Ben Malice was one of a trio of Universe travelers, coming here with his friends Jeremy Johnson and Chris Noll by accident. Ben gave himself the name "Taurus" because of his great strength of mind and body.
At first, Ben was appalled to see himself in the body of what would have been a Cylon. However, his strength and friends led him to see past his metal shell and see himself beneath. During the Destruction of Heaven, it was Ben who declared to Clarice Willow that they are new gods, who wished to do away with the Soldiers of the One. After he disappeared with his friends, he became known as "Taurus the Strong".