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Hot Stretch is the seventh episode of the first season of Ben 10: Omniverse, and the seventh episode overall.

Synopsis[]

Ben and Rook encounter a race of elastic, hot-blooded aliens in Undertown who want to use a stolen nuclear fusion engine to activate a volcano![CN 1]

Plot[]

Bellwood is undergoing a heat wave and the police are chasing Ester, a girl who is carrying a Nuclear Fusion Device through the town. She takes to the roof tops, and Ben with Rook arrive to help. While Rook pursues on foot, Ben transforms into Crashhopper and chases her on the roof tops. Crashhopper corners her and she leaps off a building. Crashhopper follows and falls, while Ester uses her powers to grapple back onto the building.

Crashhopper lands in a rooftop swimming pool and Ester taunts him from above, but the machine releases a ball of energy. Rook tells Crashhopper not to touch it as it melts the floor. Ester grabs it and leaps away. Crashhopper and Rook chase her into Undertown, where Crashhopper transforms back to Ben. Rook tells Ben that Ester seemed to be flirting with him, but Ben simply brushes him off. They enter into Undertown where it is hotter down there than in Bellwood. Rook uses a scanner to search for the machine and Ester, but he discovers space junk instead. However, Ben notices Ester on pipes on the ceiling, and he and Rook grapple up to them. The pair chase after Ester and Rook demands her fusion engine, but Ester leaps onto lower pipes and runs away and Rook collapses a pipe and Ben transforms into Eatle. Eatle eats a piece of metal. Rook and Ester fight on a pipe below. Eatle blasts it and they are cornering Ester, but the pipe collapses and they fall to the floor. Eatle takes the fusion engine as humanoid aliens, the Kraaho, and their leader, Seebik, arrive and demand it. They are freezing, even in the heat. Eatle resists giving them the engine, but he reverts back to Ben and Ester takes it out of his hands and she gives it to Seebik and joins the Kraaho.

Seebik orders the Kraaho to kill Ben and Rook. Ester tries to convince him not to, but he ignores her and the Kraaho surround Ben and Rook. Ben transforms into Gravattack and sends the Kraaho flying with his gravity powers but fails when the Omnitrix times out early. Gravattack reverts back to Ben and the Kraaho fall to the ground. Luckily, Ester turns on some water pipes and hits the Kraaho with water, freezing them. Ester leaps to Ben and Rook in the cloud of mist and tells them to come with her. They run into a tunnel, but Ben doesn't want to leave. Ester forces them to leave, saying that the Kraaho won't be anymore trouble and she explains that the "cold" doesn't bother her because she's only half-Kraaho. Ben is convinced, but Rook is suspicious. A nearby Kineceleran kid notices Ester and calls her over. They are playing a game of hockey and they persuade Ben to play as well. Unable to keep up with them, Ben transforms into XLR8 and XLR8 scores an easy goal before transforming back into Ben. Rook observes them, unhappy, from the shadows. Meanwhile, Ben realizes that the heat is starting to get to the others, and he transforms into Water Hazard and cools off the group, creating a rainbow. and playfully does the same to Ester. A few minutes later, Rook comes to Ben and informs him that Ester likes him. Rook insists that the party is over. Underground, the Kraaho use the fusion engine to power a huge machine. The machine creates spouts of magma that warm the cavern and burst through the ground on the surface of the Earth.

People flee as the lava destroys roads and cars and it reaches the neighborhood and Ester swears that she didn't know what the Kraaho would do after Rook incriminates her. Ben tells Rook that they are past incrimination and transforms into Arctiguana. Arctiguana releases an ice blast that freezes the lava and transforms back into Ben. Rook points out that the lava is still coming. Ben insists that Ester brings him to the Kraaho. Horrified at what her people are doing, Ester reluctantly leads Ben and Rook to the "hot spot", an undeveloped section of Undertown that is naturally hot where the Kraaho lives. Ester attempts to reason with Seebik while Ben secretly transforms into NRG. NRG tells Rook to create a distraction and Rook runs over and tells the Kraaho that he will teach them how to play tag, and they chase him away while NRG scales the machine. The Kraaho shoot at Rook, but he flees. When they surround Rook, he engages in a fight them. Seebik joins the brawl after Rook defeats all of the others. Ester escapes the Kraaho holding her and runs to help Rook, who is outmatched, to defeat Seebik. Seebik notices NRG and the Kraaho pull him down and start tugging on his suit. He tricks them into opening it and releasing NRG's more powerful true form. NRG flies to the machine and eats the fusion engine. Then, he destroys the machine, which causes the lava to stop. NRG then re-enters the suit and transforms back into Ben and Seebik scoffs when Ben and Ester suggest that the Kraaho stay in their cavern and co-exist with Undertown, and Ester reveals that her father was the last leader of the Kraaho, which causes Seebik and the Kraaho then bow to Ester due to having defeated Seebik. Ester is now their leader and she promises to be a good neighbor and hugs Ben. Ben quickly leaves and gets Rook lemonade to cool down after the battle. The Kinecelerans sprint past and tease Ben, who call him Ester's boyfriend. Ben insists that he isn't Ester's boyfriend, but then asks Rook if he believes that he has a shot with her.

Noteworthy Events[]

Major Events[]

  • Ben uses NRG's true form for the first time.

Character Debuts[]

Omnitrix Alien Debuts[]

  • Eatle (Omniverse debut)
  • XLR8 (Omniverse debut by 16-year-old Ben)
  • Arctiguana (Omniverse debut)

Characters[]

Neutrals[]

Villains[]

Aliens Used[]

Quotes[]


Lackno: S-Seebik, two more minutes and I'm an ice sculpture.
Seebik: Alright, Lackno! But first, finish him off. (Points at Ben)
Ester: Seebik, that's Ben Tennyson!
Ben: Don't forget Rook! Better 'off' him, too. I'd totally let you guys go but this guy never gives up.




Rook: She likes you, Ben-Dude!
Ben: Everyone likes me. I'm the hero.
Rook: Yes, but she is not innocent. (They look at Ester playing with the kids) The party is over. You must tell her. Be the hero, Ben... before I am forced to poop this party.
(Rook looks at Ben sternly while Ben is distraught.)




(NRG climbs up the machine which has the fusion device. Seebik spots him.)
Seebik: Keep that cold-cut away from the engine!
(Two of the Kraaho climb up, one onto NRG, the other just beside him.)
NRG: Get off me!
(The other one pushes him and they fall down. The Kraaho try to open up his suit.)
NRG: No! Please! Whatever you do, keep the suit closed! Don't open me up! That will end NRG!
(The Kraaho keep trying and they manage to open up NRG's suit. NRG's true from releases a powerful burst of energy, shoving the Kraaho away from him. NRG hovers in the air.)
NRG: Suckers! Haha!



Naming and Translations[]

Language Name Origin
Arabic أزمة متمددة Stretching Crisis
Hungarian Forró Láva Hot Lava
Italian Ondata di Caldo Heatwave
Polish Ester Ester
Portuguese (Br) Beco do Calor Alley Heat
Romanian La Limită At the Limit of
Spanish (HA) Punto Caliente Hot Spot
Spanish (Spain) Calor y Estiramientos Heat and Stretching

Cast[]

Voice Actor Role(s)
Yuri Lowenthal Ben Tennyson
XLR8
N-8
Bumper Robinson Rook Blonko
N-D
Dee Bradley Baker Water Hazard
NRG
Crashhopper
E-N
Eric Bauza Eatle
Arctiguana
Lackno
David Kaye Gravattack
Forecaster
Tara Platt Ester
ML-E
DJ
Corey Burton Seebik
Policeman
Vendor


Allusions[]

  • When XLR8 states "It's on like Computron!", it's a parody of the phrase "It's on like Donkey Kong!".
  • On the street where the aliens play hockey, a truck with a red cab and grey container with blue and silver lines can be seen parked at the side; this is a homage to Optimus Prime from the Transformers franchise.

Errors[]

  • As Crashhopper approaches Ester, his right fingers are segmented.
  • In one shot, Crashhopper's Omnitrix symbol has the same green as his skin.
  • Gravattack is shorter than usual.
  • Arctiguana is drawn with five exposed teeth instead of four.
  • In one shot, the "10" on Ben's shirt is colored black.
  • Arctiguana is not listed in the end credits.

Trivia[]

  • It is stated by Ben that Ditto is his cutest alien, according to the fan sites.
    • In the Latin American dub, Crashhopper is stated to be his cutest alien.
    • In the Brazilian Portuguese dub, Echo Echo is stated to be his cutest alien.
  • According to their model sheets, 11-year-old Wildmutt and Arctiguana were intended to appear in this episode.[DJW 1][DJW 2]

References[]

Crew Statements[]

Matt Wayne[]

Derrick J. Wyatt[]

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 Five · 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 Five · 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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