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Forever angry, mostly at himself. A torture that never ends.
~ Tom sharing his views of Brennen to Will.
ARR.... GNNHNN.... AAARRRHHH....
~ Brennen reconciling with Anne.

Brennen Alexander, otherwise known as the Fireman is the main antagonist in Part One (The Apartments) of Immure. He is the first wraith that William Wicker encounters in the game.

Appearance[]

As a wraith, the Fireman stands at an enlarged height, about twice the size of an average human being. The Fireman's skin is gray and his eyes glow yellow, red when hostile, and he is seen exhaling smog as he breathes. The Fireman wears a firemen uniform, helmet, oxygen tank, and gas mask. His uniform appears to be covered in blood and organs and his oxygen tank looks fused to his back. The Fireman is always seen carrying a huge fire axe, which he uses to kill and mutilate his victims.

Personality[]

As a wraith, the Fireman is a vicious monster who aimlessly walks the halls of the Apartments. He kills and mutilates everyone he sees, except for Anne Marie. When the Fireman sees Will, he relentlessly chases him until he either kills Will, where he will drive his axe into Will's face, or if Will manages to escape.

History[]

Early Life[]

Prior to becoming a Wraith, Brennen Alexander was once a firefighter and good friends with his partner Thomas M. Davidson. This was the case until July 6th, 1992, when a fire broke out in a small residence located in Carnegie. Brennen, along with Tom, ran into the building after the mother of a young girl named Anne-Marie McCoy, reported that her daughter was still trapped inside. Unfortunately, only Brennen was able to make it back out of the building. Brennen ran out of the building, leaving both Tom and Anne to perish in the fire.

Though he survived, Brennen was left completely guilt ridden from the event, blaming himself for Anne and Tom's deaths. At some later point, Brennen met an unknown being who claimed that he could help him and that all Brennen needed to do was to give in. Convinced by the the being's words, Brennen wrote a suicide note and by using a shard of glass from a picture frame he smashed, Brennen slashed his own throat, killing himself.

After his death, Brennen became a Wraith, a wrathful creature known as the Fireman who proceeded to slaughter everyone in the apartment complex he lived in.

The Apartments[]

The Fireman can be first seen during a flashback in the main lobby of the Apartments. The Shining Trapezohedron shows Will a vision where the Fireman sneaks up on the desk manager of the Apartments and slices him in half.

When Will arrives on Floor A, he hears the Fireman's heavy footsteps from the floor above. An example of the Fireman's work can be seen in the bathroom of Apt A1, with a mutilated corpse. When Will enters the Hallway on Floor B, he finds a large, bloody fire axe in the floor. As Will continues down the hall, past the axe, the Fireman will come bursting out of a wall and chase Will in an attempt to kill him. However, Will manages to escape the Fireman who will then begin patrolling the Apartments after this event and shall attack Will on sight. As Will continues to explore the Apartments, he learns more of the Fireman's past from clues he finds and more visions provided by the Shining Trapezohedron. Will also meets the ghosts of Anne and Tom, both of whom have differing feelings toward the Fireman.

Eventually, Will finds his way into the Fireman's apartment room and discovers the dead corporeal body of Brennen, as well as the glass shard he used to commit suicide. He learns from a vision how Brennen died and can choose one of two options, either save the Fireman or destroy him.

Save[]

Should Will choose to save the Fireman, he must first collect four drawings made by Anne that were scattered across the Apartments. After he collects all of the drawings, Will gives them to Anne in the basement. Once this is done, Anne gives Will instructions on what to do; to ring the bell in the lobby and to only do it when the Fireman is not present. Will does so and the Fireman arrives shorty thereafter who then attempts to kill Will. Before this happens, however, Anne quickly arrives and stops the Fireman. Anne reconciles with the Fireman, saying that she forgives him and urges him to remember who he is. Anne's attempt works, as the Fireman drops his axe and approaches her. He speaks an unintelligible sentence to Anne, though she is able to understand it, and he shares a hug with her.

Destroy[]

Should Will choose to destroy the Fireman, he must first acquire the glass shard Brennen used to commit suicide and once he has this item, he can use it against the Fireman. Will can search for the Fireman or the lure the Wraith to him with the use of a radio. Will then has to stun the Fireman, either with the Handgun or with a pulse from the Shining Trapezohedron. Once the Fireman is stunned, Will attacks the Wraith with the Glass Shard, slashing his throat and destroying him. The Fireman's body collapses onto the floor and soon after, Anne arrives and weeps at the sight of it, stating that Will could've helped him.

After Will leaves the Apartments, he arrives in a room back at the mansion and finds Brennen's corpse crucified on a wall with his axe resting nearby.

Powers and Abilities[]

  • Fire axe
  • Large size
  • Supernatural durability - As a Wraith, the Fireman is impervious to most forms of damage. He was able to run through a wall with ease and bullets from the Handgun could only slow him down.
  • Supernatural stamina - The Fireman does not ever seem to ever get tired while wandering the Apartments nor while chasing Will.

Trivia[]

  • It is unknown what the Fireman said to Anne should Will choose to save him, though it may have been about Tom since Anne responds by saying "I know you are... I'm sure he forgives you as well."
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