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Ben Hubbard is a pivotal character in the story of Johnisdead. Ben was introduced into the Moon Children at a young age by his father Hank. Ben was later drowned by his father in 2002, causing his spirit to be trapped within a Majora's Mask cartridge where he would be controlled by the evil spirit known as Tenebris. He escaped Tenebris in 2011 and merged with the spirit of another boy named Max, becoming the amalgamation known as Drowned.
Though not much is known about Ben while he was alive, he comes off as a polite, meek young boy. Ben often comes off as fearful, which is understandable considering his circumstances.
Ben was born in 1990. His parents, Hank and Diana, had previously thought it would be impossible for them to have a biological child. Because of this, they had adopted a young boy named Matt years prior. Hank and Diana gave Ben all of their attention, causing Matt to feel neglected. This caused Matt to begin resenting his family.
Ben was eventually introduced to the Moon Children by his parents. In 1998, his mother Diana passed away. This caused his father to slowly go insane. It was at this time that the moon goddess Luna began speaking to his father, teaching him about ascension. Hank tried telling the Moon Children of what he had been told, but they merely saw him as a blasphemer. This caused Hank to leave the Moon Children and begin forming the Lunar Children.
Despite this, Ben remained in the Moon Children as directed by his father. He was told to not listen to them, but to merely 'dwell' with them. He was possibly being used as a spy by his father. In 2002, Hank was directed by Luna to drown Ben. Hank did so, causing Ben to ascend. This resulted in his spirit being trapped within a Majora's Mask cartridge along with the evil spirit known as Tenebris.
From this point onward, Tenebris used Ben was a puppet. Tenebris also stole Ben's name, opting to call himself 'BEN', in all caps. This cartridge was eventually handed off to Alex, who was promptly haunted by Tenebris. Alex recorded these hauntings which inadvertently allowed Tenebris to escape onto the internet, taking Ben along with him.
Ben was finally freed from Tenebris's control on the night of 11/11/11. Ben managed to make contact with a tech savvy hacker named SKM who was investigating the Moon Children and Lunar Children. SKM managed to help Ben escape. Ben in return gave SKM coordinates to the Lunar Children's base of operations - the fishery. At an unknown time, Ben's spirit somehow merged with the spirit of SKM's brother, Max. This somehow caused the two of them to lose their memories as they became an amalgamation called Drowned. Drowned often communicated with players by uploading videos of both SKM and his own past on the YouTube channel Lostmemory423.
During this period, Tenebris had obtained a new puppet - John. Despite this, he wanted Ben back. Meanwhile Regiminis, one of the higher ranking Lunar Children, needed John to act as his 'conduit' in order for his ascension to be complete. Tenebris and Regiminis made a deal - Regiminis would capture Drowned and trade him to Tenebris for John. Regiminis relentlessly pursued Drowned after this, eventually capturing him in 2016. Regiminis and Tenebris made the trade, and Ben was now being controlled by Tenebris once again.
Ben asks his father why his mother couldn't be in the family photograph. Hank explains that she will soon awaken, and that he has cast aside his Moon Child name 'Kelbris'. Hank says he has bought Ben a Nintendo 64 and a copy of Majora's Mask for his birthday.
Ben: "Father why couldn’t she make it to the picture?" Hank: "Your Mother?" Hank: "She is sleeping, but worry not Benjamen as her awakening is coming soon, even now ones from beyond these parallels speak to me." Hank: "They told me not to listen to “kelbris” anymore and to stay with them." Hank: "I am no longer Kelbris, that was my fools name." Hank: "As I said before do not listen to the misguided, merely dwell with them." Hank: "Our time is coming soon, while they flounder about, we shall soon bring the times of the mother to this forsaken land." Hank: "Now let us go inside, I obtained for you the game device you wanted and a nice game as well, alas the label seemed to be torn." Hank: "None the less, happy birthday my son." Ben: "I love you dad." Hank: "Hurry there is much to be done in the coming days, inside at once."
This conversation was found in the video description for 2 (video). This was Ben's final words while being drowned by his father Hank. The conversation has been formatted to that it is easier to read.
Ben: "Please stop I don't want to do this anymore." Hank: "IT'S TOO LATE NOW." Ben: "Please someone help me." Hank: "SILENCE BOY THIS WAS YOUR CHOICE." Ben: "You didn't say it would be like this please someone help me." Hank: "NO ONE CAN HEAR YOU NOW BOY IT IS TIME FOR YOU TO ASCEND." Hank: "DIANA IS WAITING." Ben: "Please help me I don't want to die." Hank: "NO CHILD YOU SHALL BE NOT DEAD, BUT AN EVERLASTING GLORY TO YOUR MOTHER."
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|Dead Arc||SKM • Tyler • John • Jacob • Regiminis • George • Carla • Matt R. • Tenebris • Daniel • Diana • Ben • Ezekiel • Max|
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