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Good Copy, Bad Copy
Good copy bad copy
General Information
Original broadcast October 24, 2008
Series Ben 10: Alien Force
Details
Season 2
Episode number 16
Overall episode number 68
Credits
Written by Matt Wayne
Story by Joseph Kuhr
Directed by Butch Lukic
Cast
Episode Guide
Previous episode Alone Together
Next episode Save the Last Dance
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Good Copy, Bad Copy is the sixteenth episode of Ben 10: Alien Force.

Plot

The Forever Knights ran into their castle, running from something chasing them. They seal the entrance and the thing breaks in, revealing itself to be Humungousaur. He crushes the Knights, ruining their castle, and proceeds to grab a Forever Knight. He transforms into his human form and asks the knight: "Where is Ben Tennyson?".

Albedo pretend

Albedo pretending to be Ben

Gwen and Kevin use a piece of Ben's wreckage to track him to the castle, torn to pieces. They see Jetray flying away and doesn't answer to them calling. A Forever Knight then tells them that Ben has attacked 3 of their castles, as well as a hive of DNAliens. Kevin doubts it, thinking Ben wouldn't go on missions without them. Kevin and Gwen return to Ben's house and find Ben studying with Julie. He doesn't understand what they mean, and then Kevin points out that he isn't lying because Ben's left eye twitches when he lies. Ben realizes Julie ate all the chili fries and goes to Burger Shack to get more. The next scene shows Ben getting a pack of chili fries and leaves with terrible behavior, then another Ben gets a pack of chili fries and leaves with good behavior. When the second Ben gets out, he transforms into Big Chill and flies off. Once Kevin and Gwen see and chase him, Ben transforms into Big Chill and chases Kevin and Gwen. The second Ben attacks another Forever Knight castle, before Kevin and Gwen arrive and help him defeat the Forever Knights, before they question him. He burps and transforms back, claiming he is Ben. Big Chill arrives and transforms back, and the second Ben reveals himself as Albedo of the Galvan. He then claims himself builder of the Omnitrix and that he must have it back.

Ben group

Group discussion

Ben is suspicious, thinking that his Omnitrix was the only Omnitrix in the universe, and that a Galvan named Azmuth built the Omnitrix, as he saw in Ben 10: Secret of the Omnitrix, but Albedo claims that Azmuth is a liar. Albedo demands that Ben returns the Omnitrix, saying it is incomplete and has malfunctions, which could rip a hole in the fabric of the universe. Thinking he could be a Highbreed trying to trick him into losing the war, Ben tries to convince Albedo to show his face, but Albedo reveals he is stuck in Ben's human body because of his DNA fusing with Ben's. When Ben asks how to remove the Omnitrix, he notices Albedo's twitching left eye and refuses. Albedo transforms into Jetray, grabbing Ben and taking him away. Ben transforms into Humungousaur in response. Kevin and Gwen combine their powers to attack Jetray and Humungousaur grabs him. Jetray manages to escape, but Gwen can track him because of the mana he left.

Gwen tracks Albedo to a computer factory. Ben leaves Gwen and Kevin while trying to surround Albedo, and Kevin tries to make sure which one is Ben by putting an X on his cheek, calling him "Ben X", but Ben erases it. Albedo arrives in the form of Goop, tricking Gwen and Kevin. When Ben arrives, Albedo catches them in packing foam.

Azmuth return

Azmuth's debut in Alien Force

Ben transforms into Goop, attacking Albedo. Albedo transforms into Humungousaur (Albedo) and defeats Goop (Ben). Goop (Ben) transforms into Swampfire (Ben) and defeats Humungousaur (Albedo) by throwing mud in his eyes. Meanwhile, Gwen tries to free Kevin. Humungousaur (Albedo) transforms into Big Chill (Albedo) and freezes Swampfire (Ben). Swampfire transforms into Brainstorm (Ben) and uses his electricity to attack Big Chill (Albedo), who transforms into Echo Echo (Albedo) and splits into 6, using his sonic blasts to defeat Brainstorm (Ben). Brainstorm (Ben) transforms into Jetray (Ben) and destroys 4 of the Echo Echos (Albedo), Echo Echo (Albedo) transforms into Spidermonkey (Albedo) and traps Jetray (Ben) in a web. Jetray (Ben) knocks Spidermonkey (Albedo) away and transforms into Chromastone (Ben), breaking the web. He attempts to attack Spidermonkey (Ben), but times out. Spidermonkey reverts back into Albedo. He tries to punch Ben, but their Omnitrixes link, damaging Albedo's human form, by sending out an energy pulse.


Azmuth appears and reveals Albedo was his assistant who created an inferior copy of the Omnitrix. Azmuth destroys Albedo's Omnitrix, trapping him in his human form as punishment and imprisons him in the Null Void.

In the next morning's test, Ben gets a C+. He thinks Azmuth not letting Albedo change back wasn't a good punishment, but in the Null Void, in a cell, Albedo disagrees. He vows that he will be free and will make Ben pay, but until that day, he demands chili fries in his cell.

Major Events

Debuts

Characters

Villains

Aliens Used

By Albedo

By Ben

Quotes

Quotes


Ben: (shows Gwen his test) C+! And you thought I wasn't really studying.
Gwen: I'm sorry. The suspicious circumstances made me... suspicious!
Kevin: And I'm sorry I thought it was you kicking butt.
Ben: Fair enough... I suppose. Don't know how much I like Azmuth not letting Albedo turn back. Like that's a punishment. Being me isn't so bad. (slurps his slurpee)


Quotes Right

Quotes


Chromastone (Ben): Ahh! (reverts into Ben)
Ben: Uh oh!
Spidermonkey (Albedo): I told you! (screeches) You have drained your Omnitrix. Where as mine...
transforms back to Human
Albedo: I don't need an Omnitrix to destroy you!
(both attempt to punch each other and the Omnitrixes link)


Quotes Right

Quotes


Ben: Since you built the Omnitrix, tell me how it comes off.
Albedo: (confused) Yes, I trust you are versed in the practical applications of eight dimensional quantum gravity monopoly equations. (silence)
(Albedo's left eye twitches)
Ben: It really does twitch when I lie.
Kevin: Told ya.


Quotes Right

Quotes


Big Chill (Ben): (lands and talks to Gwen and Kevin) You left me. (sees Albedo and transforms back)
Ben: And uh, who's your good looking friend?
Albedo: Ben Tennyson? A most difficult creature to find; but I must see you. I am Albedo of the Galvan.
Ben: A Grey Matter? (looks at him) Kinda tall.


Quotes Right

Quotes


talking to Forever Knight
Humungousaur (Albedo): Answer me, where is he?
Forever Knight: (confused) Why ask what you already know? Are you testing us?
Humungousaur (Albedo): (pins the Forever Knight against a wall) I test your will to live. Now, for the last time...
(Changes back to human form)
Albedo: ...Where is Ben Tennyson?


Quotes Right

Quotes


Azmuth: Albedo, through your arrogant act of rebellion, you have proven yourself a lesser being. (Azmuth detaches Albedo's Omnitrix) You shall remain as you are in a prison of your own making.
Albedo: No, you can't!
Azmuth: I have.
Albedo: I hate you! (Albedo gets teleported away)


Quotes Right

Errors

  • The Omnitrix is on Albedo's right hand
  • Albedo's jacket has black stripes instead of white
  • Albedo's shirt is black
  • In one scene, Albedo's Omnitrix is seen on his right wrist rather than the left.
  • In another scene, when Albedo is first seen in his cell, his shirt is black. Then in another, it turns white.
  • When Albedo dodged Goop's attack, Albedo's stripes on his right shoulder are black.
  • It's unknown how Ben was able to take Physics as a 9th grade student when Physics is normally considered an 11th grade class. Even if Ben did take I.P.C (Intro to Physics and/or Chemistry), he'd at least have to take a year of Biology which is not allowed in 8th grade.

Naming and Translations

Language Name Origin
Portuguese (Brazil) Imitação Barata Cheap Imitation
Spanish (Latin America) Buena Copia, Mala Copia Good Copy, Bad Copy
Spanish (Spain) Copia Buena Copia Mala Good Copy Bad Copy
Hungarian Jó Ben, rossz Ben Good Ben, Bad Ben

Allusions

  • The title of the episode is based on the "Good cop, bad cop" routine used by the police.

Trivia

  • It is shown that whenever Ben tells a lie, his left eye twitches (first pointed out by Kevin).
  • Like Ben, Julie likes chili fries too.
  • Julie is shown to be a clever student in science when she gets an A where as Ben is shown to be a below-average student as he gets a C+ as a good grade for him.
    • However, in Paradox, Paradox states that he has a good logic about transdimensional metaphysics. Also, Paradox tells Ben that because of his knowledge in transdimensional metaphysics, he has been saved in many situations in the future.
  • At the end of the episode, when Azmuth states that alongside him, somebody else also thought that Ben was the true wielder of the Omnitrix, he was referring to Max, which was revealed in The Final Battle: Part 2, during Ben and Azmuth's conversation.
  • At the end, when Albedo received his dinner in his cell, he demonstrated his unwanted cravings by yelling, "Bring me chili fries!"
  • All the aliens from Alien Force were featured in this episode (Alien X excluded).
  • Albedo doesn't shout out the name of the alien he turns into.
  • Physics is revealed to be Ben's worst subject.

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