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|Above and Beyond|
|Original broadcast||March 12, 2010|
|Series||Ben 10: Alien Force|
|Written by||Eugene Son|
|Directed by||Butch Lukic|
|Previous episode||The Secret of Chromastone|
Above and Beyond is the forty-third episode of Ben 10: Alien Force.
Max sends a message to the Plumbers' Helpers from a space station where Ben is on a rampage and attacking his own grandfather and acting strangely hostile and malicious. Alan, Helen, Manny and Pierce arrive to the space station and plan to stop Ben. Pierce suggests they work and stay together, but no one listens. Helen, the first to leave the group, finds Ben, but is defeated by his Echo Echo form. Later the team splits into two.
Alan and Pierce get separated and Pierce ends up getting attacked and beaten by Goop. Later, Manny and Helen get separated and Manny gets attacked and beaten by Rath. Helen, Manny and Pierce regroup and try to find Alan. Alan soon finds Ben, who attacks him after becoming Big Chill. Pierce, Manny, and Helen rescue Alan, and they surround Big Chill, only for him to phase through the floor, laughing maniacally.
Pierce suggests they work and attack like a team to bring Ben down. Soon, they find Ben, who taunts them before going Humungousaur at full size and fights the Plumber's Helpers. They soon suggest to attack Ben all at once and throw Humungousaur into space. Unfortunately Ben's earlier fight with Manny as Rath damaged the station's gravity control system, further more the fight with Humungousaur just now also destroyed their ship.
With the damage to the station it's on a collision course with the city of London so they sacrifice themselves for Earth by self-destructing the ship but it doesn't explode. Max and Ben reveal themselves, and tell them that it was a test to see if they were cut out for Plumber duties, except the part with the space station crashing to London, proving that they're also willing to sacrifice themselves for the good, and that they're soon heading to the Plumbers' Academy.
Naming and Translations
|French||Travail d'équipe||Team work|
|Hungarian||Fent és lent||Above and Beyond|
|Portuguese (Br)||Acima e Além||Above and Beyond|
|Spanish (HA)||En Órbita y Más Allá||In Orbit and Beyond|
|Spanish (Spain)||Arriba y Más Alla||Above and Beyond|
- When the helpers are discussing Ben's odd behavior, Manny suggests that Ben needed to lay eggs again, referencing the events of Save the Last Dance.
- Max's Plumber rank is revealed to be Magister, like Labrid and Gilhil.
- Rath's transformation sequence is shown for the first time.
- Above and Beyond is the only episode in Alien Force that Gwen and Kevin didn't appear in.
- Cooper is the only member of the helpers to not appear in Above and Beyond.
- According to Dwayne McDuffie, Cooper didn't appear because his powers would've revealed the satellite's true nature and the reason why they were brought there.
|Ben 10: Alien Force Episodes|
|Ben 10 Returns: Part 1 • Ben 10 Returns: Part 2 • Everybody Talks About the Weather • Kevin's Big Score • All That Glitters • Max Out • Pier Pressure • What Are Little Girls Made Of? • The Gauntlet • Paradox • Be-Knighted • Plumbers' Helpers • X = Ben + 2|
|Darkstar Rising • Alone Together • Good Copy, Bad Copy • Save the Last Dance • Undercover • Pet Project • Grounded • Voided • Inside Man • Birds of a Feather • Unearthed • War of the Worlds: Part 1 • War of the Worlds: Part 2|
|Vengeance of Vilgax: Part 1 • Vengeance of Vilgax: Part 2 • Inferno • Fool's Gold • Simple • Vreedle, Vreedle • Singlehanded • If All Else Fails • In Charm's Way • Ghost Town • Trade-Off • Busy Box • Con of Rath • Primus • Time Heals • The Secret of Chromastone • Above and Beyond • Vendetta • The Final Battle: Part 1 • The Final Battle: Part 2|
|Ben 10: Alien Swarm|