| "'Ooh, ah,' that's how it always starts. But then later there's running and screaming."
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 the real Rex and allows Darius and Sammy to escape.
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 the same Tyrannosaurus rex, who drove the dinosaurs right back in the other direction. He eventually escapes and rendezvous with Darius, and forgives him for letting him fall.
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 Nulbar 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 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 eventually rejoins 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, the same T. rex from earlier appeared at the dock and attack, killing the mercenary Hansen while the pilot takes off in a hasty retreat, leaving the other three campers behind to evade the T. rex 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. 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 and the campers says their goodbye to Bumpy before they leave the island for Costa Rica.
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 Ankylosaurs. 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.
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.
- 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.
|Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous Characters|
|Ben Pincus • Blue • Brandon Bowman • Brooklynn • Bumpy • Chaos • Charlie • Darius Bowman • Dave • Dawson • Delta • Echo • Eddie • Grim • Hap • Hawkes • Henry Wu • Kenji Kon • Limbo • Maria • Mitch • Pilot • Rexy • Roxie • Sammy Gutierrez • Tiff • Toro • Yasmina Fadoula|