|The More Things Change: Part 2|
|Original broadcast||September 22, 2012|
|Series||Ben 10: Omniverse|
|Overall episode number||152|
|Written by|| Matt Wayne|
The More Things Change: Part 2 is the second episode of Ben 10: Omniverse.
Following where the previous episode left off Ben Tennyson and Rook Blonko are chasing Fistina, Bubble Helmet, and Liam through the newly discovered Undertown. The duo eventually corner Liam in a subway tunnel and demand answers. Unfortunately a Tour guide's tour tram rams into Rook and Ben and though they survive thanks to NRG's bulky armored body Liam gets away.
The car takes the two to Undertown's market place and seeing as how Liam has already gotten away Ben decides to look into getting something to eat. While Ben looks for food Rook questions some locals about the trio they were chasing. When Ben finally settles on some tentacle on a stick when the market place comes under attack by the Shape shifter he encountered earlier taking on the form of Buglizard.
Ben attempts to turn into Humungousaur to fight the creature but instead gets Water Hazard. Rook is able to use his Proto-Tool to muzzle the creature. The shape Shifter's master Khyber soon realizes that the fight is two against one and recalls his pet until a time where he can attack Ben alone. Rook explains that his investigation revealed a bar where Bubble Helmet freqents and should be there now.
The bar in question as it turns out is for patrons who require a toxic atmosphere to breath. Ben uses Terraspin to vent the toxic atmosphere and threatens to suffocate Bubble Helmet if he doesn't tell them who he's working for and where he is. Bubble Helmet seems to agree to the terms so Rook reattach's his helmet. Before Ben can stop him Bubble Helmet gets away and Ben and Rook give chase.
The two chase Bubble Helmet to his gang's hideout, where they discover that the gang is led by Psyphon. Though Ben doesn't take Psyphon seriously he states that will soon change, Psyphon announces his intentions to extend the protection racket he's been running to the human bussinesses on the surface, and since they lack the Taydenite to pay him it will inevitably result in dozens of bombs going off in Bellwood which is Psyphon's intent.
The duo proceeds to fight the gang, Ben utilizing Armodrillo. Psyphon uses a small wrist mounted laser to over stimulate Armodrillo's nervous system which causes his powers to go berzerk and forces Ben to turn back to normal. The fight soon spills out into the market place again. At this point Khyber sends in his pet as Buglizard again to separate Ben from Psyphon and Rook the latter two taking the fight to a abandoned part of Undertown.
Ben proceeds to fight Buglizard as Shocksquatch in the Subway tunnels, First he holds him in position in front of the tour tram which causes it smash into Buglizard followed by luring it into a pipe and electrocuting him into submission, though on Khyber's orders he retreats. Rook meanwhile is fighting Psyphon whom has developed a lustful craving for Rook's Proto-Tech Armor.
Rook however is still able to sneak up on Psyphon and knock him out. Grandpa Max and Magister Patelliday come in with a team of Plumbers whom take Psyphon and his gang into custody. Max explains that the reason why he paired him up with Rook was because he felt Ben was ready to be a mentor, but if he doesn't want a partner it's his choice. Ben however has grown rather fond of Rook, whom as it turns out has bought some Chili Fries for Ben.
Meanwhile on Khyber's ship Khyber's pet has returned and turns back to normal. Khyber tells him to be patient, since Ben will be their greatest trophy of all.
- NRG, Water Hazard, Terraspin, Armodrillo and Shocksquatch make their Omniverse debuts.
- Psyphon makes his Omniverse debut.
- Buglizard makes his debut.
Omnitrix Alien DebutsEdit
- NRG (Omniverse debut)
- Water Hazard (Omniverse debut)
- Terraspin (Omniverse debut)
- Armodrillo (Omniverse debut)
- Shocksquatch (Omniverse debut)
Nemetrix Alien DebutEdit
- Buglizard (first appearance)
- Khyber's Pet
- Bubble Helmet
- Psyphon (first re-appearance)
- Pickaxe Aliens (first re-appearance)
- NRG (first re-appearance; accidental transformation, selected alien was XLR8)
- Water Hazard (first re-appearance; accidental transformation, selected alien was Humungousaur)
- Terraspin (first re-appearance)
- Armodrillo (first re-appearance)
- Shocksquatch (first re-appearance)
By Khyber's PetEdit
- Buglizard (debut)
Water Hazard: Ow... Water Hazard? Why can't I ever get Humungousaur?
Kineceleran: Hey mommy, I got a bloody nose.
Kineceleran Mom:Well did you expect me to cook it for you here?
(shop owner packs up and leaves)
Ben: What about my tentacle?
Ben: Whoever sent the monster to kill me, he's the big bad
Grandpa Max: So what do you think of your new partner?
Ben: He's fights ok, kind of a doughnut-hole though.
Rook:Appendages in the air
Terraspin: Would you cool it with the badge? We are not cops... (sucks up the poisonous gas, aliens coughing) Well.., You might be a cop, I'm a superhero (winks)
Ben:XLR8 can catch those scuzzbuckets (turns into NRG)
NRG: Nice going Rook eh for a newbie I mean, (walks over to Liam) now talk whose behind those alien shakedowns?
Liam:Bah bah behind you!!!!
- The colors of the Omnitrix symbol are interchanged in four scenes:
- In one scene, the Omnitrix's dial is missing from Ben's wrist.
- While Terraspin and Rook were chasing Bubble Helmet, the Omnitrix symbol was missing.
- The title of this episode is based on the saying "The more things change, the more they stay the same."
- It is revealed that Terraspin can survive poisonous gas.