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''To neglect the domestic.''"
 
''To neglect the domestic.''"
  
'''First Appearance:''' [[First Intermission 11]] (Referenced) [[LIAB 34]] (Seen)
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'''First Appearance:''' [[TBFGK Epilogue 11]] (Referenced) [[LIAB 34]] (Seen)
  
Benjamin is a [[Transylvito]] [[Moneymancer]] who wears a large gold 100 around his neck.
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'''Benjamin Franchise''' is the [[Chief Caster|Chief]] [[Moneymancer]] of [[Transylvito]]. He is a close friend and advisor to [[Don King]], and every night the two discuss Transylvitan politics and finances over wine.  
  
When [[Don King]] asked Benjamin to make a [[gem]] for a sizable loan to [[Slately]], Benjamin actually refused.  He justifiably claimed they couldn't afford it, which is exactly what Don King told Slately when he was first asked. Benjamin went further, saying he needed to hear what [[Caesar]] had to say before he could loan desperately needed [[shmuckers]] to a shaky [[side]], and eventually (respectfully) refused the order with the unanimous backing of the half-dozen warlords at the capital.
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His first priority is the Transylvito [[treasury]], to the point that he refers to himself and the treasury as the same.{{erf|3|61}} When [[Don King]] asked Benjamin to make a [[gem]] for a sizable loan to [[Slately]] during the [[battle for Spacerock]], Benjamin refused, echoing Don's earlier belief that they couldn't afford it. Benjamin went further, saying he needed to hear what [[Caesar]] had to say before he could loan desperately needed [[shmuckers]] to a shaky [[side]], and eventually (respectfully) refused the order with the unanimous backing of the Transylvito warlords present at the capital. He has also cautioned Don against giving additional funds to [[Faq]], an investment he privately regards as "fiscal abuse" and motivated by Don's fascination with [[Jillian]]. {{erf|2|T34}}
  
==Speculation==
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Benjamin respects and admires [[Caesar Borgata]]'s prowess in battle, although he cautions Don to keep an eye on Caesar's ambitions. He is uncomfortable with [[Bunny]]'s subvocalizations, despite being aware that she is unable to speak, and their conversations are typically brief. {{erf|3|157}}
Benjamin acts as an advisor to [[Don King]]; possibly like a consigliere or chatelaine.
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Benjamin is apparently not a [[Transylvito Vampire]].
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Benjamin was a member of the [[bat pack]].
  
Ben appears again in [[LIAB Text 34]] reciting (or perhaps only thinking) a piece of Rhyme-o-Mancy in which he criticizes Don King for spending schmuckers on Jillian and Faq. Since he is 'cancelling the antsy' with his rant, it may be that Benjamin is the only thing preventing [[Caesar Borgata]] and the warlords from carrying out a coup, or perhaps he's merely calming himself.
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==Speculation==
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Benjamin is apparently not a [[Transylvito Vampire]]. It is unclear if he was popped by Transylvito or was originally a [[barbarian]] caster, as he does not have [[Signamancy]] that resembles [[Bill]] or Bunny.
  
Perhaps Benjamin is similar to [[Wanda]] in being proficient in many magical disciplines outside his own, but unlike Wanda (and more like [[Sizemore]]) actually finds them fascinating.  In the [[real world]], Ben Franklin was a brilliant polymath: a scientist famed for his work with electricity; author, publisher, copy-editor, and printer of Poor Richard's Almanack, including assorted epigrams, minor poetry, and weather forecasts in it; a mathematician who explored "magic squares"; and one of the major political leaders of the American Revolution against King George III.
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In the [[real world]], Ben Franklin was a brilliant polymath: a scientist famed for his work with electricity; author, publisher, copy-editor, and printer of Poor Richard's Almanack, including assorted epigrams, minor poetry, and weather forecasts in it; a mathematician who explored "magic squares"; and one of the major political leaders of the American Revolution against King George III. Benjamin states "in doing my Duty, I try to look beyond my discipline," possibly implying a similar interest in other schools of magic. One of these interests appears to be in Rhyme-o-Mancy, as he "cancels the antsy" during the Battle for Spacerock with a Rhyme-o-Mancy rant {{erf|2|T34}} and also rhymes prior to his first meeting with [[Parson Gotti]].{{erf|3|199}}
  
 
==Real World References==
 
==Real World References==
Benjamin's name and appearance is likely a reference to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjamin_Franklin Benjamin Franklin], especially his depiction on the one hundred US dollar note.  
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Benjamin's name and appearance is a reference to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjamin_Franklin Benjamin Franklin], especially his depiction on the one hundred US dollar note.  
  
"Benjamin" is also a slang term referring to a large sums of money.<sup>([http://onlineslangdictionary.com/definition+of/benjamin On-Line Slang Dictonary])</sup>
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"Benjamin" is also a slang term for an one hundred dollar bill; "Benjamins" can be used to refer to large sums of money. Benjamin wears a gold 100 around his neck, furthering the comparison<sup>([http://onlineslangdictionary.com/definition+of/benjamin On-Line Slang Dictonary])</sup>
  
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Latest revision as of 19:10, 19 December 2016

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Benjamin Franchise
Race: Men
Faction: Transylvito
Class: Chief Caster (Moneymancer)

Proposed Canon

"For matters majestic,

the King elects

To neglect the domestic."

First Appearance: TBFGK Epilogue 11 (Referenced) LIAB 34 (Seen)

Benjamin Franchise is the Chief Moneymancer of Transylvito. He is a close friend and advisor to Don King, and every night the two discuss Transylvitan politics and finances over wine.

His first priority is the Transylvito treasury, to the point that he refers to himself and the treasury as the same.Erf-b3-p61Same-site.PNG When Don King asked Benjamin to make a gem for a sizable loan to Slately during the battle for Spacerock, Benjamin refused, echoing Don's earlier belief that they couldn't afford it. Benjamin went further, saying he needed to hear what Caesar had to say before he could loan desperately needed shmuckers to a shaky side, and eventually (respectfully) refused the order with the unanimous backing of the Transylvito warlords present at the capital. He has also cautioned Don against giving additional funds to Faq, an investment he privately regards as "fiscal abuse" and motivated by Don's fascination with Jillian. Erf-b2-pT34Same-site.PNG

Benjamin respects and admires Caesar Borgata's prowess in battle, although he cautions Don to keep an eye on Caesar's ambitions. He is uncomfortable with Bunny's subvocalizations, despite being aware that she is unable to speak, and their conversations are typically brief. Erf-b3-p157Same-site.PNG

Benjamin was a member of the bat pack.

Speculation

Benjamin is apparently not a Transylvito Vampire. It is unclear if he was popped by Transylvito or was originally a barbarian caster, as he does not have Signamancy that resembles Bill or Bunny.

In the real world, Ben Franklin was a brilliant polymath: a scientist famed for his work with electricity; author, publisher, copy-editor, and printer of Poor Richard's Almanack, including assorted epigrams, minor poetry, and weather forecasts in it; a mathematician who explored "magic squares"; and one of the major political leaders of the American Revolution against King George III. Benjamin states "in doing my Duty, I try to look beyond my discipline," possibly implying a similar interest in other schools of magic. One of these interests appears to be in Rhyme-o-Mancy, as he "cancels the antsy" during the Battle for Spacerock with a Rhyme-o-Mancy rant Erf-b2-pT34Same-site.PNG and also rhymes prior to his first meeting with Parson Gotti.Erf-b3-p199Same-site.PNG

Real World References

Benjamin's name and appearance is a reference to Benjamin Franklin, especially his depiction on the one hundred US dollar note.

"Benjamin" is also a slang term for an one hundred dollar bill; "Benjamins" can be used to refer to large sums of money. Benjamin wears a gold 100 around his neck, furthering the comparison(On-Line Slang Dictonary)