Ben Gunn
Ben Gunn
Vital statistics
Title Crewman
Gender Male
Status Alive
Ships Unnamed Slave Trader
Relationships James Flint (Captain)
Appearances First: XXII.
Portrayed by Chris Fisher

Ben Gunn is a sailor who was captured by the ex-slave community on the Maroon Island shortly before they captured Flint’s crew.

Biography Edit

Ben was one of fourteen crewmen on a slave trading ship. The crew had careened the ship on the windward side of the Maroon Island for cleaning and maintenance, when the marooners captured them. A few were killed in the first purge by the Maroon Queen, and the rest through forced hard labour. Ben is now the only survivor.

Season Three Edit

When James Flint and his crew are captured by the escape slave community on the Maroon Island, they are put into the same cell as Ben Gunn. After the pirates and slaves form an alliance, he's released with all the pirates, and joins Flint’s Walrus crew.

Season Four Edit

Ben Gunn is one of few pirates of the Walrus crew to survive the entire series. During the devastating Spanish sack of Nassau, it Ben who sneaks into the barn on the Underhill and frees Billy Bones to give him a fighting chance. On Skeleton Island, Billy returns the favour while he and the redcoats are picking off the pirates like fish in a barrel as they abandon ship; when Billy locks eyes with him, he lets him go.

Trivia Edit

  • Ben Gunn is a fictional creation of Robert Louis Stevenson. He was a former pirate on Flint’s crew who was marooned on Treasure Island for three years, because he could not find the treasure buried by Flint. He would eventually turn against Long John Silver.
  • At the end of the series, Ben Gunn is one of Flint's crew to survive.