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Ben Hawkins
Carnivale-Ben Hawkins 1A.jpg
Nationality American
Gender Male
Affiliations Carnivàle
Occupation Roustabout
Farmer (formerly)
Location Carnivàle
Milfay, Oklahoma (formerly)
Significant Other(s) Sofie (lover)
Ruthie (lover; former)
Family Flora Hawkins (mother)
Henry Scudder (father)
Hilton Scudder (grandfather)
Emma Scudder (grandmother)
Owen Scudder (uncle)
Gilbert Scudder (uncle)
Alvin Scudder (uncle)
Additional info
Portrayed by Nick Stahl
First appearance Milfay
Final appearance New Canaan, CA

Ben Krohn Hawkins was a farmer and fugitive. He was an Avatar of Light.


Early Life[]

In the beginning of the series, Ben Hawkins starts as a young farmer and chain gang fugitive, living with his sick mother in Milfay, Oklahoma. Ben can heal any wound/injury and bring back the dead, however, to give life he must take life. His mother thought Ben was a demon and refused to let him heal her when she became ill with dust pneumonia, calling him "filth".

Season 1[]

The series begins as Ben buries his recently deceased mother, just before their house is demolished. A traveling carnival arrives, and pick Ben up before the police arrive.

Season 2[]

Work in progress...

Powers and Abilities[]

Ben held the ability to heal people. When he healed a little girl's crippled leg, the surrounding crop died around them. Later, he realizes that to raise the dead, he has to deliberately kill someone else. Generally, he cannot select the person or thing to die; whatever is in the vicinity will be likely victimized.

Photo Gallery[]

You can see photos of Ben here!