At the end of the last episode of the series before the credits it says "In Memory of Dwayne McDuffie".
- Also, Azmuth giving Ben the new Omnitrix to replace the Ultimatrix;
Ben: But, Azmuth, I thought I proved I was worthy.
Azmuth: As usual, you don't understand. You have proved your worth. But this inferior copy of my Omnitrix isn't worthy of you.
Azmuth: OH FOR THE LOVE OF-! Look at your wrist.
Ben: An Omnitrix?
Azmuth: The Omnitrix. An improved version I've been working on, ever since you were given the prototype six years ago.
Ben: I don't know how to thank you.
Azmuth: Keep doing the right thing.
Ben: I don't suppose you'd consider giving me the Master Control.
Azmuth: Perhaps for your 18th birthday.