Ben has been having strange nightmares about Ghostfreak. During a tour of an academy school Gwen wishes to attend, Ben sees and hears Ghostfreak everywhere. When Frightwig, Acid Breath, and Thumbskull show up, Ben activates his Omnitrix; however, it transforms him into Ghostfreak. After a vicious battle, Ghostfreak escapes from the Omnitrix. Ghostfreak removes his second layer of skin to possess Ben, and scares the circus trio into working for him as he schemes to possess Ben and gain control of the Omnitrix.