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Voided is the twenty-third episode of the first season of Ben 10: Alien Force, and the twenty-third episode overall.


Ben goes into the Null Void to aid the Plumbers' Helpers defeat D'Void.[note 1]


The episode starts when Gwen and Ben are in Ben's room. Gwen received a message from Helen through her energy field before the episode started and she and Ben are waiting for Kevin so Gwen can get both him and Ben up to speed. Suddenly, Gwen receives another message from Helen just as Kevin walks in. Helen and Manny call on Ben to help deal with a dangerous foe in the Null Void. Gwen then gets a headache and almost passes out. Gwen says that they should all go to help, but Ben tells them that he is going alone.

They end up in Kevin's garage, where Gwen opens a portal to the Null Void while Kevin attaches a Plumber Snake to a jetpack that Ben is wearing so they won't lose him in the Null Void. Once inside, Ben sees an alien, Serf, who is being attacked by Null Guardians. Ben saves him, but while he is doing so, the cable that he was attached to broke. Meanwhile, Serf tells him about D'Void who has taken control of the Null Guardians and enslaved the inhabitants of the Null Void. Using them as slaves, he has built a machine to drill through the dimensional wall, hoping to bring his army to take over Earth. While they are sitting down talking, Ben and Serf are attacked by D'Void, but before he can get to them, Manny and Helen come out of nowhere. Manny puts Serf on a flying creature and sends him away, before he, Helen and Ben attack D'Void. They fail, but Ben recognizes D'Void as none other than one of his most formidable adversaries from his glory days: Dr. Animo.

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The gang escapes from D'Void, and they go back to Helen and Manny's hideout. There, Ben learns that Manny lost his hand fighting D'Void once. Ben also tells them that D'Void is actually one of the former villains that he fought back on Earth. Ben also finds out that the Null Void isn't just a prison, it's a penal colony originally started by the Galvans. When some of the prisoners turned peaceful and decided to start over, the Galvans created the Null Guardians to separate the good and bad. Helen suggests that Ben go see their leader, the Wrench, for help in defeating D'Void.

While they're on their way there, Pierce shows up and tells Ben that he will have to beat him in order to see the Wrench. Ben loses, but Pierce lets him through anyway because it was a test to see if he was one of D'Void's spies. Before they go in the cave that the Wrench is in, Pierce tells Ben not to eat anything that he offers him. Ben tells the Wrench about his problem, but the Wrench turns around and Ben sees who he really is: Max.

Ben and Max hug each other. Max explains that when he used the Null Void projector as a hand grenade, it sent him to the Null Void instead of killing him. He wonders why Ben lost and Ben says he did it on purpose, which enrages Pierce upon learning that Ben purposely let him win their fight. Upon finding out that D'Void wants to create a machine that will take his alien army into Earth, Max makes a plan to defeat D'Void and destroy his machine that's making a hole between the dimensions. The prisoners are mining rocks that power the machine D'Void is building.

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Gwen trying to get Ben back

They sneak in and Ben discovers that Animo's newfound invulnerability is a result of his generator supercharging him and transforms into Big Chill to ice it. Gwen opens another portal for Ben and is overjoyed to discover that Max is alive. Ben tries to convince Max and the others to come back with him, but Max and the others have to set things straight in the Void first and Ben returns home.

Noteworthy Events[]

Major Events[]

Character Debuts[]

Minor Events[]

  • It is revealed that Kevin owns supplies required to get into the Null Void.
  • Manny is now missing his lower left hand and uses a clamp.



Aliens Used[]


D' Void: (after Ben saves Manny as Brainstorm) Who dares?!
Brainstorm: That isn't how to tell a joke, miscreant! First, I say, knock knock! Then you say who dares!
D' Void: You would mock D' Void?!
Brainstorm: D' Void A.K.A Dr. Animo! I most certainly would mock you. I'm doing so now. Albeit... subtly.
D' Void: You know my name helper, how?
Brainstorm: Although I'm generally much too modest to boast, on rare occasions I do come out of my shell.

Pierce: (while leading Ben to the Wrench) Don't eat anything he offers you!
Ben: (standing behind the Wrench, unable to see the face) Mr. Wrench, I don't mean to get in the middle of your war, this whole dimension is destabilizing.
The Wrench: (revealing himself to be none other than Max) Why don't you tell me about it while eating my favorite centipede Gumbo!
Ben: (appears to be shocked, then he and Max embrace each other and start laughing, Pierce being there to say if anything doesn't go wrong, he also seems surprised by the reunion) So, you gonna make me ask?
Max: Well when I detonated that Null Void grenade, it didn't blast me to Kingdom Come, it blasted me here. I meant to come back home, but once I saw how badly these folks were being oppressed...
Ben: You took it upon yourself to eighty-six Dr. Animo's reign once and for all!
Max: Yeah. Or at least throw a monkey wrench into the machinery.
Ben: Hence the Wrench. And the helpers, Plumbers' helpers! I just got it.
Max: Pierce here helped me round up everybody willing to fight D' Void. But enough about me. What are you doing here? How did you get here? And how on Earth did Pierce beat you?
Ben: (jokingly) I kinda let him win.
Pierce: (raising the spikes on his face) You what?!
Ben: I figured it was the only way you would lead me to the Wrench, uh, Grandpa. (realizes and puts his spikes off)

Ben: Are you still a doctor, Animo?
D' Void: What?!
Ben: 'Cause it hurts when I do THIS! (Transforms into Humungousaur) HUMUNGOUSAUR! (attempts to stomp D'Void, but he dodges)

Ben: That's it. Hang tight, Grandpa.
Max: What are you doing?
D' Void: Ben Tennyson fleeing before me! The Wrench at my mercy... and then, a world to conquer!
Ben: Sounds like a busy day! I hope you had a big breakfast!
D' Void: What?
Max: Ben, get away from there!
Ben: This furnace, it doesn't only power the drill, it powers him. That's why he's so much stronger here, in his fortress! And that's why it has to go! (Ben jumps down the drill)
Max: Nooooo!
Ben: (while falling down the drill, transforms into Big Chill) Let's see how cold I can make this thing!
D' Void: You'll join him soon enough! (suddenly the the entire drill freezes, and starts freezing the fortress) What! Impossible! (a piece from the drill breaks, thus making the Null Guardians to retreat) Nooo! Noooooo! (D'Void goes to attack Max, but instead is twice slapped by Max, making him unconscious)
Big Chill: (rises from a piece of ice, reverts back to Ben) Nice work!
Max: I did have a big breakfast!

Naming and Translations[]

Language Name Origin
French L'Être et le Néant The Being and the Void
Hungarian D Űr D'Void
Polish W Nicości In Nothingness
Portuguese (Br) Anulado Voided
Romanian În Vid In a Vacuum
Spanish (HA) Proyectado Projected
Spanish (Spain) Vacíos Empty


Voice Actor Role(s)
Yuri Lowenthal Ben Tennyson
Ashley Johnson Gwen Tennyson
Greg Cipes Kevin Levin
Farmer's Son
Dee Bradley Baker Big Chill
Paul Eiding Max Tennyson
Khary Payton Manny Armstrong
Juliet Landau Helen Wheels
Adam Wylie Pierce Wheels
Dwight Schultz D'Void
Null Guardians



  • When Gwen holds Ben's battle ring, its roof is transparent for a short while.
  • When Ben talks to Gwen about his battle ring, his hair is darker than usual.
  • When Helen appears in Gwen's vision, her eyes are white instead of green.
  • Before Ben tells Gwen and Kevin that he will go to the Null Void to save Helen and Manny, the black stripe on the Omnitrix is missing.
  • In one shot, the colors of the "10" on Ben's jacket are inverted.
  • In one shot, Manny does not have his prosthetic hand.
  • When Manny hangs on to Brainstorm after the latter blasts some Null Guardians away, he is the same color as Brainstorm.
  • Brainstorm is smaller than usual in several different shots, and his electricity is blue instead of yellow.
  • Chromastone's hologram faces Ben at an angle instead of straight on.
  • Chromastone's energy beams are green instead of multi-colored.
  • Before Brainstorm is kicked by D'Void, his brain is smooth.
  • Max should not know about Swampfire as Ben had never transformed into him in front of Max.
  • Before Ben transforms into Big Chill, one of the Omnitrix's buttons is on a different layer and the hologram for Big Chill is missing.


  • A clue is given that Max is the Wrench when Pierce tells Ben not to eat anything the Wrench offers him so, referencing Max's unconventional cooking.
  • When Max said Ben could have defeated Pierce, he was talking about his human form.[DM 1]
  • The aliens who joined Ben, Max and the Plumbers' Helpers during the battle against D'Void were previously sent to the Null Void by the Helpers.[DM 2]
  • The fight scene between Brainstorm and D'Void as well as the fight scene between Ben and Pierce were storyboarded by LeSean Thomas.[LT 1]
    • For the latter scene, Glen Murakami and the designers did not have an idea on how Pierce would fight, so LeSean made his fighting style up as he went along. He was not a fan of how the final animation came out as he feels that all the life and natural poses were "zapped" from the boards to the final episode.


  1. The original synopsis provided on the Cartoon Network website reads: "Ben goes into the Null Void to aid the Plumber's Helpers defeat D'Void."[CN 1]


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Ben 10: Alien Force Episodes