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Alien Universe Re-Animated
Season 1, Episode 1
Air date September 21, 2012
Written by Stripes
Directed by Stripes
Episode Guide
Albedo Returns

Ben 10 Returns is the re-animated version of the episode of the same name. It is the first episode of the first season of Ben 10: Alien Universe Re-Animated.


Ben meets up with Kevin, Gwen, and the DNAliens and puts back on the all-powerful Omnitrix so he can stop a new threat with cousin and friend.

Major Events[]

  • Ben puts back on the prototype Omnitrix.
  • Ben uses Swampfire, Jetray, and Echo Echo for the first time.
    • A DNAlien disguises itself as Diamondhead.
  • Ben and Gwen meet and team up with Kevin Levin.
  • Ben, Gwen, and Kevin fight the DNAliens and Mindslugs for the first time.

Omnitrix Alien Debuts[]

  • Swampfire
  • Jetray
  • Echo Echo



  • DNAliens
  • Mindslug (see Trivia)
  • Kevin Levin (briefly)

Aliens Used (by Ben)[]

  • Swampfire (first appearance in Re-Animated; second time: accidental transformation, selected was Chromastone) (x3)
  • Jetray (first appearance in Re-Animated) (x2)
  • Echo Echo (first appearance in Re-Animated)

Disguises Used[]

  • Gwen Tennyson (by DNAlien #1)
  • Zs'Skayr (by a Mindslug, not seen onscreen)
  • Echo Echo (by DNAlien #2)
  • Diamondhead (by DNAlien #3)


  • The Rustbucket shifted in position a few seconds after it first appeared onscreen.
  • The Mindslug's ID Mask stayed the same color as the morphing skin for a few seconds.
  • The second wave from the original Echo Echo was black for a moment.


  • The Zs'Skayr was in fact a disguise using an ID Mask, but it was not from a DNAlien; it was from a less useful breed of Highbreed minions known as Mindslugs. They are large forms of slugs without shells and slightly resemble the weird form Max took upon in Dr. Animo and the Mutant Ray.
  • Swampfire re-uses the strange poisonous methane plant never shown in the canon franchise to leave Kevin unconscious.
    • Ben was shown to be able to re-absorb it using the Omnitrix while human.