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Hit 'Em Where They Live is the third episode of Ben 10: Ultimate Alien.
Ben's mom Sandra is washing dishes, unaware that she is about to be ambushed by SevenSeven. Fortunately, her father-in-law saves her and successfully repels SevenSeven without her noticing. Max soon realizes that Ben's enemies are hunting his family and loved ones, and needs to find a way to stop the attacks.
Meanwhile, Ben's old enemy Rojo and her new biker gang are robbing a train. Ben (as Rath), Gwen, and Kevin defeat them. They are praised for stopping them, until Max shows up in Kevin's jet. He tells them that ever since Ben's identity was revealed, his old enemies are returning for revenge by targeting his family. Gwen is outraged that their foes are bringing their families into the feud, while Kevin states that any foe who comes after their families be put down. Max also explains that the attacks have been organized by someone.
Zombozo, Charmcaster, and Vulkanus flatten Carl's tire to keep him busy, but soon Ben (who has seemingly forgotten about Zombozo) and his friends arrive and battle the villains. Ben transforms into Swampfire and manages to drive them off and save his father, without him knowing the dangers. Zombozo then targets Ben's mother again at Mr. Smoothy's and attacks her there. He shocks Gwen (who was trying to protect Sandra) and gets her dizzy, and kidnaps Sandra.
Ben, Gwen, and Kevin go to Zombozo's hideout to save Ben's mother. Ben transforms into Big Chill and fights Vulkanus, Kevin fights Charmcaster, and Gwen fights Zombozo. Kevin manages to defeat Charmcaster and her stone creatures. Meanwhile, Big Chill freezes most of Vulcanus's minions one by one, but there are far too many of him to take on at once. He has had enough, and transforms into Ultimate Big Chill and defeats the pick-axe army altogether. Vulkanus surrenders and attempts to tell Ben where his mother is, but overfilled with fury, he freezes him with his fire/ice breath before reverting back to normal. With Vulkanus and Charmcaster handled, Ben and Kevin realize that Gwen is surely with Zombozo.
Gwen is tied up in tight streamers next to a pillar. Zombozo explains that he intends on not just beating Ben, but also making him suffer. Gwen then sees Sandra on a high tightrope holding a pole before bombs detonate and burn the rope on both ends. Seeing Zombozo trying to kill her aunt in a cruel manner enrages Gwen, who suddenly breaks free from the rope. Gradually changing into her Anodite form and growing to giant size, she demands him to spread a message to all other villains should; if any of them have a grudge to settle with her, Ben, or Kevin, then the Tennyson family is to be left alone, promising severe repercussions should they so much as "bump into someone [they] love in the street." She saves Sandra and lets a terrified Zombozo go to inform the villains, then reverts to her human form off screen.
After that, Gwen and Sandra are found sitting on a bench, with Gwen eating candy floss. She then offers Sandra some, but Sandra says that processed sugar is poison, before Ben and Kevin show up. Ben asked about Sandra, and Kevin asked about Zombozo. As Gwen was about to take a bite on her candy floss, she pauses and says that they do not have to worry about him any more. Gwen then subtlety says that they came to "an understanding", smiling.
- Max Tennyson (Ultimate Alien debut)
- Carl Tennyson (Ultimate Alien debut)
- Sandra Tennyson (Ultimate Alien debut)
- Zombozo (Ultimate Alien debut)
- Charmcaster (Ultimate Alien debut)
- Stone Creatures (Ultimate Alien debut)
- Vulkanus (Ultimate Alien debut)
- Pickaxe Aliens (Ultimate Alien debut)
- SevenSeven (Ultimate Alien debut)
- Rojo (Ultimate Alien debut)
Ultimatrix Alien Debuts
- Ben Tennyson
- Gwen Tennyson
- Kevin Levin
- Max Tennyson (first reappearance)
- Carl Tennyson (first reappearance)
- Sandra Tennyson (first reappearance)
- Zombozo (first reappearance)
- Charmcaster (first reappearance)
- Stone Creatures (first reappearance)
- Vulkanus (first reappearance)
- Pickaxe Aliens (first reappearance)
- SevenSeven (first reappearance)
- Rojo's Gang
- Rath (off-screen activation)
- Swampfire (first reappearance)
- Big Chill (x2)
- Ultimate Big Chill (first appearance)
- Vitalis Eruptum
Naming and Translations
|Hungarian||Ott Csapj Le, Ahol élnek||Hit Them Where They Live|
|Italian||La Famiglia di Tennyson||Tennyson's Family|
|Polish||Uderz w Dom||Hit the House|
|Portuguese (Br)||Ataque Onde Eles Moram||Attack Where They Live|
|Romanian||Loveşte-i Unde Locuiesc||Hit Them Where They Live|
|Spanish (HA)||La Familia Es Primero||The Family Comes First|
|Spanish (Spain)||Dales Donde Les Duele||Give Them Where It Hurts|
- The title of this episode is based on the phrase "Hit them where it hurts", as well as the 1988 film They Live.
- Zombozo's new modus operandi - using clown props as deadly weapons - mirrors that of the DC Comics villain, the Joker.
- In some scenes, Charmcaster's eyes are blue.
- The establishing shot of Mr. Smoothy has Gwen and Sandra both holding smoothies, but in later shots, Sandra's smoothie has disappeared.
- Before Ben transforms into Big Chill, Big Chill's hologram is not shown on the Ultimatrix.
- When Ultimate Big Chill lands in front of Vulkanus, the lower half of Vulkanus' body is missing.
- Ben only pretended not to remember Zombozo because he didn't want to admit to Kevin that he used to be afraid of clowns.[DM 1]
- Gwen let Zombozo go to spread the word to all of their other enemies.[DM 1]