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- "You were going to hurt her. That's not right! I had to tell!"
- —Brian to the bullies.[src]
Not much is known about Brian's life before the apocalypse.
Brian is first seen running from two boys telling them to stop until he is cornered. Brian tells the bullies that they were going to hurt a girl, so he had to tell, and the bullies retaliate by beating him, telling him that he'll never squeal again, however he is saved by Sophia who bashes the two boys causing them to retreat. As Sophia helps Brian up, he tells her that it wasn't that bad this time, meaning that he has been beaten before, and he tells Sophia that she is getting tougher. Carl interrupts the two, and as Sophia leaves Brian picks up his glasses and puts them back on.
After Issue 131, Brian's fate is left unknown. It may be assumed he's currently living at Hilltop, however, it is possible he was killed during the Whisperer War.
This list shows the victims Brian has killed:
- Possibly numerous counts of zombies
- "You'll never squeal on us again!"
- —Brandon to Brian while beating him.[src]
Brian and Brandon are shown to dislike each other strongly, with Brian fearing Brandon. Brandon and his friend are bullies and after telling on the boys to someone Brian is beat relentlessly by the pair until Sophia intervenes. After the attack Sophia tells Brian that he is "getting tougher" possibly suggesting that Brian has been in a similar situation with these boys or other bullies in the past.
- "You're getting tougher."
- —Sophia to Brian, helping him get up after being beaten by two bullies.[src]
Brian and Sophia are shown to be good friends, with Sophia going as far as beating up the two boys who were bullying him.