Five years ago, Ben Tennyson faces off with a new enemy,a red Galvanic Mechamorph, Malware. Five years later, Kevin and Gwen leave when Gwen takes early enrollment in an Ivy League college, and Kevin moves to be near her. Ben is forced to fight crime alone, but Grandpa Max (Magister Tennyson – the commander of the Earth-base's Plumbers) gives him a new partner, rookie Plumber Rook Blonko. Ben and Rook end up in their first team-up when Mr. Baumann's store is targeted for destruction by three alien criminals (Bubble Helmet, Fistina, and Liam) as part of their protection racket. An intergalactic hunter named Khyber watches Ben from the shadows.