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|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 comes in to save Azmuth, but Azmuth says there was no point in being saved since without the Galvan, the universe is doomed. Paradox rescues Azmuth anyway.
Ben is practicing soccer with his sports team when Paradox comes to get him, and they go to Mr. Smoothy to meet Kevin, Gwen, and Azmuth. Paradox tells them to destroy the Hyperspace Jump Gate to prevent the Highbreed invasion, and they plan to go and take out the Jump Gate.
Azmuth tells Kevin and Gwen to leave to get teammates with Professor Paradox. In a cornfield, Alan transforms into a Pyronite and captures a DNAlien before getting recruited. Kevin, Gwen, and Professor Paradox return and Azmuth faced Ben. He wants to tell him the truth about the Omnitrix, and then the recruiting group come to find Cooper testing out his intangibility glove. He creates robotic armor, wanting to come. While Ben faces Azmuth, Azmuth tells him that he could revive any species, including the human race, using the DNA samples within the Omnitrix, and thus, must not risk it in battle against the Highbreed.
Ben is upset because he wants to fight, and Azmuth tries to convince him not to. Later, Kevin, Gwen, Professor Paradox, Alan, and Cooper are seen in a Plumber's base, where the latter is using a machine to contact Darkstar, who is still trapped in the Null Void. They free him, and he is now forced to help, since the Earth being destroyed means he will die too. Meanwhile, Ben and Azmuth argue until the Galvan gives up and sees the cause Ben was fighting for. He uses voice commands to activate the Omnitrix's Master Control, allowing access to all alien forms.
Allied with Gwen, Kevin, Professor Paradox, Julie, Ship, Alan, Cooper, and Darkstar, they depart for Los Soledad, where the Highbreed are building the Jump Gate, which Cooper found using a cloaking field. As they reach the town, Ben turns into Cannonbolt, saying he felt nostalgic, and they enter the cloaking field. A massive army of DNAliens come into sight and hence, an enormous battle begins.
Kevin absorbs matter, and Gwen uses her mana to fight the DNAliens. Alan turns into his Pyronite form and Julie serves well as backup, transforming Ship into a battle aircraft. Cooper utilizes the armor he has and Darkstar starts to take the DNAliens' energy, but Ben arrives to stop him and uses the Omnitrix to cure the weakened DNAliens.
Ben tires himself out from overuse of the Omnitrix, and collapses on the ground. After he recovers, Cooper turnes his suit into genetic damage reversing weapons. The battle continues. The Highbreed activate the Jump Gate as the group tries to destroy it, eventually resulting in Ben using his largest alien, Way Big. While attempting to destroy the Jump Gate. However, the activation of the Jump Gate severely injures Way Big, who reverts back to Ben, who drifts into unconsciousness, just as the Highbreed fleet arrives 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|