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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
Details
Season 1
Episode number 3
Overall number 153
Credits
Written by Eugene Son
Directed by Christopher Berkeley
Episode Guide
Previous episode The More Things Change: Part 2
Next episode Trouble Helix
Gallery Cast Errors

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

Plot

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 an 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, saying that 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 an 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

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, who 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.

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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.

Characters

Villains

Present Villains

Past Villains

Aliens Used

By 16 year old Ben

By 11 year old Ben

Quotes

Quotes


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

Quotes


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


Quotes Right

Quotes


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


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Quotes


Rook: I have 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

Quotes


Rook: The Tennyson legends usually 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.


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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

Allusions

  • 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.

Trivia

  • 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.
Ben 10: Omniverse Episodes in Production Order
Arc 1
The More Things Change: Part 1 · The More Things Change: Part 2 · A Jolt from the Past · So Long, and Thanks for All the Smoothies · It Was Them · Trouble Helix · Hot Stretch · Have I Got a Deal for You · Of Predators and Prey: Part 1 · Of Predators and Prey: Part 2
Arc 2
Many Happy Returns · Gone Fishin' · Outbreak · Blukic and Driba Go to Mr. Smoothy's · Malefactor · Bros in Space · Arrested Development · Rules of Engagement · Showdown: Part 1 · Showdown: Part 2
Arc 3
T.G.I.S. · Tummy Trouble · Store 23 · Vilgax Must Croak · Ben Again · Special Delivery · Rad · While You Were Away · The Frogs of War: Part 1 · The Frogs of War: Part 2
Arc 4
Food Around the Corner · The Ultimate Heist · O Mother, Where Art Thou? · Max's Monster · Evil's Encore · Return to Forever · Mud Is Thicker Than Water · OTTO Motives · A Fistful of Brains · For a Few Brains More
Arc 5 - Galactic Monsters
Something Zombozo This Way Comes · Mystery, Incorporeal · Bengeance Is Mine · An American Benwolf in London · Animo Crackers · Rad Monster Party · Charmed, I'm Sure · The Vampire Strikes Back · And Then There Were None · And Then There Was Ben
Arc 6
Catfight · Collect This · The Vengers · Cough It Up · The Rooters of All Evil · Blukic and Driba Go to Area 51 · No Honor Among Bros · Universe vs. Tennyson · Weapon XI: Part 1 · Weapon XI: Part 2
Arc 7
Clyde Five · Rook Tales · Charm School · The Ballad of Mr. Baumann · Fight at the Museum · Breakpoint · The Color of Monkey · Vreedlemania · It's a Mad, Mad, Mad Ben World: Part 1 · It's a Mad, Mad, Mad Ben World: Part 2
Arc 8
From Hedorium to Eternity · Stuck on You · Let's Do the Time War Again · Secret of Dos Santos · Third Time's a Charm · The Final Countdown · Malgax Attacks · The Most Dangerous Game Show · The End of an Era · A New Dawn
Ben 10: Omniverse Episodes in U.S. Airing Order
Season 1
The More Things Change: Part 1 · The More Things Change: Part 2 · A Jolt from the Past · Trouble Helix · Have I Got a Deal for You · It Was Them · So Long, and Thanks for All the Smoothies · Hot Stretch · Of Predators and Prey: Part 1 · Of Predators and Prey: Part 2
Season 2
Outbreak · Many Happy Returns · Gone Fishin' · Blukic and Driba Go to Mr. Smoothy's · Malefactor · Arrested Development · Bros in Space · Ben Again · Store 23 · Special Delivery
Season 3
Showdown: Part 1 · Showdown: Part 2 · Tummy Trouble · Vilgax Must Croak · While You Were Away · The Frogs of War: Part 1 · The Frogs of War: Part 2 · Rules of Engagement · Rad · Evil's Encore
Season 4
T.G.I.S. · Food Around the Corner · O Mother, Where Art Thou? · Return to Forever · Mud Is Thicker Than Water · OTTO Motives · The Ultimate Heist · A Fistful of Brains · For a Few Brains More · Max's Monster
Season 5
Something Zombozo This Way Comes · Mystery, Incorporeal · Bengeance Is Mine · An American Benwolf in London · Animo Crackers · Rad Monster Party · Charmed, I'm Sure · The Vampire Strikes Back · Catfight · Collect This
Season 6
And Then There Were None · And Then There Was Ben · The Vengers · Cough It Up · The Rooters of All Evil · Blukic and Driba Go to Area 51 · No Honor Among Bros · Universe vs. Tennyson · Weapon XI: Part 1 · Weapon XI: Part 2
Season 7
Clyde Five · Rook Tales · Charm School · The Ballad of Mr. Baumann · Fight at the Museum · Breakpoint · The Color of Monkey · Vreedlemania · It's a Mad, Mad, Mad Ben World: Part 1 · It's a Mad, Mad, Mad Ben World: Part 2
Season 8
From Hedorium to Eternity · Stuck on You · Let's Do the Time War Again · Secret of Dos Santos · Third Time's a Charm · The Final Countdown · Malgax Attacks · The Most Dangerous Game Show · The End of an Era · A New Dawn

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