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|Occupation||Assumed to be Pre-School Student|
|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.|
|Series lifespan||#2 to #61|
|The fatal shot is heard.|
|Ben (Comic Series) Gallery|
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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.
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 walkers. They soon bumped into Dale and the Atlanta Survivor Camp, where they began to live in hope that the military would soon rescue them.
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 RoadEdit
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.
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.This was the case until Ben became a pshycopath. He usually was brutal towards Billy, and eventually killed him in cold blood.
Ben, at least, loved Andrea like she was his own mother, due to the fact that she adopted him after his parents death.
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 dreams.
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.
- 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, 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.
- However, among these killings, Ben's one is the only one where both of the brothers were alive.
- He is the last member of his family to die.