Ben Pincus (S/F)

Ben with the other Campers on his way to Camp Cretaceous

Ben is fourteen years old, and was chosen as one of the six one of the six campers attending the inaugural week of Camp Cretaceous at Jurassic World on Isla Nublar. Ben was enrolled in camp, as his parents viewed it as an opportunity for him to toughen up and overcome his own fears. In the initial press release, Ben Pincus’s personality is described as a sensitive and bookish kid who hates and is terrified of the outdoors. He suffers from severe anxiety, and is also extremely shy.


Ben Arriving at the Docks

Ben’s mom works for Simon Masrani, and enrolled him in the camp as she saw it as an opportunity for him to face his fears. Ben would arrive on Isla Nublar via the Ferry Landing along with the other campers, and be greeted by Dave and Roxie. After initial introductions, the campers are driven to Camp Cretaceous by their co-counselors, only stopping briefly as the counselors attempt to recapture an escaped Compsognathus. Reaching the camp, they are given a brief overview of the camp rules, before they get a chance to unpack. That night, all of the campers, Ben included, get a chance to ride a zipline over the dinosaur herd in Gyrosphere Valley, although he is visibly nervous when ziplining over the herd.

Ben Meeting Bumpy for the first time

The next day, the campers visit the Field Genetics Lab, where they are given a tour of the facilities, including a dinosaur nursery. Ben is present for the birth of the Baby ankylosaur, and promptly names him Bumpy due to his asymmetrical head bumps. Ben seems to form a quick affinity with Bumpy, however, he along with the rest of the group are abruptly kicked out by Dr. Henry Wu in retaliation for Brooklynn‘s invasion of his office despite his protests over leaving Bumpy. The group return back to the camp for the night, after picking up Darius and Kenji. That night, he is among the group listening to campfire stories, before rain forces them inside.

Ben Driving the Gyrosphere

The next morning, the Campers are taken to Gyrosphere Valley, to help the park personnel lead the herd to their grazing pens. Ben is paired with Ken in his Gyrosphere, much to Kenji’s consternation at not being allowed to drive. Ben drives slowly and carefully, and is initially mocked by Ken for it. Meanwhile, the counselors cut the activity short due to an approaching storm, and ride out to warn the other employees.  Initially planning to stay put, Ben and Kenji end up attempting to assist the others in herding a lone Sinoceratops back to it’s enclosure.

As the campers attempt to corral the Sinoceratops, Kenji and Ben argue over the controls as he is frustrated with the other kid’s driving.. The lack of coordination from the campers results in the Sinoceratops sending Darius and Brooklynn’s gyrosphere into the thick of the herd, disrupting the entire herd and causing a stampede. The campers continue to get jostled by the stampeding herd, as they attempt to outrun it. After an argument, Ben allows Kenji to drive, and he immediately wrecks the gyrosphere.

Ben and Kenji are forced to ride with Yasmina and Sammy in one Gyrosphere after catching up to them, and they eventually find Darius and Brooklynn’s gyrosphere trapped in the sinkhole. The group manages to free the other children with assistance from the Gyrosphere, and are greeted by Dave and Roxie, who admonish them for their actions before sending them back to the camp for the night.

Jurassic World Incident:

The next morning, the campers are left alone by their counselors, as they head to the main park in an attempt to contact Claire Dearing regarding the recent incidents. Ben and Kenji blame Darius for the events of the following day, even as he tries to convince the group to stay in the camp and participate in inside activities such as coloring. The group is distracted by the sound of an approaching dinosaur, and they decide to head to the observation tower to try to determine where the roar is coming from. Ben initially stays behind, but quickly becomes scared, running to chase after his fellow campers. The campers successfully break into the tower and climb it, seemingly relieved to see the noise is only a Brachiosaurus feeding.

Just then, two employees emerge from the jungle and alert the children to come down. Initially refusing, the kids watch horrified as the Indominus Rex ambushes and kills the two men. As the hybrid attacks the tower, the group attempts to use the zip line to escape, although the emergency brake trips, leaving some of the group stranded in the center. The Indominus succeeds in knocking down the first tower, along with the line, sending the campers, Ben included, falling down to earth.

The Campers find the Camp destroyed

The campers awaken after being briefly disoriented, and make a run for the camp, only to find that it has been destroyed. Ben would agree along with the other campers that Darius’s plan of heading towards the main park for assistance was the best course of action. As the campers make their way towards the park, they pass by the Carnotaurus paddock, where Ben accidentally reveals that Kenji told all the rest of the group about his misadventure with Darius. Before the group leaves for the park, Darius is comforted by Ben, as he is worried that the adults will be unable to fix their situation.

The Campers find the ACU van

Ben lags behind the group a bit, as he finds Bumpy, and attempts to convince the rest of the campers to let him follow along with them. When they argue that he would be too slow to follow, he points out a nearby van that Bumpy could join them in. As the group climb into the van, they are suddenly chased and pursued by the Indominus Rex, and manage to evade it by driving the van up to the Field Genetics Lab.

The campers take shelter within the relative safety of the Field Genetics Lab, as they encounter Eddie. The scientist promptly attempts to commandeer their vehicle but quickly crashes it and is eaten by the Indominus soon afterwards. The Indominus then stalks the campers as they try their best to evade it, eventually escaping via the van as they attempt to drive the van directly to the park. However, the van crashes soon after as Yasmina is distracted.

The Parasaurs attack the Campers

The campers begin to argue, but are interrupted by the arrival of Simon Masrani‘s helicopter pursuing the Indominus Rex before it breaks open the Aviary. The pteranadons are released, crashing the helicopter, and proceed to pursue the group. The children run to the safety of the Kayak River, as they decide to attempt to row to safety. As they row in the underground caverb, Yasmina argues with Ben regarding Bumpy, but they are interrupted by Parasaurolphus who have become agitated by Bumpy’s cries before abruptly fleeing.

The group is then sucked into a side tunnel due to a strong current, which expels them into the Mosasaur Lagoon. The Mosasaur begins circling them, even as the kids row furiously towards the safety of the spectator stands. Yasmina creates a distraction so that Ben is safely able to get to the safety of the platform, even as Kenji rescues her. The campers recoup on the stands, even as they hear the sound of a siren alerting any remaining survivors about an evacuation.

As the group hears the sirens, they attempt to reach the evacuation ferry which departs in two hours, and thus decide to use the Monorail to reach it, as Ben points out that the ferry landing is at the south point of the island and they would have difficulty reaching it otherwise.. As they approach the Monorail, they are intercepted by the Carnotaurus, who gives chase to them. Ben and the others manage to evade it, waiting in the monorail for Darius and Yasmina to catch up.

As the group escapes in the Monorai, the celebrate as they believe their rescue and evacuation is imminent. Ben offers the survivors Carob bars as snacks, but no one else likes his treat. The campers start to discuss what their plans are for after they are rescued, but this is cut short by a distant explosion. Shortly afterwards, the group discover that the Monorail is under attack by pteranodons, who are drawn to the train because of the many lights, the group arms themselves with flashlights as they attempt to destroy the light fixtures to try to ward off the attack. As the attack continues, Darius leads the group to another train car in their attempt to evade. They then see the up ahead, that the pteranodons are attacking another monorail car which has broken down in the middle of the track.

Darius realizes they need to switch tracks or stop the car to avoid a collision. They run to the front of the train to try to get to the controls. Finding it locked, they realize they have to go outside of the train to access it. Darius initially offers to be the one to go after he is knocked down, finds that Ben has volunteered, and had already exited the car via the top. Darius implores Ben to come back into the car, but he refuses, asking Darius to create a distraction.

Ben falling from the Train

Ben manages to get inside the access panel, and get to the front of the train car. Ben narrowly manages to get the tracks to switch, as the monorail car narrowly passes by the crashed one, sending it falling to the jungle below. As Ben opens the front door from the other side, he embraces Bumpy as the group cheers him on. Just then, a Pteranadon crashes through the train car, attempting to fly off with Ben, although Darius manages to wrest him free, and the episode ends as Ben is slipping out of his grasp. Despite the best efforts of Darius, Ben falls into the jungle below, as the Pteranodons dive after him to the horror of his fellow campers. However, Ben survives his fall, as at an undisclosed time later, Bumpy approaches a prone Ben, and his arm twitches in response. Ben is awoken by Bumpy licking his face, as he is still very injured from his fall. Embracing Bumpy, he takes stock of his situation, realizing that he is alone for the moment, after calling out without an answer.

Bumpy defends Ben from the Compys

He is ambushed by a flock of Compys, which start to close in on his position, and Darius is about to give up, but bumpy manages to defend him against the predators. He believes that they are waiting for him at the ferry, but is unsure how to get there. Realizing he has no map or other supplies, he passes out again, awoken by Bumpy. He believes they may have already gotten off the island, and determines to activate the emergency beacon, but not before attempting to take stock of his location by climbing a tree.

However, he changes his mind after getting a splinter and decides to follow the path, becoming intimidated by the sound of distant roars. After climbing some rocks, he becomes frightened at reaching a dead end and tries another route, but changes his mind again after hearing a roar. He tries several other routes, becoming increasingly tired, as he is excited to finally find a road.

Ben and Bumpy hide from Toro

As he looks around and notices scattered dinosaur bones, he notices Toro approaching him and roaring as it charges him. Bumpy manages to push him out of the way, as the two flee. They are pursued by the Carnotaur until they manage to lose it by hiding behind a rock face. Frustrated at apparently missing it’s prey, the dinosaur leaves, even as Ben sighs in relief and breaks down crying. Going back to the path, he becomes increasingly frustrated, and decides to make a makeshift shelter, resting inside it with Bumpy.

Ben rests in the makeshift shelter

He is awoken after a fitful night’s sleep by Bumpy, realizing that he is hungry, he decides to follow the Ankylosaurus. Reaching a bush full of berries, he reluctantly tries one, only to spit it out, and decides to take instead from the berries that he witnesses Bumpy eating. He follows Bumpy to a stream, where he manages to quench his thirst, even as he is frightened of a Parasaurolophus wading in the water. The pair return to the shelter, and in the next few days he settles into a routine of foraging for food, and returning to the shelter each day.

Eventually he works up the courage to try and tell Bumpy to give him space, accidently ruining his shelter in the process. Standing up for himself, he causes Bumpy to run away crying. Remaking his shelter, Ben attempts to apologize but doesn’t see Bumpy anywhere. He runs around searching for him fruitlessly. He flees back to the shelter after running into a Compy again, this time deciding to go out and forage for himself before the Compys send him running back to his base. However, he realizes that they are following him every time he attemptss to leave.

Ben challenges the Carnotaurus

Ben breaks down crying at the loss of Bumpy, even as a rainstorm begins to fall, and the Compys begin to invade his Shelter. Ben is about to give up, before he gains a burst of bravery, scaring them away. As time passes, ben has become more acclimated at survival, even to the point of climbing the tree that had frightened him before, and fashioning a spear. He attempts to confront Toro alone with the spear, and the Carnotaur charges him, even as Ben feints, and makes a run for the path. However, Toro circles him, as Ben attempts to stab him with his spear, he falls down and loses it, being quickly cornered, but not before Ben takes hold of its horns and regains the spear, managing to wound it.

Ben and Bumpy fight Toro

Just then, a grown up Bumpy charges through the trees, managing to knock Toro over. Ben and Bumpy jointly managed to scare Toro away, causing it to back up to the point where it falls down a cliff, screaming in pain as it lands. The pair would go down the path together, until they see smoke, coming across Mitch, Tiff and Hap talking about the rest of the campers.

Ben would soon meet up with Brooklynn and Kenji as they were being pursued by Hap. However he is knocked out by Ben and Bumpy, and tied up, as Ben catches up with the others.

Ben ties Hap up, as he fills the two of them on what he has been up to. While they debate what to do with the couple, Hap wakes up, and confronts Ben, before Brooklynn attempts to calm everyone down.  He attempts to intimidate Hap, but is so unsuccessful, and so Brooklynn takes over. The group would set out to investigate the garage that Hap informed them of, although Bumpy has a bad reaction, even as a dinosaur growls nearby.

The group escape into the garage just as the Baryonyx trio nearly find them. Attempting to make a distraction as the Baryonyx charge the door, Brooklynn and Kenji ride the motorbike, with Hap in the sidecar, while Ben escapes with Bumpy. The garage explodes, stunning the Baryonyx, so that the group can get away. Ben veers off road attempting to distract them, but is unsuccessful as the Baryonyx maintain their course on the other children.

Ben and Bumpy reconnect with the other remaining campers, even as Yasmina embraces him glad that he is alive. They inform him of Darius’s plan, and all of them decide to attempt to help them as they travel to Main Street, taking a short cut through the maintenance tunnels. Making their way through the dark maze, they eventually reach what appears to be a dead end. Ben utilizes Bumpy in an attempt to break the gate.

As the group attempts to break through, Brooklynn hears a noise, as they follow the source down a tunnel to a locked door. She uses her keypad to open the door, revealing a hidden corridor that is at a much lower temperature. They follow the tunnels to another locked door, and upon opening it, are able to access a control room. They begin to try to activate the controls, believing it to be a secret power center. They utilize this power center to be able to reactivate some of the power within the park, as well as assist Darius by calling out to him over the intercom at crucial points.

Meanwhile, Ben informs Sammy and Darius that he and Bumpy are still alive. The group resolves to work together to foil the hunter’s plot. Ben, Bumpy, and Yasmina break into a garage, which enables Yasmina to utilize a car. The rest of the campers arrive at the watering hole, using their vehicles to scare the dinosaurs away, and cause a stampede. As the other campers celebrate their apparent victory, they realize that the herd has turned around, and is stampeding in their direction, fleeing from the Tyrannosaurus Rex, and the group flees as well.

The Rex pursues the campers, attempting to attack Bumpy, and by extension Sammy, Ben, and Yasmina, who are riding on top. They manage to evade the animal for the moment by winding their way though the herd. Ben and the rest of the campers would later meet up with Brooklynn and Darius at the Dock after they failed to catch up with Tiff.