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Ben Fitzgerald Pincus[1] is one of the main characters in the Netflix series, Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous. His character is voiced by Sean Giambrone.

Biography

Early Life

Ben was born to his currently unknown parents and at some point his mother got a job at Masrani Global Corporation.

Ben would grow up to become a shy and bookish boy with lots of phobias and a great fear of anything he considers weird or scary, such as Whipped Cream.

In 2015, a few days before the infamous Jurassic World Incident, Ben got a free pass to the Park's Camp Cretaceous thanks to his mother's job with Masrani, which according to him, was an attempt of hers to help him conquer his fears and phobias.

Camp Cretaceous

Season 1

During a visit to the Genetics Lab, he imprints on a newly hatched Ankylosaurus who he named Bumpy and insisted on keeping with him throughout the deadly chain of events that he witnessed and experienced on the island.

After escaping from Toro, Ben, Bumpy and the other campers get on the train that is heading to the docks for immediate evacuation off the island. Ben reveals to everyone that his mom had him come to camp to conquer his fears, and that he himself is tired of being scared.

When the Pteranodons start hitting the monorail, the other campers try to get them away but to no avail. Ben, initially just sits in a corner out of fear. However, after some time, Ben finally develops courage, and then gets on the roof and asks the group to distract the Pterosaurs. He reaches into the control car and changes the course of the monorail, thus saving everyone. the others cheer for Ben for saving them. However, as Ben gets back into the main part of the monorail, a Pteranodon grabs him. Darius tries to save Ben, but is unable to. He lets go, horrifying the others. He is presumed to be dead by the remaining kids of the group, but in the last scene, when Bumpy finds Ben, Ben's fingers slightly move, indicating he is alive.

Season 2

"A Beacon of Hope"

While the other 5 campers are hiding from Rexy the T. rex, Yasmina says "We haven't eaten since we had those awful carob bars that Ben gave us." However, she stops talking after saying Ben, and then everyone becomes sad.

While sleeping, Darius has a dream of seeing Ben walking in main street. He runs up to Ben and hugs him, overjoyed that he is alive. However, Ben then becomes mad and accuses him of letting him go, which frightens Darius. The dream then flashes back to Ben hanging on to Darius's hand on the train, where Ben angrily says "Let me go".

When the other 5 campers find that the Beacon is where Rexy is, a sad Kenji says he only wanted 24 hours not to think about dinosaurs, being left behind, or Ben.

"Salvation"

When it appears that Hap is about to hurt Brooklyn and Kenji, someone runs up and hits him with a stick, knocking the latter unconscious. Kenji and Brooklynn are shocked to see the person who hit him was Ben, as well as a grown up Bumpy arriving.

"Brave"

After Ben's fall, he wakes up, only to find himself abandoned and terrified of the dangers all around him, including Toro, who blocks the way back to safety. He eventually falls into a routine, mirroring Bumpy to find food and water, but eventually sends Bumpy away in a fit of rage. He regrets this decision, but it leads to him standing up for himself against a herd of Compsognathus. He becomes self-reliant and wild, fashions a spear, and then tries to hunt Toro. At this point Bumpy returns, now fully grown, and helps Ben drive Toro over a cliff, defeating it. He then goes after a distant campsite, and overhears Mitch, Tiff, and Hap discussing his friends, which alerts him to something amiss.

These events then chronologically merge with the end of Salvation, the episode prior, where Ben sneaks up on Hap and knocks him out, saving Brooklynn and Kenji from being electrocuted by Hap.

"Misguided"
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Ben staunchly disagrees with Kenji that they should trust Hap, but Brooklynn decides to take him along while tied up. He goes with everyone to a storage unit, where they find a motorcycle, so everyone else piles on the motorcycle while Ben rides Bumpy out of the storage unit amidst an explosion. Ben tries to lead some of the Baryonyx trio away from his friends, but they don't follow him. He manages to meet up with them later, sans Hap, who sacrificed himself to let Kenji and Brooklynn escape.

"Step One"

Ben goes with the campers into the tunnels, hoping to arrive at Main Street in time to help Darius and Sammy. However, a gate blocks their path, so he follows Brooklynn deeper into the structure to eventually find a backup power facility. He's unable to help, but eventually Kenji manages to restore the power. It takes them a good deal of time, but eventually they're able to gain enough control of the island to reactivate the hologram of Tyrannosaurus rex, which distracts Rexy and allows Darius and Sammy to escape.

"Chaos Theory"

Goofing off

Ben gets on the speaker to admonish Darius not to be a hero, but agrees to go with Yaz to drive the dinosaurs away from the watering hole. He rides on Bumpy with Sammy and flashes lights and screams to scare the dinosaurs into a stampede, and he also recovers Yaz when her car breaks down. On Bumpy, he flees from Rexy, who drove the dinosaurs right back in the other direction. He eventually escapes and rendezvous with Darius, and forgives him for letting him fall.

Season 3

Sometimes later, Ben and the other campers finally left Isla Nublar on a makeshift raft. While he is relieved that they finally left the island for good, he is heartbroken by the fact that they have to leave Bumpy behind. However, their celebration of leaving the island is short-lived when their raft is destroyed by a tidal wave, washing the campers back on the island. Ben and Bumpy later reunited when the campers return to their camp to discuss their next course of action. When a majority of the campers decided to get some hang gliders from Lookout Point to form a makeshift sail for another raft, Darius stick with Ben and Bumpy to get some woods for the said raft. During this time, Ben argued with Darius that he cannot afford to leave Bumy behind again since their last raft was too small to fit her onboard. After they survived an encounter with a Dimorphodon, Kenji and Sammy informed the rest of the campers that they spotted Mitch and Tiff's yacht stuck on a rock offshore. To Ben's relief, the yacht is big enough to fit both the campers and Bumpy to take them both off the island.

As time passes on, Ben contributed with the other campers in getting the necessary supplies for their departure on Isla Nublar to the mainland, while at the same time tending to Bumpy. During the Scorpius rex's rampage, Ben is separated from Bumpy again. When Sammy was poisoned by the Scorpius rex, Ben and Darius aids Yaz in providing a distraction for the hybrid while she goes to get the antidote. Using prior knowledge that it was distracted by fire, and an extra tank of gasoline, they ignited one of the gondola lifts that leads to Lookout Point in a huge fiery explosion, drawing the hybrid's attention away from Yaz after she obtained the antidote. Later, when the campers decided to take whatever supplies they can carry to the yacht while there is a break in the storm, Ben left the group to find Bumpy, prompting Darius to abandoned the group to find him. After reuniting with Bumpy, Ben later gets into an argument with Darius about the former's decision to stay behind against the latter's insistence that he needs to go home. They later get into a fight with Bumpy watching until Darius shouted that he cannot leave him behind like the last time. After they find Bumpy's herd, they were later attacked by the Scorpius rex, lucky though, Bumpy's herd managed to drive the hybrid away. Ben realized he could no longer protect Bumpy, but still desires to stay. When Darius guiltily said he didn't want to leave him again, Ben comforts him by saying that wasn't his fault. Darius now accepts Ben's decision, but after being requested by Darius to head back to the dock to say goodbye to the others, Ben agrees.

Ben would later go with Darius to meet with the others at the dock so that the former would bid the others farewell since he decided to stay behind on the island. But by the time they got to the dock, the yacht was gone; and to make matters worse, they eventually discovered that there are two Scorpius rexes; the second one being the result of the first one's ability to asexually reproduce. Realizing that the hybrids' asexual reproduction, coupled with their hyper aggression, would have disastrous consequences for Isla Nublar and its dinosaurs, the two head back to the ruins of Jurassic Park's original Visitor Center, where they reunite with the other campers and try to find a way to stop the hybrids. With the aid of Blue the Velociraptor, the campers managed to defeat the Scorpius rexes by making the Visitor Center collapse, crushing the hybrids to death and ending their rampage for good.

Afterwards, Ben says his goodbye to the campers as they prepare to leave. Since the Scorpius rexes are dead, Ben can stay on Isla Nublar to be with Bumpy and live as a full-on survivalist. However, after a quick second-thought, he realizes that he does not need to be on the island to be his new self, which causes him to re-join the campers as they begin their trip to Costa Rica, only to be stopped by a trio of helicopters carrying some mercenaries who went to the island for a secret operation during a stormy night. Despite suspecting that the helicopters are not here to rescue them, the campers return to the dock. Ben boarded one of the helicopters with Kenji and Sammy, but before Brooklynn, Yaz and Darius can join them, Rexy appeared at the dock and attacked, killing the mercenary Hansen while the pilot takes off in a hasty retreat, leaving the other three campers behind to evade Rexy by themselves. Later, as the pilot tries to rendezvous with the rest of the other mercenaries, their helicopter was attacked by a flock of Pteranodons. Recalling from experience, Ben and Kenji urged the pilot to turn the lights off, which she does. The three are shocked that to learn that they have been stranded for 6 months. Even though it saved them from the Pteranodons, their helicopter still crashes when the pilot, after being distracted, veers it too hard to avoid collision with a Brachiosaurus; however, Ben, Kenji and Sammy survived.

They later reunite with Darius and Yaz, but were later informed that Brooklynn was held hostage by Dr. Wu's mercenaries. They come up with a plan to rescue Brooklynn and give Wu's laptop back, albeit with all of his research copied on a flash drive, while the research on his laptop are wiped out. With the aid of Bumpy and her herd, the campers managed to rescue Brooklynn and Wu's laptop was destroyed. Afterwards, Ben sadly says goodbye to Bumpy and the others join in on saying goodbye. When Bumpy goes back to her herd, Ben smiles. Ben and the others then leave the island on Mitch and Tiff's boat, but are unaware that there is something on the boat that roars in the last scene.

Season 4

Beneath the Surface

Ben is happy that they are heading home. When the boat gets stuck in kelp, Darius goes in the water to remove it, while Ben, Yaz and Sammy have a rope tied to Darius to pull him back. However, when Darius is tailed by a shark and the shark by something else, Ben remarks that it's the Mosasaurus. While Darius gets stuck in kelp and the rope breaks, Ben, Yaz, and Sammy successfully get Darius back on the boat with assistance from Kenji.The campers are then attacked by the Mosasarous, which would lead to Ben and the others being stranded on a new island. The six go into a cave in order to possibly find shelter for the night.

At Least...

After Ben sees something shiny, he suggests they check it out. While the other are hesitant, Ben gives a speech how they can survive, and how easy this can be since there are no dinosaurs here. Convinced, the others agree with Ben and all head out. The group wanders into a desert as a sandstorm begins to form, with Brooklynn and Kenji being seperated. Ben and the others look for them, but are unabe to find them. Following the end of the sandstorm, Ben still tries to look for them, but to no avail. Unable to find them, Ben feels guilty and blames himself, but becomes overjoyed when Brooklynn and Kenji find them. Ben and the others then discover the shiny thing, only to find that it i just a metal rectangle. Everyone, particularly Ben, are upset. Later, that night, Ben wakes up, as he hears something, with the others then waking up. They then encounter a saber-toothed tiger in a bush. Ben runs away to distract the tiger while the group departs to help Ben. At a dead-end, Ben fights the tiger, but Kenji catches up and they manage to scare the tiger away. Ben becomes upeset that his old scared self has returned, but is comforted by the others who tells him how they were saved by him. The next morning, the group find an invisible wall which opens to reveal a metal hallway, much to their shock.

Turning Dr. Turner

At the other end of the hallway, the group finds themselves in a forest. After avoiding two T-Rexes, they encounter Dr. Mae Turner, who is studying how dinosaurs interact with one another. She lives on the island and is not able to interact with the outside world because she does not have a phone. Due to their experiences with Mitch and Tiff, combined with them learning that Mae works for Mantah Corp, Ben, Yaz, Brooklynn and Kenji go outside to the spot Mae told them not to go, while Darius and Sammy stay back and ask Mae questions. Knowing that Kenji likes Brooklynn, Yaz keeps Ben occupied by asking him about Bumpy, but Ben is unaware of Yaz's actions. The four encounter a BRAD, a robot that kills the Compy from the boat because it is an "unauthorized lifeform" on the island. Mae stops BRAD before it finds the rest of the group. When Mae later goes to monitor a T. rex mother's and a daughter's eating habits, Sammy and Darius follow her, while Ben stays back with Yaz, Brooklynn and Kenji. Yaz tries to get Ben away from Brooklynn and Kenji to give Kenji some alone time with Brooklynn, but Ben is unware of what she is doing and stays with them. A BRAD then enters and comes close to killing Ben and Yaz, but both are saved by Kenji who destroys it. Ben who falsely thinks Yaz likes him tells her he does not feel the same way, much to her confusion, but she plays along.

Rude Awakening

After Mae discovers that Mantah Corp is tampering with the food to make the dinosaurs more aggressive, everyone comes up with a plan to call the supply plane and get rid of the altered food, in order to get off the island and stop Mantah Corp. Ben and the others are chased by the mother T-rex Big Eatie and then BRADS, but escape into a cold and snowy biome. where they encounter a wounded Kentrosaurus named Pierce. Despite wanting to catch the plane, the group agrees to help get Pierce out of this area, upon Darius's request. While they are attacked by a BRAD, a frightened Yaz successfully hits it into the water. After saving Pierce, the 6 campers run to the plane, but unfortunately arrive too late. Darius and Ben head back to Mae's.

The Long Game

Ben and Darius help Mae with Pierce. After regrouping, Sammy reveals that a man named Kash who is on the island, is the one blackmailed her family into sending her to Jurassic World. Fortunately, Ben and the others stop Sammy from confronting him. While Kash turns the BRADs against Mae and orders them to kill her, Ben and the others save her. However, they are then surrounded by a pack of Velociraptors, with one injuring Mae. Fortunately, they are all saved when Sammy then uses one of the damaged BRADs to injure and scare off the raptors. The other 5 then take Mae to an area where they won't be found, while Ben keeps watch of Kash and notices that he has a phone.

Mission Critical

Ben tries to help a wounded Mae, while the others try to get Kash's phone and call for help. When Ben tries to tend to Mae's wounds, he unintentionally hurts her in the process, which leads to Mae reacting by punching him in the face. Ben later regroups with the other 5. When Big Eatie and Pierce are lured to a place by the BRADs and electric drones and are forced to fight, he and the other campers come up with a plan to lure Kash away, stop the fight, and get the phone. Ben, Sammy and Yaz cause an explosion, which lures Kash and his BRAD out of his compound, while Darius snakes inside to get his phone, but Darius ends up being captured by Kash.

Staying Alive

Ben and the others wonder why Darius has not stopped the fight. Under Brooklynn's advise, they start destroying the drones to stop the fight, but luckily, Darius convinces Kash to stop the fight. Ben and the others witness Darius being captured by Kash and taken somwhere. After telling Mae, Mae tells them that there is a platform that will lead them to the med bay, and they head there. While Ben and the others are pursued by a Spinosaurus and the Saber-toothed Tiger, they are inadvertently saved by the Spino who kills the Tiger, and they then escape and get down to the med bay. After reuniting with Darius, Darius says he wants to stay back and act as a spy. While Ben is against this because he believes Kash will kill him just like how he tried to kill Mae, Darius ends up staying.

Technical Difficulties

Ben and the others have Brooklynn reprogram an upgraded BRAD-X so they can communicate with Darius. After Brooklynn successfully does so, the group is able to communicate with Darius.

Dino-Sitting

The five head to the Medbay to save the younger dinosaurs with Darius's assistance. Ben rescues a baby Brachiosaurus, but with difficulty, as the baby is hyper active and ends up knocking Ben down. After Ben and the others get their respective baby dinosaurs into a room, they are pursued by a Ceratosaurus, but manage to escape and go outside.

Taking Control

The Brachio gives Ben some trouble. Ben decides not to name her because he does not want to get so attached so it doesn't hurt when he leaves her. After the Brachio gets away and is captured by some BRAD-X's, Ben becomes scared. He becomes horrified after witnessing Kash inject the control chip on the baby Brachiosaurus. Ben runs back to the others and says he is not going to leave another dinosaur. Ben comes up with a plan to trap Kash and tells Darius. While complicated by a pack of Pteranodons, Ben and Darius succesfully lead Kash into their trap. While Ben tries to have the BRAD-X shock Kash, the plan fails as the BRAD-X is unable to shock him. Ben then uses the device Mae uses to communicate with the dinosaurs to lure Kash into Mae's place. Ben and Darius trap Kash inside and head back to the group. Ben has now formed a bond with the baby Brachiosaurus and named her Firecracker, and says she and Bumpy would have gotten along and then states he thinks Bumpy forgot about him.

Who's the Boss?

Ben and Mae head to the Medbay so Mae can remove the control chip from Firecracker. Ben and Mae argue over how to bond with dinosaurs, with Ben not liking Mae saying how science and facts allows you to know about dinosaurs. Mae successfully removes the chip from Firecracker, much to Ben's happiness. Darius and Kenji later tell Ben and Mae that Kash who is free, and his boss (President of Mantah Corp) plan to take Pierce to a new biome and use him as food. Ben and Mae head to rescue Pierce. After rescuing Pierce, Ben destroys some BRADs, but is pursued by more. Ben, Mae and Pierce get on the platform, which rises. Ben wonders why the BRADs aren't attacking. After getting back up, the three are reunited with Ben and Kenji who are being pursued by a pack of Dilophosaurus. After being saved by Brooklynn, Yaz and Sammy, who scare off the Dilophosaurus, Ben is shocked to learn that Kenji and Brooklynn are a couple. All are then approached by a group of BRAD-X's, Kash and the boss. Ben and the others are shocked to learn that the president of Mantah Corp is Kenji's dad.

Physical Appearance

Ben has brown hair and blue eyes. He wears a light blue button up shirt, tan cargo shorts, and brown shoes. He uses a Fanny pack filled with snacks and hand sanitizer until he falls off the Monorail in Season 1. When he was stranded in the jungle he didn’t have his Fanny pack with him. In Season 2 and on, Ben sports a style that’s similar to John Rambo from the Rambo series, wearing a Tank Top and formerly had face camo. He also uses his blue shirt as a bandana.

Personality

Ben is a guest sensitive and bookish boy who is not much for the outdoors. Timid, anxious, and easily startled, he suffers from a wide variety of fears (both rational and irrational) and much prefers a quieter pace. That said he is also a kind and empathetic boy, bonding with a newly hatched Ankylosaurus whom he named Bumpy and quickly becoming very fond of her. Despite his many fears and the terrors of the island, Ben grew braver and more assertive to the point where he actually stood his ground and argued with his fellow campers about Bumpy tagging along and culminated in his heroic act of getting to the driver's cab of the monorail to correct their course despite being clearly terrified during the whole experience and risking certain death to do so. Ben is also very health conscious as he eschews regular confectionery in favor of health food and has shown disdain for caffeine. He also exhibits germaphobia and (prior to meeting Bumpy) zoophobia.

However, ever since his fall and abandonment by his friends, Ben has learned to adjust to the wild and toughened because of this. At first, he had trouble surviving due to his several phobias preventing him from actually accomplishing anything, along with his growing impatience of Bumpy’s daily routine of stealing Ben’s bed and preventing him from sleeping. He finally broke down after realizing he was on his own, causing him to send Bumpy away in a fit of rage, a mistake he realized fully after seeing Bumpy’s lack of presence. Due to this, Ben began to harden, finally letting go of his phobias and finally learned how to truly survive the jungle, later defeating Toro with the help of a now grown Bumpy.

Ever since this event transpired, Ben has abandoned his shy and weak demeanor, now possessing the behavior of a wild survivalist. He frequently refers to the other campers as kids, due to his belief they are less experienced, but is nonetheless happy to be reunited with his friends. He surprisingly holds no grudge against them for abandoning him, apparently understanding their reason for this, although whether or not there is more to this than he lets on is unknown. He was less surprised to see the group, only calmly and slightly awkwardly greeting them, but was still happy to see them.

Ben also appears to have developed a somewhat sadistic and violent streak, as he constantly suggested feeding Hap, Mitch, and Tiff to the carnivores dinosaurs and was willing to electrocute Hap out of high mistrust, showing a bit of a merciless trait as well to his enemies. Darius comments on Ben being rather disturbing by his behavior.

By the start of the third season, Ben grows to be more reclusive from the group’s social interactions, and mainly hung around with Bumpy, whom he had become incredibly close with since arriving on Isla Nublar. While still caring about his friends, he grows to be more secretive around everyone else, no longer as willing to talk about what he’s going, and more frustrated with Darius’ attempts to talk with him. This is due to his adaption on the island, for he now is more used to living in the jungle now and has a fear of leaving Bumpy behind, as he feels that he may not be ready to leave her on Isla Nublar yet. He especially is protective of Bumpy because of this, which only continues to strengthen his attachment to her. Due to his time in the jungle, Ben is now used to being alone and appears to still believe the campers’ friendship with each other will dissolve once they leave the island, hence why he isn't as friendly with them anymore and is more secretive with his whereabouts. As tensions rise on the island, Ben eventually grows to be disillusioned with the idea of living with civilization again, since he has grown used to the jungle, and in the process decides to stay on Isla Nublar with Bumpy. He reveals that he feels as if he belongs on the island, and feels as if he is his best version of himself as a survivalist. This results in him starting to aggressively fight with Darius, although this ends when he witnessed Bumpy with a herd of Ankylosaurus. He realizes that Bumpy is better protected with the herd, better than Ben himself ever could, and realizes that Bumpy belongs with her kind in the wild whereas Ben belongs with civilization, accepting that he must let Bumpy go, much to his sadness. However, Ben acknowledges that he considers the island to be his “home,” and decides to not leave it now that the Scorpios are dead, so he initially stays behind when they leave. But he then quickly realizes he wants to go back to shore with the others, now realizing that he can be his newfound self anywhere else and does not need to be in the jungle to be himself.

Season 4 shows Ben's aggressive personality reduce significantly, and a balance of his two personalities. While he is still brave and confident, his overconfidence, erratic and aggressive personality have subsided, and he shows some vulnerability he did back in season 1. He is much more with the group that he was for most of season 3. Despite missing Bumpy, he later develops a bond with a Brachiosaurus he names Firecracker. At the end of the season, he is shocked to learn that Kenji's dad is the president of Mantah Corp.

Ultimately, Ben has come to enjoy the newfound freedom of being relieved of his previous timidity, and enjoys relishing in his new confidence, finally content with himself.

Behind The Scenes

  • Ben was originally going to the older, athletic one of the group, and the thin, nervous boy was going to be an Asian teenager named Xi. In the final cut, however, Ben and Xi swapped builds and personalities and Xi was renamed Kenji.

Trivia

  • He is similar with Gray Mitchell since both used a pouch in their introductions, until they both lose them during the Jurassic World Incident (Gray gets his pouch ripped from him by the Indominus rex's claws, while Ben left his inside the Jurassic World Monorail while dumping out its contents, leaving it behind when a Pteranodon grabbed him.
    • Other similarities with them is that they are easily scared by dinosaurs, both share a similar hair color and both have a female family member who worked for Simon Masrani (Ben's mother and Gray's maternal aunt, Claire Dearing).
    • The most notable difference between them however, is that Gray was always a fan of Dinosaurs, while Ben always feared and hated them.
  • Ben is known to have some weird phobias, like zoophobia (not anymore after meeting Bumpy), dinophobia, germaphobia and a weird fear of Whipped Cream.

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Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous Characters
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