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A Jolt from the Past

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A Jolt from the Past
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General Information
Original broadcast September 29, 2012
Series Ben 10: Omniverse
Season 1
Episode number 3
Overall number 153
Written by Eugene Son
Directed by Christopher Berkeley
Episode Guide
Previous episode The More Things Change: Part 2
Next episode Trouble Helix

A Jolt from the Past is the third episode of Ben 10: Omniverse.


The episode opens in the past, at the night of the grand opening of Mr. Smoothy. A Megawhatt appears and starts destroying things. 11 year old Ben Tennyson as Stinkfly then comes in and attempts to fight the Megawhatt, but it escapes outside. The Megawhatt absorbs some electricity and multiplies, prompting Ben to complain that he doesn't have any electrical aliens.

Ben suddenly remembers that he has Feedback and uses him to take all the power from the Megawhatts, with them all falling asleep. Ben says that he is in such a great mood, and claims nothing can get him down now. Grandpa Max and Gwen arrive and wrap them up in some of Ben's rubber blankets. Max comments that it's a good thing Ben still needs them, prompting Ben to tell Gwen to not even think about it.

Skipping to the present, 16 year old Ben arrives late with a smoothie in Max's hangar, while Ben tries to make a excuse about being late. Max sees through Ben's excuses and informs him that he's not working on his own time table anymore. Ben and Rook Blonko take Rook's Proto-TRUK. While at first Ben is disappointed, Rook soon reveals the truck's ability to turn into a small ship.

While on patrol, Rook gets the feeling that Ben is mad at him. Ben corrects him, he's simply bored. Lately, he's been more of a tour guide for Rook than a super hero. Rook, however, is excited about working with Ben, eager to learn if he stacks up to the legends about him. Rook knows that not all of the stories about Ben are true, believing for example that Alien X is just a myth created by Ben's fanbase on the Extranet.

While on patrol, the pair interrupts various alien incidents, and most of them turn out to be misunderstandings on Ben and Rook's part. The few that were actual crimes, the criminals who were committing them were too scared of Ben to continue. The pair eventually spot a human, named Corvo, who is using what looks like a alien tech cell phone that is connected to a back-pack mounted power source. When they confront the criminal, he drives away in his jeep.

Ben tries to turn into Big Chill to chase after the criminal, but gets Heatblast instead, while Rook pursues Corvo from the roof tops. Catching up with the criminal, Ben suffers an embarrassing and painful landing when he turns back just above the ground. Questioning the criminal about the alien tech he's carrying, the pair soon discover that both the cell phone and the jeep are powered by Nosedeenians.

Rook and Ben give chase to the small aliens leaving behind the criminal, with Rook in his Proto-TRUK and Ben on foot attempting to turn into XLR8 but instead gets Clockwork. Realizing that he's keeping pace with the pair of Megawhatts in the form of the slow alien, Ben soon realizes that they want him to follow them. Arriving at a dockside warehouse, Ben and Rook soon discover that dozens of Nosedeenians have been taken prisoner.

  • Clockwork's Omniverse debut
  • Heatblast's Omniverse debut
  • Stinkfly's Omniverse debut

Gravattack's Debut

A pair of armored criminals capture the escaped Nosedeenians and then Ben and Rook. Corvo arrives with Fistrick, the gang's boss whom reveals that he illegally steals, reverse engineers, mass produces, and sells to the highest bidder alien tech powered by the Megawhatts. After Ben and Rook escape the gang's trap, Ben transforms into Bloxx and battles a few gang members. After the watch times out, Ben attempts to turn into Four Arms to fight the group but instead gets Gravattack, yet another new alien Ben doesn't know how to use.

To make matters worse, the ringleader reveals an exo-skeletal mecha-suit powered by Nosedeenians. The fight is soon taken outside where Gravattack discovers that he has gravity powers and his own orbit. Rook devises a plan in which Gravattack holds the ringleader still while Rook uses a well-aimed shot to free the Megawhatt prisoners and is successful. The ringleader uses the last of his power to fire a multitude of missiles at Gravattack.

Gravattack OV 1

Gravattack fights Fistrick

Gravattack uses his powers to redirect the missiles at the ringleader and defeats him. Max comes in with Plumber back up and arrests the gang. Max also reveals that the Nosedeenians have volunteered to power Undertown. With the issue resolved, Rook suggests they go get smoothies but Ben suggests chili fries instead. The pair then fly away, getting into another argument about Alien X.

Noteworthy Events

Major Events

Character Debuts

Omnitrix Aliens Debuts

Minor Events

  • The flashback in this episode reveals that 11 year old Ben didn't like smoothies.
  • Clockwork's species, Chronosapien, is mentioned in this episode.



Present Villains

Past Villains

Aliens Used

By 16 year old Ben

By 11 year old Ben



Ben: Big Chill will let me cut right through these buildings! (transforms into Heatblast and crashes into a building)
Heatblast: Heatblast? Seriously?! (gets up) Time to improvise!

Quotes Right


Clockwork: Ugh, (tires and stops at pole) I lost them... (looks up) Wait what?!

Quotes Right


Ben (11 years old): Ugh, smoothies? Who'd ever want to drink something like that?

Quotes Right


Rook: I never faced a Nosedeenian, Any advice? (Nosedeenians jump at Rook and start zapping his armor)
Ben: Try not to let them zap you.
Rook: Duly noted...

Quotes Right


Rook: The Tennyson legends end with some kind of blended beverage.
Ben: Smoothies? They're more of a daytime thing. At night, it's chili fries.
Rook: (makes a disgusted look) Okay.
Ben: And by the way, Alien X is real.
Rook: Why can't I see it?
Ben: Dude, there are some things you're just gonna have to trust me on.

Quotes Right


  • The Megawhatt is to the left it has no plus and minus.
  • Error line on Bloxx's hand
  • Rook's mouth doesn't move
  • No minus symbol
  • No Nosedeenians
  • Error Proto-tool symbol
  • Error Omnitrix button
  • Error Gravattack's Omnitrix placement
  • Skin colored
  • The second (2nd) scene that it has no Nosedeenians.
  • In one scene, one of the Megawhatts' back doesn't have the positive and negative symbol.
  • When Bloxx grabbed a criminal before he could shock Rook, the line on his hand was colored red instead of black.
  • 11 year old Ben had a smoothie on him when he was inside and when he was outside the smoothie disappeared.
  • When Rook says that he hopes "the real Ben Tennyson lives up to the legends", his mouth does not move.
  • When Bloxx smashed the ground, he is shown falling for a while, then smashing the ground, but Ben and Rook were only a few feet from the ground.
  • When Ben is selecting Big Chill the hologram interface didn't disappear after the Omnitrix's core opened up.
  • When the containment device holding the Nosedeenians is shown, all of them either have the plus symbol and no minus, or none at all. This error is seen many times.
  • When the containment device is first shown, it had no Nosedeenians, but in the next scene it was full of them. This error is seen many times.
  • When Ben said "shutting you down isn't one of them" the Omnitrix symbol on Rook's Proto-Tool was all green and didn't have the hourglass symbol on it. This error is also seen when the Megawhatts attack Rook.
  • When Young Ben was about to turn into Feedback the button to activate the Omnitrix was on both sides.
  • In one scene Gravattack's Omnitrix symbol is on the side of his head.
  • In the scene where Rook gets shot and Gravattack talks to him, the side of the Omnitrix symbol is the color of Gravattack's skin instead of grey.
  • When Ben was hoping to turn into XLR8, Humungousaur was on the hologram.
  • On the subtitles for the episode, whenever Gravattack speaks, it says that Graviton is speaking. As Graviton, was Gravattack's original name.

Naming and Translations

Language Name Origin
Dutch Een Schok Uit Het Verleden A Shake from the Past
Hungarian Egy epizód a múltból An Episode from the Past
Portuguese (Br) Um Choque do Passado A Shock from the Past
Spanish (HA) Una Sacudida del Pasado A Shake from the Past
Spanish (Spain) Una Sacudida del Pasado A Shake from the Past


  • The title of this episode is a reference to the phrase "A blast from the past".
  • When Rook used his Plumber Badge to communicate with Ben, it made the same sound that plays when a communicator is opened in Star Trek.


  • When Ben transforms into Clockwork all of his body changes at the same time instead of one at a time like most transformation sequences shown in Omniverse.

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