All That Glitters is the fifth episode of Ben 10: Alien Force.
While Ben is looking at a hologram message from Grandpa Max (which they obtained earlier in Kevin's Big Score), Kevin and Gwen have a fight over how Kevin is reluctant to admit how he likes Gwen. When a boy named Michael Morningstar helps them save a girl named Trina, they get to know each other. At one point Gwen and Michael's hands interlink, and a surge of energy flows between them. Gwen seems instantly smitten over him, and Kevin is resentful over this.
After touring Michael's headquarters, Ben offers Michael a spot on their team. Their first mission as a group occurs at a power plant where a group of schoolgirls from Michael's school, who appear to have been made into zombies, are draining the power source. Ben transforms into a new alien, Chromastone, and later Gwen suddenly seems like she is about to faint. Despite fighting together, Mike lets the girls get away and Kevin is instantly mad. When Mike invites Gwen for dinner, Kevin's suspicions are aroused, and he breaks into Michael's house, despite Ben's trust in Michael. Later it is discovered that whenever Mike touches someone, usually a girl, a mark of an eight pointed star in a circle appears on their arm. The star sucks out their powers and feeds Mike.
Meanwhile, Mike and Gwen talk about their first encounter. When Mike and Gwen get close to kissing, Mike grabs Gwen's hands and drains her powers and she becomes wrinkled. After he drains her powers, he transforms into a golden Mike. Ben and Kevin look for Michael, by tracking his Plumber Badge. They see that he has drained Gwen of her powers they rush towards them but shoots Ben with his newly acquired powers. Kevin gets angry and absorbs the stone floor, and rushes towards Mike. Mike blasts him sending him flying several feet away but Kevin manages to block the attack. Ben then transforms into Jetray, shooting Mike with his lasers, making Mike mad and sending a burst of energy blasting Jetray, making fall to the ground, and transforming back into Ben. Ben is almost unconscious, but he looks up while Mike says" Gwen's mine now" and raises his hand to shoot Ben. However, this statement makes Kevin really angry and he comes rushing towards Mike attempting to hit him while Ben loses consciousness. Mike, however, is able to dodge Kevin's attacks, and he holds Kevin on the face and sends him on the floor. Kevin gets up and Mike punches him, and then sends a huge blast of energy, ultimately burning of Kevin's second layer of stone, knocking him backward (to where an unconscious Ben is lying), and is knocked out.
Mike then gloats that he never cared for anyone or anything else but himself and power, then attempts to crush them as "gratitude", but Gwen manages to come to her senses, stops him and takes her energy back, as well as some of Mike's. Mike, in a weakened state, asks the other girls to give him their energy ( to 'feed him.'). They ultimately turn against him and take their energy back, leaving Mike totally defenseless. Kevin takes Mike's Plumber badge and crushes it saying he doesn't deserve it. The episode ends with Ben, Gwen and Kevin in the car driving away and Ben asking Kevin when he is going to ask Gwen out.
- Michael drains all of Gwen's powers, but Gwen gets them back.
Omnitrix Alien debuts
- This episode reveals that when Kevin absorbs a material it serves as a second skin layer.
- Ben Tennyson
- Gwen Tennyson
- Kevin Levin
- Trina (first appearance)
- Lucy (first appearance)
- Max Tennyson (hologram)
- Michael Morningstar (first appearance)
Naming and Translations
|French||Tout ce qui brille||All that glitters|
|Hungarian||Minden ragyog||Everything Shines|
|Portuguese (Br)||Nem Tudo Que Reluz...||Not All That Glitters...|
|Spanish (HA)||Todo Brilla||Everything Shines|
|Spanish (Spain)||Todo Lo Que Reluce||All That Glitters|
- The title of the episode is based on the saying "All that glitters is not gold".
|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|