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The Plumbers go back hundreds of years. Started on earth - my Earth - as a way to deal with alien threats.

– Alien Force Ben explaining his version of the Plumbers.[1]

The Plumbers are an intergalactic law-enforcement organization originally formed on Earth that makes use of many high-tech gadgets and weapons to protect the planets in the universe from various alien threats and attacks.

History

Alien Force Dimension

In the Alien Force Dimension, Max Tennyson was a member of the Plumbers before his grandson Ben joined years later.

In Alien X-Tinction, the Plumbers of this dimension got wind of Alien X's rampage across the cosmos. Ben was sent to investigate this turn of events.

Known Plumbers

Alien Force Dimension

Etymology

The Plumbers are named after the real-life White House Plumbers, a group tasked with stopping or preventing the leakage of classified information to the news media during Richard Nixon's presidency.[AC 1]

Trivia

  • Duncan Rouleau initially claimed the Plumbers do not exist in the Reboot Timeline[DR 1] before eventually refuting the statement.[AC 1]
    • While it has not been confirmed onscreen, it is implied that Phil is a Plumber, the biggest hint being that he was aware of the Omnitrix's true name before Ben.
    • In Alien X-Tinction, it is hinted that Max was also a Plumber after retirement when he was, unsuccessfully secretly, trying to keep Alien Force Ben to keep quite about the Plumbers.
  • This version of the Plumbers is different from the way older fans remember its Classic counterpart.[DR 2]

References

Duncan Rouleau

Audio Commentary

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