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The Gauntlet is the ninth episode of Ben 10: Alien Force.


Gwen and Kevin are fighting a Techadon robot in a warehouse, while the Omnitrix is recharging. They manage to hold it off, but it is too strong. However, the Omnitrix recharges and Ben transforms into a Polymorph from Viscosia named Goop. After Goop defeats and destroys the robot, Kevin snatches the arm, which Gwen sliced off before it was destroyed, and throws it in the trunk of his car. The hand is revealed to still have some life in it.

While Kevin is wiping his car of the goo Ben blasted on it when the Techadon exploded, Cash and J.T. spill juice on Ben and make fun of him. After dissuading Kevin from interfering and attempting to laugh it off, Ben nearly goes alien on them, but decides they're not worth it. Instead, he tells Cash and J.T. how it's just sad how they've never changed their bullying ways since they were kids, making Cash and J.T. look like fools in front of a crowd of people watching them and Ben was applauded for standing up to them.

Later, Cash gets in a stop and J.T. suggests they trash Kevin's car. They throw it off an incomplete road, but it fails to break, and the technology Kevin stole pours out. J.T. grabs the Techadon arm and run off when Ben, Gwen and Kevin arrive. Ben wants to catch up with them using Jetray, but Gwen dissuades him from doing so.

Cash thinks the gauntlet is dumb, but J.T. tries to make it seem cool. When playing with it, he fires a laser into the ceiling accidentally and this inspires Cash. He takes it and puts it on. He decides to use it to get back at Ben, but J.T. notices something wrong. He tries to ask for it back, but Cash won't give it up. J.T. tries again later at night, but Cash warns him off. Noticing that Cash is behaving strangely, J.T. rushes to warn Ben.

J.T. tells Kevin and Gwen, Cash's location. Kevin goes after Cash to get vengeance on him wreaking his car, while Gwen questions J.T. for his decision of hanging around Cash, since he was originally a friend of Ben's. When Kevin finds Cash, he is fused with Techadon and is super strong. He beats Kevin up, leaving him with parts of stone, a metal arm and a torn face on his body. The Techadon moves through Cash and he orders Kevin to tell Ben to meet him at Mr. Smoothy at three o'clock.

Gwen and J.T. find Ben and tell him about Kevin and they find him in his weakened state. Kevin warns Ben, and he rushes back to Mr. Smoothy. Cash threatens the customers until Ben arrives and transforms into Chromastone and fights him. Chromastone tells Cash that he does not wish to fight him, however Cash proceeds to give him a beat-down, which barely fazes Chromastone. Chromastone defeats Cash and J.T. gets him to fight the Techadon's influence and reverts it into the glove.

J.T. reconciles with Ben and leaves with Cash, while Gwen feels that she has forgotten something. Ben tells her it is probably nothing. Kevin is then heard moaning off-screen.

Noteworthy Events

Major Events

  • Cash and J.T. learn about Ben's ability to transform into different aliens with the Omnitrix.

Character Debuts

Omnitrix Alien Debuts

Minor Events

  • Cash is revealed to know about Kevin Levin, stating that he used to be the coolest kid in town.



Aliens Used

Naming and Translations

Language Name Origin
French Le Gant The Glove
Hungarian A páncélkesztyű The Gauntlet
Portuguese (Br) A Manopla The Gauntlet
Spanish (HA) El Guante The Gauntlet
Spanish (Spain) El Guante The Gauntlet



  • This episode was in the works as early as November 29, 2007.[1][2]


Ben 10: Alien Force Episodes
Season 1
Ben 10 Returns: Part 1Ben 10 Returns: Part 2Everybody Talks About the WeatherKevin's Big ScoreAll That GlittersMax OutPier PressureWhat Are Little Girls Made Of?The GauntletParadoxBe-KnightedPlumbers' HelpersX = Ben + 2
Season 2
Darkstar RisingAlone TogetherGood Copy, Bad CopySave the Last DanceUndercoverPet ProjectGroundedVoidedInside ManBirds of a FeatherUnearthedWar of the Worlds: Part 1War of the Worlds: Part 2
Season 3
Vengeance of Vilgax: Part 1Vengeance of Vilgax: Part 2InfernoFool's GoldSimpleVreedle, VreedleSinglehandedIf All Else FailsIn Charm's WayGhost TownTrade-OffBusy BoxCon of RathPrimusTime HealsThe Secret of ChromastoneAbove and BeyondVendettaThe Final Battle: Part 1The Final Battle: Part 2
Ben 10: Alien Swarm
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