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Update #15 Profile of Brandy Mulligan (Crompton)

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Christa | 11:24 UK time, Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Brandy Mulligan AKA Crompton

Christa has posted a profile of Brandy Mulligan (formerly Crompton).

NAME Brandy Mulligan/Crompton

APPEARANCE Bimbette. Blonde, probably dyed. "The best looking girl in school" according to Toilet Wall Monthly.

ATTITUDE Unnervingly sweet with a well hidden bitchy underside. If she were a chocolate it would be a hard centre. With a razor blade hidden in it.

SOCIAL CIRCLE The Perfect Plastics. That's my name for them anyway. Gum chewing gossips with the highest text per minute rate in the school. Their thumbs are a blur when anyone dumps anyone else.

REASON FOR SUSPICION She saw Matt letching at her then ran out of the room. Five minutes later, he's dead. She also trains in martial arts and has been cautioned for excessive use of force. And last but by no means least, she's a Crompton. From both a nature or nurture point of view, she should by rights be making a drum out of our skins.

OTHER COMMENTS Every school has its own mythology, and the legends about the Cromptons are definitely a big part of ours. For as long as I've been here there have been stories circulating about them, to the point where they've become a kind of short hand for any kind of excessive or outrageous illegal behaviour. If a car is found burnt out anywhere within five miles of school, someone is bound to blame the Cromptons at some point. Usually in a whisper, after looking around for witnesses first. And then running off.

And I am aware that it's mostly utter nonsense. I realise that for the Cromptons to have done half of the things that people say they have, they would all currently be strapped to trolleys wearing hockey masks in some prison somewhere. But something must have started it all. Way back when. You don't get that kind of name without reason. No smoke and all that.

And Brandy, our lovely perfect Queen Bee Brandy, is one of them.

I know it's fairly rich for us to talk about someone hiding another side to themselves, but on a personal note, can I just say how gratifying it is to discover that little miss perfect has such a juicy secret. I mean this is HUGE. This dumps all over the time someone spotted Michaela Slade's sixth toe in the showers. Or Lindsey Fallow's 'affair' with the married man she was babysitting for. (How anyone could call that twisted business 'an affair' is beyond me. It was six months shy of being illegal and wrong on so many levels I lost count.)

And there's this weird bit of me that empathises with her. To walk around all day, smiling happily, putting out one face to the world, with this big dark secret eating away at you. It would change everything if people knew. People that once smiled and chatted would now look away. Or cross the street. Or run screaming.

What must she think when she hears the stories about her dear old Dad? How many times has she bitten her tongue as some new story circulates? Does she ever snap, let the Crompton side out? Did she snap that day, when she saw Matt lurking?

Ladies and gentlemen, we may have a monster among us.


  • Comment number 1.

    Blonde, probably dyed

    I think Christa would get on well with Annie

  • Comment number 2.

    I know it's fairly rich for us to talk about someone hiding another side to themselves,

    Again Christa let's slip that she is aware of her condition

  • Comment number 3.

    Hmmm... yet another mystery to be pondered: Where did the Crompton's reputation come from??
    It would be funny if her family turned out to be Hunters of the Supernatural, and thats why she's so well skilled in combat. That still wouldn't give her a good enough reason to kill Matt though.

  • Comment number 4.

    maybe shes hiding something else and was scared that matt saw it in the changing room??

  • Comment number 5.

    very intriguing were been given the info re shes a black belt (with that family rep no wonder!!)

    i dont know about brandy?? is it another WGC? have to wait to see what madam has to say about it!!!

    somethings telling me we've all missed something obvious but everytime i get it it wriggles away?

    we have ruled out suicide or accidental death havent we? we are certain Matt was murdered?

  • Comment number 6.

    hummmm im starting to think it is brandy not steve but im sticking wiht steve and yes her hair is dyed you can see her roots lol

  • Comment number 7.

    I don't think it is HER but maybe someone tied in with her. I really don't think she did it herself.

    I think she changed her name so she wouldn't be judged by the other kids and she could use her "beauty" to be judged instead

  • Comment number 8.

    From her profile it is clear that Brandy likes to be judgemental towards others - and as a Crompton that would be impossible.

    thefts in school and graffiti or vandalism and she would be the prime suspect. Whispers behiend her back that type of fear could result in a lot of suppressed rage.

    Yodas reasons for not wanting Anakin to be a Jedi Fear some how leading to anger.

    That is where the Martial arts comes in. Quite a lot of people have suggested that she is violent towards others. I don't the fact that when they tap out or surrender she stops. I see it as more about self discipline than anything else. Yes there is the fear and rage but she controls it.

    If she caught up to Matt I would see her beating him up but she would stop. If she didn't she would be admitting that all she would ever be is a Crompton.

  • Comment number 9.

    APPEARANCE Bimbette. Blonde, probably dyed.....ahhh, but do the cuffs and the collars match?!

  • Comment number 10.

    Btw. Looked at ep1 again an the girl who walks past Adam before his eyes change is Brandy.
    And I agree with 5. I think we have missed something obvious...

  • Comment number 11.

    If the opening is where we get suspects - There's the Asian kid who is responsible for the alterations to Matt's picture. Also a friend of Danny Curtis.

    As for the opening shot I did in an earlier blog explain some of the significance of things.

    Adam steps into the school with false confidence, knowing where he's going.

    Matt not really visible on the sidelines ignored.

    Christa finding it hard to navigate this new life she finds herself living.

  • Comment number 12.

    Ah ha. I knew the blonde girl was involved. So brandy, I don't think she would have murdered Matt but i do think she is involved. I don't think the Preving in the changing rooms was the first time bit possibly the first time he got caught.

    My new theory is that Matt witnessed something brandy wanted to keep secret, a love affair with mr swan maybe?

  • Comment number 13.

    Something I noticed about the picture here. She doesn't look to happy that someone is taking her picture and how did they get this picture? Someone must have been very sneaky, very fast or been spying on her

  • Comment number 14.

    I still don't think she'd risk it for something small.

  • Comment number 15.

    If you look closer at the the top of the stairs, you can see an arm. It looks suspiciously like the janiters...

  • Comment number 16.

    Long sleeve blue overalls? yep thats definately a janny and I think you guys (and girls if you don't like the term) are right and he has something to do with this too

  • Comment number 17.

    Ahhh i wondered when the janitor would appear again. I had a look at the picture earlier but just dismissed it as another pupil but i definitely think it may well be him.

  • Comment number 18.

    I wondered at the time, and still do - why did the teacher (Mr Swan?) tell them about Brandy's real identity? Is he involved, or even the killer? Punishment for bunking off games? Now that is harsh!!!

  • Comment number 19.

    I thought Mr Swan was the PE teacher?

  • Comment number 20.

    Would Brandy have had the opportunity to kill Matt at that time without anyone knowing as she wasn't the only girl to run out of the dressing rooms looking for Matt, the only one left behind was Christa. Bags and clothing were left behind so you expect that at least some of the other girls would have needed to return to the changing room.
    Christa didn't know that it was Matt who was perving and I would have thought it would be a 'topic' of conversation for a while. If Brandy found him wouldn't she have been more likely to verbally humiliate and insult him with an onlooking audience, rather than beat or kill him. Similar to the way she spoke to the audience, in the canteen, when Adam first introduced himself?
    Mr Roe doesn't seem like the most popular teacher, he does the detentions so does this mean he doesn't have much of a life outside of school? He could be a suspect as he would have been around after hours. The info on Brandy could be to divert suspicion and implicate the 'Cromptons' - given their reputation for being responsible for everything in a 5 mile radius (surely this info would have normally been covered by Data Protection?). Also he made a joke at Mr Swans expense when they first appeared for detention. Not the normal sort of behaviour you would expect from a teacher.

  • Comment number 21.

    christa is obviously very much aware of her condition. i dont think matt spying on brandy in the changing rooms is enough motive to kill matt. she certainly has the ability to kill him but not the motive. i still think it was gary frinton and councillor frinton covered it up. it does seem suspicious that we havent seen them

  • Comment number 22.

    we know, now, that matt was definatley drowned.
    but we dont know if it was acciedental or not.
    reffering to a previous episode, matt said he thinks he was punched in the stomach. this could have been before hed gone into the toilets. the reason he went into the toilet could be for hiding and because of the nausea.

    i dont think Brandy would have drowned Matt. it would have meant she had to go into a boys high school toilet. im a guy, and i still never used my high school toilets.

    this makes it more likely to be a man/boy rather than a woman/girl.

    We need a "character sheet" for the janitor, or any instances of Matt and the Janitor coming into contact with each other. because he must have something to do with it, to keep cropping up in the eps and pictures.

    that or hes just doing his job, and he gets in the way. but, ive never seen such an active high school cleaner, the fact hes everywhere would be suspicious, even if a kid hadnt been murdered

  • Comment number 23.

    I think Matt and Brandy had a confrontation where he told her something that he knew and she pushed him away in self defence to avoid his sudden domineering attitude and he fell into the toilet

  • Comment number 24.

    23 - that is a good idea, but I think it's still the Janitor because Brandy probably had to find someone to help her get the body out and I don't think she would kill someone in the boy's toilet in broad daylight, I think someone would have noticed her dragging a huge soaking body and some of the boys would hav ealso noticed her in th eboys toilets. Whereas they wouldn't have really cared if the Janitor was cleaning in there. And he could have closed the toilets off after he killed Matt. There is bound to have another toilet in the school. So it all fits together, it has to be the Janitor.

  • Comment number 25.

    24 Matt drowned which to me lends itself to manslaughter not murder, perhaps Brandy was able to persuade the janitor to cooperate after she accidentally killed Matt?

  • Comment number 26.

    This comment was removed because the moderators found it broke the house rules. Explain.

  • Comment number 27.

    25. That could of happened. Maybe Brandy scared the Janitor by saying she'll get her Dad on him. Her Dad seems a scary bloke. As I said before - no-one would suspect a Janitor who was dragging a black bag...

  • Comment number 28.

    27 - or a box on one of those wheel things that helps them move the file cabinets

  • Comment number 29.

    (9) Ask Matt. :D

  • Comment number 30.

    Am i missing something here?
    When was Brady's real surname reviled?

  • Comment number 31.

    Did anyone else notice the marks on her neck which look like a vampire bite?

  • Comment number 32.

    Am I the only one who can see that Christa killed matt? She was there alone after gym....go back to the first episode (i wont give it all away) but look for a date...that was a full moon
    its obvious!

  • Comment number 33.

    Katie, of course it wasn't Crista.

    Matt remembers being hit from behind and then his head being down the toilet and probably drowning. How is that a werewolf MO? If she had killed him when transformed, she would have had no memory of doing so, and wouldn't have known to go back the next day and clear up all the gore, flesh & blubber. Which would mean someone else would have to discover this ripped apart student and cover it up for her. Like who would do that? (unless the janitor, or a teacher, or whoever accidentally stumbled on the remains, was also the WW who turned her, and did it to prevent both their discoveries).

    But we also know that didn't happen, and that it couldn't have been a WW attack, because we were specifically told when they went looking for clues in the toilet that it was in such a filthy state it couldn't have been cleaned for a VERY long time, and Christa could smell its users going back years. You don't carry out the MEGA clean up required to remove al trace of a WW killing and manage to leave it covered in so much ancient mold/grime it looks like it can't have seen a mop & bucket for years.

  • Comment number 34.

    Hmm. It's possible he was killed running away from her. Sure, the last thing he REMEMBERS is being in the toilet. Maybe he threw up when he watched the woman of his fantasy turn into a werewolf....

  • Comment number 35.

    i think christa+matt+adam need to do alot more backround research on the Cromptons, maybe they have a like of supernaturals going back. One of Brandy's family members could be feeding from her, judging by those marks on her neck, there is something else that Brandy isnt letting on.......

  • Comment number 36.

    I think it might have been Christa when she was 'transformed' that killed Matt, that would explain why there is no body as it would've been partly eaten and dogs bury stuff so what's left migh be underground somewhere.

  • Comment number 37.

    Posabley fake hair and face could be a vampier o'r world known criminal in disgise. could have a record and murderd soeone before.

    A very high suspition.

    Plz comment.


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