Ben Hawthorne is a character in the science fiction comedy television series Resident Alien. He is portrayed by Levi Fiehler.

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Ben Hawthorne is the mayor of the small town of Patience. His somewhat flaky behavior has earned him the nickname "Snowflake" from Sheriff Mike Thompson. He is married to Kate Hawthorne and is the father of the boy Max Hawthorne, who can see through the alien Harry Vanderspeigle's human disguise. He had a standing therapy appointment with Sam Hodges on Tuesdays at 4 P.M. and demands that Vanderspeigle continue the arrangement as the new town doctor.

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Ben Hawthorne was present when the alien who had assumed the identity of the doctor Harry Vanderspeigle arrived at Patience's clinic to conduct on autopsy on Sam Hodges, the town doctor believed to be murdered. He stated that he knew it was hard on everyone but that a grief counselor was coming in to speak to all of them. His statement was immediately challenged by Sheriff Mike Thompson, who called him a "snowflake" and asked if the counseling was coming out of the town's budget. Hawthorne asked everyone to let him know when Hodges's widow, Abigail called, and Liv Baker, Thompson's deputy, replied that he would know because she gave her his number, saying that she didn't know how to tell someone her husband had died. At this, Thompson commented that he could give him her number, that he didn't care.

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"Sometimes I think about being a kid again. It makes me feel good. It's better being a kid. Sometimes."

- during a counseling session with Harry Vanderspeigle, "Homesick"

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