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This article is about the Comic Series character. You may be looking for his Road to Survival, Survivors, or TV Series counterparts. For other pages with the same name, see: Benjamin

"I'm sorry, Mr. Grimes. I was distracted. I wasn't as diligent as I should have been... It won't happen again."
—Benjamin telling Rick that he won't mess up his job again.[src]

Benjamin is a character first encountered in Issue 129 of Image Comics' The Walking Dead. He is a resident of the Kingdom.


Location Unknown

Nothing is known about Benjamin's life prior to or as the outbreak began.


Benjamin's whereabouts prior and during the events of All Out War it is unknown.

A New Beginning

Benjamin was chosen for a job as keeping the main route to Hilltop Colony safe and 'clean' for five miles. However, he lets Rick Grimes down, and Rick is almost killed by roamers. Benjamin rides up on horseback to investigate the noise and to make sure Rick is okay. He apologizes after realizing his mistake and that he almost got "Mr. Grimes" and his son killed. Rick briefly hits him with his cane and tells him off for his actions, asking for his name and his home community. Rick angrily tells Benjamin how important his job is, and that if he messes up again it could mean greater losses for the communities. Rick also mentions that people kill for a job like this, which implies it is a hard job to get, and that Benjamin will be reported ("the first and last time") for his negligence. He is also warned that, if he messes up again, he will be reassigned.

No Turning Back

As Andrea, Carl, and Lydia are traveling to the Hilltop, they run into Gus, who informs them that Benjamin has indeed been put on probation of some sort.

Rest In Peace

Benjamin is not seen or heard after the 25 year time jump. It is possible he is still living in the Kingdom or was killed in the Whisperer War.

Killed Victims

This list shows the victims Benjamin has killed:


Rick Grimes

"I'm sorry, Mr. Grimes. I was distracted."
—Benjamin to Rick.[src]

Benjamin appeared to be intimidated by Rick although still seemed to respect him. Despite this, he likely harbored some resentment towards Rick, due to the probation he received as a result of their meeting.


Comic Series

Volume 22: A New Beginning