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Store 23 is the nineteenth episode of Ben 10: Omniverse.

Plot

In Undertown, Eatle (who transforms back into Ben), Max, and Liam are blasted out of a building. Liam flees with a cart of stolen Vaxasaurian eggs. Ben transforms into Feedback and runs after him, blasting him and knocking him away from the cart.  a Kineceleran girl starts filming Feedback, so he poses. Liam shoots Feedback, but Feedback redirects the blast. Max arrives and asks what he's doing, and Feedback says that he's posing for a video. Max is appalled as Feedback begins shooting over his shoulder at Liam. Max tells Feedback not to play with the villains, and he transforms back into Ben. Ben is then scolded by Max for not listening. Ben walks off, complaining that he's been hearing Max lecture him since he was 10. This leaves Max to deal with Liam's arrest.

Back at Plumber HQ, Ben tells Blukic and Driba "It's time." The both of them drop what they're doing and join Ben in the search for the elusive 23rd Mr. Smoothy.

Ben and the Galvans take the Tenn-Speed motorcycle. Driba says that the website says nothing about store 23, and that the store keeps disappearing and reappearing on the scanner. Max calls the Omnitrix, but Ben allows for it to go on voice mail. The 23rd store appears and disappears, but Blukic saw where it was. They go there, but as they run in, it disappears and they smack into the wall. Ben presses the wall, and it reappears and he falls in. It disappears again. Inside, a Cow alien and a Chicken alien angrily exit from the store, which is floating in a weird rainbow void that sucks them in. Blukic and Driba argue over what it was and then agree that it is an inter-dimensional aura. In the back, Ben sees Professor Hokestar fiddling with a machine. Ben is surprised that Hokestar opened a Mr. Smoothy that travels between dimensions. Hokestar says that the store will exist in every dimension when the generator works. Driba says that they are staying in one place while dimensions move around them. The generator dies and they go outside into what looks like Bellwood. Driba notes that there is an alien making trouble. It is revealed to Tetrax and he demands Ben. Ben goes to talk to him, but Tetrax doesn't recognize him. Another, younger Ben named Ben 23 arrives, complete with fancy clothes, flying cameras, and cheering fans. Hokestar says that this dimension must closely resemble their own, displeasing the Galvans. Ben 23 transforms into FreezeLizard, the Articguana of this dimension, and Freeze Lizard and Tetrax battle as the cameras advertise Mr. Gyro and Ben observes while being dumbfounded. Blukic and Driba confirm that all Mr. Smoothy's are now Mr. Gyros in this dimension. Ben worries that interfering will change history, but Blukic says that dimension travel is different from time travel. FreezeLizard knocks Tetrax off a building, drops a tank on him, and reverts back into Ben 23. Ben tells Blukic and Driba to repair the generator, but Hokestar doesn't want to leave due to seeing a business opportunity and Ben says that they don't seem to like aliens here and to keep a low profile. Ben joins the crowd that was surrounding Ben 23. Ben 23 advertises for Mr. Gyro when Tetrax breaks out of the tank. Ben transforms into XLR8 and runs at Tetrax, but Tetrax teleports away and Ben 23 questions XLR8 about if XLR8 has been sent by the Intellectuary. XLR8 tells him that he hasn't, slamming the Omnitrix as it times out and transforms back into Ben, commenting that he and Ben 23 might be "related" and shows him his Omnitrix. Both Ben are amazed at the possibility of meeting each other. At the same time, Tetrax teleports to the hideout of the Intellectually and informs him that there is a second Ben.

Then, Ben and Ben 23 go to Mr. Gyro, where Ben 23 is mobbed by fans. Ben 23 says that he is the richest and most famous person in the world and tells the clerk to load Ben up with Ben 23 merchandise and goes to sign autographs. Ben 23 tells Ben that there was a smoothie store there once, but he crushed it accidentally as Giant Manster. They sit down and Ben tells Ben 23 that he actually has more than 70 aliens. Ben 23 claims that he has 90. Ben asks what happens if Vilgax attacks while Ben 23 is busy being famous, but Ben 23 has never heard of Vilgax. Hokestar offers Blukic and Driba shares in store 23, but Driba refuses, wanting to escape from Dimension 23. Blukic finishes his repairs, but they fail miserably. The reading on the meter is 23, causing Blukic to suspect a 23 conspiracy. A customer arrives, which causes the three to panic about what to do. Hokestar wants money, but they are aliens. Ben 23 shows Ben a promotional image of Alien 24, which Ben easily guesses the identity of Feedback. Ben 23 takes a liking to Ben 10's name for his alien, deciding to use it instead of "Plugman". Ben 23 says that when he gets a new alien, he retires one of his old ones. Ben listens to Max's message and Ben 23 says that he hasn't thought of Max in years. Suddenly, a group of robbers speed away from a nearby bank. Ben 23 ignores them and suggests that Ben show him his aliens in case he hasn't unlocked some of them, but Ben transforms into Shocksquatch and chases the crooks. Ben 23 says that they have cops for that, but Shocksquatch says that they can't let the crooks get away. Ben 23 tell Shocksquatch to wait for the cameras. Shocksquatch stops the car with a pole and electrocuted it in order to disable it. Ben 23 is impressed and Shocksquatch suggests calling the Plumbers to collect the robbers, and is shocked to learn that in this reality, there is no Plumbers base. Ben shows Ben 23 some of his aliens through transforming into Murk Upchuck, who Ben 23 calls Vomit Man, then Spidermonkey, who Ben 23 calls Mr. Monkey, then Molestache, who Ben 23 doesn't have, and Wildmutt, who Ben 23 calls Dog-Nabbit. Wildmutt transforms back into Ben and Ben 23 says that they should do a reality show team-up, but Ben does not appear to be interested and he tells Ben 23 that his aliens aren't the only good ones, shocking Ben 23.

Suddenly, a rocket that was secretly launched by Sevenseven lands on the same area that both Ben were on. Luckily, Ben 23 transforms into Rollawaythe Cannonbolt of this dimension, and uses his sphere form in order to save himself and Ben from the rocket. Then, Rollaway attacks Sevenseven, who dodges his attacks. They fight each other, but Sevenseven blasts Rollaway, which stops him. Ben transforms into XLR8 againand he runs at Sevenseven. Sevenseven programs a bomb and tries to fight XLR8, but XLR8 is too fast for him. XLR8 goes to Rollaway and instructs him to take Sevenseven down. Rollaway knocks Sevenseven into a building and reverts back into Ben 23. He discovers the fact that Sevenseven had secretly attached a bomb on his arm and XLR8 runs over to Ben 23. XLR8 runs through all of the possible codes in order to disarm the bomb and he removes it from Ben 23's arm and places it in front of Sevenseven, which causes Sevenseven to retreat. The bomb detonates and XLR8 transforms back into Ben.

Ben 23 and Ben 10

Both Ben in Battle

Before Ben 23 goes to eat at Mr. Gyro's with Ben as a token of gratitude for saving his life, Sevenseven emerges from the smoke and returns with Tetrax and the Intellectuary with him. Ben transforms into Heatblast, while Ben 23 transforms into his version of Shocksquatch, Electricyeti. Sevenseven and Tetrax chase Heatblast and Electricyeti fights the Intellectuary. He leaps onto him and shocks him, disabling his suit and Azmuth is revealed to be inside. Electricyeti wonders where the cameras are, only to learn that everyone else has discovered that Driba, Blukic, and Professor Hokestar are hiding in the Mr. Smoothy building, and are prepared to launch an attack. As Heatblast fights Sevenseven, the cameras cover an alien attack at store 23. Police surround the store. Heatblast melts the road, defeating Tetrax, and flies to Electricyeti. After Electricyeti reverts back into Ben 23, He prepares to kill Azmuth by ripping him in half. However, Heatblast returns and transforms back into Ben, who warns Ben 23 that he nearly crossed the line and that Azmuth is the one who created the Omnitrix.

Azmuth recovers and takes Ben 23's Omnitrix off of his wrist and he says that it was meant for Max, but it was too late due to the fact that Max was already gone. Azmuth notices Ben's Omnitrix and assumes that the same event occurred in his dimension, but Ben tells Azmuth that Max is still alive in his dimension and he keeps him from becoming like Ben 23. Ben 23 says that he misses Max and Ben tells Ben 23 that he almost just crossed a line and that what he did was wrong. Ben tells him to be a hero instead of a mogul. Ben 23 asks how to tell the good ones from the bad ones and Tetrax and Sevenseven arrive and say that they only want to help and Ben 23 apologizes to them. Azmuth says that they need to explore Ben's better use for the Omnitrix and gives the Hero Watch to him. Ben gives it back to Ben 23 and he, Azmuth, and Ben 23 go to store 23, and Ben 23 stops the attack and vouches for the aliens. The store sells smoothies to everyone and Azmuth repair the generator. Ben tells Ben 23 to listen to Azmuth like he'd listen to Max. Ben 23 says that now that his big enemy is gone, nothing can go wrong. Against Hokestar's wishes, Ben and the aliens return to the prime dimension. Ben drives to the Plumber base and hugs Max.

With that settled, the only thing left is to get rid of the angry mob outside Mr. Smoothy so Ben can get home with his friends. Ben 23 faces the crowd and explains that not all aliens are evil, vouching for Driba, Blukic, Hokestar, Azmuth, Tetrax, and Sevenseven. Now that the humans are no longer trying to kill them, Hokestar successfully sells smoothies until his supplies run out. Azmuth instructs the two dim-witted Galvans that they are geniuses by Earth standards, but "remarkably unintelligent for Galvans" as their attempts to fix Hokestar's machine was the equivalent of pressing the accelerator and brakes at the same time. Ben advises his dimensional counterpart to listen to Azmuth, as he's a good second for Max.

Ben, Hokestar, Blukic, and Driba return to their respective dimension, much to Hokestar's dismay of losing the opportunity for profit. Ben immediately runs to Max's shop. Max is still mad at Ben for running off after Liam's capture, but Ben hugs him. Max is confused, but happy when Ben asks him to keep yelling at him.

Noteworthy Events

Major Events

Omnitrix Alien Debuts

Characters

Villains

Aliens Used

By Ben

By Ben 23

Quotes

Quotes


Ben: Blukic, Driba, it's time.
Blukic: Hmm Mr. Smoothy.
Driba: [Gasp] At last! We're finally gonna find that elusive store 23! The very thought makes me belch in anticipation! [Belches]
Blukic: Me, too. [Belches]


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(While searching online for the 23rd Mr. Smoothy's)
Driba: Just as I feared, only 22 Mr. Smoothy's. (store 23 appears on the GPS) No, there it is!
Ben: What's the address?
Driba: Whoops, it's gone again.


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(after seeing Cow alien and Chicken alien get sucked out of store 23)
Driba: That was a Cross-Dimensional Sunburst Aurora!
Blukic: No, it wasn't.
Driba: Yes, it was!
Blukic: Not a sunburst. More of a pinwheel shape.
Driba: (Surprised) A Pinwheel Aurora? That's worse!


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Blarney T. Hokestar: Well, if no one else will say it, this must be a dimension that closely parallels our own.
Blukic: Oh, I hate those.
Driba: The worst! At first, everything looks normal, but then, wham! You find out that super intelligent dolphins won the civil war, and pretty soon, we all end up in an alien zoo!


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(Ben 10 transforms into different aliens for Ben 23 to evaluate. He turns into Upchuck)
Ben 23: Vomit Man (Ben 10 changes into Spider-Monkey) Mr. Monkey (Ben 10 changes into Mole-Stache) Don't know him (Ben 10 changes into Wildmutt) Dognabbit (Wildmutt growls) It's a pun, get it?
Ben 10: (detransforms) I'm starting to get it.


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Ben 10: (About Ben 23 when offers to vouch for Blukic, Driba and Hokestar) At least he didn't call them "Evil Monster Hater Aliens"
Azmuth 23: (In Ben 10's hand) It's a start


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Azmuth 23: That will do. Now switch off the stabilizers between dimensions. You've been doing the equivalent of stepping on the brake and the accelerator at the same time.
Blukic: I feel silly.
Driba: Truly you are the first thinker, parallel-world Azmuth.
Azmuth 23: And you two are brilliant scientists.
Driba and Blukic: Oooh!
Azmuth 23: By Earth standards. For a couple of Galvans, you two are remarkably unintelligent.
Driba and Blukic: Awwwww!


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Ben 23: It's...
Ben 10: Smoothie time!


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Naming and Translations

Language Name Origin
Hebrew חנות מספר 23 Store Number 23
Hungarian A huszonhármas üzlet The Store Number 23
Indonesian Toko 23 Store 23
Polish Bar 23 Store 23
Portuguese (Br) Loja 23 Store 23
Spanish (HA) Tienda 23 Store 23
Spanish (Spain) La Tienda 23 The Store 23

Allusions

  • A poster advertising the movie "Ben 23: Secret of the Hero Watch" is seen in the episode. This is a parody of the original series movie Ben 10: Secret of the Omnitrix.
    • Also, the fact that Ben gets to know Azmuth is the creator of the Omnitrix, and Tetrax works along with him, appearance of Azmuth's suit and appearance of a Sotoraggian coincides with Ben 10: Secret of the Omnitrix along with the poster parody.
  • Characters based on Cow and Chicken from Cow and Chicken make a cameo appearance in Mr. Smoothy's 23rd store after Ben goes in and it hops dimensions. Charlie Adler, the characters' original voice actor reprises his roles for the appearance.
  • While searching for the 23rd Mr. Smoothy, Driba refers to Omnivoracious, as he says that the look for the Mr. Smoothy "Could be a wild Omnivoracious chase". This is a pun on the phrase "A wild goose chase".
  • The street names, Pugsley and Klein refer to writers, Tom Pugsley and Greg Klein.

Trivia

References

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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