Benjamin Larkinson is Ves' grandfather. Former expert mech pilot. He's head of the Larkinson Family and oversees the Larkinson Family's assets. Part of the Bright Republic's Ministry of Defense.
After the funding of the LMC, he joins the Board of Directors. In the LMC, he pushes for the interserts of the Larkinson Family first, at the expense of others, such as Ves.
He instructed Ark to watch and support Ves in his early days as a Mech Designer and keeps an eye on his finances whenever Ves is away, either at war or on missions for the Clifford Society.
He has seven children