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Arrested Development
Arrested Development
General Information
Original broadcast January 5, 2013
Series Ben 10: Omniverse
Details
Season 2
Episode number 16
Production number 17
Overall number 166 (U.S. Airing Order)
167 (Production Order)
Credits
Written by Len Uhley
Directed by Jae Hong Kim
Episode Guide
Previous episode Malefactor
Next episode Bros in Space
Gallery Cast Errors

Arrested Development is the sixteenth episode of Ben 10: Omniverse.

Plot

The episode starts with Humungousaur fighting the robots from Dimension 12, when Billy Billions interrupts the battle. As Rook and Humungousaur are about to be attacked, Billy activates a pocketwatch-like device that stops the robots in their tracks, making Humungousaur and Rook realize that Billy isn't just an ordinary fan boy. Billy reactivates the robots so that they may destroy Humungousaur and Rook.

Eventually, Humungousaur and Rook defeat the robots. As Ben and Rook interrogate Billy, he tells Ben that they went to the same middle school and also how he was in the same class as him as well. Billy keeps going on and on about how Ben wasn't better than him, just lucky. Then he recalls the events of one night; while Ben was fighting an unknown villain as Diamondhead. Billy fired off a Dimension 12 portal ray at him, but the ray reflected off Diamondhead's back and hit Billy, sending him to Dimension 12. Billy continues his story, saying that due to Dimension 12's timelessness, he stopped aging for the last 5 years, but his brain continued to grow. So he built a device that would give him control over the Dimension 12 robots. He then had them construct a device that would teleport them to Earth. Meanwhile, Ben is hardly paying any attention to him, stating that being a world famous hero, he's already heard these kind of tales. It was at that point that Billy fires his De-Ager Ray at Ben and Rook, trapping them in their childhood forms.

Billy then states that now they will know what it's like to look like a kid for the rest of their lives and sends in more robots. As Ben tries to transform, the Omnitrix locks him out (due to his altered state), requiring other means of identification. After doing so, he changes into Ball Weevil and begins to lure the robots away from the city. After a brief fight Ben and Rook report at Plumber's HQ.

At this time, Billy (due to his arrogance and impatience) overloads his pocket watch and loses control over Computron's minions. Ben, Rook, and Billy then reach the top of the Billions tower. Ben turns into Bloxx instead of Shocksquatch and destroys some of the robots. A quarrel between Billy and Rook makes Billy accidentally activate a function in the Proto-Tool which defeats all the Computron's minions and overloads the Dimension 12 portal which starts sucking things in it. Ben saves Billy from getting sucked into the portal and Rook shuts it down. Ben and Rook change back into their normal age using the De-Ager Ray.

Later, Ben is seen giving interviews and Billy getting arrested by the Plumbers for unleashing an alien invasion.

Noteworthy Events

Major Events

Character Debuts

Minor Events

  • It is revealed that the Omnitrix has an alternate identification program if something happens to its wielder.
  • Bloxx and Ball Weevil's names are revealed in this episode.
  • It is revealed that Dimension 12 is a timeless place, with no biological life. However, Billy Billions' dialogue suggests it did until the robots killed everything living.
  • It is first revealed in this episode that Ben is afraid of peacocks.

Characters

Villains

Aliens Used

By 16 year old Ben

By 11 year old Ben

Quotes

Quotes


Ben: Seriously, dude, you have a tail.
Rook: A b'nthak, it falls off after puberty.


Quotes Right

Quotes


Omnitrix: Vocal pattern does not match Ben Tennyson. Please provide alternate identification.
Ben: I'm Benjamin Kirby Tennyson! *Omnitrix beeps* I live in Bellwood! *Omnitrix beeps* My grandfather's name is Max Tennyson! *Omnitrix beeps* I like soccer, and chili fries, and... I'M SCARED OF PEACOCKS!
Omnitrix: Identity confirmed. Thank you.


Quotes Right

Quotes


Ben: What was that thing you said back at the library?
Rook: How embarrassing?
Ben: Bingo.


Quotes Right

Quotes


Ben: The De-Aging Ray! Ready to say goodbye to that tail?
Rook: I do not know. I was just getting used to it again. (His tail whacks him in the face) I am over it.


Quotes Right

Naming and Translations

Language Name Origin
Arabic العبقرية Genius
Hungarian Billy bosszúja The Revenge of Billy
Polish Promień Zdziecinnienia Beam of Dotage
Portuguese (Br) Desenvolvimento Interrompido Arrested Development
Spanish (HA) Desarollo Suspendido Suspended Development
Spanish (Spain) Desarrollo Congelado Frozen Development

Allusions

  • This episode is similar to the original series episode Don't Drink the Water, where Ben was transformed into his 4 year old self.
    • However, in this episode, Ben's aliens don't appear to be younger. Also, in Don't Drink the Water, Ben was able to use the Omnitrix without an alternate identification program required.
  • This episode shares its name with a TV series.
  • This episode contains several references to The Incredibles.
    • Billy is a parody of Syndrome, being a technological genius with a long-standing hatred towards the hero. As well as his name sounding similar to Buddy, Syndrome's real name.
    • The Computron Robots are very similar to the Omnidroid, having arms that end in claws, and a rotating head with a slit for an eye.
    • Buddy had self-proclaimed himself to be the nemesis of the hero, while the hero barely knew about the villain.
    • In both times the robot ends up betraying the evil genius.

Trivia

  • After Ball Weevil transforms back into Ben, the ball of goo he made stays intact.
  • It is revealed that young Revonnahganders have tails which fall off at puberty.
  • It is revealed that Ben is afraid of peacocks.
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

Start a Discussion Discussions about Arrested Development

  • Arrested Development

    2 messages
    • If Rook's page says he's 17, how was he 11 after being turned into a child?
    • Well, Ulti, Rook's age was never revealed. Nevertheless, it is quite confusing how the De-ager works. For Ben, he was aged back 5 years, if R...
  • Little Rook

    • AAAAAAGH! Am I the only one who thinks baby Rook is sooooooooooooooo cute? Even cuter than his older self! Did you se his fluffy tail? Now I n...

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