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  Ben
Issue 61 Ben
Gender Male
Hair Blond
Age 5
Occupation Assumed to be Pre-School Student (Pre-Apocalypse)
Family Allen - Father (Deceased)
Donna - Mother (Deceased)
Billy - Brother (Deceased)
Dale - Adoptive Father (Deceased)
Andrea - Adoptive Mother
First Appearance Issue 2
Last Appearance Issue 61
Death Issue Issue 61
Cause of Death Shot by Carl Grimes.
Status Dead
Series lifespan #2 to #61
Ethnicity Caucasian-American
Bens death
The fatal shot is heard.
Ben (Comic Series) Gallery
"Don't worry, he's going to come back. I didn't hurt his brains."
—Ben to Andrea after he slaughtered Billy.[src]

Ben is a character first encountered in Issue 2 of Image Comics' The Walking Dead and is Allen and Donna's son and the twin brother of Billy. He is unofficially adopted by Dale and Andrea after his father's death.

Pre-Apocalypse

Atlanta, Georgia

When Ben's parents, Allen and Donna, heard that a safe-zone is being established in Atlanta city, the family traveled for Atlanta. However they arrived late and found that the city had become overrun with zombies. They soon bumped into Dale and the Atlanta Survivor Camp, where they began to live in hope that the military would soon rescue them.

Post-Apocalypse

The Prison

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.

On the Road

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. It is implied by Dale's dialogue that he had likely tortured and killed it. He forces Billy to remain silent about the incident.

Death

Killed By

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. After locking him away, the group debates on killing Ben to protect themselves, but, takes no immediate action. Later that night, Carl sneaks into the van where Ben is locked up, and executes him. He is buried alongside his brother.

Killed Victims

This list shows the victims Ben has killed:

Relationships

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Allen

The twins loved their father. He was regularly seen playing with Allen until his death at the hands of the zombies.

Donna

The twins loved their mother, but when she died, they didn't understand what had happened, and were disinterested.

Billy

"Don't worry, he's going to come back. I didn't hurt his brains."
—Ben to Andrea after killing Billy.[src]

Ben and Billy appeared to have a normal brotherly relationship. The two were usually always shown together. In later issues, Billy appeared to have grown fearful of his own brother, after witnessing him poking a dead cat. Billy is later killed by Ben, stating to Andrea that he'll come back, since he didn't "hurt his brains."

Andrea

Ben, at least, loved Andrea like she was his own mother, due to the fact that she adopted him after his parents' death. Although Andrea was harsh with Ben and Billy at times, they still liked her.

Dale

Ben, along with Billy, were seen usually playing with Dale. Dale was more of an easy going parent whilst Ben and Billy were alive. When Dale hears about Ben killing his brother, he is seen to be terrified for Ben's life, arguing against the entire group to keep him alive. After Ben's death, Dale feels nothing but anger and wants to find out who killed Ben. Dale seems to think of Ben as his own son

Carl Grimes

"Are you scared of me?"
—Ben, shortly before Carl executes him.[src]

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 dreams.

Sophia

Sophia often played with Ben and Billy, and they seemed to be good friends.

Glenn and Maggie

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.

Appearances

Comic Series

Volume 1: Days Gone Bye

Volume 2: Miles Behind Us

Volume 3: Safety Behind Bars

Volume 4: The Heart's Desire

Volume 5: The Best Defense

Volume 6: This Sorrowful Life

Volume 7: The Calm Before

Volume 8: Made To Suffer

Volume 9: Here We Remain

Volume 10: What We Become

Volume 11: Fear The Hunters


Trivia

  • 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.
    • Also, they both died around the same times.
      • Rachel and Susie were killed together.
      • Ben and Billy were killed in the same day.
  • 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 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.
    • However, among these killings, Ben's one is the only one where both of the siblings were alive.
  • He is the last member of his family to die.
  • He is the only comic character to have multiple TV Series counterparts; Ben (TV Series) shares his name and the names of his parents, but Lizzie Samuels more closely matches his personality and story arc.
Comic Series Characters
Grimes Family RickCarlLoriJudith
Jones Family MorganDuane
Atlanta AndreaSophiaGlennDaleBenBillyCarolAllenDonna
ShaneAmyJim
Tyreese's Group TyreeseChrisJulie
Greene Farm MaggieHershelBillyPatriciaOtisRachelSusieLacey
ArnoldShawn
The Prison AxelAndrewDexterThomas
Michonne's Group MichonneMikeTerry
Woodbury LillyBobGloriaHapMarianneWesDennyLou
JamesonPennyCaesarScottJaredSmittyTomRed
BrianAliceGusGabrielRudyDanielRaymondJames
BruceCurtisSamStevensEugeneHarold
Post-Prison Survivors EugeneRositaGabrielAbraham
The Hunters ChrisTheresaAlbertDavidGregCharlie
Alexandria Safe-Zone
AaronHeathOliviaPaulaMikeyAnnieSiddiqJosh
AnnaCarlosDariusBarbaraErinNicholasDeniseJohn
HollyEricSpencerDouglasJessieRonTobinBrucePeter
ReginaScott
Washington, D.C. Derek
Hilltop Colony PaulGregoryEarlHarlanBriannaAlexOscarMarco
HershelRollandBrianLouieLarryEduardoWesley
SamuelKenDanteDougKalEthan
The Saviors DwightNeganAmberCarsonMarkSherryJohnTara
DonnieMikeDavisGaryDavidConnorSeth
The Kingdom BenjaminEzekielMarcusRichard
Richmond MagnaLukeYumikoKellyConnieBernie
The Whisperers Joshua
Animals ButtonsShiva
Alive characters appear in green. Dead characters appear in red and italics. Unknown characters appear in blue. Undead characters appear in grey and italics.

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