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The More Things Change: Part 2
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General Information
Original broadcast September 22, 2012
Series Ben 10: Omniverse
Details
Season 1
Episode number 2
Overall number 152
Credits
Written by Matt Wayne
Dwayne McDuffie
Directed by Jae Hong Kim
Episode Guide
Previous episode The More Things Change: Part 1
Next episode A Jolt from the Past
Gallery Cast Errors

The More Things Change: Part 2 is the second episode of Ben 10: Omniverse.

Plot

Following from where the previous episode left off, Ben Tennyson and Rook Blonko are chasing Fistina, Bubble Helmet, and Liam through the newly discovered Undertown. Ben enters into a tunnel and attempts to transform into XLR8, but he transforms into NRG instead. NRG spits on the ground as Rook arrives. Rook hits Liam with a blast from his Proto-Tool, catching him in a net. NRG goes to Liam and Liam says that there is something behind them. Rook mocks him, but a light informs him and NRG that a bus is coming. The duo toss Liam out of the way and are hit by the bus, taking out its brakes. They try to slow it, emerging in Undertown. The passengers flee the bus and it drives off, despite having no brakes. After NRG transforms back into Ben, he decides to have look around Undertown.

Meanwhile, back In the tunnel, Khyber calls his pet and picks up NRG's spit. He sees the wrecked track and sends his pet to Ben. Khyber's Pet transforms into Buglizard and runs off to find Ben. Ben explores Undertown, though Rook thinks that they should be chasing the gang. Ben tries to buy food, but Rook scares off the tentacle vendor by flashing his badge and trying to interrogate him. They walk around. Rook tells Ben that he learned to fight protecting wheat from alien rodents on his homeworld. He is anxious to continue the investigation. Ben says that the 'big bad' will eventually send the lowlifes after him. Rook interrogates aliens as Ben looks for food. Suddenly, Buglizard arrives, frightening the citizens.

Ben attempts to transform into Humungousaur to fight the creature but he transforms into Water Hazard instead. Buglizard and Water Hazard fight as Khyber watches. Water Hazard prevents Rook from fighting, but reconsidered his decision when Buglizard pins him down. Rook aims his Proto-Tool at Buglizard and fires a net that closes his mouth. Water Hazard tosses the creature off. Buglizard breaks free and attacks Ben and Rook. Khyber, seeing that Rook has joined the battle, whistles in order to call Buglizard back, and he leaves. Water Hazard transforms into Ben and says that the 'big bad' must have sent Buglizard. 

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Terraspin and Rook chase Bubble Helmet

They go to a bar filled with poison gas. Rook puts on a gas mask and tells the aliens to put their appendages up. Ben transforms into Terraspin and tells Rook to put down the badge. Terraspin clears the gas, causing the aliens to cough and wheeze. Rook sees Bubble Helmet. Terraspin takes his helmet and gives it to Rook. He says that he'll talk when he can breathe, so Rook gives him his helmet, to Terraspin's annoyance. Bubble Helmet flies away and Terraspin and Rook fly in pursuit. Rook says that Bubble Helmet will lead them to the 'big bad'. Elsewhere, an alien gang is working on building many shakedown machines. The 'big bad' and his right hand man, Tummyhead, oversee this. The 'big bad' says that the point of the shakedowns are to make Undertown fear him. Terraspin, Rook and Bubble Helmet arrive. The gang aims their weapons at them and they put their hands up, Terraspin transforms back into Ben. The 'big bad' comes to see, revealing himself as Psyphon. Rook is proud that his investigation led them there.

Though Ben doesn't take Psyphon seriously due to Psyphon previously serving the role as Vilgax's lackey, he states that will soon change, Psyphon announces his intentions to extend the protection racket he's been running to the human businesses on the surface, and since they lack the Taydenite to pay him, it will inevitably result in dozens of bombs going off in Bellwood, which is Psyphon's intent.

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The effect of Psyphon's attack

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Shocksquatch battling Buglizard

Psyphon shocks Bubble Helmet for leading Ben to him. Psyphon orders his thugs to attack Ben and Rook. They attack and Ben and Rook split up in order to defeat the criminals. Ben transforms into Armodrillo and battles the alien criminals. Rook shoots at aliens as Armodrillo destroys shakedown machines. Rook is disappointed that he can't think of a wisecrack, and Armodrillo tells him not to force it. Psyphon then knocks Armodrillo into Undertown and attacks him. Psyphon uses a small wrist mounted laser to over stimulate Armodrillo's nervous system, which causes his powers to go berserk and Armodrillo transforms back into Ben where the effects wear off. The fight soon spills out into the market place again. At this point Khyber observes and sends in Buglizard again to attack Ben (which saves the battle for him) and he then transforms into Shocksquatch in order to fight Buglizard while Rook and Psyphon engage in a fight, with Psyphon developing Rook's Proto-Tech armor. Shocksquatch battles Buglizard and they fall into the tunnels. Psyphon fires his laser at Rook, cutting a wooden structure. It collapses on Psyphon. Rook dodges it and makes a wisecrack. The bus with no brakes runs over Buglizard, but he returns. Shocksquatch climbs a ladder overhead and Buglizard follows. He fires a blast of electricity at Buglizard, defeating him. Shocksquatch transforms back into Ben and Rook arrives with Psyphon, telling Ben that he made a wisecrack. Buglizard escapes in a cloud of gas.

Meanwhile, on Khyber's ship, Buglizard has returned and transforms back to normal. The ship is full of trophies of KHyber's past conquests. Khyber tells him that he did well and that Ben will be their greatest trophy of all.

Back in Bellwood, Grandpa Max and Magister Patelliday come in with a team of Plumbers who take Psyphon and his gang into custody, with Psyphon insisting that he has no idea about what Buglizard was. Max explains that the reason why he paired him up with Rook was because he felt Ben was ready to be a mentor, but if he doesn't want a partner it's his choice. Rook has brought Chili Fries for Ben and himself to eat, which causes Ben to embrace Rook as his partner.

Noteworthy Events

Major Events

Omnitrix Alien Debuts

Nemetrix Alien Debut

Characters

Villains

Aliens Used

By Ben

By Zed

Quotes

Quotes


Water Hazard: Ohh... Water Hazard? Why can't I ever get Humungousaur?


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ML-E: Hey mommy, I got a bloody nose.
ML-E's Mom: Well, did you expect me to cook it for you here?


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(shop owner packs up and leaves)
Ben: What about my tentacle?


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Ben: Whoever sent the monster to kill me, he's the big bad.


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Grandpa Max: So what do you think of your new partner?
Ben: He's fights okay, kind of a donut hole though.
Rook: Is that good?
Ben: Oh sure... See?
Max: Well you've been doing this for a while, maybe it's time for somebody else to be the donut hole.
Ben: Huh?
Rook: I know you haven't eaten yet. Magister Tennyson says you prefer these "chili fries", Care to join me?
Ben: (smiles, shakes Rook's hand) Partner!


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Quotes


Rook: Appendages in the air.
Terraspin: Would you cool it with the badge? We are not cops. (sucks up the poisonous gas, aliens coughing) Well, You might be a cop, but I'm a superhero. (winks)


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Quotes


Ben: XLR8 can catch those scumbuckets! (transforms into NRG)
NRG: NRG? Really?
Rook: What happened?
NRG: Ugh, New Omnitrix, Im still figuring out the controls.


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Quotes


NRG: Nice going Rook, eh, for a newbie I mean. (walks over to Liam) Now, talk. Who's behind these alien shakedowns?
Liam: Bawk bawk, behind you!
Rook: I wouldn't fall for that and this is my first day on Earth.
NRG: Rook, quick!!! (bus crashes into them)
Alien tour guide: Hey! You took out my brakes!
NRG: When you ran us over!


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Naming and Translations

Language Name Origin
Arabic عندما تتغير اللعبة, الجزء 2 When the Game Changes, Part II
Bulgarian Колкото повече се променяш, част II The more you change, Part II
French Plus les choses changent: 2ère Partie The More Things Change: Part 2
Hebrew ככל שהדברים משתנים חלק ב When the Things Change, Part II
Hungarian A dolgok változnak, Második rész Things Change, Part 2
Portuguese (Br) Quanto Mais as Coisas Mudam, 2ª Parte The More Things Change, 2st Part
Spanish (HA) Muchas Cosas Cambian, Secunda Parte Many Things Change, Second Part
Spanish (Spain) Cambiar para que nada Cambie, Parte 2 Change So That Nothing Changes, Part 2

Allusions

  • The title of this episode is based on the saying "The more things change, the more they stay the same."
  • Among the trophies inside Khyber's ship, there's a hook that belongs to Lockdown; and the fire sword of Grimlock; both featured in Transformers Animated.

Trivia

  • It is revealed that Terraspin can breathe poisonous gas.
  • Rook used contractions in this episode, despite the fact that it is later revealed that his species considers it bad language.
  • This is the final Ben 10 episode written by Dwayne McDuffie before his death.
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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