lucky GirlAdventures in BabysittingSteam is the WordNeed for SpeedCutting CornersDon't Let the Bass DropVillain TimeBright Lights, Black HeartsRecipe for DisasterAll WetStory, BoredXingoDrive You CrazyHole in 10The Beast InsideTomorrow TodayForgetiScared SillyBad PennyMax to the MaxZombozo-LandDon't Laze Me, BroOmni-Tricked: Part 1Omni-Tricked: Part 2Omni-Tricked: Part 3Omni-Tricked: Part 4
Season 2 Out to LaunchCan I Keep It?Battle at Biggie BoxBon VoyageMayhem in MascotScreamcatcherVote ZombozoAnimorphosisThe 11th Alien: Part 1The 11th Alien: Part 2High Stress ExpressCreature FeatureDrone OnSafari Sa'BadThe Nature of ThingsAssault on Pancake PalaceBomzobo LivesThe Sound and the FurryKing KoilReststop RoustaboutThat's The StuffHalf-SiesXingo's BackBounty BallFear The FoggThe Charm OffensiveSuper-Villain Team-UpThe FeelsChicken Nuggets of WisdomPast Aliens PresentDouble HexYe Olde Laser DuelAll Koiled UpBen Again and AgainDreamtimeInnervasion Part 1: Message in a BoxcarInnervasion Part 2: Call the Dream PoliceInnervasion Part 3: Strange BedfellowsInnervasion Part 4: Mind Over Alien MatterInnervasion Part 5: High Override
Season 3 Omni-CoppedThis One Goes to 11Moor FoggRath of ConKing of the CastleSpeechless on the SeinePoles ApartShow Don't TellDon't TouchBig in JapanWelcome to Zombozo-Zone!Bridge OutCyber SlammersBig Ben 10Beach HeadsLaGrange MurailleCharm School's OutBilly BajillionsFranken-FightBuggin' the BuggsWhich WatchBaby BuktuThem's Fightin' Words!Lickety SplitMutiny for the BountyThe Chupaca-broBuggy OutIntroducing Kevin 11Four by FourCirque-UsForever RoadThe BentathlonBeware the Scare-CrowAnd Xingo Was His Name-OThe Night Ben Tennyson Came to TownThe Claws of the CatPrey or PlayFear in the FamilyRoundabout: Part 1Roundabout: Part 2
Season 3 Extra Xingo NationHeads of the FamilyMy BodyguardWheels of FortuneHeat of the MomentVin DiagramA Sticky SituationWhat Rhymes with Omnitrix?You Remind Me of SomeoneAdrenaland Jr.Steam Fight at the OK CorralI Don't Like You
Season 4 Summer BreakersGentle BenFunhouseThe Monsters in Your HeadTokyo Fun, Part 1: Big Bugg BashTokyo Fun, Part 2: Slamming It UpQueen of BeesFalls, Falls, FallsThe Greatest LakeMud on the RunChicken In Chichen Itza, Part 1: Pyramid SchemeChicken In Chichen Itza, Part 2: The Wages of FearIt's Story TimeCosplay DayTales from the OmnitrixBottomless BenBen in Rome, Part 1: A Slice of LifeBen in Rome, Part 2: The Bee's KneesParty PoopersWind Some, Lose SomeDigital QualityTim Buk-tvGrowing Up Is Hard to DoThe Hex FactorSweet ToothMedieval UpheavalSpeed of SoundXingo’s WorldTummy AchePlayers of the Lost ParkDe-FangedMock 10RekoilBuktu The Future
Season 4 Movie Ben 10 Versus the Universe: The Movie
Season 5 Specials Ben 10,010Ben Gen 10Alien X-Tinction
Specials Crossover Nexus

Season 1 The FilthWaterfilterThe Ring LeaderRiding the Storm OutThe ClocktopusTake 10Growing PainsShhh!Brief Career of Lucky GirlAnimo FarmClown CollegeAdventures in BabysittingSomething I AteSteam is the WordThe Beast InsideAll WetVillain TimeDrive You CrazyTomorrow TodayStory, BoredHole in 10Recipe for DisasterRustbucket RIPFreaky Gwen BenBen 24hrsBright Lights, Black HeartsDon't Laze Me, BroDon't Let the Bass DropBad PennyZombozo-LandForgetiMax to the MaxCutting CornersNeed for SpeedXingoScared SillyOmni-Tricked: Part 1Omni-Tricked: Part 2Omni-Tricked: Part 3Omni-Tricked: Part 4
Season 2 Out to LaunchBattle at Biggie BoxBon VoyageMayhem in MascotScreamcatcherCreature FeatureBomzobo LivesAnimorphosisAssault on Pancake PalaceHigh Stress ExpressThe 11th Alien: Part 1The 11th Alien: Part 2Half-SiesXingo's BackBounty BallFear The FoggSuper-Villain Team-UpCan I Keep It?Chicken Nuggets of WisdomAll Koiled UpKing KoilThe Charm OffensiveDouble HexYe Olde Laser DuelBen Again and AgainVote ZombozoDrone OnSafari Sa'BadThe Nature of ThingsThe Sound and the FurryReststop RoustaboutThat's The StuffThe FeelsPast Aliens PresentDreamtimeInnervasion Part 1: Message in a BoxcarInnervasion Part 2: Call the Dream PoliceInnervasion Part 3: Strange BedfellowsInnervasion Part 4: Mind Over Alien MatterInnervasion Part 5: High Override
Season 3 Omni-CoppedThis One Goes to 11Rath of ConPoles ApartShow Don't TellWelcome to Zombozo-Zone!Bridge OutBeach HeadsCharm School's OutBilly BajillionsFranken-FightBuggin' the BuggsWhich WatchBaby BuktuThem's Fightin' Words!Mutiny for the BountyThe Chupaca-broBuggy OutIntroducing Kevin 11Four by FourMoor FoggKing of the CastleSpeechless on the SeineDon't TouchBig in JapanCyber SlammersBig Ben 10LaGrange MurailleLickety SplitThe Claws of the CatRoundabout: Part 1Roundabout: Part 2Cirque-UsForever RoadThe BentathlonPrey or PlayBeware the Scare-CrowThe Night Ben Tennyson Came to TownAnd Xingo Was His Name-OFear in the Family
Season 3 Extra Xingo NationHeads of the FamilyMy BodyguardWheels of FortuneHeat of the MomentVin DiagramA Sticky SituationWhat Rhymes with Omnitrix?You Remind Me of SomeoneAdrenaland Jr.Steam Fight at the OK CorralI Don't Like You
Season 4 Chicken In Chichen Itza, Part 1: Pyramid SchemeChicken In Chichen Itza, Part 2: The Wages of FearBen in Rome, Part 1: A Slice of LifeBen in Rome, Part 2: The Bee's KneesGentle BenFunhouseSummer BreakersThe Monsters in Your HeadQueen of BeesFalls, Falls, FallsThe Greatest LakeMud on the RunIt's Story TimeCosplay DayBottomless BenTales from the OmnitrixParty PoopersWind Some, Lose SomeDigital QualityTim Buk-tvTokyo Fun, Part 1: Big Bugg BashTokyo Fun, Part 2: Slamming It UpGrowing Up Is Hard to DoThe Hex FactorSweet ToothMedieval UpheavalSpeed of SoundXingo’s WorldTummy AchePlayers of the Lost ParkDe-FangedMock 10RekoilBuktu The Future
Season 4 Movie Ben 10 Versus the Universe: The Movie
Season 5 Specials Ben 10,010Ben Gen 10Alien X-Tinction
Specials Crossover Nexus

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