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Fame is the first episode of the first season of Ben 10: Ultimate Alien, and the first episode overall.

Synopsis[]

Ben's secret identity is revealed to the world, and an alien refugee is about to detonate a nuclear bomb.[CN 1]

Plot[]

A video shows clips of a few of Ben's aliens, such as Wildmutt, Swampfire, Brainstorm, Echo Echo, Jetray, Cannonbolt, Humungousaur, Rath, Big Chill, Chromastone, Goop, and Spidermonkey. The video finally shows the world about Ben's secret identity, along with a goofy picture of him, with Kevin telling him that he is "busted".

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Ben, Gwen, and Kevin watching TV at Ben's house

With Ben's identity revealed, the paparazzi makes it hard for him to get out of his house. After they exit the house, Ben transforms into Humungousaur and scares the reporters away as they flee in fear. Humungousaur transforms back into Ben and Kevin tells Ben that he should have gone Ultimate, but Ben didn't want to scare himself.

At Julie's place, Ben and Julie watch the Will Harangue Nation, hosted by TV reporter Will Harangue, who hates Ben and is criticizing him. Ben asks why that picture of his is being used, which Juile calls "cute". They go for a ride in Ben's car, and Ben thinks that maybe he can do more good in public than in private. Kevin and Gwen drive up next to them and Kevin reveals that he tracked down the person who leaked Ben's identity. Ben decides to go and get revenge. Gwen thinks that it is a stupid idea. They arrive at the mastermind's house and discover that the so-called "mastermind" is a 10-year-old boy named Jimmy Jones.

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The Rustbucket 3

Kevin gets angry at Jimmy for ruining Ben's life, but Ben and Gwen forgive him. Jimmy tells Ben that he was looking at pictures of aliens around the world and noticed that most of them came from Bellwood. He found that some of them were wearing the Omnitrix symbol and Jimmy was able to piece together Ben's identity from a picture of him wearing the Omnitrix. Jimmy wanted to just let the world know how cool Ben was, hoping he would like the fame and money. Gwen sees a picture of a red alien and Jimmy shows a video of it attacking two guards. Jimmy tells the team that all of the sightings are in Florida.

The team uses Kevin's new jet to travel to Florida, but after an incident involving Kevin and the Air Force, Ben transforms into Jetray in order to save one of the pilots. After Jetray transforms back into Ben, he ends up in jail. He is able to be let out when Gwen and Kevin show the government their Plumber badges. One of the officers, Colonel Rozum, tell the team that the alien Jimmy showed them arises from the ocean to collect pieces from NASA's most powerful rocket ship, the Orion. Ben, Gwen, and Kevin all decide to stop this alien. However, as they fight him, he seems too strong for both Gwen and Kevin and as for Ben, the Ultimatrix won't let him transform and starts acting strangely.

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Chromastone returns

Ben finally is able to transform after scanning the alien's DNA and transforms into Chromastone, with Ben stating that he "wasn't even sure I still had this one", and fights the alien. He proves too strong for Chromastone as well and defeats him before escaping. When Ben wakes up, Rozum tells the team that the alien got away with the engine for the rocket, which is also a nuclear bomb.

After tracking the alien to an underwater cave, Gwen gets the team underwater and finds him fixing his ship, wanting to go home. It turns out that the nuclear bomb will destroy all of central Florida, something the alien doesn't feel concerned about. To stop the team from keeping him from leaving, he throws a live cable at Gwen and Kevin, trapping them while Gwen shields them. Ben transforms into Spidermonkey to fight, but the creature again overpowers him. To take drastic measures, Spidermonkey evolves into Ultimate Spidermonkey and easily defeats the alien, trapping it with webbing.

After Ultimate Spidermonkey transforms back into Ben, the trio question the creature who tells them his name: Bivalvan. He tells them that he comes from the Andromeda Galaxy and that he, along with four others, were captured by a man called Aggregor. They were able to escape him but became separated and got stuck on Earth. So, to help, Ben calls the Plumbers to help Bivalvan get home and stop the nuclear bomb from exploding.

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Ben welcomed as a hero at school

The next day, when Ben goes to school, he's scared that his classmates will hate him too, since most people have been watching the news. But decides to go in after a kiss on the cheek from Julie, as encouragement. When Ben comes in, his classmates actually applaud him for his help, including his old bullies, Cash and JT

Meanwhile, Bivalvan (who is still hanging in the webbing) hears something and expects the Plumbers, but instead, to his horror, it is Aggregor who tells Bivalvan that "no one escapes him" and approaches the helpless alien. Bivalvan is then heard screaming for help off-screen.

Noteworthy Events[]

Major Events[]

Character Debuts[]

Ultimatrix Alien Debuts[]

Minor Events[]

  • Julie gives Ben a kiss on the cheek for the first time.

Characters[]

Neutrals[]

Villains[]

Aliens Used[]

Video Footage Aliens[]

Aliens on Jimmy's Wall[]

Aliens on Jimmy's Computer Screen[]

Quotes[]


Kevin: Sometimes I think the only reason why you guys used to hang with me was because I was the only one who could drive.
Ben: Maybe at first...
Gwen: Ben!




Kevin: Dude, you are not gonna cry.
Gwen: Stop being mean Kevin. Seriously.
Kevin: Whatever.




Kevin: Earth technology is so primitive, I'm embarrassed to tell my friends I'm from here.




(Talking about the Rustbucket 3)
Kevin: Supersonic in atmosphere. Subspace, hyperdrive for effective FTL. Bonus gizmos I've acquired here and there.
Ben: Sweet. This is going to be the coolest thing I ever crashed!
Gwen: (Looks at a computer screen) Extranet access! We can use our Plumbers' badges to access any database on Earth. Even secure ones!
Ben: Boring! (Turns to Kevin) Make it go!




Jetray: (Surrounded by several soldiers) Umm... Take me to your leader?
Soldier: If you so much as twitch, you're going down!
Jetray: Whoa! Easy guys! (Transforms back into Ben) I'm the famous Ben Tennyson. I'm a superhero. You have heard of me, right? (Cuts to Ben stuck in jail) I'm pretty sure I'm supposed to get a phone call!




After the Ultimatrix has finished scanning his DNA
Bivalvan: What did you do?
Ben: Oh, now you want to talk? (Activates the Ultimatrix and transforms into Chromastone) Chromastone! I wasn't even sure I still had this one.




Bivalvan: There is nothing you can do to stop me.
Spidermonkey: Maybe not me. But my new Ultimatrix comes with some new features. There's a time to go hero, and there's a time to go Ultimate! (slaps down on his Ultimatrix symbol on his chest) Ultimate Spidermonkey!




(Julie sees Ben standing in front of the high school entrance)
Julie: You have to go in sometime.
Ben: I could drop out.
Julie: Last night, you were two feet from an atomic bomb. You can't be scared of your classmates.
Ben: Everybody knows my secret, Julie. And if they've been watching the news, everybody hates me.
(Julie kisses Ben on the cheek)
Julie: Not everybody.




(Bivalvan is inside the cave, still hanging from the ceiling inside Ultimate Spidermonkey's web and hears someone coming)
Bivalvan: Hello? Are you the Plumbers? Ben said you'd be here quickly but I didn't think- (Sees it's Aggregor) Aggregor!
Aggregor: No one escapes me, Bivalvan! (Approaches him, then Bivalvan starts screaming in agony)



Naming and Translations[]

Language Name Origin
French La Gloire Glory
Hungarian A Hírnév The Fame
Italian Ben Diventa Famoso Ben Becomes Famous
Polish Sława Fame
Portuguese (Br) Fama Fame
Romanian Celebritate Celebrity
Spanish (HA) Fama Fame
Spanish (Spain) Fama Fame

Cast[]

Voice Actor Role(s)
Yuri Lowenthal Ben Tennyson
Ultimatrix
Soldier #1
Ashley Johnson Gwen Tennyson
Greg Cipes Kevin Levin
Dee Bradley Baker Jetray
Humungousaur
Chromastone
Spidermonkey
Ultimate Spidermonkey
Bivalvan
Pilot
John DiMaggio Aggregor
Will Harangue
Colonel Rozum
Rath
Vyvan Pham Julie Yamamoto
Mrs. Jones
Scott Menville Jimmy Jones
JT
Soldier #2


Continuity[]

Errors[]

  • When footage of Humungousaur holding up the bridge from All That Glitters is shown on TV, he does not grow his stegosauride features despite doing so in the original episode.
  • When Ben, Gwen and Kevin enter Jimmy's room, Kevin is taller than usual. This error occurs again when they come out of the water.
  • When Jetray saves the pilot and says "Gotcha!" his mouth doesn't move.
  • During Chromastone's transformation sequence, Ben is wearing the Omnitrix.
  • Ben as Chromastone says that he wasn't sure the transformation was still available to him. However, Sugilite had informed him that the form was still in the Omnitrix in The Secret of Chromastone.
  • Chromastone forms an energy ball, but in the next shot, the energy is shapeless.
  • When Ben wakes up after being defeated by Bivalvan, Rozum has green eyes.
  • When Ben gets out from the water, his shoe is miscolored.
  • Towards the end of Ultimate Spidermonkey's transformation sequence, the muscles on the right of his body are gone for a brief moment.
  • When Ben as Ultimate Spidermonkey wraps Bivalvan in webbing, his knee sticks out, but when it shows him fully wrapped up, his entire body is covered in webbing.
  • After Ben reverts from Spidermonkey, his eyes glow pink for a moment. According to Charlotte Fullerton, the glowing eyes were an animation error.[CF 1][CF 2]
    • However, at one point, Dwayne McDuffie claimed an episode explaining the glowing eyes was being written[DM 2] and that it had something to do with the Ultimatrix's evolutionary feature.[DM 3]
  • When Ben is about to go to school, his backpack is brown. Then, for one shot, his bag is cyan.
  • Aggregor has six horns instead of four.

Trivia[]

  • Compared to its appearance in The Return, the Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station bear very little resemblance to how they look in real life.
    • It is also worth noting that the Orion shown in the episode is based off a real concept called Project Orion.
  • The montage at the beginning of the episode was a little different in an early draft dated June 20, 2009.[DM 1][DM 4]

References[]

Crew Statements[]

Dwayne McDuffie[]

Charlotte Fullerton[]

Cartoon Network[]

Ben 10: Ultimate Alien Episodes
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