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Evil's Encore is the fifth episode of the fourth season of Ben 10: Omniverse, and the thirty-fifth episode overall.

Synopsis[]

Dr. Animo reminisces about when he once took control of the Plumber's HQ in Mount Rushmore.[CN 1]

Plot[]

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In a cell at Plumber Headquarters, Dr. Animo is talking to his stuffed animal mutations while constructing something. He yells over his hatred for Ben Tennyson. Animo then notices Ben, Rook, and Solid Plugg outside his cell and yells at Ben to leave him alone, saying that he is distracting him from his work. Ben simply yawns and walks off with Rook, who grabs Solid Plugg and leaves as well. Animo says that Ben isn't a threat at all and finishes his creation. Animo boasts about how he is going to use a Plumber base to take over the entire planet. He talks to himself again, saying that this is the same plan Ben stopped years ago. Animo claims to have learned from his past mistakes and remembers how it all started.

A flashback to five years ago begins and Mt. Rushmore is shown, where Max Tennyson is driving the Rustbucket 2 to the Plumber base inside of Mt. Rushmore along with Ben and Gwen. Ben remarks on how they can't tell that Mt. Rushmore isn't a hologram anymore. Max explains that it is not a hologram, telling Ben that after his fight with Malware, the reconstruction was able to finish. Gwen then says to keep Ben away from it, and Max admits to Ben that he can overdo things a bit. Ben doesn't agree and suddenly, the group is attacked by Animo and his Mutant Giraffe. The Mutant Giraffe starts attacking the Rustbucket, while Max attempts to drive away. Ben transforms into Eye Guy, with Max telling him to keep Animo distracted until he could drive to the Plumber base and not to overdo it. Eye Guy heads out through the roof and starts blasting at the Mutant Giraffe. The Mutant Giraffe dodges all of the attacks and Eye Guy fires a giant blast from his chest, destroying part of the Rustbucket 2's roof in the process. Max finally drives to the base and its security system starts shooting at Animo, which sends him flying through the air. Eye Guy taunts Dr. Animo, but gets blasted by the Mutant Giraffe. Animo gets up and starts heading toward the base and presses a button which makes a panel appear. Animo takes out a Technobug and places it on the panel, which allows it to enter the base. Eye Guy continues to fight the Mutant Giraffe, but misses his shots again and destroys most of the Rustbucket 2. The Omnitrix times out and Eye Guy reverts back into Ben, who says that they probably cannot win without Eye Guy's firepower. Max and Gwen soon run out to opposite ends of the Mutant Giraffe and force the two heads of it to smash into each other, knocking it out. Gwen notices that Animo is gone and Max knows that he has headed inside the base.

Inside the base, Animo is seen messing around with controls and puts more Technobugs into the control panels, allowing him further access. Ben, Gwen, and Max start to chase after him, but they are soon trapped in the hallway. Max attempts to shut off the controls through voice command, but it doesn't recognize him. He also knows that Animo is to blame. Soon, lasers start shooting out, but Ben's group manages to dodge them. They, however, are soon trapped in a large bag and Max says they are heading toward a detention cell, needing to break out now. Ben states that he cannot reach the Omnitrix, but Max states that he can and manages to activate the Omnitrix, transforming Ben into Wildmutt. Wildmutt breaks the group out of the bag. Max heads over to the control panel, saying the security system won't allow him in and gets electrocuted by the control panel. Animo shows up on the monitor, saying how his new invention, the Technobugs, are the reason for his entry and his control of the base. Max then says the base has become their enemy.

Max asks what Animo wants and Animo says he is going to use the base's satellite to blast the entire Earth with his Transmutator Ray. Max says Animo wouldn't get past the security controls, but Animo says his Technobugs are already working on it and taunts Wildmutt. Gwen angrily blasts the monitor, with Max telling the group they need to get to the Satellite Master Control Room quickly. As Max and Gwen start running down the hall, Wildmutt starts smelling something and leads he group down another hall. In a room, the group notices three Plumbers tied to a wall. Wildmutt bites away at the wires and frees them, but the wires soon trap the Plumbers yet again and Wildmutt reverts back into Ben. The female Plumber then says that tech support is on the way and tells Max, Gwen, and Ben to stop Animo, and the group leaves. Soon, Blukic and Driba arrive and they are confused about why the Plumbers are tied to the wall. Ben's group start heading down a hall and stop at a very steep slope. Max explains that Animo has the freight platform locked and they need another way to get up. The group soon starts climbing up the slope, leaving them exhausted. Suddenly, the cargo lift starts to slowly fall down at them, and Ben quickly transforms into Wildvine. Wildvine starts to grab onto the cargo lift, which stops it right before hitting Max and Gwen. The two then grab onto Wildvine. Wildvine then lets go of the cargo lift and the force sends all three of them flying to the top of the room. Animo notices the group proceeding further but has a plan to slow them down.

Back in the halls, Gwen says it will be difficult to reach Animo with him controlling everything. Max says that Animo only controls the systems he knows about. Max heads toward a control panel, saying that decommissioned drones may be enough to slow down Animo. The alarm soon goes off and the group are trapped in the halls with it being filled with gas. Wildvine appears to be unaffected, but Gwen and Max are on the ground, unable to breathe. Max explains that it's a flame retardant designed to block off fire's air supplies and from humans as well. Soon, the gas fully consumes the area, while Animo notices the drones heading his way. Back in the halls, Wildvine manages to open the other side of the door, which frees everyone, and he reverts back into Ben. Ben then notices giant fans blowing on the floor, but Max says that Blukic and Driba installed an escape exit. However, the escape exit is too small for them to fit through, so Gwen uses a spell, Vortress nebulae to stop the giant fans from spinning after Ben attempts to use the Omnitrix to transform and the group safely crosses by. The group finally confronts Animo and Animo soon summons the drones to fight Ben's team.

Animo heads into the back, leaving Ben's team to fight the drones and Ben transforms into Diamondhead. Diamondhead tells Max and Gwen to stop Animo while he fights the drones. After Gwen uses her mana to create a ball-like force field that surrounds her and Max and flies them around the platform in the force field into the control room, Animo heads back and tells how he is close to taking over the satellites. Animo is soon blasted from behind by Gwen, while Max attempts to pull off the Technobugs. Animo tackles Max down and yells at him, saying that he won't stop him. Meanwhile, Diamondhead is still fighting the three drones. He blocks all their blasts and manages to jump on one of them, causing it to shoot down one of the other drones. Back in the control room, Gwen is having a hard time trying to pull off the Technobugs while Max and Animo are still fighting. Animo then says that the security code has been broken and satellites start popping out of Mt. Rushmore and from space as well. Back outside, Diamondhead continues to fight the drones. Diamondhead manages to finish off the last two drones and reverts back into Ben and heads into the control room with the others. Animo tells Ben he is too late and his Transmutator Ray will transform all of the people of Earth into his mutations. Ben transforms into Upchuck and uses his long, stretchable tongues to carry Animo off of Max and to knock him away. Upchuck jumps over to Animo and asks if he is the only one who believes that he is a genius. Upchuck then starts to slowly eat up the Technobugs and spits them out. Gwen asks him about what he is doing and Upchucks tells Gwen that he isn't overdoing it. Gwen says to overdo it when the Earth is in trouble, with Max agreeing after Upchuck looks at him. Upchuck states that Gwen and Max should make up their minds and then eats the entire chair with all of the Technobugs on it and all of the satellites shut down, causing Animo to scream "NO!", but Upchuck develops full cheeks, due to the size of the chair, and says that he does not feel very well. As Upchuck's stomach grumbles and he is about to shoot his explosive vomit after he belches, Max tells Upchuck not to spit out an explosive ball of liquid due to the fact that it will destroy the entire Plumbers' base. Upchuck wonders about what he should do, and Gwen tells him to project his explosive vomit somewhere else before it comes out through the other end. Upchuck then exits from the Plumber's base and spits it an explosive ball of liquid and accidentally destroys parts of Mt. Rushmore. Upchuck then tells Max that he believes that they need another hologram for the faces of Mt. Rushmore. Back in the Plumbers' base, Animo is being arrested by the Plumbers and Ben and Gwen walk up to him and Ben tells Animo that he is no match for his aliens. Back in the present, Animo says that it will be different and sends a Technobug outside of his cell. The Technobug is soon eaten by Blukic, with Animo shocked at this. Animo continues to talk and yell to himself, while Blukic and Driba laugh on at his ranting.

Noteworthy Events[]

Major Events[]

Character Debuts[]

  • Blukic (Omniverse flashback debut)
  • Driba (Omniverse flashback debut)

Omnitrix Alien Debuts[]

  • Eye Guy (Omniverse debut by 11-year-old Ben)
  • Wildmutt (Omniverse debut by 11-year-old Ben)
  • Perk Upchuck (Omniverse debut by 11-year-old Ben)

Characters[]

Villains[]

Aliens Used[]

Spells Used[]

  • Merchus Veridactus
  • Camera oblitera
  • Vortress nebulae

Quotes[]


Gwen: Yeah Ben. Sometimes, less is more.
Eye Guy: No it's not! More is always more! That's why it's more! Duh!




Eye Guy: Hey, Doc? Nah-nah-nah-nah-nah! (gets blasted by the Mutant Giraffe) Woah. I didn't even see it coming. Now that's eye...ronic!




Gwen: (Ben transforms into Wildvine) Really? Mr. Salad to the rescue?
Wildvine: Don't blame me, blame the Omnitrix.




Blukic: Ooh! Snack time! (uses his tongue to snap up the Technobug)
Driba: Awww! No fair! I saw it first!
Blukic: You snooze, you lose! Mmmm... metallic, my favorite flavor! (reaches into his mouth and pulls out one of the technobug's forceps) Hey look! A prize!
Driba: (groans) You lucky so-and-so.




Driba: What's his deal?
Blukic: Eh, beats me. Hey Animo, what's bugging you?
Animo: Bugging!!! (starts repeatedly saying "bugging" in a fit of maniacal rage)




Ben: I guess I better just give up. (sneakily activates Omnitrix)
Upchuck: Aw, my hand slipped!



Naming and Translations[]

Language Name Origin
Hungarian Ördögi Ráadás Devilish Encore
Polish Promień Transmutacji Ray of Transmutation
Portuguese (Br) Reprise do Mal Evil's Reprise
Romanian Răul Persistă The Evil Persists
Spanish (HA) La Reunión del Mal Evil's Reunion
Spanish (Spain) Malvada Repetición Evil Repetition

Cast[]

Voice Actor Role(s)
Tara Strong Ben Tennyson
Plumber #1
Ashley Johnson Gwen Tennyson
Dee Bradley Baker Wildvine
Wildmutt
Paul Eiding Max Tennyson
Eye Guy
Blukic
Eric Bauza Diamondhead
Upchuck
Driba
Dwight Schultz Dr. Animo
Plumber #2


Continuity[]

Allusions[]

  • The title of the episode likely refers to Thomas Pugsley's return to the franchise.[MW 1]
  • The code Max gives to override security systems, 12-27-0-5, is the same as the US airdate of the first episode of Ben 10 (December 27, 2005).[MW 2]
  • When Diamondhead hangs off the edge of the bridge and then disappears, a question mark appears, and an alerting sound effect is heard. This is in reference to the Metal Gear Solid series of video games, where that same sound effect and an exclamation mark appear whenever the player character is discovered.
    • This reference also extends to Max's voice actor, Paul Eiding, who has voiced the Colonel in nearly every game in the series.

Errors[]

  • Multiple times during Eye Guy's appearance, his darker side of skin faces incorrectly on his arms.
  • After Eye Guy misuses his central eye blast on the roof of the Rustbucket 2:
    • He has no foot sleeves when falling down.
    • For a second while rubbing his head, his mouth is gone.
  • In both instances of Eye Guy lying on the floor of the Rustbucket 2, he is wearing white cuffs from his 16-year-old appearance instead of white bands. In the second instance, his belt is also that of his 16-year-old design.
  • Before Ben transforms into Wildmutt, the Omnitrix's core pops up without him pressing the activation button.
  • Wildvine's chest is miscolored for a moment.

Trivia[]

  • This is the only episode in which 16-year-old Ben appears but doesn't transform or is seen as any alien.

References[]

Crew Statements[]

Derrick J. Wyatt[]

Matt Wayne[]

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 5 · 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 5 · 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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