Yup, everything is Ben's Fault. The 8-bit transition? Ben's fault. Syd being exploded? Ben's fault. The fall of the Communist regime? Ben's fault. Me rambling, just to fill up space? Ben's fault.
Metroid, Samus Aran, Space Pirates, and all that other stuff are properties of Nintendo. Contra is a property of Konami. All other characters are property of their respective owners. Pretty much everything else is property of me, unless specifically noted otherwise.