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Many Happy Returns is the first episode of the second season of Ben 10: Omniverse, and the eleventh episode overall.

Synopsis[]

Gwen and Kevin pay Ben a surprise visit, but does Kevin's strange behavior have anything to do with an angry Tetramand princess, or her father's fleet of warships prepared to attack the Earth?[CN 1]

Plot[]

The episode begins with a building that is on fire in Bellwood. After being rescued by a firefighter, a father realizes that his daughter, Madison, is still inside of the building. Ben arrives and tells the man not to worry. Ben tries to transform into XLR8, but he transforms into Rath instead. Rath, annoyed that the Omnitrix transformed him into the wrong alien, enters into the building and discovers Madison trapped in a corner after he calls her name. Rath prevents a board from falling on Madison and then carries her out of the building. Outside, Madison realizes that she left her doll inside. Rath enters into the burning building to rescue it. While inside, a burning board knocks Rath down several stories, but he is caught by a mana bubble. Surprised, Rath looks and sees Gwen and Kevin, who say hello to Rath and ask if he missed them.

Rather than being happy to see his friends, Rath yells at both Gwen and Kevin for coming to his town and saving them. Gwen presents Madison's doll, which calms Rath down, and the team jumps exits from the building just before it collapses. Rath transforms back into Ben and the crowd cheers for the old team as Gwen returns the doll to Madison.

The next day, they go to Mr. Smoothy and catch up. Kevin takes Ben aside and asks him to hide him. Suddenly, a ship shoots at them from the sky and blows up Kevin's car where Gwen is standing. Luckily, Gwen has shielded herself with mana, but Kevin is more worried about his car and asks what is wrong with the town. The Proto-TRUK arrives and the team enters it. The Proto-TRUK flees away from the ship as Ben introduces Gwen and Kevin to Rook. Rook impresses Kevin through transforming the Proto-TRUK into a ship.

Fed up after the ship blasts at the Proto-TRUK, Ben transforms into Bloxx and climbs outside. Bloxx tries to block the ship with a wall, but he fails. Bloxx chases it over buildings and leaps onto it. Bloxx then grabs the ship and a building and stops the ship and throws it to the ground. The Proto-TRUK picks up Bloxx, who transforms back into Ben and enters back into the Proto-TRUK, which prompts Gwen to say that Bellwood is still the same.

At the entrance of Undertown, they land, and Kevin inspects the Proto-TRUK. He is very impressed and declares Rook to be cool. Kevin tells Ben that he still needs to be hidden, so Ben takes the team into Undertown. Gwen is shocked to see it and Kevin and Ben search for a place to hide. Gwen and Rook begin to get suspicious of Ben and Kevin's behavior. Ben and Kevin conceal each other, but the wall blows up and the ship from earlier lands. A Tetramand named Princess Looma Red Wind comes out with Argit, strangling him and says that she is here to claim her husband, Kevin Levin. While Rook is pleasantly surprised to hear this, Gwen is not happy. Looma chases Kevin into a corner and beats him up as he makes excuses for running from her after he absorbs the wooden wall. Gwen stops her with a mana shield and Ben transforms into Terraspin. Looma attacks Terraspin, who flies away with her in tow. Looma makes Terraspin crash, and he transforms back into Ben. The team and Argit pick up Ben in a scooter and he throws Taydens at its owner, Y-it. Looma chases after the team, and they hide in a sewer tunnel.

After everyone demands an explanation from Kevin, Kevin says that a while ago, he was engaged to Looma in exchange for a piece of technology. Argit says that he should have just returned the technology, but Kevin refuses as it is his car. Rook understands and says that Tetramand engines are indestructible. Gwen feels sorry for Looma, who has been exploited by Kevin.

Looma arrives and says that she will fight for Kevin's love. Ben transforms into XLR8 and runs at Looma, but she trips him. After recovering, XLR8 runs around Looma, but she creates a shockwave through punching the ground that knocks him down. After Looma grabs Kevin, Rook wraps a cable from his Proto-Tool around them and grapples them to the surface and XLR8 follows them.

When Gwen, Rook, and Argit arrive on the surface, they discover a battered Kevin and Looma defeating XLR8. Rook runs to his rescue, but Looma throws them away and confronts Gwen. When Looma says that she won't fight a girl, Gwen gets mad and transforms into her Anodite form. Gwen and Looma fight, but Looma defeating Kevin. XLR8 and Rook arrive, but a huge Tetramand ship with Looma's father, Warlord Gar Red Wind, arrives as well. Gar orders the team to turn Kevin over to Looma, or he will destroy the Earth with fleet of armed ships.

Tetramand soldiers round up the team as Looma embraces her father. Gar says that he will do anything to protect his daughter and his fleet materializes above them. XLR8 transforms back into Ben and a wedding chapel is instantly erected around them. After the Tetramand Priest begins to conduct the ceremony, Ben transforms into Crashhopper and he challenges Looma to a fight, which Kevin eagerly allows.

Looma attacks Crashhopper and she easily beats him up. As Kevin cheers for Ben to win, Argit begins to say something, but Kevin knocks him out, arousing Gwen's suspicion. Gwen sees Ben transform into Clockwork and becomes confused, but Clockwork insists that he attempted to transform into Cannonbolt. Looma throws Clockwork away and he transforms back into Ben. Afterwards, Ben transforms into Shocksquatch. Shocksquatch shocks Looma through grabbing her, but she breaks free of his grip. They continue to battle, but Looma is still stronger and throws Shocksquatch away and he transforms into Ben, who declares that the fight is not over before he transforms into Four Arms. Kevin is happy due to it being a fair fight, but Rook says that female Tetramands are stronger, annoying Kevin. Four Arms and Looma brawl and Looma does well early on, but Four Arms eventually emerges victorious and defeats her.

The team celebrates before learning that female Tetramands must marry the male who defeats them. Four Arms is aghast at the prospect of marrying Looma. The team joins Four Arms, who transforms back into Ben. Kevin calls his car and Gwen apologizes to Ben, then enters into the car. They leave and Gar says that they will return in three years for the wedding. Ben walks away, disgusted, and mutters that Kevin is "so dead" as Rook looks back to see Argit sound asleep.

Noteworthy Events[]

Major Events[]

Character Debuts[]

Omnitrix Alien Debut[]

  • Four Arms (Omniverse debut by 16-year-old Ben)

Minor Events[]

  • Kevin reveals that the reason why his car survives its many destructions is because it has an indestructible engine block that he got from the Tetramands.

Characters[]

Villains[]

Aliens Used[]

Quotes[]


Madison: Awww!
Rath: What's your problem?
Madison: (sighs) I like the brain crab better.
(Rath grumbles)




Madison: My dolly, I dropped my dolly!
Rath: (deadpan) Of course you did. (Rath goes back inside)




Undertown Alien: HEY! Ever heard of knocking? (Throws newspaper at Kevin's face)
Kevin: Ever heard of locking the door?




Looma: Why have you been hiding from me, Kevin?
Kevin: (Frightened) I wasn't hiding. Whoa! (Ducks)
(Looma punches Kevin. He dodges.)
Kevin: (Waving his arms) I was sick. My ship broke down. Aah!
(Looma punches Kevin.)
Kevin: I needed a new suit! Oof.
(Looma punches him again.)
Kevin: There was an earthquake! Unh!
(Looma punches him once again.)
Kevin: A flood!
(Another punch.)
Kevin: Vilgax attacked! Ohhh!
(And another.)
Kevin: (Meekly) It wasn't my fault!
Looma: Liar!




Rook: HANG TEN, BEN! (Brings out his Proto-Tool and charges at Looma)
Kevin: Hang tight.
Rook: Hang tight!




Gwen: Look, let's be grown-ups about this. It's probably just a misunderstanding, a cultural-relativism thing.
Looma: Human insect!
(Looma hits Gwen with her hammer but Gwen uses a mana shield to protect herself.)
Gwen: I don't want to fight you.
Looma: (Laughs) As though I would ever lower myself to fighting a girl. (Laughs)
Gwen: What did you call me?
(Gwen is angered and changes into her Anodite form. She projects a burst of mana, pushing Looma back. Looma tries to hit Gwen but she dodges and pushes Looma back into some pipes.)
Lucky Girl: (looks back at Kevin) And as for you...




Kevin: COME ON, BEN. NEW ALIEN. TURN INTO WAY BIG AND STEP ON HER!
Argit: Doesn't Benny know the rule about- ungh!
(Kevin hits Argit on the head.)
Gwen: Is there a reason you just knocked out Argit?
(Crashhopper transforms into another alien off-screen.)
Kevin: (Nervously) Maybe.
Gwen: Wait. Why did Ben turn into Clockwork?
Clockwork: Argh! I swear I was going for Cannonbolt!




Ben: This isn't over, Looma! Know why I always win?
(Ben transforms into Four Arms and emerges out of the smoke.)
Four Arms: Because I don't give up.
Kevin: (Overjoyed) FOUR ARMS!
(Four Arms and Looma charge at each other. They attempt to punch each other. Their fists collide, causing a strong shock wave that send Looma hurtling back. The shock wave goes all the way up to the stage, creating a rupture. Rook, Kevin and Gwen avoid the smoke.)
Kevin: FINALLY, A FAIR FIGHT!
Rook: (Concerned) Female Tetramands are traditionally stronger. The princess still has the advantage.
Kevin: (Dejected) I take back every nice thing I ever said about you.




Gar: Good battle, Ben.
Looma: Good battle, looove.
Ben: (Nervously) Good... battle.



Naming and Translations[]

Language Name Origin
Hungarian Sok boldogságot! Wishing You Happiness
Portuguese (Br) Muitas Felicidades Best Wishes
Spanish (HA) Muchos Regresos Felices Many Happy Returns
Spanish (Spain) Alegres Regresos Happy Returns

Cast[]

Voice Actor Role(s)
Yuri Lowenthal Ben Tennyson
XLR8
Bumper Robinson Rook Blonko
Terraspin
Ashley Johnson Gwen Tennyson
Greg Cipes Kevin Levin
Little Alien
Dee Bradley Baker Clockwork
Crashhopper
Tetramand Priest
Robot
John DiMaggio Four Arms
Rath
Madison's Father
David Kaye Shocksquatch
Gar Red Wind
Alexander Polinsky Argit
Kimberly Brooks Looma Red Wind
Madison


Allusions[]

Errors[]

  • Before Rath, Gwen and Kevin escape the burning house, Rath's jaw is orange.
  • When Gwen gives Madison her doll back, Gwen's socks are missing.
  • After Madison is saved, her hairclip disappears.
  • Gwen says she is on spring break, even though summer had already passed during Season 3 of Ultimate Alien.
  • Kevin drops his smoothie cup, but when he brings Ben away, the cup is missing.
  • When Kevin is looking at Rook's truck, when Ben says "Um, Kevin", his mouth doesn't move.
  • In one shot, Bloxx has red eyebrows.
  • In one shot, Looma is missing her glove.
  • In one shot, Gwen's shirt is shorter and resembles the shirt that she wears in her Anodite form.
  • In one shot, XLR8's Omnitrix symbol is missing.
  • The blur XLR8 creates while he runs looks like what his 11-year-old self creates. This error is corrected on the Ben 10 Omniverse: A New Beginning DVD.
  • In one shot, the background that was used behind Looma is used for Gwen, despite her facing away from it.
  • When Ben interrupts the ceremony, a part of Looma's left chest armor is colored red instead of black.
  • When Looma lifts Clockwork, his chest design is all dark green.
  • In one shot, Shocksquatch's fingers are colored yellow.
  • After Gwen and Kevin leave, the Tetramand Priest's arms are down, but when it cuts to him, they are raised.

Trivia[]

  • This episode aired in Bulgaria on November 12, in Romania, Poland and the Netherlands on November 14, in Southeast Asia on November 17, in Germany on October 20, in the U.K. on November 24, in France on November 21 and on Boomerang on November 17, before its premiere on Cartoon Network in the U.S.
  • This episode replaced Of Predators and Prey: Part 1 in Southeast Asia, Germany, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Romania, Arabia and France.
  • Gwen indirectly mentions Professor Xagliv, referring to her as a "pompous art history professor". She would later make her debut in Mystery, Incorporeal.
  • It is revealed that Kevin has a new job in a garage, later revealed in The Rooters of All Evil to be Paik's Body Shop.
  • This is the first time Argit helps Ben without having to be paid or put in life-threatening danger.
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This replaces her punching wooden Kevin multiple times

  • In Southeast Asia, the part where Looma punches Kevin in his wooden form is replaced with her punching her hands together.
  • Whenever Gwen powers up her mana in this episode, the sound effect that plays whenever she uses her magic powers from the Original Series is used.
  • The scene where Ben, Gwen and Kevin hang out Mr. Smoothy, up until the scene where Ben suggests a place for Kevin to hide, was storyboarded by Jae Hong Kim.[JHK 1]

References[]

Crew Statements[]

Matt Wayne[]

Jae Hong Kim[]

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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