Benjamin "Ben" Hoving is (as of now) the current leader of the Iron Hand and is an antagonist in the World War 3 series.
Ben Hoving dreamed of turning into an evil dictator since he was a child. However, his parents tried to shut him off from such dreams, fearing that he'd turn America into a "cauldron of terror". Unfortunately, their efforts were in vain, as in his later years, Ben rose to power as the richest, most powerful man in history.
By the age of fifteen, Ben Hoving used his family's wealth to invest in cyberweapons and robotic warfare. By 2020, Ben had an entire arsenal of weapons and equipment ready to fight against pretty much everyone that stood in his way of world domination. During the Angolan Hostage Crisis in Act I, Ben is revealed to have accumulated enough knowledge to create a formula to manipulate time and connect reality to the fictional realm, which is divided into different "dimensions". However, they actually link the universes of well-known literary works, movies and video games, to reality. By flipping a switch or pressing "hidden buttons" in the real world, fictional characters from one of the dimensions will randomly be "warped" into the real world.
However, he doesn't actually do anything big.
- He is the first Dutch character.
- He has two brothers, William and Henry, and three sisters, Audrey, Ellie and Libby.
- He seems to favor the Desert Eagle above all other weapons.
- He despises One Direction like Elayna Niermeyer.
- His favorite assault rifle is the SCAR-U.