Character » Ben appears in 156 issues.

    Survivor of the outbreak with his family. His father, Allen, his mother, Donna, and his twin brother Billy.

    Short summary describing this character.

    Ben last edited by gravenraven on 06/24/23 09:30PM View full history


    Billy and his twin Ben lived in Gainesville, Georgia with their mother Donna and father Allen. When the zombie outbreak began, Allen and Donna had heard that Atlanta would be the safest place to be due to the military's attempt to make it a safe zone. Thankfully, they came later and found that was not the case. After their car breaks down, the family finds Glenn, Dale, Amy, and Andrea, who had set up camp on the south side.


    Written by Robert Kirkman and drawn by Tony Moore.

    Major Story Arcs

    Once hooked up with the survivors outside Atlanta, Ben and Billy become friends with Sophia and Carl, the other kids in the group. The four of them are often watched together. The two don't factor too much into the early days.

    Wiltshire Estates

    Upon finding a gated community, the twins share a room with their parents. The next day the adults go out to investigate the other houses and the twins are left behind. The group ends up needing to retreat after Donna gets eaten. Allen tells the boys as the RV drives away and the twins find comfort in Lori's arms.

    With a grieving father, the twins are mainly watched by others. The group joins up with Hershel's farm and Andrea makes a concerted effort to get Allen to care for Ben and Billy. The effort fails and the group is eventually kicked off the farm.

    The Prison

    The boys continue to be watched by others, but Allen begins to snap out of his grief. He vows to help his boys more by helping the group. His first foray into cleaning the prison ends up with him getting bit. Ben and Billy can't help but watch another parent slip away from them. Allen does eventually die and his last wish is that Dale and Andrea take care of the boys. They do. Ben and Billy continue to play with Carl and Sophia but get taken away when Woodbury becomes a threat. Dale and Andrea take the boys (along with Glenn and Maggie) back to Hershel's farm while Woodbury destroys the safety of the prison.

    Killing Billy

    The group was shocked after he murdered his own twin and couldn't agree what to do with the disturbed boy. Abraham voted to kill the kid and Rick supported the idea. But the rest of the group, especially Dale and Andrea, was reluctant to murder Ben. But that same night, Carl confronted Ben and without any trace of a doubt, put the other kid out of his misery. The boy had killed a cat first and threatened his twin not to tell Dale. This event was witnessed by Morgan only and was recalled in Carl's nightmares.


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