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Too Hot to Handle is the sixth episode of the first season of Ben 10: Ultimate Alien, and the sixth episode overall.


A radioactive alien menace tricks Kevin into freeing him from his containment suit.[CN 1]


A strange alien is offering big money (over $1 million) to someone who can open a safe (which is really a containment suit). That alien is revealed to be P'andor, who wants to be free of his suit. Surgeon, Buzz, and Hammer try to break open the armor, but all fail miserably. After a while, Kevin, who heard about the challenge, tries to free P'andor by absorbing a Taydenite sample he kept in order to open the armor. He then changes his mind when his Plumber badge detects a high level of radiation. Kevin then fights off P'andor and his minions, P'andor promising them $100,000 if they can capture him. Kevin then goes into his car and escapes, leaving behind his Taydenite sample.

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Ultimate Humungousaur's Ultimate Alien debut

Later, Ben and Gwen talk about how they looked for the aliens who escaped Aggregor and followed Jimmy Jones' tips. When Kevin arrives, Gwen makes the boys go back so they can help P'andor get back to his home, like Bivalvan and Galapagus (unaware that they were both recaptured by Aggregor). They track P'andor and his minions to a flint-mine, where they take one of the drills and use the piece of Taydenite Kevin accidentally left behind to free P'andor. Ben transforms into Humungousaur and tries to stop them. When P'andor and his minions threaten to hurt Gwen and Kevin, Humungousaur evolves into Ultimate Humungousaur to fight them off so they don't hurt Gwen and Kevin, but Ultimate Humungousaur's missiles begin to make the flint-mine crumble down. Ultimate Humungousaur tries to keep the flint-mine from crumbling down and transforms back into Ben, while Gwen and Kevin have an argument about whether brain or brawn is better. P'andor and his minions escape in all of the confusion. Kevin uses his powers to keep the flint-mine from coming down and leaves. P'andor then attempts to use Taydenite on a drill to break the armor, but it still fails (even crushing the drill) and realizes that the only way to escape from his suit is by having Kevin absorb the Taydenite. He has his minions attack Kevin and kidnaps him.

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P'andor absorbing energy

They all taunt Kevin, causing him to lose his temper and absorb the Taydenite; unfortunately, he is tricked into slashing at P'andor's suit when he rushes at the others, which gives him freedom. P'andor begins to absorb energy and fires at his minions when they ask for their prize money. Ben and Gwen show up and find Kevin, who's shameful for what he's done.

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Kevin hugging Gwen

Ben then tries to go alien, but the Ultimatrix goes into Collect Mode and absorbs P'andor's DNA while Gwen tries to make peace with P'andor, but he mistakes the Ultimatrix for a weapon and attacks her. Ben transforms into Jetray and saves Gwen and lands her in front of Kevin, who tells her to be more careful next time and hugs her. Jetray fights off P'andor, but he can't touch him, and his neuroshock blasts will only feed him. P'andor then spots a power plant and tries to absorb the energy. In order to get P'andor to leave, Ben transforms into Water Hazard and pretends to be Bivalvan in order to convince P'andor to leave Earth.

The plan fails and Water Hazard attempts to use his powers to stop him, but that also fails. Water Hazard transforms into Big Chill and tries to stop P'andor so that he can match P'andor's fire powers with Big Chill's ice and they can both become intangible. However, P'andor successfully absorbs the plant's energy and becomes a giant. Kevin and Big Chill both design a plan to get P'andor back into his suit, so Kevin absorbs a material that can absorb the extra uranium inside P'andor. Ben transforms into Cannonbolt but realizes it's not enough. Cannonbolt manages to get Kevin to put P'andor's suit back on by evolving into Ultimate Cannonbolt in order to trap him. Kevin also makes an improvement to his suit by welding the wrists together behind P'andor's back to keep him in place. Ben and his friends get two Plumbers to take P'andor back to his home world and now have to focus on finding Andreas and Ra'ad, but the Plumbers are attacked by Aggregor's spaceship and P'andor is recaptured by Aggregor, just like Bivalvan and Galapagus.

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Gwen: We should try talking before we start hitting.
Kevin: Works better for me the other way around!

Gwen: Kevin, are you alright?
Kevin: I thought you were mad at me.
Ben: More like afraid you were gonna do something stupid.
Kevin: (Sees P'andor flying around) Good call.
Ben: Nothing I can't handle! (Ultimatrix turns yellow)
Ultimatrix: Uncatalogued DNA Detected.
Ben: Not now!
Gwen: He's just celebrating. He hasn't done anything. (Catches up with P'andor)

(After it's revealed that Kevin was right about P'andor)
Gwen: Go ahead. Say "I told you so."
Kevin: Forget it. You're almost always right and you never call me on it.

(After being captured by Aggregor)
Aggregor: Did you really think you could escape from me?!
(P'andor gets shocked)
P'andor: (Groans) Aggregor.

Naming and Translations[]

Language Name Origin
German Ein Radioaktives Geheimnis A Radioactive Secret
Hungarian óvatosan Nagyon Forró Caution: Extremely Hot
Italian Un'Insolita Cassaforte An Unusual Safe
Polish Zbyt Gorący Too Hot
Portuguese (Br) Quente Demais Para Aturar Too Hot to Endure
Romanian Prea Fierbinte Pentru a fi Controlat Too Hot to Control
Russian Obrashchat'sya s Ostorozhnost'yu/Обращаться с Осторожностью Handle With Caution
Spanish (HA) Hoʻopilikia i ka Mālama Too Dangerous to Maintain
Spanish (Spain) Un Peligro Tóxico A Toxic Hazard


Voice Actor Role(s)
Yuri Lowenthal Ben Tennyson
Ashley Johnson Gwen Tennyson
Greg Cipes Kevin Levin
Dee Bradley Baker Big Chill
Water Hazard
Ultimate Humungousaur
Ultimate Cannonbolt
John DiMaggio Aggregor
Fred Tatasciore Hammer


  • The closed captions on the Ben 10 Ultimate Alien: Escape From Aggregor DVD misspell "Taydenite" as "taedenite".
  • In one shot, Kevin is shorter than usual.
  • Even though there is a sound of P'andor's containment suit getting pierced, the suit is still intact until Kevin is tricked into actually opening it.
  • When Humungousaur goes Ultimate, the flash of light is blue instead of green.
  • When Water Hazard goes inside the nuclear reactor, he turns the Ultimatrix symbol until it's sideways. However, when he hits it to turn into Big Chill, the symbol is no longer sideways. Also, before he hits it, the symbol is no longer red (indicating radiation) even though P'andor is still there. It remains this way when Big Chill fights P'andor.
  • Kevin absorbs P'andor's green armor, but after the scene changes his body becomes silver.


  • The episode's title is listed as Too Hot To Handle within the episode itself.
  • Although it wasn't shown, when Kevin briefly stripped himself of his armor in the reactor room, he was affected by the radiation.[DM 1]
  • The scene where Kevin fights P'andor's minions, as well as the theme song, were censored in India.


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T.J. Collins[]

Dwayne McDuffie[]

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Ben 10: Ultimate Alien Episodes