|“||I'm going to be with Dilton now. We both flipped the coin. He was scared to ascend, but I'm not.||”|
- 1 Early Life
- 2 Throughout Riverdale
- 3 Throughout Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
- 4 Physical Appearance
- 5 Personality
- 6 Appearances
- 7 Trivia
- 8 Gallery
- 9 References
Ben maintained an illicit relationship with Geraldine Grundy at the same time that she was with Archie Andrews. On July 3, 2017, the day before the disappearance of Jason Blossom, he texted Grundy asking if he could see her on the following day. Grundy however put him off, as she had already made plans with Archie and did not want either teen to discover her duplicity. On the same day, Jughead Jones cleared trash from the field at the Twilight Drive-In, a job that Ben was supposed to do when he came in that day but that Jughead did anyway.
An Affair with Grundy
Ben has music lessons at Geraldine Grundy's house in Greendale. However, they their relationship is more than that of a typical teacher and student. After practicing on the piano, Ben shares an intimate kiss with Geraldine and departs. After leaving, Geraldine is savagely murdered by the Black Hood.
Ben pays a short visit to Chic at the Cooper residence for unspecified reasons. He crosses paths with Betty while on his way out. According to what Chic told Betty when questioned about his job interview, Ben works concessions at the Bijou and Chic was "pretty sure" he got the job after their meeting.
Gryphons and Gargoyles
A few days later, Ben and Dilton are found unconscious in the woods by Jughead, stripped of their clothes, with markings etched into their backs. Also on site are candles and some kind of blue liquid. It would seem a ceremony of some kind was taking place. Ben wakes up, but he is unresponsive and foaming from the mouth. So, Jughead screams out for help.
Ben is in a coma at Riverdale General Hospital after participating in a challenge from Gryphons and Gargoyles that both he and Dilton participated in under a large tree in Fox Forest. While in his coma, he is visited by Ethel, Betty and Jughead. When Ben finally awakens, he climbs out the window of his room. Betty and Jughead enter as he sits on the window seal. Ben says that he's going to be with Dilton now. They both flipped the coin but Dilton was scared to ascend. Ben isn't however. What about Princess Etheline, Betty asks. Ben replies that they'll all be reunited in the kingdom and that it's all part of his plan. Ben then jumps out the window onto the street below, killing himself.
Throughout Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
Murdered by Madame Satan
Ben, working at Persephone's Pizza, delivers a takeaway order to the home of Mary Wardwell. Lilith, who is posing as Mary Wardwell, opens the door. She muses that it must be heavy and asks for him to set it over on the table. Heading into the home, she shuts the door, telling him just how glad she is that he's here, and that she's famished.
Ben was a young man with blonde hair, brown eyes, a lean, athletic build and a light complexion. Little is known of his style in clothing due to him appearing in his work clothes more often than not.
Ben appeared to mostly to keep to himself, especially after the murder of Geraldine Grundy, his music teacher. Even his mother described him as being odd. However, after befriending Dilton Doiley during the summer, Ben became secretive and started acting out of character.
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
- Ben is not a character from the Archie Comics. He's an original character created specifically for the series.
- In "Chapter Four: The Last Picture Show", he was credited as 'Snack Bar Guy.'
- In an interview with Sweetwater Secrets, Riverdale showrunner, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, revealed that Ben will continue to appear throughout the series and that there's a reason as to why he'll continue to appear.
- Ben is the first character to appear in both Riverdale and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.
- Ben's name could be a reference to the titular characters of both David Fincher's 2008 American fantasy romantic drama film and F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1922 short story that the film was loosely based on.
- See also: Category:Images of Ben Button