Ben 10: Ultimate Alien

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Ben 10: Ultimate Alien
Ben 10 Ultimate Alien logo.svg
Genre Action
Drama
Fantasy
Science fiction
Format Animated series
Created by Man of Action (Duncan Rouleau, Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, and Steven T. Seagle)
Developed by Dwayne McDuffie
Voices of Yuri Lowenthal
Ashley Johnson
Greg Cipes
Dee Bradley Baker
John DiMaggio
Vyvan Pham
Paul Eiding
Theme music composer Kristopher Carter
Michael McCuistion
Lolita Ritmanis
Composer(s) Kristopher Carter
Michael McCuistion
Lolita Ritmanis
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 52 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Brian A. Miller and Jennifer Pelphrey (for Cartoon Network Studios)
Tramm Wigzell, Rob Swartz, and Rob Sorcher (for Cartoon Network)
Producer(s) Donna Smith
Dwayne McDuffie (co-producer)
Glen Murakami (supervising producer)
Production company(s) Cartoon Network Studios
Broadcast
Original channel Cartoon Network
Original run April 23, 2010 (2010-04-23) – March 31, 2012[1]
Chronology
Preceded by Ben 10: Alien Force
Followed by Ben 10: Omniverse
External links
Website

Ben 10: Ultimate Alien is an American animated television series – the third entry in Cartoon Network's Ben 10 franchise created by team Man of Action (a group consisting of Duncan Rouleau, Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, and Steven T. Seagle), and produced by Cartoon Network Studios.

It was slated to premiere after the series finale of Ben 10: Alien Force on March 26, 2010, but actually premiered on April 23, 2010, in the US and in the UK; and Latin America on October 10, 2010, coincidentally the date was 10/10/10, and at 10 a.m.[clarification needed]

In Canada, the series started airing on September 12, 2010, on Teletoon.

The series finale finished on March 31, 2012 with the two-part episode, The Ultimate Enemy, being in memory of series developer and producer Dwayne McDuffie, who died during the production of the series.

Plot[edit]

The plot follows on from Ben 10: Alien Force; set one year after the events of the previous series. The Omnitrix has been destroyed, and Ben must learn to master the incredible and incomprehensible secrets of the new Ultimatrix, a gauntlet-like version of the old Omnitrix that not only gives him access to all of his original alien abilities, but also allows him to evolve his alien forms into far much stronger and more powerful versions; called "ultimate forms."

However, in the premiere episode, "Fame", a young fan named Jimmy Jones deduces Ben's secret identity and reveals it to the world. Ben becomes an overnight celebrity, hailed by kids as a hero but distrusted by most adults as a possible threat. With Gwen, Kevin, Julie, and Grandpa Max still at his side, Ben continues to battle alien threats to the galaxy, including finding five aliens that were attacked and kidnapped by an Osmosian villain named Aggregor. Their names were Bivalvan, Galapegus, P'andor, Andreas, and Ra'ad. After Aggregor captured and fused with all five aliens, he began searching for the Map of Infinity to go to the Forge of Creation and absorb the vastly limitless, infinite God/cosmic-like powers of Celestialsapiens.

Later, Kevin is forced to absorb energy from the Ultimatrix and goes insane with tremendous energy and power, but is shown that he does still have a good human heart, and still does care, and that he has not gone completely evil. Kevin is eventually returned to normal and Aggregor's actions are reversed.[2]

The second season features more self-contained stories rather than employing an overall storyline, although a real storyline is developing with the appearance of the mysterious, but dangerous Sir George and the extra-dimensional demon called "Diagon".

After the defeat of Vilgax who absorbed the enormous abilities and powers of Diagon to become even stronger and more powerful, Azmuth appears to ask Ben to give his sword and the Ultimatrix back, giving Ben the new-and-improved and greatly modified version of the Omnitrix.

Characters[edit]

Episodes[edit]

Season Episodes First airdate Last airdate Main Villain(s)
1 20 April 23, 2010 (2010-04-23) December 10, 2010 (2010-12-10) Aggregor and Ultimate Kevin
2 32 February 4, 2011 (2011-02-04) March 31, 2012 (2012-03-31) Vilgax and Diagon

Crossovers[edit]

Principal voice actors[edit]

  • Yuri Lowenthal - Ben Tennyson, Forever Knights, Buzz, The Ultimatrix, AmpFibian (in "Fused"), Alien Prisoner, Synthroid, Albedo, Eon
  • Ashley Johnson - Gwen Tennyson, Sunny Tennyson
  • Greg Cipes - Kevin Levin, Robotic Guard, Forever Knights
  • Dee Bradley Baker - Humungousaur/Ultimate Humungousaur, Jetray, Chromastone, Spidermonkey/Ultimate Spidermonkey, Echo Echo/Ultimate Echo Echo, Big Chill/Ultimate Big Chill, Upchuck, Cannonbolt/Ultimate Cannonbolt, Lodestar, Swampfire/Ultimate Swampfire, Armodrillo, Goop, Bivalvan, Nanomech, Way Big, Brainstorm, Water Hazard, Terraspin, AmpFibian, Heatblast, NRG, Diamondhead, Wildmutt/Ultimate Wildmutt, Eatle, Fastrack, ChamAlien, Clockwork, Jury Rigg, Four Arms (16 year old Ben), Stinkfly, Sevenseven, Pickaxe Aliens, SSSerpent, Andreas, P'andor, Ra'ad, Computron, Psyphon, Barry, Harvey Hackett, Cyborg, Plant Alien, Lucubras, Sir Reginald, Trumbipulor, Ultimate Ben 10,000, Prisoner #775, DNAlien Arachnichimp, DNAlien Eunice, Xenocyte, Flame Keeper, Audition Alien #1, Audition Alien #2, Audition Alien #3, Inspector #13, Ignacius, Pallorfang, Pterodactyl
  • John DiMaggio - Will Harangue, Colonel Rozum, Aggregor, Rath, Vulkanus, Zombozo, Galapagus, Forever Knights, Adwaita, Four Arms (10 year old Ben), Octagon Vreedle, Magister Coronach, Carnie, Conduit Edwards, Trash Monster, Dagon, Spellbinder
  • Vyvan Pham - Julie Yamamoto, Mrs. Jones, Ship
  • Paul Eiding - Grandpa Max Tennyson

Additional voices[edit]

Crew[edit]

Video games[edit]

Just like every other iteration of the Ben 10 series, Ultimate Alien received a video game based on its premise. The game was available on the 360, PS2, DS, PSP, Wii, and PS3.[3]

Ben 10 Galactic Racing[4] The game will be available on the 360, DS, 3DS, Wii, and PS3.[5]

Toys[edit]

Ben 10: Ultimate Alien toys were made by Bandai. They were first shown at the New York Toy Fair 2010. The first wave of the toy franchise was released in different places in America in spring 2010. The toys were released in Canada and the United Kingdom in the fall of 2010. McDonald's is also selling six Ben 10: Ultimate Alien toys to promote the show.

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