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Ben is Amanda Rosewater’s Indogene assistant at the start of the series.


Ben has known Amanda for quite some time and claims to know her better than anyone else.

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Ben is first seen working as Amanda Rosewater’s assistant, but it is quickly revealed that he was forced to do Mr. Birch’s bidding in a plan to destroy Defiance. Mr. Birch had threatened Ben's family's safety. He says that everything he did, he did for his family, and his family alone. He feels a great regret for having to betray his mayor and good friend, Amanda, in order to save his family.


  • Although Ben died very early in the series, Douglas Nyback would return to the show in the role of Frei Poole in seasons 2 and 3.