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|Occupation||Assumed to be Pre-School Student|
Dale (Adoptive Father)
Andrea (Adoptive Mother)
|First Appearance||Issue 2|
|Last Appearance||Issue 61|
|Death Issue||Issue 61|
|Series lifespan||#2 to #61|
|The fatal shot is heard.|
|Ben (Comic Series) Gallery|
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Ben has a hard time coming to terms with the new zombie-infested world. Although affected by the death of his mother Donna, Ben appeared, on the surface, to be wholly disinterested. Once the survivors settled down in The Prison, Ben and Billy lost their father, Allen, to a lurker attack during the early exploration of the prison facilities. They are subsequently adopted by Dale and Andrea. Seemingly unsurprised and unaffected by the death of their father, the twins thereafter refer to Dale and Andrea as their parents, rarely referencing their biological parents again.
After Rick, Glenn and Michonne returned from Woodbury, the group was on high alert for The Governor's eventual retaliation. Dale and Andrea came to an agreement to abandon the prison should it ever become compromised. Initially failing to convince most of the remaining survivors to abandon their new home, after The Governor's first attack on the compound they are able to convince Glenn and Maggie, with Sophia in tow, to escape with them and the twins. Over time Ben begins to display the early warning signs of a psychopath. He is often seen in the background playing with the other children, but when examined closely it becomes apparent that he is teasing or rough-housing with them. At one point, Billy discovers Ben poking the carcass of a cat. Ben had probably tortured and killed it. He forces Billy to remain silent about the incident.
On the road to Washington D.C., Ben brutally slaughters Billy, convinced that no matter what happens, people will always come back after they die. The group debates killing Ben to protect themselves, but takes no immediate action. In the night, Carl sneaks into the van where Ben is locked up, and executes him. He is buried alongside his brother.
This list shows the victims Ben has killed:
The twins loved their father. He was regularly seen playing with Allen until his death at the hands of the Walkers.
The twins loved their mother, but when she died, they didn't understand what had happened, and was disinterested
Ben and Billy weren't just twins, they were also playmates. They usually did everything together.
Ben, at least, loved Andrea, like his own mother.
Ben, along with Billy, were seen usually playing with Dale.
Ben was Carl's friend, which Carl himself noted. Carl had to kill him, when he seemed dangerous to everyone else. Although Carl acts cold about what he did, it is revealed later on that he's still haunted by what happened and cries at night over it. He remembers that when he came in, Ben was more afraid of not having him as a playmate, showing his lack of understanding. He admitted he liked Ben and that he was his friend, but did what he had to do. Even after being shot in the Alexandria Safe-Zone, Carl is haunted by what he did in his dream.
Sophia often played with Ben and Billy, and they seemed to be good friends.
Rick saw Ben and Billy as kids, and cared for them, though they never really interacted.
Amy looked after Ben, Billy, Sophia and Carl a few times at the Atlanta Camp. Amy seemed to care for the kids.
Glenn and Maggie were with the twins for a while, when they were on the farm. They eventually developed a good relationship during that time.
Otis was supposed to look after the twins while their father was dying, though he didn't seem to care for them. The twins seemed to dislike Otis as well.
- Ben, alongside Carl, are the only children in the Comic Series who have killed humans.
- Ben and Billy were the first twins in the Comic Series, the second pair being Rachel and Susie Greene.
- However, unlike Rachel and Susie, Ben and Billy are identical twins, not fraternal.
- Allen, Donna, and Ben appear in the third season of the TV Series, without Billy. Additionally, Ben is much older.
- It is said in the Walking Dead script book that Ben and Billy are 4 years old.
- Ben, Billy, and Judith are the youngest characters in the Comic Series.
- Ben is the youngest character to ever kill someone in the Comic Series.
- Ben is the third character to kill their sibling, the first being Andrea who killed Amy and the second being Shawn who killed Arnold.