"There's something about Edward. He's always so… confident. I have a feeling he can take care of himself."
―Ben on Edward Cullen[src]

Ben Cheney is a school mate of Bella, and is the boyfriend of Angela Weber in the novels.

He lives on the middle of Russell Avenue, across from Austin Marks, his best friend. His Life and Death counterpart is Becca Cheney.



Main article: Twilight

Ben was in the group of Forks High School students that went to La Push beach on Saturday due to the sunny change in town. Near the end of Twilight, he and Angela Weber are seen by Bella happily dancing together at prom, in spite of the fact that Angela is much taller than Ben.

Midnight Sun

Main article: Midnight Sun

In Midnight Sun, Edward and Emmett manipulate Ben to make him pair with Angela for prom: this was to repay Angela for being kind to Bella. The plan worked quite well because Ben already had a crush on her.

Angela and Ben further a relationship which lasts throughout the rest of the series.

New Moon

Main article: New Moon

In New Moon, Bella and Mike invite their friends to a movie night. Angela and Ben back out at the last minute, because Angela gets the stomach flu and Ben decides to take care of her.


Main article: Eclipse

Ben and Angela regularly sit with Bella, Edward, and Alice at lunch in Eclipse[1] During Calculus class, he gossips with Mike, Tyler, and Austin about the possibilities of Jacob and Edward fighting, and Ben bets on Edward's winning side, saying that "there is something about him".

Ben also picks up Angela everyday for school in his Dodge Neon, even though she is close enough to walk. In the middle of Eclipse, Angela tells Bella that she will be attending the University of Washington with Ben.

He attends the Cullens' graduation party with Angela as his date.

Breaking Dawn

Main article: Breaking Dawn

Ben and Angela attend Edward and Bella's wedding at the beginning of Breaking Dawn. Bella deliberately throws the wedding bouquet into Angela's arms, indicating that she wishes them to be the next couple to get married.

Physical appearance

Ben is described as being 5'7" (shorter than Angela), having black hair, golden brown skin, dark brown eyes, and of Asian descent. He also wears glasses.

Personality and traits

Ben loves graphic novels and action movies with good special effects. Edward mentions that Ben is as shy as Angela and kind, but easy to fool. He is one of few male students in school who lack any romantic feelings for Bella.[1]

Angela says that she is glad that Ben has Austin to do "guy stuff" with in Eclipse.


Angela Weber

Main article: Angela Weber and Ben Cheney

Angela Weber is Ben's girlfriend in the book series (she is dating Eric Yorkie in the films).

They developed a crush on each other in their junior years, but both were too shy to reveal their feelings. With little help from Edward and Emmett, they managed to make Ben willingly ask Angela to be his date to the spring dance. They have been a couple since then.

In Eclipse, she tells Bella that they are both attending the University of Washington after graduation.

Austin Marks

Austin Marks is Ben's best friend. They both share an interest in graphic novels, action movies, indie rock music and video games.

Angela once admits in Eclipse that she is glad that Ben has Austin to do the guy-stuff.



In the Twilight films, Ben was combined with Eric Yorkie to create one character named Eric. His character is also yet to appear in the graphic novels.


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