Brianna Auberon is a B-movie fan who works as a nurse. In her spare time, she enjoys sketching. She currently lives in an apartment in Michigan with her cat, Heather Whiskerman.
Brianna Auberon was born in July 1988 to Sandra and Henry Auberon in Detroit, Michigan. She was their second child, the younger sister of Gerard. Ever since Brianna was a child, she was both shy and introverted. As a result, her family was always important to her, and she felt close with them. They were her refuge after coming home from school every day, where, despite straight As, she was frequently the victim of racial discrimination and bullying by her peers. When Brianna was not spending time with her family, she could be found sketching and painting with dreams of becoming an artist one day.
Growing up, Brianna always felt a special connection with her father, and they enjoyed going to theaters to watch B-movies together. Since Henry had always watched B-movies with his own father, he figured it would be a great tradition to share with his daughter. It became a bonding experience for the two. Together, they laughed, cried, and groaned at the pleasant cheesiness of the films, and sometimes mutual silence was enough, with each enjoying the other's company.
In 1992, Brianna and her family were forced to move from Detroit, Michigan to Concord, New Hampshire as a result of her father's job.
As a young adult, Brianna dispensed with her childhood dreams and decided it practical to enter into nursing school. She graduated with honors in 2010.
Shortly thereafter, Brianna's father was diagnosed with lung cancer. He died in 2011, and Brianna transfered to oncology, where she began to work overtime to support both herself and her mother so they wouldn't have to sell their home. Brianna convinced herself that she was happy with her life, taking care of others and desperately trying to keep her family together; but in secret, she suffered with extreme depression and loneliness. She was unable to come to terms with the death of her father, and the sense of control that she had over her job and her family was the only thing that kept Brianna going.
In December 2011, after receiving an invitation to the grand reopening of the Carson Stiles Gateway Theater, one of the venues Brianna would regularly attend with her father to watch B-movies, Brianna's hopes were high that she could finally reconnect with her brother, Gerard, who had pulled away following their father's death. But after claiming that the front doors were locked, Gerard left unexpectedly, and Brianna entered the theater alone.
Brianna was unwittingly the perfect candidate for demon Claude Ferucil, who masqueraded as a young, quirky filmmaker that Brianna and her father idolized. His intention was to posses Brianna in the hopes of extending his own life in our world. As he attempted to carry out his plans, Brianna learned that Ferucil had previously stolen the souls of the theater's former employees and trapped them inside his films. Brianna felt the internal drive to save all of them--perhaps because she couldn't save her father or her family from falling apart--and dedicated herself to stopping Ferucil.
Over the course of her adventure, Brianna discovered that Claude Ferucil had also stolen the soul of her father and used it to lure Brianna to the theater. After a long and arduous journey, Brianna managed to free the souls of both the theater's employees and her own father and banish Ferucil from ever returning to our world.
Ultimately, Brianna realized that she had to make a choice...to cease control and move on with her life or stay forever stuck in the past. In the end, she chose to move forward and finally come to terms with her father's passing.
After the events of the theater, Brianna traveled over to her brother's apartment to see how he was doing, only to find the apartment door ajar and the unit itself in shambles, as though the result of a struggle.
In January 2012, after losing her mother, Sandra, to natural causes, Brianna needed a change. She decided to move to Michigan in search of a fresh start. A month later, Brianna took a job at Tristan General Hospital, where she switched from working in oncology to helping patients in the ICU under the supervision of one of the doctors there, Dryden Simms.
In July 2012, Brianna began to care for one of the ICU's patients: the comatose Ophelia Kethagee. According to Ophelia's parents, Peter and Deana, Ophelia fell down the stairs in the middle of the night. Brianna, however, suspected that this may not be true and began to investigate other potential causes of Ophelia's injury. When Ophelia finally awoke from her coma, she informed Brianna and the other hospital staff of what happened to her, and Brianna was instrumental in protecting Ophelia from further harm.
During Ophelia's stay in the hospital, another patient came into the ICU: Kate Ekan, who had attempted suicide. Brianna befriended Kate, and the two bonded over similar past experiences. Kate told Brianna about her daughter Amy and her time in Shady Brook, and Brianna believed Kate's story. Kate appeared to be recovering well; but, shortly after allowing fellow Shady Brook resident Tim Richardson to visit Kate, Brianna unexpectedly came upon her dead body after lunch. It appeared that Kate had, indeed, committed suicide. Brianna, however, was suspicious, despite Dryden Simms's insistence that Tim Richardson left well before Kate's death.
Post-Summit of the Wolf
Not believing that Kate Ekan committed suicide, Brianna took an extended leave from her job in October 2012 and booked a plane flight to Shady Brook, Oklahoma, determined to uncover the truth behind Kate's death.