The More Things Change: Part 1 is the first episode of Ben 10: Omniverse.

The More Things Change: Part 1
General Information
Original broadcast September 22, 2012
Series 4
Season 1
Episode number 1
Episode number in production order 1
Overall episode number 151
Written by Charlotte Fullerton

Dwayne Mcduffie

Directed by Dan Riba
Episode Guide
Previous episode The Ultimate Enemy: Part 2
Next episode [[The More Things Change: Part 2]]


The episode starts off with 11-year-old Ben as Four Arms fighting a Galvanic Mechamorph known as Malware. Malware manages to make the prototype Omnitrix transform Four Arms back into Ben and just as Malware is about to destroy Ben, the Omnitrix lit up green again and Ben manages to transform into Feedback. Feedback beats Malware with ease.

Then you can see 16-year-old Ben chasing Zombozo with Gwen and Kevin. Ben transforms into Lodestar and (with the help of Kevin and Gwen) beats Zombozo. After Zombozo is tied up, Gwen and Kevin prepare to leave. Gwen because she wants to go to college and Kevin because he found a place near campus. As they leave, Kevin and Ben shake hands and Gwen and Ben give each other a hug. When Kevin and Gwen are gone, Zombozo states that Ben wouldn't have beaten him if Gwen and Kevin weren't there to help. Ben answers him angrily that he doesn't need a team and that he is a superhero.

Ben then goes to the Plumbers' HQ. There the alarm goes off and Ben (ignoring his grandfather who says he must wait for back-up) goes to the problem to fight it himself. When he arrives he is shocked to see half of a building destroyed. Then he's attacked by a unknown alien. In the middle of the fight just as the unknown alien is about to attack Ben (as Spidermonkey) when Khyber whistles and his pet retreats.

Then an alien named Pakmar comes out his toilet where he was hidden and tries to clean up. He says to Ben that it was a business man who says that every alien shop in Bellwood must pay them for protecting. But if they do not pay they're the one who the shopkeepers need protecting from.

When Ben hears this he goes to a alien shopping mall where Mr Baumann runs the shop. He asks him if there's a business man who demands money for the so-called protection. Mr. Baumann first doesn't want Ben to interfere but Ben manages to convince him. he turns into Cannonbolt and immediately attracts attention. Then he sees an alien (Rook) drink a smoothie and he realises he's hungry and asks the alien if he can eat the rest of his food. The alien gives him (a lot of ) food. then Bubble Helmet, Liam, and Fistina enter the mall and Bubble Helmet says that accidents happen and that they could happen to Mr. Baumann's shop to. Mr. Baumann says he doesn't want any trouble and picks up a box with Taydenite in. He's about to give the group one crystal when Bubble Helmet grabs the whole box indicating that Mr Baumannonly can keep one Taedenite crystal.

Cannonbolt then interferes and they begin to fight. The whole time the alien who gave Ben some food (Rook) stays eating like nothing's happening. Bubble Helmet then starts his machine. The Omnitrix times out thus preventing Ben from stopping the machine. The Mr. Baumann says sarcasticly that "this is the moment your friends show up and save the day"' .As if it is a sign Rook reveals himself and runs after the Bubble Helmet and his accomplices, and defeats them with ease; then he reveals to Ben that grandpa Max has send him and that he is Bens new partner. Ben states that he doesn't want a new partner and that he is 'Ben Tennyson' Rook answers he knows that and that he is honored to work with him. Ben says that he wants to work alone and that he has things under control which isn't very convincing since the shop is partly destroyed. When Bubble Helmet, Liam and Fistina try to escape, the Omnitrix is loaded again and Ben turns into Bloxx. He is unable to disable the force-field and decides that Rook should take care of that whilst he takes care of these guys. Bloxx forms a prison from his own body and then asks Rook, "how is it coming". Rook says that they need to remove the machine to somewhere it can't kill sentient life. Bloxx throws the machine away into a buidling without any sentient life. After the machine explodes they have a little arguement of which Bubble Helmet and his accomplices take advantage of by trying to escape unnoticed. However Rook and Ben do notice and they go after them. they follow them in a sort of underground tunnel and Ben is suprised to see a whole alien city underground. the episode ends with Khyber sending his pet after them with the message to show no mercy.

Major Events

Series Debuts

Character Debuts

Omnitrix Alien Debuts

Nemetrix Alien debuts



Flashback villains

Aliens Used

By 16 Year old Ben

By 11 year old Ben

By Khyber's Pet


  • In some scenes, Cannonbolt  is shown without his back armor.
  • In one scene, Liam was missing his comb.
  • When Ben was talking to Mr. Baumann the table that had the Gloppenbeef sandwiches disappears.
  • In the beginning of the episode there was a big wildfire, but in the next scene it was gone.
  • In some scenes during the battle between 11-year-old Four Arms and Malware, Four Arms didn't had the black stripe on his back.
  • When Cannonbolt was rolling into a ball to trap Liam his back was black.
  • When Four Arms hits Malware with a tree, the Omnitrix briefly appears in his right shoulder instead of his left one.
  • When the Prototype Omnitrix is deactivated by Malware, neither the light nor the colour of the Omnitrix is red.
  • After Ben transforms to Bloxx, he made 2 cracks on the ground with his fists.When he tells to Rook to switch places the cracks disappear.
  • When Rook launched a net out of the Proto-Tool it caught Liam and Fistina, they were laying flat but on the next scene it showed them they were on their sides.
  • When Ben reverts from Bloxx, he and Rook are just in front of the hole, but in the very next shot, they are shown to be at the side of it.
  • When young Ben was trying to activate the Omnitrix after Malware deactivated it, it had the activation button on the wrong side.


  • 16-year-old Ben turns into Lodestar as his first alien in Omniverse.
  • 11-year-old Ben turns into Four Arms as his first alien in Omniverse.
  • Ben doesn't shout any of the alien names in this episode, meaning he stopped doing it.
  • This is Spidermonkey's first mistransformation out of the past shows Alien Force, and Ultimate Alien
  • When Young Ben goes Feedback, he seems like he knows him and what he can do, meaning he unlocked him in a offscreen adventure.

See Also