Dr. Benjamin Thompson was a Historian and Archaeologist and was a main protagonist in IDW Publishing's 2016 Godzilla comic series Godzilla: Rage Across Time.
Godzilla: Rage Across Time
Thompson had long been a subscriber to many conspiracy theories, but the one he chose to pursue was the theory that Godzilla had been present throughout human history predating the nuclear incident of 1954. To begin his research, he took PhD student Nikki Kasumi with him to Hakata Bay, where the Mongol armies had perished in a freak typhoon that Thompson suspected to be the work of Godzilla. When observing the wreckage of the Mongol ships, Thompson observed that they had been preserved incredibly well because there was evidence of super-heating, which supported his theory that Godzilla was the culprit.
While scavenging the ruins of Pompeii for clues, they came upon an incredibly well preserved body looking in terror at Mount Vesuvius. Near him they discovered an illustration of Godzilla.
While researching theorized Godzilla appearances in England, Thompson and Kasumi unearthed the remains of a knight and an unidentified kaiju. Thompson acknowledged that the knight had kept a dire situation from becoming worse, but also believed that he could not have killed it without help.
While searching a treacherous pass in the Alps, Thompson and Kasumi discovered scorched rocks in the northern passage used by Hannibal Barca on his trek to Rome, which led them to believe that he faced more than Romans in his voyage.
While on an archaeological dig in northern Israel, Thompson and Kasumi uncovered remains of a velociraptor next to two Homo erectus, which should have been impossible. This raised concern because it meant that the entire theory of human evolution to be called into question.
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