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Ben Dixon was the comic relief on Robotech: The Macross Saga and was voiced by Richard Epcar. He was a member of Vermillion Squadron aboard the Super Dimension Fortress-1 Macross. He was killed during the battle on the Ontario Quadrant after failing to clear an explosion. He loved eating steaks. He was known as Hayao Kakizaki in The Super Dimension Fortress Macross, the series which was adapted into the first "saga" of Robotech.
Ben Dixon, along with his best friend Max Sterling, were rookie wingmates under the command of newly promoted Lieutenant Rick Hunter, forming the Vermillion Squadron, with Roy Fokker watching over them. While Max was quiet and shy, Ben was jovial, gregarious and fashioned himself (or rather overrated himself) as a ladies man. He and Roy were fellow jokesters and often teamed up to tease Rick over the romantic circle he was involved in with Lynn Minmei and Lisa Hayes. Under the watchful eye of Roy, Ben, Max, and Rick became a tight-knit group during the early days of the war with the Zentraedi.
Out of the three, Ben seemed to require the most repairs to his plane after a battle. Sadly, Ben's phenomenal luck ran out when, during a malfunction of the SDF-1's Omni-directional Barrier System, the barrier exploded and Ben was caught in the deadly blast. Following the recent loss of Roy Fokker, Ben's death came as another painful blow to Rick, Max, and Lisa.
While trying to write a letter to Ben's parents about his death, Rick imagined seeing Ben trying to cheer him up.