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Malefactor
Hypnotizing
General Information
Original broadcast December 22, 2012
Series Ben 10: Omniverse
Details
Season 2
Episode number 15
Overall number 165
Credits
Written by David McDermott
Directed by Christopher Berkeley
Episode Guide
Previous episode Blukic and Driba Go to Mr. Smoothy's
Next episode Arrested Development
Gallery Cast Errors

Malefactor is the fifteenth episode of Ben 10: Omniverse.

Plot

The episode starts with Ben and Rook walking to the Olde Bellwood Days festival, having been called by Natalie Alvarez for a special appearance. To Ben's dismay, his role is being dunked in a dunk tank for charity, a role that Rook immediately begins working on. As Ben fumes, the festival is suddenly attacked by Khyber's pet, in the form of Buglizard.

Ben sends Rook to find Khyber while he battles the monster, but he soon finds himself forced to save the festival-goers from the giant wooden bell at the center of the festival. Using Heatblast, he successfully stops the bell shortly before it crushes a boy who had previously dunked Ben repeatedly - unfortunately, Khyber's pet knocks the bell in a different direction after transforming into Crabdozer. As Rook finds Khyber and engages him in battle, Ben transforms into Armodrillo to match Crabdozer's power, only for the beast to transform into Slamworm. Ben radios Rook, telling him to occupy Khyber before he can make the pet transform again, only for the rookie to report that the hunter isn't whistling to control his pet's transformations. 

Deciding to try a new tactic, Ben transforms into Big Chill, noting that he's never used it against the beast before. Unfortunately, Khyber's pet quickly morphs into a Psycholeopterran named Hypnotick, a rare and almost extinct predator of the Necrofriggians. Narrowly resisting the alien bug's first attempt to mesmerize him, Big Chill remembers the first time he saw one. 

In a flashback, 11 year old Ben accompanies Gwen and Grandpa Max to Mt. Rushmore for a surprise. Once there, Max gives them special glasses and shows them an injured Psycholeopterran, saved by Plumbers from smugglers. After taking off his glasses to taunt Gwen, Ben accidentally gets hypnotized by the predator - luckily, the containment field prevents him from being devoured.

Suddenly, the Plumber base alarm goes off which prompts Max to investigate. Against his instructions, Ben and Gwen head out as well, finding Malware on the warpath. Ben turns into XLR8 to keep Malware busy while Gwen saves the Plumbers from danger. Unfortunately, the Omnitrix times out just as Malware gets a bead on Ben. Seeing his nephew in danger, Max attacks Malware with a Tachyon Cannon, which disrupts his structure and blows him to pieces.

However, Malware regenerates and absorbs the Tachyon Cannon, mutating into a monstrous reptilian form. He attempts to blast Max with his new weapon - which Max claims will kill every human in a 100-mile radius - but the ray is blocked by Ben when he transforms into Feedback. As Feedback engages Malware, Khyber sneaks into the Psycholeopterran's chamber to sample its DNA. Malware suddenly breaks off his battle, telling Ben that he already got what he came for. As the villain flees, Max realizes that he was after the Psycholeopterran, but the heroes find the creature as it is.

Back in the present, Big Chill tries to escape from Hypnotick, throwing off the Psycholeopterran's hypnosis by remembering that being a hero is about putting others before yourself, not being admired. He transforms back to Ben, but his attacker seems reluctant to land a killing blow, leading Ben to realize that Khyber and his dog are just wasting his time. Meanwhile, Rook has come to the same conclusion, with Khyber hinting that his ally has come for the Proto-TRUK.

Acting on Rook's information, Ben reaches the TRUK as Heatblast, only to come face to face with Malware himself. As the villain threatens him and flees, Ben leaves Rook to check the Proto-TRUK for stolen items before pursuing Malware. He turns into Humungousaur, but Malware sends a gas tanker towards a school bus - while Ben goes to save the bus, Malware escapes. Back at the Proto-TRUK, Rook reveals that the TRUK's memory core was destroyed, along with the auxiliary power systems. He asks Ben about Malware, but they are interrupted by one of the boys from the festival, who thanks Ben for saving his life.

After putting the wooden bell back in its place, Ben resumes his charity duties, encouraging spectators to come and dunk Four Arms. Much to his dismay, the only comer is Rook, with an entire bucketful of balls.

Noteworthy Events

Major Events

  • Mt. Rushmore makes its first appearance as an active Plumber base.
  • It is revealed how Malware got into his current form.
  • Ben encounters and fights Malware for the first time in 5 years.

Omnitrix Alien Debuts

Nemetrix Alien Debuts

Minor Events

  • This is the first episode in which Zed was able to switch forms without Khyber whistling for her to do so.

Characters

Present Characters

Past Characters

Villains

Present Villains

Past Villains

Aliens Used

By 16 year old Ben

By 11 year old Ben

By Zed

Naming and Translations

Language Name Origin
Hungarian Gonosztevő Malefactor
Polish Znowu Malware Malware Again
Portuguese (Br) Malfeitor Malefactor
Spanish (HA) Factor Malware Malware Factor
Spanish (Spain) Malhechor Malefactor

Allusions

Trivia

  • It's explained how Bellwood was founded, and that it was named after wooden bells.
  • In the flashback, Malware's cannon is on his left hand, while in the present, it's on his right.
    • This is because Malware is able to switch which hand he's using the gun for.
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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