A descendant of one of Bristol Cove's leading families, Ben is an environmentalist and works as a marine biologist at the Bristol Cove Marine Research Center alongside his girlfriend Maddie Bishop. He is also the boyfriend of Ryn. He is the son of Ted and Elaine Pownall, as well as the brother of Doug Pownall.
Official Description Edit
A bright marine biologist who finds himself drawn to a mysterious new girl in town.
Early Life Edit
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Physical Appearance Edit
He has short brown hair, blue-green eyes, sharp jawline. After a few months, in Season 2, his hair grows a little longer.
Ben is both kind and caring, willing to go out of his way to help anyone in need. He didn't even know Ryn or what she was when she jumped out in front of his car. A complete stranger, yet he didn't hesitate to help her. According to Ben's mother, he has always wanted to save the "damsel in distress".
However, Ben becomes obsessive when he becomes enthralled by Ryn’s siren song. Several characters are concerned by this when he starts acting out irrationally in order to try and hear the song whenever he can. He eventually starts to seek help for his unique addiction to Ryn and her siren song, and struggles with whether his feelings for her are real or a product of the song.
Season 1 Edit
|“||I'd have to see one.||”|
|“||So if you're a descendant of Charles Pownall, that means...||”|
|“||This isn't some kind of ancient history, Dad. I have a relative in town, one that I've known my whole life.||”|
|“||So we just act like it's got nothing to do with us? Like it never happened.||”|
- He is second Pownall to encounter a mermaid; the first having been his paternal ancestor Charles Pownall.
- Unlike his ancestor however, Ben didn't turn evil.
- He is also the second Pownall to hear the Siren Song, when Ryn sings it to him for the first time.
- ↑ TV Series Final—"The Deep: Alex Roe to Star; Production Begins on Freeform Pilot" (October 6, 2016)