Brun (short for Brunhilde) first appeared in strip 3210 as a bartender at a nautical themed bar. She is distinguished by her strong eyebrows and taciturn personality. She often speaks in short sentence fragments, with a period at the end of each fragment. Brun collects clocks, has trouble understanding emotions, and tends to be very, very blunt. She becomes unable to talk when under a great deal of stress and communicates via written notes.

She loses her job and apartment when the building containing both catches fire[1]. She subsequently moved in with Renee.

Brun continues her job search, but her attempts prove fruitless as all bars she tries to apply decline her. She does, however, accept an under-the-table gig at the Secret Bakery from Strips 3281 to 3288.

She claims to be able to kill a person making it look like a harpoon accident.[2]


Brun could possibly be autistic. Brun frequently speaks in short, brunt phrases, a sign of impaired communication.[3][4][5][6] She displays unusual behavior in social situations, such as asking surreal questions.[7][8][9][10] In addition, Brun has trouble understanding emotions, often doing socially inappropriate things.[11][12][13][14][15][16]

She has an affinity for clocks[17], 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[18]. Additionally, she lines up her clocks in a row.

She displayed signs of a shutdown when her workplace and home burned down[19], while also beginning to go nonverbal when she gazed at one of her clocks a few moments later[20].