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Ben 10,010 is a movie-length special of Ben 10.

Synopsis

In a future where an adult Gwen Tennyson is president and the world is being taken over by the alien horde known as the Xerge, a disillusioned Ben 10,000 is called out of retirement to recruit his 10-year old version from the past - only together can the battle-worn adult and the impulsive child save a future under siege.

Plot

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The special opens with an alien race named the Xerge invading the Earth. President Gwen Tennyson states to the military under her leadership that they must take action. General Hex offers to recruit an "alien ally" to help combat the threat as it reaches Bellwood. Gwen later attends a press conference, accompanied by Secretary Zombozo, before the Xerge attack. Donning a battle suit constructed by Sergeant Steam Smythe, Gwen goes and battles the Xerge. Hex eventually arrives with Kevin, still trapped in the form of Humungoraptor, and he and Gwen battle the Xerge. As the Xerge continue to attack and destroy, Ben 10,000 comes out of hiding. Watching the chaos unfold, he drinks from a Dr. Smoothy before tossing it out, saying it was disgusting.

Ben 10,000 looks for more Photon batteries, which Hitch reminds him that he used his last one to upgrade his Sumo Slammers Game Console. Hitch seems worried about Ben 10,000's loneliness, to which he replies that does not need his family, as those days are long gone. As Ben 10,000 tends to a robot (referred to as "Louis"), Hex appears. Refusing to believe this, Ben 10,000 proceeds to activate his Omnitrix and transforms into an Arachnichimp named Spidermonkey. However, he loses much faster due to having been inactive from superhero work. A.I Max manages to convince Ben 10,000 to help Gwen stop the Xerge.

Following Hex to the presidential bunker, Ben 10,000 is shocked to see Sergeant Smythe, Polar and Solar Twain, and Admiral Animo working for President Gwen. He also learns that Animo and Smythe have worked on a time tunnel known as Project Bygone, which Hex states that Gwen vetoed because time travel would be risky. Ben 10,000 then encounters Humungoraptor, who blames Ben for bailing on him causing him to be trap in his current form, before reuniting with President Gwen. According to Gwen, the Xerge were summoned by the Omnitrix, which Ben states was supposed to change the world. They are joined moments later by A.I. Max, Maurice, and Sydney before the Xerge attack the bunker.

The Xerge leader demands that they surrender "us"; when Ben 10,000 brings up the Omnitrix, it states that they do not want "the device" but "the contents". In response, Ben 10,000 transforms into a Nosedeenian named Buzzshock. While Gwen and the other evacuate, Buzzshock, Humungoraptor, and Hex stay behind to battle the Xerge. However, Buzzshock senses a connection between the Xerge and his younger self. After being rescued by Gwen, her entourage activates Project Bygone and Ben 10,000 travels back in time.

In the present, Ben is hanging out at a hot spring with Simon Sez before Steam Smythe attacks aboard the Clocktopus. Instructing Simon to keep the adults busy, Ben immediately transforms into a Xerge named Surge. Of course, he is unable to display any useful powers, prompting him to flee from the Clocktopus. Ben 10,000 arrives just in time for Gwen to save Surge only to get caught by the Clocktopus. Turning into Four Arms, Ben 10,000 attacks the Clocktopus to Surge and Gwen's surprise. After hording down enough food to convince Simon, Ryan, and Maxine to go someplace else, Ben and Gwen introduce Max to Ben 10,000, who explains that he came to the past for Ben's help in stopping the Xerge, which Ben eagerly accepts. Before journey into the future, Ben 10,000 assures Max that he will return Ben if he can. Once they have arrived, the White House has been obliterated and Ben 10,000 breaks down while Ben comforts him. Sergeant Smythe runs up, and Ben immediately transforms into Diamondhead and attacks him. Ben 10,000 stops him stating that Smythe is on their side. Ben 10,000 transforms into Heatblast and they proceed to pursue the Xerge. Diamondhead and Heatblast uses combo moves and destroy a few Xerge constructs.

Noteworthy Events

Major Events

  • Team Tennyson meets Ben's future self.
  • Ben 10,000 is drawn out of retirement and teams up with present-day Ben to save the future from the Xerge.
  • Ben unlocks and uses Surge for the first time.

Omnitrix Alien Debuts

Antitrix Alien Debut

Minor Events

Characters

Future Characters

Villains

Intro Villains

Aliens Used

By Ben

By Ben 10,000

By Future Kevin

Intro Aliens

Quotes

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Sergeant Smythe: So presidential. But that suit really needs more tentacles.


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Ben 10,000: [Omnitrix recharges] Yes! Prepared thyself for a butt-kicking! [Transforms into Spidermonkey, during which he becomes extremely tired.]
General Hex: I'm not here to renew old grudges.
Spidermonkey: Then you came to the wrong place!


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Ben 10,000: Still can't time out, huh?
Humungoraptor: Maybe if someone hadn't bailed on me, I wouldn't be stuck like this!


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Xerge: We are Xerge and we come for us. Surrender it now or face the consequences.


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Buzzshock: Argh, Buzzshock. I really hate this thing.


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Ben: No way! A new alien? Ha! You pick the wrong day to crash this hot spring, Steamy!


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Surge: No powers? This alien stinks! Who put this dud in my Omnitrix?


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Max: Ben, what is this about?
Ben: [Points at Future Four Arms] That.


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A.I. Max: Leaping before you look Ben?
Diamondhead: Ah! Ghost grandpa!


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Surge: Alright everyone, the word of the day is "boop"!


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A.I. Max: In some ways, you'll always be 10.
Ben 10,010: It's hero time! [Slaps on the Omnitrix as the screen fades to black.]


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Cast

Voice Actor Role(s)
Tara Strong Ben Tennyson
Hitch
Buzzshock
Montserrat Hernandez Gwen Tennyson
President Gwen
Newcaster Karen
David Kaye Max Tennyson
A.I. Max
Captain
Greg Cipes Humungoraptor
Reporter
John DiMaggio Secretary Zombozo
Newcaster Chet
Maurice
Roger Craig Smith Sergeant Smythe
Cabinet Member
Steam Smythe
Diamondhead
Fred Tatasciore Ben 10,000
Xerge
Surge
Four Arms
Heatblast
Robin Atkin Downes General Hex
Dwight Schultz Admiral Animo
Dee Bradley Baker Rath
Spidermonkey
Debra Wilson Maxine Sez
David Mudd Simon Sez
Charles DeWayne Ryan Sez


Naming and Translations

Language Name Origin
Polish Ben 10,010 From original Ben 10,010
Spanish (HA) Ben 10.010 Ben 10.010

Allusions

  • The idea of Gwen being president might be a nod to a comment made by the alternate Ben 10,000 in Ben 10,000 Returns, who mentioned that Gwen is the president of Earth in his future.

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  • Two characters at the beginning of the episodes resemble John Fang and Steven T. Seagle.
  • Ben 10,000's concern for the inanimate Louis is a callback to It's Story Time.
  • The time machine that Ben 10,000 used is similar to the one in Roundabout: Part 1.
  • When Ben 10,000 says he has to take Ben back, Ben remarks "To the future?!", referencing the popular film franchise Back to the Future.
  • When present-day Ben comforts Ben 10,000, he tells him to not to beat himself up and save it for the bad guys. This is an inverted reference to Showdown: Part 2.
  • When both Bens transform into Surge, the start of the transformation sequence is very similar to that of Upgrade's in the original series.
  • In the end of the special, Ben 10,000 wears a jacket that looks similar to the one Classic Ben wore during Alien Force and Ultimate Alien.
  • The ending is similar to that of Ben 10: Secret of the Omnitrix, where Ben yells "It's hero time!" before the credits roll.

Trivia

  • The name of this special was first discovered on Andrei Lenart's portfolio site and a Spanish dubbing website.[1][2]
  • The special first aired in Turkey on February 20th, 2021 and later throughout Central and Eastern Europe on February 27th.[3][4]
  • This is the third and final time Ben goes through time, as he had previously done so in Ben Again and Again and Roundabout: Part 2.
  • Footage of Ben 10,000, President Gwen, and the Xerge was first revealed in a trailer from Cartoon Network Turkey released on February 6, 2021.[CN 1]
  • Bellwood is the setting of the special, as mentioned by General Hex and Sergeant Smythe.
  • Out of all the villains seen in the intro, Tim Buktu and Michael Morningstar are the only ones to not appear in any form.
  • It is mentioned that Future Kevin has been stuck as Humungoraptor ever since Ben 10,000 went into hiding, explaining why he never appears in his conventional form during the special.
  • Duncan Rouleau initially stated that there were no plans for either Spidermonkey or Buzzshock to appear in the reboot.[DR 1][DR 2][DR 3] The fact that they make appearances in this movie event indicates that these statements were made in order to prevent spoilers.
  • Ben 10,000's inclusion in the reboot was first hinted when Duncan dropped vague hints on what to expect for Season 5,[DR 4] before eventually confirming that there would be a chance for Ben 10,000 to appear on the show.[DR 5]
  • According to a promo for Season 5, Ben 10,000 is an alternative future version of Ben,[CN 2] indicating that his timeline is an alternate version of his younger counterpart's. However this yet to be confirmed to be the case by a crew member.
  • In the poster, Present day Ben had the season 1 Omnitrix instead of the current version.

References

Crew Statements

Steven T. Seagle

Duncan Rouleau

Cartoon Network

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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