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Brunhilde Khoury, also known as Brun,[1][2] used to be a bartender at a The Nasty Whale. She's a friend of Renee. Brun is distinguished by her strong eyebrows and taciturn personality. She currently works a barback in The Horrible Revelation.[3]

BiographyEdit

BackgroundEdit

Brunhilde is originally from Lawrence and is of Lebanese descent.[4] Her parents died when she was in her teens, her mother of cancer when Brun was 15, and her father of a heart attack 4 years later.[5] She has known Renee at least since high school.[2]

"The Nasty Whale" FireEdit

Brun loses her job as bartender and apartment when the building containing both catches fire.[6] She subsequently moves in with Renee.

Brun continues her job search, but her attempts prove fruitless as all bars (along with Coffee of Doom, which she suggests could become a bar[7]) she tries to apply decline her. She does, however, accept an under-the-table gig at The Secret Bakery.[8] Elliot helps Brun find a bar-back position at The Horrible Revelation.[3]

Moving in with Renee Edit

Renee and Brun move into an apartment in the same building as Millefeuille and Beepatrice.[9] Clinton and Elliot join the housewarming party with some beer.[10] Brun becomes unruly, so Renee assigns her to hold a plant.[11]

PersonalityEdit

Brun often speaks in short sentence fragments, with a period at the end of each fragment. She collects clocks, has trouble understanding emotions, and tends to be very, very blunt. Brun becomes unable to talk when under a great deal of stress and communicates via written notes. She has been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder some time in the past.[12]

HobbiesEdit

Brunhilde collects clocks. She once found a TimeMaster Model C in Coffee of Doom's basement.[13] Brunhilde later sold the clock for $3000.[14]

Brun's extensive knowledge of whaling techniques is presumably either a result of working at The Nasty Whale or is the reason she was employed there- despite her firm anti-whaling stance.[15] She claims to be able to kill a person making it look like a harpoon accident.[16]

Brun is known to be a fan of Kiki's Delivery Service,[17] to the point where she requires a bow to do cleaning jobs.

Appearance Edit

Brun 3230

Brunhilde in Number 3230: Human Anatomy.

Brun's hair has a floof level of 6, as compared with Pintsize's 0, Hannelore's 8, and Shelby's 11. She is known to have a tum.[15]

Speculation Edit

Various quirks of Brun's behavior had led to some readers to suspect that she could possibly be autistic, possibly with Aspergers Syndrome, which is now referred to as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This has been confirmed about two years after character's introduction.[12] Brun frequently speaks in short, blunt phrases, a sign of impaired communication.[18][19][20][21] She displays unusual behavior in social situations, such as asking surreal questions.[22][23][17][24] In addition, Brun has trouble understanding emotions, often doing socially inappropriate things.[19][25][26][27][28][29]

She has an affinity for clocks,[25] which, in addition to probably being a special interest for her, is also the culmination of her need to follow a routine and to keep on schedule.[30] Additionally, she lines up her clocks in a row.

She displayed signs of a shutdown when her workplace and home burned down,[31] while also beginning to go nonverbal when she gazed at one of her clocks a few moments later.[32]

References

  1. Number 3222: A Normal Name
  2. 2.0 2.1 3951: Prophetic
  3. 3.0 3.1 Number 3562: Flavor Enhancer
  4. 3935: He's So Edgy
  5. 3784: Total Bummer
  6. Number 3219: Sláinte
  7. Number 3291: Don't Give Her Ideas
  8. Number 3281: But Do They Deliver?Number 3288: A Croissant Too Far
  9. 4211: Hi Millefeuille4212: Come On In
  10. 4215: Home Security
  11. 4224: Ikea.horse
  12. 12.0 12.1 3945: That's Kevin
  13. Number 3429: Basement Delving
  14. 3941: Time Is Money
  15. 15.0 15.1 Number 3230: Human Anatomy
  16. 3782: Brun Means Well
  17. 17.0 17.1 Number 3281: But Do They Deliver?
  18. Number 3210: This. Is. A. Comic.
  19. 19.0 19.1 Number 3214: It's Named "The Equalizer"
  20. Number 3215: The Gentlest Nudge
  21. Number 3221: Lots Of Negatives
  22. Number 3224: A Private Affair
  23. Number 3233: Need To Know
  24. Number 3297: Keep In Touch
  25. 25.0 25.1 Number 3245: Taking Time
  26. Number 3260: My Former Sleep Schedule
  27. Number 3261: Workout Music
  28. Number 3264: Sexy Swiss Army Knife
  29. Number 3272: Smartasserole
  30. Number 3234: Sweet Truck
  31. Number 3220: Yes
  32. Number 3223: Subtle Communication
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