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Brandon Heat
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First Appearance

Episode 1 "Destroyer in the Dusk"

Species

Human

Voice Actor

Kirk Thorton (Anime, English, credited as 'Ron Allen')

Weapons

Pistols
Sniper Rifle

Alias:

Beyond The Grave
Grave
Bro

Status:

Deceased

Brandon Heat was the living form of Beyond the Grave. Once a member of a small time street gang, after meeting Bear Walken, he decides to join Millenion with his best friend Harry McDowell, becoming an expert Sweeper and friends with the organisation's leader, Big Daddy.

StoryEdit

The Early DaysEdit

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Brandon, aged 19
At the age of 19, Brandon was a member of a small street gang, along with Harry McDowell, Jolice, Kenny and Nathan. Early on in the story, Uncle Jester, a man who raised Brandon's love, Maria Asagi, comes under attack by an assassin called "Mad Dog Ladd". Jester is killed, along with Kenny and Nathan; Jolice was killed earlier by Ladd as a warning of sorts to others. Brandon and Harry are almost murdered also, but are saved by Bear Walken, who kills Ladd. After Jester's funeral, Maria meets Big Daddy, a friend of Jester and head of a mafia organisation. He wishes to keep this secret from Maria though, and becomes her new caretaker. Brandon decides to join the organisation with Harry, hoping to "buy proper graves" for Jolice, Kenny and Nathan. Being at the lowest level of the lower ranks in the organisation, Brandon worked in getting money from those who owe Millenion from loosing bets on the races. Harry makes 2 friends who he introduces to Brandon, Balladbird Lee and Bob Poundmax. Maria introduces Big Daddy to Brandon, who he befriends quickly, taking him on fishing trips, helping him decide on what to do in his life. One day, however, during a ball ran by Daddy, an assassin came to try and kill Big Daddy, although he is saved by Brandon, who shoots the assailant, but takes a bullet too, wounding him. Big Daddy decides to enlist Brandon as a Sweeper, an assassin and bodyguard in the Syndicate.
Wounded
A wounded Brandon lays in Big Daddys arms, having saved his life

Brandon Heat, SweeperEdit

Having become a higher ranking offical, Brandon began working with Harry in much higher cases, involving actual killings. He meets Bunji Kugashira, a rogue hit-man matching his skill. Bunji joins the Syndicate after Brandon beats him in hand-to-hand combat, becoming his loyal right-hand man, to the point of being called "brother" by him ("Bro" in the English translation). He and Bunji fight against Brad Wong and Cannon Vulcan, leaders of a smaller organisatio
Deal
Balladbird, Harry, Bunji and Brandon during the Lightning incident
n called Lightning, who have created prototypes of "Seed" and the first Orgmen, who seem to be resistant to all arms. All hope seems lost until it is discovered that these Orgmen can only last a week or so before turning to dust. Cannon is killed and Brad Wong takes a sample of Seed, before being shot at by Bear Walken and his team, Overkill. Brandon finished him with his own customized revolver.

Brandon then creates True Grave, his own squad in the Syndicate, lead by him and Bunji. He starts drifting away from Maria, finding it harder to face her everytime he kills, not wanting her to know of his work (he had been convincing her he was a business man working with Harry.) He soon has no choice but to reveal himself to Maria, telling her of his work as a sweeper, and gives her to Big Daddy, leaving his love to keep her safe. Big Daddy soon falls in love with Maria also, and conceiving Mika.

Final Day/DeathEdit

After revealing himself to Maria, he sat with Harry, talking to him about how much had happen in the past 10 or so years. The two visit Jolice, Kenny and Nathan's graves, Harry having somehow forgotten them. Brandon reminds him, and Harry claims he'll buy them large graves, or even buy the entire cemetery. Brandon instead picks up some rocks around, preferring rather to build them larger himself.
Brandon (pre-death)
Brandon during his later years as an assassin
The two later go on a lift to see Big Daddy, where Harry reveals a plan to kill him. Brandon is shocked, as Harry explains they could both run the organisation, and that he would have power and Brandon would get Maria, both would win. An angered Brandon suddenly lashes out, punching Harry to the ground. He drew his pistol and aimed it clearly at Harry, showing very clearly he would never betray Big Daddy. But then Brandon drops his gun, unwilling to kill his friend, and looks away. Harry calls out to him, and he turns to meet Harry's own pistol. Brandon is shot at in the chest, hitting the lift window, being s
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Brandon, moments before death
hot at many other times. Harry runs up to him and sticks his gun on Brandon's glasses, breaking through the lense before firing through Brandon's left eye. The lift window breaks and he falls out of the window, to his death.

However, that wasn't the end of the story. Sometime before this confrontation, Brandon went to visit Dr. Tokioka with an unusual request - that in the event of his death, the doctor was to use the necrolazation process on him, mainly to prevent Harry from dragging Millenion further down. Tokioka, at first, had no intention of awaking Brandon - who he now named Beyond the Grave. However, when the prototype Orgmen that he, along with Dr. Laguna Glock, broke out and went berserk, he awakened Grave to deal with them.

PersonalityEdit

Brandon is a calm, kind, loyal man, despite being raised in the streets. He proves to be intelligent also, and is even willing to give up his love to protect her. He's also a person of very few words, instead letting his actions speak for themselves. These personality traits would transition in later on when he became Beyond the Grave.

Relationships with other charactersEdit

Love
Brandon and Maria dance

Maria

Maria has always been Brandon's first love, the two had a relationship and tried keeping it during his empolyment for Millenion. At some point, although Brandon still cared for her, his job made him distant and probably uninterested in their relationship. As he dedicated himself for Millenion and remaining by his best friend, Harry MacDowell's side. Maria tried one more time to fight for their relationship, Brandon told her the truth of his work. Whether out of shock of how he told her or knowing he was leaving her, Maria broke down crying. Their feelings for one another is somewhat debatable after their "break-up". Brandon showed no ill will or real remorse knowing that Maria had married Big Daddy. Maria, herself stated she was very happy with Big Daddy. And before Brandon died, although he saw a young Maria waiting for him, she soon changed and Big Daddy was by her side and happily looked at her husband. Whatever was left between them, Brandon still showed imense loyalty to her as a friend.

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