Julie Yamamoto is Ben's ex-girlfriend and now friend. She first appeared in Ben 10 Returns: Part 1 at Ben's soccer game to congratulate him of his victory. She later broke up with Ben some time before Rules Of Engagement.
Julie wears a black t-shirt mostly hidden under a pink hooded jacket and a white mini skirt. When playing tennis, she wears white wrist bands, t-shirt and her skirt. She has short black hair and sports white tennis shoes.
In Omniverse, Julie looks similar to her Alien Force/Ultimate Alien appearance except now she has a white t-shirt instead of a black one. She still has her old pink jacket but now with light orange, yellow and white stripes on it and she now has longer hair in pig tails. She also has long socks that go up to her knees. Her face shows more Japanese traits than before.
Powers and Abilities
Being an ordinary human, Julie doesn't possess any superpowers herself, although she's quite good at tennis, and shows some fighting ability in Pet Project where she takes one of the Forever Knights electric maces and easily knocks out several of the Forever Knights with them (one of these knights being comically unintentional while she replied to Gwen's acknowledgement). Julie is the only one who can fully command Ship, making her a competent ally.
In Vreedle, Vreedle, Ship reveals that he can "merge" with Julie. When Ship enveloped her, he became her armored battlesuit. In the suit, she demonstrates enhanced strength and great damage resistance, as well as the ability to fire various types of powerful laser weapons at her disposal.
In Eye of the Beholder, it turns out that Julie can understand Ship's language.
In Pier Pressure, Ben asked Julie out on a date. It was interrupted by an alien (whom they named Ship at the end of the episode), who kidnapped Julie. During the rescue attempt, Julie found out about the Omnitrix, which she finds cool. In the end, it was revealed that Ship was trying to lead Ben to his "father", Baz-El, whose ship crashed and was about to explode. Ben and Julie helped fix Baz-El's ship and he left Ship with them, saying that he and Ben have a bond. On the walk home, Ship takes off after a passing truck, and Ben and Julie walk home, holding hands.
In Save the Last Dance, when Big Chill takes control of Ben's personality and starts eating every metal object in sight, Julie follows him on her motor scooter and alerts Gwen and Kevin and she tells them where Ben is headed. Gwen and Kevin manage to subdue Big Chill, only to discover that Big Chill was building a nest for eggs he had laid. The eggs hatch into baby Necrofriggians, and Kevin teases Ben about being a "mommy". As Julie takes Ben home on her motor scooter, she unsarcastically tells Ben that she thought he made a great "Mom". Ben also stated she gets straight As.
In Pet Project it was revealed that Julie is keeping Ship as a pet; it put a strain on her relationship with Ben as he feared Ship could do something that she couldn't handle. The Forever Knights kidnapped Ship, planning to use him to mass-produce spaceships to go to the Dragon's planet, brainwashing him. Julie managed to get through to Ship and bring him back to his senses. At the same time, she told Ben he wasn't the only one who saw Brainstealers From Outer Space; he skipped a date to watch a marathon of it. Julie would allow Ben and the others to use Ship's new spaceship form if they asked her.
In War of the Worlds, Julie helped Ben fight against the Highbreed invasion and it turned out that she apparently had a curfew. She also seems to show a deal of concern and care for Ben. At the end of War of the Worlds: Part 2, Ben and Julie get close to kissing, but decided against it, as Gwen, Kevin and Max were all looking. Ben then tells her that he will walk her to school the next day, and Julie gets home by riding in Ship after giving Ben a loving smile.
In Vreedle, Vreedle, the Vreedle Brothers, hired by Baz-El to return Ship to him. As Julie refused, the Vreedle Brothers started being more aggressive, and Ben and Kevin go in court to claim their right on Ship against Baz-El, while Gwen stayed on Earth to keep Julie and Ship safe. When the Vreedle Brothers came back, Ship revealed he can "merge" with Julie, giving her a powerful battlesuit she can use to fight. Ben is eventually able to get the judge's favor, and Baz-El reluctantly accepts Ship is now Julie's.
In Singlehanded, Julie finds Ben's detached hand and takes it to Gwen and Kevin. She later uses Diamondhead's hand to fight Sunder. During the fight Gwen helped her keep Ben's hand away from Sunder but Julie wound up being used in a trade when Sunder caught her. After Sunder was knocked out, she, under Kevin's instructions, held a beam on Ben's arm while they used Sunder's axe to put Ben back in one piece and unknowingly send the bounty hunter to the Null Void as a result.
In Fame, sixteen year old Julie comforted Ben when his identity was revealed to the world. When he thought everybody would hate him, she kissed him on the cheek and told him that not everybody hated him.
In Duped, Julie has become very upset with Ben not spending time with her, as he chooses to watch the movie version of "Sumo Slammers" as his real self while leaving an immature version of himself with her.
In Hero Time, Julie becomes jealous of Jennifer Nocturne after she kissed him when he saved her life. Later, she was kidnapped by Captain Nemesis. When he tried to kill her and Jennifer, Goop saved Julie. Goop then called her "his girl", she smiles and she forgave him for his flaws. She then assisted in taking down Overlord.
As shown in Eye of the Beholder, Julie and Ben were going through relationship troubles. Ben apologized to Julie for being such a jerk and he promised to try to be a better boyfriend, which makes them both happy.
In Revenge of the Swarm, when Ben and Julie arranged a date, she was kidnapped by the Nanochips at the behest of Elena, who was jealous of her. When Armodrillo freed Julie before Elena used the swarm in an attempt to suffocate Armodrillo, Julie was able to convince Elena to stop her Nanochip activity if she really loves Ben, as well as Julie herself loves him. Then she watches Elena kill herself to stop the Nanochips and Ben's life is saved. As Ben mourned Elena's supposed death, Julie gave him some comfort before they both drove home in Ben's car.
In Greetings From Techadon, Julie and Ben competed in a golf course and Ben won, thanks to Brainstorm but Julie was shown not to be happy and accused Ben of cheating in the death hole. At the end of the episode, Ben said he must go and have a rematch as promised to Julie.
In The Flame Keepers' Circle, Julie joins a philanthropic organization called the Flame Keepers' Circle, as she accepts their theology of using Diagon's technology to advance Earth's humanitarian efforts and create a utopia. She tries to get Ben and Kevin to understand but fails, becoming quite angry at Ben for this as he laughed in the Cult Leader's face and himself uses alien technology to protect Earth. She believed this to the point of pretending to be a hostage for Conduit Edwards to make Ben revert from Big Chill. She again tries to preach the benefits of the Flame Keepers' Circle to Ben but realizes her mistake when Ben tells her that it is Vilgax. She maintains a belief that alien technology should not be kept from humans although is far less fanatical.
In The Perfect Girlfriend, Julie went off to Europe for a tennis tournament, during that time Elena impersonated Julie to try and win Ben's heart. Right after Elena revealed herself Julie arrived at Ben's home, and was able to talk Elena down again, prompting her to leave swearing revenge.
In The Ultimate Enemy: Part 2, Julie showed up after Ben stripped Vilgax of Diagon's powers and managed to talk him out of selfishly wiping out all evil. After Ben turned all of humanity back to normal, Julie kissed Ben on the lips for the first time in front of the others.
Julie appeared in Rules Of Engagement with her new boyfriend and Ship. They are kidnapped along with Ester and Rook by Princess Looma. Julie fought Looma and with the help of Ball Weevil and Ship, she won. Ben and Julie then made an agreement to be friends.
Ben 10: Alien Force
- Ben 10 Returns: Part 1 (first appearance)
- Pier Pressure
- Good Copy Bad Copy
- Save the Last Dance
- Pet Project
- War of the Worlds: Part 1
- War of the Worlds: Part 2
- Vreedle, Vreedle
- The Final Battle: Part 1
Ben 10: Ultimate Alien
- Fame (first re-appearance)
- Hero Time
- Absolute Power: Part 2
- Eye of the Beholder
- Revenge of the Swarm
- Greetings From Techadon
- The Flame Keepers' Circle
- The Perfect Girlfriend
- Inspector Number 13
- Night of the Living Nightmare (dream)
- The Ultimate Enemy: Part 1
- The Ultimate Enemy: Part 2
Ben 10: Omniverse
- Rules Of Engagement (first re-appearance)
- Julie owns a motorized scooter.
- Gwen considers that Julie is the "only one who has common sense among the four of them", as she always avoids trouble in every situation.
- Like Ben, Julie also likes chili fries.
- Yamamoto in Japanese means 'one who lives in the mountains’ or ‘at the foot of the mountain’, this is one of the ten most common surnames; it is found predominantly in central and west-central Japan.
- Julie's family is from Denver.
- Ben accidentally broke up with her while playing a video game of Sumo Slammers.
- In "Rules Of Engagement", it is revealed that Julie doesn't like Mr. Smoothy (much to Ben's dismay).