|War of the Worlds: Part 1|
|Original broadcast||March 27, 2009|
|Series||Ben 10: Alien Force|
|Written by||Dwayne McDuffie|
|Directed by||Dan Riba|
|Next episode||War of the Worlds: Part 2|
War of the Worlds: Part 1 is the twenty-fifth episode of Ben 10: Alien Force.
In space, the Highbreed fleet is seen attacking Galvan Prime. Paradox came to save Azmuth, and Azmuth knew there was no point in being saved since without the Galvan, the universe is doomed. Paradox rescued Azmuth anyway. Ben was practicing soccer with his sports team when Paradox came to get him, and they went to Mr. Smoothy to meet Kevin, Gwen, and Azmuth. Paradox told them to destroy the Jumpgate to prevent the Highbreed invasion, and they planned to go and take out the Jumpgate.
Azmuth told Kevin and Gwen to leave to get teammates with Professor Paradox. In a cornfield, Alan transformed into a Pyronite and captured a DNAlien before getting recruited. Kevin, Gwen, and Professor Paradox came and Azmuth faced Ben. He wanted to tell him the truth about the Omnitrix, and then the recruiting group came to find Cooper testing out his intangibility glove. He created robotic armor, wanting to come. While Ben faced Azmuth, Azmuth told him that he could revive any species, including the human race.
Ben was upset because he wanted to fight, and Azmuth tried to convince him not to. Later, Kevin, Gwen, Professor Paradox, Alan, and Cooper were seen in a Plumber's base, where the latter was using a machine to contact Darkstar, who was still trapped in the Null Void. They freed him and he was now forced to help. Meanwhile, Ben and Azmuth argued until the Galvan gave up and saw the cause Ben was fighting for. He gave commands and activated the Omnitrix's Master Control, allowing access to all alien forms.
Allied with Gwen, Kevin, Professor Paradox, Julie, Ship, Alan, Cooper, and Darkstar, they left to Los Soledad where the Highbreed were building the Jumpgate, which Cooper found using a cloaking field. As they reached, Ben turned into Cannonbolt, saying he felt nostalgic, and they entered the cloak field. A massive army of DNAliens came into sight and hence, an enormous battle began.
Kevin absorbed matter, and Gwen used her mana to fight the DNAliens. Alan turned into his Pyronite form and Julie served well as backup, transforming Ship into a battle aircraft. Cooper utilized the armor he had and Darkstar had even started to take the DNAliens' energy, but Ben arrived to stop him and started using the Omnitrix to cure the weak DNAliens.
Ben tired himself out and collapsed on the ground. He was awakened and Cooper turned his suit into genetic damage reversing weapons. The battle continued to resume while inside, one of the temperature-altering towers the Highbreed wanted was the one that the team destroyed before they entered the tower. The Highbreed unleashed the Jumpgate as the group tried to destroy it, eventually resulting in Ben using his largest alien, Way Big. While attempting to destroy the Jumpgate, he was severely injured and Way Big reverted to Ben, who drifted into unconsciousness, just as the Highbreed fleet arrived on Earth.
- It is revealed that the Omnitrix contains DNA samples from every alien in the Milky Way galaxy. The number of aliens is revealed to be 1,000,903 (not 10,000 as previously thought by Ben).
- Ben reaccessed the Master Control.
- Ben rounds up Darkstar, Azmuth and Paradox to fight the Highbreed.
- Galvan Prime is destroyed.
- Ben re-unlocks Cannonbolt, Way Big and Wildmutt (off-screen; as confirmed by Dwayne McDuffie)
- Murk Upchuck is unlocked.
- The Highbreed begin their invasion on Earth.
- Kevin's full name is revealed to be Kevin Ethan Levin.
- Ben Tennyson
- Gwen Tennyson
- Kevin Levin
- Julie Yamamoto
- Cooper Daniels
- Alan Albright
- Professor Paradox
- Cannonbolt (first re-appearance)
- Murk Upchuck (first appearance)
- Way Big (first re-appearance)
Naming and Translations
|French||La Guerre des Mondes, 1ère partie||The War of the Worlds: 1st part|
|Hungarian||Világok harca, Első rész||Worlds' War: Part 1|
|Portuguese (Br)||Guerra dos Mundos, 1ª Parte||War of the Worlds, 1st Part|
|Spanish (HA)||La Guerra de los Mundos: Primera Parte||The War of the Worlds: First Part|
|Spanish (Spain)||La Guerra De Los Mundos: 1° Parte||The War of the Worlds: 1st Part|
- The opening and Azmuth's tower being destroyed is a loose reference to Roland Emmerich's 1996 blockbuster movie Independence Day.
- The title is a reference to the 1898 novel by H. G. Wells.
- According to Dwayne, there were no female Galvan or children in the crowd at the beginning because the females were at home/work and the children were at school.
|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|