Ben Hanscom was a member of The Losers' Club. He had a crush on Beverly Marsh in 1958. Beverly, however, was in love with Bill Denbrough even in 1958. In 1985 after they defeated It for the final time, Beverly and Ben entered a relationship together. He was also friends with Bill Denbrough, Richie Tozier, Stan Uris, Eddie Kaspbrak and Mike Hanlon.
As a child, Ben was a very sensitve, caring and shy indivual. He developed an intense crush on one his classmates, Beverly Marsh. Being an overweight indivual, Ben was often a frequent victim of Henry Bowers, who usually referred to him as "Fatboy or Fatfuck". But this turned out to be his undoing after Ben after all these years finally rugby tackled Henry.
While writing an examination on the last week of school, Henry attempted to persuade Ben into allowing him to copy his test paper, to which Ben refused. Henry eventually failed, and was forced to take summer school, only to Ben's fear. On the last day of school, Ben, living in fear of Henry, attempted to rush back home, only to be spotted and ambushed by Henry and his two buddies, Victor Criss and Belch Huggins. The three bullies eventually begin to inflict cruelty on Ben, however, to Victor and Belch's shock, Henry pulls his switchblade out and starts carving his name onto Ben's belly. Before Henry is able to finish the first letter of his name "H", Ben manages to fight back and kick Henry in the crotch. He then takes cover in the Barrens, hiding in one of the sewer pipes. While hiding there, Ben thinks back to the "mummy with the balloons and clown face" he saw under the Canal on one cold, January afternoon. After Henry, Victor, and Belch leave, he befriends two other boys, Bill Denbrough and Eddie Kaspbrak. He helps the two of them rebuild their Dam, which was destroyed by Henry and his buddies earlier.
The House On Neibolt StreetEdit
When Bill and Richie told the other Losers about the time when they went to the house on 29 Neibolt Street and they encountered It in the form of Pennywise and a werewolf, the losers head over to the house near the train yards. They head inside and are attacked by It in the form of the werewolf. It focuses on Bill and corners him on the wall. Just as It is about to kill Bill, Ben stands in front of Bill and attacks It. It savagely slashes across Ben's abdomen but Ben socks It in the face with the silver slugs. When Bill, Mike, Stan, Bev, Eddie and Richie come over to aid Ben, It swears vengeance on the Losers before disappearing in the toilet which leads to the sewers.
Under the City (I)Edit
Returning to DerryEdit
On May 29, 1985, Ben received a phone call from his old friend, Mike Hanlon (who was the only loser to stay behind Derry), telling him that the killings are happening again and that It may have awoken from its slumber. Mike asks him to return to Derry as he fears that It may still well be alive. Ben reluctantly inclines to Mike, agreeing to return to Derry and overcome his trauma and fears. Shortly after the phone call, Ben heads down to a local bar, where he drinks himself to death to relieve some of his worries and fears. Before departing, he lends a couple of silver coins to the bartender (the same coins he used to fight It in 1958 at the House on Neibolt Street).
Under the City (II)Edit
Departing Derry (Beverly)Edit
- 11/22/63 (mentioned)