|Original broadcast||July 19, 2008|
|Series||Ben 10: Alien Force|
|Written by||Len Uhley|
|Directed by||Dan Riba|
|Next episode||X = Ben + 2|
Plumbers' Helpers is the twelfth episode of Ben 10: Alien Force.
A pair of rogue Plumbers, alien/human hybrids, a female Kineceleran named Helen and a male Tetramand named Manny are hunting DNAliens, as well as other aliens, thinking all of them are evil. They attack the aliens and use what they believe is a giant disintegrator ray, which is actually a Null Void Projector. When they encounter Ben, Gwen and Kevin they attack them, and while Ben transforms into Big Chill saves Gwen, Kevin gets kidnapped for questioning, as Helen isn't sure the group is dangerous.
Thanks to her powers, Gwen locates Kevin and she and Ben set out to rescue him. Meanwhile, Helen and Manny use a database created by Pierce (Helen's brother) to try and find out what species Kevin belongs to, as they think he's an alien. During the rescue, Ben gets thrown into the Null Void, but manages to escape after transforming into Swampfire.
After that, the two sides work things out and after looking at a database of the aliens they captured and put into the Null Void, Ben realizes that some of them may have been Plumber kids. To make things right, Helen and Manny set out into the Null Void to rescue those they wrongfully imprisoned, and Kevin takes some of their equipment when they leave.
- Gwen reveals her feelings for Kevin.
- It is revealed that Kevin can temporarily extend his absorbing powers to whomever he is in contact with.
- Ben Tennyson
- Gwen Tennyson
- Kevin Levin
- Helen Wheels (first appearance)
- Manny Armstrong (first appearance)
- Carol Smith (cameo)
- Pierce (first appearance)
- A Pyronite
- A Vulpimancer
- A Galvanic Mechamorph
- A Lepidopterran
- An Ectonurite
- A DNAlien
- A Piscciss Volann
Naming and Translations
|French||SOS Plombiers||SOS Plumbers|
|Portuguese (Br)||Ajudantes dos Encanadores||Plumbers' Helpers|
|Spanish (HA)||Unos Nuevos Plomeros||Some New Plumbers|
|Spanish (Spain)||Ayudantes De Fontanero||Plumber' Helpers|
- After the DNAlien is sent into the Null Void, Manny says: "Another one bites the dust", which is a reference to Queen's song Another One Bites the Dust.
|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|