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Ben 10: And Then There Were Ten

When the bell rings at school, school is finally over and it's time for Ben Tennyson to go camping with Grandpa Max, but his cousin, Gwen, is coming too. At the campsite, Ben goes out in the forest and discovers a device named the Omnitrix and it jumps on to him. Now he can transform into ten different aliens.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x1
Production Number: 101
Airdate: Tuesday December 27th, 2005
Special Airtime: 07:30 pm

Adam WylieAdam Wylie
voiced JT
Dee Bradley BakerDee Bradley Baker
voiced Wildmutt / Cash / Robotic Lieutenant
Jennifer HaleJennifer Hale
voiced Teacher, Jamie
Jim WardJim Ward
voiced Diamondhead / XLR8 / Ranger
Paul EidingPaul Eiding
voiced Camper
Steve BlumSteve Blum
voiced Heatblast / Vilgax
Main Cast
Tara StrongTara Strong
As Ben Tennyson/Upgrade
Meagan SmithMeagan Smith
As Gwen Tennyson
Paul EidingPaul Eiding
As Max Tennyson


The episode starts out in outer space with a bluish-colored alien ship being pursued by a larger reddish ship. The smaller ship takes fire from the larger one, but it manages to withstand its power and able to return fire. Within the large red ship, a profile of an alien commander known as Vilgax is shown, and orders his crew to disable the vessel to retrieve what he calls, the Omnitrix. Content in his knowledge that he is an undefeatable, he ponders on who can possibly stop him. Then the scene switches to a school and shows a profile of a 10-year-old boy...

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Episode Notes
Like Hot Spot from Teen Titans, Heat Blast can project bolts of fire from his hands.

Ben 10's animation looks exactly like Teen Titan's animation.

Acessed Alien Forms: Heat Blast, Wildmutt, Diamondhead and XLR8.

Heat Blast can start fires and put them out.

Ben and Gwen are actually cousins.

Apparently, Gwen and Ben were rivals before the show.

The watch that jumped on Ben is called an Omnitrix.

Ben has a time limit on how long he can stay as an alien.

This is the only episode to air in 2005.

This is the pilot episode for Ben 10 and is also the premiere of the series.

Episode Quotes
Ben: Now, then, who should I use this time? Eenie, meany, miney, here it goes.

Gwen: So, what can this guy do?
Diamond Head: I don't know, but I bet it's gonna be cool.

Diamond Head: So, we even?

Heat Blast: I don't wanna be fire guy forever. How am I supposed to play little league this fall if I charcoal the ball everytime I catch a pop-fly?

Cultural References
And Then There Were Ten is a parody of And Then There Were None, a book later turned into a movie that aired in 1945.

(as the forest is burning)
Heat Blast: This would be so cool if it weren't not so cool.
This is a lot like what Ron said on the show Kim Possible

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