- « "He really likes guns." »
- — Matt Anderson on Becker
Hilary  James Becker (b.1985) trained at Sandhurst and has a distinguished military record, working in Special Ops before being recruited by Lester to protect the ARC team. He's more akin to shooting first, asking questions later.
Hilary Becker is a new military captain who comes onto the team to watch their backs so that none of them get killed or eaten. He joined the team, after Captain Jake Hemple (whom was originally supposed to be the soldier who protected the team) left, for as-of-yet unknown reasons. Becker comes from a military family and background, and is moved from special operations to the Primeval team. Mansfield has stated that he has 'amiable friction' with Connor and he sees himself as the person who 'looks after' the team. Connor nicknames him "action man" (Episode 3.1). He has been seen to carry a combat shotgun for a lot of his appearances, though the chances he has to use it are not often as the beasts often need to be returned alive.
- « "This is Captain Becker. He's here to protect us so do as he says, unless I think he's wrong." »
- — Cutter introduces Becker and shows his thoughts all at the same time.[src]
- « "Alright, it's his identical twin."
"What's he doing here going through my laundry"
"You killed his brother so he steals your shirt" »
- — Becker doubts Cutter's story of the Cleaner
- « "They should have checked our passes"
"Yeah your guys are getting slack"
"Go ahead, I'll have a little word with security" »
- — Becker and Cutter: little does Becker know it's not his security
Becker went with the team when an anomaly was detected in a London hospital. He and Connor were searching for the creatures when Cutter rang them and asked that they find him and Abby Maitland, as they were trapped in a room with a woman in labour. Becker was sure he could find the operating theatre ("I'm a trained soldier. I can find my way around a hospital!"), but he couldn't find it, but instead he and Connor caught a Diictodon, a very cute but nuisance-causing creature from the Permian. When Becker got to the operating theatre, he asked Cutter who locked had them in there, but Cutter didn't know. When they got back to the ARC, he noticed his security team didn't check their ID, and went to have a word with security. He then went inside and found Abby, Sarah, Jenny, Lester and Connor being held in a sorage room guarded by a Cleaner Clone, whom he knocked out. He then escorted Connor to get a disk onto the sound system intended to render Helen's people useless. They were caught by one of Helen's clones and Becker and Connor were forced to fight it before Connor got the audio clip on, which made the clone stand down, along with the others. As Helen's Cutter Clone set off a bomb, he and Connor returned to help the others evacuate the ARC. He looked on as the others cried at the death of Cutter.
- « "Ohh, Connor thats my..." »
- — Connor sits on Becker's lap in Abby's car
- « "Prepare to shoot on sight." »
- — Jenny order Becker to shoot "Helen"
Becker was alerted when an alarm goes off in the ARC and when Jenny assumed it was Helen again, he prepares to shoot on sight, but it turned out to be Danny and was not happy with the break-in. He took Danny to Lester who was not happy and asked if Becker could pistol-whip him. Becker went with the team to an apartment where an anomaly had opened, and when a deadly fungus was discovered, he went with Abby and Jenny to search for the apartment owner, Sir Richard Bentley in cae he had been infected. Despite searches of a train station, they were led to an underground tunnel where Bentley had turned into a Fungus Creature. Danny arrived with flamethrowers, and Becker and the others try to attack and kill the monster before Sarah called them up to say heat didn't work. They finally got the creature trapped in a van, and when they returned to the ARC with it, where it was later with the cold. Becker was present as Danny was appointed the new team leader.
- « "With respect, I don't work for you"
"You do now" »
- — Christine takes charge as Becker's boss
- « "Oh, dinosaur transportation?" »
- — Becker after being told what he's pretty much there for
- « "If I told you, Becker would have to kill you and he's already looking for an excuse." »
- — Abby on the seriousness of Becker's job
- « "Quinn, who is she"
"Long story" »
- — Becker asks the question
Becker helps Abby, Connor and Sarah returned some of the Embolotherium to the anomaly, but was unable to do much when the anomaly closed. Though he and his soldiers shot at the charging creatures which threatened the campsite, they were saved by the mysterious Eve Danny had brought with him, who opened another anomaly, which the creatures ran through. Becker later returned to the ARC with Connor and Sarah, and they saw the name Claudia Brown in Eve's diary, and asked who she was, but Connor said that only two people knew about that name, one of which was the now dead Cutter. They apparently explained what was going on to Becker, as he burst into the operations room with his gun pointed at Eve. He proceeded to take part in a standoff with his soldiers and Captain Wilder with Helen Cutter, who had disguised herself as Eve and was now holding Christine at gunpoint and demanding the Artefact. They reluctantly lower their weapons at Lester's orders, and once Helen had fled with Christine, Becker went with the team to Johnson's base of operations. Before he can could on the Predator attacking Christine Johnson, the anomaly closed, and they prepared to head to the Race Track Anomaly to go back to the future, as that was where Helen had gone to.
- « "I'll call the backup team, tell them exactly where we are." »
- — Becker there's no time for that
Becker led four attempts at rescue missions in the Future to try and rescue Danny, Abby and Connor. However on the last attempt, Sarah was attacked and probably killed by, a Future Predator. Her death was a hard blow for Becker, who was now feeling responsible for what happened to the team, and returned to the present and gave his resignation to the ARC.
- « "Whatever happened to the others after they went through the anomaly I don't know. But I think about it every day." »
- — Becker admits his guilt
Becker arrives at the new ARC where is met by the new field coordinator, Jess Parker, who welcomes him back. He is surprised at her age, her behavior and her dress style, all unusual for a field coordinator. Jess explains that she's been here on her own for the past two weeks, just her and the creatures. She explains that she's been going through all the old mission reports, she says that she already feels like she knows him, Abby, Connor and Danny, this makes Becker feel awkward.
Jess shows Becker files about the new team leader, Matt Anderson, as Lester wants him to look it over to see if everything is okay. This intrigues Becker that Lester still chooses the staff as he thought that the ARC was now privately owned. Jess explains that it's "50-50 government and private". He asks if Lester still reports to the Minister rather than "this Nobel Prize winning bloke from Prospero". Jess tells him that he's called Philip Burton and that Lester has to keep both of them happy. When Becker looks through Matt's rather impressive CV, Jess notes that with all the things he's done you'd think he'd be old and crusty but he's young, "fit too" as she adds. Becker looks on and asks if he is the only candidate. Jess asks if he's got to "the bit about Everest", Becker doesn't care much for people who feel the need to boast about things.
Jess insults Becker by saying that if he's going to "put the brakes" on him because he's too good it would be "pretty lame". He insists that he isn't, and Jess says that Matt is perfect for the job as he is ex-military, decorated for heroism and an expert on animal behaviour with countless references. Becker tries to brush off her accusations when she says that someone would think he wouldn't want his boss to be better than him. Becker deduces that she's making fun of him, she chuckles and says she's checking him he can crack a smile, since he does, that means that so far he's better company than the Mammoth. Becker gets the last laugh when he tricks her into thinking she's got something on her face.
In Matt's first meeting with Jess, Becker arrives and welcomes him, albeit grudgingly. They have their first dispute when Matt says that the Special Forces should wear civilian clothes as the uniforms are a bit conspicuous. Becker argues that the uniform promotes unity and gives his men authority in the field. When Matt says that the "big guns" would have the same effect Becker says that the uniforms promote public confidence especially when weapons are involved and neither Nick nor Danny had a problem with them. Matt decides that the will talk about it later but first asks him to show him around. Becker agrees and decides to show him around the armoury, as Becker leaves, Jess tells Matt that Becker is actually nice.
As Jess and Matt are walking together, Becker catches up with them, asking if it's true he's ordered non-lethal weapons. This outrages him as he says the team need real guns as they're not "collecting for a petting zoo", warning that the creatures aren't just interesting they're also deadly. Matt asures him he knows, Becker asks if he knows what happens when they cut corners: "people get hurt, people die". Matt tells him to give the new weapons a chance, saying that he might be pleasently surprised. When Matt leaves, Jess assures that he's alright, but Becker doesn't trust him and promises the rest of the team won't either. Becker and Jess both attend Matt's speech to the ARC staff, with Lester also present, when Matt says he does not believe that Connor, Abby and Danny are dead and there is still hope for them and he is rejecting the government's findings, Jess uses this to assure Becker that Matt is okay.
Becker and Matt take a look at new tracking units given to them by Jess, who explains that they collect data on the anomalies and are part of the new comm system and with these, she can monitor and record everything they say while out in the field. When Matt asks if it's necessary, Becker says if they get into trouble, it will be known about immediately. When Jess says that the device will stop feeding back when they go through an anomaly, Becker asks why that is an issue as the new policy is strict: no one goes through for no reason. As he leaves, Jess says to Matt that she wasn't saying that anyone should go through, Matt explains that he knows, as Becker is affected by the loss of his friends. Later on, Jess apologises for earlier, but he also apologises for overreacting. He tells her it's okay with her asking about the old team and she can ask him, she asks him one thing even though she assumes it's classified. Jess is confused because she thought the old team folowed Helen Cutter into the Future but she's heard people talking about the past and early Humans. Becker explains that when the others didn't return, Sarah deciphered something in Helen Cutter's diary about Site 333 in the Great Rift Valley, where the ancestors of Humanity evolved. Sarah was always certain that Helen was trying to find her way back somehow to murder Humanity's ancestors, wipe out the Human race before it even started. Becker and Matt later face an Iguanodon at a beauty school, Matt would later remark to Gideon that although Becker is a pain he's good at what he does.
- Becker: "You trust me, right?"
- Matt: "Yeah, with my life."
- ―Becker needs to know others trust his judgement
Becker and his men were alerted to the escape of the Dracorex, which was running wild around the ARC. He and his men prepared to catch it, but Matt lured it into Lester's office with a water dispenser as it was thirsty, and then he tranquilized it so that the dinosaur could be contained again. When he heard Matt's non-leathal EMD weapons had arrived, Becker mocked the idea of using 'tasers' to handle the creatures, and even allowed himself to be shot by one at its lowest setting. Becker was surprised by the EMD's power, and apologised to Matt, who told him that the pain would go away, but the humilation would take longer. As a new Anomaly was detected, the team went to the site, and found Abby and Connor, who had just come through the Anomaly, forced onto the ground by his own men. He helped them both up and hugged them both, relieved they were still alive. As Connor began to show off a strange device to show that he could close the Anomaly, it accidentally unlocked it and set a Spinosaurus loose into the city. Becker and Matt pursued it, and along the way Becker took the phone a civilian owned so that he couldn't spread the taken photo around. They managed to corale it into an Arena, where Becker and Matt prepared EMDs, only to find Connor was messing around with the device again and shot the creature. It soon got up again and swallowed the device which imploded as an Anomaly. Becker escorted Abby and Connor back to the ARC, and could only watch as Philip and Lester informed them that they may no longer have a job.
Becker witnesses Connor leaving the ARC, and the pair have an unspoken goodbye. When Abby goes to the docks and Matt follows her, Becker overhears Jess ask Matt to bring her back some chocolate without any orange in it. Jess talks to Becker, saying that Matt's acting wierd, and she doesn't really know him, despite the fact that she's worked with him for eight months and read his file. Becker asks her about reading Matt's file, and she replies that she's read everyone's file, but then, following an awkward silence, goes on to say that she hasn't read Becker's file, or at least, "the personal stuff, about wives, or girlfriends, or boyfriends..." and then asks him if he'd be more inclined to girls over boys. Becker doesn't answer her, and tells her to leave the Matt situation. Jess ignores him and tracks his black box, and explains that both Abby and Matt are at the docks and Matt isn't answering his phone, and that Matt's wierd pattern of movement looks like he's chasing something. Becker suggests seriously that he could be being chased and tells as he leaves to help he admits that she's brilliant. He arrives on the cargo ship just in time to shoot the Kaprosuchus as it bears down on Matt, and tells him that he's sorry that he's late and that he "caught every red light." Becker supervises the operation to transport the creature back to the shore, and is the first to notice that it's awake, and tells Matt that the container is coming loose, and rushes down to them, but the Kaprosuchus has already escaped. He tells his men that their EMDs are not great in these circumstances, as they could ricochet against the containers. When Connor and Abby find the Kaprosuchus, Becker covers the entrance and tells them to keep it coming his way. Connor and Abby meet up with Matt, and tell Becker that it has to be right in front of him, but Becker insists that it isn't, but Matt realises it's above them and he, Connor and Abby shoot it as it tries to jump on Becker, and it is killed. Becker then arrives back at the ARC, and gives Jess a bar of chocolate without orange in it, which Matt forgot, making her flushed. When Connor gets back on the team and gets angry at Lester, Becker gives Connor a hi-five, before Abby and Connor go back to Jess' house where she lets them stay, and starts asking them obsessively about Becker.
- « "You going through the anomaly put everyone in danger. I've seen too many people die that way." »
- — Becker confronts Matt about going through the anomaly
- Jess Parker: "You can't save everyone."
- Becker: "We should have done better"
- ―Becker regrets not being able to save lives[src]
Becker is away on medical leave following his injury.
- « "You are truly brilliant." »
- — Becker is grateful Jess saved his life
Becker teams up with Jess to deal with a Tyrannosaurus Rex in an art gallery.date the anomaly, saying it led to 1867, but the anomaly somehow unlocked itself. Thinking Connor's new toy was the cause he ordered him to shut it off despite the apparent lack of danger, but it didn't work and a Terror Bird came through. Becker and the others managed to force it back, and Becker blamed the Dating Calculator of being off by a few million years. While Connor checked the Locking Mechanism, Becker and Abby investigated a creature's cry and found another, unusual looking, anomaly. The Terror Bird came through and Becker held the door shut before it went back and the anomaly closed. Soon afterwards Danny came through the original anomaly and Becker unhelpfully assisted in rousing him before the team shared a happy reunion. Ethan was on his way to the prison and Becker found one of his men knocked out, meaning Ethan was already inside. After Connor gave away his position he and Matt went after him before he escaped into the courtyard and held Danny at gunpoint as it was revealed he was Danny's brother Patrick. Becker used his calm state to bring him into custody and despite Danny's pleading Becker told him Matt wanted to talk to him first, but assured him he would do what he could to allow them to talk. Later Patrick escaped the interogation room, and Becker, not caring whether his name was Patrick or Ethan, ordered him to put down his EMD, but he instead pointed it at Emily. Becker was forced to lower his, and was shot by Patrick, and then again at point-blank range, rendering him unconscious after which Ethan runs away with Emily as his hostage, and Becker was left in the corridor.
- « "A tank, really?" »
- — Becker takes Lesters joke seriously
Becker did survive, and joined Matt and Abby at the roadworks site, trying to find out what took a worker. When a Giant Burrowing Insect comes along, Becker is the first to realise that the EMDs don't work on it. Matt decided they needed lethal weapons, so Becker called Lester. Lester sarcastically suggested a tank as well, making Becker excited at the thought of using one, but Lester told him he can't have one. Becker then met the others at the site of the next attack with the guns and successfully lure it out but the creature takes Connor. When they find the nest, Connor suggested blowing up the building and so Becker got hold of detonators and lined them up the outside of the building. When one of the creatures tries to escape, Matt tells Becker to blow up the building, despite the fact that he and Connor weren't at a safe enough distance. Abby tries to tell him not to, but then Lester tells him to do it and so he pulls her down onto the ground. Once the blast is over, Becker and Abby go inside to look for Matt and Connor but cannot find them at first, but they turn up in a metal box. Becker tells them to run quicker next time and then helps Connor to walk back to the medics.
Becker responded to an anomaly alert with Matt and Abby, and at the art gallery he revealed he had a taste in some arts, a fact which scared Matt. Before they could lock the anomaly they encountered a raptor, which seemed focused more on Becker. He assumed it was because the alpha-male between him and Matt and that the creature was threatened, so he had the creature chase him and let it rush past him through the anomaly. However they discovered that the anomaly led to the late 1860's, and allowed Matt to go through since he considered it their fault tha the creature would inevitably kill more people. He kept an eye on the anomaly himself, and Matt eventually returned with the unconscious raptor. Emily soon followed, having been shot in the shoulder by her husband Henry Merchant, who held Matt at gunpoint. When the raptor woke up and attacked Henry, Becker shot it twice with his EMD, bring it back down. Later at the ARC he teased Matt about bringing back Emily as well as the raptor.
After the ARC entered lockdown due to a swarm of Future Beetles coming through an anomaly Connor had created, Becker ordered the non-essential staff and Emily out before the building was sealed. After being filled in to the situation, Becker went with Abby to get pesticides to kill the creatures, and wasn't happy that Emily had disobeyed him and remained behind. While following Matt's plan to trap the queen and kill the rest, Jess was biten by one so he stopped to help her before going against Matt's orders and killed the queen. Becker and Emily attempted to find a way to help Jess when she began having an allergic reaction to the bite by locating adrenaline, however they had to move go to her car. When Jess felt cold and was delusional, Becker helped to comfort her, ignoring her angry remarks and listening to what she said she liked about him. They escaped to the panic room when Connor planned to emitt a gamma pulse to wipe out the beetles, and once the crisis was over he risked not waiting to find adrenaline for her. He was pleased to see her beginning to recover, and made an excuse to escape the nice moment.Tyrannosaurus was on the loose, they searched for the creature and arrived after Matt had brought it down, and took back his earlier comments that EMDs couldn't take down a T-Rex. Jess then informed the team that several anomalies were opening all over the world as part of the convergence, he went with Abby to deal with a Precambrian Worm incursion. When they were done, Becker headed off to another location to help with the expanding threat. At one of these, he told Jess and Lester that he was almost done with the situation, however something happened and the line went dead.
He was fine, and Becker called the ARC after electricity went down all across the city and the car was being fixed up by his team. Lester ordered him to get to New Dawn as they didn't know what was happening, and after the car was working he headed off. Becker arrived in time to witness Philip self-destruct the facility in an attempt to destroy the anomaly after realising he had been tricked by Helen, however this failed. As the team learned that Mutated Future Predators were in the ARC because of Connor's reopened anomaly, Matt and Connor came up with a plan to use his anomaly to make the New Dawn one unstable. Becker helped a wounded Lester into the medical bay and searched for the Predators in the ARC. He arrived in the hub in time to blast a Predator that had Abby pinned with his EMD to unconsciousness. When the other attacked, Abby used a high-frequency from a computer to scramble the creature's sonar, and Becker shot the paralysed Predator directly in the head, killing it. After Connor had secured his anomaly, Becker was worried about the chances of succeeding. Matt drove the truck through the anomaly, and the gigantic anomaly was closed. When Matt was revealed to be alive, Becker asked what had happened to the truck and made a remark that they would have to walk back to the ARC. The team was contemplating the possibility of there being no more anomalies when they recieved a report of one, and Becker and the others set out to deal with it.
- Primeval Evolved Intro (mentioned)
- Episode 3.1 (first appearance)
- Primeval Evolved Week 1 (mentioned)
- Episode 3.2
- Primeval Evolved Week 2 (mentioned)
- Episode 3.3
- Primeval Evolved Week 3 (mentioned)
- Episode 3.4
- Episode 3.5
- Fire and Water
- Episode 3.6
- Episode 3.7
- Episode 3.8
- Episode 3.9
- Episode 3.10
- S4 Prequel Episode 1
- S4 Prequel Episode 2
- S4 Prequel Episode 3
- S4 Prequel Episode 4
- S4 Prequel Episode 5
- Episode 4.1
- Episode 4.2
- Episode 4.3
- Episode 4.4
- Episode 4.5 (mentioned)
- Episode 4.6
- Picture This
- Episode 4.7
- Episode 5.1
- Episode 5.3
- Episode 5.4
- Episode 5.5
- Episode 5.6
- Fungus Creature
- Future Predator
- Arboreal Dinosaur
- Terror Bird
- Giant Burrowing Insect
- Future Beetle
- Future Beetle Queen
- Precambrian Worm
- Unidentified Creature
- Mutated Future Predator
- Becker is the second character in Primeval to kill another person, although it was a Cleaner clone. (Episode 3.2)
- Becker has never killed a creature from the past (that we know of).
- Becker has never gone through an anomaly to the past.
- The Race Circut- Future City anomaly is the only anomaly that we see Becker go through.
- Also see: Category:Images of Hilary Becker
|Older Novels Main Characters|
|Nick Cutter • Stephen Hart • Connor Temple • Abby Maitland • Jenny Lewis • James Lester • Helen Cutter • Jake Hemple • Danny Quinn • Hilary Becker • Sarah Page|
|Series 3 Main Characters|
|Nick Cutter • Connor Temple • Abby Maitland • Jenny Lewis • Helen Cutter • James Lester • Hilary Becker • Sarah Page • Danny Quinn • Christine Johnson • Joseph Wilder|
|Series 4 Prequel Webisodes Characters|
|Matt Anderson • Hilary Becker • James Lester • Jess Parker • Gideon Anderson|
|Series 4 Main Characters|
|Connor Temple • Abby Maitland • Hilary Becker • James Lester • Philip Burton • Matt Anderson • Jess Parker • Gideon Anderson • Emily Merchant • Patrick Quinn|
|Series 5 Characters|
|Matt Anderson • Connor Temple • Abby Maitland • Hilary Becker • Jess Parker • James Lester • |
Philip Burton • Emily Merchant • April Leonard