Ben Wooder (ベン・ウッダー?) is a fictional character from the Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam series. He plays a minor role in the Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Deleted Affair: Portrait Of Young Comet manga series.
Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Deleted Affair: Portrait Of Young Comet
Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam
He is the second-in-command of Major Buran Blutarch, and his rank is Captain. When Buran is killed in battle, he takes over the Garuda-class "Sudori" and adds Four Murasame, an Cyber Newtype from the Murasame Research Institute, to his forces. He takes Mirai Noa and the rest of her family as hostages using Hong Kong's Special Service, and takes Four's MRX-009 Psycho Gundam into battle without asking her (he can't handle the Psycho Gundam well, and ends up giving it back to Four).
However, after losing Buran's Asshimar and Rosamia Badam's Gaplant, Sudori's MS team is outnumbered by Audhumla's MS team. As a last resort, he attempts a suicide attack with Sudori, but is stopped when Four's Psycho Gundam betrays him and runs into Sudori. In a fit of rage, he shoots Four with his pistol and fights back with one the Sudori's anti-air gun turrets, but is killed by the Clay Bazooka of Amuro Ray's Rick Dias. Just before the suicide attack, he orders his subordinates to leave the ship, but many of his subordinates voluntarily stayed behind, showing that he was well-liked by his subordinates.